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Building Performant Large-Scale React Apps & Embracing Public Speaking

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Speakers: Jennifer Kim, Startup Advisor at Mission Driven, and Ellie Day, Software Engineer at Atlassian

Jennifer Kim (http://jennifer.kim/), Startup Advisor at Mission Driven, presents:

"Why More Women Should Embrace Public Speaking"

The winds of change are blowing in Silicon Valley. In the time of #MeToo and #TimesUp, women are more ready than ever to step into leadership and thrive in systems that have historically not set them up for success.

One piece of advice have been long been told to hard workers of all genders: ""just go heads down and you will eventually be rewarded."" In a purely fair system maybe, but that's not how it works in the real world. Women have to advocate for themselves, and developing public speaking skills is one of the best strategies to take control of your own career.

Jennifer Kim, former Head of Employee Experience & Development Lever, will give a talk on why women more women should embrace public speaking, no matter where you're starting from. In addition to her People duties, Jen also led Diversity & Inclusion at Lever, and her work led to the company reaching 50:50 gender balance across the company.

Ellie Day (https://github.com/heyellieday), Software Engineer at Atlassian, presents:

"Building Performant Large-Scale React Apps"

While React is known to be quite speedy, if you’re not aware of some performance gotchas, you can end up with a slow moving application that won’t meet the needs of your users. This is especially true for large, UI heavy React Apps. This talk will first give an overview of web performance and the tools available to help identify issues. Then it will dive into React-specific performance concerns and provide fixes that will keep your app feeling fast.

Schedule:

6:30-7:00 Registration and Dinner

7:00-7:15 Career Lightning Talk

7:15-8:00 Tech Talk

8:00-9:00 Networking and Coding time

Dinner (not pizza!) and Drinks provided by Mavenlink (https://www.mavenlink.com/). Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.