Fork Pull Merge Push is a podcast about topics developers obsess over. In the first season, developer Esko Lahti talks to engineers around the world about the topics that have sent them down to their deepest, most mind-bending rabbit holes.
Fork Pull Merge Push is a podcast by Reaktor, a strategy, design and technology company changing how the world works.
Truth over convenience. The data analytics episode
It's 2022, and we don't need to convince anyone that data management and analytics are essential for any business. Whether you're a big corporation, a high-tech startup, or you sell DIY jewelry online — data is everywhere. The better you know your data, the better you understand it — the better results you get across the board. That said, in many organizations, analytics are still often put on the back burner. Why? We invited analytics expert Matias Muhonen to talk about that in this episode. We touch upon the basics of analytics, the whys and hows of data collection, management, and security. Tune in!
Solve it like an admin. Why it's important to ask 'why'?
"Hello, IT. Have you tried switching it off and on again?" The role of sysadmin has quite a flat, stereotypical image in pop culture as the 'ultimate nerds'. In reality, the admin function is the backbone of any organization. They are the enablers that ensure you have the means to do your work well. They are guardians that look after the company's data safety. Finally, they are the ultimate problem-solvers.
In today's episode, we dive into the admin world in the Reaktor context. For that, we invited Robin Laurén, a full-stack admin, who's been with Reaktor for over nine years. We talk about what qualities make a great sysadmin and why empathy and people skills are as necessary as tech skills. We touch upon the topics of data security and mobile device management (MDM). Finally, Robin shares some fascinating stories from his years of experience working in IT.
Learning by Teaching. Embracing Continuous Learning as a Developer
What’s the best way to learn a new skill or technology? And how make sure you got it right? In this episode, we talk about continuous learning with Laura Beatris, full-stack developer from Reaktor Amsterdam. Laura opens up about why teaching others also helps her grow professionally. She also shares her learning techniques & processes.
Code it Aside: How to Plan, Launch, and Promote your Side-Project
Jesse Luoto from Reaktor Helsinki shares his hard-earned lessons from planning, launching, and promoting dozens of side projects of all shapes and sizes. What’s the right balance between the speed and quality of your open source project? When should you launch, how to promote your work, and how to maintain it with the help of dev communities? Tune in to get answers to these and many more questions.
Let's Map This Out! Working with GIS and OpenStreetmap Data
Curiosity Drive or Why I Moved from the US to Finland
You can hear the passion and technical know-how in this show. Highly recommend.