Building Programmers

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The World’s Greatest Programming Game Show
44: The End
Jul 25, 2017 • 2 min
43: Kim Arnett
Jul 18, 2017 • 36 min
This week, Kevin and Kim talk about learning to program, the joy of iOS programming, ROBOTS, and other fun stuff. Then they play "Programming Language Inventor or Member of the 1988-1989 Detroit Pistons"! IT'S DENNIS RITCHIE VS DENNIS RODMAN ON THE POD.…
42: Jason C. McDonald
Jul 11, 2017 • 39 min
This week, Kevin and Jason discuss learning to program and some other stuff KEVIN WINS 20 QUESTIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME WHAAAAAAAAT I mean then they discuss programming… something.. BIG WIN FOR KEVIN LISTEN NOWLinks:Jason C. McDonald (@indelibleblupen) |…
41: Richard Schneeman
Jul 4, 2017 • 39 min
This week, Kevin talks with Richard about Ruby, Rails, and contributing to open source. Then they play Peril! with categories like "Package Managers" and "Rails Milestones"! Can you think of any more exciting categories? I can, quite easily! TUNE IN…
40: Jessie Young
Jun 21, 2017 • 30 min
In a special WEDNESDAY episode of Building Programmers, Kevin talks to Jessie about starting out with Railsbridge, her first programmer baby steps, and even a little bit of Swift! Then they play "Programming Language, Michigan Township, or Both?" How well…
39: Michael Hartl
Jun 13, 2017 • 34 min
This week, Kevin talks to Michael about the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, Learn Enough, the great power he wields, and Tau Day. Then they play "SynthPop band or Javascript Thingy?" How does Michael do? Does he Ramda his way through to victory, or is he stuck in…
38: Jack Flintermann
Jun 6, 2017 • 36 min
This week, Jack and Kevin talk about choosing a profession, and his history as a programmer. Then they play the new game "What's my NSLine?" Kevin makes some inappropriate Urologist jokes, and a good time is had by all!Links:Jack Flintermann (@jflinter) |…
37: Chris Allen
May 30, 2017 • 36 min
This week, Kevin and Chris talk about Haskell. After that, they move on to Haskell and finish off with a little bit of Haskell. Then they play quite possibly the most diabolical round of 20 Questions Programming Language Edition yet! Tune in…
36: April Wensel
May 23, 2017 • 33 min
This week, Kevin talks to April about compassionate coding, ethics for developers, morality, and more, all while experiencing fever related hallucinations! This week also introduces the new "Kevin is extremely sick" theme song! After all this Kevin and…
35: Linda Nichols
May 16, 2017 • 40 min
In the GRAND RETURN OF BUILDING PROGRAMMERS Kevin talks to Linda about her day to day as a developer, new technologies she's excited about, and her past as an artist. Then they play the new game "Jargon!", where Linda has to distinguish between functional…
34: Special Announcement
Apr 18, 2017 • 2 min
This is a special Building Programmers announcement!
