MJS 075: Jeff Escalante

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Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Jeff Escalante

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Jeff Escalante. Jeff is involved with JavaScript and started off his career working with a digital agency called Carrot. Jeff first got into programming through graphic design in middle/high school. They talk about his professional programming history, his first experiences with programming, when he started to switch over to utilizing JavaScript, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • JavaScript Jabber Episode 158
  • Jeff intro
  • Previously worked for Carrot
  • Working on open source
  • Found that not a lot of people are working on agency targeted tooling
  • JavaScript
  • Giving each product the ability to go the distance
  • HashiCorp
  • How did you first get into programming?
  • Tinkered with graphic design
  • Graphic design for online gaming
  • Created a website for a small business
  • React apps
  • Freelance web design in college
  • Becoming a professional developer
  • HTML and CSS
  • At what point did you start to transition to JavaScript?
  • jQuery and Rails
  • Becoming a well-rounded developer
  • Got in during the Rails heyday
  • Backbone
  • Learning on the job
  • Bootcamps
  • And much, much more!






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  • mdx


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