Career progression of a Tech Lead whose startup was acquired for $187MM
Code Chefs - Hungry Web Developer Podcast
by Vincent Tang & German Gamboa
6M ago
Caleb Mellas is a Senior Software Engineer and Tech lead at Olo, Inc – a billion dollar restaurant company. He’s ran a freelancing business for 3 yrs, went from graphic designer to frontend engineer to full stack engineer and now headed towards engineering manager. One of his favorite opportunities was being one of 8 engineers at a hyper-growth startup called Wisely that 4x’d their revenue and had a 9 figure acquisition. Hobbies include: music (piano and drums), kayaking, weightlifting, spending time with my 6 yr old kid I live in Orlando, FL, grew up in Chicago. Outline In this talk, Calleb w ..read more
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Lessons learned building Recipe Box
Code Chefs - Hungry Web Developer Podcast
by Vincent Tang & German Gamboa
6M ago
Andrew is a software developer and engineering manager with a love for building independent apps. He was the CEO of the recipe storage app RecipeBox before it was acquired by emeals.com. He spent the last year at eMeals completing integration duties after his acquisition and serving as Head of Mobile Product for eMeals’ core product. He’s currently working on his next projects Secret Stash, a secure content storage app, and Mockingbird API, a mock API service that streamlines integration time between frontend and backend teams. Outline In this talk, Andrew will cover what it's like building re ..read more
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Building a software developer community 2.0
Code Chefs - Hungry Web Developer Podcast
by Vincent Tang & German Gamboa
1y ago
We pick back up 2 years later! This covers things we've learned running a software developer community with my co-organizer Charlton Trezevant FAQ Notes How did you get started on Tampa Devs Charlton? What’s your career been like Charlton? Any challenges either of you two learned along the way? (either person) Thoughts on sponsors? (either person) Feel free to add more notes here of things you’d like to be asked Dessert Time Vincent - Learning Spanish Charlton - Ruby, Ibis AM German - Life is getting busier! Social Media German's Twitter Vincent's Twitter Vincent's Instagram Jacques' Twitte ..read more
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Automatic code generation and challenges running a startup!
Code Chefs - Hungry Web Developer Podcast
by Vincent Tang & German Gamboa
2y ago
In this episode, we dive into automatic code generation and what it is like to run a startup with Paritosh Gupta, founder of CopyCat, a tool to convert your Figma designs into React components. What is CopyCat 2:00 It is a Figma plugin to automate converting designs into React components. The goal is to provide a starting point, not do all the work for the dev. Started for Swift UI but transitioned to UI General Technical Questions 5:00 So, what is CopyCat? 8:00 How does it work? 13:00 Who is your target market? 17:30 How do you deal with paddings and other sizings? 20:00 How do you diff desig ..read more
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Building a software developer community
Code Chefs - Hungry Web Developer Podcast
by Vincent Tang & German Gamboa
2y ago
In this episode, we dive into what running a developer meetup is like with two experts in building developer communities, Jacques Fu & Brian Rinaldi! The history of Orlando Devs 2:00 Jacques & Brian talk about the origin of Orlando Devs as a meetup and its growth into the non-profit that it is today. 6:50 Vincent reminisces about our (almost) daily meetup routine in the past and how that led to German and him breaking into the industry via networking. 10:00 Brian covers the experience of running online meetups and how it contrasts with in-person meetups. The origin behind Tampa Devs 14 ..read more
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Javascript Features To Use in 2021
Code Chefs - Hungry Web Developer Podcast
by Vincent Tang & German Gamboa
2y ago
In this episode we dive into the history of Javascript aka ECMAScript and its latest features since ES6. A brief history of Javascript JavaScript was created in 10 days by Brendan Eich in 1995. In the early days of the web, it was the wild west with companies adding features as they saw fit. Coming together rarely to agree on how the language should function. Eventually, this led to a long period of stagnation in the language that wasn't fixed until 2015 with the release of the ES6. So what is Javascript and what isn't You probably have heard the word ECMAScript. ECMAScript is the specificatio ..read more
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Intro to Internet of Things (IoT) w/ Jared Porcenaluk
Code Chefs - Hungry Web Developer Podcast
by Vincent Tang & German Gamboa
2y ago
We interview Jared who worked as a senior software developer at Archer First Response Systems, a startup that specializes in deploying life-saving equipment using drone technology. He was the organizer of the Orlando IoT meetups and has a passion for hardware to software integrations What is IoT (Internet of Things) IoT devices are hardware devices that can talk to each other over the internet. Anything from smart cars, to smart therometers, to drones, sensors, etc. These devices can talk to each other and act on different parameters, so for instance telling a drone to drop off a AED device. I ..read more
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SEO 101 for Software Developers w/ Roy Jossfolk
Code Chefs - Hungry Web Developer Podcast
by Vincent Tang & German Gamboa
3y ago
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Google, Bing, and other search engines need to answer questions from users and redirect them to the most relevant sites. These search engines have an algorithm for ranking relevant content. SEO is the optimization for ranking your content high in your keyword category. For instance, say someone is looking for recipe on how to cooki chili. Say you also wrote an article for your grandma's famous chili recipe on the web. Good SEO means your page is found on the first page on google if someone searches "chili recipe" Three Types of SEO 06:00 Three types o ..read more
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Productivity 101 for Software Developers
Code Chefs - Hungry Web Developer Podcast
by Vincent Tang & German Gamboa
3y ago
Productivity is the defined ratio of output volume to volume of inputs. There's processes such as the Getting-Things-Done method for determining how to get work done. Time management and finding periods of focus work helps in getting your work done in one go. You can build upon better productivity habits by making good habits easier, and hard habits harder What is productivity? 01:00 Productivity is defined as the ratio between the output volume to the volume of inputs. The higher the value, the more productivity you are. Inputs are things usually measured as labor and capital to product a giv ..read more
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Creative Development with WebGL, SVG, and Canvas
Code Chefs - Hungry Web Developer Podcast
by Vincent Tang & German Gamboa
3y ago
What is creative development? Creative developers are a specialized set of frontend developers who focus more on the "wow" factor. They work with animations, video game engines, SVGs, amongst other tools to bring cool projects to life How are creative developers different from frontend developers? 01:00 Most frontend development is building boring CRUD apps. This is, building forms that hook up to a backend. Administration panels for managing orders, customers, etc. On the other hand, there is a subsection of frontend developers called Creative Developers. These are developers who focus more o ..read more
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