React-Driven Feature Flags, Lessons Learned Leading a Team & Happy 2nd Bday WLU!

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Ellie Day, Software Engineer at Atlassian, presents "Shipping Better Software with React-Driven Feature Flags and LaunchDarkly". Amanda Holl, Software Engineer at Mavenlink, presents "Lessons Learned Leading a Team". And, Happy 2nd Birthday Women Level Up!

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Amanda Holl (https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-holl-97546573/), Software Engineer and Team Lead at Mavenlink, presents:

"Lessons Learned Leading a Team"

In my past year or so of team leading, I've helped lead my team through migrating our application from Heroku to Kubernetes, kicked off both small and large projects, and put out numerous customer fires. Along the way, I've learned some lessons about how to lead technical efforts in unfamiliar areas, how to push through challenging problems, and how to level up everyone on our team.

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

"Shipping Better Software with React-Driven Feature Flags and LaunchDarkly"

Many software teams are aware of the benefits of using feature flags in their development workflows, but the friction of adding and eventually removing flags from a codebase can prevent teams from fully benefitting from a feature flag management system. While LaunchDarkly helps to greatly improve many aspects of the management process, developers still struggle to add, maintain, and analyze flags in a codebase, especially in large numbers. Surprisingly, the answer to this problem may be found in the popular UI library React,

Therefore, in this talk, I will use real world examples and live demos to explain how products like Trello leverage built-in functionality found in React and LaunchDarkly to drastically reduce the friction of adding, removing, and analyzing feature flags.

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Birthday CAKE and RAFFLE to Celebrate Women Level Up's 2nd Birthday!

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Schedule:

6:30-7:00 Registration and Dinner

7:00-7:15 Career Talk

7:15-8:00 Tech Talk

8:00-8:30 Networking

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