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The Swimm Upstream Podcast is a collection of conversations about knowledge sharing, code documentation, change management, scaling dev teams and more. Our guests come from all over the tech world, with some really interesting insights, stories, and… coffee hacks. Join Tom Ahi Dror, Co-Founder of Swimm (a Continuous Documentation platform that streamlines onboarding and knowledge sharing within software engineering teams), as he talks with some of the most inspiring engineering and dev team ...
 
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Yonatan Cohen – Co-Founder & CTO of Quantum Machines – joins us in this episode to tackle quantum computing! Did you know anyone can run quantum programs on Amazon Web Services for mere dollars? Learn about this field early to take pole superposition in the race to understand and use quantum computers! 00:00:45 Introductions 00:01:20 Yonatan’s begi…
 
In this tour-de-force, Mike Dalessio – Engineering Director at Shopify – and Evan Phoenix – self-described “long-time Rubyist” – join us for a practical discussion of all things Ruby! Ruby is a beautiful language, and we're really excited to cover the history and present of this language with two experts. 00:01:03 Introductions 00:01:49 Mike’s Ruby…
 
Today we discuss adventures, books, tools, and art discoveries before diving into unsupervised machine learning in this duo episode! 00:00:22 Introductions 00:01:28 Email & inbox organization is very important 00:07:28 The Douglas-Peucker algorithm 00:11:48 Starter project selection 00:17:01 Tic-Tac-Toe 00:21:41 Artemis 1 00:26:25 Space slingshots …
 
Today we go back to our programming language roots with author, KT Academy founder, and Kotlin rockstar Marcin Moskala. We talk about how Kotlin makes itself doubly useful for app and backend development. 00:00:55 Introductions 00:01:38 Java frustrations 00:09:37 Why a well-organized typing system is important 00:11:59 What Kotlin is 00:14:58 Obsid…
 
Finding something online might seem easy - but as Marcus Eagan tells it, it’s not easy to get it right. In today’s episode, MongoDB’s Staff Product Manager on Atlas Search speaks with Jason and Patrick about his own journey in software development and how to best use search engines to capture user intent. 00:00:34 Introductions 00:01:30 Marcus’s un…
 
Douwe Maan’s journey sounds too fantastic to be true, yet the tale that Meltano’s founder shares with Jason and Patrick today is very, very real. Whether it’s about doing software development by 11, joining Gitlab while juggling college responsibilities, or building his own company during today’s challenging times, he has quite the story to tell. I…
 
00:01:03 Introductions 00:04:47 Mojovision 00:06:07 Chips’ storied journey 00:11:06 Project Xanadu 00:18:45 Getting into Lucasfilm 00:31:31 Artificial Intelligence in games 00:39:48 GTA MP 01:00:10 How the game industry drives people 01:08:29 Agoric and its niche in the blockchain 01:20:12 Javascript’s securability 01:22:46 Working with Agoric 01:3…
 
00:00:57 Introductions 00:01:51 How Ronak got started in programming 00:06:03 The first encounter with burnout 00:11:49 Double-edged benefits 00:17:23 Spoon theory 00:19:07 Why relationship clarity matters 00:25:11 A cold room story 00:30:59 Context switching’s relevance 00:35:45 QTorque’s solution to monitor cloud automation costs 00:39:19 Setting…
 
00:00:45 Introductions 00:02:22 The sluggish Python-based system that Guido revitalized 00:06:03 Meeting the challenge of adding necessary complexity to a project 00:11:59 Excel in banking 00:18:15 Guido’s shift into Coil 00:19:29 Scooby-Doo pajamas 00:20:21 What motivates people to come in to the office today 00:24:09 Pandas 00:35:35 Why human err…
 
00:00:24 Introductions 00:00:49 IP v6 00:04:50 OSI 00:12:53 The IP v7 debate 00:20:18 The definition of an address’s scope 00:21:38 Why John feels DNS was a mistake 00:26:40 How IP mobility works 00:32:13 Bluetooth 00:41:41 Where will Internet architecture go from here 00:49:49 Understanding the problem space 00:59:04 The angels in the details 01:0…
 
00:01:01 Introduction 00:01:28 COVID and the challenge of teaching 00:04:11 John’s academic and career path 00:08:14 LSI technology 00:12:13 Collaborative software development in the day 00:15:24 ARPANET’s early use 00:20:08 Atom bomb and weather simulations 00:26:55 The message-switching network 00:34:57 Pouzin 00:38:00 Every register had a purpos…
 
136: Metaverse with Daniel Liebeskind Decentralizing the future can often lead to missing out on genuine human communication. Daniel Liebeskind, Cofounder and CEO of Topia, talks about how they’re working to avoid that pitfall while building the foundation of a better online experience. Whether its his lessons from Burning Man, keeping the human sp…
 
00:00:15 Introduction 00:01:03 Aran Khanna and his background 00:05:12 The Marauder’s Map that Facebook hated(Chrome Extension) 00:20:11 Why Google made Kubernetes 00:31:14 Horizontal and Vertical Auto-Scaling 00:35:54 Zencastr 00:39:53 How machines talk to each other 00:46:32 Sidecars 00:48:25 Resources to learn Kubernetes 00:52:59 Archera 00:59:3…
 
134: Ephemeral Environments with Benjie De Groot Download How do you test changes to your web backend or database? Many people have a "production" and one "development" database, but the development database can easily become broken by one engineer and thus unusable for the rest of the team. Also, how would two engineers make changes in parallel to…
 
This may come as a surprise, but Compass’ engineering organization has over 1000 developers powering their end-to-end tech platform that supports real estate transactions across the United States. Basia Mucha, Director of Engineering at Compass, joins the show to share her experience scaling a platform across different geographies and the art of ba…
 
Brian Douglas is the Director of Developer Advocacy at GitHub and a familiar face (or voice) in the world of software development and community. Based on Brian’s experience building Netlify’s first design system, he shares his perspective on knowing when a start-up can build their own tool versus using one that’s available on the market.…
 
Changes and pivots are bound to happen, especially in the early days of a start-up. Jenna Quindica, Staff Software Engineer at Square, shares a story from early on in her career where a complete pivot was required to achieve product-market fit. Jenna also delves into what it takes to be an effective Staff SWE today.…
 
Jason Gauci is Argo AI’s Director of Engineering and has led machine learning teams at Facebook (now Meta) and Google. Jason also hosts the Programming Throwdown podcast. Looking back at his experiences leading a research lab at Facebook, Jason reflects on the challenges of disruptive technological changes. Hint: Sometimes, being on the vanguard is…
 
Amir Shevat has led teams at some of the most well known tech companies out there, including Slack, Google, and Twitch. Today, Amir is Head of Product at Twitter’s Developer Platform. Amir joins the show to share his experience of the effectiveness of a GM model and just how important it is to listen when joining a new team.…
 
As anyone who listens to the show regularly knows, I've always been fascinated by marketplaces. How do we figure out what to charge for something, and how do we match buyers and sellers? How does a company like Uber match drivers to riders so quickly? Today we have Andrew Yates, Co-Founder & CEO at Promoted.ai, to talk about marketplaces and how to…
 
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