Inclusive Architecture, Building Serverless Backends

Real World React
Real World React
Public group

120 Kearny St

120 Kearny St · San Francisco, CA

How to find us

Enter the "One Montgomery Tower" at 120 KEARNY ST. Take the elevator up to the OpenTable office on the 7th floor.

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5:30 - 6:25 - Registration, social hour
6:30 - 6:35 - Welcome
6:35 - 8:00 - Talks
8:00 - 9:00 - Social hour

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and organizers must follow the Reactathon code of conduct. Please review it here:

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🎤Talk 1
Tracy Lee: Inclusive Architecture - Designing your applications and team for the future.

We are all too familiar with projects and companies that only seem to be able to support senior developers, but this can get expensive, unsustainable, and your team can begin to look very myopic. Teams begin groupthink, ideas become stale, and it can be difficult to reinvigorate the growing sense of mundane development. It doesn't have to be this way. In fact, creating an inclusive architecture can help development go faster and become more cost effective.

It's not difficult to begin adjusting your sails and beginning to create an architecture that is inclusive in nature to support junior developers, project managers, and designers. No application is too critical, complicated, or obscure to be able to achieve this. We'll talk through frameworks, tools, abstractions, and simple steps that can help you start building inclusively.

We will also talk through how you can build a corresponding culture that allows inclusivity on your team, and why this is so critical to your business. We'll walk through processes you can incorporate, team roles, and how you can build a better template for the future of your business.

About Tracy
Tracy is the Co-Founder of This Dot Labs, a consultancy helping teams build front end applications and is focused on changing the ratio in tech. She is also a Google Developer Expert, RxJS Core Team member, a Women Techmakers Lead, and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences. She heads up Community Relations at Node Foundation, is the host of the Modern Web podcast, organizer of This.JavaScript, Contributor Days, Google Developer Group Silicon Valley and Triangle, and RxWorkshop. You can find her on Twitter @ladyleet or at

🎤Talk 2
David Wells: Building an infinitely scalable serverless backend for your react app

David will be discussing how easy it is for frontend developers to deploy serverless backends using plain ol’ JavaScript.

You will gain a deeper understanding of the wide variety of serverless solutions in the ecosystem including the different options for databases/filestorage/auth/alerting/queuing and everything else you might need for building real world scalable applications with minimal operational overhead (and at a fraction of the cost).

About David
David Wells is Serverless architect & full stack developer and currently DX @netlify