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’s 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.

1:35pm Wednesday, June 13, 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 Wednesday, June 13, 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 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. 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.

2:25pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Have you ever wanted to ask Cory Doctorow his thoughts on the future of the web, privacy, net neutrality, and tech-lash? Don't miss this moderated Q&A session with Cory. Full Details
2:05pm 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 and your idiosyncratic needs and uses. Then you shared your improvements and made other people's lives better too, and what sweeter feeling is there? Cory Doctorow explains why the right to configure is the signature right of the 21st century. Full Details
Brendan Eich

Brendan Eich
CEO, Brave Software

Brendan Eich is the cofounder and CEO of Brave Software, which 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 better deal.... Read More.

2:20pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
Have you ever wanted to ask Brendan Eich his thoughts on the future of the web, cryptocurrency, browsers, and JavaScript? Don't miss this moderated Q&A session with Brendan. Full Details
2:00pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
Brendan Eich asks what it would 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. 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 Laurel Ruma, Kyle Simpson, and Tammy Everts open the second day of Fluent. Full Details
1:00pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Conference chairs Laurel Ruma, 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, an elite consultancy helping teams build frontend applications. A Google Developer Expert, an RxJS Core Team member, a Women Techmakers lead, and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences, Tracy is also... Read More.

1:45pm Thursday, June 14, 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
Focusing on a mix of artificial, scientific, and environmental sensing data, Aurelia Moser explores fantasy and farcical mapping, teasing out the tough parts of geocoding on real and mythical spatial matrices while delving into the contrived topographies of null island, paper towns, "dumb" cities, and the infinitely curious world of geospeculative design in JavaScript. Full Details
Addy Osmani

Addy Osmani
Engineering Manager, Chrome, Google

Addy is an engineering manager with the Chrome team at Google working on web performance. His day-to-day job is leading a speed team focused on trying to get pages on the web loading and running smoothly. Their projects include Lighthouse... Read More.

1:25pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
Addy Osmani explains how and why JavaScript is the most expensive resource your site uses today—especially on mobile. Full Details
Maggie Pint

Maggie Pint
Senior Software Eng Lead, 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 InnerSource education and incentive efforts in... Read More.

1:10pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Maggie Pint explains how bad date support in JavaScript took one frontend developer (her) from making HR software in Minneapolis to working as an Azure SRE. It's a story of failures and heartbreaks but also of change, success, and the amazing power of the many people in the open source and standards community. 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 Laurel Ruma, Kyle Simpson, and Tammy Everts open the second day of Fluent. Full Details
1:00pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Conference chairs Laurel Ruma, 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 Laurel Ruma, Kyle Simpson, and Tammy Everts open the second day of Fluent. Full Details
1:00pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Conference chairs Laurel Ruma, Kyle Simpson, and Tammy Everts open the first day of Fluent. Full Details
Cherie Wong

Cherie Wong
General Manager, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon

Cherie Wong is the general manager for Amazon CloudFront at AWS, where she enables customers to run their websites and applications globally with the high performance, availability, security, and flexibility of compute at the edge. Cherie joined Amazon as... Read More.

1:25pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
As a web developer, you want to create beautiful, faster, safer experiences for your customers. Cherie Wong shares common developer pain points and recipes to solve them using AWS. Full Details