110: With Julie Ann Horvath

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This week we were joined by Julie Ann Horvath, designer and developer for &yet. Julie has recently been the subject of tech news headlines because of her public resignation from her previous employer (Github) due to sexism and harassment. It’s a heavy and traumatic topic, but we’re thankful to Julie for sharing her experience so we can grow as a community and prevent these types of unfortunate events in the future.

We talked about (roughly in order):


Q & A:

  • 38:09 Do you have any advice on where to look for jobs where an experienced front-end developer could learn from their co-workers and be challenged?
  • 46:52 Since there are a lot of web development languages to learn and many developers know the usual HTML, CSS and Javascript. Which language would you say is a niche market to learn for hire?
  • 50:48 I feel like I may have too much on my plate for the year: should I ask my team for more help?


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  • Nikota

    Love the show guys, I could have used a bit more shop talk and a bit less drama on this one. Yikes!

  • Guest

    It seems to me that being harassed is the best thing that could have happened to this person. She obtained a soap box for which to push an agenda. And is pushing it. Podcast about front end design/dev != Podcast about sexism. Typically love the show, this one was very difficult to listen to.

    • chriscoyier

      I’m sad that’s how you think. Something awful happens to someone, they have the courage to end it and talk about it at a great personal cost, and you think it’s because of “an agenda”?

  • http://www.f7digitaldesign.com Brian Sheridan

    This was really great! Can’t shine too big a light on idiots like the ones Julie had to deal with.