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August 8, 2019
#233: Export 2
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.
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32 min
August 1, 2019
#232: Side Projects
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!
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28 min
July 25, 2019
#231: Social
Marie and Cassidy chat about how CodePen is using social media to communicate with our community.
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32 min
July 18, 2019
#230: Apollo
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.
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28 min
July 10, 2019
#229: Vulnerability
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.
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33 min
July 3, 2019
#228: 2019 Trends
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.
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29 min
June 26, 2019
#227: Tidying Up
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?
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24 min
June 19, 2019
#226: New Export
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.
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24 min
June 12, 2019
#225: Learning New Things
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.
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31 min
June 5, 2019
#224: Community Roundup
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.
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27 min
May 29, 2019
#223: Streaming
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.
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24 min
May 22, 2019
#222: Trash Can
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.
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28 min
May 15, 2019
#221: Responsive Pen Editor
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.
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24 min
May 8, 2019
#220: Social Sharing
We've added a new sharing button to our pens on CodePen to Dev.to and Marie and Chris are here chatting about why and how CodePen decides to include social networks to share to from a Pen.
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25 min
May 1, 2019
#219: Topics
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.
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25 min
April 17, 2019
#218: Swag 2
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.
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26 min
April 10, 2019
#217: Nooks and Crannies
Chris and Marie talk about the little-known "nooks and crannies" of CodePen, from rarely-seen pages to features you might not know about.
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37 min
April 3, 2019
#216: Time Management
CodePen's timelords, Marie and Cassidy, are back to talk about how Team CodePen manages the time they spend on projects.
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30 min
March 27, 2019
#215: Podcasting 2
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.
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36 min
March 13, 2019
#214: Babel 7
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.
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24 min
March 6, 2019
#213: Splitting.js
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.
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29 min
February 26, 2019
#212: Challenge-iversary
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.
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29 min
February 20, 2019
#211: Time Zones
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.
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26 min
February 12, 2019
#210: Updating Rails
Tim and Marie talk about how CodePen updated Ruby on Rails from 4.2 to 5.2.
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26 min
February 5, 2019
#209: Chris Gannon
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.
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34 min
January 29, 2019
#208: Tagging
Cassidy and Marie talk about a tiny detail that improved how we handle GitLab issues: tagging.
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27 min
January 22, 2019
#207: Prefill Embeds
Stephen, Marie, and Chris are on to introduce you to the newest feature on CodePen: Prefill embeds.
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31 min
January 15, 2019
#206: Prototyping with Dave and Trent
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.
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31 min
January 8, 2019
#205: The Most Hearted of 2018
Marie, Chris, and Cassidy look back on the most hearted content on CodePen in 2018.
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32 min
December 18, 2018
#204: Sidebar Engineering
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.
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26 min
December 11, 2018
#203: Sidebar Design
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.
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25 min
December 4, 2018
#202: Remote Days Off
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.
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29 min
November 27, 2018
#201: Software We Pay For
What software do we, as a software company ourselves, pay for each month to run our own software?
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42 min
November 20, 2018
#200: Challenges Redesigned
Chris, Klare, and Marie talk about CodePen Challenges, redesigning the page, and how using Figma helped everyone get involved in the redesign.
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33 min
November 13, 2018
#199: The Spark 100
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.
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29 min
November 6, 2018
#198: Shaw
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.
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29 min
October 30, 2018
#197: Halloween Special
This Halloween, we're sharing our spookiest and weirdest bug stories. Marie, Cassidy, Rachel, Chris, & Stephen tell bone-chilling tales of software horror.
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26 min
October 23, 2018
#196: Rotating Support
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.
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31 min
October 16, 2018
#195: Cypress
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.
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35 min
October 9, 2018
#194: GraphQL
Chris, Rach, and Cassidy are on to talk about bringing GraphQL and Apollo into the CodePen stack.
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35 min
October 2, 2018
#193: Conferences
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.
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26 min
September 25, 2018
#192: Trademark
Marie and Chris are here to talk about the why and how of getting a trademark for CodePen.
