Tuesday, July 9

Workshop day (extra cost)

Lightning talks

Welcome drinks

Wednesday, July 10

Keynote & Conference Talks


Conference Talks & Afterparty

Tuesday, July 9

Dive into the conference subjects and more with full-day workshops from some of of the top engineers in their category. Sold separately from the conference.

When and where

All workshops wiil take place at Tobacco Dock, London

  • 9:30am - Doors and coffee
  • 10:00am - Morning session
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:15pm - Afternoon session
  • 5:00pm - Workshop ends

Getting into the JAMstack with Static Site Generators

Jessica Parsons, Netlify

Static site generators are a cornerstone of the JAMstack — essential learning for anyone looking to build modern sites and apps that are fast, secure, scalable, and efficient to maintain.

But there are lots to choose from — Jekyll, Gatsby, and Hugo, to name a few — and you may wonder about their limitations. This workshop will answer your questions, give you plans and strategies for future projects, and leave you with a fully-functioning static-generated site that’s capable of more than you might have expected.

Orchestrating the Data Layer with GraphQL

Jesse Martin, GraphCMS

Whether you fetch data pre-build or post, data is the benevolent dictator of the modern web. The JAMstack has freed us from the heavy opinion of the monolith CMS. Modern tools let us compose the services and styles together like never before. Now, with the advent of GraphQL and schema stitching, our data gets the same level of orchestration. We can bring together APIs from across the web into a single, unified API to help us bring our sites to life.

New Front-End Adventures, 2019 Edition (SOLD OUT)

Vitaly Friedman, Smashing Magazine

With HTTP/2, Service Workers, Progressive Web Apps, Variable Fonts, CSS Custom Properties, Client Hints and Resource Hints, Flexbox, CSS Grid Layout, SVG, WAI-ARIA roles and Font Loading API now available in browsers, we all are still trying to figure out just the right strategy for designing and building for the web efficiently. We want to use all of these technologies and smart processes, but how can we use them efficiently, and how do we achieve it within a reasonable amount of time?

What's the the most optimized way to compress text, optimize images, deliver and contain third-party scripts, conduct A/B testing, manage web fonts, build layouts, streamline delivery of CSS/JS, serve static assets and architect a flexible and maintainable design system? Oh my, in the workshop, we'll cover it all. We'll explore how to utilize all of those wonderful shiny web technologies we have available today, and how to deal with legacy browsers along the way. We'll also cover a few techniques that might ensure that your websites and apps will stay flexible and accessible in the years to come. Beware: you won't be able to unlearn the things that you'll learn in the workshop!

Netlify tooling for the All-Powerful Frontend Developer

Chris Coyier, CSS Tricks / Gerald Onyango, Netlify

Using the JAMstack affords new powers to frontend developers, but the landscape of tools can be overwhelming. There's a lot more you can do than you might expect!

This will be practical exploration of intermediate to advanced Netlify tooling which empowers front-end developers to do more for production web sites than ever before.

Welcome reception and lightning talks

We'll be gathering at Turners Old Star from 6pm on July 9th. Come along and mix with your fellow attendees, speakers, and sponsors. Have a chat and enjoy the lightning talks.

More information about the reception and lighting talks

Wednesday, July 10

We've curated a full day of talks from top engineers at Google, Microsoft, CodeSandbox, Netlify, and more who don't just talk code—they ship it every day. Learn all about modern browser techniques and capabilities, next-gen workflows and environments, and how to orchestrate it all with third-party tools and services into an architecture that is faster, more secure, and lower in cost.

Doors open

Registration and badge collection

Welcome. Mingle. Get settled for the day ahead.


Phil Hawksworth · Netlify

A few opening remarks and information about the event ahead.

State of the JAMstack Nation

Sarah Drasner · Netlify

An update on the evolving tools, potential, ecosystem, and community associated with the JAMstack

Lightning round

Matt Biilmann · Netlify, Knut Melvær ·, Ben Edwards · Stackbit

Breaking developments from three companies in the JAMstack ecosystem.

Making Development More Visual

Ives van Hoorne · CodeSandbox

Building websites is a very visual process. The goal often is to make a website that is visually appealing and easy to use. However, we're always building websites with code. Changing margins is done by typing, changing font styles is done by typing, and every change often requires you to wait a while before you can see the result. During this talk I want to explore how we can make our development tooling more visually oriented. What can we do to lower the feedback loop and make it easier to create beautiful websites and apps?


And lunchtime show and tell sessions

Lunch will be provided. We'll also have a lunchtime show and tell session to join while you eat if you'd like.

Oops–I guess we're full-stack developers now

Chris Coyier · CSS Tricks

A few years ago we were front-end developers. These days, as the tools we use to build the web are getting better, easier, and more powerful, we've suddenly become full-stack developers. Let's take a look at what happened and how we can take full advantage of our new super powers.

WeWork's Journey to JAMstack

Ramin Bozorgzadeh · WeWork

Join one of WeWork's first hires on a 2-person engineering team in 2012 on his journey & decisions that helped shape the global footprint of it's marketing website and its massive growth.

CSS Houdini Today

Una Kravets · Google

CSS Houdini is one of the most exciting and powerful advancements in web styling. It allows developers to access the CSS Object Model for the first time(!) and tell the browser how it should interpret code written in CSS. While yes, it will still be a little while until Houdini is fully implemented and cross-browser ready, this talk examines how we can use it today in a progressively enhanced manner to power-up our UI's.

Afternoon tea

(Or coffee. And perhaps a sticky bun)

Stretch your legs, chat to sponsors, get some refreshments.

Serverless can do that?!

Simona Cotin · Microsoft

As a frontend developer you might think - why would I even care about servers? Or lack thereof! In this session we'll explore how empowering serverless is for the JavaScript developer and how much we can already achieve by not reinventing the wheel. We'll do a deep dive into the ecosystem, learn about the tools that are available to us, understand best practices and learn how we can best add serverless to our toolbox.

Setting up a static render in 30 minutes

Jake Archibald and Surma · Google

In this session, Surma & Jake will take a JS-driven app and give it a static render, massively improving the time to first render, and time to interactive. They'll go through the useful build tools, and show how to avoid all the gotchas.

Closing remarks

Phil Hawksworth · Netlify

Thanks, summaries, and information.


All attendees, speakers and sponsors

Time to meet your fellow attendees, chat with the speakers and sponsors, and talk about the themes of the day. Official afterparty will run until 7pm. After that, London is our oyster!


Conference tickets start at £479 + VAT, so try to get yours while they last. Workshops are sold seperately. Sending three or more from your team? Contact us about group discounts or sponsorships.