33: Chris Aquino
Apr 11, 2017 • 36 min
This week, Kevin and Chris talk about solving the right problems, barbecue, and why musicians make good programmers before playing the brand new game "Github: Over or Under?" They also discuss the poop emoji for several minutes straight! Tune in to hear…
32: Phillip Gray
Apr 4, 2017 • 31 min
This week, Kevin talks to Phillip about the first time he ran code, things to look for/ways to prepare for an internship, and some ways he likes to learn new things. Then they play THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME ON THE INTERNET, "Guess What Language Kevin is…
31: Jay Hayes
Mar 28, 2017 • 32 min
This week, Kevin talks to Jay about the sound Transformers™ make when they transform®, his origin as a programmer, JavaScript©, the tendency to overcomplicate things, and concurrent programming. Then they play the amazing game "Programming Language or…
30: Ryan Bigg
Mar 21, 2017 • 29 min
This week, Kevin talks to Ryan about how to write documentation, when to write documentation, and what it's like to write a book, among other things. Then they play the game "Who Tweeted it, @paulg or @dril?" How did Ryan do? Is the game as easy as it…
29: Mark Dalrymple
Mar 14, 2017 • 32 min
This week, Kevin talks to Mark about programming without the Internet, NeXT, and Mac programming, with a bonus punch card joke! Then they play "Guess the Programming Language Kevin is Trying to Say While Gargling Water", wherein Kevin sort of waterboards…
28: Alicia Sedlock
Mar 7, 2017 • 34 min
This week Kevin and Alicia talk about CSS, Myspace, Javascript, and whether or not the Truth is Out There™. Then they play the game "Javascript Tool or Motown Song Title?" Can Alicia pull off a perfect score? Was Lionel Ritchie in the Commodores? Tune in…
27: Aimee Knight
Feb 28, 2017 • 36 min
This week, Kevin and Aimee talk about learning to program, figure skating, finding a mentor, and JavaScript. Then they play the hit game "Programming Language Inventor or Figure Skating Gold Medalist?". Does Aimee know her figure skaters? Why are "Cool…
26: David Stump
Feb 21, 2017 • 35 min
This week, Kevin and David talk about becoming a programmer, fun languages, and the irresistible siren song that emanates from southwestern Ohio. Then they play the hot game "YCombinator Startup or Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Character". How does David do?…
25: Amanda Hill
Feb 14, 2017 • 33 min
This week, Kevin and Amanda talk about Android development, teaching, object oriented lamps, writing blog posts, and learning. Then they give some shout outs to statically typed languages and play the second ever installment of "Guess What Programming…
24: Nathan Long
Feb 7, 2017 • 38 min
This week, Kevin talks to Nathan about journalism, music, CSS, PHP, and makes a rare literary reference. Then they play the game "What's My Language?", which Kevin promptly torpedoes due to his staggering incompetence! What happened? How many times can…
23: Pat Brisbin
Jan 31, 2017 • 32 min
This week, maybe Kevin and Pat talk about Haskell, writing books, Ruby, and how he became a programmer before playing 20 Questions Programming Language Edition, or maybe they don't. Just one way to find out. Tune in now!Links:pbrisbin dot comArch Linuxpat…
22: Ben Halpern
Jan 24, 2017 • 37 min
Today, Kevin and Ben talk about the Practical Dev's origin story, how Ben became a programmer, what a CTO is, and what it's like being a rockstar ninja, the least stealthy and therefore worst type of ninja possible. Then Ben plays the game "Peril!"…
21: Sam Phippen
Jan 17, 2017 • 35 min
This week, Kevin talks to Sam about contributing to open source, the good and bad of tech interviews, and the value of a background in something other than computer science to a programmer. Then they play the hot game “Paul Graham Essay or ELO Song?” Will…
20: Bethany Soule
Jan 10, 2017 • 32 min
This week, Kevin talks to Bethany about Russian, painting, scheme, and how those things make a programmer. They also talk about Beeminder, the best website on the internet. If all that wasn't enough, they play the hot game "Programming Language, Michigan…
19: Sara Chipps
Jan 3, 2017 • 30 min
This week, Kevin and Sara talk about Jewelbots, early programming memories, and how tomorrow's programmers are getting their start. Then Kevin forces Sara to play "Star Trek Character or YCombinator Startup?" before briefly turning into StarTrekCast! How…
18: Bobbilee Hartman
Dec 20, 2016 • 30 min
In this episode, Kevin talks to Bobbilee about Rails Camp, Whales Camp, how she became a programmer, and what it is like to learn programming from scratch. Then they play not only the hit game show Peril!, but also Twenty Questions, Programming Language…
17: Aaron Patterson
Dec 13, 2016 • 37 min
