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Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman
Hanselminutes is Fresh Air for Developers. A weekly commute-time podcast that promotes fresh technology and fresh voices. Talk and Tech for Developers, Life-long Learners, and Technologists.
4 days ago
Start Freelancing Today with The Taproom's Kelly Vaughn
Have you thought about being a freelancer? Starting your own thing? What's keeping you? Where do you start? Scott talks to Kelly Vaughn about her freelancing journey and her new book "Start Freelancing Today." * https://startfreelancing.today
Sep 17, 2020
A new way to learn about technology with Disco's Saron Yitbarek
CodeNewbie founder Saron Yitbarek is now producing beautifully designed, easy-to-digest audio courses! Is it an audiobook? They're not webinars or labs. Is Disco the future of technology learning?
Sep 10, 2020
Leaning into Learning in Public with Monica Powell
Monica Powell is a software engineer who is passionate about making contributing to open-source more approachable. She works with The New York Public Library's eBook software and founded React Ladies. Today she talks to Scott about creative expression on the web and learning into learning in public.
Sep 3, 2020
Document Databases and Mongo with Engineer Joe Karlsson
Scott talks with Joe Karlsson about Document Databases like MongoDB and how they differ from classic Table-based (ER) databases. Can this next generation of WebAPI and JSON-powered cloud DB allow more beginners to get into programming? Is this the death of select * from table? NOTE: Scott met Joe while speaking at Codeland. While Mongo is a sponsor of Hanselminutes, this interview isn't related to that sponsorship in any way. Hanselminutes doesn't do "sponsored guests," only awesome guests.
Aug 27, 2020
Building a More Ethical Immersive Web with VR Engineer Diane Hosfelt
Diane is a research engineer and the security and privacy lead for Mozilla's Mixed Reality (VR/MR) project. She and Scott talk about the considerations that need to be taken to enable Mixed and Virtual Reality to be a trustworthy and private experience for users. How does Mozilla plan to take all the different pieces - technology, legal and social concerns, user education, incentivization - and create a cohesive solution.
Aug 20, 2020
A Programmer's Guide to Computer Science with Dr. William Springer
Have you failed a job interview because you don't know computer science? William Springer has a PhD in computer science and his books takes you through what you would have learned while earning a four-year computer science degree! Both Scott and William believe in breaking down boundaries, and it starts with this show! * A Programmer's Guide to Computer Science
Aug 13, 2020
Working in Public: Open Source Software with Nadia Eghbal
Nadia Eghbal is the author of Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software. She is a writer and researcher who likes to understand how people work. She is currently interested in parasocial communities and reputation-based economies. * https://nadiaeghbal.com/
Aug 6, 2020
A Brief History of The Deficit Myth with Dr. Stephanie Kelton
Dr. Stephanie Kelton is the most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory - the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades. With its important new ways of understanding money, taxes, and the critical role of deficit spending, MMT redefines how to responsibly use our resources so that we can maximize our potential. * The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy
Jul 30, 2020
Cybersecurity for Executives in the Age of Cloud with Teri Radichel
With the rising cost of data breaches, executives need to understand the basics of cybersecurity so they can make strategic decisions that keep companies out of headlines and legal battles. Teri Radichel is the CEO of 2nd Sight Lab and the author of the new book "Cybersecurity for Executives in the Age of Cloud." She teaches Scott about what folks need to think about as they move their business into the new age! * Cybersecurity for Executives in the Age of Cloud
Jul 23, 2020
Managing remotely with Asana Engineering Manager Kate Reading
Scott talks to Engineering Manager Kate Reading from Asana about her experiences as a new remote worker during the pandemic. How do you manage standups, checkins, 1:1s, and onboarding? All this plus "Team User Manuals" on this episode of Hanselminutes
Jul 16, 2020
How the OBS Project changed video forever with lead Hugh Bailey
Hugh Bailey just wanted to make a nice open source app to stream Starcraft. It's been just 8 years since the OBS project started and it's taken video by storm. Add in the influx of users using OBS to enhance their Skype/Teams/Zoom calls and it's clear that OBS is now an essential part of the any content creators workflow. Scott talks to Hugh about the what why and how of the OBS Project. * https://www.patreon.com/obsproject
Jul 9, 2020
Diabetes and Data Science with Dr. Alex Constantin
Dr. Alex Constantin is a Data Scientist and Diabetic on a mission to take the mental burden and frustration out of living with diabetes. She and Scott have nearly a half century of diabetes experience between them, but only Alex is a PhD, so in this episode she teaches Scott how data science can improve the lives of diabetics everywhere!
Jul 2, 2020
How Design Makes The World with Scott Berkun
Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of eight books on design, creativity, public speaking and more. He sits down with Scott Hanselman to talk about his latest book, "How Design Makes The World." Everything you use, from your home to your smartphone, from highways to supermarkets, was designed by someone. What did they get right? Where did they go wrong? And what can we learn from how these experts think that can help us improve our own lives? * How Design Makes The World
Jun 25, 2020
Dismantling barriers to participation in programming communities with Dr. Denae Ford
Dr. Denae Ford is a Research Scientist investigating identity-based signals to support retention in Socio-Technical Ecosystems. What does that mean? It's using science to make programming communities more inclusive and welcoming! * https://blog.denaeford.me/2019/07/01/how-programmers-really-look-at-pull-requests * https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/denae/ * https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/group/saint-group/ * http://denaeford.me/
Jun 18, 2020
Will your next laptop use an ARM processor? with Jeremy Sinclair
The Surface Pro X is thin, light, and is absolutely silent because it has no fans! It uses a power-sipping ARM processor rather than an Intel processor. Jeremy Sinclair schools Scott on why it's significant that Windows can run on ARM now. We'll also learn what this means for developers and tools like Visual Studio Code. Can this ARM machine also emulate x86 processors? Will your next laptop run ARM?
Jun 11, 2020
Red Teaming with Leron Gray
"A red team is a group that helps organizations to improve themselves by providing opposition to the point of view of the organization that they are helping." What's that mean in layperson's terms? They are the internal pen testing team that attacks company resources to make them better and more secure! How does one get a cool job like this? How can you get a start in infosec?
Jun 4, 2020
Social Friendships and Internet Creativity with Cassidy Williams
Scott and Principal Developer Experience Engineer Cassidy Williams talk about social friendships, internet life, making code, videos, and videos about code.
May 28, 2020
Language Understanding (LUIS) with Dr. Riham Mansour
Dr. Riham Mansour is the Principal Engineering Manager running the Language Understanding Service (LUIS), which is the product offering from the Machine Teaching Innovation Group. LUIS has been the entry point of Microsoft in the Machine Teaching market. Riham founded LUIS in collaboration with the Machine Teaching Group in Microsoft Research in 2015. * https://www.luis.ai/ * https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/luis/what-is-luis
May 21, 2020
A path to technical leadership with Keavy McMinn
Keavy is an engineering leader who believes that the management path isn't the only way to be a technical leader! In fact, she doesn't want to be a manager! How do you "become senior" and move into a technical leadership path without becoming a people manager? * https://keavy.com/work/thriving-on-the-technical-leadership-path/
May 14, 2020
Making Docker lovely for Developers with Simon Ferquel
Scott's been using Docker Desktop for years now, and in this episode he talks to Simon Ferquel about Docker on Windows. How will WSL2 make Docker even better? How does Docker help developers specifically be more productive (and happier?) How much easier can Docker get and how does Docker Desktop enable that?
May 7, 2020
Http Cats, Sketchnoting and Loving the Web with Tomomi Imura
Apr 30, 2020
The world blog with Wordpress Lead Dev Helen Hou Sandí
WordPress makes the world go around! Some folks estimate a billion sites? A third of the internet? It's a hugely influential open source project. Scott talks to one of the dev leads, Helen Hou Sandí, about how she got started in open source, her feelings about PHP, why she loves WordPress so much, and her work at 10up as the Director of Open Source Inititives. * https://10up.com/
Apr 23, 2020
DevOps and GitHub Actions with Edward Thomson
Today Scott talks with GitHub's Edward Thomson about GitHub Actions and how to really automate your entire software workflow. Are you doing anything twice...manually? What you can automate and can GitHub Actions make that happen? How complete is your CI/CD? Are you testing, releasing? What about bots to make your issue triage easier?
Apr 16, 2020
The Holloway Guide to Remote Work with Courtney Nash
"Everyone has written a guide on remote work—but no one has done so as diligently and comprehensively as Holloway." Researched, written, and edited by experts, the Guide to Remote work includes over 300 pages of research, guidance, and commentary from experts in an easily digestible format. In this episode, Scott talks with editor Courtney Nash about remote work today and tomorrow. * https://www.holloway.com/g/remote-work/about
Apr 9, 2020
Bringing Medical products to market safely with Emily Gorcenski
Emily Gorcenski is an American data scientist who has run trials for medical device software. We are living in an interesting time and facing a medical device shortage. Emily talks to Scott about how medical device regulation works as well the barriers and challenges. What kinds of medical devices exist and how are they categorized? How can we as technologists help in the current crisis? * THERAC-25 report * FDA Medical Device databases * FDA Guidance on 3D printed medical devices * Elon Musk on Ventilators * Dyson on Ventilators * FDA Guidance document for N95 respirators designed for general public use * Chinese masks recalled * FDA guidance on biohacking * USDS call for volunteers
Apr 3, 2020
LEGO Education SPIKE Prime with firmware engineer Ralph Hempel
Ralph Hempel leads the firmware development team here at LEGO, working together with the electronics, mechanics, and front end teams to build products such as Boost, StarWARS Boost, the CITY Train, App Controlled Batmobile, and of course all the new App Controlled Technic products. He's been writing embedded firmware for 35 years, and have written new firmware for every LEGO MINDSTORMS brick since the RCX. He talks to Scott about the new LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Set! Spike is the go-to STEAM learning tool for grade 6-8 students! * https://education.lego.com/
Mar 26, 2020
Embodying a disembodied AI with Chris Conner, Altered Carbon's Poe
Chris Conner is a stage and screen actor who can currently be seen as Poe in Netflix's SciFi series Altered Carbon. Poe is a artificial intelligence the likes of which hasn't been seen on screen before. He is kind, curious, powerful, but gentle. He is a fixer who is broken. Why did Chris Conner explore the complete works of Edgar Allen Poe to better understand how to play a near-immortal AI? Scott and Chris sit down and explore Chris's process. * https://twitter.com/ImCConner
Mar 19, 2020
Destigmatizing Mental Health in the Tech Industry with Jen Akullian, PhD
Are we hearing about depression and anxiety more because we have social media, or is social media exacerbating more mental health issues. Scott talks to psychologist Jennifer Akullian, PhD from the Growth Coaching Institute about how she coaches tech professionals through these challenges in our hyper-connected world. Jen's work focuses on de-stigmatizing mental health, addressing the disabling impact of industry stress and burnout, and helping to improve individual and organizational wellness and performance. * https://www.growthcoachinginstitute.org
Mar 12, 2020
On empowerment with social entrepreneur Aisha Addo
Today we talk with social entrepreneur Aisha Addo on what empowerment means to her. Aisha runs a Foundation from Canada that aims to empower girls in both Canada and her native Ghana. She also has a ride-share platform for women called DriveHER * http://aishaaddo.com * http://driveher.ca * http://powertogirls.com
Mar 5, 2020
The Joy of making with LEGO Master and Cosplaying Engineer Amie DD
Amie is a maker of things. Her background is in Game Programming and Simulation and she started her career at Marvel Studios, working on Captain America and X-Men Destiny. She later transitioned to Research and Development for development work on the Xbox and Playstation. She also plays with LEGO and was recently on FOX's LEGO Masters show. She is also an acive 3D printer and cosplayer. She talks to Scott about all she pulls all this cross disciplinary knowledge into a life fueled with enthusiasm and making things! * https://www.amiedd.com
Feb 27, 2020
Pathways to Data Science with Sri Megha Vujjini
Originally interested in telecommunications engineering, Megha moved toward data science after working with robotics. Now, she's a data scientist during the day, and she volunteers to help youth in Chicago get started on similar paths. She and Scott discuss how others can get involved in this emerging field and why it's important to make tech careers more accessible to everyone! * Saggezza
Feb 20, 2020
Agile Project Management for Families with Yvonne Marcus
Agile and Scrum and Kanban, oh my! What if we take the techniques we've learned from years of project management and apply that to our homes and families? Scott talks with Agile Parent and Home Systems Strategist Yvonne Marcus about how she brought Agile home. * https://www.yvonnemarcus.com/
Feb 13, 2020
Surviving as a remote tech employee with Jayson J. Phillips
Jayson has been working remotely managing both teams and projects for a number of years. Scott's been remote for over 13 years. They sit down and talk about their favorite best practices as remote employees. What are some "life hacks" that we can use to be effective as remotes? * Jayson's Remote Worker Twitter Thread
Feb 6, 2020
Saving Blade Runner with ScummVM's Eugene Sandulenko
For years ScummVM has allowed us all to play classic point-and-click adventure games by providing a runtime for the original data files. Most recently the classic "Blade Runner" was rescued after a herculean effort by the ScummVM team and is now available for purchase on GOG.com. Scott talks to Eugene Sandulenko about why ScummVM is NOT an emulator, how it works, and why it's so important. * Download Blade Runner (1997) from GOG * https://www.scummvm.org/
Jan 30, 2020
Building a CPU from Scratch with Ben Eater
Ben Eater is currently creating educational videos for my YouTube channel and exploring ways to maximize human potential through education online. He's recently become well known for creating an 8-bit CPU from scratch as well as a series on building a 6502 computer on a breadboard. * https://eater.net/
Jan 23, 2020
Visualizing Math with Freya Holmér
Freya Holmér makes educational math visualizations, does live game development on Twitch, as well as creates videos and Unity tools! She's been in the games industry for 10 years, working on things like Shader Forge, a node-based shader editor for Unity, and Budget Cuts, a VR stealth game made at Neat Corp. She talks to Scott about her love of math and making math accessible using a number of custom visualization tools. * Math for Game Dev - An Improvised Live Course * Visual Guide to Radians * Low persistence in VR! * Motion blur - useful even at 60 fps * the area of a circle is τr²/2 * cross product - visualized * A collection of my mathematical art and visualizations * http://www.acegikmo.com/ * https://www.patreon.com/acegikmo * https://www.twitch.tv/acegikmo
Jan 16, 2020
Myself: It's not weird at all
This episode wasn't supposed to be an episode! I was invited by Jeff Fritz of Twitch fame to talk to his community team of Live Coders on Discord. They recorded it, and mentioned several times that it was useful content! So, why not try something new and make this an episode! Let me know on Twitter if you find my views on community, productivity, and life useful to you! * http://Livecoders.dev * http://Github.com/livecoders
Jan 9, 2020
Dapr Distributed Application Runtime with Azure CTO Mark Russinovich
Dapr is a an event-driven, portable runtime for building microservices on cloud and edge. In this episode Scott talks to Azure CTO Mark Russinovich about what this means and why you should care? What are the responsibilities of a microservice, and what should YOU worry about and what a responsibilities better delegated to an open source project like Dapr? * https://dapr.io/
Jan 2, 2020
Brain Science and Programmers with Dr. Mireille Reece
Dr Mireille Reece is the co-host of the ChangeLog podcast Brain Science and in this episode she sits down with Scott to talk about creativity, staying in your flow, mental health, the power of perspective, and how relationships drive the WE in our workplace! * https://changelog.com/brainscience
Dec 26, 2019
Being a Complete Engineer and Bryan Liles' Rules to Life
Bryan Liles talks about his Rules to Life and how attitude, structure and personal guidelines have enabled Bryan to level up and manage his anxiety. Bryan's also working on a new open source project called Octant that allows you to move effectively manage your Kubernetes infrastructure. All this, plus Goodie Mob!
Dec 19, 2019
Modern Infrastructure as Code with Pulumi's Joe Duffy
Pulumi promises two things "Declare cloud infrastructure using real languages, and enable developers and operators to work better together." Scott talks to Joe Duffy about the goals behind Pulumi and how it relates to other attempts over the years. Do we hide the cloud or bring it front and center? Can YOU deploy your apps and infrastructure easily on any cloud? * https://www.pulumi.com
Dec 12, 2019
Building a culture of accessibility from step zero with Ayesha Mazumdar
Ayesha Mazumdar is a Senior UX Engineer at Optimizely and works to enable everyone to access the web no matter their ability. How does one build a culture at their company that values accessibility from the beginning? Where does a11y factor in when creating design systems, and later component libraries. How much ARIA is enough...or too much? * Fable and Access Works both let you test your applications with people with disabilities * Cordelia Dillon's Accessibility Bake Off talk * An example of W3's Keyboard Interaction guidelines (link is specifically for Listbox) * Ayesha's ReactBoston Scaling Accessibility video and slides
Dec 5, 2019
Rust: A language for the next 40 years with Carol Nichols
Learn what makes the programming language Rust a unique technology, such as the memory safety guarantees that enable more people to write performant systems-level code. Scott talks to Rust core contributor Carol Nichols about what she's so excited about Rust and the future.
