Below you'll find the schedule for our 6th SmashingConf Freiburg. Please note that we changed the timings and the number of breaks. Also, we’ll start slightly later than in the previous years (at 9:30). We hope you’ll enjoy the new format!

Monday, 11th | Tuesday, 12th

08:30 Doors Open
09:30 Welcome

And So The Mystery Begins...

Have you figured out yet who was the Mystery Speaker this year? ;-)

10:30 Morning Break

Taking layout to the next level

Layout is drastically changing: we’ve already shifted toward more robust, accessible, design systems capable of being served to any device or browser but we’re still using older techniques that we created to workaround layout problems that are ultimately brittle and not content-aware.

Flexbox and Grid take our layouts to the next level, with smarter capabilities and more simple execution we can achieve far more with less, and while Grid might be in the near future - Flexbox is very much a technology of today.

In this talk, Chris will show practical applications of Flex to give the confidence and understanding to start building with it right now, he’ll also be exploring how we might use Flex in combination with Grid and discuss strategies for using future and modern layout techniques in your projects today.

11:50 Lunch Break

To Be Announced

Talk description coming soon!

14:10 Coffee Break


The sane version of my talk title would be 'Modern Web Security Standards' but I wanted to make light of the fact that sometimes there can be too many to keep up with.

In this talk I'm going to introduce you to some awesome features that allow us to quickly and easily boost security and offer better protection to our visitors. From mitigating Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) to enforcing the use of HTTPS or protecting ourselves against rogue Certificate Authorities and Content Delivery Networks, these are just some of the things that are possible.

If you were to implement even one of the standards I'm going to talk about today, you'd probably be doing better than your bank!

15:30 Afternoon Break

Breakpoints, Resolution and Navigation – Debugging the Homonyms of UX Nomenclature.

The everyday nomenclature that is used in the development environment has real world analogs to how we engage with other team members. Through selected projects and case studies Barry will discuss the various ways our typical communication relates to development patterns and behaviours.

16:35 Afternoon Break

Hacking Design Education

The current education system of most countries was designed 150 years ago, based on a one-size-fits-all kind of knowledge, assessed by metrics that favor logic over creativity, quantity over quality and grades over understanding.

But is this what a world in constant evolution really needs? Can this system help us cope with increasing levels of uncertainty? Do the students of today feel ready to become the innovators of tomorrow?

When it comes to design, this is particularly visible. Most study programs aren’t preparing future designers to think critically, to look beyond the pixels and see the impact they have on their own companies, on people's lives, and society as a whole.

What if each student could design their own learning experience? Would this not be a way to take ownership of your role and to focus on what really matters?

In this talk, Sara Ramos and Tiago Pedras will share how they are trying to hack design education, making it student-centered and industry-led, while inviting the audience to join this learning revolution.

17:40 Closing Remarks
18:00 Beergarten Networking!

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