I was asked to give a talk on “The Ongoing Adventures of a Frontend Developer” at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. Here are some links and notes from that talk.

Tools/Libraries/Frameworks Mentioned:

  • NPM (Node Package Manager) - npm is the package manager for JavaScript. Find, share, and reuse packages of code from hundreds of thousands of developers — and assemble them in powerful new ways.
  • React from Facebook - A javascript library for building user interfaces
  • Ember - A framework for creating ambitious web applications
  • Angular - HTML enhanced for web apps!
  • Broccoli - A fast, reliable asset pipeline, supporting constant-time rebuilds and compact build definitions.

Getting Started on GitHub I’ll write a blog post on this in a few days.

  • Up For Grabs - This is a list of projects which have curated tasks specifically for new contributors. These are a great way to get started with a project, or to help share the load of working on open source projects.
  • Help Wanted Tags on GitHub - Issues on GitHub that have the “help wanted” tag on them.

Job Stuff

The Slides

My style of slide deck is very minimal so they don’t stand up very well by themselves without the context. But…if you want to see them they are: The Deck. (us the arrow keys to navigate the slides)