Podcast 370: Changing of the guards: one co-host departs, and a new one enters
Our co-host Paul Ford is stepping back from a lot of his technology related duties, including as CEO of Postlight and sadly, as co-host of this podcast. But that means our frequent collaborator Cassidy Williams will be joining us more often. Paul passes the torch on this episode.
Paul is stepping away down as CEO of Postlight to focus more on understanding climate change and how we can address it. The science hurts his brain.
Cassidy Williams, currently at Netlify, has published articles on our blog and provides links in our newsletter.
We dig into some of the results of the dev survey, including how kids today are learning to code on the internet. There’s so much to learn from now!
Did everyone step back from working full time? Our survey data shows a decrease in full time employed respondents. Was there an existential moment for everyone during the pandemic where they thought that there must be something else?
Our surveyed devs love Svelte but get paid the most for Ruby on Rails.
This week’s Lifeboat badge goes to Suren Raj for his answer to Java convert bytes to File.the stack overflow podcast
“Package management: even though it’s still very very very bad, is so good”
^^^ This 🤣
Oh no, first Sara, now Paul!
I’ve really enjoyed listening to Paul on this podcast, so will defintely miss him and his “Perls” of wisdom. His jovial “I’m just gonna wade in there ‘cos I wanna do the stuff” attitude belies a keen intelligence, and he seems a great person to work with or have a beer with!
I feel a kinship for his light-hearted grumpiness, along with his crypto-currencies/NFT scepticism.
On the other hand, having Cassidy on more regularly is a great thing – I’m really enjoying the new eps so far. An excellent blend of cheeriness, cheekiness, and knowledge.
And of course Ben does a sterling job holding it all together, and I like his lines of questioning coming from more tech-adjacent background than down amongst the weeds. Glad that the podcast is still going strong!