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Wednesday, October 4 • 4:40pm - 5:10pm
My 20-Year Journey as a JS Engineer, Front to Back - Joe Sepi, IBM

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As a self-taught JavaScript engineer who began his adventures in the web world from the design/front-end angle, I've always been a little intimidated by the backend, especially compiled languages like Java. I’ve been guilty of “throwing it over the fence” when it comes to the separation of front/back. However, with the awesomeness of Node.js, that fence has become much easier to see over. And now that I am familiar with the open source tool, LoopBack, I feel like I’m a Node.js API pro ... AND YOU CAN TOO! I literally want to API ALL THE THINGS!

I'd like to share with you my journey: my odd and late entry into programming, struggling with imposter syndrome, the search for community, overcoming the barrier between client/server and finding confidence to reside in that "full stack JavaScript" world. "My story" culminates in my current role as Lead Developer Evangelist for the StrongLoop team at IBM where I spend all day talking about and building APIs in Node.js using LoopBack. We'll look at how magical and awesome LoopBack is, which will make clear why I love my job.

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Joe Sepi

Open-Source Engineer, IBM

Wednesday October 4, 2017 4:40pm - 5:10pm PDT
West Ballroom A
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