Tag Philosophy

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

Continue reading…

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

Continue reading…

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

Continue reading…

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

Continue reading…

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

Continue reading…

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

Continue reading…

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,

Continue reading…

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

Continue reading…

Self-Driving Deep Learning with Lex Fridman

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/SelfDrivingDeepLearning.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Self-driving cars are here. Fully autonomous systems like Waymo are being piloted in less complex circumstances. Human-in-the-loop systems like Tesla Autopilot navigate drivers when it is safe to do so, and lets the human take control in ambiguous circumstances. Computers are great at memorization, but not yet great at reasoning. We cannot enumerate to a computer every single circumstance that a car might

Continue reading…

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

Continue reading…

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

Continue reading…

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

Continue reading…

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

Continue reading…

Poker Artificial Intelligence with Noam Brown

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Libratus.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Humans have now been defeated by computers at heads up no-limit holdem poker. Some people thought this wouldn’t be possible. Sure, we can teach a computer to beat a human at Go or Chess. Those games have a smaller decision space. There is no hidden information. There is no bluffing. Poker must be different! It is too human to be automated. The game

Continue reading…

Political Bots with Samuel Woolley

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/politicalbots_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Bots on the internet can be malicious, helpful, and everything in between. A bot that responds to all of your tweets might call you a socialist–that is malicious. Google crawls the web to index Google search. That is helpful. Social media marketing bots schedule 200 Twitter posts to go out throughout the day. That is either a little annoying or a little helpful

Continue reading…

Complacency with Tyler Cowen

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/complacency_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Engineers in Silicon Valley see a world of constant progress. Our work is creative and intellectually challenging. We are building the future and getting compensated quite well for it. But what if we are actually achieving far less than what is possible? What if, after so many years of high margins, gourmet lunch, and self-flattery, we have lowered our standards for innovation? And

Continue reading…

Listener Q&A

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/qanda_edited_fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode, I gathered questions from listeners in our Slack channel and Twitter feed. The questions I answered include: How and when do you see yourself leaving SE Daily? What is your personal opinion on Facebook’s Internet.org initiative? How does the defense industry affect software engineering? How can a programmer learn to deeply understand code? We always want more feedback and questions. Please

Continue reading…

Failure Injection with Kolton Andrus

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/gremlin_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Servers in a data center fail. Sometimes entire data centers have a power outage. Bugs in an application make it into production. Human operators make mistakes and cause data to be deleted. Failure is unavoidable. We make backups and replicate our servers so that when a failure occurs, we can quickly respond to it without making the user feel much pain. But how

Continue reading…

Software Psychology with Bjorn Freeman Benson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Invision.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Designers and software engineers need to communicate with each other. From Apple to Slack to Uber, the emphasis on visual design within a product is rising in importance. Much like development and operations siloes have been bridged with the DevOps movement, design and engineering teams are working more closely together to align the vision of the designers with the realities of code. InVision

Continue reading…

Net Neutrality with Quincy Larson

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/NetNeutrality.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers and governments regulating the internet should treat all data on the internet the same. Debates around Net Neutrality can be as contentious as subjects like global warming, or tabs vs. spaces. To a hardcore free market economist, Net Neutrality sounds suspicious. Why would it be good for the government to regulate prices on the

Continue reading…