University of Minnesota
Software Engineering Center

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Todd Gardner

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Todd Gardner is a curmudgeonly developer who believes that old solutions are often better than new ones. He advocates for simple designs and balancing complexity against risk. He is the cofounder of TrackJS, where he helps thousands of developers find and fix bugs in their web applications. You can find him online at TODD.MN. Ask him about whisky, craft cocktails, and software comedy.

Recent Presentations

Observable Web Applications

Users don't see your distributed services, cloud architecture, or instrumentation---they only see how the web app is working. Understanding their experience in the client-side is the first step towards understanding the rest of the system. We'll explore how to make your client-side applications more observable through error tracking, web performance, and usage analytics. With better understanding of real-user experience, you'll better understand the real behavior of your systems.