This month's meet-up will be hosted by JOOR. As a first time host, we're very excited to be welcoming them into our community. Huge thanks goes out to them for opening their offices & putting together some amazing talks!
#1 - Building Offline First Apps in Swift
Presenters:Isaac Casanova, iOS EngineerDan Katz, iOS Manager
This talk will discuss patterns to store, access, sync & recover data when a network connection isn't reliable or available.
Isaac Casanova is an iOS Engineer at JOOR, originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut. He previously worked at Research Now SSI, leading the efforts in launching a suite of mobile applications that collected passive data about survey respondents. He also skateboards, loves talking basketball, & strives to serve as an example for underrepresented groups in tech.
Dan Katz is an iOS engineering manager at JOOR. He has been building iOS apps since 2012 in the NY area, & has contributed to apps for Nike, Amazon & several local startups. Dan is passionate about building beautiful, usable & accessible software products regardless of platform or industry. At JOOR, he is leading the effort to modernize their 2 iOS apps & innovate in the wholesale fashion industry.
#2 How to Make a Diverse & Inclusive Dev Team a Reality
Presenter:Derek Parham, CTO
This talk will discuss actionable tactics that can beused by everyone to build development teams that embrace diversity & inclusiveness, & thrive as a result.
Derek Parham is the CTO at JOOR & has over 13 years of experience as an entrepreneur & technical lead. He was the founding engineer for Google's G-Suite product & served as its technical lead for six years growing the team from one to over 100 engineers & the productto 40 million customers. The project utilized & developed some of the world's largest scalable systems, along with shaping what is now referred to as "the cloud".
Most recently Derek was the Deputy CTO on the Hillary campaign responsible for the data infrastructure, engagement, mobile, security, & operations teams. He also serves as a technical advisor to multiple startups in New York City & San Francisco. In his current role atJOOR, he is helping build a diverse & inclusive team that is bringing technology solutions to a fashion/retail industry that badly needs it. He is driving the development, architecture & operations parts of the company utilizing best practices from Google, startups & presidential campaigns.
------------------------------------------------------------------------About JOORJOOR is the worlds largest digital wholesale marketplace, connecting the best brands & top retailers for faster, easier, & smarter wholesale business. Our mission is to be the de facto, mobile-first global wholesale platform, setting the industry data standard for all wholesale business.