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Erlang with Joe Armstrong

“Mutable state is the root of all evil.”

Erlang is a functional, concurrent programming language that was originally designed within Ericsson in the 1980’s. It was built to support distributed, fault-tolerant, non-stop applications suitable for telecommunications infrastructure.

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Free Code Camp with Quincy Larson

“Free Code Camp is my effort to correct the extremely inefficient and circuitous way I learned to code. I’m committing my career and the rest of my life towards making this process as efficient and painless as possible.”

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Poker to Programming with Haseeb Qureshi

“If I was trying to learn coding on my own, to the level that App Academy was able to teach me, it definitely would have taken me significantly longer.”

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Dwarf Fortress with Tarn Adams

“The official motto that we have in our help manual is ‘Losing is fun!’ ”

Dwarf Fortress is a construction and management simulation computer game set in a procedurally generated fantasy world in which the player indirectly controls a group of dwarves, and attempts to construct a successful underground fortress.

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Creativity and Engineering with Derek Sivers

“Creativity never comes to you – she will only meet you halfway.”

Derek Sivers is a programmer, musician, and writer. He has created several companies and products, including CD Baby, which became the largest seller of independent music online.

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Replacing Hadoop with Joe Doliner

“There are a lot more people who have the problem that Hadoop solves than there are people using Hadoop.”

Pachyderm is a containerized data analytics platform that seeks to replace Hadoop.

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Rethinking Documentation with Greg Koberger

“If you focus on improving the developer experience, it will naturally translate into good documentation.”

ReadMe is simplifying the process of writing documentation. The platform provides a readymade developer hub with the ability to integrate API endpoints into documentation.

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Crocodile Browser with Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime

What is it like to be a young software engineer in Nigeria?

Osine and Anesi Ikhianosime have a deep understanding of the startup tactics that have led to so many successful companies in the Web 2.0 boom.

Their favorite podcast is a16z. Their role models include Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates. They recently worked on a machine learning compression project, inspired by the show Silicon Valley.

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Functional Programming with Jessica Kerr

Functional languages encourage practices and patterns that can simplify concurrent programming. Scala, Clojure, and Akka are functional tools built on the Java Virtual Machine.

Jessica Kerr is a functional developer on the JVM. She currently works at Monsanto. At QCon San Francisco, she will be giving a talk called Contracts in Clojure: Settling Types vs. Tests.

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Security and Privacy with Bruce Schneier

“What we learn again and again is that security is less about what you think of, and more about what you didn’t think of.”

Bruce Schneier is a security researcher and author of Data and Goliath.

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Containers with Bryan Cantrill from Joyent

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/joyent_bcantrill_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Container infrastructure has benefits of security, scalability and efficiency. Containers are a central component of the DevOps movement. Joyent provides simple, secure deployment of containers with bare metal speed on container-native infrastructure Bryan Cantrill is the CTO of Joyent, the father of DTrace and an OS kernel developer for 20 years. Questions: Why are containers relevant to DevOps? Why are containers advantageous to

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Bitcoin with Andreas Antonopoulos

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/bitcoin_andreas.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBitcoin’s cultural implications inform the engineering opportunities and constraints. Andreas Antonopoulos is a bitcoin researcher, journalist, and evangelist. Questions What are the taboo topics within the bitcoin community? What do you think of when people say “we know bitcoin is the first real cryptocurrency, but the big question is whether it will be the last”? Were grey markets previously underserved before bitcoin? What is

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