A conference about Dev & Design

Confront / Slagthuset MMX / Malmö, Sweden / 5 October 2018

About Confront

What is Confront?

Confront is a conference about dev and design. It’s a full day event at Slagthuset MMX in Malmö, 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

A ticket to Confront conference on October 5th includes
a full day pass, 09.30–17.30, for 1 person to:

– Talks, workshops and keynotes
– Delicious breakfast
– Yummy lunch
– Bottomless coffee/tea
– Swedish fika

+ Groovy afterparty from 17.30 and beyond!

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Early bird Sold out!

1900 SEK

Regular Sold out!

2700 SEK

Late

3500 SEK

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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, stay tuned.

Speaker
Managing Director
Rosie Lee
Russell Clayton (UK)

Building blind - launching Nike’s Sports Lab in Shanghai (from London)

A couple of years ago Rosie Lee’s digital team built and installed Nike’s Digital Sports Lab, an ambitious consumer installation in Shanghai that allowed visitors to test their athletic prowess ag...

A couple of years ago Rosie Lee’s digital team built and installed Nike’s Digital Sports Lab, an ambitious consumer installation in Shanghai that allowed visitors to test their athletic prowess against others, sending their results to their phones via WeChat. But when they arrived on site before doors opened (straight from the plane, at 7am), they didn’t know what equipment they were using, or what exactly they needed to measure. Or that they had to work in IE9.

Russell’s talk tells the story of one of the most turbulent-ever projects in Rosie Lee’s 20-year history, sharing both its pitfalls and the learnings they drew from it – as well as some of the ways he think developers can learn to live with this kind of difficulty in the work they do.

As Managing Director of Rosie Lee since 2003, Russell has overseen significant growth in the agency’s offering. Under his leadership, Rosie Lee has become one of the UK’s biggest design consultancies, expanded internationally with offices in New York and Amsterdam, and has won significant projects from clients including Nike, American Eagle, Vice, Apple and Pepsi. His approach to business is defined by the principles he adheres to in his daily life, with collaboration, openness, and experimentation encouraged. He lives in Frome, Somerset, with his partner and son.

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Speaker
IT-Brain Merger
Ortelius AB
Alexandra Westelindh (SE)

Brainwork – just another function?

It is not the code that is the issue – it is us. But how much do you actually know about your own mental processes? And how much do you know about your goal? And by goal we’re not talking abou...

It is not the code that is the issue – it is us. But how much do you actually know about your own mental processes? And how much do you know about your goal? And by goal we’re not talking about the final product, but the people using it. In this talk Alexandra will focus on the brain: yours, that of your colleague, and that of the final user. Learning about what happens in the brain when we are making decisions, when we learn, communicate and change perspectives may alter our way of working with and for other people.

Alexandra is someone who’s always been interested in understanding how people work. She wants to know what we do, why we do it, and what we know about what we are doing. Coming from a background in humanities and cognitive science, Alexandra now works in the human-computer borderline trying to use her knowledge about the human nature to contribute to the development of a future technology that is better suited for us. After all, what we create, who we are creating it for and, in this case, who we are creating it with, are all still human.

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Speaker
Creative coder / Designer
Freelancer
Vera van de Seyp (NL)

Using AI for developing visual solutions

During this talk, Vera offers a practical overview of how to dive into a number of AI applications that can be used to create design output – needing a minimum of programming skills! In most, a...

During this talk, Vera offers a practical overview of how to dive into a number of AI applications that can be used to create design output – needing a minimum of programming skills! In most, a basic knowledge of Python and command line are more than enough. She also lists resources you can visit any time after the talk, whenever you are in need of an AI-designer to help you out.

Vera is a graphic designer and creative coder, working in between design and development pretty much all the time. Projects vary from perpetually morphing typefaces to critical browser extensions. Currently pursuing a master in Media Technology with a focus on Artificial intelligence, Vera’s work explores new technologies, digital tools and media where boundaries are still blurry and yet to be defined.

During her studies, she found out about many ways a designer can use expressions of AI in the design practice. Whereas an AI that can design might sound like a sci-fi scenario that would threaten the existence of the profession (and maybe even humankind), it can be useful as a design tool – and you are very likely already using instances of it.

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Facilitator
Designer
Sketch Ambassador
Silvia Bormüller (DE)

Design & prototyping for devs with Sketch & Framer

Note: This is a warm-up event on Oct 4. Limited seats. Sign-up in the program below!

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 4th. It has limited seats and the registration will open at Sept 5th. Everyone who’s bought a ticket will be noticed about it.

