To build a kick-ass frontend, we rely on each other: Designers on developers, and developers on designers. But it’s often difficult to work together; we need to learn each other's language, understand each other’s priorities and have to be willing to make compromises that serve both.
That’s why in 2011 we came up with a conference for everyone involved from concept to implementation of a frontend, and we gave it the tagline “Where design meets technology”. The goal was to bring both sides together in talks and workshops ranging from Angular to Zapier and from Affordance to Zeplin.
By staying on the cutting edge of both design and technology, we’ve since evolved to be the largest web conference in Switzerland. Our interest has widened to reflect the increasing maturity of the industry. We now also deal with managerial topics like design leadership, tech governance and UX strategy.
Our attendees range from juniors to managers, and we attract key speakers to come to Zurich and share their knowledge in talks & workshops. The conference has become a place to learn and network, and we have many loyal professionals who come back every year.
With the “Frontend Conference Association” as organizer and legal body, we strive to develop the relationship and exchange between local and international professionals interested in frontend technologies and UX, hereby emphasizing the importance of the according fields and the relevance of Zurich as a major IT hub.
The “Frontend Conference Association” is a non-profit association, run by web professionals in their spare (and unpaid) time. The web design community has been good to us and we think this is a good way to return the favor.
We see our conference as a community event and a great opportunity to meet and learn from brilliant people. That’s why we try to keep ticket prices a low as possible to make an event that is affordable for everyone. On top of that we have a free live stream of both tracks and all talks and offer the videos online for free only a few days after the talks are finished.
The short version: Be respectful towards other people, respectfully ask people to stop if you are bothered, and if you can’t resolve an issue contact staff. If you are being a problem, it will be apparent and you’ll be asked to leave. Read the long version.
A very special thanks goes to our helping hands before and during the conference.
Do you want to join us? We are doing our best to organize a great event, but we would like to get your help. As a not-for-profit community event we rely on volunteers to enable us to run a great event.
If you’d like to help out at the event, please get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.