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Jam Session

The night before the conference kicks off, we’re hosting a warm-up event with our dear friends from SpeedCurve, with drinks and talks from your fellow attendees. We hope you’ll join us to connect ahead of the main event!

On Monday October 10th, the doors will open at 6:30 PM. There will be a number of lightning talks and we will be providing some snacks, alcoholic beverages as well as soft drinks.

This event is for SmashingConf New York attendees only. We will be doing a pre-registration so you can already pick up your badge and skip the line on the first conference day!

Want to speak? We’re happy and looking forward to seeing your great lightning talk submissions! Please fill in our form, and we’ll get back to you.

Jam Session in Toronto a few years ago SpeedCurve
Thanks to our dear friends at SpeedCurve for hosting the Jam Session.


6:30 PMDoors Open: Networking & Drinks
7:00 PMOpening
7:10 – 8:30 PMLightning Talks
8:30 – 9:00 PMNetworking & Drinks
9:00 PMEnd


3D camera, with CSS by Amit Sheen
Let’s build a fully functional 3D camera in CSS, and learn how to control and animate our viewing angles using simple custom properties.

Taking Stress Out of Design System Management by Masha Shaposhnikova
Habits and tips to make design system management less stressful and more effective.

React beyond useMemo by Ivan Akulov
A few real-world React tricks that prevent performance issues even before they happen.

Complementary Space by Donnie D’Amato
A look at how designers use space and how it may influence a new design token strategy.


Lightning talks are 10 minutes and should provide valuable techniques and be useful. If you’d like to speak, fill in our form and we'll get back to you asap! Looking forward to hearing from you!

Charis, loves spicy dumplings and her cat Ferdinand.


Microsoft Technology Center (Microsoft NYC)
11 Times Square, 5th & 6th Floor,
(Between 41st & 42nd Streets on 8th Ave.),
New York
NY 10036
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