Becca Bailey

Becca Bailey
Hi, I'm Becca!

I'm a software engineer who loves to design things. After previous career as an elementary fine arts teacher, I love helping artists and career changers understand software.

Want to learn more?

As a full-stack developer, I care about using the best tools available to solve technical problems. But when I’m building software that is being used by real people, I am especially interested in the user-facing parts of our applications, and continually learning how to use front-end development and design to create the best possible experience for the user. In addition to my technical work, I am also passionate about mentoring, apprenticeship, and diversity and inclusion. For more information, view my resume or follow me on twitter!

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JavaScript Survival Skills

December 28, 2018

This post is based on talks given at RVA JavaScript Conf and Chicago JS Camp. As a consultant, I have heard a lot about the pain points of…

A New Approach to State Management with the React Context API

November 20, 2018

Selecting a state management tool for your team is critical to their success, and there are a lot of important factors to consider. 8th Light’s Becca Nelson shares her experience using React Context API to drive her team’s efficiency.

Dependency Inversion in React with Render Props

August 30, 2018

For front-end development using React, it's important to pay attention to the architecture of your application. If you don’t organize your components well, you can create problems as your application grows. Learn how render props can simplify your state management and keep your code organized.

A Conversation with Jessi Chartier from App Camp for Girls

July 18, 2017

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jessi Chartier, who is the camp coordinator from App Camp for Girls in Chicago, which we will…

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