2 Fast 2 Furious and Heroic Refactoring for Mortals

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Come downtown for food, drink, talks, and socializing. We'll be talking about ReactJS and related technologies. Talks/topics to be covered:

2 Fast 2 Furious by Scott Tolinski

After creating thousands of web development tutorials, Scott shares his secrets on how to learn quickly in a rapidly changing development world.

Scott is the creator of Level Up Tutorials and co-host of the web development podcast, Syntax.fm.

Heroic Refactoring for Mortals by Dan Levy

Learn a superhuman refactoring technique designed for us mortals. Dan will demonstrate how the right mix of Functional Programming in JavaScript can & will make your development life easier. None of the typical jargon will be necessary.

This talk will be especially valuable if you have ever had to refactor someone else's code, and had no idea what the author was thinking (or what your boss *actually* wants when asked to refactor).

Honestly, who remembers what their own code was doing after only a few weeks away from it? Might as well have been coded by stranger!

By the end of this talk:

You will know how to break apart any unwieldy code into manageable & testable parts.
Apply the concepts to peer/code review for high-value feedback.

While the demo will be in JavaScript, the techniques will be applicable in almost any language. (I'm a NodeJS team guy so I gotta support the home team).

Dan Levy is a Lead Instructor at Galvanize and contributor to multiple Open Source Software projects such as NodeJS, Docker, Lodash, Rancher, Minio, and more.

Thank you to SALT Lending, Turing, and Granicus for sponsoring this event!