Monthly Front End PDX Meetup


Every 3rd Tuesday of the month until September 16, 2019

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For April, we have two speakers and we’re excited about them both and think you will be, too.

🎙️ Talk #1 Details

Ali Stump will be discussing why there is a growing need for better shared tooling across development teams and provide examples of some commonly useful tools to get started. They will share some of their experiences writing tooling and workflows as a part of the Design System team at Tesla and how smaller teams and startups can also start building shared libraries even with limited resources.

Basic knowledge of Git and NPM is recommended for this talk but I will provide resources after the talk for those interested in learning more.

⭐ Speaker #1 Details

Ali is a senior developer at Tesla working on their Design System. They are a self-taught programmer who wrote their first website in middle school and graduated in 2008 with a BFA in comic art.

🎙️ Talk #2 Details

In this talk we will learn about Custom Elements v1, the API for developing Web Components. Steve will talk about how to get started with Web Component development and demo how to streamline UI component development with TypeScript Decorators.

⭐ Speaker #2 Details

Steve Belovarich is a full stack web engineer with a strong preference for the front end. He currently works at Nike in the role of Lead Angular / Node Engineer. Steve spoke at ng-conf 2017 about writing a custom Angular build, was featured in Web Designer magazine, and has architected Angular UI libraries for Nike, Symantec, and Ubiquiti Networks. He is currently writing a book due out later this year about Web Components.

🎪 Event Details

​Food, drinks, and conversation beginning at 6:30. The talk begins around 7:00.

Paid parking is available in the parking lot directly across the street from the Connective DX office on Pettygrove. There are also bike racks available just inside the entrance to the building.