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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47 – Learn, Create & Build with Entrepreneur, Developer & Director: Shane Thomas

In this episode we get to speak with Entrepreneur, Developer & Director, Shane Thomas. We discuss his introduction to code in a high school class for programing Java and how he almost dropped it to take gym. Then the conversation jumps into Shane’s passion for technology and creating business in his community as a co-founder of several companies. We then dive into the details of his newest venture, Learn Create Build Academy which is educating and inspiring the next generation of innovators via technology camps for children. We also review the future of Code Karate, and all the new exciting tutorials coming out in 2017.

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46 – Music, Atomic Design & Sharing Your Knowledge with Brad Frost

In this episode we get to speak with Web designer, developer, consultant, speaker and writer: Brad Frost. We discuss Brad’s passion for music and review his new Behringer X32 RACK Digital Mixer. Brad also shares the story behind the iconic space helmet, and reveals the future friendly connection.

Brad is a web designer, speaker, writer, and consultant located in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. He’s passionate about creating Web experiences that look and function beautifully on a never-ending stream of connected devices, and is constantly tweeting, writing and speaking about it. He’s the author of Atomic Design, and has also helped create several tools and resources for web designers, including This Is Responsive, Pattern Lab, Styleguides.io, WTF Mobile Web, and Mobile Web Best Practices.

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