Ben Popper

Ben is the Director of Content at Stack Overflow, responsible for the blog, podcast, and newsletter. He is a drone enthusiast, Brazilian jiu jitsu practitioner, and former journalist. You can find more of his work on his blog - benpopper.net
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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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podcast April 17, 2020

Podcast 227: The Great, Big Bluetooth Trace

We discuss the contract tracing proposal put forward by Apple and Google, a system that could track billions of phones and help alert users if they have been exposed to coronavirus. But can it also protect user's privacy?
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podcast April 10, 2020

Podcast 225: The Great COBOL Crunch

In this episode of the podcast, we talk about the history of COBOL, a “common business-oriented language”, which is suddenly missions critical to government systems, like unemployment, overwhelmed by the pandemic. After that, we chat about the supply chain in China, which pivoted within weeks from pitching Ben electronic components to offering critical medical supplies.…
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