Best Saron Yitbarek Podcasts (2020)
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DevNews is the news show for developers by developers, hosted by Saron Yitbarek, founder of CodeNewbie and Disco, and Josh Puetz, principal engineer at Forem. Each season these experienced devs cover the latest in the world of tech, and speak with diverse guests from a variety of backgrounds to dig deep into meaty topics such as security, the pros and cons of outsourcing your authentication, and the latest bugs and hacks.
 
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Why NOT make a self-driving AI and Raspberry Pi powered Trash Bin? Programmer Ahad Cove saw a problem and he took it upon himself to solve it. Ahad and Scott talk through the design and conception process, how it was coded, limitations, and future plans! Now, why don't YOU solve a problem in your home with coding and IoT? YOUTUBE - Self-Driving Gar…
 
In this episode, we talk about a concerning security flaw in the Tesla Model X, and Twitter’s fleet rollout and subsequent rollback. Then we check back in with Sarah Maxwell, spokesperson for the Coalition on App Fairness, about Apple’s new reduced app store commission for certain developers. Finally, we chat with Kevin Miller, website lead at the …
 
Noah is the CTO and cofounder of Veryable and the founder and CEO of Touchtap, a digital solutions studio. A tech veteran himself, he’s intimately familiar with the challenges, risks and rewards of introducing new tech into the world. Noah is also the host of CodeStory, a podcast featuring tech leaders, reflecting on their human story in creating w…
 
Sometimes an inventor designs a device for a specific purpose. Sometimes it’s to try something new. But successful inventions often shape industries beyond those they initially intended. Dr. Marc Hannah built an invention with far bigger effects than anyone could have imagined—like bringing dinosaurs to life, building liquid robots, and letting the…
 
Isabel currently a PhD student studying Computer Science at Johns Hopkins. Previously she was a Pre-Doctoral Young Investigator at the Allen Institute for AI. She and Scott talk about her PhD thesis where she's taught a model to look at scientific texts and pull out a "TL;DR" summary that is both accurate AND useful! https://isabelcachola.com/…
 
In this episode, we cover how Apple server problems caused slowdowns and crashes for app launching in all versions of MacOS, the rise of school districts being the targets of ransomware attacks, and GitHub reinstating youtube-dl, a program to download videos from YouTube and other video sites, after a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown. And …
 
Helen is a full time project manager and helps out with support for MakerPad and TransistorFM. She’s the founder of NamesAce, PodWords and OfficeHourCards. Helen is a strong proponent of side-projects and helps makers understand how they can benefit from creating and selling their own side hustle. Helen's Links NamesAce PodWords OfficeHourCards Hel…
 
Meka Egwuekwe is Executive Director of CodeCrew, an innovative, mentorship-based youth coding initiative guiding young people in Memphis to be tech producers. Scott talks to Meka about CodeCrew's multifaceted plan to fill the pipeline through summer camps, after school programs, and Code School for adults learning to code! https://www.code-crew.org…
 
In this episode, we talk about about Pfizer/BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine’s effect on certain tech companies, and we get into Apple’s App privacy “nutrition labels.” Then we chat with Ish ShaBazz, iOS engineer and creator of Capsicum app about Apple's ARM-based Mac’s and other noteworthy announcements from this week's Apple event. Finally we speak wi…
 
Dr. Mark Dean has a superpower. He wasn’t born with it. He wasn’t exposed to high levels of radiation. It’s a power he learned from his father. And because of it, he was able to revolutionize the personal computer. David Bradley explains how in the 1980s, IBM had a reputation for building big, enterprise mainframes. No one believed IBM could make a…
 
Nicole Archambault believes we can scale back on learning to code and we should ramp up on learning problem solving. She believes this so much she's launched a whole online course - Newbie Coder Problem Solving School - that teaches tons of problem solving skills...with not a single line of code! Is this possible? A good idea? We find out this week…
 
In this episode, we cover Raspberry Pi 400, Stripe Climate, and CodeSandbox's series A funding. Then we speak to Kaya Thomas, senior iOS engineer at Calm, about iOS’s new back tap feature, and other accessibility features on iOS that developers might not know about. Finally, we chat with CTO of GraphQL Editor, Artur Czemiel (Cha-mial), about the re…
 
Marlene Mhangami is a Python Software Foundation Director and the co-founder of ZimboPy, a Zimbabwean non-profit that empowers women to pursue careers in tech. Marlene is also the current chair of Pycon Africa, the first pan-African gathering of the Python community. Today she talks with Scott about working and creating with constraints, as well as…
 
In this episode, we talk about Oculus Quest 2 users being forced to link their account to a Facebook account, a fun use of the McDonald's API, Microsoft phasing out Internet Explorer with Edge, and some important tech-related issues on U.S. ballots. Then we be speak with Emily Kager, senior mobile android engineer at Mozilla, about a big controvers…
 
