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For more than a dozen years, the Stack Overflow Podcast has been exploring what it means to be a developer and how the art and practice of software programming is changing our world. From Rails to React, from Java to Node.js, we host important conversations and fascinating guests that will help you understand how technology is made and where it’s headed. Hosted by Ben Popper, Cassidy Williams, and Ceora Ford, the Stack Overflow Podcast is your home for all things code.
 
Want to learn what it takes to start, develop and build a successful career in the Information Technology industry? The IT Career Energizer podcast enables you to find out how. More than 300 IT and tech professionals, consultants and experts have shared their career experiences and insights to help you to succeed. Previous guests have included Jeff Atwood (Stack Overflow), Troy Hunt (Have I Been Pwned), Nicole Archambault (La Vie en Code), April Wensel (Compassionate Coding), Kent Beck (Agil ...
 
The Dev Interrupted Podcast is the only podcast made exclusively for dev leaders. Host Dan Lines invites expert guests from around the world to explore strategy and day-to-day topics ranging from dev team metrics to accelerating delivery. Join us weekly for new episodes.
 
This is a podcast series designed for the C-level suite of small-to-medium sized companies who are trying to maximize technology for their organization. We’re getting behind some of the buzzwords, introducing potential new concepts, and contextualizing it all into a format that will allow them to become actionable.
 
Andela is a global engineering organization that connects leading technology companies and talented software developers from around the world. We enable companies to build high-performing engineering teams while providing a platform for talented technologists to accelerate their expertise. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Building For The Next Billion is Andela's podcast that dis ...
 
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are dramatically changing the way businesses operate and people live. The TWIML AI Podcast brings the top minds and ideas from the world of ML and AI to a broad and influential community of ML/AI researchers, data scientists, engineers and tech-savvy business and IT leaders. Hosted by Sam Charrington, a sought after industry analyst, speaker, commentator and thought leader. Technologies covered include machine learning, artificial intelligence, de ...
 
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Ian and Corey met at Microsoft, where they built Microsoft Office Business Scorecard Manager 2005 (which boasted its own CD-ROM). They went on to found Mattermost in 2016 to give developers one platform for collaborating across tools and teams. Ian, who previously founded the game company SpinPunch, calls Mattermost “yet another of those video game…
 
What do the teams at Stack Overflow, DataStax and Reprise have in common? First, they’ve all built amazing organizations powered by amazing developers. Second, they’ve managed to build and retain these amazing developers in an ultra-competitive hiring market. Third, they all took time at our recent INTERACT conference to discuss how they created en…
 
There are so many books, videos and workshops on starting your own company. The problem for anyone listening to this podcast is that none of them come from the perspective of a developer. That’s why we were so excited that the founder & CTO of Drata, Daniel Marashlian – who has previously founded eight companies before hitting a billion-dollar valu…
 
Today we close out our coverage of the ICLR series joined by Meg Mitchell, chief ethics scientist and researcher at Hugging Face. In our conversation with Meg, we discuss her participation in the WikiM3L Workshop, as well as her transition into her new role at Hugging Face, which has afforded her the ability to prioritize coding in her work around …
 
Check out a manager’s toolkit for preventing burnout put together by Gitlab Cassidy once asked Stephen Colbert for his favorite website. His answer may surprise you. Today in tech recs: Pokémon GO (for extra motivation to get outside) and the Apple Watch activity tracker (to track activity and remind you to move around). Jon recommends that you not…
 
Today we continue our ICLR coverage joined by Been Kim, a staff research scientist at Google Brain, and an ICLR 2022 Invited Speaker. Been, whose research has historically been focused on interpretability in machine learning, delivered the keynote Beyond interpretability: developing a language to shape our relationships with AI, which explores the …
 
We say “toil” a lot this episode while Joe saw a movie, Michael says something controversial, and Allen’s tip is to figure it out yourself, all while learning how to eliminate toil. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode184. Sponsors Retool – Stop wrestling with UI libraries, hacking together data…
 
We say “toil” a lot this episode while Joe saw a movie, Michael says something controversial, and Allen’s tip is to figure it out yourself, all while learning how to eliminate toil. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode184. Sponsors Retool – Stop wrestling with UI libraries, hacking together data…
 
At LinearB, we like to think we spend all our time figuring out how to unlock developer potential. To find ways to let devs do more of the work they love and reduce the amount of time they spend dealing with needless hurdles, idling and churn. We’re not the only ones thinking about how to do this, though. At our recent INTERACT panel, we assembled …
 
This week we welcome a new host to the show Emily, we talk about her cliffhanger action movie style dream involving Matt and Roo. If that wasn't enough already we also talk to Mitch about today's launch of 1Password 8 for Mac and we launch a brand new competition! 🙌 In Watchtower weekly we talk about new privacy and algorithm legislation coming fro…
 
