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The Stack Overflow podcast is a weekly conversation about working in software development, learning to code, and the art and culture of computer programming. Hosted by Sara Chipps, Paul Ford, and Ben Popper, the series will feature questions from our community, interviews with fascinating guests, and hot takes on what’s happening in tech. About Stack Overflow Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. More than 50 million professional and aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities.

Episode Date
Oracle wants to Tok, Nvidia Arms Up
00:26:04

Oracle is in the midst of trying to negotiate and get approved a deal that would allow it to acquire Tik Tok's US Operations, and allow Tik Tok to avoid a ban on its service in the United States. For US citizens, software being banned over geopolitical concerns is a new reality. 

What will happen to the code if the deal goes through? Is there a clean room where software updates are inspected before rolling out? Is data segregated to local servers, and if so, will it be siloed from the rest of Tik Tok's global user base? 

Tik Tok users have thoughts on what is really happening with their private data.

In the second half of the episode we talk about Nvidia's purchase of Arm from Softbank.  Paul and Sara speculate about what this means for our personal computers and mobile devices, as well as its implications for GPU programming, which has found new homes in burgeoning fields like machine learning and crypto mining.

If you're a reader looking to spend some quality time with other book worms, check out this Kickstarter from our friend Jeffrey Zie. 

No lifeboats this week, but be sure to check out this amazing question on the math behind spider webs. 

Sep 18, 2020
What tech is like in "Rest of World"
00:30:06

Sophie founded Rest of World in 2019 after a decade of living and working across Asia, Africa & the Middle East, and with companies like Uber and Xiaomi. She graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard Kennedy School and Princeton University. Sophie is based in New York. Read why she started this publication in her founder’s note. You can subscribe to Rest of World's newsletter here.

In this week's episode we talk about Okash, a peer-to-peer lending app that show what happens when you gamify public social shaming

We explore honjok, a South Korean sub-culture that emphasizes a movement away from ambitious professionalism and towards a more stoic loner lifestyle. In some ways, the apps, services, and online communities that formed around this tribe perfectly predicted what many people are experiencing in 2020. "The accidental pioneers of a lifestyle that has been forced on all of us," as Sophie explains.

And finally, we explore what it takes to break into the world of digital finance in Indonesia, where a board of clerics must certify that your code halal - consistent with Islamic religion and law - before you can break into a market of more than 220 million potential customers.

Sep 15, 2020
How developers can become successful writers
00:25:32

Along with her work writing and editing, Stephanie works as a product manager at Microsoft and runs Developer Content Digest, a biweekly newsletter with content tips. She has worked for companies like Digital Ocean, Github, and General Assembly.

Twitter: @radiomorillo

eBooks: developersguidetocontent.com

Newsletter and blog: stephaniemorillo.co/slinks


 

Sep 11, 2020
The magic of metric, micro frontends, and breaking leases on Silicon Valley offices
00:23:13

Every experienced software engineer can tell you a story about a standardization effort that ended up causing more problems than it solved. Queen Elizabeth's decree adding 280 feet to each mile made it easy to divide up acres, but has haunted those of us stuck with Imperial units ever since. 

Sara dives into micro frontend services and how they can help to add agility to a modern development team. There is a nice article on the topic here, and Sara found it through the Thought Works  Tech Radar.

Pinterest paid just under $90 million dollars to break its lease in San Francisco. Paul and Sara are hearing about lots of developers who are fleeing major cities, and it seems clear that Pinterest won't be the last company to abandon expansion plans or ditch fancy corporate offices for at least the next few years. 

Our lifeboat badge of the week the week goes to Sravya Nagumalli, who explained why Angular is associated with the Single Page App and just what an SPA is anyway. Thanks for sharing some knowledge, Sravya!

Sep 08, 2020
Ok, who vandalized Wikipedia?
00:21:59

You can read the hilarious tale of how Paul was alerted to "Frenchpoop Butt" here.

Enjoy an all time classic tale of a security expert being outwitted by his daughter. Her approach was not in his threat model. 

Want to try your hand at a little hacking? Here's a fun online game called Telehack.

We asked some teens what would motivate them to participate more on Stack. The answer was obvious: loot boxes. What kind of digital swag would you want receive for helping spread  knowledge across our network? 

Sep 04, 2020
The tiny open-source pillar holding up the entire internet
00:23:13

It's dependencies all the way down...

Remote learning is a bad joke. Who has ideas for some tech or gaming inspired solutions? 

What's your favorite way to refer to software of very large size? Everyone's got their favorite nickname for that big ol' pile of code. 

Lemon juice is recommended in lots of natural cures and remedies. But could it also be MELTING YOUR BONES? 

Sep 01, 2020
What it's like learning to program in prison
00:26:25

Here is the Reddit comment that inspired us to reach out to Garry. 

This is the Vice news article that started the thread.  As you can see, the ban has affected a lot of books that would seem to have little bearing on cybersecurity. "Rejected books that are geared towards hacking, such as Justin Seitz’s Black Hat Python, may represent a clearer threat to the Department of Corrections, which fears that prisoners could use those tools to compromise their systems. But how did books such as Windows 10 for Dummies, Microsoft Excel 2016 for Dummies, and Google Adsense for Dummies (marked as posing "clear and present danger"), fail the prison’s security test?"

If you want to read about programs helping prisoners learn to code, check out this story on the Bard Prison Initiative. 

We also did a podcast episode back in January of this year that focused on The Code Cooperative, an organization dedicated to teaching software skills to formerly incarcerated individuals. 

 

 

Aug 28, 2020
Try your own cooking: turning our employees into Stack users
00:28:30

Our guests this week were two of our employees: Yaakov Ellis and Stephanie Cantor. Yaakov is a Principal Web Developer, Community Advocate on the Public Platform team at Stack Overflow, and Former Team Lead for Internal Development at Stack. Stephanie is the Program Manager for Community Strategy at Stack. 

Want to learn more about how the Community-athon worked? Read up on it here. And yes, of course there was a leaderboard and internet points. 

Yaakov was undercover as a brand new user, but some of his answers gave him away. Can you spot the tell? 

Our very own CEO spent a lot of time asking extremely important and nerdy question on our SciFi Stack Exchange. 

We bumped our engagement from employees by more than 100%. Many questions were asked, much knowledge was spread.

Aug 25, 2020
Should managers of developers ever make technical decisions?
00:30:57

To start things off, we talk about the launch of Articles, a new content type for Stack Overflow Teams that lets you write longer, subjective pieces. Sometimes it's best to share knowledge through Q&A, but other times you've got complicated, narrative, DevOps recipes or a policy paper and FAQ. Now your knowledge artifacts can all live in one place. 

"The FAQ is the great folk form of the internet" - quotable moments featuring Paul Ford.

If you're interested in another cut at this old saw, Mailchimp.com/developer is Postlight's take on what developer docs should look like. Sara is convinced it's all about the left nav.

Speaking of convictions, a conflict is tearing Sara's home apart. Ben and Paul step in to save her marriage. The question at hand: should managers of developers EVER make technical decisions?

Finally, Paul talks about his experience using Google Cloud Run to build a fun little tool called Ephemeralist. It pulls in random images from public domain collections hosted by museums and archives. Use it to take a break from the negativity of social media or the news. Also, revel in the joy of Paul's neologism, the Browseulator. It recently brought me this little gem.

Aug 21, 2020
Maxing out our stats with Personal Development Nerds
00:30:47

Juvoni describes himself as someone who helps people explore ideas and strategies for improvement. He focuses on combining multiple skills, better thinking and tools for thought, inner engineering healthy habits, and discovering how systems in the world affect us.

You can follow him on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/juvoni

You can join the Personal Development Nerds Facebook group here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/pdnerds/

The PDNerds discord server can be joined at www.pdn.community

Find Juvoni's book recommendations on his site: www.juvoni.com/books

He can be contacted at juvoni@hey.com

If you are or know a Black software engineer, you can recommend they join /dev/color a community dedicated to helping black software engineers empower each other to become industry leaders.
http://devcolor.org/

Aug 18, 2020
Tik Tok's Tech Troubles / Developers Flee San Francisco
00:20:42

Tik Tok has been accused of spying on users and siphoning up their data, although it's important to point out the same criticism has been leveled at many American tech giant's apps and web services. In working to address security flaws, it seemed that Tik Tok programming  was just as often sloppy as malicious

All that hasn't stopped reports from surfacing that Microsoft might be wiling to pay as much as $30 billion to acquire Tik Tok, at which point it intends to "transfer all of TikTok’s code from China to the U.S. within one year." This code just needs a supportive home. 

Speaking of moving to new digs, according to a recent survey, two out of three techies in the San Francisco Bay area say they are considering moving if their employers allow it. 

Will we see the rise of a complex system of salaries that fluctuate not just by rank and performance, but by proximity to the home office? 

Will Silicon Valley's once unshakable grip on the cutting edge of startup culture and product acumen start to wane if developers flee for remote working locales in more affordable areas? Can you turn back the clock once they can acquire bigger homes or enjoy more of the great outdoors during a pandemic that doesn't yet have a firm end date. 

Aug 14, 2020
From web comics to React core with Rachel Nabors
00:36:16

You can read our story on Rachel and the work she is doing with the React community here.

Nabors' is the author of Animation at Work, which you can find on A Book Apart.

If you want to get a feel for an animated web project Rachel worked on, check out DevToolsChallenger, an interactive site she helped create for Mozilla. 

Nabors has digitized a lot of her work, signal boosting members of the React community at Reactjs.org/stories

Aug 11, 2020
Never program in bed
00:25:15

Is there any more fitting end to a day of working from home, deep into months of a fully remote world, than using your smartphone to finish up a little Python code with your head resting on your pillow? Paul has no regrets. If you look at that big, bright, shiny computer monitor late at night, you'll never fall asleep. 

Sara helps us trace the origin of the word software. It was originally meant as a joke, a clever play on computer "hardware" used in casual conversation, not as an iron clad piece of marketing. Over time, as it was used in correspondence - at public talks, and eventually in academic papers - it began to take on serious weight as a term of art for the product you produce with computers and code.

Ben would prefer to be Less Wrong, and is starting to use the podcast to put his deference to a supreme AI into the historical record, just in case Roko's basilisk rears its ugly head. 

Our lifeboat this week is about an error in some non-standard syntax. Who among has not missed a paren, but hey, sometimes you just need another pair of eyes. Two kind members of our community answered this question, elaborated on how to improve the code, and earned a lifeboat. Congrats! 

And finally, a bit of recommended reading on just how much power is consumed by the data centers that make cloud computing run 24/7, and what that means for our planet.

Aug 07, 2020
A few of our favorite haxx
00:25:45

No list of great hacks would be complete without the Samy worm that ran amok on Myspace back in 2005. As Rachel points out, lots of hackers start out as experimenters, naturally curious coders who enjoy learning the rules and seeing how far they will bend before they break. 

If any hack made it's way into the mainstream consciousness over the last decade, it was WannaCry. It introduced a mainstream audience to the concept of ransomware and, because of the impact it had on critical hospital equipment, showed just how far software has embedded itself into our society.

If you want to learn more about the Fullstack Cyber Bootocamp, you can check it out here. You can find Rachel here or email her- rachel dot troy at fullstackacademy dot com.

This week, as part of our security theme, we skipped the lifeboat, and picked this gem from our Information Security Stack Exchange. Remember, when in doubt, if you absolutely need to erase all data off a drive, a plasma cutter will always come in handy.

Aug 04, 2020
25 Years of Java - the present to the future
00:19:20

For this episode we spoke again with Georges Saab, Vice President of Software Development at the Java Platform Group and Manish Gupta, Vice President of Global Marketing for Java and GraalVM. 

The very first feature that made a massive impact wasn’t a change in the Java language at all. It was the vastly improved library support that happened in the early releases. Between 1.0 and 1.3, these libraries included the Swing window toolkit, the Collections framework, a RPC-like API for remote calls, JDBC for interacting with databases, and more. The standard libraries grew richer, more sophisticated, and allowed Java to become a real enterprise language. 

In 2004, Java added generics, which allowed types, methods, and interfaces to be specified with the associated data types to be specified when that item was instantiated without sacrificing type safety. “At the time, generics were a challenge and people had strong opinions about them,” said Saab. Today, generics are one of the enduring features of the language. 

Java may have been designed as a completely object oriented language, but when Java SE 8 was released in 2014, it added Lamda expressions (aka closures), which added some functional programming elements. Not every problem is best served by OOP, and by adding Lambdas, Java became more flexible. 

Despite its prominence across numerous industries, Java isn’t sitting still. Saab mentioned four big projects coming to Java that had him excited, all designated by codenames: Loom, Valhalla, Leyden, and ZGC. You can read all about them on our blog.

If you want to learn more, Oracle has put together a wealth of resources to celebrate Java's 25th anniversary.

Jul 30, 2020
25 Years of Java - the past to the present
00:20:39

For this episode we chatted with Georges Saab, Vice President of Software Development at the Java Platform Group and Manish Gupta, Vice President of Global Marketing for Java and GraalVM. 

In the beginning, the nascent Java language project, codenamed Project Green and later Oak, was designed to create interactive televisions. Think of the kind of overlays and interactivity that you see with most flat screen TVs today. Back in 1995, this was brand new territory. There was no hardware or operating system standard for a computing platform within a TV, so the team had to figure out how to create a programming language that could run on virtually anything. Code it once and run it everywhere through a virtual machine. 

Interactive TV was ahead of its time in the early 90s, but Java found a strong foothold for its cross-platform ideas in web applets and WebStart programs that downloaded and ran an application entirely from a web address. This evolved over time, and today it provides a lot of the processing muscle for server-side web apps and cloud-based SaaS applications. Here at Stack Overflow, the Java tag has remained one of the most popular over the years, with 1.7 million total questions on the site. 

When Sun announced Java in 1995, they did so with Marc Andreessen—then cofounder and “rockstar” at Netscape—on stage with them. Andreessen had agreed to integrate Java into the Navigator browser, a major coup for a brand new language. At the time, Navigator was the clear leader in the browser market, taking over 75% of the share. Even before this announcement at the SunWorld conference, the volume of downloads of the language became so great that it overwhelmed the T1 line attached to the java.sun.com web server. 

