[Uptown] DevOps and the Front-End Developer

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There have been a lot of tech buzzwords over the last few years. Some have been more relevant for front-end developers than others. But one, DevOps, is more important to front-end developers than it first appears.

DevOps is not just about build tools, or automation, or rules. It’s a better way to think about how we get the code we write into the hands of users, how we get faster feedback when our code is used, and how we learn from those activities to continually make the whole process better.

In this talk, we’ll take a look at some of the challenges that DevOps is trying to address. We’ll see how many of the techniques of DevOps are actually things that you, as a front-end developer are probably already doing in one way or the other. And we’ll discuss how you can adapt DevOps thinking to your work, whether you’re a lone freelancer or work on a large team.

About the presenter:
Van Wilson is a principal UI developer at Insight Digital Innovation in Charlotte, NC. After majoring in Latin and ancient Greek in college, Van naturally gravitated to web development, which he has been doing for about ten years. Van is serious about JavaScript, and about making the web accessible for every person, on any device. His goal is to give all types of users a better experience by making online tasks simpler, quicker, and more predictable.