25 – Going to Mars with Technical Project Manager James Burk

In this episode we talk to Technical Project Manager, James Burk. We explore his role as a Technical Project Manager and dive into his day-to-day at Exsilio Solutions. The TPM is the glue that holds the other disciplines together: organizing projects, mobilizing teams, building BI reports, front-end development, UX design and much more.

We also talk about his career as an independent consultant working for various companies that provided contractors to Microsoft. We then “energize” the conversation to the http://www.marssociety.org. The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of Mars. James was the President of the Seattle chapter back in 99-2000. Currently he is the webmaster & IT director for the International (HQ) Mars Society, which is run out of Colorado.

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23 – Master your freelance career with Web designer and Developer Jonathan Snook

In this episode we talk to Web designer and developer, Jonathan Snook. We discuss his career journey from Yahoo and Shopify to his current freelance venture. Over the last two decades in the web industry, he has done back-end development, front-end development, UX design, and product management. Jonathan has written a couple books including the self-published book, Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS (SMACSS). He writes about tips, tricks, and bookmarks on his blog, Snook.ca, and shares his knowledge via talks and workshops at conferences around the world.

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21 – Independent User Experience Consultant, and all-around Web Super-Star, Paul Boag

In this episode we talk to Independent User Experience Consultant and all-around Web Super-Star, Paul Boag. We discuss how an English vs American accent can add or decrease value to your perceived intelligence. We ask Paul about his company Headscape, and why he stepped aside to pursue his own thing. We also go into how tools like Macaw might make the basic knowledge of CSS/HTML/JS redundant and provide more of an opportunity to focus on everything that is placed in the bucket of Product Design.

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18 – MAKE YOUR OWN DESTINY, with Web Developer & Visual Artist, Daniel Miller

This episode we talk to Web Developer & Visual Artist, Daniel Miller. We discuss the genesis of his journey through the dark punishment of Hades, otherwise known as New Jersey, to his ascension in the ironically and literally on fire State of Florida. We go into the details of his career path, from assembling computers to a notably successful entrepreneurial freelance career. We reveal the passion that paid for his tuition to the Ringling College of Art & Design, and assisted in making him a leader of the Sarasota art scene.

 

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