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HalfStack on the Thames

London, 2022


Neverland Fulham Beach Club, London

Friday 23rd September 2022, all day


HalfStack Event

200 Front-end / Web / JavaScript / Mobile / IoT developers and decision makers

Mostly from the greater London area and the UK

Outdoors, due to covid-19 and for fun

What to expect

An authentic, high value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on creative JavaScript and web development.

The priority for HalfStack on the Thames is the attendee experience, with great food, drinks, talks, swag, and community. The event is fully outdoors, with the main stage area under an open-air tent, and a secondary beach area with sand, cabanas and more.

HalfStack carefully curates talks that inspire and inform the audience in a highly interactive and entertaining manner. An initimate feeling where each attendee has time to meet one another.

Call for proposals

Visit our CfP page for more information on proposing your amazing HalfStack session!

Some of our illustrious sessions

Lee Meichin

Engineer, Hopin


Yes, I can connect to a DB in CSS

As they're wont to do, a certain tweet was floating around the interwebs for a while in early 2022.
Recruiters be like: We're looking for someone who can connect to the database using CSS.

This session answers the call to give recruiters exactly what they seek.

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Jo Franchetti

Lead Developer Advocate, Ably

To be revealed

Details of Jo's amazing session to be announced closer to the event.

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Andrea Verlicchi

Web performance engineer, NetCentric

Get speedy with responsive images automation

Responsive images done right can lower your website LCP and be a money saver. But doing this right can be complex and require lots of math and other considerations. Through many years as a performance architect helping e-commerce teams getting them right, Andrea has managed to automate all the optimisation process in a customer-driven way. In this talk he’ll explain best practices and demonstrate using the open-source project he created, with the typical splash of humourous HalfStack demos.

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Earth to Abigail

Live Coding Music with Sonic Pi

Live coding is a new direction in electronic music and video. Live coders expose and rewire the innards of software while it generates improvised music and/or visuals. All code manipulation is projected for all to see. Live coding works across musical genres, and has been seen in concert halls, late-night jazz bars, as well as algoraves.

Sonic Pi is a live coding environment built specifically for creating music. It's based in the Ruby programming language and it's primary aim is to provide a fun and approachable way to learn how to code while stimulating creativity. Though Sonic Pi is an educational tool, it is still a powerful tool and has been used by professional live coders around the globe.

In their performances, Earth to Abigail likes to take advantage of Sonic Pi's easily readable language to emphasize the poetic capabilities that code can provide but that is often overlooked. In this kind of creative context, code has not only a utilitarian purpose but also a poetic one, complementing the music it creates.

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