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Underserved is the podcast for the rest of the technology industry. No startup or gadget worship, just real stories, lessons, and interesting topics from real people in the technology industry. Special emphasis on software development culture and history.

Underserved is the podcast for the rest of the technology industry. No startup or gadget worship, just real stories, lessons, and interesting topics from real people in the technology industry. Special emphasis on software development culture and history.
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Underserved is the podcast for the rest of the technology industry. No startup or gadget worship, just real stories, lessons, and interesting topics from real people in the technology industry. Special emphasis on software development culture and history.

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English


Episodes

Ep. 008 of Underserved, The geek shall inherit the earth

10/10/2019
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Robert "Swifty" Swift (LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-swift-2094774/ ) A.K.A "Nixon" has been a fixture of the Boston geek community for decades. An engineer turned recruiter by day, in his free time Robert has been to most cons, gaming gatherings, LARPs, and D&D sessions in the 617. Robert serves up his top phone, Skype, and in-person interview tips and then shares his off-the-clock experiences, providing an exclusive look into the social underbelly of the Boston tech...

Duration:00:33:19

EPS NEWS FLASH - Twitch Stream Poker Cheating Scandal - Mike Postle

10/9/2019
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Special News Episode - There is a scandal in the Twitch Streaming/Poker world this week. Our guest to help us break down and analyze the news is Mike Breault. You might remember Mike from Episode 007 of Underserved. We go into deep technical detail on the live-streaming poker cheating scandal at the Stones Gambling Hall involving a man named Mike Postle. We talk about how the story broke, the Internet sleuthing that followed, and how programming and various technologies may be...

Duration:00:41:28

Ep. 007 of Underserved, Destined to be a developer

9/26/2019
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This week's guest is my friend of nearly 20 years, Mike Breault. Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelkbreault/ Mike and I became fast friends back at Monster.com and have worked together, traveled together, and had a lot of fun times ever since. Mike always knew he wanted to be a software developer, starting in 1976 sending emails from his kitchen with his dad. Yes, 1976. We talk about development history, current events, and a bit about sports gambling and one-day fantasy...

Duration:00:40:45

Episode 006, What about the children?

9/20/2019
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This week I talk to my wife Tricia and daughter Caroline to get two different perspectives on kids using social media. If you are a parent and don't know what a Finsta is, or what TikTok/VSCO are, or how monitoring SnapChat / social media works, this is the podcast for you! Social media with kids is a catch 22 - if they are not on it they miss out on a lot of their peer socialization, if they are on it there are at least as many risks and downsides as upsides. We talk about the platforms,...

Duration:00:34:27

No CS degree? No problem!

9/10/2019
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Jarrod Taylor is a self-taught software developer. He lives in Florida and works with modern JavaScript frameworks and languages like Ruby, He started out learning programming to help move along an internal project and things catapulted from there. Hear how Jarrod came into the industry the "no CS degree" route and what he's interested in today. Jarrod spends a lot of time at Disney and shares some of his favorite spots. Jarrod on LinkedIn:...

Duration:00:31:36

Ep. 004 of Underserved, Drafting the varsity team

8/29/2019
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This week's guest is Colin Reposa, VP of Resource Management from Syrinx Consulting. Colin's job is to match up technologists with the needs clients have for building teams. It sounds simple on paper but there is a lot to doing it right! Colin talks about the evolution of job boards (and why he rarely uses them nowadays), getting an employer to allow you to work remote, and how contract-to-hire has become more popular and more possible than before. Some tools and topics Colin...

Duration:00:51:02

Ep. 003 of Underserved, How Agile are you?

8/22/2019
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In Episode 003, Glyn Morgan (Practice Director, AgileNX) talks about modern software development processes. Specifically, what's it like to implement Agile across several companies, where do many organizations stumble, and what are his tips for success? Glyn also talks about early computers in the UK, his unusual status as a Mac user with an Android phone, and immigrating to the US. Glyn on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glynm/ Jira Kanban view...

Duration:00:33:37

Episode 002 of Underserved, You have to sell to survive

8/13/2019
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In the first few companies where I worked there was little fraternization between the sales, product, and development groups. Monster changed that for me, and I found it very interesting to see how sales-centric organizations were run and what made salespeople tick. My guest Matt Berg is one of the top salespeople in the software consulting industry. Matt talks about how he got interested in technology, working with developers and customers, and finding common ground. Matt on LinkedIn:...

Duration:00:39:36

Episode 001 of Underserved, the podcast for the rest of the technology industry

7/17/2019
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In this inaugural episode of Underserved, Andrew explains the motivation for the podcast. He also talks about how he got into programming and answers some frequently asked questions about developer preferences. This show is sponsored by Syrinx, the developer-founded, developer-run software consulting company www.syrinx.com Episode Links Code.org's hour of code: https://hourofcode.com/us Learning JS: https://www.learn-js.org/ VS Code: https://code.visualstudio.com/ Android Studio:...

Duration:00:30:26