Episodes
In this episode, we chat with Eran Shir, CEO of Nexar, a company that provides smart dashcams. Using machine learning and the power of crowdsourcing, Nexar aims to help everyone drive smarter without sacrificing privacy.
Published 10/15/21
In this episode, we chat with Stephen Goldberg and Kyle Bernhardy from HarperDB. Their startup was born from their experience dealing with the firehose of Twitter data during sporting events, and now they have a database designed to scale well for real-time data.
Published 10/12/21
This week, the home team discusses the environmental impact of blockchain technology, especially as it related to art and NFTs. We also explore the tensions around content moderation, and how users will find ways to turn nearly any opening for interaction into an opportunity for...free expression.
Published 10/08/21
We chat with Paul Powers, founder and CEO of Physna, about what it takes to build a 3D search engine that can identify objects found in the real world. He hopes the process of connecting the digital and physical worlds will provide a tremendous boost to the speed of hardware innovation.
Published 10/05/21
On today's episode we talk about Microsoft's big push towards a world without passwords. We also discuss what it's been like to live and work in a world increasingly dominated by two-factor authentication (2FA), and sometimes three-factor authentication. Last but not least we talk a little bit more about our favorite game, Dwarf Fortress, and the joys of procedurally generated worlds.
Published 10/01/21
In this sponsored episode, we chat with Nick Mathison and Sylvan Carbonell from HCL Software DevOps about value stream management and how their product, HCL Accelerate, brings visibility into the entire gamut of the SDLC, from the request coming in from a customer to deploying code to the production servers.
Published 09/29/21
Our April Fools joke was so popular we decided to make it into a real product. You can now purchase a glorious Stack Overflow meme brought to life. The Key is available through the fine folks at Drop. In this episode we chat with Kunal Kumar of Drop about what it took to make our copy-paste keyboard into consumer friendly macropad.
Published 09/28/21
The home team talks out encrypting DNS, the shiny new Apple gear, the ease and pitfalls of no-code/low-code application development, productivity vs. our guilt and self-loathing, and the after effects of the pandemic on our online presence.
Published 09/24/21
We chat with Tarn Adams, aka ToadyOne, the sole programmer on the text-based base building game Dwarf Fortress. He left a math post-doc to make his own games. From the bug that created a massive fractal sculpture to the diary that he writes in code comments, we get the run down of how he thinks about programming.
Published 09/21/21
Former co-host Sara Chipps, now an engineering manager at LinkedIn, joins us to chat with Sarah Drasner, a director of engineering on the core developer web team at Google. We discuss the challenges of transitioning from an individual contributor software engineer to an engineering manager. Co-host Cassidy Williams knows exactly what kind of manager Drasner is; Cassidy used to report to her at Netlify. It's a whole former co-worker reunion!
Published 09/17/21
AWS CodeGuru can help developers find bugs in code; everything from best practices to concurrency issues, resource leaks, security problems. Run your bug bust through their competition and you could win tickets to ReInvent 2021.
Published 09/15/21
In this episode, we chat with Paul Fremantle, VP of Product Engineering at Weaveworks, about managing Kubernetes entirely within Git. It's GitOps! It's a philosophy where you externalize your runtime configuration as a set of resources in a Git repository.
Published 09/14/21
We chat with Cassidy Williams of Netlify and Ceora Ford of Apollo GraphQL. There are some spicy takes on image compression, super resolution, and the enduring value of your oldest screen names. Plus, a dive into the metaverse and fond memories of neo-pets and Farmville.
Published 09/10/21
On this episode we chat with Sam Scott, co-founder and CTO of Oso, which is trying to make security simpler for developers. Pull it from your favorite package manager, add it to your application, and start enforcing authorization over API requests, data fetches, and UI components. The team hopes that they can create a foundational technology – a policy engine and language – that sets them up to solve a much broader array of problems for developers in the future.
Published 09/08/21
This week we chat with Angie Jones, Java champion, prolific inventor, and senior director of developer relations at Applitools. She previously held roles at Twitter and IBM. She explains why visual testing can catch things you would miss if you just scan the DOM, what actually makes a 10x developer, and how she secured a patent on a time machine for virtual worlds.
Published 09/03/21
We chat with Nick Thapen and Brendan Maginnis co-founders of Sourcery.ai, which runs in the background of your IDE and makes real time suggestions for improving your Python code.
Published 08/31/21
Our co-host Paul Ford is stepping back from a lot of his technology related duties, including as CEO of Postlight and sadly, as co-host of this podcast. But that means our frequent collaborator Cassidy Williams will be joining us more often. Paul passes the torch on this episode.
Published 08/27/21
In this episode, we talk to Julianna Lamb, co-founder and CTO of Stych, about building a password-free world. Every password that you can remember can be compromised.
Published 08/24/21
In this episode, we talk with Quincy Brown, the head of programs at AnitaB.org and former computer science professor. This organization supports women in engineering and organizes the Grace Hopper Celebration, while providing scholarships, advocacy, and policy support for women in engineering.
Published 08/20/21
We chat with Stack Overflow's CEO about the close of the Prosus acquisition and how that continues to enable us to provide a platform to enable developers and technologists around the world. We also discuss what our Reach and Relevance business means for you
Published 08/17/21
We chat with Ethan Batraski, who started his first web design firm at 13, lead product and engineering teams at Facebook, and now invests in open source software and developer tools as a venture capitalist at Venrock.
Published 08/13/21
We chat with Andrew Mason, a serial entrepreneur who has worked on Groupon, Detour, and now Descript. His latest company harnesses machine learning for automatic transcription, but also for more unique features. Messed up a line or mispronounced a name? Descript can generate new words from scratch that match a speaker's voice.
Published 08/10/21
We chat with Mark Porter, CTO of MongoDB, about his history using and building some of the foundational databases of the last four decades. We walk through his time at Oracle and AWS, then delve into the trends he's focused on at MongoDB, such as time series capabilities and serverless instances.
Published 08/06/21
We chat with David Gibson, the data analyst who led this year's Developer Survey, to understand the techniques that went into crafting our results. He also breaks down some of the most interesting trends and insights derived from new questions and comparisons we haven't done before.
Published 08/03/21
We chat with Mahmoud Abdelkader, CEO and co-founder of Very Good Security. VGS is a data security platform that changes the way sensitive data is held by eliminating the need for customers to hold their own data. Abdelkader is also previously known for being CTO and co-founder of Balanced Payments, which was a payments platform that enabled peer-to-peer marketplace businesses to thrive. It was acquired by Stripe in 2015.
Published 07/30/21