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July 2, 2020
Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of eight books on design, creativity, public speaking and more. He sits down with Scott Hanselman to talk about his latest book, "How Design Makes The World." Everything you use, from your home to your smartphone, from highways to supermarkets, was designed by someone. What did they get right? Where did they go wrong? And what can we learn from how these experts think that can help us improve our own lives?
June 25, 2020
Dr. Denae Ford is a Research Scientist investigating identity-based signals to support retention in Socio-Technical Ecosystems. What does that mean? It's using science to make programming communities more inclusive and welcoming!
June 18, 2020
The Surface Pro X is thin, light, and is absolutely silent because it has no fans! It uses a power-sipping ARM processor rather than an Intel processor. Jeremy Sinclair schools Scott on why it's significant that Windows can run on ARM now. We'll also learn what this means for developers and tools like Visual Studio Code. Can this ARM machine also emulate x86 processors? Will your next laptop run ARM?
June 11, 2020
"A red team is a group that helps organizations to improve themselves by providing opposition to the point of view of the organization that they are helping." What's that mean in layperson's terms? They are the internal pen testing team that attacks company resources to make them better and more secure! How does one get a cool job like this? How can you get a start in infosec?
June 4, 2020
Scott and Principal Developer Experience Engineer Cassidy Williams talk about social friendships, internet life, making code, videos, and videos about code.
May 28, 2020
Dr. Riham Mansour is the Principal Engineering Manager running the Language Understanding Service (LUIS), which is the product offering from the Machine Teaching Innovation Group. LUIS has been the entry point of Microsoft in the Machine Teaching market. Riham founded LUIS in collaboration with the Machine Teaching Group in Microsoft Research in 2015.
May 21, 2020
Keavy is an engineering leader who believes that the management path isn't the only way to be a technical leader! In fact, she doesn't want to be a manager! How do you "become senior" and move into a technical leadership path without becoming a people manager?
May 14, 2020
Scott's been using Docker Desktop for years now, and in this episode he talks to Simon Ferquel about Docker on Windows. How will WSL2 make Docker even better? How does Docker help developers specifically be more productive (and happier?) How much easier can Docker get and how does Docker Desktop enable that?
May 7, 2020
Tomomi Imura loves two things: The web, and cats. It's only reasonable that she combine them in everything that she does. She talks to Scott about Code and Creativity, Making things, Raspbrry Pis, Javascript, and Cats as a Service.
April 30, 2020
WordPress makes the world go around! Some folks estimate a billion sites? A third of the internet? It's a hugely influential open source project. Scott talks to one of the dev leads, Helen Hou Sandí, about how she got started in open source, her feelings about PHP, and why she loves WordPress so much.
April 23, 2020
Today Scott talks with GitHub's Edward Thomson about GitHub Actions and how to really automate your entire software workflow. Are you doing anything twice...manually? What you can automate and can GitHub Actions make that happen? How complete is your CI/CD? Are you testing, releasing? What about bots to make your issue triage easier?
April 16, 2020
"Everyone has written a guide on remote work—but no one has done so as diligently and comprehensively as Holloway." Researched, written, and edited by experts, the Guide to Remote work includes over 300 pages of research, guidance, and commentary from experts in an easily digestible format. In this episode, Scott talks with editor Courtney Nash about remote work today and tomorrow.
April 9, 2020
Emily Gorcenski is an American data scientist who has run trials for medical device software. We are living in an interesting time and facing a medical device shortage. Emily talks to Scott about how medical device regulation works as well the barriers and challenges. What kinds of medical devices exist and how are they categorized? How can we as technologists help in the current crisis?
April 4, 2020
Ralph Hempel leads the firmware development team here at LEGO, working together with the electronics, mechanics, and front end teams to build products such as Boost, StarWARS Boost, the CITY Train, App Controlled Batmobile, and of course all the new App Controlled Technic products. He's been writing embedded firmware for 35 years, and have written new firmware for every LEGO MINDSTORSM brick since the RCX. He talks to Scott about the new LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Set! Spike is the go-to STEAM learning tool for grade 6-8 students!
