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Speaker Spotlight – Jem Young

Jem Young is an innovative and self-motivated full stack developer, who holds a Computer Science degree from Valdosta State University.   Although his programing proficiencies include Python, PHP, AngularJS, Backbone, and React, his true passion lies in JavaScript and clean UX.  As a programmer, he has the ability to see beyond the implementation details in front of him and code with the big picture in mind.

Jem acknowledges that to keep pace with emerging technologies, any engineer worth his salt must spend time studying. To Jem, reading is not enough; he believes that to fully grasp a concept, one must be able to clearly explain it to someone else. With this in mind, Jem’s blog Ducking in Subways: The Ramblings of a Tall Engineer was born, as a means for him to work out the kinks.

Jem is certainly not height challenged, and aside from coding, his life skills include: reaching things on high shelves, avoiding low-hanging ceiling fans, consuming Ramen and bear hugs. His free time is consumed by petting random dogs, and reading a ton of books.

He is currently based in San Francisco where he functions as a Senior Engineer at Netflix, and is part of the User Interface team.

Other Information

This Spring, Jem will discuss Embracing the Future (ES7/ESNext) 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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