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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.


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.


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

Daniel Clifford

Daniel Clifford

When Fast is Faster Than Fastest

Tiffany Conroy

Tiffany Conroy

Remote device sign-in – Authenticating without a keyboard

Houssein Djirdeh

Houssein Djirdeh

Thinking PRPL

Ola Gasidlo

Ola Gasidlo

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

Cory-Ann Joseph

Cory-Ann Joseph

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

Rasmus Lerdorf

Rasmus Lerdorf

PHP in 2018

Michael Lippautz

Michael Lippautz

Live and let die: Untangling the web of objects

Ryan Mackey

Ryan Mackey

Bringing GraphQL to the Enterprise: When IBM Met Apollo

Ivana McConnell

Ivana McConnell

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

Mike Riethmuller
Web Developer

Mike Riethmuller

The strategy guide to CSS Custom Properties

Nicole Saidy
Designer, coach & speaker

Nicole Saidy

Designing Great Progressive Web Apps

Ursula Sarracini

Ursula Sarracini

When Old Meets New: Codebases

Jenny Shen
UX & Product Designer

Jenny Shen

Build bridges, not walls – Design for users across cultures

Georg Sorst

Georg Sorst

Psychological safety: How to become a team that learns

Sara Soueidan
Front-end UI/UX developer

Sara Soueidan

Unlocking the power of SVG — SVGs beyond icons and illustrations

Max Stoiber

Max Stoiber

Styled Components

Varun Vachhar

Varun Vachhar

Mathematics of Animation

Estelle Weyl
Wev developer, trainer & author

Estelle Weyl

Fast. Simple. Accessible.

Brandon Williams

Brandon Williams

Server-Side Swift from Scratch

Michele Guido

Michele Guido

Master of Ceremonies

Felicitas Kugland

Felicitas Kugland

Master of Ceremonies


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.

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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


Food Truck Sponsor

Snacks & Drinks

The Team

Meet the people behind .concat()

Neele Barthel

Neele Barthel


Lisi Linhart

Lisi Linhart


Hannes Moser

Hannes Moser


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

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.