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Planning for the Best: a Process Rubric for a Successful Front End

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Whether working on a team or by ourselves, on small-scale projects or those with massive complexity, we all need a plan to do our best work. But how do we decide what that plan is? Or even define what our best work is?

This talk will focus on defining a general rubric toward making those plans and definitions easier. We’ll look at examples of and discuss how to define constraints to work within; generate documentation, style guides, and naming conventions; testing frameworks; and open development practices that clearly define systems and processes that can work for all manner of front end development.

While there will never be a single one-size-fits-all process for all software development, this talk will outline a clear matrix to help you define a way toward your best work. Audience members can hope to come out of this talk with a concise, five-step plan to help ease the tangle of modern front end development, a set of resources and examples to model that plan on, and the comforting knowledge that though our industry is sometimes overwhelming in its available options, there are plenty of good paths forward.

Session takeaways: 

1. A clear, five-step plan to help ease the tangle of modern front end development.

2. A set of resources and examples to model #1 on.

3. The comforting knowledge that though our entire industry is feeling overwhelmed by the endless options we have at our disposal right now, there are plenty of good paths forward.

Speakers: 
Dan Manchester
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Dan Manchester lives in Portland, OR, with his wife and their two young kids. He works as a Senior Software Engineer at Connective DX, organizes the Front End PDX Meetup group, and occasionally still puts his creative writing degree to use. You can find him on Twitter and most every other platform as @elseloop.