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Lunch Sessions

Last years lunch session crowd

Interested in getting even more out of your Smashing experience? Our amazing friends from Deque and Netlify are hosting a session to let you know more about what they do and how their solutions can help your day-to-day work! Both sessions are free, and only have 30 spots available.

At lunchtime, just follow one of the volunteers in the red shirts. Grab some lunch, settle in, and listen to the talk filled with practical examples. Both talks take about 40 mins, so after the session you will still have time to relax and mingle.

Easy Accessibility Testing For Dev Teams

Tuesday, June 25th at 1:40 PM

The secret to easy accessibility is building it into your process as early as possible. Join us for a live demonstration of accessibility testing techniques and tools that you can build into your development process from the very beginning.

Harris Schneiderman, Principal UI Engineer at Deque Systems, will perform a live audit of a web page, and share lessons he has learned through years of building accessible software. You’ll also get to see a demonstration of a new accessibility tool and learn how you can join our beta program.

Harris Schneiderman

Harris Schneiderman is a web developer with a strong passion for digital equality. He works for Deque as the Principal UI Engineer building awesome web applications. When he is not at work, he still finds time to contribute to numerous open source projects.

Develop, Test, and Deploy Serverless Functions with Netlify

Wednesday, June 26th at 1:30 PM

Making dynamic app functionality on the Jamstack often involves writing custom APIs as “glue code”, “token hiders” and other business logic traditionally done on the server. Even without a Jamstack architecture, serverless functions can be a great add-on, autoscaling solution for additional functionality for existing apps. It should be -easy- to spin up these serverless functions, but learning, testing and deploying them can often be more trouble than they are worth.

This show-and-tell session will look at what you can do with serverless functions, how to get started creating and locally testing them with Netlify Dev, and finally deploying them as Netlify Functions with atomic deployments and instant rollbacks. Static has never looked this dynamic!

Shawn Swyx Wang

Shawn Swyx Wang is an Infinite Builder working on Developer Experience at Netlify. In his free time he helps people Learn in Public at and /r/reactjs.

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