Thunder Nerds

Thunder Nerds

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Design and Development Podcast For Nerds That Do Tech Good
166 – 🍊 DevFest Florida 2019 is Almost Here!
Jan 8 • 68 min
In this episode we get to chat with some of the speakers at this year’s DevFest Florida: Michael Prentice, Eva Sofianos, Joey deVilla, Santosh Hari, Betty Pierce, and Siva Kumar. We discuss the topics of their talks, and dive into their core takeaways.…
165 – 🍊 Get to know DevFest Florida with Hendrix Tavarez, Michael Prentice, & Michael Rosario
Nov 27, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode we get to speak with the DevFest Florida team: Hendrix Tavarez, Michael Prentice, and Michael Rosario. We talk about the origins of the conference, the speaker lineup, and what to expect on January 19, 2019. DevFest Florida brings together…
164 – ‍πŸ‘©‍πŸ’» Build a Community with Jenny Shen
Nov 3, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode we get to speak with Jenny Shen: Strategist, Speaker, Mentor, and Senior UX/Product Designer. We discuss Jenny’s career journey and what she is up to now in Amsterdam. We talk about such points as: how to build your brand, getting involved…
163 – πŸ€– Designing AI & Machine Learning with Pedro Marques
Nov 2, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode we get to speak with Pedro Marques: Sr. Product Designer, Speaker, Musician, and Coder. We chat with Pedro about his career journey, life in Amsterdam, and designing AI & machine learning. We discuss how and where Pedro shares his…
162 – πŸ–₯️ Surveillance Capitalism & Accessibility with Laura Kalbag
Oct 20, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode we get to speak with Laura Kalbag: Author, Co-Founder and Designer at Indie. We chat with Laura about her residence in Ireland, and the the current European political climate with regards to Brexit. We then dive into Laura’s company Indie,…
161 – πŸ‘¨‍πŸ’» Make A Difference with Stephen Shaw
Oct 19, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode we get the pleasure to speak with Stephen Shaw: Front End Developer at Codepen. We talk about how Stephen got his start in the industry and where he is headed. We discuss the future of Keyframers, an animated collaborative coding live…
160 – β˜€οΈ Eric Meyer – An Event Apart Orlando 2018
Oct 10, 2018 • 33 min
Eric Meyer Fit For Purpose: Making Sense of the New CSS The past year has seen an incredible explosion in what we can do with CSS—from stable flexbox to the dawn of Grid, there are more powerful tools in our toolbox than ever before. Each system is, in…
159 – β˜€οΈ Derek Featherstone – An Event Apart Orlando 2018
Oct 10, 2018 • 39 min
Derek Featherstone Inclusive UX: Techniques for Everyone You and your teams are doing the things that need to be done to create inclusive designs. You’ve been using meaningful, semantic markup from the get-go. You stopped using light grey on slightly…
158 – β˜€οΈ Una Kravets – An Event Apart Orlando 2018
Oct 9, 2018 • 22 min
Una Kravets Why Design Systems Fail Design systems are hot right now, and for good reason. They promote a modular approach to building a product, promote organizational unity, and ensure stability via reusable code snippets and utility styles. They make…
157 – β˜€οΈ Trent Walton – An Event Apart Orlando 2018
Oct 9, 2018 • 27 min
Trent Walton Name That Script! How many third-party scripts are loading on our web pages these days? How can we objectively measure the value of these (advertising, a/b testing, analytics, etc.) scripts—considering their impact on web performance, user…
156 – β˜€οΈ Josh Clark – An Event Apart Orlando 2018
Oct 9, 2018 • 29 min
Josh Clark The New Design Material Just as mobile defined the last decade of digital products, machine learning is set to define the next. Learn to use machine-generated content, insight, and interaction as design material in your everyday work. Refit…
155 – β˜€οΈ Jen Simmons – An Event Apart Orlando 2018
Oct 9, 2018 • 55 min
Jen Simmons Everything You Know About Web Design Just Changed 2017 saw a sea change in web layout, one that few of us have truly come to grips with. We’re standing at the threshold of an entirely new era in digital design—one in which, rather than hacking…
154 – β˜€οΈ Dan Mall – An Event Apart Orlando 2018
Oct 9, 2018 • 19 min
Dan Mall Til Launch Do Us Part From one designer to a front-end developer: I’m so grateful for you. You take my pretty pictures and turn them into real-live websites and applications; you convert ideas and sketches into real things that people can use.…
153 – β˜€οΈ Brad Frost – An Event Apart Orlando 2018
Oct 9, 2018 • 32 min
Brad Frost Maintaining Design Systems By now, ‘most every in-house team has some form of design system initiative underway. Yet many designers and developers on those teams still struggle to make the system really take root in their organization. Working…
152 – β˜€οΈ Jason Pamental – An Event Apart Orlando 2018
