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Technical interviews about software topics.
Data Warehouse with Christian Kleinerman
Oct 15 • 63 min
A data warehouse provides fast access to large data sets for analytics, data science, and dashboards. A data warehouse differs from a transactional database, because you often do not need to update specific records. Because of the read-only nature of the…
DevOps at Microsoft with Martin Woodward
Oct 12 • 64 min
The Windows operating system is one of the most widely used pieces of software in history. Windows was started before there was any alternative to a monolithic codebase, because Microsoft was building software before the Internet was widely used by…
Generative Models with Doug Eck
Oct 11 • 68 min
Google Brain is an engineering team focused on deep learning research and applications. One growing area of interest within Google Brain is that of generative models. A generative model uses neural networks and a large data set to create new data similar…
Mapillary: Computer Vision Crowdsourcing with Peter Neubauer
Oct 10 • 67 min
Mapillary is a platform for gathering photos taken by smartphones and using that data to build a 3D model of the world. Mapillary’s model of the world includes labeled objects such as traffic signs, trees, humans, and buildings. This 3D model can be…
Digital Privacy with Aran Khanna
Oct 9 • 62 min
When Aran Khanna was a college student, he accepted an internship to work at Facebook. Even before his internship started, he started playing around with Facebook’s APIs and applications. Aran built a Chrome extension called Marauder’s Map, which used…
Airbnb Engineering with Surabhi Gupta
Oct 8 • 51 min
Airbnb began in 2008 as a monolithic Rails application serving the simple purpose of listing homes for rental. Over time, the number of listings increased dramatically, as did the number of people who were renting. With that scale, the Rails app had to be…
Monolith Migration with Jan Schiffman and Sherman Wood
Oct 6 • 50 min
We previously released this episode with the wrong audio file and are re-releasing it on a weekend. TIBCO was started in the 90’s with a popular message bus product that was widely used by finance companies, logistics providers, and other systems with…
Scalyr: Column-Oriented Log Management with Steve Newman
Oct 5 • 59 min
Log messages are fast, high volume, unstructured data. Logs are often the source of metrics, alerts, and dashboards, so these critical systems are downstream from a log management system. A log management system needs to be highly available, so that a…
Database Performance and Optimization with Andrew Davidson
Oct 4 • 66 min
When a database gets large, it can start to perform poorly. This can manifest in slow query speed. You can speed up a query by defining an index, which is a data structure that allows for faster access to the data that is being indexed. As a consequence,…
Cursor: Data Collaboration with Adam Weinstein
Oct 3 • 54 min
Linkedin is an organization with thousands of employees. An enterprise of that size starts to develop problems with data collaboration. Data collaboration is the process of sharing and analyzing data with multiple users, such as data scientists, business…
Kotlin Design with Andrey Breslav
Oct 2 • 48 min
Kotlin is a statically typed programming language that started as a JVM language. It gained popularity because it reduces the amount of boilerplate code required for a typical Java project. Many of the early adopters of Kotlin were building Android apps…
Continuous Integration in Open Source with Oren Novotny
Oct 1 • 57 min
Open source software is key to our software infrastructure. Closed source enterprises rely on open source software, but the development processes for closed source and open source software are often different in their approach to continuous integration…
Prisma: GraphQL Infrastructure with Soren Bramer Schmidt
Sep 28 • 54 min
GraphQL allows developers to communicate with all of their different data backends through a consistent query interface. A GraphQL query can be translated into queries to MySQL, MongoDB, ElasticSearch, or whatever kind of API or backend is needed to…
Android Things with Wayne Piekarski
Sep 27 • 62 min
Internet of Things is a concept that describes lots of devices that you interact with regularly being connected to the Internet and networked together. Technologists have been dreaming of the world of IoT for many years, where our connected refrigerator…
