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Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman

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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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Brian Douglas

April 15, 2021 21:00 - 32 minutes - 29.4 MB

Doing Open Source with Brian Douglas

April 15, 2021 18:00 - 32 minutes - 29.4 MB

Brian Douglas is a Staff Developer Advocate at GitHub. He talks to Scott about his journey (and YOUR journey) into Open Source and community! Anyone can do it!

API Observability with Akita Software's Jean Yang

April 08, 2021 21:00 - 32 minutes - 29.6 MB

Jean Yang has a better way to catch breaking changes. She's been considering software verification, programming language design, type-systems, and type-safety for many years. She understands how to automatically enforce information flow policies and has now turned her eye towards founding Akita Software. They promise to make your APIs and Services easier to understand, map, manage, and maintain. https://www.akitasoftware.com/

Attracting and Retaining Diverse Tech Talent with April Christina Curley

April 01, 2021 21:00 - 35 minutes - 32.7 MB

April Christina Curley is a Diversity Specialist and Educator who recently left Google where she focused on increasing hires from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). We talk about the problems of hiring in tech, the challenges faced by underrepresented groups, what companies need to focus on to retain top talent, and her thoughts talent that remains untapped by tech.

Outside In: The Innovation Stack with Jim McKelvey

March 25, 2021 21:00 - 39 minutes - 36.5 MB

In this special episode of Hanselminutes, Scott shares a discussion with Jim McKelvey, a glassblower and also the co-founder of Square! This conversation was previously published as a episode of Microsoft's internal interview series "Outside In." Jim's team and our friends at Microsoft have encouraged us to share the episode where we discuss innovation and entrepreneurship. Read Jim McKelvey's book The Innovation Stack

From Astronomy Graduate Student to Senior Software Engineer with Nicholas Hunt-Walker

March 18, 2021 21:00 - 37 minutes - 34.6 MB

Nicholas Hunt-Walker loves the stars. So much so that he got a Master's degree in Astronomy...and now works as a Software Engineer! How did that happen? Nicholas shares his passionate path to software, both front-end and back-end programming and how solving problems with software was a family affair.

It's time for a new kind of calculator with NumWorks' Romain Goyet

March 11, 2021 21:00 - 32 minutes - 29.8 MB

It's 2021 and Scott's sons were asked to buy TI-83 calculators for their classes. Are there truly no better choices? Romain Goyet asked the same question...and did something about it. Numworks is the graphing calculator that makes everyone a math person. Open Source through and through, powerful, color, AND is allowed on major tests like the SAT, AP, PSAT and other College Board tests. It also runs a Python shell! How can such a wonderful thing exist? Scott finds out this week. https://www....

George Li is launching MiTEE Cube Satellites and making TikToks

March 04, 2021 21:00 - 32 minutes - 30 MB

George Li is a photographer, TikToker, and is currently working on the MiTEE 2 satellite platform at the University of Michigan with NASA and JPL. As an R&D member of the Communications subteam, we is currently developing a microwave communications power splitter system for the MiTEE 2 Satellite platform. Today he talks to Scott about all things CubeSat! MiTEE CubeSat Home Page George Li on TikTok All About CubeSats at NASA Concept Art of a Cube Sat CubeSat to test using Earth's magneti...

Observability beyond buzzwords with New Relic's Tori Wieldt

February 25, 2021 21:00 - 32 minutes - 29.7 MB

Let's move beyond buzzwords and talk about observability and DevOps in large systems. Observability is the ability to measure the internal state of a system only by its outputs, but often those outputs are hundreds of log files spread across dozens of systems. The cloud has only made these large systems harder to understand and manage. Scott talks to New Relic's Tori Wieldt about the benefits of formalizing how you think about distributed systems and the tools available to make things easier.

Lisette Sutherland shows us a Handbook for Working Remotely

February 18, 2021 21:00 - 35 minutes - 32.9 MB

Lisette is a remote-working German-born American living in the Netherlands who is totally jazzed by the fact that it’s possible to work from anywhere. In fact, it’s not just possible; it’s completely, productively workable—if you do it right. She talks to Scott about remote work before, during, and after the pandemic! Work Together Anywhere - A Handbook on Working Remotely  Remote Workshops on how to work better…remotely!

