Hanselminutes is Fresh Air for Developers. A weekly commute-time podcast that promotes fresh technology and fresh voices. Talk and Tech for Developers, Life-long Learners, and Technologists.
The Quantified Worker with Dr. Ifeoma Ajunwa
In this episode, Dr. Ifeoma Ajunwa, author of "The Quantified Worker," joins us to discuss the implications of technology on the modern workplace. She explores the ways in which employers are using data and surveillance to monitor and manage their employees, and the impact this has on worker privacy and autonomy. Dr. Ajunwa also delves into the legal and ethical considerations surrounding the quantified worker, and offers insights on how to balance the benefits of technology with the protection of worker rights. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of technology and work in the 21st century.
Game Emulation with former MAME programmer Aaron Giles
Scott talks to programmer, musician, web developer, and graphic designer Aaron Giles about the state of game emulation. Aaron has worked for Microsoft, Connectix, LucasArts, contributed to the MAME project for over 17 years, and even ran the project for 6 years! We chat about his current project, DREAMM, which is a Windows-based emulator for classic LucasArts SCUMM adventure games, from Maniac Mansion through The Curse of Monkey Island and everything in-between!
Ben West is not waiting for Diabetes Tech to catch up
Ben West has been at the forefront of the DIY diabetes management movement. Ben and the community's work on Nightscout, an open-source platform for continuous glucose monitoring, has revolutionized the way people with diabetes manage their condition. Ben, along with a dedicated community of developers, has been working tirelessly to empower individuals to take control of their diabetes, giving them the tools they need to live healthier, more independent lives.
Dr. Gregory Kapfhammer wants to stop flaky tests
Dr. Kapfhammer and his team focus on research related to flaky software tests, which are tests that produce inconsistent or unpredictable results. Why are tests flaky? How can we identify them and stop them in their tracks. He talks to Scott about the results of his research and practical tips for improving tests is to ensure that they are robust and reliable.
Dr. Brandeis Marshall's Data Conscience
In Data Conscience: Algorithmic Siege on our Humanity, computer science and data inclusivity thought leader Dr. Brandeis Hill Marshall delivers a call to action for rebel tech leaders, who acknowledge and are prepared to address the current limitations of software development. In the book, Dr. Brandeis Hill Marshall discusses how the philosophy of “move fast and break things” is, itself, broken, and requires change. Today she talks to Scott about what's next for data and what we as engineers can do.
Hachyderm's Kris Nova on running a Mastodon Server
Scott talks with Kris Nova who has been building and scaling Hachyderm, a Mastodon instance that began in her basement and is now moving into the cloud. Nova shares her extensive knowledge on the technical challenges and solutions involved in creating and maintaining Hachyderm, as well as her insights on the importance of building and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive online community.
A great podcast
I’ve been listening to Hanselminutes for years - Scott’s absolutely superb at what he does; letting people talk!
I’ve no idea why the history of this podcast is gone - Apple need to sort that out. Five stars.
Incredible archive of mostly technology related content
One of the oldest and most consistent technology related pod casts available, Scott has had an incredible array of guests over the past 14 years. His engaging style allows the guests to shine while subtly nudging the conversation into the nooks and crannies of their skill set to unearth some truly great insights. Dig deep into the back archive - you won’t be disappointed!
Learn something new
Fully agree with the other comments that mention this podcast is language agnostic. Anyone interested in technology whatever their background will benefit from listening to Scott and his guests.
This is one of the few podcasts where I listen to every episode. Concise, no padding and unobtrusive advertising.
Please keep up the excellent work Scott.