CodeCast Zambia

CodeCast Zambia

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CodeCast is a Zambian podcast that focuses on everything technology. We highlight innovations in AI and Machine Learning as well as the latest in data science. We cover releases from major technology companies and the effect these releases have on the developer and consumer community. We celebrate the role developers play in shaping the future of technology, both from a uniquely Zambian perspective to the repercussions on a global scale.


EP34: Game, Set and Match
Sep 18 • 67 min
On today’s episode, Elias and Chilekwa are back talking about the video games, surprising absolutely no one. They review PlayStation’s September 16 PS5 Event, and the discuss the chaos that followed. They also discuss the latest evolution of the next…
EP33: Console Cold Wars
Aug 21 • 80 min
Hide your Elite controllers, ‘cause it’s another episode all about video games! Elias and CodeCast debutante Chilekwa talk next-gen: what we know so far about the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X, Microsoft and Sony’s differing approaches to the next…
EP32: “I Quit My Job”, Life Coach vs Mentor and Work-Life Balance
Aug 6 • 36 min
In this episode, hosts Elias, Cynthia and Mukuma sit down together for the first time in 3 months to discuss Life and all the lemons it has thrown at us this year. Cynthia talks about the steps that went into her decision to quit her job and get a life…
EP31: Digital Media, Pivoting & Disrupting Culture
May 15 • 77 min
On this episode we welcome back Ngosa Chungu to the podcast. We share ideas and thoughts on what opportunities exist in digital media, pivoting as a business as well as community mobilisation to change the way businesses provide services to consumers. We…
Bonus: CodeCasting with Kuma by Stage Freight
May 4 • 52 min
This episode was originally posted on Polelo by Stage Freight —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
EP30: Working Autonomously, Dunning-Kruger Effect, Culture and Money
May 1 • 75 min
On this episode, we talk about the effects of Working Autonomously and Working in a Team. Our Guest Alick runs us through the different experiences he has been through since deciding to join the technology scene. We talk personality traits, the…
EP 29: COVID - What Next, Coping Mechanisms, Innovation & Work Life Balance
Apr 17 • 64 min
On this episode, we continue to reflect on the effects of COVID-19 on our lives and work. We talk about the opportunities for innovation and coping mechanisms during this anxious time. Let us know how you are coping by sending us a voice note using the…
EP28: Cancelled Events, Remote Work and other things COVID-19 Related
Mar 27 • 76 min
On this episode, we reflect on the conferences, events and working lifestyle amidst concerns regarding COVID - 19. Let us know how you are coping by sending us a voice note using the link below. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Leave us a…
EP27: Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in that order
Mar 16 • 94 min
In this episode, we speak to Data Scientists Sipho Muyangana and Yasin Musa Ayami on the practical use cases for Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence on society. They explain more on concepts surrounding Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial…
EP26: Digital Literacy, Critical Thinking & Connecting Classrooms Project
Feb 9 • 83 min
On this episode, hosts Cynthia and Mukuma speak to Buumba Siamalube, Project Office at the British Council in Lusaka Zamia. We talk about the Connecting Classrooms Project and its impact on public schools all across Zambia. We also delve into Critical…
EP25: 2019 in Review + January is Game Development Month
Jan 10 • 78 min
We are back for 2020!!! On this episode, hosts Mukuma and Elias reflect on 2019 and its special moments, plus they share the mic with Game Development advocate Sithe Ncube. She is the founder of Prosearium.Net & Ubongo Game Labs, she is also the…
EP24: Special Developer Conference Zambia 19’ Episode
Sep 22, 2019 • 46 min
On this episode, we interview speakers from this years Developer Conference Zambia. DevConZM is an annual platform elected by Agora Code Community and collective members of the technology community in Zambia. It is specifically crafted with Software…
EP23: Security Begins With The Coder
Sep 9, 2019 • 52 min
On this episode, We have a special guest, Alinani Simuchimba joins us to discuss Security Best Practices and what this means for Coders. We ask questions on what security mean for coders and why it should start with us. We also discussed the basic steps a…
EP22: To Build…Or Not To build?
Aug 23, 2019 • 79 min
Show Description Welcome to an all new episode of CodeCast, on this episode we discuss the various ways to go online for business, this episode has been inspired by conversations on whether every business needs a website. We discuss why this shouldn’t be…
EP21: Industrial IT - Asset Performance Optimization
Aug 9, 2019 • 54 min
On this special episode, Mukuma talks to Paul Flanagan, An OSIsoft Architect/Consultant passionate about Integrating real time operational data with business intelligence data to provide “Single Source of Truth” insights. We chat about the processes of…
EP20: The State of the Developer Community
Jul 29, 2019 • 58 min
It’s another milestone episode, Elias and Mukuma discuss the state of the Zambian Tech/Developer community. We also compiled a few thoughts from Community members on what they think community means to them. Special thank you to the following developers…
EP19: Why should your business consider having a Chat-bot?
Jul 12, 2019 • 29 min
On this weeks episode, we discuss what it means to have a Chat-bot for a business. We look at the pros and cons of implementing automated assistants and what this implies for the future of customer service. We highlight the possibilities in opening up…
EP19 Teaser: Why should your business consider having a Chat-bot?
Jul 11, 2019 • 1 min
On this weeks release we run through the ins and outs about building chat-bots. Why should your business consider building one. Episode out Friday, 12th July 2019. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
EP18 - Facebooks Libra, Highlights from E3 & The Repercussions of Our Online Actions.
