Making It Better Without Making It Over

This month we’ve got veteran frontend engineer Rebecca Murphey, who will share the story of how she started a new job this year by paying a visit to JavaScript circa 2009, back when Ryan Dahl was getting ready to announce Node and Facebook was still four years away from being mocked for the apparent heresy of JSX. She’ll explain how she modernized and best-practice-ified a project that didn’t even have a package.json, smoothing the development process, eliminating common sources of bugs, paving the way for bigger improvements, and never once uttering the words “we oughta just start from scratch.” Come out and join us next Tuesday 2017-10-18T00:30:00+00:00!

Rebecca Murphey @rmurphey on Twitter
Rebecca Murphey Rebecca is a software engineer at Indeed, where she leads efforts to evangelize, standardize, and implement front-end best practices across the applications that power the world’s number one job search site. or something

Frog is hosting us this month. You folks are awesome as always. We’ll also be enjoying food and beverages this time thanks to CloudFlare.

Afterwards, the discussion carries on a few blocks away at The Gingerman where they have over 70 beers on tap.

If you’ve got any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact Lon (@lawnsea) or Rebecca (@rmurphey) or Aaron (@aaronj1335). Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter:  @AustinJS

And finally, be excellent to each other.