Front-end London is a free event hosted by Made by Many that's dedicated to all aspects of front-end development.
Ian FeatherLonely Planet
Web fonts have brought us beautiful online type but they've also brought us interminable blank screens while we wait for them to load. I'll highlight a few different alternatives for moving web fonts off the critical path, dealing with FOUT, and take a look at the performance benefits of each approach.
'Rendering without the lumpy bits'
We'll look at a series of real-world rendering issues and how to combat them, understanding why particular hacks work, and how sometimes working against the browser can trick it into performing better. Covering basic html layout and animation, GPU interaction and high-dpi (retina) considerations across browsers and devices.