- The 12MB Web Page: A tale of perfect PageSpeed scores & developer happiness (Envato Code Party, May 2016)
- The UI is an Application (Dutch PHP Conference, Jun 2015)
- Hands on with the modern front end stack (workshop) (Dutch PHP Conference, Jun 2015)
- The New Front End Stack: A really really really high level introduction (Envato Code Party, May 2015)
- Smarter Sass builds with Webpack (MelbCSS, Apr 2015 & MelbJS, May 2015)
- Faking Real Time: Optimistic Updates & Eventual Consistency (Decompress, Mar 2015)
- Presenting Dev Achievements to Non-Devs (Envato Code Party, Nov 2014)
- Going Isomorphic with React (MelbJS, Jul 2014)
- CSS Architecture on a Shoestring (Decompress, Apr 2014)
- Element Queries: Responsive Web Design’s Unicorn (Be Responsive, Jan 2014)
I’ve been building user interfaces across a bunch of teams at Envato since 2011. Currently I’m working on Envato Sites.
Previously, I was part of a plucky team of upstarts at The Just Group who helped bring a bricks & mortar retail fashion behemoth into the internet age.
I write open source code and build side projects on GitHub, retweet space news on Twitter, endorse colleagues for natural horsemanship and sea captaincy on LinkedIn, post photos of balloons and sunsets on Instagram, watch fx showreels on Vimeo, refuse to let go of the early 2000s on Last.fm, document our adventures around the world on BenAndCamilla.in and am usually the human behind bensmithett everywhere else.
Always buy the tourist photo.