JavaScript Engines with Mathias Bynens
Sep 26 • 53 min
JavaScript performance has improved over time due to advances in JavaScript engines such as Google’s V8. A JavaScript engine performs compiler optimization, garbage collection, hot code management, caching, and other runtime aspects that keep a JavaScript…
Unity and WebAssembly with Brett Bibby
Sep 25 • 68 min
Unity is a game engine for building 2-D and 3-D experiences, augmented reality, movies, and other applications. Unity is cross-platform, so that applications can be written once and deployed to iOS, Android, web, and other surfaces. Unity has been around…
Front Engineering with Laurent Perrin
Sep 24 • 53 min
Front is a shared inbox application that has seen rapid adoption within companies. Front allows multiple members of a company to collaborate together on a conversation–whether that conversation is in email, Twitter, or Facebook Messenger. This is useful…
Checkr: Background Check Platform with Tomas Barreto
Sep 21 • 63 min
Background checks are a routine part of the hiring process. After a potential employee has made it through job interviews, a background check is administered to look through the applicant’s work history, criminal record, and other available data.…
Android on Chrome with Shahid Hussain and Stefan Kuhne
Sep 20 • 54 min
Google has two consumer operating systems: Android and Chrome. The Android operating system has been widely deployed on mobile devices. Chrome is an operating system for laptops and tablets, originally based around the Chrome browser. For several years,…
Kubernetes Distributions with Brian Gracely and Michael Hausenblas
Sep 19 • 63 min
Kubernetes is an open source container management system. Kubernetes is sometimes described as “the Linux of distributed systems” and this description makes sense: the large numbers of users and contributors in the Kubernetes community is comparable to…
Continuous Delivery Pipelines with Abel Wang
Sep 18 • 49 min
Continuous integration and delivery allows teams to move faster by allowing developers to ship code independently of each other. A multi-stage CD pipeline might consist of development, staging, testing, and production. At each of these stages, a new piece…
DEV Community with Ben Halpern
Sep 17 • 63 min
The DEV Community is a platform where developers share ideas, programming advice, and tools. Ben Halpern started it after running an extremely successful Twitter account creating humorous tweets for developers. One way to describe DEV Community is as a…
Druid Analytical Database with Fangjin Yang
Sep 14 • 53 min
Modern applications produce large numbers of events. These events can be users clicking, IoT sensors accumulating data, or log messages. The cost of cloud storage and compute continues to drop, so engineers can afford to build applications around these…
Orchestrating Kubernetes with Chris Gaun
Sep 13 • 59 min
A company runs a variety of distributed systems applications such as Hadoop for batch processing jobs, Spark for data science, and Kubernetes for container management. These distributed systems tools can run on-prem, in a cloud provider, or in a hybrid…
Netflix Observability with Kevin Lew
Sep 12 • 54 min
Netflix users stream terabytes of data from the cloud to their devices every day. During a high bandwidth, long-lived connection, a lot can go wrong. Networks can drop packets, machines can run out of memory, and the Netflix app on a user’s device can…
Real Estate Machine Learning with Or Hiltch
Sep 11 • 58 min
Stock traders have access to high volumes of information to help them make decisions on whether to buy an asset. A trader who is considering buying a share of Google stock can find charts, reports, and statistical tools to help with their decision. There…
Kubernetes Continuous Deployment with Sheroy Marker
Sep 10 • 54 min
Engineering organizations can operate more efficiently by working with a continuous integration and continuous deployment workflow. Continuous integration is the process of automatically building and deploying code that gets pushed to a remote repository.…
Go To Market with Mitch Ferguson
Sep 7 • 78 min
Engineers need to have an awareness of the business model that allows their company to succeed. When a software company is going to market, the engineers need to work closely with the sales and marketing team to formulate a strategy for building and…