Nov 28, 2019
Career Karma's Ruben Harris on engineering bootcamp success
Success in engineering often means you need to engineer success. Career Karma's Ruben Harris and his partners believe they have the formula and they've bottled it into the Career Karma app and community. You can find your squad, get the motivation you need, and make your bootcamp experience successful. He talks to Scott about common misconceptions about bootcamps and how Career Karma smooths the way. * https://careerkarma.com/blog/income-share-agreements/ * https://breakingintostartups.com/about/
Nov 21, 2019
Are you using all the resources OWASP has to offer? with Nancy Gariché
Nancy Gariché is a Senior IT Security Analyst for the Government of Canada and in this episode she schools Scott on the power of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). It's SO much more than the occasional security checklist! They also talk about the value of certifications. * https://www.bmc.com/blogs/what-is-shift-left-shift-left-testing-explained/ * https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Local_Chapters
Nov 14, 2019
Sharon Steed on Operationalizing Empathy and the Power of a Stutter
Sharon Steed is a corporate empathy and communications consultant as well as an international keynote speaker. Sharon has spoken at companies on improving team communication and collaboration; at tech conferences on vulnerability as an asset; and has given a TEDx talk on empowering insecurities. She talks to Scott about operationalizing empathy! * https://www.communilogue.co/ * https://www.communilogue.co/tedx
Nov 7, 2019
Roblox's Kelly Mayes on Community Building and Digital Civility
Roblox is powered by a global community of over two million developers who produce their own immersive multiplayer experiences each month using Roblox Studio, a desktop design tool for anyone. Scott talks to Roblox's Kelly Mayes on how they consider community, safety and creativity when dealing with a platform that has user content front and center! * https://roblox.com * https://developer.roblox.com
Oct 31, 2019
Clyde W. Ford on THINK BLACK: a memoir about the first Black software engineer
Engineer and author Clyde W. Ford talks THINK BLACK: a memoir about his father, the first Black software engineer in America. Clyde is the award-winning author of twelve works of fiction and non-fiction, whose most recent book, THINK BLACK: A Memoir explores his relationship with his father, and his father's relationship with America and technology during 30+ years with IBM. * Buy the book Think Black: A Memoir * Think Black from Harper Collins
Oct 24, 2019
First Time Coders with Michelle Sun
Michelle Sun is the founder of First Code Academy, a coding and STEM education institute for children aged 4 to 18. She and Scott talk about her new book "First Time Coders" and how coding offers children a creative avenue to express themselves through technology and opens the door to unlimited opportunities in the digital era. * First Time Coders: A Definitive Guide to Coding for Children
Oct 17, 2019
Is this the dynamic web we were promised? with Parametric Press's Matthew Conlen
Matthew Conlen is a Ph.D. student interested in how computers can help people communicate complex information more effectively. He collaborates with journalists, scientists, and engineers to tell stories and unlock insights with data. He's also the founder of The Parametric Press - a born-digital magazine dedicated to showcasing the expository power that’s possible when the audio, visual, and interactive capabilities of dynamic media are effectively combined. * https://idyll-lang.org/ * https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/nodosaur-3d-interactive-dinosaur-fossil/ * https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2017/09/cassini-saturn-nasa-3d-grand-tour/ * Nicky Case ("Make everything bouncy"): https://ncase.me/
Oct 11, 2019
Is it the Data or the Algorithm? Common pitfalls in Data Science and Deep Learning with Sara Beck
Sara Beck is the Machine Learning Solution Principal at Slalom Build. She thinks about Data Science and Deep Learning and how diagnosing and anticipating common data science pitfalls can help prevent issues before they happen. She and Scott talk about the importance of identifying whether it’s the algorithm or the data and contextualize the importance of having a good sense of the problem you’re trying to solve. Slalom Build puts interdisciplinary teams to work in close proximity with clients, to build modern technology and software products for enterprises – faster, cleaner and more nimbly than ever before. Learn more at http://slalombuild.com. * Favorite Text Book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9003187-doing-bayesian-data-analysis * Favorite Data Science Forecasting Blog (hyndsight is such a perfect name for someone who went in to this area of data science) https://robjhyndman.com/hyndsight/ * Kaggle is a great resource for practice problems and general data scien…
Oct 3, 2019
Making Indie games with PIGSquad's Dylan Bennett
In this Part 2 on tiny Game Development, we talked to Dylan Bennett from the Portland Indie Game Squad (PIG Squad). He's made a great 72-page zine about doing game development with PICO-8. The zine assumes you have never done game development before. However, there are sections specifically for people who have done game development before, but would like to do so in PICO-8. * https://mboffin.itch.io/gamedev-with-pico-8-issue1
Sep 26, 2019
Tiny games with the PICO-8 Fantasy Console and Joseph White
PICO-8 is a fantasy console for making, sharing and playing tiny games and other computer programs. It feels like a regular console, but runs on Windows / Mac / Linux. When you turn it on, the machine greets you with a commandline, a suite of cartridge creation tools, and an online cartridge browser. Scott talks to creator Joseph White about the joy of creating tiny games. * https://www.lexaloffle.com/pico-8.php
Sep 19, 2019
On Being Productive with Cantilever's Ty Fujimura
Ty Fujimura is the founder of Cantilever, website design and development consultancy. He's always thinking about balance. Trying to find that balance between productive and healthy. Ty and Scott compare notes on productivity and what it means to "Get things done." * https://cantilever.co * https://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottHanselmansCompleteListOfProductivityTips.aspx
Sep 12, 2019
Learning CircuitPython with Scott Shawcroft
CircuitPython is a programming language designed to simplify experimenting and learning to code on low-cost microcontroller boards. The history of CircuitPython begins with MicroPython, a Python interpreter written from scratch for embedded systems by Damien George starting in 2013. Three years later, Adafruit hired Shawcroft to port MicroPython to the SAMD21 chip they use on many of their boards. The Scott talks about how to lower the barrier to entry and how to enable beginners to be productive with CircuitPython. * https://circuitpython.org * https://www.adafruit.com/?q=circuitpython * https://twitter.com/tannewt * https://github.com/chickadee-tech/pygb * https://circuitpython.org/board/gb_m4
Sep 5, 2019
Relationship Hacks 2019 with Scott's Wife Mo
Welcome to the 700th episode of Hanselminutes! Doing this many episodes wouldn't be possible without the support of my Wife Mo, so she's my guest on this special episode! We're in a mixed marriage - she's not a computer person - so we'll talk about how we get along and how we've done it for 20 years! * https://www.hanselminutes.com/567/the-return-of-mo-lessons-from-scott * https://www.hanselminutes.com/403/geek-relationships-2013-with-scotts-wife-mo * https://www.hanselminutes.com/314/more-relationship-hacks-with-scotts-wife * https://www.hanselminutes.com/216/geek-relationship-tips-with-scotts-wife
Aug 29, 2019
Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success with Cheryl Contee
Cheryl Contee is the award-winning CEO of the digital agency Do Big Things. She's the cofounder of Attentive.ly, the first tech startup with a black female founder to be acquired by a NASDAQ company, and she's the national board chair for Netroots Nation. She talks to Scott about her new book, Mechnical Bull: How you can achieve Startup Success. * BOOK: Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success * Learn more at www.dobigthings.today
Aug 22, 2019
Guidelines for Human-AI Interaction with Dr. Saleema Amershi
Dr. Saleema Amershi and researchers at Microsoft have published 18 guidelines for Human-AI Interaction that prescribe how an AI system should behave upon initial interaction, as the user interacts with the system, when the system is wrong, and over time. Scott talks with Dr. Amershi about the how and why of these rules and why they are so important. * Guidelines for Human AI Interaction Design * Guidelines for Human AI Interaction Design - PDF
Aug 15, 2019
Managing the Burnout Burndown with Dr. Aneika Simmons
Dr. Aneika L. Simmons teaches courses about leadership, organization behavior, and human resources at Sam Houston State University. She completed her doctorate degree in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at Texas A&M University. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Dr. Simmons worked for Accenture and Cap Gemini Ernst and Young as an information technology consultant. She also has a Masters degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Houston. She talks to Scott about burnout and the science behind managing it! * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2dgOfedI3A
Aug 8, 2019
The Pragmatic Programmer celebrates 20 years with Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt
Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process—what do you do, as an individual and as a team, if you want to create software that’s easy to work with and good for your users. Now updated after 20 years, Scott talks to Andy and Dave about this classic book! This classic title is regularly featured on software development “Top Ten” lists, and is issued by many corporations to new hires. * https://pragprog.com
Aug 2, 2019
New ways to think STEM with Zyrobotic's Dr. Ayanna Howard
Dr. Howard has over 20 years of R&D experience covering a number of projects that have been supported by various agencies including: NASA, ExxonMobil, Intel, and the Grammy Foundation. She continues to produce research focused on assistive robots in the home to therapy gaming apps to remote robotic exploration of extreme environments. Scott talks to Dr. Howard about her thoughts on new ways to teach STEM and challenges our idea of what a "robot" should look like. * Zyrobotics Apps on the iOS App Store * http://zumolearning.com/
Jul 25, 2019
Learning about nanotechnology and molecular biology with Upulie Divisekera
Upulie Divisekera is an Australian molecular biologist and science communicator. She's the co-founder of Real Scientists, an outreach program that uses performance and writing to communicate science. She schools Scott on all things tiny - the science of nanotechnology and its applications! * RealScientists * How molecular motors work * Upulie on Twitter
Jul 18, 2019
Creating video games with C# and Monogame with Tom Spilman
Tom Spilman is a programmer, founder, and co-owner at Sickhead Games, a Dallas-based indie game development studio, and a project lead on the MonoGame open source game framework. Scott talks to Tom about MonoGame, a free C# framework used by game developers to make games for nearly any platform! * Good First Issues on MonoGame * Laura Laban's MonoGame-based Infinite Flight * Tom on Twitter
Jul 11, 2019
Understanding ethical debt in AI product development with Lauren Maffeo
Machine bias in artificial intelligence is a known and unavoidable problem—but it is not unmanageable. Scott talks to Lauren Maffeo about practical techniques teams can use to manage priorities in AI. You can monitor your datasets throughout the product lifecycle, focus on the subject, not the context, and more. * 6 steps to stop ethical debt in AI product development * Lauren on Twitter
Jul 4, 2019
Burning Rocket Fuel and exploring careers in STEM with Dr. Corey Frazier
Dr. Frazier is an Engineering Manager at Intel's High Performance Computing group, and previously worked at the United Space Alliance working on 13 safe and successful Space Shuttle missions. He and Scott talk about his experience in engineering and science and what motivates him to give back. * Dr. Frazier's Thesis * Corey on Twitter
Jun 27, 2019
Hanselminutiae 19 with Richard Campbell
Scott and Richard Campbell talk often and when they do they think, "we should have recorded this!" Hanselminutiae are those shows! In this episode they talk about the PyPortal from AdaFruit, rewiring your house for ethernet, how .NET transformed itself, and more!
Jun 20, 2019
Methods to Organize Your Learning Process with Lourdes Montano
Jun 13, 2019
Saving the SpaceOrb360 with open source hardware and software with Vic Putz
Vic Putz continues to carry a torch for the SpaceOrb, as do I, except he's actually doing something about it. Vic has been working on a new version called the Orbotron 9001 for the last few years that is an interface for the SpaceOrb to modern systems. Scott talks to Vic about their shared love of this 25 year old controller and why the world is missing out on the magic of 6 degrees of freedom. * http://www.thingotron.com * https://www.x360ce.com * https://playoverload.com * https://www.dxx-rebirth.com
Jun 6, 2019
How to build an inclusive conference with Saron Yitbarek
Saron Yibarek started the CodeNewbie community because it was hard to find truly welcoming places for new coders. Now she's made CodeLand and let me tell you, it's an amazing developer conference that sets a new bar for what it means to be welcoming. How did she do it and why? * http://codelandconf.com
May 30, 2019
The magic of Software Defined Radio with Ben Hilburn
Ben Hilburn is the Director of Engineering at DeepSig Inc., which is commercializing the fundamental research behind deep learning applied to wireless communications and signal processing. He also runs GNU Radio, the most widely used open-source signal processing toolkit in the world, serving as Project Lead and President of The GNU Radio Foundation. Ben talks to Scott about why Software Defined Radio is magical and they talk about how SDR can be used to teach STEM and solve interesting engineering problems. * https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/commentary/wireless-networks-and-cancer-rates * https://bhilburn.org/software-radio-all-the-things/ * https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Spectrogram/ * https://shinysdr.switchb.org/ * Fourier series * http://visual-dsp.switchb.org/
May 23, 2019
Solving real problems with software and the Human Utility with Tiffani Ashley Bell
Tiffani Ashley Bell saw a problem on the internet. With just a tweet she took action, and unlike so many people today she continued to take action. The Detroit Water Project became The Human Utility and she and the team have helped hundreds of our most vulnerable with their water bills. How did this happen and how can we help? * https://twitter.com/HumanUtility * https://www.detroitwaterproject.org
May 16, 2019
Avalonia is a cross platform XAML Framework for .NET Framework, .NET Core and Mono with Steven Kirk
Avalonia is a cross platform XAML Framework for .NET Framework, .NET Core and Mono. Avalonia uses a XAML dialect that should feel immediately familiar to anyone coming from WPF, UWP and Xamarin Forms. Scott talks to Steven Kirk about how Avalonia started, how it's not just "cross-platform WPF." You can start writing cross-platform desktop apps in C# today! * https://github.com/AvaloniaUI/Avalonia * https://gitter.im/AvaloniaUI/Avalonia * https://github.com/google/skia * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland_(display_server_protocol)
May 9, 2019
Copyright, Trademarks, Patents, and Branding yourself online with Yasmine Salem Hamdan
Yasmine focused her studies in law school on entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and dispute resolution and now runs the YSH Law Firm as Managing Attorney & Counselor at Law where she helps busineses with Trademark and Brand Protection. In this episode, Yasmine educates Scott on copyrights, trademarks, patents and more! * http://yasminesalemhamdanlaw.com/ * http://yasminesalemhamdanlaw.com/newsblog/
May 2, 2019
The Problem with Software by Adam Barr
Scott talks to engineer Adam Barr about why there is so much bad software—and why academia doesn't teach programmers what industry wants them to know. In his new book "The Problem with Software," Adam examines the proliferation of bad software, explains what causes it, and offers some suggestions on how to improve the situation. * https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/problem-software
Apr 25, 2019
Your biggest questions when learning how to code with Ali Spittel
Ali Spittel is a software engineer and developer advocate at DEV.to. Before that, she was a lead instructor at General Assembly teaching their Web Development Immersive course. She also teaches Python. In this episode, Ali and Scott talk about how new programmers learn to code, the questions they have, and what we can do to make their experience more welcoming and successful! * https://dev.to/aspittel
Apr 18, 2019
Sean Valentine on Hidden Geniuses and parenting in a digital age
The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. Sean Valentine talks to Scott about how to plug young people in without being too plugged in! * http://www.hiddengeniusproject.org/
Apr 11, 2019
Performance as a Feature with Jeremy Boyd
Raygun promises to give a window into how users are really experiencing your software applications with diagnostics and error logging and more. What's really interesting however, is how they scaled to billions of events. In moving to .NET Core from Node they increased throughput by 2000 percent. How do you build systems that scale to these heights while still dealing with Moore's Law? How do you load test a system this big? What does it mean to "monitor what matters"? Is .NET Core ready for production? All this plus perf as a feature on this episode. * https://raygun.com/blog/dotnet-vs-nodejs/ * https://customers.microsoft.com/de-de/story/raygun * https://raygun.com Disclaimer - In the past Raygun has sponsored episodes of this podcast. This episode is not sponsored by Raygun and and this guest is unrelated to previous sponsorships.
