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Pivotal Labs has graciously offered to sponsor this month's meetup in their Santa Monica office! Pivotal developers Desmond Pompa Alarcon Rawls and Mejin Leechor will be giving talks on coding practices they’ve used on Pivotal Labs projects that make working with React on a team more simple and manageable. They’ll be sharing techniques for working with React (some outside the box) that can help teams work more effectively and quickly by promoting a codebase that is well-composed and divided on meaningful boundaries. Agenda - 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Arrival + mingling over food and drinks 7:00pm - 7:45pm: Speaker session 7:45pm - 8:30pm: Wrap up and networking Abstract - Desmond will chart a path from a small system where everything feels simple to an unwieldy system of systems supported by thousands of developers, none of whom can see the ramifications of their decisions. The starting point will be the codebase of a startup called findSisterhood that, among other forms of postmodern hotness, uses React Native, Apollo, and PostGraphile. What could possibly go wrong? After presenting a taxonomy of system decay, Desmond will offer a strategy for defense against the dark arts. Speaker Bio - Since starting at Pivotal 4 years ago, Desmond has been working in 3-month stints to transform slow-moving enterprises into sleek speed-boats with the same consistency that Stephen Curry shoots free throws. Desmond's primary weapons are the 5000-whys exercise and aptly-timed references to the communist manifesto. He also writes code and some of that code looks vaguely React-ish. Previous speaking appearances: XP 2017, CF Summit, GORUCO, and many lunches at Pivotal. Parking Information - Nearest parking: Parking Structure #[masked]nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Parking is free for the first 90 minutes and then has an hourly rate. -- Looking forward to seeing you there!