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22 min
September 18, 2018
#191: Debugging
Cassidy and Marie are here to talk about tips for debugging your code - on CodePen as well as on your own site.
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30 min
September 11, 2018
#190: Getting a Gig
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.
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28 min
September 4, 2018
#189: Cassidy
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.
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27 min
August 28, 2018
#188: Feature Testing
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.
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25 min
August 21, 2018
#187: Browser Support
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.
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29 min
August 14, 2018
#186: Jake Moves On
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.
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33 min
August 7, 2018
#185: All-Hands
We recently had an all-hands meeting and recorded a podcast to talk about how we're working on a new feature of CodePen.
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22 min
July 31, 2018
#184: Embeds v3
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.
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32 min
July 24, 2018
#183: Tone.js
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.
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31 min
July 10, 2018
#182: Browserless
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.
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33 min
July 3, 2018
#181: Adding New Features
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.
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30 min
June 26, 2018
#180: Design
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.
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30 min
June 19, 2018
#179: Trends
It's midway through the year, so Marie and Chris are talking about the development and design trends emerging on CodePen in 2018.
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31 min
June 12, 2018
#178: Community Spaces
We have a new community space for CodePen Pals on spectrum.chat! Chris and Marie talk about our plans for the forum and why we chose Spectrum as the place to run it.
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29 min
June 5, 2018
#177: Measuring
Jake joins Marie to talk about how we're using Ahoy, an open source tool, to measure activity on CodePen.
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32 min
May 29, 2018
#176: Technical Debt
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.
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32 min
May 22, 2018
#175: The Kitchen Sink
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.
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36 min
May 15, 2018
#174: Klare
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.
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30 min
May 8, 2018
#173: Drip
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.
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31 min
May 1, 2018
#172: Andy Hullinger
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.
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33 min
April 24, 2018
#171: The Keyframers
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.
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30 min
April 17, 2018
#170: Christina Gorton
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.
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27 min
April 10, 2018
#169: Dev Environments
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.
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33 min
April 3, 2018
#168: Leveling Up
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".
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30 min
March 27, 2018
#167: Project Cycles
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.
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34 min
March 20, 2018
166: Sponsorship
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.
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35 min
March 13, 2018
#165: Design Assets
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.
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32 min
March 6, 2018
#164: CodePen Challenges
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.
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30 min
February 27, 2018
#163: 4 Years of CodePen Radio
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.
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36 min
February 20, 2018
162: Collab Mode Update
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 […]
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27 min
February 13, 2018
#161: Community Safety
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.
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33 min
February 6, 2018
#160: Serverless
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.
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31 min
January 30, 2018
#159: Bugs
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.
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33 min
January 23, 2018
#158: ETL, Part 2
Jake is back on the show, along with Tim, to talk in more detail about how we implemented ETL at CodePen.
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25 min
January 16, 2018
157: ETL
Jake is on to talk about the planning and design that went into our overhaul of our email system at CodePen.
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28 min
January 9, 2018
#156: The Most Hearted of 2017
Chris and Marie take a look back at the most hearted Pens, Posts, and Collections on CodePen in 2017.
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29 min
December 12, 2017
#155: Podcasting
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.
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28 min
December 5, 2017
154: Internal Documentation
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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27 min
November 28, 2017
153: A Fond Farewell to Codevember
Marie wraps up Codevember with shoutouts to some of the CodePen community members who wowed us through the month!
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6 min
November 21, 2017
152: A Very Codevember Thanksgiving
Show Description Marie and Rachel are back to update us on Codevember - what's inspiring them, how CodePen is picking the best of Codevember, how to keep up even if you can't complete the whole challenge, and why community challenges are a great way to learn something new. Show Links Codevember Codevember on Twitter Codevember […]
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26 min
November 14, 2017
151: The Codevember Creators
We talk to the Codevember creators, Arthur and Valentin, about their backgrounds, where Codevember started from, what they're using to manage Codevember, and what's different about Codevember for 2017.
