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The Bug Hunters Café
The Bug Hunters Café
A caffeinated podcast about making and fixing mistakes in code.
Nov 14, 2022
Season 2, Episode 10: Itamar Turner-Trauring
Logs, anyone? Bojan and Jason chat with Itamar Turner-Trauring, the creator of the eliot logging library in Python.
1 hr 1 min
Oct 17, 2022
Season 2, Episode 9: Reuven Lerner
Jason and a particularly floral Bojan chat with Reuven Lerner about teaching Python, and the worst bugs they've seen (and caused). Meanwhile, Annie tries to undo a unicorn magic glitch of her own.
1 hr 3 min
Sep 26, 2022
Season 2, Episode 8: Tomasz Lelek
Tomasz teaches Jason and Bojan how to navigate tradeoffs in code, while Annie struggles to manage the temporary unicorn horn she's been stuck with.
Jul 3, 2022
Season 2, Episode 7: Andrea Goulet and Naomi Ceder
A portal outage won't stop Andrea Goulet and Naomi Ceder from coming into the café for coffee and conversation. Listen in as they discuss empathy in open source software development.
1 hr 4 min
May 16, 2022
Season 2, Episode 6: Mikolaj Pawlikowski
A little chaos is a wonderful thing. Miko Pawlikowski chats about chaos engineering, and how breaking things deliberately can actually make your code more stable. So how do you engineer this chaos in a helpful way, and how can you get buy-in from your manager and clients? Also, what's with the coffee today? Tune in to find out!
May 2, 2022
Season 2, Episode 5: Lily Mara
Lily Mara pops into a slightly-more-chaotic-than-usual café to talk about Rust, and it's a far cry from the usual "let's rewrite everything" you may be expecting. While she chats with Bojan and Jason about refactoring to Rust, Jess and Annie try to figure out how to make the most of the latest magical glitch.
1 hr 5 min
Apr 18, 2022
Season 2, Episode 4: Max Guernsey III
Max Guernsey III stops in to discuss requirement writing, motion over progress, and how to prevent bugs, rather than fix them. How is that even possible? How is scrum involved? And what is the unicorn getting Bojan for his birthday? Listen in for these answers and more.
1 hr 1 min
Apr 4, 2022
Season 2, Episode 3: Marco Faella
Despite the crimes against pizza being committed by the unicorn, Marco Faella comes by the café to discuss seven principles for making code better. Is it possible that software can be truly good? Can code golfing make you a better developer? Will the ANSI committee ban pineapple on pizza forever? Listen for the answers, and way too many anchovies.
Mar 7, 2022
Season 2, Episode 2: Felienne Hermans
Programmers learn by doing, right? Felienne Hermans chats with Bojan and Jason about how READING code may actually be even more important. So why it's so hard to understand someone else's code? The answer may be found somewhere between Shakespeare, trombones, and your ABCs. Now if Annie and Jess can only get the patrons to stop hacking their new robot...
1 hr 5 min
Feb 21, 2022
Season 2, Episode 1: Sedat Kapanoglu
Sedat Kapanoglu swings by the café to talk about "street coding," while the café's new barista, Jess, arbitrates a wager between Bojan and Alan Turing. Listen in to learn more about the realities of changing requirements, the secret to true user privacy, and how it can be possible that monoliths aren't evil! (No, really!)
Aug 22, 2021
Episode 12: The Café Within (Ned Batchelder)
Somewhere in the midst of an infinitely recursing café, Ned Batchelder joins Bojan and Jason to talk about the wiles of testing and code coverage, and how to answer questions online without scaring off the new kids.
1 hr 8 min
Aug 8, 2021
Episode 11: Wool and Language Standards (JeanHeyd Meneide)
As sheep flock to the café, JeanHeyd Meneide stops in to talk about the C and C++ Language Standards, programming history, and spooky bugs.
1 hr 13 min
Jul 25, 2021
Episode 10: The Squirrel Blockade (April Wensel)
April Wensel talks compassion and empathy in coding, while Marta negotiates with an army of enraged squirrels.
Jul 11, 2021
Episode 9: Sneeze Decor (Naomi Ceder)
Amidst magically changing decor, Naomi Ceder chats with Bojan and Jason about old school hacking and how to give great conference talks. And the unicorn sneezes on...
1 hr 11 min
Jun 27, 2021
Episode 8: More Power To You (Amber Vanderburg and Lais Carvalho)
Amber Vanderburg and Laís Carvalho stop into the café to discuss debugging teams, promoting diversity, and creating safe spaces. Turns out, that can have a big impact on code, too! Meanwhile, Marta tries to keep the café's power supply stable.
1 hr 1 min
Jun 13, 2021
Episode 7: Brain Scans and Networking (Joshua Jacobs)
What do MRI scans, wood turning, and interpersonal networking have in common? They're all topics that Joshua Jacobs knows a thing or five about. Join him, Bojan, and Jason as they discuss everything from floating-point numbers in supervillain plots to the possible reasons why a statistician might have a beef with a programmer.
1 hr 8 min
May 30, 2021
Episode 6: Mentorship with Cheese Sauce (Vaidehi Joshi)
Vaidehi Joshi stops into the café to help fix the temporal stabilizer, and stays to chat with Jason and Bojan about teaching, teams, and where bugs come from in the first place.
1 hr 2 min
May 2, 2021
Episode 5: Bojan Reads the Documentation (Anastasiia Tymoshchuk)
Anastasiia Tymoshchuk joins Bojan and Jason to discuss all things team management: blame vs. accountability, debugging the cause of a problem, zombies, timers and...planking? Maybe SHE can figure out why the espresso machine is dispensing garlic sprinkles.
Apr 18, 2021
Episode 4: Attack of the Fresh Fruit (Cheuk Ting Ho)
Amidst a unicorn-caused fall of fruit, guest Cheuk Ting Ho discusses what developer advocates (avocados?) really do, and the role they play in preventing bugs.
Apr 4, 2021
Episode 3: To Boldly Debug (Moshe Zadka)
Guest Moshe Zadka joins Jason and Bojan to unpack the mystery surrounding what DevOps and site reliability engineering actually are.
Mar 21, 2021
Episode 2: A Glitch In Time (M. Scott Ford)
Things are a bit timey-wimey at the café as M. Scott Ford chats with Bojan and Jason about legacy code, test refactoring, and what it means to be a "mender".
1 hr 7 min
Mar 7, 2021
Episode 1: The Closet, the Nerds, and the Unicorn
In the series premiere of The Bug Hunters Café, software developers Bojan Miletic and Jason C. McDonald chat about their bug hunting experiences across various languages, and some of their biggest coding mistakes.
Feb 10, 2021
The Bug Hunters Café: Trailer
Beginning March 2021, Bojan Miletic and Jason C. McDonald bring you a brand new podcast about bugs and software development. Grab your favorite hot beverage and join us for conversations with developers from all over the world.