Coding for Accessibility and 508-Compliance

In App Development (Track) by Sibyl Edwards

In this session you will learn how to code accessible and 508-compliant web applications. You will learn how to test your websites and applications for accessibility. You will hear websites read aloud with a screen reader. You will see how inaccessible graphics look to color-blind viewers. You will learn about color contrast and you will learn about ARIA attributes. This …

a deep dive into the ins and outs of accessibility

In App Development (Track) by Estela Rueda

In this workshop, we’ll be taking a deep dive into the ins and outs of accessibility. The first half of the workshop will be showing our attendees what the basics of accessibilities are, the diversity of abilities, and seeing live demos of what it could be like to use assistive technology. In the second half of the session, we will …

Build a Serverless Chat Bot!

In App Development (Track) by Estela Rueda

Is it possible to code and publish an interactive chat bot to the world without worrying about servers? Absolutely! You will learn just how to do it in this workshop. We’ll use JavaScript (and NodeJS) to code our chat bot, deploy it as an AWS Lambda function and integrate it into a Slack channel where everyone on the team can …

Getting Started with the Basics of JavaScript

In App Development (Track) by Estela Rueda

Let’s get back to the basics with this introductory diver into JavaScript and programatic patterns. This talk is aimed at new techies who might be having a hard time keeping up with the ever changing JavaScript environment – knowing your basics makes learning the hot framework de jour 100x easier. Learn manipulating the DOM (document object model), see how to …

Putting it all together: Combining CSS Tools and Methodologies

In App Development (Track) by Estela Rueda

Today there are multiple CSS frameworks, pre-processors, grids and naming strategies that can be used to organize your codebase. The question is, how do you sort through all the noise and figure out which of theses new CSS coding strategies and tools are best for your specific project and how do you combine them in order to create the best …

Getting Started with Web Application Frameworks

In App Development (Track), Uncategorized by Estela Rueda

With new programming languages and web frameworks popping up on a nearly daily basis, how can a developer stay up to date and know which to use for a project? If someone were to learn one web framework or one programming language to build a web application with, which one would be the best? First, we will go over what …