#btconf Munich, Germany 15 - 17 Jan 2018

Creating an interesting schedule is always an important part of the event. A good schedule is like the mix-tape for your car when driving to your holidays. You can already see the timeline of the two days and as soon as the schedule is ready, you’ll find it right here as well.



Doors open // Registration


New Adventures in Responsive Web Design

With HTTP/2, Service Workers, Responsive Images, Flexbox, SVG and Font Loading API now available in browsers, we all are still trying to figure out just the right strategy for designing and buildings responsive websites just in time. We want to use all of these technologies, but how can we use them efficiently, and how do we achieve it within a reasonable amount of time?

In this talk, Vitaly will be looking into a strategy for crafting fast, resilient and flexible responsive design systems by utilising all of those wonderful shiny web technologies we have available today. We'll also talk about dealing with legacy browsers and will cover a few dirty little techniques that might ensure that your responsive websites will stay relevant, flexible and accessible in the years to come.

Vitaly Friedman
Vitaly Friedman

30 minute refreshment break


Radically Accessible Internet Applications 💯

An accessible internet experience makes all the difference for a person with a disability, whether they're enjoying online entertainment, paying bills or booking a trip to go adaptive skiing. You see, people with disabilities gain privacy and independence when they can handle their own affairs. Wouldn't it be radical if every web application supported users with disabilities?

As web experts, we can enable more of our users by shipping accessible interfaces every time, and I'll show you how. In this talk, We'll audit a web application for accessibility, making the necessary changes to support people with disabilities. The best part about it? By integrating accessibility into our development workflow, we'll make our apps more usable by everyone.

Marcy Sutton
Marcy Sutton

15 minute refreshment break


Why Fast Matters

We’re all – I hope! – well aware that performance is important; it’s great for business and it’s great for our users. But things are still not fast enough. With more and more emerging markets coming online, and more and more apps moving to the web platform, we’re reaching an intersection where connections are getting slower and websites are getting heavier.

In this talk, we’ll learn just what these emerging markets mean to us, and how we can begin to move in the right direction.

Harry Roberts
Harry Roberts

lunch break – Microsoft Lunch-Time Session (snacks & drinks included)

CSS Grid: Bringing true two-dimensional layout to the web

Melanie Richards is a member of the Microsoft Edge web platform team and the W3C CSS Working Group. In her day-to-day, she is designing, writing front-end code, and pitching in on various activities to bridge the gap between developers and the evolving web platform. In a past life, Melanie designed and built innumerable websites at a boutique design agency. She is forever trying to read 5 books at once, scouting cute dogs around the neighborhood, and compulsively building mini-sites.


Data Sketches: A Year of Exotic Data Visualisations

data sketches” was a year-long collaboration between Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu, both freelancing data visualisation designers. Each month they chose a topic and visualised it in an overly elaborate & geeky manner. But besides sharing the end result, they also wrote extensively about the creation process.

In this talk, Nadieh will share her most important lessons learned in the fundamental areas of data, sketching & coding the visual onto the screen. About how some months became favourites, what mistakes were made along the way, and how they were overcome.

She’ll especially highlight that many visualizations had humble, ugly duckling beginnings, but that through many (embarrassing) iterations they were turned into unique and, hopefully, compelling results. And finally, she’ll touch upon the impact & benefit of collaborating heavily with someone (halfway across the globe) for a year.

Nadieh Bremer
Nadieh Bremer

30 minute refreshment break


A Tinker Story

In this talk dina will share her tinker story, how it all started and why she continues to tinker. She will share what she’s learnt so far and the biggest mistakes she’s done. And hopefully show you a side of Egypt you’ve never seen before.

dina Amin
dina Amin

15 minute refreshment break


Why Beauty Matters

Throughout the most of the 20th and the 21st century beauty has gotten a bad reputation: Most respectable designers claim not be interested in it, the contemporary art world has almost completely abandoned it and you can sit through hours of lectures on architecture without hearing the term uttered once. But a beautiful environment not only changes how we feel, it also changes how we behave. Stefan Sagmeister will talk about why the neglect of beauty is so utterly stupid and what we can do to reverse it.

Stefan Sagmeister
Stefan Sagmeister

Closing Ceremony and Good Bye

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