React Podcast

React Podcast

Conversations about React with your favorite developers.

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    67: Swizec Teller on Hustle and Focus

    This week we sit with Swizec Teller and learn how to get more done in every day.

    Swizec has an incredible work ethic — regularly blogging, vlogging, live streaming, and writing books on your favorite web technologies React and D3.

    How does he do all that and keep a full-time job at a startup?

    Today, we try to find out what his secret is and how to mimic that focus.

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    66: Jonathan Cutrell on The Future of Work — Part 2

    This week we continue our discussion with Jonathan Cutrell about the future of work.
    This time, we're talking about teamwork.

    We tackle a few important questions.
    How do you invest in a team that is separated by hundreds of miles?
    How do you find moments to spark trust where serendipity is at a minimum?
    And how do you make sure everyone is heard and feels good about their work?

    If you work remote — or hope to work remote — these questions are at the forefront of your mind as you decide whether or not to DM that co-worker or waffle between which emoji expresses your sentiment best.

    We got you.
    This episode is brimming with tips and tricks for you.

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    65: Jonathan Cutrell on The Future of Work — Part 1

    This week we sit down with Jonathan Cutrell. He's the host of the beloved podcast Developer Tea and co-found Spec, the very Network that this show belongs to.

    Now, when podcasters get together and talk. They talk... for hours. So this is part one of a two parter.

    Today, we glean from Jonathan's transition from musician to developer. We discover how constrained systems like music primed him for life as a developer, and the ways in which all systems being infused with our humanity. We talk about how to keep doing work you love and finding, or creating, a company that will help you do.

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    63: Val Geisler on Communicating with Your Audience

    This week we diverge from our typical technical focus to talk about communication.

    Many of you are developing a product. Whether that be an open source library, course material on your favorite framework, or your skills a freelance developer — you are selling something.

    Selling requires more than great technical skills. It requires strong communication.

    Today we sit with Val Geisler — founder of Fix My Churn. We talk about communication thru email,
    Why it’s critical for building and branding your business,
    And how we get started.

    I believe it has the potential to change your career.

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    62: Chris Biscardi on Gatsby Themes and Developing a Content Pipeline

    This week we sit down with Chris Biscardi — open source developer and consultant.

    He's working with Gatsby on projects like gatsby-mdx and gatsby-themes.

    So we talk about what Gatsby Themes are, why they promise to bring a new wave of shareability to Gatsby sites, and what you need to know to start using them.

    We also talk about designing a workflow around sharing what you know and building an effective content pipeline.

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    61: Phani Raju on the GitHub Package Registry

    This week we sit down with Phani Raju.

    He's a Staff Engineer at GitHub and lead on the GitHub Package Registry. He tells us what package registries are and why GitHub is uniquely suited to take them to the next step in security, trust, and user experience.

    This is an awesome chat if you'd like to learn more about where your packages may be coming from in the future. It's also a fantastic lens into the great engineering and design thinking that is alive and well at GitHub — and how the Dear GitHub letter sparked a new wave of innovation.

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    60: James K Nelson on React with the Buzzwords

    This week on React Podcast we sit down with James K Nelson. We discuss what makes React hard to learn and how he's addressing that with his teaching platform

    We talk about learning React without the buzzwords, his new router — Navi — and how to make some React bacon.

    This is a great episode for those who have had trouble keeping up with React and want to discover and master the things have remained the same

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    59: Jamison Dance on Soft Skills and React Rally

    This week we talk Jamison Dance about the parts of programming that are distinctly non-technical.

    We talk about the perfect TLD, working with a team, finding psychological safety, the organization of React Rally, and how to recycle batteries.

    Jamison is co-host of the podcast Soft Skills Engineering where he and Dave Smith answer non-technical questions for technical folks. It's a great show that I highly recommend. check it out at

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    58: Eve Porcello on Learning GraphQL

    This week we talk with Eve Porcello about getting started with GraphQL.

    She is the co-author of Learning React and Learning GraphQL. She travels the world with husband Alex bank teaching JavaScript and telling jokes.

    We talk about comedy and code and how to engage audiences with a little bit of funny.

    This is a great episode if you want to add a little GraphQL to your stack or learn how to give a hilarious conference talks.

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