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22: Building Abstractions That Aren't Ahistorical with Ashley Williams

Kahlil and Henning talk to Ashley Williams about her introduction to computers and programming with Logo and HyperCard. Ashley explains how her degrees in philosophy and neuroscience help her reason about program architecture and where her interest in teaching comes from. She becomes the lead instructor at Flatiron School after being rejected as a student, which leads to many different teaching and speaking engagements. Before taking a position at npm, Inc. she also worked at Mozilla and Bocoup.

Highlights

  • [00:00:00] Kahlil welcomes Ashley Williams to the show
  • [00:00:58] Logo
  • [00:01:42] HyperCard
  • [00:06:35] Philosophy and Neuroscience
  • [00:22:02] Where @ag_dubs comes from
  • [00:23:46] Teaching
  • [00:35:24] From rejected student to lead instructor
  • [00:42:27] NYC Web Development Fellowship
  • [00:49:44] bocoup
  • [00:51:19] endpoints
  • [00:59:32] APIs and API driven development
  • [01:01:56] Ashley's personal website
  • [01:07:26] Mozilla
  • [01:08:56] Low Cost Education
  • [01:12:02] Conference Talks
  • [01:14:56] npm, Inc.
  • [01:25:18] Writing documentation
  • [01:34:33] Picks

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