January 29, 2020
Klare and Marie are talking copy — marketing copy, documentation copy, micro-copy, and all the other kinds of copy that you might have on an app like CodePen.
January 22, 2020
Stephen, Marie, and Chris talk about cross browser testing - both as a user as well as behind the scenes at CodePen.
January 15, 2020
It's January, and that means Chris and Marie are thinking about marketing (again). In this episode we talk about the challenges of marketing and user education for a complex app like CodePen.
January 8, 2020
Chris and Marie chat about the most hearted Pens on CodePen in 2019. We talk about what was hot in 2019, and our personal favorite Pens and trends.
December 19, 2019
We're wrapping it up for 2019! In this special episode, Marie talks to everybody on Team CodePen about their favorite projects of the year.
December 11, 2019
Marie and Klare talk about ideation and how CodePen has used it to work through ideas and projects as a remote team.
December 4, 2019
Chris and Marie talk about the various ways sponsorship and advertising has changed over the years at CodePen.
November 27, 2019
Klare, Stephen, and Marie talk about the latest feature CodePen launched: grid modal view. How did we build this? Why did we build this? And, more importantly, what do we call it?
November 20, 2019
Chris and Marie are on to talk about a lot of stuff — literal stuff, like swag and our branded merch, and tough stuff, like making the decision to wind down meetups.
November 13, 2019
CodePen community member Kristopher Van Sant is on to talk about her #PassThePen group and Collab Mode Extravaganzas on Twitch.
November 6, 2019
Chris and Marie are on to talk about when stuff breaks at CodePen. We chat about how things break, how we handle communication while things are broken, and what we learn about our product (and ourselves) when something isn't working like it should.
October 17, 2019
Stephen and Marie are on the show to talk about recent updates and improvements to the Collections feature on CodePen.
October 9, 2019
Chris talks with Alex about his role as CTO at CodePen and what he sees as his job, how to learn from mistakes, and ways to level up as a developer.
October 2, 2019
Chris and Marie talk about how CodePen's style and methods of customer research have changed over the years, and how it's been helping influence the decisions made about features at CodePen.
September 25, 2019
Rachel and Chris go on a tour through tech town to talk about CodePen's current stack and how it has changed and morphed over the years.
September 23, 2019
Show Description Klare and Marie discuss the new high contrast syntax highlighter theme added to CodePen - designed by Klare! Time Jumps 00:42 New syntax highligher themes 01:38 Why did we make a new theme? 04:45 Testing with light themes enabled 05:25 Dark vs Light 08:48 Sponsor: 10:17 Adapting theme to VS Code 14:47 […]
September 18, 2019
Show Description Tim and Marie talk about CodePen's decision to switch away from Solr and start using ElasticSearch to power CodePen's search. Time Jumps 01:29 What did we used to use? 08:25 Hosting in the cloud 18:05 What was the switching process like? 21:22 Pitfalls and tips from our experience 24:32 JDBC Sponsor 15:02 Sponsor: […]
September 11, 2019
We've got a small feature update to talk about that's a big deal to some folks: private by default. For some people & teams, having everything private by default on CodePen is critical to their work. Chris & Marie talk about how we added this option and the steps we took to validate and notify users about the feature.
September 4, 2019
Chris and Klare talk about the planning and process of building a blocking feature for CodePen.
August 21, 2019
Cassidy is on to talk about powering the grids on CodePen with React to make them faster and future feature friendly!
August 8, 2019
Stephen, Chris, and Marie are here to talk about the new export with build process! We get into how it was built, its limitations, and some improvements we made to our admin systems along the way.
August 1, 2019
Cassidy and Marie are on this week to talk about side projects and how they can help you personally as well as professionally. Let us know what kind of side projects you're working on!
July 25, 2019
Marie and Cassidy chat about how CodePen is using social media to communicate with our community.
July 18, 2019
What is Apollo and how does CodePen use it? Cassidy just returned from Apollo Day and is here to help educate us all about Apollo and how/why CodePen chose to use it.
July 10, 2019
Cassidy and Marie are talking vulnerability: at work, in software, and IN work ON software. What does vulnerability in work look like? And how putting yourself out there can be a great way to help you grow.
