Web Directions Summit 2017 Notes
2017-11-12 — A brief summary
Web Directions Summit 2017
Last week I attended the Web Directions Summit in Sydney. There were surprisingly a lot more good talks and brilliant speakers compared to previous years (thank God).
Below is a rundown of what I've learned during those two days attending the conf:
- Web performance engineering is not just for our users, it's also for us as we age and our focus and patience decreases over time.
- Conversational UX through bots and voice is and will be the next killer features for apps.
- CSS Blocks is the new kid on the block for design systems and web/app components.
- WebXR 2.0, combining AR and VR, is coming soon.
I think those are the big things that are at the edges (i.e. new-ish) that I care about as they affect the areas I'm interested in, and the ones that are worth exploring for me anyway.
For a more detailed overview of the event, read Ben Buchanan's awesome post.