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Interview with Adrian Pomilio of Teradata
Advice for front-end developers from a UI Architect
Teradata is essentially a data company. They are leaders in data analytics platforms, applications, and related services.
Key components for such a business is the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). With users across the globe, it's important that the UI and UX make it easy to use the software instead of complicating things further.
Prior to the All Things Open conference in Raleigh this year, I asked Adrian Pomilio, UI Architect at Teradata, a few questions about the session he'll deliver, his favorite open source tools, and recent trends in UI/UX technology relevant to open source world.
What are you planning to discuss at All Things Open this year?
How do you use open source in your daily life?
There are so many tools that I use, some of which are crucial to my daily work. Many of them center on frameworks and libraries as well as build tools and task runners. There is not a day that goes by that I am not dealing with NPM and running Grunt and Bower tasks. Basically Node and V8 are my lifeblood.
How is open source evolving with respect to UI/UX technology? Do you find enough tools and frameworks that you can use professionally?
I see plenty of tools in the UI development arena, but for UX it's more commercial tools at this point. I think it's important that people understand that when I am talking about UX I am not talking about "design only" but rather the whole field. There are times when we can leverage open source projects to help build UX tools that we need (e.g. AB testing, user behavior tracking, etc).
Any advice you'd like to give to young front-end engineers?
Take your time, and build something you enjoy.
So take your time, and build something you enjoy. Open source it, and work with others to learn from them.