Meet up

Keynote by Cassidy Williams on Building JavaScript for JavaScripters

Thursday, 23rd May at CodeNode, London

This meetup was organised by JavaScript Matters in May 2019



Come on down to CodeNode to learn from the best, share your ideas and join our vibrant community! Be sure to sign-in early to grab a drink and meet other attendees in a casual, relaxed setting.

18:30-19:00 Sign-in and get settled

19:00-19:45 Cassidy's presentation

19:45-20:00 Q&A

Building JavaScript for JavaScripters

At CodePen, the team's main goal is to reduce the need for a workflow setup to quickly prototype, build, and/or show off your code. Cassidy recently built out one of the team's latest releases: an entirely new Babel processor from scratch. In this talk, she'll go through the reasoning behind the processor, how Babel plugins work, how the processor was added into the Pen editor, and the potential future for CodePen with the processor in place.

Cassidy Williams

Cassidy is a Senior Software Engineer making the web work at CodePen. She's worked for Amazon, L4 Digital, Clarifai, and Venmo, and graduated with a computer science degree from Iowa State University. She's had the honor of working with various organizations, including cKeys and Hacker Fund as their Director of Outreach. She's active in the developer community and one of Glamour Magazine's 35 Women Under 35 Changing the Tech Industry and LinkedIn's Top Professionals 35 & Under. As an avid speaker, Cassidy has participated in meetups and events including the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing, SXSW, the National Center for Women & IT Summit, TEDxDesMoines, the United Nations, and the U.S.A. Science and Engineering Festival. She wants to inspire generations of STEM students to be the best they can be, and her favorite quote is from Helen Keller: "One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." She loves mechanical keyboards and karaoke.

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