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Nicholas Zakas

Nicholas Zakas
Staff Software Engineer, Box

Website | @slicknet

Nicholas C. Zakas is a staff software engineer at Box, author, and speaker. He worked at Yahoo! for almost five years, where he was front-end tech lead for the Yahoo! homepage and a contributor to the YUI library. He is the author of Maintainable JavaScript (O’Reilly, 2012), Professional JavaScript for Web Developers (Wrox, 2012), High Performance JavaScript
(O’Reilly, 2010), and Professional Ajax (Wrox, 2007). Nicholas is a strong advocate for development best practices including progressive enhancement, accessibility, performance, scalability, and maintainability. He blogs regularly at www.nczonline.net and can be found on Twitter via @slicknet.

Sessions

Grand Ballroom B
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 33 ratings)
The world seems a lot harder than it used to be. It's easy to stop and think that being nice has gone out of fashion, only to be replaced by sharp, aggressive rhetoric. Despite today's internet and business climate, you can still get amazing opportunities, meet interesting people, and succeed by being nice. This is the story of how saying "thank you" altered the course of my life and career. Read more.

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