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Cloudinary Workshop: Stop Stalling: Adding Video to the Web


This workshop has been cancelled.

Full-day workshop • Monday, October 14
The web has become a visual format where images tell as much of the story as the text. While photos and images are at the core of building websites, today’s faster networks and devices mean that video is getting a lot of attention. Today we have news sites, e-commerce sites amongst others that leverage video content for a full, visual experience.

With the emergence of video content on the web, there’s a lot that we need to know about videos in order to deliver them in the most performant way. Since videos are likely the largest files served on your website (costing you in hosting and bandwidth fees); large videos can also apply a hidden cost - the cost of user experience with high data usage, slow playback and stalls.

During the workshop we’ll gain a solid understanding of the basics of video delivery. We’ll examine common issues with video creation and delivery and walk through practical solutions to ensure that the video on your website is delivered quickly without stalling or interruptions.

This workshop is sponsored by our wonderful sponsor Cloudinary and costs only 10 USD.

What you will learn

The workshop focuses on laying down video deployment fundamentals including the various formats and their use-cases, delivery methods, encodings and some advanced features such as deshaking a video or creating a subtitle for a video.

Particular topics we’ll cover include

  • Video formats and encodings
  • Hero Videos, background videos
  • Sizing videos
  • Streaming videos
  • Video performance

Target Audience

Front-end developers who wish to work with or implement videos on their websites. Ideally you also have some basic web development knowledge (HTML, CSS and JavaScript)

What Hardware/Software do you need?

Please bring your own laptop with your favourite text editor and Node.js LTS installed on it.

About Doug Sillars

Doug is a freelance mobile performance and video expert, having helped thousands of developers speed up their mobile apps and websites. A Google Developer Expert and the author of O’Reilly’s “High Performance Android Apps,” Doug regularly speaks at conferences, and blogs at He is currently working as a freelance digital nomad, traveling with his family in Europe.

About Tamas Piros

Tamas is a Full Stack Web Developer turned Technical Instructor, Curriculum Developer, Developer Evangelist and Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies. He has more than a decade of experience working with large, prestigious organisations.

Throughout his career, Tamas has delivered training classes all over the world to both technical and non-technical audiences. He regularly conducts presentations and workshops at prestigious conferences and meetups all over the world.

Time & Location

This full-day workshop will be hosted at the Centre for Social Innovation and will take place the day before SmashingConf. The workshop will be running from 9:30am to 5:00pm on Monday, October 14.

Schedule for Monday, October 14

9:00 AM – Doors open, Registration
9:30 AM – Introduction & Kick-off
11:00 AM – Coffee Break
1:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Afternoon Session
3:30 PM – Coffee Break
5:30 PM – The End

This workshop is sponsored by our wonderful sponsor Cloudinary and costs only 10 USD.

This workshop has been cancelled.

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Workshop includes:
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Lunch
  • Paper and pen/pencil