Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
Scott Davis

Scott Davis
Web Architect and Developer Advocate, ThoughtWorks

Website | @scottdavis99

Scott Davis is a Web Architect and Developer Advocate with ThoughtWorks, where he focuses on the leading-edge, innovative, emerging, and nontraditional aspects of web development, such as serverless web apps, mobile web apps (responsive PWAs), HTML5-based smart TV apps, conversational UIs (like Siri and Alexa), and using web technologies to build IoT solutions. He is also the founder of, a Denver-based training and software development consultancy. Scott has been writing about web development for over 10 years. His books include Getting Started with Grails, Groovy Recipes, GIS for Web Developers, The Google Maps API: Adding Where to Your Web Applications, and JBoss at Work. He is also the author of several popular article series at IBM developerWorks, including Mastering MEAN, Mastering Grails, and Practically Groovy. His videos include Architecture of the MEAN Stack, Responsive Mobile Architecture, and On the Road to Angular 2. Scott is also the cofounder of the Denver HTML5 User Group.


1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Future JS and Functional
Location: San Jose Ballroom 1-3 (Marriott)
Secondary topics:  Hands-on, Technical
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Average rating: *****
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Your web browser doesn't have a cute name like Alexa, Siri, or Cortana, but it can be just as talkative. Scott Davis explains why your smartphone, with its built-in speaker and microphone, is a perfect device for building a browser-based conversational UI. Read more.
1:50pm–2:05pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom
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Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
What if you could increase your website's SEO, improve your mobile web design, and get a head start on the coming conversational UI revolution through a renewed focus on accessibility? And what if you increased your user base by making it more accessible to disabled users? Scott Davis explains why accessibility should be just as important to you as a mobile design strategy was 10 years ago. Read more.