39 mins

Over the past few years, I’ve gained expertise in front-end web architecture. I’ve done this work at Indiegogo, Headspace, for my open source mental health project if-me.org, and in my current role at Mailchimp. At Indiegogo, we evaluated frameworks in an effort to migrate from AngularJS. At Headspace, I architected an MVP in React and created best practices. With if-me.org, we migrated to React from jQuery. At Mailchimp, we are migrating from Dojo to React.

This talk isn't about comparing frameworks, but rather the art of front-end architecture. Since I wouldn't be where I am today without the virtual pets site Neopets, I’ll be sharing the lessons I’ve learned in building out a sustainable team, prioritizing focus areas, evangelizing best practices, and advancing your career along the way. It’s like being a kid in the 2000s hustling for Neopoints and the coolest guild on the interwebs! I'll share insights on team communication, docs, testing, performance, accessibility, component design, and refactoring.