July 3, 2019
We're half way through 2019! Marie and Cassidy are here to talk about what's trending on CodePen so far and take a glimpse at the future for the rest of the year.
June 26, 2019
It's time to clean all the things! Cassidy and Marie talk about how CodePen is cleaning up code, internal docs, and external docs. How does your team do spring cleaning?
June 19, 2019
Stephen talks with Marie about how we updated and improved our exporting function on CodePen and talks about a possible future Pro feature that could come from the changes we made.
June 12, 2019
Cassidy and Marie talk about their journey to keep learning new things, while also not stressing about trying to keep up with all the things in web development.
June 5, 2019
Cassidy and Marie share some of the fun things CodePen community members are doing around the web including newsletters, Pass the Pen, JSConfEU, and Zdog.
May 29, 2019
Cassidy and Marie are here to chat about livestreaming for developers. We get into how we've used live streaming to learn and share in the past and how CodePen is planning to use live streaming in the future on our new Twitch channel.
May 22, 2019
Marie and Chris are talking trash this week about our newest feature — a restore option for deleted Pens! We get into the whys and hows of this frequently requested feature.
May 15, 2019
We've recently updated our Pen editor to be responsive and unified in the process. Cassidy, Klare, Stephen, and Marie are on to talk about the process of updating the Pen editor for 2019.
May 8, 2019
We've added a new sharing button to our pens on CodePen to and Marie and Chris are here chatting about why and how CodePen decides to include social networks to share to from a Pen.
May 1, 2019
Our topic for this episode is Topics — a new feature on CodePen. Stephen, Klare, Cassidy, and Marie are on to talk about what Topics are, the design approach, how we built the feature, and how you can suggest new Topics.
April 17, 2019
Marie and Cassidy are talking about the swag choices we've made at CodePen - where we get our swag made, and how it's shipped out internationally, how we deal with inventory.
April 10, 2019
Chris and Marie talk about the little-known "nooks and crannies" of CodePen, from rarely-seen pages to features you might not know about.
April 3, 2019
CodePen's timelords, Marie and Cassidy, are back to talk about how Team CodePen manages the time they spend on projects.
March 27, 2019
Our podcast engineer, Chris Enns, chats with Marie about what's changed in podcasting over the last year, how CodePen evalutes the success of their podcast, and offer up some podcast suggestions for listeners.
March 13, 2019
CodePen recently upgraded to Babel 7 for both our development team and our members. Cassidy and Marie talk about what that means for you in your CodePen editor.
March 6, 2019
Team CodePen's very own Stephen Shaw is also the creator of Splitting.js! Marie talks with Stephen about what Splitting.js is, what it's for, how he got the word out about his project, and his advice for anyone thinking of putting together an open-source library.
February 26, 2019
It's the one year anniversary of the first #CodePenChallenge! Marie, Chris, and Cassidy look back on a year of the CodePen Challenge, and chat about plans for future challenge themes and prompts.
February 20, 2019
Marie and Cassidy are chatting about time — what is time? How does CodePen, the app, handle time? How does Team CodePen deal with members spread across the globe? You'll find out... all in good time.
February 12, 2019
Tim and Marie talk about how CodePen updated Ruby on Rails from 4.2 to 5.2.
February 5, 2019
Chris and Marie talk to CodePen community treasure Chris Gannon about how he uses CodePen with clients, how practicing on CodePen makes him better at his craft, and the various tools he's used to do his work over the years.
January 29, 2019
Cassidy and Marie talk about a tiny detail that improved how we handle GitLab issues: tagging.
January 22, 2019
Stephen, Marie, and Chris are on to introduce you to the newest feature on CodePen: Prefill embeds.
January 15, 2019
Dave Rupert and Trent Walton crossover from ShopTalk Show to talk about how they use CodePen PRO to build better websites for their clients at Paravel, Inc.
January 8, 2019
Marie, Chris, and Cassidy look back on the most hearted content on CodePen in 2018.