Today's episode covers the past and present of Java. Tomorrow, we'll air episode two, which takes us from the present and looks towards the future. If you want to learn more, Oracle has put together a wealth of resources to celebrate Java's 25th anniversary.

Jul 29, 2020
You down with GPT-3? Yeah you know me!
00:27:10

If you're wondering why GPT-3 matters and how it compares to prior efforts in this area, here is a good summary.

If you want to dive deeper into the effect anxiety has on the interview process and hiring in tech, you can read up on the research here.

This week's lifeboat badge goes to PerformanceDBA, who left an incredbily long and detailed answer, complete with charts and code snippets, on the following question: how to organize a relational data model for double entry accounting? 

Jul 28, 2020
Forming new habits with 100 Days of Code
00:17:40

You can learn all about 100 Days of Code on their website.

Alex also published a newsletter about habit forming and self-improvement. You can learn more about that and subscribe here.

If you want to follow Alex on Twitter, you can find him here.

This week's Lifeboat badge goes to Chris, who helped a user understand why ComponentDidCatch was not working in their react-native app.

Jul 24, 2020
Code Newbie's approach to education and community
00:32:35

Saron explains how she went from working in the marketing department of a startup to learning code, creating a supportive community for novice developers, and founding two podcasts about the art and science of learning to program. 

You can read more about the Dev acquisition and what the dynamic duo have planned here.

Sara and Paul spend some time bantering with Saron on that classic developer debate: why learn computer science? Besides the ego boost and the desire to avoid imposter syndrome, how much of a four-year-degree is actually useful when you're a new graduate trying to land your first job? 

Later on, we dig into the debate over toxic positivity. During these challenging times, it can be addictive to watch others flaunt their hustle and hard work on social media. But there is a downside to tuning out the failures and negative emotions we all live with. You can read more about it here.

Ever wondered about the difference between a subview and a superview? Find out more with this week's lifeboat badge

 

 

Jul 21, 2020
Is Scrum making you a worse engineer?
00:14:25

What began as a question on our Software Engineering Stack Exchange graduated into a blog post for further discussion. 

Paul points out that modern tooling has internalized so much of agile methodology that developers tend to work this way without having to explicitly create a culture or process around Scrum. 

And as Sara points out, if it turns out you're being driven to optimize for finished work over quality work, the problem may not be Scrum, but the pressures of your particular manager or company. 

Our lifeboat of the week goes to an old school Excel question with over half a million views. Thanks to Michelle for earning a badge while answering this query: How do I append the same text to every cell in a column in Excel?  

Jul 17, 2020
A conversation on diversity and representation
00:29:15

Syeeda and Ian talk with Sara and Paul about how affinity groups came to exist within Stack Overflow, and how the  BNB group helped to lead the design of the company's short and long response to issues of systemic racism. You can find more about Stack's plans here.

More generally, the group discusses how people at all levels of their organizations are putting a renewed emphasis on diversity and inclusion, and how individual contributors, managers, and executives can come together to find new ways to listen and learn.

You can find Ian on Twitter and Github. He has also written for the Stack Overflow blog. You can find Syeeda's images and writing on Instagram and more about her education and career on LinkedIn.
 

Our lifeboat badge for this episode goes out to IsVForAll, who answered the following question: How to check if a value exists in an object using JavaScript?

 

Jul 14, 2020
How to interpret the compiler
00:17:05

This is a great crash course on just-in-time compilers written by Lin Clark, who works in advanced development at Mozilla on Rust and Web Assembly. It references the film Arrival and kicked off our discussion on the podcast. 

Paul talks about his first love, XSLT, and how that language actually foreshadowed a lot of what would become popular staples of modern programming languages. 

Sara and Paul share their thoughts on what it takes to craft a new language as a programmer and why they have never embarked on this arduous intellectual adventure. 

This brought to mind a well written essay from one of the creators of Redis, who is stepping back from managing the project to work on something new. Here is, in my opinion, a profound quote from that piece: 

"I write code in order to express myself, and I consider what I code an artifact, rather than just something useful to get things done. I would say that what I write is useful just as a side effect, but my first goal is to make something that is, in some way, beautiful. In essence, I would rather be remembered as a bad artist than a good programmer."

Our lifeboat badge of the week goes to Farhan Amjad, who answered the question - How can I implement PageView in SwiftUI?

 

 

Jul 10, 2020
How We Hire Developers at Stack
00:19:16

When it comes to hardware that cranks, Paul is a fan of Micro Center's in-house brand - PowerSpec.

This week we chew through a great post from Jon Chan about how Stack Overflow hires developers. Sara recalls flunking her first few code screenings while applying for jobs. The hard lesson she learned? Sometimes, it pays to skip the collaboration and just show off. Ben wishes that he had known about real-time tests back when he was hiring bloggers.

Last but not least, this week's lifeboat goes to Yigit, who answered the following question: 

"In Android Rooms persistence library, how would I write the following SQL statement: SELECT * FROM table WHERE field LIKE %:value% As a @Query? This syntax is invalid, and I can't find anything about it in the docs."

Thanks Yigit for sharing your knowledge and helping the Stack Overflow community to grow and thrive. 

Jul 07, 2020
Java goes to outer space
00:19:43

From Mars rovers to Minecraft to the makeup of our DNA - these are some of the Java apps that may leave a mark on  the world of software for decades to come.

Thanks to Hizbul25, our winner of the week, for answering a question and earning a lifeboat badge: query to order by the last three characters of a column. 

Jul 03, 2020
Can't Pay Your Taxes if The Website Won't Load
00:22:49

You can read about the IRS and its Sisyphean efforts to modernize its computer systems here.

Ben's Twitter thread on amazing and obscure trade periodicals you can find online is here.

You can read more about what Apple is doing with biometric identity on the web here.

Jun 30, 2020
Paul Explains It All
00:23:42
This week, Ben and Paul are flying as a duo, a true dad-cast. We walk through the slow build of increasingly complex keyboard macros, followed by the inevitable cleansing and renewal of an empty slate. Pus, type systems and type safety, the galaxy brain edition.
Jun 26, 2020
Chatting with Robin Ginn, executive director of the OpenJS Foundation
00:21:56

You can learn more about today's event and all the livestream broadcasts here.

If you want to learn more about Robin, you can get in touch here.

 

Jun 23, 2020
It Ain't Real Till You Break Prod
00:25:51

Cassidy helps to write The Overflow newsletter and is two months into a new gig as a Principal Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify. That's where she broke Prod, but it turned out ok.

We chat about Hey what it means for software engineers when prominent coders are arguing with big mobile platforms about the fees that the owners of the OS collect. What's old is new again. 

Bot armies are farming gold in World of Warcraft, which takes us down a wandering path of wondering how often people have access to powerful computers, but limited access to money they can spend on essentials.

Last but not least, we try to dissect a great question from our Software Engineering Stack Exchange: ways to explain code when told it doesn't make sense.

Shout out to our lifeboat badge winner of the week, "wizard", who answered the following question: is there an equivalent method to C's scanf in Java.

Jun 19, 2020
Dropping knowledge with Drupal's creator, Dries
00:16:08

Dries explains how Drupal began: as a intranet, not internet, message board for his college community. It's now the technology underpinning tens of millions of websites, including some of the biggest in the world. 

We get the story behind the name, an accident  overlap of language that became the software's iconic mascot. And we talk about the process that allowed this to scale from an open source project shared across a few dorm rooms to something used by massive public companies. 

Stay tuned Friday, when we'll publish part two of our chat with Dries.

As always, shout out to our Lifeboat badge winner of the week, for helping to answer the question: Can you use React Native to create a desktop app? As to whether or not you should, well, that's another question for another time. 

You can find more about Dries at his website. You can read more about his experience with Acquia here.

Jun 16, 2020
Turn on, tune in, drop out, log off
00:16:11

This week on the pod, we chat about Cloudflare.tv, a 24/7 streaming channel dedicated to discussions of software, startups, and technology. 

We also dig into a new offering called Github Classroom. Do pedagogy and programming mix well? Can this approach to collaborative work be useful beyond the computer science classroom?

So, you want to delete half your database? Well, I can guarantee this method will delete about half your database...most of the time. Thanks, as always, to our Lifeboat badge winner of the week!

Jun 12, 2020
You're Over Reacting
00:21:34

If you're in the market for a used car and some retro web design, look no further.

Thanks to our Lifeboater of the week, Günter Zöchbauer, for explaining how to use the MyHomePage widget in Flutter.

Jun 09, 2020
New tools for new times
00:21:06

You can find Textmoji here. A few taps and you're the hippest typographer in your company's work chat. 

Seek, the app from iNaturalist, is available on Android and iOS. You can find it here. Ben has over 30 plants, a dozen insects, and five amphibians, so if you're feeling competitive, it's gonna be a long hike to catch up.

It can be hard selling software or design in a period where vendors and potential clients can rarely meet in person. Paul has been enjoying Whimsical, which advertises itself as allowing users to "communicate visually at the speed of thought." 

We also spend some time discussing Supabase, an open source Firebase alternative.

As discussed in the intro to this episode, we wanted to share some resources connected to the ongoing protests and memorials happening in the US. Black and Brown, a group of employees within Stack Overflow, put together some recommendations of social media accounts to follow.

Jun 05, 2020
Javascript is ready to get its own place
00:24:01

Has there ever been a tech startup that raised shy of $3 billion, inflation-adjusted for any era, while barely making a ripple with actual customers? Magic Leap just pocketed a fresh $350 million in funding, on the condition that its co-founder and CEO Rony Abovitz, agree to step aside and allow new leadership to take the reins. We chat AR/VR, dot-com flameouts, and why crazy tech is worth believing in.

Sara hips us to the 11th anniversary of Node.js and the 25th anniversary of Javascript. The latter has the distinction of being the only language to appear in the top 10 for most loved and most hated languages on our 2020 developer survey

Paul and Sara reminisce about Javascript callbacks. Hard work builds character, don't ya know.

This episode was recorded before the recent protests, and so does not contain any discussion of current events in the United States. We will touch on it in future episodes, but you can find Stack Overflow's statement on it here.

Jun 02, 2020
I would D.I.E. for that IDE
00:39:59

Brian is a contributor to Deno, and walks us through what this project has to offer.  He also made it easy to work with Deno right in the browser. You can check it out here.

You can learn more about Begin here. If you want to follow Brian, you can find him on Twitter here and on Github here.

We spend a bunch of time digging into the overlaps between Deno, Rust, Java, and Typescript. In case you missed it, Typescript is now the second most beloved language, based on the results of our 2020 Developer Survey.

 

May 29, 2020
Mayor of Open Source Town
00:23:08

Sara is spending her time as a fully remote worker trying to learn more about open source governance and foundations. Turns out there is a lot of overlap with the work Stack does alongside its community. 

Paul has a project for playing with math in your storytelling. You can check it out here.

Our lifeboat of the week goes to Stack Overflow user Scolytus, who answered the following question: Why am I getting an error when creating a C Struct initialization with char array?

May 26, 2020
Digging into Deno 1.0
00:26:41

You can read up on Deno 1.0 here.

The star-studded ceremony for the 2020 Webby's can be watched on repeat here (not that we're doing that...)

This is the Wired story about Lee Holloway, a brilliant coder who helped build Cloudflare, but then mysteriously fell into decline. It's a sad but beautifully written tale.

Thanks to Stack Overflow user htamas for saving a question and winning a lifeboat : Gradle project refresh failed, unable to get the CMake.

Ryan's piece on how coders beg, borrow, and steal can be found here.

May 22, 2020
A Glitch In The Matrix
00:27:59

Before we can move on to business as usual, the crew has to recount each and every way in which our first live podcast went spectacularly wrong. Laggy video, overwhelming audio, and too many silly hats. But hey, DevAroundTheSun did raise over $60,000 to help folks impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

We chat about Patio 11's law, and the incredible percentage of successful software startups that never gain any recognition in the mainstream tech press, but manage to build and grow successful, profitable operations.  

The debate rages on about how permanent this new world of completely remote work will be. Which companies will return to renting expensive officers and pampering employees with food and snacks and which companies will decide to start hiring across the globe and cutting back on IRL engagements. 

Lastly we chat about Typescript, why it's getting so popular, and how it reminds Jenn of her days as an academic teaching Java to aspiring computer science majors. 

To learn more about Jenn, check her out her website. And to see what her company has been working on, head over to Glitch and Glimmer.

May 20, 2020
An emotional week, and the way forward
00:22:50

This episode was recorded Thursday, May 9th, two days after Stack Overflow announced it was going to furlough 15% of its staff. We talk about how this process played out internally and the ways in which we are hoping to grow our business so we can bring these great people back. You can read more about it in a blog post from our CEO here.

After that, we discuss Zoom's acquisition of Keybase. Usage and wider public awareness of Zoom have been growing by leaps and bounds as the world shifts to remote work and learning during this pandemic. This has exposed some security issues with Zoom's platform, and the acquisition of Keybase seems to be aimed at shoring up their cybersecurity and encryption capabilities. 

Sara, never one to miss an opportunity to plug Bitcoin, hips us to The Halvening. What does it all mean? Read more about it here.

Finally, Paul walks us through Deno, which was created by Ryan Dahl, who also created Node.js. Deno is  "a brand new JavaScript runtime for the backend, but instead of being written in C++, it’s written in Rust, based on the Tokio platform (which provides the asynchronous runtime needed by JavaScript), still running Google’s V8 engine though." You can read more about it here.

Our lifeboater of the week is Stack Overflow user James Kanze, who was awarded the badge for answering the question: C++: What is the difference between ostream and ostringstream?

Thanks for listening :)

May 15, 2020
.Net and DevAroundTheSun - We're doing an episode live!
00:31:36

In addition to her role as PM's on Microsoft's .NEt team, Claire is an Executive Director of the .NET Foundation. Jeff, meanwhile, is a Twitch Partner, technical educator and founder of @theLiveCoders. He can be found streaming live coding projects and challenges as CsharpFritz on Twitch. 

Both have been working with our own Sara Chipps to organize today's DevAroundTheSun event in order to raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

In addition to this episode, you can tune in this morning at 9am Eastern Standard Time to catch a live episode of the Stack Overflow podcast on Twitch, where we'll be highlighting some of the fascinating talks and great speakers happing at DevAroundTheSun, and generally having a few laughs talking about software, tech, and life.

