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From Architect to Developer at GitHub with Jessica Lord [freeCodeCamp Podcast #116]


From Architect to Developer at GitHub with Jessica Lord [freeCodeCamp Podcast #116]

In this week’s episode of the podcast, freeCodeCamp founder Quincy Larson interviews Jessica Lord, AKA JLord. She’s worked as a software engineer for more than a decade at companies like GitHub and Glitch.

Among her many accomplishments, Jessica created the Electon team at GitHub. Electron is a library for building desktop apps using browser technologies. If you’ve used the desktop version of Slack, Figma, or VS Code, you’ve used Electron.

I recorded this podcast live and I haven’t edited it at all. I want to capture the feel of a real live conversation, with all the human quirks that entails. As with all my podcast episodes, I start by performing a classic bass line. Can you guess what song this bass line is from? It’s a “cult” hit from 1990.

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Links we talk about during the interview:

GitIt, Jessica’s interactive Git course on Node School

Jessica’s old craft blog (you may get an HTTPS warning from your browser but the site is just an old Blogspot site)

JSBin founder Remy Sharp’s blog about JSBin and how he “lost his love of his side project”

Subdivisions song by Rush that Quincy mentions. Great early morning listening.

Jessica on Twitter

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