Stack Overflow’s 2019 Developer Survey found that respondents overwhelmingly considered Elon Musk to be the person with the greatest influence on technology. Now that Musk is taking over Twitter, it’s safe to say that influence will increase. James Stanier, engineering director at Shopify, has some thoughts on one of our perennial topics: transitio…
 
Today we’re joined by Auke Wiggers, an AI research scientist at Qualcomm. In our conversation with Auke, we discuss his team’s recent research on data compression using generative models. We discuss the relationship between historical compression research and the current trend of neural compression, and the benefit of neural codecs, which learn to …
 
Few companies have mastered making products consumers actually want to use like Toast. A $30 billion giant in the tech-food business, Toast faced their worst case scenario during the pandemic when the restaurants at the heart of their business were all forced to shut down. Toast rose like a phoenix to become one of the best success stories of pivot…
 
The crew has complicated feelings about products like Apple’s augmented reality glasses and Google Glass. Ceora put it best: “I'm very cautious about any big tech company having any more access to my perception of reality.” On the other hand, products like Envision smart glasses that help visually-impaired people navigate their environments exempli…
 
If you’re not familiar with Stacks, Stack Overflow’s design system, it’s a robust CSS and JavaScript Pattern library that helps users create coherent experiences in line with Stack Overflow’s best practices and design principles. Explore more on Netlify or GitHub. Missed our April Fool’s prank this year? Relive the hilarity and the pain. Atomic CSS…
 
Today we’re joined by Irwan Bello, formerly a research scientist at Google Brain, and now on the founding team at a stealth AI startup. We begin our conversation with an exploration of Irwan’s recent paper, Designing Effective Sparse Expert Models, which acts as a design guide for building sparse large language model architectures. We discuss mixtu…
 
Welcome to the morning edition of Coding Blocks as we dive into what service level indicators, objectives, and agreements are while Michael clearly needs more sleep, Allen doesn’t know how web pages work anymore, and Joe isn’t allowed to beg. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode183. Sponsors Sho…
 
Welcome to the morning edition of Coding Blocks as we dive into what service level indicators, objectives, and agreements are while Michael clearly needs more sleep, Allen doesn’t know how web pages work anymore, and Joe isn’t allowed to beg. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode183. Sponsors Sho…
 
A high school class on Pascal launched Andi’s interest in programming (starting on an Apple IIc). Andi was bored with his university studies and took on an extra-credit programming project that turned into PHP3, the version that built a million websites. PHP gets a lot of hate, and we have two theories about why. First, it’s primarily brownfield de…
 
Love a good security tip? We've got you covered in this episode as we round up the very best security advice from our past expert guests. We also talk about the MailChimp data breach and the UK teens behind the infamous LAPSUS$ hacking group, in this week's Watchtower Weekly. Plus, we have some fun conjuring up password-related movie titles – comin…
 
Average tenure at Google has been reported at 1.1 years, which stands in contrast to a broader average of 4.2 years for software developers across the board. Tech jobs at many so called titans and disrupters last less than two years, according to research from Dice. Uber is forging an unlikely alliance with two taxi tech firms. The ultimate chron j…
 
Today we’re joined by friend of the show Timnit Gebru, the founder and executive director of DAIR, the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute. In our conversation with Timnit, we discuss her journey to create DAIR, their goals and some of the challenges shes faced along the way. We start is the obvious place, Timnit being “resignate…
 
You ever get the feeling that the way most companies are set up doesn’t really make sense? That the passion you have for coding and tech gets sucked out when you do it for a business, instead of it being amplified? Matt K. Parker had that realization… hard. A third-generation programmer, Matt’s epiphany that there was something wrong with the way t…
 
Cassidy is co-organizing Devs for Ukraine, a free online engineering conference from April 25-26 to raise funds in support of Ukraine. Register today and donate if you can. Plex.tv is a hub for live TV, on-demand streaming content, and your own media library. Read the full story of Fast’s speedy shutdown. Following the ultimate personal security ch…
 
Read about how New Relic achieved pay equity—and what, exactly, that means. Last month, hacker group Lapsus$ released screenshots showing it had successfully breached Okta’s internal systems using compromised credentials. What does it all mean? Read about it here and here. Matt recounts a harrowing example of a man-in-the-middle attack that nearly …
 
Today we’re joined by Doina Precup, a research team lead at DeepMind Montreal, and a professor at McGill University. In our conversation with Doina, we discuss her recent research interests, including her work in hierarchical reinforcement learning, with the goal being agents learning abstract representations, especially over time. We also explore …
 
We learn how to embrace risk as we continue our learning about Site Reliability Engineering while Johnny Underwood talked too much, Joe shares a (scary) journey through his mind, and Michael, Reader of Names, ends the show on a dark note. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode182. Sponsors Retool …
 
We learn how to embrace risk as we continue our learning about Site Reliability Engineering while Johnny Underwood talked too much, Joe shares a (scary) journey through his mind, and Michael, Reader of Names, ends the show on a dark note. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode182. Sponsors Retool …
 
