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Building web3 with Nader Dabit

Building web3 with Nader Dabit

Our featured guest for this episode is Nadar Dabit. He explains blockchain, decentralization, Web3, its future, volatility, and how you might get started in this space.

  • James Q Quick
  • Amy Dutton
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Episode072

Working with Storybook

July 26, 2022

In this episode, Amy shares her experience with working with Storybook, the pros and cons, and how it's changed her developer workflow.

Episode070

Amy's Teammate, Sunjay Armstead, Interviews Her

May 5, 2022

In this episode, the tables are turned and you get a different perspective. Sunjay Armstead, is a UI/UX Designer and Developer at ZEAL. Here, he interviews Amy and asks her about leading a team and being a female in the tech industry.

Episode069

Speaking At Conferences

May 3, 2022

In this episode, James explains how to apply to speak at conferences, how to properly prepare for a speaking engagement, and how to get started.

Episode068

Developer Productivity, Featuring Brad Garropy

April 28, 2022

In this episode our guest, Brad Garropy explains his setup for increasing the developer experience and making his developer experience better. He's created several tools along the pipeline

Episode066

Agency Life and a NFT Side Project

April 21, 2022

This episode features Ken Jones, his side project Birdables that's he's turned into an NFT and printed actual trading cards. Ken also runs a small web agency and builds websites in various technologies.

Episode064

Part Time Creators Featuring Swyx

April 14, 2022

In this episode, our guest, Swyx talks about how part-time creators have an advantage over full-time content creators, leading indicators when creating content, networking and engaging with your audience, and creating luck.

Episode061

61 of Our Favorite Apps

April 5, 2022

In this episode, Amy and James share 61 of their favorite apps for web design, development, and boosting productivity.

Episode059

Let's be Animated

March 29, 2022

In this episode, Amy and James talk about adding CSS and JavaScript animations to your project: things to consider, the best properties, methods, and libraries to use.

Episode055

VS Code Extensions, Plugins, and Themes (Part 2)

March 15, 2022

This episode is Part 2 of Amy and James's favorite VS Code Hot Tips and Tricks for improving the developer experience. They share their favorite extensions, plugins, and themes for getting the most out of VS Code, including some hot takes on GitHub CoPilot.

Episode052

Engineering at Netflix with Shaundai Person

March 3, 2022

In this episode, Shaundai Person talks about her interview experience at Netflix and what it’s like to work there. She has several tips for landing your first or next job.

Episode051

Flexing with Flexbox and Grid

March 1, 2022

In this episode, Amy and James decode Flexbox and CSS Grid. How do you use them? and when do you reach for one over the other?

Episode048

How to Make Money as a Developer

February 15, 2022

In this episode, James and Amy talk about all the ways that you can make money online, as a developer. This includes everything from content creation, to sponsored content, to creating a SaaS, to freelancing.

Episode047

Brain Dump on React Hooks

February 8, 2022

This episode is all about hooks within React: useState, useEffect, useReducer, useContext, useRef, useMemo, and useCallback.

Episode043

New Beginnings for Beginners

January 11, 2022

New year, new you. If you're thinking about getting started or are new to dev, this episode is for you! Amy and James talk about where they started, where they would begin today, and any and all advice for beginners.

Episode042

2022 Goals

January 4, 2022

In this episode, Amy and James share all their goals for 2022, including 2 big announcements for Compressed.fm!

Episode041

Year in Review

December 28, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James reflect back on 2021, things they accomplished, goals they met, places they fell short, and areas to improve upon.

Episode040

Design Trends for 2022

December 21, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James look discuss design trends to look forward to in 2022, including gradients with grain, large typography, and interactivity.

Episode039

Tech to Look Forward to in 2022

December 14, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James discuss the future of web development: Astro, Veet, Supabase, SvelteKit, Redwood.js, Blitz.js, GitHub Co-Pilot, Web Assembly, Blockchain, w3, no-code, and low-code.

Episode038

2021 Gift Guide

December 7, 2021

This episode is full of picks! Amy and James talk about all of their favorite things, just in time for the holidays.

Episode037

Building a Course

December 1, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James discuss all the things that go into course creation: why? What? How? Where to Host? Building the right audience.

Episode036

SVGs FTW

November 23, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James discuss all things SVGs: what is, why and when to reach for it, and seven different ways to get an SVG on the page, and the pros and cons of each method.

Episode035

Crossover Episode with Purrfect Dev

November 17, 2021

This is a crossover episode with our friends, Alex Patterson and Brittney Postma from the Purrfect.dev podcast. In this episode, we all discuss our jobs. Even though we're all in tech, our day-to-day work looks vastly different.

Episode034

Getting git

November 9, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James explain the fundamentals of git and their most-used commands. They also explain basic different workflows, if you're working with a team or by yourself.

Episode033

Small Design Tweaks that Make All the Difference

November 3, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about small design tweaks that you can make that will make a big difference. These recommendations are helpful if you're looking for basic principles and guidelines to take your site to the next level.

Episode032

Getting Started with TypeScript

October 27, 2021

In this episode, James and Amy discuss everything you need to know to get up and running with TypeScript: what is TypeScript, why use TypeScript, the basic types, and how and where to go to get started.

