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Guillermo Esteves

Hello, there. I’m a Venezuelan-American web developer based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, right in the heart of Grand Teton National Park. I’ve been building websites for nearly 20 years, and I’m currently a full-stack engineer at Vox Media, Inc., where I work on the SaaS team to help bring Chorus to newsrooms across the country. Previously at Vox, I’ve led the aforementioned SaaS team as engineering manager; led the Revenue Platforms team, helping build better advertising tools & products for our networks; led the Performance team, to help make our sites as fast as possible; and worked as a senior front-end engineer at The Verge, helping build a sweet, responsive, better performing site, as well as cool editorial features like Fanboys and The Verge 50.

Recent Activity

202

Commits

30

Pull requests opened

43

Pull requests reviewed

6

Repos contributed to

Featured Repos

  1. gesteves/everglades

    Source code for this website you’re looking at right now. It’s a Middleman-based static site hosted on Netlify, which pulls from various APIs and is refreshed periodically. JAMstack, baby! (Well, minus the J).

  2. gesteves/denali

    A simple, fast photoblogging CMS built in Ruby on Rails which features responsive, high-resolution images, a customizable posting schedule, social media management and syndication, a GraphQL API, and more.

  3. gesteves/snarkov

    A hilarious Sinatra-based Markov bot for Slack.

  4. gesteves/alexa-dark-sky

    An Alexa skill to get Dark Sky weather forecasts.

  5. gesteves/alexa-slack

    An Alexa skill to manage status and notifications in Slack. Alexa, tell Slack I'm out for lunch until 3:00 pm.

  6. gesteves/trebekbot

    An addictive Jeopardy! bot for Slack. Fun fact, after I added this to my work Slack I was told to limit it to a single channel because productivity ground to a halt. (Five years later, the #jeopardy channel is still going strong.)

  7. gesteves/tweleccion

    A tweet aggregator I built a few years ago using Python and Google App Engine, which I used to provide live coverage via Twitter of the 2009 constitutional amendment referendum in Venezuela.

  8. voxmedia/verge-50

    Editorial app for The Verge 50.

Writing

  1. Performance Update #4: So much to do, so much to see

    A recap of the performance work my team at Vox has done in the past year.

  2. Intrinsic ratio elements with a max height

    A little CSS technique I wrote for making elements with a fixed ratio that can also be constrained to a maximum height.

  3. Building iOS-like transparency effects with CSS

    Here’s how you can use the new -webkit-backdrop-filter property, to build cool iOS-like transparency effects with CSS.

  4. Take a peek at the code that powered The Verge 50

    We’ve made the source code to The Verge 50 public so people can hopefully learn from it and use it to tell their own stories.

  5. Verge Favorites: Guillermo Esteves

    A few of my favorite things, on The Verge.

  6. Bigger, faster, leaner: The Verge 1.8 brings many improvements to its front page

    A quick summary of the improvements we made to The Verge with the release of version 1.8.

Podcasts

  1. O’Reilly Learn from the Experts: Being Performance-First

    In this interview, I talked to Ally MacDonald about how companies can make the shift to being “performance-first” at both a technical and organizational level.

  2. Responsive Web Design Podcast Episode 92: Vox Media Performance

    My coworker Dan Chilton and I spoke to Ethan Marcotte and Karen McGrane about how we helped build a culture of performance at Vox Media.

Recent Photographs

  1. Blondie and one of her cubs walking in an open field at Grand Teton National Park.
  2. A side close-up portrait of a bison, with a few blades of grass hanging from his mouth.
  3. A bison standing at the Elk Ranch Flats, with a line of trees and a butte in the distance, beneath dark storm clouds.
  4. A bison eating some grass at Elk Ranch Flats. A wooden fence can be seen behind him, and in the distance, a tree-covered hill.
  5. A big bison bull at Elk Ranch Flats, looking sideways at the camera. Trees and mountains are seen in the distance, as are dark clouds in the sky.
  6. Mount Moran, shrouded in clouds and fog, seen from Willow Flats.
  7. A grizzly bear walking in the snow next to some willows at Grand Teton National Park.
  8. Two grizzly bear cubs walking side to side alongside a road in Grand Teton National Park.
  9. Two grizzly bear cubs standing near some aspens and brush on the side of the road.
  10. A grizzly bear cub walking on the side of a road, while it snows.
  11. A grizzly bear cub standing in front of a sign next to a road, which is packed with cars and photographers pulled over to the side.
  12. A two-year old grizzly bear cub walking on its hind legs in a partially snow-covered field.

Reading

  1. Cover of the book “Wanderers”, by Chuck Wendig.

    Wanderers

    Chuck Wendig · 2019

  2. Cover of the book “The Light Brigade”, by Kameron Hurley.

    The Light Brigade

    Kameron Hurley · 2019

  3. Cover of the book “Tiamat's Wrath (The Expanse, #8)”, by James S.A. Corey.

    Tiamat's Wrath (The Expanse, #8)

    James S.A. Corey · 2019

  4. Cover of the book “The Raven Tower”, by Ann Leckie.

    The Raven Tower

    Ann Leckie · 2019

  5. Cover of the book “A People's Future of the United States: Thirty Visionary Stories”, by Victor LaValle.

Listening

  1. Cover of the album “Core”, by Stone Temple Pilots.

    Core

    Stone Temple Pilots · 1992

  2. Cover of the album “Temple Of The Dog”, by Temple Of The Dog.

    Temple Of The Dog

    Temple Of The Dog · 1990

  3. Cover of the album “Fontanelle”, by Babes In Toyland .

    Fontanelle

    Babes In Toyland  · 1992

  4. Cover of the album “Dragline”, by Paw.

    Dragline

    Paw · 1993

  5. Cover of the album “Vs.”, by Pearl Jam.

    Vs.

    Pearl Jam · 1993

Responsibly Drinking

  1. Label for the beer “Hike It Out Hefeweizen”.

    Hike It Out Hefeweizen

    Hefeweizen · Snake River Brewing

  2. Label for the beer “Grapefruit Gose”.

    Grapefruit Gose

    Sour - Gose · Grand Teton Brewing

  3. Label for the beer “Saison En Regalia”.

    Saison En Regalia

    Farmhouse Ale - Saison · Roadhouse Brewing Company

  4. Label for the beer “Zero Day Double IPA”.

    Zero Day Double IPA

    IPA - Imperial / Double · Flathead Lake Brewing Company

  5. Label for the beer “Jenny Lake Lager”.

    Jenny Lake Lager

    Lager - Vienna · Snake River Brewing

Elsewhere

View my photography at All-Encompassing Trip, view it again (but smaller) on Instagram, check out my repos on Github, see some of my CSS tests on CodePen, add me to your professional network (ugh) on LinkedIn, or email me at contact@gesteves.com.