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Great conferences are all about learning new skills and making new connections. That’s why we’ve set up a couple of new adventures for SmashingConf 2018 — just practical sessions, new formats, new lightning talks, evening sessions and genuine, interesting conversations — with a dash of friendly networking! Taking place in London, San Francisco, Toronto. Tickets? Glad you asked!1

SmashingConf London52 / #perfmatters / Feb 7–8

Performance matters. Next year, we’re thrilled to venture to London for our brand new conference fully dedicated to everything front-end performance. Dealing with ads, third-party scripts, A/B testing, HTTP/2, debugging, JAM stack, PWA, web fonts loading, memory/CPU perf, service workers. Plus lightning community talks. Schedule and details.3

A queen cat welcoming you a Smashing Conference in London, February 7 to 8, 20184
SmashingConf London52: everything web performance. Feb 7–8.

Speakers and Topics

Over the two days, we’ll cover pretty much every aspect of front-end performance: from rendering to debugging. Two days, one track, 14 speakers and 7 hands-on workshops. 50 early-bird-tickets now on sale.6

£379 £459

Conference Ticket15All taxes included. Only 50 early-bird tickets.

Save £76!

Conference & Workshop16All taxes included. Only 50 early-bird tickets.

SmashingConf San Francisco17 / #breakout / Apr 17–18

The classic. With our third annual conference in San Francisco, we want to explore ways and strategies for breaking out: leaving behind generic designs and understanding the new techniques and capabilities available today. We care about the solutions we come up with, and the approaches that failed along the way. In San Francisco, we want to find out the why, and how, and what we all — as designers and developers — need to know today to be more productive and make smarter decisions tomorrow. Schedule and details.18

A queen cat welcoming you a Smashing Conference in San Francisco, April 17 to 18, 201819
SmashingConf SF20: breaking out of the box. Apr 17–18.

Speakers and Topics

A wide range of everything web-related, covered in 2 days, with a single track, 14 speakers and 8 hands-on workshops. CSS Grid, Design systems, new frontiers of CSS and JavaScript, accessibility, performance, lettering, graphic design, UX, multi-cultural design, among other things. 100 super early-bird-tickets now on sale.21

US$499 $599

Conference Ticket32Only until Nov 30!

Save US$100!

Conference & Workshop33All fees included.

SmashingConf Toronto3734 / #noslides / Jun 26–27

What’s the best way to learn? By observing designers and developers working live. For our new conference in Toronto, all speakers aren’t allowed to use any slides at all. Welcome SmashingConf #noslides, a brand new conference, full of interactive live sessions, showing how web designers design and how web developers build — including setup, workflow, design thinking, naming conventions and everything in-between. Schedule and details.35

A queen cat welcoming you a Smashing Conference in Toronto, June 26 to 27, 201836
SmashingConf Toronto3734: no slides, live sessions only. Jun 26–27.

Speakers and Topics

Interactive live sessions on everything from organizing layers in Photoshop to naming conventions in CSS. Live workflow in Sketch and Photoshop, design systems setup, lettering, new frontiers of CSS and JavaScript, CSS Grid Layout, live debugging, performance audits, accessibility audits, sketching, graphic design, data visualization and creative coding. 100 super early-bird-tickets now on sale.38

CAD$640 $705

Conference Ticket49All taxes included. Only 100 early-bird tickets.

Save CAD$128!

Conference & Workshop50All taxes included. Only 100 early-bird tickets.

Tickets!

To give everybody a chance to buy ticket in time, we are releasing all tickets in batches this time. The first batch of super early-birds are available right away: fetch them before they fly out!


Full-Day In-House Workshops? Sure!

Is your company struggling with legacy systems or a suboptimal workflow? How about front-end issues or responsive design? I’m there to help. I’d be more than happy to run in-house workshops for your company, tailored specifically to your needs. Get in touch.54

I’m totally flexible in terms of topics and the format of the workshop. What I really want is to help you solve your problems. Here are just some workshops ideas that we could run:

  • Responsive Web Design
    (e.g. clever tips, techniques, workflow, strategy)
  • Advanced Front-End Techniques
    (e.g. CSS/JS architecture, Sass, LESS, maintanence)
  • Performance Optimization
    (e.g. refactoring, optimization for mobile)
  • User Experience
    (e.g. mobile UX, design patterns, usability testing)
  • Conversion Rate Optimization
    (e.g. checkout process, Web forms)
  • Building and Debugging Web Apps
    (e.g. tools, strategy, maintenance issues)
  • Sketching and Wireframing
    (e.g. sketching interfaces)
  • …and more topics.

Interested? Brilliant! Let’s see what we can do! Just send a short email to vitaly@smashingconf.com55 and simply describe what problems you’d like to solve. We’ll do our best to deliver the most value and effectively address your issues. And don’t worry about the pricing, we’ll find a fair pricing for sure. Yes, it’s that easy!
 

Let’s talk.56

In-house workshops in your company.

