130 episodes

A podcast featuring panelists of engineers from Netflix, Twitch, & Atlassian talking over drinks about all things Front End development.

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A podcast featuring panelists of engineers from Netflix, Twitch, & Atlassian talking over drinks about all things Front End development.

    Episode 130 - Stack and infrastructure shaping culture - Drink choice to set the vibe

    Episode 130 - Stack and infrastructure shaping culture - Drink choice to set the vibe

    In previous episodes we've talked about how to choose a technical stack and figure out what works best for you and your team. In this episode, we are joined by Jason Lengstorf to talk about how the choice of stack and infrastructure reflects the company culture.

    Guests:
    Jason Lengstorf - @jlengstorf

    Panelists:
    Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan
    Jem Young - @JemYoung
    Stacy London - @stacylondoner
    Shirley Wu - @sxywu
    Brian Holt - @holtbt

    Picks:
    Jason Lengstorf - Ooni Koda Pizza Oven
    Jason Lengstorf - Coava Coffee
    Ryan Burgess - Standing Out LOUDER in the Technical Interview
    Ryan Burgess - Mare of Easttown
    Jem Young - Invincible
    Jem Young - FLoC
    Jem Young - Workout axe
    Stacy London - Lilys by Warpaint
    Stacy London - Animal by LUMP, Laura Marling, Mike Lindsay
    Shirley Wu - So I’m a Spider, So What?
    Shirley Wu - Amy’s Noisebridge mural!
    Brian Holt - Tropical weather coffee - Onyx coffee
    Brian Holt - Mythic Quest

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 129 - Allyship - Inviting everyone to the party

    Episode 129 - Allyship - Inviting everyone to the party

    A big way to help make a more inclusive tech industry, we need strong allies. In this episode, we are joined by Better Allies, Karen Catlin, to talk with us about allyship.

    Guests:
    Karen Catlin - @kecatlin

    Panelists:
    Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan
    Stacy London - @stacylondoner
    Shirley Wu - @sxywu

    Picks:
    Karen Catlin - Genius Series
    Ryan Burgess - Inclusion resources
    Ryan Burgess - Stream Deck
    Stacy London - Being the glue
    Stacy London - Foxglove by Tor
    Shirley Wu - Ellery Studio
    Shirley Wu - Kontinentalist

    • 59 min
    Episode 128 - Branding & self-promotion - mimosa and self-promosa

    Episode 128 - Branding & self-promotion - mimosa and self-promosa

    As you build your career, it’s helpful to think about your personal brand and how you promote yourself in the industry. In this episode, we are joined by Alice Lee, to talk with us about how each of us approach branding and self-promotion.

    Guests:
    Alice Lee - @byalicelee

    Panelists:
    Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan
    Augustus Yuan - @augburto
    Jem Young - @JemYoung
    Shirley Wu - @sxywu

    Picks:
    Alice Lee - Creative Cuties Discord
    Alice Lee - Survivor
    Ryan Burgess - Better Allies
    Augustus Yuan - Megalobox
    Augustus Yuan - Raya and the Last Dragon
    Augustus Yuan - Summit1G quit Fortnite and everything change
    Jem Young - Formula 1: Drive to Survive
    Jem Young - Buttplug.io
    Shirley Wu - Alice's mural at the Asian Art Museum
    Shirley Wu - Chinese Animation: In Search of a Style
    Shirley Wu - WandaVision

    • 56 min
    Episode 127 - Writing a technical book - drafts on tap

    Episode 127 - Writing a technical book - drafts on tap

    Our very own Shirley Wu and her friend, Nadieh Bremer recently wrote a book called, Data Sketches so we wanted to learn more about what it’s like to write a technical book. In this episode, we are joined by Nadieh to talk with us about the process of writing and having a book published.

    Guests:
    Nadieh Bremer - @NadiehBremer

    Panelists:
    Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan
    Shirley Wu - @sxywu

    Picks:
    Nadieh Bremer - Datasketch.es
    Nadieh Bremer - Fab Academy
    Ryan Burgess - Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell
    Ryan Burgess - Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family
    Shirley Wu - Lullatone
    Shirley Wu - Data Sketches Book Launch

    • 47 min
    Episode 126 - Core Web Vitals - Vital libations

    Episode 126 - Core Web Vitals - Vital libations

    Optimizing websites for a quality user experience is key to the long-term success of any site on the web and Core Web Vitals is an initiative Google has provided as a unified guidance for quality signals that are essential to delivering a great user experience on the web. Addy Osmani and Kristofer Baxter, from Google, join us to talk more about Core Web Vitals.

    Guests:
    Addy Osmani - @addyosmani
    Kristofer Baxter - @kristoferbaxter

    Panelists:
    Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan
    Augustus Yuan - @augburto
    Stacy London - @stacylondoner
    Shirley Wu - @sxywu

    Picks:
    Addy Osmani - Hackers movie Soundtrack
    Addy Osmani - Web.dev Content Visibility
    Kristofer Baxter - ESBuild
    Kristofer Baxter - Outsmartly
    Kristofer Baxter - Soul Soundtrack
    Kristofer Baxter - AMP Project
    Ryan Burgess - Tell Us Your Secrets
    Ryan Burgess - Dave
    Augustus Yuan - Excalidraw
    Augustus Yuan - Web.dev Defining Core Web Vitals
    Stacy London - Gold by Glassjaw
    Stacy London - Clipper - Another 5 Years by Overmono
    Shirley Wu - Chinese knots earrings by _baomii

    • 48 min
    Episode 125 - Non-traditional backgrounds - Old Fashioneds with a twist

    Episode 125 - Non-traditional backgrounds - Old Fashioneds with a twist

    Not everyone starts their engineering career with a Computer Science degree, there are a lot of ways to start an engineering career. In this episode, we are joined by David Simmer from Netflix to talk with us about non-traditional backgrounds.

    Guests:
    David Simmer - @_simmerer

    Panelists:
    Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan
    Jem Young - @JemYoung
    Shirley Wu - @sxywu

    Picks:
    David Simmer - Peter Gregson: Bach - The Cello Suites
    David Simmer - The Aviary Book
    David Simmer - Matt Levine Newsletter
    David Simmer - Reuschelle’s Cheesecakes
    Ryan Burgess - Change Github repositories from master to main
    Ryan Burgess - Ryan’s Dad’s In Tech Interview
    Jem Young - Valley Silicon: Burrito Holder
    Shirley Wu - Visual Cinnamon
    Shirley Wu - Visual Cinnamon Resources
    Shirley Wu - Cinema Therapy

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

drunkenJza ,

A good look into the world of Front End

I started listening to this podcast shortly after starting my journey into front end development.
The episodes are very informative and not too technical where a newbie would get lost. They do a good job explaining things that might be more technical and keep it lighthearted and funny at the same time.
Such a well balanced podcast with a great cast.

aficianado ,

New coder, feels like he just found a life-raft

As someone who’s only a few months into this front-end thing (haven’t even touched JS yet), I am SOOO happy to find this podcast!

Mmmmmmieieiejduhuunurnuf ,

Great show and advice from professionals

I think this show is great, but works best when each host tries getting to their point quickly. That helps keep a good pace to the show.

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