December 18, 2018
In part 2 of our discussion of our new sidebar, Cassidy, Rachel, and Marie are on to talk about the development side of building out the sidebar.
December 11, 2018
Klare, Cassidy, and Marie are on the show to talk about the newly redesigned Sidebar and what the process was like for all involved at CodePen on the redesign.
December 4, 2018
Cassidy, Alex, and Marie talk about the unique challenges of unplugging from remote work when you're taking time off, plus how they "reconnect" and get back to work.
November 27, 2018
What software do we, as a software company ourselves, pay for each month to run our own software?
November 20, 2018
Chris, Klare, and Marie talk about CodePen Challenges, redesigning the page, and how using Figma helped everyone get involved in the redesign.
November 13, 2018
We hit a milestone with our newsletter, The Spark: 100 issues! Marie and Chris are on to talk about the history of The Spark and how we put it together, plus share a couple of tips for how to get your work into The Spark.
November 6, 2018
The newest member of Team CodePen, Stephen Shaw, stops by the show to talk about his hiring process and what his first week has been like working at CodePen.
October 30, 2018
This Halloween, we're sharing our spookiest and weirdest bug stories. Marie, Cassidy, Rachel, Chris, & Stephen tell bone-chilling tales of software horror.
October 23, 2018
We've been trying a rotating support schedule at CodePen to involve other members of the CodePen team with support. Marie, Cassidy, and Chris are here to talk about why we're doing it, and how it's going so far.
October 16, 2018
Chris, Alex, and Marie are here to talk about how we've started testing with Cypress. We talk about the kind of testing we do at CodePen, where the need for it came from, and what our experience has been like using Cypress so far.
October 9, 2018
Chris, Rach, and Cassidy are on to talk about bringing GraphQL and Apollo into the CodePen stack.
October 2, 2018
Cassidy, Klare, and Marie are on this episode to talk about going to a conference and how to get the most out of it. They also compare conference prep styles.
September 25, 2018
Marie and Chris are here to talk about the why and how of getting a trademark for CodePen.
September 18, 2018
Cassidy and Marie are here to talk about tips for debugging your code - on CodePen as well as on your own site.
September 11, 2018
Cassidy Williams knows a thing or two about getting hired, and she's on to share tips for finding work as a front-end developer.
September 4, 2018
Introducing the newest member of Team CodePen, Cassidy Williams! Marie and Alex talk to Cassidy about her first week at CodePen and her past before CodePen, including her amazing mechanical keyboard project.
August 28, 2018
Klare and Marie talk about how new features get tested at CodePen - including our latest tests on pinned items and a redesigned sign up page.
August 21, 2018
Chris and Marie talk about dropping support for a browser version and how it sucks to let people down. But they also talk about how CodePen handles it, and cover what the browser usage stats are at CodePen.
August 14, 2018
Jake Albaugh stops by CodePen Radio one last time to talk with Tim about his new job and what it was like working at CodePen.
August 7, 2018
We recently had an all-hands meeting and recorded a podcast to talk about how we're working on a new feature of CodePen.
July 31, 2018
Marie and Chris talk about recent updates to the CodePen embed code and offer some advice for other web app builders on how and when to consider updating features inside your app.
July 24, 2018
Marie and Jake are on this week talking about Tone.js and how you can follow along with Jake's experiments with audio and the web to learn more about this neat *sounding* library.
July 10, 2018
We improved the quality of Pen screenshots on CodePen using a "headless" browser, and we've got Joel Griffith from Browserless on the show to help us talk about how it all works.
July 3, 2018
Marie and Chris talk about how we decide what new features get added to CodePen, and get into the process of taking them from a lightbulb moment to building them out on the app.
June 26, 2018
The newest member of Team CodePen, Klare Frank, joins Marie and Chris to talk about what's been happening in the world of design at CodePen since she started.
June 19, 2018
It's midway through the year, so Marie and Chris are talking about the development and design trends emerging on CodePen in 2018.
June 12, 2018
We have a new community space for CodePen Pals on! Chris and Marie talk about our plans for the forum and why we chose Spectrum as the place to run it.
