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Dec 17, 2021
Dec 17, 2021
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Developer Experience Engineer, Prismic

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.


$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!

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Apr 12, 2021
Apr 12, 2021
In this FSJam episode we discuss how to create free, high quality educational material, the Redwood IDE and structure package, and how to build a more diverse open source community.

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Oct 06, 2020
Oct 06, 2020
Reposted by Monica Powell
Loved learning about Gatsby and Netlify with Monica Powell's Workshop, easy to follow along with and very informative!


Checkout the site I deployed with netlify during this workshop

Oct 06, 2020
Oct 06, 2020
Led a 4-hour long workshop on Getting Started with GatsbyJS and open-sourced the curriculum at https://github.com/M0nica/gatsby-workshop
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Oct 01, 2020
Oct 01, 2020
Did you know that Webmentions let you pull tweets, other blogs, and other activity from around the web into your site? In this episode, I teach how to add Webmentions to a Next.js site! 

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