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A lot of balloons at SmashingConf SF 2019.

You probably know the drill: 2 days, 1 single track, 12 speakers.

Both days start at 10 AM CDT (check your time), and we’ll finish around 4 PM on both days. Join us for talks, interactive sessions, followed up with a time for Q&As and discussion zones. Ah, and the best bit: on both days you can play an active role — interacting with speakers and other attendees.

Looking forward to meet you!

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Our speakers rarely show slides: they show how they work — their setup, techniques and shortcuts for getting work done in live interactive sessions. So expect everything from refactoring and debugging to sketching and redesign, live. Once we have most speakers confirmed we will be releasing the schedule.

Vitaly, the one who loves ironing, front-end, UX and has tons of crazy ideas.

Conference Tuesday, 13th | Conference Weds, 14th

Tuesday, 13th – Conference

8:30 AMDoors Open
9:30 AMWelcome
9:50 AM

Design Systems

Coming soon!

10:40 AM

Applied Accessibility: Practical Tips For Building More Accessible Front-Ends

Coming soon!

11:35 AMCoffee Break.
Time to refill that coffee cup, grab a snack and visit one of the sponsors..
12:05 PM


Coming soon!

1:00 PM

Think Like An Email Geek

Coding HTML emails is a beast of its own, often perceived as relying solely on outdated practices. And for a good reason, email client quirks can make even the most clever front-end developer crazy. Emails are still part of your user's journey, from commercial newsletters to transactional emails.

The first step to thinking like an email geek is to understand how email clients change our code and why this happens. From technical and security constraints to user experience enhancements, every quirk is there for a reason.

Those constraints then allow email geeks to invent new ways to use HTML and CSS. From building responsive layouts without media queries to creating interactive emails without any JavaScript—"Life finds a way" to quote my favorite mathematician.

1:55 PMLunch Break.
It’s time for lunch! We’ll be hosting a couple of lunch sessions where our partners tell you everything about a topic in their field. Details will follow..
3:25 PM

International Is The New Mobile First

Since last year, Shopify launched in 18 new languages. In this talk, you’ll gain insight about how international is forcing us to fundamentally shift our way of thinking. In the same way mobile disrupted a once desktop-only internet, international is disrupting the way we think about commerce.

Learn about the UX principles and tooling we’re using to take on meaty challenges to drive forward a large scale product that was previously only supported in English.

4:20 PM

Web Fonts And Font Performance

Coming soon!

5:15 PMAfternoon Break.
One more break before we close. Have a chat with the sponsors and grab a snack to feel all energized for the last talk of the day. .
5:45 PM

CSS Is Rad

Resilient design on an unknown canvas

Depending who you ask, CSS is either awesome or broken. CSS is not a programming language, unless it is. CSS is too simple and entirely too difficult. CSS is weird — not like other languages — and not like print design either, but trapped in a strange middle ground with unique rules and constraints.

The web is designed to work across platforms, devices, languages, and interfaces, but how can we possibly design for that unknown and always-changing canvas? CSS is designed to be resilient, declarative, accessible, and contextual — with built-in progressive enhancement and graceful degradation. We’ll look at practical ways to leverage those aspects of the language in our everyday work.

We don’t have to wait years for support in every browser before we use the new features, and we don’t have to duplicate our work for every browser we support. From layouts to variables, support queries, and duplicated properties: we can write resilient and modern CSS that works across the entire web — now and into the future.

8:00 PM

After Party 🎱

Time to party it up! Make some new friends and have a wonderful night of networking and fun.

It’s a great opportunity for you to make new connections and ask speakers all those questions that they always wanted to ask! But, if just walking up to someone isn’t your thing - then why not challenge them in a game of pool at this classic Austin pool bar! There are pool tables, darts, and oh so many pinball machines!

We hope to see you from 8 PM onwards at Buffalo Billiards. Don't forget to bring your badge and Photo ID.

Weds, 14th – Conference

Timings Around The World

  • CityTime
  • Austin, USA 🇺🇸10AM–4PM
  • San Francisco, USA 🇺🇸8AM–2PM
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 🇧🇷12PM–6PM
  • London, UK 🇬🇧4PM–10PM
  • CityTime
  • Antwerp, Belgium 🍫5PM–11PM
  • Kyiv, Ukraine 🇺🇦6PM–12AM
  • Mumbai, India 🇮🇳8:30PM–2:30AM
  • Singapore, Singapore 🇸🇬11PM–5AM

Our Global Partners

  • Mozilla
  • Netlify
  • Shopify
  • Microsoft Edge

Our Austin 2020 Partners

  • SpeedCurve
  • Balsamiq