A conference about Dev & Design

Confront / Malmö, Sweden / 5 October 2018

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About Confront

What is Confront?

Confront is a conference about dev and design. It’s a full day event in Malmö, Sweden, focusing on the dialogue between developers and designers. Confront is all about community, dialogue, sharing and building bridges.

We, the team behind Confront, believe in these two disciplines as equal parts of the creative process when we talk about and build digital products for the web. We want to create a hub for leading developers and designers to share their passion, knowledge and ideas related to the industry of development and design.

If you, like us, would like to: discuss what you’re excited about and where our industry is heading, confront status quo and push boundaries, be curious and excited about the known and unknown and share, discuss and learn from others; then Confront is a place for you.

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What you get

Tickets includes a full day pass to Confront conference on October 5th 2018. You’ll get full access to talks and workshops held by developers and designers from the industry (see speaker section for details). Breakfast, lunch, fika and afterparty is included. And yes, there will be surprises too.

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1900 SEK

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2700 SEK

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3500 SEK

Speakers

Look who's talking

We’ve gathered a mix of developers & designers to share their ideas and knowledge within their fields. There will be a mix of talks & workshops!

More speakers will be announced continuously during spring and summer, stay tuned.

Speaker
Front-end developer
Slides
Hakim El Hattab (SE)

Making Better Presentations

Hakim is a front-end developer who loves to work on experimental JavaScript projects. He’s the co-founder of Slides.com, a platform for creating and sharing presentations. In this talk Hakim wil...

Hakim is a front-end developer who loves to work on experimental JavaScript projects. He’s the co-founder of Slides.com, a platform for creating and sharing presentations.

In this talk Hakim will share his experience turning reveal.js–an open source HTML presentation framework–into a fully featured online presentation platform. He’ll talk about how a small developer-only team can approach design and share practical tips for building better and more enjoyable user interfaces. Expect lots of demos.

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Facilitator
Designer
Sketch Ambassador
Silvia Bormüller (DE)

Design & Prototyping for Devs w. Sketch & Framer

Note: This is a warm-up event, with limited seats, on Oct 4, read more at the bottom.

Silvia Bormüller is one of the leading Sketch & Framer teachers out there. She is an independent User Experience / User Interface Designer from Munich and also an official Sketch Ambassador. Besi...

Silvia Bormüller is one of the leading Sketch & Framer teachers out there. She is an independent User Experience / User Interface Designer from Munich and also an official Sketch Ambassador. Besides she is the founder and organizer of Sketch and Framer Meetups in Munich. Silvia has long year experience in designing and prototyping for mobile and web.

Learn how to get started with Sketch – one of the best tools for user interface design. We’ll cover all the basics you need to know to build your first user interface design. Together we’re going to design small user interface projects. On top of that, you’re going to learn all about the workflow of designers working with Sketch. Once you have mastered the basics in Sketch you’re going to learn how to bring your designs to life with Framer – one of the best tools for interactive prototyping. Together we’re going to learn all the fundamentals you need to know to start designing and building your own interactive prototypes.

At the end of the workshop you will have learned how to create UI designs, how designers are handing off their work to developers and how to create UI animations and interactions.

Note that this session is a warm-up event on Oct 4. It has limited seats and the registration will open later on. Everyone who’s bought a ticket will be noticed about it.

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Speaker
Product designer
Bustle
Una Kravets (US)

The Magic of CSS Houdini

Una is the Director of Product Design at Bustle Digital Group, and previously worked as a UI Engineer at DigitalOcean, and IBM Design. She’s given talks on CSS and image optimization around the wor...

Una is the Director of Product Design at Bustle Digital Group, and previously worked as a UI Engineer at DigitalOcean, and IBM Design. She’s given talks on CSS and image optimization around the world, and has written for various online publications such as A List Apart, 24 Ways, Smashing Magazine, and SitePoint. Una also co-hosts the Toolsday podcast, and started both the Washington, DC and Austin, TX Sass Meetup groups.