Apr 4, 2019
Blockchain explained with TruStory's Preethi Kasireddy
There's a ton of hype around "blockchain" and sometimes it's overwhelming. Scott sits down with Preethi Kasireddy for a blockchain primer. This episode is a great clear explanation about what's interesting, what's useful, and what's coming with blockchain technologies. * http://fortune.com/2015/03/06/bitcoin-book-boom/ * https://blockgeeks.com/guides/what-is-blockchain-technology/ * https://www.ethereum.org/ * https://www.stateofthedapps.com/ * https://www.coindesk.com/layer-2-blockchain-tech-even-bigger-deal-think * https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/questions/47229/what-exactly-is-ethereums-layer-2
Mar 28, 2019
The Manager's Path with Camille Fournier
Camille Fournier is the author of The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change and is the Head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma. She sits down with Scott to talk about how managing people in the technical industry is a technical discipline! How do YOU go from tech lead to CTO? What does it take to be a good mentor and a good leader? * The Manager's Path * On Being a Principal Engineer
Mar 21, 2019
Inside a Tribe of Hackers with cryptographer Marcus J Carey
Marcus is renowned in the cybersecurity industry and has spent his more than 20-year career working in penetration testing, incident response, and digital forensics with federal agencies such as NSA, DC3, DIA, and DARPA. He started his career in cryptography in the U.S. Navy and holds a Master’s degree in Network Security from Capitol College. Scott and Marcus talk about his new book "Tribe of Hackers" that he wrote with Jennifer Jin. * https://www.threatcare.com/tribe-of-hackers-free-pdf/ * https://www.threatcare.com/ Sponsors * DataDog * Sentry.io
Mar 14, 2019
A love letter to language (and programming) with Eva Ferreira
Eva Ferreira organizes the non-profit CSSConf Argentina and teaches at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional in Argentina. She and Scott talk about learning and teaching on the web when the students' native language isn't English. What's the most effective way to teach an inclusive web? * http://evaferreira.com.ar/blog/2015/01/clues-to-teach-web-design/ * http://www.evaferreira.com.ar/en/education.html * https://vimeo.com/312101489
Mar 7, 2019
How galaxies evolve with Dr. Molly Peeples
Dr. Molly Peeples is an Aura Assistant Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her B.S. in Physics from MIT and went on to complete her MS and PhD in Astronomy at Ohio State University. Molly works at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Today she teaches Scott about the circumgalactic medium and her need for more and more compute power! * https://www.sciencenews.org/article/cosmic-cloak-controls-galaxy-future-coming-focus * http://enzo-project.org/ * https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/systems/stampede * https://www.nas.nasa.gov/hecc/resources/pleiades.html * http://www.ncsa.illinois.edu/enabling/bluewaters * https://mast.stsci.edu/portal/Mashup/Clients/Mast/Portal.html * https://archive.stsci.edu/ Sponsors * Sentry.io * DataDog
Feb 28, 2019
Cloth Simulation for Computer Graphics with Tuur Stuyck
Physics-based animation is commonplace in animated feature films and even special effects for live-action movies. How does one model something as complex as cloth, how it drapes on the body, moves in the wind, and more? Tuur Stuyck talks about the research happening in this space, including his own, as well as his new book on the topic! * Buy the book - Cloth Simulation for Computer Graphics * Yarn Cloth * Deep Wrinkles * Cloth Simulation SPONSORS * Sentry.io * Stack Overflow
Feb 21, 2019
How to look smart in meetings and how to be successful without hurting men's feelings with Sarah Cooper
Sarah Cooper spent a decade working in tech at companies like Yahoo! and Google when she stopped it all to focus on comedy! Since then she's become a best selling author, comedian, writer, speaker and general trash-talker. Her book "100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings" is fantastic and her new book "How to Be Successful without Hurting Men's Feelings" has some amazing 1-star reviews from people who have no humor in their lives. * http://sarahcpr.com/books/
Feb 14, 2019
Privacy and Security on today's internet with Melanie Ensign
Melanie Ensign is the Security + Privacy Communications Lead for Uber and has worked with DEF CON, and Facebook. She and Scott talk about security and privacy on today's internet. Where is the happy medium between user experience, expectation, and real security? How do we leap the uncanny valley of privacy?
Feb 7, 2019
Coding for the ZX Spectrum and Netflix/Black Mirror's Bandersnach with Matt Westcott
As an enthusiast of retrogaming and retrocomputing, Matt Westcott has been in ZX Spectrum and demo scene for many years. Recently when Netflix's Black Mirror needed an easter egg for their interactive episode Bandersnatch, they reached out to Matt to write a new game for the ZX Spectrum in 2018! Bandersnatch's plot had the main characters writing video games in the 80s and a secret easter egg led to "nohzdyve." How do you write a game for the ZX Spectrum in the 21st century? * Use a ZX Spectrum in your browser! * Matt's Twitter thread on the experience * https://tuckersoft.net/ealing20541/nohzdyve/
Jan 31, 2019
Exploring Algorithms of Oppression with Dr. Safiya Noble
Dr. Safiya U. Noble is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication. She's the author of a best-selling book called Algorithms of Oppression. Today she talks to Scott about how commercial search engines have algorithmic bias that shape how we see the world. How can we identify biases in our search results and still find the information we need? * https://safiyaunoble.com/
Jan 24, 2019
Getting started with Machine Learning and Sabrina Smai
Sabrina is a Commercial Software Engineer and serial hacker who has attended over 32 hackathons! She was also a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Today she sits down and gets Scott (and you!) started with the basics of Machine Learning. What are the tools and concepts you should explore to start? * https://www.edx.org/course/essential-math-for-machine-learning-python-edition * https://academy.microsoft.com/en-us/professional-program/tracks/artificial-intelligence/ * http://www.deeplearning.net/software/theano/ * https://www.tensorflow.org/ * https://keras.io/ * https://academy.microsoft.com/en-us/professional-program/tracks/data-science/ * https://www.kaggle.com/c/humpback-whale-identification * https://www.coursera.org/learn/machine-learning * https://www.kaggle.com/competitions * https://www.kaggle.com/ * https://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets/iris * http://yann.lecun.com/exdb/mnist/ * http://colah…
Jan 17, 2019
A Programmer's Introduction to Mathematics with Jeremy Kun
Like Programming, Mathematics has language and culture. Jeremy Kun has written A Programmer's Introduction to Mathematics as a way to bridge these two worlds and make the power and magic of mathematics available and understandable to programmers everywhere. * https://pimbook.org * https://github.com/pim-book * https://medium.com/@jeremyjkun/on-self-publishing-a-programmers-introduction-to-mathematics-1472b7511c99
Jan 10, 2019
Episode 666 - Game Engine Black Book: Doom with Fabien Sanglard
I love that an exploration of Doom is Episode 666. Fabian Sanglard has written The Game Engine Black Book: Doom as a deep exploration of the history, impact, and code that made Doom a cultural phenomenon. The book was released exactly 25 years after DOOM.zip was first published on the University of Wisconsin FTP server in December 1993. * http://fabiensanglard.net/gebbdoom
Jan 3, 2019
Regine Gilbert on the Essence of Accessibility
Regine Gilbert is a user experience designer, educator, and international public speaker with over 10 years of experience working in the technology arena. She has a strong belief in making the world a more accessible place—one that starts and ends with the user. Regine is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, teaching User Experience Design to students in the Integrated Digital Media Program. In addition, she teaches the part time User Experience Design course at General Assembly. Regine is passionate about making websites and apps that work for everyone! * https://twitter.com/reg_inee * http://reginegilbert.com/ * https://equalentry.com/ * https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/incredibles-2-strobe-light-warning-1202848920/ * https://generalassemb.ly/instructors/regine-gilbert/6945 * https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/look-bills-jets-game-is-complete-torture-for-color-blind-people/ * https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-a11y-why-you-should-pay-attention…
Dec 27, 2018
Better Allies and Better Hiring with Karen Catlin
Karen Catlin was a vice president of engineering at two public software companies, and served as the CEO of an early-stage startup. Today she's a leadership coach and author who is helping folks cultivate ally skills. Most recently she wrote "Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces." * http://betterallies.com
Dec 20, 2018
test && commit || revert with Kent Beck
Kent Beck is an American software engineer and the creator of extreme programming, an original signer of the Agile Manifesto, and the author of the Extreme Programming book series, and a proponent of Test-Driven Development. Today he's chatting with Scott about how "test && commit || revert" might offer us a new programming workflow to explore! * https://medium.com/@kentbeck_7670/test-commit-revert-870bbd756864
Dec 13, 2018
Test Automation University with Applitools' Angie Jones
Angie speaks all over the world on Test Automation strategies, and she got Scott excited about Selenium again! She keynoted Selenium Conf 2018 and currently works at Applitools making automated visual testing tools. She's most recently launched on a new "Test Automation University" that's free and community driven. * http://testautomationu.com * http://angiejones.tech
Dec 6, 2018
Real Software Engineering with Glenn Vanderburg
Glenn Vanderburg works as the VP of Engineering at First and has spoken all over on the notion of software development as engineering. What should an engineering discipline of software development look like? What's "REAL" Software Engineering? Does the analogy of software engineering as home construction hold water? What should software engineering look like? * https://vanderburg.org * https://vanderburg.org/speaking/#rse * Video of Glenn speaking at "Software Art Thou?"
Nov 29, 2018
ASP.NET Core in Action with Andrew Lock
Scott talks to author Andrew Lock about his new book ASP.NET Core in Action! What made Andrew write a book on this new technology and how did he find the process? What about ASP.NET Core was so compelling and how does Andrew use it? More importantly, should you? Use coupon code "podhanselman18" for 40% this book or any Manning product! * https://www.manning.com/books/asp-net-core-in-action
Nov 22, 2018
PlayFab's complete backend platform for live games with Dr. Hanna Oh Descher
Hanna Oh Descher is a data scientist at PlayFab with a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. She is passionate about understanding player behavior to help developers make games more fun. Scott and Hanna talk about what PlayFab allows game developers to do - focus on fun games! * https://playfab.com/ * https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/gaming/
Nov 15, 2018
Moving companies to Open Source with the Head of Comcast's Open Source Office Nithya Ruff
Nithya Ruff serves as an at-large director on the Linux Foundation's board of directors. In her day job she is the Head of Comcast's Open Source Office. Nithya has been guiding companies' open source strategies for many years and in this episode she and Scott talk about how to introduce Open Source to more "traditional" companies. * http://innovationfund.comcast.com/ * http://comcast.github.io * https://todogroup.org
Nov 8, 2018
Upgrading GitHub and improving Rails with Eileen Uchitelle
Eileen Uchitelle is a Senior Systems Engineer at GitHub and a member of the Rails Core Team. They recently upgraded GitHub two major versions to the latest Rails. How do you manage such a large upgrade and the technical debt underneath - with no downtime? How do you also move improvements in GitHub's own branch upstream into Rails so everyone can benefit! Eileen explains it all to Scott in this episode. * Upgrading GitHub from Rails 3.2 to 5.2
Nov 1, 2018
Designing for a Global Audience with Digital Nomad Jenny Shen
Digital Nomad Jenny Shen aims to design software for a Global Audience. Are you creating software that includes everyone? Does it consider not just internationalization but also culture and how people think? We'll discuss design across culture in this week's episode. * http://jennyshen.com/mentorship.html * https://diverseui.com/ * https://blog.prototypr.io/ux-design-across-different-cultures-part-1-1caa12a504c0 * https://uxplanet.org/ux-design-across-different-cultures-part-2-761c911e875
Oct 25, 2018
Gaming for all with the Xbox Accessibility Controller and John Alexander
What if you couldn't play video games? Most controllers require not just two hands but also fine motor skills and exact motions. The Xbox Accessibility Controller aims to open up gaming for everyone. It's not trying to be the controller for everyone, but rather than controller platform for everyone! Scott talks to John Alexander about how he games with the Xbox Accessibility Controller. * https://www.quadstick.com/shop/quadstick-fps-game-controller * https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/3drudder-foot-controller/90lh5fwnx6t8/lbxg?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab * https://www.ablenetinc.com/technology/switches * https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/accessories#assistive * https://www.specialeffect.org.uk/ * http://yourcpf.org/ * http://www.ablegamers.org/ * https://warfighterengaged.org/
Oct 18, 2018
Finding Engineering teams that share your Key Values with Lynne Tye
How do you find the perfect questions to ask in your job interview? How do you know if this is the right company for you? Do they share your values? Interviews are a two way street. This week Scott talks to Lynne Tye about what she created KeyValues.com and how it might help you find your next work home. * https://www.keyvalues.com/culture-queries
Oct 11, 2018
Animating Donald Glover's "This is America" with MacPaint on original hardware with Wahyu "Pinot" Ichwandardi
Animator Wahyu Ichwandardi, also known as Pinot, has been documenting his attempt to capture Childish Gambino's "This Is America" choreography since the beginning of June...using MacPaint and MacroMind Video on original Mac 128k hardware! Why did he do this? How did he do this? * Macintosh 128K with MacPaint 1.5 & Summagraphics MacTablet. * Macintosh SE with MacroMind VideoWorks & Apple 1GB External SCSI hard drive. * BMOW Floppy Emu for data transfer via SD card. * http://twitter.com/pinot * https://www.instagram.com/pinot * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pXm2NqfHMs * https://mashable.com/article/this-is-america-retro-animation-pinot-mac
Oct 4, 2018
Analog Computing and the Computer of the Tides with Charles Petzold
Charles Petzold taught many of us to code Windows, but now he's turning his attention to a new book he's been working on for over a decade! This week Scott talks to Charles about Analog Computing and the Computer of the Tides. He's exploring an extended history of an early analog computer invented by Scottish scientist William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), and its role in the 19th century Darwin Wars. * http://www.charlespetzold.com/books/
Sep 27, 2018
Scaling tech apprenticeship with Techtonics's Heather Terenzio
Scott talks to Techtonic's Heather Terenzio about how her company is scaling tech apprenticeship. Techtonic Group is a software services company building web-based and mobile products for start-ups and the Fortune 1000. Four years ago, Heather founded Techtonic Academy to train people with diverse backgrounds how to code using a unique, Department of Labor (DOL) approved Apprenticeship program. Techtonic Group was recently named “2017 Innovative Company of the Year” by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Legislature. * https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/culture-killing-diversity-heather-terenzio-mccollester/
Sep 20, 2018
.NET Core Global Tools for Developers with Mark Rendle
Mark Rendle is the author of a number of open source projects and most recently he's been creating global tools with .NET Core. Scott and Mark talk about the importance of global tools to today's development process. What kinds of things can you make and how can we tap into this growing ecosystem? * https://github.com/RendleLabs * https://twitter.com/markrendle
Sep 13, 2018
Forge Your Future with Open Source and VM Brasseur
VM Brasseur has been a leader in open source for decades and is the Vice President of the Open Source Initiative. Now she's brought her experience together into a booked called "Forge Your Future with Open Source." It's the missing manual of open source contributions and community participation. * https://pragprog.com/book/vbopens/forge-your-future-with-open-source * https://twitter.com/vmbrasseur
Sep 6, 2018
Accelerate: The State of DevOps with Dr. Nicole Forsgren
Dr. Nicole Fosgren has a PhD in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting. She's just released the Accelerate: State of DevOps 2018: Strategies for a New Economy report as well as the supporting book on the topic. Nicole talks to Scott about the state of DevOps - who are the high performers and how do they perform so well? Using rigorous scientific method we'll learn WHY companies are successful in delivering software reliably with speed and quality. * Buy Accelerate! https://amzn.to/2PSyS5g * https://cloudplatformonline.com/2018-state-of-devops.html * https://twitter.com/nicolefv
Aug 30, 2018
How GDPR is affecting the American Legal System with Gary Nissenbaum
There's a huge number of questions swirling around the European Union's GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). In this episode Scott sits down with Gary Nissenbaum to try to make sense of it. Since Gary is a lawyer in the United States, we will be mostly focusing how GDPR affects developers in America. * https://www.gdnlaw.com/
Aug 23, 2018
Inside Linux on Windows with WSL and Tara Raj
Windows 10 runs Linux natively! How is that possible? Scott talks to Microsoft's Tara Raj, the Program Manager for the Windows Subsystem for Linux. How does this technology work? Tara explains the internals of WSL to Scott in this episode. * https://twitter.com/tara_msft
Aug 16, 2018
Container Catharsis with Laura Frank Tacho
Laura Frank Tacho is the Director of Engineering at CloudBees and has been working with Docker almost since its inception. She shares her experiences in running teams that constantly rely on and deploy containers at scale. How have containers changed effectively everything and where are we heading? * https://twitter.com/rhein_wein
Aug 9, 2018
Teaching Programming to kids (and everyone else) with Ben Wheeler
Ben Wheeler teaches tech to kids ages 4 to 104. He talks to Scott about how to effectively teach technology, as well as the importance of social context around tech. Everyone's journey to tech is different. How can we as teachers use those journeys to make everyone successful? * Robot Owl Newsletter * https://twitter.com/benjiwheeler * https://education.lego.com/en-us/elementary/intro/c/computational-thinking * https://education.lego.com/en-us/support/wedo * https://scratchx.org/ * http://microbit.org/ * Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance * https://www.hanselman.com/blog/IsTechnologyKillingCuriosity.aspx * https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode-104-barbara-oakley/ * https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn * https://www.makewonder.com/
Aug 2, 2018
Learning how to be a Wizard Programmer with Julia Evans
Julia Evans has been making comics and zines for years. You've likely learned "How to be a wizard programmer" from one of Julia's comics. She's a software developer at Stripe in her day job and on this episode she talks to Scott about how to effectively teach and learn computer concepts. * https://twitter.com/b0rk * https://drawings.jvns.ca/wizard-programmer/ * https://gumroad.com/l/bite-size-linux
Jul 26, 2018
Blazor brings .NET to Web Assembly with Steve Sanderson
The Blazor project aims to bring .NET to the open Web using Web Assembly. Scott talks to Steve Sanderson about this experiment and it's future plans. How are they compiling C# and .NET to Web Assembly in a way that works everywhere? How does Mono and .NET Standard fit in? * https://blazor.net/ * https://twitter.com/stevensanderson * Blazor 0.5 release!
