Bytes 2016

Written by Candice Underwood on 5th October 2016

(Last updated 1st February 2018)

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Bytes 2016

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 over £470 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

Peter O'Shaughnessy

@poshaughnessy /

Talk description:

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.

Watch the video View the Slides

Further Reading

Lisa Freeman: Regulation and privacy: what might be coming?

Lisa Freeman

@webguildseal /

Talk description:

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.

Watch the video View the slides

Further Reading

Mike Street: The Digital Bucket List for People in the Web

Mike Street

@mikestreety /

Talk description:

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.

Watch the video View the slides

Further Reading

Graeme Robinson: Autism and The Web

Graeme Robinson

@grobiwebdesign /

Talk description:

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.

Watch the video View the slides

Further Reading


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!

Bedlam Brewery, Bluebird Tea, Boho Gelato, Pharmacie, Sugru, Ten Green Bottles, A Book Apart, Liquid Light, Sitepoint and Smashing Magazine

This article was posted in Liquid Light by Candice Underwood

  • Candice Underwood

    Candice Underwood

    Candice is our Digital Account Manager and first point of call for our clients. When she's not organising projects or helping out you'll find her singing a song or two and hitting the gym.


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