Requirements: Sign-up to attend. Mac with Sketch and Framer installed (trial version is enough). No knowledge in Framer or Sketch is required.

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Speaker
Technical Director
inUse
Emil Björklund (SE)

New lenses for your design system specs

Emil is the Technical Director at inUse (part of ÅF), a service design and UX agency. He’s a web generalist, a frontend specialist, and has co-authored the 3rd edition of the classic book ”CSS M...

Emil is the Technical Director at inUse (part of ÅF), a service design and UX agency. He’s a web generalist, a frontend specialist, and has co-authored the 3rd edition of the classic book ”CSS Mastery”. He blogs about web stuff at thatemil.com and tweets at @thatemil

The term ”design system” holds a lot of promise for designers and developers alike. But what exactly is a design system, and why are we so enamored by them? By now, you’ve probably seen lots of examples, and gotten some sense of the fact that the ”systemness” goes deeper than the actual design patterns produced. In this talk, we’ll go beyond the surface and view design systems through a few different lenses – using existing concepts from systems sciences, sociology and design theory.

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Speaker
Designer
Independent
NUFF (CA)

The discomfort zone: from interfaces to installations

In 2017, after a decade working as a designer, Nuff and a friend were invited to make an interactive light sculpture. Completely out of their depth, they relied on their existing skills, learning new...

In 2017, after a decade working as a designer, Nuff and a friend were invited to make an interactive light sculpture. Completely out of their depth, they relied on their existing skills, learning new ones on the job.

Focusing on this experience, Nuff will share how physical installation projects have made him a better digital designer, how design skills make for great art, and why he believes the best work happens outside comfort zones.

Nuff has a hard time colouring inside the lines. A multidisciplinary designer, he uses whatever he can to make a mark—from apps to logos, to giant glowing crystals. His work spans client driven, self-initiated, and public projects.

 

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Facilitator
Programmer
StdLib
Keith Horwood (US)

An intro to Code.xyz - the online editor for building APIs

Note: Limited seats. Sign-up in the program below!

In this workshop, we’ll be introducing you to Code.xyz — the online, in-browser web editor for quickly building, deploying, hosting and iterating upon serverless web APIs. Learn to write a...

In this workshop, we’ll be introducing you to Code.xyz — the online, in-browser web editor for quickly building, deploying, hosting and iterating upon serverless web APIs. Learn to write and consume backend code and APIs without any infrastructure or configuration management!

Keith Horwood is the founder and CEO of StdLib. An avid programmer from a young age, he is especially passionate about understanding and optimizing for how humans and machines communicate via the use of APIs. His academic background, Biochemistry, is an odd pairing with his enthusiasm for programming but is reflective of a larger trend: a deep thirst for knowledge and a desire to solve problems across a variety of domains. He is happiest when he’s learning, building, and sharing with others so those activities take up the majority of his time.

Requirements: Sign-up to attend. Bring your computer! Skill level: beginner.

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Speaker
Software Developer
Karnov Group Copenhagen
Nynne Just Christoffersen (DK)

Learning From Building(s)

This talk will cover the ways in which design thinking influences the work of a backend developer and how the two parts of the process can benefit from each other. Rather than giving a formal overview...

This talk will cover the ways in which design thinking influences the work of a backend developer and how the two parts of the process can benefit from each other. Rather than giving a formal overview of the field of design thinking and how it relates to writing software, Nynne will share a more personal story of learning and teaching the subject to beginners. The talk takes its point of departure in considering buildings and architecture as a metaphor for the different layers that make up the software that surrounds us.

Meet Nynne – a backend developer who loves the visual side of technology. She’s a Copenhagen based software developer and art historian. She holds a masters degree in Decorative Arts Design History Material Culture from Bard Graduate Center in New York, and was recently an Art History fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin. She is a board member of Hack Your Future, is the main organizer of Rails Girls Copenhagen, a regular contributor to the feminist tech collective DO:TOPIA and also runs the cph Books and Film club.

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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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Speaker
Developer
Auth0
Siddharth Kshetrapal (IN)

We need to talk about how we build user interfaces

Building high quality interfaces that are consistent across products and teams is hard. When we reach a point where design and development tools converge and our workflows will have to embrace each ot...

Building high quality interfaces that are consistent across products and teams is hard. When we reach a point where design and development tools converge and our workflows will have to embrace each other, we might be faced with a LOT of work. Collaboration between designers and developers has been a pain point since, well forever? But fear not, Design Systems is the solution!

