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Jessica Edwards

Jessica Claire Edwards is a creative developer and technologist working at the graphic design tool website, Canva. Needless to say, she is passionate about the web.

A bit more about Jess

What’s a creative developer?

In a nutshell, I help bridge the gap between design and engineering.

Favourite thing about React?

Are hooks still cool? My productivity increased approximately 1 million percent when I didn’t have to convert my function components into classes when I needed state 😁

Thing you made that you’re most proud of?

Proud is a strong word- but “a cool thing I’ve done recently” would be putting ffmpeg in the browser via WebAssembly for client-side video encoding.

Fave Australian animal and why?

Quokka! Ages ago, I built a site where you could upload a selfie and add a Quokka to it. Hashtag #quokkabomb.

(As a bonus, here’s the creepy looking Quokka with a random picture on my phone I used for testing)

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