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

Schedule: Engineering culture sessions

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9:00am–9:40am Wednesday, June 21, 2017
People and teams
Location: 212 A/B
Kathleen Vignos (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Constant change—caused by high attrition, frequent reorganization, shifting priorities, and management turnover, among other reasons—is the new normal. It takes months to onboard a new team member and get them adding value. Kathleen Vignos offers tips, shortcuts, and stories for stabilizing a team and finding a path to productivity amid the chaos. Read more.
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9:50am–10:30am Thursday, June 22, 2017
Web Services and APIs
Location: 210 BF
Danielle Man (Meteor Development Group)
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 17 ratings)
GraphQL improves both your API's performance and the performance of your team in general. Schema-first GraphQL development forces front- and backend teams to agree on a strict contract up front, enabling them to work quickly and efficiently while staying on spec. Danielle Man discusses the benefits of schema-driven development and shares lessons learned using GraphQL in production. Read more.