Join Sid for this practical talk to learn what a design system is, how to build it from scratch and how to convince your boss that it’s something worth investing in!

Sid is a developer and builds design systems at auth0. He spends most of his time working with React and expanding his knowledge as a designer. When not working at auth0, Sid runs a sticker company for fun. He also likes to play football and surf.

 

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Facilitators
Technologist & Designer
Topp
Emil Wasberger & Marie Ehrndal (SE)

Expression by algorithm

Note: Limited seats. Sign-up in the program below!

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 e...

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 Marie and Emil explain how it works and why it’s needed. You’ll get to explore algorithmic content creation hands on.

Coming from a design background, Marie is a Design Technologist focused on prototyping and UX design. She has been working with everything from web design to experimental, smell-based VR game projects.

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.

Requirements: Sign-up to attend. Bring a laptop for best practice (but phone works just fine)! No programming skills required.

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Speaker
Web Stuff Do-er
Clearleft
Jeremy Keith (UK)

The layers of the Web

Do you ever get overwhelmed by the ever-changing nature of web design and development? Exhausting, isn’t it? How are you supposed to know which technologies and tools you should invest your time in...

Do you ever get overwhelmed by the ever-changing nature of web design and development? Exhausting, isn’t it? How are you supposed to know which technologies and tools you should invest your time in? Will they stick around or will you just have to relearn everything in another few months? Join Jeremy as he takes a tour of the past, present, and future of working on the web. From the building blocks of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript through to frameworks and libraries right up to the latest and greatest Progressive Web Apps, this talk will examine our collective assumptions with a critical eye. By learning from the past, we can make sensible design decisions today to build the web of tomorrow.

Jeremy Keith lives in Brighton, England where he makes websites with the splendid design agency Clearleft. You may know him from such books as DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax, HTML5 For Web Designers, Resilient Web Design, and, most recently, Going Offline.

He curated the dConstruct conference for a number of years as well as Brighton SF, and he organised the world’s first Science Hack Day. He also made the website Huffduffer to allow people to make podcasts of found sounds—it’s like Instapaper for audio files.

Hailing from Erin’s green shores, Jeremy maintains his link to Irish traditional music running the community site The Session. He also indulges a darker side of his bouzouki-playing in the band Salter Cane. Jeremy spends most of his time goofing off on the internet, documenting his time-wasting on adactio.com, where he has been writing for over fifteen years.

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

Making better presentations

Hakim is a front-end developer who loves to work on visual JavaScript experiments and user interface concepts. He’s the co-founder of Slides, a platform for creating and sharing presentations. In...

Hakim is a front-end developer who loves to work on visual JavaScript experiments and user interface concepts. He’s the co-founder of Slides, 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 presentation platform. He’ll take an in-depth look at the interface that he designed and developed for Slides, and share practical tips for building better and more enjoyable user interfaces on the web.

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Speaker
Product Designer
Jenny Shen Design
Jenny Shen (NL)

Build bridges, not walls - design for users across cultures

Jenny Shen is a Senior UX/Product Designer who has worked with startups and brands including Neiman Marcus, Crate&Barrel, eBuddy, IBM and Randstad. She is a member of Toptal, a global talent netwo...

Jenny Shen is a Senior UX/Product Designer who has worked with startups and brands including Neiman Marcus, Crate&Barrel, eBuddy, IBM and Randstad. She is a member of Toptal, a global talent network and she has received a Top 40 under 40 honour from Girls in Tech Taiwan. In her spare time, she is mentoring designers and working on global strategy as the Regional Director of EMEA at Ladies that UX. When Jenny is not hustling, she likes exploring new countries and has been to over 50 countries.

As Internet access expands to the far corners of the world, product makers have the chance to see their work used by millions of people worldwide.

To create products for international users, we must be aware of the full range of human diversity with respect to language, culture and other forms of human difference. If the product doesn’t adapt to users’ differences and the rapidly changing world, our work will not truly meet the users’ needs.

Join this talk to hear how Jenny, a globetrotter of 50+ countries, designed for users in Europe, North- and South America, Asia, and Southeast Asia.

 

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

Design in mob programming

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.

Once they had become comfortable with designing directly in the browser, they asked themselves “How would it be to include the design process in our mob programming?”. They started seeing design as something everyone in the team should be a part of and less depending on a key person. The result was a journey from boring handoffs to an including process where the team owns, care for and implements the design together.

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Facilitators
Developer / Designer
Technigo / Tjejerkodar
Amelie Hellners & Hanna Pettersson (SE)

Coding for designers – a beginners crash course

Note: Limited seats. Sign-up in the program below!

