[Developer’s Corner] Building a Time Zone Enabled Date Picker

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In his latest Medium blog post, Tom Chen, Frontend Engineer at Sight Machine, discusses the challenges and lessons learned from date and time handling.

Building a date and time picker can often be filled with edge cases and has always been a technical challenge in software development. Time zones, localization, and server/client time latency are just some of the problems developers face. Keeping state central, utilizing libraries, and using common standards are some of the tips to reduce complexity and bugs of components being out of sync.

Tom works on Sight Machine’s streaming data transformation platform – the AI Data Pipeline, as well as configuration tools and specifications for frontend and backend responses within our data visualization APIs.

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Tom Chen

Tom Chen

Tom Chen is a frontend engineer with Sight Machine. Tom has a background in web development and software engineering. He holds a BA in Computer Science and Economics from Northwestern University.

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