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Mar 22, 2024

In this week's episode of the podcast, freeCodeCamp founder Quincy Larson interviews Jessica Lord, AKA JLord. She's worked as a software engineer for more than a decade at companies like GitHub and Glitch. 

Among her many accomplishments, Jessica created the Electon team at GitHub. Electron is a library for building desktop apps using browser technologies. If you've used the desktop version of Slack, Figma, or VS Code, you've used Electron.

I recorded this podcast live and I haven't edited it at all. I want to capture the feel of a real live conversation, with all the human quirks that entails. As with all my podcast episodes, I start by performing a classic bass line. Can you guess what song this bass line is from? It's a "cult" hit from 1990.

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Links we talk about during the interview:

GitIt, Jessica's interactive Git course on Node School:

Jessica's old craft blog (you may get an HTTPS warning from your browser but the site is just an old Blogspot site):

JSBin founder Remy Sharp's blog about JSBin and how he "lost his love of his side project":

Subdivisions song by Rush that Quincy mentions. Great early morning listening: