9 episodes

Full stack panic is that feeling you get when you read a JavaScript newsletter and don't recognize half of what's in it. Or when you keep hearing, "Nobody uses [RAILS, WORDPRESS, JQUERY] anymore we're all using [NEW HOTNESS] over here." Or when every job description seems to require a skill you don't have and the little voice in your head says, “I should know all of this. Do I even know what I'm doing?” The web moves fast. This podcast answers the question: how do you build a successful, happy and long-term career when the ground keeps shifting under your feet?

Full Stack Panic Sean Fioritto

    • Technology
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

Full stack panic is that feeling you get when you read a JavaScript newsletter and don't recognize half of what's in it. Or when you keep hearing, "Nobody uses [RAILS, WORDPRESS, JQUERY] anymore we're all using [NEW HOTNESS] over here." Or when every job description seems to require a skill you don't have and the little voice in your head says, “I should know all of this. Do I even know what I'm doing?” The web moves fast. This podcast answers the question: how do you build a successful, happy and long-term career when the ground keeps shifting under your feet?

    Mike Buckbee

    Mike Buckbee

    Mike Buckbee has had an eclectic career. On the surface it might seem like there's no plan but that's an illusion. His "go with the flow" approach resulted in several successful products and set him up for a consulting career as a marketing developer, a sort of hybrid between developer and marketer.

    • 41 min
    Peter Bhat Harkins

    Peter Bhat Harkins

    Peter Bhat Harkins is the admin of Lobsters, a popular online community for developers. Recently he started working remotely for a Bay Area company In this conversation we wind through his career in the hopes that we offer you some ideas for how you can navigate a career writing software.

    • 37 min
    Kevin Griffin

    Kevin Griffin

    What if you had so much money that you didn't need to worry about web development shifting under your feet and leaving you in the lurch? Kevin Griffin is an expert in personal finance and also a veteran web developer.

    • 59 min
    Craig Materick

    Craig Materick

    Craig Materick has been a web developer for 20 years. We talk about how he has managed a successful career and navigated the crazy pace of change.

    • 33 min
    Joel Califa

    Joel Califa

    Joel Califa coined the term "Full Stack Anxiety" which was the inspiration for this podcast. We talk about how that came about and how he's managed "Full Stack Anxiety" in his own career.

    From startups to agencies to geocities, Joel has been designing and building for the web since 2001. Most recently, he’s been one of the key designers in the dev tools space. He built and led the Product Design org at DigitalOcean, and currently designs Pull Request and Code Review at GitHub for over 40 million developers. 

    An avid educator, Joel has taught dozens of students front-end development and has become a well known conference speaker around the world. Most notably, his talk on Full Stack Anxiety has helped many figure out their next steps in the ever-changing landscape of the tech industry. 

    • 50 min
    Joel Hooks

    Joel Hooks

    Joel Hooks is the co-founder of Egghead.io. He also used to be a Flash developer. One day Steve Jobs wrote a memo and everything he'd put into becoming a world class Flash developer became almost useless overnight. In this episode we discuss how he got past that moment, and much more.

    What Joel says about himself:

    "I’m a software editor by trade, currently residing in Vancouver, WA. I’m a co-founder of egghead.io. Outside of lovingly shepherding software to release, I spend my time with my lovely wife Kristina and our five children.

    In 2013, I convinced my friend John Lindquist to take his YouTube videos that he had been making them for years and turn it into a business. He was skeptical, to say the least, but over the years since we've grown egghead from a stack of free lessons to well over a thousand individual lessons coming from more than 50 instructors. It's been an amazing ride!"

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

CSchnettler ,

Entertaing and Informative

I’m a podcast junkie and a tech professional. This podcast is well produced, informative, and fun to listen to! So many tech podcasts are SO bad, I’m happy to report this one performs head and shoulders above most others. I was also concerned it was going to be kind of “doom and gloom” based on the write up, but it’s not at all.

a_kalra ,

Healthy dose of realism

Super great to find something centered on the developer and their mindset/career, instead of on the hype of any individual tech / framework. Highly recommended.

Mike Buckbee ,

Great for How and Why

There are so many developer focused podcasts that center around the tech - it’s much more rare to find one trying to help developers with thinking longer term about their careers and their choices.

Sean is a great interviewer and finds devs with genuinely different paths. Really well done.

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