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

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 primarily at web professionals who've experienced CSS (or Sass or Less) in the past but who never really "got" it. It's about modern standards really removing a lot of the weirdness that CSS has been famous for.

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.

The goal of this talk is to present different CMS in a fun and interesting way: Present characters through the medium of dating profiles as a way to introduce different competing concepts.

Shrink The Web: How To Get Happier By Removing Crap

Websites have doubled in size every three years. For reasons both understandable and idiotic, web developers continue to create bigger and more complicated web projects, and now your node folder is mining bitcoin and the average web page is bigger than the 1993 video game DOOM. This is a trend we can change.

🐁 Let's shrink the web!

In this high-energy talk, we’re going to be looking at some easy wins for performance improvements like image optimization and JavaScript concatenation, that can actually make your users’ life better. In addition, we’re going to explore some very friendly process tools for doing all of that without days of editing config files.

Because a small website is an easy website, and an easy website means you can go home earlier.

Past and future events

Build Stuff Kiev

18 Nov 2019 - 20 Nov 2019

Build Stuff LT

13 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
Vilnius, Lithuania

Techorama Netherlands 2019

30 Sep 2019 - 1 Oct 2019
Ede, Netherlands

Code PaLOUsa 2019

21 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
Louisville, United States

PubConf KC

19 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Kansas City, United States

KCDC 2019

17 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Kansas City, United States

NDC Oslo 2019

16 Jun 2019 - 20 Jun 2019
Oslo, Norway

PubConf Minnesota

8 May 2019 - 8 May 2019
Saint Paul, United States

NDC Minnesota 2019

6 May 2019 - 9 May 2019
Saint Paul, United States

Minnebar 2019

* Shrink The Web!
27 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Bloomington, United States

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 KC

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 2018

*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 2016

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