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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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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/

Making Docker lovely for Developers with Simon Ferquel

May 14, 2020 20:00 - 33 minutes - 31 MB

Scott's been using Docker Desktop for years now, and in this episode he talks to Simon Ferquel about Docker on Windows. How will WSL2 make Docker even better? How does Docker help developers specifically be more productive (and happier?) How much easier can Docker get and how does Docker Desktop enable that?

Http Cats, Sketchnoting and Loving the Web with Tomomi Imura

May 07, 2020 20:00 - 32 minutes - 30.1 MB

Tomomi Imura loves two things: The web, and cats. It's only reasonable that she combine them in everything that she does. She talks to Scott about Code and Creativity, Making things, Raspbrry Pis, Javascript, and Cats as a Service.

The world blog with Wordpress Lead Dev Helen Hou Sandí

April 30, 2020 20:00 - 35 minutes - 32.5 MB

WordPress makes the world go around! Some folks estimate a billion sites? A third of the internet? It's a hugely influential open source project. Scott talks to one of the dev leads, Helen Hou Sandí, about how she got started in open source, her feelings about PHP, why she loves WordPress so much, and her work at 10up as the Director of Open Source Inititives. https://10up.com/

DevOps and GitHub Actions with Edward Thomson

April 23, 2020 19:00 - 34 minutes - 31.5 MB

Today Scott talks with GitHub's Edward Thomson about GitHub Actions and how to really automate your entire software workflow. Are you doing anything twice...manually? What you can automate and can GitHub Actions make that happen? How complete is your CI/CD? Are you testing, releasing? What about bots to make your issue triage easier?

Guide to Remote Work with Courtney Nash

April 16, 2020 20:00 - 32 minutes - 29.9 MB

"Everyone has written a guide on remote work—but no one has done so as diligently and comprehensively as Holloway." Researched, written, and edited by experts, the Guide to Remote work includes over 300 pages of research, guidance, and commentary from experts in an easily digestible format. In this episode, Scott talks with editor Courtney Nash about remote work today and tomorrow. https://www.holloway.com/g/remote-work/about

The Holloway Guide to Remote Work with Courtney Nash

April 16, 2020 20:00 - 32 minutes - 29.9 MB

"Everyone has written a guide on remote work—but no one has done so as diligently and comprehensively as Holloway." Researched, written, and edited by experts, the Guide to Remote work includes over 300 pages of research, guidance, and commentary from experts in an easily digestible format. In this episode, Scott talks with editor Courtney Nash about remote work today and tomorrow. https://www.holloway.com/g/remote-work/about

Bringing Medical products to market safely with Emily Gorcenski

April 09, 2020 19:00 - 29 minutes - 27 MB

Emily Gorcenski is an American data scientist who has run trials for medical device software. We are living in an interesting time and facing a medical device shortage. Emily talks to Scott about how medical device regulation works as well the barriers and challenges. What kinds of medical devices exist and how are they categorized? How can we as technologists help in the current crisis? THERAC-25 report FDA Medical Device databases FDA Guidance on 3D printed medical devices Elo...

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime with firmware engineer Ralph Hempel

April 04, 2020 03:33 - 31 minutes - 28.4 MB

Ralph Hempel leads the firmware development team here at LEGO, working together with the electronics, mechanics, and front end teams to build products such as Boost, StarWARS Boost, the CITY Train, App Controlled Batmobile, and of course all the new App Controlled Technic products. He's been writing embedded firmware for 35 years, and have written new firmware for every LEGO MINDSTORMS brick since the RCX. He talks to Scott about the new LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Set! Spike is the ...

Embodying a disembodied AI with Chris Conner, Altered Carbon's Poe

March 26, 2020 20:00 - 32 minutes - 30 MB

Chris Conner is a stage and screen actor who can currently be seen as Poe in Netflix's SciFi series Altered Carbon. Poe is a artificial intelligence the likes of which hasn't been seen on screen before. He is kind, curious, powerful, but gentle. He is a fixer who is broken. Why did Chris Conner  explore the complete works of Edgar Allen Poe to better understand how to play a near-immortal AI? Scott and Chris sit down and explore Chris's process. https://twitter.com/ImCConner

Destigmatizing Mental Health in the Tech Industry with Jen Akullian, PhD

March 19, 2020 20:00 - 33 minutes - 30.3 MB

Are we hearing about depression and anxiety more because we have social media, or is social media exacerbating more mental health issues. Scott talks to psychologist Jennifer Akullian, PhD from the Growth Coaching Institute about how she coaches tech professionals through these challenges in our hyper-connected world. Jen's work focuses on de-stigmatizing mental health, addressing the disabling impact of industry stress and burnout, and helping to improve individual and organization...

On empowerment with social entrepreneur Aisha Addo

March 12, 2020 20:00 - 32 minutes - 29.5 MB

Today we talk with social entrepreneur Aisha Addo on what empowerment means to her. Aisha runs a Foundation from Canada that aims to empower girls in both Canada and her native Ghana. She also has a ride-share platform for women called DriveHER http://aishaaddo.com http://driveher.ca http://powertogirls.com

The Joy of making with LEGO Master and Cosplaying Engineer Amie DD

March 05, 2020 19:10 - 32 minutes - 30.3 MB

Amie is a maker of things. Her background is in Game Programming and Simulation and she started her career at Marvel Studios, working on Captain America and X-Men Destiny. She later transitioned to Research and Development for development work on the Xbox and Playstation. She also plays with LEGO and was recently on FOX's LEGO Masters show. She is also an acive 3D printer and cosplayer. She talks to Scott about all she pulls all this cross disciplinary knowledge into a life fueled w...

Pathways to Data Science with Sri Megha Vujjini

February 27, 2020 19:20 - 28 minutes - 26 MB

Originally interested in telecommunications engineering, Megha moved toward data science after working with robotics. Now, she's a data scientist during the day, and she volunteers to help youth in Chicago get started on similar paths. She and Scott discuss how others can get involved in this emerging field and why it's important to make tech careers more accessible to everyone! Saggezza

Agile Project Management for Families with Yvonne Marcus

February 20, 2020 19:00 - 31 minutes - 28.7 MB

Agile and Scrum and Kanban, oh my! What if we take the techniques we've learned from years of project management and apply that to our homes and families? Scott talks with Agile Parent and Home Systems Strategist Yvonne Marcus about how she brought Agile home. https://www.yvonnemarcus.com/

Surviving as a remote tech employee with Jayson J. Phillips

February 13, 2020 19:00 - 32 minutes - 29.7 MB

Jayson has been working remotely managing both teams and projects for a number of years. Scott's been remote for over 13 years. They sit down and talk about their favorite best practices as remote employees. What are some "life hacks" that we can use to be effective as remotes? Jayson's Remote Worker Twitter Thread

Saving Blade Runner with ScummVM's Eugene Sandulenko

February 06, 2020 19:15 - 34 minutes - 31.3 MB

For years ScummVM has allowed us all to play classic point-and-click adventure games by providing a runtime for the original data files. Most recently the classic "Blade Runner" was rescued after a herculean effort by the ScummVM team and is now available for purchase on GOG.com. Scott talks to Eugene Sandulenko about why ScummVM is NOT an emulator, how it works, and why it's so important. Download Blade Runner (1997) from GOG https://www.scummvm.org/

Building a CPU from Scratch with Ben Eater

January 30, 2020 19:00 - 34 minutes - 31.9 MB

Ben Eater is currently creating educational videos for my YouTube channel and exploring ways to maximize human potential through education online. He's recently become well known for creating an 8-bit CPU from scratch as well as a series on building a 6502 computer on a breadboard. https://eater.net/

Visualizing Math with Freya Holmér

January 23, 2020 19:15 - 35 minutes - 32.3 MB

Freya Holmér makes educational math visualizations, does live game development on Twitch, as well as creates videos and Unity tools! She's been in the games industry for 10 years, working on things like Shader Forge, a node-based shader editor for Unity, and Budget Cuts, a VR stealth game made at Neat Corp. She talks to Scott about her love of math and making math accessible using a number of custom visualization tools. Math for Game Dev - An Improvised Live Course Visual Guide to...

Myself: It's not weird at all

January 16, 2020 19:20 - 53 minutes - 48.7 MB

This episode wasn't supposed to be an episode! I was invited by Jeff Fritz of Twitch fame to talk to his community team of Live Coders on Discord. They recorded it, and mentioned several times that it was useful content! So, why not try something new and make this an episode! Let me know on Twitter if you find my views on community, productivity, and life useful to you! http://Livecoders.dev http://Github.com/livecoders

Dapr Distributed Application Runtime with Azure CTO Mark Russinovich

January 09, 2020 19:15 - 33 minutes - 30.4 MB

Dapr is a an event-driven, portable runtime for building microservices on cloud and edge. In this episode Scott talks to Azure CTO Mark Russinovich about what this means and why you should care? What are the responsibilities of a microservice, and what should YOU worry about and what a responsibilities better delegated to an open source project like Dapr? https://dapr.io/

Brain Science and Programmers with Dr. Mireille Reece

January 02, 2020 17:49 - 32 minutes - 30.2 MB

Dr Mireille Reece is the co-host of the ChangeLog podcast Brain Science and in this episode she sits down with Scott to talk about creativity, staying in your flow, mental health, the power of perspective, and how relationships drive the WE in our workplace! https://changelog.com/brainscience

Being a Complete Engineer and Bryan Liles' Rules to Life

December 26, 2019 19:15 - 30 minutes - 28.1 MB

Bryan Liles talks about his Rules to Life and how attitude, structure and personal guidelines have enabled Bryan to level up and manage his anxiety. Bryan's also working on a new open source project called Octant that allows you to move effectively manage your Kubernetes infrastructure. All this, plus Goodie Mob!

Modern Infrastructure as Code with Pulumi's Joe Duffy

December 19, 2019 19:05 - 33 minutes - 30.9 MB

Pulumi promises two things "Declare cloud infrastructure using real languages, and enable developers and operators to work better together." Scott talks to Joe Duffy about the goals behind Pulumi and how it relates to other attempts over the years. Do we hide the cloud or bring it front and center? Can YOU deploy your apps and infrastructure easily on any cloud? https://www.pulumi.com

Building a culture of accessibility from step zero with Ayesha Mazumdar

December 12, 2019 19:10 - 33 minutes - 31.1 MB

Ayesha Mazumdar is a Senior UX Engineer at Optimizely and works to enable everyone to access the web no matter their ability. How does one build a culture at their company that values accessibility from the beginning? Where does a11y factor in when creating design systems, and later component libraries. How much ARIA is enough...or too much? Fable and Access Works both let you test your applications with people with disabilities Cordelia Dillon's Accessibility Bake Off talk An ex...

Rust: A language for the next 40 years with Carol Nichols

December 05, 2019 19:25 - 32 minutes - 29.4 MB

Learn what makes the programming language Rust a unique technology, such as the memory safety guarantees that enable more people to write performant systems-level code. Scott talks to Rust core contributor Carol Nichols about what she's so excited about Rust and the future.

Career Karma's Ruben Harris on engineering bootcamp success

November 28, 2019 19:05 - 36 minutes - 33.5 MB

Success in engineering often means you need to engineer success. Career Karma's Ruben Harris and his partners believe they have the formula and they've bottled it into the Career Karma app and community. You can find your squad, get the motivation you need, and make your bootcamp experience successful. He talks to Scott about common misconceptions about bootcamps and how Career Karma smooths the way. https://careerkarma.com/blog/income-share-agreements/ https://breakingintostartup...

Are you using all the resources OWASP has to offer? with Nancy Gariché

November 21, 2019 19:20 - 32 minutes - 29.7 MB

Nancy Gariché is a Senior IT Security Analyst for the Government of Canada and in this episode she schools Scott on the power of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). It's SO much more than the occasional security checklist! They also talk about the value of certifications. https://www.bmc.com/blogs/what-is-shift-left-shift-left-testing-explained/ https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Local_Chapters

Sharon Steed on Operationalizing Empathy and the Power of a Stutter

November 14, 2019 19:50 - 35 minutes - 32.5 MB

Sharon Steed is a corporate empathy and communications consultant as well as an international keynote speaker. Sharon has spoken at companies on improving team communication and collaboration; at tech conferences on vulnerability as an asset; and has given a TEDx talk on empowering insecurities. She talks to Scott about operationalizing empathy! https://www.communilogue.co/ https://www.communilogue.co/tedx

Roblox's Kelly Mayes on Community Building and Digital Civility

November 07, 2019 19:00 - 32 minutes - 29.8 MB

Roblox is powered by a global community of over two million developers who produce their own immersive multiplayer experiences each month using Roblox Studio, a desktop design tool for anyone. Scott talks to Roblox's Kelly Mayes on how they consider community, safety and creativity when dealing with a platform that has user content front and center! https://roblox.com  https://developer.roblox.com  

Clyde W. Ford on THINK BLACK: a memoir about the first Black software engineer

October 31, 2019 19:00 - 34 minutes - 31.4 MB

Engineer and author Clyde W. Ford talks THINK BLACK: a memoir about his father, the first Black software engineer in America. Clyde is the award-winning author of twelve works of fiction and non-fiction, whose most recent book, THINK BLACK: A Memoir explores his relationship with his father, and his father's relationship with America and technology during 30+ years with IBM. Buy the book Think Black: A Memoir Think Black from Harper Collins

First Time Coders with Michelle Sun

October 24, 2019 19:20 - 29 minutes - 27.4 MB

Michelle Sun is the founder of First Code Academy, a coding and STEM education institute for children aged 4 to 18. She and Scott talk about her new book "First Time Coders" and how coding offers children a creative avenue to express themselves through technology and opens the door to unlimited opportunities in the digital era. First Time Coders: A Definitive Guide to Coding for Children

Is this the dynamic web we were promised? with Parametric Press's Matthew Conlen

October 17, 2019 19:20 - 31 minutes - 29 MB

Matthew Conlen is a Ph.D. student interested in how computers can help people communicate complex information more effectively. He collaborates with journalists, scientists, and engineers to tell stories and unlock insights with data. He's also the founder of The Parametric Press - a born-digital magazine dedicated to showcasing the expository power that’s possible when the audio, visual, and interactive capabilities of dynamic media are effectively combined. https://idyll-lang.org...

Is it the Data or the Algorithm? Common pitfalls in Data Science and Deep Learning with Sara Beck

October 11, 2019 17:41 - 30 minutes - 27.6 MB

Sara Beck is the Machine Learning Solution Principal at Slalom Build. She thinks about Data Science and Deep Learning and how diagnosing and anticipating common data science pitfalls can help prevent issues before they happen. She and Scott talk about the importance of identifying whether it’s the algorithm or the data and contextualize the importance of having a good sense of the problem you’re trying to solve. Slalom Build puts interdisciplinary teams to work in close proximity w...

Making Indie games with PIGSquad's Dylan Bennett

October 03, 2019 19:20 - 32 minutes - 30 MB

In this Part 2 on tiny Game Development, we talked to Dylan Bennett from the Portland Indie Game Squad (PIG Squad). He's made a great 72-page zine about doing game development with PICO-8. The zine assumes you have never done game development before. However, there are sections specifically for people who have done game development before, but would like to do so in PICO-8. https://mboffin.itch.io/gamedev-with-pico-8-issue1

Tiny games with the PICO-8 Fantasy Console and Joseph White

September 26, 2019 19:10 - 36 minutes - 33.1 MB

PICO-8 is a fantasy console for making, sharing and playing tiny games and other computer programs. It feels like a regular console, but runs on Windows / Mac / Linux. When you turn it on, the machine greets you with a commandline, a suite of cartridge creation tools, and an online cartridge browser. Scott talks to creator Joseph White about the joy of creating tiny games. https://www.lexaloffle.com/pico-8.php

On Being Productive with Cantilever's Ty Fujimura

September 19, 2019 19:00 - 34 minutes - 31.5 MB

Ty Fujimura is the founder of Cantilever, website design and development consultancy. He's always thinking about balance. Trying to find that balance between productive and healthy. Ty and Scott compare notes on productivity and what it means to "Get things done." https://cantilever.co https://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottHanselmansCompleteListOfProductivityTips.aspx

Learning CircuitPython with Scott Shawcroft

September 12, 2019 19:00 - 34 minutes - 31.6 MB

CircuitPython is a programming language designed to simplify experimenting and learning to code on low-cost microcontroller boards. The history of CircuitPython begins with MicroPython, a Python interpreter written from scratch for embedded systems by Damien George starting in 2013. Three years later, Adafruit hired Shawcroft to port MicroPython to the SAMD21 chip they use on many of their boards. The Scott talks about how to lower the barrier to entry and how to enable beginners t...

Relationship Hacks 2019 with Scott's Wife Mo

September 05, 2019 19:15 - 35 minutes - 32.2 MB

Welcome to the 700th episode of Hanselminutes! Doing this many episodes wouldn't be possible without the support of my Wife Mo, so she's my guest on this special episode! We're in a mixed marriage - she's not a computer person - so we'll talk about how we get along and how we've done it for 20 years! https://www.hanselminutes.com/567/the-return-of-mo-lessons-from-scott https://www.hanselminutes.com/403/geek-relationships-2013-with-scotts-wife-mo https://www.hanselminutes.com/314/...


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