May 12, 2020
Contact Tracing and Civil Liberties: Part 2
00:22:39

Sham Kakade is a professor of computer science, statistics, and data science at the University of Washington. A group from his university, along with volunteers from Microsoft, is creating a contact tracing app called Covid Safe. Sham explains how technology could make it possible for democratic nations to fight the pandemic while preserving civil liberties.

You can read more about Sham’s app, Covid Safe, here.

The app isn’t live in the iOS or Android app store yet, but you can download an Android demo here and help the team work out the bugs. You can also use that slink to find their GitHub community.

You can read Paul’s take on the contact tracing spec released by Apple and Google here.

May 08, 2020
Contact Tracing Calibration: Balancing Civil Liberties with Fighting the Pandemic
00:28:11

You can read more about Sham's app, Covid Safe, here. You can  find his university bio here.

The app isn't live in the iOS or Android app store yet, but you can download an Android demo here and help the team work out the bugs. You can also use that slink to find their GitHub community.

You can read Paul's take on the contact tracing spec released by Apple and Google here.

This is a two part episode, so tune in Friday for the second half.

May 05, 2020
Make it So
00:26:55

What happens when the grizzled captain decides they need to stop delegating and put their hands back on the helm? Sara is rewatching Star Trek and trying to find some wisdom in Picard's approach to crisis.

Where did React come from? What's the line between a library, a framework, and a whole new language? You can learn lots more in this extensive video from the Women in React conference that happened remotely last weekend. 

One thing we didn't know about that conference was that they gave out original swag you can use while playing Animal Crossing. And just yesterday we noticed the Deserted Island DevOps conference, where the entire event is actually happening inside Animal Crossing. 

From there we got to talking about Second Life, Linden Bucks, and the amazing concert that Travis Scott put on in Fortnite recently. The longer this quarantine goes on, the closer we move to a truly virtual work world.  You can find the Fortnite concert here. It's just ten minutes long, but skip ahead to 2:10 if you want to see something really cool. 

Last but not least, Paul didn't take the easy way out. He finalyl sat down and did some parsing.  He is ready for you to make fun of him.

May 01, 2020
Mastering the Mainframe
00:31:33

JJ came to our attention when we saw a tweet about his work to get an ETL pipeline with COBOL running on Kubernetes. 

Elizabeth comes from the world of Linux Systems Administration, but more recently has been working on COBOL and mainframe computing. She tells us that there is actually a cohort of college students actively learning and using COBOL, both for competitions like Mastering the Mainframe, but also because it's a language that can attract a high paying job at a number of big banks, healthcare providers, and government institutions. 

You can find JJ on Twitter here and on Github here. Prior to IBM he was a partner architect at Chef Software

You can read more about Elizabeth on her website, princessleia.com, and yes, we are going to have her back on the podcast in the future to talk about how and when she got that domain name.

If you're interested in learning COBOL, a ton of resources are available here.

As always, don't forget about the upcoming charity event, DevAroundTheSun, which is bringing together a lot of cool developers for talks and activities, with proceeds going to support those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Apr 28, 2020
Jokes on Us
00:17:58

In this episode, we pay our respects to John Conway, a legendary mathematician known for the Game of Life and Surreal Numbers. Our math Stack Exchange paid respects to some of his lesser known results.

Jon and Adam give us a rundown of some of their favorite April Fools projects from the past, many of which they helped build. Adam has a soft spot for Unikong, while Jon is more of a rubber duck man.

Don't forget to check out DevAroundTheSun for ways tech folks can support those impacted by COVID-19.

 

Apr 24, 2020
So, what's it like being a developer at Stack Overflow?
00:23:24

Jon is the team lead for Public Q&A, which is what we call the platform that hosts the 172 community sites across Stack. Adam is a senior software developer on the community team and a former community manager. 

Jon describes his job these days as intercepting all the meetings, phone calls, and busy work that would keep the devs on his team from actually writing code. That, and to deliver product on time and to spec, with the hope that a predictable product pipeline is the best way to keep all stakeholders happy.

Adam spends most days writing code, although his most productive days are the ones when he deletes more than he creates. He was part of the team that helped ship our recent Dark Mode feature. 

If you want to learn more about some of our plans for upcoming changes to Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange, tune in Friday for part two of this episode.

Apr 21, 2020
The Great Bluetooth Trace
00:25:48

Monday's big story on Bloomberg was that the US unemployment system was being slowed by problems with an "ancient" programming language. Well, yah heard it here first. Also, ancient seems a bit extreme for something that is 60-years-old, but perhaps in the world of software, that does qualify as nearly pre-historic. 

After that, we switch to the biggest news in tech, or perhaps in the world, over the last week. Apple and Google have released a spec for a contact tracing system. As countries around the world work to slowly reopen their economies, contact tracing is a powerful tool for preventing new surges in coronavirus outbreaks. The system the duo of tech giants devised includes specs for bluetooth, cryptography, and APIs. You can read Paul's deep dive take on it at the slink above.

Last but not least, if you're interested in donating to help those affected by COVID-19, Sara is working with the .NET foundation on a project called Dev Around The Sun. They are providing assistance and mentorship to folks impacted by this pandemic, and you can learn more about how to donate time or funding at the slink above. 

Be safe, be well, and we'll talk to you again on Tuesday.

 

Apr 17, 2020
Coding Tutorials Can Be A Real Drag
00:31:53

I asked Anna to describe herself in her own words. "Anna Lytical is a drag queen and engineer who creates sickeningly entertaining and educational coding tutorials in order to engage more LGBTQ+ people with coding and the tech industry. Anna shows how to use technology to represent yourself through various projects like websites, Instagram filters, glamorous command prompts and so much more."

Sara has been a big fan for a while, both on Twitter and YouTube. Below are some highlights: 

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER CODES WEBSITE BY ONLY COPYING & PASTING

YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOUR COMMAND PROMPT COULD LOOK THIS GLAM!

Speaking of great coding projects, Sara is helping to support DevAroundTheSun. It's a 24-hour coding jam that offers mentorship and tutorials, with all proceeds going to help people impacted by COVID-19.  Check out the slink above to learn how you can participate. 

Apr 14, 2020
The Great COBOL Crunch
00:24:10

Earlier this week, New Jersey Governer Phil Murphy announced that the state desperately needed the help of COBOL programmers. The 60-year-old programming language runs the state's unemployment system, and crashed under the historic influx of applications created by the COVID-19 crisis. So, if you're a COBOL programmer listening to this show or know a retired COBOL ace who wants to lend a hand, you can help get folks access to the funds they desperately need. 

In the second half of the episode, we talk about Ben's many trips to CES over the years a journalist. This annual pilgrimage got him added to lots of email lists from manufacturers and suppliers of electronic components. In the last few weeks, the emails have suddenly shifted: instead of offering widgets and wires, they are pitching the ability to make and deliver critical medical supplies. We dig into the ways in which technology, hardware, and manufacturing have changed over the last few decades and the ripple effects that massive global transformation is having today. 

 

Apr 10, 2020
Cryptocurrency-Based Life Form
00:26:15

It's just your hosts this episode - Paul, Sara, and Ben. We chat about the end of the influential open-source events that O'reillly held for many years, conferences that in many ways helped to form the personality of the early web. 

Engineers love to solve problems and create new tools. So what do you do when the best solution is to stay home? We have a few ideas about how to deal with the  moment.

If we all go into cryosleep, will the bots keep trading the market, and for how long? Sara recommends a novel - Machines Like Me.

Apr 07, 2020
Embrace the Darkness
00:14:36

You can check out more about Aaron at his website. He is a designer, developer, and musician who worked at Github and Adobe prior to joining Stack. 

You can also read Aaron's post on how he built dark mode here. For the next 48 hours, you also have the option to try out our April Fool's gag, Ultra Dark Mode.

Apr 03, 2020
Getting to Know Our Moderators
00:30:55

If you follow community issues on the Stack network, you may be familiar with Aaron Hall. He took the time to respond to a post from our CEO and subsequently came by Stack Overflow to engage more deeply with our leadership and community teams.  You can find his summary of events here. Most days, you can find him streaming on Twitch here.

Nitsua60 is a moderator over on our RPG Stack Exchange, which is one of the 25 largest communities  our users have created. He's there to help guide curious role players through the important questions in life, like: How Can a Unicorn Establish a Foreign Location as its own Lair When its Already The Lair of a Lich? Answer --> here.

We chat a little about the new Instagram account Stack Overflow just launched. We created fun animations that bring to life some of the best questions and answers from across the Stack network. 

Chatrooms are one of the less well known features of Stack communities. Nitsua60 said that not only has he seen more conversation in  the RPG chat, but a new room has been created for folks from across the family of Stack networks to chat about issues and emotions relating to the global pandemic we are all dealing with. It made him think of the recent op-ed from Stanley McChrystal about the importance of "digital leadership" and communication in modern crises. 

A great example of that is what's happening over at the Academia Stack Exchange. This community has seen a massive influx of activity as schools from kindergarten through university have shut down. In response, they put together an incredible set of resources for folks who are trying to adapt their workflow to the reality of shuttered schools , remote learning, and social distancing. 

We hope you're staying safe, and thanks as always to the brave folks working on the front lines to keep essential services running and medical care available.

Mar 31, 2020
Right Back At Ya: We're Doubling Our Podcast
00:25:16

Ben is now the full time IT department for his two sons, one of whom is in kindergarten and one in first grade. The children have transitioned from public school to Zoom, Google Classroom, Konstella, FaceTime, and five million other services. 

Paul's neighbors in his apartment building are digging old laptops out of storage and leaving them in front of his door. They bleach them first, so that they are 100% disinfected. Then Paul slaps on a little Ubuntu/Lubuntu and those old machines are suddenly zippy netbooks that help adults and kids work and study from home. 

Sara reveals she has an amazing "resting interested face" - a skill that makes her the most popular person at any live talk in front of an audience. 

That box of old cables finally came in handy! We shout out our lifeboat badge winners, as we near the major milestone of 1000 lifeboats. Keep them coming.

 

Mar 27, 2020
NYC on Pause
00:22:41

Many countries around the world have now ordered citizens to work from home, exempting only those in essential industries. We have some tips on our blog about how to make remote work the best it can be, and a new piece up on how to handle remote hiring if your company is trying to fill positions during these unusual circumstances. 

Sara is nervous about working from home with her husband, who is also a software engineer. There can only be so many commits in a committed relationship. But she has double the space per person of Paul, who shares a 1200 square foot Brooklyn abode with a wife and two kids.  Ben, meanwhile, has decamped for upstate New York. 

Buzzfeed asks, if this sudden experiment in mass remote work goes well for certain companies, will they simply opt to transition to full remote forever after the pandemic ends. 

Stack Overflow was born remote, an idea that germinated across blogs and Skype calls. The very first episode of the Stack Overflow podcast tells the tale

Our community saved us from major egg on our face, warning us about a Let's Encrypt bug that would have left Stack Overflow with expired certificates. You can hear a more detailed explanation of how this works here.

If you're cracking out an old computer to use for home schooling you children or lending to a neighbor, Paul asks you to consider that now, in this wild moment of uncertainty, an Ubuntu Linux machine might be just the solution you need.

Mar 24, 2020
Time Keeps On Slipping
00:24:47

When Robinhood went down at the beginning of March, many speculated it might have been caused by the extra  day, February 29th. This is a leap year after all. Robinhood blamed the outage on an unprecedented spike in usage. Either way, it go us thinking about time. 

For example, Postgres has a great understanding of time as a database. Like, it really knows all the different things that happened going back to literally year 4,000 BC including years that were skipped when they re-crafted the calendar and just like bananas stuff that happens with calendars over time. An excellent source of truth if it fits with your project.

Next, a user shared the story of a wild interaction between Docker and the driver used by Razor peripherals. You can't have your fancy gaming mouse fired up and also be working on some container orchestration. Apparently they request the same GUID and get a bit confused if one already exists. 

If you're still feeling a little uncertain about exactly how Docker/Kubernetes works, Paul suggests this lovely illustrated guide for children or this comic, which is for grown ups.

We chat about MySpace and whether it was ever cutting edge during its rise to prominence? 

Last, we dive into the pronunciation of "char", by the end of which, half of us have turned into full blown pirate impersonators. 

 

Mar 17, 2020
All Your Data is Base
00:31:41

Sara reveals that she won a $500 gift card at a MongoDB hackathon, building an app that removed mustaches from people's pictures.  This was many years ago, and no we were not paid in JetBlue gift cards to have Eliot on the show, although MongoDB is a client of Stack Overflow in other areas.

Mongo comes from humongous, cause, ya know, scale. That, plus HumongousDB.com was already taken and is a real mouthful to say. 

Eliot talks about the frustrations he and his co-founder, Dwight Merriman, experienced while working together at DoubleClick and ShopWiki. DoubleClick began as a New York City ad tech company and evolved into the heart of Google’s real-time ad business after being acquired. 

Frustrations with the database systems available at both these companies led the pair to decide it was time for a better mousetrap. Today, MongoDB is a public company  worth north of $7 billion and a staff of more than 1900 people

We chat about why relational databases are still the core of computer science education in high school and college across the United States, and whether or not this will ever change. 

During the show we skimmed some of the latest questions on Stack Overflow related to Mongo. Eliot took it back to his team and Tom Hollander, the PM for Mongo's chart product, delivered a great answer! Can you believe this website is free?

Mar 10, 2020
How to Find Your Next Stop
00:25:29

Echeruo's new venture is called Love and Magic, a startup studio that helps companies of all sizes maximize their ability to innovate. 

For anyone that has an idea they have been hoping to turn into a startup, Echeruo and his collaborators just introduced the Startup School of Alchemy. It's being taught at WeWork and Princeton University. It offers a six-week curriculum designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs find product-market fit.Apply with the code "stackoverflow" and you get $1000 off the course, a 40% discount.

Echeruo says his time working in finance and with Microsoft Excel was what gave him the ability to think of how data from maps could be optimized by an algorithm and built into a useful mobile app. 

