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18: Brent Bevolo

Sep 9, 2017

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Drink:

Whiskey Smash

Topics:

State of JavaScript. On being self-taght. Teaching Messi how to Code.

Quotes of the night:

  • "You're gonna hit an aha moment like 'Oh I can totally do this'. For me, having random experiences and doing what the client needed and then moving on to something else entirely gave me enough of a base to then have one course be my aha moment."
  • "Agile is a philosophy. It's a mindset. You either think that way or you don't. It's binary. You can't apply a set of rules to a team that doesn't think that way and have them function in an agile fashion."

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  • 0:53 - The Drank
  • 1:47 - About Brent
  • 10:32 - Is there a direct correlation between the quality of a developer’s code and his beard?
  • 11:29 - Being self-taught
  • 17:00 - What kind of stuff should you not self teach?
  • 18:08 - How long before we are the coal miners?
  • 22:49 - Should we get excited about VUE?
  • 27:02 - JSX
  • 30:45 - State of JavaScript
  • 32:41 - Are developers ignorant of how confusing it is today to learn web technologies?
  • 36:24 - If you were a CTO, what principles would you instal?
  • 39:19 - Thoughts on Agile?
  • 43:13 - Worst kind of developer?
  • 46:22 - Why can't Maynard write lyrics without music? Is it like not being able to do TDD?
  • 48:24 - What if I told you Barcelona will win every Champions League but you have to use jQuery forever?
  • 49:38 - What if Madrid beats Barcelona 4-0 in the finals but you can use VUE in every project?
  • 50:55 - What if you could be best friend with Maynard but you have to Windows and XML forever?
  • 51:38 - If New York City was a programming language, what would it be?
  • 53:05 - You have 30 minutes with Messi, what do you do?
  • 54:05 - Messi wants to learn programming, what do you teach him?
  • 57:21 - You're stuck on an island, you can run NPM install once. What do you use it for?
  • 57:55 - Party, Code, Breakfast. Neymar, Justin Bieber, Wonder Woman.
  • 59:50 - Would you teach your kid how to code or how to play soccer?
  • 1:00:35 - If you weren't a programmer and soccer wasn't an option, what would you do?
  • 1:02:36 - Which one would you give up, Lodash or Cold brew coffee?
  • 1:03:39 - What do you suck at?
  • Coolest thing you worked on? - 1:05:10
  • 1:06:00 - What technologies are you excited about?
  • 1:09:01 - How do you keep up with the industry?
  • 1:09:30 - Advise for the 19 year old Brent?
  • 1:10:10 - Any other shoutouts?
  • 1:12:10 - Last Words
  • About the guest:
  • Brent is a Software Architect at MasterCard.
  • He has a black belt in Taekwando.
  • He knows JR. We're all friends.
  • He is perhaps the biggest Barcelona fan.
  • Actually, Tool. He's the biggest Tool fan.
  • Brent Bevolo @ LinkedIn
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