Zach’s ugly mug (his face)

Zach Leatherman

A look back at NEJS CONF, 2015–2019

October 17, 2019

Originally presented at NEJS CONF 2019 in Omaha, NE USA 🇺🇸 on August 8, 2019

This was, sadly, NEJS CONF’s last year. Our incredible and fearless organizer team put on five amazing events. I wanted to do a short recap of the special things we’ve done at NEJS CONF over those five years as a capstone to our five year run.

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Zach is a builder for the web with Netlify. He’s currently fixated on web fonts and static site generators. His public speaking résumé includes talks in eight different countries at events like Beyond Tellerrand, Smashing Conference, CSSConf, and The White House. He is an emeritus of Filament Group, NEJS CONF, and still helps out with NebraskaJS. Read more about Zach »

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9 Replies
  1. Zach Leatherman

    Zach Leatherman @zachleat #

    Thank you for saying so Jeremy, it was really lovely to meet you. I will be sad not to have an avenue like this to meet excellent people without leaving town 😭

  2. Jeremy @ PrDC Regina 🇨🇦

    Jeremy @ PrDC Regina 🇨🇦 @malchata #

    nOT A dRy EyE In tHe houSe. tHiS tALk AnD thE KiNdnESs yoU PUt On DIsPLAy TugGED At MY HearTSTringS.

  3. Zach Leatherman

    Zach Leatherman @zachleat #

    We were so glad to have you at the conference. TRY TO FIND A BETTER CLOSING KEYNOTE (you can’t)

  4. Batty on a Mac 🦇💻 🔜 #a11yTO 🇨🇦

    Batty on a Mac 🦇💻 🔜 #a11yTO 🇨🇦 @TatianaTMac #

    When you have this talk was when I became a Zachstan. Giving the closing closing keynote to NEJSConf is one of my 2019 highlights. 🐟💙💛

  5. 💀 Dave (Reid) of the Dead 🎃

    💀 Dave (Reid) of the Dead 🎃 @davereid #

    I feel extremely lucky and fortunate to have been able to attend four out of the five years. I'm so proud and thankful of all the very deliberate and hard work you and the rest of the organizers & volunteers put in making an Omaha tech conf inclusive, safe, and enjoyable for … Truncated

  6. Hagbard Celine

    Hagbard Celine @asciidisco #

    It was truly a pleasure to be part of it. Thank you & all the other lovely folks who put their hearts & lots of energy into making it. Lots of ❤️ to all of you.

  7. Chris Ferdinandi ⚓️

    Chris Ferdinandi ⚓️ @ChrisFerdinandi #

    I hope I can make it to NEJS at some point. I hear nothing but terrific things.

  8. Zach Leatherman

    Zach Leatherman @zachleat #

    sOMe daY i WILl mAKe yoU CrY phiL, THAT’s a pROMiSE …hMm, wAit

  9. Phil Hawksworth 👉 @JavaScriptCon 🇩🇪

    Phil Hawksworth 👉 @JavaScriptCon 🇩🇪 @philhawksworth #

    You WeRE Not AloNE. BRIlLianT.

    2 Mentions
    1. Jason

      Jason @scurker #

      i’M BummEd i mISsED OUt ON thE last CoNfERence. bUt i cHAlLENGE you To FinD a NICer GrOUp oF fOlKS THAn THosE tHaT PUT @NEjSCONf TOGethEr. MUcH ❤️ tO The TEAM fOr alL oF tHeir Hard WORk!

    2. Adrienne is home 🌵

      Adrienne is home 🌵 @AdrienneTacke #

      This conference kickstarted my speaking journey. I'm forever grateful for @nejsconf's welcoming community and supportive organizers. Thank you ❤️