Hanselminutes with Scott Hanselman

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De’Aira Bryant is a doctoral student in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research areas span the fields of human-robot interaction and artificial intelligence. Recently she programmed a report for the HBO movie "Superintelligence." She talks to Scott about how robots and can cater to specific audiences, especially children.
Customer Empathy is a powerful human resource for positively impacting customer experience excellence. Alex Allwood outlines her customer-centric framework, methods and tools to switch on and scale customer empathy that can be used to solve the common customer experience management problems of low organizational commitment, poor alignment of cross-functional teams, and competing agendas and priorities.https://customerempathy.com 
Dr. Divya Dhar Cohen has reinvented herself at least 3 times! She started as a social activist, then a doctor, then a product manager at Google! She's founded and built products, been a physician in New Zealand and even got an MBA along the way. She talks to Scott about the intersection of all these things that interest her and more!
Brian Douglas is a Staff Developer Advocate at GitHub. He talks to Scott about his journey (and YOUR journey) into Open Source and community! Anyone can do it!
Jean Yang has a better way to catch breaking changes. She's been considering software verification, programming language design, type-systems, and type-safety for many years. She understands how to automatically enforce information flow policies and has now turned her eye towards founding Akita Software. They promise to make your APIs and Services easier to understand, map, manage, and maintain.https://www.akitasoftware.com/
April Christina Curley is a Diversity Specialist and Educator who recently left Google where she focused on increasing hires from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). We talk about the problems of hiring in tech, the challenges faced by underrepresented groups, what companies need to focus on to retain top talent, and her thoughts talent that remains untapped by tech.
In this special episode of Hanselminutes, Scott shares a discussion with Jim McKelvey, a glassblower and also the co-founder of Square! This conversation was previously published as a episode of Microsoft's internal interview series "Outside In." Jim's team and our friends at Microsoft have encouraged us to share the episode where we discuss innovation and entrepreneurship.Read Jim McKelvey's book The Innovation Stack
Nicholas Hunt-Walker loves the stars. So much so that he got a Master's degree in Astronomy...and now works as a Software Engineer! How did that happen? Nicholas shares his passionate path to software, both front-end and back-end programming and how solving problems with software was a family affair.
It's 2021 and Scott's sons were asked to buy TI-83 calculators for their classes. Are there truly no better choices? Romain Goyet asked the same question...and did something about it. Numworks is the graphing calculator that makes everyone a math person. Open Source through and through, powerful, color, AND is allowed on major tests like the SAT, AP, PSAT and other College Board tests. It also runs a Python shell! How can such a wonderful thing exist? Scott finds out this week.https://www.numworks.com/
George Li is a photographer, TikToker, and is currently working on the MiTEE 2 satellite platform at the University of Michigan with NASA and JPL. As an R&D member of the Communications subteam, we is currently developing a microwave communications power splitter system for the MiTEE 2 Satellite platform. Today he talks to Scott about all things CubeSat!MiTEE CubeSat Home PageGeorge Li on TikTokAll About CubeSats at NASAConcept Art of a Cube SatCubeSat to test using Earth's magnetic field for propulsionThe MiTEE inside a test chamber
Let's move beyond buzzwords and talk about observability and DevOps in large systems. Observability is the ability to measure the internal state of a system only by its outputs, but often those outputs are hundreds of log files spread across dozens of systems. The cloud has only made these large systems harder to understand and manage. Scott talks to New Relic's Tori Wieldt about the benefits of formalizing how you think about distributed systems and the tools available to make things easier.
Lisette is a remote-working German-born American living in the Netherlands who is totally jazzed by the fact that it’s possible to work from anywhere. In fact, it’s not just possible; it’s completely, productively workable—if you do it right. She talks to Scott about remote work before, during, and after the pandemic!Work Together Anywhere - A Handbook on Working Remotely Remote Workshops on how to work better…remotely!
