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🌅 We talk to our old friend, Peter Kieltyka from Horizon Games!
He has an inventor's mind, where his curiousity with technologies breeds innovation and pushes the industry forward. From hosting the Toronto Ruby community way back in 2009 to hosting the Go community and releasing open source libraries, it's part of Peter's DNA to think outside the box 🧠
Today he's the CEO of Horizon Games, where the team are working on open source blockchain infrastructure (Sequence) as well as Skyweaver Game on top of that. When he had the idea for this in 2017, most (including Taz) didn't quite realize the direction he was going. Thanks to his dedication to the community, he met folks that understood his concept and enabled him to follow his vision ✨
What happened next is awesome, and we hope you enjoy listening to his journey 🙌🏽
⏩ We have Mark Erikson from Replay.io with us today!
Happy to confirm that he does look somewhat like his Simpsons avatar 😄
We talk about how he started in software, which has an origin story from China! Sadly, that's a part of the video that we weren't able to translate 🤷🏽‍♂️
He went from working on government projects in GWT to Backbone eventually to React where things just started to make sense as a representation of UI from state. As a participant in the Flux wars, he went on to work with the Redux community, eventually becoming a core maintainer of the project 🙌🏽
Listening to Mark's journey is inspiring, and it's awesome to hear how he's inspired to work on the next generation of developer tooling at Replay.io, which happened to blow Taz's mind just moments before this interview was shot 🤯
⚛ In this episode, we're joined by Andrew Clark from Meta!
We talk about how he started with software, from creating basic web pages in the 4th/5th grade to moving on to iPhone apps in Objective-C as the transformative part of his career towards more in-depth software development 📲
It was awesome picking his brain about the history of React, how it was initially inspired by XHP at Facebook, and how JSX was introduced to appeal to the internal engineers (while it was boo'ed off stage at JSConf!) 😱
He's part of the React Runtime team, which has ideated and implemented the Fiber architecture 6 years ago to releasing React 18's Concurrent Mode more recently. It's been an incredible journey, and digging into how other runtimes have inspired Andrew and React has been amazing to hear 🙌🏽
Lastly, we talk about how Andrew got involved with React & Meta - co-creating Redux, his first React PR with Sebastian, and starting at Meta. We also talk about the future of React, and how the team is now working together across various organizations 🤝🏽
We really enjoyed sitting down with Andrew and hope you enjoyed the conversation!
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