Jens Oliver Meiert

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The Dangers of Being a Web Developer

Post from May 10, 2018 (↻ April 13, 2020), filed under .

On Monday I had the great, great pleasure of giving the opening talk at beyond tellerrand in DĂĽsseldorf. The slides are essentially useless, but as I had focused on delivery during the performance the talk should provide value. I hope. Please check out The Dangers of Being a Web Developer on YouTube or Vimeo *.

As I’ve been asked about the talk’s various references to mostly classic and excellent books, here they are:

Thank you all who attended the talk, and Marc and team for the great conference and the kind invitation, welcome, and hosting! I can’t wait for the next beyond tellerrand—quite possibly in Berlin this November 🙏

* In confusion of obscure European and German data protection legislation I’m not embedding videos at the moment.

About Me

Jens Oliver Meiert, on September 30, 2021.

I’m Jens, and I’m an engineering lead—currently manager for Developer Experience at LivePerson—and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for Google, I’m close to W3C and WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly. I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.

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