Refactoring for Accessibility -- hirediversity.us

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Micro frontends, frontend micro services, micro apps… whatever you want to call it, join Berto as he introduces the topic and talks about his experience on breaking down the frontend application into smaller, linked applications

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Refactoring for Accessibility -- hirediversity.us by Kim Schlesinger

During the last year, I led a small team of developers to build the platform for hirediversity.us. In order to launch our product quickly, we took a lot of shortcuts and accrued a lot of tech debt. I stepped down from diversity at the end of March 2019, and during my last month at the company, I refactored the codebase. I discovered that for us, working on an accessibility-related refactor was more important than a pure code refactor.

During this talk, I will cover:
• Which audit tools you can use to identify accessibility-related issues
• Why your engineering organization should commit to accessibility being an ongoing process

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Speakers:

Roberto Ortega is a Principal Software Engineer @ Seaspan Corp. You may remember him as a former Galvanize Lead Instructor or as that guy that has a cute dog and likes climbing and is apparently good at ping pong

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Kim Schlesinger is a Site Reliability Engineer at ReactiveOps. Prior to being an SRE, Kim co-founded diversity, and she was an Instructor, Web Developer, and Curriculum Designer for the Full-Stack Immersive Program at Galvanize. Kim loves working at the intersection of tech and adult education.

In her spare time, Kim is a CrossFit athlete and she is the Head of Education and Content for Develop Denver, a 2-day conference for developers, designers, strategists and tech leaders.

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Schedule:

6:30pm: Pizza, beer, networking
7:00pm: Talk
7:45pm: Questions

Hope you all can make it out to this great talk. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.