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Refactor Front-end APIs & Accounting for Tech Debt



Julia Nguyen talks about accounting for technical debt in feature work and best practices in refactoring front-end APIs based on her recent work adding Apple Pay support to perk itemization at Indiegogo. She delves into serializer design, decorator pattern, and architecting client-side services. Technical debt is accrued when we lack the responsibility to keep codebases as clean as possible.


Julia Nguyen is a Software Engineer at Indiegogo. She is the founder of if me, an open source mental health communication app. She organized mentorship initiatives at the University of Waterloo Women in Computer Science Undergraduate Committee. She is the lead organizer of Southeast Asian Ladies in Tech, and organizes meetups for the San Francisco chapter of Write/Speak/Code.

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Software is changing the world. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Aug 29, 2017