Doors open to all participants at 9am. Arrive early to snaffle some breakfast and grab a great seat.
An introduction to the unique format of Edge, and how you can participate throughout the day.
"Installable" web apps are a mess. Better access to native APIs like geofencing, offline, push notifications and alerts requires new APIs and a way of managing user consent. What should 'installing' a web app actually mean? With the manifest specification being implemented by Chrome and Firefox right now, how far do this and other new standards like ServiceWorker go towards solving the problem? How granular should user consent be and at what point should it be obtained?
Pages are getting bigger, and browsers need help to figure out how to render content faster. Hints like the recently implemented will-change are a step in this direction. Lazy block layout might help too, but where is the balance between developer-centric and browser-centric solutions for speeding up web page rendering?
Grab a coffee and recharge for the next session.
Passwordless login, social sign in, BrowserID identity systems like Mozilla Persona, two-factor authentication, TLS and SNI, Explictly authenticated proxy proposal. What's the best practice balance between user experience and security?
The web lives and breathes code sharing and reuse, and web components take us increasingly into the territory of abstracted reusable code. We need a package manager for the web. Is bower gradually becoming the 'official' solution for this, and is anyone fed up with putting seven different package manager configs in their open source repos yet?
A new format war risks erupting in the image world. On the one side webP enjoying a lot of promotion from Google along with support in Chrome, Android and Opera. But IE instead supports JPEG XR, and Apple prefers JPEG 2000. Firefox supports none of the above. With images occupying up to 63% of page total transfer size (HTTPArchive), we should all care more about this.
Take an hour to break into small groups and have follow-up discussions from the sessions you've participated in earlier in the day.
The extensible web manifesto promises to change the way the web community approaches standardisation to make it more inclusive and iterative. Do you feel empowered and included? Considering recent notable failures of the standards process, has this now been fixed? What more change needs to happen, and what realistic change can be made?
Susan Mernit, co-founder of Hack the Hood, explains what Hack the Hood is doing and how your money is being put to good use.
Wind down and discuss the day's events with your fellow delegates. Edge is committed to providing a relaxing, friendly social event where we can continue those useful conversations that we started during the day. Enjoy great food and drinks catering to a variety of diets. We'll announce more details soon.