UtahJS Conference Series

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Sessions

  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM

    The Misseducation of CSS
    Cory Brown
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    Conflating decoration and layout is the source of most of our CSS woes. We’ll cover how to make CSS more portable, delete-able, reusable, and maintainable.

    For questions regarding conference access, please email team@zeroslopeevents.com

  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM

    Building Components at Scale
    Dennis Wilkins
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    How Facebook.com handled rewriting their components for hundreds of engineers and millions of users.

    Thank you to Workfront for sponsoring this session!

  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM

    Quantity beats quality 100-0: How to level-up quality and testing
    Antti Niittyviita
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    The three most important principles that I hope someone had shared with me when I started the journey into testing. How to get clients, colleagues, and bosses on your side.

    Thank you to Auth0 for being our community partner for this session!

  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM

    Yarn 2: a next generation package manager
    Michael Richardson
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    Yarn 2 with PnP dispenses with the node_modules folder entirely and creates an opportunity for perfect module resolution, faster startup, and instant package installs. The dream of cloning a node app and running it immediately--no install step required--is now a reality.

Presenters

  • Cory Brown

    Yes, that is Levar Burton standing next to me.

    Staff Engineer at Nav. Formerly of Jane, LDS Church, and National Geographic. Writing JavaScript for nigh-on a decade. Love gaining and disseminating knowledge, especially about JavaScript and Functional Programming.

    Twitter: @365JSThings

  • Antti Niittyviita

    Antti Niittyviita is best described as a source of energy in everything that he does.

    In his book Storytools of Testing and many talks Antti shares his story of how a nerdy testerboy set out on a perilous journey by founding a business at the worst time of the millenium. Through the financial crisis and adversities that followed he ended up as the CEO by accident.

    A single seed of an idea helped both Antti and the business to push through. ”Life and Business are like the season. You cannot change the seasons, but you can change yourself.”

    Today Antti runs a successful business of 45 software testing professionals. Over the course of these 14 years as a testing guru and a CEO, the author has met more than 2200 people in one-to-one discussions about how to create level ups in quality.

    Twitter: @niittyviita

  • Michael Richardson

    Technical Lead at Kroger Digital

    Michael Richardson is a software developer, conference speaker, developer community organizer, and outdoor enthusiast. Michael has written software in JavaScript, Java, Kotlin, C#, SQL, Cypher, and even VB.NET. He particularly enjoys mentoring junior developers, clearing roadblocks, and finding common ground. As a technical lead at Kroger Digital, Michael helps create compelling web experiences for millions of Kroger customers. He helps to organize the Momentum Developer Conference, the Cincinnati Software Craftsmanship meetup, and the HackCincy hackathon.

    Twitter: @anaccidentaldev

  • Dennis Wilkins

    Born and bred in Utah, currently managing a UI Team on the rewrite of Facebook.com

    Twitter: @eekfuh