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May 10, 2024

On this week's episode of the podcast, freeCodeCamp founder Quincy Larson interviews Gary Simon, a developer and designer who started and has published several courses on over the years.

We talk about:
- Growing up in rural Ohio, marrying young, and staying out there despite his success as a developer and entrepreneur.
- Early client work, and how he designed thousands of logos for clients before becoming an all-out web developer.
- Using his skills to help his wife start her own lactation consultant business online
- Gary's guitar shredding chops.

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.

Can you guess what song I'm playing on my bass during the intro? It's from a 1995s Nintendo game.

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Links we talk about during the interview:

- Gary's Learn UI Fundamentals course on freeCodeCamp:

- Gary's freeCodeCamp live stream series:

- Gary's tool for memorizing the Guitar fretboard and it's 49 notes:

- Gary's Retrowave Guitar music video: