Remotely Interesting

Remotely Interesting

Join us to chat about Jamstack, coding the web, the people who code the web, and sometimes, lollies. With love from Netlify ūüíô.

Episodes

July 19, 2021 ‚ÄĘ 45 min

Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify.

People who were remotely interesting:

  • Ben Hong
  • Phil Hawksworth
  • Tara Z. Manicsic
  • & we welcome, Jon Perl & Laura Cressman from QA Wolf 👏!!
     
    In this episode, we learn about testing from some people who hate testing. BUT really what they hated was all the setup and how hard it was to get up and running with testing. SO, they solved that problem with QA Wolf. Let's...

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    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify.

    People who were remotely interesting:

  • Ben Hong
  • Cassidy Williams
  • Phil Hawksworth
  • Tara Z. Manicsic
  • SHOW NOTES:

    In this episode, we chat about Distributed Persistent Rendering, On-Demand Builders, and more acronyms than we know what to do with 😆 We hope you have as much as we had recording this!

  • https://github.com/jamstack/jamstack.org/discussions/549
  • https://www.netlify.com/bl...
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    Discussion Points

    Hustle Culture

  • meeting goals and deadlines vs? work/life balance
  • team & management influence on hustle culture
  • Burn Out

  • working past wanting to work
  • how to stop working?
  • What's the alternative?

  • what are some ways to change the way we work?
  • what are some personal ways to set boundaries or deal with burn out?
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    **The Future is in the Technology**

    - Quick overview of what the Jamstack architecture is and where it's headed
    - What & Why decoupling
    - What technologies exist now that help solve static problems of the past (e.g. serverless functions for dynamic data like payments, JWT for stateless auth, build plugins for more autonomous workflow, etc.)
    - What advancements are coming? (good point for edge handlers plug)

    **The Future is in th...

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    📋¬†Discussion Points

    Why a11y matters

  • What is web a11y and why do we care?
  • JS frameworks/React and a11y
  • A11y in the developer community

  • A11y has become seemingly more popular and more mainstream. Why?
  • At the same time, the state of a11y on the web has not really improved (see: WebAIM million).
  • It's our (collective) job to make the web-accessible.

  • How to bake accessibility into your workflow¬†
  • How does Netlify test for accessibilit...
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    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify. 

    People who were remotely interesting: 

  • Ben Hong
  • Cassidy Williams
  • Ekene Eze
  • Jason Lengstorf
  • Phil Hawksworth
  • Tara Z. Manicsic
  • In this episode, we talk about the importance of how good developer experience (DX) can play a critical role in helping developers build and share their applications with ease. We cover topics such as:

  • What is DX & why does it matter?
  • What is DX in the Jams...
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    February 5, 2021 ‚ÄĘ 54 min

    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify. 

    People who were remotely interesting: 

  • Ben Hong
  • Cassidy Williams
  • Jason Lengstorf
  • Phil Hawksworth
  • Tara Z. Manicsic
  • In this episode, we discuss our resolutions for the new year focusing on tech projects we plan to do and even NOT do. We'll throw in some resources that help us and some that we think may help you too! We do get a little sidetracked (shocking, I know) and talk abo...

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    January 12, 2021 ‚ÄĘ 52 min

    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify. 

    People who were remotely interesting: 

  • Ben Hong
  • Cassidy Williams
  • Jason Lengstorf
  • Tara Z. Manicsic
  • For this episode, we were in the holiday spirit and decided to talk about our side projects and side dishes! We have recipes for code, recipes for food, and recipes for disaster? Join us and see!


    Tara's Side Project & Side Dish 

    Phil Is Not Here! 

    asiannati.com 

  • Gatsby, Strapi....
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    January 6, 2021 ‚ÄĘ 39 min

    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify.

    In this episode, we start diving into the awesomeness that is the Jamstack ecosystem, which we fondly refer to as The Jamosphere (cue cool, funky theme song). What better way to kick off this segment than with the Jamstack Conf Web App of the Year: Lunch Money! We were thrilled to have the brilliant solopreneur, engineer & designer of Lunch Money, Jen Yip, join us in dis...

