Due to the COVID pandemic canceling live conferences, I was unable to give any actual conference talks this year. (I had been scheduled to speak a conference in Japan in March, and one in NYC in July. Both were obviously canceled.)
However, I was invited to be a guest on several different podcasts this year, so I want to round up those appearances for easy reference.
I'll link them chronologically.
July: Modern Web Podcast
In mid July, Tracy Lee invited me to be a guest on the Modern Web Podcast, along with her co-host Ben Lesh.
We covered everyone's favorite topic, "Is Redux Dead?", discussed the creation of Redux Toolkit, reviewed the history of React-Redux, and looked at the differences between NgRx and Redux:
September: Newline Podcast
Around the same time, I was a guest on the Newline Podcast with Amelia Wattenberger and Nate Murray.
We hit some of the same topics, like the history of Redux, use cases for Redux, when and why to choose a particular tool, comparison with Context and Apollo, and the benefits of Redux Toolkit. The episode wasn't published until the end of September:
October: JS Party
In late September, Amal Hussein and Jerod Santo had me as a guest on the JS Party podcast. This discussion was a blast. Amal is a big fan of my work for the community and a constant cheerleader for my efforts, which I really appreciate. In fact, in this podcast, she dubbed me "Tech Support for the React Community" :)
We chatted about how I keep up with answering questions, the history of Redux, why Redux Toolkit was invented and how some of its APIs help reduce boilerplate, and another comparison with Context, MobX, and Apollo. The episode was published a week later:
The episode page has a full transcript, and the JS Party folks later turned an excerpt from that into an excellent standalone blog post:
October: Maintainable Software Podcast
Finally, in mid October, Robby Russell invited me on the Maintainable Software Podcast. This discussion was a nice change of pace - while we did discuss a few things that touched on Redux, the discussion was more about codebase structures, maintainability, documentation, and techniques for migrations and interop instead of the Redux library itself.
This was a nice change of pace from the usual discussions about Redux and RTK.
This is a post in the Presentations series. Other posts in this series:
- Dec 20, 2020 - Presentations: Intro to React, Redux, and TypeScript (2020)
- Dec 03, 2020 - Presentations: Podcast Appearances in 2020
- Oct 08, 2020 - Global React Meetup: The State of Redux 2020
- Oct 19, 2019 - Git Under the Hood: Internals, Techniques, and Rewriting History
- Sep 24, 2019 - React Boston 2019: Hooks, HOCs, and Tradeoffs
- Jun 11, 2019 - ReactNext 2019: A Deep Dive into React-Redux
- Mar 31, 2019 - Reactathon 2019 Keynote: The State of Redux
- Oct 01, 2018 - React Boston 2018 Presentation: The State of Redux
- Jun 30, 2018 - Redux Fundamentals Workshop Slides
- Mar 20, 2018 - Reactathon Presentation: Redux Fundamentals
- Mar 07, 2018 - Presentation: Intro to React and Redux (March 2018)
- Sep 24, 2017 - React Boston 2017 Presentation: You Might Need Redux (And Its Ecosystem)
- Feb 24, 2017 - Presentation Sources Published
- Feb 17, 2017 - Presentation: Intro to React and Redux
- Oct 07, 2016 - Presentation: Modern Web Dev Overview