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Episode 20

Shawn "swyx" Wang: Full-stack Serverless Developer Experience, The JAM Stack, and Improving Distributed Systems at Temporal

Shawn joins Adam to discuss the current full-stack serverless landscape, why some offerings seem to be playing catch-up, and his role at Temporal where he's working to improve the developer experience around distributed systems through improved orchestration, event-sourcing, and 'workflows-as-code'.

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About Swyx

Shawn is a developer/PM/angel investor, primarily active in the web dev community as a blogger and frequent speaker. He is a GitHub Star 🌟 and Stripe Community Expert. He helped run the React subreddit for over 200,000 developers and grew Svelte Society from scratch to over 10,000 developers.

Shawn grew up in Singapore 🇸🇬, but has worked mostly in the US 🇺🇸/UK 🇬🇧, most recently remotely out of New York City 🗽 working on Developer Experience for Netlify, Amazon Web Services, and now Temporal.

He is best known for being a #LearnInPublic evangelist and his speaking/writing on React, JavaScript and the future of the Web. He's also known for his technical/book reviews, from TypeScript in 50 Lessons, Programming TypeScript, Landing Page Hot Tips, and The GraphQL Guide.

In a past life he was a currency options trader turned TMT hedge fund analyst as well, and he often approaches tech from an investing and risk management angle.

You can find him online on his website, Twitter, and GitHub.