While CodePen itself is about 8.5 years old as I write, Rach was part of the first round of hires we ever did, and has crossed the ever-so-rare and round-of-applause worthy 5-year milestone. She blogged it as well. So has Marie! Both of them join me (Chris) in a chat about that half-decade of life and work here at CodePen.

Time Jumps

  • 01:59 5 years at CodePen
  • 03:37 What were early days at CodePen like?
  • 06:49 Good/bad of less-organized development schedules
  • 11:34 Sponsor: Netlify
  • 13:50 The vibe of the thing
  • 18:38 Perks of a small team
  • 26:34 Feedback and review
  • 28:21 Meeting in person

Sponsor: Netlify

Netlify is great for a million reasons, chief among them how easy it makes to deploy your code. Not just static files, either. Netlify helps you deploy serverless functions as well. And now, those functions can run much longer: 15 minutes. That’s enough time to do long-running tasks like web scraping, media generation and optimization, and things like data syncing.