Modern Web
S09E06 Modern Web Podcast- Managing a Developer Team with Jem Young from Netflix

S09E06 Modern Web Podcast- Managing a Developer Team with Jem Young from Netflix

March 9, 2022

In this episode of the Modern Web Podcast, Jem Young, Engineering Manager at Netflix, shares his perspective on engineering team leadership. He talks about his experience going from an individual contributor to leading an engineering team, including some of the roadblocks and challenges new managers often encounter. Jem also describes some of the perspectives on team leadership he's developed by working with and watching other leaders at Netflix. Finally, they talk about the changes in the career trajectories of individual contributors, and how ICs can grow in their careers whether they choose to take the management path or not.

 

Guest:

Jem Young (@jemyoung), Engineering Manager at Netflix

 

Host:

Jesse Tomchak (@jtomchak), Architect at This Dot Labs

 

Sponsored by HARMANThis Dot Labs.

S09E05 Modern Web Podcast - The State of Angular with Mark Thompson

S09E05 Modern Web Podcast - The State of Angular with Mark Thompson

February 11, 2022

In this episode, Rob Ocel discusses the present state and future goals of the Angular ecosystem with Mark Thompson, Developer Relations Engineer at Google, and Angular Core Team member. They talk about Angular’s most recent accomplishments, like the advancements afforded by Angular v12, and how the Angular team responds to RFCs and other forms of community feedback. Mark also explains how the community should interpret roadmaps, and the spectrum of stages at which an in-development project might be, and how developers and non-developers can contribute to the ecosystem. Rob and Mark also talk about the relationship between third-party solutions and the Angular team’s attitude toward potentially rolling these solutions into the core framework.

 

Guest:

Mark Thompson (@marktechson) - Developer Relations Engineer, Google 

 

Host:

Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Labs

 

This episode is sponsored by HARMAN & This Dot Labs.

S09E04 Modern Web Podcast - The Future of Automotive App Development with Naoki Ogishi

S09E04 Modern Web Podcast - The Future of Automotive App Development with Naoki Ogishi

January 7, 2022

In this episode, Rob sits down with Naoki Ogishi, Director of Product Management at HARMAN International to discuss the present and future of Automotive App Development. They discuss the challenges of developing software in automobiles, how Android Automotive OS is making cross-vehicle app development feasible, how the HARMAN Ignite Store developer portal and template libraries make it easier to build and distribute your automotive apps, and where the future of in-vehicle development might take us.

 

Guest:

Naoki Ogishi - Director of Product Management, HARMAN International

 

Host:
Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Labs

 

This episode is sponsored by HARMAN & This Dot Labs.

S09E03 Modern Web Podcast - Software Development in the Cloud with Mike Nikles & Geoffrey Huntley

S09E03 Modern Web Podcast - Software Development in the Cloud with Mike Nikles & Geoffrey Huntley

December 10, 2021

In this episode, Rob speaks with Mike Nikles and Geoffrey Huntley of Gitpod about doing software development in configurable environments hosted in the cloud. They discuss the challenges that teams face supporting bespoke development environment across myriad devices, how tools like Gitpod solve for these challenges, how these types of cloud environments can be built and extended with plug-ins, and what the future of cloud-based development (and cloud-based remote computing) might hold!

 

Guests:

Mike Nikles (@mikenikles) - Developer Advocate, Gitpod

Geoffrey Huntley (@GeoffreyHuntley) - Developer Advocate, Gitpod

 

Host:
Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Labs

 

This episode is sponsored by HARMAN & This Dot Labs.

S09E02 Modern Web Podcast - Modernizing React Apps with Paige Niedringhaus & Mark Erikson

S09E02 Modern Web Podcast - Modernizing React Apps with Paige Niedringhaus & Mark Erikson

November 23, 2021

In this episode of Modern Web, Dustin Goodman and Jae Anne Bach Hardie sit down with Paige Niedringhaus and Mark Erikson to talk about modernizing react applications! They discuss Paige's new course on Newline and some of the stories and experiences that inspired it and hear about Mark & Paige's stories of implementing these practices in their recent projects.

 

Guests:

Paige Niedringhaus (@pniedri)- Co-host of React Round-up Podcast, Staff Software Engineer at blues wireless, & Author of the "Modernizing React Apps" Course
Mark Erikson (@acemarke) - Maintainer of Redux & Blogger

 

Hosts:
Dustin Goodman (@dustinsgoodman) - Engineering Manager, This Dot Labs

Jae Anne Bach Hardie (@dulcedejae) - Architect, This Dot Labs

 

This episode is sponsored by HARMAN & This Dot Labs.

