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    The Biggest Thessaloniki frontend event

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About frontMASS

Monday, 22nd of December


We're community

Building a web community in Thessaloniki is of utmost importance for us. We believe that frontend techologies are a wonderful thing to work with and we believe tha many people in Thessaloniki have the same feeling. We want to bring all of them together.

We're the web

We want to cover a variety of web related topics. From Javascript to the backend or tooling to purely CSS architecture, we hope that we can cover a very diverse interest spectrum.

We're proffessional

All the speakers are well respected professionals working in either some of the hottest greek startups or large international companies. Even though this is a non-commercial event, the people talking have real world experience in demanding, high-paced environments.








Our Schedule

  1. 11:00 - 11:50

    Konstantinos Margaritis

    Twitter’s Flight Framework

  2. 12:00 - 12:50

    Thanos Papavasileiou

    How to make your designer love you more

  3. 13:00 - 13:50

    Nikos Zinas

    CSS architecture for large scale applications

  4. 14:00 - 15:00

    Lunch Break

  5. 15:00 - 15:50

    Fotis Alexandrou

    Web developer workflow - Automation matters

  6. 16:00 - 16:50

    Thanasis Polychronakis

    Frontend Tooling 101, from shell to browser

  7. 17:00 - 17:50

    Vassilis Mastorostergios

    Practical Web Performance

  8. 17:50 - 18:00

    Closing ceremony

Our Speakers

Thanos Papavasiliou

Thanos is a maker of digital experiences. Since 2006 he has worked with global brands, he enjoys selling things online, thinking big and travel around the world. He’s currently based in a small village in Pieria called Svoronos. He has incredibl(u)e plans for disrupting the travel industry once again. He’s kind of…big(deal) and his friends call him klou.
Thanasis Polychronakis

Thanasis is a freelance web developer with a passion for doing Open Source, contributing to projects and helping the community. He is a seasoned web developer having worked for more startups than he can count. Thanasis’ frontend expertise lies with building large scale applications, complex build flows, automations and tooling.
Fotis Alexandrou

Fotis is a Web Developer that identifies himself as a full stack developer and tries to take full advantage of the tools offered by the community so he can be as productive as it gets. He thinks that development is more than a full time job hence, he codes all sorts of stuff, from web to shell and vice versa. He works at PeoplePerHour Athens HQ since November 2011.
Vassilis Mastorostergios

Vassilis is a Front End Developer working at CSSIgniter for the past few years, focused on creating premium themes and websites that can fit the needs of over 20,000 customers and counting.
Nikos Zinas

Nikos is working with web technologies since 2004. His main focus is designing solutions for large teams, helping companies scale and setup frontend architectures that are maintainable, performant, accessible and secure. Currently living in Amsterdam and working as a Frontend Architect for Bestseller, one of the largest fashion companies in the world.
Kostas Margaritis

Konstantinos is a Full-Stack Software Engineer at Goodvidio. He is passionate about new technologies, APIs integrations, new frameworks, programming languages, DevOps & TESTING. Expertised in engineering code of high quality, well documented, that performs fast and keeps complexity within standards. Contributor in open source libraries and an aficionado in providing top notch software.

I've seen the future

it's in my browser!

Our Talks

  • Twitter’s Flight Framework

    11:00 - 11:50

    FlightJS is an event-driven, component based, web framework that empowers Twitter’s website and is used by many others such as Airbnb, Crashlytics, Goodvidio, TweetDeck, Beats Music and RetailMeNot. FlightJS maps behaviour to DOM nodes and from then on magic happens. Kostas will explore the endless world of components and how you can use FlightJS to solve the everlasting problem of SOC (Seperation Of Concerns). The talk will "fly" around events, mixins, DOM interaction and finally how to build a widget with FlightJS.

  • How to make your designer love you more.

    12:00 - 12:50

    You are a frontend developer. You know all the dark secrets of Javascript, html5 & css3 is your everyday playground and building websites is your profession by day. Making designers love you is what will bring you closer to your dream job. In this talk you’ll understand why and how to make it happen.

  • CSS architecture for large scale applications

    13:00 - 13:50

    Clean, maintainable, reusable, performant. These are non functional requirements that the codebase of any application is expected to meet. And of course CSS is no exception. In this talk, we will see how we can architect our CSS when building a web application in order to meet those requirements. We will focus on CSS structure, naming conventions, best practices and tooling which large companies use to build their large scale applications.

  • Web developer workflow - Automation matters

    15:00 - 15:50

    How to streamline your web development workflow, from git to virtualization and deployment automation Fotis will dive into the cutting edge of today's development workflow. He will talk about Vagrant, what it can do for you, why you should know about it and how to leverage the most value out of it; Docker is the new kid on the block so naturally Fotis will acquant you with it, and finally a review of Puppet and how to use it for provisioning your deployment targets.

  • Frontend Tooling 101, from shell to browser

    16:00 - 16:50

    Thanasis will explain how you can do more in less time. Starting from the foundations of each developer, the Shell and going upwards to testing automation for your frontend assets. The journey of tooling will get us through leveraging watch tasks, livereload, modern build tools, precompilers, your editor and IDEs and dependency management for your frontend applications.

  • Practical Web Performance

    17:00 - 17:50

    Running a pagespeed test is trivial, but how can we go a step further? In Practical Web Performance, Vassilis will highlight basic principles along with modern tools to help you measure and optimize your website's performance.

  • Closing Ceremony

FrontMASS is Sold Out!

Because this is an all day event we cannot give out any more tickets as we want our attendees to be sited and have the best experience possible.