Fixate On Code

  1. Sara Soueidan 27:56

Sara is a freelance front-end web developer, author, and speaker from Lebanon. She was named Developer of the Year in the 2015 .net magazine awards, and awarded a Web Platform Award from O’Reilly. Sara is the author of Codrops CSS Reference, and is the co-author of Real-Life Responsive Web Design, which focuses on smart “responsive” workflows, effective UX patterns, and powerful front-end techniques.

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  1. Build something useful, with Amjad Masad 48:53

Amjad is the CEO and founder of repl.it, a simple and reliable cloud coding interface supporting more than 30 languages; built to assist teachers in the classroom, and make prototyping painless for software engineers. Amjad was also tech lead on the Javacript infrastructure team at Facebook, worked at Codecademy at its founding stages, and even spent some time at Yahoo! before that. On top of that, Amjad is also a core contributor to BabelJS and ReactNative.

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  1. Becoming a more thoughtful developer, with Christian Heilmann 38:36

Chris works at Microsoft on the Edge team, heading developer experience and evangelism. Prior to Microsoft, Chris helped push HTML5 support forward at Mozilla, and before that was a front-end architect at Yahoo! where he helped build products and train other Yahoo!ers. Beyond that, Chris has been seen dozens of times giving talks at conferences all around the world, has been involved in writing a number of books, and has contributed to most every major web development blog or publication you can think of – all in the name of making the web better.

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  1. Keeping things minimal, with Safia Abdalla 34:43

Safia works independently, making an impact on businesses with her skills in data analysis, front-end development, and technical writing. Safia is a serial open source contributor, and is the creator of Legit – a command line tool to make adding licenses to projects and files a cinch. On top of that, Safia is a regular speaker at dev conferences.

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  1. Using math for better problem solving, with Brian Lonsdorf 31:56

Brian is the lead user experience engineer at Salesforce. More importantly, Brian is the first person in history to leverage highly educated stop-motion hedgehogs to make functional programming accessible to javascript developers! He is a regular speaker at conferences, an author, a podcast host, and a teacher who has a knack for making complicated content fun to learn.

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  1. Becoming a better developer through testing, with Garth Braithwaite 26:28

Garth is a designer and developer with a passion for all things open source. He is a front-end developer on Adobe’s PhoneGap team and has appeared as a speaker on conference stages across the world. When he’s not busy at Adobe, he spends his time discussing the power of design and how to improve designer / developer collaboration.

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