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.
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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!
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.
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.
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…