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Meet The Speaker: Boris Litvinsky

Updated: Mar 27, 2019

As part of our preparations for YGLF 2019 Code Camp (it's almost here!) we're excited to share with you another interview, in the series of interviews, with this year's amazing speakers. Hear their stories and their professional insights. This time we're with Boris Litvinsky (@borislit)

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself I’ve been coding since I was 16, getting my start by purchasing a terrible, terrible book about PHP.  Since then, I got a chance to work in companies of various sizes – from a garage-stage startup to a colossal corporate environment. I'm a huge believer that a product’s internal code quality has a direct impact on its external quality – the business value the product gives the management and the product owner. Hence, I'm super passionate about well-written, highly maintainable, well-tested code. Currently, I serve as a Tech Lead at Wix.

Q: Who is your favourite tech thought leader and why? The two Dans - Dan North (@tastapod) and Dan Abramov (@dan_abramov). Dan North for his balanced, pragmatic, yet professional approach to software engineering. Dan Abramov for his first principle, out of the box thinking and willingness to share knowledge.

Q: What advice would you give yourself at the outset of your career? Live a little :)

Q: What will you teach us at YGLF 2019: Code Camp? In this talk, we’ll learn how to build an extension for Your IDE using the knowledge You already possess. For demonstration, we’ll be examining an extension I’ve recently built for VSCode called Glean. Glean, is an open-sourced refactor toolkit for React apps, and has gained popularity lately, with over 24K downloads. Read more about it here.


Thank you, Boris!

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