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

Keynotes

Leading practitioners and innovators will share big ideas for designing, developing, and deploying architectural foundations.

Lin Clark

Lin Clark
Mozilla Engineer and Code Cartoonist, Mozilla

Lin Clark makes code cartoons. She’s also part of Mozilla‚Äôs Emerging Technologies Group, where she works with the WebAssembly and Rust teams. Her current project is making it easy to use WebAssembly with today’s JavaScript tools, including npm and bundlers.... Read More.

1:30pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
The browser needs to get faster. Applications are testing the limits of current browsers, especially on devices like smartphones. Lin Clark explains how the browser works today and what browser vendors need to do over the next few years to ensure their browsers (and the web itself) meet upcoming demands. Full Details
Scott Davis

Scott Davis
Principal Engineer, ThoughtWorks

Scott Davis is a principal engineer 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... Read More.

1:50pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
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 ("Hello Alexa, Siri, Google, and Cortana") through a renewed focus on Accessibility? And what if you increased your user base by potentially 10-20% by making it more accessible to disabled users (1.1 billion people worldwide; 18% of the US population)? Full Details
Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow
Science Fiction Author, Activist, Journalist, and Blogger, EFF

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist, blogger, and technology activist. Cory is the coeditor of the popular blog Boing Boing and a contributor to the Guardian, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired, and many other newspapers,... Read More.

2:00pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Chances are you fell in love with technology the day you took some tool that didn't quite work for you and made it *better* -- better suited to you, your idiosyncratic needs and uses. Then you shared your improvements, made other peoples' lives better, too -- and what sweeter feeling is there? Full Details
Brendan Eich

Brendan Eich
CEO, Brave Software, Inc.

Brendan Eich is the co-founder and CEO of Brave Software (https://brave.com/), a start-up that aims to transform the online ad ecosystem with faster and safer browsing, as well as micropayments and better ads to give users and publishers a... Read More.

2:05pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
What will it mean to the web if we actually start building products, apps, and systems that are private by default? Securing our customers' privacy has never been more important--GDPR may require it legally, but ethically, adopting a mission-first focus for your customer is the right thing to do too. Full Details
Tammy Everts

Tammy Everts
CXO, SpeedCurve

Tammy Everts is chief experience officer at SpeedCurve, where she helps companies understand how visitors use their websites, and a cochair of O’Reilly Fluent. Tammy has spent the past two decades studying how people use the web. Since 2009,... Read More.

1:00pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
Conference chairs Allyson MacDonald, Kyle Simpson, and Tammy Everts open the second day of Fluent. Full Details
1:00pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Conference chairs Allyson MacDonald, Kyle Simpson, and Tammy Everts open the first day of Fluent. Full Details
Tracy Lee

Tracy Lee
Founder, This Dot

Tracy Lee is cofounder of “This Dot Labs”: http://thisdot.co/labs, an elite consultancy helping teams build frontend applications. A Google Developer Expert, RxJS Core Team member, a Women Techmakers lead, and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences, Tracy is also host... Read More.

1:40pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Open source is awesome. Not only does open source help the developer community, but open source maintainers have the (often as of yet missed) opportunity to help increase diversity in tech. Tracy Lee helps you think differently about how to change the ratio with open source. Full Details
Aurelia Moser

Aurelia Moser
Data Scientist, Mozilla Science

Aurelia Moser is a developer and curious cartographer building communities around code at Mozilla Open Science. Recent projects include mapping sensor data to support agricultural security and sustainable apis ecosystems in the Global South. She’s been working in the open... Read More.

1:10pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
The meaning of "map" across disciplines is remarkably varied. It's effectively a spatial representation of geo-topography, a linking between tables by foreign key, a datatype in C++... Today, coders make creative use of custom basemaps and clever scripting methods, building remarkable maps of multivariate information off-the-(beaten) geographic projection. Full Details

Maggie Pint
Microsoft

Maggie Pint is a software engineering lead in Azure’s Production Infrastructure Engineering (PIE) organization. Her team works on improving the engineering systems experience for Microsoft’s web developers. Maggie also coordinates open source and inner source education and incentive efforts... Read More.

1:10pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
How did bad date support in JavaScript take one front-end developer from making HR Software in Minneapolis? Full Details
Laurel Ruma

Laurel Ruma
Director of Content, O'Reilly Media

Laurel Ruma is a content director at O’Reilly Media. Laurel has chaired a number of O’Reilly conferences and workshops, including Next: Economy, Cultivate, Where 2.0, OSCON Java, and Gov 2.0 Expo.

1:00pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
Conference chairs Allyson MacDonald, Kyle Simpson, and Tammy Everts open the second day of Fluent. Full Details
1:00pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Conference chairs Allyson MacDonald, Kyle Simpson, and Tammy Everts open the first day of Fluent. Full Details
Kyle Simpson

Kyle Simpson
Open Web Evangelist, Getify

Kyle Simpson is an evangelist of the Open Web, passionate about all things JavaScript. He writes, speaks, teaches, and contributes to OSS.

1:00pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
Conference chairs Allyson MacDonald, Kyle Simpson, and Tammy Everts open the second day of Fluent. Full Details
1:00pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Conference chairs Allyson MacDonald, Kyle Simpson, and Tammy Everts open the first day of Fluent. Full Details