Hey, I’m Lee Robinson

I’m a developer, writer, and creator living in Des Moines, IA. You’ve found my personal slice of the internet – everything you want to know and more is here.

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Everything I Know About Style Guides, Design Systems, and Component Libraries

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A deep-dive on everything I've learned in the past year building style guides, design systems, component libraries, and their best practices.

Creating a Monorepo with Lerna & Yarn Workspaces

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In this guide, you will learn how to create a Monorepo to manage multiple packages with a shared build, test, and release process.

Technical Recruiting is Broken

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Why is there so much recruiter spam? What can we do to fix technical recruiting?

Timeline

2019

  • Software Engineer III ✨

    I'm currently leading our design system architecture, building new components with React, Storybook, and styled-components.

  • Mastering Next.js 🏆

    Launched a 50+ lesson video course for building apps with Next.js and React.

  • Bought a Townhome 🏡

    Who wants to do yardwork? Not me. Plus, Allie and I love living downtown Des Moines.

  • Got Engaged 💍

    I asked my now fiancée, Allie, to marry me. She said yes! It was a busy month, to say the least. I also spoke at three events and sold my condo.

  • Spoke at Talent42 🎤

    I spoke to over 100 technical recruiting leaders from across the country at Talent42 in Seattle during a 45-minute keynote.


2018

  • Started dsmtech.io 🤘🏻

    Reflecting on my recent job search, I realized there wasn't a centralized listing of all the Des Moines tech companies. So...I created it.

  • Joined Hy-Vee 🛒

    It was time for a change in my career, and Hy-Vee came calling. The best part was reducing my commute time by an hour/day.

  • Bought a Townhome 🏡

    Who wants to do yardwork? Not me. Plus, Allie and I love living downtown Des Moines.

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