50 – LEVEL UP PRO, with Senior Front-End Developer Scott Tolinski

In this episode we again get to speak with the Creator of Level Up Tutorials, Senior Front-End Developer Scott Tolinski. We catch up with him on the status of Level Up Pro, and find out how this new business venture has developed. We explore the psychology in the value of paying for content versus free material and the impact on the behavior of the observing consumer. Then we dive into all the features that behoove us to become a Pro User:

Ad Free Experience, Early Access To Tutorials, Pro Slack Chatroom, Free Series Video Downloads, Project File Downloads, etc…

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49 – Windows & Waffles with Dave Rupert

In this episode we get to speak with lead developer and defender of the Internet, Dave Rupert. Our conversation ebbs and flows between Dave’s Windows challenge and post-Thanksgiving waffle stuffing shenanigans. We also discuss the leftover trepidation for Windows from the early 2000s, and explore the real technological value that they’re now providing. We then focus on the origin of Paravel and Dave’s entrepreneurial story of success. There may also be some talk of the ShopTalk show 😜

Dave Rupert: lead developer at Paravel. Co-host of ShopTalk with Chris Coyier, an award-winning sound effects podcast that also covers web development. He is a dad to two wonderful kids, and lives in Austin, TX.

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48 – Be More of Who You Are with Senior UX Designer and Podcaster of User Defenders, Jason Ogle

In this episode we get to speak with Senior UX Designer and host of the User Defenders podcast, Jason Ogle. We focus on the state of the show and why Jason had to take a one-way flight to Chicago so he could sleep in a van outside of a Walmart parking lot. Jason took a pause on the podcast so he could purchase a new home, but now he’s back with a new season and an impressive first guest: “CSS Man” Chris Coyier. We also explore lessons learned about being flexible and our desire as humans to have normalcy in the seasons of our lives… yet all we really need to do is be more of who we already are.

Jason Ogle has been designing digital experiences and fighting for the users since 1996. He’s a designer at NCM in Denver, CO and the host of the User Defenders podcast all about inspiring interviews with UX superheroes. He’s also a husband, father of 6, and craft coffee roaster. He has a personal relationship with the Creator of the Universe.

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45 – Modern Tools for Digital Product Designers with Designer Kevin Lynagh

In this episode we get to speak with Designer Kevin Lynagh. We review his beginnings from studying physics in university, to his newest creation Subform. Subform is a CAD-inspired design tool focused on the unique constraints of UX/UI design. It empowers designers to create responsive layouts, enforce consistent styles, build stateful components, and work with real content—all inside of a familiar, desktop-based visual design environment. Back Subform on Kickstarter.

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