Colin Lord

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Colin Lord

Senior Front End Developer, SmileDirectClub

Colin Lord is a Senior Front-End Engineer for SmileDirectClub. He’s been writing front-end code since the days of IE6...and has a few gray hairs to prove it! In addition to the traditional front-end stack, he has spent the last six years working in the healthcare industry. As a result, he has a strong background in accessibility. Before getting into healthcare, he worked in the entertainment and music industries for several years.

In his spare time, Colin competes in triathlons. He was born and raised in Atlanta and maintains a strong loyalty to Georgia-based Chick-fil-A and Coca-Cola. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Katy.

Current sessions

I Know I Should Use SVGs But Don't Know How

Using SVG images are a lot like going to the gym. We all know we *should* be using them, but we end up putting it off for another project down the road. And when SVGs are used, they are often implemented in a way that doesn’t unlock their full potential.

During this presentation, we’ll discuss the best practices for SVG implementation and how they vary depending on the size and audience of your site. We will also go through what an SVG sprite is, how to create one, and why they’re awesome. According to Advanced Web Ranking.com, only 3% of sites on the internet use this technique...but 97% of browsers support it!

After this talk, you’ll be ready to work on your SVGs like you’ll be ready to work on your summer body!


Past and future events

Scenic City Summit

The largest local IT professional development program in Chattanooga! The event brings together coders, designers, database administrators, web developers, project managers, and IT professionals to share real-world business problems, best practices and emerging technologies.
17 Aug 2018
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

THAT Conference

Over four days, folks of diverse technology backgrounds and expertise levels gather to take advantage of multiple learning mediums to maximize one’s community and career advancements.
6 Aug 2018 - 9 Aug 2018
Madison, Wisconsin, United States

RevolutionConf 2018

17 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

UX Dev Summit

UX+DEV SUMMIT is South Florida’s largest User Experience and Developers conference! Join us for 4 days of workshops and a full day filled with immersive talks in the areas of User Experience, Product Management, and Development.
7 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

WordCamp Raleigh

WordCamp Raleigh is the longest-running WordCamp in the state of North Carolina.
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Connect.Tech 2017

CONNECT.TECH is the Southeast’s premier annual conference dedicated to JavaScript, Web and Mobile related technologies, tools, and frameworks. CONNECT.TECH will feature presentations and workshops from global technology and thought leaders as well as local community speakers. The 2017 event had 100 people attend.
20 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Atlanta, Georgia, United States