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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

242

Commits

30

Pull requests opened

42

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 tall tree growing out of a rocky outcropping of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The Yellowstone river is seen in the background.
  2. Trees growing out of the rocky cliffs of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
  3. The rocky walls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
  4. 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.
  5. A coyote standing in the snow, with the frozen shore of Yellowstone Lake seen in the background.
  6. Blondie, a grizzly bear, walking on a patch of snow in an open field at Grand Teton National Park.
  7. Blondie and one of her cubs walking in an open field at Grand Teton National Park.
  8. A side close-up portrait of a bison, with a few blades of grass hanging from his mouth.
  9. A bison standing at the Elk Ranch Flats, with a line of trees and a butte in the distance, beneath dark storm clouds.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Mount Moran, shrouded in clouds and fog, seen from Willow Flats.

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 “Into The Wild”, by Eddie Vedder.

    Into The Wild

    Eddie Vedder · 2007

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

    The Midnight Organ Fight

    Frightened Rabbit · 2007

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

    Mirror Ball

    Neil Young · 1995

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

    Pearl Jam

    Pearl Jam · 2006

  5. Cover of the album “Above”, by Mad Season.

    Above

    Mad Season · 1995

Responsibly Drinking

  1. Label for the beer “Heyzeus”.

    Heyzeus

    Lager - Pale · Melvin Brewing

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

    Hike It Out Hefeweizen

    Hefeweizen · Snake River Brewing

  3. Label for the beer “Grapefruit Gose”.

    Grapefruit Gose

    Sour - Gose · Grand Teton Brewing

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

    Saison En Regalia

    Farmhouse Ale - Saison · Roadhouse Brewing Company

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

    Zero Day Double IPA

    IPA - Imperial / Double · Flathead Lake Brewing Company

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.