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Never Stop Learning With Conference Live Streams And Videos

What makes a great conference? It fuels your ideas and polishes up your skills. It fosters your professional growth and takes your work to the next level. Luckily, a lot of conferences provide videos of their talks1 after the event has ended, some do even stream live to pass on their knowledge even if you couldn’t attend.

The videos collected in this round-up revive the spirit of the conferences they were recorded at and cater for a lot of fresh insights and light-bulb moments to make the learning never stop. As a very special goodie, we’re very pleased to also feature the live stream of this year’s Build 2016 Conference here on Smashing.

Further Reading on SmashingMag: Link

Build 2016 Live Stream Link

Build 2016 is geared towards web developers and programmers, focused on developing for web as well as Edge, Windows and .NET and covering the latest technologies and how they enable us to work smarter in a cloud-based and mobile-first world.

The live broadcast6 starts from March 30th, 8:30AM (Pacific) and will cover the full three days of the event.

Webcast Build 20167
To the schedule8 of Build 20169.

From The Front Conference Link

From The Front organizes meetups and conferences for front-end people from front-end people since 2010. The videos from their past conferences10 can be found on Vimeo.

Sara Soueidan – Styling And Animating Scalable Vector Graphics With CSS

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Five Simple Steps Link

Five Simple Steps collects talks from the best conferences around the world, including Ampersand, Beyond Tellerrand, Build, Dotyork, Full Frontal, Handheld, Responsive Day Out and Upfront. Their collection currently counts 42 videos18 for you to dive into.19

Brendan Dawes – Paper, Plastic & Pixels

Brendan Dawes – Paper, Plastic & Pixels20

SmashingConf Link

With a number of SmashingConfs on our backs, our collection of conference videos has grown tremendously (and it is still continuing to do so, of course). The most recent talks from SmashingConf Oxford26 have just been added to it — fresh from the cutting room.

Patrick Hamann – HTTP/2: What, Where, Why, And When?

Patrick Hamann – HTTP/2: What, Where, Why, And When?27

CSSconf Link

Back in September, more than 400 attendees from 30+ countries gathered in Berlin for CSSconf EU 2015 to indulge in a day of CSS/front-end magic36. The recordings of the talks bring all those big and small insights right to your home. And if that’s not enough for you yet, check out the CSSconf YouTube site for videos from even more past conferences37, including CSSconf Asia 201538.

Claudina Sarahe – The Front-End Revolution

Claudina Sarahe – The Front-End Revolution39

JSConf Link

With conferences all over the world, JSConf is known to push the boundaries of what is thought to be conceivable with JavaScript. To polish up your JS skills, their recorded conference talks47 are real gems.

Dmitry Baranovskiy – Zen Of JavaScript

Dmitry Baranovskiy – Zen Of JavaScript48

Beyond Tellerrand Link

Beyond Tellerrand provides a valuable mix of design, technology and inspiration and sets the bar high when it comes to quality. With approximately 120 videos available from five conference years57, Marc Thiele’s Vimeo channel is a true treasure chest.

Marcy Sutton – How To Win At Mobile Accessibility

Marcy Sutton – How To Win At Mobile Accessibility58

An Event Apart Link

An Event Apart is known for offering designers and developers who are passionate about standards-based web design an intense learning experience. More than 40 videos66 bring the know-how from stage right to your screen.

Jeffrey Zeldman – Understanding Web Design

Jeffrey Zeldman – Understanding Web Design67

Webstock Link

Now in its 10th year, Webstock is the baby of a small group of web professionals who made it their goal to promote raising the standard of websites. In the spirit of good web citizenship, they share the talks from past conferences online76.

Harper Reed – The Magic And Mystery Of Big Data

Harper Reed – The Magic And Mystery Of Big Data77

99U Link

The 99U Conference aims at shifting the focus from generating ideas to executing them by bringing together creative visionaries and leading researchers to share their insights on how to bring ideas to life. More than 100 talks are available to watch online86.

Tina Roth Eisenberg – Don’t Complain, Create

Tina Roth Eisenberg – Don’t Complain, Create87

O’Reilly Link

“Technology matters. The people who put it into practice matter more,” is the credo of O’Reilly. O’Reilly’s YouTube playlists96 compile a plethora of talks and interviews from their conferences.

Alex Russel – Progressive Web Apps And What’s Next On Mobile

Alex Russel – Progressive Web Apps And What’s Next On Mobile97

Fronteers Link

Fronteers unites some 550 front-end developers across the Netherlands and Belgium. Videos from the yearly Fronteers conference as well as of some of their meetings can be found on the Fronteers Vimeo page106.

Wes Bos – Modern Workflow And Tooling For Front-End Developers

Wes Bos – Modern Workflow And Tooling For Front-End Developers107

Awwwards Link

Awwwards recognizes and promotes talent and efforts in the web community. The goal is to create a meeting point to share experiences, inspiration and knowledge to make the web more accessible, usable and beautiful. To get everyone involved, Awwwards shares talks from their conferences116 as well as interviews with personalities from the community on their Vimeo page.

Bruce Lawson – Responsive Images

Bruce Lawson – Responsive Images117

The Design And Content Conference Link

The Design And Content Conference brought to life by The Republic Of Quality teams up designers and content strategists to shape the future of the web. You’ll find talks from past conferences126 on their Vimeo page.

Samantha Warren – Guerrilla Design Tactics

Samantha Warren – Guerrilla Design Tactics127

ffconf Link

Run by Left Logic, ffconf is all about JavaScript. To brush up your skills, Remy Sharp shares the talks from past conferences on YouTube136.

Robin Mehner – JavaScript That Doesn’t Hurt Your Feelings

Robin Mehner – JavaScript That Doesn’t Hurt Your Feelings137

Footnotes Link

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  81. 81 http://www.webstock.org.nz/talks/the-manipulable-city/
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  1. 1

    Fantastic compilation. Thank you!

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    James Wilkinson

    March 31, 2016 2:38 pm

    Don’t forget about Full Stack Toronto Conference! Covering all layers of the web and the people who weave it! http://fsto.co and videos here: https://www.youtube.com/c/fstoco

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    Yasen Vasilev

    April 5, 2016 1:44 pm

    Last year this conference came with a SmashingMagazine workshop and presentation by Vitaly. I couldn’t find the videos, but here are those from 2014
    http://video.coldfrontconf.com/

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    Dmytro Yarmak

    April 6, 2016 3:44 pm

    You can also check my list of frontend conferences on:
    https://github.com/dmytroyarmak/frontend-dev-resources#conferences

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