42 – Start a Conference for UX + Product Managers w/ Principal Product Designer & co-founder of Front, Ben Peck

In this episode we talk with returning champion to the show, Principal Product Designer and co-founder of Front: Ben Peck.  Ben talks about his work, and the challenges he faces as a Product Designer at Needle. Then we talk about the last time Ben was on the show, why he started Front, and what has happened with Front since then, and what the future plans are for the conference.

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40 – The Innovative Days & Late Nights of Trav and Los with Travis Neilson & Carlos Montoya

In this episode we GET IN THE VAN with hosts of “Late Nights with Trav and Los”, Travis Neilson and Carlos Montoya. We get to know the guys: learning how they became BFFs and the how-and-why they began their podcast. We also discuss the ins and outs of their show, and all the behind the scenes serendipitous textures… meow meow meow. #TreeCat

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38 – A Well-animated Web is the Future, with Engineer at CodePen Rachel Smith

In this episode we talk with Engineer at CodePen, Rachel Smith. We review her career path and discover why she came to the trend-setting global metropolis that is known as “LA-LA Land”. We also discuss the what, when and why of animation technology and explore the question of JS vs CSS, and/or WebGL vs Canvas. We also shine some light on the new features of an upcoming super secret CodePen project. We’ll then answer the eternal question of ephemeral reflection: “how do we live in a post-leggings addicted world?”.

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35 – Forking-up to Atomic Design & Spooning-up to Atomic Components w/ Sr JS Developer Joey Di Nardo

In this episode we talk to Senior JS Developer, Joey Di Nardo. We talk about his beginnings in computational musicology, his middle school programing in Unreal Engine as a Jedi Knight, to his current love for JS development. We also go into his build of Atomic Components: a conceptual fork of the Atomic Design principles established by the team behind Patternlab.io, designed to facilitate the creation and management of data-rich, scalable web and mobile applications.

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