For those who don't know, our co-founder and Chairmam, Joel Spolsky, was part of the team at Microsoft that built Excel. Here is legendary 2015 talk, You Suck at Excel, where he organizes a spreadsheet to keep track of what he pays his Pokemon, ahem,I mean, uh, employees. 

You can take a deeper dive into the backstory of how Chinedu built HopStop below, related in his own words.

I've always had difficulty with directions. When I grew up in Nigeria, I remember getting lost in my own house. It wasn’t like it was a mansion, it was a four-bedroom house. 

So you can imagine how I felt when I got to NYC and had to get around with the subway and bus system! I remember walking up once to one of those blown up maps in the subway station. My nose was a feet away from the dust laden map. The subway lines looked like tangled noodles. Complexity galore! 

New Yorkers used to walk around with these pocket guides—Hagstrom maps. I was going on a date in the Lower East Side. It doesn’t have the grid like the rest of the city. I got lost and was very late getting to the bar.I can't remember how, the date went but I remember what I did first thing next morning. I walked over to the subway station, grabbed a subway MAP and laid it on the floor and tried to figure it out. There’s driving directions. But there weren’t subway directions. So I was solving my own problems. 

I was looking for the complete directions—leave your house, turn left, go into this particular entrance, get on this train, get off at this station, use this exit. Because I was, in a lot of ways, the ultimate user, we ended up building a product that solved the complete problem—get me from where I am now to where I need to be. 

I was non-technical, I worked for a hedge fund. I may have been thinking algorithmically, I knew that this was computationally possible. But I didn’t know how to make it a reality. In conceiving the problem, I threw all the data into spreadsheets. I interned at this company when I was in college, where I learned about spreadsheets. I found the work very tedious, but I learned how to think about data, to think in tables. It allowed me to conceptualize complexity. 

To conceptualize the first subway data as a spreadsheet, I started by staring at the subway map laid on the wood floor of my apartment. The most obvious features were colors, lines, and stops. So those are the tables I typed into Excel first. Then I realized the lines also represented two train directions so I redid the spreadsheet. Then I realized the stops served multiple subway lines, so I redid the spreadsheet. Then I realized some of the stops would only be active during certain periods, so I redid the spreadsheet. We kept on learning and adjusting. It took us a long time before we had a data model that robustly described NYC's subway system. We even figured out how to automatically account for the frequent weekend NYC subway diversions.

To build the first version of the app, I went to eLance, described to these computer scientists the data set in Excel, routes, stops, exits, entrances, and I sent it in. This developer in Siberia, Russia, emailed me, came up with a solution. But he turned out to be a complete genius, he built the core of the first version of Hopstop. Here I was, a Nigerian, sitting in my apartment using messenger, email, on a laptop. And I never met Alex for four years. We built Hopstop over four years without ever meeting each other.

We ran very lean. Alex did all the coding. I did the subway data and user experience. I'd have to ride to different subway stations to note each subway entrance and exit, etc. When we added the bus system, Rajeev and his data team in India helped input the bus stops and schedules. And four years later, we were purchased by Apple, so quite the ride.

Mar 03, 2020
A Dash of Anil, a Pinch of Glimmer, a splash of Glitch
00:29:39

Glitch, a platform that makes it easy for anyone to create or remix a web app, has seen over five million apps created by users. You can read more about how it works here. If you want to learn a little about how it works with Docker, check out this piece here.

If you want to know more about the shared history of Stack and Glitch, you can read up on it here. TLDR; Glitch was born out of Fog Creek software and counts Joel Spolsky and Michael Pryor as founders. 

Glimmer is a new web magazine from the folks at Glitch. It focuses on creators and makers, with a special emphasis on unearthing the human stories of people building today's software.

While you're here, don't forget to take 15-20 minutes and share your opinions in our 2020 Developer Survey. Whether Stack Overflow helped you during your journey as a programmer or not, we want to hear from everyone who codes. 

Some fun background for younger listeners: 

Geocities - a popular platform for building and hosting a personal website and slinking it with others that share similar themes. 

BetaBeat - a website launched by The NY Observer that covered the SIlicon Alley tech scene. It was how Ben first met Anil, Joel, and many others. 

Heroku

Docker

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, please send us an email at podcast@stackoverflow.com

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Feb 25, 2020
Coaching A Developer Interview
00:44:31

Paul and Sara walk us through the teetering tower of abstraction. Ben still hasn't mastered a single language, so it's a tough for him to know if it's better to start with the difficult fundamentals or stay in the simplified sandbox.

Flatiron tries to teach developers how to code, but also how to communicate. Every student has to do some public writing or speaking about their education. We check out Human Readable Magazine and the painfully honest Reddit thread of early reviews.

Rebekah tries to coach Ben through a mock interview for a junior web developer position. A torrent of word salad ensues. Paul and Sara show no mercy.

New York City parking meters aren't the only systems being taken down by calendar bugs. We chat about the delightful Twitter thread on Y2038.

You can follow Rebekah here and learn more about The Flatiron School here.

 

Feb 18, 2020
Make My Monolith A Micro
00:25:20

You can find the podcast and article that inspired our chat here. It's the second of Kelsey Hightower's "Unpopular Opinions" series. 

We have heard the requests for full episodes transcripts and we know accessibility is important, so we're working on a solution. Stay tuned. 

The recipients of the lifeboat badges this episode were for questions that were between three and six years old. It's a testament to the ongoing value of the knowledge shared on our network and to the contributions of our community to help others through questions and answers. 

Last but not least, our 2020 Developer Survey is open. It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, and we want to hear from as many coders as possible, regardless of age, experience, or occupation. 

Feb 11, 2020
Your Buddy is Typing
00:23:25

What happens when millions of minimum byte packets start pinging off your network every few seconds? Bandwidth is a restriction most network engineers are familiar with. It's less often they have to think about packets per second. Teresa shares an awesome story of how a new feature for AOL Instant Messenger, AIM for you 90s nerds, turned up the heat on AOL's servers.

After regaling us with war stories from the days of dial-up internet, we chat about what the job of a chief product officer is today. At a place like Stack Overflow, how do you unite functional departments across the company - from marketing to sales to engineering? How do you figure out the right incentives, so that the data you're measuring against is aligned with the long term health of the company and the community?

"I don't focus on shipping, I focus on impact," Teresa told us. "That's where product management, engineering, and design come together. Product management is focused on value. Engineering is focused on quality, and design is focused on usability. If you think of that as Venn diagram, impact is where those three things overlap and happen."

Lastly, we chat about the incredible velocity with which new coding languages and development frameworks emerge in the tech industry. Teresa shares her philosophy for encouraging an engineering team to level up and learn new skills while ensuring that this kind of continuous evolution doesn't create a lot of friction for the overall organization.

"That which we measure, we incentivize towards," is one of her favorite sayings, and Teresa applies it to scoping an overall product roadmap for a company, including what tools, new and old, to use along the way.

Feb 04, 2020
From Prison to Programming - The Code Cooperative
00:22:54

Alex graduated from NYU with a degree in computer science and worked as a developer and engineer at several startups in New York City, eventually assuming senior roles like engineering team lead and director of technology. 

Along the way, however, she found herself face with discrimination and harassment. In 2016, she dramatically altered her appearance, an experience she discusses in a humorous and poignant talk - Shaving My Head Made me a Better Developer

In 2016 she read the book The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and was inspired to  do more to help people impacted by the justice system. She began organizing donations of unused laptops, and then moved on to help found the Code Cooperative in October of 2016.  the group describes itself as a community of people who learn, use, and build technology to create life changing possibilities for individuals and communities impacted by incarceration.

If you want to get involved, you can donate a laptop or make a financial contribution here. If you would like to volunteer as a mentor, you can apply here.

 

 

 

Jan 28, 2020
Scripting the next era of Stack Overflow
00:15:48

Three months ago, we interviewed Prashanth during his first week on the job. Now, with a full quarter of work under his belt, our new CEO reflects on what we accomplished over the last decade and lays out his vision for where Stack Overflow, as a company and community, will be heading over the next year and beyond.

Paul explains why engineers prefer to give blunt feedback, even in a public setting.

Sara drops some hints about our plans for the future of the Stack Exchange network. One of these big goals is to better integrate knowledge from these with the activity that happens on Stack Overflow, so that the knowledge being shared on Server Fault or Super User can easily be found by users on Stack Overflow, and vice versa. Stay tuned for more details and feel free to share your thoughts for what would work to improve the user experience.

Prashanth talks about the forces reshaping the developer landscape: cloud services, machine learning, container orchestration, and more. How can we help new developers, both hobbyists and professionals, find what they need on our sites, and empower them so they feel comfortable asking questions and providing answers.

Jan 21, 2020
Occam's Blazor
00:18:33

Software is eating the world, but what's on the menu for dessert?

This week we chat about the best way for engineers to give feedback to executives. Paul explains the Purple room method they use at Postlight. Sara references Zero to One and why engineers and marketers have so much trouble communicating.

As a member of a marketing department , it's true our job is to see the glass as half full. But sometimes the point of the exercise is to be aspirational. Police learn how to be suspicious, marketers learn how to sell, and engineers look for what's broken so they can fix it.

We chat about the ten thousand or so parking meters that went on the fritz in New York City. The company says it was the result of a fraud prevention protocol. Was this a Y2K style glitch or a logic bomb?

Sara finds the developer angle on the recent rift in the British Royal Family. New technologies always reshape the Monarchy's relationship to the public. From the first radio address to the televised coronation, to a Wordpress website and an Instagram post, each generation tries to use the modern medium to their advantage.

We discuss a fairly devious bit of brilliant parenting. If your young child wants to be a YouTube star, and you can build them their own private version of the platform, with randomly generated likes and none of the cyber-bullying, are you protecting them? Or, perhaps, crafting a Truman Show for the internet age that will have consequences down the road.

Last but not least, we check out the Blazor tag, one of the fastest growing areas of interest on Stack Overflow. It's a framework that extends the established Razor syntax. The goal is to enable developers to write client-side code in .NET, backed by WebAssembly.

Jan 14, 2020
The Director's Cutts
00:26:06

For many years Matt worked on defending the quality of Google's web search results, and you may know him as the creator of the first version of SafeSearch.As Paul noted on the show, he was seen as one of the few people  with whom ordinary folks could communicate about the often inscrutable world of Google search results and rankings.  You can read his blog here.

In 2016 Matt joined  USDS, initially at the Department of Defense. Since 2017, Matt has served as the USDS Administrator and is responsible for setting the overall direction and strategy for projects.  He has worked on everything from Healthcare.gov to online services for veterans to fraud prevention at the IRS. 

Topics discussed on this episode: 

The 1993 comedy film Dave, in which Kevin Kline plays a presidential body double who manages to fix government and melt the steely heart of Sigourney Weaver. 

Open source as an ever growing trend, even inside of big government. 

Which organization has more meeting and process, Google, or the US federal government?

Jan 07, 2020
Time For Some Major League Hacking
00:34:26

To kick things off, we talk about Yap, a fun new project from Paul’s company, Postlight. Employees get to partake in a Labs program where they can pursue side projects that interest them. Yap is "an ephemeral, real-time chat room with up to six participants. Your messages appear and disappear as quickly as you type them.” It was built with Elixir...ooooh.

For our interview this week we sat down with Jon Gottfried and Mary Siebert from Major League Hacking. Jon is the company’s co-founder and Mary is the Hackathon Community Manager. We discuss how this organization has become a global phenomenon over the past few years, reaching hundreds of thousands of developers. 
 

Things that happen these days at Major League Hackathons: 
 

  • Painting succulents

 

  • Cup stacking competitions

 

  • Therapy dogs, lots of them

 

If you're interested in sponsoring a Major League Hackathon, check out the info here.

This is our last episode of the year. We’ll be back in 2020 with some more amazing guests and brilliant banter. Thanks for tuning in, see ya in the new year.
 

Dec 17, 2019
Searching For The Next Frontier With Chris Dixon
00:40:11

You can check out the back story of Dixon’s first company, SiteAdvisor, here. It was built during a time when spyware was a booming business and browsers had few systems in place to combat bad actors. The company was acquired by McAfee in 2006. It's a great trip through the history of web security at the time.
 

Dixon next turned his attention to machine learning. He and his co-founders created Hunch, which worked to learn users’ tastes and recommend items they might enjoy. It was an early attempt to build the taste graph, a parallel to the social graph. It was acquired by eBay in 2011. Many of these techniques are now widely used across the biggest social networks in the world.


Dixon then moved into the world of venture capital. You can read more about the Crypto Fund he helps to lead and the new startup school a16Zz is launching to help educate a new generation of programmers and founders. Application are still open.

If you're interested in learning more about the background of Hashcash, which foreshadowed a lot of the ideas found in Bitcoin, there is some good info here.

Dec 10, 2019
A Conversation with the Author of Black Software
00:34:00

We discuss how a demand for more diverse clip art helped lay the foundation for some of the first black owned and operated software companies in the United States, and the ways in which social media has helped to empower a new generation of voices to demand change in the tech industry and beyond. 

You can check out some of the pioneering work on building digital community at Afroslink, NetNoir, and UBP.

McIlwain also draws attention to the history of computer technology as a tool of police surveillance, going all the way back to the Police Beat algorithm in 1968.  

You can find out more about Prof McIlwain here. You can purchase his book here.

We also spend some time this week talking about our new community initiatives. 

Sara, along with Juan Garza from our community team, wrote a big post outlining all the work we’re hoping to do in 2020 and how we’re using data to inform the changes we are making. 

Keep an eye out for future posts in this series, The Loop,  and let us know what you want to see by lending your voice to our Through The Loop survey.

Dec 03, 2019
TFW You Accidentally Delete Your Database
00:33:39

Brian shares a delightful tale of the time one of his co-workers accidentally deleted the company's database, and how they recovered it through binary transaction logs. No better way to learn than a trial by fire.

Juan explains why typing is taking over frontend development. First off, we discovered unit tests, and learned types can take care of it.

Paul dreams of a day when object-oriented PHP runs in the browsers. Sara has had nightmares about similar scenarios.

Splice has lots of interesting products for musicians and technologists and they're hiring.

Brian helped to build the amazing Brooklyn JS, so if you're in the NYC area, be sure to check it out.

Juan helps to run an amazing community of developers in Colombia, as well as the Bogota JS meetup.

