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Tuesday, June 23 • 2:00pm - 2:05pm
Lightning Talk: The $103k API: How NodeJS Saved the U.S. Government $100k - Ryan Hillard, U.S. Small Business Administration

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The U.S. Government frequently overpays for basic web technology, simply because there's no one in the room to say 'no'. A vendor wanted to charge the Small Business Administration $103,000 to build an HTML form and stand up a simple API to receive data. Come learn how Ryan used vanilla NodeJS, basic HTML, and AWS Lambda to build a maintenance free process that saved his agency $100,000. Through this lightning talk, Ryan will consider the maintenance costs of JavaScript frameworks, right sizing the solution for your problem, and how large organizations might avoid over engineering.

Tuesday June 23, 2020 2:00pm - 2:05pm CDT
Room 3