The myth of the “Real JavaScript Developer”

The myth of the “Real JavaScript Developer”
27m

Making the jump from HTML & CSS to JavaScript can be intimidating. For many JS beginners, this will be the first programming language they encounter. And if that wasn't challenging enough, there's also immense cultural pressure to live up to unrealistic standards of what it means to be a successful JS developer today. In this talk, we'll debunk the myth of the “real JavaScript developer” - a magical creature who knows it all, writing perfect code in the hottest new framework without ever needed to stop and take a break. We'll look at simple strategies to help beginners on their journey learning JavaScript and also come up with a more realistic definition of what it means to be a successful JavaScript developer today.

Speaker

Brenna O'Brien

brenna o'brien

Brenna is a front-end engineer at TED, where she works with JavaScript and Ember.js to build TED’s internal tools.