Come collect your lanyard and get ready for the day. Grab a drink on us and have a mingle.


A quick intro from us to give you the lowdown on the day ahead.
Tom Cheesewright

Breaking the Glass: Life beyond the screen

In a decade's time, the screen will no longer be our primary digital interface. Instead our interactions are extended into the physical world, as our digital creations break through the glass walls that have always separated us and them. AIs will extrapolate our desires from sensory input. Ambient digital interfaces will capture our intentions from intuitive touches and gestures, and return information in subtle and beautiful ways. And our physical world will be overlaid with digital creations in a near-permanent mixed reality. What does this mean for people and brands, at home and at work? And how do we start to prepare for this new world?

Sophie Koonin

Little JavaScript Bundles of Joy

Backend microservices are so hot right now, but it's still the norm for web apps to be big JavaScript monoliths. Problem is, the more people you have contributing, and the more code you add, the slower the build and deployment process becomes. Find out how we tackled this problem at Monzo using independently deployed and dynamically loaded JavaScript modules for our React-based customer support application. I'll share the motivations behind the project, the options we considered, the difficulties we had along the way - and how developer experience has more of an impact on customer experience than you might think.

Coffee break

More tea and coffee on us, because where would we be without caffeine?
Shaun Bent & Marina Posniak

Building design systems with words and code

Yes, “design systems” are about design—but not just the visual kind. In this talk, we’ll share how we collaborated across disciplines to create Encore, Spotify’s family of design systems. We’ll dig into two concrete examples of how we unblocked design system challenges and share some lessons we learned in the process of building a system of systems for 80+ different platforms.



More tea and coffee on us, because where would we be without caffeine?


Lightning Talks

Sessions from our Speaker Bursary

Coffee break

More tea and coffee on us, because where would we be without caffeine?
Jeremy Keith

The Layers Of The Web

The World Wide Web turned 30 last year. The web has changed quite a bit over that time. But progress has been evolutionary rather than revolutionary: changes have accreted on top of what has come before. This layered iterative approach also works for building websites. Together we'll uncover how to build resilient, performant, accessible and beautiful structures that work with the grain of the materials of the web.

Closing remarks

A wrap up of the day, thanks to all our speakers and sponsors