podcast April 7, 2020

Podcast 224: Cryptocurrency-Based Life Forms

Programming may teach you about the law of large numbers, but that doesn't mean you'll always have the answer.
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This week, we ponder whether programming prepares you in any way to understand the math and statistics underlying our current crisis. Later, we discuss the closure of O’Reilly’s conference business.

The sudden end of the influential open-source events that O’Reilly held for many years is giving Paul and Sara lots of feels, as the conferences in many ways helped to form the personality of internet culture and Web 2.0. 

Engineers love to solve problems and create new tools. So what do you do when the best solution is to stay home and even money can’t purchase critical equipment that is in short supply? We have a few ideas about how to deal with the  moment.

If we all wanted to go into cryosleep, would the bots keep trading the stock market, and for how long? Sara recommends a novel – Machines Like Me.

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talent February 24, 2020

How Your Tech Stack Can Attract Top Developers

For developers, the single biggest factor in evaluating a job offer is the technology stack they’ll be using. The tools and technologies selected as part of a company’s core tech stack will heavily impact that company’s ability to develop and deploy code quickly and to scale seamlessly. Know what to highlight to candidates about your tech stack.
podcast May 1, 2020

Podcast 231: Make it So

This week we chat about Star Trek, React, parsing, and the growing trend of holding virtual events in spaces like Fortnite and Animal Crossing.
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Director of Content
code-for-a-living February 27, 2020

The eight factors of happiness for developers

I recently came across this sketchnote by Tanmay Vora, and it really resonated with me. As a developer it got me thinking about how this might translate into the life of a developer and our happiness. Based on this sketchnote here are the eight factors of happiness applied to developer life. 1. Resentment Harboring resentment…