March 26, 2020
Chris Conner is a stage and screen actor who can currently be seen as Poe in Netflix's SciFi series Altered Carbon. Poe is a artificial intelligence the likes of which hasn't been seen on screen before. He is kind, curious, powerful, but gentle. He is a fixer who is broken. Why did Chris Conner explore the complete works of Edgar Allen Poe to better understand how to play a near-immortal AI? Scott and Chris sit down and explore Chris's process.
March 19, 2020
Are we hearing about depression and anxiety more because we have social media, or is social media exacerbating more mental health issues. Scott talks to psychologist Jennifer Akullian, PhD from the Growth Coaching Institute about how she coaches tech professionals through these challenges in our hyper-connected world.
March 12, 2020
Today we talk with social entrepreneur Aisha Addo on what empowerment means to her. Aisha runs a Foundation from Canada that aims to empower girls in both Canada and her native Ghana. She also has a ride-share platform for women called DriveHER.
March 5, 2020
Amie is a maker of things. Her background is in Game Programming and Simulation and she started her career at Marvel Studios, working on Captain America and X-Men Destiny. She later transitioned to Research and Development for development work on the Xbox and Playstation. She also plays with LEGO and was recently on FOX's LEGO Masters show. She is also an acive 3D printer and cosplayer. She talks to Scott about all she pulls all this cross disciplinary knowledge into a life fueled with enthusiasm and making things!
February 27, 2020
Originally interested in telecommunications engineering, Megha moved toward data science after working with robotics. Now, she's a data scientist during the day, and she volunteers to help youth in Chicago get started on similar paths. She and Scott discuss how others can get involved in this emerging field and why it's important to make tech careers more accessible to everyone!
February 20, 2020
Agile and Scrum and Kanban, oh my! What if we take the techniques we've learned from years of project management and apply that to our homes and families? Scott talks with Agile Parent and Home Systems Strategist Yvonne Marcus about how she brought Agile home.
February 13, 2020
Jayson has been working remotely managing both teams and projects for a number of years. Scott's been remote for over 13 years. They sit down and talk about their favorite best practices as remote employees. What are some "life hacks" that we can use to be effective as remotes?
February 6, 2020
For years ScummVM has allowed us all to play classic point-and-click adventure games by providing a runtime for the original data files. Most recently the classic "Blade Runner" was rescued after a herculean effort by the ScummVM team and is now available for purchase on GOG.com. Scott talks to Eugene Sandulenko about why ScummVM is NOT an emulator, how it works, and why it's so important.
January 30, 2020
Ben Eater is currently creating educational videos for my YouTube channel and exploring ways to maximize human potential through education online. He's recently become well known for creating an 8-bit CPU from scratch as well as a series on building a 6502 computer on a breadboard.
January 23, 2020
Freya Holmér makes educational math visualizations, does live game development on Twitch, as well as creates videos and Unity tools! She's been in the games industry for 10 years, working on things like Shader Forge, a node-based shader editor for Unity, and Budget Cuts, a VR stealth game made at Neat Corp. She talks to Scott about her love of math and making math accessible using a number of custom visualization tools.
January 16, 2020
This episode wasn't supposed to be an episode! I was invited by Jeff Fritz of Twitch fame to talk to his community team of Live Coders on Discord. They recorded it, and mentioned several times that it was useful content! So, why not try something new and make this an episode! Let me know on Twitter if you find my views on community, productivity, and life useful to you!
January 9, 2020
Dapr is a an event-driven, portable runtime for building microservices on cloud and edge. In this episode Scott talks to Azure CTO Mark Russinovich about what this means and why you should care? What are the responsibilities of a microservice, and what should YOU worry about and what a responsibilities better delegated to an open source project like Dapr?
January 2, 2020
Dr Mireille Reece is the co-host of the ChangeLog podcast Brain Science and in this episode she sits down with Scott to talk about creativity, staying in your flow, mental health, the power of perspective, and how relationships drive the WE in our workplace!