Episode031

Struggle Bus

October 20, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James are honest about some of the things they struggle with. -- Things they struggled with early in their tech career and some of the things they continue to struggle with even now.

Episode030

Wordpress in 2021

October 13, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James discuss the state of WordPress in 2021. Is it still relevant? Is it worth learning? What does the developer experience look like? What does the future of WordPress hold?

Episode029

Freelancing IRL: Unveiling a Site Redesign

October 6, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James continue their ongoing discussion for redesigning James's personal site, jamesqquick.com. Amy unveils a site redesign and together they talk through James's feedback and what the next iteration of his site might look like.

Episode028

Our Favorite Things: A Crossover Episode with Web Dev Weekly

September 28, 2021

In this episode, we combine forces with Brad Garropy and Richard Gottleber from Web Dev Weekly for a Crossover Episode. The four of us discuss our favorites: languages, frameworks, CSS methodologies, technologies, testing tools.

Episode026

How Blogging Can Change Your Career

September 14, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James discuss all the benefits that come from blogging, including the positive effect it can have on your career.

Episode025

Starting your own Podcast

September 7, 2021

Amy and James continue their creator series for designers and developers, explaining some of the things that they learned while starting their own podcast.

Episode024

Getting Started on YouTube

August 31, 2021

Amy and James talk about starting their own YouTube Channels: the gear and workflows they use, how it has helped their careers, and how growth looks different for everyone.

Episode023

IRL Freelance Proposal

August 24, 2021

In this episode, Amy submits a freelance proposal to James for review. They discuss the terms, value-added, and review a mood board for James's rebrand.

Episode022

Hiring a Designer or Getting Your First UI / UX Job

August 17, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about all the components that make up a good designer. If you're hiring, how to interview a designer and what to look for. Or, if you're trying to land your first design job, what to expect in the interview process

Episode021

Getting Your First Dev Job

August 10, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about the interview process and how to land your first job in development, covering topics like what to expect, whiteboard interviews, questions to ask, are portfolios important, and tips and tricks.

Episode020

Learning and Building in Public

August 3, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about learning and building in public: the best ways to get started, some of the benefits, fears, and considerations.

Episode019

Figma for Everyone

July 27, 2021

In this episode Amy talks about Figma and how it's perfect for project collaboration -- whether you're a designer, developer, project manager, or stakeholder; everyone can benefit.

Episode018

Amy Gives James a Design Consult

July 20, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James have a discovery call to discuss James's current website and branding. They talk about his current branding, the long-term direction James wants to take his website. If you're curious about what an actual client discovery call sounds like or you're considering rebranding, this episode is for you!

Episode017

All Things Automated

July 13, 2021

In this episode, James and Amy talk about all the things they've automated. James in particular has several workflows within AirTable for generating stream graphics, sending out tweets, and generating his email newsletter.

Episode016

Live Streaming for Beginners

July 6, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James discuss Live Streaming: why do it? how do build a following? planning? editing? engagement techniques? best time to stream? and tooling?

Episode014

Building the Perfect Desk Setup

June 22, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about their desk setups and all the gear they use to write code and create audio and video content.

Episode013

The Future of Code with No Code

June 15, 2021

Amy and James talk about various No Code options, how they use it in their work, and how it might affect the future of development.

Episode011

Design Fundamentals (Part 2)

June 1, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about 5 more design principles: alignment, emphasis, proportion, white space, and movement, and how they can be applied to real-life projects.

Episode010

Design Fundamentals (Part 1)

May 25, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about 5 design principles: unity, contrast, balance, rhythm, and visual hierarchy and how they can be applied to an actual project, including their own.

Episode009

The Tech Behind SelfTeach.me

May 18, 2021

Amy talks about tech stack (Next.js, Sanity, and Tailwind) and some of the decisions she made while building selfteach.me. James and Amy also discuss form management for static sites and some marketing tactics.

Episode008

The Tech Behind jamesqquick.com

May 11, 2021

In this episode, James and Amy discuss the tech behind jamesqquick.com. This site was built on top of Gatsby and Sanity. They discuss the decisions James made along the way and the things he might do differently.

Episode007

Freelancing (Part 2)

May 4, 2021

Amy and James finish their discussion on freelancing in part 2. This episode covers journey maps, project discovery, vetting clients, submitting estimates and contracts, project management, finances, and business insurance.

Episode006

Freelancing (Part 1)

April 27, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about freelancing -- finding the right clients, thoughts on Fivrr and Upwork, planning projects, scope creep, road mapping, time tracking, talking about budgets, charging, and late changes to a project.

Episode005

How Do you Start a New Design Project?

April 20, 2021

In this episode, Amy and James talk about the best methods and tools for starting a brand new design project. Topics include asking the right questions, doing visual research, creating mood boards and wireframes, and getting all the pieces in place.

Episode004

Starting a New Development Project

April 13, 2021

James and Amy discuss different categories of sites and the best tools and tech stacks to use. Categories include: brochure and marketing sites, eCommerce, Applications, and Membership sites.

Episode003

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.

Episode002

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.

Episode001

James Q Quick's Origin Story

April 13, 2021

James Q Quick shares how he got his start in tech and how a couple of job interview rejections turned into a bigger opportunity and ultimately a career path as an evangelist, speaker, and teacher.

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