Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Refactoring for Accessibility -- hirediversity.us
Refactoring for Accessibility -- hirediversity.us by Kim Schlesinger
During the last year, I led a small team of developers to build the platform for hirediversity.us. In order to launch our product quickly, we took a lot of shortcuts and accrued a lot of tech debt. I stepped down from diversity at the end of March 2019, and during my last month at the company, I refactored the codebase. I discovered that for us, working on an accessibility-related refactor was more important than a pure code refactor.
During this talk, I will cover:
• Which audit tools you can use to identify accessibility-related issues
• Why your engineering organization should commit to accessibility being an ongoing process
Kim Schlesinger is a Site Reliability Engineer at ReactiveOps. Prior to being an SRE, Kim co-founded diversity, and she was an Instructor, Web Developer, and Curriculum Designer for the Full-Stack Immersive Program at Galvanize. Kim loves working at the intersection of tech and adult education.
In her spare time, Kim is a CrossFit athlete and she is the Head of Education and Content for Develop Denver, a 2-day conference for developers, designers, strategists and tech leaders.
6:30pm: Pizza, beer, networking
Hope you all can make it out to this great talk. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.
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