Dylan TallChief made a drum machine in Excel and it's something special.

Nov 25, 2019
How Would You React?
00:39:48

 

Part 1

The crew chats about how Paul and Sara made the transition from individual contributors to managers overseeing teams of engineers. Sara used to see this transition as a form of selling out, but has a new perspective after having made the shift. Paul admits he still doesn’t feel like a “CEO” and how he approaches his role as the co-founder who focuses on creating signal instead of operations. OF course, we argue about Bitcoin, and finally we examine the role luck plays in life, especially for The Rock. 

Interview - Kent C Dodds

Kent admits that when he first tried programming, he just couldn’t understand strings, and decided the career path wasn’t for him. He ended up on a track that would have made him an accountant or business intelligence analyst. From that perch, however, he began to find ways to automate and improve his workflows. Not only did this help him stand out at work, it reawakened his interest in coding, which is now his full time career. 

Part 2 

Sara talks about the difference between writing code for software applications, and writing firmware, which she got into while helping to launch and run Jewelbots. Paul and Sara recall what it was like working in tech during the 90s, when they had to constantly worry about how to conserve RAM. We also talk about the days before Git, when folks passed a hard drive around from hand to hand. The kids today have no idea how good they have it.

Nov 19, 2019
Too DEV.to Quit
00:37:20

Part 1

Paul and Sara chat about what language is best to choose as your first when you're just getting started on your journey as a programmer. Probably not Mathmatica, but it's a neat one.

Jupyter Notebooks - an in-browser notebook for working with Python. You can write your words, have your code right next to it, and see how things play out. Or as Tom Butterworth put it on DEV.

"Jupyter Notebook is an interactive web application that interfaces with the iPython repl, allowing you to run structured but iterative Python scripts. It is the de facto choice for data scientists to rapidly prototype pipelines, visualise data, or perform ad hoc analysis."

Interview: Jess Lee

Jess Lee had some great perspectives to share on what it means to balance being an entrepreneur and a coder.

Issac Lyman kicked off a community project on DEV to create a book that would help guide readers through their first year in code. 15 contributors ended up writing chapters for the book, which is available for free here.

DEV is open source, and they have decided it can be a software platform other organizations can use to build their own communities. As Ben Halpern writes, "The future of our company will be based on delivering the DEV open-source software to power new standalone communities. We will work with a network of partners both inside and outside of the software ecosystem."

Part 2

We dig into D3.JS. Stack Overflow has a lot to teach folks on this subject.

What's the best way to make a d3.js visualization layout responsive?

Just don't ask about a good book for learning the subject!

And finally, what's the difference between d3.js and jQuery? It's a silly question with some interesting answers and a nice history of the web in the background.

Nov 12, 2019
Buggin Out
00:35:01

SHOW NOTES

Part 1 (0:00-9:58)

the crew discusses Google's declaration of Quantum Supremacy and tries to wrap their mind around qubits and superpositions. Ben mangles the pronunciation of ASP.net, Sara finds a name for her new pet snake, and Paul wonders how JFK would have pronounced quantum. Also, updates on the Stack Overflow helicopter.

From our Physics and Quantum Computing Stack Exchanges: 

Is Quantum Computing just pie in the sky?

Why is Google Quantum Supremacy experiment impressive?

What does Google's claim of Quantum Supremacy mean?

Interview (9:59-26:05)

Clive Thompson. When it comes to bugs, Thompson says the best book on the subject is The Bug by Ellen Ulman. Got a different recommendation? Let us know in the comments below.

You can check out Clive's band, the Dolorean Sisters, here. He is currently writing software to help optimize the group's set lists. Clive, you own me a blog post on this.

Part 2 (26:52-fin)

We chat about the wonderful Ian Allen and his introduction to programming.

Paul declares CSS is a plate of scrambled eggs.

Sara hips us to a wonderful talk - Cascading S**t Show. As you might have guessed from the title, the language in the video is NSFW.

Later, Sara declares that CSS Grid is, in fact, just tables, mostly to troll her good friend Brenda Storer.

Paul protests, but then remembers an old tweet.

Nov 05, 2019
Projectile Productivity
00:37:24

Chloe Condon has a great post about how she created her medication reminder app and an official endorsement from Smash Mouth

You can find some writing from Iheanyi Ekechukwu on our blog here and you can find his podcast here

Learn about the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. It’s not funny so don’t laugh.   

Decades old code is putting millions of critical devices at risk. Should we be regulating software more closely? 

Ben Popper is the worst coder in the world

Oct 29, 2019
Do You Believe in Life After Keyboards?
00:37:59

Tilde Club: It’s your chance to LARP as a 70s sys admin! 

What you do on your computer is your business. Don’t be tricked by scammers.

Paul makes the mistake of sharing his Anxiety Box on This American Life

Sara’s favorite Kanye tweet is available, beautifully framed, for only $75. 

cKeys is an amazing Seattle non-profit that teaches folks how to make their own keyboards!

When we recorded this episode Cassidy worked at CodePen, but not she works at React Training, so check them out.

Oct 22, 2019
We’re Back: compilers, turtles, and a brand new crew
00:30:24

Is it legal for source code containing undefined behavior to crash the compiler?

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/57652799/is-it-legal-for-source-code-containing-undefined-behavior-to-crash-the-compiler

True, you’re the boss, and the compiler works for you. But that doesn’t mean it always behaves just as you instructed. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/56802645/understanding-the-as-if-rule-the-program-was-executed-as-written

What is Logo, you ask?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logo_(programming_language)

And what about Netlogo? 

https://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/docs/programming.html

William Chipps’ golden years - so close, and yet so far

http://wacretiring.com/

Oct 15, 2019
Podcast #123 – Jon Skeet Wants You To Be a Feminist
It’s a Stack Overflow Podcast not-so-hostile takeover!
Mar 14, 2018
Podcast #123 - Jon Skeet Wants You to Be a Feminist
01:09:00

In this episode, Host Jon Skeet takes the reins along with Jay, Jess, Ilana, and special guests Casey Ashenhurst (SO Inclusion Manager & Senior People Ops Partner) and Cassie Montrose (SO Executive Assistant) to chat about hitting a million rep on Stack Overflow; Jon's thoughts on feminism and inclusion and how those have evolved over the years; and a rant about a regrettable Applebee's experience in Times Square. You should'a known better, Jon...

Mar 12, 2018
Podcast #122 - Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer, and Dasher, and Prancer, and Vixen
01:02:01

Happy Holidays from The Stack Overflow Podcast! On today's episode: Winter Bash 2017 details are revealed, Abby Reads Nice Tweets, and we ponder the questionable morality behind Santa's favorite narc, The Elf on the Shelf.

Dec 18, 2017
Podcast #122 – Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer, and Dasher, and Prancer, and Vixen
Welcome to the entirely too jolly holiday episode of the Stack Overflow Podcast, recorded Friday, December 15, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. On today’s island of misfit toys, we have EVP of Culture Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, Dir. of Community Ops and Mgmt Abby T. Mars, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, and me, Producer Jess Pardue.
Dec 18, 2017
Podcast #121 - Another Ducking Episode
01:02:05

Today's hijinks include: Talking about engineering management (and pranks)with Ben Kamens; discussing a new study on how to ask a question on Stack Overflow, and chatting way too much about Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Nov 13, 2017
Podcast # 121 – Another Ducking Episode
Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast episode #121 recorded Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s crew includes VP of Stack Overflow Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, SO Engineering Manager Matt Sherman, and me, Producer Jess. Joel is away getting fitted for gutter-drains and tap dancing shoes!
Nov 13, 2017
Podcast #120 - Halloween Spooktacular with Anil Slash
01:22:31

Today's episode is a real scream. Recorded in a haunted house, this week's host is longtime podcast friend Anil Dash, joined by Fog Creek's Jenn Schiffer, Stack Overflow engineering manager Matt Sherman, news editor Ilana Yitzhaki, and executive producer Kaitlin Pike. Special guest is Leon Young of Cogniss.

Oct 30, 2017
Podcast #120 – Halloween Spooktacular with Anil Slash
Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast episode #120 recorded Thursday, October 26, 2017 at our Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. As a special treat (or is it a trick?) your hosts today include Fog Creek CEO Anil Slash, self-described Glitch-Witch Jenn Schiffer, podcast Executive Producer Kaitlin (head-on-a) Pike, SO Engineering Manager Matt Sherman Munster, and News Editor Ill-ana Yitzhaki.
Oct 30, 2017
Podcast #119 - This Podcast is Definitely a Simulation
01:10:10

On today's episode we chat about the nature of VR and reality with IBM Watson's Michael Ludden, plus SO marketing manager Rachel Ferrigno stops by to present the NYC Dev Hiring Ecosystem report.

Oct 16, 2017
Podcast #119 – This Podcast is Definitely a Simulation
Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast episode #119 recorded Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s motley crew includes VP and GM of Stack Overflow Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, me, Producer Jess.  Joining us are very special guests Michael Ludden, Director of Product at IBM Developer labs for IBM Watson, and SO Content Marketing Manager Rachel Ferrigno.
Oct 16, 2017
Podcast #118 - What's a travel-hacker, anyway?
01:06:27

On today's episode, we learn about travel-hacking and building a fully remote company with the co-founders of FlightFox, as well as chat with former Stack Overflow mods turned current Stack Overflow developers to learn about moderator processes at SO.

Oct 11, 2017
Podcast #118 – What’s a Travel-Hacker, Anyway?
Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast episode #118 recorded Thursday, October 5 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Even without Joel, who’s still out working on NamCoin, there’s still a full house! Including VP Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, me, Producer Jess, and a whole slew of guests.
Oct 11, 2017
Stack Overflow Podcast #117 - Your Friendly Neighborhood Code Mentor
01:12:32

On this week's edition of The Stack Overflow Podcast, we get a visit from Gitlab CEO Sid Sijbrandij. We also chat with UX Research Kristina Lustig about Stack Overflow's mentorship program experiment. As usual, the gang gets into other shenanigans.

Oct 02, 2017
Podcast #117 – Your Friendly Neighborhood Code Mentor
Welcome, welcome, welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast #117, recorded Thursday, September 28 in our beautiful SO NYC HQ. That’s a lot of letters.
Oct 02, 2017
Podcast #116 - What is Technology? Do we even know?
00:53:58

Today we welcome Jonathan Lipps, Dir. of Open Source at Sauce Labs, to chat (and sing) about some of the philosophies behind the tech that we all use every day. Also Stack Overflow PM Joe Friend is here to continue the conversation about improving the user experience on SO.

Sep 25, 2017
Podcast #116 – What is Technology? Do We Even Know?
Thanks for tuning in for Stack Overflow podcast # 116 recorded Thursday, September 21. We usually record at our Stack Overflow HQ in NYC, but today, in true remote-first fashion, we are being recorded from Florida, Utah, Washington, and NYC.
Sep 25, 2017
Podcast #115 - Stack Overflow Reads Mean Tweets
01:13:32

We're back! In today's episode: Jay, David, Ilana, Jess, and special guest Abby Mars read mean tweets, discuss what we are doing to prevent further mean tweets, and wait, the iPhone X does what with your face? Warning: Explicit content

Sep 18, 2017
Podcast #115 – Stack Overflow Reads Mean Tweets
Welcome (back!) to The Stack Overflow Podcast recorded Thursday, September 14 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Joining us today are the usual crew: VP of Stack Overflow Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, and me, producer Jess Pardue. Special guest today is Stack Overflow Podcast producer alum, bow-tie enthusiast, and Director of Community Abby Mars.
Sep 18, 2017
Podcast #114 - Every Conference Needs a Break-Dancing Greeter
01:05:34

Join us for a chat with CodeNewbie Founder (and all-around amazing person) Saron Yitbarek, stay for Kevin's failures and many many banana references.

Jul 31, 2017
Podcast #114 – Every Conference Needs a Break-Dancing Greeter
NOTE: We will be on podcast hiatus for the month of August. Look for new episodes in September.
Jul 31, 2017
Podcast #113 - Frustrating Miracles
00:59:24

In this week's episode: We chat with Linux Academy CEO and Founder Anthony James, we play a "Florida Man" edition of Fake News, and Matt Sherman wonders how computers work.

Jul 24, 2017
Podcast #113 – Frustrating Miracles
Welcome to the Stack Overflow podcast recorded Thursday July 20 at Stack Overflow Headquearters in NYC. Your hosts today are podcast regulars Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Ilana Yitzhaki, plus the quite irregular Matt Sherman (Stack Overflow Engineering Manager extraordinaire). This week’s episode is brought to you by Game of Thrones Season 5 Spoilers as well as Stack Overflow Channels. Everything you love about Stack Overflow, in a private space just for your team. Sign up today at stackoverflow.com/channels to learn more or get your team in line for the beta.
Jul 24, 2017
Podcast #112 - Please Direct All Hate Mail to Jay Hanlon ℅ Stack Overflow...
01:07:24

Today's shenanigans include Sarah Clatterbuck, Director of Engineering at LinkedIn and all-around awesome person! Also, Jay and David introduce Channels while Jess and Jenn compete to see who knows less about Star Wars.

Jul 17, 2017
Podcast #112 – Please Direct All Hate Mail to Jay Hanlon c/o Stack Overflow…
Welcome back to the Stack Overflow podcast episode #112 recorded Thursday, July 13th at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s hosting duties fall to Jay Hanlon as Joel is still busy alphabetizing his socks. Joining him is newly minted CTO David Fullerton, Fog Creek Community Engineer and Star Wars scholar Jenn Schiffer, and can-totally-tell-the-difference-between-Moff-and-Mon-Mothma podcast producer Jess Pardue.
Jul 17, 2017
Podcast #111 - SRE: Occasionally Maintaining Infrastructure That You Hate
01:10:22

Special SRE takeover! David and Ilana are joined by Tom Limoncelli, Mark Henderson, and Jason Harvey from the SO site reliability team to discuss the infrastructure and maintenance of the Stack Overflow sites. Plus, we're hiring! https://stackoverflow.com/company/work-here

Jun 12, 2017
Podcast #111 – SRE: Occasionally Maintaining Infrastructure That You Hate
Welcome to a very special episode of The Stack Overflow Podcast recorded Thursday, June 8 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Why is this a very special episode, you ask? It’s all about Site Reliability Engineers (SRE). Joel and Jay are away (slackers) so David is running the show along with Ilana and 3 members of our very own SRE team. Tom Limoncelli, Mark Henderson, and Jason Harvey are here to discuss how we build and maintain Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network.
Jun 12, 2017
News Clip from Podcast #110 - IBM dismantles its remote work policy
00:03:59

IBM, You're wrong, remote work matters.

