93 episodes

Constant Variables takes a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to build and grow digital products. Focused on helping non-technical people become more comfortable with the nerdy jargon related to mobile software development, we break down technical topics to make them less complex and more accessible, because as Steve Jobs said, “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”

From project managers charged with managing a digital project, to app-based startups looking to scale, to organizations tackling digital transformation initiatives, we share our insights and regularly interview individuals who have "been there, done that" to leverage their expertise and learn from their mistakes.

Constant Variables The Jed Mahonis Group

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Constant Variables takes a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to build and grow digital products. Focused on helping non-technical people become more comfortable with the nerdy jargon related to mobile software development, we break down technical topics to make them less complex and more accessible, because as Steve Jobs said, “Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.”

From project managers charged with managing a digital project, to app-based startups looking to scale, to organizations tackling digital transformation initiatives, we share our insights and regularly interview individuals who have "been there, done that" to leverage their expertise and learn from their mistakes.

    Bridging the Bank-Fintech Partnership Gap with Trent Sorbe of Central Payments

    Bridging the Bank-Fintech Partnership Gap with Trent Sorbe of Central Payments

    Trent Sorbe, President of Central Payments and Founder of Falls Fintech, joins the show to chat about why banks should become more like utility companies and focus on enabling experiences.
    He shares how his company’s accelerator is helping early-stage fintech startups, why they created a banking-as-a-service open API, and how mature banks and fintechs can best partner to build better customer experiences.
    **Show Links**
    Central Payments | https://www.central-payments.com/ 
    FinTech Brews Podcast | https://fintechbrewsnews.sounder.fm/ 
    Falls Fintech | https://www.fallsfintech.com/
    Rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts | https://constantvariables.co/review 
    Connect with Tim Bornholdt on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/timbornholdt/
    Show notes | https://constantvariables.co
    Chat with The Jed Mahonis Group about your app dev questions | https://jmg.mn
    Are you an iOS or Android developer? Visit the JMG Careers Page | https://jmg.mn/careers

    • 42 min
    92: The Role of Tech in Smart Cities with Mike Grisby of the City of Sioux Falls

    92: The Role of Tech in Smart Cities with Mike Grisby of the City of Sioux Falls

    The term “smart city” may have you imagining The Jetsons’ flying cars and Skypad apartments, but Director of Innovation and Technology at the City of Sioux Falls, Mike Grigsby, joins the show to talk about why technology *isn’t* part of his definition of a smart city.
    He explains why cities need someone internally to champion innovation, why data is a major pillar of a connected community, and how smart city technologies impact everyone, either directly or indirectly.
    **Show Links**
    Mike Grigsby on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikegrigsby/ 
    City of Sioux Falls Innovation and Technology Department | https://www.siouxfalls.org/innov-tech
    Rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts | https://constantvariables.co/review 
    Connect with Tim Bornholdt on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/timbornholdt/
    Show notes | https://constantvariables.co
    Chat with The Jed Mahonis Group about your app dev questions | https://jmg.mn
    Looking for a new gig? Visit the JMG Careers Page | https://jmg.mn/careers

    • 59 min
    Native App, Hybrid App, & PWA Battle Royale with Austin Betzer of Strides Development

    Native App, Hybrid App, & PWA Battle Royale with Austin Betzer of Strides Development

    One of the first decisions to make when building a mobile product is to determine which technology it will be built on. Austin Betzer from Stride Development joins the show to discuss high level differences between native apps, hybrid apps, and PWAs (progressive web apps) then dives into the benefits and limitations of each before ending with his (slightly biased) recommendation on which technology is best for developing apps.
    **Show Links**
    Strides Development website | https://www.strides.dev 
    Austin Betzer on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/betzeraustin/ 
    How to Build an App Podcast | https://www.strides.dev/podcast 
    The Google Graveyard | https://killedbygoogle.com/ 
    JMG Careers Page | https://jmg.mn/careers 
    Tim Bornholdt on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/timbornholdt/ 
    Chat with The Jed Mahonis Group about your app dev questions | https://jmg.mn 
    Rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts | https://constantvariables.co/review
    Twin Cities Podcast Hosts UNPLUGGED event details | https://emamo.com/event/twin-cities-startup-week-2021/s/twin-cities-podcast-hosts-unplugged-part-1-okd8rN 

    • 59 min
    Moderating Digital Toxic Waste with Chris Wexler of Krunam

    Moderating Digital Toxic Waste with Chris Wexler of Krunam

    Last year alone, over 60 million incidents of child sexual abuse materials (CSAM) were reported online. Social enterprise Krunam is stopping that cycle of abuse with its breakthrough platform.
    Krunam CEO, Chris Wexler, joins the show to talk about how technologies like computer vision and deep learning are aiding content moderators in identifying and removing CSAM from the internet, how social algorithms incent the distribution of harsh content, and why it’s also important we don’t create an Internet that’s entirely encrypted.
    Note: This episode contains discussions around child sexual abuse.
    **Show Links**
    Show Notes | https://constantvariables.co/episodes/90
    JMG Careers Page | https://jmg.mn/careers 
    Connect with Tim Bornholdt on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/timbornholdt/ 
    Chat with The Jed Mahonis Group about your app dev questions | https://jmg.mn
    Krunam’s website | https://krunam.co   
    Krunam on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/krunam/
    Chris Wexler on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/chriswexler/ 
    Chris Wexler on Twitter | https://twitter.com/ChrisWexler
    Twin Cities Podcast Hosts UNPLUGGED | https://jmg.mn/tcsw21 

    • 56 min
    The Art and Science of Data with Solomon Anderson, Infrastructure Engineer

    The Art and Science of Data with Solomon Anderson, Infrastructure Engineer

    Think globally. Act locally. Infrastructure Engineer, Solomon Anderson, joins the show to chat about how data operates, the art over science of balancing new features with supporting existing infrastructure, and the vast environmental impact of something as miniscule as open browser tabs on our laptops. **Show Links**
    Solomon Anderson on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/solomonranderson/ 
    Solomon Anderson on Twitter | https://twitter.com/1991DBA
    JMG Careers Page | https://jmg.mn/careers 
    Connect with Tim Bornholdt on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/timbornholdt/ 
    Chat with The Jed Mahonis Group about your app dev questions | https://jmg.mn
    Episode show notes | https://constantvariables.co 
    Leave a review on Apple Podcasts | https://constantvariables.co/review 
    Twin Cities Podcast Hosts UNPLUGGED event details | https://emamo.com/event/twin-cities-startup-week-2021/s/twin-cities-podcast-hosts-unplugged-part-1-okd8rN 

    • 55 min
    Mobile App Project Management with Renae Livingston of Profile by Sanford

    Mobile App Project Management with Renae Livingston of Profile by Sanford

    Organizations that implement project management methodology see a 70% increase in success rates. Profile by Sanford’s Director of Project Management, Renae Livingston, joins the show to talk about how to effectively manage large technical projects, and how cost, bandwidth, and capabilities factor into hiring a development team.
    **Show Links**
    Email Renae | renaeliving@gmail.com
    JMG Careers Page | https://jmg.mn/careers 
    Email careers@jmg.mn
    Connect with Tim Bornholdt on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/timbornholdt/ 
    Chat with The Jed Mahonis Group about your app dev questions | https://jmg.mn 

    • 1 hr 10 min

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Wes dude ,

Wes Denzel, The Company

Thanks for having my man Solomon on the show. It was a hit and pure greatness at its peak. Have him at the live events. He’s an inspiration

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