Jul 19, 2018
Compassionate Coding with April Wensel
April Wensel is the founder of Compassionate Coding, a conscious business that helps technical teams cultivate sustainable, human-centered software development practices built on a foundation of emotional intelligence. She talks to Scott about how we can apply these concepts to our own software projects. * https://twitter.com/aprilwensel * https://compassionatecoding.com
Jul 12, 2018
Web Accessibility and a focused on A11Y with Nicolas Steenhout
Nic Steenhout is a long term A11y (accessibility) advocate who works remotely for Knowbility, an Austin, TX based non-profit. In this episode Scott and Nicolas talk about various kinds of accessibility from the web to mobile devices to wheelchair ramps! He's also the host of the A11y Rules podcast. * https://twitter.com/vavroom * https://a11yrules.com/
Jul 5, 2018
Visible Designers with Revision Path's Maurice Cherry
Maurice Cherry is a veteran designer AND veteran podcastee. His award-winning podcast Revision Path has showcased nearly 250 Black Designers and influencers. Scott and Maurice talk about the importance of good design on today's web (AND good podcasts!) Where does Maurice see design going with the rise of cookie-cutter themes. Is it hard to be unique and fresh with the rise of the Visible Designer? * https://twitter.com/mauricecherry * https://revisionpath.com/
Jun 28, 2018
C++ and Browser Monoculture with Vivaldi's Patricia Aas
Patricia Aas is a C++ programmer working on the Vivaldi Browser where she has currently taken on platform integration of media. She has previously worked at Opera Software on their Desktop Browser and at Cisco on their Telepresence Hardware Endpoints, primarily on Linux. In this episode she and Scott tackle the hard questions around C++ - Is it getting a bad wrap? Patricia always waxes philosophic on the browser wars! * https://twitter.com/pati_gallardo * http://patricia.no * http://patricia.no/2017/06/15/linux_browser_sandboxes.html * http://patricia.no/2017/11/16/linux_browser_sandboxes.html * http://patricia.no/2018/04/23/isolating_gpu_access.html * http://patricia.no/2017/09/13/cpp_for_java_devs.html * http://patricia.no/2017/11/16/cpp_for_java_devs.html
Jun 21, 2018
Is a Programming Bootcamp right for you? with Kristen Leake
Is a Programming Bootcamp right for you? Why choose a bootcamp over self-study? How instrumental was having done a camp on your resume to get your job? Scott talks with bootcamp graduate Kristen Leake about her journey into technology. * 3 Secrets to Getting a Job After Coding Bootcamp * https://twitter.com/Kristen_Leake
Jun 14, 2018
Tips for Teaching Programming with Dr. Neil Brown
Dr. Neil Brown recently published a scholarly article on how to effectively teach programming. Rather than a series of anecdotes, this is backed up by actual research in educational psychology. He talks to Scott about how we can and should approach teaching the next generation of developers. * https://software-carpentry.org/ * http://runestoneinteractive.org/LearningAtScale/parsons.html * http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006023
Jun 7, 2018
Azure Sphere and Microsoft's new Linux with Caitie McCaffrey
Azure Sphere is a new solution for creating highly-secured, Internet-connected microcontroller (MCU) devices. Caitie McCaffrey is Principal Software Engineering Lead on the project and is an expert in building large scale services and systems for folks like 343 Industries (Halo), HBO, Twitter, and more. How will this new system (and new Linux) keep our IoT devices safe? * https://twitter.com/caitie * Hiring Principal Software Engineer https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/409416/Principal-Software-Engineer * Hiring Software Engineer II https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/411780/Software-Engineer-II * Principal Software Engineer https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/409418/Principal-Software-Engineer * Software Engineer II https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/412339/Software-Engineer-II * Senior Software Engineer https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/412122/Senior-Software-Engineer
May 31, 2018
A new life for old software - DasBlog Core with Mark Downie
Scott and Mark Downie have been blogging for nearly 15 years using a blogging system called "DasBlog." It started with .NET 1.1 and now Mark is forking DasBlog and taking it into an open source future with .NET Core. Scott talks to Mark about his first open source project, community response, .NET Standard, and moving a legacy app forward while still maintaining stability. * http://twitter.com/poppastring * https://github.com/poppastring/dasblog-core
May 24, 2018
Do you need to speak English to Code? Noor - An Arabic Programming Language with Ahmed Abdalla
Do you need to speak English to Code? Ahmed Abdalla created Noor , an Arabic Programming Language as a way to teach programming to Arabic-speaking kids. * https://twitter.com/SimplyAhmaz1ng * https://github.com/SimplyAhmazing/noor * https://pegjs.org/ * http://createyourproglang.com/ * https://www.hanselman.com/blog/DoYouHaveToKnowEnglishToBeAProgrammer.aspx * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qalb_(programming_language)
May 17, 2018
Eric Heutchy on Backward Compatibility, Xbox One X Enhanced Games, and The Heutchy Method
Xbox One X Enhanced Games with Backward Compatibility are AMAZING. You can play a decade old game - originally meant for 640x480 or 720p resolution - and enjoy it in 4k resolution. Not upscaled. Actually up to 10x clearer within recompiling the game? How? Xbox's Eric Heutchy tells Scott how! * https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2017/10/23/play-three-generations-of-games-better-on-xbox-one/
May 10, 2018
How do you become a CTO - with Microsoft's CTO Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott is the CTO of Microsoft...but how did he get there? Scott talks to Kevin about his experience from early teens through his successful foray at LinkedIn and beyond. Where does Kevin see technology going and how do we help get more people involved in the future of technology?
May 3, 2018
Building Web Applications for the next Billion Users with Ire Aderinokun
Ire Aderinokun is a self-taught UI/UX Designer and Front-End Developer working in Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently the Technical Lead at Big Cabal Media. She says the Next Billion Users are coming online now and they'll be outside Western countries and they'll be mobile first. What do we need to know as Web Developers to create great apps and sites for the Next Billion?
Apr 26, 2018
Investing in Underrepresented Tech Founders with Arlan Hamilton's Backstage Capital
We talked to Arlan Hamilton two years ago (almost to the day) as she was starting her Venture Fund for underrepresented founders. What's changed since then? Arlan Hamilton's Backstage Capital has invested more than $4M+ in over 80 companies led by underrepresented founders. How has she gone from Homeless to VC in just a few years? Arlan also recently started Project Cover to give micro-grants to driven creatives. Scott catches up with Arlan to hear about how she's continued to build her team and her fund and BUILD COOL STUFF. And also - what's the right way to eat string cheese? * https://hanselminutes.com/524 * http://backstagecapital.com * http://projectcover.org
Apr 19, 2018
A history of the Windows 95 Start Button and User Research at Microsoft with Kent Sullivan and Derek Hoiem
Kent Sullivan and Derek Hoiem were some of the original hires at the User Research Labs at Microsoft. The worked on the exploratory user research that produced the taskbar and Start menu, as well as the iterative research that helped nail down the details. How did the Start Menu and Start Button come to be? * https://www.theverge.com/2016/2/11/10923808/microsoft-windows-start-menu-20-years-visual-history * https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/globalization/localizability/mirroring-awareness * http://becuriouswith.us/ * https://measuringu.com/usability-history/
Apr 12, 2018
Inside the world of Star Trek's Visual and Practical Effects with Dan Curry
Dan Curry was a Visual Effects Supervisor, Visual Effects Producer, Second Unit Director, Director and Main Title Designer for Star Trek’s Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise and Next Generation series. He spent 18 years doing Star Trek and pioneering visual and practical effects. On this episode he talks to Scott about his time and inspiration for a number of the props you've seen in the show you love! Even better, some of his collection is being auctioned on April 15th, 2018. * Dan Curry on Heritage Auctions * Heritage Auctions - April 15th, 2018 * The Dan Curry Papers at UCLA * Dan Curry teaching stunt people how to use the Bat'leth at DC Stunt Coalition's Escape Velocity 2016
Apr 5, 2018
Christine Spang's Open Source Journey from Teen OSS Contributor to CTO of Nylas
Christine Spang started her tech journey contributing to Debian while still a teenager. She went on to MIT, then worked on Ksplice, helping the Linux kernel stay up-to-date without rebooting. From there working as a Principal Developer at Oracle, Christine when on to co-found Nylas where she's currently the CTO. Scott talks to Christine about her experience, her thoughts on going from Dev to CTO, leading teams, and their product suite at Nylas. * https://www.nylas.com/ * https://jvns.ca/blog/2017/12/01/new-zine--so-you-want-to-be-a-wizard/
Mar 30, 2018
A new Sega Megadrive/Genesis Game in 2018 with 1995 Tools with Tanglewood's Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips didn't just creating a brand-new Sega Megadrive/Genesis Game in 2018 called Tanglewood. He did it using the original dev kit, computers, and software from 1995. You can experience Tanglewood today and buy it with a proper cartridge, box, and manual! * http://tanglewoodgame.com * https://bigevilcorporation.itch.io/tanglewood-demo-0104
Mar 23, 2018
F# and the functional SAFE Stack with Krzysztof Cieślak
Scott digs into the SAFE Stack with Krzysztof Cielak. SAFE is an end-to-end, functional-first stack for cloud-ready web development that emphasizes type-safe programming. Is this your next programming paradigm? * https://safe-stack.github.io/ * https://github.com/SAFE-Stack * https://suave.io/ * http://fable.io/ * https://elmish.github.io/elmish/ * https://azure.com/free
Mar 15, 2018
Demystifying Serverless with Cecil Phillip
Scott talks to Cecil Phillip about how cloud architecture is changing everything. But what's IaaS, PaaS, then FaaS, and now serverless? How will being billed for usage affect software architecture? * http://www.clearlytech.com/2014/01/04/12-factor-apps-plain-english/ * http://cecilphillip.com * http://awayfromthekeyboard.com/
Mar 9, 2018
Type to the world in your language with Keyman and Marc Durdin
Marc Durdin has been working on the same open source project more or less since he was 14! Today Keyman is a thriving open source project that supports over 1000 languages and works on Windows, Mac, Phones, and the Web! * http://keyman.com * http://keymanweb.com * https://marc.durdin.net/2018/03/the-case-for-keyman/
Mar 3, 2018
Developing Online Identity with Sarah Squire
Sarah Squire is a Senior Technical Architect at Ping Identity. So much has happened since "Identity 2.0" so Sarah catches Scott up to date. OpenID, OAuth and beyond, what's new and what direction is the web heading?
Feb 22, 2018
Jessica Rose and the Worst Advice Ever
Scott teams up with Pursuit Podcast's Jessica Rose for a collaboration. Jessica asked her audience "What's the worst advice you've ever received?" We took their audio clips and turned it into a two-part discussion! You can check out Part 2 at The Pursuit Podcast * https://twitter.com/pursuitpod * http://hyperurl.co/zukdmh
Feb 15, 2018
Mr. Robot Disassembled with Ryan Kazanciyan
Ryan Kazanciyan is the Chief Security Architect at Tanium, and in his spare time worked as Technical Consultant for Mr. Robot alongside writer and producer Kor Adana. Why is Mr. Robot so unique in the quality of its on-screen hacks? How does one make a hack both real AND entertaining a technical and non-technical audience? Is there a lot of pressure knowing that Reddit will screenshot every frame and analyze it? All this and, how afraid should we be of our compromised computers?
Feb 8, 2018
Quantum Computing detangled with Dr. Krysta Svore
What is Quantum Computing and will it change everything? Scott talks to Dr. Krysta Svore about why the future is Quantum and why YOU should be thinking about how Quantum Computing can help your applications today.
Feb 1, 2018
Empathy in Technology Product Design with Venture Capitalist Sarah Kunst from Proday
Sarah Kunst is a long-time technologist, angel investor, talent scout, and now CEO and Founder of Proday.co. A member of the Forbes 30 under 30, Sarah's experience is broad and deep. She attributes much of that to empathy and specifically empathy in technical product development. In this episode she talks to Scott about the importance of truly understanding your customer and market and why empathy in design is just the start.
Jan 25, 2018
Jan 18, 2018
Developing ON (not for) a Nokia Feature Phone with Elvis Chidera
In 2012, Elvis Chidera wrote his first app on a Nokia feature (J2ME) phone. He wrote the Java App ON the phone (literally writing the Java code with T9 text on a numeric keypad.) Today, he's an Android developer at dotlearn.io who has worked on over 50 apps and currently works for an MIT startup. He chats with Scott about the Nigerian mobile market, how feature phones work, and where Android is headed.
Jan 11, 2018
Staying Secure and "Getting Pwned" with Troy Hunt
Troy Hunt runs HaveIBeenPwned.com as a service to us all, but it's also a massive learning playground for him. He schools Scott on all things security and privacy. Is your password known? Let's ask Troy.
Jan 4, 2018
Functional Programming, F#, and Cloud Containers with Lena Hall
Scott checks in with Alena (Lena) Hall about her thoughts around F#, functional programming, microservices, Kubernetes and containers in the cloud. Where are we heading and are we moving too fast? Is F# well-positioned for the cloud-based future?
Dec 28, 2017
Serverless and OpenFaas with Alex Ellis
Scott talks to Docker Captain and Open Source programmer Alex Ellis about the rise of Kubernetes, Serverless, and his project "OpenFaas." Alex also shares details on the obsession (and usefulness) of Raspberry Pi clusters for learning large systems development.
Dec 21, 2017
Machine Learning 101 with Paige Bailey
This week on the show Scott talks to Data Scientist and AI expert Paige Bailey. What's the difference between machine learning and deep learning? Do I need to learn R and Python to use machine learning models? Do models need to deploy regularly or can I use them forever? All these questions and more, this week!
Dec 14, 2017
Revolutionizing remote pair programming with Live Share
We all remember when we first saw Etherpad or Google Docs and could type in an online document while another remote person typed in the same doc. It's magic! Fast forward and soon we can share entire code workspaces and debugging sessions using languages and frameworks that aren't even installed on our machines? Scott talks to compiler nerd Amanda Silver about how Visual Studio's Live Share goes far beyond "text editor sharing" to something deeply technically interesting.
Dec 7, 2017
Progressive Web Apps with Tara Manicsic
Progressive Web Apps are experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps! Does your app work offline or in low-bandwidth situations? What are the best practices that you can add in to your existing websites that would progressively turn them into a PWA?
Nov 30, 2017
Continuous Delivery in AAA Games - Sea of Thieves with Rare Games' Jafar Soltani
Sea of Thieves is a massively multiplayer AAA game coming soon for the Xbox One...and it's one of the few video games that is created using Continuous Delivery. The game is always shippable. How is this possible? What kinds of challenges do they run into? What can we learn from their experience?
Nov 23, 2017
Removing Bias from AI and Machine Learning with Camille Eddy
Camille Eddy has worked on Robotics and Hardware nearly her whole life. Now she's turning her gaze to how AI and machine learning. In this episode she gets Scott up to speed about how AI/ML work and how cultural bias can teach computers how to think...wrong. What can we do to prevent bias from creeping into our algorithms?
Nov 16, 2017
Moving Across Technology Stacks with Kamilah Taylor
There's a lot of talk about "full stack" developers, and many of us specialize while watching others successfully navigate multiple stacks. Kamilah Taylor has moved across multiple tech stacks in her career, from Back to Find, Java to Swift, USB Drivers to iOS UI. What can we learn from her experience?
Nov 9, 2017
Thomas Happ from Axiom Verge
Axiom Verge is an indie Metroidvania video game created by Thomas Happ...written on his own in nights and weekends! Written in C# and Monogame, Axiom Verge is now on PlayStation 4, Windows, OS X, Linux, Vita, Wii U, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch! Scott talks to Thomas about how one starts a herculean effort like this...and succeeds!
