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Strange Loop 2017 in Review – Day 1

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It’s a few days since Strange Loop 2017 wrapped up, wonderful as always thanks to the tireless efforts of the herd of organizers (Alex, Bridget, Crystal, Nick, Mario and Ryan!!), volunteers, and thank you sponsors for your 💰. Strange Loop is one of my favorite technical conferences ever (and I’ve been to quite a few). […]

On podcasts

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A couple items of podcast news! One: Turing-Incomplete is out of podfade*! * podfade – when a podcast stops publishing episodes, and sort of fades out of existence for either a break or permanently. A couple changes: For Turing-Incomplete, we’re now going to record by season (season 1 ran for two years and had 92 […]

Thoughts from Google I/O 2017 (Day 1)

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I thought I’d do some reporting on my experience here at Google I/O. This is my first one (ticket courtesy of the Google Developer Experts Program), and so I’ll collect my thoughts/learnings/experiences here. Getting in/Registration Fairly easy. I’m splitting an AirBnB with a fellow GDE who is attending his 8th Google I/O, so I have […]

The Serverless Revolution for Everyone

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I just gave my talk on “The Serverless Revolution for JavaScript Developers” at OSCON but one of the first things I did was clarify that while my code samples were in JS, serverless architecture is really a cloud architecture trend that everyone should be aware of, if not adopt somewhere in their architecture. Here are […]

2016 in review

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Welcome to the 2016 “bullets” post (previous years). The phrase I used in visioning for this year  was “to rest in my own power.” WTF does that mean? Besides (imo) sounding very cool, I consider resting in my own power to be recognizing myself for my accomplishments, but also for my inherent worth and value. […]

async/await and why it’s so great

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It took a while, but it happened … I ran into a problem that async/await solved! The problem Before we talk about async/await, let’s talk about problems where it makes sense. Let’s say we want to do asynchronous things. Because we live in the future (or use a transpiler), we write us a Promise: const […]

What I learned at Polymer Summit

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This week, I spent 2 days at the Polymer Summit in London. I confess – I went mostly because I planned to be working remotely in London at the time, and this event was (!!) completely gratis (free, $0, £0, etc). At worst, I thought, I could eat for free and mooch some wifi. As someone […]