Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman
Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman
About 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.
Sarah Milstein talks to Scott Hanselman about leading engineers as a non-engineer. They discuss how to build trust with engineers and how to communicate effectively with them. They also talk about how to manage technical projects when you’re not a technical person yourself. Sarah Milstein is the VP of Engineering at Daily, a WebRTC Video PaaS. She's also the co-founder of Lean Startup Productions and the author of The Twitter Book. Remote work Leading engineers as a non-engineer https://www.sarahmilstein.com/
This week it's Scott and Zenzo Hanselman: a father-son tech talk. He chats with his son Zenzo, a curious and creative teenager, about the latest trends and topics in technology. From AI to VR, from gaming to social media, from coding to culture, Scott and Zenzo will explore the world of tech from their different perspectives and experiences.
In this episode, I talk with Dr. Sanjana Curtis, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago and a science communicator. She studies how cosmic collisions produce the elements that make us who we are. We discuss her work on what happens when a black hole rips a neutron star apart and how she became interested in astrophysics! https://www.sanjana-curtis.com/
In this episode, I chat with Jason C McDonald, the author of Dead Simple Python, a book that teaches idiomatic Python for programmers who want to learn fast and effectively. We explore why Python is such a powerful and flexible language, how to write clear and concise code, and what are some of the common challenges and myths that beginners and experienced programmers alike encounter when working with Python. Whether you are new to Python or want to enhance your skills, this episode will help you learn how to use Python in a dead simple way. https://nostarch.com/dead-simple-python
Raji Rajagopalan is a Director of Engineering at Microsoft and the author of the book “Daring to be Different: Stories and Tips from a Woman Leader in Tech.” In her book, she shares her personal stories of overcoming biases and challenges in her career, as well as her practical advice on how to build your skills, confidence and impact in the tech industry. She is passionate about coding, writing, building businesses and helping people be the best versions of themselves! Buy Raji's Book and visit her site
John Warner is the author of "Why They Can't Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay" and six other books on writing. He's the editor of McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and the Biblioracle. John is also a professor of creative writing but most recently he's becoming concerned that Artificial intelligence can crank out passable student essays in seconds. What are we going to do? Is ChatGPT the end of writing assignments? In order to help instructors deal with the existence of ChatGPT without making its existence omnipresent in the classroom, or capitulating to a surveillance and detection approach, John has developed a new, self-paced digital course: Teaching Writing in an Artificial Intelligence World. Read John's thoughts at The Biblioracle
Sophy is a Software Engineer who is early in career and excited to get others into tech. She was the only afro-latina to graduate from the University of California Irvine in 2019 with a degree in computer science and engineering. She is tireless in her social media outreach on TikTok and elsewhere encouraging everyone to get involved in tech. However, she wants folks to realize it's a grind and it's hard. How do we find that balance? Can anyone get into tech? https://codebysophy.dev/
Kent C. Dodds will show you how the web's next transformation will impact your user experience, your development productivity, and your business goals. The future of the web is distributed. It's faster. It's cheaper. It's exciting. Kent will show you what you can do to stay in front of it (and no, it's not web3). https://kentcdodds.com/courses https://github.com/kentcdodds/the-webs-next-transition Interested in investing in Zencastr? go to http://wefunder.com/zencastr to claim your slice of the Future of Podcasting!
In this episode, Dr. Ifeoma Ajunwa, author of "The Quantified Worker," joins us to discuss the implications of technology on the modern workplace. She explores the ways in which employers are using data and surveillance to monitor and manage their employees, and the impact this has on worker privacy and autonomy. Dr. Ajunwa also delves into the legal and ethical considerations surrounding the quantified worker, and offers insights on how to balance the benefits of technology with the protection of worker rights. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of technology and work in the 21st century. https://ifeomaajunwa.com/
Scott talks to programmer, musician, web developer, and graphic designer Aaron Giles about the state of game emulation. Aaron has worked for Microsoft, Connectix, LucasArts, contributed to the MAME project for over 17 years, and even ran the project for 6 years! We chat about his current project, DREAMM, which is a Windows-based emulator for classic LucasArts SCUMM adventure games, from Maniac Mansion through The Curse of Monkey Island and everything in-between! https://aarongiles.com/
Ben West has been at the forefront of the DIY diabetes management movement. Ben and the community's work on Nightscout, an open-source platform for continuous glucose monitoring, has revolutionized the way people with diabetes manage their condition. Ben, along with a dedicated community of developers, has been working tirelessly to empower individuals to take control of their diabetes, giving them the tools they need to live healthier, more independent lives. http://www.t1pal.com is hosted nightscout as a service
