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CodeCast is a biweekly podcast that focuses on everything tech (from innovations in AI and machine learning to the latest in data science, from the WWDC to Google IO), and the role developers play in shaping the future of technology, both from a uniquely Zambian perspective to the repercussions on a global scale.

CodeCast is a biweekly podcast that focuses on everything tech (from innovations in AI and machine learning to the latest in data science, from the WWDC to Google IO), and the role developers play in shaping the future of technology, both from a uniquely Zambian perspective to the repercussions on a global scale.
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Zambia

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CodeCast is a biweekly podcast that focuses on everything tech (from innovations in AI and machine learning to the latest in data science, from the WWDC to Google IO), and the role developers play in shaping the future of technology, both from a uniquely Zambian perspective to the repercussions on a global scale.

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@codecastzm

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English


Episodes

EP13: Secure the Bag - Job Interview Stories

4/19/2019
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On this episode, hosts Cynthia, Elias, Mukuma and Wezi sit down with HR Expert Musonda. We share our stories around interviewing for jobs, "entitlement" both from a recruiter and job seekers perspective. In the news, the team talks about Disney+, which was unveiled in California by Disney CEO Robert Iger. With so many streaming services slowly joining the digital TV market, we ask ourselves if the bubble is about to pop. Also in the news, Google launched the first AI lab in Africa, the Lab...

Duration:01:16:04

EP12: Bootstrapping Projects on a Budget

4/5/2019
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On this episode, hosts Elias, Mukuma and Wezi sit down with Mvesesani Co-founder Twaambo. He shares his story tech journey, gives some tips on the entrepreneurial journey and the tools in a developer's arsenal, and the team talks about open source and bootstrapping projects into revenue generating businesses. In the news, the team talks about Google Stadia, which was unveiled at at this year's GDC, how feasible it is as a model, and the effect it may have on the gaming industry. Then,...

Duration:01:23:48

EP11: Scalability Engineering - "What does it mean to build with Scale in mind"?

3/22/2019
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On this Episode, hosts, Cynthia, Wezi, Elias & Mukuma welcome Muchu, CEO of Apptorney as we discuss approaches to Scalability in the Tech space. We give insights on Circuits approach to Scalability in the short and long term especially with Apptorney. We talk about the progress on Women in Tech activities in Zambia, electronic voting systems as well Facebook and Google's brief disruption in services on some their platforms. We gave a slight insight into technology stacks that give you the...

Duration:00:56:57

EP10: Culture: The good. The bad. The In between.

3/8/2019
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On this Episode, hosts, Elias & Mukuma welcome Tony as we discuss Culture and Diversity in the Tech space. We give insights to questions around Cultural Diversity vs Culture and Diversity in Zambia and major tech spaces around the globe. We talk about the progress we have made so far as well as what we are doing absolutely nothing about. We take a look at the big gray areas in the work-space and how cultural diversity influences new tech innovations. We talk about Teletype (Kinda called it...

Duration:01:08:35

EP9: Internet Governance. Who is in "charge"?

2/22/2019
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On this episode of CodeCast, Elias and the episode's guest, Ngosa Chungu, talk about Internet Governance and data. Who really owns the space we share our intimate information? How does Facebook make its money? What exactly is Internet Governance? What does an Internet Shutdown mean? How do you navigate the social media landscape? We answer all these questions. Also, Apple is in news (again), and we look at Spotifys' acquisition of Anchor & Gimlet.

Duration:01:04:36

EP8: Full Stack Engineering - "Jacks & Masters"

2/8/2019
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On this episode of CodeCast, Mukuma, Elias and the episode's guest, Mbuyu, talk about the jack of all trades, the full stack software engineers; the specialists, back-end and front-end engineers, and everything in-between. How did they get into their respective crafts? How can you get into the profession? Where do you start? Why should you specialize and how do you know what to specialize in? We answer all these questions. Also, Facebook is in privacy news (again), and we look at Apple's...

Duration:01:12:39

EP7: The Emerging Landscape of Game Development in Africa

1/25/2019
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On this episode, we explore the game development landscape, we delve into the development life-cycle and what its like to be a game developer in Zambia. We also take you through our experiences participating in the annual Global Game Jam event celebrating collaboration in game development. Mwaaba Mugala, creator of a horror game called Project Lumpa makes his guest star providing some insight into the world of professional game development. Project Lumpa Global Game Jam Impossible...

Duration:01:05:10

EP6: The Warm Up

1/11/2019
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Despite Cynthia's' cough, Wezi's flu and Mukuma's ongoing burnout recovery, we had a pretty good review of whats passed and whats to come. Deep Learning Indaba 2018 Developer Conference Zambia 2018 CES 2019

Duration:00:44:42

EP5: Building Thriving Communities

12/2/2018
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On this episode, Mukuma welcomes Daniel Phiri. Together they explore the different developer communities around Africa and India. They uncover the challenges and possible solutions to growing thriving communities in our localities.

Duration:01:04:27

EP3: Cloud Services and Platforms

11/16/2018
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On this Episode, Elias and Mukuma welcome Mbuyu Makayi as they discuss cloud services and what that has to offer for Zambian Developers

Duration:01:04:54

EP2: Ecosystem Lock-ins

11/16/2018
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On this episode, we discuss the different ecosystems in tech and how they affect tech enthusiasts, developers and everyone else.

Duration:00:57:07

EP1: User Privacy in the era of "Cambridge Analytica"

11/16/2018
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On this episode, we discuss User Privacy light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. We also dive into how this affects tech enthusiasts, developers and the rest of the echosystems.

Duration:01:10:43

EP4: Developers && The Impostor Syndrome

11/15/2018
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On this episode, we discuss the different cases of the impostor syndrome in tech and how they affect tech enthusiasts, developers and everyone else.

Duration:00:54:32