17 episodes

The WebJoy podcast is an inclusive community centered on celebrating the diverse origins, skills, and experiences that make up the tech industry.

Talking with guests about their origin stories, what they love about working in their roles, and what they find joy in keeps this an upbeat and rather lighthearted podcast.

We approach the world with optimism and hope, while recognizing the flaws and challenges within our own industry and the world at large. We believe that if we work together, we can all find our happy place.

WebJoy Eddie Hinkle

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

The WebJoy podcast is an inclusive community centered on celebrating the diverse origins, skills, and experiences that make up the tech industry.

Talking with guests about their origin stories, what they love about working in their roles, and what they find joy in keeps this an upbeat and rather lighthearted podcast.

We approach the world with optimism and hope, while recognizing the flaws and challenges within our own industry and the world at large. We believe that if we work together, we can all find our happy place.

    The Real World is Messy (Joe / @JoeNatoli)

    The Real World is Messy (Joe / @JoeNatoli)

    Joe Natoli joins the show to talk about his origin story, how he started in design before the internet was a thing. How he jumped into designing for the internet early on and ultimately realized real fulfillment comes from helping people learn.
    We discuss his passion for helping people learn, how the rules and processes in tech companies can stand in the way of achieving what they want, and about being the Tony Robbins of UX!
    Discussed Links:
    https://givegoodux.com/ (GiveGoodUX.com)
    https://learn.givegoodux.com/ (UX 365 Academy)
    https://twitter.com/joenatoli (Joe's Twitter: @JoeNatoli)

    • 21 min
    It's Like Walking a Tight Rope (Mirza / @mirzawriting)

    It's Like Walking a Tight Rope (Mirza / @mirzawriting)

    Mirza joins the show to talk about their origin story, how they started by translating poems, which led into working as a full-time translator. Eventually, they stumbled into product management while at university for their master's degree. Now they manage people who work on Product Strategy.
    We discuss how they view product management and product strategy, using Miro versus FigJam, and about their experience being gay in the tech industry and more recently coming out as non-binary.
    Discussed Links:
    https://miro.com/ (Miro)
    https://www.figma.com/figjam/ (FigJam)
    https://www.2heartscommunity.com/ (2Hearts)
    https://adplist.org/mentors/mirza-besirovic (Mirza on ADP List)
    https://www.polywork.com/opportunities/nAI8ztc1 (Looking for Co-Organizers for a Queer Product Meetup)
    https://twitter.com/mirzawriting (Mirza's Twitter: @MirzaWriting)

    • 28 min
    You have to be so sympathetic to the machine (Layla / @LaylaCodesIt)

    You have to be so sympathetic to the machine (Layla / @LaylaCodesIt)

    Layla joins the show to talk about her origin story, how she started horse-riding as a young girl, eventually doing it professionally before shifting to being a pilates instructor turned software engineer.
    We discuss the state of .NET in the world of programming, her 3D worlds she uses for Twitch streaming, and her exploration and joy in game development in Unity. We chat about the differences between web development and game development, and have a couple side-trails into hiding coats in cupboards and not falling off of horses. Finally we talk about the impact that she's having with the Women of .NET community.
    Discussed Links:
    https://dotnet.microsoft.com/en-us/apps/aspnet/web-apps/blazor (Blazor Web Framework)
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1435304164 (An example of Layla's 3D studios)
    https://unity.com/ (Unity)
    https://www.womenofdot.net/profiles/ (Women of .Net Website)
    https://mobile.twitter.com/womendotnet (Women of .Net Twitter)
    https://twitter.com/LaylaCodesIt (Layla's Twitter: @LaylaCodesit)
    https://www.layla.dev/ (Layla's Website)

    • 20 min
    I Decided To Try All Of Them (Arely / @ArelySkywalker)

    I Decided To Try All Of Them (Arely / @ArelySkywalker)

    Arely joins the show to talk about her origin story, how she grew up in New Mexico and joined her science club to moving to New York City and joining Amazon as a Front-End Engineer.
    We discuss a Twitch community that her friend started during the pandemic, and the joy she gets watching people come together. We also discuss Techqueria, a community of Latinx in Tech.
    Discussed Links
    https://mimosa.gg/ (Mimosa Twitch Streamer's Website)
    https://techqueria.org/ (Techqueria)

    • 15 min
    I Hate To Call it a Secret (Dan / @DanCole42)

    I Hate To Call it a Secret (Dan / @DanCole42)

    Dan Cole joins the show to talk about his origin story, how he got started in product management by accident and how his passion for helping users find their joy has lead to 20 years in product management, where he is now the VP of Product Management at a Cyber Security software company.
    We discuss what it was like building a team during the early days of the pandemic in a fully remote environment and what tools and processes helped him to really connect with his team and compose a team with psychological safety.
    Discussed Links
    https://rework.withgoogle.com/ (Google re:Work)
    https://rework.withgoogle.com/guides/managers-set-and-communicate-a-team-vision/steps/create-a-vision-with-the-team/ (Google re:Work: Set and communicate a team vision)
    https://miro.com/ (Miro)
    https://www.saveafox.org/ (Save A Fox)
    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOVBquc7KLNc3wgV6BCM9S3x9fORbA4my4iSnmVF1xx2hAj_M4mUpoOdZWvhIrzcQ?key=V3ZrZUJnRnhaeUppRDNKSmhFN1dSc0lCNWMzdlJn (Photo of Dan's Backyard Fox)

    • 21 min
    I Don't Know What is Wrong With My Mind (Francesco / @francescocuill4)

    I Don't Know What is Wrong With My Mind (Francesco / @francescocuill4)

    Francesco Ciulla joins the show to talk about his origin story, how he went from being a sports coach to becoming a developer. From learning programming on difficult mode to championing Daily.Dev as a developer advocate, he's been a whirlwind journey.
    We discuss his joy for creating content in order to teach other developers. We talk about how and why developers should get out of their comfort zone and work on public speaking, and why we don't have to match the stereotype of a programmer in a dark room wearing a hoodie.
    https://twitter.com/FrancescoCiull4/status/1537659820496543749?s=20andt=EV-ts0GS39xjjeKrdSUK5g (The tweet about hoodies and dark rooms)

    • 19 min

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