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Hosted by Joel Marcey, a developer advocate on the Facebook Open Source team, The Diff showcases the program, the projects and the people that drives the team's mission of building community through open source technology.

The Diff: A Podcast from Facebook Open Source Joel Marcey

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Hosted by Joel Marcey, a developer advocate on the Facebook Open Source team, The Diff showcases the program, the projects and the people that drives the team's mission of building community through open source technology.

    The Breeze Has Been Shot With Cami Williams

    The Breeze Has Been Shot With Cami Williams

    On this episode of The Diff recorded Wednesday, May 6th 2020, Joel catches up with Cami Williams, a developer advocate and colleague on the Facebook open source team. Cami and Joel play, I ask question, you ask a question and we talked about some really interesting topics. Find out how Cami became popular on social media, our thoughts around diversity in the world of advocacy and technology, the one programming language to have if you are stranded on an island, and hear some admissions about reality TV shows. Also there is a big surprise at the end regarding the podcast itself.


    Facebook Open Source
    Facebook Open Source YouTube Channel
    Facebook Twitter Account
    Official Harry Potter House Quiz

    • 56 min
    Talking Libra With Eric Nakagawa

    Talking Libra With Eric Nakagawa

    On this episode of The Diff, Joel talks Libra with Eric Nakagawa. Libra's mission is to enable a simple global currency and financial infrastructure that powers billions of people. Eric is the head of open source for Calibra, who is building a wallet for Libra. Eric describes how Libra works, how validator nodes work, what parts of Libra are open sourced, the difference between Libra and Calibra, and much more.

    Find out more, including the transcript at https://thediffpodcast.com/docs/episode-8

    • 1 hr 3 min
    At F8 2019: The Current State of React and React Native

    At F8 2019: The Current State of React and React Native

    On this special episode of The Diff, Instagram software engineer Kathryn Middleton, and React Native engineering manager, Kevin Gozali, join Joel on our final live broadcast from the F8 2019 conference to discuss the current state of React and React Native. Learn why React Hooks is such a big deal, how React and React Native cooperate on roadmaps, and about some of the exciting new features for both. Also, we talk about the shift in focus for React Native on open source.



    F8 class on React Hooks
    F8 session on React, Relay, GraphQL
    F8 session on React Native, ComponentKit, Litho

    • 12 min
    At F8 2019: Presto Loves Big Data

    At F8 2019: Presto Loves Big Data

    On this special F8 2019 episode of The Diff, Rongrong Zhong and Greg Leclercq, engineers on the Facebook Presto team, join Joel on another live broadcast from San Jose to discuss Presto, Facebook's distributed SQL Query Engine. Learn what Presto is, why Presto was developed and where Presto is going in terms of open source and the community. Also, we talk about how you can know if Presto is right for your data needs and how you would go about starting to learn it.


    F8 class on Presto

    • 14 min
    At F8 2019: The Role of Python at Facebook

    At F8 2019: The Role of Python at Facebook

    On this special F8 2019 episode of The Diff, Lisa Roach and John Reese, software engineers at Facebook, join Joel on our first live broadcast to discuss the role of Python at Facebook. Understand why Python is a core language at Facebook, why we are so involved in the Python community and learn about some of our recent Python-based open source projects, including Bowler. And just before both Lisa and John head to PyCon, we learn about some of the cool things happening in Python lately.


    F8 Session on Python
    F8 Class on Pyre

    • 18 min
    Managing a successful open source community with React

    Managing a successful open source community with React

    On this episode of The Diff, Joel talks React and React Native with Dan Abramov and Tom Occhino. Find out how React grew to become one of the most popular projects at Facebook and on GitHub, and how we manage such a growing and vibrant community. Learn what drove the development of React Native from the React architecture. And how Redux started out as a project developed outside of Facebook only to now be used in core projects within the company.

    • 57 min

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