#55 - J. THOMAS - SERVERLESS / K GRAY & B CUBBON - DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY

Are you going?

44 spots left

Share:
Location image of event venue

Details

// 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

James Thomas is the Developer Advocate Lead for Serverless in IBM’s Cloud division. James is a huge fan of all thing serverless! He spends his time speaking at conferences, blogging or writing open-source code to share the awesomeness of serverless cloud platforms. James is a committer on Apache OpenWhisk, the open-source serverless platform. He wrote (and maintains) the official JavaScript client library. He also created the OpenWhisk provider plugin for The Serverless Framework.

// 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 Gray is a Full Stack JavaScript Developer working for OVO Energy and has specialised in Front End Development working with React. With a keen interest in providing accessible experiences he helps co-lead OVO's Accessibility Community of Purpose and has created an open source library (react-aria-accordion) that combines his interest in accessibility and React.

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.