Frontstack Event Recap — Frontend Favourites
On Saturday 13th February, we held the fifth ever Frontstack event! Due to the current state of the world, we held the event online for the first time ever via Zoom. The entire event was also live-streamed to YouTube, and is available to watch below!
In this event, we had 9 amazing speakers from 3 countries. Each speaker spoke about their favourite aspects of developing for the web.
How to Get Started with JAMStack
To kick off the event, Idris Olubisi held a talk about diving into the world of JAMStack. He covered the various features, use cases, and advantages of using the JAMStack architecture when building websites.
GitHub Repo: github.com/Olanetsoft/awesome-jamstack-resources
Blog Post: How to Get Started with JAMStack
A Quick Dive into CSS Preprocessors
The second session of the day was led by Glory Praise, who gave a lightning talk about CSS preprocessors and their advantages.
Blog Post: A Quick Dive into CSS Preprocessors
Optimising Web Fonts to Enhance Web Performance
For our third talk, Ifeoma Nwosu spoke about improving web performance by optimising web fonts.
Building Accessible Websites
The next talk by Feranmi Akinlade covered accessibility on the web and dived into tools and techniques for creating friendly websites for audio/visually impaired users.
Build a Multiplayer Game with Vue and Pub/Sub Messaging
For the fifth talk, Jo Franchetti showed how to create multiplayer games using Vue.js and Pub/Sub messaging.
Form Validation and Error Handling on the Frontend
Next, Ada Osakwe covered the importance of user friendly form validation and error handling, and the best practices for achieving them.
Choose the Right .js for Your Next Project
Debugging Web Apps with the Chrome Dev Tools
In the next talk, Ivan Bila talked us through the ins and outs of how to debug web apps using Chrome Dev Tools.
Building a Web Application with ejs — A Case Study
We had roughly 100 people watch the event across our Zoom Webinar and the YouTube Livestream. Here is some feedback from people who attended the conference:
Thank you to our speakers & volunteers! 💖
This year’s event would not have been possible without our wonderful speakers — Idris Olubisi, Glory Praise, Ifeoma Nwosu, Feranmi Akinlade, Jo Franchetti, Ada Osakwe, Kati Frantz, Ivan Bila and Karen Efereyan.
Thank you to my co-host, Linda Ojo, for helping make this event extra fun and engaging!
I’d also like to thank Educative.io for donating 10 1-month licences, which were given out to our attendees during the event.
That’s it for Frontstack 2021, see you next year!