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Speaker Bio

Jennifer Bland is a Senior Software Developer specializing in MEAN stack development. She has more than ten years of development experience working for companies like CNN, Coca-Cola and Apple Computer. Jennifer is the author of the book “Developing e-Business Applications Using Lotus Domino on the AS/400″, published by IBM.

She runs the website codeprep.io which provides interview questions to assist programmers in preparation for job interviews. Her personal website is jenniferbland.com.

Jennifer holds a B.A. in History from Furman University and an MBA from San Jose State University.

Upcoming Events

Women Who Code

WWCode Speaker Panel

Sep 19, 2017

Connect.Tech is Atlanta’s premier web and mobile development conference, September 20th – 22nd. Join us for a conversation with some of this year’s conference speakers as we discuss how they got into tech, what they’re doing now, what you can expect to hear from them. We’ll also take audience questions.

Connect Tech 2017

Escape Callback Hell and enter Callback Heaven with Async Await

Sep 20-22, 2017

JavaScript relies heavily on callbacks for async functions which leads to the infamous ‘callback hell’. ES7 is proposing the use of async/await to avoid this. Node.js has already implemented it in version 7.6. I will show you how you can escape from callback hell and reach callback heaven with async await.

Connect Tech 2017

Intro to Flexbox with Real World Examples

Sep 20-22, 2017

If you hate floats, you will love flexbox. If you hate media queries, you will love Flexbox. Flexbox gives you more control in creating a responsive layout than the traditional box model. In this session I will introduce you to Flexbox by showing how to use it to solve common website problems. You will learn how easy it is to implement Flexbox into your existing website design.

Past Events

ngConf 2017

Using Components in Angular 1.5

Apr 5-7, 2017

Components allow you to create custom HTML features. Components are a new feature in Angular 1.5 and learning how to utilize them will help you to transition to Angular 2. Learn how and why you should use components and then watch as I build several simple components.

JazzCon.Tech

Intro to Flexbox with Real World Examples

Mar 22-24, 2017

If you hate floats, you will love flexbox. If you hate media queries, you will love Flexbox. Flexbox gives you more control in creating a responsive layout than the traditional box model. In this session I will introduce you to Flexbox by showing how to use it to solve common website problems. You will learn how easy it is to implement Flexbox into your existing website design.

JazzCon.Tech

Using Gulp to Improve Your Angular Workflows

Mar 22-24, 2017

Maintaining the build process for an Angular app can be quite involved. A typical build pipeline will involve validating the source code for styling, passing unit tests and end-to-end tests, minifying, annotating, bundling, creating source maps, transpiling and more. In this seminar I will show you how to use Gulp to manage your entire Angular workflow.

ATL Angular.js Meetup

Using Components in Angular 1.5

Mar 15, 2017

Components allow you to create custom HTML features. Components are a new feature in Angular 1.5 and learning how to utilize them will help you to transition to Angular 2. Learn how and why you should use components and then watch as I build several simple components.

DevNexus

Promises and Generators in ES6

Feb 22-24, 2017

All JavaScript programmers know two things – Asynchronous programming using callbacks is a required skill and all functions run to completion. ES6 introduced Promises and Generators. Promises address the significant shortcomings of callbacks. Generators are functions that can pause itself in mid-execution and can be resumed either right away or at a later time. In this session I will discuss the impact of these two new features in ES6.

Connect:Tech

Introduction to npm as a Build Tool

Oct 20-22, 2016

Grunt and Gulp are the heavyweights in the JavaScript build tool landscape. These tools can automate almost anything you find yourself doing repeatedly in a project, from minifying and concatenating source files, to running tests or compiling code. But the question is, do you need them? npm’s script directive can do everything that these build tools can, more succinctly, more elegantly, with less package dependencies and less maintenance overhead. In this session I will discuss what npm is capable of as a build tool.

Women Who Code Atlanta

Learn and Understand Node.js

Sep 25, 2016

Node.js is an interesting new phenomenon to hit the development scene. Companies like Netflix, Walmart, Sams Club, PayPal, Medium, LinkedIn and Uber are just a few of the companies that are using it in production. Node.js is a server technology used to build and run web applications.

In this class, we’ll learn the basics of working with Node.js. You will build an application using Node.js. During the class you will add new features to your application, including connecting it to a database.

Atlanta Node.js Meetup

Introduction to npm as a Build Tool

Jul 21, 2016

Grunt and Gulp are the heavyweights in the JavaScript build tool landscape. These tools can automate almost anything you find yourself doing repeatedly in a project, from minifying and concatenating source files, to running tests or compiling code. But the question is, do you need them? npm’s script directive can do everything that these build tools can, more succinctly, more elegantly, with less package dependencies and less maintenance overhead. In this session I will discuss what npm is capable of as a build tool.

Women Who Code Atlanta Meetup

Professional You: LinkedIn

Apr 19, 2016

Jennifer will cover how to trick out your LinkedIn profile to make yourself more attractive to recruiters. She’ll explain LinkedIn Recruiter, the program used by recruiters and how expert recruiters use it to find candidates. At this meet-up you will learn how to optimize your profile to be most easily found for the right potential opportunities.

Viking Code School

Code Presentation + Job Attraction Tips for Developers

Mar 31, 2016

How to craft an attention-worthy LinkedIn profile and utilize GitHub code presentation tips for maximum hireability.

ATL Angular.js Meetup

Using Postman to test your Web API

Mar 16, 2016

Learn how to get the most out of using Postman and how to format your HTTP requests. Jennifer will demonstrate ways to use postman and go through examples from some of the most popular APIs.

Hack Reactor

How to get Hired Quicker

Jan 2016

Are you looking for a new job? Do you want to get hired quicker? Jennifer Bland will explain how you can use LinkedIn and your Github account to attract recruiters and hiring managers.