Jennifer Wadella

Jennifer Wadella

JavaScript Developer @ Bitovi

Jennifer Wadella has been writing code since before she realized it was a credible career path. She currently works as a JavaScript Developer at Bitovi and loves building performant web applications, speaking at technical conferences, and brewing kombucha. Jennifer is an active member of the KC tech community and the founder of Kansas City Women in Technology(KCWiT), an organization aimed at growing the number of women in technology careers in Kansas City. She is the PubConf Sydney 2018 Champion, a Silicon Prairie Champion Award Nominee, Rising Trendsetter STEMMy award-winner, and is apparently Missouri’s Coolest Woman according to Pure Wow.


  • Handling Angular Forms Without Losing Your Sanity talk

    “Why’d you have to go and make things so complicated?” - Avril Lavigne, implementing Angular forms in 2019

    Forms are such a basic part of web applications; how did they get so complicated? This talk will walk through Angular template driven vs. reactive forms and use cases for their implementation, basic & more complex form-validation, custom component implementations like typeahead and date-pickers, and finally use of the little-known Control Value Accessor interface to solve almost any form problem. This talk will also include some useful workarounds for those more complex PITA requirements that always seem to pop up in projects.