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- Open source hardware integration
- Node.js electronics
- Working at Microsoft
- Getting started with programming
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Hi Suz. Thank you so much for doing AMA. I've been watching your streams for some time and I got very interested into Nodebots, IoT and other JS stuff.
I have some general questions, as well as questions about getting started. This could be longer, but I hope you don't mind. :)
Before watching your stream I didn't know JS was that powerful. I was surprised that you can program boards, IoT and such things using JS.
So the first question -  how do you like JS for programming boards and IoT stuff, and is there some features you're missing in JS, that would make the development process easier?
 Have you ever considered (or tried) using TypeScript? Would it be possible to run project such as Avrgirl using TS?
Last, but not least.. :D You're streaming and recording videos for some time now. And you're very successful doing that! :)  Do you have any recommendations for newcomers, who want to start live coding and streaming/recording? Is there something that you would've loved to know before you started doing so?
Once again, thank you so much for everything!
Hi Suz, thank you a lot for doing this AMA~!
What's the coolest thing about working for Microsoft? Do you have a fancy office? Special snack time?
What is your (and your colleagues') take on opensource tools, which are in direct competition with MS products? Stuff, like Linux distros, Redox, LibreOffice, MariaDB, etc. Do you embrace them, take ideas from them and use them alternatively sometimes, or are they completely banned?
What is the single most important thing in the world of IoT development you are missing? How do you think the situation could be remedied?
Hey Suz, thanks for doing the AMA - I'm also a big fan of your twitch stream!
Love your streams, Suz! I especially like how good you are at explaining things in a simple, accessible way, with a positive, open minded attitude.
I've been working in the games industry for almost 18 years now, and have in the past few years ended up on the backend/services teams of a couple of companies. I recently shipped a big product on Kubernetes/Go, and during my time working on that I found the burgeoning community of fantastic cloud/services/open source folk such as yourself. It's that supportive group of advocates and friendly Slack people that have really inspired me to potentially look at changing career paths. For someone with a lot of software/dev experience but with relative inexperience with a lot of the paradigms/best practices/conventions in this space, do you have any advice for things I could do so if I decided to make a change I'd be able to "talk shop" and potentially land a job? I'm reading Kubernetes Up and Running and Cloud Native Infrastructure, and lurking on streams and Slack channels, but are there other things I could be doing?