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Derek Hatchard and Ron Smith talk with practitioners and thought leaders in the software development industry in search of inspiration and insights that apply across disciplines including programming, testing, product management, project management, people management, user experience, and security.

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Derek Hatchard and Ron Smith talk with practitioners and thought leaders in the software development industry in search of inspiration and insights that apply across disciplines including programming, testing, product management, project management, people management, user experience, and security.

    #013 – Test Automation Culture with Daniel Forkosh

    #013 – Test Automation Culture with Daniel Forkosh

    Early in Dan’s career, he saw the clear need for companies to solve technical and cultural challenges around automated testing.  He made this challenge his focus. Dan has been in roles ranging from quality engineer, test automation lead, and director of quality engineering. His current role is at Salesforce as a principal engineer focusing on … Continue reading #013 – Test Automation Culture with Daniel Forkosh

    • 37 min
    #012 – Learning Compilers with Cartoons with Vaidehi Joshi

    #012 – Learning Compilers with Cartoons with Vaidehi Joshi

    Vaidehi Joshi started BaseCS to document her self-guided journey into computer science. It turned into a much-loved blog, podcast, and video series. Vaidehi is an engineer at Tilde, in Portland, Oregon, where she works on Skylight (a smart profiler for Ruby and Rails applications). She enjoys building and breaking code, but loves creating empathetic engineering … Continue reading #012 – Learning Compilers with Cartoons with Vaidehi Joshi

    • 39 min
    #011 – Jerk Programmer to Compassionate Coder with April Wensel

    #011 – Jerk Programmer to Compassionate Coder with April Wensel

    April Wensel, founder of Compassionate Coding, is a veteran software engineer and technical leader whose varied career spans such fields as education, research, healthcare, and entertainment. She has also mentored and led workshops with diversity-focused organizations like Hackbright Academy and Black Girls Code. In this episode, April talks about her past as a jerk programmer, … Continue reading #011 – Jerk Programmer to Compassionate Coder with April Wensel

    • 23 min
    #010 – Reimagining Your Product with Luke Ball

    #010 – Reimagining Your Product with Luke Ball

    Luke Ball is a product leader at Salesforce. After studying computer science in school, Luke started his career in front-end coding and UX. He’s worked as a consultant, an independent contractor, employee #1 at a startup, and, for the last eight years, as a product and UX manager at Salesforce. At Salesforce, he was on … Continue reading #010 – Reimagining Your Product with Luke Ball

    • 22 min
    #009 – Small Town to Tech Giant with Gerry O’Brien

    #009 – Small Town to Tech Giant with Gerry O’Brien

    Gerry O’Brien is a Senior Content Development Manager at Microsoft Learning with a focus on software development and database platforms. He has over 18 years of industry experience in various roles including software development, consulting, and training. Gerry holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Mobile Development degree and has experience with C#, C++, … Continue reading #009 – Small Town to Tech Giant with Gerry O’Brien

    • 28 min
    #008 – Fingerprints Are Forever: Biometric Factors for Authentication with Adam Englander

    #008 – Fingerprints Are Forever: Biometric Factors for Authentication with Adam Englander

    Adam Englander is a software architect with a passion for developing secure and maintainable software. He is the founder of PHP Vegas and truly loves supporting the local and global developer communities. In this episode, Derek and Ron chat with Adam Englander about the basics of using things like fingerprints and facial recognition as authentication … Continue reading #008 – Fingerprints Are Forever: Biometric Factors for Authentication with Adam Englander

    • 26 min

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