Talks

Bouncing Back, But Not Back to Normal

Resilience is a big word these days. I did a bit of research to see what kinds of solutions are being marketed to companies who are struggling with retention and burnout, and do you know what I found? A lot of wellness apps, surveys, and training programs to help employees deal with stress at work. But resilience is not just telling individuals to meditate more while working in an unsustainable environment. Resilience is not pushing through and refusing to give up, but it is being willing to let go of the ways of working that are harming us and embracing change. In this talk, I will share some stories and strategies for building collective resilience on tech teams in a post-pandemic world.

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  • DevReach

Konmari Your Code: Finding Joy in Refactoring

There’s something deeply satisfying about refactoring React components. But nothing kills your joy like unintentional changes to existing functionality! This talk will cover some strategies for making refactoring a less painful experience for all of us.

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  • Reactathon

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Design Patterns for State Management with React and Typescript (Workshop)

Learning React can be a hurdle. But once we have the basics down, how do we design clean, reusable components? We’ll learn about ways to manage state using Render Props, Context, and Hooks (coming soon to a React release near you!).

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  • Fullstack JS London

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The State of React State in 2020

Redux? Render props? Context? Apollo? And what are these hooks that everyone is talking about? If you have ever gotten lost in the multitude of ways to manage state in your React application in 2020, you’re not alone. Let’s compare the options, and talk about the state of state management today.

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Beyond the Stereotypes: Why Good Component Design Matters

In the tech community, JavaScript gets a bad rap. But as components become more complicated and accessible user interfaces become a bare minimum requirement, the work we do with this language is more important than ever. Let’s talk about good component design—what it looks like and why it matters.

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  • Fullstack JS London

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JavaScript Survival Skills

New technology fatigue is real. In my first year and a half as a consultant, I tried to learn ALL THE THINGS. So far I haven’t learned everything about JavaScript, but I have learned a few things about surviving as a frequent context-switcher in a community that is moving quickly.

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