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Collaborative Notes are here

Front-end development has evolved more rapidly than any other web discipline over the past several years. We flex and grow to absorb an ever-changing variety of workflows, toolsets, best practices, and technologies.

The front end summit will cover a wide variety of topics. We'll talk about things like the nuts and bolts of twig, component- and pattern-based development, and JavaScript frameworks. We’ll help you up your game around performance, accessibility, testing, and tools. We will share our pains and insights around design process and cross-team collaboration. Along with whatever else is most relevant to you!

One of the key features of the front end summit this year is an “unconference” approach. We don’t want structured agendas, formal presentations, or panelists with carefully curated responses. What we want is you! The day should be a collaborative one that gets your questions answered and helps you network with like-minded folks.

Come with a challenge, leave with a solution. 

Here are the results of what attendees want to talk about: 

Top topics for discussion

 

 

Agenda Hacking

The morning of the frontend summit, we’ll do a big agenda hack. Agenda hacking is a chance for everyone to share what they want to discuss, in the moment, the day of the event. So we’ll have Sharpie pens and sticky notes at the ready! We’ll divide the collected ideas into topical groups. Based on the topics, we will create working sessions on what you care about most.

Working Sessions

Subject matter experts will facilitate working sessions driven by the participants through open dialogue and knowledge sharing. As a group, we will set a single goal for the session, establish the means to achieve our goal, and make sure we capture all the goodness we’ve learned at the end. Bring your positive energy, collaborative instincts, and a goal-oriented focus!

 

Working Agenda

8:30-9:00: Arrival & Registration

  • Coffee & bagels

9:00-930: Introductions & Welcome

  • Overview & icebreakers

9:30-10:00: Agenda Hacking: Drupal Design & Theming

  • Topic Rundown Review

  • Each group will generate 50 sticky notes (2-3 people) in each group

  • Each person shares one that feels particularly connected to discussing for the day

10:00-10:15: Quick Break

10:15-11:15: Breakout Groups

  • Discussion oriented around key themes that were brought up in the morning on topics and facilitated by Subject Matter Experts

  • New group notice at 30 min mark

11:15-12:00: Conversations: TBD

12:00-1:00: Lunch Break

1:00-1:30: Agenda Hacking: JavaScript Frameworks & Drupal

  • Remaining agenda review / sticky boards & afternoon planning session

1:30-2:30: Panel Discussion

  • Pulling questions and topics from the established agenda for panel discussion and insight

2:30-2:45: Quick Break

2:45-3:45: Breakout Groups

  • Discussion oriented around key themes that were brought up in the morning on topics and facilitated by Subject Matter Experts

  • New group notice at 30 min mark

3:45-4:30: Conversations: React.js and Drupal Core

4:30 - Wrap-up & Head to Jupiter for Networking

 

 

Speak your Mind (without saying a word)

We want an inclusive event and would love your feedback and input. Everyone has something to contribute. Please fill out this survey and help us co-create an amazing day!

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