December 26, 2019
Bryan Liles talks about his Rules to Life and how attitude, structure and personal guidelines have enabled Bryan to level up and manage his anxiety. Bryan's also working on a new open source project called Octant that allows you to move effectively manage your Kubernetes infrastructure. All this, plus Goodie Mob!
December 19, 2019
Pulumi promises two things "Declare cloud infrastructure using real languages, and enable developers and operators to work better together." Scott talks to Joe Duffy about the goals behind Pulumi and how it relates to other attempts over the years. Do we hide the cloud or bring it front and center? Can YOU deploy your apps and infrastructure easily on any cloud?
December 12, 2019
Ayesha Mazumdar is a Senior UX Engineer at Optimizely and works to enable everyone to access the web no matter their ability. How does one build a culture at their company that values accessibility from the beginning? Where does a11y factor in when creating design systems, and later component libraries. How much ARIA is enough...or too much?
December 5, 2019
Learn what makes the programming language Rust a unique technology, such as the memory safety guarantees that enable more people to write performant systems-level code. Scott talks to Rust core contributor Carol Nichols about what she's so excited about Rust and the future.
November 28, 2019
Success in engineering often means you need to engineer success. Career Karma's Ruben Harris and his partners believe they have the formula and they've bottled it into the Career Karma app and community. You can find your squad, get the motivation you need, and make your bootcamp experience successful. He talks to Scott about common misconceptions about bootcamps and how Career Karma smooths the way.
November 21, 2019
Nancy Gariché is a Senior IT Security Analyst for the Government of Canada and in this episode she schools Scott on the power of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). It's SO much more than the occasional security checklist!
November 14, 2019
Sharon Steed is a corporate empathy and communications consultant as well as an international keynote speaker. Sharon has spoken at companies on improving team communication and collaboration; at tech conferences on vulnerability as an asset; and has given a TEDx talk on empowering insecurities. She talks to Scott about operationalizing empathy!
November 7, 2019
Roblox is powered by a global community of over two million developers who produce their own immersive multiplayer experiences each month using Roblox Studio, a desktop design tool for anyone. Scott talks to Roblox's Kelly Mayes, Senior Director of Product Management, on how they consider community, safety and creativity when dealing with a platform that has user content front and center!
October 31, 2019
Engineer and author Clyde W. Ford talks THINK BLACK: a memoir about his father, the first Black software engineer in America. Clyde is the award-winning author of twelve works of fiction and non-fiction, whose most recent book, THINK BLACK: A Memoir explores his relationship with his father, and his father's relationship with America and technology during 30+ years with IBM.
October 24, 2019
Michelle Sun is the founder of First Code Academy, a coding and STEM education institute for children aged 4 to 18. She and Scott talk about her new book "First Time Coders" and how coding offers children a creative avenue to express themselves through technology and opens the door to unlimited opportunities in the digital era.
October 17, 2019
Matthew Conlen is a Ph.D. student interested in how computers can help people communicate complex information more effectively. He collaborates with journalists, scientists, and engineers to tell stories and unlock insights with data. He's also the founder of The Parametric Press - a born-digital magazine dedicated to showcasing the expository power that’s possible when the audio, visual, and interactive capabilities of dynamic media are effectively combined.
October 11, 2019
Sara Beck is the Machine Learning Solution Principal at Slalom Build. She thinks about Data Science and Deep Learning and how diagnosing and anticipating common data science pitfalls can help prevent issues before they happen.
October 3, 2019
In this Part 2 on tiny Game Development, we talked to Dylan Bennett from the Portland Indie Game Squad (PIG Squad). He's made a great 72-page zine about doing game development with PICO-8. The zine assumes you have never done game development before. However, there are sections specifically for people who have done game development before, but would like to do so in PICO-8.
September 26, 2019
PICO-8 is a fantasy console for making, sharing and playing tiny games and other computer programs. It feels like a regular console, but runs on Windows / Mac / Linux. When you turn it on, the machine greets you with a commandline, a suite of cartridge creation tools, and an online cartridge browser. Scott talks to creator Joseph White about the joy of creating tiny games.
September 19, 2019
Ty Fujimura is the founder of Cantilever, website design and development consultancy. He's always thinking about balance. Trying to find that balance between productive and healthy. Ty and Scott compare notes on productivity and what it means to "Get things done."
