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Friends Talk Frontend

31 episodes - English - Latest episode: almost 3 years ago - ★★★★★ - 5 ratings

Welcome to Friends Talk Frontend! It’s where we talk to amazing people about their habits, how they got to where they are now, and what their day-to-day life is like.

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#29: Vaidehi Joshi

November 30, 2018 12:07 - 51 minutes - 48.4 MB

Today we're talking to Vaidehi Joshi about basecs where she explored the basics of computer science, every Monday, for a year. Basecs also has a new season of the podcast coming out and the basecs video series will be coming out early 2019! Vaidehi's Twitter basecs Blog basecs Podcast basecs Video Series

#28: Helen Durrant

October 26, 2018 18:38 - 58 minutes - 53.9 MB

Today we're talking to Helen Durrant about self-care, mental health, music, impostor syndrome, and traveling! We loved interviewing Helen—you can clearly see (err, hear) her energy and enthusiasm as she talks about her work and life. We hope you enjoy this one! Helen's Website Helen's Twitter Helen singing Oma Rapeti Jess Lee and Helen hanging out in Amsterdam Helen's Soundcloud Mental Health in Tech

#27: Jeremy Keith (Part 2)

July 31, 2018 01:10 - 43 minutes - 39.7 MB

This is Part 2 of our recording with Jeremy Keith! We talk about the untold stories of people (especially women) who built the Internet, progressive enhancements, and people's struggles with JavaScript. Line mode browser Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet CSS Grid Flexbox Clearbit Turbolinks Brad Frost: My Struggle To Learn React Paul Robert Lloyd: Getting to Grips with JavaScript Dave Rupert: My Struggle With Testing Code

#26: Jeremy Keith (Part 1)

July 10, 2018 21:01 - 40 minutes - 36 MB

Jeremy Keith is a web developer, author, and musician. We talk about the history of computing and his new book Going Offline. Jeremy's Website @adactio Codebar Brighton Going Offline Resilient Web Design ZX81 Clearleft Jeffrey Zeldman's Ask Dr. Web HotWired Eric Meyer Apple: Thoughts on Flash Line Mode Browser 2013

Minisode: Welcome, Katherine!

April 23, 2018 13:45 - 44 minutes - 40.8 MB

I have a co-host now! In this episode Katherine and I talk about our plans, hopes, and dreams for this podcast. Follow Katherine on all the social meads: @Katherraptor Website Instagram

#25: Rachel Nabors

April 16, 2018 17:44 - 1 hour - 62 MB

Use FRIENDSTALKFRONTEND to get 10% off books on A Book Apart! Hey, everyone! I'm Jag Talon, and you're listening to Friends Talk Frontend—a podcast where we talk to amazing people about their habits, how they got to where they are now, and what their day-to-day life is like. Today I interview Rachel Nabors who, as you might know, is really big in the web animation world. She's written a book called Animation at Work, and she's also published two online courses on her website: One ...

#24: Claudina Sarahe

January 21, 2018 21:20 - 1 hour - 60.3 MB

Hey everyone! I’m Jag Talon, and you’re listening to Friends Talk Frontend—it’s a show where we talk to amazing people about their habits, how they got to where they are now, and what their day-to-day life is like. Our guest today is Claudina Sarahe or CS for short, and she is a creative consultant, speaker, organizer, and teacher. She is currently running Composites Colective as a Chief Experimentation Officer along with Darshana Narayanan. In the past she has co-founded SassConf,...

#23: Antoinette Janus

December 29, 2017 19:32 - 57 minutes - 49.5 MB

Today we'll be talking to Antoinette Janus who is a web developer and designer at PBS Kids and who's also a co-organizer of CodePen DC. Make sure to listen to this episode because Antoinette has a lot to say about art and how it all mixes in with her work on the web. She also talks about what it's like to work at a non-commercial organization and also her humble beginnings making occasional boyband sites on Angelfire. Twitter Website CodePen DC Youtube Playlist Audio Visualizat...

#22: Amber Stickel

November 14, 2017 20:58 - 1 hour - 55.7 MB

Check out our new episode with Amber Stickel! We have a brand-new format as well so tell me what you think! Amber is a designer and developer who was actually working for IBM at the time of this recording. Now, she is a design technologist at Indeed; the job search company. I wanted to talk to her because I was curious how a large company like IBM deals with the web today. What I love most about this interview is listening to her gush over creating designs and bringing them to l...

#21: Lara Callender Hogan

October 26, 2017 03:02 - 38 minutes - 35.8 MB

Hey, everyone! This is Jag Talon and you’re listening to Friends Talk Frontend. Today we interview Lara Hogan who is the VP of engineering at Kickstarter and the author of three books: Designing for Performance, Building a device lab, and Demystifying Public Speaking. The importance of donuts Peter Pan Donuts Federal Donuts Val Head (I also have an episode with her!) Designing for Performance Designing for Performance presentation + necklace Codenewbies podcast: Why is my web...

