Category Hackers

Off-Grid Social Network with Andre Staltz

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Scuttlebutt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Social networks like Facebook and Twitter facilitate interactions between individuals. Every message I send to you on Facebook goes through Facebook’s servers before reaching you. This is known as the client-server model. Since the early days of the internet, engineers have always envisioned a peer-to-peer model, where I could communicate to you directly, without a company brokering that relationship. Andre Staltz works on

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Relay Modern with Lee Byron and Joe Savona

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/RelayModern.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Relay is a JavaScript framework for building data-driven React applications. Facebook open sourced Relay around the same time they open sourced GraphQL, and Facebook expected Relay to be the more popular of the two projects. However, the reality was reversed. Open source companies like Meteor quickly began to build GraphQL tools and a few businesses were started around GraphQL. One year later, the

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Zencastr with Josh Nielsen

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ZencastrEngineering.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download There are certain experiences when a product solves a problem so thoroughly and elegantly that it lifts a weight off of your shoulders that you didn’t even know was there. Dropbox did this with file storage. Slack did this with group collaboration. Zencastr does this for recording podcasts. Before I used Zencastr to record my podcasts, like most podcasters, I used a Skype

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Robot Assistant with Abhishek Singh

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/RobotAssistant.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download We view our iPhones as inanimate objects. But when we see robots such as the Boston Dynamics machines that move with a motion that seems like an animal, the robot comes alive. We feel more sympathy and connection towards it. Today’s episode is about the distinction between inanimate machines and machines that seem alive. Peeqo is a robot assistant similar to Amazon Echo

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Making Money Online for Software Engineers with Courtland Allen

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Courtland_Meetup_Talk_mixdown.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Engineers today have a variety of career options. You could go work for a large corporation, you could raise money and start a startup, you could freelance and move from job to job with freedom–or you could start a business with the goal of quickly becoming profitable. Courtland Allen was a guest on Software Engineering Daily a few months ago, when he discussed

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Robots for the Elderly with Itai Mendelsohn

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/robotics_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Many elderly people live with unhealthy levels of isolation. Social isolation is a problem for anybody, but younger people can use technology to alleviate their isolation with tools like Skype and Facebook. How can we bridge the generational gap and give elderly people access to the same technological tools that younger people find easy to use? Voice interfaces are an important new medium

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Robot Cloud Lab with Max Hodak

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/transcriptic_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download A biologist wants to study the genetic makeup of an organism. A pharmaceutical researcher wants to test the effects of an experimental drug. These types of experiments require a deep knowledge of the scientific domain as well as the lab techniques to produce the data that will eventually yield a result. Transcriptic is a robotic biology laboratory that allows you to make requests

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Sampling with Daniel Trostli

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/sampling_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Every song you hear on the radio is written with a computer. Computer musicians mostly use synthesizers and samples to compose these songs. A sample is a snippet of recorded sound, sometimes taken from a songs, a movie, or another source. The more samples a musician has access to the better. SampleFocus is a platform where musicians upload and download samples to build

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Bots with Jon Bruner

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/botpodcast_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Over the next few years, bots will pervade our lives more and more. These smart, conversational text interfaces provide a new way of engaging with the computer systems that we have been mostly interacting with through web and mobile app interfaces for the last decade. Bots are a necessary complement to the voice interfaces of the future, because we don’t always want to

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How Software Engineering Daily Works

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/how_sed_works_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Software Engineering Daily was started a year and a half ago, based on what I learned from my podcasting experience on Software Engineering Radio. Last week, I interviewed Robert Blumen, the editor of Software Engineering Radio, about how that podcast is produced. In today’s episode, Robert interviews me about this podcast. If you are thinking about starting a podcast about software engineering, this

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Bot Memorial with Eugenia Kuyda

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/botmemorial_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download When a human passes away, we create a tombstone as a memorial. Friends and family visit a grave to remember the times they had with that person while they were still alive. Memorial bots are another way to celebrate the life of someone who has passed away. A memorial bot is created by taking the messages sent by a deceased person and passing

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Adforprize

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/adforprize_edited_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere are multiple paths to constructing a piece of software from start to finish. An individual programmer can build an entire product from scratch in a couple days. A giant corporation can commission a project and delegate responsibilities to hundreds of people. An open source community can use the wisdom of the crowds to efficiently build an operating system. Today’s episode is about another

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Robot Lawyer with Joshua Browder

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/robotlawyer_edited_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download You have probably received a parking ticket that you felt was unfair,   but instead of fighting it, you paid the expensive price to get rid of it quickly. Fighting a parking ticket sounds like it would be so time consuming that it is a better decision to just pay for it. When Joshua Browder was faced with this situation, his response was different.

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Software Podcasting with Robert Blumen

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/swpodcasting_edited_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Four years ago, I started volunteering for a popular podcast about software–Software Engineering Radio. For the next two years, I learned about the process of making a quality podcast about engineering. With its emphasis on preparation, timeless engineering principles, and attention to the listener, Software Engineering Radio continues to be one of the most popular shows about engineering. Software Engineering Daily is my

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Biological Computation with Colin Gravill

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/biocomputation_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Biology research at Microsoft is focused on three main areas: molecular programming, synthetic biology, and stem cell biology. At the intersection of biology and computing there are implications for health, medicine, and efficient computing techniques. The field of Biological Computation is in its early days, and there is still lots of work to be done. Colin Gravill works in the computational science group

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Debugging Stories with Haseeb Qureshi

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/debuggingstories_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Everyone has debugging stories. We have all had the experience of wrestling with a seemingly impossible bug for days until we finally come to a solution. In today’s episode, Haseeb Qureshi retells some of his favorite debugging stories: The case of the 500-mile email, Debugging Behind the Iron Curtain, and My Hardest Bug Ever.

Bot Day

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/botday_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBot Day was an O’Reilly conference featuring talks from some of the leading figures in the bot industry. Before I attended Bot Day, I knew there were lots of applications for chatbots, but I didn’t realize how good the tooling has gotten–it’s very easy to get started with chatbots today so if you are a developer and you have a basic idea, I suggest

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Indie Hackers with Courtland Allen

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/indiehackers_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Indie Hackers is a website that profiles independent developers who have made profitable software projects, usually without raising any money. These projects make anywhere from a few hundred dollars a month to more than $100,000 as in the case with park.io, one of the services profiled by Indie Hackers. Courtland Allen is the creator, engineer, and interviewer behind Indie Hackers. For each business

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Musicians’ GitHub with Alan Grow

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/githubformusicians_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Music collaboration software that works over the Internet is a software challenge that has not been fully tackled. On today’s Internet, users collaborate intensively on programming projects, journalism, and other projects, but the tools for collaborating on music online have not yet become popular. Blend.io is a social music collaboration tool–a github for musicians. I have been using it myself and enjoying it

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Simpsons Data Science with Todd Schneider

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/simpsons_data_science_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Simpsons is a classic, beloved television show. The scripts of The Simpsons have been made publicly available, and include dialogue, location, and character information. Todd Schneider used these scripts and other information sources as a corpus to analyze The Simpsons and find interesting statistics–such as who the most important supporting characters were, and how the ratings of the show have trended over

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