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.

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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! You can also follow me on medium where I write about technology and other topics related to being human.

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Becca Bailey
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Writing

Why I Write Tests

August 20, 2019

As an apprentice at 8th Light, I learned a lot about test-driven development. I learned about the red/green/refactor cycle where you write a…

Design Patterns for State Management in React and Typescript

July 15, 2019

In any interactive web application, we have state. Menus open and close, forms keep track of values, modals appear and disappear. But as our…

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.

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