Zeal #Interestings Podcast

Zeal #Interestings Podcast

Join us each week as we discuss an interesting article or link in the world of business, software, teams and open source. Hosted by Chris White, Sr. Software Engineer @ Zeal... Show More

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Kevin and Chris join forces to promote Zeal's new code deletion service and Kevin's promotion to Chief Deletion Officer (CDO). Read more about this new service: https://codingzeal.com/code-deletion-serviceOr watch on YouTube.com: https://youtu.be/d7-rQSSLJ-UHappy beginning of April!

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Trever and Marcus dive into the purpose and use of having playbooks for teams. They discuss how playbooks benefit not only large teams but also can be impactful for individual contractors.Featured Links:Zeal Project Foundations Playbook: https://codingzeal.lpages.co/zeal-project-foundations-playbook/

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November 12, 2018 30 min

Marcus has established himself as a go-to coach for tech team leads for organizations of all sizes. We at Zeal have learned a lot from Marcus over the years and lean on him for counsel often. We are excited to introduce you to him if you are just now discovering Marcus.Featured Links:Marcus Blankenship: https://www.marcusblankenship.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/justzerosFramework: https://marcusblankenship.com/one-on-one-framewo... Read more

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October 15, 2018 26 min

Michelle May, founder of Seva Foods and Benjii's Canine Cuisine joins us to share the journey from web design/development entrepreneur to packaged food founder. We cover steps and recommendations for founders trying to break into new fields and the challenges of starting a food company.Featured Links:Seva Foods: http://sevafoods.com/Benjii's Canine Cuisine: https://benjiis.com/Vegan Lady Boss: http://veganladyboss.com/

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October 1, 2018 37 min

Adam Wathan is the host of Full Stack Radio, creator of Nitpick-CI, co-founder of Refactoring UI, and creator of Tailwind CSS. We discuss his path to publishing his books, why he prefers utility-first CSS frameworks, and the many other side-projects Adam has created and works on. Featured Links: Tailwind CSS Refactoring UI Full Stack Radio Nitpick-CI Personal website Test-driven Laravel

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September 17, 2018 29 min

Dawn Ressel of Next Leap Design gives us some powerful techniques from the UX research and design world. We touch on user testing, design systems and how Dawn weaves the causes that she cares deeply about into her consulting practice. Featured Links: Next Leap Design Good Food Conference

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August 30, 2018 26 min

April Wensel of Compassionate Coding breaks down how burnout and toxic cultures cause software companies to lose effectiveness. She also gives us great tips on team-building and becoming more attractive to diverse candidates. Featured Links: April on Twitter Compassionate Coding Newsletter

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Ben Orenstein, founder of Tuple, shares the journey from engineer to entrepreneurship and the origin story of Tuple. We get into why Tuple will be the best tool for remote pair programming and what Ben's personal goals for Tuple are. Additional Links Ben Orenstein on Twitter Tuple Code Quality Challenge Trailmix Upcase

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Krijn van der Raadt of everydev walks us through everydev's hiring and deployment of code school grads on real consulting projects. We dig into his story of how he got involved with everydev and the details of everydev's vision. everydev

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July 19, 2018 31 min

Chris and Jason interview Daniel Beauchamp, the head of Augmented and Virtual Reality at Shopify, to discuss the exciting frontier of VR and AR and its intersection with commerce and the shopping experience. “Our vision is more and more AR is going to start taking over parts of the commerce journey, where at first it starts with just the product viewing, then maybe product discovery, the product payment… The whole journey could th... Read more

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Brian Zambrano, Cloud Architecture Lead at Very and author of "Serverless Design Patterns and Best Practices" joins us to explore the benefits and challenges of serverless architecture Links Brian's book "Serverless Design Patterns and Best Practices" Serverless Framework

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Will Larson, Infrastructure Engineering Manager at Stripe explains how large system migration are an opportunity to reduce tech debt and paints a picture of infrastructure engineering at companies with massive scale. "The most important thing when you start a migration is to think about you're actually asking dozens or hundreds or maybe thousands of people to take a bet on you...that is why it's so important to make sure that the... Read more

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June 7, 2018 29 min

Join Chris and Randy in a wide-ranging interview with GeePaw Hill on dev culture and helping geeks be effective in larger organizations. Links GeePaw's Tweet "Always Small, Always Better, Always Wrong"

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May 17, 2018 18 min

Chris and guest Jason Harrison, Director of Consulting here at Zeal discuss our interest in AR and how we plan to move forward with AR as a consultancy.

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Chris and special guest Bobby Brown, Software Engineering Team Lead at Mavenlink dig into some of the planning steps, strategies and systems that lead to a successful product feature launch. Featured Links Visualize Github Branches in Google Sheets

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Brian Vaughn, React JS Core team member, joins us to explain React's async rendering system and new component lifecycle methods launched in React 16.3 Brian also give us some insight into working on the React Core team, more exciting features coming to React and the team's approach to helping library maintainers and developers moving to newer versions of React Links React 16.3 new lifecycle methods React 16.3 release announcemen... Read more

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Chris interviews Jack Humbert, founder of OLKB, a supplier of kits for custom keyboard enthusiasts. We get into how Jack started producing and selling kits, new products he's working on, and the challenges and rewards of operating a small hardware startup OLKB QMK Firmware Open Source Project Jack's Youtube Channel

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April 19, 2018 20 min

On today's episode we discuss the Facebook Dataleak and protection of privacy responsibilities as application developers. "It's very diffifcult to make sure that you are protecting your privacy online and that the 3rd party applications are trustworthy and actually following terms of services” - Frank West, Senior Software Developer at Zeal Featured Articles Vox's Coverage of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Leak ACM Code ... Read more

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March 15, 2018 1 min

We're wrapping up Season 2 and are preparing to bring more guests and topics for Season 3! We'd like your feedback on what you'd like to see in Season 3. Please drop us a message at hello@codingzeal.com or @codingzeal on Twitter. Leave a review and get stickers! 1. Go to our page on ITunes and leave a review 2. Take a screenshot of your review and email it to podcast@codingzeal.com 3. If you're one of the first 100 people, ... Read more

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March 8, 2018 21 min

On today's episode we discuss Winamp-js, a faithful open source recreation of Winamp 2 made by Jordan Eldredge. "I've found that to be very true, not everybody has the bandwidth to do side projects but those that do have the opportunity to do it. It tends to help a lot in the job searching process " - Chris White, Senior Software Engineer at Zeal Featured Project https://jordaneldredge.com/projects/winamp2-js/ https://twitt... Read more

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