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    December 23, 2020 ‚ÄĘ 38 min

    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify.

    People who were remotely interesting:

  • Ben Hong
  • Cassidy Williams
  • Jason Lengstorf
  • Phil Hawksworth
  • Sarah Drasner
  • Tara Z. Manicsic
  • We just pulled an all-nighter to finish shipping you a free, open-source learning platform for the Jamstack and its surrounding ecosystem! What better time to record a podcast discussing all the technical details than when we're delirious and slap-happy...

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    December 3, 2020 ‚ÄĘ 37 min

    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify.

    People who were remotely interesting:

  • Ben Hong
  • Cassidy Williams
  • Phil Hawksworth
  • Tara Z. Manicsic
  • People have long referred to the Jamstack as an architecture for static websites. But, dynamic data and content? Guess what, the Jamstack can do that. We try to help unravel the long, winding road of rendering terminology on the way to talking about dynamic content in the Jamstack. Ho...

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    December 2, 2020 ‚ÄĘ 40 min

    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify.

    People who were remotely interesting:

  • Ben Hong
  • Cassidy Williams
  • Jason Lengstorf
  • Phil Hawksworth
  • Sarah Drasner
  • Most of us are working remotely these days due to the pandemic. Our team has found a the pair and mob programming has really helped improve our mental health and productivity. Hear us out, it's actually really fun.

    Pairing past, present, & Sarah makes people cry

  • Vuln...
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    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify.

    (by the way, Jamstack Conf is Tomorrow!!! come join us!)

    People who were remotely interesting:

  • Jason Lengstorf
  • Lindsay Levine
  • Phil Hawksworth
  • Tara Z. Manicsic

  • Bringing tech events into the virtual web-o-sphere can be a daunting task. In this episode, we talk about what it's been like as an attendee, contributor, and organizer of there virtual events. We cover the great things,...

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    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify.

    People who were remotely interesting:

  • Cassidy Williams
  • Jason Lengstorf
  • Phil Hawksworth
  • Tara Z. Manicsic
  • In this episode, we attempt to give you as much advice as we can muster about great ways to help you level up and what we've learned at different companies and roles. Let's jump right in.

    Communicate, communicate, Cat

  • Communication verbally and in writing, being able to c...
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    September 24, 2020 ‚ÄĘ 44 min

    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify.

    People who were remotely interesting:

  • Cassidy Williams
  • Matt Biilmann
  • Phil Hawksworth
  • Sarah Drasner
  • Tara Z. Manicsic
  • JAMSTACK FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, & Doubt)

    Recently WordPress's Matt Mullenweg's came out as not a fan of the Jamstack and we've heard lots of feedback from the community about things people may not understand about the Jamstack. It got us to thinking, ...

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    August 31, 2020 ‚ÄĘ 38 min

    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify.

    People who were remotely interesting:

  • Cassidy Williams
  • Jason Lengstorf
  • Phil Hawksworth
  • Tara Z. Manicsic
  • ¬†
    Did you know that Jamstack could do that?? Apparently, Phil didn't BUT fear not, we helped him remember he actually knew alllll about how you can easily add authentication, gate content and do so much more with authentication in the Jamstack.

    Discussion Points

  • ¬†We cover a f...
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    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify.

    People who were remotely interesting:

  • Cassidy Williams
  • Jason Lengstorf
  • Phil Hawksworth
  • Sarah Drasner
  • Tara Z. Manicsic
  • There have been a lot of discussions online about passion and programming. We dig into working for money vs(?) working for passion, how passions have been weaponized, generational views, and forklift wallpaper (of course).

    We also talk about the other sides of codin...

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    Welcome to Remotely Interesting brought to you by Netlify.

    People who were remotely interesting:

  • Cassidy Williams
  • Divya Tagtachian
  • Jason Lengstorf
  • Phil Hawksworth
  • Blogging is hard...except for when it's easy. We've been blogging for long enough that we'd like to share with you the things that help us, the things that hurt our process, and the things we admire in other's work. We discuss the challenges of being concise, ho...

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