Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

My week in JavaScript hell

Keerthana Krishnan (Baker Hughes, A GE Company)
3:35pm–4:15pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Frameworks and Libraries
Location: 210 D/H Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Best practice, Case study

Who is this presentation for?

JS developers/ Front end Engineers/ Anyone really

Prerequisite knowledge

Basic JS knowledge

What you'll learn

Handling JS in a development environment. * Starting JS development * Transition from Developer to Engineer * Handling JS libraries and frameworks * Best practices * What to do if you screw up

Description

There is no lack of JavaScript frameworks and libraries that are available today to help you build the product of your dreams with all bells and whistles you want. But choice fatigue can come quick and especially as a junior developer, it’s easy to get lost in the frustrating maze that is the JavaScript scene today making you run circles without ever reaching the goal.

This session will focus on how I almost drowned in the JS pool after being thrown into the deep end and how I learned to swim through it at the right time. Based on a true story, which I have gone through so that you don’t have to, this session will have practical pointers for JS on how to approach JS and tackle new JS libraries like a boss

  • Starting JS development
  • Transition from Developer to Engineer
  • Handling JS libraries and frameworks
  • Best practices
  • What to do if you screw up
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Keerthana Krishnan

Baker Hughes, A GE Company

Keerthana Krishnan is a Software Engineer in Baker Hughes, a GE company. She participated in Google Summer of Code 2016 as an Intern for Debian OS with the project “Improving Voice Video and Chat in Free Software”. She’s an international speaker for multiple events like DebConf16 in Cape Town and FOSSASIA 2017 in Singapore. She’s attended the Grace Hopper Celebration India 2015 as a student scholar and the Open Source Summit 2017 in Japan. She’s also a volunteer for IEEE. She’s a former student Ambassador for International Center for Free Open Source Software, Govt. of Kerala, India.

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