#20: Dave DeSandro

October 10, 2017 19:36 - 1 hour - 72.1 MB

Today, I’m talking to Dave DeSandro who is a designer and developer running Metafizzy. His code is used everywhere, and if you’re a developer you’ve probably run into it already. His code is used by Tumblr, Nasa, Whole Foods, and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Stick around to learn more about his business and his adventures on the web. Dave DeSandro Twitter Metafizzy Bower Isotope Flickity Infinite Scroll Packery Huebee Deviant Art

#19: Sarah Bray

September 21, 2017 16:46 - 1 hour - 59.8 MB

Our guest today is Sarah Bray. She is on the cover of Offscreen magazine, and spends a lot of time thinking about how our design and marketing choices affect people, including ourselves. So listen up, and stick around! Twitter Gather The People Offscreen Mag &yet Community Intentionally Tiny Leaders 21 Jump Street Badass: Making users awesome Death and Life of Great American Cities AffectConf Hot dates with your website Courage to create Deep Play On Confidence

#18: Saron Yitbarek

September 13, 2017 16:19 - 32 minutes - 30 MB

Today we’re talking to Saron Yitbarek of Codenewbies. She’s here to talk about how she started the Codenewbies community and Codeland. We also talk about weightlifting, bootcamps, and her podcast setup on this show. So, stick around! CodeNewbie Saron I don't belong in tech Shure Microphone Codeland Conf Mattie Rogers

#17: Monica Dinculescu

August 10, 2017 17:50 - 56 minutes - 51.9 MB

Our guest today is Monica Dinculescu and she is an emojineer at the Polymer project at Google and before that she used to work on Google Chrome. She writes and talks a lot about emojis, cats, and web components. So, stick around! Monica's Website Web components with otters Emoji: how do you get from U+1F355 to :pizza: Neelix Cat wine Polymer Project Chromium Contributing to Chromium Yarn Green Keeper Bower Atom Meerkat Manor Support my caffeine habits through https://w...

#16: Kim Goulbourne

August 06, 2017 18:51 - 53 minutes - 48.5 MB

Our guest today is Kim Goulbourne. She is a very productive human being. She has so many cool projects—she is doing all the projects! She is currently working at Thoughtbot doing strategy, design, and development. Listen to her talk about her amazing projects and about her journey towards being a designer and developer. So, stick around! Made By Bourne No Questions Asked Picture of the party Thoughtbot React Native Wes Bos' React for Beginners 4 Hour Chef Bitter Renter Ruby...

#15: Jess Lee

July 25, 2017 18:57 - 1 hour - 68 MB

Our guest today is Jess Lee, and she talks about her work at—it’s a place where programmers share ideas and help each other grow. She is the J in’s PB&J. Listen, as she talks about building a community for developers, and running a website. Stick around! AMA Elaconf Jess's Twitter Twitter Stickers Ben Halpern Peter Frank Saron The Practical Dev's Instagram Remote Book Psychological Issues Untouched Issue 2 Greg Baugues Support us on P...

Better Late Than Never, Friends Talk Frontend Trailer!

July 22, 2017 03:44 - 2 minutes - 2.6 MB

Better late than never, right? I needed a way to easily share the gist of this show to people, so I made a trailer from all the past episodes. Enjoy!

#14: Dan Mall

July 14, 2017 14:10 - 50 minutes - 46.3 MB

Our guest today is Dan Mall and he is a creative director and founder of SuperFriendly, and also the co-founder of a new service called SuperBooked. Listen to him as he talks about his origin story, how he started his companies, and maybe talk a little bit about super heroes and cooking. So, stick around! Twitter Website SuperFriendly SuperBooked Big Spaceship Dan’s Calendar Unsubscribe book Support us on Patreon!

#13: Mat Marquis

July 11, 2017 21:34 - 1 hour - 59.2 MB

Our guest today is Mat Marquis and he’s also an author, a boxer, and a pretty good baker. Listen to him as he talks about how he got into tech, how he started boxing, and maybe a little bit about his brief stint on TV. Twitter Blog JavaScript for Web Designers Mat punching his book Bocoup Chrono Trigger The Future is Next IMDB MBMBAM Burlesque MBMBAM

#12: Nicole Dominguez

June 04, 2017 05:52 - 1 hour - 59.2 MB

Nicole Dominguez is a freelance developer, mentor, and digital nomad. In this podcast we talk about her travels, the conferences that she’s been to, and all her future ambitions. It’s a pretty cool episode so sit back and listen! Nicole Dominguez Nicole's Twitter Venezuelan Arepa Neopets Tulum Startup Bus Django Con CSS Conf Elaconf Startup Island Marie Kondo Support my terrible eating habits at Patreon!

#11: Tim Holman

June 01, 2017 03:52 - 1 hour - 51.7 MB

This episode was super fun to record. I got to talk to Tim Holman who’s a tinkerer, prankster, and, of course, a developer. He’s currently working at Codepen and if you like weird and zany things, I think you’ll have a lot of fun listening to this episode. So, stick around! Codepen Tim Holman Tim Holman’s Twitter Qwiki Tumblr Brisbane Jessica Lord fun.css Blue Screen of Death JavaScript Sunshine Coast Hakim El Hattab Human Music Don’t Hate The Player, Hate The ...

