MagnoliaJS Conference

FULLY REMOTE
April 15-17, 2020
Nashlie Sephus (Keynote)

Nashlie Sephus (Keynote)

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I'm Techie and I Know It

Company: Amazon / The Bean Path

A huge population of people are unaware of technologies that could benefit them, too intimidated to use technology, or have no one to show them...

Ken Wheeler

Ken Wheeler

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Canvas: The Final Escape Hatch

This talk will explore the benefits and applications of the Canvas API. If your app requires rich visualizations, or above average rendering performance, Canvas is...

Shawn "swyx" Wang

Shawn "swyx" Wang

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Svelte and the Great Space Elevator

Company: Netlify

Modern JS frameworks have run into a quandary - what we write is what we ship. Despite our best efforts at minifying and treeshaking, we...

Brian Holt

Brian Holt

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Chasing Whales of the Command Line: The What, How, and Why of Containers 🐳

Company: Microsoft

I’m just a humble JavaScript developer. I got my start assembling the finest of forms and the craftiest cascades of CSS you ever did see....

Scott Tolinkski

Scott Tolinkski

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Building Your Own Design System with CSS Variables

Company: Level Up Tutorials

You probably don't need a CSS framework. While CSS Frameworks are wonderful and certainly have their place in the development landscape, they are often overused...

Gant Laborde

Gant Laborde

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Adventures of Machine Learning in JavaScript

Company: Infinite Red

More and more we hear terms like "Machine Learning" and "AI", but are those just terms for Fortune 500 companies and their SkyNet labs? Nope!...

Sia Karamalegos

Sia Karamalegos

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Modern JavaScript for Modern Browsers

Company: Clio & Calliope

Web performance matters. From SEO to bottom-line revenue impacts, performance can make or break your app. However, fixing performance feels like a quagmire of expert-level...

Jason Lengstorf

Jason Lengstorf

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Create Dynamic Web Apps With Serverless and the Jamstack

Company: Netlify

For web developers, creating servers is one of the biggest challenges of creating great web experiences. It's easy to get lost in the world of...

Kayla Sween

Kayla Sween

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Progressive Enhancement in React

React may be a JavaScript library, but that doesn’t mean we can’t or shouldn’t use progressive enhancement. Kayla will discuss what progressive enhancement is and...

Tyler Clark

Tyler Clark

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ES8, ES9, ES10+… Let’s explore JavaScript’s exciting new features

Company: Auth0

JavaScript fatigue is a real thing. Not only are there constantly new tools, libraries, and framework versions, but the language itself is adding new features...

Chris DeMars

Chris DeMars

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I Can't See: Low Vision A11y & Users

Company: Tuft & Needle

When you think of low vision, what comes to mind? A user that is near sighted? How about far sighted? Maybe partially blind? These are...

James Quick

James Quick

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Static Sites and Serverless Functions - A Dynamic Combination

Company: Auth0

Static sites are growing in popularity, but many developers still question just how powerful they can be. As it turns out, there is an entire...

Nader Dabit

Nader Dabit

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Building a Full Stack CMS for the Modern Age

Company: Amazon Web Services

The year is 2020. The amount of tooling, technology, and techniques that enable us to build sophisticated, rich, performant web and mobile applications has dramatically...

Justin Samuels

Justin Samuels

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Twitter Driven Development, Redux

Company: MailChimp

In today's world there is often so much communication regarding the best ideas, and practices for someone to keep their skills current without entering a...

Domitrius Clark

Domitrius Clark

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Handling Data with React Query

Company: Cloudinary

A constant hot topic in the world of React centers around how we should interact with data. Since the release of hooks, this topic has...

Chris Ball

Chris Ball

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How to Supercharge Teams with Carefully Crafted Conventions

Company: Echobind

What's the secret to a high performing development team? Conventions that multiply throughput and eliminate decision fatigue. But, there's no one-size-fits-all approach. ...

Suphatra Rufo

Suphatra Rufo

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Which Database? How to Choose the Best Place for your JSON Documents

Company: Couchbase

Document databases work best for scenarios where you need a flexible schema, your data is in XML or JSON format, you have a balanced read...

Chance Strickland

Chance Strickland

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Thar Be Dragons: Rebuilding Native UIs on the Web

How many times have you been asked to change the background color of the popover in a select menu? What about hiding or re-styling the...

Debbie O'Brien

Debbie O'Brien

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Static generated sites === great performance. What are you waiting for?

Statically generated sites are the future. Seriously. With frameworks like Nuxt we can build really cool sites that look and feel like a single page...

ALL TIMES ARE IN US/CDT (GMT -5:00).
All talks will happen on our main Zoom Webinar link. Other events, such as Virtual Sponsor Booths, Q&A's, Virtual Lunch Tables, etc. will have their own respective Zoom meeting links.
We have a Discord server for anyone who wants to pop in and get to know others. Please adhere to our Code of Conduct.

Schedule - April 17 (Day 2)

Virtual Sponsor Booths

SponsorTimeZoom Link
AWSZoom Link
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CloudinaryZoom Link
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Kopis MobileZoom Link
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Mississippi Coding AcademiesZoom Link
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The Bean PathZoom Link
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Talks - Click here to open Day 2 Zoom webinar

TimeEventSpeakerZoom Link
Stream StartsZoom Link
Welcome & AnnouncementsEmceeZoom Link
Which Database? How to Choose the Best Place for your JSON DocumentsSuphatra RufoZoom Link
Thar Be Dragons: Rebuilding Native UIs on the WebChance StricklandZoom Link
Svelte and the Great Space ElevatorShawn WangZoom Link
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Progressive Enhancement in ReactKayla SweenZoom Link
Building a Full Stack CMS for the Modern AgeNader DabitZoom Link
Break, Start Q&A's
Lunch (with Virtual Lunch Tables)Zoom Link
Handling Data with React QueryDomitrius ClarkZoom Link
Canvas: The Final Escape HatchKen WheelerZoom Link
How to Supercharge Teams with Carefully Crafted ConventionsChris BallZoom Link
BreakZoom Link
Chasing Whales of the Command Line: The What, How, and Why of Containers 🐳Brian HoltZoom Link
Day 2 — Closing Remarks, GiveawaysZoom Link

Speaker Q&A

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MagnoliaJS is Mississippi's only developer conference. Our mission is to foster growth and opportunities for developers in the Southeast and be the launching point for greater things for the tech in Mississippi.
We are aiming to bring together around 2,000 web developers and friends to learn new skills and concepts and to network and develop new relationships.
Here's your chance to contribute to that mission! We're looking for the best companies to partner with us and help to make the second-annual MagnoliaJS conference a success.
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