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Thanks to platform.sh our hosting partner for Lazyload 2021

The last year has seen a massive transformation for many companies, not least of all for us here at Web Directions. In a mater of days, the core of what we did for over 15 years, organising in person conferences, became impossible, and will remain infeasible for some time to come.

In response we, like others moved our events online. And while last year was incredibly challenging (though less so than for others), it was also incredibly rewarding.

After looking at the options for how to host our online events we decided to build our own online conference platform, that would allow us to explore and experiment with the format.

And a critical part of that was getting our development and hosting environments right. We were a tiny team, with a lot of challenges. We wanted to build and deliver a great conference for our audience and minimise the effort and time we put into operations.

Platform.sh had partnered with us some years before when they first focussed on the Australian market, so we reconnected with them. They really did help us deliver a completely new conference experience in a short time frame, in no small part by taking care of many of those painful time consuming things that we simply did not have time to–things like automatically provisioned certificates, built in caching, and a really simple git based deployment pipeline.

We really recommend platform.sh if you’re looking for a host that takes care of the operations side and lets you get on with developing.

Thanks to platform.sh for being our hosting partner for our brand new CSS focussed conference, Hover, and all our 2021 conferences.

In 2021 we have a whole series of events for Front End Developers

Across 2021 Web Directions is presenting a series of online conferences for front end designers and developers. Focussed deep dives, they go far beyond what you might expect from conference programs.

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Across the year we have 3 remaining conferences (Hover our CSS conference took place in April, Lazy Load focussed on performance in June and Global Scope our JavaScript conference in August), focussing on Progressive Web Apps, Accessibility, and Security, privacy and identity.

banners for all our remaining 2021 conferences Reads: Web Directions lazy load 2021  a conference on front end performance  Online, globally June 11 & 18 2021 Web Directions global scope 2021  a conference all about JavaScript  Online, globally July 23 & 30 2021 Web Directions Code 2021  a conference on progressive web apps and web platform  Online, globally Sept 17 & 24 2021 Web Directions aaa 2021  accessibility engineering for front end developers  Online, globally Late 2021 Web Directions Safe 2021  privacy, security, identity for front end developers  Online, globally Late 2021

Priced individually from $195, or attend all 6, plus get access to our conference presentation platform Conffab for just $595, or $59 a month.

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Thanks for an amazing few days Web Directions. So many great themes of empathy, inclusion, collaboration, business impact through design, and keeping our future deeply human.

Laura van Doore Head of Product Design, Fathom