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Thursday, October 11

9:00am PDT

Building Websites for the Invisible Majority - Keerthana Krishnan, Baker Hughes
The Internet is still a luxury in certain parts of the developing world.Barely half the world is connected online but this is a trend that is rapidly changing. It is estimated that from South Asia alone, nearly a billion users are set to be added to this ecosystem by 2020, bringing with it a ton of new challenges including:
* How can we build websites for someone who is illiterate?
* How can we improve our current internationalization models until they fit seamlessly into our website experience?
* How are our current designs and methods failing in creating a welcoming experience for brand new users, especially those who have never used the Web before in any form?
The talk will provide specific case studies and user stories to illustrate these points so we can begin to examine the Internet as being a truly global medium that has no borders


Keerthana Krishnan

Software Engineer, Baker Hughes
Keerthana Krishnan is a software engineer at Baker Hughes, a GE company. Keerthana is an international speaker at events like Open Source Summit Europe 2017 in Prague, DebConf16 in Cape Town and FOSSASIA 2017 in Singapore. She participated in Google Summer of Code 2016 as an intern... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
West Ballroom A
  Community and Developers
  • Experience Level Any

11:20am PDT

Vue Vixens Workshop - Jen Looper, Progress
Vue Vixens is an initiative that aims to create full-day workshops to teach Vue.js to under-represented foxy people in a cool and fun way. It is based on the successful model pioneered by Shmuela Jacobs for the Angular community (ng-girls.org) who was in turn inspired by the Rails Bridge and Django Girls initiatives. The format will be self-driven code labs completed in a workshop format in groups with mentoring by conference-goers and speakers who volunteer to help. The goal of the program is to familiarize women and those who identify as such in a supportive and inclusive location with Vue.js and general web and mobile programming concepts. Welcome to the skulk!


Jen Looper

Senior Developer Advoate, Progress
Jen Looper is a Google Developer Expert and a Senior Developer Advocate at Progress with over 15 years' experience as a web and mobile developer, specializing in creating cross-platform mobile apps. She's a multilingual multiculturalist with a passion for hardware hacking, mobile... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 11:20am - 12:30pm PDT
West Meeting Room 121-122

2:00pm PDT

Reading the Repo: A Workshop on Clear, Effective Communication Techniques - Jory Burson, Bocoup & Tracy Hinds, Samsung NEXT
Building from the topics discussed at last year's Node.js Interactive Keynote Panel on Sustaining an OSS Ecosystem and the Maintainer Group Therapy breakout session, this workshop will cover tried and true communication patterns and techniques to help Open Source developers connect deeply and empathetically with one another. We'll identify our own communication patterns, learn to identify patterns in others, and practice adapting those patterns as needed in order to have better conversational outcomes. Come prepared to talk, listen, and connect!

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Jory Burson

Community Manager, OpenJS Foundation
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Tracy Hinds

Director, Community Committee, Node.js Foundation
Tracy is the Head of Platform at Samsung NEXT International, and the Node.js Community Committee director on the Node.js Foundation Board by most other hours–she loves people as much as code. She's constantly scheming about the next conference she’s organizing and talking tech... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 2:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
West Meeting Room 121-122