Oct 8, 2018 • 34 min
Jason Pamental Variable Fonts and the Future of Typography For centuries, typography has shaped the way we ‘hear’ what we read. In our web work, though, we’ve have to balance our typographic desires with user experience and performance, knowing that every…
151 – β˜€οΈ Val Head – An Event Apart Orlando 2018
Oct 8, 2018 • 22 min
Val Head Building More Expressive Products The products we design today must connect with customers across different screen sizes, contexts, and even voice or chat interfaces. As such, we create emotional expressiveness in our products not only through…
150 – β˜€οΈ Rachel Andrew – An Event Apart Orlando 2018
Oct 8, 2018 • 19 min
Rachel Andrew Graduating to Grid When CSS Grid Layout shipped into multiple browsers in the Spring of 2017 it heralded the dawn of a new way to do layout on the web. Now that the excitement of launch has passed, Rachel Andrew will take a look at what went…
149 – β˜€οΈ An Event Apart Orlando 2018
Oct 8, 2018 • 4 min
We can not thank An Event Apart enough for the opportunity to be part of the conference, honestly! This was such an amazing experience that we will treasure always. The speakers were absolutely awesome, and so giving with their time. We got a ton of great…
148 – 🐚 A Business Journey Into the Big Sea with Andi Graham
Sep 28, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode we get to speak with the founder & CMO at Big Sea, Andi Graham. We talk with Andi about her professional beginnings, and what brought her from Wisconsin to the Sunshine state. We then discuss her Marketing career and what inspired her to…
147 – πŸ¦‘ Rally Around React with Jamison Dance
Sep 21, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode we get to speak with Jamison Dance: Code Whisperer, Experienced Product Engineer, and Senior Technical Expert at Walmart Labs. We talk about how Jamison got his start in the industry, and how he got to where he is today. We chat about his…
146 – ♥️ Holding Yourself to Higher Standards with Iheanyi Ekechukwu
Sep 14, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode we get to speak with Iheanyi Ekechukwu: Senior Software Engineer at GitHub, Co-founder & Developer of Interface Lovers, and Founder of Seeker. We get to chat about Iheanyi’s day-to-day at GitHub, and what he’s working on lately. We also…
145 – πŸ‘¨‍πŸ’» A Second Career In Development with Kyle Shevlin
Sep 7, 2018 • 71 min
In this episode we get to speak with the “magniglorious” Kyle Shevlin: instructor, musician, host of the secondCareerDevs podcast, Senior JavaScript Engineer, and Pastor turned programmer. We discuss his personal career path and how he’s leveraging his…
144 – 🌟 Community & Support at CodePen with Marie Mosley
Aug 31, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode we get to talk with Marie Mosley: Community and Support superstar at CodePen. We discuss some of the stigma around HTML and CSS, and the psychology behind it. We talk about the value of the Codepen community. We also dive into Marie’s…
143 – 🎹 Ahead of the Bezier Curve with David Khourshid
Aug 18, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode we get to talk with David Khourshid: front-end developer, tech author, international speaker, open-source contributor, co-host of the @keyframers, and pianist. We speak with David about how he got his start in the industry as a musician…
142 – πŸŽ“ An Animation Student’s Journey with Carlos Martinez
Aug 3, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode we get to talk with Carlos Martinez: Animation Student at Ringling College of Art and Design, Concept Artist, and Animation Intern with Theory Studios. We discuss Carlos’s college journey at Ringling, and how it has prepared him for his…
141 – πŸ‹ Get to Know Craft CMS with Leah Stephenson, Leslie Camacho, Sam Hernandez, & Brandon Kelly
Jul 20, 2018 • 65 min
In this episode we get to talk with Leah Stephenson, Leslie Camacho, Sam Hernandez, and Brandon Kelly of Pixel and Tonic. We talk about the history of Pixel and Tonic, and the genesis of Craft CMS. We explore the story of Craft and its unique value in the…
140 – πŸ”₯ The Psychology of Burnout with Alyssa Nicoll
Jul 13, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode we get the pleasure to speak with Alyssa Nicoll: Angular Developer Advocate for Kendo UI and Google Developer Expert. We chat with Alyssa about how she got her start in the industry, from her beginnings in psychology and then ultimately…
139 – 🐍 The Web Animation Community with Adam Kuhn
Jul 6, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode we get the pleasure to speak with Adam Kuhn: UI/UX Designer, Front End Developer. We discuss the value of community and specifically the opportunities that Codepen provides. We talk about pushing CSS beyond its acceptable standards. And we…
138 – πŸ’» Java, WebVR, & the Future of Technology with Kesha Williams