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 on Sept 5th. Everyone who’s bought a ticket will be noticed about it.

Requirements: Sign-up to attend. Bring your own computer with Atom downloaded and installed! Skill level: beginner.

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Speaker
Design Lead
Ustwo
Paul Hamilton (US)

Nobody is an island: Moving design beyond the individual

Paul is Design Lead at the New York studio of Ustwo, where he blends design, branding and strategic thinking to create unique and memorable products. He has explored the future of Maps with Google, sh...

Paul is Design Lead at the New York studio of Ustwo, where he blends design, branding and strategic thinking to create unique and memorable products. He has explored the future of Maps with Google, shaped a classical music service for Universal Music, and evolved how sneakerheads cop shoes from Nike. He is a D&AD New Blood judge, and his work has been recognized by the IxDA and Webby Awards.

The user-centered mindset has pushed designers to focus so intently on the individual, that it has become easy to forget a world exists outside of them. As a result, the products we build have evolved to simply soothe the pain of people’s interactions with the world, with cultural context and meaning losing out to function and efficiency.

Should designers continue on this path, society risks looking narrow and monotonous, stripped of the richness of the collective human experience. Paul will explore alternatives to personal empowerment driving the products we make, and the possibilities of unmooring ourselves from Silicon Valley thinking – instead framing the services we build as culture itself.

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Moderator
Coach of Ideas
Visionsfonden
Alexandra Hvalgren (SE)

Meet our moderators

Say hi to our bubbly and edgy moderator – Alexandra Hvalgren. She has a background from both the art world and the innovation sector. The last couple of years she’s been working with commu...

Say hi to our bubbly and edgy moderator – Alexandra Hvalgren. She has a background from both the art world and the innovation sector. The last couple of years she’s been working with communication and events at the incubators The Creative Plot, Ideon Innovation, Mindpark and the documentary organization Doc Lounge. Alexandra also runs her own company where she produces arty events and lectures about communication, art and innovation.

At the moment she makes people’s creative dreams come true as the Coach of Ideas at Visionsfonden in Helsingborg. Last but not least, she moderates at some of the biggest art and tech festivals in Sweden. And she’s addicted to dumplings.

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Moderator
Interaction designer / Co-founder
The Kokon
Elinor Samuelsson (SE)

Meet our moderators

Our second moderator, Elinor Samuelsson, is known for her emotionally driven user experiences that draws inspiration from ecosystems, quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy. She is the co-founder of...

Our second moderator, Elinor Samuelsson, is known for her emotionally driven user experiences that draws inspiration from ecosystems, quantum physics and Buddhist philosophy. She is the co-founder of the tech startup, the Kokon, where she experiments with responsive environments in the office to prevent chronic stress. Their meditative relaxation chair, the Kokon Pod, has been seen in New York and Scandinavia at leading companies such as WeWork, Singularity University and Lululemon. The Kokon Pod helps the brain recover from stress in 7 minutes through sound, scent, vibration and hanging position.

Elinor’s background lies in User Experience Design where she works with emerging technologies in her creative process to develop experiences that help us feel good. Elinor graduated in 2013 from Parsons the New School for Design in New York.

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Program

Let's talk about dev & design

Welcome to a day filled with talks, workshops and festivities. We will take you on a journey through the Past, Present & Future of dev and design. The day is a combined single/two-track program, with topics that vary from tech-heavy to fluffy and philosophical. But always in connection to the synergies between dev and design.

Interaction forever

Magic happens when people meet. Which is why we also fill this day with opportunities for you to connect with your fellow developers and designers. Either if it’s over a coffee during a break, chewing Swedish fika, dancing at the afterparty or in a bit too serious Super Mario race.

Thursday Oct 4th

16-20

DESIGN

Minc, Malmö

WORKSHOP (240 min)

Design & prototyping for devs with Sketch & Framer

Silvia Bormüller / Sketch Ambassador

*Limited spots! Requirements: Mac with Sketch and Framer installed (trial version is enough). Skill level: beginner.

Friday Oct 5th

08.00 - 09.30

BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION - The Square

08.00 - 09.30

DEV

The Cloud

WORKSHOP (90 min) *Breakfast session

Coding for designers – a beginners crash course

Hanna & Amelie / Tjejerkodar/Technigo

*Limited spots! Requirements: Computer with Atom (https://atom.io/) downloaded & installed. Skill level: beginner.

