#btconf Berlin, Germany 11 - 12 Sep 2023

Charlie Gerard

Charlie is a senior frontend developer, a creative technologist, and the author of a book about machine learning in JavaScript. She loves exploring the field of human-computer interaction and experiments building side projects at the intersection of art, science and technology.

Her latest research focuses on cybersecurity, tinkering with the radio frequency spectrum and prototyping on-skin interfaces. She shares all her projects on her website charliegerard.dev.

Exploring Alternative Interactions in JavaScript

As the way we build web applications gets homogenous, web development seems to be losing some of its creativity. Websites often look and function the same way however, the potential of what can be built is ever growing. From new browser capabilities, to JavaScript libraries unlocking the use of tools not initially designed for the web, to entirely new technologies; there’s never been a better time to experiment. In this talk, I want to share what I’ve learned over the past 9 years of building creative side projects exploring alternative interactions in JavaScript.