Jun 30, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode we get to talk with Kesha Williams: Award-Winning Software Engineer, TED Speaker, Java Author & Instructor. We ask Kesha about her passion to lead, inspire, and volunteer. Then we dive into a few of her many projects, and get a glimpse…
137 – πŸͺ GDPR & Authentic Customer Connections with Grace Estle
Jun 11, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode we talk to brand marketing manager, Grace Estle. We cover the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations and what they mean for small businesses in the United States. We review what entrepreneurs need to do to be safe, and also…
136 – 🍭 Want a more creative team? Give them a playroom with Autumn Sullivan
Jun 8, 2018 • 55 min
In this episode we get to speak with content strategist Autumn Sullivan. We dive into her article “Want a more creative team? Give them a playroom”. We explore the psychology of competitive play versus non-competitive play. We ask: when companies have…
135 – πŸ’Ό Experience Design & Career Journeys with Briana Hokanson
May 25, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode we get to speak with experience designer Briana Hokanson. We talk about her history in the industry, where she is going, and her art school background. We discuss the value of Adobe Lightroom and chat about some points that people may not…
134 – πŸ’₯ Create Your Own Opportunities with Brandy Morgan
May 18, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode we talk with Brandy Morgan: Developer, Designer and Doer. We discuss how Brandy got her start in marketing and transitioned into development, and started a new company with her husband. We talk about the value of social media and creating…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT – 2018
May 13, 2018 • 3 min
We are LIVE at the 2018 UX+DEV SUMMIT https://uxdsummit.com. South Florida’s largest User Experience and Developers conference! Four days of workshops and one day filled with immersive talks, all in areas of User Experience, Product Management, and…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 – Mike Donahue
May 13, 2018 • 19 min
I am a Lead UX Architect at Citrix in South Florida where I live with my wife Nikki and our dogs (we call them our daughters) Layla and Cassidy. When I’m not designing, I’m trying to learn how the human mind works by reading books on psychology and…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 – Alex Redondo
May 13, 2018 • 14 min
Alex Redondo is a conceptual thinker with a highly developed analytical skill set, specializing in user experience architecture, direction, research, and design with 20 years of leading, strategizing, and building projects for fortune 500 brands and…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 – Ivan Corchado Ruiz
May 13, 2018 • 24 min
Passionate about the intersection of the arts and sciences. From art and philosophy to DJ/Producer, to million dollar smart homes, to design, to engineering. Always pursuing technical challenges with a creative mind. Currently working as an iOS developer…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 – Michael Prentice
May 13, 2018 • 14 min
Michael Prentice is an international speaker and software consultant on Angular, Material Design, Firebase, Google Cloud, NodeJS, software architecture, and Agile project management. He is a founder of GDG Space Coast, DevIntent, and Market Amplified.…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 – Shane Doyle
May 13, 2018 • 26 min
Shane is a Product Manager and UX Designer with experience in creating great products that empower, enhance and delight users. He’s passionate about design, technology and story-telling. He was the Product Owner of DoneDeal’s mobile apps – Ireland’s…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 – Marcelo Paiva
May 13, 2018 • 19 min
More than 15 years building productive design teams, solving complex systems challenges and developing thoughtful expertise to foster modern design practices in Agile development environments for mobile and web applications. Extensive leadership with…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 – Pedro Marques
May 13, 2018 • 23 min
Designer with almost ten years of experience with the web and with a huge interest on technology. I see design as a discipline under Software Engineering, and we all should have one common thing: empathy. I like the end to end hands on experience, that’s…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 – Sarrah Vesselov
May 13, 2018 • 29 min
Sarrah Vesselov is a UI/UX Developer with over 10 years of experience in web design and development. She currently works for GitLab as UX Manager, setting the overall direction of UX from both a design and application experience view. Prior to that, she…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 with Ignacio Garcia-Huidobro & Michael Vargas
May 13, 2018 • 28 min
