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Jeremy
Keith

Web stuff do-er
Clearleft, UK

Talk

Evaluating technology

We work with technology every day. And every day it seems like there's more and more technology to understand: graphic design tools, build tools, frameworks and libraries, not to mention new HTML, CSS and JavaScript features landing in browsers.

How should we best choose which technologies to invest our time in? When we decide to weigh up the technology choices that confront us, what are the best criteria for doing that?

This talk will help you evaluate tools and technologies in a way that best benefits the people who use the websites that we are designing and developing.

Let's take a look at some of the hottest new web technologies like service workers and web components.

Together we will dig beneath the hype to find out whether they will really change life on the web for the better.

About Jeremy

Jeremy Keith lives in Brighton, England where he makes websites with the splendid design agency Clearleft. https://clearleft.com

You may know him from such books as DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax, HTML5 For Web Designers, and most recently Resilient Web Design. https://resilientwebdesign.com

He curated the dConstruct conference for a number of years as well as Brighton SF, and he organised the world's first Science Hack Day. He also made the website Huffduffer to allow people to make podcasts of found sounds—it's like Instapaper for audio files. https://huffduffer.com

Hailing from Erin's green shores, Jeremy maintains his link to Irish traditional music running the community site The Session. https://thesession.org

He also indulges a darker side of his bouzouki-playing in the band Salter Cane. https://saltercane.com

Jeremy spends most of his time goofing off on the internet, documenting his time-wasting on adactio.com, where he has been writing for over fifteen years. https://adactio.com

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