Speaker

Rommel Villagomez

Rommel Villagomez

Software Engineer, Cofounder, Instructor

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Rommel has been doing software development for over 20 years. Before working as a developer he worked as a geologist in his home country of Ecuador.
When he is not coding Rommel is either playing his guitar, walking his dog, or spending time with family. You can check out his music at https://motherscryband.com

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • JavaScript & TypeScript
  • Teaching Code
  • Teaching Best Practices

Lessons Learned from a Coding Bootcamp Instructor

The age of the average developer, and the number of years of experience for the average developer have been decreasing year after year. There are a number of reasons for that, but the implication is that more experienced developers are having to mentor and guide less experienced peers more and more.
I have been a developer for over 20 years, and a Coding Bootcamp Instructor for two, and I am always thinking on how to best convey to my students and peers some concepts that sometimes can be very abstract. I've learned many things along the way that I'd love to share with you. I will also talk about assumptions and mistakes I've made, so hopefully you don't have make them, or at least you are aware of them.
It is our duty to grow our profession, and I hope this session will give you some good ideas on how to become a good mentor.

Schema Driven WebApp?

In order to do ELT/ETL processing in a data engineering tool all you need to get started is to have that tool read your database schema. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a web app that works the same way?

Picture a web app that reads a schema and builds the appropriate screens for your data. It also gives you the apis that you need in order to read and update your data. All you need is a schema, and poof! your app is ready to go.

I will be demoing such web app. I will also talk about pros and cons of having an app like this, and the scenarios where an app like this would shine. Is this the future? Is this the alternative to having 10’s of apps that look the same and do the same thing? Can this be a solution to the shortage of software developers? I will finish the talk with an insight that I hope blows your mind.

Rommel Villagomez

Software Engineer, Cofounder, Instructor

St. Louis, Missouri, United States