May 22, 2017
Podcast #110 - IBM, You're Wrong
00:59:08

In today's episode the gang chats about remote work with Zapier CEO Wade Foster and celebrates SO en Español with CM Juan Garza. Plus in the News Stack Overflow converted to HTTPS and IBM makes a huge mistake.

May 22, 2017
Podcast #110 – IBM, You’re Wrong
Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast recorded Thursday May 18, 2017 at the same place they are always recorded: Stack Overflow HQ in NYC! Today’s episode is brought to you by Shabbos Goy, Maori face markings, and the brand new Stack Overflow App! (And no, Windows phone is still not supported…)
May 22, 2017
Podcast #109 - Nick hates making people cry, but...
01:10:22

Today we chat with SO developer Nick Larsen about dev interview tips, the new Stack Overflow Trends Tool, and tourist photography etiquette. Follow @stackpodcast on twitter for news and updates!

May 15, 2017
Podcast #109 – Nick hates making people cry, but…
Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast recorded Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Joel is in Vienna this week at the WeAreDevs conference, so Jay is taking the reigns along with David “Rexalicious” Fullerton, Ilana Yitzaki, and me, your friendly neighborhood podcast producer! This episode is brought to you by Stack Overflow Jobs. Join the thousand other developers who have created Developer Story profiles, and see what it’s like to use a Jobs platform that actually puts developers needs first.
May 15, 2017
Podcast #108 - Welcome back Joel!
01:01:21

This week we welcome Joel back from leave, talk a LOT about the correct pronunciation of "hummus", and chat with special guest Sarah Drasner about the awesomeness that is SVG Animation. Also, NEW LOGO! I guess you can say we're official...

May 08, 2017
Podcast #108: Welcome Back Joel!
Welcome to the Stack Overflow podcast #108 recorded Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by peanut butter and Stack Overflow Enterprise. Visit stackoverflowbusiness.com for more details.
May 08, 2017
Podcast #107 - We're just trying to be non-terrible
01:11:12

Anil Dash joins us for hosting duties again this week along with co-founders Jess Lee and Ben Halpern of the Practical Dev. Topics include Shabbat elevators, Failure, and racist AI.

May 01, 2017
Podcast #107: We’re Just Trying to be Non-Terrible
Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast #107 recorded Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC, where rats were invented! Anil Dash, CEO of Fog Creek and all around great guy, is joining us again. Probably only so that he can talk about Glitch and how amazing it is! (It is though, you should try it…)
May 01, 2017
Stack Overflow Podcast #106 - Data Team Assemble!
01:07:37

On this week's episode, we talk about the what the data team has been up to lately as well as learning a thing or two about rockets. Guest host - Anil Dash!

Apr 25, 2017
Podcast #106: Data Team Assemble!
Welcome back to the Stack Overflow podcast episode #106 recorded live on Thursday, April 20th at SO headquarters in NYC. We are honored to have Anil Dash, CEO of Fog Creek, leading today’s antics while Joel is away. We are also joined by the entire SO Data Team; Kevin Montrose, Jason Punyon, Dr Julia Silge, Nick Larsen, and Dr Dave Robinson.
Apr 25, 2017
Stack Overflow Podcast #105 - The Results Are In! Developer Survey 2017
01:06:15

On this week's episode, we discuss the results of the 2017 Stack Overflow Survey with resident data scientists Dr. Dave and Dr. Julia. Also this week, Joel is actually not here right now, and Jay and David go mad with power. Anything goes on this episode...

Mar 22, 2017
Podcast #105: The Wait is Over! Developer Survey 2017 results are in.
There are only a few things that you need to know about today’s episode:
Mar 22, 2017
Stack Overflow Podcast #104 - Jenn Schiffer Talks to Us about Fog Creek's New Glitch
01:10:39

On this week's episode, Jenn Schiffer - aka jennmoneydollars - talks to us about joining Fog Creek as the company's new Community Engineer. She'll be focused on their brand new community, Glitch, which launched today. The gang also listens to Joel rant a lot about a shack he owns.

Mar 13, 2017
Stack Overflow Podcast #104 – Jenn Schiffer Talks to Us about Fog Creek’s New Glitch
Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #104, recorded Thursday March 9, 2017 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, the classic episode of The Twilight Zone starring William Shatner. OooOOoo scary. Today’s podcast is also brought to you by Stack Overflow Jobs. In honor of Women’s History Month, Stack Overflow Jobs is showcasing opportunities at companies founded by women. Go to stackoverflow.com/jobs now to level up your career.
Mar 13, 2017
Maybe It's Maebeline
00:03:46

The gang tries to give tech support to Grandma Maebeline. It doesn't go well.

Mar 06, 2017
Stack Overflow Podcast #103 - Grandma, Is That You?
00:52:19

In this week's episode, Mazin Gilbert - VP of AT&T Labs Advanced Technology - joins us. The gang talks about the Amazon S3 outage as well as about an AI that's learned how to copy/paste code, just like a real developer! Finally, Joel provides tech support to Grandma Maebeline.

Mar 06, 2017
Podcast #103: Grandma, is that you?
Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #103, recorded Thursday March 2, 2017 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by tree people, Purim, and She Geeks Out.
Mar 06, 2017
Stack Overflow Podcast #102: What Can We Learn from Uber?
00:47:03

In this week's episode (with only a brief IT interlude), the gang talks about the Dell XPS-13, Macbook Pro touch bars, and ugh, Uber… And our special guest this week is Erica Brescia, co-founder and COO at Bitnami. She speaks to us about her passion for dev tools as well as the challenges of being a predominantly remote company (something that Stack Overflow knows a little bit about).

Feb 27, 2017
Podcast #102: What Can We Learn from Uber?
Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #102 recorded Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by rogue cows and SHA-1. SHA-1: You can depend on it.
Feb 27, 2017
Episode 101 Special Segment - Stump Alex Miller
00:02:11

This week, Nick Craver wasn't available. So we decided to Stump Alex Miller. Will he win a fantastic prize?

Feb 20, 2017
Stack Overflow Podcast #101 - Matt Mullenweg on Open Source, Blogs, and Beyoncé
01:03:53

In this week's episode, Matt Mullenweg of WordPress joins us to tell us how he built the organization that powers 27% of the internet and more importantly, what it was like going to the same high school as Beyoncé. The gang also tells us why the site nav changed colors. We also learn what programming languages are used on the weekends most and what programming languages college students use the most. Finally, Joel tries to Stump Alex Miller while the TSA watches.

Feb 20, 2017
Podcast #101: Matt Mullenweg on Open Source, Blogs, and Beyoncé
Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #101. Fact: We now have as many episodes as we have adorable Disney dalmatians. Today’s podcast is brought to you by the WordPress Development Stack Exchange.
Feb 20, 2017
Stack Overflow Podcast #100 - Jeff Atwood is back! (for today…)
01:11:13

Calling our guest today 'special' would be an understatement. He's the co-founder of Stack Overflow (and this podcast), founder of Discourse, prolific writer and blogger at codinghorror.com, and most importantly, the subject of many internal Stack Overflow memes. It's @codinghorror himself, Mr Jeff Atwood! Jeff and Joel chat about where we came from and where we are going, including clips from past podcasts. If you care at all about SO history, then this episode is a must-listen.

Jan 30, 2017
Podcast #100: Jeff Atwood Is Back! (For Today)
Welcome to the Stack Overflow podcast #100!! Recorded Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Stack Overflow headquarters in NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by the Cheeseburger. “It’s a hamburger, topped with cheese!” But the real question is: Is a cheeseburger a sandwich? The podcast is also brought to you by IBM Compose. Compose has spent the last 5 years helping developers ship applications with production grade databases. Try Compose today and get a free limited edition T-Shirt. Hurry! Quantities are limited. Visit compose.com today. (Unfortunately, t-shirts are US only.)
Jan 30, 2017
Stack Overflow Podcast #99 - The Requested Operation Requires Elevation
01:01:30

In this week's episode, Joel complains about Excel on Mac, the hosts play Start Up or Shut Up, and surprise! The One Minute Tech Review is NOT about light switches. And Stack Overflow's own Dr. Julia Silge comes by to tell her Developer Story.

Jan 23, 2017
Podcast #99: The Requested Operation Requires Elevation
Welcome to the Stack Overflow podcast #99 recorded Thursday, January 19 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by Reverse Polish notation.
Jan 23, 2017
Stack Overflow Podcast #98 - Scott Hanselman Is Better Than Us at Everything
01:01:01

On this week's episode, Joel rants about travel for the first time ever, Jay explains the Developer Survey (launched last week), and the hosts ponder the reason for Connecticut's existence. Also, our friend Scott Hanselman tells us what we should be doing.

Jan 16, 2017
Podcast #98: Scott Hanselman Is Better Than Us at Everything
Happy New Year and welcome to the Stack Overflow podcast #98 recorded Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Stack Overflow Headquarters in NYC. Today’s broadcast is brought to you by Sydney, Australia. If there are any Australian listeners left after Joel’s terrible accent, thank you and we’re sorry.
Jan 16, 2017
Stack Overflow Podcast #97 - Where did you get that hat?!
00:58:04

On this week's episode, the gang talks about their favorite hats... for Winter Bash 2016! Developer Dan Luu comes by to tell Joel why he's wrong, and Joel talks about awful airports.

Dec 19, 2016
Podcast #97: Where Did You Get That Hat?!
Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #97 recorded Thursday, December 15 at the Stack Overflow Headquarters in NYC, home to the some of the crappiest airports in the western Hemisphere (Yup, Joel talks about travel in this episode). Today’s show is brought to you by Mott St. Get anything that you want (really, anything) for only 99¢!
Dec 19, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #96 - A Face Full of Code
01:06:30

In this week’s podcast, Anil Dash - new CEO of Fog Creek and old friend of ours - stops by, as does Dr. Dave Robinson for our new segment, Dr Dave’s Data Desk with Dr. Dave Robinson. Because alliteration. And this week’s Stack Overflow Constitution question has the potential to destroy us all: Is it pronounced GIF with a hard G /ɡif/ or GIF with a J /jif/?

Dec 12, 2016
Podcast #96: A Face Full of Code
Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #96 recorded on December 8, 2016 at the Stack Overflow headquarters in the jackhammer capital of the world (probably), NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by the Pizza Saver, otherwise known as the small table thingie that keeps your pizza from sticking to the top of the box. It is also brought to you by IBM Watson. What does a world with IBM Watson look like? With Watson, the world is getting healthier, safer, cleaner, more creative and even more personal. That’s cognitive that matters. Welcome to the IBM Watson world.
Dec 12, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #95 - Shakespearian SQL Server
01:03:51

In this week's episode... Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria! Microsoft has now joined the Linux Foundation; Google has joined the .Net steering committee; and Visual Studio is available for Mac. The end times are here. Luckily, our good friend and Jewelbots founder Sara Rey Chipps stops by to make us feel better about the world.

Nov 21, 2016
Podcast #95: Shakespearean SQL Server
Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #95 recorded Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Our sponsor today is double-entry bookkeeping. Invented in 1494 in Milan by Leonardo da Vinci’s lover, probably. Conveniently enough, that’s Jay’s new title!
Nov 21, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #94 - We Don't Care If Bret Is Famous
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In this week's episode, we chat about our annual company meetup, which took place this year in the sometimes sunny Philadelphia, and featured a now-viral talk. Our very special guest this week is Fereshteh Forough, the founder and executive director of Code to Inspire, which is celebrating its one year anniversary this week. Code to Inspire uses technology, education and outreach to support Afghan women in their fight for social, political, and economic equality.

Nov 14, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #94 – We Don’t Care If Bret Is Famous
Grab a cookie (before Joel eats them all) and listen to the Stack Overflow podcast #94, recorded Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Stack Overflow Headquarters in NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by the Electoral College since this podcast usually loses the popular vote.
Nov 14, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #93 - A Very Spolsky Halloween Special
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In this week’s frightening episode, Joel gets a visit from his very own Annie Wilkes, er, number one fan: Genius.com CEO Tom Lehman. Meanwhile, it wouldn’t be a Halloween show without something dying: This year, it’s the Experts Exchange paywall. Finally, David forgets to turn off his phone and gets called mid-recording by a recruiter, and we decide to tape their increasingly odd conversation so we can share it with you, our listeners.

Oct 31, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #93 – A Very Spolsky Halloween Special
A warning to all souls before you go further: We know you’ve been dying to hear this special Halloween edition of the podcast, but due to its frightening nature, we recommend you proceed with caution and put all small children and ghosts to rest before hitting play. But if you are so adventurous as to continue…
Oct 31, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #92 - The Guerilla Guide to Interviewing
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In this week's episode, the gang talks about terrible, awful, no good, very bad recruiter questions, and how to actually interview developers. Additionally, the gang plays our new game, Startup or Shut Up. Jay doesn't do very well.

Oct 24, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #92 – The Guerilla Guide to Interviewing
Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast #92, brought to you by the The Facsimile Association of America. Since the late 1800s, faxes have solved the infuriating problem how to get a message to someone quicker than physical mail, and since the late 1900s, slower than just sending an email. The Facsimile Association of America: When Was the Last Time You Needed to Fax?
Oct 24, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #91 - Can You Stump Nick Craver?
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In this week's episode, everyone tries to stump Nick Craver. Today's episode also stars Dr. Omoju Miller, data scientist extraordinaire, talking about media representations of developers and how the evil or geeky hacker stereotype hurts us.

Oct 17, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #91 – Can You Stump Nick Craver?
Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast #91, recorded Tuesday, October 11 at Stack Overflow headquarters in NYC. Today’s episode is brought to you by Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. (חג סוכות שמח) Sukkot is the Jewish holiday where you have to eat and sleep in a temporary hut that you build in your backyard. “Oooh” – David Fullerton
Oct 17, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #90 - Developer Stories, Charger Butts, and Joel's Tiny Hands
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In this week's episode, the hosts talk about the launch of Stack Overflow's latest product, Developer Story. They also talk about Jay's unique vernacular, and what angers programmers the most.