September 12, 2019
CircuitPython is a programming language designed to simplify experimenting and learning to code on low-cost microcontroller boards. The history of CircuitPython begins with MicroPython, a Python interpreter written from scratch for embedded systems by Damien George starting in 2013. Three years later, Adafruit hired Shawcroft to port MicroPython to the SAMD21 chip they use on many of their boards.
September 5, 2019
Welcome to the 700th episode of Hanselminutes! Doing this many episodes wouldn't be possible without the support of my Wife Mo, so she's my guest on this special episode! We're in a mixed marriage - she's not a computer person - so we'll talk about how we get along and how we've done it for 20 years!
August 29, 2019
BOOK: Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success
August 22, 2019
Dr. Saleema Amershi and researchers at Microsoft have published 18 guidelines for Human-AI Interaction that prescribe how an AI system should behave upon initial interaction, as the user interacts with the system, when the system is wrong, and over time. Scott talks with Dr. Amershi about the how and why of these rules and why they are so important.
August 15, 2019
Dr. Aneika L. Simmons teaches courses about leadership, organization behavior, and human resources at Sam Houston State University. She completed her doctorate degree in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at Texas A&M University. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Dr. Simmons worked for Accenture and Cap Gemini Ernst and Young as an information technology consultant. She also has a Masters degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Houston. She talks to Scott about burnout and the science behind managing it!
August 8, 2019
Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process—what do you do, as an individual and as a team, if you want to create software that’s easy to work with and good for your users. Now updated after 20 years, Scott talks to Andy and Dave about this classic book! This classic title is regularly featured on software development “Top Ten” lists, and is issued by many corporations to new hires.
August 2, 2019
Dr. Howard has over 20 years of R&D experience covering a number of projects that have been supported by various agencies including: NASA, ExxonMobil, Intel, and the Grammy Foundation. She continues to produce research focused on assistive robots in the home to therapy gaming apps to remote robotic exploration of extreme environments. Scott talks to Dr. Howard about her thoughts on new ways to teach STEM and challenges our idea of what a "robot" should look like.
July 25, 2019
Upulie Divisekera is an Australian molecular biologist and science communicator. She's the co-founder of Real Scientists, an outreach program that uses performance and writing to communicate science. She schools Scott on all things tiny - the science of nanotechnology and its applications!
July 18, 2019
Tom Spilman is a programmer, founder, and co-owner at Sickhead Games, a Dallas-based indie game development studio, and a project lead on the MonoGame open source game framework. Scott talks to Tom about MonoGame, a free C# framework used by game developers to make games for nearly any platform!
July 11, 2019
Machine bias in artificial intelligence is a known and unavoidable problem—but it is not unmanageable. Scott talks to Lauren Maffeo about practical techniques teams can use to manage priorities in AI. You can monitor your datasets throughout the product lifecycle, focus on the subject, not the context, and more.
July 4, 2019
Dr. Frazier is an Engineering Manager at Intel's High Performance Computing group, and previously worked at the United Space Alliance working on 13 safe and successful Space Shuttle missions. He and Scott talk about his experience in engineering and science and what motivates him to give back.
June 27, 2019
Scott and Richard Campbell talk often and when they do they think, "we should have recorded this!" Hanselminutiae are those shows! In this episode they talk about the PyPortal from AdaFruit, rewiring your house for ethernet, how .NET transformed itself, and more!
June 20, 2019
As developers we need to learn new technologies fast, and often. Scott talks to Lourdes Montano about her learning process and how she's formalized her learning process to more effectively learn JavaScript and CSS.
June 13, 2019
Vic Putz continues to carry a torch for the SpaceOrb, as do I, except he's actually doing something about it. Vic has been working on a new version called the Orbotron 9001 for the last few years that is an interface for the SpaceOrb to modern systems. Scott talks to Vic about their shared love of this 25 year old controller and why the world is missing out on the magic of 6 degrees of freedom.
