CodeCraftCast

CodeCraftCast

Software development podcast focusing on what's happening in the Scottish tech scene.

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June 14, 2020 35 min
In this two-parter, we will be interviewing tech people who have changed their focus to making PPE, specifically face shields, for those who need it most.

Marcin Morawski is a mechanical engineer and one of the main driving forces behind the Edinburgh Shield Force. In this episode, he talks about how the organisation came about, the process of creating PPE and their £35k fundraiser.
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In this two-parter, we will be interviewing tech people who have changed their focus to making PPE, specifically face shields, for those who need it most.

Sarah Naseer and Roisin Arnold are a dream team based in Glasgow. In this episode they are talking about their journey of design and improvement of the shields, making custom guillotines and the demand for their products.

Read more about them at https://www.thisismakers.com/ppe-re...
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Michael Hayes, a pillar of the tech startup community in Scotland, joins the pod to talk about his experience watching and nurturing the tech startup space over the last decade.
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Ewa and Joe talk about productivity during the time of COVID-19. They also review the first-ever CodeCraft remote meetup.
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March 25, 2020 33 min
This episode was recorded on the 13th March 2020, just as COVID-19 was becoming a real threat in the UK.

Allen Royston joins Ewa and Joe in the studio to talk about his journey creating a tech startup in Scotland designed to fix our news diet. We cover the effect social media has on us, raising money, and how tech choices affect hiring.

Links:

* Snappfire: http://snappfire.com/
* Filter Bubble: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_bubb...
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March 1, 2020 30 min
Ewa Grabowiecka and Joe Wright kick off season two looking at the impact Imposter Syndrome can have on people in tech.
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December 29, 2019 47 min
Ewa Grabowiecka and Joe Wright talk about data lab and the future of AI strategy for Scotland.
The special guest is Kari Shouur, who is aa keen technologist with a knack for repairing things. In this episode, he talks about getting started, your customer rights and the future of fixing.

Links:
* Data Lab: https://www.thedatalab.com/
* AI Strategy: https://www.scotlandaistrategy.com/
* Global Diversity CFP Day: https://www.globaldiversit...
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November 28, 2019 55 min
Ewa Grabowiecka and Joe Wright kick off talking about interview questions and what impact 5G will have on Scotland. Our guest is Kevin McDermott, who discusses his career working remotely and techniques he has found for increasing confidence.

Links:

* CoderDojo: https://coderdojo.com/
* Kevin's twitter: https://twitter.com/bigkevmcd
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September 22, 2019 55 min
Jane Wilson joins Ewa Grabowiecka and Joe Wright in the studio to discuss the last ten years of UX in development teams. How has analytics changed UX, is it required to make our websites accessible and what the future might hold for UX?

Links:

* Purple Pound: https://wearepurple.org.uk/the-purple-pound-infographic/
* WCAG 2.1: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/
* Code 4000: https://code4000.org/en
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August 12, 2019 39 min
Suzanne Lee takes Ewa Grabowiecka and Joe Wright into the world of virtual reality. We chat about using VR in healthcare to help with anxiety and dementia and Suzanne gives her tips on how to chase your passion.

Links:

* CivTech: https://civtech.atlassian.net/wiki
* Suzanne's blog: https://suzanneshowcasingvr.com/
* Pivotal Reality: https://www.pivotalreality.com/
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July 15, 2019 41 min
Andy Gill joins Ewa Grabowiecka and Joe Wright in the studio to bring us into the world of penetration testing. Discover what a day in the life of a pentester involves and how to break into the security industry yourself.

Links:

* Andy's book: https://leanpub.com/ltr101-breaking-into-infosec
* Andy's blog: https://blog.zsec.uk/
* Trial Andy mentions: https://youtu.be/L8kQsMEqAMc
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June 27, 2019 36 min
Ewa Grabowiecka and Joe Wright introduce the podcast and talk about the jobs situation in Scottish tech. The main topic is about CodeCraft's history, how it works and where the meetup is heading in the future.
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