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24 min
November 7, 2017
150: Codevember Begins
It's Codevember! All this month on CodePen Radio, our focus is on the annual Pen-a-day challenge. Marie is on to tell you all about Codevember — what it is, how to participate.
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5 min
October 31, 2017
149: End-of-Year Bookkeeping for a Startup
When a startup comes to year end, what are the tasks that bookkeepers need to do for a startup's finances? How do we take into account our remote employees? How does forecasting work?
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34 min
October 24, 2017
148: The Travelling Dogfood Salesman
We're talking about how we "eat our own dogfood" at CodePen with a couple of examples - Jake's exploration of the travelling salesman problem in Pens, and Rachel's "Post About Your Pen" challenge.
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34 min
October 17, 2017
147: Charlotte Dann
Charlotte Dann is our guest for this episode! She joins Marie and Rachel to talk about her new project that got its start on CodePen: Hexatope - designing jewelry with hexagonal generative art.
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29 min
October 10, 2017
146: Content Inventory
Marie recently had the opportunity to do a content inventory on our documentation and document it. How meta! She's joined by Chris to talk about why it's important to do this from time to time and the benefit of having focused time to go deep into your content.
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32 min
October 3, 2017
145: Preprocessors and Lambda
Tim H., Alex, and Marie are on to talk about preprocessors on CodePen — how they work, how we maintain them, what we do when a preprocessor becomes obsolete, and some thoughts on the future of preprocessors on CodePen.
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28 min
September 26, 2017
#144: Integrating Braintree
We just brought back PayPal as a payment option, and we used Braintree to do it! Marie and Alex are on to talk about the how and why of adding a new payment provider to CodePen.
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25 min
September 19, 2017
143: Optimizing a Database
Chris and Tim Sabat talk about struggles you can have with a growing database - keeping lookup times down, paging issues, and dealing with metadata.
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32 min
September 12, 2017
142: The Dashboard
Rachel, Tim Sabat, and Marie are here to talk about CodePen's newest feature: the Dashboard. We're talking about why we added it, how we built it, and why it's so zippy.
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30 min
September 5, 2017
141: Screenshots
Tim H, Rach, and Marie talk about screenshots on CodePen. How we generate the default screenshots, how and why we built the new custom screenshots feature, and a little discussion about what's coming up in the world of headless Chrome.
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23 min
August 29, 2017
140: Saying No
Saying no is an important part of running a web business. In this episode of CodePen Radio we talk about how and when we have to say no to customers and others.
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33 min
July 18, 2017
139: Emmet
We're talking Emmet - a handy toolkit of shortcuts for developers. CodePen just pushed version 2 live (with some customizations!) so we thought we'd talk about how and why we're using Emmet on CodePen.
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36 min
July 11, 2017
#138: Permissions
When does your web app need more refined and advanced permissions? How does CodePen figure out if you're a paid user? Or if you're on a team? What kind of Pro are you? How did CodePen clean up the logic and the questions we were asking?
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31 min
July 4, 2017
#137: Templates
Chris, Rachel, and Marie talk about some of the ways they configure templates on CodePen - Pen templates, Project templates, as well as dreaming up new ways to use templates on CodePen.
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27 min
June 27, 2017
#136: Drew Conley
Drew Conley created an RPG right inside CodePen! Today he talks with Marie and Tim Holman about how he built it (with React), basing it around his own life experiences, and what the future holds for The Danger Crew.
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28 min
June 20, 2017
#135: Sarah Drasner
Sarah Drasner is on the show to talk about why she started sharing her work and giving back to the community, her love of CodePen, and the Web Animation Workshops she runs with Val Head.
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30 min
June 13, 2017
#134: Nat Cooper
Chris and Marie sit down with Nat Cooper, organizer of the Creative Coding Club. The club aims to inspire people to design and build fun digital things based on a monthly theme. We talk about why she set it up, how she manages the community, and her plans to help keep Creative Coding Club going in to the future.
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29 min
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