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A podcast featuring panelists of engineers from Netflix, Twitch, & Atlassian talking over drinks about all things Front End development.
130 Episodes
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
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
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 - Shirley Wu - Alice's mural at the Asian Art Museum Shirley Wu - Chinese Animation: In Search of a Style Shirley Wu - WandaVision
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 - 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
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 - 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 - Defining Core Web Vitals Stacy London - Gold by Glassjaw Stacy London - Clipper - Another 5 Years by Overmono Shirley Wu - Chinese knots earrings by _baomii
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
When it comes to estimating the time it takes to build any software project, it’s never easy. There’s a lot of factors that go into estimating. In this episode, we talk about our experiences with estimating and ways we’ve improved it over the years. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Stacy London - @stacylondoner Shirley Wu - @sxywu Picks: Ryan Burgess - Rebuild Black Business Ryan Burgess - Good Girls Augustus Yuan - Amazon Builders Library Augustus Yuan - Valheim Augustus Yuan - Agile Stacy London - Here’s Why All Your Projects Are Always Late — and What to Do About It Stacy London - Innergaze by Heidi Sabertooth Shirley Wu - Lenticular Hologram Rainbow Gradient Puzzle Shirley Wu - D3 10 Years! Livestream Shirley Wu - Creative Cuties Discord
How important is documentation? In this episode, we share our thoughts and opinions on how we approach documentation and the tools that have helped us. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Stacy London - @stacylondoner Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Shirley Wu - @sxywu Picks: Ryan Burgess - Quevos Chips Ryan Burgess - Oreo ID cookies Augustus Yuan - Warrior Augustus Yuan - Slack's Outage on January 4th 2021 Stacy London - Summoning by Hum Stacy London - River by Octo Octa Mars Jullian - Frontend focus Shirley Wu - Bling Empire Shirley Wu - Accented Cinema
How do developer teams stay productive? In this episode, we are talking with Kathryn Koehler and Andy Glover from the Netflix Productivity Engineering team to learn more about what a Productivity Engineering team does to help improve productivity. Guests: Kathryn Koehler - @kejkoehler Andy Glover - @aglover Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Kathryn Koehler - Accelerate Kathryn Koehler - Lolita Andy Glover - Team of Rivals Andy Glover - Undercover Ryan Burgess - NetflixEng Spotify playlist Ryan Burgess - Mother In Law's Tongue Plant Jem Young - Star Trek Discovery Jem Young - AirBiotech 360 Stacy London - Colours so Dub by Tiga Stacy London - Colours so Bright by Tiga Stacy London - 6000 Ft. Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
At some point or another, we’ve all had to move to a new role or a new company. In this episode, we are joined by special guests Tara Ellis and Jared Jordan to help us discuss things we’ve learned to help transition to a new role or job. Guests: Tara Ellis - @maverick_mind Jared Jordan - @jaredjordan Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Picks: Tara Ellis - A Promising Young Woman Tara Ellis - Lianne La Havas Jared Jordan - The Thrill of the Fight VR Boxing Jared Jordan - Nerf Rival XXI 2000 Gun Ryan Burgess - The First 90 Days Ryan Burgess - ThermoPro meat thermometer Jem Young - The Midnight Sky Jem Young - Trumps Over - Macklemore Jem Young - Valley Silicon: Zen Egg Jem Young - Alternative wood Egg Mars Jullian - Mars Jullian - Happy Masks
In this episode, we are joined by Evan Payne to talk with us about how we each approach side projects. Evan also shares a side project he’s built in Angular. Guests: Evan Payne - @evanfuture Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Shirley Wu - @sxywu Picks: Evan Payne - The Adventure Zone Evan Payne - CriticalRole Ryan Burgess - The Undoing Ryan Burgess - Euphoria Jem Young - Lupin Jem Young - Awair Element Jem Young - Valley Silicon: Green Onion Kit Shirley Wu - Bubblesort Zines Shirley Wu - Semihandmade
In this episode, we will be reflecting on the past year and how things have drastically changed for how we work and how our companies have had to adapt during a pandemic. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Stacy London - @stacylondoner Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Shirley Wu - @sxywu Picks: Ryan Burgess - A Teacher Ryan Burgess - Big Sky Augustus Yuan - Alice in Borderland Augustus Yuan - Building a button Jem Young - Professional Tag Jem Young - Valley Silicon: Lovesac Stacy London - Her Revolution by Burial, Four Tet, Thom Yorke Stacy London - Dawn Chorus by Jon Hopkins Stacy London - My favorite tracks from 2020 Mars Jullian - Dermaplus SF Mars Jullian - Smart Pet Feeder (Feeder Connect) Shirley Wu - BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky Shirley Wu - Doodle Therapy
In our last episode, we talked about leaving a job, and one of those reasons for leaving was due to a bad manager. In this episode, we follow up our discussion on what makes a good manager. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Stacy London - @stacylondoner Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Shirley Wu - @sxywu Brian Holt - @holtbt Picks: Ryan Burgess - Engineering Manager Resources Ryan Burgess - Seeking Truth in Networking - Insider Stories from Early Silicon Valley (and Ethernet!) with Bob Metcalfe Augustus Yuan - SVG Path Editor Augustus Yuan - The rising of the shield hero Jem Young - Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun Jem Young - Valley Silicon: Cuddle Down Pillow Stacy London - Black Trees by Indian Wells Stacy London - The Upward Spiral - Overlook Remix by Overlook & Nicolas Bougaïeff Mars Jullian - Trader Joe’s advent calendar for cats Mars Jullian - Stasher reusable silicone bag Shirley Wu - The Imagineering Story Shirley Wu - Going Under Brian Holt - Vets who code
