Our initial group of HalfStack Tel Aviv 2020 speakers are listed below! More speakers, details, and a final schedule will be announced closer to this year's event. HalfStack starts around 10am, includes breaks, lunch, dinner, and an interactive afterparty with a JS pub quiz. Plan to arrive around 10am and stay late!
Web Audio Looping (and not by setInterval)
Liron Hazan (@lironn_h) & Oz Gonen (@ozgonen2) SentinelOne
Lord of the Loops - The fellowship of the browser
Yonatan Kra (@yonatankra) Walk Me & Yonaran Doron (@jodoron) CyberX
That’s how our story begins. We will follow the tale of young Frodo Browsers - Bilbo’s cousin - on his way to defeat the Lord of the (Event) Loops.
Through this story, we will discover how the browser internals work so we could go back to our shire and optimize our applications.
Frodo will be joined by the powerful mage Ecmalf the Yellow who will perform Ecmascript magic on stage!
Live Coding: Using Algorithms As A Musical Playground
Mynah Marie (@EarthAbigail) Earth To Abigail
Algorithmic music and live coding is a type of creative coding that has been booming across Europe, Asia and America for the past 10 to 15 years. This rising popularity for live coding inspired many developers to create sophisticated software allowing the use of various programming languages as a performance tool and form of creative expression.
With the improvements in AI technology, there's a confusion about the term "algorithmic music". The phrase "using algorithms to create music" is now often misunderstood as feeding a huge data set of samples to a machine learning algorithm and see how much the computer can "fool us" by creating a human-like musical piece. This is not the type of algorithmic music this talk is about.
Mynah's approach to algorithmic music, and the way live coders in general define it, is to use algorithms as source of inspiration for composing and performing music live. Mynah treats her computer as another "musician" present with her on stage, allowing the code to surprise her.
Making the Internet Accessible with TensorflowJS
Benjamin Gruenbaum & Uri Shaked (@UriShaked) Stitch Fix
Take thousands of accessible web pages and feed them with their accessibility annotations stripped into a TensorFlowJS deep neural network. Then use a generative model to create accessibility annotations automatically for given web pages. This creates accessibility annotations to web pages automatically and make the internet a more accessible place. In this talk they will explore accessibility, how machines understand it and the speaker's development process with TensorflowJS.
Deep thoughts with Dylan Schiemann
Dylan Schiemann (@dylas) Living Spec
To be announced
Christian Heilmann (@codepo8) Microsoft
Chris speaks around the world, inspiring web developers through his thoughts and insights on the web, programming, and more.
More details about Chris' talk will be revealed closer to the date of HalfStack.
Just go for it: The story of dance-mat.js
Ramon Huidobro (@SenorHuidobro) Freelancer
In this talk, Ramon will relate his adventures coming up with dance-mat.js, the project for making a Dance Dance Revolution controller with Raspberry Pi, the Bare Conductive PiCap, a yoga mat, and Node.js.
Niels Leenheer (@html5test) Salonhub
Build it like it’s 1999
Guy Nesher (@GuyNesher) CodeValue
It doesn’t matter whether you were a Nirvana or Spice Girls fan; if you played a Super Nintendo or a Sega Saturn, the 90’s offered something for everyone and until this day brings a nostalgic smile to our faces. Well, today we are going to show you how to bring an important piece of the ’90s back to – GeoCities website design.
The Anarchist Guide to the Galaxy - building an open archive of science fiction
Eden Kupermintz (@tallesteden) LivePerson
In December of 2018, Eden stumbled across a website proclaiming itself as an archive of anarchist science fiction. Moved by the passion of the maintainer, Ben Beck, Eden decided to reach out and offer his assistance in modernizing the archive. What followed was a migration of the site, originally built using Microsoft Frontpage 2003, using Node.js, GitHub, Jekyll, and Markdown. The end result is a modern website, open to the public, a cool example of what you can do with lots of passion, dedication to the promise of an open and free Internet, and some web-design knowledge.
To be announced
Liliana Kastilio (@lilianakastilio) Snyk
Lili is a Lead Full Stack Engineer at Snyk. The details of his talk will be announced closer to the event.
Afterparty: Live Coding with Earth To Abigail
Earth to Abigail
Experience more algorithmic music and live coding during the HalfStack Tel Aviv afterparty!