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20: Ara the Star Engineer
Feb 10 • 32 min
Everyone geeks out over this children’s picture book, Jason and Jen read it to their daughters, Adam and Safia overthink it a little bit, and they give advice on reading it to a child.
19: The Imposter’s Handbook: Author - Rob Conery
Jan 20 • 50 min
We talk with Rob about his book, how and why he wrote it, as well as the next book that’s coming out.
18: The Imposter’s Handbook: Testing and Essential Unix
Dec 16, 2018 • 51 min
Safia compares test code to cake batter, Safia and Jen talk about testing culture, Jason says Rust makes testing easier, and Adam compares Unix to Eunuchs.
17: The Imposter’s Handbook: Functional Programming and Databases
Nov 20, 2018 • 56 min
Safia talks about the four themes of functional programming, Jason tells us the difference between currying and partial application, Jason finds out that third normal form is not the most normal form. And Adam found out that BASE is the opposite of ACID.
16: The Imposter’s Handbook: Software Design Patterns and Software Design Principles
Oct 21, 2018 • 44 min
Safia finds out that she already knew some of the design patterns, but not the name, Adam is confused about the fascade pattern, they talk about DRY, YAGNI, and they get into TDD, and a bit of the Unix philosophy.
15: The Imposter’s Handbook: Advanced Algorithms and Compilation
Sep 16, 2018 • 57 min
They talk about some advanced algorithms, Safia goes on a tangent about Grace Hopper, and Jason made a compiler in Rust.
14: The Imposter’s Handbook: Data Structures and Simple Algorithms
Sep 2, 2018 • 42 min
The hosts cover one algorithm each, after wrapping up the data structures chapter.
13: The Imposter’s Handbook: Big O and Data Structures
Aug 19, 2018 • 46 min
They go over big O and data structures, Jason and Safia have a vulcan mind meld over Timsort, and Adam almost went down a rabbit trail of YouTube videos.
12: The Imposter’s Handbook: Machinery (and the Turbo Button)
Aug 5, 2018 • 40 min
The hosts talk about various types of machines from finite-state machines, pushdown machines, and turing machines, and then get distracted by retro computing and the turbo button.
11: The Imposter’s Handbook: Complexity and Lambda Calculus
Jul 23, 2018 • 63 min
Adam and Jen have new jobs, they talk about complexity in the real world vs academia, and then Safia and Adam get some real-time learning in lambda calculus.
10: The Imposter’s Handbook: Introduction and Computation
Jun 25, 2018 • 56 min
They talk about the first chapter, their computer science backgrounds, genetic algorithms, Star Trek, their first computers, and what they’re looking forward to in the book.
9: Technically Wrong: Author - Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Jun 17, 2018 • 38 min
We talk with Sara about why she wrote the book and some of her thoughts about how to change the industry.
8: Technically Wrong: Part 2
May 28, 2018 • 65 min
We get into a lively discussion about sexism and racism in the workplace and the interview process, and Safia puts Adam and Jason in the hot seat.
7: Technically Wrong: Part 1
May 14, 2018 • 45 min
Many apps and websites are sexist, racist, or marginalize people. In this episode, we talk about a lot of examples from the book about these apps.
6: Technically Wrong Intro
Apr 30, 2018 • 7 min
We get some updates from Safia and talk about our expectations for the book.
5: Apprenticeship Patterns: Author - Dave Hoover
Apr 23, 2018 • 48 min
We talked with one of the authors of Apprenticeship Patterns about the process of writing the book, reading, learning, career paths, and changes he would make to the book.
4: Apprenticeship Patterns Ch 5-7
Apr 9, 2018 • 64 min
We talked about drinking from the firehose, practicing the craft, building breakable toys, and reading (coding books, Descartes, and Beowulf).
3: Apprenticeship Patterns Ch 3-4
Mar 26, 2018 • 52 min
We talk about mapping out our careers (or lack thereof), what titles mean at companies, craft vs art, being the worst, and getting mentors.
2: Apprenticeship Patterns Ch 1-2
Mar 12, 2018 • 51 min
How do you set yourself up for success in your career as a software engineer? How do you learn? How do you go from junior to senior?
1: Apprenticeship Patterns Intro
Mar 5, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, we introduce the hosts, the podcast, and the first book we’ll be reading, Apprenticeship Patterns.