• @alextrost
  • Streaming and Community Building
  • he/him
  • Connecticut, USA
I write and stream about Frontend Development on Frontend Horse and work as a Developer Experience Engineer for Prismic. I also organize the wonderful Frontend Horse community
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Positions

Developer Experience Engineer

  • Prismic
  • Feb 2021 - Present

What Alex's working on

What Alex's working on

2021

Dec 17, 2021
Dec 17, 2021
Reposted by Alex Trost
Delivered a livestream
Built a demo

Holiday Snowtacular for #TeamSeas


I joined in on the Frontend Horse livestream to support teamseas.org!

I built this demo on how to build a fake version of useState in React from scratch.

The stream raised over $10,000 for TeamSeas!

Dec 17, 2021
Dec 17, 2021
Delivered a livestream
Organized a Fundraiser
Organized an event
+ 1

Organized and hosted a fundraiser stream with twelve fantastic guests!


Each guest showed us something wonderful around the world of web development, and we raised $10,000 in the process!

The guests

Dave Rupert, Kevin Powell, George Francis, Monica Powell, Michael Chan, Josh Comeau, Kent C. Dodds, Chris Coyier, Varun Vachhar, Cassidy Williams, Scott Hanselman, and Amelia Wattenberger.

Sponsors

$5,000 worth of donations were matched by five wonderful companies, to help us reach our $10,000 goal.

Prismic, Netlify, Cloudinary, StepZen, and Orbit all stepped up and helped our donors double their giving! Huge thanks to those companies!

What I did

I organized the event, booked the guests, the sponsors, and lots of other tasks leading up to the day, including managing the project as a whole. 

During the event, I acted as host, but also handled the AV aspects of the stream, bringing on and taking off guests, and interacting with the chat.

Help from my friends

I had a ton of help from the Frontend Horse community, and I couldn't have done it without them. 

Leif Niemczik put together all the gorgeous animations and graphics that allowed us to put on a top-quality show. He worked for many days, making sure the animations were whimsical and gorgeous, all as a volunteer for the cause.

Ben Myers and Ryan Trimble helped with coding things like the progress bar, the donation list, and many other elements that went into the stream overlay. 

There were many other folks who helped me reach out to sponsors and guests or just gave advice. It was truly a 

A wonderful success!

It was a huge undertaking and so worth it, as we raised enough to remove over five tons of trash from the ocean!

You can watch here:
https://youtu.be/_tbgg8-q5pY

Developer Experience Engineer, Prismic
+6 others
Nov 29, 2021
Nov 05, 2021
Aug 27, 2021
Aug 27, 2021
Reposted by Alex Trost
Taught Eleventy
Went on a Twitch Livestream
I joined Alex Trost for a Frontend Stampede stream and showed off my favorite static site generator, Eleventy. Join us as Alex and I build Galloping Gallery, a photo gallery for excellent horses, in Eleventy!
https://frontend.horse/episode/intro-to-eleventy
Aug 17, 2021
Aug 17, 2021
Reposted by Alex Trost
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