Ignacio Garcia-Huidobro Director of Product Management & User Experience | Co-Founder UX+DEV SUMMIT Talented, innovative and passionate creative professional with 14+ years of
 expertise in creating great user centered experiences in enterprise software,…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 – David Okun
May 13, 2018 • 18 min
Professional software developer biased towards mobile technology. David’s workshop: APIs & Watson In Any Language On IBM Cloud It’s 2018, and it finally doesn’t seem to matter anymore what language you want to write APIs in. Thanks to IBM Cloud, you have…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 – Martina Mitz
May 13, 2018 • 27 min
Martina started as a self-taught Web Designer in 2001. From the very beginning her approach was user-centered despite not being familiar with the now-common phrase of ‘user experience’. In 2007 she finalized her study in Psychology and started working in…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 – Jacqueline Stetson Pastore
May 13, 2018 • 24 min
Jacqueline is the CEO and Founder of UX Gofer and User Experience Research and Design, Inc (UXRD). She has been doing user experience research and design since 1999. Her areas of expertise are UX strategy, user research, and product design. UX Gofer is a…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 – Bermon Painter
May 13, 2018 • 19 min
Bermon has 20 years of product strategy, design and development experience in varying industries including aerospace,automotive, financial services , government, manufacturing , publishing and retail. As a Senior UX Manager at EY Digital, Bermon leads…
πŸŽ™οΈ UX+DEV SUMMIT 2018 – Rachel Parsons
May 13, 2018 • 24 min
When her nose isn’t buried in a book, Rachel is probably out in her kayak, doing yoga, or tinkering with code. By day, she’s the AppDev Practice Manager at Cardinal Solutions in Charlotte, NC. Rachel thrives on leading teams to deliver high quality…
118 – πŸ€– Handstands & Android Development with Sam Edwards
May 7, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode we get to speak with Sam Edwards, Android developer and instructor. Sam is a Google Developer Expert for Android and has worked with the platform since 2011. We talk with Sam about Android Development, Kotlin, the value of attending…
117 – πŸ“– Get Your Hands On Next.JS with Christian Nwamba
May 4, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode we get to speak with Christian Nwamba: Author, Program Manager, Developer Evangelist, and Technical Content Creator. We chat with Christian about his new book Hands on Next.js. We discuss how Christian got his start in the industry, his…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Dan Denney
Apr 28, 2018 • 27 min
We talk with Dan Denney about the Front-End Design Conference: how he started it, why he did it, and what it has become. Show Links * Twitter: https://twitter.com/dandenney * Website: https://dandenney.com/ * LinkedIn:…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Eric Portis
Apr 28, 2018 • 22 min
Eric is a Developer Advocate at Cloudinary where he works to build a better toolset for managing images on the web. He’s also a card-carrying and tee-shirt-wearing member of the Responsive Issues Community Group – a rag-tag band of everyday developers who…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Gene Crawford
Apr 28, 2018 • 32 min
A designer with over 15 years of experience based out of Columbia, South Carolina. A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Art. He is a design instructor at the Art Institute/South University teaching web design and development…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Rob Harr
Apr 28, 2018 • 17 min
@robertHarr As Vice President of Sparkbox Rob is responsible for the operations and financials of the company. With a background in software development, Rob is always ready to challenge the development process. On any given day Rob meets with prospective…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Tim Smith
Apr 28, 2018 • 17 min
@smithtimmytim Tim Smith is a designer and frontend developer from Saint Paul, MN. He’s worked on the web for a decade, working with different companies and clients. Tim writes The Bold Report, a blog about design, development, technology, and most…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Chris Coyier
Apr 28, 2018 • 30 min
@chriscoyier Chris is a web designer and developer. He writes about all things web at CSS-Tricks, talks about all things web at conferences around the world and on his podcast ShopTalk, and co-founded CodePen, a social development environment. The…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Ron Edelen
Apr 28, 2018 • 24 min
@ronedelen Ron is a cofounder of Myjive, a digital agency based out of Charlotte, N.C. He started his career working for motion design studios in Los Angeles, Calif., where he began blending his passion for film, pop culture, fine arts and emerging…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Ethan Marcotte
