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A podcast for the tech community. The theme for Off Script is to challenge ideas and opinions within the tech community. We dig into important topics with special guests, talking frankly in an unscripted setting.
Off Script is hosted by Josh Nesbitt and James Hall. Subscribe for future episodes.

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A podcast for the tech community. The theme for Off Script is to challenge ideas and opinions within the tech community. We dig into important topics with special guests, talking frankly in an unscripted setting.
Off Script is hosted by Josh Nesbitt and James Hall. Subscribe for future episodes.

    Episode 40: Shifting security left

    Episode 40: Shifting security left

    Inspired by reading ‘Investments Unlimited’ and other books built around the principles of storytelling, James and Josh dive into DevSecOps and the bigger picture of shifting security left in this new episode of Off Script!


    In this episode:



    00:00 Fictional Bugs - Investments Unlimited
    01:00 DevSecOps
    02:00 Moving security testing to the beginning
    03:00 Reducing the friction of releases
    04:00 Go through pain points early
    05:00 Strict linting, function length, no unused variables
    06:00 Early automated tests to prevent Git leaks
    08:00 Making it easy for the developer
    10:00 Bearer
    11:00 Concise reporting
    12:00 Dependabot
    13:00 Secret Management
    14:00 Making it easy to do the right thing
    16:00 Having pride in your security
    17:00 What if your language doesn’t have much security support?
    19:00 Dynamic & Static languages
    20:00 Language agnostic tools
    21:00 Key takeaways


    References:



    https://itrevolution.com/product/investments-unlimited/
    https://www.bearer.com/
    https://github.com/dependabot


    Find out more about Stac and Parallax:



    https://stac.works
    https://parall.ax

    • 24 min
    Episode 39: The beauty of side projects

    Episode 39: The beauty of side projects

    What do fish donuts, a passion for cooking and elaborate recipes have to do with productivity? Are you getting enough of a creative outlet around your busy schedule? Josh and James discuss the importance of side projects and how the variety they add to your week benefits your work-life balance and output!


    In this episode:



    00:00 Welcome
    01:00 What are our side projects?
    02:00 Coding
    03:00 Cooking
    04:00 Josh’s chef stage experience
    11:00 Service state - Flow state when coding
    12:00 Find your creative outlet
    13:00 Find the time
    16:00 Adding variety to life
    17:00 Book - One Thing
    18:00 Having side projects when being a leader
    19:00 Consistency


    References:



    https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary-bestselling/dp/1848549253


    Find out more about Stac and Parallax:



    https://stac.works
    https://parall.ax

    • 22 min
    Episode 38: AI risks

    Episode 38: AI risks

    What are AI risks? What do we need to consider when looking at our projects? Josh and James are are back for another episode of Off Script to dig deeper into this important topic!



    00 - ISO 42001 Regulation
    03 - What are the risks
    04 - Hallucinations
    05 - How do we critically assess the output
    06 - Human in the loop
    08 - Authorised API integrations
    13 - Prompt Injection
    14 - Sleeper agent LLM
    18 - Denial OF Service models
    22 - Exact phrasing on outputs
    25 - Rabbit.tech


    Find out more about Stac and Parallax:



    https://stac.works
    https://parall.ax

    • 28 min
    Episode 37: 2023 developer round-up

    Episode 37: 2023 developer round-up

    It’s time for our annual review of the year! In this episode, James and Josh discuss the many twists and turns that the last 12 months brought in this 2023 developer round-up.


    Thank you for listening this year. We’ll be back with more episodes in the New Year!



    01 A look back at the year
    03 The year AI went mainstream
    05 Tech layoffs
    07 Open AI x Microsoft partnership
    08 M2 Apple Mac chips
    09 Google Bard
    12 Stephen Wolfram wrote "What is ChatGPT doing.. And why does it work?"
    13 Web IOS & Ipad
    15 ChatGPT Plus & Whisper API's
    15 Parallax hosted "stories on the road"
    19 React.dev
    21 Apple vs Epic Games
    22 Meta fined 1.3B
    23 EU Cookie policy
    24 Final Cut & Logic Pro on IOS
    27 Advent of code
    28 Chrome added web GPU support
    29 Native to web based apps
    30 All Day Hey 2023
    31 Fluency Bot
    32 SEC sue Coinbase & Binance
    33 NASA lost connection to Voyager 2
    34 Microsoft Type Chat
    36 Meta Launched Threads
    38 Temporary disabilities
    40 Josh joins Glean as CTO
    41 Apple launched Name Drop
    42 Air traffic control meltdown
    43 Hyperdx
    44 Webflow Conf
    46 WCAG 2.2
    47 M3 Macs
    49 re:invent
    50 Deno KV
    51 StyleX
    53 iA writer
    54 CloudFlare year in review
    55 Spotify Wrapped


    References:



    [https://writings.stephenwolfram.com/2023/02/what-is-chatgpt-doing-and-why-does-it-work/]([https://writings.stephenwolfram.com/2023/02/what-is-chatgpt-doing-and-why-does-it-work/)
    https://openai.com/blog/introducing-chatgpt-and-whisper-apis
    https://www.storyblok.com/ev/stories-on-the-road-uk-23
    https://heypresents.com/conferences/2023/schedule
    https://blog.jim-nielsen.com/2023/temporarily-abled/


    Find out more about Stac and Parallax:



    https://stac.works
    https://parall.ax

    • 58 min
    Episode 36: Tech leadership misconceptions

    Episode 36: Tech leadership misconceptions

    Are all leaders extroverts? Does agile development mean there is no plan or documentation? Do leaders have to be the best developer? Following on from a recent in-person talk, James and Josh discuss more common tech misconceptions in the area of leadership.



    01 Misconception in leadership
    01 Leadership is the only way for progression
    02 Tech path vs management path
    03 Dual track progression
    04 Good code is all that matters
    05 How teams interact
    06 We'll cross the bridge when its comes to it
    09 Have to be the best engineer to be a leader
    10 It’s not about you
    11 Tech skills trump company culture
    12 Diversity
    14 More developers = more velocity
    17 Documentation is less important for agile teams
    19 Agile development means no plan
    22 All leaders are extroverts
    25 Leadership is lonely
    27 You don't need a mentor or peers


    Find out more about Stac and Parallax:



    https://stac.works
    https://parall.ax

    • 30 min
    Episode 35: Understanding emotional states

    Episode 35: Understanding emotional states

    Any team will have a variety of emotional states when responding to problems. How do you analyse, understand and make meaningful decisions based on these differences? In this episode, James and Josh discuss different methods of understanding a team’s characteristics and how taking these into account can lead you to getting the best out of everyone.



    01 SDIs
    01 Strength, Deployment, Inventory
    02 Stress states
    05 Trickle down management
    06 Myers briggs
    07 Performance, Process, People
    08 Dissecting Josh’s results
    12 Using the results within a team
    13 Strengths and weaknesses
    14 What brings out the best in you
    15 Being accountable
    16 Applying the findings


    Resources:


    Find out more about Stac and Parallax:



    https://stac.works
    https://parall.ax

    • 17 min

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