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The Undefined Podcast on Smash Notes

The Undefined Podcast podcast.

December 28, 2019

The only engineering podcast with a 2 drink minimum! Full stack developers Jared Palmer and Ken Wheeler have peer-to-peer conversations with world-class engineers about software development.



Episodes with Smash Notes

Hosts Ken Wheeler and Jared Palmer talk about the future of the JAMStack, their experiences with serverless functions, Next.js vs. Gatsby, and so much more.

Iheanyi Ekechukwu is a Software Engineer at GitHub on the Actions team and co-host of the Two Black Nerds podcast. Prior to GitHub, Iheanyi was a Software Engineer at Digital Ocean. He joins hosts Ken Wheeler and Jared Palmer on the Undefined to talk about his path to becoming a full stack developer, what it's like to work at GitHub, and how he ships awesome side projects.

Joel Hooks is the Co-Founder of Egghead.io. He joins hosts Ken Wheeler and Jared Palmer on the Undefined to talk about what it takes to build a personal brand and level-up as a developer. The gang chats about their learning techniques, motivation, favorite resources, and what success really means to them.

Dan Stein is a Principal Software / AI Developer for GLG Group. Prior to that, Dan was an award winning EDM DJ and producer known as "DJ Fresh" with over 2.5 million record sales, two number 1 singles, and two top 6 singles to his name. Dan joins hosts Ken Wheeler and Jared Palmer on the Undefined to tell his story--and how he transitioned from being an actual rockstar to rockstar full stack developer.

Evan Bacon is a Software Engineer at Expo.io. Prior to that, Evan was a designer at Frog Design and Master Builder at LEGO. He joins hosts Jared Palmer and Ken Wheeler on the Undefined to talk about React Native, game development, and his unique origin story. The gang also discusses $900k developer salaries, moving to NYC, and White Claw.

Peggy Rayzis is the Engineering Manager of Developer Experience at Apollo. Prior to that, Peggy was a Software Engineer at Major League Soccer. She joins us on the Undefined to talk about GraphQL and what's new with Apollo.

Nader Dabit is a Developer Advocate at AWS and Founder of React Native Training. He joins hosts Jared Palmer and Ken Wheeler on The Undefined to talk about React Europe, React hooks, the future of work, consulting, and more.

Jackie Luo is a Platform Engineer at Square. She joins hosts Jared Palmer and Ken Wheeler on The Undefined to talk about to talk about work/life balance, React vs. Ember, NY vs. SF, CS degrees, and more.

Rich Harris is a Graphics Editor at The New York Times and creator of Svelte and Rollup. He joins hosts Jared Palmer and Ken Wheeler on The Undefined to talk about his gig, the tools he uses to write interactive articles, and about what's new in Svelte v3.0.

Brent Vatne is a Software Engineer at Expo. He joins hosts Jared Palmer and Ken Wheeler on The Undefined to talk about the future of the web, native development, and more.

Jani Eväkallio is the VP of Engineering at Formidable Labs and the creator of @Smoosh_Comedy. He joins hosts Jared Palmer and Ken Wheeler on The Undefined to talk about the meaning of life, the universe, and everything...JavaScript.

Jordan Scales is a Software Engineer at Stripe and notorious Twitter memelord. He joins us on The Undefined to talk about dank memes, his origin story, and Stripe's React component library and frontend developer experience.