Full Stack Cast

A closer look at the humans behind Full Stack Fest

The humans behind Full Stack Fest, the leading web development conference in Barcelona for /[front|back]/ end developers. Interviews with our amazing speakers about technology, life and the things that make us tick.

Sara Vieira: Gatekeeping, airports and making the web for everyone

In this episode, Sara Vieira walks us through her journey as a developer, and the importance to give back to the Web. We also talk about airports, different attitudes to programming, and her views on some of the most recent technological developments that promise to change the Web.

Sarah Drasner: Change, dogma and growing as an engineer

In this episode, Sarah Drasner shows us her particular journey as a developer, through many different environments over the years. We talk about change, dogma and ways to grow as a developer and stay relevant. Sarah also shares her experience and insights into the delicate art of managing other engineers.

Brian Douglas: JAMStack and Serverless -- Best Friends Forever?

In this episode, Brian Douglas talks about what the JAMStack really means and how it could enable a new generation of nimble distributed applications. He also discusses the role that Serverless plays into that and how we can potentially change the way we build and iterate on products thanks to these new technologies.The service that Brian mentions in the podcast is Stackbit,

Lin Clark with Till Schneidereit: WebAssembly in the Real World

In this episode, Lin Clark and Till Schneidereit discuss how WebAssembly could possibly change the way we build and run software, not only on the browser, but in servers, mobile and IoT devices alike, setting a new standard for security and performance. They also discuss what can of languages and use cases can benefit the most from it, and what its future developments look like.Learn more about WebAssembly and make sure to read Lin's WASI announcement.

Paul Frazee: Keeping the Web Open with the P2P Web

In this episode, Paul Frazee discusses how the P2P web could help solve some of the trickiest problems of the Internet age, and how it can protect us from censorship and improve content moderation at the same time. As the creator of the Beaker Browser, Paul also aims to democratize website authoring, remove accidental complexity from deployment and minimize server costs.

Interviewing Angie Jones: Software quality, teaching test automation, and the inventor's mindset

In this episode, Angie Jones takes us through the ins and outs of automating software quality processes and how it's a craft of its' own, crucial in large-scale software building. With 15 years of first-hand experience automating software quality at companies such as IBM and Twitter, Angie shows us how building a product and testing it have a lot more in common than people think, and also some fundamental differences in mindset. We also discuss how she came to be a prolific inventor with more than 25 patents granted in the US and China.

Interviewing Lee Byron: Happy accidents, designing products and GraphQL

In this episode, Lee Byron takes us through his personal journey where curiosity, the desire to make things, and some happy accidents led him to change how we all think about APIs with GraphQL. We also discuss Open Source, designing products, and his recent move from Facebook to Robinhood.

Interviewing Reginald Braithwaite: Magic, intentionality and learning hard things

In our first episode, Reginald Braithwaite takes us through his early journey into technology, how and why he writes books, and the special kind of magic that is programming. We also discuss intentionality, ethics in software and, of course, coffee.