Why did we start this show?

  1. At the core, we have a passion for teaching.

    James is a content creator and boot camp instructor. Amy has taught and developed some curriculum for the University of Florida’s Master’s program. Bekah taught college English for 10 years.

  2. There are podcasts that focus on web development and podcasts that focus on web development, but few, if any, account for both.

    You don’t have to know code to be a good designer. You don’t have to know design in order to be a good developer. But, the best designers and the best developers have a basic understanding of both disciplines.

The Hosts

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James Q Quick

Technical Content Creator

I am a JavaScript developer, speaker, and teacher with a passion for teaching developers through various mediums of content.

I'm a firm believer in work-life balance, the on-going pursuit of personal happiness, and empowering others to take control of their career. My personal philosophy of “Learn Build Teach” has blossomed into a growing community of aspiring and established developers focused on helping each succeed.

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Amy Dutton

Director of Design

I love️ teaching designers how to code and developers how to design.

I'm a UI / UX designer and full-stack developer. I have over 20 years of web experience, officially making me a granny in Internet years. I live in Nashville, TN with my husband, 3 adorable kids, and 2 dogs. If I'm not sitting in front of my computer making things, I'm hanging out with family and friends. I love streaming all the things, playing cards, reading, and drinking coffee. Lots of coffee.

Where to Begin?


The Tech Behind Compressed.fm

April 13, 2021

Amy and James walk through the tech behind Compressed.fm and some of the unique challenges they faced when building the site.


Amy Dutton's Origin Story

April 13, 2021

Amy Dutton shares how she got started in tech by building the original Giphy over 20 years ago. She talks about how she navigated some of her career decisions, ultimately landing a full-time job after seven years of doing freelance full-time.


Since we're web designers and developers, we care about this sort of thing.

The website is built on Next.js and Sanity and hosted on Vercel.





Dank Mono

Want to get more specific?

On the Design Side

Amy wrote a blog post on Medium, all about the branding and site design.


Want to get even more specific?

We knew you were our people.

We’ve open sourced the code and made it available on GitHub.


Still curious?

We took an entire episode to talk about the tech behind the site.

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COMPRESSED.fm Episode 3

The Tech Behind Compressed.fm


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