Technical interviews about software topics.
Redpanda: Kafka Alternative with Alexander Gallego
Kafka has achieved widespread popularity as a popular distributed queue and event streaming platform, with enterprise adoption and a billion dollar company (Confluent) built around it. But could there be value in building a new platform from scratch? Redpanda is a streaming platform built to be compatible with Kafka, that does not require the JVM
Machine Learning Carbon Capture with Diego Saez-Gil
Companies can have a negative impact on the environment by outputting excess carbon. Many companies want to reduce their net carbon impact to zero, which can be done by investing in forests. Pachama is a marketplace for forest investments. Pachama uses satellites, imaging, machine learning, and other techniques to determine how much carbon is being
Rust and Go Research with Linhai Song
Rust and Golang are two of the newest lower level languages for doing systems programming. They are often used for applications such as file systems, operating systems, and latency-sensitive applications. How do they compare in terms of safety, speed, and programming ergonomics? Linhai Song is an assistant professor and researcher at Penn State University, and
Dgraph: Native GraphQL Database with Manish Jain
GraphQL has changed the common design patterns for the interface between backend and frontend. This is usually achieved by the presence of a GraphQL server, which interprets and federates a query from the frontend to the backend server infrastructure. Dgraph is a distributed graph database with native GraphQL support. Manish Jain is a founder of
Smart Agriculture with David Potere
Agriculture infrastructure allows plants such as corn, soy, and wheat to move from large scale farms to consumers all around the world. The relevant players in the agricultural infrastructure includes growers, shippers, and planners. These individuals need new technology to interact more efficiently. Growers need to be able to connect more smoothly with buyers. Farmers
Network Discovery with HD Moore
Network discovery allows enterprises to identify what devices are on their network. These devices can include smartphones, servers, desktop computers, and tablets. Being able to index the devices on a network is crucial to figuring out the security profile of that network. HD Moore is a founder of Rumble Networks, a company focused on network
Great question, great answers, no hot air
I listened to a couple of AI / Machine Learning (TensorFlow) podcasts and I'm delighted by the quality of the questions / interaction / content. Given the number (daily!) of podcasts I wonder how this guy does this.