Episode 70

MJS 071: Kye Hohenberger


July 25th, 2018

19 mins 16 secs

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About this Episode

Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Kye Hohenberger

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Kye Hohenberger. Kye is a senior front-end engineer at Gremlin, where they do chaos as a service and break your stuff on purpose so that you can fix it and it hopefully won’t happen again. He also created the Emotion library, which is a CSS-in-JS library. He first got into programming because his Grandpa was always working on computers and Kye was curious about how they worked. They talk about how he got into JavaScript, what he's built in JavaScript that he’s proud of, what he’s working on now, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • JavaScript Jabber Episode 286
  • Kye intro
  • Works at Gremlin as a front-end engineer
  • How did you first get into programming?
  • Always had a burning curiosity for computers
  • Worked on HTML first
  • Worked with flash in High School
  • Tried to major in Computer Science and dropped out of it
  • Job in IT
  • Wordpress maintenance
  • Hooked on wanting to learn more
  • Python with Django
  • What was it that caught your attention?
  • How did you get into JavaScript?
  • Job at cPanel
  • What led you to build something like Emotion?
  • Didn’t like having to use the Sass compiler
  • What problem were you trying to solve?
  • Have you worked on anything else in JavaScript that you’re proud of?
  • What are you working on now?
  • APIs from Java to Node
  • Wrote Qordoba apps for 2 years
  • What made you switch from Angular to React?
  • Learning WebPack
  • And much, much more!