Fear isn’t a gut feeling. It’s your brain delivering critical information derived from countless cues that have added up to one conclusion. This talk will explore fear, instinct and denial. And we’ll look at how we can start to view “feelings” as pre-incident indicators.
Node.js, as a platform, is constantly changing and evolving. Node’s core is a melting pot of features from our own community, as well as dependencies such as V8 and libuv. This talk will cover the latest developments in Node core, including the freshly released (if we’re on time this year) Node 10.
Julka Grodel is a Principal Software Engineer at Framebridge, a DC startup disrupting the custom framing market. She is happiest when she can get lost in the details and structure of a thing, making it for work her, making it work better, or cleaning it up to make it easier for others. By day, Julka channels this focus to empower Framebridge customers to frame everything they love and she enjoys seeing how creative and weird people get. When not toiling away for her corporate overlords she spends her time volunteering on literacy projects with the Junior League, in a Pilates studio, or doting over her blind cat Batman and his BFF Robin.
Have you heard about how Scalable Vector Graphics can look great at any resolution and can take up less space than other images? Let me introduce you to the XML format that is SVG, styling them and some transformations so you can begin putting them to work.
Chris Nguyen is a senior engineer at The Washington Post where he works on scaling the rendering and curation engine that powers Arc Publishing’s distributed CMS. He’s a native Washingtonian and alumni of UMD and GWU, where he studied computer science and linguistics.
In this talk, we’ll look at how linguistic relativity appears in human languages and then apply this idea to solve programming problems. Sometimes it’s easier for a bilingual person to respond in one language versus another. In a similar fashion, we’ll look at features of programming languages (like first-class functions) and explore how those features can make a problem easier to solve.
Laurie Barth has 5+ years of experience in the technology industry as a full stack developer, including 2 years as a Program Manager. She currently works as a engineering consultant with Ten Mile Square in Washington, DC helping to solve complex problems for companies large and small. In Laurie’s spare time she can be found playing board games and solving puzzles.
How do you build a tool that can live forever? A tool that can evolve along with updates, and new hardware and ever changing technical specs? This talk is about a tool that does just that. What it does. How it works. And how we built it.
You could fill a book with what I don’t know. Which is rather the point. Author of 3D Game Programming for Kids, Patterns in Polymer, Dart for Hipsters and The SPDY Book. Co-author of Recipes with Backbone.
Frances Coronel is a developer with a design background who gets a lot of personal satisfaction out of helping the local tech community through her varied skill set.
Frances currently works as a Software Engineer at Accenture's Liquid Studio in Silicon Valley, specializing in UI engineering.
She has a Master's in Computer Science from Cornell Tech and a Bachelor's in Computer Science from Hampton University.
In the long-term, she wants to be able to help engineer and invest in alternative forms of education for computer science and become a leader in that community.
Frances is passionate about all aspects of development and regularly contributes to open-source projects while attending conferences, hackathons, and Meetups related to tech.
I’ll walk you through the steps of transforming an existing website into a Progressive Web App from the bottom up. Together we’ll also explore the wide array of companies that have already benefited from the many enhancements PWAs offer.
In this session, I will dig into strategies that many companies and applications are using to style and theme their products. I'll show the shortcomings, bizarre abstractions and down-right insane-ness that some of them get into in order to satisfy even simple requirements. I'll then give a live demo of what it looks like to convert a simple React app from using the popular classNames styling strategy to using Styled Components (< 3 minutes). After you see what Styled Components looks like and how simple it is, I'll briefly cover how it works under the hood so you can explain it to your parents in case they ever ask. Finally, I'll walk through the Six awesome reasons why Styled Components is the best styling system and strategy I've seen and show how it will make you a happier developer. You're welcome.
Billy Roh is a product design lead at Opendoor. He helps organize a monthly meetup called WaffleJS in his spare time. Before Opendoor, he was a designer at Facebook, where he worked on profiles and advertiser tools.
Virtual reality can be daunting—it’s unclear what you can do with it and it’s hard to know where to even start. I’ll introduce you to fundamental VR concepts by re-creating an interactive installation art piece by Yayoi Kusama in A-Frame, a VR web framework. So you can try it out at home, I’ll also walk you through the ecosystem of VR libraries and affordable hardware that’s currently out there.