Trent Willis is a Senior UI Engineer at Netflix, where he builds tools and applications to give other engineers insight into their products. He is also the project lead for the QUnit testing framework, a contributor to various Open Source projects, and a self-professed music junkie.
How to teach an old dev new tech: Learning React as a senior developer
Have you ever learned a new technology? Were you uncomfortable? Intimidated? That was Trent's recent experience when he had to learn a new framework: React. In this talk, Trent shares his journey as an experienced developer embarking on a new project, in a new tech stack. He'll explore how to develop confidence using new tech, why team culture is vital to successful learning, and what to do when learning is hard. He hopes to encourage you to be a developer who is confident and excited about learning new frameworks.