09.30 - 10.30

DEV/DESIGN

The Interface

KEYNOTE (60 min)

Making better presentations

Hakim El Hattab / Slides

10.30 - 10.45

BREAK - The Square

10.45 - 11.45

DEV/DESIGN

The Interface

TALKS (3x20 min)

Brainwork – just another function?

Alexandra Westelindh / Ortelius AB

The discomfort zone: from interfaces to installations

Nuff / Independent

New lenses for your design system specs

Emil Björklund / inUse

10.45 - 11.45

DEV/DESIGN

The Cloud

TALKS (2x30 min)

Building blind - launching Nike’s Sports Lab in Shanghai (from London)

Russell Clayton / Rosie Lee

TBA

Speaker to be announced / TBA

11.45 - 12.45

LUNCH - The Square

12.45 - 13.30

DEV/DESIGN

The Interface

KEYNOTE (45 min)

The layers of the Web

Jeremy Keith / Clearleft

13.30 - 13.45

BREAK - The Square

13.45 - 14.45

DEV/DESIGN

The Interface

TALKS (3x20 min)

Build bridges, not walls - design for users across cultures

Jenny Shen / Jenny Shen Design

Design in mob programming

Prakash Khatri Chhetri / Sveriges Radio

Learning From Building(s)

Nynne Just Christoffersen / Karnov Group Copenhagen

13.45 - 14.45

DEV

The Cloud

WORKSHOP (60 min)

An intro to Code.xyz - the online editor for building APIs

Keith Horwood / StdLib

*Limited spots! Requirements: Computer. Skill level: beginner.

14.45 - 15.15

BREAK - Swedish fika at The Square

15.15 - 16.15

DEV/DESIGN

The Interface

TALKS (3x20 min)

No one is an island - moving design beyond the individual

Paul Hamilton / ustwo

We need to talk about how we build user interfaces

Siddharth Kshetrapal / Auth0

Using AI for developing visual solutions

Vera van de Seyp / Freelancer

15.15 - 16.15

DESIGN

The Cloud

WORKSHOP (60 min)

Expression by algorithm

Emil Wasberger & Marie Ehrndal / Topp

*Limited spots! Requirements: Computer or phone. No programming skills required!

16.15 - 16.30

BREAK - The Square

16.30 - 17.20

DEV/DESIGN

The Interface

KEYNOTE (50 min)

The magic of CSS Houdini

Una Kravets / Bustle

17.30 - Late

MINGLE AND AFTERPARTY - The Square

Practicalities

The venue

Confront will take place at Slagthuset MMX, a classic old pearl from 1904, in the heart of Malmö located right behind the Central station. We figured, a full day dedicated to dev and design in a big, light and airy venue? Not so bad. Even better, it’s a 25 paces walk from Comfort Hotel and a 5 min bike ride from Ohboy Bike Hotel.

How to get here

Slagthuset MMX,
Jörgen Kocksgatan 7a,
21120 Malmö,
Sweden

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here: hello@confront.se

Hotel deals

In need of a hotel stay during Confront? We gotchu! We’ve teamed up with not one, but two hotels to give you sweet deals that fit your needs and lifestyle best; Comfort Hotel and Ohboy Bike Hotel. Rooms starting at 850SEK/night.

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Flights

For those coming to Confront from outside of Sweden: the best way to get here is to fly to CPH airport and take the train to Malmö Central station. The view is pretty and the train ride takes 20 minutes. Convenience for the win! You arrive in the city center, pretty much next to all locations you’ll attend during Confront (venue, hotels, party). You can also search for flights to MMX airport.

Trains

For those coming to Confront from other cities in Sweden: the best way to get here is to take a train to Malmö Central station. Have a look at SJ and Snälltåget. You arrive in the city center, pretty much next to all locations you’ll attend during Confront (venue, hotel, party). Both comfortable and environmental friendly, awwwyieh!

Bus, Bikes & Taxis

The most popular way to get around in Malmö is probably by biking. Malmö is a great bike city, you can get almost anywhere in under 20min. If you stay at Ohboy Bike Hotel you get a bike with your room, if not you can rent a bike with Malmö By Bike. There’s also great bus connections with our public transport. Lastly, there’s lots of taxi companies such as Taxi Kurir and Taxi Skåne.

 

Warm-up events

Check out these free warm-up events

1 June 2018 16:30

Pizza-talk: Self leadership in design

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1 June 2018 17:30

Post-pizza-rock: After work

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31 August 2018 17:00

VIP release: Bolts

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Sponsors

The more the merrier

Friends for diversity

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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