This week, Kevin talks to Aaron Patterson about Ruby, J**a, Gogurt, and his earliest memories of computering. Then they play not one but TWO games, during which they accidentally write a new JavaScript package manager. How does Aaron do? Is the package…
16: Sara Simon
Dec 6, 2016 • 36 min
This week, Kevin talks to Sara Simon about programming, learning styles, common recommendations to aspiring developers, and Ernest Hemingway. Then things get weird real quick when Kevin forces Sara to play "Guess the Programming Language Kevin is Trying…
15: Eric Farkas
Nov 29, 2016 • 34 min
This week, Eric and Kevin talk about Ruby on Rails, theory vs. practice, and what Eric is doing these days. Then they play "Star Trek Character or Programming Language?", where Kevin speculates wildly about the origin of different languages. Featuring a…
14: Layne McNish
Nov 22, 2016 • 36 min
In this episode, Kevin and Layne talk about music, tech support, the tech bootcamp experience, and receiving responses to job applications 2+ years after the fact! They also play "What's my .vimrc line?", where Kevin reopens old wounds. Then they…
13: Kinsey Ann Durham
Nov 15, 2016 • 34 min
Kevin talks to Kinsey about learning things, mentorship, Ruby, and the importance of hobbies. Then they play perhaps the most ill conceived game yet, "JavaScript Framework or Type of Fish?" Does Kinsey know the difference between Angular and Angler? Tune…
12: Erin Morrissey
Nov 8, 2016 • 27 min
This week, Kevin talks to Erin Morrissey about bootcamps, learning, and OPEN SOURCE TACOS?!? Then they play 20 Questions, Programming Language Edition at a level yet unseen. Tune in to find out how!Links:Erin Morrissey | not that Morrisseyerinmorrissey @…
11: Ernie Miller
Nov 1, 2016 • 31 min
In this episode, Kevin talks to Ernie about programming, living in Louisville, why they are both glad that their doctors don't move fast and break things, and lobsters as an artistic medium. Then Kevin makes Ernie play either "Who am I?" or "Answer the…
10: Matt Green
Oct 25, 2016 • 37 min
This week, Kevin talks to Matt Green about Haskell, working hard (or is it… HARDLY WORKING!?!? applause break), and why he became a programmer. Then they play the most ill conceived game yet, Survey Says! How does Matt do? Does Pearl Jam now qualify as…
9: Episode NO MORE NUMBERS — Ash Furrow
Oct 18, 2016 • 38 min
This week, Kevin talks with Ash Furrow about his programmer origin story, writing iOS apps, writing books, and contributing to open source. Then they play everybody's favorite classic, "20 Questions, Programming Language Edition." Kevin also reveals some…
8: Episode… let’s say… 8. Gordon Fontenot
Oct 11, 2016 • 38 min
This week, Kevin talks to Gordon about Swift, Haskell, iOS development, the Houston Astros, and how the existence of beer is indirectly responsible for his career. Then they play the hit game Peril!, which is unlike any game show you’ve ever heard before…
6: Episode Sechs — Daniel Berkompas
Oct 4, 2016 • 37 min
This week, Kevin talks to Daniel about creating screencasts, Elixir, functional programming, and kidney stones! Then, Kevin makes Daniel play not one but TWO GAMES! Which games did they play? Who has the kidney stones? Listen now to find out not only the…
5: Episode 00000101 — Noel Rappin
Sep 27, 2016 • 32 min
In this episode, Kevin talks to Noel about the process of writing a book, the pitfalls around dealing with money while programming, and his new book, Take My Money. Then they play the hit game "Programming Language, or Star Trek: The Next Generation…
4: Episode Cuatro — Ben Orenstein
Sep 20, 2016 • 33 min
This week, Kevin talks to Ben Orenstein about QBASIC games, programming friends, podcasting, FormKeep, Upcase, and the horrific vulgarities scattered throughout his vimrc file. Then they play "What's my vimrc line?", exposing those vulgarities for all the…
3: Episode III — Jamon Holmgren
Sep 13, 2016 • 32 min
This week, Kevin talks with Jamon Holmgren, Founder & COO at Infinite Red. They talk about Rubymotion, Ruby, Elixir, Kevin tells an inside joke that nobody will get, and then Kevin forces Jamon to play the game "Who Am I?". How does Jamon do? Will he win…
2: Episode 2 — Adarsh Pandit
Sep 6, 2016 • 38 min
In episode two, Kevin asks Adarsh about Ruby stuff, Rails stuff, his long and winding road to becoming a developer, time travel, imposter syndrome, and the deep, unyielding pain in the heart of every Detroit Lions fan. Then they play the game "What's my…
1: Episode One — KF
Aug 30, 2016 • 23 min
In the very first episode of Building Programmers, I talk to KF about becoming a programmer. Then we play the game 20 Questions, Programming Language Edition, where I realize I don't know as much about the chosen language as I think I do! How does one…