**IMPORTANT - This is not our regular meetup but a ticketed event @ Watershed**
A tech conference for polyglots and the technically curious.
Bristech Conference is a one-day tech event featuring talks from across the technical spectrum including techniques, tooling, programming languages, cloud, frameworks, digital ethics, soft skills/psychology, emerging technologies and DevOps.
For more information and tickets, please go to https://2018.bris.tech
Note - the next meetup event will be in January 2019. Please don't join the wait list for this event - do buy a ticket if you want to come along!
// JAMES THOMAS - SERVERLESS: THE MISSING MANUAL
Do serverless cloud platforms leave you with more questions than answers? This session will focus on migrating from traditional applications to serverless cloud platforms. You’ll learn about serving files without a web server, managing application state in a stateless environment, running background processes in ephemeral runtimes and more. These techniques will enable you to build modern applications using serverless platforms. This session is for developers who see the benefits of serverless but are struggling to adjust to a serverless world.
// ABOUT JAMES
// KENNY GRAY & BEN CUBBON - DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?
How did you check what the weather would be this morning before you left the house?
Did you see a cloud icon?
Was it read out to you?
Did you look for the temperature and see blue as an indication for cold?
There are multiple ways to find out the same information that ensures everyone can benefit from knowing that they will need their umbrella today. This is accessibility.
“This is for everyone” the famous words from Tim Berners-Lee that lit up the London Olympic games, it’s a sentiment that is hard to disagree with, in fact it’s impossible to disagree that the web is for everyone. In accepting this we need to remind ourselves that everyone is different, we all have different abilities, different ways of digesting information and different access needs. Therefore accessibility should be at the heart of everything we do.
In this talk we’ll be looking at what accessibility is, why we should care about it and what we can start doing to make sure our web applications are as accessible as possible.
You should walk away with a better understanding of the different access needs people have and be ready to start making your part of the web a more accessible place.
// ABOUT KENNY
Kenny also enjoys playing board games, Dominion being his favourite.
// ABOUT BEN
User Research Practice Lead at OVO Energy, understanding emerging user needs in a world of increasingly complex energy choices, electric vehicles, and connected devices.
Ensuring that everyone has access to clean and abundant energy by co-leading OVO’s Accessibility Community of Purpose.
Previously in Government at HM Courts and Tribunals Service, understanding the needs of all users to inform the design of a Reformed Justice System, and at the Office for National Statistics.
Tin-Tin look-a-like, apparently.