In this episode I talk to Phil Bennet, a 15-year veteran web dev, and Tristan Gordon, Phil's one-time understudy, who ended up teaching Phil how to build apps in Angular.
1:00 What I’m working on currently — a YUGE website for a healthcare company at work. A website for this podcast at home (coming very soon!). A few throw-away React apps to test my chops.
3:25 CSS Grid. Like it. Learn it. Love it. CSSv4 will be here soon. A Complete Guide to Grid | CSS-Tricks
4:10 Introducing my guests — Tristan Gordon and Phil Bennet, Angular developers at BCI Nashville
6:40 Phil’s path to web dev’vin (spoiler alert, he played MMORG games and coded emails)’
8:40 Tristan’s path (Hack 7 started it all)
11:40 Tristan takes off the training wheels and goes hard into Angular
13:16 Student becomes teacher - Phil talks about what it’s like to have Tristan teach him new tricks deep into his career.
15:40 New tech? Nah dawg. Angular deep.
20:10 What do you guys think about the growth of our industry?
21:00 Unpaid ad for Twin Kegs, the best worst bar in Nashville, the source of Tristan’s inspiration.
23:20 Hi grandma!
23:22 Resources for new devs
25:30 What does it take to go to the next level? Tristan and Phil agree — time and hard work. One day at a time.
26:30 Phil says: know how to Google.
27:25 The importance of having a mentor.
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PHOTO CREDIT: The sexy silhouette of Phil that was used for approximately one-half of this episode's thumbnail before being heavily manipulated in Photoshop was taken skillfully and offered generously by the amazing, incredible, the one and only, Frank "wangsack from hamhole" Otero.