Oct 11, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast # 90 – Developer Stories, Charger Butts, and Joel’s Tiny Hands
Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast #90, recorded October 3 at Stack Overflow Headquarters in NYC. This week’s podcast is brought to you by the QWERTY keyboard: “Since 1878, it’s not so bad!” Enough said. The podcast is also brought to you by Thinkful. Thinkful provides coding education with one-on-one mentorship. Rated #1 Coding Bootcamp by Course Report with over 6,000 students mentored.
Oct 11, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #89 - The Decline of Stack Overflow Has Been Greatly Exaggerated
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In this week's episode, our hosts talk about a few recent blog posts concerning the declining quality of Stack Overflow including what they got right, what they got very wrong, and what we can learn. Also listen to hear "Grandpa Joel" tell stories about the Xerox Alto.

Oct 03, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #89 – The Decline of Stack Overflow Has Been Greatly Exaggerated
Welcome to The Stack Overflow (yes Overflow, listen to last week!) Podcast #89, recorded September 27 at Stack Overflow headquarters in NYC. This week’s installment is brought to you by Inuktitut, the premiere language of the arctic and one of Nunavut’s three official languages (Umiaryuap Publimaaqpaga tattaurniq ammayaq!) as well as National Voter Registration Day. Go to www.voteplz.org for the easiest way to register! “Every individual regardless of wealth or heritage has the same opportunity to vote and create real honest change.”
Oct 03, 2016
Stack Overflow Podcast #88 - All About Documentation, Mostly
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In this week's episode, our hosts give updates on what's happening with Stack Overflow Documentation and the new Stack Overflow Constitution. They also argue about what to do with a time machine.

Sep 26, 2016
Podcast #88 – All About Documentation, Mostly
Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast, recorded September 20 at our headquarters in NYC. This week’s episode is brought to you by adorable otters, who hold hands at night so they don’t float away from each other. The episode is also brought to you by Compose, an IBM company. Compose is a production-ready, cloud hosted platform for building enterprise applications on open source database technologies.
Sep 26, 2016
Stack Exchange Podcast #72 - Jay Doesn't Get a Raise in This Podcast
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In this week's edition of the Stack Exchange podcast, our hosts talk about salary transparency for developers, Joel's One-Minute Tech Review, and why we're banning a particular insult from Stack Overflow.

Aug 24, 2016
Podcast #72 — Jay Doesn’t Get a Raise in This Podcast
Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast, recorded Tuesday, August 2 at our headquarters in NYC. This week’s episode is brought to you by peanut butter, the tasty legume paste Americans spend $800 million on each year, as well as by our actual sponsor, IBM. Try the new IBM Cloud Tools for Swift.
Aug 24, 2016
Podcast #71 – A Bunch of Bald Yaks
Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast, recorded Tuesday June 28th at Stack HQ! Today’s podcast is brought to you by Eugene McCarthy for President, as well as by IBM. Try the new IBM Cloud Tools for Swift. New this week: one of those two sponsors is a real live sponsor. Bet you can’t guess which one! Anyway, your hosts today are joined by Daniel X. Moore and Gareth Wilson from the HyperDev team at Fog Creek Software.
Jul 05, 2016
Stack Exchange Podcast #71 - A Bunch of Bald Yaks
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Jul 04, 2016
Podcast #70 – David Was Wrong And Jason Was Right
Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast episode #70! Today’s podcast is brought to you by the BB-8 droid. Today your hosts are joined by developer Jason Punyon, whom you may remember from way back in Podcast #21. Punyon works out of balmy Buffalo, NY. (Here’s the Buffalo sentence they talk about for a weirdly long time.)
Jan 07, 2016
Stack Exchange Podcast #70 - David Was Wrong And Jason Was Right
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Jan 04, 2016
Stack Exchange Podcast #69 - It's Too Rainy For A Parade
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Nov 18, 2015
Podcast #69 – It’s Too Rainy For A Parade
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast episode #69, brought to you by The Lake Erie Soda Water Company. Your host is Joel Spolsky, joined by First Deputy of Community And So Forth Jay Hanlon and Lord High King of Nerds David Fullerton. Fortunately, the beer arrived shortly after the podcast began, so this one should be pretty good.
Nov 18, 2015
Podcast #68 – A Badger, A Horse, and a Dik-dik (The Documentation Episode)
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #68 recorded Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Stack Exchange HQ in New York City. Today’s podcast is brought to you by Labor Day – don’t forget to put those seersucker suits away for the season! Your hosts today are David Fullerton, Jay Hanlon, and Joel Spolsky, with special guest Kevin Montrose.
Sep 14, 2015
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode 68 - A Badger, A Horse, and a Dik-dik (The Documentation Episode)
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Sep 10, 2015
Podcast #67 – Anil Dash and the Firehose of Nerd-dom
Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast episode #67, recorded live from Stack Exchange HQ in NYC on August 11, 2015. Today’s podcast is brought to you by the Stockwell Garage, a Grade II* Listed Building since 1988. Joining us on today’s podcast are Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, host Joel Spolsky — and special guest Anil Dash of Makerbase! (Anil says he’s never been invited on the podcast before, but that is a dirty lie.)
Aug 25, 2015
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #67 - The Firehose of Nerd-dom
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Aug 23, 2015
Podcast #66 – Thank You For Saying Words To Us
Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast episode #66, recorded live at Stack Exchange HQ in New York, NY on July 7, 2015. Today’s podcast is brought to you by The Association of Ex-Fog Creek Summer Interns (AEFCSI). Today’s show is hosted by the usual suspects Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Joel Spolsky, plus ex post facto Producer Alex.
Aug 03, 2015
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #66 - Thank You For Saying Words To Us
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Jul 15, 2015
Podcast #65 – The Word Has Two Meanings, You See
Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast, episode #65, recorded Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Stack Exchange Headquarters in New York City. Today’s podcast is brought to you by the Association of Airline Mile Programs and hosted by the usual suspects.
Jun 16, 2015
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #65 - The Word Has Two Meanings, You See
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Jun 14, 2015
Podcast #64 – Diverse Hiring and a Cat Named Alan Turing
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast Episode #64, recorded in the podcast studio at Stack Exchange HQ in New York City, NY.
May 11, 2015
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #64 - Diverse Hiring and a Cat Named Alan Turing
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May 06, 2015
Podcast #63 – The Plumber’s Up To 67 Coins
Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast Episode #63, recorded March 6, 2015 in front of a live-ish audience. Today’s podcast is brought to you by Cool Whip by Kraft Foods. A description for this result is not available because of this site’s robots.txt — learn more! Our hosts today are Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and Jay Hanlon… as usual.
Mar 25, 2015
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #63 - The Plumber's Up To 67 Coins
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Mar 24, 2015
Podcast #62 – Delete This Whole Episode
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #62, recorded live on January 20th–with a live studio audience (kinda)!. Today’s podcast was brought to you by the American Venture Capital Association. With you today are our hosts Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Joel Spolsky.
Feb 04, 2015
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #62 - Delete This Whole Episode
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Feb 03, 2015
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #61 - The "What Jay's Done Wrong" Podcast
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Nov 25, 2014
Podcast #61 – The “What Jay”s Done Wrong” Podcast
Welcome to the 61st installment of the Stack Exchange Podcast, brought to you by okra (yes, that okra). On our show today are David Fullerton, Jay Hanlon, and Joel Spolsky. It’s been a long time since we last did a podcast, so let’s get started.
Nov 25, 2014
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #60 - Are We That Predictable?
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Jul 16, 2014
Podcast #60 – Are We That Predictable?
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast episode number 60, brought to you by The National Pepperjack Cheese Council. Your hosts today are Joel Spolsky, Jay Hanlon, and David Fullerton (aka Fake Producer Abby).
Jul 16, 2014
Podcast #59 – The Decline and Fall of Stack Overflow
Welcome to the 59th running of the Stack Exchange podcast, brought to you by Nutella! Your hosts Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and Jay Hanlon are joined this week by special guests Josh Heyer (aka Shog9) and Robert Cartaino (aka Robert Cartaino) of the Stack Exchange Community Growth team.
May 29, 2014
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #59 - He's One Of Those Science-ists
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May 28, 2014
Podcast #58 – Pack ”Em In Like Bees
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #58 brought to you by the Stack Exchange iOS app! Our hosts Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and Jay Hanlon are joined this week by our guests, the Stack Exchange Design Team: Jin Yang, Stéphane “The French Guy” Martin, Courtny Cotten, and Josh Hynes.
May 19, 2014
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #58 - Pack 'Em In Like Bees
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May 14, 2014
Podcast #57 – We Just Saw This On Florp
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #57, recorded Friday April 11, 2014 with your hosts Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Joel Spolsky. Today’s podcast is brought to you by the Heartbleed bug.
Apr 24, 2014
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #57 - We Just Saw This On Florp
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Apr 18, 2014
Podcast #56 – Green or Red Curae
Welcome to the Stack Exchange Podcast #56 recorded on Thursday, March 6th 2014, aka the 4th of Adar II 5774, aka the second day of Lent. Today’s podcast is sponsored by Patent Trolls of America. Today’s guest is Micah Siegel, Senior Patent Advisor at Stack Exchange and Professor Emeritus at Stanford.
Mar 17, 2014
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Mar 13, 2014
Podcast #55 – Don”t Call It A Comeback
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #55, recorded on Friday Thursday the 13th with your hosts Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and Jay Hanlon! Today’s episode is brought to you by the city of Sochi, Russia.
Feb 24, 2014
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #55 - Don't Call It A Comeback
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Feb 17, 2014
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #54 - The One With All The Anachronisms
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Nov 14, 2013
Podcast #54 – The One With All The Anachronisms
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #54, with special guest Sara J. Chipps! Joining us today also is CFO Michael Pryor. Your hosts as usual are Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Joel Spolsky. Today’s episode is brought to you by /r/husky!
Nov 14, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #53 - Let's Go Rio
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Oct 28, 2013
Podcast #53 – Let”s Go Rio
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #53 with special guest Gabe Koscky, our new Brazilian community manager, and usual suspects Jay Hanlon, Joel Spolsky, and David Fullerton. Today’s show is brought to you by the National Security Administration!
Oct 28, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #52 - We Didn't Need Headphones
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Sep 03, 2013
Podcast #52 – We Didn”t Need Headphones
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #52 with your hosts Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton and Jay Hanlon. Today’s show is brought to you by Marmite Yeast Extract – you either love it, or hate it! (You probably hate it.) Joining us today are Careers 2.0 Marketing Coordinator Bethany Marzipan, er, Marzewski and Careers 2.0 Product Manager Will Cole.
Sep 03, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #51 - The Return of Coding Horror
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Aug 05, 2013
Podcast #51 – The Return of Coding Horror
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #51, with special guest Jeff Atwood and the usual suspects Joel Spolsky, David Fullerton, and Jay Hanlon. Today’s show was brought to you by Pan-American World Airways!
Aug 05, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #50 - Listen to this Podcast
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Jul 25, 2013
Podcast #50 – Listen To This Podcast
Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast #50, featuring usual suspects Joel Spolsky, Jay Hanlon, and David Fullerton, plus special guest Shog9 aka Nine Shogs Shogging.  And remember, today’s podcast is sponsored by the House of Lords, bringing you excellent laws, 100% free!
Jul 25, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #49 - The One Where We Edited Out The Title Reference
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Jun 11, 2013
Podcast #49 – The One Where We Edited Out The Title Reference
Welcome to episode 49 of the Stack Exchange Podcast! We are welcoming special guest Matt Grum, as well as usual suspects Joel, David, and Jay.  Matt is the top rep user on Photography. He’s got 957 answers (and has never asked a question)! He’s a photographer and a developer, so his exposure to the Photography site came from his involvement with Stack Overflow
Jun 11, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #48 - Sponsored by Powdermilk Biscuits
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Jun 03, 2013
Podcast #48 – Sponsored by Powdermilk Biscuits
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #48! Our guest today is Jorge Castro, member of the Community Team at Canonical (of Ubuntu fame). We also have Robert Cartaino, our very own Director of Community Development, here at Stack Exchange, as well as the usual suspects – David Fullerton, Jay Hanlon, and Joel Spolsky..  Our guest Jorge Castro works on Ubuntu, at Canonical. He says to pretend it’s double Os instead of U’s: Ooboontoo. (David, Jay, and Joel work on Stack Exchange, at Stack Exchange.)
Jun 03, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #47 - Do You Even Twitter Bro?
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May 14, 2013
Podcast #47 – Do You Even Twitter Bro?
We’re Back!  It’s been a while since our last podcast (why you ask – listen to find out!) but we’re back now and “stronger” than ever.  It’s Joel, David and Jay (plus producer Alex and Abby) coming to you from the brand new SE Podcast Studio (check out the picture below)
May 14, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #46 - The Podcast That Sounds Dirty But Isn't
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Mar 27, 2013
Podcast #46 – The Podcast That Sounds Dirty But Isn”t
Our guest this week (after she joins a bit late) is Zuly Gonzalez – Stack Exchange moderator and power user.  As usual, we also have David Fullerton, Jay Hanlon, Joel Spolsky and (Fake) Producer Alex!
Mar 27, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #45 - Keeping it Sharp (C#)
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Mar 18, 2013
Podcast #45 – Keeping it Sharp
Our guest this week is Eric Lippert – language architect extraordinaire and famous for all his work at Microsoft in developing their languages
Mar 18, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #44 - This Should Have Been #43
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Mar 06, 2013
Podcast #44 – This Should Have Been #43
Welcome Back!  Our guest today is the one and only Robert Scoble – blogger and video maker extraordinaire.  He’s joined by the usual Stack Exchange crew for a packed hour of fun.
Mar 06, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #43 - False Facts & Blood Feuds
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Feb 21, 2013
Podcast #43 – False Facts & Blood Feuds
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #43 with Joel Spolsky, Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and special guest Alexis Ohanian, calling in from the Tutorspree office. Alexis is the co-founder of Reddit and an investor in Hipmunk. He’s a strong advocate against SOPA and PIPA, and knows how to dress well while doing so, thanks to Joel. (Listen on to figure out what we’re talking about here.)
Feb 21, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #42 - The Exception That Proves The Rule
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Feb 05, 2013
Podcast #42 – It”s The Exception That Proves The Rule
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #42 – it’s our usual gang back this week with Joel, Jay, David, and Producer Alex.  There’s plenty of inside baseball, so put on your rally caps and make sure to stick it through to the end!
Feb 05, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #41 - Neither of Us Have Muscles
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Jan 28, 2013
Podcast #41 – Neither of Us Have Muscles
Welcome to Stack Exchange Podcast #41, featuring Joel Spolsky, Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, Kyle Brandt, Nick Craver, and Geoff Dalgas, with Producer Alex calling in from Denver!  We have a bunch of systems administrators and the like here, because we are in the process of moving datacenters to our new home in New York City.
Jan 28, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #40 - Random Musings
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Jan 10, 2013
Podcast #40 – Random Musings (Plus a Surprise Guest)
You’re listening to the Stack Exchange Podcast #40 (We apologize to everyone who expected Wil Wheaton last week)  Your hosts are David Fullerton, Jay Hanlon, and Joel Spolsky.  We also have a surprise special guest: Britton Payne, professor of Copyright, Trademark, and Emerging Technologies at Fordham University. He knows a lot of things about software patent law, so we grabbed him as he walked by the studio to talk to us.
Jan 10, 2013
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #39 - The One with Wil Wheaton
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Dec 24, 2012
Podcast #39 – The One with Wil Wheaton
Today’s guest is Jeremy Tunnell, who says it’s great to be here. He’s the new Product Manager on the Stack Exchange team. He works out of Nashville but is in New York with us, recording live in the podcast studio!
Dec 24, 2012
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #38 - This One's At Least a 4/10
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Dec 03, 2012
SE Podcast #38 – This One”s At Least a 4/10
Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast #38 with Joel, Jay, David, and new special guest Will Cole, PM on the Careers team.  We’re doing a deep dive into Careers today, as we have the launch of Careers in German coming up!
Dec 03, 2012
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #37 - Back At It, Again
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Nov 20, 2012
SE Podcast #37 – Back At It, Again
Welcome back!  We’re actually back to a fairly normal podcast this week and want to bring you back up to speed on Stack Exchange after our adventures the last few weeks.  What’s on the agenda? What’s new this week?
Nov 20, 2012
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #36 - The Hurricane
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Nov 09, 2012
SE Podcast #36 – We Got Hit by a Hurricane
So as you may have heard in the news, the east coast got hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy – in particular, our datacenter in Lower Manhattan was almost knocked entirely offline.  If not for the incredible efforts of Fog Creek Software, Squarespace, and Peer1 (the datacenter) there would have certainly been days of outages for everyone involved.
Nov 09, 2012
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #35 - Scott Hanselman
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Oct 29, 2012
SE Podcast #35 – A Biscuit Away from Jerry Stiller
Welcome to Stack Exchange podcast #35 with special guest Scott Hanselman. We also have your loyal cohosts, Jay Hanlon and David Fullerton. And Joel Spolsky?
Oct 29, 2012
SE Podcast #34 – Kyle Brandt and Nick Craver
On the show this week are Kyle Brandt and Nick Craver, two SE employees who are heading up our systems upgrades and relocations – they’ll dish all kinds of details on our infrastructure, plus plenty of chat about other mildly relevant things.
Oct 23, 2012
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #34 - Kyle Brandt and Nick Craver
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Oct 22, 2012
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #33 - It's Back
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We're back baby! After a 7 month hiatus, the Stack Exchange Podcast is back with new co-hosts: Joel Spolsky and Jay Hanlon. Our guest this week: David Fullerton