Modern Management Made Easy with Johanna Rothmann

February 11, 2021 21:00 - 32 minutes - 29.7 MB

Johanna Rothman has been in software and management for many years and she's taken what she knows about managing teams and put it into a great three-volume set "Modern Management Made Easy." She covers not just managing organizations, managing teams, but also managing yourself. Scott talks to Johanna about the trials and tribulations of management and how Johanna's insights can help. https://www.jrothman.com/ Buy the 3 pack of Modern Management Made Easy

Can networking be simple? with Tailscale's Avery Pennarun

February 04, 2021 21:00 - 33 minutes - 31 MB

Double NAT? Triple NAT? Opening Ports, punching holes in firewalls, it's all so complex, right? Does it have to be? Scott talks to Tailscale's Avery Pennarun and asks "can networking be simple?" Avery and his team believes it can with a new take on networking. Personal mesh-style VPNs with tech like WireGuard over a faster, leaner, cleaner, and simpler way to share your network with your team.

The myth of turning your hobby into a job with writer Aley Arion

January 28, 2021 21:00 - 32 minutes - 29.8 MB

One day multi-hyphenate creative Aley Arion tweeted "one day I’m going to talk about the myth of turning your hobby into a job & how it can actually create a disconnect between you & that thing you once did for fun because it became work." Today is that day! Aley talks to Scott about how the challenges of attaching your creative outlets to your rent. Is it possible and is it healthy? Aley's blog Aley's original tweet Hire or work with Aley

Cryptography 101 with Oso's Dr. Sam Scott

January 21, 2021 21:00 - 34 minutes - 31.8 MB

One of the best parts of having a podcast is having smart people explain stuff to you! Scott talks to Dr. Sam Scott, the CTO of https://www.osohq.com/ about what the average developer should know about Cryptography. SSL, TLS, public/private key, certs, PKIs, hashing, encryption, salts, algorithms, sessions, bearers, oh my!

Exploring Event Modeling with Adam Dymitruk

January 14, 2021 21:00 - 35 minutes - 32.9 MB

Event Modeling was coined by Adam Dymitruk by building on long-running process specifications that Greg Young used in CQRS/ES systems. Scott sits down with Adam to understand this process and how it make make your systems - and your life making those systems - easier to write, understand, and maintain. https://eventmodeling.org/about/

Living through 2020 as a Remote Developer with Amanda Silver

January 07, 2021 21:00 - 34 minutes - 31.2 MB

2020 has been hard on everyone. Not to mention we're all suddenly remote developers. Scott talks to Developer Division VP and long-time developer Amanda Silver on the effects of moving a whole division of programmers OFFSITE. What tools and processes have helped? Is this the new normal? Will we move back into the office? How HAS software development changed in the last year and how will it change in the next 1,5, and 10?

2020 sucked - A year-end wrap-up with Scott's Wife, Mo

December 31, 2020 21:00 - 32 minutes - 30.1 MB

Mo is back! It's the 2020 wrap-up with Scott's wife. Be sure to check out her previous shows. Mo and Scott  celebrated 20 years of marriage in the middle of a pandemic. Mo will be vaccinated this week in her job as a nurse and Mo and Scott discuss their 2021 plans.

Beyond The Queen's Gambit with Chess.com's Danny Rensch

December 24, 2020 21:00 - 36 minutes - 33.6 MB

The Queen's Gambit on Netflix has reinvigorated the world's interested in chess. Or has it? Chess.com has been slowly but surely developing online chess into a vibrant and exciting community. Their innovative Chess.com/tv has folks playing and analyzing chess games like EPSN. Scott talks to international master Danny Rensch about chess beyond The Queen's Gambit. Try a Chess.com free trial!

Building eBay's Web API ecosystem with Tanya Vlahovic

December 17, 2020 21:00 - 29 minutes - 27.1 MB

Shipping the Sandman Doppler with Palo Alto Innovation's Alex Tramiel

December 10, 2020 21:00 - 38 minutes - 35.2 MB

Shipping product is hard. Kickstarting hardware products is hard. Scott talks to Palo Alto Innovation's Alex Tramiel whose team is shipping the Sandman Doppler Alarm Clock. How does a new product go from concept to your nightstand? What's inside a smart alarm clock like the Sandman Doppler? How does one make a decision like USB-C or not, when a product has a multi-year development cycle? All this and more, this week on Hanselminutes! https://www.sandmanclocks.com/pages/doppler

Succeeding from Anywhere: The Remote Work Revolution with Tsedal Neeley

December 03, 2020 21:00 - 33 minutes - 30.3 MB

Tsedal Neely is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Business School and founder of the consulting firm Global Matters. Her book The Language of Global Success can give you the tools you need to understand how language shapes multinational and multicultural organizations. She talks to Scott about her upcoming book "Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere.: How will virtual work and global work change how YOU work? Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere

A self-driving AI and Raspberry Pi powered Trash Bin with Ahad Cove

November 26, 2020 21:00 - 34 minutes - 31.4 MB

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 Garbage Can That Takes Itself Out

TL;DR - Extreme Summarization as a service with Isabel Cachola

November 19, 2020 21:00 - 28 minutes - 22.6 MB

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/

Growing the next generation of technologists with CodeCrew's Meka Egwuekwe

November 12, 2020 20:09 - 34 minutes - 31.7 MB

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/

Programmatic Problem Solving with Nicole Archambault

November 05, 2020 21:00 - 35 minutes - 32.6 MB

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! https://www.lavieencode.net/courses/ncpss

Creating with Constraints with Python Africa's Marlene Mhangami

October 29, 2020 21:00 - 33 minutes - 31.1 MB

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 her views on the incredible technology talent promise of the African Continent.

Greatly Accelerating Machine Learning with Intel's Huma Abidi

October 22, 2020 21:00 - 32 minutes - 29.7 MB

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 open source community? https://www.unite.ai/huma-abidi-senior-director-of-ai-software-products-at-intel-interview-series/ https://www.bizjournals....

Virtual Desktop is what VR needs - with Guy Godin

October 15, 2020 21:00 - 35 minutes - 32.2 MB

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!? Impossible. https://www.vrdesktop.net/

Normalizing Failure with Susana Benavidez

October 08, 2020 21:00 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

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 Hispanic Heritage Month!

Enjoyable Code Reviews with Dr. Michaela Greiler

October 01, 2020 21:00 - 32 minutes - 29.5 MB

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: awesomecodereviews.com workshops! codereviewbook.io pre-release sign-up for the code review book!  https://www.software-engineering-unlocked.com/ Dr....

Start Freelancing Today with The Tap Room's Kelly Vaughn

September 24, 2020 21:00 - 31 minutes - 29.1 MB

Have you thought about being a freelancer? Starting your own thing? What's keeping you? Where do you start? Scott talks to Kelly Vaughn about her freelancing journey and her new book "Start Freelancing Today." https://startfreelancing.today

Start Freelancing Today with The Taproom's Kelly Vaughn

September 24, 2020 21:00 - 31 minutes - 29.1 MB

Have you thought about being a freelancer? Starting your own thing? What's keeping you? Where do you start? Scott talks to Kelly Vaughn about her freelancing journey and her new book "Start Freelancing Today." https://startfreelancing.today

A new way to learn about technology with Disco's Saron Yitbarek

September 17, 2020 21:00 - 34 minutes - 31.9 MB

CodeNewbie founder Saron Yitbarek is now producing beautifully designed,   easy-to-digest audio courses! Is it an audiobook? They're not webinars or labs. Is Disco the future of technology learning?

Leaning into Learning in Public with Monica Powell

September 10, 2020 21:00 - 33 minutes - 30.4 MB

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.

Document Databases and Mongo with Engineer Joe Karlsson

September 03, 2020 21:00 - 32 minutes - 30.1 MB

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 of Hanselminutes, this interview isn't related to that sponsorship in any way. Hanselminutes doesn't do "sponsored guests," only awesome guests.

Building a More Ethical Immersive Web with VR Engineer Diane Hosfelt

August 27, 2020 21:00 - 34 minutes - 31.8 MB

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 concerns, user education, incentivization - and create a cohesive solution.

A Programmer's Guide to Computer Science with Dr. William Springer

August 20, 2020 21:00 - 32 minutes - 29.5 MB

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 Computer Science

Working in Public: Open Source Software with Nadia Eghbal

August 13, 2020 21:00 - 35 minutes - 32.4 MB

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/

A Brief History of The Deficit Myth with Dr. Stephanie Kelton

August 06, 2020 05:00 - 40 minutes - 36.7 MB

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 Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy

Cybersecurity for Executives in the Age of Cloud with Teri Radichel

July 30, 2020 21:00 - 32 minutes - 29.6 MB

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 need to think about as they move their business into the new age! Cybersecurity for Executives in the Age of Cloud

Managing remotely with Asana Engineering Manager Kate Reading

July 23, 2020 21:00 - 31 minutes - 29.3 MB

Scott talks to Engineering Manager Kate Reading from Asana about her experiences as a new remote worker during the pandemic. How do you manage standups, checkins, 1:1s, and onboarding? All this plus "Team User Manuals" on this episode of Hanselminutes

How the OBS Project changed video forever with lead Hugh Bailey

July 16, 2020 21:00 - 34 minutes - 31.3 MB

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 the what why and how of the OBS Project. https://www.patreon.com/obsproject

Diabetes and Data Science with Dr. Alex Constantin

July 09, 2020 21:00 - 32 minutes - 29.5 MB

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!

