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glich was started by Bassem Dghaidi in the summer of 2021 as a platform to share software engineering insights from over a decade of industry experience. glich covers moderate to advanced software engineering topics (code, system design, engineering management) with professional engineers, thought leaders, engineering managers and startup founders. There is something for everyone who works in tech!

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glich was started by Bassem Dghaidi in the summer of 2021 as a platform to share software engineering insights from over a decade of industry experience. glich covers moderate to advanced software engineering topics (code, system design, engineering management) with professional engineers, thought leaders, engineering managers and startup founders. There is something for everyone who works in tech!

    E31 - Distributed Systems at Shopify with Ahmad Alhour

    E31 - Distributed Systems at Shopify with Ahmad Alhour

    Staff software engineer Ahmad joined me to share insights from designing complex systems at Shopify. We discussed distributed systems, managing technology landscapes, testing strategies, flexible architectures, leadership skills, understanding roles, and optimizing teams.

    Key takeaways involve tackling uncertainty, tailoring methods to teams versus rigid recipes, testing guiding principles over metrics, solving business challenges, and incrementally converging on solutions via hypothesis testing.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    E30 - Web 3.0, Entrepreneurship and Chasing Trends with Nader Dabit

    E30 - Web 3.0, Entrepreneurship and Chasing Trends with Nader Dabit

    Nader is a fascinating character, he's a software engineer, entrepreneur, and a creator currently building in what once was one of the most hyped segments of the tech industry. I wanted to chat with Nader to unpack his thoughts and ideas about Web 3.0, more specifically the blockchain, cryptocurrencies and social networking protocols.

    • 51 min
    E29 - Creating roadmap.sh, teaching and lessons from working in product companies with Kamran Ahmad

    E29 - Creating roadmap.sh, teaching and lessons from working in product companies with Kamran Ahmad

    There are very few developers who have not seen Kamran's software engineering roadmaps! Kamran has, single handedly, created a revolution in the industry by introducing simple to follow technical roadmaps published to https://roadmap.sh/



    In this episode we dive into Kamran's journey creating roadmap.sh, his thoughts on technical education, his experience transitioning from professional services companies to product companies and more.



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    E28 - libgit2, source code management and edge computing

    E28 - libgit2, source code management and edge computing

    Edward Thomson is a fantastic software engineer, he’s currently the maintainer of libgit2: a pure C implementation of the git core methods provided as a linkable library with a solid API. libgit2 powers GitHub, GitLab, Azure DevOps and many other products.



    Ed is also a product manager at Vercel where he leads the compute, storage, and network products.



    We talked about building libgit2, the challenges of open source, the most difficult technical challenged Ed has worked on, edge computing and more...



    I say it about all my guests, because it was true and it still is. This is an episode you don’t want to miss.



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    • 1 hr 9 min
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    E27 - History of Django, Open Source and LLM Security with Simon Willison

    E27 - History of Django, Open Source and LLM Security with Simon Willison

    Simon Willison is the creator of Datasette, an open source tool for exploring and publishing data. Prior to becoming an independent open source developer, Simon was an engineering director at Eventbrite. Simon joined Eventbrite through their acquisition of Lanyrd, a Y Combinator funded company he co-founded in 2010. He is a co-creator of the Django Web Framework, and has been blogging about web development and programming since 2002.



    In this episode, we explored the history of Django, we discussed the challenges of maintaining and monetising popular open source projects, and the security problems of large language models.



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