Melissa’s upcoming schedule

Melissa Houghton is presenting at these upcoming events.

Tech(K)Now Day

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful: Angular Material

Are you an Angular developer? Do you want to make beautiful, consistent angular apps? Don’t reinvent the wheel! Use Angular Material - Angular’s UI component library based on Google’s Material Design. Made by Angular for Angular.

Angular Material is fast and easy to use, and will instantly give your app that professional polished look! Taking care of the design heavy lifting, leaving you to focus on functionality.

What is Angular Material? How do you use it? What does it give you out of the box? How can you customise it to match your style and brand?

What are the downfalls, gotchas and things to keep in mind?

Is Angular Material right for you?

Come find out the answers to all these questions and more!

08 March 2021

Tech(K)Now Day

JavaScript in the Cloud

A look at all the fun stuff you can do with JavaScript, in the cloud!

Traditionally, JavaScript is the language of the web, and it still is. But today it’s so much more. With the advent of server-side JavaScript and JavaScript support in major cloud platforms, JavaScript’s power increased dramatically.

From building, maintaining, optimising and deploying, the end to end development and delivery process is possible with JavaScript in the cloud.

Cloud platforms give us the tools, elasticity and scalability to create high performing applications without managing the physical infrastructure.

Take advantage of the cloud while using a language you already know: JavaScript!

08 March 2021

Auckland, New Zealand

Full Stack Day New Zealand

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful: Angular Material

Are you an Angular developer? Do you want to make beautiful, consistent angular apps? Don’t reinvent the wheel! Use Angular Material - Angular’s UI component library based on Google’s Material Design. Made by Angular for Angular.

Angular Material is fast and easy to use, and will instantly give your app that professional polished look! Taking care of the design heavy lifting, leaving you to focus on functionality.

What is Angular Material? How do you use it? What does it give you out of the box? How can you customise it to match your style and brand?

What are the downfalls, gotchas and things to keep in mind?

Is Angular Material right for you?

Come find out the answers to all these questions and more!

12 May 2021

Auckland, New Zealand

Full Stack Day New Zealand

Battles of an Impostor

Have you ever felt like a fraud? Like you did not deserve the opportunities in front of you? Have you ever thought “why me, I should not be here”?

Alternatively, have you seen a talented colleague not recognising their own achievements? A colleague who is hesitant to take on a new role?

This is impostor syndrome; I encounter it constantly and fight against it in myself and others. I want you to unite with me in this battle; for yourself, your colleagues and friends.

Join me as I share my experiences with impostor syndrome, how I have fought against it and how you can join the fight.

12 May 2021