Kim Maida

Talk: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1: Blast Auth! & Subjecting State to Good Behavior


Authentication can present a vast and daunting frontier, but Angular has great features to help you implement it in your apps. Learn some quick tips that make authentication a moonwalk. Convert callbacks to observables! Power up auth data with subject streams! Orbit unauthorized errors by using asynchronous interceptors! Shield data with route guards! Luckily, time dilation enables you to pick up these Angular authentication tips in just 10 minutes.

Subjecting State to Good Behavior:

Apps of all sizes need to manage state, but not all apps need a state machine like NgRx. What if we can’t afford the code cost and indirection? What if we don’t want to decouple our business layer? There’s more to Angular state management than just getters and setters or a global stream. Let’s set up readable, uncomplicated state management using behavior subjects, observables, and immutability — all OnPush ready. In this talk, we’ll explore scaling up state management in Angular from extremely simple to more robust, and come away with knowledge that will help us gain a better understanding of Angular, RxJS, and even third party state management libraries.


Kim is an Angular consultant and Google Developer Expert, working as the Manager of Community & Technical Content for Auth0. She’s passionate about identity, authentication, constant learning, and the Angular community. She loves learning from and sharing with other developers. She organizes the Angular Ann Arbor meetup, enjoys running Angular authentication workshops, and mentors engineers whenever possible.