My JavaScript Story


Charles Max Wood



Aug 11, 2020

MJS 153: Dean Radcliffe

Dean Radcliffe talks about how he got into programming early in life and the influences that brought him to writing code. He also then explains how he got into programming again in college and his internship at a company that did livestreaming of sports and concerts. He nearly didn't graduate. He finished his degree and then went on to write Ruby and later got deep into JavaScript.

Jul 21, 2020

MJS 152: Kevin Kreuzer

Kevin Kreuzer, a freelance front end engineer from Switzerland shares his developer’s journey in this episode of the My JavaScript Story. Kevin is also a Google Developer expert, who loves JavaScript, Angular etc and as such writes a lot of blog posts and maintains some open source libraries. And when he is not engrossed in the tech world, he is out snowboarding or playing soccer.

Jul 07, 2020

MJS 151: Raul Jimenez

Raúl Jiménez runs a small consultancy focused on Angular out of Barcelona Spain. Raul got into programing in High School. He was working on the equivalent of a USA based Associates Degree. He had a computer when he was 5 and got into copy/paste programming on the Spectrum computer. He started writing on his own at 16. He started with TurboPascal and then got into other languages before graduating to Angular and JavaScript.

Jun 23, 2020

MJS 150: Loiane Groner

Loiane Groner is an Angular developer from Brazil currently living the USA. She started out working in Java and has worked in Java for nearly 14 years before moving over to Angular. She did an episode on Adventures in Angular about writing documentation in Portuguese.

Jun 09, 2020

MJS 149: Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans is a history major turned designer turned developer. His journey leads through doing development in Java, getting and MBA, and eventually picking up Angular and working at Capital One.

May 26, 2020

MJS 148: Farzad Yousefzadehr

In this week's episode of My JavaScript Story, Charles Max Wood interviews Farzad Yousefzadehr, who was a guest on the React Round Up show. As a Senior Software Engineer, Farzad has the cool job of designing and refactoring existing games at Epic Games. He currently lives in Helsinki, Finland, with his lovely wife and cat.

May 12, 2020

MJS 147: Kay Plößer

Kay Plößer is an German developer who does front-end and mobile development with React. He primarily focuses on developer relations and will be teaching at a University soon. He got started in programming doing basic scripting and game mods to buy game weapons when the game started. He also build IRC bots and programs that ran in IRC. We dive into his journey through development into React and JavaScript.

Apr 28, 2020

MJS 146: Håkon Krogh

Håkon Krogh is a Norweigan developer who focuses on web performance. We start out discussing working from home in the current pandemic. His current company works in Product Information Management. It's a headless ecommerce system. We dive into his experience learning learning to build applications and learning JavaScript and leading a team.

Apr 14, 2020

MJS 145: Varya Stepanova

Varya is an expert in design systems. She talks about the process of working in and building design systems. She learned basic Pascal at school. She did programming exercises on paper. She then got into building web pages for groups she was a part of. She then picked up PHP and went professional at that point. On the front-end, she began picking up JavaScript and worked using Yandex's internal framework. Follow here story through the rest of the podcast.

Apr 07, 2020

MJS 144: Josh Ponelat

Josh Ponelat is Software Architect at SmartBear working on Swagger and OpenAPI. He's from South Africa. Josh's father is a programmer and was heavily influenced by his father. He started with ANSI-C and hacking on shells. He studied graphic design in school. He got back into programming in PHP and MySQL and wound up transitioning to JavaScript.

Mar 31, 2020

MJS 143: Paige Niedringhaus

Paige Niedringhaus started her career as a Digital Marketer before making the move to becoming a software developer at the Home Depot. She current works with React and Node building internal apps for them. This episode discusses the ins and outs of making that transition in a semi-recent world and community.

Mar 24, 2020

MJS 142: Daniel Caldas

Daniel Caldas is a Portuguese developer working and living in Singapore. He learned to code in high school programming in Pascal. He moved up to the university and that's where he encountered JavaScript. He wound up doing a bunch of design work, static websites, and jQuery. He explains his journey and learning methods leading to a job working for Zendesk on their CRM.

Mar 17, 2020

MJS 141: Jared Palmer

Jared Palmer has been a guest on 3 different shows on He's talked to us about Formik, Razzle, and React. He's taking a break from consulting to build up Formik, Inc and tools for forms. He got started in programming by taking a programming class at Cornell on a lark and quickly transitioned out of Investment Banking after graduating from university. His first apps were custom lock screens for mobile phones. We then move through framer and CoffeeScript and eventually in to JavaScript and React.

Mar 10, 2020

MJS 140: Tommy Hodgins

Tommy Hodgins is a developer that typically works on A/B tests figuring out how to get websites the outcomes they want. He got into JavaScript and front-end technologies and then read a paper that led him to realize the capabilities of writing software to solve problems. He maintains a front-end focus with his A/B testing work and CSS in JS and other work.

Mar 03, 2020

MJS 139: Radoslav Stankov

Rado Stankov is the Head of Engineering at Product Hunt. He's based in Sofia Bulgaria. He walks us through learning Pascal and PHP and Flash. We then dive into Ruby and JavaScript and what he's working on now at Product Hunt.

Feb 25, 2020

MJS 138: Carl Mungazi

Carl is a developer from Zimbabwe currently living in London. He explains how he started out as a journalist and wound up doing web development to keep track of news stories coming out in his local area. He leveled up by attending meetups and talking to other developers. He currently works for LimeJump, an energy startup which is creating a virtual power plant by connecting together different power assets

Feb 18, 2020

MJS 137: Florian Rival

Florian Rival is a React developer who has built his own game engine. He's been a guest on both React Round Up and React Native Radio. This episode provides you a walkthrough on using gDevelop to build games from scratch and goes into his history as a game developer.

Feb 11, 2020

MJS 136: Kaelig Deloumeau-Prigent

This My JavaScript Story episode is a discussion with Kaelig Deloumeau-Prigent. Kaelig works on the Polaris design system from Shopify. We walk through his journey into programming, HTML, and CSS. We wander through is career until he was building design systems at Shopify.

Feb 04, 2020

MJS 135: Paul Cowan

My JavaScript Story this week welcomes Paul Cowan. Paul works as a consultant in front end development. He learned how to program at a really early age but didn't own an email address until he was 30 years old. When he was 30 years old he wanted to change his lifestyle and attended a course in London and took a job as a software developer. Paul was interested in React because, for him, much of programming didn’t make a whole lot of sense until he read about the flux model and React Redux was one of the few frameworks that followed the flux model. Spending most of his life outside of the programming world has granted him a unique perspective framework like React.

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Jan 28, 2020

MJS 134: Maximiliano Firtman

My JavaScript Story this week welcomes Maximiliano Firtman. Maximiliano Firtman is a mobile web developer from Buenos Ares, Argentina. He has been a developer for 24 years and his most recent focus has been on progressive web apps.

Jan 21, 2020

MJS 133: Jonathan Martin

My JavaScript Story this week welcomes Jonathan Lee Martin. Jonathan is an educator, speaker, and author. He has been a developer since high school and he started out by teaching at Big Nerd Ranch and currently has his own teaching brand. He teaches career switchers and senior developers and also has written a book "Functional Design Patterns for Express.js".