My JavaScript Story


Charles Max Wood



Nov 19, 2019

MJS 132: Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford self-described as the person who discovered that JavaScript has good parts is on this week's My JavaScript Story. Charles and Douglas talk about how Douglas got introduced to programming. and how he specialized in JavaScript. Douglas realized that there's going to be a convergence of TV and computing very early in his career. So a lot of his career has been bridging those two things, helping the evolution toward digital media. After working for Atari he went to work at Lucasfilm where he stayed for 8 years.

Nov 12, 2019

MJS 131: Chris Biscardi

Chris is an independent consultant working with open source startups. He taught himself to program and started in open source. He talks about how he got into programming and how he learned to code.

Nov 05, 2019

MJS 130: Javan Makhmali

This week, My Javascript Story welcomes Javan Makhmali,a Programmer at Basecamp from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Javan attended Community College to study Computer Science but then decided to work as a Freelancer developer. Javan and Charles debate whether having a 4-year college degree is better to become a developer and conclude that it depends on the person. Some people prefer a structured 4 year degree to feel ready for a full time jo and some people do better with bootcamps. Javan mentions he knows several people that switched careers after completing an 8 week bootcamp and that the industry was really flexible to accomodate both options.

Oct 29, 2019

MJS 129: Filipa Lacerda

Charles Max Wood talks to Filipa Lacerda in this week's My JavaScript Story. Filipa has been working as a front end engineer since 2011 and she currently works at GitLab. Filipa originally wanted to study Economy but when she got to university she decided to major in Communications thinking it would be a lot more about communication and not as much about coding. At first she really didn't like the coding aspect of it but then as time went by she actually started to enjoy coding.

Oct 22, 2019

MJS 128: Mike Hartington

In this episode of My JavaScript Story is Charles talks to Mike Hartington. Mike Hartington is a Developer Advocate for Ionic Framework and a Google Developer Expert, but he is most famous in the developer community because of his beard.

Oct 22, 2019

MJS 128: Mike Hartington

In this episode of My JavaScript Story is Charles talks to Mike Hartington. Mike Hartington is a Developer Advocate for Ionic Framework and a Google Developer Expert, but he is most famous in the developer community because of his beard.

Oct 15, 2019

MJS 127: Thorsten Lünborg

In this episode of My JavaScript Story, Charles talks to Thorsten Lünborg. Thorsten is a Business Service Manager at MVV Energy Solutions from Frankfurt Germany. Charles asks about Thorsten's developer journey in particular how he was introduced to JavaScript.

Oct 08, 2019

MJS 126: Eduardo San Martin Morote

In this episode of My JavaScript Story is Charles talks to Eduardo San Martin Morote. Eduardo is a freelance developer, a core team member of Vue.js, and loves contributing to open source. Eduardo started web development with games. He then majored in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Oct 01, 2019

MJS 125: Dan Pastori

In this episode of My JavaScript Story, Charles talks to Dan Pastori, Co-Founder, Software Architect at 521 Dimensions. Charles asks about Dan's average day and what his life looks like before diving into his coding journey. Dan talks about how he got into web development. Dan taught himself PHP and JavaScript.

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Dan Pastori
Sep 23, 2019

MJS 124: Daniel Gruesso

This episode of My JavaScript Story is coming to you live from OSCON. Joining Charles Max Wood is Daniel Gruesso from GitLab to talk about developing in the Open Source and the Developer Report.

Sep 17, 2019

MJS 123: Nick Basile

My JavaScript Story this week meets with Nick Basile, UX instructor at Lambda School from Austin, TX. Nick talks about how much he enjoys working with Laravel and Vue as well as his journey as a developer.

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Nick Basile
Sep 10, 2019

MJS 122: Rachel Roumeliotis and Roger Magoulas

Rachel Roumeliotis and Roger Magoulas from O'Reilly Media join Charles Max Wood at OSCON to talk about the process of content development for OSCON. Rachel is the Vice President of Content Strategy at O'Reilly and Roger is Vice President of Radar at O'Reilly. Rachel and Roger talk about the history of OSCON Conference as well as the key technologies they wanted to cover this year such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cloud-Native applications.

Sep 03, 2019

MJS 121: Sam Selikoff

Sam Selikoff, Co-Founder at EmberMap shares his journey of how he became a developer. Sam was an Economics major in college and he really loved the theory of economics.

Aug 27, 2019

MJS 120: Thomas Grassl

Thomas Grassl from SAP joins Charles Max Wood at OSCON to talk about what SAP is doing in the Open Source world. Thomas talks about SAP's recently released a UI5 Web Components.

Aug 20, 2019

MJS 119: Jeffrey Meyerson

Jeffrey Meyerson, founder of FindCollabs and host at Software Engineering Daily joins Charles Max Wood for a discussion about latest trends in developer world, ways of monetizing podcasts and finding ads for podcasts.Jeffrey shares how he started hosts podcasts and how he became a developer.

Aug 13, 2019

MJS 118: Aaron Frost

Aaron Frost joins Charles to talk about what Observables are and why developers should learn about them and use them in their code. He explains the difference between Observables, Promises and Callbacks with an example.

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Aaron Frost
Jul 30, 2019

MJS 117: The Mission and Journey with Charles Max Wood

Charles talks about his journey as a podcaster and his mission with  is designed to home podcasts that speak to all developer communities. Charles also plans to host shows for technologies that are on the verge of a breakthrough and will be a lot more widely available in the near future such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). There are new shows being added continuously to reach out to new communities, some examples of which are: a Data Science show, a DevOps show and an Open Source show. As a kid, Charles would record his own shows on a tape recorder.

Jul 16, 2019

MJS 116: Jeremy Fairbank

Jeremy is a Software Developer at Test Double and the author of Programming Elm book. Even though Jeremy majored in Chemistry in college, he was always interested in programming since middle school. After he graduated from college he went to work as a web developer at Plastic Industries and relied on blog posts and other online resources to teach himself how to code.

Jul 09, 2019

MJS 115: Noam Rosenthal

Noam has recently started offering his services and experiences independently after 20 hands-on years in the software industry. His most recent position was as a Software Architect working on the Wix Editor at Wix, an Israeli cloud-based web development platform.

Jul 02, 2019

MJS 114: Christian Heilmann

Christian is a Principal Software Development Engineer at Microsoft, working out of Berlin, Germany.

Jun 25, 2019

MJS 113: Sarah Dayan

Sarah Dayan is a Frontend Software Engineer working for Algolia in Paris. She is also the author of Dinero.js which was the result of a production bug they discovered in JavaScript. Sarah first got introduced to computers when she was a child. She spent hours playing on her grandmother's computer with dial-up internet. At age 15, she created her first HTML website. Sarah and Charles discuss the evolution of front-end development. Listen to the show to find out more about Sarah's journey as a front-end developer and the projects she is working on now.

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Sarah Dayan
Jun 11, 2019

MJS 111: Anatoliy Zaslavskiy

Anatoliy Zaslavskiy has been interested in computers since he was 7 years old, and began his programming career in high school, doing web development in PHP for the online community for his favorite show Avatar: The Last Airbender. Anatoliy currently works for Hover as a Frontend developer transforming home photos into 3D models to help visualize what the final project will look like.

Jun 04, 2019

MJS 110: Phil Hawksworth

Currently the Head of Developer Relations at Netlify, Phil has been a developer for 20 years. Even though he was interested in computers from an early age, he started studying Civil Engineering in university before changing course and switching to Computer Science. Though he didn't particularly enjoy studying Computer Science, he really liked working with HTML where he didn't have to compile any code and that's when he started thinking about a career in web development.