Jason Lengstorf

  • @jlengstorf
  • VP of Developer Experience, Netlify
  • he / him
  • Portland, OR
Jason Lengstorf is the VP of Developer Experience at Netlify and the host of Learn With Jason, a live-streamed video show where he pair programs to learn something new in 90 minutes. As a keynote speaker and author, Jason focuses on building healthier teams through trust, curiosity, and play. He's trying his very best to follow his own advice. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Positions

Host

  • Learn With Jason
  • Sep 2018 - Present

VP of Developer Experience

  • Netlify
  • Mar 2021 - Present

Principal Developer Experience Engineer

  • Netlify
  • Oct 2019 - Mar 2021

Selected Works

On Teams & Leadership

3 Highlights

2022

Jan 20, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Taught a webinar
Live Coding
Taught about Jamstack
Taught about serverless functions
+ 2
I taught a webinar with Stefan Judis. We cover how to:

  • Set up a custom headless CMS with Contentful
  • Use GraphQL to access Contentful data
  • Set up environments in Contentful to develop without changing production data
  • Use Netlify serverless functions to handle form submissions
  • Use Netlify on-demand builders to drastically reduce load times
Watch it here: Stop playing cache-up: How to render content on the fly for faster builds with Jamstack 
Jan 18, 2022
Jan 18, 2022
Wrote about leadership

Are we punishing our top performers?


Posted on LeadDev

I wrote an article about treating high performers on our team better, not burning people out, and building stronger teams instead of creating heroic martyrs.
Jan 10, 2022
Jan 10, 2022
Wrote about leadership
Taking real, fully disconnected time off is good for your health and for your team. But you have to ACTUALLY disconnect to get the benefits.

I wrote a new post: Checking Slack and email during vacation is bad for you AND your team. Please stop doing it.

2021

Dec 02, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Spoke on the LogRocket podcast
I talked about developer experience, work-life balance, and a lot more on the LogRocket podcast. Thanks for having me!
Nov 19, 2021
Nov 19, 2021
Spoke at an event
Live Coding
Spoke about serverless
Taught TypeScript
+ 2
I live-coded a serverless TypeScript API for Google DevFest North America.

Nov 16, 2021
Nov 16, 2021
Wrote an article
Wrote a LeadDev article
Wrote about leadership
+ 1
It feels a little odd to hear people say they're spending more time in meetings with their team, yet feeling less connected. Why isn’t the extra time improving team connection? What’s going wrong?

I’m increasingly convinced that many remote teams are having the wrong kind of meetings.

I wrote a post on LeadDev about some of the strategies we're using to run better meetings that build a sense of community at work.
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