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 a
Animating Donald Glover's "This is America" with MacPaint on original hardware with Wahyu "Pinot" Ichwandardi Oct. 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!
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.
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 Tec
.NET Core Global Tools for Developers with Mark Rendle Sept. 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
Forge Your Future with Open Source and VM Brasseur Sept. 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 c
Accelerate: The State of DevOps with Dr. Nicole Forsgren Sept. 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 ab
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 mo
Inside Linux on Windows with WSL and Tara Raj Aug. 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.
Container Catharsis with Laura Frank Tacho Aug. 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 effe
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 mak
Julia Evans has been making comics and zines for years. You've likely learned "How to be a wizard programmer" from one of Julia's comics. She's a software developer at Stripe in her day job and on this episode she talks to Scott about how to effectively t
Blazor brings .NET to Web Assembly with Steve Sanderson July 26, 2018
The Blazor project aims to bring .NET to the open Web using Web Assembly. Scott talks to Steve Sanderson about this experiment and it's future plans. How are they compiling C# and .NET to Web Assembly in a way that works everywhere? How does Mono and .NET
Compassionate Coding with April Wensel July 19, 2018
April Wensel is the founder of Compassionate Coding, a conscious business that helps technical teams cultivate sustainable, human-centered software development practices built on a foundation of emotional intelligence. She talks to Scott about how we can
Nic Steenhout is a long term A11y (accessibility) advocate who works remotely for Knowbility, an Austin, TX based non-profit. In this episode Scott and Nicolas talk about various kinds of accessibility from the web to mobile devices to wheelchair ramps! H
Maurice Cherry is a veteran designer AND veteran podcastee. His award-winning podcast Revision Path has showcased nearly 250 Black Designers and influencers. Scott and Maurice talk about the importance of good design on today's web (AND good podcasts!) Wh
C++ and Browser Monoculture with Vivaldi's Patricia Aas June 28, 2018
Patricia Aas is a C++ programmer working on the Vivaldi Browser where she has currently taken on platform integration of media. She has previously worked at Opera Software on their Desktop Browser and at Cisco on their Telepresence Hardware Endpoints, pri
Is a Programming Bootcamp right for you? Why choose a bootcamp over self- study? How instrumental was having done a camp on your resume to get your job? Scott talks with bootcamp graduate Kristen Leake about her journey into technology.
Tips for Teaching Programming with Dr. Neil Brown June 14, 2018
Dr. Neil Brown recently published a scholarly article on how to effectively teach programming. Rather than a series of anecdotes, this is backed up by actual research in educational psychology. He talks to Scott about how we can and should approach teachi
Azure Sphere is a new solution for creating highly-secured, Internet-connected microcontroller (MCU) devices. Caitie McCaffrey is Principal Software Engineering Lead on the project and is an expert in building large scale services and systems for folks li