Building Pantsuit: The Hillary Clinton UI Pattern Library with Mina Markham

Mina Markham built “Pantsuit,” Hillary for America’s internal design system. The core CSS architecture of Pantsuit is based around a combination of SMACSS and Harry Roberts’ ITCSS, along with his brilliant namespacing patterns. How complex are systems like this? How does a well-documented styleguide and system improve your developer’s workflow?

Speech to Text in 2017 with Signl.fm

Most of us started talking to computers with Dragon NaturallySpeaking and were somewhat disappointed. Now with Siri, Cortana, and Alexa it’s getting better…fast. Scott talks with Kimberley Hansen about her startup Signl.fm and how they are aiming to change how podcasts to transcripts in the race to 100% comprehension. Check the transcript at https://transcripts.hanselminutes.com/

Vets who Code with Jerome Hardaway

Jerome Hardaway left the Air Force and saw an add for Code.org on Facebook. Working his way through CodeAcademy tutorials and online courseware he’s turned himself into a polyglot developer. What kinds of strengths can vets bring to the world of code?

Checking in with Joel Spolsky who says I suck at Excel

I’m in New York this week checking in with Joel Spolsky from StackExchange/StackOverflow. Big things are happening in Joel’s world. They’ve just hired Anil Dash to be the CEO of FogCreek and launched a new product. What’s it like to be Joel and what’s it like to NOT suck at Excel?