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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

232

Commits

25

Pull requests opened

37

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 with Python and Google App Engine, which provided live coverage via Twitter of the 2009 constitutional amendment referendum in Venezuela.

  8. voxmedia/verge-50

    An example of a Middleman-powered editorial app built by the Vox Media Product Team and published by The Verge.

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.

  7. Better infinite scrolling with the HTML5 History API

    A technique to improve infinite or endless scrolling using the HTML5 History API.

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. A bison, wet from the rain, standing among the sage brush on a foggy morning in the Lamar Valley.
  2. Two pronghorn laying down in the sagebrush while it rains at Lamar Valley. The one in the foreground is looking at the camera while chewing, which makes him look like he's smiling.
  3. The Roosevelt Arch at Yellowstone National Park on a foggy, rainy morning. The inscription at the top reads "for the benefit and enjoyment of the people".
  4. A rocky cliff face covered in snow and trees at Yellowstone National Park.
  5. A grizzly bear digging for grubs on a field surrounded by trees.
  6. A cute little baby bison standing in a field at Yellowstone.
  7. Two bison eating grass at Yellowstone National Park.
  8. Yellowstone Falls, seen from Artist Point.
  9. A tall tree growing out of a rocky outcropping of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The Yellowstone river is seen in the background.
  10. Trees growing out of the rocky cliffs of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
  11. The rocky walls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
  12. The Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park. Its banks are covered on snow, and in the background, rolling hills and a line of trees can be seen.

Reading

  1. Cover of the book “The Last Astronaut”, by David Wellington.

    The Last Astronaut

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

    Wanderers

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

    The Light Brigade

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

    Tiamat's Wrath (The Expanse, #8)

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

    The Raven Tower

Listening

  1. Cover of the album “The Midnight Organ Fight”, by Frightened Rabbit.

    The Midnight Organ Fight

  2. Cover of the album “Mirror Ball”, by Neil Young.

    Mirror Ball

  3. Cover of the album “American III: Solitary Man”, by Johnny Cash.

    American III: Solitary Man

  4. Cover of the album “Into The Wild”, by Eddie Vedder.

    Into The Wild

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

    Pearl Jam

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.