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Kenny and Monica have a discussion with Damien, from the Tall Friendly Atheist Dad Podcast, about the fundamentalist belief in young earth creationism and its dangers. Referenced: Answers In Genesis Creation Ministries International Elephant skulls Jesus Camp Kent Hovind Dr. Jason Lisle The Two-Way Speed Of Light Hypothesis Dr Gerald Schroeder, Six…
 
Brian David Hall is an expert in conversion optimization. He's a software engineer by training, runs his own company, and is the host of the SaaS Experiments Podcast, where he talks to other experts in growth marketing. We talked about the unusual tech jobs he's had that helped him learn other skills beyond coding. You can use your skills in other …
 
Michael Lynch is a software developer and blogger. He used to work as a software engineer at Google, but he decided to quit and now he's a solo founder, and blogs about his experience. He's recently launched the course Hit the Front Page of Hacker News. The course teaches everything he has learned about Hacker News after getting many of his origina…
 
Monica and Kenny continue interviewing David as he explains how he handled the inner conflict he was feeling by attempting to reconcile his devout faith with excruciating doubt. Then David explains some of the thought processes and actions he took that lead him to finally throw off his Christian chains. Seth Andrews Letter https://youtu.be/qqpCsor4…
 
Listen to this episode to learn how Preetam Nath and Sankalp Jonna, co-founders of SuperLemon and DelightChat, started and grew a Shopify micro-SaaS to $30,000 monthly recurring revenue and more than 20,000 users. They did all of that by themselves, the team was just Preetam and Sankalp, and Sankalp was the only engineer. As they say on their websi…
 
Learn how to develop a habit of learning in public, writing daily, and helping your audience. Chris Bongers has been sharing software development tips every day for the past 250 days on his blog Daily Dev Tips and on twitter. Here's what we talked about: How Chris got started with writing How he wrote more than 250 articles during lockdown Which da…
 
Dmitrii Pashtuskii is a digital nomad living in Bali, and recently quit his job so he could travel and build a business. This episode will be a little different: Dimitrii will be asking us questions about moving to Canada because he wants to apply for a visa very soon. In a future episode we will talk more about his projects and the life of a digit…
 
We are all competent in the team, but why do the projects always get delayed, why did we run into problems? We do sprints, we do sprint planning, something is not working. Shape Up helped me get the right balance between long-term and short-term planning. Does that ring a bell? Our guest, Raymond Huang, told us how Shape Up helped his team get the …
 
Kenny and Monica discuss the issues they have with the claim that god is good. References: God v Satan Kill Count https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IrtdLukslY The Problem of Evil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AzNEG1GB-k Population Stats https://www.prb.org/howmanypeoplehaveeverlivedonearth/ https://www.pewforum.org/2011/12/19/global-christianity-…
 
Kenny and Monica describe Sola Scriptura, a doctrine they once believed, and highlight five biblical accounts that seem to undermine it. *Correction* - The Bible claims the flood eliminated the earth’s population to eight people. I said six by mistake! Helpful Resources: Bart Ehrman and Peter J Williams discuss the historical reliability of the Gos…
 
"Most startup founders don't want to prove themselves wrong. There's an inherent bias, they hear what they want to hear, and they go seeking the information to prove themselves right because they've attached themselves to their idea." -- Kenny MacKenzie Kenny is an expert in product-market fit and market validation and has been mentoring startup fo…
 
This is the second part of our interview with Fabiano where we talk about his new job in Munich - Germany, and also about the visa process, working in Europe, and the challenges he's facing now, like learning the German language. Fabiano decided to move abroad after being the CTO of Magnetis for many years. He now works as a Senior Fullstack Engine…
 
Fabiano Beselga is our first guest for 2020! He co-founded Magnetis, one of the most successful fintech startups in Brazil, and served as the CTO for over 7 years. Magnetis is a robot advisor startup who grew 200% every year over the past few years, and now has more than 10 thousand clients, USD$90M under management and 90 people on the team. Widel…
 
Amed Rodriguez is a Senior Software Engineer who has extensive experience with lean startup and has developed software for many startups in San Francisco. He is originally from Mexico and is now living in Vancouver. After leading a Lean Startup product development company for many years, he co-founded a startup in the health sector which got an int…
 
Have you ever thought about contributing to open-source projects but don't know where to start or which project to choose? Gui Vieira has been the maintainer of the popular 'shoulda-matchers' gem since 2017. We talked about the job of being an open-source maintainer. not only that, but we also discussed TDD, as well as his entrepreneurship journey …
 
Linda Peng is a frontend developer and a musician. She graduated in Economics and Public Policy (Social Sciences), and she was always interested in social work. She worked at a non-profit for a couple of years, where she had the opportunity to switch to a web developer job in 2013. Now she is a front-end developer and is the creator and maintainer …
 
Originally from Panama, Andrea Bernal is a Computer Systems Engineer with a Master's in Supply Chain Management. She lived and worked in the US after winning a Fulbright Scholarship, and has extensive experience with Portfolio Management and Finance. Nowadays, she lives in Vancouver and works as a Project Manager for Telus. Andrea is on her way to …
 
Keith Bingman is a Principal Engineer at Unbounce, where he leads frontend development. He learned javascript by himself 15 years ago when he was working as a photographer. He is originally from the US, lived in Germany, and now lives in Vancouver, Canada. We talked about being self-taught and how to improve yourself as a developer by building pers…
 
Jenny Chan is a digital nomad, and a Full Stack Developer. She runs a very successful community for female developers called Women in Web Dev. In this episode, she gave some tips for those who are planning to do a bootcamp, how she got her first job after finishing it, the importance of putting yourself out there and making connections, and how she…
 
Antoine Ponsard is a Software Developer with a Master's in Computer Science and is a specialist in Human-Computer Interaction. We talked about his experience of moving from France to Vancouver to pursue his Master's Degree at UBC. He currently works with front-end development at Asana, a web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, t…
 
We talked with Ulisses about migrating Ruby projects to Elixir while he was working at Plataformatec alongside the creator of the Elixir language, the process of writing his book and why you should learn Functional Programming, and how he moved to Estonia in Northern Europe. Enjoy it! PS: only Brazilians listeners will get the reference @ 16:20 ;) …
 
VanHack has helped more than 700 developers get a visa-sponsored job in Canada and Europe. In this episode, Ilya Brotzky, the founder and CEO of VanHack talks about the challenges of running a remote global company, how he learned from his mistakes and built a very successful business, and what are the goals for VanHack in the next few months. He a…
 
Joe Armstrong, one of the creators of Erlang, once said: "Erlang is 'write once, run forever'". Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and listen to this amazing conversation with Brian St. Amand, an expert Erlang software engineer. Erlang is a powerful yet not so popular tool for building fault-tolerant distributed systems. We talked about how to st…
 
Gleidy Mendoza is a Front-End and UX Developer originally from Venezuela. She started working with Java but when Ajax came out, she fell in love with the possibilities of working with UX to deliver a better product for her clients. She first came to Vancouver to study English. After sending her resume to many companies here, one company offered her…
 
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