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Saimon Sharif – Speaker Spotlight

New York based Saimon Sharif is a front-end software engineer at Rent the Runway, where he helps build user interfaces that are used by millions of users to find the perfect outfit.

Saimon holds a degree in chemical engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Furthermore, he is an instructor at General Assembly, where he most recently taught the part-time JavaScript Development course. He enjoys the challenge of teaching complex topics to nontechnical students, and seeing their progress throughout the duration of the course.

Away from work, Saimon spends a bit too much time listening to podcasts. He starts every weekday morning with American Public Media’s Marketplace and cup of black coffee. He is a fan of quite a few shows including CodePen Radio, Freakonomics Radio, The Knowledge Project, and Reply All. Over time, Saimon has eased himself into listening at 2x speed; and indicates that the increased playback speed is a forcing function for paying attention to the content.

Saimon’s Session Details

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This Spring, Saimon Sharif will share Actionable Advice for Moving Faster as a Front-End Engineer during his session for Syntax Code & Craft Conference – Coastal South Carolina’s premier programmer’s code gathering.   SyntaxCon brings together developers, both established and new, to learn, discuss ideas, collaborate, network and socialize in an inclusive and welcoming experience for all.

This year’s schedule provides content across 3 main tracks, each with a specific focus:

  • Front-End Development
  • Back-End Development
  • Platforms (content management systems, cloud-hosted services, mobile applications and infrastructure.

Attendees can customize their personal agenda by choosing sessions with an aim to improve their craft, fulfill goals, and learn cutting edge trends and best practices in a relatively short time.

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