Dr. Kapfhammer and his team focus on research related to flaky software tests, which are tests that produce inconsistent or unpredictable results. Why are tests flaky? How can we identify them and stop them in their tracks. He talks to Scott about the results of his research and practical tips for improving tests is to ensure that they are robust and reliable. Web: https://www.gregorykapfhammer.com/ GitHub: https://github.com/gkapfham LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/GregKapfhammer Mastodon: https://fosstodon.org/@gkapfham Twitter: https://twitter.com/GregKapfhammer "A Survey of Flaky Tests", Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology 31:1, 2022, https://www.gregorykapfhammer.com/research/papers/Parry2022/ "Evaluating Features for Machine Learning Detection of Order- and Non-order-dependent Flaky Tests", Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation, 2022, https://www.gregorykapfhammer.com/research/papers/Parry2022a/ "Surveying the Developer Experience of Flaky Tests", Proceedings of the 44th International Conference on Software Engineering – Software Engineering in Practice Track, 2022, https://www.gregorykapfhammer.com/research/papers/Parry2022b/
In Data Conscience: Algorithmic Siege on our Humanity, computer science and data inclusivity thought leader Dr. Brandeis Hill Marshall delivers a call to action for rebel tech leaders, who acknowledge and are prepared to address the current limitations of software development. In the book, Dr. Brandeis Hill Marshall discusses how the philosophy of “move fast and break things” is, itself, broken, and requires change. Today she talks to Scott about what's next for data and what we as engineers can do. Read Data Conscience: Algorithmic Siege on our Humanity
Scott talks with Kris Nova who has been building and scaling Hachyderm, a Mastodon instance that began in her basement and is now moving into the cloud. Nova shares her extensive knowledge on the technical challenges and solutions involved in creating and maintaining Hachyderm, as well as her insights on the importance of building and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive online community. Watch the YouTube Video version of this episode here!
Taylor Poindexter, a software engineer and engineering manager, joins Scott Hanselman in this episode of the podcast to discuss her journey as a manager and her advice for emerging managers. Taylor shares her experiences of growing and learning in her role and discusses the challenges and rewards of managing a team. She offers advice on how to develop leadership skills, manage conflict, and support the growth and development of individual team members. Taylor also shares her thoughts on the importance of inclusion in engineering teams, and how managers can foster a culture of belonging,
Huda is the Founder and CEO of Dot Health, a real-time personal health data platform. She joins Scott to discuss real-time personal health data and its implications for consumers and the health industry worldwide. Huda explains how real-time data can help individuals track and manage their health more effectively, and how healthcare professionals can also use it to provide more personalized and effective care. She also discusses the potential challenges and risks of health data, such as data privacy and security concerns, and how Dot Health is addressing these issues.
Mekka Williams is a long-time software engineer who sits down with Scott Hanselman to discuss how long you should stay at a company. Mekka shares her own experiences and offers some advice for people who are trying to decide how long to stay at their current job. She discusses the importance of finding a company that aligns with your values and career goals, and how to know when it's time to move on to a new opportunity. Tune in to hear Mekka and Scott's insights on this important topic. This episode is sponsored by/brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/hanselminutes and get on your way to being your best self
In this episode of the podcast, Scott Hanselman sits down with Jon Silvera, the creator of FUZE4, a game-making tool for the Nintendo Switch. Jon shares his passion for game development and explains how FUZE4 makes it possible for anyone to create their own games for the Switch. He discusses the features and capabilities of the tool, and offers some tips and advice for aspiring game creators. Jon also shares his own experiences of creating games with FUZE4, and discusses the potential for the tool to revolutionize the indie game market on the Switch. This episode is sponsored by/brought to you by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at https://betterhelp.com/HANSELMINUTES and get on your way to being your best self
In this episode of ACM ByteCast in association with Hanselminues, Scott Hanselman welcomes research scientist, software engineer, and entrepreneur Yaw Anokwa. Yaw is the founder and CEO of ODK, the offline data collection platform that helps fight disease, poverty, and inequity. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Washington and likes to keep his bio short and sweet. Yaw describes how he felt the urge to pivot his career into a direction of positive social impact as a graduate student at the University of Washington. A volunteer experience with Partners in Health in Rwanda and a software engineering internship at Google showed him the potential for technology to empower people and change lives—specifically through ODK—which became his chief project and passion. Yaw and Scott discuss ODK’s main differentiator, “powerful offline forms,” as well as user interface affordances made to customize ODK for its users, such as rural farmers in Uganda. He also shares the joy of working on a product that focuses on public good and some principles that have helped him to succeed.
Eden Full Goh is the CEO and Founder of Mobot, a venture-backed company that automates testing of mobile apps using robotics technology. Previously, Eden built products that spanned the energy, healthcare and government sectors at Palantir Technologies and Butterfly Network. Eden studied Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Princeton University.
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