Nov 3, 2017
Mike Brocchi on Angular CLI
Mike Brocchi teaches Scott about the usefulness and architecture of the Angular CLI, and about the proliferation of CLIs (Command Line Interfaces) in general. What's the best way for you to create a new web app, and what can you do with the Angular CLI?
Oct 27, 2017
CEO Rian Buckley finds the FitCode between fashion and tech
As a working professional model, Rian Buckley saw a problem, and started a tech company to solve it. A single code that doesn't indicate a piece of clothing's size, but rather its fit. Now she needs to get clothing retailers to adopt it! Scott talks with Rian about the skills she's developed as an NCAA athlete, model, and now tech CEO.
Oct 20, 2017
Web Animation at Work with Rachel Nabors
Rachel Nabors is a cartoonist, artist, and web developer and web animation expert. Her new book "Animation at Work" isn't just a book on HOW to use animation - it's a book on WHY to use it. By understanding the human visual processing system, you can design delightful animation that works to ease cognitive load!
Oct 13, 2017
Terms of Service for Developers - ToS explained with lawyer Gary Nissenbaum
Gary Nissenbaum, Esq. is the managing attorney and founding principal of the Nissenbaum Law Group. They help app developers and internet technologists understand how to navigate both the legal world and the virtual world. Gary explains the surprising importance of the ToS - Terms of Service - that you likely don't read! Every app developer needs to listen to this show. NOTE: This is a talk show. It is NOT advice and is NOT a replacement for you getting legal representation. * https://www.gdnlaw.com
Oct 6, 2017
Sep 29, 2017
Polyglot Persistence for .NET with PostgresSQL and Marten with Jeremy Miller
There's so many great open source projects and stacks to choose from in the .NET ecosystem. Scott talks to Jeremy Miller about "Marten" - it offers Polyglot Persistence for .NET Systems using the Postgresql Database as the backend. You get both a Document Database with JSON support as an Event Store! Jeremy talks about all the great options you have for persisting your objects.
Sep 22, 2017
Sep 15, 2017
Technology in non-profits with the New York Public Library and Courteney Ervin
Scott talks with web developer Courteney Ervin about her experiences developing software in the non-profit space. Courteney works for the New York Public Library creating open source software that serves their constituents as well as other public libraries.
Sep 8, 2017
Making browsers faster with Mozilla
Lin Clark is an engineer at Mozilla who also helps make technology accessible by explaining it with Code Cartoons! In this episode she explains to Scott how Mozilla is making the browser faster with projects like Stylo/Quantum CSS. Is this the resurgence of the browser wars? And will we all win?
Sep 1, 2017
Games across decades with Diablo programmer and Graybeard Games' David Brevik
David Brevik is a video game designer, producer and programmer known early on as the Lead Developer on Diablo. Today he's the primary at Greybeard Games. He talks to Scott about game design then and now!
Aug 25, 2017
Software Endurance with Ariya Hidayat
Scott has a wide-reaching conversation with Ariya Hidayat about how he - and software - endures. He started the popular PhantomJS project but also writes code in Free Pascal! Keeping positive, making small forward moves.
Aug 18, 2017
Laura Laban explores Infinite Flight simulation on mobile devices
Laura Laban is the CEO, Co-Founder and Chief Aviatrix working on Infinite Flight. Their app is a mobile flight simulator that gives amazing graphics and physics on mobile devices. Infinite Flight is written entirely in C# and available on iOS and Android. How is such detail and accuracy possible in such a small form factor? Was this the right tech stack for the team to choose?
Aug 11, 2017
Pia Mancini explains liquid democracy and the Open Collective
Pia Mancini is an innovator of liquid democracy and trans-national collaboration. In 2016 she founded Open Collective and is changing how groups collect and spend money transparently. She explains the importance of this transparency in a today's connected world.
Aug 4, 2017
Tracking your life and health with the Gyroscope app and Mahdi Yusuf
Mahdi Yusuf is the CTO of Gyroscope Innovations. They are using AI and the cloud along with ALL the sensors and health trackers that you're already wearing to create amazing reports, visualizations, and insights into your health and your mind. How many sensors and apps already create valuable information that you can use to improve your lifestyle? Is this the start of the Quantified Self for the mainstream?
Jul 28, 2017
Preparing a city for self-driving cars with Leslie Caceda
Leslie Caceda is a Transportation Technologist at the Atlanta Regional Commission. In this episode she talks to Scott about the design and ethics of self-driving cars. What will this revolution mean to car ownership? To people who were otherwise unable to travel? What about the ethics of how a self-driving car decides to drive...and stop?
Jul 21, 2017
Live Coding on Twitch for a year with Suz Hinton
Suz Hinton has been coding LIVE on Twitch for over a year. How did she start and how did she stick with it? Is it hard to code with someone watching? How about a thousand people watching?
Jul 14, 2017
Making your path to development with Anjana Vakil
Jul 7, 2017
Brandon Bouier on the Defense Digital Service and deploying code in a war zone
Brandon Bouier works at the Pentagon at the Defense Digital Service. He's travelled to Afghanistan to deploy code and migrate data. He talks to Scott about what it means to support US Defense IT resources and how the military is innovating at new speeds with new techniques and fresh thinking.
Jun 30, 2017
YOU should write an interpreter with Thorsten Ball
Thorsten Ball has a thirst for knowledge, so one day he decided to make a new Programming Language. He went from 0 lines of code to a fully working interpreter written in Go for the "Monkey" Language. Check it out at https://interpreterbook.com!
Jun 23, 2017
Data Science with Angela Bassa
Angela Bassa is the Director of Data Science at iRobot. In this episode she sits down with Scott and demystifies the major concepts. Is this a new science and an old one? What's the traditional path for a Data Scientist - and is that the only path?
Jun 16, 2017
Get on the Coding Train with Processing and Daniel Shiffman
Daniel Shiffman is a programmer, a project lead with the Processing Foundation, and an Associate Arts Professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Dan uses the popular Processing Language to teach people to code on his popular (an wild and wacky) YouTube Channel "The Coding Train."
Jun 9, 2017
Being hired as a Functional Programmer with Eric Normand
Eric Normand wants everyone to know that they, too, can get a job as a functional programmer. While functional programming might feel intimidating, in this show Eric shares with Scott a number of practical techniques and ways to think about functional programming that might just help you with a change of career.
Jun 2, 2017
Apps without Code with Tara Reed
Tara Reed non-technical founder building software without writing code. How far can a non-coder get? Pretty far actually! There's a ton of tools and resources available that can allow you and your friends or family to create very polished apps and websites without code.
May 26, 2017
Inside WebAssembly with Mozilla Fellow David Bryant
May 19, 2017
Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence with Edaena Salinas Jasso
Scott talks to Microsoft Research's Edaena Salinas Jasso who explains Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. What are they, what's the difference, and how can I use them to make my users' lives better?
May 12, 2017
RavenDB, the open source NoSQL Database for .NET with Adi Avivi
RavenDB is am open source NoSQL Database for .NET that is fast and efficient. It's so efficient that the RavenDB team wanted to see if they could get it to run on a Raspberry Pi using .NET Core! Scott talks to Adi Avivi from the team about their accomplishment.
May 5, 2017
Ruby and Rails in the Real World with Scott Bellware
Scott Bellware works with development teams on monolith rescue and remediation, as well as autonomous services projects. He's been on a five-year mission to incorporate all the good things he's learned in the distributed systems world with all the good things he's learned in the Ruby world. ScottB catches ScottH up on the state of Ruby on Rails as ScottB sees it in the real world!
Apr 28, 2017
Today's Cloud, Containers, and Architecture with Kelsey Hightower
Scott talks to Kelsey Hightower from Google about today's Cloud, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, and how we architect for the web. Kelsey and Scott chair the OSCON open source conference together with Rachel Roumeliotis.
Apr 21, 2017
Deployment made easy with Zeit
Guillermo Rauch created socket.io and got the internet excited about WebSockets. Now he's teamed up and created a new cloud company - Zeit - and they are kicking the internet again with "now." Just create a folder, put some files or an app in it and type "now" and you've deployed a cloud scale app. How is it possible? Guillermo schools Scott on all things now.
Apr 14, 2017
Renewing the Kalingo Language with Dr. Keisha Marie Josephs
Keisha Josephs (soon to be Dr. Keisha Josephs!) is a Linguist and Web Developer. She's also Kalinago - a member of the Indigenous people of the Caribbean - and very passionate about renewing interest in the Kalinago language. She'll be using her graduate work and web/app development skills to make it happen! She talks to Scott about the fundamentals of learning languages (both web and spoken) and how she sees the future of her peoples' language.
Apr 7, 2017
The Road to Lead Developer with Linda Kamau of Ushahidi
Linda Kamau is the Lead Software Developer for Ushahidi based out of Nairobi. She also is a co-founder at AkiraChix, a non-profit that offers technical training and outreach for young women. Linda talks to Scott about her journey and how she plowed forward even when obstacles were in her way.
Mar 31, 2017
Hanselminutiae 18 with Richard Campbell - Nintendo Switch
It's another episode with oft-guest Richard Campbell! Scott has a Nintendo Switch and he inflicts it upon Richard! It's a gaming podcast this week!
Mar 24, 2017
Lean Customer Development with Cindy Alvarez
Cindy Alvarez is the author of Lean Customer Development. How do you develop products that people will actually use and buy? She shows Scott how to validate product and company ideas through customer development research—before we waste months and millions on a product or service that no one needs or wants.
Mar 17, 2017
Feedback Driven Design with Windows 10
Windows 10's Insiders program has let regular folks like you and I run beta copies of Windows and send bugs and feedback directly to the team like never before. I (Scott) talk to Jennifer Gentleman from the Windows team about how Feedback Driven Design shapes software on their team.
Mar 9, 2017
Getting Started with Angular with Jeff Cross
Jeff Cross is one of the Angular original committers and now he's doing Angular Consulting. Jeff talks to Scott about the basics of Angular, how to get started, and some of the core concepts when beginning a new Angular project.
Mar 2, 2017
A new kind of commerce - M-Pesa, Mookh, and Africa
George 'Porgie' Gachui is a co-founder at Kenyan startup Mookh. Mookh enables you to sell anything off your website or social media site and integrate the checkout system with digital wallets like M-Pesa. Is M-Pesa and wallets like it the future of commerce, not just in Africa but worldwide?
Feb 23, 2017
Forgotten Empires, amazing games - Age of Empires is back with Bert Beeckman
Bert Beeckman and his partners at Forgotten Empires have brought Age of Empires back after 16 years of slumber. One of the greatest games ever now has not one, but three *official* expansion packs. Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten, Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms, and Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas all include new stories, new art, new heros, and new adventures. How is this possible? How did it start, and more importantly where can YOU buy new AoE adventures?
Feb 16, 2017
The Return of Mo - Lessons from Scott
It's been a few hundred episodes. It's not episode 214 as Scott said, it's Episode 403 that Mo was last on - go check it out! This episode we get an update on Mo's cancer, her new job, and Scott's trip to Kenya and South Africa.
Feb 9, 2017
A new kind of STEM learning with Laron Walker
Laron Walker is a technologist and entrepreneur infatuated with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.
Feb 2, 2017
Discovering WebVR with Ada Rose Edwards
Ada Rose is an engineer and developer advocate for Samsung. Her passion for the open web and VR has led her to explore WebVR deeply. She explains to Scott why this open technology may be the next big thing!
Jan 26, 2017
Building Pantsuit: The Hillary Clinton UI Pattern Library with Mina Markham
Mina Markham built "Pantsuit," Hillary for America’s internal design system. The core CSS architecture of Pantsuit is based around a combination of SMACSS and Harry Roberts’ ITCSS, along with his brilliant namespacing patterns. How complex are systems like this? How does a well-documented styleguide and system improve your developer's workflow?
Jan 19, 2017
Speech to Text in 2017 with Signl.fm
Most of us started talking to computers with Dragon NaturallySpeaking and were somewhat disappointed. Now with Siri, Cortana, and Alexa it's getting better...fast. Scott talks with Kimberley Hansen about her startup Signl.fm and how they are aiming to change how podcasts to transcripts in the race to 100% comprehension. Check the transcript at https://transcripts.hanselminutes.com/
Jan 12, 2017
Vets who Code with Jerome Hardaway
Jerome Hardaway left the Air Force and saw an add for Code.org on Facebook. Working his way through CodeAcademy tutorials and online courseware he's turned himself into a polyglot developer. What kinds of strengths can vets bring to the world of code?
Jan 5, 2017
Checking in with Joel Spolsky who says I suck at Excel
I'm in New York this week checking in with Joel Spolsky from StackExchange/StackOverflow. Big things are happening in Joel's world. They've just hired Anil Dash to be the CEO of FogCreek and launched a new product. What's it like to be Joel and what's it like to NOT suck at Excel?
Dec 29, 2016
Dec 22, 2016
Including Automation in your Definition of Done with Angie Jones
Angie Jones is a Consulting Automation Engineer who advises several agile teams on automation strategies and has developed automation frameworks for countless software products. She challenges us to consider including Automation earlier in the product development cycle. Is Automation included in your company's "Definition of Done?"
Dec 15, 2016
Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing and Henry Segerman
Dr. Henry Segerman works at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Mathematics. He's looking at interesting ways to visualize mathmatics using 3D printing! Is this a new idea or a new take on an old one? Is tactile 3D math easier to pick up and understand?
Dec 8, 2016
Rethinking Front End Design and Development with Una Kravets
Dec 1, 2016
Being a Polyglot Programmer with Amir Rajan
You may know Amir from his #1 AppStore Game "A Dark Room." Amir is a programmer who has learned (and continues to learn) multiple programming languages. Is being a polyglot programmer a good idea for all programmers? Which languages should you start with?
Nov 24, 2016
Alcohol and the Tech Industry with Victor Yocco
Does the tech industry have an alcohol problem? Perhaps, or perhaps not. Does the alcohol have a place on the job? At parties? How far does one go? Scott talks to Victor Yocco about a way to think about drinking in the workplace.
Nov 17, 2016
Interactive Computing Experiences with nteract and Safia Abdalla
Scott talks to Data Scientist Safia Abdalla about the rise of python notebooks and new ways to think about interactive computing, both online and off. What is "interactive literate coding" and how does it change computing for both the technical and not-quite-technical user? All this and Safia teaches Scott about the "nteract" project.
Nov 10, 2016
Mob Programming with Woody Zuill
You've pair programmed but have you tried Mob Programming? Woody Zuill and his team "discovered" programming as a group and it changed their whole process. Woody joins Scott and explains how they stumbled on this, how they refined it, and how Mob Programming may make your programming life better.
Nov 4, 2016
Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn with Sandi Metz
Sandi Metz and Scott explore the art and science of teaching. How to people learn? How can we be better teachers? When presenting information, what's the best way to get it from your brain into the students? Why am I phrasing everything like a question? All this and more on this week's episode.
Oct 28, 2016
Should Developers Design with Iheanyi Ekechukwu
Iheanyi Ekechukwu is a Product Engineer with Digital Ocean. He has a background in both design and development. Are such people unicorns? How closely should designers work with developers? Are these truly separate practices...and how separate?
Oct 21, 2016
Infrastructuralism with Truss
What is Infrastructuralism and how can it help you think differently about software and large problems? Scott sits down with Everett Harper, CEO of Truss. They talk about how applying some old ideas in new ways helped them fix healthcare.gov.
Oct 14, 2016
Orchestrating and automating deployments with Octopus Deploy and Damian Brady
We first interviewed Paul Stovell a few years back when he started a micro-ISV he was calling "Octopus Deploy." Now it's a fully formed and successful company whose flagship product Octopus Deploy is used all over. Damian Brady joins Scott and explains why deployment is more subtle then you think.
Oct 7, 2016
Cake Build - A C# Make cross platform build automation system with Patrik Svensson
Patrik Svensson had an idea in 2014 for a build automation system that had C# at its heart. Fast-forward to 2016 and Cake Build has a thriving group of core contributors, a large group of "contrib" plugins, and it's joined the .NET Foundation. How does Cake work, and how does one build an open source project into a success?
Sep 30, 2016
Hello Ruby with Linda Liukas
Linda Liukas is a Finnish computer programmer, children's writer and programming instructor. In 2014, her Hello Ruby coding book for children raised $380,000 on Kickstarter becoming the platform's most highly funded children's book. She talks to Scott about how it all started and where teaching coding to kids is going!
Sep 23, 2016
The State of Virtual Reality 2016 with Scott Anderson
Scott Anderson works at Funomena on Virtual Reality games. He's currently working on Luna, a unique tactile VR puzzle game. Do you need many thousands of dollars and a super-powered computer to experience VR? Scott Anderson gives us a tour from Google Cardboard to Oculus and beyond.