Johanna Rothman has been in software and management for many years and she's taken what she knows about managing teams and put it into a great three-volume set "Modern Management Made Easy." She covers not just managing organizations, managing teams, but also managing yourself. Scott talks to Johanna about the trials and tribulations of management and how Johanna's insights can help.https://www.jrothman.com/Buy the 3 pack of Modern Management Made Easy
Double NAT? Triple NAT? Opening Ports, punching holes in firewalls, it's all so complex, right? Does it have to be? Scott talks to Tailscale's Avery Pennarun and asks "can networking be simple?" Avery and his team believes it can with a new take on networking. Personal mesh-style VPNs with tech like WireGuard over a faster, leaner, cleaner, and simpler way to share your network with your team.
One day multi-hyphenate creative Aley Arion tweeted "one day I’m going to talk about the myth of turning your hobby into a job & how it can actually create a disconnect between you & that thing you once did for fun because it became work." Today is that day! Aley talks to Scott about how the challenges of attaching your creative outlets to your rent. Is it possible and is it healthy?Aley's blogAley's original tweetHire or work with Aley
One of the best parts of having a podcast is having smart people explain stuff to you! Scott talks to Dr. Sam Scott, the CTO of https://www.osohq.com/ about what the average developer should know about Cryptography. SSL, TLS, public/private key, certs, PKIs, hashing, encryption, salts, algorithms, sessions, bearers, oh my!
Event Modeling was coined by Adam Dymitruk by building on long-running process specifications that Greg Young used in CQRS/ES systems. Scott sits down with Adam to understand this process and how it make make your systems - and your life making those systems - easier to write, understand, and maintain.https://eventmodeling.org/about/
2020 has been hard on everyone. Not to mention we're all suddenly remote developers. Scott talks to Developer Division VP and long-time developer Amanda Silver on the effects of moving a whole division of programmers OFFSITE. What tools and processes have helped? Is this the new normal? Will we move back into the office? How HAS software development changed in the last year and how will it change in the next 1,5, and 10?
Mo is back! It's the 2020 wrap-up with Scott's wife. Be sure to check out her previous shows. Mo and Scott  celebrated 20 years of marriage in the middle of a pandemic. Mo will be vaccinated this week in her job as a nurse and Mo and Scott discuss their 2021 plans.
The Queen's Gambit on Netflix has reinvigorated the world's interested in chess. Or has it? Chess.com has been slowly but surely developing online chess into a vibrant and exciting community. Their innovative Chess.com/tv has folks playing and analyzing chess games like EPSN. Scott talks to international master Danny Rensch about chess beyond The Queen's Gambit.Try a Chess.com free trial!
Shipping product is hard. Kickstarting hardware products is hard. Scott talks to Palo Alto Innovation's Alex Tramiel whose team is shipping the Sandman Doppler Alarm Clock. How does a new product go from concept to your nightstand? What's inside a smart alarm clock like the Sandman Doppler? How does one make a decision like USB-C or not, when a product has a multi-year development cycle? All this and more, this week on Hanselminutes!https://www.sandmanclocks.com/pages/doppler
Tsedal Neely is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Business School and founder of the consulting firm Global Matters. Her book The Language of Global Success can give you the tools you need to understand how language shapes multinational and multicultural organizations. She talks to Scott about her upcoming book "Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere.: How will virtual work and global work change how YOU work?Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere
Why NOT make a self-driving AI and Raspberry Pi powered Trash Bin? Programmer Ahad Cove saw a problem and he took it upon himself to solve it. Ahad and Scott talk through the design and conception process, how it was coded, limitations, and future plans! Now, why don't YOU solve a problem in your home with coding and IoT?YOUTUBE - Self-Driving Garbage Can That Takes Itself Out
Isabel currently a PhD student studying Computer Science at Johns Hopkins. Previously she was a Pre-Doctoral Young Investigator at the Allen Institute for AI. She and Scott talk about her PhD thesis where she's taught a model to look at scientific texts and pull out a "TL;DR" summary that is both accurate AND useful!https://isabelcachola.com/
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Podcast Details

Created by
Scott Hanselman
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jan 11th, 2006
Latest Episode
May 7th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
755
Avg. Episode Length
34 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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