How Design Makes The World with Scott Berkun

July 02, 2020 21:00 - 34 minutes - 31.8 MB

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 go wrong? And what can we learn from how these experts think that can help us improve our own lives? How Design Makes The World

Dismantling barriers to participation in programming communities with Dr. Denae Ford

June 25, 2020 17:00 - 32 minutes - 30.1 MB

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/research/people/denae/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/group/saint-group/ http://denaeford.me/

Will your next laptop use an ARM processor? with Jeremy Sinclair

June 18, 2020 20:00 - 35 minutes - 32.6 MB

The Surface Pro X is thin, light, and is absolutely silent because it has no fans! It uses a power-sipping ARM processor rather than an Intel processor. Jeremy Sinclair schools Scott on why it's significant that Windows can run on ARM now. We'll also learn what this means for developers and tools like Visual Studio Code. Can this ARM machine also emulate x86 processors? Will your next laptop run ARM?

Red Teaming with Leron Gray

June 11, 2020 20:00 - 31 minutes - 28.6 MB

"A red team is a group that helps organizations to improve themselves by providing opposition to the point of view of the organization that they are helping." What's that mean in layperson's terms? They are the internal pen testing team that attacks company resources to make them better and more secure! How does one get a cool job like this? How can you get a start in infosec?

Social Friendships and Internet Creativity with Cassidy Williams

June 04, 2020 20:15 - 31 minutes - 29.2 MB

Scott and Principal Developer Experience Engineer Cassidy Williams talk about social friendships, internet life, making code, videos, and videos about code.

Language Understanding (LUIS) with Dr. Riham Mansour

May 28, 2020 20:00 - 34 minutes - 32.1 MB

Dr. Riham Mansour is the Principal Engineering Manager running the Language Understanding Service (LUIS), which is the product offering from the Machine Teaching Innovation Group. LUIS has been the entry point of Microsoft in the Machine Teaching market. Riham founded LUIS in collaboration with the Machine Teaching Group in Microsoft Research in 2015. https://www.luis.ai/ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cognitive-services/luis/what-is-luis

A path to technical leadership with Keavy McMinn

May 21, 2020 20:00 - 29 minutes - 27.3 MB

Keavy is an engineering leader who believes that the management path isn't the only way to be a technical leader! In fact, she doesn't want to be a manager! How do you "become senior" and move into a technical leadership path without becoming a people manager? https://keavy.com/work/thriving-on-the-technical-leadership-path/

Guests

Richard Campbell
18 Episodes
Damian Edwards
8 Episodes
Phil Haack
6 Episodes
Amir Rajan
3 Episodes
Joel Spolsky
3 Episodes
Charles Petzold
2 Episodes
Dan Bricklin
2 Episodes
Mads Kristensen
2 Episodes
Saron Yitbarek
2 Episodes
Scott Hanselman
2 Episodes
Ali Spittel
1 Episode
Andrea Goulet
1 Episode
Andy Hunt
1 Episode
Brendan Eich
1 Episode
Camille Fournier
1 Episode
Craig McKeachie
1 Episode
Dave Thomas
1 Episode
Eric Normand
1 Episode
Glenn Vanderburg
1 Episode
James Shore
1 Episode
Jen Looper
1 Episode
Jerome Hardaway
1 Episode
John Resig
1 Episode
Julia Evans
1 Episode
Kassandra Perch
1 Episode
Kelsey Hightower
1 Episode
Kent Beck
1 Episode
Lauren Maffeo
1 Episode
Linda Liukas
1 Episode
Martin Fowler
1 Episode
Matt Phillips
1 Episode
Nicholas Zakas
1 Episode
Nolan Lawson
1 Episode
Pia Mancini
1 Episode
Rob Eisenberg
1 Episode
Safiya Noble
1 Episode
Sandi Metz
1 Episode
Scott Adams
1 Episode
Simone Weil
1 Episode
Suz Hinton
1 Episode
Tracy Lee
1 Episode

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