Sep 16, 2016
An overnight success in 13 years! Luvvie Ajayi is Judging You!
Luvvie Ajayi has been writing. She's been writing for YEARS. She has been blogging for 13 years! She's a noted humorist, techie, digital strategist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She's spoken all over (including The White House!) and taught classes worldwide. Today she joins Scott to talk about her brand, her tech, and her hilarious new book "I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual"
Sep 9, 2016
Archiving Digital Experiences using Emulation with Jason Scott
Sep 2, 2016
Becoming a more social developer with Daphne Chong
Daphne Chong has had a great year. While she's been a professional developer for many years, this year she's organized user groups, spoken at a number of conferences, and generally pushed herself out of her comfort zone. How did she do it?
Aug 26, 2016
Exploring Code Smells in code written by Children with Dr. Felienne
Felienne is always learning. In exploring her PhD dissertation and her public speaking experience it's clear that she has no intent on stopping! Most recently she's been exploring a large corpus of Scratch programs looking for Code Smells. How do children learn how to code, and when they do, does their code "smell?" Is there something we can do when teaching to promote cleaner, more maintainable code?
Aug 19, 2016
Building with the Microsoft Bot Framework with Dan Driscoll
Scott sits down with Dan Driscoll to talk bots. What happened in 2016 that made bots more intelligent and more relevant than ever before? Why now, and what can YOU do with your own bot written in Node.js, .NET, or using their REST API?
Aug 12, 2016
Creating a new GPU Texture Compressor with Binomial with Stephanie Hurlburt
Stephanie Hurlburt and her co-founder at Binomial see a problem with how graphics and assets make their way from the CPU to the GPU and on to your screen. Now they're creating a new texture compressor and GPU Transcoder that will improve how your games look and play!
Aug 5, 2016
Learning to love Legacy Code with Andrea Goulet from CorgiBytes
Andrea Goulet and her business partner Scott Ford love legacy code. No one is supposed to LIKE legacy code, right? Andrea and the team at CorgiBytes believes people are more than just makers - they are also menders. So how does one approach an old code base?
Jul 29, 2016
A .NET IDE for the iPad? - Exploring Continuous with Frank Krueger
Frank Krueger is well known for his popular iOS applications like iCircuit and Calca. Frank creates his apps with Xamarin and C# or F#. But why not write these apps for the iPad *on the iPad?* Frank just released the incredible new apps Continuous for iOS. You CAN write .NET on an iPad, productively. Today. Scott asks Frank how he did it!
Jul 22, 2016
New Development on Old Systems: Exploring the NES in 2016 with Rachel Simone Weil
Rachel Simone Weil thinks in 6502 Assembly and loves to program on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Yes, that's the NES and yes, it's 2016! She's created a number of amazing NEW apps including the world's first connected Twitter client for NES.
Jul 15, 2016
Exploring the Orleans Distributed Virtual Actor Model with Richard Astbury
The open source Orleans project is behind some massive systems including Halo itself. Is the virtual actor model the revolution it appears to be? How does this relate to the models of the best, as well as things like Akka and Service Fabric? Richard Astbury does his best to set Scott straight in this episode.
Jul 8, 2016
Machine Learning for all with TensorFlow with Andy Kitchen
Andy Kitchen is a consultant and researcher in machine learning specializing in neural networks. He sits down with Scott and explains why Machine Learning matters, and why you and I should start learning it ourselves, right away, with TensorFlow!
Jul 1, 2016
Creating cross-platform Electron apps with Jessica Lord
Jessica Lord works at GitHub on the Electron framework. Is Electron "just Chrome in a frame" or is it so much more? Jessica sets Scott on the right path and explains exactly where the Electron platform fits into your development world.
Jun 24, 2016
Building remote-first teams with Karolina Szczur
Karolina has often been on remote teams. Whether it's working from Europe or Australia, working 10 time zones away or just a few, she's developed a number of tips and tricks for surviving (and thriving!) while working remote. Can we build our tech teams "remote-first?"
Jun 17, 2016
Data Literacy and the usefulness of Excel with Oz du Soleil
With all this talk of Big Data, this episode we go smaller. Oz du Soleil has built his career on Excel. He feels that there isn't enough data literacy in our industry. While you're writing SQL queries, do you know where you data comes from? Is it clean and is it valid? Where does Excel and tools like it fit into the data-focused world of 2016?
Jun 10, 2016
Living Functional Programming with OCaml and Gina Marie Maini
Gina Marie Maini is a functional programer. She's the most totally amped functional programmer I've ever met, and she told me that OCaml was wonderful. Today Gina tries to get me to accept OCaml and functional programming as the way and the light.
Jun 3, 2016
Native apps using NativeScript with Jen Looper
May 27, 2016
Bootstrapping a hardware startup: Creating Tinsel with Aniyia L. Williams
Aniyia L. Williams saw a gap in the market and a product that needed to be created. Tinsel creates tech jewelry to ensure that fashion-savvy women can enjoy technology without sacrificing their style. How did Aniyia bootstrap her hardware startup? She explains the concept, funding, prototypes, development, and manufacturing on this episode.
May 20, 2016
May 13, 2016
Practical Containers for Developers with Aja Hammerly
There's so much talk about containers as it's clearly the buzzword today. Rather than doing a deep dive into container tech, Scott talks to Aja Hammerly about what containers really means to us as developers. How do containers change our workflow? Is the promise of cloud portability real?
May 6, 2016
Punishment Driven Development with Louise Elliott
Scott sits down with software developer and development manager Louise Elliott about her ideas around "Punishment Driven Development." Why is this such a common way to run a project? Does it work and is it ever appropriate?
Apr 29, 2016
Funding Open Source with Nadia Eghbal
Former VC Nadia Eghbal is exploring the world of open source and how tech gets funded. Her investigative work is currently supported by The Ford Foundation as she explores the way that the public infrastructure of the Internet gets built. She talks with Scott about how Open Source Software gets funded!
Apr 22, 2016
Investing in Underrepresented Tech Founders with Arlan Hamilton
Arlan Hamilton is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a seed investment fund that backs high-potential, underrepresented startup founders. She talks to Scott about how starting a fund works, how much money one needs to invest, and demystifies many of the buzzwords around investing in tech today!
Apr 15, 2016
Creating the Belter Language for Syfy
Nick Farmer is best known for developing the Belter constructed language (conlang) for Syfy’s The Expanse. What's involved in creating a convincing constructed language? How real are these languages?
Apr 8, 2016
Failure - "What if you fake it and don't make it?"
Scott talks to web developer and entrepreneur Kronda Adair about her business and her recent failure. How do projects fail and what do we do with that failure? Can failure be a motivator or does it slow us down? How can we turn lemons into lemonade as technologists?
Apr 1, 2016
Mar 25, 2016
March Is For Makers: Modulo and Modular Electronics with Erin Tomson
Erin Tomson left Pixar after 13 years to pursue something totally new! Her hardware startup called "Modulo" brings plug and play flexibility to the world of microcontrollers like Arduino and Particle. How did she get started and make the move from 3D software to modular hardware?
Mar 18, 2016
March Is For Makers: Arrow.com Electrical Engineer Laura Hughes
This week Scott talks to to electrical engineer Laura Hughes from Arrow.com. Laura specializes in lighting and power supply design and can solve pretty much any problem with an LED. Laura schools Scott on a number of electrical issues and they come up with an epic new project idea!
Mar 10, 2016
March Is For Makers: Arduinos and Useless Robots with Simone Giertz
Simone Giertz is a Maker, a robotics enthusiast and surprisingly (her words!) a non-engineer. She's become somewhat of an expert in sh*tty robots and we love her for it. Also, she happens to be Swedish but sounds totally American just to confuse us. Scott talks about how she gets her inspiration and how she got started!
Mar 3, 2016
March Is For Makers: Taking Stuff Apart with Captain Brent Chapman
Captain Brent Chapman has a BS from the West Point, an MS in Information Security from Carnegie Mellon, and has been tearing electronics apart since he was four. Today, Cpt Chapman works for the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) at Moffett Field and puts those skills to work. In his spare time, he tinkers, creates, and helps others do the same.
Feb 25, 2016
Ambitious UX and Ambitious Apps with Ember and Lauren Tan
Scott talks to Lauren Tan, a Senior Developer at Dockyard, about her excitement with the Ember Framework. Her talk on "Ambitious UX for Ambitious Apps" covers new techniques like Reactive UX that are made easy with the Ember.js framework.
Feb 18, 2016
Exploring the Creative Process with Comic Creator and Musician Afua Richardson
Afua Richardson joins Scott for this creative episode. Afua is a comic artist who has worked for Marvel, Image Comics, Top Cow, and many more. Her work on "Genius" was nominated for a Glyph Award. She's also a singer/songwriter and an accomplished musician. Afua and Scott explore how comics are made, who owns them, and how creators can express themselves in the digital age.
Feb 11, 2016
The Open Artificial Pancreas System (OpenAPS) project with Dana M. Lewis
Scott sits with fellow Type 1 Diabetic Dana M. Lewis about the Open Artificial Pancreas System that she and her husband Scott Leibrand created. As other commercial entities race to "close the loop" for diabetics, how did two regular folks control diabetes with off-the-shelf parts? Dana demystifies the technology behind this software-managed diabetes solution.
Feb 4, 2016
Scaling The Walking Dead: No Man's Land with Next Games' Kalle Hiitola
What's it like building and scaling a mobile game to millions of users and billions of transactions? Does the cloud really allow you to "not worry about scaling" and just focus on the game? We'll hear from Kalle Hiitola, the CTO of Next Games, about their experience scaling The Walking Dead, an app that got over a million downloads in its launch weekend!
Jan 28, 2016
Getting started making Video Games with Kris Rothe
Scott talks to Kris Rothe about the best way to get started making your own video games! How technical do you need to be? Should you start with Unity, GameMaker, or something else? We'll hear about all this and more from an experience game creator!
Jan 21, 2016
Inside ASP.NET Core 1.0 with Damian Edwards
Scott talks to Damian Edwards about ASP.NET Core 1.0 (previously ASP.NET 5). How freaked out should developers be? What's changed and what hasn't for this new version of .NET and the ASP.NET Web Framework?
Jan 14, 2016
From Enterprise Developer to Tech Startup CEO with Tiffany Mikell
Scott talks to enterprise developer, now tech CEO, Tiffany Mikell about the challenges and rewards of software development in a startup. What's it like to transition from large teams to smaller agile teams? How do you manage security and ops without dedicated teams? What are architectural discussions like with non-technical cofounders?
Jan 7, 2016
Inside Age of Ascent with Ben Adams
Dec 31, 2015
Is QA a lost art? Node.js quality expert Stacy Kirk
Stacy Kirk is the CEO of QualityWorks, a node.js-focused QA company, a 20 year software development veteran, and the creator of nodeqa.io. Stacy is a graduate of Stanford and also coaches two Lego League Robotics teams! Scott and Stacy talk about the lack of respect that Quality Assurance has been getting over the last several years.
Dec 24, 2015
Data Visualization and D3.js with Irene Ros
Scott talks to Data Visualization expert Irene Ros. When she isn't contributing to the Miso Project, teaching her d3.js class, or working on making OpenVis Conf the best data visualization conference it can be, she's working on projects that focus on creating engaging interactive visual displays of information.
Dec 17, 2015
Today's Startup Accelerators John Henry from Cofound Harlem
John Henry is with Cofound Harlem, a startup accelerator dedicated to building 100 new companies in Harlem by 2020. What does an accelerator look like today? Do companies just need startup cash, or is there a more innovative and effective way to bootstrap tomorrow's companies today?
Dec 10, 2015
The importance of fixing your own consumer electronics with IFixit's Kyle Wiens
Kyle Wiens is the CEO and Co-founder of IFixit. IFixit is kind of the Wikipedia of Repair Guides and Teardowns. Scott and Kyle talk about why it's important to be able to fix your own hardware. Do we have the right of repair? Why are so many consumer electronics designed without repairability in mind?
Dec 3, 2015
Hanselminutiae LIVE 17 with Richard Campbell
Scott talks with Richard Campbell in this episode of Hanselminutiae LIVE. We did this show on Google Hangouts and you can watch the video at Scott's youtube at http://youtube.com/shanselman if you'd like. We talk about technology, gadgets, new directions, and industry trends.
Nov 26, 2015
Imagining the Future of Minority Report with Greg Borenstein
Greg Borenstein is a computer vision expert, game designer, and author. He's currently a researcher in the Playful Systems Group at the MIT Media Lab. He also works as the futurist for the TV Series "Minority Report." The show tries to stay true to the universe of the movie while imagining a realistic (and socially conscious) future in 2065.
Nov 19, 2015
OptiKey - Open Source Assistive Tech for Motor Neuron Disease
Scott talks to Julius Sweetland, developer of OptiKey. OptiKey is an assistive on-screen keyboard which runs on Windows. It is designed to be used with a low cost eye-tracking device to bring keyboard control, mouse control and speech to people with motor and speech limitations, such as people living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) / Motor Neuron Disease (MND).
Nov 12, 2015
Speak Up and Present with Confidence with Poornima Vijayashanker
Poornima Vijayashanker was a founding engineer at Mint.com and now is building an education company called Femgineer. Her new book "Present! The Techie's Guide to Engaging an Audience" speaks to the importance of speaking up. Poornima talks to Scott about why speaking up and improving your communication skills can revitalize your career in tech.
Nov 5, 2015
You don't know JS with Getify (Kyle Simpson)
Oct 30, 2015
Understanding Web Components and Polymer with Monica Dinculescu
Monica Dinculescu works on Polymer and Chrome for Google. In this episode she teaches Scott all about Web Components and the Polymer Project. Are Web Components the future of the web, and why? Where does Polymer fit in, and what should YOU use if you are starting a project today?
Oct 23, 2015
SID Chips and C64 Music with Ocean Software's Matthew Cannon
Scott talks to Matthew Cannon about the musical revolution that happened the eighties and early 90s in video game soundtracks. Matthew worked at Ocean Software and composed music for games like Navy Seals, Batman: The Movie, Elf, and many more. Matthew worked on C64, Amiga, SNES, Megadrive, and other systems. How did these systems work and what can they teach us about computing today?
Oct 16, 2015
Your Personal Cloud Platform with Sandstorm.io and Kenton Varda
Scott talks with former Googler Kenton Varda about his startup Sandstorm.io. Sandstorm makes it easy to run and manage your own server by simplifying application deployment and security. How does it work and how does it relate to Docker? How is a "personal cloud" different from "a server under the stairs?"
Oct 9, 2015
An overview of non-web-based assisted technologies with Sylvia Richardson
There's lots of discussion around assistive technology on the web, but what about technologies that aren't all about the browser? There are a number of conditions that have made it easier to develop assistive technology (social media, crowdfunding, rapid prototyping tools,etc.) Scott talks to Sylvia Richardson, an accessibility coordinator for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina about some of the many innovations in this space.
Oct 2, 2015
Creativity, Code, Community, and Connected Objects with Dawn C. Hayes
Scott talks with coder, tinkerer, and occasional adjunct professor Dawn C Hayes about the intersection of physical computing and creating coding. As we write code more, we have to ask ourselves "but are we improving our world? The community? Our culture?" The advent of wearables, augmented games, and networked objects has the potential to take computing out of the garage and into the collective consciousness. Dawn teaches Scott about how these objects can combine with new thinking around informal learning to engage not only new audiences but the next generation of creator.
Sep 25, 2015
Jet.com scales with Azure, F#, and more with Rachel Reese
Scott talks to Jet.com's Rachel Reese about how Jet uses F#, Azure, and lots more to scale to new heights. What's it like to build a massive system on a functional language? How does using .NET but NOT using C# change how you recruit?
Sep 18, 2015
Killing Off Wasabi - A 20yr old VBScript problem solved with 2015 Roslyn tech
Scott talks to Jacob Krall from Fog Creek Software about how his team used the open source C# Roslyn compiler to bring their ancient VBScript-style language called "Wasabi" into the 21st century. They solved real-world problems in a systematic way with smart decisions and computer science.
Sep 11, 2015
Information Architecture with Abby Covert
Abby Covert is an independent Information Architect and also the President of the Information Architecture Institute. She's the author of "How to Make Sense of Any Mess" and spends her life trying to make the unclear be clear. In this episode, she explains the difference between UX and IA, and sets Scott straight about some common misconceptions about information architecture.
Sep 4, 2015
Developing Designers with Catt Small
Aug 28, 2015
Computer Science in School vs. The Real World with Kaya Thomas
Kaya Thomas is an undergraduate in Computer Science at Dartmouth and is interning this summer at Intuit on the Mint iOS team. She's also a Code2040 fellow and has both a YouTube channel with tech tutorials and a book resource app called We Read Too in the iOS App Store. She and Scott talk about the difference between coding in school vs. the real world.
