June Event: A Discussion on Career Growth

Jun 22, 2022

We wanted a community where developers and designers of all skill-levels and interests could come together and freely discuss everything front-end. So we made it, it's called HFX.js. Are you into the latest design trends? Great! Do you want to share and hear about all things JavaScript? Perfect!

This event will have three speakers with varying backgrounds discussing front-end, and web tech. We encourage students, hobbyist, and professionals alike to come and join in creating the most open, and inclusive front-end community we can!

This event will be held at the Wattpad offices in downtown Kjipuktuk (Halifax). There will be free snacks and drinks for everyone

Our Speakers

Ronan O'Driscoll

Senior Platform Engineer @ Wattpad

Ronan O'Driscoll has lived and worked in a number of places: Dublin, Chicago and Japan. He currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his family. A software engineer for many years, he was doing full-stack programming before the word stack existed. He has also written two novels: Chief O'Neill, published in Ireland by Somerville Press and Poor Farm, published in Canada by Moose House Press. He currently works at Wattpad, the online novel sharing platform.

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Allan Lavell

Director @ ThinkRad Studios

Creativity. Computation. 2 words that start with a C. Coincidence? Not according to Allan Lavell, the creative technologist from the East Coast whose deep dream is to facilitate collaborations between humans and machines. Allan's most well known works include the iOS apps Glitch Wizard & Hyperspektiv.

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Tristan Guest

Software Engineer & Oceanographer @ Luna Sea Solutions

Tristan is a software engineer at Luna Sea Solutions, building full-stack web tools for interacting with ocean data. He has a background in mathematics and physical oceanography, where he spent most of his time building software for working with data from difficult-to-reach places. JavaScript is his tool of choice.

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THE RUNDOWN

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm Welcome & Introductions

We'll do a quick introduction and kick off the evening

7:15 pm – Speakers and Q&A

Our speakers, Tristan, Allan and Ronan will speak on their unique perspectives when it comes front end web development. There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask the presenters questions.

8:30 pm - Socializing!

Enjoy the company of others and meet new people!

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