Apr 28, 2018 • 32 min
@beep Ethan Marcotte is an independent designer/developer who is passionate about beautiful design, elegant code, and the intersection of the two. Over the years his clientele has included New York Magazine, the Sundance Film Festival, the Boston Globe,…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Tera Simon
Apr 28, 2018 • 32 min
@tcaldsimon Fondly known as a Southern Belle with Yankee flair, Tera Simon works with PointSource, a Globant Company as their Delivery Director. She has over a decade of Project Management experience. Her attention to detail and grasp of usability empower…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Mina Markham
Apr 28, 2018 • 29 min
@MinaMarkham Mina Markham is a front-end architect, CSS junkie and design system enthusiast. She writes code for a living, currently as a Senior Engineer at Slack. Previously at Hillary for America, her work on the Pantsuit pattern library has been…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Carl Smith
Apr 28, 2018 • 23 min
@carlsmith A theater major who decided to act like he understood business, Carl spent 14 years in advertising before launching his digital agency, nGen Works, in 2003. nGen ran for 12 years, constantly experimenting with different models of management and…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Bermon Painter
Apr 28, 2018 • 42 min
@bermonpainter A rootbeer drinking, cupcake eating, Spanish speaking, piano playing, handlebar mustache wearing designer/developer hybrid living in the glorious city of Charlotte, NC. Bermon is the organizer of various community groups for user experience…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Samantha Warren and Kuan Luo
Apr 28, 2018 • 39 min
Samantha Warren @samanthatoy As the Experience Design Manager for Adobe Stock and Typekit Samantha leads the product design team and vision for Adobe’s creative marketplace. She has been a Design Director for agencies on the East Coast, a product design…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Kelly Knight and Munish Dabas
Apr 28, 2018 • 35 min
Kelly Knight A UX Engineering lead at Google, Kelly leads a team of front-end specialists focused on providing excellent user experiences through prototyping, education, tools and technical mentorship. She’s been coding for the web since 1998 and worked…
⚑️ FEDC 2018 – Jared Ponchot
Apr 28, 2018 • 35 min
@jponch Jared is the Creative Director at Lullabot where he helps lead a talented, fully distributed team of strategists, designers and developers. Over the years they’ve designed and built sites for well-known brands and institutions like NBC, This Old…
⚑️ Front-End Design Conference 2018
Apr 28, 2018 • 3 min
We are LIVE and celebrating 10 years of the Front-End Design Conference 2018 and the incredible community of speakers and attendees that have been with the conference all the way. Watch the Playlist We chatted with… * Dan Denney * Ethan Marcotte * Carl…
91 – β™œ Online Reputation Strategy with Ryan Erskine
Apr 20, 2018 • 60 min
In this episode we get to talk with Ryan Erskine: Brand Strategist, Author, and Online Reputation Expert. We cover tons of actionable points you can use in your online presence, including how to mitigate negativity in social channels. We also talk about…
90 – πŸ‘οΈ Visualize Your Happiness with Amanda Eyer
Apr 9, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode we chat with Purpose Driven Communicator & Connector, Amanda Eyer. We talk about how to visualize your happiness with actionable techniques you can employ daily. We debate an organic career path vs calculated choices. We also discuss the…
89 – πŸ—οΈ Opportunities in Mentorship with Cheriana Griggs
Apr 2, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode we get to talk with Sr. Interaction Designer, Cheriana Griggs. We talk about her move from Tampa to San Francisco, and her career journey to Google. We dive into the value of meetups and the authentic human experience. We also talk about…
88 – πŸ’₯ Start a Conference with Dan Denney
Mar 30, 2018 • 60 min
In this episode we have the honor to speak with Dan Denney, Front End Developer Lead and Founder of the Front End Design Conference. We chat about Dan’s career path and gain some insight into what he is doing now as a Lead Front End Developer at DataCamp.…
87 – 🎩 The Many Hats of a Designer with Kuan Luo
Mar 23, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode we chat with Design Director, Kuan Luo. We get to know Kuan’s passion for design and how she has gotten to where she is today. We explore her upcoming talk at FEDC “How to Kick Ass While Wearing Many Hats”, and gain insight into the points…
86 – πŸ‹ Front-End Dev Power with Chris Coyier