In this week’s show, Phil talks to Don Pezet, the CTO and Lead Edutainer at ITPro.TV. He has been working in the IT industry since 1997 and has been training others since 2001. He is a certified trainer with many vendors including Microsoft, CompTIA, Google and Cisco. His combination of real-world experience, textbook knowledge, and a questionable …
 
If you looked up the term “firing on all cylinders” in the dictionary, I’m fairly confident there would be a picture of Sarvenaz Myslicki next to it. A next-gen leader who earned the role of VP of Technology at American Express by the age of 30, Savernaz is a published author, an in-demand thought-leader on mentorship and has one of the largest fol…
 
Quizzes and games like Roblox are a good way to build your knowledge, whether you’re learning to code or becoming a K-pop expert. ICYMI: Listen to our conversation with HashiCorp cofounder Mitchell Hashimoto, who recently returned to an IC role after serving as CEO and CTO. Connect with Jon on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter. Today’s Lifeboat bad…
 
This week we discover the real-world capabilities of supercomputers in cybersecurity and how data analysis can uncover insider threats with Distinguished Professor David Bader. We also wind back the clock and look at how far computing has come, from David's work building the first ever Linux supercomputer to the revolutionary chip inside the PlaySt…
 
React 18 is the latest major version of React. Cassidy also provides an excellent summary of React history. Ceora is working on some CSS art (inspired by K-pop, natch) using CodePen. Cassidy explains why Tanya Reilly’s talk-turned-blog-post Being Glue, which Ceora shouted out in Episode 425, was pivotal in shaping her career decisions. Why do women…
 
Today we’re joined by Bharath Ramsundar, founder and CEO of Deep Forest Sciences. In our conversation with Bharath, we explore his work on the DeepChem, an open-source library for drug discovery, materials science, quantum chemistry, and biology tools. We discuss the challenges that biotech and pharmaceutical companies are facing as they attempt to…
 
In so many professions, the reward for exceptional work is a promotion to management. Unfortunately, for developers whose programming gets them singled out for promotion, the skills to manage a team have nothing to do with the work that got them recognized in the first place. James Stanier, Director of Engineering at Shopify, understands the pitfal…
 
Read a profile of Mattaniah on People of Color in Tech (POCIT) here. Connect with Mattaniah on LinkedIn or follow her on TikTok. Who remembers Vine?? This week’s tech recs: Cassidy recommends her Hifiman headphones. Ben recommends his hybrid RAV4 (42 miles on the battery alone). Matt recommends Spline, a design app for 3D web experiences. Ceora’s r…
 
Why has this empty NPM package been installed 700,000 times? We’ve got the answer for ya. A nice article and podcast on flow state, including the claim that 23 minutes is the magic number of minutes it takes to find your flow. Thanks to our Lifeboat badge winner of the week, Manjusha, for explaining how to: Parse a pipe-delimited file in Python…
 
Today we’re joined by Sebastian Raschka, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lead AI educator at Grid.ai. In our conversation with Sebastian, we explore his work around AI education, including the “hands-on” philosophy that he takes when building these courses, his recent book Machine Learning with PyTorch and Scikit-L…
 
It’s finally time to learn what Site Reliability Engineering is all about, while Jer can’t speak nor type, Merkle got one (!!!), and Mr. Wunderwood is wrong. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode181. Survey Says Anonymous Vote Sign in with Wordpress So, DevOps is a culture, but SRE is a job title…
 
It’s finally time to learn what Site Reliability Engineering is all about, while Jer can’t speak nor type, Merkle got one (!!!), and Mr. Wunderwood is wrong. The full show notes for this episode are available at https://www.codingblocks.net/episode181. Survey Says So, DevOps is a culture, but SRE is a job title? Take the survey at: https://www.codi…
 
In this week’s show, Phil talks to Greg Edwards, a technology entrepreneur since 1998. Before founding CryptoStopper, he started Axis Backup, a backup and disaster recovery company for the insurance industry. In 2015, Axis backup was acquired by J2 Global, enabling the creation of CryptoStopper which focuses exclusively on cybersecurity. Greg talks…
 
The world is shortly going to need another 20 million developers and with over 1,000 engineering leaders joining us for INTERACT on April 7th, there’s no better time to talk to two people who have captured the minds of millions of developers - and will be featured at INTERACT - Tiffany Janzen and Masha Zvereva. In addition to their own tech careers…
 
Vercel is a developer-first, frontend-focused platform. Together with Google and Meta, Vercel built Next.js, an open-source React framework that helps developers build high-performance web experiences with ease. PlanetScale is a MySQL-compatible serverless database platform that enables infinite SQL horizontal scale. Tools like Webflow and Squaresp…
 
Once a company reaches a certain size, their customers might start asking for proof that it has good security and data habits. They want to know if there’s a business continuity plan in place in case disaster strikes. For many companies, formalizing this proof means submitting to an auditing process known as SOC 2. If you’re a developer at one of t…
 
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