Alex Wilson is a seasoned front end development professional and the Engineering Lead of the T. Rowe Price Beacon Design System. With a BS in Computer Science from Towson University and an MBA from Loyola University, Alex has a background in developing websites, component libraries, and tools across a variety of products, companies, and open source communities. Possessing a unique blend of technical and business skill sets, Alex is recognized for his innovative technical approaches and ability to identify effective methods of working.
Alex is dedicated to ensuring that both developers and clients have the best possible experience when interacting with a Design System. He prioritizes the use of web standards, creates intuitive component architectures, and ensures accessibility out of the box. Under Alex's leadership, the T. Rowe Price Beacon Design System has become a leading example of best practices in design system development.
People love to chase what's shiny and new - but everything is a tradeoff. A new framework might solve some of your existing problems, but it might have unintended consequences. How do you know when it's worth the time and investment to switch, or whether it's safer to stick with what you know.
Are you searching for ways to ensure your design system stays relevant in the ever-changing digital landscape? Join T. Rowe Price's Beacon Engineering Lead as they share their insight on building a design system using a web standards-first approach.
- Discover the reasons behind their decision to pivot away from developing for multiple frameworks used at the firm and towards a more streamlined solution.
- Learn how utilizing browser standards such as web components, CSS variables, and more have helped increase throughput, consistency, and accessibility.
- Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and strategies for creating a design system that remains adaptable while providing delightful customer and developer experiences.