and Mobile related technologies, tools, and frameworks. CONNECT.TECH will feature presentations and
workshops from global technology and thought leaders
as well as local community speakers. The 2017 event had 1100 people and we are planning for 1500 total
people for 2018.
Ticket fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks, after-parties, tshirts, entry into raffle prizes and more!
Tracks for 2018 include:
Web - HTML - CSS
Mobile Web & PWA
Design - UI - UX
Practices & Other Tech
Check out last year's Connect.Tech conf video below
Get up-to-speed on the latest Angular 6 in this full day, hands-on workshop!
Angular is a robust platform and many products relay on its foundation. Teams have now learnt about best practices and tooling.
In this workshop you will learn about the less known areas of Angular so you can take your skills and your team to the next level!
Next-level React Workshop: React Router, Redux and more hands-on
This is a full-day workshop on intermediate to advanced topics on building real-world ReactJS Web applications. Basic knowledge of React is required for this workshop. We will start by learning about the core fundamentals of Redux including pure functions, actions, reducers, the store, and subscriptions. Then we will integration Redux into a React app, learning about components vs containers, accessing the store, async actions, middleware, and thunks. Next, we will layer in React Router 4, learning about params, queries, and redirects; prompt before navigation, and scrollToTop. Time permitting and based on audience preferences, we can learn about using component libraries, styling, ES6+, and more!
Unlock: Accessibility and Conversational UI Workshop
Mobile web traffic has outpaced desktop traffic since 2016, and Google now uses your mobile website for search results and SEO. What is your "Mobile First" and "Offline First" architectural strategy to address this?
Mobile web pages, on average, take 22 seconds to load. The average user will wait only a second or two before they abandon your website for the next search result in the list. What is your plan to maximize web performance?
Gartner predicts that 30% of all computer interaction will take place by voice in 2018. Beyond Alexa, Siri, and Cortana, the 1.1 billion people worldwide with a disability expect to be able to fully use your website, including the 253 million users with a vision impairment, and the 108 million users with color blindness. Is your architecture ready to handle a conversational UI? How do you intend to go beyond text and images to fully engage all of your users' senses?
If you are ready to move past the superficial "framework of the week" hype and unlock the full potential of the web platform (as well as your own full potential as a web developer), this full-day, hands-on, lab-driven workshop is for you.
* We'll focus on clean, maintainable, performant, semantic, standards-based, framework-free code.
* We won't waste your time with toy apps like ToDo lists or Twitter clones -- we'll build a fully Responsive, Accessible, Internationalized, Offline-Ready website for a fictitious software conference.
Unlock the full potential of the web platform.
Unlock your website for all devices and all users.
Unlock your future as a standards-based web developer.
Function and Grace - RxJS Observables Unlocked (Workshop)
Learn to wield the full power of RxJS Observables in this hands-on workshop. Simplify your (JS, React.js, Angular, and Vue.js) code by using RxJS to help you manage events, actions, and state over time in a concise functional style. Allow your applications to naturally react to data changes and user interactions.
In this workshop you'll learn:
- How to think like a reactive programmer - adjust your mindset to approach problems with a functional and reactive approach
- Understand how observables work and why they are the weapon of choice for taming asynchronous events
- Adapt your code style to using pipelines with RxJS Observables to handle complex processing in a step by step, functional style
- Learn how to create custom observables
- Learn how the various operators work and how to effectively apply them in your code for managing resources and cleaning up your control flow
- Know how to handle errors properly and recover making your cod more resilient
- Comprehend the techniques used in debugging your RxJS code when things aren’t working properly
- Streaming data, events and interactions over time, asynchronous workflows, you will work through examples learning to handle it all in an elegant style with RxJS.
Modern Front-end Performance Strategies and Techniques
How can we make our websites faster if we have no control over the server? Is that even possible?
In this workshop, we’ll learn strategies and techniques for improving perceived load times — how long it feels like it takes to load a page — as well as actual load times, using only front-end techniques including:
The skeleton loading pattern
Better loading for static assets
Better build processes and more!
We’ll use these techniques to refactor a web app, giving you hands-on experience with your new performance toolkit.
Every day, brilliant programmers around the world write awful tests.
Please bring your testing horror stories and particular tests you hate maintaining.
In this workshop, we'll cover everything you need to know to get started building world-class Vue applications. Topics will include configuring Webpack for single-file components, setting up the most advanced workflows currently possible, how to organize (and reorganize) increasingly complex applications, and more.
Speakers announced soon, see the 2017 website to browse previous speakers and topics
In this FIFTH edition of the event, we have improved the conference experience to create a low-cost but
still very high-quality event for the Atlanta, Southeast, and International software development community.
We'll have speakers and attendees
from all over the planet!
Diversity scholarships will be available via Women Who Code Atlanta, Women in Tech Atlanta, and Vue Vixens!