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Jam Session

The Jam Session is taking place at Mozilla

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

On November 9th, the doors will open at 6:00 PM at the lovely Mozilla offices. We’ll kick of the evening with a speaker panel, followed by a couple of talks from attendees. We will be providing some snacks, alcoholic beverages as well as soft drinks.

This event is for SmashingConf San Francisco 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! Looking forward to meet you!


6:00 PMDoors Open: Networking & Drinks
6:30 PMWelcome by Shopify’s Tiffany Tse
6:45 PMSpeaker Panel
7:15 PMLightning Talks

Playing a Bass Shaped Like a Bass by James Gable
Adventures with Screen Readers and Text to Speech
In his lighting talk James will discuss the need for accurate spoken content. There is currently a variety of approaches that have been used to solve this issue. He will share some new and emerging approaches that aim to improve the quality of spoken content.

Dirty Jobs: Upgrading Major Dependencies by Eleanor Mazzarella
The day has come. It’s time to upgrade that major dependency your project uses. You’ve been putting it off. It’s starting to scare you. Fear not! In this ten minute talk Eleanor will walk you through identifying the upgrade, campaigning for the work time to start it next sprint, important tasks to accomplish before actually starting, setting up your environment for low-friction workflow, tips while debugging, hazards to avoid, general thoughts on the cadence of upgrades, and an exercise for the bold.

9:30 PMEnd

If you’d like to speak, email Charis to tell her what you’re working on, a great lesson you learned from a certain client experience, your favorite front end tips, or just some great life hacks that are super charging your workflow.

— Charis, loving skyscrapers and taking good care of the Jam Session speakers.

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