On Wednesday, I had the fun opportunity to give a talk to the Lancaster Front-End meet up group. I chose a topic that I thought would be helpful coming from a designer with a programming background; Component/Pattern Libraries.
The meetup organizer, designer and developer Eric Clark, is a great guy who does a lot to keep this meetup going. I admire his commitment and efforts! I also met some awesome people who I plan on keeping in touch with. The meetup is held first Wednesdays of the month, typically in Lancaster's cool coworking space, The Candy Factory.
After my talk, Alex Mayer of Weber Advertising spoke about Git. I tried to tie my talk in a bit with hosting of component libraries that are public on Github and how version control can enhance those projects. Alex knows his stuff!
The gist of the talk was that your own variation of a library could be an awesome tool to consider, along with an outline of some of those considerations. I spoke a bit from the perspective of a designer and then from a developer. Every situation and need is different, so I decided to outline uses as a theory to get people thinking about how to apply to their reality.
I always like to leave my audience with a short URL to access information that I spoke about and have a place to share additional, related material that could be of value. This time, this info was posted on a unique page at danellebailey.com/libraries.