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Welcome to Tech 'n Savvy! April is a software engineer, and Emily is a quantum computing and cryptography consultant. Listen in as we explore topics in technology and global issues important to us.

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Welcome to Tech 'n Savvy! April is a software engineer, and Emily is a quantum computing and cryptography consultant. Listen in as we explore topics in technology and global issues important to us.

    17' FinTech with Sherry Ruan

    17' FinTech with Sherry Ruan

    April and Emily discuss FinTech with Sherry Ruan, an Application Developer in the proprietary trading industry for over 7 years.  They talk about getting a career in FinTech, innovation, emerging technologies, ethical dilemmas, their experiences and more.

    • 52 min
    16' Software Development Methodologies

    16' Software Development Methodologies

    It's the battle of the software development methodologies! Emily and April dive into different methodologies like Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, and XP. They discuss each methodology and its pros and cons. Then the duo get into their experiences and discuss their preferred ways to work.

    • 56 min
    15' Remote Work with AC Hardy

    15' Remote Work with AC Hardy

    In this episode April and Emily are joined by their friend AC Hardy, a software content analyst and recent Chicago transplant, to discuss remote work. The trio will discusses their experiences with remote work, embarrassing zoom stories, their remote work tips, and more.  

    • 52 min
    14' Quantum Computing Part 2: Software and Applications

    14' Quantum Computing Part 2: Software and Applications

    It's season 3 and April and Emily get into the second part of quantum computing! Emily leads the discussion as they talk about the various different quantum software and libraries and dive into the modern applications of quantum computing.

    Resources:
    Quantum Computing: A Gentle Introduction by Eleanor Rieffel and Wolfgang PolakQuantum Computation and Quantum Information - Isaac Chuang and Michael NielsenIBM Quantum Experience https://quantum-computing.ibm.comQiskit textbook https://qiskit.org/textbook/preface.htmlDWave https://www.dwavesys.com Quantumcomputingreport.comBuiltin Quantum Applications Blog  https://builtin.com/hardware/quantum-computing-applicationsThe Post Quantum World podcast by my colleague Konstantinos Karagiannis Follow Emily on instagram @emilyinquantum 

    • 38 min
    13' Quantum Computing Part 1: Mechanics and Hardware

    13' Quantum Computing Part 1: Mechanics and Hardware

    In part 1 of the season finale, Emily talks about her two favorite subjects: quantum computing and cats. April and Emily discuss the basics of quantum computing, the challenges facing this field, and different quantum hardware. We explain topics like Schrodinger's Cat, superposition, entanglement, decoherence, NISQ, annealing. 


    Sources
    Quantum Computation and Quantum Information by Isaac Chuang and Michael Nielsen


    Quantum Annealing Explained - D-Wave Systems
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvfkXjzzYOo&list=PLPvKnT7dgEsvVQwGgrlUVXBa2J6PAW8a4&ab_channel=D-WaveSystems

    • 56 min
    12' Peek Inside a Computer

    12' Peek Inside a Computer

    April and Emily explain computer hardware, operating systems, and tips for building your own personal computer. April leads the discussion answering questions like: How do you build a computer? What are the components that make up these machines we use every day? What's the difference between HDD and SSD? 

    Resources:
    Intel blog - How to Build a Gaming PC https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/gaming/resources/how-to-build-a-gaming-pc.htmlPC Part Picker https://pcpartpicker.com/Build a PC Reddit: Beginner's Guide https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/beginnersguide

    • 49 min

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