Vernon indicates, and acknowledges the necessity of always being in a posture conducive to learning. “ … This industry doesn’t understand the phrase ‘standing still’. As a frontend developer, you either learn constantly or you get left behind”. His efforts to keep abreast of technology keep him busy reading books, perusing blogs, tutorials and attending conferences.
The ability to curate UI components into living, breathing, Design Systems that can be shared across teams and entire Enterprises is a key passion for Vernon. This ultimately resulted in his creation of PatternGuide, a workflow tool and living style guide generator designed to enhance developer productivity, increase cross-discipline collaboration efforts, and create a well-structured and maintainable pattern library.
For Vernon his family and their well-being are of the utmost importance. He values his role as husband and father, and makes spending quality time with them a priority. Aside from his work-related pursuits, Vernon enjoys reading, watching sports and movies, playing video games, travel and a variety of fitness related activities.
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.