Julia Evans

Special guest

Julia is a software developer who lives in Montreal. She works at Stripe, on infrastructure and reads all her email and trys to respond. She sometimes gives talks and has published a collection of awesome free programming zines.

Julia has one main opinion about programming, which is that deeply understanding the underlying systems you use (the browser, the kernel, the operating system, the network layers, your database, HTTP, whatever you’re running on top of) is essential if you want to do technically innovative work and be able to solve hard problems.

She spent the fall of 2013 at the Recurse Center, which houses the best programming community she's seen anywhere. She wrote down what she did every day while there, if you want to know what it’s like.

Julia Evans has been a guest on 1 episode.