June 6, 2019
Saron Yibarek started the CodeNewbie community because it was hard to find truly welcoming places for new coders. Now she's made CodeLand and let me tell you, it's an amazing developer conference that sets a new bar for what it means to be welcoming. How did she do it and why?
May 30, 2019
Ben Hilburn is the Director of Engineering at DeepSig Inc., which is commercializing the fundamental research behind deep learning applied to wireless communications and signal processing. He also runs GNU Radio, the most widely used open-source signal processing toolkit in the world, serving as Project Lead and President of The GNU Radio Foundation. Ben talks to Scott about why Software Defined Radio is magical and they talk about how SDR can be used to teach STEM and solve interesting engineering problems.
May 23, 2019
Tiffani Ashley Bell saw a problem on the internet. With just a tweet she took action, and unlike so many people today she continued to take action. The Detroit Water Project became The Human Utility and she and the team have helped hundreds of our most vulnerable with their water bills. How did this happen and how can we help?
May 16, 2019
Avalonia is a cross platform XAML Framework for .NET Framework, .NET Core and Mono. Avalonia uses a XAML dialect that should feel immediately familiar to anyone coming from WPF, UWP and Xamarin Forms. Scott talks to Steven Kirk about how Avalonia started, how it's not just "cross-platform WPF." You can start writing cross-platform desktop apps in C# today!
May 9, 2019
Yasmine focused her studies in law school on entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and dispute resolution and now runs the YSH Law Firm as Managing Attorney & Counselor at Law where she helps busineses with Trademark and Brand Protection. In this episode, Yasmine educates Scott on copyrights, trademarks, patents and more!
May 2, 2019
Scott talks to engineer Adam Barr about why there is so much bad software—and why academia doesn't teach programmers what industry wants them to know. In his new book "The Problem with Software," Adam examines the proliferation of bad software, explains what causes it, and offers some suggestions on how to improve the situation.
April 25, 2019
Ali Spittel is a software engineer and developer advocate at DEV.to. Before that, she was a lead instructor at General Assembly teaching their Web Development Immersive course. She also teaches Python. In this episode, Ali and Scott talk about how new programmers learn to code, the questions they have, and what we can do to make their experience more welcoming and successful!
April 18, 2019
The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. Sean Valentine talks to Scott about how to plug young people in without being too plugged in!
April 11, 2019
Raygun promises to give a window into how users are really experiencing your software applications with diagnostics and error logging and more. What's really interesting however, is how they scaled to billions of events. In moving to .NET Core from Node they increased throughput by 2000 percent. How do you build systems that scale to these heights while still dealing with Moore's Law? How do you load test a system this big? What does it mean to "monitor what matters"? Is .NET Core ready for production? All this plus perf as a feature on this episode.
April 4, 2019
There's a ton of hype around "blockchain" and sometimes it's overwhelming. Scott sits down with Preethi Kasireddy for a blockchain primer. This episode is a great clear explanation about what's interesting, what's useful, and what's coming with blockchain technologies.
March 28, 2019
Camille Fournier is the author of The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change and is the Head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma. She sits down with Scott to talk about how managing people in the technical industry is a technical discipline! How do YOU go from tech lead to CTO? What does it take to be a good mentor and a good leader?
March 21, 2019
Marcus is renowned in the cybersecurity industry and has spent his more than 20-year career working in penetration testing, incident response, and digital forensics with federal agencies such as NSA, DC3, DIA, and DARPA. He started his career in cryptography in the U.S. Navy and holds a Master’s degree in Network Security from Capitol College. Scott and Marcus talk about his new book "Tribe of Hackers" that he wrote with Jennifer Jin.
March 14, 2019
Eva Ferreira organizes the non-profit CSSConf Argentina and teaches at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional in Argentina. She and Scott talk about learning and teaching on the web when the students' native language isn't English. What's the most effective way to teach an inclusive web?
March 7, 2019
Dr. Molly Peeples is an Aura Assistant Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her B.S. in Physics from MIT and went on to both an MS and PhD in Astronomy at Ohio State University. Today she teaches Scott about the circumgalactic medium and her need for more and more compute power!
