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Image of Matteo Collina
Matteo Collina is a guest speaker at CityJSConf 2021

Matteo is Technical Director at NearForm, where he consults for some of the top brands in the world. In addition, he is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee focusing on streams, diagnostics and http. He is the author of the fast logger Pino and of the Fastify web framework, and also co-author of the book ‘Node.js Cookbook, Third Edition’, edited by Packt. We caught up with him briefly in the run-up to the 2021 CityJSConf.

Is TypeScript the future of JavaScript? And why?

TypeScript provides intellisense and autocompletion to JavaScript. It’s a critical feature to enable better productivity…


A photo of Tamas Piros
A photo of Tamas Piros
Tamas Piros will be speaking at the 2021 CityJSConf

Tamas is a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies and a seasoned developer evangelist. He is a passionate advocate for modern web technologies, helping people understand and unlock the latest and greatest features of web development. We briefly caught up with him in the run-up to the 2021 CityJSConf.

Is TypeScript the future of JavaScript? And why?

It gives strong typing to a popular language making code time debugging a lot easier. Furthermore TypeScript plays a crucial part with WebAssembly via AssemblyScript!

Are you aware of new tools like Deno, Svelte or any other libraries you would like to share…


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Photo of Gleb Bahmutov
Gleb Bahmutov will be speaking at the 2021 CityJSConf

Gleb Bahmutov is a JavaScript ninja, image processing expert, and software quality fanatic. During the day Gleb is making the web a better place as a Distinguished Engineer at Cypress,io. At night he is fighting software bugs and blogs about it here. We caught up with him briefly in the run-up to the 2021 CityJSConf.

Is TypeScript the future of JavaScript? And why?

Maybe. Right now it is too early to tell.

Are you aware of new tools like Deno, Svelte or any other libraries you would like to share? …


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Photo of Debbie O’Brien
Debbie O’Brien will be speaking at the 2021 CityJS Conference

Debbie O’Brien is Head of Learning and Developer Advocate at NuxtJS, the progressive VueJS framework. Debbie has over 10 years experience in frontend development. She has worked as a tech lead and consultant for many important clients with various technologies and often with a strong focus on performance. We caught up with her in the run-up to the 2021 CityJSConf.

Is TypeScript the future of JavaScript? And why?

Yes, because now even I am learning it. I always thought it was too difficult, too over the head but I am coming to see that actually it’s not too bad. Maybe…


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Photo of Maya Shavin
Maya Shavin will be speaking at the 2021 CityJS Conference

Shavin is currently Senior Frontend Developer @Cloudinary and also a writer on Frontend Weekly, where she mainly write articles about JavaScript tutorials and good practices. When not coding, she enjoys traveling, reading manga, and sketching. Her favourite Marvel character is Tony Stark, and yes, she knows what she’s talking about. We briefly caught up with her in the run-up to the 2021 CityJSConf.

Is TypeScript the future of JavaScript? And why?

Yes, because it’s awesome :) and it enforces good habit of coding, where developers are forced/trained to think and design how their code looks like before actually coding. …


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Photo of Shruti Kapoor
Shruti Kapoor will be speaking at the 2021 CityJSConf

Shruti is a Senior Software Engineer at PayPal and is passionate about teaching and sharing knowledge on JavaScript, React, GraphQL and front-end technologies. She shares byte-sized javascript tidbits through her newsletter — JSByte. We briefly caught up with her in the run-up to the 2021 CityJSConf.

What advice do you have for junior devs starting out in JavaScript in 2021?

There’s a vast plethora of information in 2021 on getting started with web development, specifically JavaScript. However, focus on the fundamentals of JavaScript first, and then pick one framework — such as React. Keep adding skills and projects to your…


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Photo of Francesco Strazzullo
Francesco Strazzullo will be speaking at the 2021 CityJS Conference

A developer and partner at Flowing, as well as the author of ‘Frameworkless Front-end Development’ and ‘Decision-making for Software Development Teams’. Strazzullo’s talk at CityJSConf 2021, ‘A DIY guide to building your own Rendering Engine’, will help people understand the basic principle behind a declarative rendering engine like React to create performant and maintainable web applications. We caught up with him in the run-up to the 2021 CityJSConf.

Is TypeScript the future of JavaScript? And why?

I would be cautious in defining TypeScript the “future” of JavaScript. While I think that TypeScript is a great tool that brings a lot…


Photo of Deno’s Kitson Kelly
Photo of Deno’s Kitson Kelly
Kitson P. Kelly will be speaking at the 2021 CityJS Conference

An IT consultant by day, a long-term contributor to Deno by night. Prior to ThoughtWorks, Kelly was CTO at SitePen, ran technology at NOW TV, and worked for Sky. We caught up with him in the run-up to the 2021 CityJSConf.

Is TypeScript the future of JavaScript? And why?

The future? I think JavaScript and TypeScript will co-exist for a long time into the future. TypeScript continuing to focus on an optional erasable type system for JavaScript is where the power comes from. The more we focus on TypeScript being a superset of JavaScript, the more it benefits everyone. While…


“I guess you could say I love the buzz of the stage but also because my talks help people learn something new. Now the virtual world is not the same at all, but what can we do? I don’t dislike it — I would just prefer to see and talk to people. I am very much a people’s person.”

Based in Palma de Mallorca, Debbie O’Brien is Head of Learning and Developer Advocate for Nuxt.js, with over 10 years experience in frontend development. …


“Pure JS is maturing so much to include things like promises, classes, web components and more now, that much of the best value that frameworks surface is being absorbed. I love working with what is native.”

Anton McConville is an Ottawa-based digital designer and developer who has been giving talks at international software design and development conferences across the globe for the last 13 years. Formally trained in illustration at art school, as well as being a graduate engineer, McConville works on data-driven mobile apps — in both iOS and HTML. And JavaScript, of course.

Born and raised in a…

James Malvern

Data, words and (some) coding. Makers Academy (London) August 2018 cohort and Interactive Journalism MA graduate 2020 @ City, University of London

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