Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman

Hanselminutes is Fresh Air for Developers. A weekly commute-time podcast that promotes fresh technology and fresh voices. Talk and Tech for Developers, Life-long Learners, and Technologists.

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January 26, 2023 34 min

In this episode, Dr. Ifeoma Ajunwa, author of "The Quantified Worker," joins us to discuss the implications of technology on the modern workplace. She explores the ways in which employers are using data and surveillance to monitor and manage their employees, and the impact this has on worker privacy and autonomy. Dr. Ajunwa also delves into the legal and ethical considerations surrounding the quantified worker, and offers i...

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Scott talks to pro­gram­mer, mu­si­cian, web de­vel­o­per, and gra­phic de­sign­er Aaron Giles about the state of game emulation. Aaron has worked for Microsoft, Connectix, LucasArts, contributed to the MAME project for over 17 years, and even ran the project for 6  years! We chat about his current project, DREAMM, which is a Windows-based emulator for classic LucasArts SCUMM adventure games, from Maniac Mansion through The Curse o...

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Ben West has been at the forefront of the DIY diabetes management movement. Ben and the community's work on Nightscout, an open-source platform for continuous glucose monitoring, has revolutionized the way people with diabetes manage their condition. Ben, along with a dedicated community of developers, has been working tirelessly to empower individuals to take control of their diabetes, giving them the tools they need to live h...

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Dr. Kapfhammer and his team focus on research related to flaky software tests, which are tests that produce inconsistent or unpredictable results. Why are tests flaky? How can we identify them and stop them in their tracks. He talks to Scott about the results of his research and practical tips for improving tests is to ensure that they are robust and reliable. 

  • Web: https://www.gregorykapfhammer.com/
  • GitHub: https://github.com/gkapfh...
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    December 29, 2022 30 min

    In Data Conscience: Algorithmic Siege on our Humanity, computer science and data inclusivity thought leader Dr. Brandeis Hill Marshall delivers a call to action for rebel tech leaders, who acknowledge and are prepared to address the current limitations of software development. In the book, Dr. Brandeis Hill Marshall discusses how the philosophy of “move fast and break things” is, itself, broken, and requires change. Today she talks...

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    Scott talks with Kris Nova who has been building and scaling Hachyderm, a Mastodon instance that began in her basement and is now moving into the cloud. Nova shares her extensive knowledge on the technical challenges and solutions involved in creating and maintaining Hachyderm, as well as her insights on the importance of building and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive online community.

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    Taylor Poindexter, a software engineer and engineering manager, joins Scott Hanselman in this episode of the podcast to discuss her journey as a manager and her advice for emerging managers. Taylor shares her experiences of growing and learning in her role and discusses the challenges and rewards of managing a team. She offers advice on how to develop leadership skills, manage conflict, and support the growth and development of ind...

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    Huda is the Founder and CEO of Dot Health, a real-time personal health data platform. She joins Scott to discuss real-time personal health data and its implications for consumers and the health industry worldwide. Huda explains how real-time data can help individuals track and manage their health more effectively, and how healthcare professionals can also use it to provide more personalized and effective care. She also discusses th...

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    Mekka Williams is a long-time software engineer who sits down with Scott Hanselman to discuss how long you should stay at a company. Mekka shares her own experiences and offers some advice for people who are trying to decide how long to stay at their current job. She discusses the importance of finding a company that aligns with your values and career goals, and how to know when it's time to move on to a new opportunity. Tune i...

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    In this episode of the podcast, Scott Hanselman sits down with Jon Silvera, the creator of FUZE4, a game-making tool for the Nintendo Switch. Jon shares his passion for game development and explains how FUZE4 makes it possible for anyone to create their own games for the Switch. He discusses the features and capabilities of the tool, and offers some tips and advice for aspiring game creators. Jon also shares his own experiences of ...

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    In this episode of ACM ByteCast in association with Hanselminues, Scott Hanselman welcomes research scientist, software engineer, and entrepreneur Yaw Anokwa. Yaw is the founder and CEO of ODK, the offline data collection platform that helps fight disease, poverty, and inequity. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Washington and likes to keep his bio short and sweet.

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    Eden Full Goh is the CEO and Founder of Mobot, a venture-backed company that automates testing of mobile apps using robotics technology. Previously, Eden built products that spanned the energy, healthcare and government sectors at Palantir Technologies and Butterfly Network. Eden studied Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Princeton University.

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    November 2, 2022 53 min

    In association with Outside In, we are thrilled to share this conversation with Randall Munroe and Scott Hanselman. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of What If? and How To answers more of the weirdest questions you never thought to ask!

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    When engineer and author Sameer Doshi interviewed remotely for his current job at Microsoft, he was nervous about only one thing: Telling his future employer that he’s blind. He was offered the position, and even after starting he didn’t mention that he’s blind until he needed to put in a request for the special software that helps him do his job. Four years later, he has moved up the ranks to a management position and is thriving....

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    The classic guide to how computers work has been updated with new chapters and interactive graphics! Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software, 2nd Edition by Charles Petzold is now available. Charles explains why he added chapters, reordered content, incorporated new examples, and updated descriptions in his best-selling book. 

    https://www.codehiddenlanguage.com/

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    Kirsten Westeinde is a technology enthusiast and a lifelong learner. She is a development manager at Shopify, where she solves challenging web development problems every day. She talks with Scott about her career at Shopify moving from Software Developer to Senior Software Development Manager. They also chat about the Shopify's Journey from Monolith...to something different!

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    Sonic Pi is a new kind of musical instrument which enables exciting new learning pathways in the classroom! Not only can you create music quickly and "live code" your music to change when performing, but you can also use Sonic Pi as a way to learn coding in a more creative way rather than focusing on abstract concepts or working with data.

  • https://sonic-pi.net/
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    C64 OS has one goal. Make a Commodore 64 feel fast and useful in today’s modern world. It's a very high bar. The C64 was introduced in 1982 and has an 8-bit, 1MHz, 6510 CPU with just 64 kilobytes of directly addressable memory. It has a screen resolution of 320x200 pixels, and a fixed palette of 16 colors. But, it is an incredibly versatile machine. And it enjoys an active userbase and a great variety of modern hardware expansi...

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    The demoscene is an international computer art subculture focused on producing demos: self-contained, sometimes extremely small, computer programs that produce audiovisual presentations. When was the last time you coded something that fit in 4k? How about just 1024 bytes? Bilgem Çakır is one of many folks still making the Commodore 64 sing and do things you'd never expect, 40 years after the computer was released. Why is this k...

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    Gustavo Pezzi wants to teach YOU (and everyone) how to code...in 6502 assembly on 40 year old machines! There's something amazing about coding on the absolute metal and owning the entire machine/stack. https://pikuma.com teaches the learn the fundamentals of computer science and mathematics in creative and dynamic ways using older game consoles and teaches things like graphics and physics without large frameworks.

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