Chris Coyier is the creator of CodePen and CSS-Tricks.com. He is a well known author, speaker and hosts the Shop Talk Show podcast. If you are a front end developer, you most likely use CodePen everyday. This is a great opportunity for you to get in touch with Chris and ask any questions you want him to answer.
CSS Tricks was the first blog that ever encouraged me, as a designer, to learn to develop.
The amazing thing is that in all those years the tone of css tricks remains the same (logical straightforward and un-intimidating) but I do wish you would have have more code pen meetups in SF.
Sorry for the long intro.
question: I have hit a spot in my career where it seems like I have to decide on dev or UX. Very few companies have team lead roles that are hybrid (it's kind of a new concept).
I know I can always learn on my own time but I can't imagine not using code as a design tool and vice versa. I would love to know how you have stayed firmly in between the two worlds and what steps I can take make it easier for people to accept more fluidity within a leadership role.
I've recently been thinking about the future of CSS and JS division of responsibility/functionality on modern webapps. Currently, there seems to be a trend for migrating functionality that has traditionally been the responsibility of JS and Jquery libraries to CSS. In the last couple years, CSS only implementations of menus, columns, counters, media queries, and animations have become widely known and common place (thanks to services like Code Pen and Css Tricks) since they are cleaner and more fluid especially on mobile.