Lemon 🍋

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Minneapolis, United States

Lemon 🍋

Does things to the internet. The internet does things to him as well.

With a day job as the development lead for a mid-sized Minneapolis agency, Lemon spends his work time making websites for money and his free time making websites for no money.

He's created over a dozen gimmick sites like damn.dog, pretend.world and greatsex.tips. He also hosts a podcast that looks at some of the internet's weirder subcultures. It is not safe for your work, unless you work somewhere really cool.

Current sessions

Let's Launch A Website, Right Friggin' Now!

Making a website can be a complicated process involving months of time and conflicting opinions from dozens of stakeholders. But it doesn't have to be!

Using Vue, Pug and Sass as his languages, Lemon's going to show you a methodology for getting sites launched quickly and cheaply. Because large scale business-focused websites are a great way to get paid, but making specific sites with a tight scope is a good way to have fun.


I'm Going To Make You Stop Hating CSS.

As a formalized language, CSS is over 20 years old and has spent much of that time being maligned by the people who use it. Browser inconsistencies, changing specifications and general weirdness have combined to create this weird pseudo-language that you'd rather avoid.

UNTIL TODAY. With modern specs and tooling, CSS has never been more straightforward and less reliant on hacks. In this talk, Lemon will show you some common traps people fall in, as well as some general strategies for making a layout grid you can proud to build and confident in releasing.

This is a conference talk aimed at web professionals who've experienced CSS (or Sass or Less) in the past but who never really "got" it.


CMS Speed Dating

Your content needs you, but you've got a problem: you've been by yourself for so long. Other than that regrettable encounter with SharePoint, it's been just you and your HTML for years. Sure, content management systems SAY they're fun and easy, but you've heard they have commitment issues. Could there really be a CMS out there who understands you?

In this fast-paced conference talk, Lemon's going to introduce you to some CMS you may have never met before. Let's compare Wordpress and SiteCore with Kirby and Cockpit. Let's have a honest talk about Decoupled vs Headless. With so many options and so many personalities, maybe you can find your match for life, or maybe just a match for now.


Past and future events

dev up Conference 2018

8 Oct 2018 - 10 Oct 2018
St. Louis, United States

PubConf Sydney

3rd place winner
21 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
Sydney, Australia

NDC Sydney 2018

16 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
Sydney, Australia

PubConf Kansas City

1st place winner
13 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Kansas City, United States

KCDC 2018

11 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018

PubConf Minnesota

1st place winner
10 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
Saint Paul, United States

NDC {Minnesota}

* Let's Make A Website, Right Friggin Now
9 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
Saint Paul, United States

Minnebar

*Literally ANYTHING But Wordpress
14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
Bloomington, United States

PubConf Minneapolis

*I Got Popular (Oops)
21 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Minneapolis, United States

Minnebar

*Making Pretty Code With Sass & Jade
23 Apr 2016 - 23 Apr 2016
Bloomington, United States