We’ve all decided at one point or another that it’s time to look for a new job. In this episode, we talk through reasons that lead to us looking for new opportunities in our past jobs. Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Stacy London - @stacylondoner Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Shirley Wu - @sxywu Picks: Ryan Burgess - The Art of the Protest Ryan Burgess - Home before dark Augustus Yuan - In the Dark Podcast Augustus Yuan - Queen's Gambit Augustus Yuan - Crater Lake National Park Jem Young - Cobra Kai Jem Young - Valley Silicon: Luxury Ice Stacy London - Lamentations by Sufjan Stevens Stacy London - Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh Stacy London - Mars Jullian - The Widening Responsibility for Frontend Developers Mars Jullian - Happy Masks Shirley Wu - The Good Place Shirley Wu - Make my vote count
In this episode, we were joined by our guests, Ben Ilegbodu and Jason Lengstorf to discuss frontend patterns live at this year's QCon Plus conference. On the panel, we shared our thoughts on various frontend trends and patterns being used. We also took questions from the live QCon Plus audience. Guests: Ben Ilegbodu - @benmvp Jason Lengstorf - @jlengstorf Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Stacy London - @stacylondoner Jem Young - @JemYoung
What’s it like to deal with Imposter Syndrome? In this episode, we are joined by Shirley Wu, to talk through each of our experiences dealing with imposter syndrome and have we’ve overcome it. Guests: Shirley Wu - @sxywu Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Mars Jullian - @marsjosephine Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Shirley Wu - Shirley Wu - Asian Americans Shirley Wu - Nintendo Ring Fit Shirley Wu - Great Pretender Ryan Burgess - Knives Out Ryan Burgess - Netflix vs. the World Mars Jullian - The Great British Baking Show Augustus Yuan - The Social Dilemma Augustus Yuan - Rocket League Free to Play! Jem Young - Fuoripista Jem Young - Notorious XX Stacy London - What They Do Is Not Art by Cloudkicker Stacy London - Ashtabula by Cloudkicker Stacy London - Answer My Prayer by Eschaton, Ancient Methods, Orphx Stacy London - Mozilla thread about The Social Dilemma
When you can’t interview in person, we are forced to interview over video calls. In this episode, we are joined by Bianca Bortolussi, and Jen Pi to talk with us about what it’s like to interview for a new role during these covid times. Guests: Bianca Bortolussi - @biancabmorey Jen Pi Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Jem Young - @JemYoung Picks: Bianca Bortolussi - Polymer Clay earrings Jen Pi - My Octopus Teacher Jen Pi - Robin Sharma - The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Jen Pi - Robin Sharma - The 5am Club Ryan Burgess - AMPLIFI Alien Ryan Burgess - The American Barbecue Showdown Jem Young - It is as if you were doing work Jem Young - The Boys season 2
Do you remember the days of FTP? In this episode, we are joined by Jerome Hardaway to talk with us about the changes made to hosting websites and how serverless has improved the ways we serve up websites and applications. Guests: Jerome Hardaway - @JeromeHardaway Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Stacy London - @stacylondoner Picks: Jerome Hardaway - Serverless - CSS Tricks Jerome Hardaway - Lucifer Jerome Hardaway - The Boys Season 2 Ryan Burgess - Chef's Table BBQ Ryan Burgess - Mixel cocktail app Stacy London - Sukhe Phool - Max Cooper Firefly Remix by Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Max Cooper Stacy London - Back to the Sky by Ólafur Arnalds Augustus Yuan - Fall Guys Augustus Yuan - Intro to AWS Lambda and Serverless Apps Jem Young - Valley Silicon: Fake window Jem Young - World's toughest race
Build it and they will come, right? Wrong. Search Engine Optimization is a key component of how people will discover your website or application. In this episode, we are joined by Netflix engineer, Cole Turner to talk with us about the importance of SEO and ways to improve your ranking in search engines. Guests: Cole Turner - @coleturner Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Stacy London - @stacylondoner Jem Young - @JemYoung Picks: Cole Turner - Awake Cole Turner - Goldbelly Ryan Burgess - Coola sunscreen Ryan Burgess - Bose 700 headphones Jem Young - Drivey.js Jem Young - The Titan Games Stacy London - The Difference - Jon Hopkins Remix by Flume, Toro y Moi, Jon Hopkins Stacy London - Puzzle - Trentemøller Remix by TOM And His Computer
When we are writing code as engineers, no matter what programming language, we are doing some form of planning and problem solving. In this episode, we are talking about programmatic problem solving with Nicole Archambault. Guests: Nicole Archambault - @lavie_encode Panelists: Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryan Augustus Yuan - @augburto Jem Young - @JemYoung Picks: Nicole Archambault - Taco Bell Cheese Burrito Nicole Archambault - Battlestar Galactica Nicole Archambault - Think Like a Programmer Ryan Burgess - Twenty Thousand Hertz - Ta-dum! It’s Netflix Ryan Burgess - Ugly Delicious Augustus Yuan - Jem Augustus Yuan - Why Interviewing is Terrible - Jem Young Augustus Yuan - James Hoffman Jem Young - Product management templates Jem Young - Valley Silicon: Wave roller Jem Young - Cole Turner: AMA
Comments (3)

Abhi Mishra

sir podcast is great but voice of you colleagues is not audible

Aug 17th

Samuel McCagg

Definitely agree with the audio!

May 15th

Tommaso Sebastianelli

these podcasts are interesting af, but the audio is really bad, they should consider improving it.

Sep 21st
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