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Christina Truong & Darcy Clarke

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NOTE: #DevTO this month lands on Easter Monday.

Grunt, Gulp, Angular, Ember, Bootstrap, React, Sass, Less, Stylus... the possibilities are endless. Trends come and go but at the core of all these tools and frameworks is still HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Understanding best practices such as naming conventions, modular code organization and optimization techniques will help to make your projects flexible and scalable. Building a strong foundation is key to being able to confidentially use more advanced tools and apply best practices to any project, no matter what tools you choose. 

With a decade in the tech industry, Christina has worked at digital agencies such as Teehan+Lax and Razorfish (formerly Nurun).  As an educator, she has taught and created curriculum for Humber College and Ladies Learning Code. And as a freelancer, Christina provides technical consulting services and workshops, webinars and coaching for developers. She also teaches BODYPUMP, at Goodlife Fitness, to offset sitting in front of a computer all day.

Sketch and Framer have become synonymous with designing and prototyping user interfaces and interactions. Unfortunately, these tools and their formats continue a legacy of unidirectional workflow that disconnects design from development. In this talk I’ll touch on build tools and libraries that allow for bidirectional creation of web experiences while seamlessly documenting our work along the way.

I’m a Full-stack Developer, Designer, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Mentor & Advocate who has been focused on creating amazing User Experiences, promoting web standards/best practices and developing useful tools for the design and development communities across the Mobile, Tablet and Desktop landscapes. I’m passionate about open source and love being involved and engaged with that community. 

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    April 2

  • Paul

    This was great talk by Christina and Darcy.

    March 29

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Talk

    March 28

  • Shanta R. N.

    So eye opening! Definitely going to look at incorporating both of these talks into our classes.

    March 28

  • Raman

    We are looking to hire a couple of full stack developers. Would like to meet and talk to potential candidates during/after today's event. Email: [masked]

    March 28

  • John G.

    Yikes! No way to paraglide with the gusts as strong as they are! Don't wish to end up techie-wannabe Spadina Avenue roadkill or worse!

    March 28

    • Marcy B.

      Big hold up at the spadina subway station! On my way

      March 28

  • John G.

    With the changing weatherfront and drop in temperature the winds should shift to the north or at least northery meaning that since I will be coming from U of T down Spadina Avenue I can paraglide on a "run" down to Lighthouse Labs!

    1 · March 28

  • Bohdan Z.

    Please be fair those on the wait-list and the organizers and update your RSVP status if you can't attend. As an organizer of other meetups, its frustrating to have a significant proportion of registered attendees simply not show up.

    2 · March 28

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking foreward to this one

    March 27

  • Dan W.

    Will the talks be posted for those of us on the wait list who can't get in?

    March 27

  • Darcy C.

    Just a friendly reminder, make sure to update your RSVP if you're not able to make the event. It looks like we're going to have a big wait list again this month so the closer we get to 100% turnout the better. Can't wait to share some cool projects I've been working on lately!

    4 · March 24

    • Elena

      Hi. Does it mean that I can come even if I'm in a waitlist? Usually a lot of people from the list don't show up - unfortunately it's a realty of all events...

      2 · March 27

  • John G.

    One of the reasons I attend DevTO events is to enter some of Toronto's older industrial and commercial properties. Everyone knows of the THIMBLE memorial on Spadina Avenue just north of Lighthouse Labs (Richmond). Ironically for the massive numbers of start-ups, developers, labs, tech the downtown historic core of Toronto such parties and organizations appear to completely ignore the incredible PRE-COMPUTER age of publishing and printing premises which some of the modern organizations facilities directly occupy. Why don't at least some of the more public spirited (okay community engaged / PR / marketing) high tech companies initiate, support or sustain a massive monument to the printers and publishers (and graphic artists/commercial artists, engravers, typesetters, etc...) who are the unequivocal direct ancestors of the high tech social networks, Internet based media firms, online marketers, etc...? Why not have such high tech organizations get together and DO IT?

    1 · March 23

  • rajen g.

    Hello! Passport to Prana is hiring a full stack developer confortable in laravel and angular.js (or php and java script).

    2 · March 23

  • Mary P.

    Hey everyone! Agility CMS is hiring an ASP.Net Developer - come work with us and hone your ping pong skills.

    1 · March 23

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