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Welcome to Betatalks the podcast, in which we talk with friends from the development community. We chat not only about technology, but what drives them, inspires them and makes them unique. Rick and Oscar, Principal Cloud Architects at Betabit, invite developers, makers, Open Source maintainers and other amazing people from the .NET and Azure development community. Looking for more content? Have a look at our Betatalks video's.
 
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Eduard is a Cloud Solution Architect and a Microsoft Azure MVP, who focuses mainly on C# and Azure, and has a strong affinity for Angular. We talk about how to become a Microsoft MVP and the importance of intrinsic motivation to share knowledge. We discuss how people are afraid to fail, but you should never fear failure; whatever knowledge you shar…
 
Scott talks to pro­gram­mer, mu­si­cian, web de­vel­o­per, and gra­phic de­sign­er Aaron Giles about the state of game emulation. Aaron has worked for Microsoft, Connectix, LucasArts, contributed to the MAME project for over 17 years, and even ran the project for 6 years! We chat about his current project, DREAMM, which is a Windows-based emulator …
 
Ben West has been at the forefront of the DIY diabetes management movement. Ben and the community's work on Nightscout, an open-source platform for continuous glucose monitoring, has revolutionized the way people with diabetes manage their condition. Ben, along with a dedicated community of developers, has been working tirelessly to empower individ…
 
This is Jenn in her own words. I’m Jenn Junod, it’s lovely to meet you! As someone who thrives on human connection, I advocate for those who have gone unheard. My passion and experience create a space where people can come together, be it learning live, hosting Sh!t You Don't Want to Talk About, or being a Developcado. I am a developcado (devrel), …
 
In this episode, we talk to Femke Cornelissen, a Technical Evangelist at Wortell and co-founder and Community Manager of Dutch Women in Tech. Femke is the host of Microsoft talks on Twitter Spaces, where they discuss Microsoft solutions, and a Microsoft 365 blogger with only Dutch content. We talk about her role as Technical Evangelist, where she s…
 
Dr. Kapfhammer and his team focus on research related to flaky software tests, which are tests that produce inconsistent or unpredictable results. Why are tests flaky? How can we identify them and stop them in their tracks. He talks to Scott about the results of his research and practical tips for improving tests is to ensure that they are robust a…
 
Jason Lengstorf is the host of Learn With Jason, where he pair programs live with web experts to learn something new in 90 minutes. He helps dev tooling companies create more effective media and outreach so they can better educate and connect with developer communities. Jason advocates for continued learning through collaboration and play. He is th…
 
In this episode, we talk with two very special guests, Rick & Oscar themselves. We look back on a very exciting podcast year for us. And we dive into our favorite podcast moments. Rick & Oscar also share what they think were the most memorable tech developments this year. Furthermore, Rick makes a new year announcement you would not want to miss, t…
 
In Data Conscience: Algorithmic Siege on our Humanity, computer science and data inclusivity thought leader Dr. Brandeis Hill Marshall delivers a call to action for rebel tech leaders, who acknowledge and are prepared to address the current limitations of software development. In the book, Dr. Brandeis Hill Marshall discusses how the philosophy of …
 
In this episode, we talk to Maria-Anastasia Moustaka, a software engineer and robotics trainer and mentor. She is a Gold Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador, Microsoft IoT MVP and has won many international robotics competitions with her robotics club ULP. We dive into what her first steps were with IoT and robotics, which started when she saw that …
 
Scott talks with Kris Nova who has been building and scaling Hachyderm, a Mastodon instance that began in her basement and is now moving into the cloud. Nova shares her extensive knowledge on the technical challenges and solutions involved in creating and maintaining Hachyderm, as well as her insights on the importance of building and maintaining a…
 
Taylor Poindexter, a software engineer and engineering manager, joins Scott Hanselman in this episode of the podcast to discuss her journey as a manager and her advice for emerging managers. Taylor shares her experiences of growing and learning in her role and discusses the challenges and rewards of managing a team. She offers advice on how to deve…
 
In this episode, we talk to Debbie O'Brien, a senior program manager at Microsoft. Where she is in charge of advocating Playwright End-to-End Testing. Debbie has over 10 years of experience in front-end development. We dive straight into why Playwright is becoming increasingly popular. A lot of developers don’t like to write tests; they think it’s …
 
Huda is the Founder and CEO of Dot Health, a real-time personal health data platform. She joins Scott to discuss real-time personal health data and its implications for consumers and the health industry worldwide. Huda explains how real-time data can help individuals track and manage their health more effectively, and how healthcare professionals c…
 