March 1, 2019
Physics-based animation is commonplace in animated feature films and even special effects for live-action movies. How does one model something as complex as cloth, how it drapes on the body, moves in the wind, and more? Tuur Stuyck talks about the research happening in this space, including his own, as well as his new book on the topic!
February 21, 2019
Sarah Cooper spent a decade working in tech at companies like Yahoo! and Google when she stopped it all to focus on comedy! Since then she's become a best selling author, comedian, writer, speaker and general trash-talker. Her book "100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings" is fantastic and her new book "How to Be Successful without Hurting Men's Feelings" has some amazing 1-star reviews from people who have no humor in their lives.
February 15, 2019
Melanie Ensign is the Security + Privacy Communications Lead for Uber and has worked with DEF CON, and Facebook. She and Scott talk about security and privacy on today's internet. Where is the happy medium between user experience, expectation, and real security? How do we leap the uncanny valley of privacy?
February 8, 2019
As an enthusiast of retrogaming and retrocomputing, Matt Westcott has been in ZX Spectrum and demo scene for many years. Recently when Netflix's Black Mirror needed an easter egg for their interactive episode Bandersnatch, they reached out to Matt to write a new game for the Spectrum in 2018! Bandersnatch's plot had the main characters writing video games in the 80s and a secret easter egg led to "nohzdyve." How do you write a game for the Spectrum in the 21st century?
February 1, 2019
Dr. Safiya U. Noble is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication. She's the author of a best-selling book called Algorithms of Oppression. Today she talks to Scott about how commercial search engines have algorithmic bias that shape how we see the world. How can we identify biases in our search results and still find the information we need?
January 25, 2019
Sabrina is a Commercial Software Engineer and serial hacker who has attended over 32 hackathons! She was also a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Today she sits down and gets Scott (and you!) started with the basics of Machine Learning. What are the tools and concepts you should explore to start?
January 18, 2019
Like Programming, Mathematics has language and culture. Jeremy Kun has written A Programmer's Introduction to Mathematics as a way to bridge these two worlds and make the power and magic of mathematics available and understandable to programmers everywhere.
January 11, 2019
I love that an exploration of Doom is Episode 666. Fabian Sanglard has written The Game Engine Black Book: Doom as a deep exploration of the history, impact, and code that made Doom a cultural phenomenon. The book was released exactly 25 years after DOOM.zip was first published on the University of Wisconsin FTP server in December 1993.
January 3, 2019
Regine Gilbert is a user experience designer, educator, and international public speaker with over 10 years of experience working in the technology arena. She has a strong belief in making the world a more accessible place—one that starts and ends with the user.  Regine is passionate about making websites and apps that work for everyone!
December 28, 2018
Karen Catlin was a vice president of engineering at two public software companies, and served as the CEO of an early-stage startup. Today she's a leadership coach and author who is helping folks cultivate ally skills. Most recently she wrote "Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces."
December 21, 2018
Kent Beck is an American software engineer and the creator of extreme programming, an original signer of the Agile Manifesto, and the author of the Extreme Programming book series, and a proponent of Test-Driven Development. Today he's chatting with Scott about how "test && commit || revert" might offer us a new programming workflow to explore!
December 13, 2018
Angie speaks all over the world on Test Automation strategies, and she got Scott excited about Selenium again! She keynoted Selenium Conf 2018 and currently works at Applitools making automated visual testing tools. She's most recently launched on a new "Test Automation University" that's free and community driven.
December 7, 2018
Glenn Vanderburg works as the VP of Engineering at First and has spoken all over on the notion of software development as engineering. What should an engineering discipline of software development look like? What's "REAL" Software Engineering? Does the analogy of software engineering as home construction hold water? What should software engineering look like?
November 30, 2018
Scott talks to author Andrew Lock about his new book ASP.NET Core in Action! What made Andrew write a book on this new technology and how did he find the process? What about ASP.NET Core was so compelling and how does Andrew use it? More importantly, should you?
November 22, 2018
Hanna Oh Descher is a data scientist at PlayFab with a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. She is passionate about understanding player behavior to help developers make games more fun. Scott and Hanna talk about what PlayFab allows game developers to do - focus on fun games!