Music Engineering with Dom Kane
Sep 6 • 67 min
For most of history, a typical musician would learn to play one specific instrument. As synthesizers became available to the public, it became commonplace for a musician to create their own instruments using hardware and software. By the early 2000s,…
Faust: Streaming at Robinhood with Ask Solem
Sep 5 • 53 min
Robinhood is a platform for buying and selling stocks, cryptocurrencies, and other assets. Since its founding in 2013, Robinhood has grown to have more than 5 million user accounts, which is even more than the popular online broker E-Trade. With the surge…
Monolith Migration with Jan Schiffman and Sherman Wood
Sep 4 • 50 min
TIBCO was started in the 90’s with a popular message bus product that was widely used by finance companies, logistics providers, and other systems with high throughput. As TIBCO grew in popularity, the company expanded into other areas through products it…
RideOS: Fleet Management with Rohan Paranjpe
Aug 31 • 58 min
Self-driving transportation will be widely deployed at some point in the future. How far off is that future? There are widely varying estimations: maybe you will summon a self-driving Uber in a New York within 5 years, or maybe it will take 20 years to…
Kubernetes Impact with Clayton Coleman
Aug 30 • 71 min
Kubernetes is in production clusters around the world with hundreds of thousands of containers. Kubernetes provides a distributed systems management environment for small startups and giant enterprises with applications ranging from microservices to…
DataOps with Christopher Bergh
Aug 29 • 64 min
Every company with a large set of customers has a large set of data–whether that company is 5 years old or 50 years old. That data is valuable whether you are an insurance company, a soft drink manufacturer, or a ridesharing company. All of these large…
Android Slices with Jason Monk
Aug 28 • 57 min
The main user interfaces today are the smartphone, the laptop, and the desktop computer. Some people today interact with voice interfaces, augmented reality, virtual reality, and automotive computer screens like the Tesla. In the future, these other…
Helm with Michelle Noorali
Aug 27 • 57 min
Back in 2014, platform-as-a-service was becoming an increasingly popular idea. The idea of PaaS was to sit on top of infrastructure-as-a-service providers like Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud, and simplify some of the complexity of these infrastructure…
Build Faster with Nader Dabit
Aug 24 • 67 min
Building software today is much faster than it was just a few years ago. The tools are higher level, and abstract away tasks that would have required months of development. Much of a developer’s time used to be spent optimizing databases, load balancers,…
Stitch Fix Engineering with Cathy Polinsky
Aug 23 • 57 min
Stitch Fix is a company that recommends packages of clothing based on a set of preferences that the user defines and updates over time. Stitch Fix’s software platform includes the website, data engineering infrastructure, and warehouse software. Stitch…
OLIO: Food Sharing with Lloyd Watkin
Aug 21 • 46 min
Food gets thrown away from restaurants, homes, catering companies, and any other place with a kitchen. Most of this food gets thrown away when it is still edible, and could provide nutrition to someone who is hungry. Just like Airbnb makes use of excess…
WebAssembly Engineering with Ben Smith and Thomas Nattestad
Aug 20 • 61 min
WebAssembly allows developers to run any language in a sandboxed, memory controlled module that can be called via well-defined semantics. As we have discussed in recent episodes with Lin Clark and Steve Klabnik from Mozilla, WebAssembly is changing…
WebAssembly Future with Steve Klabnik
Aug 17 • 61 min
WebAssembly is a low-level compilation target for any programming language that can be interpreted into WebAssembly. Alternatively, WebAssembly is a way to run languages other than JavaScript in the browser. Or, yet another way of describing WebAssembly…
DoorDash Engineering with Raghav Ramesh
Aug 16 • 58 min
DoorDash is a last mile logistics company that connects customers with their favorite national and local businesses. When a customer orders from a restaurant, DoorDash needs to identify the ideal driver for picking up the order from the restaurant and…
Casa: Crypto Wallet Security with Jameson Lopp
Aug 15 • 66 min
