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Tuesday, December 8 • 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Go Ahead, Roll Your Own Framework - Ryan Stevens, LendingClub

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Engineers are continually told throughout their career to not reinvent the wheel. Frameworks allow engineers to concentrate on domain specific logic and not worry about writing boilerplate code. But have you ever wondered why there are so many to choose from? Many of these frameworks have huge variances in design choices, patterns they enforce developers adhere to, and wildly dogmatic followers… Until a new one comes along and people justify yet another framework rewrite in the name of superior technology.

This talk will journey into the sometimes taboo subject of creating your own framework. Embracing a home grown framework can have its merits under the right circumstances and is worth exploring. This talk places an emphasis on valuing the process and understanding how it can bring out the best in a team with a diverse set of skills and backgrounds.

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Ryan Stevens

Director of Engineering, Lending Club
Ryan began his career building enterprise core systems to run banks and credit unions. It was there Ryan helped implement a rules engine using the Rhino JavaScript runtime and saw the power of running JavaScript on the server. When Ryan started building complex Node.js applications he knew JavaScript had found a home outside of the browser. JavaScript has been a core focus for Ryan throughout the rest of his career. Currently as the Director of... Read More →

Tuesday December 8, 2015 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Grand Ballroom 1