Tara Z. Manicsic

Tara Z. Manicsic

Tara is a life-long student, teacher and maker. She has spent the majority of her career using Javascript on both back-end and front-end to create applications. In her free time she works in her community to educate and learn from other developers. Tara launched the Cincinnati Chapter of Women Who Code and Co-Chairs the Cincinnati branch of NodeSchool. Beyond code, she likes to make things with other materials (wool, solder, clay, etc.) and hike any mountain she can get to.

Recent Articles


Building Better Forms With Kendo UI & Angular

We use forms almost everyday for login, sign up, purchases, etc., so the forms we make should be as painless as possible. Kendo UI for Angular is a library of UI components that help you make great forms faster. We're going to create a few forms here to show some options for forms that won't […]

  • September 26, 2017
IoT & Bots

U Go Hue Go: Controlling Philips Hue Lights with Angular and Kendo UI

While on my Kendo Camper Tour I decided to work on a project using Angular and Kendo UI components to control my Philips Hue lights. I brought along my two Philips Hue Go lights to code out at the campsites where I was staying and two hue white lamp bulbs for inside the camper. For […]

  • September 12, 2017
IoT & Bots

Touring the US with Kendo UI and a Camper

This summer I was lucky enough to be able to drive my camper to the West Coast to hang out with a bunch of awesome user groups and talk about our Kendo UI library! A week before leaving, I purchased a 1977 Apache Ramada solid state popup, picked up my 11-year old Pomeranian, Toshmagosh, and […]

  • August 17, 2017

A Gif Guide to Getting Started with Kendo UI

Using Kendo UI components in your Angular application helps you make a robust application quickly with succinct code. When you’re working on a deadline, like during hackathon, or just a regular stressful deadline, like getting work to a client on time, coding faster is better. Having succinct, easy-to-read code is great when you’re working in […]

  • April 26, 2017

How to Create an Angular Application: Adding Styling with Kendo UI

One of the biggest hurdles to creating your projects can be getting from zero to running project. Using the Angular CLI makes that process painless and fast. In this post, we’ll get a project skeleton together using the Angular CLI and then add some base styling with the Kendo UI for Angular default theme along […]

  • March 15, 2017

JavaScript’s Journey through 2016

This is the first part of a 3 part series on what to expect from JavaScript in 2017 taken from our whitepaper, “The Future of JavaScript: 2017 and Beyond“. You can download the entire whitepaper for free at To read about our predictions for 2018, please refer to our newest whitepaper, The Future of […]

  • February 13, 2017

Visualizing Data on the Web with Kendo UI for Angular 2

Recently, I've been very interested in the demographics of the United States. When someone asked me for the population in Ohio, I replied, "Lots of millions? Wait. Siri, what's the population of Ohio?" As you will see, the population of Ohio, according to the 2015 Census, is around 11.59 million. Although Google and Siri are […]

  • January 3, 2017