trivago hosts internal workshops and meetups regularly and offers numerous learning opportunities to the employees throughout the year. This time, we decided to do it a little differently. We see the value of open source communities and we want to do our best to support the ecosystem. So, we offered three spots at the workshop for the winners who contributed to Babel or Webpack! Debbie, one of our proud winners, wrote an amazing article about her experience at the workshop. She really did a wonderful job at bringing the passion into the workshop and her article!
I was hooked from day one.
At trivago, functional programming is a key part of our Frontend development. We embrace libraries for unidirectional data flow management and reactive programming to scale our products and teams across the company. It was very interesting to see how Kyle built function after function from the ground up. While on the subject of composing functions, Kyle encouraged all of us in the room to be patient with getting used to the functional way of thinking and be mindful with practicing functional programming. He pointed out that he had seen teams abusing chaining functions and made the codebases unmaintainable.
The moment I sat down in the workshop, I was not only ready to learn, but also to be influenced. We were very fortunate that Kyle is a teacher who is ready to connect.
Thank you, Kyle, for the fun workshop. We were very lucky to have you.