MJS 004 My JS Story Isaac Schlueter


    My JS Story Isaac Schlueter

    On today's episode, Charles Max Wood shares My JS Story Isaac Schlueter. Isaac is the co-founder and chief executive officer at NPM. Listen to his interesting javascript story, and learn how you can connect with him!

    Programming at an Early Age

    Isaac learned how to program during childhood. His dad ran a small company that had a couple of IBM computers. He enjoyed learning and messing around with it.

    When he reached high school, Isaac got interested with physics and math. They used graphing calculators in school. That's when he learned to program his calculator for answers instead of studying.

    Experimenting with Computers

    Starting early in life is easier. For Isaac, he had computers at home to experiment with. He found it counterproductive sometimes.

    It somehow meant like he's not supposed to be doing it as a child. He always felt like getting away from something when he tries to make the computer create something new. The programs were extremely limited that time.

    Journey towards Success

    Isaac initially wanted to work on hardware and become an actual engineer. He ended up doing tech support in California. He didn't have enough to go to graduate school or to buy things that can experiment with.

    In the early 2000s, he saw the revolution happening in the internet. Isaac got interested and worked for a software company. Eventually, he landed a job at Yahoo! in 2006.

    To hear about My JS Story Isaac Schlueter, download and listen to the entire episode. If you have questions or anything you'd love to share with Isaac, follow and tweet him @izs. He would love to hear from you! Here are the links to NPM:

    NPM official website

    NPM blog

    If you’re short on time, here are the highlights of My JS Story Isaac Schlueter:

    How he started in programming? (2:01)

    How he began in JavaScript? (8:52)

    Working at Yahoo? (12:18)

    Common js group? (20:18)

    Creating NPM? (35:04)

    Current and future projects? (48:22)


    Isaac: Westworld movie, The Imperial Radch book trilogy, Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang

    Charles: Sphero BB-8 Droid, Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson