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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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Finding Your Path to Technology with Krystal Maughan

September 23, 2021 21:00 - 38 minutes - 35.3 MB

PhD candidate and researcher Krystal Maughan didn't plan her career, but instead focused on being present and in the moment as events and opportunities presented themselves. Luck is opportunity plus preparation and Krystal makes her own luck by being deeply prepared and by consistently showing up! What can we learn from Krystal's (circuitous) journey into technology and science?

Krystal Maughan

September 23, 2021 21:00 - 38 minutes - 35.3 MB

Scaling the Metaverse with Roblox CTO Daniel Sturman

September 16, 2021 21:00 - 32 minutes - 30 MB

"Roblox’s vision for the metaverse is to create a platform for immersive co-experiences, where people can come together within millions of 3D experiences to learn, work, play, create, and socialize." Scott talks to Roblox CTO Daniel Sturman about the challenges and triumphs of building and scaling the multiverse with Roblox! Also, check out the Roblox Tech Talks Podcast as well! https://corp.roblox.com/technology/  https://blog.roblox.com/2021/09/future-communication-metaverse/

Exploring the brain with music and science with Dr. Simón(e) Sun

September 09, 2021 21:00 - 37 minutes - 34 MB

Simón(e) Sun, PhD is a scientist, musician, and artist in the J. Tollkuhn Lab at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies. She received her PhD in the R.W. Tsien Lab at the NYU Neuroscience Institute studying neuroplasticity. Their current project SÉN, uses their own experimental data they've acquired from exploring the brain! https://www.simonesun.com

Powering Cloud gaming with Rainway's Andrew Sampson

September 02, 2021 21:00 - 30 minutes - 27.8 MB

Recently Seattle-based startup Rainway came out with big news - the tech behind its web-based gaming platform powers the PC and iOS versions of Microsoft’s Project xCloud. Scott talks to Andrew Sampson about his journey and how Rainway uses web tech and make the impossible possible.

Climbing the Engineering Ladder with Amal Hussain

August 26, 2021 21:00 - 35 minutes - 32.2 MB

Amal Hussein is an engineer, community organizer, podcaster and budding entrepreneur. She is currently a Principal Software Engineer at Indigo, where she is focused on building global agricultural transportation software to annually save the planet millions of gallons of fuel. When she isn’t working on saving the universe from itself, you find her podcasting on JS Party or The Web Platform Podcast.

Climbing the Engineering Ladder with Amal Hussein

August 26, 2021 21:00 - 35 minutes - 32.2 MB

Amal Hussein is an engineer, community organizer, podcaster and budding entrepreneur. She is currently a Principal Software Engineer at Indigo, where she is focused on building global agricultural transportation software to annually save the planet millions of gallons of fuel. When she isn’t working on saving the universe from itself, you find her podcasting on JS Party or The Web Platform Podcast.

Tech Startup Life in a Pandemic with QuirkChat's Bee Law

August 19, 2021 21:00 - 34 minutes - 31.2 MB

Bee Law has been starting up her startup for years...and it's happening! She talks to Scott about Tech Startup Life, the realities of raising money, growing a team, and taking opportunities as life gives them to you while creating https://www.quirkchat.com/

DevSecOps or SecDevOps with Wabbi's Brittney Greenfield

August 12, 2021 21:00 - 31 minutes - 28.9 MB

DevSecOps vs. SecDevOps vs. DevOpsSec: Is there really a difference in these secure DevOps terms? We all agree we need to not only secure DevOps but we want secure software to pop out the other side of our ops pipelines. Folks often have 'security teams' that are separate...how important is it to get not just a segment in the DevOps pipeline but really integrated end to end? Scott chats with Wabbi's Brittney Greenfield about the future of DevOps+Security.

DevSecOps or SecDevOps with Wabbi's Brittany Greenfield

August 12, 2021 21:00 - 31 minutes - 28.9 MB

DevSecOps vs. SecDevOps vs. DevOpsSec: Is there really a difference in these secure DevOps terms? We all agree we need to not only secure DevOps but we want secure software to pop out the other side of our ops pipelines. Folks often have 'security teams' that are separate...how important is it to get not just a segment in the DevOps pipeline but really integrated end to end? Scott chats with Wabbi's Brittany Greenfield about the future of DevOps+Security.

Maximizing machine learning performance with OctoML and Luis Ceze

August 05, 2021 21:00 - 31 minutes - 29.2 MB

Learn F# to write Succinct, Performant, and Correct Code with Don Syme

July 28, 2021 21:00 - 30 minutes - 28.2 MB

F# empowers everyone to write succinct, robust and performant code. Today Scott talks to Don Syme, the designer and architect of the F# programming language, described by a reporter as "the most original new face in computer languages since Bjarne Stroustrup developed C++ in the early 1980s." How can F# help join both the .NET and JavaScript ecosystems?  .NET Conf Focus Day Announcing F# 5.0 F# 6.0 Tasks RFC Resumable code High Perf Immutable Data F# for Apache Spark F# for Azure Func...

The next generation of Data Visualization with Observable's Anjana Vakil

July 22, 2021 21:00 - 33 minutes - 31 MB

We've come a long way from simple pie charts created on the server side. Today's browsers support complex interactive visualizations and it's technologies like SVG, d3.js, and JavaScript that make it possible. Scott talks with Observable's Anjana Vakil about the history of data visualization on the web, Mike Bostock's work on d3 at the New York Times, and how Observable is attempting to bring data, visualizations and code all together in one collaborative place.

New Ways to Teach Computer Science with Maria Naggaga

July 15, 2021 21:00 - 33 minutes - 30.5 MB

Maria Naggaga and her team have been reconsidering how we teach computer science and coding? Is a console app with "Hello World" the best way? What about a notebooks 'electric paper' style instead? Where should the barrier to entry be when learning to code? http://dotnet.microsoft.com/learntocode

Engineering Servant Leadership with Carbon Health's Claire Hough

July 08, 2021 21:00 - 31 minutes - 29.2 MB

Claire Hough started her career at Netscape and has been leading engineering teams to success ever since. Today she serves as the CTO of Carbon Health as a servant leader. Servant-leaders focus on the growth and well being of the people they lead rather than the accumulation of power.

Electronics for Everyone with AdaFruit's Limor Fried

July 01, 2021 21:00 - 42 minutes - 39 MB

Limor Fried is an electrical engineer and owner of the electronics company Adafruit Industries. She started Adafruit in her MIT dorm room and has never stopped since then! YouTube Scott Hanselman visits AdaFruit VIDEO: The video of this episode of Hanselminutes with Lady Ada is on YouTube!

The Five Forces with Captain Hoff - Steve Hoffman

June 24, 2021 21:00 - 32 minutes - 29.9 MB

In The Five Forces That Change Everything, Steve Hoffman, venture capitalist and CEO of Founders Space, takes you on a journey to see what the most brilliant minds of our age are dreaming up. Hoffman reveals how new scientific breakthroughs and business ventures are poised to reshape our lives and turn science fiction into fact. The Five Forces That Change Everything

Get Busy Living with Abel Wang

June 17, 2021 21:00 - 37 minutes - 34 MB

Abel Wang is having quite a year. A few years back he was diagnosed with cancer, and this year it's back and he has been given a number - 14%. Now he decides what do to with that number. You can also watch the VIDEO version at https://youtu.be/yPfMW0CZpms

Learning to Teach with Shaundai Person

June 10, 2021 01:29 - 33 minutes - 30.9 MB

Shaundai Person is an engineer and career switcher who is using the skills from her previous career to be successful in her new one! She's also a mom and is applying all of this to learn how to teach! She's a blogger and trainer and has been deliberate in her journey to teaching and sharing her experiences. She shares her techniques and styles with Scott in this episode! Shaundai's Blog How Potty Training Shaped My Tech Teaching Style

Design Systems with Jina Anne

June 03, 2021 21:00 - 32 minutes - 29.8 MB

Jina Anne is a Designer and Advocate with a passion for Design Systems and Design Tokens. What are Design Systems? Are they limiting or are they freeing? What happens when giant companies make a design system - does the whole industry move? What do things "look old" and need to be "refreshed?" https://jina.design/

Leslie Lamport - in partnership with ACM Bytecast

May 27, 2021 21:00 - 39 minutes - 36.6 MB

In this collaboration with ACM ByteCast and Hanselminutes, Scott welcomes 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate Leslie Lamport of Microsoft Research, best known for his seminal work in distributed and concurrent systems, and as the initial developer of the document preparation system LaTeX and the author of its first manual. Among his many honors and recognitions, Lamport is a Fellow of ACM and has received the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award, the Dijkstra Prize, and the IEEE John von Neumann Meda...

Developers and Security with Rey Bango

May 20, 2021 21:00 - 36 minutes - 33.8 MB

There's Developers, and there's Infosec, right? Folks that sling code, and the security people that complain about the coders. Rey Bango talks to Scott about the mindset that developers should consider today - where security is baked into the process from day 0.

Automating all the Things with Home Assistant's Paulus Schoutsen

May 13, 2021 21:00 - 33 minutes - 30.8 MB

Home Assistant allows you to control all your devices without storing any of your data in the cloud. The project was started as a Python application by Paulus Schoutsen in September 2013 and has turned into a massively popular series of projects that span hundreds of devices! Plus, they like to keep your privacy private! https://www.home-assistant.io/

Social Robots with De'Aira Bryant

May 07, 2021 06:45 - 36 minutes - 33.8 MB

De’Aira Bryant is a doctoral student in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research areas span the fields of human-robot interaction and artificial intelligence. Recently she programmed a report for the HBO movie "Superintelligence." She talks to Scott about how robots and can cater to specific audiences, especially children.

Customer Empathy with Alex Allwood

April 29, 2021 21:00 - 33 minutes - 30.4 MB

Customer Empathy is a powerful human resource for positively impacting customer experience excellence. Alex Allwood outlines her customer-centric framework, methods and tools to switch on and scale customer empathy that can be used to solve the common customer experience management problems of low organizational commitment, poor alignment of cross-functional teams, and competing agendas and priorities. https://customerempathy.com 

Intersection of Medicine and Technology with Dr. Divya Dhar Cohen

April 22, 2021 21:00 - 33 minutes - 30.5 MB

Dr. Divya Dhar Cohen has reinvented herself at least 3 times! She started as a social activist, then a doctor, then a product manager at Google! She's founded and built products, been a physician in New Zealand and even got an MBA along the way. She talks to Scott about the intersection of all these things that interest her and more!

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/


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