In this episode, I welcome Alex Aranda into the duck pond to discuss his current enrollment in a coding bootcamp, his motivation for switching careers, and strategies for his job hunt in the tech industry after he finishes the program. We also reminisce about being in a band together and talk about a study that concludes drummers are typically smarter than their bandmates (Alex is the exception).
This week, fan-favorite Gant Laborde comes around to discuss his work at Infinite Red using React Native and Native development, Progressive Web Apps and what they aim to solve, and organizing Chain React Conf in Portland. We also get into our Cocoa pods gripes, how Fastlane is amazing after you go through the pains of it's setup, and how to effectively create a workplace playlist that makes everyone happy (not, it's not as simple as shuffling Weezer's first two albums and early B-sides...).
For our first ever BONUS episode, we're bringing you James Snell's recent talk from NodeJS OC. James discusses his involvement with http/3 and QUIC and fields some questions from the audience. It was a great talk about complex topics, presented in a way that was easily digestible and interesting. Even John understood it. Well, even John _said_ he understood it. John understood 50% of it.