Jenn Lukas & Daniel Ryan

For our second event, we’re bringing together two of our favorite heavily-tattooed front-end folks. Local celebrity Daniel Ryan will kick things off with a discussion of website optimization and performance. Then the always-captivating Jenn Lukas will take the stage to dazzle us with ways to spice up your link hovers.

Hot Links

Remember how cool it was when you first learned how to tween objects in Flash? That’s how Jenn feels about using CSS transitions with hovers. In this talk, she’ll take a look at how adding CSS-enhanced hover states to designs can take your work to the next level and examine how these translate to touch devices. CSS transitions are all the rage these days and we’ll see how just the right amount of them can keep your aesthetic classy while adding some fun and interactive elements.

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Jenn Lukas

Jenn Lukas is a multi-talented front-end dev from Philly. She recently left her role as the Interactive Development Director at Happy Cog to start her own consulting business. Jenn was named one of Mashable’s 15 Developer/Hacker Women to Follow on Twitter and teaches HTML and CSS for GirlDevelopIt.

Practical Patterns for Performant Web Design

Lots of designers and developers talk a good game when it comes to designing great user experiences on the web. Sadly, few are aware of the effect poor performance can have on those experiences. In this talk, Daniel will look at a few best practices for increasing front-end user experience used by the Obama 2012 campaign and will bust a few common performance myths along the way.

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Daniel Ryan

Daniel Ryan is a consultant and speaker, previously the Director of Front-end Development for President Obama’s 2012 election campaign. Managing a team of two dozen, he oversaw the development of the online tools and technology that helped raised $690m online, recruited hundreds of thousands of volunteers, and registered over 1 million voters. Under Daniel’s leadership the campaign employed a multi-screen strategy producing the first responsive website in presidential campaign history. Now Daniel is using the lessons learned from the campaign to help nonprofits and progressive organizations.