Aristotle and Eratosthenes are big names in geodesy. They got pretty close to measuring the size of the Earth. But the woman who got it done? She grew up a farmer, dreaming of something bigger. And her work changed how we see the world. Dr. Gladys West didn’t have much room for error in her quest for higher education. Marvin Jackson recounts the ob…
 
Scott talks to Huma Abidi, the Senior Director of AI Software Products at Intel. Huma leads a team of software engineers and today she sits down and gets deep with Scott on AI, machine learning, deep learning, optimization...and painting! What is the role of silicon and hardware instructions when doing AI and ML? How does Intel interact with the op…
 
Why can't I control a Virtual Desktop of my PC from my VR headset? Guy Godin asked this question...and made the answer. Is VR Desktop VR's killer app? Scott talks to Guy about how he did it, and how VR Desktop made a $400 VR headset into Scott's primary rig...wirelessly! And it's written entirely in C#? With latency in the low milliseconds!? Imposs…
 
Many of us grew up playing cartridge-based games. But there's few who know the story behind how those cartridges came to be. And even fewer who know the story of the man behind them: Jerry Lawson. Few people realized how his vision would change video games. Jenny List explains how before Jerry Lawson, a console could only play one game. Benj Edward…
 
Susana Benavidez has had an interesting path into technology and she wants to normalize that path. Sometimes it's not straight and narrow, sometimes it's windy and filled with bumps. What would tech look like if we normalized failure and gave folks a space place to fail fast, fail often and come out on the other side better than ever? Happy Hispani…
 
Do you dread code reviews? Dr. Michaela Greiler believes they are essential and if done right, can be enjoyable and powerful. She talks about the general practice of code reviews, what goes wrong, and how we can get better at them! What are the responsibilities of the reviewer and the reviewed? Here are the links we discussed in the episode: awesom…
 
In this episode, we cover some updates about Ruby 3, OpenAI, and React 17's JSX Transform, and then a disconcerting data-sharing aspect from the exercise app, Strava. Then we chat with Alex Hanna, sociologist and research scientist working on machine learning fairness and ethical AI at Google, about Twitter’s algorithmic bias toward certain photos …
 
Inventors don’t always get the credit they deserve, even for world-changing breakthroughs. Season 6 of Command Line Heroes tells the stories of ingenious inventors who haven’t been given their full due. These heroes did nothing less than create new industries, dazzle our imaginations, and reshaped the world as we know it. The first episode drops on…
 
In this episode, we talk about a huge update to C++, TikTok’s algorithm and Oracle partnership, and NVIDIA’s Arm acquisition. We then chat with senior engineer at Forem and rotating co-host of DevNews, Vaidehi Joshi, about Google’s carbon footprint, and the environmental impact of our data. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) CodeN…
 
In this episode, we talk about Microsoft’s new tech to combat deepfakes and Google’s Business Application Platform. We then chat with Fen Slattery, accessibility lead at Clique Studios, about Chrome 86, which has two new features that Chromium says will improve both the user and developer experience with the focus selector, and could be a big win f…
 
Monica Powell is a software engineer who is passionate about making contributing to open-source more approachable. She works with The New York Public Library's eBook software and founded React Ladies. Today she talks to Scott about creative expression on the web and learning into learning in public.By Scott Hanselman
 
Scott talks with Joe Karlsson about Document Databases like MongoDB and how they differ from classic Table-based (ER) databases. Can this next generation of WebAPI and JSON-powered cloud DB allow more beginners to get into programming? Is this the death of select * from table? NOTE: Scott met Joe while speaking at Codeland. While Mongo is a sponsor…
 
In this episode, we talk about Nvidia new graphics cards, Samsung’s mobile memory breakthrough, and a terrible TikTok trend. And then we speak with AJ Keller, co-founder of Neurosity, about Elon Musk's Neuralink pig demo. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) Triplebyte (sponsor) CodeNewbie (sponsor) Vonage (sponsor) Neuralink Neuralink Pig Demo Nvidia P…
 
Diane is a research engineer and the security and privacy lead for Mozilla's Mixed Reality (VR/MR) project. She and Scott talk about the considerations that need to be taken to enable Mixed and Virtual Reality to be a trustworthy and private experience for users. How does Mozilla plan to take all the different pieces - technology, legal and social …
 
In this episode, we talk more about Apple’s ongoing App Store drama, a proposal to let Chromium talk to your local network, and Gitee, the GitHub of China. We also speak with Nathan Shively-Sanders and Orta Therox, engineers on the TypeScript team, about the newest version of TypeScript, version 4.0. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor) Triplebyte (spon…
 
Have you failed a job interview because you don't know computer science? William Springer has a PhD in computer science and his books takes you through what you would have learned while earning a four-year computer science degree! Both Scott and William believe in breaking down boundaries, and it starts with this show! A Programmer's Guide to Compu…
 
In this episode, we talk about Atlassian’s remote work policy, Fortnite’s battle with Google and Apple, and Twitter’s new API. We then speak with Ashley Williams and Steve Klabnik, engineers on the Rust core team, about how recent restructuring and layoffs at Mozilla impact the future of the Rust programming language. Show Notes DevDiscuss (sponsor…
 
Nadia Eghbal is the author of Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software. She is a writer and researcher who likes to understand how people work. She is currently interested in parasocial communities and reputation-based economies. https://nadiaeghbal.com/By Scott Hanselman
 
In this episode, we cover Ruby 3 typing, GitHub running Ruby 2.7 in production, and Chrome DevTools CSS overview. We also speak with Jonas Downey, design lead at Basecamp, and co-creator of the Hello Weather app, about a Twitter thread he wrote titled, “Here’s a little tale about what it’s like to be an indie iOS developer working under Apple's 800…
 
The 10x Coder is often positioned as a mythical developer who can always save the day. Saron and Clive investigate how much of that myth is grounded in truth. Greg Sadetsky argues that coding is much like professional sports—some athletes are bound to be much better than those starting out. Brianna Wu and Bonnie Eisenman pick apart the myth by shar…
 
Dr. Stephanie Kelton is the most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory - the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades. With its important new ways of understanding money, taxes, and the critical role of deficit spending, MMT redefines how to responsibly use our resources so that we can maximize our potential. The Defi…
 
In this episode, we cover GitHub's new public roadmap, the hacker behind the recent Twitter hack that took control of a bunch of high profile accounts, and TikTok's plans to disclose their algorithm. We also speak with Pedro Cruz, developer advocate at IBM teaching, who is teaching developers how to use artificial intelligence and extended reality.…
 
With the rising cost of data breaches, executives need to understand the basics of cybersecurity so they can make strategic decisions that keep companies out of headlines and legal battles. Teri Radichel is the CEO of 2nd Sight Lab and the author of the new book "Cybersecurity for Executives in the Age of Cloud." She teaches Scott about what folks …
 
Home office. Corporate park. Co-working space. Funland campus. Coders expect options when it comes to their workplace. The relocation of the average workspace from the office to the home has revealed the benefits of working from home—but also highlighted its tradeoffs. Saron Yitbarek and Clive Thompson continue their discussion of coding careers by…
 
Scott is the Senior Web Strategy Manager at Netlify and the bootstrapped founder of Plink. Plink makes smart podcast links that podcasters love and listeners deserve. Scott has been working remotely full-time in software and tech for over a decade, previously with Auth0 and onXmaps. With a background in woodworking, audio production, songwriting, a…
 
Hugh Bailey just wanted to make a nice open source app to stream Starcraft. It's been just 8 years since the OBS project started and it's taken video by storm. Add in the influx of users using OBS to enhance their Skype/Teams/Zoom calls and it's clear that OBS is now an essential part of the any content creators workflow. Scott talks to Hugh about …
 
Command line heroes are software engineers, developers, programmers, systems administrators—coders. That variety in coding careers is almost as varied as the paths coders take to land their jobs. Saron Yitbarek and Clive Thompson start the season by exploring some ways coders start their tech careers—some common, many unexpected. Many choose to sta…
 
Dr. Alex Constantin is a Data Scientist and Diabetic on a mission to take the mental burden and frustration out of living with diabetes. She and Scott have nearly a half century of diabetes experience between them, but only Alex is a PhD, so in this episode she teaches Scott how data science can improve the lives of diabetics everywhere!…
 
Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of eight books on design, creativity, public speaking and more. He sits down with Scott Hanselman to talk about his latest book, "How Design Makes The World." Everything you use, from your home to your smartphone, from highways to supermarkets, was designed by someone. What did they get right? Where did they g…
 
After four seasons of epic tales about how command line heroes have shaped the tech landscape, we're tackling a new topic: the job itself. Season 5 covers the job of being a coder. How coding careers begin. How the job is done. How it’s changed. And how coders are shaping its evolution. Clive Thompson, tech journalist and friend of the podcast, joi…
 
Dr. Denae Ford is a Research Scientist investigating identity-based signals to support retention in Socio-Technical Ecosystems. What does that mean? It's using science to make programming communities more inclusive and welcoming! https://blog.denaeford.me/2019/07/01/how-programmers-really-look-at-pull-requests https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/resear…
 
Randall is a senior software engineer and published O’Reilly author and has worked at companies such as Eventbrite and Pandora in the past. She’s currently finishing up her second book, a guide on helping developers land jobs. Randall's Links The Standout Developer Randall on Twitter Randall's Website Smart Contract Development…
 
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