Building a Better Web
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Schedule: Case studies and comparisons sessions

11:00am–11:40am Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Web Services and APIs
Location: 212 A/B
Erin McKean (Google | Wordnik)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
There is more data available today than ever before, but available datasets are not necessarily accessible datasets. Datasets often languish because they lack easily accessible APIs, or worse, precious research time is spent recreating tools needed to work with data. Erin McKean explains how to build and deploy a useful API for a legacy dataset with LoopBack, an open source Node API framework. Read more.
3:35pm–4:15pm Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Fullstack Development
Location: 210 AE
Shane Russell (United States Digital Service)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
The US Digital Service is building a suite of tools to replace a large legacy application at the Department of Veteran Affairs. Knowing the complexity of the end state and enamored with microservices, the team was much too aggressive in breaking up the product. Shane Russell reflects on this experience, sharing advice and lessons learned on how and when to break up your web app. Read more.
3:35pm–4:15pm Thursday, June 22, 2017
People and teams
Location: 210 BF
Joao Fernandes (Docker)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
Getting early adopters is hard, but bringing your product to the rest of the world is harder. Known as crossing the chasm, this is a make-or-break moment. Joao Fernandes explains how good docs can help you cross the chasm and ensure you won't need to spend your days holding users' hands and shares the processes and tools Docker uses to deliver docs in a continuous way. Read more.
4:25pm–5:05pm Thursday, June 22, 2017
Web Services and APIs
Location: 212 A/B
Ruthie Nachmany (Warby Parker)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Warby Parker recently built an electronic health record system for its optometrists to use to conduct and store their eye exams. The company used this project as an opportunity to explore building a serverless web application on AWS. Ruthie Nachmany shares details of the system's implementation, challenges faced, and lessons learned along the way. Read more.