Exploring the Future of Web: Key Themes in DevFest Florida's Web Track

DevFest Florida is brought to you by GDG Central Florida in partnership with Tampa and Space Coast chapters. It's the most magical developer conference in Florida.

But it’s also so much more! It is all about Machine Learning, Mobile, Web, Cloud, AI, AR/VR, IoT, and other modern technologies! The idea behind DevFest Florida is to bring top talent to Florida, support local developers with an inclusive environment for learning new technology, and help developers, and designers create relationships with each other & organizations.

WHEN: October 14th
WHERE: Seminole State College - 100 Weldon Boulevard Sanford, FL 32773

Brewing Angular Signal Potions: A Developer's Guide to Halloween Magic

Chris PerkoSenior Engineer at HeroDevs

Let's brew up some fun with Angular Signals!  We will use signals to refactor and add features to an existing app.  This talk will give an overview of the new Angular reactive primitives that are currently in developer preview.  We will also look at Signal Effects, and how they work.  But watch out!  There's an overlooked rule about how effects trigger that may leave you scratching your head trying to figure out why it's not working correctly!  Bring your laptop and code along!

Build and Deploy: React Progressive web app to Firebase

Deepa SubramanianSoftware Engineer | React Angular JavaScript TypeScript NodeJS API | Google Developer Expert | WTM Ambassador

In this talk, the learners will come to know how to create a React application and make it into a progressive web app by registering using a service worker. Run an audit using Lighthouse. The learners will also learn how to deploy the app using Firebase. A small demo will be used to make sure the attendees can easily understand.

Embracing Performance and Modernity: Unveiling Angular's Evolution in v14 and Beyond

Loiane GronerSoftware Engineering Manager • Published Author • Google Developer Expert • Microsoft MVP

The Angular framework has undergone a transformative journey, revolutionizing performance, and developer experience, making it one of the most powerful tools for web development. With the recent introduction of Standalone Components in Angular v14 and Signals in Angular v16, the framework has taken significant strides in enhancing its capabilities.

Moreover, we'll delve into the thrilling realm of proposed enhancements, such as the Built-in Control Floe and Deferred Loading, which are currently under community discussion. Join us as we envision the code of the future, where Angular evolves into a modern, dynamic framework. We'll provide practical insights and demonstrations, illustrating how your projects will benefit from adopting these innovative features. Be prepared to embrace the next generation of Angular development and embark on a journey towards more efficient, performant, and delightful web applications.

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Let's build an app quickly with Qwik!

Deepa Subramanian

"Qwik is a new framework for building web UIs. We will cover some rendering techniques and explore a few of Qwik’s APIs.  Finally, the attendees will learn how Qwik makes applications resumable by using Qwikloader, QRL, and more. We will see a demo at the end!

Making state management intelligent

David KhourshidFounder at Stately

Managing state is complicated. Humans are even more complicated. As developers, it's our job to deliver seamless and intuitive user experiences, but the sheer complexity of human behavior and the real world can make this a daunting task. In this talk, we'll explore a radical new approach to app development where language models (LLMs) and reinforcement learning (RL) can be used to handle app logic in a more intelligent and human-centric way. We're bringing artificial intelligence to state management in ways that go much, much further than existing methods. You will learn how you can leverage AI in your existing code to create the best UX possible, and peer into the future of AI and the path to AGI.

NGRX Component-Store to the Rescue!

Chris Perko

Managing state can be a complicated task and bloat your components.  Component-Store is a great tool to handle this, without needing all the redux-style boilerplate of NGRX State.  This talk will cover the basics of Component-Store, and we will refactor a component, making it more declarative and easier to maintain.

The Dangers of ChatGPT

Jeff AmmonsSoftware Architect at Electronic Arts (EA)

"AI is all the rage at the moment. It will either save the earth or destroy it, depending on which reports you read.

Like all technology, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. In this talk I'll share some of both the benefits and potential dangers of generative AI solutions like ChatGPT. We'll look at examples where ChatGPT was helpful, misleading, or downright dangerous.

I'll also talk about the potential effects on our industry and civilization as a whole."

Unity is Not Fun for Web Designers; Needle.tools to the Rescue!

Ed Cross - Sr UX Designer / Lead

I'll present reasons why Unity is frustrating for beginners in general but web designers/ developers especially so and how Needle.tools helps this. My presentation will go over specific pain points in the Unity interface that makes it tough to get started with it. The context is 3D/XR for web and how it can be easier to get started creating experiences.

Blazor vs Angular: Which to Choose?

Michael RosarioSenior Software Engineer at Design Interactive, Inc.
Javier Carrion - Angular 
Software Engineer at Design Interactive, Inc.

As web developers, we love having a responsive and reactive component model that we find in Angular.   ASP.NET Core Blazor, the new kid in town, tries to match many of the benefits of modern SPA frameworks while appealing to C# developers. In this session, we'll put Angular and Blazor into a boxing match and see who will win. :)  We'll explore the pros and cons of Blazor WASM, the web assembly approach, and the code reuse strategy.

From Code to Conversion: Mastering Growth Engineering as a Front End Engineer

Dylan C. IsraelSenior Front End Engineer @ ClickUp - Product Growth | Mentor

"Join us for an exciting talk titled ""From Code to Conversion: Mastering Growth Engineering as a Front-End Engineer"" presented by Dylan, Senior Front-End Engineer at ClickUp, a leading SaaS unicorn. As the Team Lead of the NUX (New User Experience) squad, Dylan has extensive experience in driving growth and optimizing user conversion through front-end engineering strategies.

In this engaging session, Dylan will share their insights and expertise on how front-end engineers can play a pivotal role in driving growth and achieving conversion goals. Drawing from their experience at ClickUp, a company known for its innovative approach to productivity and collaboration tools, Dylan will take you on a journey through the unique challenges and opportunities faced by growth engineers in a SaaS unicorn.

The talk will delve into the data-driven approach employed by Dylan and their team, revealing how they leverage user analytics and metrics to inform decision-making and build effective growth experiments. Discover how front-end engineers can transform raw code into impactful user experiences that drive conversions and revenue.

But it doesn't stop there! Dylan will also share their insights on managing technical debt, a critical aspect of growth engineering. Learn how to balance short-term wins with long-term scalability, ensuring your front-end codebase remains maintainable and adaptable as your user base expands.

By the end of the talk, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the goals and challenges faced by front-end engineers in a growth-oriented environment. Leave with practical strategies and actionable takeaways that you can implement in your own work to master growth engineering and maximize conversion rates.

Join us for this enlightening session and unlock the secrets to becoming a growth-focused front-end engineer. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the industry's leading experts at ClickUp, a trailblazing SaaS unicorn."

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