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)