Cryptocurrency security is a concern to anyone who has a significant amount of money in the form of Bitcoin, Ethereum, or other crypto assets. Most Bitcoin is held in either a Bitcoin wallet or a Bitcoin bank. Your Bitcoin holdings are recorded on a…
Infrastructure Monitoring with Mark Carter
Aug 14 • 56 min
At Google, the job of a site reliability engineer involves building tools to automate infrastructure operations. If a server crashes, there is automation in place to create a new server. If a service starts to receive a high load of traffic, there is…
GitOps: Kubernetes Continuous Delivery with Alexis Richardson
Aug 13 • 48 min
Continuous delivery is a way of releasing software without requiring software engineers to synchronize during a release. Over the last decade, continuous delivery workflows have evolved as the tools have changed. Jenkins was one of the first continuous…
Klarna Engineering with Marcus Granström
Aug 10 • 51 min
Klarna is a payments company headquartered in Sweden. Since being established in 2005 it has grown to handling $21 billion in online sales in 2017. Roughly 40% of all e-commerce sales in Sweden go through Klarna. Klarna’s original differentiator was that…
Stripe Engineering with Raylene Yung
Aug 9 • 48 min
Stripe is a payments API that allows merchants to transact online. Since the creation of the payments API, Stripe has expanded into adjacent services such as fraud detection, business management, and billing. These other verticals leverage the existing…
Self-Driving Engineering with George Hotz
Aug 8 • 64 min
In the smartphone market there are two dominant operating systems: one closed source (iPhone) and one open source (Android). The market for self-driving cars could play out the same way, with a company like Tesla becoming the closed source iPhone of cars,…
Future Architecture with Chad Fowler
Aug 7 • 68 min
Chad Fowler was the CTO of Wunderlist prior to its acquisition by Microsoft. Since the acquisition, Chad has become the general manager of developer advocacy at Microsoft. He also works as a venture capitalist at BlueYard Capital, an early stage…
Splice: Music Collaboration with Matt Aimonetti
Aug 6 • 64 min
Music collaboration has historically been accomplished by musicians gathering in bands. A band is usually an in-person, physical manifestation: a drummer, a guitarist, a piano player. Or, on a large scale, a symphony of classical instruments led by a…
GraalVM with Thomas Wuerthinger
Aug 3 • 56 min
Java programs compile into Java bytecode. Java bytecode executes in the Java Virtual Machine, a runtime environment that compiles that bytecode further into machine code, and optimizes the runtime by identifying “hot” code paths and keeping those hot code…
Token Types with Felipe Pereira
Aug 2 • 56 min
A token is a unit of virtual currency. Most tokens are built on a blockchain-based cryptocurrency platform, such as Ethereum. Building on top of a platform like Ethereum allows these tokens to form their own financial ecosystem while leveraging the scale…
Castor EDC with Derk Arts
Aug 1 • 55 min
Medical breakthroughs require medical research. Medical research requires patient testing and data collection. The most common form of capturing patient data is through surveys–and most of those surveys today are done on paper. Surveying patients to…
Jailbreaking Apple Watch with Max Bazaliy
Jul 31 • 48 min
Apple operating systems are closed source. This closed source nature gives Apple an extremely successful business model–and a very different software developer ecosystem than Linux-based systems. Since Linux is open source, the information on how to…
Edge Kubernetes with Venkat Yalla
Jul 30 • 57 min
“Edge computing” is a term used to define computation that takes place in an environment outside of a data center. Edge computing is a broad term. Your smartphone is an edge device. A self-driving car is an edge device. A security camera with a computer…
React Native at Airbnb with Gabriel Peal
Jul 27 • 61 min
React Native allows developers to reuse frontend code between mobile platforms. A user interface component written in React Native can be used in both iOS and Android codebases. Since React Native allows for code reuse, this can save time for developers,…
Ghost: Open Source Publishing Platform with John O’Nolan
Jul 26 • 67 min
Blogging is more than 20 years old. Over that period of time, numerous publishing platforms have been created. Squarespace, Blogger, Medium, and Twitter are popular closed source platforms. WordPress has been the most popular open source blogging…
