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Run Less Software with Rich Archbold

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/IntercomEngineering.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download There is a quote from Jeff Bezos: “70% of the work of building a business today is undifferentiated heavy lifting. Only 30% is creative work. Things will be more exciting when those numbers are inverted.” That quote is from 2006, before Amazon Web Services had built most of their managed services. In 2006, you had no choice but to manage your own database,

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Fiverr Engineering with Gil Sheinfeld

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/FiverrEngineering.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 that balance server load and gather geospacial data. In our coverage of Lyft, we studied Envoy, the service proxy that standardizes communications and load balancing among services. In shows about Airbnb, we talked about the

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Legal Technology with Justin Kan

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/LegalTechnology.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 into smaller pieces. Your work has formal specifications, but there are degrees of freedom in how you express an idea. In all of these ways, the job of a lawyer is similar to

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Parlaying Failure to Fortune with Paul Martino

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/PaulMartino.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download In 2003, Paul Martino co-founded Tribe.net, one of the earliest social networking sites.  Tribe had significant traction, with hundreds of thousands of users. In the early 2000s, hundreds of thousands of users was enough traffic to pose a company with engineering challenges. Paul had studied computer science, and was able to use his knowledge of high-performance computing to write an efficient graph database,

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The Coding VC with Leo Polovets

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/CodingVC.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The underlying cause of failure for many startups is that the founders are afraid of discomfort. An environment where everyone is comfortable is unlikely to be an environment where personal growth and value creation is occurring. When you are in a startup, calibrating the right amount of discomfort is often about calibrating risk. What are your risks? Can you quantify them? Can you

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Sales Software with Jean-Baptiste Escoyez

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/SalesSoftware.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Most products do not sell themselves. Salespeople bridge the gap between a product creation and a customer who purchases it. People can make a good living on the internet selling niche products–if they can find their customers. The process of taking a large group of potential customers and narrowing it down to only the subset of those customers who will buy your product

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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

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Product Development with Cullen Zandstra

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/ProductDevelopment.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Developing a product requires careful balance between engineering, sales, design, and customer service. The founding CTO of a company often needs to take on each of these responsibilities, because when the company only has a few people there is nobody to delegate these different tasks to. Cullen Zandstra is the CTO at FloQast, a SaaS tool for accounting close management. It isn’t important

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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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Robots in the Warehouse with Akash Gupta

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/greyorange_final.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Our major teams are lead by two people which include one person who’s very strong in their own field, and then there’s a person who has a very good understanding of the cross-functional nature of product development.” GreyOrange Robotics builds robots for warehouse automation of logistics and ecommerce companies for quicker deliveries. Today’s episode features Akash Gupta, the CTO of GreyOrange. Questions Is

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The Software Engineering Job Market with Hiten Parmar

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Hired_Edited_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Even Larry at Google has said that if he could hire 100,000 more people, he would – he just can’t find them.” In many ways the engineering job market is broken. Engineers cannot find the right jobs where they are valued properly and enjoy their work. Employers have difficulty filling their positions and finding the right people that fit their cultures. Traditional matchmakers

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Browser Wars with Eric Sink

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Browserwars_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Its not just that we didn’t have git, we didn’t have Subversion, and before that we didn’t have CVS. Basically all that we had was RCS.” Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox–it’s easy to forget that these modern browsers descended from the war between Microsoft and Netscape. Today, we hear from a software engineer who was on the front lines of that war, back

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Building a Marketplace for Engineers with Breanden Beneschott

“It’s like trying to give any sort of standardized test to people who are essentially hackers – these things get hacked. People are much more complex than an automated algorithm test.”

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Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman

“You’ve listened to podcasts where you gotta fast forward 8-9 minutes in before the actual meat happens.”

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