#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 15 - 17 May 2017

Sarah Drasner

Sarah is an award-winning Speaker, Consultant, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks. She’s formerly Manager of UX Design & Engineering at Trulia (Zillow). She’s given a Frontend Masters workshop on Advanced SVG Animations, and is working on a book for O’Reilly on SVG Animations. Last year Sarah won CSS Dev Conf’s “Best of Best of Award” as well as “Best Code Wrangler” from CSS Design Awards. She has worked for 15 years as a web developer and designer, and at points worked as a Scientific Illustrator and a Undergraduate Professor, and has tutored a Byzantine Icon painter in Santorini. Sarah has also taught a literacy program for the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.

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Storytelling in JavaScript

Many of us are telling stories on the web – whether it be expressing concepts with data visualisation, the story of how our product works, or simply writing good documentation. JavaScript is insanely powerful for gradually revealing information through animation, manipulating graphics with SVG, Canvas, and WebGL, or allowing users to guide themselves through interaction.

In this talk, we’ll explore how our minds work on the web and how JavaScript can reach to new heights of composing experiences that attach to our limbic system and captivate us. We’ll deep dive into some of the how’s about these type of implementations and create live demos that bring these concepts to life. We’ll talk about React and Vue implementations and how to make expressive but practical interactions work with the virtual DOM for everyday use.