Video Games and Funding Techniques with Howard Marks
Jul 25 • 68 min
Howard Marks ran two video game companies in the 90’s: Activision and Acclaim. While running these companies, he developed a love for entrepreneurship that he maintains today. Howard is the CEO of StartEngine, a company that functions as an accelerator, a…
Video Machine Learning with Ben Dodson
Jul 24 • 53 min
Video streaming platforms like Netflix offer a convenient way to watch video content. We are now able to watch our favorite TV shows, movies, or content creators on a range of devices. However, buffering while watching videos can be a painful experience…
Kubernetes in the Enterprise with Aparna Sinha
Jul 23 • 59 min
Enterprises want to update their technology faster. One way an enterprise can accelerate the adoption of new tools is to move more aggressively towards the cloud. By giving internal developers access to the cloud, it becomes easier to provision new…
WebAssembly with Lin Clark
Jul 20 • 60 min
JavaScript has been the exclusive language of the web browser for the last 20 years. Whether you use Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari, your browser interprets and executes code in a virtual machine–and that virtual machine only runs…
Botchain with Rob May
Jul 19 • 53 min
“Bots” are becoming increasingly relevant to our everyday interactions with technology. A bot sometimes mediates the interactions of two people. Examples of bots include automated reply systems, intelligent chat bots, classification systems, and…
Build a Bank: N26 with Pat Kua
Jul 18 • 60 min
Banking has been a part of the economy for 600 years. Banking has always been evolving. The most recent evolution: the financial industry has been going digital. Newer “fintech” companies have created innovative ways of doing everything related to…
Git Vulnerability with Edward Thomson
Jul 17 • 55 min
Git is a distributed file system for version control. Git is extremely reliable, fast, and secure, owing to the fact that it is one of the oldest pieces of open source software. But even battle-tested software can have vulnerabilities. In this episode, we…
Counting People with Andrew Farah
Jul 16 • 50 min
If you operate a restaurant, you want to know how many people are inside your restaurant at any given time. You also want to be able to know your occupancy if you operate a movie theater, coffee shop, or apparel store. Knowing how many people are in your…
Machine Learning Deployments with Diego Oppenheimer
Jul 13 • 60 min
Machine learning models allow our applications to perform highly accurate inferences. A model can be used to classify a picture as a cat, or to predict what movie I might want to watch. But before a machine learning model can be used to make these…
Ballerina Language with Tyler Jewell
Jul 12 • 54 min
Modern programming requires lots of integration between APIs. Some of these integrations are trivial–such as using Twilio or Stripe. But there are many more complex integrations. For example, when a large company acquires a smaller company, the acquiring…
Flutter in Practice with Randal Schwartz
Jul 11 • 62 min
Flutter allows developers to build cross-platform mobile apps. In our previous show about Flutter, Eric Seidel from Google described the goals of Flutter, why he founded the project, and how Flutter is built. In today’s show, Randal Schwartz talks about…
Build a Bank: Nubank with Edward Wible
Jul 10 • 59 min
Nubank was started in 2013 with a credit card that was controlled through a mobile app. At the time, it was the first service in Brazil that allowed customers to do banking without going to a physical bank branch. Since then, Nubank has expanded into…
Flutter with Eric Seidel
Jul 9 • 55 min
Flutter is a project from Google that is rebuilding user interface engineering from the ground up. Today, most engineering teams have dedicated engineering resources for web, iOS, and Android. These different platforms have their own design constraints,…
Future Projection with Tim O’Reilly
Jul 6 • 66 min
Tim O’Reilly’s book What’s the Future? is an overview of business, technology, and society. As the founder of O’Reilly Media, Tim has been steeped in technology trends for the last 40 years. From his vantage point running conferences and publishing…
Machine Learning Stroke Identification with David Golan
Jul 5 • 57 min
