Women Level Up

Diversity in Tech: Women Level Up is a meetup aimed at empowering software engineers and web developers who identify as female, non-binary, and/or are from underrepresented backgrounds, through education, networking, and mentorship. While there is a plethora of amazing tech meetups available, we noticed a need for something geared towards people who identify as mid-level or have some experience already working as a programmer.

Maybe you graduated from a bootcamp a few years ago and have already had a couple jobs. Maybe you’ve been junior awhile and want to be mid-level. Maybe you’re mid-level and want to be senior. Maybe you want to be the next team lead. We want to help you get there! We intend to build out the technical component of our meetup to really challenge you and level up your skills.

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Monday, April 29, 2019, 6:30pm - 9pm

Lessons Learned Leading a Team
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Amanda Holl || Software Engineer (Team Lead), Mavenlink
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In my past year or so of team leading, I've helped lead my team through migrating our application from Heroku to Kubernetes, kicked off both small and large projects, and put out numerous customer fires. Along the way, I've learned some lessons about how to lead technical efforts in unfamiliar areas, how to push through challenging problems, and how to level up everyone on our team.

Shipping Better Software with React-Driven Feature Flags and LaunchDarkly
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Ellie Day || Software Engineer, Atlassian
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Many software teams are aware of the benefits of using feature flags in their development workflows, but the friction of adding and eventually removing flags from a codebase can prevent teams from fully benefitting from a feature flag management system. While LaunchDarkly helps to greatly improve many aspects of the management process, developers still struggle to add, maintain, and analyze flags in a codebase, especially in large numbers. Surprisingly, the answer to this problem may be found in the popular UI library React.

Therefore, in this talk, I will use real world examples and live demos to explain how products like Trello leverage built-in functionality found in React and LaunchDarkly to drastically reduce the friction of adding, removing, and analyzing feature flags.

Schedule

6:30-7:00 || Registration and Dinner

7:00-7:15 || Career Talk

7:15-8:00 || Technical Talk

8:00-9:00 || Networking and Coding time

Dinner (never pizza!) and Drinks provided by Mavenlink. Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.

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