092: A11y Ally with Rob DeLuca

In this episode, Rob DeLuca talks about ambition, designing and testing for accessibility on the web, hard problems vs squishy problems, and moving from a developer role into a bussiness-y roll within a company.

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Panelists:

Jessica Kerr | John Sawers

Guest Starring:

Rob DeLuca: @robdel12 | The Frontside

Show Notes:

01:09 – Rob’s Superpower: Ambition

05:00 – Designing and Testing for Accessibility

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Standards

Your Emotional API

16:36 – Hard Problems and “Squishy Problems”

19:49 – Rob’s Getting Involved with and Caring About Accessibility Story

31:03 – The Accessibility World on the Web has an Accessible Problem

38:04 – Moving From a Developer Role to a Business-y Role Within a Company

Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
by Kim Scott
(Book)

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss (Talk)

“We are investing in Rob the person, not Rob the developer.” ~ Brandon Hays

 

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Reflections:

John: Thinking about people problems as engineering problems.

Jessica: The Frontside as a human company that cares about the people in it.

Rob: The Human API.

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