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Sass at Using custom CSS foundations to purge legacy code

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Front end code at Meetup suffers from the same kind of problems that many ongoing projects have, with the added complication of the codebase being close to 10 years old. Adam will be covering how Meetup uses the strangler vine pattern as a strategy for making the old new, their custom CSS foundation (Sassquatch), and some results from the last two years of cleanup effort.


Adam Detrick is a UI engineer with a background focusing on the intersection of design, code, and performance. As a Design Architect at Meetup, he works with both the design and engineering teams, helping build the future of Meetup front end and giving projects silly names.

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  • Leslie T.

    really enjoyed this excellent, instructive presentation -- kudos on some really effective cleanup! will be consulting sassquatch a bunch as our team works to shed some dense, overly specific styles. thanks for a great meetup!

    3 · February 18, 2014

  • Ivy F.

    I never noticed how well Sassquatch and strangler vines complimented each other. Also the piece about sharing domain specific knowledge was very true.

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Aisha G.

    I may be bringing a +1! Not sure yet...

    February 18, 2014

  • Michael R.

    I'll be late for this event

    February 18, 2014

  • ptejeda1

    Is there a fee for this meetup?

    February 18, 2014

  • matt

    i'll be there. sooo any chance some of said food (see below post by caludina), would be vegan? i know, i know. gonna ante up. i see your - "eyes roll", and raise you - a cuddly kitten. if not no worries. i am required by new york vegan law to ask.

    1 · February 18, 2014

    • Claudina S.

      sweet plantains are vegan. otherwise, sorry :( we'll start asking attendees for food prefs. Providing food is new thing for us. There are always snacks at Pivotal and some are vegan.

      1 · February 18, 2014

    • matt

      ¡ gracias ! sweet plantains :P nom nom nom

      February 18, 2014

  • Claudina S.

    We are ordering food again. If you can't make it, kindly un-RSVP so we have a better idea of how much to order. We recommend you come early to grab some empanadas and meet fellow members.

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Lori

      the presentation starts at 7? Come earlier?

      February 15, 2014

    • Claudina S.

      Food arriving at 6:45

      February 18, 2014

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