Presentation: JS for Computers, Elm for Humans

Track: 21st Century Languages

Location: Pacific DEKJ

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Monday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Developer, Front-end Developer, Technical Engineering Manager


Elm is a delightful language for reliable web applications that compiles to JavaScript. Elm helps you write rock-solid applications using the best pieces of functional programming. Elm is also an experiment in language and community design focused on human strengths and weaknesses. We will learn how to use Elm to write great web applications, and what makes the Elm language and community special. Web browsers speak JavaScript. Come learn why you should speak Elm.

Speaker: Jamison Dance

Senior Developer @Fivestack

Jamison Dance is a software developer and consultant who loves code and people. He is The Most Senior (and only) Developer at Fivestack where he helps build programs, teams, and companies. He co-founded the JavaScript Jabber podcast, co-organizes React Rally, a community React.js conference, helps run the local JavaScript meetup, and podcasts at Soft Skills Engineering, a weekly advice show for programmers. He enjoys family and functional programming and kittens and snowboarding and weight-lifting and is an expert on the Dunning-Kreuger effect.

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