Oct 15, 2012
SE Podcast #33 – It”s Back!
It’s Back! Welcome to episode #33 of the Stack Exchange podcast.  We’ve got a brand new co-host (Jay Hanlon, our new VP of Community Growth) plus our guest this week is David Fullerton, VP of Engineering at Stack Exchange.
Oct 15, 2012
Mi Yodeya Launch Party
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The launch party of our Judaism Stack Exchange Site: Mi Yodeya

Jun 14, 2012
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #32 - Rep-Ocalypse
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Mar 06, 2012
SE Podcast #32 – Jarrod Dixon and Josh Heyer
With the recent “REP-OCALYPSE” that happened over the weekend, we thought it was a great time to do another podcast – so come join Joel, Jarrod, and Josh as they talk about some of the recent changes to the site and the motivations behind them.
Mar 06, 2012
SE Podcast #31 – Goodbye Jeff
Well, it’s time for the final Stack Exchange Podcast featuring Jeff Atwood before he rides off into the sunset.  Tune in to hear Jeff and Joel reminisce about the origins of Stack Exchange, the journey along the way, and listen to some special recordings from those who have been around since the beginning.
Mar 01, 2012
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #31 - Goodbye Jeff
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Feb 29, 2012
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #30 w/ Robert & Rebecca
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Dec 08, 2011
SE Podcast #30 – Robert Cartaino & Rebecca Chernoff
Guests this week are Robert Cartaino and Rebecca Chernoff. Yeehaw! They’re members of our Community Team.
Dec 08, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #29 w/ Chris Poole
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Nov 30, 2011
SE Podcast #29 – Chris Poole
Jeff and Joel are joined today by Chris “Moot” Poole, founder of 4chan and Canv.as.  It’s a wide ranging discussion from internet memes and tropes to the danger of the SOPA bill that is currently making its way through the house.
Nov 30, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #28 w/ Brent Ozar
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Nov 23, 2011
SE Podcast #28 – Brent Ozar
Jeff & Joel are joined this week by Brent Ozar, database wizard who has helped tons of companies (including Stack) with their massive scaling needs.
Nov 23, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #27 w/ Dave Winer
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Nov 16, 2011
SE Podcast #27 – Dave Winer
Jeff & Joel are joined today by Dave Winer, who’s upset that we don’t have a jingle to start the show! He “invented” (well, pioneered, really) the XML-RPC protocol. Dave tells us the story of how and why the protocol came to be.
Nov 16, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #26
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Nov 09, 2011
SE Podcast #26
No guest today. Moot had to postpone his appearance on the show. But David Fullerton is here to hang out with us
Nov 09, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #25 w/ Mark Russinovich
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Nov 02, 2011
SE Podcast #25 – Mark Russinovich
This week’s guest is Mark Russinovich, from SysInternals.com and now with Microsoft.
Nov 02, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #24 w/ Eric Ries
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Oct 26, 2011
SE Podcast #24 – Eric Ries
Jeff & Joel are joined this week by Eric Ries, author and expert on The Lean Startup.  Topics for the chat include:
Oct 26, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #23 w/ James Portnow
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Oct 19, 2011
SE Podcast #23 – James Portnow
Our guest today is James Portnow of Extra Credits. We are also joined in the studio by David Fullerton.
Oct 19, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #22 w/ Paul Biggar
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Oct 12, 2011
SE Podcast #22 – Paul Biggar
Joel (but no Jeff) is joined this week by Paul Biggar (who Joel originally met when he was a DevDays London 2009 speaker about scripting languages).  Paul currently works at Mozilla, having come off his own (not that successful) Y Combinator startup.
Oct 12, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #21 w/ David Fullerton
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Oct 05, 2011
SE Podcast #21 – David Fullerton & Jason Punyon
This week, Jeff & Joel are joined (in studio, no less) by David Fullerton, head of the NY Dev Department, and Jason Punyon, a developer here in the office.  Its a fast moving discussion covering all kinds of topics, like:
Oct 05, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #20 w/ John Siracusa
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Sep 28, 2011
SE Podcast #20 – John Siracusa
Joining Jeff & Joel this week is John Siracusa, writer for Ars Technica – he’s the one who introduced Macs to the Ars world (and apparently ended up converting their entire staff into Mac users).
Sep 28, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #19 w/ John Sheehan
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Sep 21, 2011
SE Podcast #19 – John Sheehan
Everyone’s back in their home towns this week (Sorry for the audio quality last week. It was Joel’s fault [actually, it was TechCrunch’s fault]). And joining Jeff & Joel this week is John Sheehan, Developer Evangelist for Twilio.
Sep 21, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #18
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Sep 14, 2011
SE Podcast #18
No guest this week as Joel calls in to the show live from the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference in San Francisco since he’s there launching Trello for Fog Creek Software (also why his audio isn’t quite as good as usual, it’s pretty loud there).  There’s still a full hour of Jeff & Joel goodness though so make sure to check it out!
Sep 14, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #17 w/ Kyle & George
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Sep 07, 2011
SE Podcast #17 – Kyle Brandt & George Beech
Jeff & Joel are back with guests this week – joining them are Kyle Brandt and George Beech, our very own sysadmins/ops guys/[insert your own term here]
Sep 07, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #16
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Aug 31, 2011
SE Podcast #16
So it’s been a couple weeks since our last podcast, but Jeff & Joel are back and ready to catch up on everything they missed.  There’s no guest this week, just 60+ minutes of that Jeff & Joel banter that (we hope) you’ve grown to love.
Aug 31, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #15 w/ Michael Natkin
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Aug 11, 2011
SE Podcast #15 – Michael Natkin
Joining Jeff and Joel this week is Michael Natkin, from our Cooking.SE site.  Michael is especially interesting because he is a computer programmer, but he doesn’t answer questions at Stack Overflow, only on the Cooking site (he’s our first guest to do so!) – he also writes over at Herbivoracious (which he started back in 2007).
Aug 10, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #14 w/ Miguel De Icaza
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Aug 03, 2011
SE Podcast #14 – Miguel De Icaza
Miguel De Icaza joins Jeff & Joel this week to discuss everything from Miguel’s many projects to identity on the internet to playdates for toddlers.  Miguel is a force in the software world, having initiated and contributed to all kinds of products over the years – he’s also well known for being one of the most productive programmers out there.  Check out the full episode for:
Aug 03, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #13 w/ Jin Yang
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Jul 27, 2011
SE Podcast #13 – Jin Yang
Jeff & Joel are joined this week by Jin Yang – our resident web/graphic designer here at Stack (the distinction between the two becomes a discussion point).  Once we get the proper picture of Jin in the chatroom, he relates everything from his background in design to how he ended up at Stack Exchange and our philosophy behind design.
Jul 27, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #12 w/ Patrick McKenzie
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Jul 20, 2011
SE Podcast #12 – Patrick McKenzie
This week, Jeff and Joel are joined by Patrick McKenzie – StackOverflow contributor, internet commentator and SEO expert (especially when it comes to driving traffic for Halloween bingo cards).  After a few early tech issues (don’t worry, we cleaned up for everyone at home) we jump right into things, with tons of discussion, including:
Jul 20, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #11 w/ Rory Blyth
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Jul 06, 2011
SE Podcast #11 – Rory Blyth
This week, Jeff and Joel are joined by Rory Blyth (with no ‘e’ as he is very insistent) fresh off his move to a new house in Portland, OR.  This week’s topics include:
Jul 06, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #10 w/ Steve Karantza
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Jun 29, 2011
SE Podcast #10 – Steve Karantza
Jeff & Joel are joined by Steve Karantza, better know as Shirlock Homes, our #1 user on the DIY Stack Exchange.  Steve is also our first non-programmer oriented guest on the podcast!
Jun 29, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #09 w/ Greg Wilson
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Jun 22, 2011
SE Podcast #09
This week, Jeff and Joel are joined by Greg Wilson, an author, developer, and former university professor, who is also an expert on open source software development.  Once make it through the jokes and get his mic sounding great, we can jump in and explore all kinds of interesting topics, like:
Jun 22, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #08 w/ Marco Arment
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Jun 16, 2011
SE Podcast #08
This week, Jeff and Joel are joined live “in studio” by Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper and formerly the lead developer at Tumblr.  This week’s topics include:
Jun 16, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #07 w/ Sam Saffron
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Jun 08, 2011
SE Podcast #07
Jeff and Joel are joined by Sam Saffron (aka Waffles), our only Australian developer at Stack Exchange!
Jun 08, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #06
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Jun 01, 2011
SE Podcast #06
It’s our first test of a live podcast!  In case you missed it, we streamed this week’s podcast live during the taping. It’s something we’re playing with and may continue to do in the future if it is popular.  You can tune in to the live tapings Tuesdays @ 4 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific — check Joel and Jeff’s Twitter feeds for the location.
Jun 01, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #05 w/ Josh Heyer
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May 18, 2011
SE Podcast #05
The podcast is on the road again this week, with Jeff and Joel coming to you live from Jeff’s living room in El Cerrito, CA.  They’re also joined by Josh Heyer (aka Shog9) who calls in from Colorado.  This is actually the second time we’ve done a podcast from Jeff’s house, the first time being Episode #51.
May 18, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #04 w/ Jon Skeet
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May 11, 2011
SE Podcast #04
This week, the Stack Exchange podcast travels to England, where Jeff and Joel are joined by Stack Overflow legend Jon Skeet (and son!) along with Marc Gravell.
May 11, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #03 w/ Scott Hanselman
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May 04, 2011
SE Podcast #03
This week, Jeff and Joel are joined by Scott Hanselman – tune in for their discussion of everything from MIX11 to the salads at Jack in the Box.
May 04, 2011
SE Podcast #02
This week on the Stack Exchange podcast, Jeff and Joel are back into the swing of the weekly podcast and jump right into business, including:
Apr 27, 2011
SE Podcast #01
Welcome back to the first episode of the new Stack Exchange Podcast redux!  Jumping right back into the old groove, here’s what happens this week:
Apr 20, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #02
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Exchange Podcast - Episode #01
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #87
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #86
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #85
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #84
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #83
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #82
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #81
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #80
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #79
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #78
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #77
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #76
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #75
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #74
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #73
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #72
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #71
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #70
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #69
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #68
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #67
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #66
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #65
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #64
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #63
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #62
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #61
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #60
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #59
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #58
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #57
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Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #54
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #53
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #52
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #51
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #50
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #49
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #48
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #47
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Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #42
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #41
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #40
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Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #38
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Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #33
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #32
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Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #30
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #29
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #28
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #27
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #26
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #25
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Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #23
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Apr 19, 2011
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #20
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Apr 19, 2011
Stack Overflow Podcast - Episode #19
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