When a patient comes into the hospital with stroke symptoms, the hospital will give that patient a CAT scan, a 3-dimensional imaging of the patient’s brain. The CAT scan needs to be examined by a radiologist, and the radiologist will decide whether to…
Fintech Environment with Michael Walsh
Jul 3 • 57 min
Computer systems consume memory, CPU, battery, data, and network bandwidth as inputs. These systems provide value for the end user by delivering information, virtual objects, and physical products as outputs. Another fundamental resource that is becoming…
Kademlia: P2P Distributed Hash Table with Petar Maymounkov
Jul 2 • 57 min
Napster, Kazaa, and Bittorrent are peer-to-peer file sharing systems. In these P2P systems, nodes need to find each other. Users need to be able to search for files that exist across the system. P2P systems are decentralized, so these routing problems…
Data Engineering Automation with Mike Kim
Jun 29 • 62 min
Every company has the idea of the “nightly report.” A business analyst comes into the office, sits down in front their inbox, and looks at yesterday’s data. Did sales go up? Did the marketing campaigns bring in the expected number of customers? Was there…
Chrome and Chromium with David Bokan
Jun 28 • 56 min
Chromium is an open source browser that shares code with the Chrome browser from Google. A browser is a large piece of software, with engineering challenges around threading, rendering, resource management, and networking. To add to the complexity, Chrome…
Shopify Infrastructure with Niko Kurtti
Jun 27 • 53 min
Shopify runs more than 600,000 small business websites. When Shopify was figuring out how to scale, the engineering teams did not have a standard workflow for how to deploy and manage services. Some teams used AWS, some teams used Heroku, some teams used…
Function Platforms with Chad Arimura and Matt Stephenson
Jun 26 • 52 min
“Serverless” is a word used to describe functions that get deployed and run without the developer having to manage the infrastructure explicitly. Instead of creating a server, installing the dependencies, and executing your code, the developer just…
Build a Bank: Monzo with Richard Dingwall
Jun 25 • 57 min
When you interact with your bank, it probably feels different than when you interact with a software technology company. That’s because the biggest banks in the world were started before software became such a universally important tool. Their core…
Browser Building with Osine Ikhianosime
Jun 23 • 29 min
Crocodile Browser is a fast browser built by Osine and Anesi Ikhianosime, a pair of brothers from Nigeria. I interviewed them 3 years ago, and in this episode I caught up with Osine to learn what he and his brother have been working on since then. Osine…
Video Search with Rasty Turek
Jun 22 • 65 min
Searching through all of the videos on the Internet is not a simple problem. In order to search through all the videos, you need to build a search index. In order to build a search index, you need to build a web crawler. Video files are large. To store…
Babel with Henry Zhu
Jun 21 • 66 min
Different browsers consume JavaScript in different ways. When a new version of JavaScript comes out, developers are eager to use the new functionality of that language version. But if you are writing frontend JavaScript code, that code needs to be…
Database Reliability Engineering with Laine Campbell
Jun 20 • 63 min
Over the last decade, cloud computing made it easier to programmatically define what infrastructure we have running, and perform operations across that infrastructure. This is called “infrastructure as code.” Whether you want to backup a database, deploy…
Rust Networking with Carl Lerche
Jun 19 • 53 min
Rust is a systems programming language with a distinct set of features for safety and concurrency. In previous shows about Rust, we explored how Rust can prevent crashes and eliminate data races through its approach to type safety and memory management.…
Dremio Data Engineering with Tomer Shiran
Jun 18 • 62 min
Twenty years ago, all of the data in an organization could fit inside of relational databases. Imagine a company like Proctor and Gamble. P&G is a consumer packaged goods company with hundreds of business sectors–shaving products, toothpaste, shampoo,…
Digital Evolution with Joel Lehman, Dusan Misevic, and Jeff Clune
Jun 15 • 57 min
