S2 E09: RxJS, Open Source, & Career Advice w/ Ben Lesh

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This episode of Select*, the HarperDB podcast, features Ben Lesh. Ben is the RxJS core team lead, as well as a Dad and art lover. Questions covered include:
-Share a bit about you, your background and journey into tech, and what you're working on now.
-What is RxJS, what's it used for, how and why was it created?
-What's it like being in the open source space, what kind of strategies have been successful for you thus far?
-What piece of advice, good or bad, has really stuck with you throughout your career?
-What other technologies / tools / frameworks are you super excited about right now?

Ben Lesh is a software engineer from Austin, Texas. He's best known for being the project lead on RxJS for the past 7 years (rxjs.dev). During his 20+ year career he's worked at companies like Netflix and Google, and he's spoken about reactive programming all over the world. He has 3 kids. He loves painting, drawing, and visiting art museums.

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