7:30 am Workshops Start
8:30 am Sponsor Expo
9:30 am Stage Talks
11:00 am Topic Tables
2:00 pm Sponsor Expo
3:00 pm Program Schedule Ends

7:30 - 9:30am
Eve Porcello: GraphQL for React Developers | Mark Erikson: Modern Redux with Redux Toolkit | And many more to be announced soon!

8:30 - 9:55am
Sponsor Expo
Come learn from and hang out with the engineers at our sponsor companies!

10:00 am
Welcome & Introduction
Anjana Vakil

Anjana Vakil

Anjana suffers from a debilitating case of curiosity, which led her from philosophy to English teaching to computational linguistics to software development. She can often be found coding in San Francisco; that is, when she's not speaking at events around the world to share the joy of programming and advocate for a more diverse and inclusive tech industry. Ask her about the Recurse Center, Outreachy, and Mozilla TechSpeakers!
Settle in for the welcome address by our Master of Ceremonies, Anjana Vakil

10:05 am
Konmari Your Code: Finding Joy in Refactoring
Becca Bailey

Becca Bailey

Becca is a Frontend Engineer at Formidable with a deep love of React, Typescript, and GraphQL. After a previous career as an elementary music and fine arts teacher, she loves helping artists and career-changers understand software.
There’s something deeply satisfying about refactoring React components. Refactoring can help us to simplify, create a foundation for the future, and better communicate our intentions for our codebase. But nothing kills your joy like unintentional changes to existing logic! This talk shares some tips and tricks for stress-free refactoring, like aiming for simplification of logic over premature abstraction, and testing behavior without getting bogged down in implementation details. With a little bit of time and intentionality, we can keep the code that brings us joy and refactor all the rest.

10:30 am
Data Fetching with Next.js
Lee Robinson

Lee Robinson

Lee is a developer, writer, and course creator. He currently works at Vercel as a Solutions Architect helping educate and grow the Next.js community. He frequently speaks about front-end development, design, and the future of the web.
Next.js is a hybrid React framework allowing you to choose your data fetching strategy on a per-page basis. In this talk, you’ll learn more about CSR (Client-Side Rendering), SSR (Server-Side Rendering), SSG (Static-Site Generation), ISR (Incremental Static Regeneration), and when to use each one. I’ll also give a quick introduction to Next.js and share some of the main features of the framework.

10:50 am
Let's put Deno into production
Brian Leroux

Brian Leroux
Brian is the co-founder and CTO of, a platform for building and deploying modern web apps, sites, and APIs. He's the creator and maintainer of Architect, an open-source serverless platform that provides everything you need to build fast, modern, massively scalable cloud apps with low code, clear and terse config, and zero ceremony. Ages ago he was the creator of PhoneGap, considered to be the spiritual predecessor of React Native. He spends his time with his wife between Vancouver and San Francisco.
Deno is a brand new JavaScript runtime from the creator of Node with many compelling characteristics. We can anticipate many folks will be trialing Deno in 2020 whenever it hits the 1.0 milestone. Lambda makes it easy to spin up a custom runtime behind the hyperscale serverless infrastructure of AWS. Combined these ideas are recklessly powerful. A pre-1.0 JavaScript runtime running on the cloud at first appears to be an inadvisable idea. The ecosystem is young! APIs will probably change! On the other hand, Lambda custom runtimes are isolated stateless execution environments that marshall JSON strings. Deno is based on V8 which is a very battle hardened tool for dealing with JSON strings. And the Deno standard library while subject to change before 1.0 is quite stable for most common tasks. In this talk we go deep into Deno. We’ll deploy a serverless backend to AWS with Deno and compare it directly to Node. How it works, what sets it apart from Node, what sorts of programs it is currently suitable for and where it is likely to go.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Topic Tables
JJ Kasper: Next.js | Matt McClure: Web Media | Brian LeRoux: Serverless | Ryan Burgess: Engineering Management | and many more!

1:05 pm
An incredibly serious discussion about Next.js
Cassidy Williams

Cassidy Williams

Cassidy is a principal developer experience engineer at Netlify. She's worked for React Training, CodePen, Amazon, Venmo, and more, and she's had the honor of working with various non-profit organizations, including cKeys and Hacker Fund as their Director of Outreach. She's active in the developer community and one of Glamour Magazine's 35 Women Under 35 Changing the Tech Industry and LinkedIn's Top Professionals 35 & Under. As an avid speaker, Cassidy has participated in several events including the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, TEDx, the United Nations, and the U.S.A. Science and Engineering Festival. She wants to inspire generations of STEM students to be the best they can be, and her favorite quote is from Helen Keller: 'One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.' She loves mechanical keyboards and karaoke.
In this incredibly serious discussion, Cassidy talks about how super serious developers use Next.js. Which... also includes silly ones too. She'll go through how a basic Next.js application is set up, and then dives into how you can apply those simple (serious) techniques to make something more fun.

1:25 pm
Syntax Live!
Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski

Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski
Wes & Scott are prolific educators, conference speakers, workshop instructors, and co-hosts of the popular podcast. Wes' courses can be found on, and Scott's courses can be found on
Get Ready for a jam packed hour of tasty web development treats. Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski will record a live version of their popular weekly podcast that will include audience participation, web development trivia, terrible jokes and prizes to be won!

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Last minute networking
Hang out with your fellow attendees, speakers, and sponsors a bit longer while the conference app is still live!

3:00 pm
That's a wrap!
That's the end of the official program schedule! Feel free to stick around to mingle & network with other attendees until 4:00 pm PST, when the event closes.

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