Oct 9, 2018
Quincy Larson interviews Sacha Greif, who's a designer, developer, and prolific open source project creator.
Sacha created the Vulcan.js framework, the Sidebar.io daily design newsletter, and so many other important projects in the developer community.
Sacha grew up in Paris. His grandparents were Jewish refugees who fled to France from Poland during World War II. Sacha's father was an author who wrote books about computers, and shared this passion with his son.
Sacha has spent much of his adult life living abroad in China, Switzerland, and Japan. He and his wife currently live in Kyoto and they just had their first child.
During this interview, Sacha talks about how he got his start as a professional developer in Beijing, then got deeper and deeper into user interface design. He shares how his passion for both of these disciplines resulted in him creating so many important open source projects.
Sacha also talks about how he followed in his father's footsteps and wrote the "Discover Meteor" book - the most popular resource for Meteor.js - and how the book's financial success helped bankroll his other projects.
Sacha Greif is one of the most prolific developers I know. And it was a blast getting to learn more about his coding journey. So without further ado, here's Sacha.
Interview by Quincy Larson: https://twitter.com/ossia
Intro music by Vangough: https://fcc.im/2APOG02