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Node.js Meetup

  • Code Talent 3412 Blake Street Denver, CO, 80205 United States (map)

Refactoring for Accessibility --




Refactoring for Accessibility -- by Kim Schlesinger

During the last year, I led a small team of developers to build the platform for 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
7:00pm: Talk
7:45pm: Questions

Hope you all can make it out to this great talk. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.

Information about Node.js

This is a group for anyone who is currently using or interested in knowing more about Node.js and JavaScript. A great place to meet, interact, and learn with other developers, designers, managers, and like-minded individuals. Come and share your knowledge, applications, roadbloacks, and get feedback from others. We'll organize regularly scheduled meetings that will focus on Node.js and many of the associated technologies. 

About Node.js: Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript V8 run time for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses and event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices. 

Earlier Event: May 14
Indie Hackers Denver
Later Event: May 18
Software Freedom School