In May, we will be sponsored by Peakwork (https://peakwork.com/) and do an evening with two talks.
• WTF is WASM? - A Journey into the Future of Computing (by Matthias Endler)
• The Five Whys of Web Font Loading Performance (by Zach Leatherman)
+++ Agenda +++
• 18:00 - 19:00: Arrival, get a drink, office tour and socialise
• 19:15 - ~19:55: Talk #1 + Q&A
• 20:10 - ~20:50: Talk #2 + Q&A
• 20:50 - Open End: Socialising
+++ WTF is WASM? - A Journey into the Future of Computing (by Matthias Endler) +++
The web has changed. It has transformed from a document index into an
application platform. It has mutated from static websites to highly dynamic, streamed content. Not many people - not even all developers - realize that there is a silent revolution going on in the background: Slowly but surely, WebAssembly, a tiny little virtual machine inside your Browser, is changing the web in radical ways - and shapes how we will think about modern application development.
Let's take a look at the history, the present, and the future of this revolutionary idea.
Matthias Endler is a curious tinkerer who spends an unhealthy amount of
time in front of a computer. He is an advocate for the open web, a Backend Engineer writing Rust and Go, and a chocolate addict. From time to time he blogs about exciting topics like the "yes" Unix command or Makefiles. You should follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/matthiasendler). Do it, or you'll forget.
+++ The Five Whys of Web Font Loading Performance (by Zach Leatherman) +++
Five Why’s is a nuts and bolts, practical, step-by-step walk-through
case study to improve the web font performance of the default
Wordpress theme. It goes through the arsenal of tools we have at our
disposal to improve web font loading, and shows real data on how each
method changes the performance profile of the site. You’ll walk away
from this talk with a variety of methods you’ll be able to use to
improve the performance of your own web sites.
Zach is a Web Developer with the award winning Filament Group (https://filamentgroup.com/). He’s currently fixated on web fonts (https://www.zachleat.com/web/fonts/) and static site generators (https://www.zachleat.com/web/introducing-eleventy/). His public speaking résumé (https://www.zachleat.com/web/speaking/) includes talks in seven different countries at events like Smashing Conference, CSSConf, and The White House (https://www.zachleat.com/web/whitehouse). He also helps herd NEJS CONF (http://nejsconf.com/) and the NebraskaJS meetup (http://nebraskajs.com/).