Charles Max Wood

Guest: Gant LaBorde

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Gant LaBorde. Gant is a regular in React Native Radio of Dev Chat TV. Gant works for Infinite Red and works with Ignite, a toolkit/framework for React Native. Infinite Red is a mobile app consulting company.

Gant talks about his journey in programming and working in the development world. Gant describes his early introduction to programming through the fascination of home computers and friends. Gant talks about his experience in learning  Javascript, PHP, Data Base, Desktop apps, and much more. Lastly, Gant talks about his contributions to React Native, and other platforms, and his current projects.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • How did you get into programming?
  • Got into programming by help his dad with technology and computers
  • Started his intro into programming through a friend programming on their home computer
  • Basic
  • AOL world – Visual Basic
  • Programming
  • Backend web
  • ASP
  • PHP
  • Javascript talk
  • Typescript talk
  • Cardboard talk
  • How did you get into React Native?
  • Ruby Motion
  • Building the Story
  • How does React Native allow you to build the story?
  • Components and structures
  • Reactotron 
  • What are you working on now?
  • Out of sync Yarn files
  • and much, much more!