Pledge My Allegiance

A session at HalfStack 2016

Friday 18th November, 2016

4:20pm to 4:55pm (GMT)

Often as developers we are forced to choose between different technologies to focus on and learn because learning has a cost. This cost is more limited than all the world’s coal, oil or natural gas, it’s even more limited than all the money that sit in all the bank’s vaults: the cost I speak of is time. The technology choices I refer to can range from different tools, different libraries and different frameworks and in all cases when we choose to learn one thing, it means we can't spend that time learning another. This talk will look at how choices we make can impact the work that we do. It will explain how just because we choose to learn X over Y, it’s the end product that matters, not the journey we took to get there. The technology is there to make our life easier, not to force us to make certain decisions.

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Jonathan Fielding

Technical Architect at Beamly

Jonathan is a Technical Architect at Beamly, where he focuses on building out and improving the site to offer users the best possible experience. The main drive behind anything that Jonathan does is whether it will benefit someone in some way, whether that be through improving UX on or through contributing to open source to help push the web forward. Outside of work, he has written Beginning Responsive Design with HTML5 and CSS3 and has worked on many open source projects including SimpleStateManager, Echo.js ResponsiveJavascript.com and Doccy. Aside from development he also has an awesome collection of geeky t-shirts.

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Time 4:20pm4:55pm GMT

Date Fri 18th November 2016

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  • Beginning Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Instant jQuery Boilerplate for Plugins

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