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Speaker Spotlight – Calvin Webster

With an educational background in Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Nonprofit Management, one would expect to find Calvin Webster working at a biotechnology company, or leading the charge for a nonprofit agency. The thing is, he walked that route, and along the way found himself repeatedly drawn to code, and moved to embrace a growing love for teaching.

At The Iron Yard Calvin is a Lead Instructor, a position that fuses his lifelong passions – teaching, coding, and the desire to help others make a difference in society through technology. He teaches JavaScript, Angular, Backbone and React to full-time students, and reaches a new generation with technology education through kids classes.

As a developer, Calvin specializes in Agile, UI/UX, and Frontend development. He has worked with companies such as The Charleston Museum, Veterans Administration, and Cummins Marine. Calvin is well known in the tech community; he helped establish BarcampCHS, has contributed to the Modernizr Project, Adobe Brackets, and is currently involved with Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI).

Hawaii-born Calvin Webster, considers himself ‘ … an ordinary guy, who is extraordinarily curious about our world.’  He is a dedicated husband and father, who loves the beach, nature and people, and derives pleasure from dabbling in hardware and bio-hacking.

Other Information

This Spring, Calvin will join us to explore what happens When 2 Worlds Collide, Building Desktop Apps with Electron during his session for Syntax Code & Craft Convention.

SyntaxCon brings together over thirty-five talented developers from around the country who will share road-tested insights.

This year’s schedule provides content across 4 main tracks, each with a specific focus:

  • Front-End Development
  • Back-End Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Platforms (cloud-hosted services, gaming, content management systems, etc.)

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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