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Salzburg
March 3, 2018

the web development and UX conference in Austria

Let's get together

to share knowledge across programming-languages and cultures to learn new things and have fun.

It's all about the People

We invite the web development and UX community from Austria and the entire world to Salzburg. Have a brilliant and safe conference where you can meet old and new friends to expand your knowledge and horizon.

Check out .concat() 2015 to get a feeling of how cozy this conf will be 😍

The Web & UX

Come and hear talks about the wide variety of web and UX topics and its community so you can build better applications for more platforms, devices and humans. Yes – the web and its UX is definitely a great place to be in.

The Venue

We're hosted by the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg. Not only do they have a modern building that makes for a productive, yet comfortable environment to learn, but high-quality courses with a dedicated web focus.

Salzburg

has lots more to offer than Mozart.

It is home to a vibrant web development community, fueled by an incredible amount of talent the University brings forth. More and more creative agencies and startups come up here and there is also an amazing coworkingspace, monthly meetups and a Barcamp.

Talks

One day, two tracks, 19 amazing speakers: Meet our 2018 line-up!

Daniel Clifford
Google

Daniel Clifford
@expatdanno

When Fast is Faster Than Fastest

Tiffany Conroy
Soundcloud

Tiffany Conroy
@theophani

Remote device sign-in – Authenticating without a keyboard

Houssein Djirdeh
Rangle.io

Houssein Djirdeh
@hdjirdeh

Thinking PRPL

Ola Gasidlo
Mozilla

Ola Gasidlo
@misprintedtype

Let's save the internet: How to make browsers compatible with the web

Cory-Ann Joseph
ANZ

Cory-Ann Joseph
@coryannj

Why a poker playing AI should have designers looking for a new job

Rasmus Lerdorf
etsy

Rasmus Lerdorf
@rasmus

PHP in 2018

Michael Lippautz
Google

Michael Lippautz
@mlippautz

Live and let die: Untangling the web of objects

Ryan Mackey
IBM

Ryan Mackey
@ReadOnlyMackey

Bringing GraphQL to the Enterprise: When IBM Met Apollo

Ivana McConnell
Customer.io

Ivana McConnell
@IvanaMcConnell

Your algorithm isn't neutral: exclusionary UX and how to avoid it

Mike Riethmuller
Web Developer

Mike Riethmuller
@MikeRiethmuller

The strategy guide to CSS Custom Properties

Nicole Saidy
Designer, coach & speaker

Nicole Saidy
@nicolesaidy

Designing Great Progressive Web Apps

Ursula Sarracini
Mozilla

Ursula Sarracini
@ursulasarracini

When Old Meets New: Codebases

Jenny Shen
UX & Product Designer

Jenny Shen
@jennyshen

Build bridges, not walls – Design for users across cultures

Georg Sorst
Findologic

Georg Sorst
@piefke_schorsch

Psychological safety: How to become a team that learns

Sara Soueidan
Front-end UI/UX developer

Sara Soueidan
@SaraSoueidan

Unlocking the power of SVG — SVGs beyond icons and illustrations

Max Stoiber
Spectrum.chat

Max Stoiber
@mxstbr

Styled Components

Varun Vachhar
League

Varun Vachhar
@winkerVSbecks

Mathematics of Animation

Estelle Weyl
Wev developer, trainer & author

Estelle Weyl
@estellevw

Fast. Simple. Accessible.

Brandon Williams
Point-Free

Brandon Williams
@mbrandonw

Server-Side Swift from Scratch

Michele Guido

Michele Guido
@sheley

Master of Ceremonies

Felicitas Kugland

Felicitas Kugland
@kotzendekrabbe

Master of Ceremonies

Schedule

Here is the final .concat() 2018 schedule.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast 8:30 AM

    Yogurt bar, fresh juice, …

    A great way to start the day.

  • Keynote

    Keynote 10 AM

    Optimizing for the real world

    Consistent, good baseline performance across the entire JavaScript language is the central ingredient to a fast web.

Namics Track

Cube Track

  • Lunch

    Lunch 1 PM

    Nom, Nom, Nom.

    Delicious food served by Franz. Vegan and omnivore options available.

Namics Track

Cube Track

  • Coffee

    Caffè 4 PM

    Take a break

    We have delicious caffè, Barista style.

  • Styled Components

    Styled Components 4.30 - 5.20 PM

    Max Stoiber

    Max Stoiber is going to tell us all about Styled Components.

  • Lightning Talks

    Lightning Talks 5:30 PM

    3mins of fame

    A fun and open format for your idea, talk or whatever you have to say.

  • Closing Talk

    Closing Talk 6 PM

    Last but not least

    Listen to Sara Soueidan, closing .concat() 2018 + family picture and final notes afterwards.

  • Party

    Party 🎉 9 PM

    Studio 68 & MARK Salzburg

    From 9 PM to Sunday 4 AM. DJs, Karaoke, drinks and two awesome locations. To get there take the train S3 (direction: Bad Reichenhall) and get off at Salzburg Sam. Maps: Party Location

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Accessibility and Inclusion

Our main goal to have an inclusive event with a welcoming atmosphere.

There are a great number of accessibility issues that can hinder people from attending an event. As it is our main goal to have an inclusive event with a welcoming atmosphere, we are trying hard to remove these barriers. If there is something that keeps you away from this conference please get in touch with us so we can work this out.

  • The lounge and one track are on the ground-floor. No steps required.
  • The second track is on the first floor, accessible with two elevators. In this room only the last row is accessible without steps.
  • There are complementary tickets in case you need assistance.
  • There are Student Tickets with significantly reduced prices.
  • There is a Diversity Ticket Program to bring more people from marginalized groups to Salzburg.
  • There are meat, vegetarian and vegan meal options.
  • If you need childcare please contact us.
  • There is accessible parking around the venue.
  • Public transit available
    • Train: S3 "Puch Urstein"
    • Busline: 160 "Puch Urstein"

In case it is not immediately clear, whether you can attend due to accessibility issues, we will happily reserve you a ticket.

Code of Conduct

Our goal is to have an awesome and inclusive community-driven conference where people meet, hang out together, chat, listen to talks, exchange ideas and make new friends. Any harmful or discriminating behaviour will not be tolerated and results in the offending person being expelled from the conference.

Our complete Code of Conduct helps us to make sure that we are as inclusive and safe as we want everyone to be.

We care about you. If anything happens, please contact us.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to these great companies who are supporting us.

Main Sponsor

Sponsor | Venue | Sponsor | Party

Diversity Program

Sponsor | Sticker | Sponsor | Give aways | Breakfast | Sponsor

Caffè Sponsor

Served by schwarzheiss Caffèkultur

Sweets Sponsor

Manner Schnitten

Drinks Sponsor

Makava

Food Truck Sponsor

Snacks & Drinks

The Team

Meet the people behind .concat()

Neele Barthel

Neele Barthel

neele.codes

Lisi Linhart

Lisi Linhart

lisilinhart.info

Hannes Moser

Hannes Moser

hannesmoser.at

Bianca Leitner
Ivan Popovic
Jan Peer Stöcklmair
Patrick Obermüller
Clemens Gasser
Elias Cia
Stefan Elsenhuber
Lukas Kern
Jessica Bauer
Fabian

Diversity Team

Bokan M. Assad

Bokan M. Assad

Andrea Ida Malkah Klaura

Jackie / Andrea Ida Malkah Klaura

Katta Spiel

Katta Spiel

The University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg combines academic studies with practical skills. We use current technologies and challenges from web development to teach the important concepts of computer science on both an undergraduate and graduate level.