I just love sharing my joy and passion with programming with others. I usually talk about fun projects I’m working on or hard problems I am currently jamming on. If you are interested in having me speak at your company, conference, or an event, please email me at joekarlsson1@gmail.com.

Upcoming Talks:

  • bechdel.io [Lightening Talk] – January, 31 2018
  • Global Game Jam – January 26th-28th, 2018
    • LET’S BUILD GAMES TOGETHER – Join 200+ designers, artists, developers, and writers from around the Midwest to celebrate the art of creating video games at the third annual Gamecraft, GLITCH’s locally hosted site for the 48-hour Global Game Jam.
    • Participant
    • Hackathon Website
  • DESTROY ALL CLASSES: An Introduction to Functional Programming – April 20th, 2018
    • Many of us have heard of Functional Programming, and all the benefits it is supposed to bring to our code. But how can it be applied to the real-world, running production software?
    • Minneapolis Jr. Devs Monthly Meetup
  • DESTROY ALL CLASSES: An Introduction to Functional Programming with <React /> – TBD

Past Speaking Appearances:

  • Mastering React: How To Test Your React Application – December 2017
    • Testing Front End applications can be hard to wrap your head around.  We will dig into how we test new React features for high traffic web applications using Jest, and Enzyme. We will cover the three levels of testing:1) Unit testing React2) Behavioral testing our interactive React Components3) Integration testing our entire application.
    • Slides
    • Mastering React: How To Test Your React Application
  • Connecting Hardware Up To The Internet – March 2017
    • Exploring how to connect your IoT devices up to the world wide web.
    • Slides
  • Gamification and IoT – March 2017
    • How can you increase engagement on your platform? Together, we will explore ways to add gamefication to your apps.
    • Slides

Hackathons:

  • Global Game Jam – Feb 2017
  • Stupid Shit No One In Hawaii Needs and Terrible Ideas “Hackathon” – Jan 2017
  • AT&T IoT Hackathon – March 2017
  • Uber Hackathon – Feb 2016
  • Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) – Sept 2016
    • Volunteer/Mentor
  • Global Game Jam – Feb 2016
  • Disrupt Army Hackathon – September 2016
  • NASA Hackathon – March 2017
  • 2015 Meteor Global Distributed Hackathon – Oct 2015
  • Code For America – Civic Day of Hacking – March 2015
    • Project: BikeHawaii
    • Participant
    • Hackathon Website
  • Startup Weekend – April 2015
    • Project: Nalu
    • Participant
    • Hackathon Website