Step 1: Build your own tools. Step 3: take over world

GDG Los Angeles
Mon, Jul 17, 2017, 6:30 PM (PDT)

About this event

Kristan Ucello(a.k.a. Krispy) joins us to talk about doing a project with Firebase and Realm.

Title: "Step One: Build your own tools. Step Three: take over world"

Location: Big Lebowski Conference Room 


Checkin 6:30 to 7

Talk from 7-7:45

Closing questions/thank-yous

Food and networking until 9

When I arrived at Credit Karma I needed to find and connect with people from different teams across multiple projects and verticals.
The problem was that there was no good way to accomplish this except by talking to as many people at the company as possible to find out about the different roles and groups working on things. I decided I needed a way to search for people in order to speed up my workflow.
This resulted in the design and implementation of a pet project called Aura. This presentation is about the process of creating Aura and how it gathered a cult following of support at Credit Karma. I will be covering the problem space, the technology and the methods of winning mind share that led to the execution of the project. This includes React, Electron, Firebase and a host of other libraries and services that allowed Aura to be built over some weekends without the need of a server.


Public transportation, ridesharing, carpooling, biking, and walking are encouraged. Google will have a visitor parking lot with valet parking, located at 320 Hampton Drive, Venice CA 90291 (Hampton is the block behind Main Street). 
The parking and pedestrian entrances are on Hampton Drive between Sunset Avenue and Rose Avenue. Parking is on the East side of the street. Guests should pull up to the gate and the valet team situated inside of the gate will direct the guest where to park. Please note, you will be required to leave your keys with the valet team. The valet team will direct you to the Big Lebowski reception room to formally check-in. The pedestrian entrance is on the West side of Hampton Drive, near the corner of Sunset Avenue. 

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