We’re lucky here at the hub of Dealer.com’s activity in a lot of ways, because Burlington has an amazing and close-knit, tech community.
All over the country, we know Dealertrack engineers that are super involved in their local community of developers, designers, competitive hackers and more. Here in Vermont, though, we’re lucky in that the marketing web product, Dealer.com has a lot of company muscle to help the local scene out for bigger events.
According to Meetup, 165 people attended this year’s event, and our company was a proud premiere sponsor of the event.
Four of the key speakers were from our ranks – Michael Hellein and Scott Douglas, senior UI developers, and Jon Hoguet and Peter Vile, both technical leads.
For a complete synopsis of the Code Camp sessions take a peek at their site.
— James Harig (@jharig) September 19, 2015
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Presenter: Jon Hoguet, Scrum Tech Lead
Synopsis: As our web applications are become more and more static (via SPA frameworks), our Server Side Templating Engine becomes less and less relevant. Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t even need it?
Full presentation here.
Turning Points: Instructional Tales of Achievement, Embarrassment, and Woe
Presenter: Scott Douglas, Senior UI Developer
Synopsis: Scott has been a human for 32 years and a programmer for at least 15 of those years.
He’s learned a lot by being around smart, dedicated people at Microsoft, DreamWorks Animation, and Dealer.com. To be truthful, he’s also made some mistakes. Come to hear (sometimes embarrassing) anecdotes and reflections on events that have shaped Scott’s perspective of programming and programmers. Learn how not to ask for feedback from your manager. Discover what code Scott wrote that caused his co-worker to essentially yell at him. You won’t believe what happens next!
Resilient Management of State in Functional Systems
Presenter: Peter Vile, Java developer
Synopsis: Functional systems pride themselves in pushing state to boundaries of the system, however eventually state has to be managed.
This talk looks at one approach to that management: Akka and event sourcing. An overview of the concepts behind event sourcing will be followed by several examples demonstrating limitations and advantages of this technology and methodology to allow data to survive when systems fail.
— Everett McKay (@UXDesignEdge) September 21, 2015