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The month of May usually is all about good news: summer time is perceptibly close, lots of holidays (even for Berliners) and the up.front lineup is no less promising as you can already read below. So mark your calendars.

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1. Kevin Lorenz: Your Nesting Is Harmful

It's not the preprocessor which produces bad code, it's the developer using it the wrong way. Nesting is one of the features which, when misused, produces hard to read, and even harder to maintain code. Kevin will show you a few pitfalls of selector nesting and how to avoid them.

Kevin is a passionate frontend developer at @hitfoxgroup, one of the organizers of @cssconfeu and a proud community member of @hoodiehq. He also likes cheese. ( / @verpixelt (

2. Jennifer Geacone-Cruz: Perfectly Portable – Looking at Japanese Mobile Culture in the Front End

In her last Upfront talk, Jennifer presented some basic concepts that affect the current state of Japanese front-end and web concept presentation. This talk will expand on one topic that got a lot of response: keitai, Japanese mobile phone culture and its heavy influence on front-end.

Jennifer is a freelance consultant specializing in publishing infrastructure design and all things related to fashion and Japan. She creates online media outlets, print publications, content strategy and provides regionalization services with a highly editorial approach. ( / @anomiseditrix (

Up.front is a free event, and you do not have to register anywhere. However it gets packed sometimes. Doors open half an hour before the event, talks do not start before 7:30pm. Come early to make sure you get a seat and voluntarily help setting up the room for the meetup! After the talks we invite you to join conversations at a bar within walking distance from the meetup venue.

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