Today’s Non Breaking Space Show guest is Allison Wagner. She has worked at Happy Cog as a UX developer for over 6 years, building sites for high-profile clients such as Nintendo, MTV, Harvard, Ben & Jerry’s, and Shopify.
She specializes in architecting custom front-end frameworks designed to scale and integrate. She lives in Philadelphia and enjoys traveling, outdoor running, and #konmarie in her spare time.
Her formal training is in design and advertising. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia, graduating with a BA from the School of Communications.
She started coding her own web designs, and found her true passion to be in development. As she honed her skills, she garnered a sincere appreciation for standards-based development practices, believing whole-heartedly in the importance of an accessible web.
Topics discussed with Allison Wagner:
- 3:30 Allison’s career path to development
- 15:30 Expressive CSS
- 22:00 Using Patternlab and Atomic Design
- 28:50 Allison travelling and working adventures.
- 35:00 Picking a good AirBnB location
- 42:00 Working at the same place for a long time vs moving on quickly
- 50:22 The magic of tidying up.
- 53:27 Is your workspace actually working?
- 54:45 Running and getting active.
- 1:03:28 Career path for developers
Non Breaking Space Show is still free of charge to high school teachers along with show notes and resources: Episode № 69: Allison Wagner — Career Path to UX Developer