June 5, 2018
Jake joins Marie to talk about how we're using Ahoy, an open source tool, to measure activity on CodePen.
May 29, 2018
Marie talks with Alex about technical debt and what that meant for CodePen in the past, and how CodePen is working to minimize our technical debt in the future.
May 22, 2018
Chris and Marie catch you up on all that's been happening behind the scenes at CodePen, including a sneak peek at some lip-smacking new CodePen swag.
May 15, 2018
CodePen's newest team member, Klare Frank, joins Chris and Marie to talk about her experience going through the hiring process at CodePen and what her first week at CodePen has been like.
May 8, 2018
Marie, Chris, & Jake are back to talk email and this time we're talking about how CodePen uses drip email campaigns as well as a discussion of how we approach email personally.
May 1, 2018
Marie is joined by Andy Hullinger to talk about the front end development course he teaches, and how he uses CodePen to help his students make their first steps into programming.
April 24, 2018
Marie is joined by The Keyframers - David and Stephen - to talk about the genesis of their new Twitch channel and how they use of CodePen to make it happen.
April 17, 2018
Marie talks with Christina Gorton about how she uses CodePen to learn as well as teach code. Christina has a new Skillshare course that shows you how to learn to code by creating art.
April 10, 2018
If you've ever wondered which code editor or typeface the folks behind CodePen use, this is the episode for you! Marie interviews the CodePen team about their preferences for coding, typeface, music, and their take on tabs vs. spaces.
April 3, 2018
We all want to improve our skills and get better as a developer - but how do you know if you are actually getting better? Marie and Jake are on this episode to talk about "leveling up".
March 27, 2018
Alex joins Marie to talk about the way CodePen is now managing and working on larger projects, as well as the tools and thought process behind why we've changed it up.
March 20, 2018
What if your business model included promoting someone else's business? It's advertising-ish, sponsorship, and patronage. How does CodePen decide who to work with? Chris and Marie are here to take you behind the CodePen curtain of sponsorship.
March 13, 2018
Chris and Marie are on the show to talk about design assets — colors, fonts, patterns, and photos built right into CodePen that you can use for your Pen and Project designs.
March 6, 2018
The good kind of challenges! We've launched CodePen Challenges, a prompt-a-week Pen challenge. Chris and Marie are on to tell you all about it.
February 27, 2018
We're going all the way back to Episode One to celebrate 4 years and 160+ episodes of CodePen Radio! Hear what the founders Chris, Alex, and Tim had in mind for the future of CodePen and this podcast in the debut episode from February 2014.
February 20, 2018
Alex is on the show to talk about the recent update to a PRO feature of CodePen: Collab Mode. Marie talks with him about the history behind collab mode, what's changed, and what he learned while updating this feature of CodePen. Time Jumps 0:40 What is collab mode? 1:50 What's the history of CodePen's collab […]
February 13, 2018
Marie and Chris are here to talk about how CodePen works on community safety. From dealing with spam and enforcing the code of conduct, to planning new features with community impact in mind.
February 6, 2018
What is "serverless"? And what does it mean to go serverless on CodePen? Chris and Marie are here to go over the basics of serverless apps and give you some ideas of what you can do with them.
January 30, 2018
How do we manage, fix, and *ahem* create bugs at CodePen? CodePen engineer Rachel Smith is on the show to help explain how CodePen swats bugs.
January 23, 2018
Jake is back on the show, along with Tim, to talk in more detail about how we implemented ETL at CodePen.
January 16, 2018
Jake is on to talk about the planning and design that went into our overhaul of our email system at CodePen.
January 9, 2018
Chris and Marie take a look back at the most hearted Pens, Posts, and Collections on CodePen in 2017.
December 12, 2017
We're joined by our podcast editor Chris Enns to talk about the benefits of publishing a podcast about your startup - even if it's not a direct marketing channel.
December 5, 2017
Show Description We've recently changed what we're using for our internal documentation and notes, and in the process we had a chance to clean up and organize it in a way that makes way more sense. Show Links Notion Gitlab CodePen Support CodePen Pro CodePen Meetups CodePen on Twitter CodePen on Facebook CodePen on Flickr […]
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