Mar 16, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode we get to chat with Chris Coyier: Designer, Developer, Teacher, Writer, and Speaker. We dive into Chris’s upcoming talk at the FEDC, “The All-Powerful Front-End Developer”. We go to Chris’s topic for the conference and get a sneak peek…
85 -⚑️Learn To Code with Rik Lomas
Mar 12, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode we get to chat with Rik Lomas: CEO of SuperHi and author of Learn To Code Now. We get to know Rik as a crazy cat-loving englishman from Manchester currently residing in NY. We discuss how Rik got his start and what fanned the flame of his…
84 – The Value of the Design Community with Charli Marie
Feb 24, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode we get to talk with Charli Marie: Web Designer, YouTuber, Podcaster, and Design educator. We speak with Charli about how she got her start in London and is now working for ConvertKit. We discuss why Charli started her YouTube channel…
83 – A Product Designer’s Journey with Joel Califa
Feb 23, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode we get to speak with Joel Califa: professional problem solver and Senior Product Designer at GitHub. We talk with Joel about his journey to becoming the Product Designer he is today. We also discuss what it means to be a Product Designer,…
82 – VR & AR with the In Reality Podcast
Feb 12, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode we talk with the hosts of the In Reality Podcast, Joe Johnson and Joe Bardi. We talk about business opportunities in the VR and AR landscape, and adoption projections for actual real world implementations. About the In Reality podcast The…
81 – β€οΈπŸ›  Designing a Design Team, with Andy Vitale
Feb 3, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode we get to speak with User Experience Director, Andy Vitale. We discuss what it means to be a design leader, direct a team, and provide value for your users. We chat a bit about Andy’s start in the industry, and how his past wrestled him…
🍊⚑️ Live at DevFest Florida 2017: Part 3
Nov 19, 2017 • 85 min
This November 11th is the 2nd annual DevFest Florida. An annual tech conference, covering all that’s hot in technology from Machine Learning, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, Angular, Android, Kotlin, Internet of Things and Cloud computing. DevFest…
🍊⚑️ Live at DevFest Florida 2017: Part 2
Nov 17, 2017 • 78 min
This November 11th is the 2nd annual DevFest Florida. An annual tech conference, covering all that’s hot in technology from Machine Learning, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, Angular, Android, Kotlin, Internet of Things and Cloud computing. DevFest…
🍊⚑️ Live at DevFest Florida 2017: Part 1
Nov 16, 2017 • 68 min
This November 11th is the 2nd annual DevFest Florida. An annual tech conference, covering all that’s hot in technology from Machine Learning, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, Angular, Android, Kotlin, Internet of Things and Cloud computing. DevFest…
77 – Highlighting the Syntax Podcast with Scott Tolinski πŸ¦πŸ”πŸ€“
Oct 31, 2017 • 63 min
In this episode we get to chat with Web Developer, Bboy, and one of the hosts of the Syntax podcast: Scott Tolinski. We discuss topics ranging from martial arts, balancing kids and careers, to how to positively contribute to the development community. We…
76 – Sexism in Marketing with Content Strategist Autumn Sullivan
Oct 17, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode we get to speak with content strategist, Autumn Sullivan. We talk about Autumn’s career journey and how she took ownership of her own professional destiny. We talk about her role at Big Sea, and her new podcast “Sour Beer and Salty Women”.…
75 – Get in the Animation Spirit with Patrick Brouwer
Oct 8, 2017 • 46 min
In this episode we get to speak with creative developer, Patrick Brouwer. Patrick gives us a sneak peek into the logic of his new animation app Spirit. Spirit provides a way to easily animate objects on the web. We get the nitty-gritty on how it works,…
74 – Fall Hook, Line and Sinker for Digital Art Director, Art Hill
Sep 19, 2017 • 65 min
In this episode we get to speak with digital art director, Art Hill. We bait Art into telling us the story of how he got his start in the industry; while we fall hook, line and sinker for his passion as a professional fisherman. We then talk about his…
73 – The Value Of Community with Trav and Los
Sep 5, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode we kick it with hosts of Late Nights With Trav and Los: Travis Neilson and Carlos Montoya. We jump into what’s new with their show, and discuss the new podcast network (Tin Roof Media) and its evolution. Then we outline the value of…
72 – What Does VR & AR Look Like In Reality with Val Head
Aug 22, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode we have the pleasure of speaking with design advocate, Val Head. We ask Val about her story of how she connected with Adobe and what she’s doing with them now. We also talk a bit about Adobe XD and where it’s going in the future. Then we…
