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Webpack: It's Not Magic & A Common Language for Sharing Ideas

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Chris Turney (, Product Manager at Mavenlink, presents:

"A Common Language for Sharing Ideas"

Many people and teams struggle with sharing ideas in a safe way that allows them to be heard while affording the audience insight as to the level of commitment to those ideas. How can we better communicate with each other when presenting ideas and solutions? In this talk, a simple strategy will be demonstrated and explored.

Naomi Jacobs (, Software Engineer at Mavenlink, presents:

"Webpack: It's Not Magic"

Webpack seems to have taken over the JavaScript world, and people are singing its asset-compilation praises everywhere. No need to include tons of script tags in your HTML! No more worrying about dependency ordering! Now you can smoosh all your files together into a single asset! It's the future! You've taken a look at Webpack's docs. They are confusing, and the API is obscure. But did you know Webpack's core functionality is so simple you could write it yourself? No, seriously! If you understand closures in JavaScript, you can understand Webpack. If you've wanted to use Webpack but were intimidated by how complicated it is, this talk is for you. We'll walk through a step-by-step example, turning a repo of separate files into a single asset by recreating Webpack's process. You’ll leave with a super-solid mental model of Webpack and the ability to read its output and debug like a pro.


6:30-7:00 Registration and Dinner

7:00-7:15 Chris Turney: A Common Language for Sharing Ideas

7:15-8:00 Naomi Jacobs: Webpack: It's Not Magic

8:00-9:00 Networking and Coding time

Dinner and Drinks provided by Mavenlink ( Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.

23 Geary Street, Suite 500 · San Francisco, CA
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