The Lean Web with Chris Ferdinandi

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Come join us for our first Meetup of 2019!

Over the last couple of years, front end development has gotten a lot more complicated. Preprocessors, module loaders, package managers, ES6, command line tools, single page apps, CSS-in-JS, Angular, React, Vue, Cosmic (Chris made that last one up, but it sounds legit, right?).

It’s exhausting. It makes building for the web harder. It makes the sites and apps we build slower and more fragile. It often makes the web worse.

In this talk, Chris will teach you a simpler approach to front end development: the lean web. You’ll learn how to build modern, engaging websites and web apps without all of the cruft. All you need is a web browser and text editor.

About our speaker:

Chris ( helps people learn vanilla JavaScript. He believes there’s a simpler, more resilient way to make things for the web.

He’s taught developers at organizations like Chobani and the Boston Globe, and his JavaScript plugins are used by organizations like Apple, Harvard Business School, and CNN. His developer tips newsletter is read by over 3,100 developers each weekday.

He loves pirates, puppies, and Pixar movies, and lives near horse farms in rural Massachusetts. He runs Go Make Things with Bailey Puppy, a lab-mix from Tennessee.

General details:

Doors open at 6:30pm for food and drinks, sponsored by Thoughtbot (! The talk will start at 7pm. There is wheelchair access via elevator.

We will be live streaming the event and afterwards it will be posted to our Youtube channel ( Please check this page for the link on the date of the event.