Aug 21, 2015
Enterprising Node.js with NodeSource's VP of Engineering Kevin Stewart
As open source thinking and open source software goes more mainstream, it heads to the Enterprise. What does that mean for a popular framework like node.js? What features does Node need to thrive in a larger company? Scott talks to NodeSource's Kevin Stewart to explore these questions.
Aug 14, 2015
Redesigning Computer Science 101 Education with Omoju Miller
PhD Candidate Omoju Miller is a Computer Scientist who is working to unlock the joys of Natural Language Processing as applied to rap lyrics. She is finishing her PhD in Computer Science Education and has big ideas about where the field should go. How should we change Computer Science 101 for the next generation of developers?
Aug 7, 2015
Identity Server and ASP.NET with Dominick Baier
Scott talks to Dominick Baier about identity on the web and in ASP.NET. Dominick and Brock Allen have a great series of open source products in the form of Identity Manager, Identity Server, and Identity Model. What does auth on today's web look like? How does Open ID Connect and OAuth work and how can you set it up in your websites today?
Jul 31, 2015
Designing Usable Security with Google's Adrienne Porter Felt
Adrienne Porter Felt, Ph.D. is a security and privacy researcher at Google. Her current focus is on designing and building usable security. Scott talks to her about how modern application platforms think about permissions, how users react to the "lock" icon, what we think about HTTPs, and much more!
Jul 24, 2015
The Problem with DateTime - NodaTime with Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson is a time nerd. He has contributed with the Noda Time project and is helping with making time, dates, and timezones easier to use with .NET and .NET Core. Most of what we think is intuitive about time, isn't!
Jul 17, 2015
Systems Thinking: Less Coding, More Thinking with Kishau Rogers
Kishau Rogers is the Founder and CEO of Websmith Group. She's a twenty-year programming veteran. She talks to Scott about the importance of teaching "Systems Thinking" over just Learning to Code. How do our solutions change when we better understand how they fit into the big picture?
Jul 10, 2015
Debugging Windows Problems with Mario Hewardt
Scott talks to expert Windows debugger Mario Hewardt about what it takes to be a good debugger. How does the .NET managed heap and garbage collector work and when should you just let it do its job?
Jul 3, 2015
Relationships, Geek Culture, and Raising Nerds with Anjuan Simmons
Scott sits down with Technical Project Manager and Conference Speaker Anjuan Simmons to talk about the rise of "Nerdland" and fan culture, the difficulties raised when Geeks marry Normals, and how we pass our fandom on to our kids.
Jun 25, 2015
Jun 19, 2015
Virtual Reality today with Andreia Gaita
Scott talks to former Unity developer and current Githubber Andreia Gaita about Virtual Reality. Why is it so compelling? Why do we want so badly to live in "Snow Crash?" Andreia talks about her first experience in an Oculus Rift VR system and when she thinks off the shelf VR will be available.
Jun 12, 2015
Building Community around the XPRIZE with Jono Bacon
Jono Bacon wrote the book on Community with "The Art of Community" and worked at Canonical on Ubuntu's community for years. Now he's headed to the XPRIZE organization to help build their community. How do you create a community around robots on the moon and tricoders?
Jun 5, 2015
Hanselminutiae LIVE 16 with Richard Campbell
This episode of Hanselminutiae LIVE 16 with Richard Campbell was recorded on Google Hangouts! You can check it out at Scott's YouTube Channel at http://youtube.com/shanselman
May 29, 2015
Getting Started with SVG with Sara Soueidan
Scott talks to web developer Sara Soueidan about the state of SVG on the web today. Is SVG mainstream and ready for you to use in your web apps today? Sara is the author of the Codrops CSS Reference, and a co-author of the Smashing Book #5 - a book that covers time-saving, practical techniques for crafting fast, maintainable, and scalable responsive websites.
May 22, 2015
Getting started making NodeBots and Wearables with Kassandra Perch
Today we talk to Kassandra Perch from Bocoup about the state of node-based robotics and wearables in 2015. Back in episode 391, we talked to Raquel Vélez about controlling robots with Node.js. Nodebots have blown up and it's easier than ever to jump in and make your own!
May 15, 2015
Accessibility (a11y) with OpenDirective's Steve Lee
Scott talks to accessibility advocate Steve Lee about today's accessible web. We've all added alt tags around images (or we should) but what does a modern AND accessible application require? Steve educates Scott on ARIA, WCAG, WAI and other TLAs (three letter acronyms) and gives us practical actionable advice on how we can make the web available to everyone.
May 8, 2015
Saving Bletchley Park with Dr. Sue Black
Bletchley Park is where brilliant people worked tirelessly to break the German Enigma code, and others. More importantly, it wasn't just Alan Turing. In fact, thousands of people, 80 percent of them women, worked at Bletchley Park. Scott talks to Dr. Sue Black, who used social media to raise awareness of the current state of Bletchley Park and help return the site to solvency.
May 1, 2015
Developing StaffPad, a new class of music notation application with Dr. Matthew Tesch
Scott talks to Dr. Matthew Tesch of Carnegie Mellon University about StaffPad, an new music notation application for Windows that he developed with composer David William Hearn. StaffPadd is for pen-and-touch based Windows 8 tablets like the Surface Pro and written largely in C#.
Apr 23, 2015
Inside the Akka.NET open source project and the Actor Model with Aaron Stannard
Akka.NET is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and fault tolerant event-driven applications on .NET & Mono. This community-driven port brings C# & F# developers the capabilities of the original Akka framework in Java/Scala. Scott talks to co-founder Aaron Stannard about the project, the Actor model, and distributed development in .NET.
Apr 17, 2015
Usability and the Human Factor with Dr. Danielle Smith
Dr. Danielle Smith is a Human Factors professional with over 10 years' experience in usability research and user experience design. She has a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a concentration in Human Factors. She and Scott talk about the state of User Experience research today. What data are we using and what important data are we missing?
Apr 10, 2015
Building a better 3D printer (with software!) with OctoPrint’s Gina Häußge
Scott talks to Gina Häußge, creator of OctoPrint. In very short order OctoPrint has gone from a small side project to Gina's full time open source job! OctoPrint gives your 3D Printer a camera, a print queue, visualizers, temperature control and much more! Gina shares her journey in this Maker episode.
Apr 3, 2015
Bitcoin Explained with Rhian Lewis
Rhian is the co-developer of CountMyCrypto and the co-host of London's Bitcoin Women. She sits down with Scott and catches him up on the state of Bitcoin, Altcoin, and some of the tech behind Blockchain technology.
Mar 27, 2015
March Is For Makers: Electronics and Electricity 101 with Andrew J. Dupree
This week hardware engineer Andrew J. Dupree gives Scott a lesson in Electrical Engineering 101. Andrew has a Master of Science in Computer Hardware Engineering from Stanford and works at Mindtribe on cool hardware and technology strategy. This is the fourth episode in our month-long podcast series March Is For Makers. We're teaming up with CodeNewbie to give you a month of great hardware and maker content. Check us out at http://marchisformakers.com and subscribe to both podcasts!
Mar 20, 2015
March Is For Makers: Learning Robots with Dr. Ayanna Howard of Zyrobotics
Today we talk to Dr. Ayanna Howard about robots. Dr. Howard has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering as well as an MBA from Claremont, and she teaches at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is also the Founder and CTO of Zyrobotics, a technology startup dedicated to inclusive technology inventions. Dr. Howard also worked with NASA JPL on the Mars Rovers. This is the third episode in our month-long podcast series March Is For Makers. We're teaming up with CodeNewbie to give you a month of great hardware and maker content. Check us out at http://marchisformakers.com and subscribe to both podcasts!
Mar 13, 2015
March Is For Makers: Enclosures for your DIY hardware projects with Bertrand Le Roy
Bertrand Le Roy has a PhD in theoretical physics and deep experience in both software and hardware development. His startup Nwazet sold hardware and software for makers. He talks to Scott about the importance of putting your DIY project in an enclosure you can count on. They also discuss 3D printing, CNC Machines, Laser Cutters, Makerspaces, and more! This is our second episode in our month-long podcast series March Is For Makers. We're teaming up with CodeNewbie to give you a month of great hardware and maker content. Check us out at http://marchisformakers.com and subscribe to both podcasts!
Mar 5, 2015
March Is For Makers: 3D Printing with Printrbot's Brook Drumm
Brook Drumm took a successful Kickstarter and turned it into a fantastic business making Printrbot 3D Printers. Brook is also a co-star on the new Science Channel TV show "All-American Makers." This is our first episode in our month-long podcast series March Is For Makers. We're teaming up with CodeNewbie to give you a month of great hardware and maker content. Check us out at http://marchisformakers.com and subscribe to both podcasts!
Feb 26, 2015
Living Clojure with Carin Meier
Scott talks to Clojure expert Carin Meier about how to get started with this powerful functional language. Carin worked in Java for 15 years and switched to Clojure and loved it so much she wrote a book! 'Living Clojure' comes out April of 2015.
Feb 19, 2015
Hanselminutiae 15 with Richard Campbell - Recorded as a Google Hangout, we talk all things tech
Scott talks to Richard Campbell in this episode, recorded LIVE (and available on YouTube!) on February 10th.
Feb 12, 2015
Atom-Shell for cross platform desktop apps with Paul Betts
Scott talks to developer Paul Betts, formerly of GitHub, now working on the Windows Desktop application for Slack. They are building their desktop with atom-shell, a cross-platform toolkit that uses V8 and Chromium. Is atom-shell right for you?
Feb 5, 2015
Creating Ruby with Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz) recorded LIVE in Japan
Scott was in Japan at the GoAzure event in January and had the pleasure of interviewing Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz), the creator of the Ruby language! What motivates Matz and how did that motivation drive the creation and direction of Ruby?
Jan 29, 2015
Where is Web Design going in 2015 with Carl Smith
Carl Smith Carl Smith is the founder of nGen Works, a design firm in Florida specializing in User Experience Design, Branding, App and Mobile Development and more. Carl is also the co-host of the BizCraft podcast. Carl talks to Scott about where he thinks web design and development is heading in 2015.
Jan 22, 2015
An Introduction to the Dart Language with Lars Bak and Kasper Lund
Jan 15, 2015
Performance as a Feature with Matt Warren
Scott talks to .NET performance aficionado Matt Warren about how to make performance a feature of your application. Is performance cultural or technical? What tools are available to put perf front and center?
Jan 8, 2015
Starting with Continuous Integration in the Cloud with Steven Edouard
Scott talks to Steven Edouard about making CI (Continuous Integration) and easy deployment possible in the cloud. From small node-based sites to larger Chef and automated VM deployments, Steven outlines our options and gets us started in Azure.
Jan 1, 2015
Computer Vision Explained with PyImageSearch's Adrian Rosebrock
Adrian Rosebrock has PhD focused on Computer Vision and Machine Learning. He's a recognized expert in getting computers to "see" stuff...and all kinds of things at that! Adrian and Scott talk about some of the kinds of problems computer vision can solve, from medical issues to gaming, retail to surveillance. Scott gets educated on how to start and how far he can take Computer Vision as a beginner!
Dec 25, 2014
Get Involved in Citizen Science with Chandra Clarke
Scott talks to science advocate Chandra Clarke about the rise of Citizen Science. Chandra has a Master's degree in Space Studies and writes about citizen science and space for a number of websites, including her own Citizen Science Center. What does it mean to be a citizen scientist and how can you (and the children in your life) get involved? We talk tech, software, space, the moon, and much much more.
Dec 18, 2014
An Internet of Things (IoT) primer with Erica Stanley
Scott talks to engineer Erica Stanley about the Internet of Things. What's the tech behind this popular buzzword? What are some of the emerging standards for connectivity, and where should you start when exploring IoT development kits!
Dec 11, 2014
Web Animation Foundations, Today and Tomorrow with Rachel Nabors
Scott sits down with award-winning animator and web animations expert Rachel Nabors about the importance of intentional and thoughtful animation on the web. Rachel talks about the death of Flash and what that meant for animation and where she sees the web going with the advent of the new Web Animation API that is starting to show up in daily builds of Chrome.
Dec 4, 2014
JSIL with Katelyn Gadd
Nov 27, 2014
Comics, Creativity, Computers and Secret Coders with Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang is an writer of graphic novels and comics, including the Eisner Award winning "American Born Chinese." He's also written the comic continuation of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and much more. He also is an engineer and teaches software at a local high school! He and Scott talk computers, creativity, and comics. He's creating a new book, "Secret Coders," about the magic of computers.
Nov 20, 2014
The Other Side of Diversity with Erica Joy
Erica Joy is an engineer at Google. She talks to Scott about her experience growing up, when she first started to love computers, and the demographics and environments of the various companies she's worked at over the years. They talk about stress, what it really means to have a diverse workplace, and finding your authentic self.
Nov 13, 2014
Balancing a Nerdcore Music Career and a PhD with Sammus aka Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo
Scott talks to nerdcore musician Sammus, aka Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo. She's doing a PhD at Cornell but also pursuing a music career. Her lyrics are complex and multilayered, touching on topics of popular culture, gaming, computers, history, and much more. She tours, raps, produces, and much more. How does she do it all?
Nov 6, 2014
The New Digital Journalism with Elon James White
Scott sits down with podcaster, radio host, and advocate Elon James White. Elon is the founder of TWiB (This Week in Blackness) and an award-winning blogger. He recently went mobile and took his show to Ferguson, Missouri. How does social media and accessible digital tech change how we receive our news?
Oct 31, 2014
Controllerism and digital music with artist and inventor Moldover
Musician, artist, and inventor Moldover creates, tours, and explores new frontiers in electronic music and also coined the term "Controllerism." He's currently creating a new original album packaged in a playable circuit board instrument! Moldover explains Controllerism to Scott, how it differs from Turntablism. How does Moldover make his instruments and mold his sound?
Oct 24, 2014
Selecting the Ultimate Developer Laptop with Damian Edwards
Scott and Damian need better laptops. They need the Ultimate Developer Laptop. i7, 8 to 16 gigs, 256G+ SSD, and under 2 pounds. Does it exist?
Oct 17, 2014
All about CSS Animations with Val Head
Scott's at Blendconf and sits down with Val Head to talk about CSS Animations. Val is the author of "The CSS Animations Pocket Guide" and explains the essence of CSS Animations to Scott in this episode.
Oct 10, 2014
"A Dark Room" - What's it like to have a #1 App? With Amir Rajan
"A Dark Room" was the #1 App in the Apple App Store for weeks and weeks. Surely that's made its creator, Amir Rajan a millionaire, right? Amir explains exactly how the finances work, shares tips on how to make a #1 app, and sets YOU up for success.
Oct 3, 2014
A Sass Primer with Claudina Sarahe
Claudina Sarahe is a Front End Developer, educator, conference organizer, and an expert on the Sass CSS preprocessor. She shares her love of Sass with Scott while at @blendconf. Why was Sass needed? What makes Sass powerful...and should you start using it right now?
Sep 26, 2014
Being a CodeNewbie with Saron Yitbarek
After starting along a medical path, Saron Yitbarek switched directions, did a bootcamp at the Flatiron School and is now well on her way in a new career as a programmer. Saron also started CodeNewbie, a welcoming community of beginner and developing programmers.
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 12, 2014
Hanselminutiae 14 with Richard Campbell - Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Announcements (+VIDEO)
Scott sits down with Richard Campbell to talk about the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Announcements. Will wearables finally happen? Is this the fitness wearable we've been waiting for, paired with the ultimate watch? NOTE: There is VIDEO of this show on YouTube, the link is below on this site.
Sep 5, 2014
Space and the next IT decade with Tom Soderstrom from JPL
Scott talks to Tom Soderstrom, the IT CTO at JPL, a NASA Center. What's going to happen in the next IT decade (which is shorter than you'd think!)? What kinds of systems do they use at JPL and NASA, and where does Tom think the next big innovation is coming from?
Aug 29, 2014
Exploring Trans*H4CK with Dr. Kortney Ziegler
Transgender people face discrimination, unemployment, homelessness, and a myriad of social problems. Dr. Kortney Ziegler is an activist, academic, artist, and filmmaker who created Trans*H4CK as a response to help tackle these problems through education, empowerment, open source, and advocacy.
Aug 22, 2014
Inside RavenDB with Michael Yarichuk
Scott chats with Michael Yarichuk about RavenDB. Michael works with Ayende and the RavenDB team on their document database. Scott is trying to learn about document databases and Michael helps him along the path, exploring those computer science concepts that make document databases unique.
