Polymer, web components, & why you should care!

GDG Los Angeles
Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 6:00 PM (PST)

About this event

Come join us at TechHire LA to learn about Polymer.

About TechHire LA:
In 2016, the White House awarded Youth Policy Institute $4 million to expand tech access to the diverse communities of Los Angeles. Through an innovative job training program, TechHire prepares individuals for high-demand careers in technology requiring no degree.

Since then, we've connected employers to job seekers who possess the skills and the drive to succeed in the industry. We specialize in bridging candidates who've taken unconventional paths to acquiring the requisite skills to reputable employers filling the digital divide in Los Angeles.

Polymer, web components, & why you should care - Christopher Schmitz
Despite being introduced over 3 years ago by Google, including native support by all major browsers of the underlying standard (web components), Polymer doesn't have the same buzz behind it as some other web technologies...yet. This session will cover the basics of Polymer and web components in general and why they're important to pay attention to, even if you aren't a web developer. With the backing of Google, and use by major companies like Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Comcast, and of course Google in large scale projects, it's a safe bet Polymer's only just getting started.

Chrome Dev Tools for Beginners - Anna Veretennikova
Chrome DevTools are a developer’s best friend. You may get by without them, but having these instruments in your toolbox will boost your performance and will make your life easier overall. Starting from measuring those pixels and identifying colors to debugging specific javascript frameworks. This will not be a deep dive into each of them, but rather an overview that will enable you to explore further on your own.

Christopher Schmitz - Senior Android Developer @ Disney
Chris has been a mobile developer for over a decade, leading Android development on apps reaching millions of users at companies like CitySearch, Break.com, and Disney, including the new Play Disney Parks app. He's also leading the development of a Polymer based open source project, the Collaboration Tree (cTree.org).

Anna Veretennikova - Fullstack JavaScript Developer with experience in Node.js, Angularjs, React + Redux.

Food, Drink and Prizes will be served!

Getting Here:
- There is rooftop parking on Beverly, right past the office.


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    Marsha Swallow


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    James Henderson


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  • Emily Anderson

    Emily Anderson

    Blue Shield

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    Mariam Hussain

    Binary Stream

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  • Riddhi Patel

    Riddhi Patel

    Univeristy of Southern California

    Grad Student

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