Tag Philosophy

Convergence with Haseeb Qureshi

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Convergence_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download At the first Software Engineering Daily Meetup, the speakers explored a range of topics. A few weeks ago, we published Courtland Allen’s talk about how to build a small software business. In today’s episode, we are publishing Haseeb Qureshi’s talk, called “Everything That Rises Must Converge: Why Engineers Disagree About Everything (And Why Fraudsters Do Too).” This talk explores philosophy, poker, software engineering,

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Our Editorial Philosophy

Software Engineering Daily started as a daily podcast about how to build software. Following my own interests, the show evolved toward a discussion of how to create a software company as much as how to build the software itself. Even after 400 episodes of Software Engineering Daily, our coverage continues to inspire me and fill me with a sense of empowerment. Anyone who wants to build a technology company should

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Reality with Donald Hoffman

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/realitywithdonaldhoffman_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download What is the relationship between your brain and your conscious experiences? This is is the fundamental question of the work of Donald Hoffman, a professor of computer science and cognitive science at UC Irvine. When Hoffman was a child, he wondered whether there was a cognitive dividing line between humans and machines, and that curiosity has driven him to his current work–building a

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Urbit with Curtis Yarvin and Galen Wolfe-Pauly

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/urbit_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Urbit is a completely new way of looking at computing. Every user gets a personal server, which runs your apps, wrangles your connected devices, and defines your secure identity. Your urbit presents your whole digital life as a single web service. Urbit feels foreign and confusing for those of us coming from the traditional web because the normal paradigm is to iterate and

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Ethics of Software with Bill Sourour

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ethicsofsoftware_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Software engineers are often one of the last lines of defense against potentially dangerous and unethical practices. Every software company encounters situations where the line between right and wrong is not clearly drawn. Back in the year 2000 Bill Sourour was asked to code a project to help market a pharmaceutical product in a misleading way. Reflecting on this experience, Bill recently wrote

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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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Algorithms to Live By with Brian Christian

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/algorithms_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download When you are deciding who to marry, you are using an algorithm. The same is true when you are looking for a parking space, playing a game of poker, or deciding whether or not to organize your closet. Algorithms To Live By is a book about the computer science of human decisions. It offers strategies for how to think through everyday life like

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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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Reflections of an Old Programmer with Ben Northrop

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/oldprogrammerreflections_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Ben Northrop was sitting at a tech conference, listening to a presentation about a new piece of technology, when he was struck by the sense that history was repeating itself. For the twenty years that Ben has worked as a software engineer, he has been hearing about new technologies that claim they will be able to disrupt everything, and he has relentlessly been

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Topic Roundtable with Haseeb Qureshi and Practical Dev’s Ben Halpern

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/topicroundtable_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Bot fraud, the New York tech scene, RethinkDB and open source; these topics and more are discussed in today’s episode. Two of the most popular guests return to the show to explore a variety of topics. Ben Halpern is the creator of The Practical Dev, a massively popular Twitter account and blog that you may recognize from its parody O’Reilly book covers. Haseeb

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Remote Work with Scott Berkun

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Remote_Work_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download After nine years at Microsoft, Scott Berkun left to become an author. One of his books on project management was read by Matt Mullenweg, the creator of the WordPress blogging tool that runs a large percentage of the internet (including Software Engineering Daily). Scott became friends with the WordPress founder, who is also the CEO of Automattic, a company that sells WordPress hosting

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Commodity Discussion with Preethi Kasireddy

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Commodity_Discussion_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download A previous episode of Software Engineering Daily called “You Are Not A Commodity” received a lot of feedback, both negative and positive. The episode was a monologue I wrote about why engineers should build products on their own as a default career path, rather than work at a large corporation as a default career path.   A reddit thread about the episode was

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You Are Not A Commodity

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/You_Are_Not_A_Commodity.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMost episodes of Software Engineering Daily are interviews with an expert about a technical software concept. Occasionally I write editorials, and also record them as a podcast. The first editorial was about 10 Philosophies for Engineers, the second was about how poker relates to software engineering, and the third was about music and software engineering. Today’s episode is called “You Are Not A Commodity”. Since it

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Industries of the Future with Alec Ross

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Industries_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Alec Ross worked in the White House as a Senior Policy Advisor to Hillary Clinton. His book Industries of the Future explores the biggest technological opportunities and threats to our society. The industries addressed in his book include robotics, genetics, and cybersecurity. Technological familiarity is increasingly correlated with an individual’s optimism. Cyberwarfare presents attack vectors that are difficult to insulate against. Arguments about

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Economics of Software with Russ Roberts

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Economics_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download EconTalk is a weekly economics podcast that has been going for a decade. On EconTalk, Russ Roberts brings on writers, intellectuals, and entrepreneurs for engaging conversations about the world as seen through the lens of economics.   Russ Roberts is today’s guest, and it is a treat because I have been listening to EconTalk since 2006 and it was a central point of

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Salary Negotiation with Haseeb Qureshi

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Negotiation_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Negotiation is an important skill for software engineers. The salary you negotiate at the beginning of your job could be a difference of tens of thousands of dollars over the course of an engineer’s career, but intimidating recruiters and exploding offers scare many engineers from negotiating at all.   Today, Haseeb Qureshi returns to the show to discuss his epic story of salary

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Death and Distributed Systems with Pieter Hintjens

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Zeromq_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Pieter Hintjens grew up writing software by himself. The act of writing code brought him great pleasure, but the isolated creative process disconnected him from the rest of the world. As his life progressed he became involved in open source communities, and he discovered a passion for human interaction. Open source software succeeds or fails on the strength of the community. One story

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Music

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Music.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMost episodes of Software Engineering Daily are interviews with an expert about a technical software concept. Over the past year I have done a few experiments that are more editorial in nature, and both were very popular. The first editorial was about 10 Philosophies for Engineers, and the second was about how poker relates to software engineering. Today’s episode is an editorial about the creative process

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Poker and Software Engineering

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/poker_and_software_engineering.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe last editorial we did was 10 Philosophies for Engineers. Listeners enjoyed that episode, so we decided to do another. 10 Philosophies was a collection of beliefs I have about the software engineering industry, and how we can find fulfillment in our work as engineers. The philosophies that I discussed were rooted in my experiences working as a computer science student and as an

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10 Philosophies for Engineers

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/10_philosophies.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFollowing the successful experiment of History of Hadoop, we are doing another Saturday experiment: an editorial podcast. Let us know your thoughts via Slack, Twitter, or email! Our podcast errs on the side of technical rigor. Whether the topic is distributed databases, microservices, Soylent, Uber, or Dwarf Fortress, we try to separate hype from substance, deferring the narrative to the guest. With that deference there is editorial

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