Boulder JS + WWC Lighning Talks Night!

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Join Women Who Code and Boulder JS for an evening of inspiring all-women lightning talks. Interested in giving a lightning talk? Please email [masked] with your name and topic.

NOTE: this meetup is on Thursday, October 13 (not our usually day).

Our speakers:

Our speakers:

Emily Sheehan, @happycamper (
HelloWorld 0 - Hero If you're a developer, this should be all too familiar, but also has been a running theme for the Dev Platform team at Twitter as we are re-energizing our relationship with our dev community. Twitter offers a whole suite of tools available to developers who are interested in automating experiences, searching conversational data and building the best mobile apps. In this talk, we will go through an actual example app "SeetheCity" that was built around travel and exploration completely with Twitter data and tools. The source code is also open sourced, sharing encouraged.

Alex Robinson, @alex_scott335 (
JavaScript design patterns

Morgan Whaley, @supwhaley (
Rewriting & refactoring code The differences between rewrite and refactor, what situations can lead to a rewrite or a refactor, possible pitfalls, how to sell your management/team on the effort, and how to prevent that type of work in the future.

Joali Rivera, @riverajoali (

Lovisa Svallingson, @applegrain (
GraphQL is a typed query language developed by Facebook that attempts to simplify data fetching in the client. Developers speculate that graphQL might replace REST as it solves some of the problems that may arise in REST based, mature web apps. This talk will take a closer look at GraphQL and other methods of data fetching.

Cathy Zoller, @mojo_cathy (
Internationalize an Isomorphic React/Redux Application
Using Yahoo’s react-intl plugin, internationalization becomes painless. However, there is very little documentation showing how to configure a redux app using the library. This talk gives a few pointers on how to configure your application and the problems I encountered.

Madeline Pickering, @madelinepick (
How to talk to a dev
Communication could be the biggest issue holding your team back.


6:00pm Arrive, mingle, eat, & drink
6:45pm Welcome
7:00pm Lightning Talks begin

(cross-posted at, please only RSVP through one so that we can better plan on the number of attendees we order food for)

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