Speaker

Alexander Vassbotn Røyne-Helgesen

Alexander Vassbotn Røyne-Helgesen

Frontend Technologist-Wizard, Principal Engineer@Knowit

Frontendmagiker, Principal Engineer@Knowit

Oslo, Norway

Alexander is a creative frontender, specializing in UX, accessibility, universal design, frontend-architecture, node and design systems. He is passionate with open source projects and love to dabble with new emerging technologies related to frontend. With over 24 years of frontend experience, he has earned the right to be called a veteran. He is a lover of life, technologist at heart. If he isn't coding, he cooks and love whisky and cigars. Oh, and coffee, he LOVES coffee!

Alexander er en kreativ frontender som spesialiserer seg på UX, tilgjengelighet, universell design, frontend-arkitektur, node og designsystemer. Han er lidenskapelig opptatt av åpen kildekode-prosjekter og elsker å boltre seg med nye fremvoksende teknologier knyttet til frontend. Med over 24 års frontend-erfaring har han fortjent retten til å bli kalt en veteran. Han er en elsker av livet, teknolog i hjertet. Hvis han ikke koder, lager han mat, elsker whisky og sigarer. Åh, og kaffe, han ELSKER kaffe!

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Frontend
  • Front-End Development
  • Web Frontend
  • Frontend Architecture
  • Front End Performance
  • microfrontends
  • Backend for frontend
  • Micro Frontend
  • Front-End Art
  • Design Systems
  • Design Patterns
  • Customer Centered Design
  • Web Design
  • Responsive Design
  • Interface Design
  • UX Design
  • API Design
  • User Experience Design
  • UI/UX Design
  • Product Design
  • Design
  • interaction design
  • Interactive
  • Accessibility
  • Web Accessibility
  • Azure
  • GitHub
  • Open source and community
  • open source

Sessions

Trusted Data for developers - or, how to start the apocalypse en

Hey you. Yes, YOU! The developer reading this summary. Are you ready to summon the four horsemen and start the apocalypse? Start the next nuclear disaster? Kill patients? Make banks bankrupt? Do I have your attention now? Yes? Good. Because everything is going to go to hell if you don't get your act together!

Hvordan bør man drive fagarbeid i en liten tue i et stort konsern? en

Dette er en kombinasjon av råd og rant på hva man kan eller ikke kan gjøre når man driver fagarbeid! Jeg loser deg igjennom mine erfaringer på hva som fungerer, og ikke fungerer. Jeg vil også komme med gode eksempler å gjøre ting på, og kanskje samtidig overbevise DEG om at dette er en god måte å gjøre ting på!

Gjør applikasjon sikker, med enkle grep! en

Jeg kommer til å vise tips og triks på hvordan du kan gjøre din webapp sikrere. Det er ikke mye som skal til!

A bleak future with AI? What the science fiction-scene has warned us against! en

I address grim predictions and outcomes that the science fiction-scene has shown us for decades, with examples from movies and books of what can happen if AI runs amok!

What can we do to make Open Source more sustainable? en

Open Source projects are more and more often victims of their own success. Those responsible for the packages end up spending thousands of hours a year maintaining and supporting packages that have somehow gotten into the global infrastructure we use to build our products and services.

Absolutely free, and usually only with outrage as the open source world's salary. It is not sustainable. Not in the long run.
This is a massive challenge, across both companies and national borders. We as developers are definitely in a position where we can contribute, but what is really the right way to do it? How can we ensure the Open Source culture with contributions? How can we make it sustainable? These are questions I will try to answer!

From nothing to state of the art, how we build design systems, for all! en

tl; dr; A talk on how we build / built a design system, with focus on technical distribution, a11y and documentation.

This talk deals with how we build design systems at the current client, and how we got to where we are now.

We look at the needs of all types of personas / consumers of the design system and how a design system helps with development, a11y, business knowledge and content. Are you a content manager or a developer? A design system is both for you and for the end user!

The technical perspective of communicating design with a design system en

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Today, more and more development is done in tight relation with designers and UX-designer, triggering the need for a design system that is tightly coupled with both design and code. Up until recent years, the design communication has gone one way, from the designers to the developers.

This talk covers the process I came up with on securing design/develop communication both ways when building a design system. We will cover generation of preprocessor styles with design tokens, generating sketchfiles with for the designers and how we generate our design systems continuously.

I will also cover the importance of a design system and on how we make sure the documentation is clear, understandable and how we emphasize the end user AND the user of the design system. With weight on accessibility for the end user, how we create documentation examples and the technical aspects tied into the design system.

Future Interfaces - What the syfy-scene promised us, and how far are we? en

This is a small talk about how we imagined the future interface would be in fiction, visions of the future and in films about the future. What have we been promised and how far have we come?

Has 20 years of experience lead to this?! en

tl;dr; A talk/rant/beer in hand talk about my experience with frontend, from the 90s to today

For over 20 years I have played, enjoyed and gotten grey hairs doing frontend. I share my experiences around this, all the good and bad stuff.

For example, I created two design systems for a client, catering over 900 developers, 50 designers and 10 different languages. I promise you, the challenges never stops!

Fix your god damned typography! en

This talk will demonstrate the pains a developer have with the designer when the developer implements typography design.

Ever wondered why the distance between a title and the text says 30px in the sketch, but it won't line up with your html and css? Well, this talk will make you understand why, and how to fix this :)

How we built design systems at If en

Today, more and more development is done in tight relation with designers and UX-designers, triggering the need for a design system that is tightly coupled with both design and code.

Until recently, communication has gone one way, from the designers to the developers. This talk covers the process that we developed to ensure that the conversation around a design system runs in both directions, between design and development.

Enabling developers and designers to speak the same language en

Today, more and more development is done in tight relation with designers and
UX-designers, triggering the need for a design system that is tightly coupled
with both design and code.

Up until recent years, the design communication has gone one way, from the
designers to the developers. This talk covers the process I came up with on
securing design/develop communication both ways when building a design system.

Design sketch and front-end implementation, where does it blow up? en no

A lecture that deals with the common pitfalls, and how to get out of them, when communicating between developers and designers

Designskisse og frontendimplementering, hvor skjærer det seg? en no

Et foredrag som omhandler det vanlige fallgruvene, og hvordan komme seg ut av dem, når man kommuniserer mellom utviklere og designere

A better frontend developer experience? en

Dive into the nitty-gritty of frontend development with me! In this talk, I'll share 24 years of coding insights, breaking down practical tips for an A+ developer experience. From semantic versioning hacks to commitizen magic, we'll spice up your coding life. Learn the dos and don'ts of naming functions, organizing components, and acing imports.

But wait, there's more! Discover the sweet spot of automation using Commitizen, Release-it, and GitHub Actions. Plus, let's talk code minimization—why it matters and how it can make your life easier.

Whether you're a coding pro or just getting started, this talk is packed with hands-on advice to level up your frontend game. Join me for a casual chat about cleaner code, smoother workflows, and sustainable coding habits. No fluff, just the good stuff! See you there!

NDC Oslo 2022 Sessionize Event

September 2022 Oslo, Norway

Alexander Vassbotn Røyne-Helgesen

Frontend Technologist-Wizard, Principal Engineer@Knowit

Oslo, Norway

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