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 (Two Dudes Photography)
3:35pm–4:15pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Frameworks and Libraries
Location: 210 D/H
Secondary topics:  Best practice, Case study
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Who is this presentation for?

  • JavaScript developers and frontend engineers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of JavaScript

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to handle JavaScript in a development environment


There is no lack of available JavaScript frameworks and libraries to help you build the product of your dreams, with whatever 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.

Keerthana Krishnan explains how she almost drowned in the JavaScript pool after being thrown into the deep end and how she learned to swim. Drawing on a real-life example, Keerthana shares practical pointers on how to approach JavaScript and tackle new JavaScript libraries like a boss.

Topics include:

  • Starting JavaScript development
  • Transitioning from developer to engineer
  • Handling JavaScript libraries and frameworks
  • Best practices
  • What to do if you screw up
Photo of Keerthana Krishnan

Keerthana Krishnan

Two Dudes Photography

Keerthana Krishnan is a software engineer at Baker Hughes, a GE company. Keerthana is an international speaker at events like DebConf16 in Cape Town and FOSSASIA 2017 in Singapore. 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 and 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. Keerthana is a former student ambassador for the International Center for Free Open Source Software, part of the government of Kerala, India.