Thursday 22nd September 2016 saw Liquid Light’s mini-conference, Bytes, return. It was the second year of this prestigious web conference which saw a great range of talks, from progressive web apps to privacy.
Bytes 2016 raised money for Code Club - a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs. All ticket proceeds and money raised in the raffle (winners pictured on the right) will be donated to Code Club.
Below is a list of who spoke, what they spoke about, links to slides and any extra resources mentioned in the talk.
Photos below taken by Vasil Dzhagalov.
Peter O'Shaughnessy: Progressive Web Apps and the biggest browser you’ve probably never thought of
Samsung Internet, the third most popular mobile browser in Europe, is helping to push Progressive Web Apps forwards and the team are contributors to many of the specs.
This talk will explore what is possible to achieve with Web APIs today and what’s coming up next, not just for Samsung Internet, but across mobile browsers and beyond.
- Introducing Samsung Internet for developers
- PWA Showcase
- snapwat code
- “Save image” feature on mobile platforms
Lisa Freeman: Regulation and privacy: what might be coming?
This talk explores the reactions to the EU's ePrivacy review; the process, what we think might be changing and the forthcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). However, given the referendum results, ePrivacy in the UK might need to have completely fresh rules drawn up.
- The GDPR
- Overview of the GDPR - key areas to consider
- The FBI’s Director Says You Should Always Cover Your Webcam With Tape
- Web Dev Law
- Overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Top 10 operational impacts of the GDPR
Mike Street: The Digital Bucket List for People in the Web
We are all so busy ploughing through CSS and HTML that we forget to sometimes lift our head up and see what else is going on in the world that can benefit us. From side projects to expanding your repertoire, this talk gives you ideas to add to your bucket list to not only make you a better developer, but richer one too.
Graeme Robinson: Autism and The Web
This talk addresses the challenges faced by users and web developers on the Autistic Spectrum. Graeme will highlight why it's not a bad thing, clear up some misunderstandings about the spectrum and how UX improves learning.
- Role models
- Employer factsheet: Recruiting someone with autism
- Comic Redesigns the Autism Spectrum to Crush Stereotypes
- Embrace responsive web design
- Designing autism-friendly websites
- Beautiful minds, wasted
Bytes would not have been possible if it were not for our very generous sponsors. From refreshments on the night to raffle prizes, the donations were well received and made the night that much more special!
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