 

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  22. 22 https://smashingconf.com/sf-2018/speakers/addy-osmani
  23. 23 https://smashingconf.com/sf-2018/speakers/yiying-lu
  24. 24 https://smashingconf.com/sf-2018/speakers/trent-walton
  25. 25 https://smashingconf.com/sf-2018/speakers/rachel-andrew
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Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. Vitaly is writer, speaker, author and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine. He runs front-end/UX workshops, webinars and loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems in large companies. Get in touch.

  1. 1

    I am interested to sign up for this workshop:
    Responsive Design: Smart Front-End/Performance Techniques (Nov 19th 2014)

    Before that, I have a few questions:
    1) What is the format or tool required for this online workshop?
    2) Are we allowed to record the video/audio?
    3) Is it a lived meeting? (workshop video/audio available after the workshop hours)

    Thank you.

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      Vitaly Friedman

      November 17, 2014 7:23 pm

      Dear Justin,

      Thanks for your interest! Now, to your questions:

      1. We are using GoToWebinar to run the workshops, but of course we will provide you with the details regarding the tools and everything, so no worries!

      2. I will be recording the video/audio, of course.

      3. The video/audio will be provided per request after the workshop, but I would need a solid promise that they won’t be uploaded somewhere public. I hope you understand!

      Thanks, Justin!

      -5
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    Gopal sharma

    April 10, 2015 6:02 am

    I am interested to signup for this work shop: responsive websites, CSS Animation .
    Before that I have a few question
    1)Is this workshop will also provide in India?
    2) Is there any discount for students?
    3) what is the mean of online workshop? Is there any charge for this like: Registration form fee.

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      Markus Seyfferth

      April 10, 2015 8:14 am

      Hi Gopal, thanks for your interest! :-)

      To your questions:

      1) Yes, the CSS Animations Online Workshop is available in India, too. Keep in mind that it start’s at 9:30 p.m. IST.

      2) Yes, available upon request. Please do send us an email with your scanned student ID to hello@smashingconf.com

      3) The online workshop is available for $49 and lasts for about 2-2.5h. You’ll need to register through a dedicated link, which you’ll receive the day before the workshop starts.

      For any other question, feel free to reach out at hello@smashingconf.com Thanks! :-)

      -1
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    Andy Mortimer

    June 9, 2015 11:52 am

    Im looking to sign up for the Smart Front-end/Performance techniques on the 26th June, I have a few questions.

    1. We want to display the workshop in our office so a few of us can watch is this allowed, and do we still only need to buy one ticket or is there a group ticket option that we should buy?

    2. What format is the video provided in after the event and how do we receive this?

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      Markus Seyfferth

      June 25, 2015 6:17 am

      Hi Andy,

      1) It would be just fair if you buy 2-3 tickets for the whole group. :-)

      2) We’ll be recording the seminar, and provide the slides and the video afterwards.

      Feel free to ask whenever you have any further questions!

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  4. 7

    I want to buy tickets for the SF Conference in April. Can we do that yet? We have the budget this quarter, but not sure about later.

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    Hi Vitaly et al
    I am pleased I discovered your website. However, I got worried when I saw the dates on the comments section; some go way back to 2007. This gave me the impression that your website might be not current. I am pleased that there are some 2015 dates on this page. Is there some way that you can have the latest comments on your homepage first. I really like the stuff on your site.
    Many thanks
    John

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    how do I change the speed of the picture rotation on the home page

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    RyanIndustries

    November 20, 2015 8:38 pm

    Hi Vitaly!

    I attended the SmashingComf last year and am super excited about the 2016 conferences! I was wondering if you are planning on a conference in New York again this year. I’m impatiently waiting for the listing of conferences for 2016!!!!

    I can hardly wait!

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    Just wondering if there are any more online-only workshops available or scheduled? Or, if I were to buy/register for one that takes place during the conferences, would I be able to participate remotely? Thanks!

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    Hi SmashingMag, where in SF is SmashingConf SF taking place? Do you have a more specific location than city name?

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  10. 17

    Please plan to conduct a session or workshop in India (Hyderabad). There are so so many of us waiting to get a Smashing experience!!

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    Is there any way to get access to these workshops remotely? A recorded version? Webcast? Something?

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    Do you hold conferences in the United States?

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  13. 21

    Hey Vitaly,

    I’m not sure if you’re the best person to mention this to, but in the ‘How to Convince your boss—8 reason on why you should attend the Smashing Conference’ There are 2 typos.
    1) Professionals is only spelled with one s in reason 5.
    2) and frustrating has an added ‘o’ after the ‘ti.’

    I figured this might be a easy fix for one of your designers. Just though I’d mention it, incase some people are doing any copy pasta for this event.

    Cheers,

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    Hello… Interesting fonts…. but someone doesn’t know how to spell Darth Vader’s name!

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    Hi, will there be any workshops or conferences in the UK?

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    Hi, do you have any conferences planned for 2018?

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