Category Business and Philosophy

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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Information Theory with Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ClaudeShannon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download We write code in a language that looks like English. Whether it is JavaScript, Fortran, or assembly language, that code is an abstraction on top of layers of intermediate languages, binary, transistors, and physics. 100 years ago, this would have seemed like magic. Most of us know about Alan Turing, who described the vision of a multipurpose computer with the concept of the

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Internet Extremism with Lochlan Bloom

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/AIExtremism.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Religious extremists use technology to recruit vulnerable individuals to a violent cause. Google is developing ways to combat this extremism through its platforms, namely YouTube. When a user looks for inflammatory religious or supremacist content, YouTube’s “Redirect Method” instead sends those users toward anti-terrorist videos. Google’s fight against extremism compelled writer Lochlan Bloom to write an article called “The Coming Battle: AI, Extremism,

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Ad Fraud Overview with Shailin Dhar

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ShailinPresentation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Internet runs on advertising. Advertising is subject to fraud–but then again, so is every system of online transactions. The amount of money lost in electronic payments fraud and ecommerce scamming is probably much greater than what is lost due to ad fraud. So why do we keep covering advertising fraud on Software Engineering Daily? More of our audience needs to know about

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Building Developer Communities with Juan Pablo Buriticá

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/JuanBuritica.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Building and nurturing a developer community is hard work but it is vital for the growth of a country’s technology ecosystem. When communities coalesce around programming languages, tools or programming methods, what follows is a network of conferences, meet ups and other similar events. Juan Pablo Buriticá, VP of Engineering at Splice, has spent the last decade building developer communities in his home

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Quantum Computing with Vijay Pande

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/VijayPandeQuantum.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Quantum computing is based on the system of quantum mechanics. In quantum computing, we perform operations over qubits instead of bits. A qubit is a vector, which can take on many more values than 0 or 1. The technology used to implement quantum computers is advancing such that it has its own Moore’s Law, but it can also leverage the classical advancements of

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Patents with Nicole Shanahan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Patents.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Patents allow individuals and company to lay creative claim for an invention. A patent can provide protection from having its idea being used without giving credit to its creators. Of course, is that patents can be filed and not turned into products, inhibiting innovation. Patents can also be used offensively in a practice known as patent trolling. Large companies like IBM and Google

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Startup Roundtable with Joseph Jacks and Gregory Koberger

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/RoundtableJJGK.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Building a startup requires constant evaluation of tradeoffs. At the earliest stage, the founders evaluate different ideas. Once an idea is settled on, the company develops strategies for finding early customers and growing. As the company develops traction, the operators consider ways to scale further or partner with an acquirer. Joseph Jacks and Greg Koberger are two founders who have been on the

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Software in Latin America with Mariana Costa

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/SWinLatinAmerica.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Access to education is something everyone strives for but not all achieve–especially education that leads to meaningful and well-paying work. In today’s world where software is eating all sorts of industries, access to a good technical education is still out of the reach of many people. Laboratoria is a social enterprise which teaches women from low-income backgrounds in Peru, Mexico and Chile how

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Simple Programmer with John Sonmez

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/SimpleProgrammer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Software engineers have a skill set that can be applied to solve problems outside of a codebase. Analytical skills can be used to evaluate investment opportunities. Creative thinking can be used to build businesses. Communication skills can be used to build and enhance relationships. John Sonmez is a software engineer who created the Simple Programmer, a community of developers who discuss strategies around

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Culture Fit with Ammon Bartram

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/CultureFit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Culture fit” is a term that is used to describe engineers that have the right personality for a given company. In the hiring process, “lack of culture fit” is used to turn away engineers who are good enough at coding but just don’t seem right for the company. As today’s guest Ammon Bartram says, “lack of culture fit” usually means “lack of enthusiasm

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Computer Logic with Chris Dixon

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ChrisDixon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The history of computing can be thought of as a series of ideas rather than objects. From Aristotle’s formalization of the syllogism, to Alan Turing’s model for an all-purpose computing machine, to Satoshi Nakamoto’s distributed transaction ledger–these breakthroughs did not come in the form of polished, tangible objects. In fact, the objects which end up changing computing fundamentally are often built from ideas

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Search Engine Land with Danny Sullivan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/SearchEngineLand.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Search engines run our lives. The path we take to information is dictated by Google, Facebook, Amazon, and other forms of search. Search engines feel objective and truthful, but are built through ongoing experimentation and subjective decision making. That’s what has kept Danny Sullivan writing about search engines for twenty years. The content Google prioritizes, the ads that we see, the way that

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Hackathons with Lizette Chapman

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Hackathons.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Professional hackathon programmers travel around the hackathon circuit, winning merchandise and small cash prizes. There are enough hackathons that some programmers actually do this as a full-time job. For example, Peter Ma, a programmer who describes himself as a “rapid prototype specialist.” Peter is a great programmer, and he has received lots of offers to work at big tech companies. What drives him

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Episode 500 with Pranay Mohan and Erika Hokanson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Episode500.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Software Engineering Daily has been around for almost two years. In this episode Pranay Mohan and Erika Hokanson join me for a reflection on where we have been and where we are going. Pranay was the producer of Software Engineering Daily for the first year, after which he left and went to work at Snapchat. Erika joined the show 9 months ago to

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Microsoft History with Richard Campbell

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/HTBox.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Microsoft’s past is full of stories. It’s early period of corporate domination in the 1990s was followed by a period of government antitrust scrutiny, and a period of unsure product direction. Today, Microsoft’s focus on cloud has allowed the company to regain its footing with a clear trajectory for growth. Since 2002, Richard Campbell has chronicled the Microsoft developer community as co-host of

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Skepticism Roundtable with Ammon Bartram and Kyle Polich

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/RoundtableABKP.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Engineers have plenty to be skeptical about. We look to data sets to give us something resembling objective truth. Some areas of research have so many variables that it is hard to isolate facts. Kyle Polich hosts the popular data science show Data Skeptic, where he examines problems and solutions around data, and he is one of the guests today in our round

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iOS and Podcasts with Rob Walch

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/iosandlibsyn_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Apple controls the iOS ecosystem. As an accident of history, Apple also controls the podcasting ecosystem. Unlike most ecosystems within Apple’s dominion, podcasts remain open. A podcaster merely has to record an mp3, distribute it via RSS feed, and submit that RSS feed to the iTunes podcast portal. Podcasting has thrived in recent years, but very few technology companies have managed to take

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Oil and Gas Data with Evan Anderson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/OilandGasData.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Public data is not always so accessible. It is nice when you can request data simply by making an API call, but that is the exception rather than the rule–especially when we are talking about data managed by the government. Oil and gas drilling data falls into this category. Oseberg is a company that is building a tool for analyzing oil and gas

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Digital Ownership with Chris Groskopf

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/DigitalOwnership.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download When you purchase an ebook you must agree to the Terms of Service that tell you what you can do with it. What is actually in that terms of service? What are you agreeing to when you buy an ebook? The answers might surprise you. In this episode, Srini Kadamati interviews Chris Groskopf  on how the rise of digital products has eroded the

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