S09E01 Modern Web Podcast - Partytown with Adam Bradley

S09E01 Modern Web Podcast - Partytown with Adam Bradley

November 12, 2021

In this episode, Rob Ocel (@robocell) sits down with Adam Bradley (@adamdbradley), Director of Technology at builder.io, co-creator of Ionic, and creator of Stencil! They talk about the web performance challenges related to loading and using third party scripts (such as those for Google Analytics), and they discuss Partytown, a new, lightweight library created by Adam and his team to move these scripts off the blocking path and into web workers. They discuss how Partytown accomplishes this feat, what performance benefits this type of approach offers, and why this new library has the whole development community buzzing with excitement!

 

Guest:

Adam Bradley (@adamdbradley) - Director of Technology, Builder.io & QwikDev, Co-creator of Ionic, & Creator of Stencil

 

Host:
Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Labs

 

This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs

S08E020 Modern Web Podcast - The Future of the Terminal & Fig with Brendan Falk

S08E020 Modern Web Podcast - The Future of the Terminal & Fig with Brendan Falk

October 29, 2021

In this episode, Rob Ocel sits down with Brendan Falk, co-founder and CEO at Fig, a terminal extension that provides CLI integration and autocomplete support. They discuss the state of the terminal today, how Fig enhances the terminal, how to build tools for both power users and inexperienced users alike, the vision for integrating the command-line with user interface, and more!

 

Guest:

Brendan Falk (@BrendanFalk) - Co-Founder & CEO, Fig 

 

Host:
Rob Ocel (@robocell) - Architect, This Dot Labs

 

This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs

S08E019 Modern Web Podcast - The Future of Blockchain & How To Get Involved Today With Nader Dabit

S08E019 Modern Web Podcast - The Future of Blockchain & How To Get Involved Today With Nader Dabit

October 15, 2021
In this episode, Tracy Lee (@ladyleet (she/her) and Nacho Vazquez (@nacho_vazquez14) speak with Nader Dabit (@dabit3) of Edge and Node about web3 and how to get started! We touch on topics that are hot in the blockchain ecosystem that you definitely want to be aware of if you're blockchain-curious.
 
Topics covered:
  • What does the next few years of blockchain development look like and why you should start looking at layer 2 blockchains
  • The future of Eth 2 - proof of stake vs proof of work
  • Why you should watch out for the Solana blockchain
  • What is Gitpod and why should you care?
  • Lowering the barrier to entry to new developers exploring blockchain development
  • Learning about The Graph and Edge and Node

 

Guest:

Nader Dabit (@dabit3) - Developer Relations, Edge and Node 

 

Hosts:
Tracy Lee (@ladyleet (she/her) -  CEO, This Dot Labs 

Nacho Vazquez (@nacho_vazquez14) - Software Engineer, This Dot Labs 

 

This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs

S08E018 Modern Web Podcast - Staying Curious with Michael Chan

S08E018 Modern Web Podcast - Staying Curious with Michael Chan

September 24, 2021

In this episode, Lindsay and Michael talk about Michael's perspective on building communities, and how to stay curious and growing as a developer. They talk about how Michael and Lindsay both started in tech by taking small bits of time to grow and learn, and how that has served them in their tech careers. Michael also talks about his time on React Podcast, and what brought him to hosting the show. They end by discussing curiosity, and how specifically to stay curious in life and in a development career. 

 

Guest:

Michael Chan (@chantastic) - Software Engineer at Chromatic, Creator of lunch.dev 

 

Host:
Lindsay Wardell (@lindsaykwardell) - Software Engineer at This Dot, co-host of Views on Vue 

 

This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs

S08E017 Modern Web Podcast - Blockchain curious? It‘s easy & JS Developers should start learning!

S08E017 Modern Web Podcast - Blockchain curious? It‘s easy & JS Developers should start learning!

September 10, 2021

In this episode, Tracy Lee sits down with Stephen Fluin from Chainlink to talk about blockchain and why JavaScript developers should start learning about it today. We go over the difference between blockchain and cryptocurrency, and how the two work together. We also explore use cases for developers and interesting decentralized applications one can build today. Stephen also shares with us the idea of smart contracts, and how they play into our ecosystem of development. This episode will also teach you what programming language to use, and why and how it is for you as a JS developer to get going with an IDE today. We also talk through resources JS developers have to learn technologies like solidity and explore the different blockchains you might want to consider as you dip your toe in. 

 

Host:

Tracy Lee (@ladyleet) - CEO, This Dot Labs 

 

Guest:
Stephen Fluin (@stephenfluin) - Developers Relations at Chainlink Labs

 

This episode is sponsored by This Dot Labs

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