November 16, 2018
Nithya Ruff serves as an at-large director on the Linux Foundation's board of directors. In her day job she is the Head of Comcast's Open Source Office. Nithya has been guiding companies' open source strategies for many years and in this episode she and Scott talk about how to introduce Open Source to more "traditional" companies.
November 8, 2018
Eileen Uchitelle is a Senior Systems Engineer at GitHub and a member of the Rails Core Team. They recently upgraded GitHub two major versions to the latest Rails. How do you manage such a large upgrade and the technical debt underneath - with no downtime? How do you also move improvements in GitHub's own branch upstream into Rails so everyone can benefit! Eileen explains it all to Scott in this episode.
November 1, 2018
Digital Nomad Jenny Shen aims to design software for a Global Audience. Are you creating software that includes everyone? Does it consider not just internationalization but also culture and how people think?
October 25, 2018
What if you couldn't play video games? Most controllers require not just two hands but also fine motor skills and exact motions. The Xbox Accessibility Controller aims to open up gaming for everyone. It's not trying to be the controller for everyone, but rather than controller *platform* for everyone! Scott talks to John Alexander about how he games with the Xbox Accessibility Controller.
October 18, 2018
How do you find the perfect questions to ask in your job interview? How do you know if this is the right company for you? Do they share your values? Interviews are a two way street. This week Scott talks to Lynne Tye about what she created KeyValues.com and how it might help you find your next work home.
October 11, 2018
Animator Wahyu Ichwandardi, also known as Pinot, has been documenting his attempt to capture Childish Gambino's "This Is America" choreography since the beginning of June...using MacPaint and MacroMind Video on original hardware!
October 4, 2018
Charles Petzold taught many of us to code Windows, but now he's turning his attention to a new book he's been working on for over a decade! This week Scott talks to Charles about Analog Computing and the Computer of the Tides.
September 27, 2018
Scott talks to Techtonic's Heather Terenzio about how her company is scaling tech apprenticeship. Techtonic Group is a software services company building web-based and mobile products for start-ups and the Fortune 1000. Four years ago, Heather founded Techtonic Academy to train people with diverse backgrounds how to code using a unique, Department of Labor (DOL) approved Apprenticeship program.
September 20, 2018
Mark Rendle is the author of a number of open source projects and most recently he's been creating global tools with .NET Core. Scott and Mark talk about the importance of global tools to today's development process. What kinds of things can you make and how can we tap into this growing ecosystem?
September 13, 2018
VM Brasseur has been a leader in open source for decades and is the Vice President of the Open Source Initiative. Now she's brought her experience together into a booked called "Forge Your Future with Open Source." It's the missing manual of open source contributions and community participation.
September 6, 2018
Dr. Nicole Fosgren has a PhD in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting. She's just released the Accelerate: State of DevOps 2018: Strategies for a New Economy report as well as the supporting book on the topic. Nicole talks to Scott about the state of DevOps - who are the high performers and how do they perform so well? Using rigorous scientific method we'll learn WHY companies are successful in delivering software reliably with speed and quality.
August 30, 2018
There's a huge number of questions swirling around the European Union's GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). In this episode Scott sits down with Gary Nissenbaum to try to make sense of it. Since Gary is a lawyer in the United States, we will be mostly focusing how GDPR affects developers in America.
August 23, 2018
Windows 10 runs Linux natively! How is that possible? Scott talks to Microsoft's Tara Raj, the Program Manager for the Windows Subsystem for Linux. How does this technology work? Tara explains the internals of WSL to Scott in this episode.
August 16, 2018
Laura Frank Tacho is the Director of Engineering at CloudBees and has been working with Docker almost since its inception. She shares her experiences in running teams that constantly rely on and deploy containers at scale. How have containers changed effectively everything and where are we heading?
August 9, 2018
Ben Wheeler teaches tech to kids ages 4 to 104. He talks to Scott about how to effectively teach technology, as well as the importance of social context around tech. Everyone's journey to tech is different. How can we as teachers use those journeys to make everyone successful?
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