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We sit down with instructors to talk about the latest and greatest in web development. These conversations will take you deeper into the human side of coding web applications and deliver insight that you might not expect.

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    Henry Zhu, Maintainer of Babel

    Today, Henry Zhu, the lead maintainer of Babel, discusses what it's like to work on a large and important open source project. Henry gets into how Babel receives funding, how corporations are involved in open source, stewardship of an open source project, mental and physical health, and not compromising his values.

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    Phil Pluckthun, Creator of Dank Mono

    Phil Pluckthun is the creator of Dank Mono, a new monospaced programming font with ligatures. He is also a core contributor to Styled Components, a component-based CSS Library.

    Tune in to hear a discussion on how Phil got involved with design, how he become a core contributor to the styled-components library, and how and why he started working on Dank Mono.

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    Ives Van Hoorne, creator of CodeSandbox

    Ives Van Hoorne is a developer who built Code Sandbox, a fantastic online editor (we use it a lot at egghead).

    Today, Ives talks about a childhood interest that would lay the groundwork for his future career path. Tune in to hear how he got his start, what led to Code Sandbox, and where he would like to see things go in the future.

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    Health and Wellness for Developers

    Our guests all began in similar situations. They were all almost 300 pounds or more and decided they needed to make a permanent change. John Lindquist, Leonard Souza, and Taylor Bell discuss what caused them to have a wakeup call, and what they did to get healthy and stay healthy.

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    Brian Vaughn, React Core Team

    Brian Vaughn speaks about his transition from graphic design to programming, his building of react-virtualized, him landing his job on the React core-team, and finally, React's goals with 17.

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    Evan You, creator of Vue.js

    John Lindquist interviews Evan You, the creator of Vue.js. They discuss what made Evan want to become a developer, how he landed his first job, why he created Vue, and finally proxies and why they're powerful.

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    Jack Doyle, creator of Greensock

    John Lindquist speaks with Jack Doyle, the creator of Greensock. They discuss a number of things including the motivation behind the creation of Greensock, managing GSAP forums, and how he transitioned from Flash to Javascript.

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    Sarah Drasner talks about SVG animation with Greensock and Vue.js

    John Lindquist interviews Sarah Drasner, a senior cloud developer over at Microsoft and a Vue core team member. She is also known for making super cool animations. Today they discuss what got her from an art background to a full-time developer, resistance to change, why Vue is terrific, and the GreenSock animation platform (GSAP).

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