CSS Algorithms Presentation
Slides for my talk, CSS Algorithms, were drawn on the iPad using Keynote and an Apple Pencil. I created rudimentary animations by layering in various images.
Larva Design System
I initiated the design system and front-end standards at Penske Media Corporation in June of 2018 and have been leading the project since. The system powers a growing number of high-traffic publishing brands including Billboard, Variety, WWD, and The Hollywood Reporter, and is used by a team of over 70 engineers and product managers. The front-end and tooling components of the system are open source and can be viewed below.
- Generative Art with FizzBuzz in CSS (CodeDay, 2021)
- Let’s Build a Gutenberg Block (WordCamp EU, 2018)
- Tackle Box Online Course (Online, 2016)
- UI Prototyping in Code (Pratt Institute, 2016)
- Coding II (Pratt Institute, 2014-2015)
- Coding I (Pratt Institute, 2014-2015)
I illustrate friendly representations of technical concepts using the Apple Pencil and Keynote on the iPad. Several of these illustrations were created for my talk, CSS algorithms, while others were created for blog posts or for fun.
A personification of the Depth First Search algorithm traversing a Directed Acyclic Graph.
An illustration of bipartite graphs.
I enjoy learning new concepts in mathematics and computer science and finding connections between the front-end development I already know well. These experiments often morph into new projects, or I share them with the web community as a tutorial.
See the Pen Rule 110 in CSS/HTML/Human by Lara Schenck (@laras126) on CodePen.
See the Pen z^2 + C with fractions in CSS by Lara Schenck (@laras126) on CodePen.
See the Pen Plotting lines in CSS by Lara Schenck (@laras126) on CodePen.
See the Pen Generative Art in CSS – Primes by Lara Schenck (@laras126) on CodePen.
Monsters & Monster Stickers
The monsters appear in various forms in all of my work.
Analog Zines and Monsters
While much of my artwork happens on the computer or through drawing on the iPad, I still work in analog formats such as drawing in sketchbooks and creating zines using printmaking techniques I learned in college.
Well, technically there’s more, but for the purposes of this page, that’s it! If you’d like to read me, you can check out my Now page, a kind-of-all-over-the-place About page, or a list of what I’ve read/am reading.