Nara Kasbergen


Nara Kasbergen is a full-stack developer in NPR’s Digital Media group, having spent the past two years building and growing NPR One’s developer platform and NPR One for the Web, an Angular2 web-app. Previously, she was part of the NPR Music responsive redesign project. She has a BFA in Communication Design from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU. Nara is an avid foodie who knows all the best restaurants, collects board games and watches too much Netflix.

My Sessions

(Keynote) Cruft to Class: NPR’s 15-year Journey with PHP


NPR.org launched using PHP in November 2001. Our website and product offerings have certainly evolved, but take a peek under the hood and you’ll find a large, cruft-filled monolithic codebase that has grown exponentially over the years. Come behind the scenes with us and learn about NPR’s past and current struggles to modernize and tame […]