If you ask Una, Houdini is the future of CSS. This spec allows developers to write web worklets and access the CSS Object Model for the very first time. In this talk, Una will walk through some of the magic we can create by using Houdini with the Paint Worklet API and what we will be able to build with Houdini in the future.

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Facilitators
Technologist & Designer
Topp
Emil Wasberger & Hanna Edghill (SE)

Expression by Algorithm

Hanna is a Visual Designer specializing in user interface design, animation & illustration. After having worked closely with interaction designers and engineers, Hanna highly values being part of...

Hanna is a Visual Designer specializing in user interface design, animation & illustration. After having worked closely with interaction designers and engineers, Hanna highly values being part of all steps in a process; seeing an idea grow from words, to visuals, to prototype and then into a product.

Emil is a Design Technologist with a background in computer science and graphics programming. He has a long history of working with design in innovation and production contexts. He’s responsible for developing the Design Technologist practice at Topp.

Algorithmic expressions can be about the joy of creating the unexpected, but it can also be a necessary mindset for developing design systems that are adaptive and can evolve over time. We find this emerging skillset in the intersection between programming and creativity. In this workshop you’ll hear Hanna and Emil explain how it works and why it’s needed. You’ll get to explore algorithmic content creation hands on.

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Speaker
Developer / Designer
Sveriges Radio
Prakash Khatri Chhetri (SE)

Redesign by Iteration

Prakash is a front-end developer and designer at Sveriges Radio. He has a passion for animations and gifs. On his spare time he creates illustrations, writes music and plays in a band called Rymden, H...

Prakash is a front-end developer and designer at Sveriges Radio. He has a passion for animations and gifs. On his spare time he creates illustrations, writes music and plays in a band called Rymden, Hej.

Prakash will share insights from his work at Sveriges Radio, where they’re facing a big redesign of the whole site. Learning that transforming static visual mockups to code just took too long, they started doing all redesign directly in the browser. Component after component.

To kill your design-darlings can be hard. Finding the energy to re-think and re-do as well. Join this talk to feel a little more at ease when handling larger visual redesigns. And get inspired to keep challenging your design and iterate on it over time!

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Facilitators
Developer / Designer
Technigo
Tjejer Kodar (SE)

Coding for Designers – A beginners crash course

Note: This session has limited seats, read more at the bottom.

During this session you’ll start learning how to bring your designs to life with code. It’s a crash course in beginner’s HTML & CSS and we expect you to come as a beginner. It wi...

During this session you’ll start learning how to bring your designs to life with code. It’s a crash course in beginner’s HTML & CSS and we expect you to come as a beginner. It will be an interactive workshop, mixing lectures with coding. You need to bring your own computer to join!

The team behind Technigo and Tjejer Kodar have taught over 1000 people programming on popular courses and camps on locations like Barcelona, Berlin, Stockholm, London etc. Recently the team started their full-time school Technigo in Stockholm, with intensive boot camps for creatives and anyone that would like start working with front-end development in just 3 months. They have a history of making programming for everyone and have an impressive number of 80% women on their full-time programs. The founders, Hanna Pettersson and Sandra Hindskog are engineers and designers with a background from working with companies like Spotify, King and Doberman.

Note that this session has limited seats. The registration will open later on. Everyone who’s bought a ticket will be noticed about it.

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Call for Proposals

Wanna speak at Confront?

We’re inviting the community to share knowledge, stories and projects on October 5th. We’d love to hear your ideas – send us your submission and we’ll have a look. Keep in mind that we add speakers continuously which means the program can be filled before deadline.
So the sooner you apply, the better.

APPLY BY JUNE 10TH

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Sponsors

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Sponsors & partners

Although we work hard, a big part of making this possible lies in the hands of our sponsors and partners. Want to get involved and support us? Get in touch! We’re always looking for new friends.

Hooray for diversity!

We’re happy to have friends helping us out to make this a day where diversity flows. Because only diversity makes the real magic. You can help out too by sponsoring tickets which then will be given to underrepresented groups in tech, or someone that’s not able to attend Confront otherwise. A concept inspired by the awesome Nordic.js.

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