Episode 33: Adopting New Tech with Natalie Qabazard

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Natalie Qabazard chat swith Ward and Dan about introducing people to Typescript, how it can help with refactoring, and what it's like to work at Slack.

Recording date: 2019-04-18

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Natalie Qabazard @Natqab


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  • 01:25 Guest introduction
  • 05:40 Topic introduction
  • 12:30 What's the second step when introducing people to new tech?
  • 15:04 Did they have good unit tests before?
  • 26:23 Are you compelled to fix bad code?
  • 28:48 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 29:54 How can Typescript help with refactoring?
  • 33:28 What do people use for an editor at Slack?
  • 37:12 Are there specific APIs within Slack?
  • 40:02 How easy is GraphQL to use?
  • 44:08 Sponsor: DevIntersection
  • 45:00 What drew you to working at Slack?
  • 48:18 Someone to follow

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