HalfStack carefully curates talks that inspire and inform the audience in a highly interactive and entertaining manner. Each HalfStack event provides an intimate feeling where each attendee has time to meet one another.
We are saddened to see so many of our fellow developers and designers affected by the recent tech layoffs, which is why we want to do something to help. If you’ve been laid off recently, get in touch and we’ll give you a ticket on the house! Your next opportunity could be waiting for you in Newquay.
Earth to Abigail and Otto will use live coding to create music with the audience
AI is currently being heralded as the next evolution in computing and people are worried if their jobs are safe. They are not. A lot of the things we are being paid for now can be done by machines. The question is if that should come as a surprise, or if this is an opportunity to scrutinise if what we do is actually not necessary? AI is a tool and it is here to stay. It is now up to us to make it work for us and teach the next generation of creators what's good and not what's *good enough*.
Five years ago HalfStack legend Tony Edwards regaled us with a look at using JS to transcribe his live rapping. Much has improved so we'll look at the current state of transcribing audio to text with JS and AI.
Shelly will share some of the fun web audio projects she's been working on recently.
Estuary is a live coding platform for making music and visualizations. We'll get a quick intro to the platform and then use it to create music together during the afterparty!
Want to share something you've been working on lately? Spend 2-3 minutes on stage sharing your project! First-come, first-served sign-ups on the day of the event.
We will kick off the afterparty with Battledecks, a tech improv game. You have 5 minutes to pitch a fake tech startup from a randomly generated slide deck. Then we'll proceed in teams with our unique JS Pub Quiz!
A live coding performance with audience participation encouraged!