Kris Howard

Startup Engineering at Canva: Front-end

Back in May, Canva kicked off a series of quarterly tech events with an evening of talks on performance and scaling. For our second event in August, we decided to focus on everything front-end.

Startup Engineering at Canva - August 25, 2015

We were fortunate again to have our Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki in town to welcome everyone. Then we had three talks on the night covering the technology decisions you need to make as you scale from a prototype to a 5-million user product, the new hotness of React vs the maturity of Backbone, and how our front-end team’s processes have changed since we’ve grown. These talks are available on the Canva YouTube Channel as well as embedded below.

Guy Kawasaki - Chief Evangelist @ Canva, former advisor @ Motorola business unit of Google & Chief Evangelist @ Apple


How to Change Engines on a Moving Rocketship: Patrick Lee and Cameron Adams - Lee is a Developer @ Canva as well as a designer, software consultant, and author; and Adams is Founder & CPO @ Canva, former User Interface Designer @ Google


React and Backbone: Crossovers and Patterns: Julio Ody - Freelance programmer, wordsmith, designer, and apprentice blacksmith


The Rule of 3 and 10: Growing Canva’s Front-end Team: Chris Doble - Engineer @ Canva, former Engineer @ Atlassian


Here are a few of the tweets from the night:

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