Web Apps Goes Full Frontal

Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.

Full Frontal is a one day JavaScript conference held at the Duke of York’s Picturehouse in Brighton. Some of our team made the journey down last week for the conference which took place on Friday, 9th November and it definitely did not disappoint.

As a proud Full Monty sponsor of the event, we were given the opportunity to gain some exposure – spreading the word of Web Applications UK. Not only was our logo splashed around, branded lanyards were created and distributed to all delegates in attendance. In keeping with the tradition of previous years, we also sent down Web Applications UK cakes to be enjoyed by all. This year we decided on cake pops – a lollipop of cake! They proved even more popular than last year’s cupcakes and were gone within minutes.

The conference consisted of 8 talks on a range of subjects from programming for browsers in games consoles to the virtues and vices of HTML5. The keynote talk by James Pearce and the follow up by John Allsopp were particular favourites amongst our delegates. James argued that it is no longer necessary to write any HTML; instead it’s possible to build web applications purely using JavaScript. John countered this by explaining why HTML still has its place.

Our very own Quality Manager and Software Engineer, Clare Sudbery was given the responsibility of introducing Chris Wilson. Working for Microsoft for 15 years, Chris was responsible for implementing Cascading Style Sheets for Internet Explorer and had quite a big hand in shaping IE over the years so it was an honour to introduce him. Using the opportunity to say a little about Web Applications UK and the benefits of working here, Clare pointed out that it involves eating a lot of homemade cake – a strategy that will surely have those candidates beating down the door.

This year, all of the talks were video recorded so keep an eye on the Full Frontal website over the next few days to watch them for yourself.

As it was Software Engineer, Ian Munro’s birthday, our team celebrated at the after party held at The Loft. Our team had great fun chatting with some of the speakers and other developers.

All of our Webbies came back with nothing but the highest of praise for the event, already asking to go again next year!