SITEPOINT (Craig Buckler): Hey Todd. Tell us a little about yourself and what you do.
SITEPOINT: How did you get into conference talking?
TODD: I started doing a few smaller presentations — nothing bigger than a roomful of people — until last year when I flew out to San Francisco for HTML5 Dev Conf. While I was there, I visited a friend at Google who invited me to teach a workshop. I absolutely loved it! I wanted to do more sharing knowledge and teaching when I was contacted by Future Insights to speak at FOWD. I’ve spoken at a few meet-ups and events since last year to a variety of audiences.
TODD: There has indeed, but unless you’ve a valid reason, anyone preaching “No jQuery” should tread carefully.
I recently wrote about the topic. It was well received which inspired me to pick it for my FOWD talk.
SITEPOINT: Do you think developers can drop jQuery completely or are there situations when it’s justified?
SITEPOINT: Can you see a time when the jQuery project is abandoned altogether?
SITEPOINT: Are you looking forward to seeing any other speakers at FOWD?
TODD: I’m looking forward to seeing all the speakers and meeting them in person!
SITEPOINT: Many thanks, Todd.
Todd Motto joins Paul Boag, Peter Gasston, Harry Roberts and other amazing speakers at Future Of Web Design (FOWD) in London from April 7th-9th. Craig will also be there begging for article ideas! A few tickets are still available so don’t delay!
Craig is a freelance UK web consultant who built his first page for IE2.0 in 1995. Since that time he's been advocating standards, accessibility, and best-practice HTML5 techniques. He's created enterprise specifications, websites and online applications for companies and organisations including the UK Parliament, the European Parliament, the Department of Energy & Climate Change, Microsoft, and more. He's written more than 1,000 articles for SitePoint and you can find him @craigbuckler.