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Ali Spittel

Ali teaches people to code. She loves Python, JavaScript, and talking about programming. She has been writing React since before es6 classes. She leads developer advocacy for AWS Amplify.

Ali also blogs about code, aimed mostly at a beginner audience. Her writing has gotten over a million readers in the past year. She has also spoken at over 50 events in the last few years.

When Ali’s not working, you can find her watching New England sports, competing on CodeWars, taking runs around the city, rock climbing, or participating in coding community events.

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JS Party JS Party #229

WTF, JS?

KBall, Ali & Nick explore a new type of segment: “WTFJS” talking about wild and wooly “it’s not a bug it’s a feature” examples in the JavaScript language. They also dive into code maintainability, and end by discussing the whiplash shift in the tech industry from “hottest market for engineers in history” to “oh noes everything is stopping!”

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This is JS Party!

JS Party is a weekly celebration of JavaScript and the web so fun is at the heart of every episode.

We play games like Frontend Feud… (clip from episode #192)

Discuss and analyze the news… (clip from episode #213)

Explain technical concepts to each other like we’re 5… (clip from episode #195)

Debate hot topics like should websites work without JS? (clip from episode #87)

Interiew amazing devs like Rich Harris and Una Kravets… (clip from episode #167)

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The Changelog The Changelog #358

OSCON 2019 anthology

We’re on the expo hall floor of OSCON 2019 talking with Eric Holscher, Ali Spittel, and Hong Phuc Dang. First up, we talk to Eric about his work at Write the Docs, ethical advertising, and the Pac-Man rule at conferences. Second, we talk with Ali about her passion for teaching developers, her passion for writing, and her new found love for podcasting. Last, we talk with Hong about her work at FOSSASIA, the disconnect between America and Asia in open source, and several of the cool open source projects they have on GitHub.

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