Hosted by Joel Marcey, a staff developer advocate on the Meta 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.
Episode 17: Chatting Velox and Accelerating Data Management with Masha Basmanova
In this episode of The Diff podcast, host Philip Bell talks to Meta Software Engineer Masha Basmanova about Velox, an open source unified execution engine aimed at accelerating data management systems.
Episode 16: Building Intuitive Interactions in VR: Interaction SDK and Presence Platform
In this episode of The Diff podcast, host Navyata Bawa talks to Interaction SDK Software Engineer Danny Yaroslavski about how to add immersive VR interactions using Interaction SDK. They talk about how the First Hand showcase app and the Interaction SDK samples app let developers have hands-on experience with hand features, the challenges that come with creating a seamless user experience and how pose and gesture detection tools work together.
Episode 15: Building Multiplayer Virtual Reality Applications in Unity with Zac Drake
In this episode of The Diff podcast, host Navyata Bawa chats with Zac Drake, a software engineer on the VR Developer Environment Engineering team about the VR Platform SDK Multiplayer features, highlighting how the SharedSpaces app makes them easy to use out of the box in Unity. Zac explains some of the challenges that can arise when developing multiplayer VR applications. We discuss how developers can account for things like latency, as well as other best practices, recommended resources and learning materials to help you start building multiplayer VR experiences.
Episode 14: Building Multiplayer Virtual Reality Applications in Unreal with Eric Le Saux
In this episode of The Diff podcast, host Navyata Bawa chats with VR Developer Environment Software Engineer Eric Le Saux about the SharedSpaces sample and how it demonstrates the Platform SDK Multiplayer features. Eric dives deep into the challenges and objectives of the sample and the choices his team made to create an app that demonstrates the Multiplayer features in an easy to use way. We discuss use cases that developers should keep in mind when designing multiplayer VR applications, best practices, recommended resources and learning material to help you create your own multiplayer VR experiences.
Episode 13: From Linux to React Native with Nicola Corti
In this installment of The Diff podcast, host Dmitry Vinnik and Meta Software Developer Nicola Corti chat about how Nicola gained an interest in mobile development through Linux. They also discuss how open source plays an important role in Nicola’s career, what React Native is and how Kotlin is being used in the open source project’s build code. At the end, listeners get the scoop on Nicola’s podcast, The Developers’ Bakery.
Episode 12: Talking about All Things React with Rachel Nabors
In this installment of The Diff podcast, your host Dmitry Vinnik and Meta Documentation Engineer Rachel Nabors discuss their experience getting into front-end development, their work in the React ecosystem and explores how virtual conferences have opened the door for the open source community.