What is your background, and how did you find yourself at Mint?
I actually started work after university as a Mechanical engineer and worked building data centres for four years. I'd always been interested in the web and did a little freelance work on the side. Eventually I decided it was time to quit the job I hated and get a job I'd love so I interviewed at Mint and haven't looked back!
What can the audience for your talk expect to get out of it?
An understanding of why taking the time to structure a large JS app up front can help keep things sane and organised further down the road. An overview of the tools I like for modularisation, tempting, testing and build process and some handy design patterns which can help keep code decoupled and clean.
Are there any speakers at the event you're really looking forward to hearing?
Drew McLellan's talk on performance looks interesting, I'm also looking forward to seeing my Mint colleague Peter Westendorp who has been doing some crazy stuff with 3D CSS recently.