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Hacking 101: Ian Coldwater

8/14/2018
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What is ethical hacking? And how can you best get started with it without risking it all? Ian Goldwater joins us to talk about hacking, hacker culture, capture the flag and more.

Duration:00:28:27

Online Communities: Ben Halpern

8/8/2018
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Ben Halpern knows a lot about founding and growing online communities responsibly. He joins us to share his knowledge and experience from turning a popular Twitter handle into the Dev.to online community platform.

Duration:00:28:47

Celebrating Contributions: Katie McLaughlin

8/2/2018
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For most open source projects to survive and thrive it takes contributions beyond just code. SRE, emoji maven and keeper of many hats Katie McLaughlin joins us to share how you can make acknowledgement of contributions part of your workflow. We also talk party parrots, emoji politics and ghosts in your machine.

Duration:00:33:33

Grumpy PHP: Chris Hartjes

7/27/2018
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Mozilla's Chris Hartjes joins us to talk about testing, language snobbery, PHP and what life is like as a (lovable) tech grump.

Duration:00:33:58

Serverless: Anthony Stanley

7/24/2018
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Serverless can't possibly mean there are no servers, right? Anthony Stanley joins us to unpick the unmagical magic of serverless and help us discover just who the hell Jeff is.

Duration:00:26:59

Learning Functional Programming: Abby Sassel

7/19/2018
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This week Clojurian and functional programming expert Abby Sassel joins us to teach you all about the joys of functional programming and point you at resources to learn yourself.

Duration:00:27:56

Working with Functional Programming: John Stevenson

7/17/2018
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Wondering what functional programming is all about? Or just how to get paid for doing it? Clojurian and tech lead John Stevenson joins us to talk all about functional programming and work.

Duration:00:32:55

Justice Algorithms: Priscilla Guo

7/12/2018
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Algorithms are used across the American justice system as sentencing aids. As an undergraduate at Harvard Priscilla Guo examined the use of these algorithms, making stunning findings on their makeup and use.

Duration:00:26:23

Go and Learning in Tech: Ashley McNamara

7/9/2018
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Microsoft's Ashley McNamara joins us to talk about Go, adorable mascots, approaches to learning in tech and children's programming books.

Duration:00:33:32

Angel Investment and Pipeline Angels: Karla Fraguada

7/5/2018
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Finding angel investment can be a mission for early stage startups. But what should you do if you want to be one of the investors? Karla Fraguada joins us to give tips on getting into angel investment and how to best pitch your project to angels. She also offers a guided tour of the Pipeline Angels program, designed to help women and femme nonbinary folks enter angel investment.

Duration:00:29:05

Tech For Extended Spaceflight: Rochelle Velho

7/3/2018
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Humans have the will and desire for far space flight. But our fragile, fleshy bodies need technology to help us survive the journey. Rochelle Velho Academic Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine moonlights as a researcher into the medical technology we'll need to bring with us for the journey to Mars.

Duration:00:34:08

Remote Work: Katie Fenn

6/28/2018
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Web developer Katie Fenn joins us to look at how remote working is structured across the team bringing npm to the world. We discuss what you need to be a successful remote worker and what employers need to provide for great remote working experiences.

Duration:00:33:21

Operation Code: Conrad Hollomon

6/26/2018
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Operation Code is a nonprofit focused on helping veterans and military spouses transition into meaningful work in technology. Conrad Hollomon joins us to talk about the program, it's challenges and to look at ways the tech industry could better reach out to this pool of valuable talent.

Duration:00:26:28

Animation and Relocation: Rachel Nabors

6/21/2018
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Web animation specialist Rachel Nabors joins us to talk about the rules for getting started with animation for the web and sneaks in some valuable tips on international relocation, picked up through her recent move to Amsterdam.

Duration:00:31:08

Getting Paid for Open Source: Ola Gasidlo

6/19/2018
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Mozilla's Ola Gasidlo joins us to talk about her career path, offering tips and tricks for how you might be able to grow and leverage your skills to find sustainable paid work in open source.

Duration:00:30:43

Negotiation: Gloria Kimbwala and Amy Codes

6/14/2018
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Negotiations let you get more out of that new job offer, raise or the promotion you've been angling for. But they can be difficult to navigate. Join Amy and Gloria for an episode packed with practical advice you can start applying to your negotiations.

Duration:00:36:41

KamiLimu Mentoring: Dr Chao Mbogho

6/12/2018
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Through her work in academia Dr. Mbogho noticed vital skills being absent from computer science curricula. She founded KamiLimu, a six month structured mentorship program for students in Nairobi. Dr. Mbogho joins us to talk about the program and the skills new technologists need to best compete in the global tech industry.

Duration:00:28:41

Empathy in Tech: Naomi Freeman & Coraline Ada

6/7/2018
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Some of the most persistent problems in tech are human issues. Coraline Ada and Naomi Freeman took a break from writing their upcoming book The Compassionate Coder to speak to us about empathy in technology.

Duration:00:27:38

Scotland JS, CSS and Global Diversity CFP: Peter Aitken

6/5/2018
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We're joined by founder of the Scotland JS and Scotland CSS conferences to talk about what it takes to run big scale events and how to source speakers. As a part of sourcing speakers for his events, Peter started a global speaker training and outreach program designed to help underrepresented minorities from across technology get on stage and share their ideas with the world.

Duration:00:26:58

When Funding Doesn't Come in: Carl Martin

5/29/2018
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Carl Martin left a lucrative role and life in NYC to come back to the UK and build a beautiful, user centered alternative to LinkedIn. He built first a prototype and with help built a product that a core of users love. But the seed and VC funding needed to help PingApp never developed, leaving Carl to make tough choices on his future and the future of Ping.

Duration:00:26:33