Mekka Williams is a long-time software engineer who sits down with Scott Hanselman to discuss how long you should stay at a company. Mekka shares her own experiences and offers some advice for people who are trying to decide how long to stay at their current job. She discusses the importance of finding a company that aligns with your values and car…
 
In this episode, we talk to Rik Hepworth. As Microsoft Azure MVP, member of the Microsoft Regional Director program, and Chief Consulting Officer at Black Marble, he helps organizations make better use of the cloud. We talk about his role at Black Marble and how it is a development shop at heart; helping customers reach a higher level of maturity i…
 
In this episode of the podcast, Scott Hanselman sits down with Jon Silvera, the creator of FUZE4, a game-making tool for the Nintendo Switch. Jon shares his passion for game development and explains how FUZE4 makes it possible for anyone to create their own games for the Switch. He discusses the features and capabilities of the tool, and offers som…
 
In this episode of ACM ByteCast in association with Hanselminues, Scott Hanselman welcomes research scientist, software engineer, and entrepreneur Yaw Anokwa. Yaw is the founder and CEO of ODK, the offline data collection platform that helps fight disease, poverty, and inequity. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Washington a…
 
Liz is a developer advocate, labor and ethics organizer, and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with 18+ years of experience. She is currently the Field CTO at Honeycomb, and previously was an SRE working on products ranging from the Google Cloud Load Balancer to Google Flights. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her wife Elly, partners, and a Samoyed/Go…
 
In this episode, we talk to Marc Duiker, he is a senior developer advocate at Ably and has a strong focus on event-driven architectures in the Azure cloud and serverless technologies. He started Azure Functions University on GitHub, a free and open-source learning curriculum. He likes to create pixel art, code visuals & music, and design retro game…
 
Eden Full Goh is the CEO and Founder of Mobot, a venture-backed company that automates testing of mobile apps using robotics technology. Previously, Eden built products that spanned the energy, healthcare and government sectors at Palantir Technologies and Butterfly Network. Eden studied Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Princeton Univ…
 
Matty Stratton is the Director of Developer Relations at Aiven, a well-known member of the DevOps community, founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, and the global chair of the DevOpsDays set of conferences. Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile,…
 
In this episode, we talk to Dylan Beattie, who is a Microsoft MVP and international keynote speaker. He is the director of Ursatile, the creator of the Rockstar programming language, and has performed his software-themed parodies of classic rock songs all over the world as Dylan Beattie and the Linebreakers. We talk about his programming language –…
 
When engineer and author Sameer Doshi interviewed remotely for his current job at Microsoft, he was nervous about only one thing: Telling his future employer that he’s blind. He was offered the position, and even after starting he didn’t mention that he’s blind until he needed to put in a request for the special software that helps him do his job. …
 
The classic guide to how computers work has been updated with new chapters and interactive graphics! Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software, 2nd Edition by Charles Petzold is now available. Charles explains why he added chapters, reordered content, incorporated new examples, and updated descriptions in his best-selling book. ht…
 
Scott has been a developer for 30 years and has been blogging at https://hanselman.com for 20 years! He works in Open Source on .NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland, Oregon. Scott has been podcasting for over 800 episodes of http://hanselminutes.com over 15 years and 700 episodes of http://www.azurefriday.com. H…
 
In this episode, we talk to Scott Hanselman, who works in Open Source on .NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft and is a well-known – perhaps famous - face in the .NET community. He has been a developer for 30 years, has been blogging at hanselman.com for 20 years, has been podcasting for hanselminutes.com and Azure Friday for more than 15 years, a…
 
Kirsten Westeinde is a technology enthusiast and a lifelong learner. She is a development manager at Shopify, where she solves challenging web development problems every day. She talks with Scott about her career at Shopify moving from Software Developer to Senior Software Development Manager. They also chat about the Shopify's Journey from Monolit…
 
Mark is a cloud solution architect at Microsoft focused on cloud native architectures and DevOps. He has seen a lot of tech come and go but the current crop has intrigued him like nothing that has come before. The windmill at which he chooses to tilt are the technology practices of traditional enterprises. He is oddly optimistic on the prospects fo…
 
Sonic Pi is a new kind of musical instrument which enables exciting new learning pathways in the classroom! Not only can you create music quickly and "live code" your music to change when performing, but you can also use Sonic Pi as a way to learn coding in a more creative way rather than focusing on abstract concepts or working with data. https://…
 
Glenn Block is a seasoned leader with 25 years+ experience in software engineering and product management. He is currently working on a stealth startup and also advising organizations on product strategy. Throughout his career, he worked at a number of hi-tech companies including Microsoft, Docusign, Auth0, and Splunk. Glenn has been a big advocate…
 
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