Evolutionary algorithms can generate surprising, effective solutions to our problems. Evolutionary algorithms are often let loose within a simulated environment. The algorithm is given a function to optimize for, and the engineers expect that algorithm to…
Hacking Your Short-Term Rental with Jeremy Galloway
Jun 14 • 54 min
If you have ever stayed in a short-term rental (like an Airbnb, HomeAway, or CouchSurfing), you have probably used the wifi network at that rental property. Why wouldn’t you? It’s no different than hopping on an open wifi network at an airport, or a…
Postgres Sharding and Scalability with Marco Slot
Jun 13 • 61 min
Relational databases have been popular since the 1970s, but in the last 20 years the amount of data that applications need to collect and store has skyrocketed. The raw cost to store that data has decreased. There is a common phrase in software companies:…
Necto: Build an ISP with Adam Montgomery
Jun 12 • 65 min
In the tech industry, we have all grown to fear “lock-in.” Lock-in is a situation in which you have no choice but to pay a certain provider for some aspect of your computer services. Since computers are so fundamental to our lives, we sometimes have no…
Bitcoin Lightning Network with Jameson Lopp
Jun 11 • 67 min
Big blocks or small blocks: this is the fundamental question of Bitcoin scalability. The argument for big blocks is also known as “on-chain scalability.” Under this strategy, each block in the append-only chain of Bitcoin transaction blocks would grow in…
Investment Games with Brian Singerman
Jun 8 • 62 min
Investing is an infinite game. In a game, a player can formulate a strategy based on the available resources, the apparent variance of the environment, and the metagame of the other actors involved. For an investor, the game board includes companies,…
Future of Computing with John Hennessy
Jun 7 • 61 min
Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles about every two years. Moore’s Law is less like a “law” and more like an observation or a prediction. Moore’s Law is ending. We can no longer fit an increasing amount…
Container Storage with Jie Yu
Jun 6 • 59 min
A database stores data to an underlying section of storage. If you are an application developer, you might think of your persistent storage system as being the database itself–but at a lower level, that database is writing to block storage, file storage,…
Profilers with Julia Evans
Jun 5 • 51 min
When software is performing suboptimally, the programmer can use a variety of tools to diagnose problems and improve the quality of the code. A profiler is a tool for examining where a program is spending time. Every program consists of a set of different…
OpenAI: Compute and Safety with Dario Amodei
Jun 4 • 63 min
Applications of artificial intelligence are permeating our everyday lives. We notice it in small ways–improvements to speech recognition; better quality products being recommended to us; cheaper goods and services that have dropped in price because of…
Scaling Ethereum with Raul Jordan and Preston Van Loon
Jun 1 • 53 min
Cryptocurrency infrastructure is a new form of software. Thousands of developers are submitting transactions to Bitcoin and Ethereum, and this transaction volume tests the scalability of current blockchain implementations. The bottlenecks in scalability…
Life Science R&D with Sherwin Yu
May 31 • 62 min
Ten years ago, a biology researcher was limited by the software tools available. Most of the electronic record keeping was done using Excel and other general purpose tools. Benchling is a suite of software tools that were designed to simplify the lives of…
Container Native Development with Ralph Squillace
May 30 • 55 min
Containers have improved deployments and resource utilization. Kubernetes created a platform to manage those containers and orchestrate them into distributed applications. In today’s episode, we explore tools that improve the workflow of the application…
Pi Hole: Ad Blocker Hardware with Jacob Salmela
May 29 • 52 min
Ad blockers in the browser protect us from the most annoying marketing messages that the Internet tries to serve to us. But we still pay a price for these ads. We pay the bandwidth costs of requesting these pages. Our browsers are slowed down by these…
Autonomy with Frank Chen
May 25 • 59 min
Self-driving, electric cars will someday outnumber traditional automobiles on the road. As transportation becomes autonomous, it is hard to imagine an industry that will not be affected by the downstream effects of this change. These cars will likely be…