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SmashingConf Austin is a truly smashing, friendly online conference on front-end & UX. With interactive live sessions, practical insights, accessible speakers, collaborative notes and fireplace chats with like-minded folks. Doors open at 9am (Central) and we will start at 10am (Central) on October 13th and 14th. Both days will run until around 4pm, so you will have time to take care of other things as well.

What can you do during the event?

👩‍🏫  Listen to interactive talks (40 minutes) on the main stage by internationally renowned speakers — followed by interactive Q&A's.

👫🏻  Get to know other people and get your hands dirty during one of our interactive activities in session rooms, with live challenges, short talks, audits & fireside chats. 

🏆  Dance the morning/afternoon/evening/night away with our live DJ, or meet other participants during one of the many activities.

🥳  Ready to party and flex those coding muscles?... Be prepared and join our Slack channel (#austin-online) beforehand. 

See you in a bit — there is lots of cool stuff coming your way! We can't wait to meet you! 🎪

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Schedule

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Design & Coding Tournament (day 1)
Join your fellow designers and developers in a friendly tournament where everybody is a winner.
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DJ Tobi — lighting up the stage with his funky tunes!
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Introduction day one — by Vitaly Friedman
Our Smashing co-founder Vitaly Friedman will enter the stage — and set the stage — for a smashing time in 'Austin'
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Let's Build A Design System — by Brad Frost
In this session, Brad will demonstrate how to use Pattern Lab to build a design system's front-end components & screens of a real pilot project
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QA with Brad Frost
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DJ Tobi — lighting up the stage with his funky tunes!
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When Variables Cascade — by Miriam Suzanne
We’ll look at how cascading variables work, and a full range of practical use-cases that are totally unique to CSS.
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QA with Miriam Suzanne
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Writing for Technical Publications with Rachel Andrew and Chris Coyier
Join Rachel (Smashing Magazine) and Chris (CSS Tricks) for a discussion on writing techniques for your next tech article.
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DJ Tobi — lighting up the stage with his funky tunes!
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A Tech Talk About Building Web Sites — by Zach Leatherman
"In this talk I will say words about building and maintaining web sites in the year 2020."
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QA with Zach Leatherman
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Live UX Audit — by Paul Boag
Paul will look at and review any site or other digital design products that you provide him. This is your chance!
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Lunch
Not sure what's on the menu, but hope it's tasty!
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Designing With Words: An Introduction to UX Writing — by Sophie Tahran
You’ll learn what makes great writing great — and ultimately, how to design words that create a seamless experience.
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QA with Sophie Tahran
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Accessibility Audit with Marcy Sutton
Join Marcy Sutton as she audits your website, live!
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DJ Tobi — lighting up the stage with his funky tunes!
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Shop Talk Show Live with Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert
Join us in a very special edition of the Shop Talk Show — Live from Smashing "Austin"
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Thank You
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The Smashing Show
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Design & Coding Tournament (day 2)
Join your fellow designers and developers in a friendly tournament where everybody is a winner.
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Smashing to Meet You!
Want to meet some Smashing fellow attendees and chat about things — grab some coffee and come and hang out here!
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DJ Tobi — lighting up the stage with his funky tunes!
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Introduction Day Two — by Vitaly Friedman
Vitaly Friedman will open day two of SmashingConf Austin. Can't wait!
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Mystery Speaker
Have you guessed who is joining? And any idea what the topic will be? Find out soon!
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QA with Mystery Speaker
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DJ Tobi — lighting up the stage with his funky tunes!
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International Is The New Mobile First — by Robyn Larsen
In this talk, you’ll gain insight about how international is forcing us to fundamentally shift our way of thinking.
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Lightning talk on Coming Soon to CSS — by Rachel Andrew
Rachel Andrew will introduce a few new CSS features that are making their way through the standards process, explaining the problems they help to solve.
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QA with Robyn Larsen
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DJ Tobi — lighting up the stage with his funky tunes!
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Think Like An Email Geek — by Rémi Parmentier
The first step to thinking like an email geek is to understand how email clients change our code and why this happens.
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QA with RĂ©mi Parmentier
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Performance Audit with Harry Roberts
Join Harry Roberts as he audits your website, live and gives his tips and tricks for improving performance.
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Lunch
The same lunch as yesterday, or trying out something new today?
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From Milliseconds To Millions — with Harry Roberts
Let’s take a look at some of the numbers powering the web performance industry from both sides of the table.
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QA with Harry Roberts
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DJ Tobi — lighting up the stage with his funky tunes!
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Mind the Gap –– by Luke Wroblewski
Despite good intentions, lots of user-centered design isn’t actually user-centered.
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QA with Luke Wroblewski
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Moving Pictures with Henri Helvetica (2nd try :)
All this rich data has made for challenging performance, and engineers have been feverishly researching solutions around greater media compression.
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Thank You

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