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Tuesday, October 2 • 9:30am - 10:50am
Developer Track | Breakfast Tech Talks: The Anatomy of a Successful JavaScript Application & Using Elixir to Build a Suite of Platform APIs

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9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

The Anatomy of a Successful JavaScript Application

Tim Robertson, Software Architect Front-End, Spredfast

Building a modern, robust, and complicated front-end JS application is a huge challenge. Balancing reliability, new feature velocity, application performance, deployments, error reporting, styling, code reuse/shareability, and a mountain of tooling overwhelms many of us.

At Spredfast, we’ve built some incredible JavaScript applications that are thriving under the stress of real-world demands. As an early adopter of React (6 years ago), we’ve been on the forefront of UI development. This talk will walk you through the key decisions we’ve made for technology, process, and people to continue to ship world-class JS applications.

10:10 AM - 10:50 AM

Making space between the rock and the hard place - Using Elixir to build a suite of platform APIs on a legacy system and loving it

David Bernazal, Director of Product at Chiron Health

At Chiron Health, we provide a service for providers to conduct video visits with their patients. We also provide a platform for healthcare companies to easily integrate video visits into their existing applications.

Earlier this year we were tasked with building infrastructure to support our growing platform business while still maintaining backwards compatibility with products built for our direct business. We took this as an opportunity to improve upon past decisions and take advantage of new technologies at the same time. Come learn about why we choose Elixir for our new infrastructure and how we've been able to move quickly while still serving our existing products.

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David Bernazal

Director of Product & Engineering, Chiron Health
Passionate technologist and leader interested JavaScript, Elixir, and building products that people love. On any given weekend, you could find me in my yard trying to master the art of gardening in Austin or running after my twin toddlers.
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Tim Robertson

Software Architect Front-End, Spredfast
I'm a software engineer that's worked on compilers, debuggers, big middleware servers, automation platforms, mobile apps, and for the last 7ish years heavily focused on JavaScript and front end applications. I'm also a woodworker and would love to talk about making sawdust.

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Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:50am CDT
Capital Factory
  Developer Track
  • Room 16th Floor, ACL