Julien Melissas

Julien Melissas

I'm a Web Developer, Foodie, and Music Lover/Maker living in Asheville, NC. Sometimes I blog. I make things on the web at Craftpeak & JM Labs.


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Nomading 2016: Day 2 – Making Friends

Posted on December 14th, 2016.

As someone who's never traveled in a hostel - I'm finding it's a perfect place to start meeting people if you're doing a solo journey. KEX has a bar and a few common areas, so it makes it easier to meet new friends!

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Nomading 2016: Day 1 – Hello Reykjavík!

Posted on December 13th, 2016.

After traveling for almost 24 hours straight (if you count the time jump), I was exhausted. But you can't just show up somewhere and go to sleep now can you?

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Nomading 2016: Day 0 – Travel

Posted on December 13th, 2016.

Turns out an 8 hour layover in Newark passes by really quickly. NOT!!!

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Nomading 2016: The Backpack

Posted on December 11th, 2016.

I've always loved the idea of living out of a backpack. But what's in the backpack matters a good bit.

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Nomading 2016

Posted on December 11th, 2016.

It’s been awhile. I haven’t blogged in months, but it’s for a good reason: I’ve been really, really busy. This year I’ve built a few really cool projects – everything from a large React/Redux project to those solid handy-dandy WordPress websites. Possibly even more exciting is Corey (my business partner) and I have decided that Craftpeak […]

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“How the internet works” Slides

Posted on June 6th, 2016.

Slides from my #WCAVL talk.

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JS Framework Showdown Slides

Posted on June 4th, 2016.

Here be the slides from my WordCamp Asheville 2016 talk!

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Shrug Alias

Posted on May 9th, 2016.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Slides from SyntaxCon 2016

Posted on May 7th, 2016.

My slides from SyntaxCon 2016

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This is how easy it is to get data from the WP-API

Posted on April 6th, 2016.

So I was at a #WCAVL planning meeting today and was trying to come up with a talk idea, and noticed we haven’t had many JS submissions. I thought: “oh hey – maybe it’d be cool for me to do one comparing using the WP-API with React, Angular, Backbone, etc…” Someone said: “there’s no way you could fit […]