Ada and the Lightning Sessions

Public group


46 Colebrooke Row · London

How to find us

From Angel tube turn right, keep walking down Upper St, turn right down Charlton Place and then left onto Colebrooke Row. The house with the black hoist on the front. Black front door.

Location image of event venue


FrontEnders returns and we’ve got a great night planned! With a keynote by Ada Rose Cannon, accompanied by 6 lightning talks.

Ada Rose Cannon ( is a Web/Developer advocate for the Samsung Internet Web Browser. She enjoys building demos for the latest features in the Web Platform such as Web Components and Virtual Reality.

Ada’s talk will be on web components. You can get a flavour of what’s to come by reading her great article on Medium (

Lightning talks from

Tara Ojo ( Get a quick introduction to the intersection observer api with an example of how you can use it today for lazy loading images.

Dora Militaru ( Hop on a whistle-stop tour of the current dialectic surrounding the diversity problem in our industry, complete with critical analysis and GIFs.

Chris Gibbons ( our (Auto Trader's) adventures with adding a design system/pattern library into existing sites.

Ivan Grekov ( - Optical alignment in user interfaces: The problem and origin of it, with solutions for developers.

Nick Colley ( - Accessible Client-side Routing:
Newer technologies re-implement navigation with client-side routers (for example, React Router).
This can change the defaults for navigation that many users need to understand their way around the web. This lightning talk is a short overview of the problems and how you can fix them.

Milos Popovic ( - Converting templates to react jsx templates