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Training the Machines with Russell Smith

Automation is changing the labor market. To automate a task, someone needs to put in the work to describe the task correctly to a computer. For some tasks, the reward for automating a

High Volume Event Processing with John-Daniel Trask

A popular software application serves billions of user requests. These requests could be for many different things. These requests need to be routed to the correct destination, load

Fiverr Engineering with Gil Sheinfeld

As the gig economy grows, that growth necessitates innovations in the online infrastructure powering these new labor markets. In our previous episodes about Uber, we explored the systems

Legal Technology with Justin Kan

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

Early Investments with Semil Shah

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