Category Business and Philosophy

Developer Stereotypes with Sue Loh

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/2018_01_31_SueLoh.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Sue Loh is a software engineer and author of a book with the goal of breaking developer stereotypes. Stereotyping among developers leads to bad outcomes. When incorrect assumptions are made about certain populations, those populations feel marginalized and engineering resources get misallocated. From the perspective of Sue, the main problem is about how children are socialized. Young girls in particular are discouraged from

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Changelog Podcasting at KubeCon with Adam Stacoviak

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/2018_01_27_Changelog.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download At KubeCon, I had the chance to catch up with Adam Stacoviak of the Changelog, a podcast that was an inspiration for starting Software Engineering Daily. Changelog has long been one of my favorite podcasts about engineering, thanks in part to Adam’s personality. This was a spontaneous conversation, but it was a good one. Transcript Transcript provided by We Edit Podcasts. Software Engineering

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SpeechBoard with Craig Cannon and Ramon Recuero Moreno

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/2018_01_23_Speechboard.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Creating a podcast is still too difficult. One of the main barriers to entry is the editing process. After recording a podcast, the podcast producer needs to line up soundwaves in a digital audio workstation and clip the raw audio files to remove sections that need to be removed. As someone who has edited a lot of podcasts, I know that this is

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Software and Entrepreneurship with Seth Godin Holiday Repeat

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/sethgodin_ad_free.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOriginally published November 18, 2015 “The playing field has never ever been more leveled – that means everything you don’t build is your choice not to build it.” Seth Godin is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the author of many books, including most recently, What To Do When It’s Your Turn. Questions How did your atypical computer science education shape you? What were

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Knowledge-Based Programming with Stephen Wolfram Holiday Repeat

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/wolfram_ad_free.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOriginally published November 10, 2015 “The cloud as an environment – I had thought it was a purely utilitarian kind of thing. What I realized is that it’s a fascinating centralized repository of computation.” Wolfram Research makes computing software powered by the Wolfram language, a knowledge-based programming language that draws from symbolic and functional programming paradigms. Stephen Wolfram is the Founder and CEO of

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Managing Engineers with Ron Lichty

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ManagingEngineers.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Management is about human beings. Its task is to make people capable of joint performance. To make their strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant.” That quote is from Peter Drucker. It is one of the many useful quotes collected in Ron Lichty’s book “Managing the Unmanageable”—and it illustrates why we work in teams. When we collaborate with each other, we make each other’s

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Hacker Noon with David Smooke

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/HackerNoon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The New York Times makes most of its money off of subscriptions. Facebook makes its money off of native advertising. Hacker News is funded by Y-Combinator. Each of these business models creates biases in the information that gets promoted on the respective platforms. This is why I like to know the origin story and the business models behind the publications that I read.

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Engineering Values with Lynne Tye

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/KeyValues.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The values system of a company guides the actions of the engineers who work at that company. Some companies value open communication and a flat organization where anybody can talk to anyone else. Other companies encourage hierarchy and secrecy, so that employees are focused on their specific section of the company. Some companies take themselves seriously, and have a work environment that is

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Legal Technology with Justin Kan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/LegalTechnology.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Imagine that you are a lawyer. Your work involves managing files with dense, technical text. Your co-workers collaborate with you to accomplish a complex goal that can be broken down into smaller pieces. Your work has formal specifications, but there are degrees of freedom in how you express an idea. In all of these ways, the job of a lawyer is similar to

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Early Investments with Semil Shah

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/SemilShah.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download An engineer who wants to start a business using investment capital needs to understand the expectations of investors. The market for the business needs to be huge. The team needs to have a differentiated understanding of the market, or a differentiated product. The CEO needs to have the determination to continue operating the company even when it gets very difficult. And the price

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Parlaying Failure to Fortune with Paul Martino

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/PaulMartino.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download In 2003, Paul Martino co-founded Tribe.net, one of the earliest social networking sites.  Tribe had significant traction, with hundreds of thousands of users. In the early 2000s, hundreds of thousands of users was enough traffic to pose a company with engineering challenges. Paul had studied computer science, and was able to use his knowledge of high-performance computing to write an efficient graph database,

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Bad Men with Bob Hoffman

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/BadMen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download In the 1960s, advertising agencies were high-dollar creative producers. A client would come to an ad agency and pay millions of dollars for artistic messaging that would convince a consumer to buy a product. How could you measure the success of these advertising campaigns? Maybe you could see success in the sales data. Maybe people were starting to talk about the product. Ultimately,

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Analyse Asia with Bernard Leong

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/AnalyseAsia.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download In America, the tech companies we focus on are commonly known as FAANG: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google. We all know what these companies do because they impact our daily lives. In Asia, there are three giant tech companies that have similar scale: Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, otherwise known as BAT. Technology within a location is shaped by the pressures of that location.

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Interviewing.io with Aline Lerner

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Interviewing-io.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Interviewing engineers is not a solved problem. Quite the opposite–everyone in the software industry will tell you their own personal issues with the hiring process. One reason that technical interviews have not evolved significantly is the lack of standardized tooling. Some companies give you one phone screen, some give you two. Some companies have you solve brain teasers (“how many golf balls fit

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Gigster with Roger Dickey

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Gigster.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download You have heard the phrase: every company is becoming a software company. An insurance company is now supposed to turn into a software company that sells insurance. A clothing retailer needs to reinvent itself to be able to build software to manage the production and distribution of its clothing. Software applications provide so much leverage to an organization, it seems smart to develop

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Ad Fraud Science with Augustine Fou

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/AugustineFou.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Advertising fraud continues to plague the Internet. We do not know the scope and scale of that fraud. How many ads on the Internet are viewed by bots? Estimations range from 2% to 99%. Advertisers are slowly becoming more educated about fraud, thanks in part to Dr. Augustine Fou. Dr. Fou is a full-time advertising fraud researcher. He looks at data sets of

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42 Coding School with Brittany Bir

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/42CodingSchool.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 42 is tuition-free developer school for students from 18-30. It was started by Xavier Niel, a French billionaire who wanted to encourage a new model of software education. 42 has campuses in France and Silicon Valley. 42 has very high standards for the students it admits, because the students that get in are not paying tuition, but they have 24/7 access to high

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The Coding VC with Leo Polovets

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/CodingVC.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The underlying cause of failure for many startups is that the founders are afraid of discomfort. An environment where everyone is comfortable is unlikely to be an environment where personal growth and value creation is occurring. When you are in a startup, calibrating the right amount of discomfort is often about calibrating risk. What are your risks? Can you quantify them? Can you

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Advertising Analytics with Jonah Goodhart

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/MoatAnalytics.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Moat is one of the most successful advertising technology companies in history. After building a business from measurement of ad impressions, Moat was sold to Oracle for $850 million. Advertising powers the free content on the Internet. Measurement makes it easier for publishers to monetize their content. At Software Engineering Daily, we know this from firsthand experience. The podcast ecosystem has barely any

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Doing Anything with George Anders

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/GeorgeAnders.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Software gives us new ways of communicating with each other. Engineers build scalable systems for e-commerce, helpdesk, and video sharing–and these systems do scale, to millions of people. But software alone cannot serve all of the demands of all the users and customers on these platforms. We need customer service representatives to address unexpected demands. We need design specialists to evaluate the interface

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