Aug 15, 2014
Building CalendarTree, a new startup, with Dilbert creator Scott Adams
Scott H. sits down with Dilbert creator Scott Adams to talk about his new startup CalendarTree. Has Scott become the pointy-haired boss? Why not just hang out on the beach and draw cartoons? What's it take to succeed, and how many times do we have to fail?
Aug 8, 2014
BrightstarDB, an open source NoSQL .NET database with Kal Ahmed
Kal Ahmed and his open source team have created a great .NET-based NoSQL solution called BrightstarDB. Brightstar is an RDF triple store. What does that mean? It does not require the definition of a database schema, and with the RDF data model you can easily add and integrate data of all shapes. Kal talks to Scott about RDF, NoSQL, and the whens and whys of using a database like BrightStarDB.
Aug 1, 2014
Applying Improv to Agile and Lean Startup models with Jessie Shternshus
Jessie Shternshus takes comedy and improve to the next level and applies it to Lean Startup and Agile Software methodologies. Can't believe it? Jessie sits down with Scott and they chat about how thinking quickly on your feet is a muscle and a skill that must be exercised.
Jul 25, 2014
Designing for Performance with Lara Swanson
Lara Swanson is the Engineering Manager of Performance at Etsy. She sits down with Scott to explain how to design for page load time, including optimizations to images, fonts, markup, and more. How important is having a culture of performance and executive buy-in? Is a two-second page load time reasonable? How important is A/B testing?
Jul 18, 2014
Learning WebGL and making 3D HTML Games with David Catuhe and Babylon.js
David Catuhe is the primary author of Babylon.js and an expert in WebGL. Are 3D games really happening on the web? There are more possibilities than you may realize! WebGL really lights up with libraries like three.js and babylon.js.
Jul 11, 2014
Exploring the Bionic Pancreas with Dr. Steven Jon Russell, MD, PhD
A collaborative group from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital is working together to make automated blood glucose control a reality, and they have announced their results from the Bionic Pancreas study. Scott, who is also a 20 year+ Type 1 Diabetic on an insulin pump, sits down with Dr. Steven Jon Russell, MD, PhD to talk about this project and it's ramifications.
Jul 4, 2014
Applied Azure with Vishwas Lele
Scott continues to learn Azure and in this episodes turns to 3rd party expert Vishwas Lele. Vishwas builds Azure systems all day long and recently also released a Pluralsight course called "Applied Azure."
Jun 27, 2014
Windows Phone 8.1, Universal Apps, and the Developer Landscape with Lars Klint
Scott talks to Lars Klint, a Windows Phone Developer MVP, about developing for Windows Phone 8.1. What's coming in 8.1 and what changes for developers? What's the plan for Universal Apps and what kind of reuse will we see?
Jun 20, 2014
Creating Reactive User Interfaces with Adaptive Consulting's Reactive Trader
Scott talks to Matt Barrett from Adaptive Consulting about creating high-quality reactive user interfaces for the industry. Adaptive has just released a reactive sample application as open source and it's a great place to start learning about Reactive Programming.
Jun 13, 2014
What it really means to be Junior Developer with Jonathan Barronville
Jonathan Barronville is a Junior Developer, and he's not apologetic about it. What does it really mean to be Junior Developer, and why is everyone in such a rush to be a Senior? Are we really gaining experience or just experiencing the same years, one after another? What can we do as an industry to be more welcoming to Junior devs, while realizing that we must all be amateurs ourselves?
Jun 6, 2014
Reconciling ASP.NET vNext with Damian Edwards
There's been a lot of talk around ASP.NET vNext. How did development start, and what's been the thinking about how to manage a new world while still innovating on the current generation of technology? In what ways does ASP.NET vNext break from the past, and in what ways does it build on our existing power and experience?
May 30, 2014
Shoulder-to-shoulder remote collaboration with Susie Wee, CTO of Networked Experiences at Cisco
Scott is at the Cisco DevNet conference at Cisco Live! talking to Dr. Susie Wee. Susie is the CTO of Networked Experiences at Cisco. Susie shares some of her projects with Scott like the "Spring Roll" project, an immersive telepresence experiment for 'shoulder to shoulder' collaboration with remote teams.
May 23, 2014
Stories of Computer Science Past and Present with Len Bass
Scott is at the Carnegie Mellon SATURN software architecture conference talking to Software Architect Dr. Len Bass. Len is a Senior Principal Researcher at NICTA in Australia and the author of Software Architecture in Practice. Len shares some of his stories over his 40+ year career in software.
May 16, 2014
Designing Video Games with student and game designer Lauren Scott
Scott skypes with Computer Science student and game designer Lauren Scott. Lauren recently spoke at GDC (Game Developers Conference) in San Francisco. Are folks breaking out of the mold with indie games these days? How multi-faceted is video game design and what kinds of skills should one develop?
May 9, 2014
Agile Families: Techniques for Living with Change with David Starr
What happens when you apply agile practices to managing your family life? Is Scrum a good way to manage kids and their busy schedules? Agile expert David Starr from Scrum.org talks to Scott about implementing agile in his family.
May 2, 2014
Managing Errors across platforms with RayGun.io
Scott is in New Zealand talking to John-Daniel Trask from Mindscape. They've got a new cloud-based error tracking system called RayGun.io that Scott is using for two side startups. RayGun is rather unique in its wide "polyglot" language support. How does one build and maintain a service like RayGun?
Apr 25, 2014
Hacking the Creative Mind with Denise Jacobs
Scott is at AngleBrackets in Orlando and talking to Denise Jacobs. Denise wrote "The CSS Detective" but now is a Creativity Evangelist. She teaches workshops to help knowledge workers unlock their creative potential.
Apr 18, 2014
Hanselminutiae 13 with Richard Campbell
Scott talks with regular guest Richard Campbell about open source, finding airplanes, and more.
Apr 11, 2014
Learn WebRTC with Lisa Larson-Kelley
Scott talks to web video expert Lisa Larson-Kelley about WebRTC. How will this new browser-based peer-to-peer standard change the web? Is this a Skype-killer, or rather just a new tool in our open web tool-belt?
Apr 4, 2014
I am teaching my daughter to code with Hopscotch - Fitzgerald Steele
When Jerry Steele posted his daughter's "5 things I learned about programming" he didn't imagine it would take off like it did with nearly 3000 retweets! Scott talks with Jerry about teaching children to program, and how to think. What is it about software that can make our kids more powerful?
Mar 28, 2014
An Introduction to the Go Programming language with Andrew Gerrand
Andrew Gerrand is a developer at Google who works on the Go Programming Language (golang). Why Go and why now? What kinds of problems does Go solve that aren't a good match for existing languages? How does Go compare to C++ and improve upon it?
Mar 21, 2014
Bitcoin Explained with Steve Beauregard, CEO of GoCoin
Bitcoin is happening and Scott's missing out. He talks to Steve Beauregard, CEO of GoCoin, who sets him straight. How does Bitcoin work, and what problem does it solve? Is Bitcoin the "people's money?"
Mar 14, 2014
Creating the Plex Software Ecosystem with Elan Feingold
Plex is a powerful media ecosystem with a server component available on almost every platform and NAS, and clients for every tablet, laptop, phone and device you can imagine. How does it all fit together and get you your media your way, today?
Mar 6, 2014
I'm a Blind Software Technician - Ask Me Anything! with Katherine Moss
Scott talks to Katherine Moss, a blind software tech, about how she uses her computer and her phone. What does she see and what does her screen reader(s) see? What do sighted developers need to do to support those with less sight?
Feb 27, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
Scott talks to James Friend, author of PCE.js which is a port of PCE the Portable Computer Emulator. You can run Mac System 7 in your browser? How is this sorcery possible? We talk emscripten, portable C, and lots more.
Feb 13, 2014
Xbox One Developer with Dave Voyles, formerly of Comcast
Feb 6, 2014
Model View Culture - A new media platform covering Technology, Culture, and Diversity
Scott sits down to chat with Amelia Greenhall and Shanley Kane about the launch of their new media company "Model View Culture." We talk about issues faced by marginalized groups in tech and about what Shanley and Amelia have planned for their startup's new media future.
Jan 30, 2014
sass.js - An Emscripten Experiment with Rodney Rehm
Jan 23, 2014
Learning Code The Hard Way with Zed Shaw
Is the best way to learn to code The Hard Way? Scott talks to Zed Shaw, author of the Mongrel web server for Ruby Web Applications, and now the creator of the Learn Code The Hard Way movement.
Jan 16, 2014
Discourse and The Art of Discussion with Jeff Atwood
Scott catches up with Jeff Atwood about his new startup, Discourse.
Jan 9, 2014
Coneryminutes #3 - Bartending vs Software
Rob Conery takes over Hanselminutes again! He talks to Scott about the motivation for a young person to stay in school (and software) when bartending can easily pay the bills. Rob also tries to get Scott to lose his train of thought.
Jan 2, 2014
iOS Developer and Professional Model Lyndsey Scott
Scott talks to iOS Developer and professional model Lyndsey Scott. Lyndsey balances a full-time job as a model, working for clients such as Gucci and Victoria's Secret, but codes more than 20 hours a week on iPhone and iPad apps.
Dec 26, 2013
Geek Relationships 2013 with Scott's Wife Mo
It's 2013 and Christmas Eve Eve, and Scott sits down with his wife Mo to chat about techies and relationships.
Dec 19, 2013
Are we as Software Engineers focused on the right social priorities? A discussion with Hadi Hariri
Scott is in Australia this week and takes a moment to sit down with Hadi Hariri. We're buildings with the skills to make and create software, but we are making software for the greater good?
Dec 12, 2013
An Internet of Inclusion with Chanelle Henry
Chanelle Henry is the Director of User Experience at Bluewolf and Co-Founder of Pavo (a fashion discovery app). She has an educational background in Psychology, Computer Science, and Design, and when creating things for the internet she's always thinking about inclusion. How do we make everyone successful on today's internet?
Dec 5, 2013
Node.js Tools for Visual Studio
Scott talks to Microsoft Developer Dino Viehland about the new open source Node.js Tools for Visual Studio. It integrates Node into VS with full debugging, profiling, deployment and lots more. How did they do it and why?
Nov 28, 2013
Chris Dancy, the world's most quantified man, explains the Quantified Self
Are you wearing a FitBit and tracking how many steps you take? Perhaps you chart your weight? You're just starting to quantify yourself. Chris Dancy tracks much much more and is arguably the world's most quantified man. From humidity to ambient noise, from heart rate to blood sugar, it adds up to terabytes of text information to mine and chart.
Nov 21, 2013
Virtual Reality, the Oculus Rift and Unity 3D with Rift Chopper author James Andrew
James Andrew is so excited about the Oculus Rift virtual reality he can hardly contain himself. He shares his excitement with Scott as he explains how an Oculus Rift headset works, the ideas behind "getting it right" and his new helicopter simulator "Rift Chopper." He also explains the power behind the Unity 3D engine and why it's THE best way to make a compelling game in minutes.
Nov 14, 2013
PANEL: What do Web Developers need to know in 2014 - Hanselman, Crockford, Papa, Jacobs
Scott leads a LIVE panel at the AngleBrackets conference in Las Vegas. "What do Web Developers need to know in 2014? With Douglas Crockford, John Papa, Denise Jacobs, Michele Leroux, Bustamante
Nov 7, 2013
Bugs Considered Harmful with Douglas Crockford
Nov 1, 2013
Web Service Tools for Distributed Applications with Runscope's John Sheehan
Scott sits down with John Sheehan from Web Service tool provider RunScope to talk about REST, JSON, and Web Services and how we debug them. Devs face a number of challenges like service reliability, performance monitoring, and testing. We've all become distributed systems programmers, but have our tools and knowledge kept pace?
Oct 25, 2013
Demystifying Scala with Netflix's Dianne Marsh
Scott talks to Netflix's Dianne Marsh about the rise of Scala. Is Scala just for scientists? Is this a complex functional language that's beyond the grasp of the average developer, or is this an expressive new way of programming against the JVM?
Oct 18, 2013
The Mobile Phone Struggle with Travis Pope
Scott talks to tech writer Travis Pope about his recent switch from Windows Phone to iPhone. Scott moves between an iPhone and a Lumia 1020 and is currently evaluating a Galaxy S4. How important is the ecosystem and apps vs. built in functionality? When will the search for the perfect phone end?
Oct 11, 2013
Groovy on Grails with Netflix's Clay McCoy
Clay works at Netflix on a Groovy on Grails app. What's Groovy and why does it sound like Ruby on Rails? Scott learns about how the Groovy language sits on top of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and where Grails fits into the world of Web Development in the Cloud.
Oct 4, 2013
Controlling Robots with node.js and Johnny-Five with Raquel Vélez
Sep 27, 2013
The State of Object-Relational Mapping with Frans Bouma
Scott talks to LLBLGEN author Frans Bouma about the state of Object Relational Mappers in .NET. Will the relational database die, or are we just lacking the proper tools? Should an ORM hide the fact we have a database and just make everything look like objects?
Sep 20, 2013
The Agile Mindset with Linda Rising
Scott talks to consultant Linda Rising about the Agile Mindset. Are our skills fixed or are they always growing? Does that change if we change our mindset? Can organizational mindsets affect our performance? What does the research say about these tapes we're listening to in our heads every day?
Sep 13, 2013
Vision-Based Computing with Dr. Neil Roodyn
Scott was super-disappointed in his recent experience with a Leap Motion, and hasn't used his Kinect in months. Dr. Neil Roodyn joins us to set expectations. What's the present and future of vision-based computer interactions?
Sep 6, 2013
Demystifying UX with Natasha Irizarry
Scott is at the Code On The Beach conference in Jacksonville, Florida and catches up with UX Designer and Front-End Developer Natasha Irizarry just after her talk on "Lean User Experience." What does it all mean?
Aug 30, 2013
Understanding CouchDB and NoSQL with Jan Lehnardt
Scott talks to open source developer Jan Lehnardt about the NoSQL movement and CouchDB. Is HTTP too heavy to use for a database? How does NoSQL data modeling differs from classic ER systems? Does Couch matter in the Enterprise?
Aug 23, 2013
Creating Calca - A symbolic calculator with markdown for iOS and more
Calca is a powerful symbolic calculator that gives you instant answers as you type. It was written by Frank Krueger (creator of iCircuit) using C# and Xamarin tools and is available today for iPhone, iPad, and Mac desktop - plus soon for Windows! How did Frank do it, and why?
Aug 16, 2013
Python Tools for Visual Studio with Dino Viehland
Scott talks to Dino Viehland, a Microsoft developer who has worked on Python inside Microsoft for almost seven years. He and his team make Python Tools for Visual Studio, a complete and FREE Python IDE that supports CPython, IronPython, mixed-mode debugging and a hundred other features you won't believe.
Aug 9, 2013
Aug 2, 2013
Creating the AGENT Smart Watch with Chris Walker of Secret Labs
Scott is at the MonkeySpace conference talking to Chris Walker about how SecretLabs created the AGENT Smart Watch. A week of battery life, Bluetooth 4 and much more! It runs .NET and you'll be able to write apps for it yourself on an open ecosystem.
Jul 26, 2013
What's the Deal with Windows 8.1?
Scott talks to Pete Brown about the upcoming Windows 8.1 update. What does it add to Windows 8 and will we care? How does 8.1 change the start screen, the windowing environment, and how apps work and update? What about power users with multiple monitors? Also, we hear about how 3D printing is coming and its drivers are built into Windows 8.1.
Jul 11, 2013
Web Development Pain and Suffering with Jim Wang
Scott talks to web developer Jim Wang about what sucks about today's web development experience, how they work, and what we can do to fix it.
Jul 3, 2013
The Future and Past of Computing with Dan Bricklin
Scott sits down with Computing Pioneer and VisiCalc developer Dan Bricklin. Dan also wrote the popular iPad application Note Taker HD and has recently joined Alpha Corporation as their CTO. Dan and Scott chat about Douglas Engelbart, the invention of the mouse, and the myriad of computing innovations that we've enjoyed since the 60s.
Jul 1, 2013
Hanselminutiae 12 with Richard Campbell - The post-BUILD show
BUILD week is over, so Scott and Richard get together to talk it out. What's the deal with these new 8" tablets? Will Apple get Live Tiles? What about smart Agent technology...does my phone know too much about me?
Jun 27, 2013
Open Sourcing Web Essentials - Mads Kristensen and the Front End Developer
Scott sits down with Mads Kristensen and talks about his new open sourced Web Essentials. Web Essentials adds dozens of new features to Visual Studio for the Front End Developer...and now it's open source! We also talk Visual Studio 2013 and the new project Codenamed Artery that's posed to change everything.
Jun 14, 2013
A gentle introduction to node.js with Raquel Velez