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Speaker Spotlight – Julien Melissas

Julien Melissas is personable, approachable and driven! He is a web developer who believes that if one does something, it’s worth doing right! He loves to learn about new technologies and development workflows, and devotes most of his time to working on front-end, but is comfortable working across other tracks.

Julien cofounded, and functions as the Technical Director at Craftpeak, a creative agency in Asheville, North Carolina, where he works on UI/UX projects, as well as full website and web app builds. Prior to Craftpeak, Julien functioned as a freelance, Independent Contractor dba JM Labs for several years.

During this time, his work took him across the country building custom WordPress themes; performing PSD to HTML/CMS conversions, and creating Responsive Web Development solutions for clients of all types. He also assisted Internet Startups with the planning, development, and launch of their products. In addition, Julien is part of the Roots.io development team, and enjoys working on open source projects.

His website gives us a porthole view into “The Life and Times of Julien Melissas”, and is a one-stop spot for all things Melissas! Julien is an industrious young man, who seems to have found balance in his life.  He’s a self-proclaimed foodie, who loves to cook, and a music lover who plays both drums and keyboard. If he’s not coding, making music or cooking, he’ll more than likely be tending his hot pepper crop or frolicking with his two dogs.

Other Information

This Spring, Julien will explore Building Component-Based Style Guides & Documentation for your next Front End Project 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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