Jun 28, 2019 • 63 min
In the news, we talk about Facebook’s announcement of Libra, the Cypto-Currency (If at all it can be described as such) it believes the world needs right now. We highlight what we feel are the public’s’ biggest things we enjoy and are skeptical about.…
EP18 - Teaser
Jun 25, 2019 • 1 min
Here is what you can expect from our next episode. Release Date: 28th June 2019 —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
EP17: Product Management vs Project Management
Jun 14, 2019 • 71 min
In the news, we discuss WWDC and all the releases from Apples’ much anticipated event, this includes, their $999 stand. We also discuss the Huawei ban and the ripple effect it has had on the industry. Will it be reversed? Will this be a turning point for…
EP16: Digital Payments - Under the Hood with BroadPay and Flutterwave
May 31, 2019 • 59 min
On this episode, the team talks to Shakerrie and Omosalewa from BroadPay and Flutterwave respectively, Shakerrie and O are working to make payments easier in Zambia and across Africa. The news section takes a break today and will be back on the next…
EP16: Digital Payments - Under the Hood with BroadPay and Flutterwave - TEASER
May 30, 2019 • 1 min
A look into our next episode on digital payments and how our guests are changing the way Zambia and Africa do business.. Full Episode out Friday, 31st of May 2019. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
EP15: Learning to Build Mobile Applications for Android
May 17, 2019 • 91 min
On this episode, we welcome Android developer and lover of all things Java, Dennis. Cynthia is back from Facebooks’ F8 event with an interesting on update on the announcements made at the conference. We take a look at Googles new devices, the Pixel 3A &…
EP15: Learning to Build Mobile Applications for Android - TEASER
May 16, 2019 • 2 min
A look into our next episode looking at Android applications with a specific interest in the various ways to build for mobile. Full Episode out Friday, 17th of May 2019. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
EP14: Side Quest - Games as a Service
May 3, 2019 • 80 min
On this Episode, Elias takes over, and as is to be expected, it’s all about video games. With guests Epic Credos, Cholwe, Eddie and Daniel Tumelo, we talk about the changing landscape of the video game industry and community. In the news, we talk about…
EP13: Secure the Bag - Job Interview Stories
Apr 19, 2019 • 76 min
On this episode, hosts Cynthia, Elias, Mukuma and Wezi sit down with HR Expert Musonda. We share our stories around interviewing for jobs, “entitlement” both from a recruiter and job seekers perspective. In the news, the team talks about Disney+, which…
EP12: Bootstrapping Projects on a Budget
Apr 5, 2019 • 83 min
On this episode, hosts Elias, Mukuma and Wezi sit down with Mvesesani Co-founder Twaambo. He shares his story tech journey, gives some tips on the entrepreneurial journey and the tools in a developer’s arsenal, and the team talks about open source and…
EP11: Scalability Engineering - “What does it mean to build with Scale in mind”?
Mar 22, 2019 • 56 min
On this Episode, hosts, Cynthia, Wezi, Elias & Mukuma welcome Muchu, CEO of Apptorney as we discuss approaches to Scalability in the Tech space. We give insights on Circuits approach to Scalability in the short and long term especially with Apptorney. We…
EP10: Culture: The good. The bad. The In between.
Mar 8, 2019 • 68 min
On this Episode, hosts, Elias & Mukuma welcome Tony as we discuss Culture and Diversity in the Tech space. We give insights to questions around Cultural Diversity vs Culture and Diversity in Zambia and major tech spaces around the globe. We talk about the…
EP9: Internet Governance. Who is in “charge”?
Feb 22, 2019 • 64 min
On this episode of CodeCast, Elias and the episode’s guest, Ngosa Chungu, talk about Internet Governance and data. Who really owns the space we share our intimate information? How does Facebook make its money? What exactly is Internet Governance? What…
EP8: Full Stack Engineering - “Jacks & Masters”
Feb 8, 2019 • 72 min
On this episode of CodeCast, Mukuma, Elias and the episode’s guest, Mbuyu, talk about the jack of all trades, the full stack software engineers; the specialists, back-end and front-end engineers, and everything in-between. How did they get into their…
EP7: The Emerging Landscape of Game Development in Africa
Jan 25, 2019 • 65 min
On this episode, we explore the game development landscape, we delve into the development life-cycle and what its like to be a game developer in Zambia. We also take you through our experiences participating in the annual Global Game Jam event celebrating…
EP6: The Warm Up
Jan 11, 2019 • 44 min
Despite Cynthia’s’ cough, Wezi’s flu and Mukuma’s ongoing burnout recovery, we had a pretty good review of whats passed and whats to come. Deep Learning Indaba 2018 Developer Conference Zambia 2018 CES 2019 —- Send in a voice message:…
EP5: Building Thriving Communities
Dec 2, 2018 • 64 min
On this episode, Mukuma welcomes Daniel Phiri. Together they explore the different developer communities around Africa and India. They uncover the challenges and possible solutions to growing thriving communities in our localities. —- Send in a voice…
EP3: Cloud Services and Platforms
Nov 16, 2018 • 64 min
On this Episode, Elias and Mukuma welcome Mbuyu Makayi as they discuss cloud services and what that has to offer for Zambian Developers —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
EP2: Ecosystem Lock-ins
Nov 16, 2018 • 57 min
On this episode, we discuss the different ecosystems in tech and how they affect tech enthusiasts, developers and everyone else. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
EP1: User Privacy in the era of “Cambridge Analytica”
Nov 16, 2018 • 70 min
On this episode, we discuss User Privacy light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. We also dive into how this affects tech enthusiasts, developers and the rest of the echosystems. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
EP4: Developers && The Impostor Syndrome
Nov 15, 2018 • 54 min
On this episode, we discuss the different cases of the impostor syndrome in tech and how they affect tech enthusiasts, developers and everyone else. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message