Rethinking Our Relationship with the Frontend

Let's talk about the frontend, not with the tools we use but through the problems we're solving. re-usability, composition, abstraction, velocity, performance.

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Session Frontend

Everyone Can Be a Full-Stack Engineer

Wednesday Nov 30 / 09:20AM PST

Serverless infrastructure makes it easier than ever to eliminate the boundary between frontend and backend. When engineers own the entire stack, they can focus less on rebuilding the same infrastructure and more on what matters: the user experience.

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Alex Cole

Software Engineer @convex_dev

Session Frontend

Building Typesafe APIs with tRPC & TypeScript

Wednesday Nov 30 / 10:30AM PST

When developing modern APIs, there a few options to choose from. REST is not a standard  but instead style. Trust is constantly broken between the API and client. gRPC and GraphQL provide standards but require complex tooling.

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Brian Douglas

Co-founder & CEO @saucedopen, previously led Developer Advocacy by showcasing newest features @Github


What the Data Says: Emerging Technical Trends in Front-End and How They Affect You

Wednesday Nov 30 / 11:40AM PST

Over the last 30 years of web development a predictable cycle has appeared in the adoption, commoditization and eventual abstraction of major new technical trends in web development.

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Laurie Voss

Data Analyst @Netlify

Session Frontend

Enhance: SSR for Web Components

Wednesday Nov 30 / 12:50PM PST

Building web apps is often characterized as painful, complex, and time consuming. There are many tools, libraries, frontend frameworks, and opinions about how to fix that problem… but they come with a catch. The frontend ecosystem is fractured into incompatible niches.

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Brian Leroux

Co-founder & CTO @Begin, created and maintains OpenJS Architect, maintains


Wednesday Nov 30 / 09:00AM PST


Track Host

Benjamin Dunphy

Founder @EventLoop and Organizer @Reactathon

Benjamin is an entrepreneur based in San Francisco’s East Bay. He is the founder of EventLoop, an events production company and SaaS for running hybrid & remote industry events. He has been involved in the frontend community since 2014, organizing frontend meetups in SF & NY, created a company that has trained engineers around the US on React & the extended frontend ecosystem, and is also the organizer of Reactathon and the original organizer of Jamstack Conf.

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