Vernon Kesner

Front-End Architect, Consultant, and Web Developer in Charlotte, North Carolina

Vernon Kesner

Front-End Architect, Consultant, and Web Developer in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Over the past 14 years, I've continually grown in my industry. I'm currently Front-End Architect and have also managed Enterprise Development Teams. I've had the pleasure of being a Senior Trainer where I traveled and taught JavaScript and Front-End Strategy to large and small companies. I've also helped direct and guide client-side strategy, architecture, tooling and workflow for Fortune 500 Front-End and Sustain Enterprise Development Teams.

A few of my key accomplishments include:

- One of few key strategic thought leaders behind responsive content and module approach within the Enterprise CMS. This approach revolutionized how the ally.com storefront is built, creating reusable and responsive UI modules, that were driven by developer controlled templates and a joined, but separate, content entry workflow. This created exponential growth in efficiency and throughput, as well as creating more maintainable UI components.

- Thought leader and initial developer of front-end development toolkit for ally.com front-end development and offshore sustain teams. This toolkit enables a seamless local development environment that can seamlessly mirror any of the development, model, staging, or production environments. The toolkit uses Node, Express, and Grunt as its foundation.

- As a leader of people, I am proud to say that numerous individuals under my direct leadership have excelled in their profession, continuing on to management and leadership positions within Ally as well as other high-profile companies. One of my core beliefs is that my success is dependent upon the success of others.

More importantly, at least to me, I'm a husband and father to three awesome kids (not so much kids anymore) living and working in and around Charlotte, NC.

Check out some of my code at https://github.com/vernonk or read some of the things I'm writing at https://medium.com/@vernonk. You can also check out my slide decks if you like: https://speakerdeck.com/vernonk.