The Diff: A Podcast from Facebook Open Source

The Diff: A Podcast from Facebook Open Source
Hosted by Joel Marcey, a developer advocate on the Facebook Open Source team, The Diff showcases the program, the projects and the people that drives the team’s mission of building community through open source technology.

The Breeze Has Been Shot With Cami Williams
May 11 • 56 min
On this episode of The Diff recorded Wednesday, May 6th 2020, Joel catches up with Cami Williams, a developer advocate and colleague on the Facebook open source team. Cami and Joel play, I ask question, you ask a question and we talked about some really…
Talking Libra With Eric Nakagawa
Nov 19, 2019 • 63 min
On this episode of The Diff, Joel talks Libra with Eric Nakagawa. Libra’s mission is to enable a simple global currency and financial infrastructure that powers billions of people. Eric is the head of open source for Calibra, who is building a wallet for…
At F8 2019: The Current State of React and React Native
May 8, 2019 • 12 min
On this special episode of The Diff, Instagram software engineer Kathryn Middleton, and React Native engineering manager, Kevin Gozali, join Joel on our final live broadcast from the F8 2019 conference to discuss the current state of React and React…
At F8 2019: Presto Loves Big Data
May 8, 2019 • 14 min
On this special F8 2019 episode of The Diff, Rongrong Zhong and Greg Leclercq, engineers on the Facebook Presto team, join Joel on another live broadcast from San Jose to discuss Presto, Facebook’s distributed SQL Query Engine. Learn what Presto is, why…
At F8 2019: The Role of Python at Facebook
May 8, 2019 • 18 min
On this special F8 2019 episode of The Diff, Lisa Roach and John Reese, software engineers at Facebook, join Joel on our first live broadcast to discuss the role of Python at Facebook. Understand why Python is a core language at Facebook, why we are so…
Managing a successful open source community with React
Mar 11, 2019 • 57 min
On this episode of The Diff, Joel talks React and React Native with Dan Abramov and Tom Occhino. Find out how React grew to become one of the most popular projects at Facebook and on GitHub, and how we manage such a growing and vibrant community. Learn…
The Birth of React and Reason
Mar 11, 2019 • 44 min
On this episode of The Diff, Joel talks to Jordan, the creator of React, our most popular open source project, and the creator of Reason, a programming language cousin of JavaScript based on OCaml. Learn about why React was born, the need for another…
The GraphQL Story
Mar 11, 2019 • 48 min
On this episode of The Diff, Dan and Lee, two of the creators of GraphQL, join Joel to discuss this query language that helps you deal with data. Learn how GraphQL was born from a need to make Facebook’s mobile news feed more compelling. We answer how…
Inside Facebook Open Source
Mar 11, 2019 • 58 min
On our inaugural episode of The Diff, Joel talks to Christine and Eric, open source developer advocates at Facebook. Learn about why we named the podcast “The Diff”, our definition of developer advocacy, how we launch projects, and why Facebook is…
The Prelude
Feb 22, 2019 • 0 min
Developer advocate Joel Marcey announces The Diff, a new podcast from Facebook Open Source.