Speakers: Nick Smith

  • Nick Smith: Digital Storytelling for Humans

    Nick Smith: Digital Storytelling for Humans

    WordCamp Seattle 2019Speaker: Nick Smith

    March 30, 2020 — The beauty of a digital platform is that it gives you a laundry list of tools for assembling powerful stories, including videos, images, and GIFs to name a few. But it’s often the subtle things, such as our design, animations, or even font choice that send signals to our audience. If we don’t make the right choices, we can miss our audience altogether. In this talk, we’ll provide some real­ world examples of sites that work, as well as some guidance on how to make the right choices when it comes to writing copy, selecting images and videos, choosing fonts, and pulling it all together into a cohesive package that resonates with your audience.

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  • Nick Smith: Testing Your Critical JavaScript

    Nick Smith: Testing Your Critical JavaScript

    WordCamp Philadelphia 2018Speaker: Nick Smith

    December 7, 2018 — We’ll deep dive into testing in JavaScript. Looking at when to write a test, which type of testing approach to take, and how to be sure other developers feel comfortable adding and editing your tests in the future. We’ll start with an overview of what should be tested and then cover some of the different kinds of testing – unit, integration, and snapshot. We’ll cover when to think about mocking your functions and how to think about critical pathing future testing iterations