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Scott Moss introduces the course by providing personal background information and reasoning behind creating this course. A brief overview of the course project is also covered in this segment.

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>> Welcome everyone to this course here at Frontend Masters. I'm Scott Moss. A little bit about me before we get into the course and what we're doing. I am a software engineer. Most recently I was an engineer at Netflix, where I worked on the smart TV app. So if you've ever downloaded the Netflix app on your TV before, I contributed some ways somewhere to that app.

[00:00:22] Mostly on the A/B testing stuff, really cool product and team to work on. Before that, I was the CEO and co founder of a dev tool startup called Tipe. I did that for about three years. And then before that, I had my own consultancy business where I worked with companies like Nike, Bloomberg, Weather Channel, IBM, Google, Apple to help them with training or developing or architecture design, different things like that.

[00:00:50] Currently, I'm actually not writing code full time anymore for the first time in my professional life. I'm now actually a full time investor, where I invest in early stage companies. So most of the code that I write is actually kind on my free time. Other than doing diligence on some of these startups, where I'm checking their code and their technologies and helping them hire their first engineers and different things like that.

[00:01:12] Let's get into this course. So this course is something that me and the team have been talking about for a while. And it's going to be a little different than some of the courses if you watched that I've created before. Whereas in this course, I really wanted to dive in and just get hands-on with a project and just start building something.

[00:01:28] So it's not covering just one topic, it's covering all the things that I think someone needs to know in order to develop a full-stack application in today's world. So there's a lot of bleeding edge stuff out there that sounds cool but it's not ready yet. And there's a lot of stuff that's been around for a while but maybe could be improved on.

[00:01:46] So I've done the research, I've built things over the years, and this is just all the stuff that I've realized is one of the best ways to build a full-stack web app today. So I'm just gonna be sharing with you all how I do that. And to make it interesting I decided to, hey, let's build a Spotify clone.

[00:02:04] Let's build a music app. So that's the topic of the technology today, is we're gonna be building a Spotify app. I listen to a lot of music, especially now that everyone's working remotely. I've always had music playing. Even when I'm in a meeting, I have music playing in my headphones.

[00:02:16] That is, just slightly turned down over the person talking, because it really just gets me through the day, gets me through all those Zoom meetings. So I felt like, hey, why not share some of that passion and have you all build a music app as well? If you've never used Spotify before, it's just a music streaming app where you can sign up, play some music, stream it, sometimes you can download them depending on what plan you have.

[00:02:40] And that's basically it, so we'll be doing something like that. If you have used Spotify, you know that there's just tons of features in there. We will not be building all of those features. This is not [LAUGH] gonna be an app that you can just replace with Spotify, but it's gonna cover some of the main ones that make sense.

[00:02:55] And it's gonna be a great foundation for you all to continue building some of those features if you want to as practice and to sharpen your skills. So that is the topic of this course. And right now we're gonna get started.