All this week on TechSPARK we’ll be highlighting a couple of event from this year’s Bath Digital Festival – just in time for you to sign up for the next day. If you’d like to see all the event hosted each day head to the BDF Website.

Tuesday morning at Bath Digital Festival


Custom Properties: The Secret Ingredients for CSS Magic

9:30am – 10:15am, Tuesday 20th October 2020

Custom Properties are a great way to give our CSS superpowers! Not only can they help us write more concise, maintainable code, they also bestow upon us the ability to get truly creative with CSS. This talk walks through some tips and tricks for using custom properties to improve our workflow, as well as some practical (and less practical!) examples of them in use. It’s CSS, but not as we know it.

Also on Tuesday morning:

Tuesday afternoon at Bath Digital Festival


Women in Tech: Inspiring Future Generations Through Representative Role Models.

13:00pm – 14:00pm, Tuesday 20th October 2020

Sponsored by the Institute of Coding and delivered by TechSPARK, Digital Her is a project that seeks to inspire, inform and engage young women, girls and non-binary people on the opportunities available to them in the tech and digital sector.

This panel session will discuss the experience of being a woman in tech, the pathways into the industry, potential challenges and solutions and the work that needs to be done to open up the South West’s cluster to diverse talent.

Also on Tuesday afternoon:

Tuesday evening @ Bath Digital Festival


Designing Powerful User Experiences with Psychology

17.00 – 18.00, Tuesday 20th October 2020

Humans only have limited mental capacity and no-one is ever operating at 100%. We are all influenced by the world around us and by how our minds work. As designers we need to be able to understand this and design for it.

A look at a framework that is a powerful way to understand the modern world we are designing for. How your website or app will be used in real life and to design for how people live their lives today. Combining psychology theory and the latest in UX techniques, the power of 100 is a modern design framework that matches the modern complex world we and our users live in.

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