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VanJS: Design Systems & State Charts
Join us for the fall edition of VanJS on September 27th! We're featuring two great guest speakers: Ria Carmin of EquitySim, and Shawn McKay from Semios Technologies. The event will be at VFS Cafe, located at 390 West Hastings Street just east of Homer Street. Doors open at 6:30pm, and talks begin at 7pm. 1. Ria Carmin, EquitySim: Engineering + Design = Design Systems I will be sharing my experience creating design systems and how it helps build scalable front ends and consistent UI. I will also share practical tips and code snippets. - What problems do design systems solve? - Graphic Design principles for component libraries - Design Systems with Sass - Design Systems with Emotion 2. Shawn McKay, Semios Technologies: Designing Systems with State Charts Why does state management seem particularly difficult in JavaScript? Introducing an elegant way of visually drawing and designing state: state charts. State charts are a simplified representation of state machines used in computer science for over 30 years. Only now are state charts growing in use within the JavaScript community thanks to popular libraries such as XState & React Automata. Come learn about how state charts can simplify your applications and make your job easier. 3. Drinks Join us for drinks after the event at the Irish Heather, located at 210 Carrall Street. Thank you to Vancouver Film School for generously sponsoring the space!

VFS Cafe

390 West Hastings · Vancouver, BC

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    VanJS is a meetup for web developers downtown Vancouver. The focus is on Javascript, HTML5, and the open web. Javascript frameworks, browser functionality, tips and tricks are all popular topics. The meeting format is two 45 minute talks, followed by pub time for discussion.

    We usually meet every other month. Let us know if there's something you'd like to give a talk on!

    We have a Code of Conduct that all participants must agree to follow at the event and we ask that you carry that participation into any events that follow that night:

    VanJS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, religion, or choice of editor. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form - this includes jokes made about the aforementioned qualities of personhood, even when made ironically.

    If someone asks you to leave them alone or to end a conversation, do just that. The conversation is now over.

    Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any VanJS presentation or sponsorship material.

    Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the organizers.

    At each event either or both of Allen Pike or Angelina Fabbro will be present. If you have a problem that requires mediation, find one of them, they are happy to help.

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