18 episodes

A podcast for the tech community. The theme for Off Script is to challenge ideas and opinions within the tech community. We dig into important topics with special guests, talking frankly in an unscripted setting.
Off Script is hosted by Josh Nesbitt and James Hall. Subscribe for future episodes.

Off Script Hey! Presents

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A podcast for the tech community. The theme for Off Script is to challenge ideas and opinions within the tech community. We dig into important topics with special guests, talking frankly in an unscripted setting.
Off Script is hosted by Josh Nesbitt and James Hall. Subscribe for future episodes.

    Episode 17: All Day Hey! 2022 round-up

    Episode 17: All Day Hey! 2022 round-up

    Off Script is back with a special episode as hosts Josh and James reflect on another successful All Day Hey! conference in Leeds and via live stream. Running through the talks and the dynamics of the day, listen in for a breakdown of how it all went and their thoughts on the talks of the day.


    Hey! Presents are uploading all of the content from the day over the next few weeks so make sure to head over to their website to check out the talks from this year’s fantastic speakers.



    01 - Intro & thanks
    04 - Benefit of IRL conversations
    06 - Emily Cressey’s Design Systems talk and Sketch
    10 - Different designs for different levels of complexity
    11 - Power user vs Casual
    12 - Design system manager
    13 - Github
    13 - 'Evaluate what design elements you use and delete what does not get used'
    14 - Stephanie Stimac’s talk on ‘Progressive Webapps’
    20 - Live code streaming
    22 - 3D CSS Stopwatch
    27 - Luke Murphy’s illustration system in Figma
    28 - 'Illustrations guiding emotional state'
    35 - Functional Programming
    38 - Responsive Design
    39 - 'Let the browser do the heavy lifting'
    40 - Utopia fluid type generator


    Resources:



    Schedule & watch talks
    Speaker information
    Design Systems - The Monster We Created
    Building Beautiful Web Apps: User experience and visual design best practices for PWAs
    Take your skills to the moon with creative coding
    Branding for Techies
    Building an Illustration System
    Unconscious Mentoring
    Functional Programming in JavaScript
    Be the browser’s mentor, not its micromanager
    Build Excellent Websites
    Utopia Fluid Type Scale Calculator
    All talks from Hey! Presents


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    Episode 16: SXSW recap

    Episode 16: SXSW recap

    On this episode of Off Script, James runs us through his recent trip to South By South West (SXSW) and analyses what it all means with Josh. What were the main talking points? What were the new trends worth noting? Our hosts give us their thoughts on Zuckerberg's appearance & the exciting but possibly dystopic future the new tech could lead us to.



    The programming of the event
    Emerging tech trends
    Our role as leaders
    Robin Hood app & Gamification
    Overvaluation of some tech companies
    Is this a bubble?
    Candle Media buying Youtube channels
    Silo'd Metaverse experiences
    Video games have been doing this for years
    AI
    Deepfakes
    WAB AR/VR
    Zuckerberg
    Synthetic Biology
    Tech Warfare
    Flexible working & culture changes relating to equality
    Digital IDs
    HoloRide test
    All Day Hey


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    Episode 15: Over-engineering

    Episode 15: Over-engineering

    What can we learn from the success and simplicity of Wordle? How can we be more aware of when we’re likely to over-engineer a solution?


    Hosts James & Josh discuss when to add complexity, when it’s not needed and scenarios where you’re more likely to encounter over-engineering difficulties.



    Simplicity of Wordle
    Hosting & Data Responsibility
    Basecamp
    Webflow
    Microservices
    Governance
    Splitting Applications
    GraphQL
    Shopify


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    Episode 14: What is the metaverse?

    Episode 14: What is the metaverse?

    What is the metaverse and what has it got to do with Facebook? How do NFTs fit into it? Is it all 3D and gaming or is there more to it with business applications? Hosts James & Josh speak with our guest, Jack Sails and discuss where to begin with it and how to make sense of it all.



    What is the metaverse?
    What could it be?
    Where's the transparency?
    Turning off in these digital space
    NFTs
    When iPhone apps were new
    Centralisation
    VR / XR / AR
    LIDAR
    Hardware to support
    Business application
    Connected Wellbeing
    How to get involved in the metaverse
    Building an open framework
    and much more.


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    Episode 13: 2021 Developer round-up

    Episode 13: 2021 Developer round-up

    2021 has been an eventful year! From January's launch of the AVIF format, April's Basecamp employee speech controversy and the web hitting 30 years old plus much more. Hosts James & Josh take us on a journey through the highs and lows of the year.


    Thanks to Cooper Press’ Frontend Focus and Ruby Weekly, invaluable resources that helped us go back in time to compile the monthly breakdown.



    Google Cloud Functions adds Ruby support
    GitHub makes it easier to rename branches
    Google migrating Puppeteer to TypeScript
    AVIF
    The Web didn't change, you did
    Edge Kids Mode
    Sonic Pi 3.3
    Homebrew 3.0
    10 Years of Open Source D3.js
    Basecamp's Employee speech controversy
    All Day Hey! Live
    25 Years of CSS
    Sublime Text 4
    Prawn library update
    Tim Berners-Lee NFT
    Github Codespaces
    Chrome Removing IFRAME support
    30 Years of the web
    Decline of Firefox users
    Cloudflare outages
    Netlify
    Dev tooling
    LOG4J


    Resources:



    Google Cloud Functions
    GitHub - Support for Renaming an Existing Branch
    Hotwire
    Migrating Puppeteer to TypeScript
    AVIF has landed - Jake Archibald
    The web didn't change; you did - Remy Sharp
    The Verge - Microsoft Edge
    GitHub - Sonic PI
    Homebrew
    Observable
    WordPress Tavern
    Ghost
    Chromium Blog
    GitHub - Rails
    John Nunemaker
    The Verge - Breaking Camp
    All Day Hey!
    Ruby on Rails
    Sublime Text
    Meyerweb
    Web Design Museum
    The Register
    GitHub - Prawn
    CNN Style
    Microsoft Edge Blog
    GitHub Copilot
    GitHub - Codespaces
    The Register - Chrome
    W3C
    PC Gamer
    9to5 Mac
    The Verge - Mozilla
    Cloudflare
    Matthias Ott
    Missouri Independent
    Lea Verou
    Microsoft Edge Insider
    Netlify
    David Heinmeier Hansson
    Wired


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    Episode 12: Productivity & mental health

    Episode 12: Productivity & mental health

    How do you avoid burnout and keep productivity high? What methods can you use to help produce an efficient flow state? How have companies addressed these issues around hybrid working? Productivity and mental health go hand in hand but how do you manage it? Hosts James & Josh explore these issues around creating a positive motivated team.



    Burnout
    Time boxing
    The side effects of being unproductive
    Mental health
    Exercise
    Setting boundaries
    Setting time limits on software and social media useage
    The benefits of side projects
    Mental health as the world reopens
    Hybrid working
    Empowering a team


    Resources:



    The Pomodoro Technique
    Things
    Atlassian
    Motion
    Well Good
    Leeds Cookery School
    Phil Hawksworth


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