#10: Val Head

April 28, 2017 19:17 - 44 minutes - 35.8 MB

Val Head is pretty much all about animations. She’s written a book about animations, she talks about animations in workshops and conferences, she makes videos about animations, she has a newsletter about animations, and yes, she’s on podcasts talking about animations. You will learn a shit ton from this show. So listen carefully, and make sure you check out the show notes in the description! If you're into this, please support us at! What we talk about...

#9: Stephanie Liu

April 22, 2017 05:07 - 1 hour - 58.6 MB

I have Stephanie Liu here today, and we talk about bubble tea, JavaScript, CSS. She has a lot to say about teaching, finishing projects, and motorcycles as well so stick around and enjoy the show! We geek about bubble tea Teaching 2048 Difference between making something and teaching something Making draggable elements in JS Using frustration to finish a project MySpace Tom Her progress in JavaScript30 Why CSS variables are...

#8: Shanise Barona

April 17, 2017 21:36 - 59 minutes - 48 MB

I have Shanise Barona with me today and she’s a web developer right here in Philly! She talks about her adventures and struggles on learning backend and frontend technologies, and what it’s like being the newest Elaconf Organizer. We talk about Kendrick's new album How confusing it is to drive around here in Philly Her experience with Flatiron Bootcamp What the online bootcamp lessons are like Some bootcamps give false promises It's not good to compare yourself to others somet...

#7: Gabrielle Wee

March 22, 2017 20:34 - 56 minutes - 52.2 MB

Today we’re talking to Gabrielle Wee on her adventures on web development and web design! I hope you enjoy this show! What we talk about: The joys of Twitter! (And the weirdness of Google+) How she learned to do web stuff on Xanga We talk about interfaces in games What her daily routine is like How hard it is to SLEEP People that she looks up to! Tumblr theme making Dealing with h8ters Her experiences with freelancing Her website: How to Create Dire...

#6: Una Kravets

February 14, 2017 02:03 - 50 minutes - 40.8 MB

Today's guest is Una Kravets! She's an amazing front-end developer, designer, and all around awesome person. We're here to talk to her about her day-to-day life, her habits, and other musings. Hope you enjoy this show! What we talk about: All about Toolsday! Meeting her co-host Chris On starting Toolsday Audition for recording / libsyn / Skype / Google Hangouts Basically everyone's been winging it Writing things down and taking notes. Physical stimuli! Creatives and devs sho...

#5: Pam Selle

February 03, 2017 23:13 - 1 hour - 53.9 MB

Hey, everyone! This is FTF, and our guest today is Pam Selle. She's very talented and she has worked on a ton of different projects both on frontend and backend. I hope you'll learn something from her today! What we talk about: Missing an aerial yoga class User groups Comparing JS frameworks book Beyond the resume book React Polymer AWS Lambda for your sideprojects! Recurse Center / Hacker School American Museum of Natural History Accessibility C programming http://thew...

#4: Rachel Smith

January 24, 2017 16:58 - 56 minutes - 51.4 MB

Hey, everyone! Today we'll be talking to Rachel Smith! She's a JavaScript and Ruby developer at Codepen, and she has a lot to share in this show! I hope you'll learn something from her today, and I hope you enjoy this episode! What we talk about Day to day life with Rachel Experiences with working in an agency Working in the morning Young Pope + Twin Peaks reviews Rachel's experiences in college Getting a business degree and web design degree Working on advertisements Just ...

#3: Alex Lash

January 22, 2017 23:35 - 42 minutes - 39.8 MB

Today we're talking to my buddy Alex Lash! She's a designer, front-end developer, and a teacher. She's very inspiring, and I hope you'll learn something from her today! What we talk about: Karaoke Adobe XD Cats Teaching at GDI Atomic Design Pattern libraries Prototyping Sketchnotes at Elaconf Switching from designing to front-end dev and vice-versa Communicating with designers and developers Difference between graphic design and interactive design

#2: Joni Trythall

January 08, 2017 17:18 - 1 hour - 58.3 MB

Joni Trythall (or Joni Bologna) is a really cool human being who takes ideas from napkin doodles allll the way to implementation. She’s also a kickass teacher. We talk about: Getting into tech Learning by tinkering Messing around with technology Figuring things out more organically Rage is a great motivator Learning & teaching at the same time Don’t apologize for your accomplishments! Anxiety and talking in front of people. How to be comfortable in front of people. It's h...

#1: Helen V. Holmes

December 29, 2016 02:21 - 1 hour - 49.6 MB

Helen is an awesome awesome designer and developer. And guess what? She also does hardware shit! She’s a badass. She currently works at Mozilla on the Firefox browser as a designer on the DevTools. You might have even used it yourself. Links! Helen's Website: Fred the Dragon: Simone Giertz: Adobe Felix:


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