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It's the world through the lens of technology and digital culture. How tech has come to influence everything around us. How do we make sure it's all happening for the benefit of humans? The world is dominated by all things geek and nerd today. So what happens next? We're here to work it out. Send us your input via @byteside on Twitter!
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It's the world through the lens of technology and digital culture. How tech has come to influence everything around us. How do we make sure it's all happening for the benefit of humans? The world is dominated by all things geek and nerd today. So what happens next? We're here to work it out. Send us your input via @byteside on Twitter!
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    How Dragon Talk welcomed us through D&D's best decade yet

    How Dragon Talk welcomed us through D&D's best decade yet

    Usually I spend my time on the Byteside podcast chatting to creatives or engineers about things they've been hard at work building for the future. So on the surface it seems strange to say we're here to talk to two people from the Wizards of the Coast marketing team - but, for me, Greg Tito and Shelley Mazzanoble come to the show with the same sense of creative energy.
    As the co-hosts of Dragontalk, the official Dungeons & Dragons podcast, they do a lot more than just talk about the latest news and new release updates about the game. They have spent 7 years and 350+ episodes becoming part of the heartbeat of D&D, interviewing the team behind the scenes and introducing us to guests from across the worldwide to deepen our shared love of the game and its community.
    The podcast has been so wonderful they are just about to release a book about the Dragontalk podcast and the lessons they've learned about the game but also life, the universe and everything else. 


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    • 44 min
    The future of trust and security

    The future of trust and security

    This episode was sponsored by IBM
    The nature of trust and security online has been a big challenge throughout the pandemic, but the events of 2022 have tested these issues like never before. We had been planning this sponsored episode for many months, but when it fell into place this turned out to be an excellent time to talk to Chris Hockings, APAC CTO at IBM Security about the state of security and trust in Australia today.


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    The future of sound production at Trackdown Studios

    The future of sound production at Trackdown Studios

    We're talking to Elaine and Craig Beckett from Sydney's Trackdown Studios about how the studio has built a stellar reputation across the world for the quality of its audio production for film, TV and videogames. From Mad Max Fury Road to The Crown, World of Warcraft to The Boys, Trackdown has been involved with making some of the world's biggest productions sound their very best.
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    Engineering for a clean future

    Engineering for a clean future

    Rosie Barnes is a mechanical engineer working in wind farm and clean energy technology and during the pandemic she started sharing her knowledge via YouTube. From explaining the basics to going deep with other experts, she's working hard to build that clean energy future – and help the rest of us understand it better while she's at it.
    We talk about her career, her YouTube channel (Engineering with Rosie), the value in working to communicate niche knowledge to online audiences, and the journey for women in engineering, and more.
    You can also catch this episode as a video on the Byteside YouTube channel here.

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    Can Slack's Huddles end a lot of 30 minute meetings?

    Can Slack's Huddles end a lot of 30 minute meetings?

    Slack proved its value during the past few years and its addition of Huddles in 2021 helped to find a great new middle ground between formal video meetings and text chat for general updates. Huddles is now being extended with new features to make it even more useful for quick creative brainstorms and catch ups that help end the game of hunting people's calendars for 30 minute timeslots.
    We're chatting to Rob Seaman, Vice President of Product at Slack, to learn more about what's new in Huddles and how Slack has learned about its value to customers during the pandemic.

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    Does Meta's VR Turing Test ambition make sense?

    Does Meta's VR Turing Test ambition make sense?

    It's our 73rd episode of the Byteside podcast but it was also our first time recording as a video podcast! Will it be the last? Nic Healey and Seamus Byrne catch up on recent news - Seamus digs Meta's VR Visual Turing Test and isn't so down on Diablo Immortal as a very casual bit of mobile fun. Nic found a Metaverse pop up shop in Melbourne? Plus what the guys have been watching lately. Including the amazing Exandria Unlimited: Calamity.
    Go see the full video version at the Byteside YouTube channel.
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