July 20–24, 2015
Portland, OR

Building a modern UI for programmers

Caleb Madrigal (FireEye)
11:10am–11:50am Friday, 07/24/2015
Design Portland 256
Average rating: ***..
(3.79, 14 ratings)

Prerequisite Knowledge

HTML, CSS, Javascript


Having a good user interface is no longer a luxury. Ugly websites and apps are increasingly being replaced by beautiful ones. But if you are not a designer, how do you go about building a good UI (without hiring a designer)?

In this talk, we’ll walk through some of the modern tools, frameworks, and resources to bootstrap amazing UIs (and yes, Twitter Bootstrap is one of them, but it’s only part of the equation).

Here are some of the tools we will be covering: Bootstrap, Bootstrap Themes, SVG, HTML5, CSS3, ReactJS, Less, Sass, and a few more.

You will leave this talk with a good understanding of how to start building a stunning front end for your next killer project!

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Caleb Madrigal


Caleb Madrigal mostly enjoys JavsScript, Python, and iOS programming these days (he’s also interested in Clojure and F#). Caleb is a huge proponent of functional programming. He also started dabbling in art and poetry recently.