71 – Talking Tools Today with Una Kravets
Aug 21, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode we talk with UI Engineer/Developer and co-host of the Toolsday podcast, Una Kravets. We discuss the benefits of working remotely while traveling the world, specifically the beautiful coastal city of Porto in Portugal. Then we talk about…
70 – Social Media Accountability with Meshfire CMO, Amber Osborne
Aug 16, 2017 • 69 min
In this episode we talk with Meshfire Chief Marketing Officer, Amber Osborne. We explore Amber’s story of “Yams to Riches” and how Twitter has played a main role in her journey: from her fight of knocking down business stereotypes, liberating static Yam…
69 – Salesforce Development with Alba Rivas
Jul 29, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode we get to speak with Salesforce Architecture Lead, Alba Rivas. We talk about her role at FinancialForce and her day-to-day challenges. We also discuss the Salesforce Lightning Design System, and the Salesforce Lightning Component…
68 – Never Settle, Value Your Creativity with Jason Ogle
Jul 25, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode we get to speak with Senior UX Designer, Podcaster of User Defenders… THE USER DEFENDER HIMSELF, Jason Ogle. We get updated on Jason’s family’s health and their unfortunate bad luck with stairs and deer attacks, yep. We ask Jason all about…
67 – Learn To Code & Take Charge Of Your Career with The IRON YARD
Jul 18, 2017 • 50 min
In this episode we get to speak with the Tampa Bay – St. Pete IRON YARD crew: Holly Valenty, Katherine Trammell, and Angel Murchison. We discuss who the IRON YARD is for and what it takes to engage in the immersion of their program. We then review the…
66 – Helping Visual Brands Build Online Systems with James Stone
Jul 11, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode we get to speak with independent design systems engineering consultant James Stone. We discuss James’s beginnings programming BASIC on his Atari in second grade and how it fanned the flame of his love for design & development. Then we talk…
65 – Learn, Do, Teach with Jenell Pizarro
Jul 3, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode we get to speak with Front End Developer Jenell Pizarro. We discuss Jenell’s magical alma mater Hufflepuff and her recent development education at The Iron Yard. We discuss her 12 week experience and the value of learning how to code.…
64 – Trusting Your Heart & Values with Ben Callahan
Jun 20, 2017 • 63 min
In this episode we have the honor to speak with the president of Sparkbox: Ben Callahan. We talk a bit about growing up in a military family, and the values that sparked his entrepreneurial spirit. Then we discuss Ben’s thoughts on the process of learning…
63 – Talking Co-op Business with Interaction Designer Matthew Tyas
Jun 11, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode we get to speak with Interaction Designer at Co-op Digital and co-founder of ManchestersFinest.com, Matthew Tyas. We talk about the value of co-op businesses and the story of Co-operative Group Limited, one of the world’s largest consumer…
62 – UX Design in the Gaming Industry with Paul Hershey
Jun 5, 2017 • 54 min
In this episode we get to speak with Sr. Experience Designer: Paul Hershey. We talk about the day-to-day tasks of a designer in the gaming industry, and what it takes to get there. About Paul I help people create human-centered products that users love. I…
61 – Should Developers Design with Miguel Elasmar
May 29, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode we get to speak with UX & Product Designer Miguel E. Elasmar. We discuss the design challenges in Healthcare, and its voluminous array of predefined guidelines. We also ask the question: Should Developers Design? There is so much emphasis…
60 – Snowstorms to Software Development & Actionable Career Advice with Les Freed
May 22, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode we get to speak with Director of Communications, Les Freed. Les shares the story of his start in the tech industry, and how a serendipitous snow storm in West Virginia changed the course of his life forever. We talk about how a few…
59 – Introverts vs Extroverts in Business with Daniel Ordonez
May 8, 2017 • 79 min
In this episode we get to speak with UI/UX Designer Daniel Ordonez. We get to know Daniel and explore his passion for design, while we also dive into his history in the industry. From designing brilliant interfaces to leading user testing and compiling…
58 – SVG Animations with Sarah Drasner
Apr 12, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode we get to speak with Award-winning Speaker, Consultant, and Staff Writer at CSS-Tricks: Sarah Drasner. We talk about her new book SVG Animations and then explore some of the actionable takeaways that are critical in our current landscape.…