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Speaker Spotlight – Joel Califa

Brooklyn, New York based Joel Califa is a Full Stack Designer specializing in User Experience, Visual Design and Front-end Development. He has been designing and building websites for over a decade, fueled by the desire to make people happy with delightful and intuitive design.

Joel attended the Parsons School of Design and graduated with a BFA in Design and Technology. While at Parsons, he founded Design & Code. Via Design & Code, and more recently General Assembly, Joel has taught code to up and coming designers and developers, thereby empowering them to turn their ideas into reality.

At present, Joel is Product Design Lead at DigitalOcean, where he leads a team of designers and focus on design strategy. Previously, he’s held design positions at Amicus, a YC startup that helps nonprofits turn their supporters into fundraisers and advocates, and Netcraft, Israel’s leading interactive agency.

Other Information

This Spring, Joel Califa will discuss Full Stack Anxiety 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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