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The Stack Overflow podcast is a weekly conversation about working in software development, learning to code, and the art and culture of computer programming. Hosted by Sara Chipps, Paul Ford, and Ben Popper, the series will feature questions from our community, interviews with fascinating guests, and hot takes on what’s happening in tech.
About Stack Overflow
Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. More than 50 million professional and aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities.

The Stack Overflow Podcast The Stack Overflow Podcast

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    • 4.7 • 85 Ratings

The Stack Overflow podcast is a weekly conversation about working in software development, learning to code, and the art and culture of computer programming. Hosted by Sara Chipps, Paul Ford, and Ben Popper, the series will feature questions from our community, interviews with fascinating guests, and hot takes on what’s happening in tech.
About Stack Overflow
Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. More than 50 million professional and aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities.

    Forget view-source, young coders are learning by making Discord bots and hacking Roblox

    Forget view-source, young coders are learning by making Discord bots and hacking Roblox

    We chat with Jenn Schiffer, director of community at Glitch, who brings over 70 years of Javascript experience to her work, at least according to her Twitter bio. She hips us to the ways in which young kids are touching code for the first time, often without realizing that they are learning to be programmers. We also dig into the burgeoning community around WebXR, which brings together developers interested in offering virtual and augmented reality experiences through the web.

    • 28 min
    A good software tutorial explains the How. A great one explains the Why.

    A good software tutorial explains the How. A great one explains the Why.

    This week we chat with Karl Hughes, who held positions as head of engineering and CTO before starting his own company focused on technical content. He now leads a group of more than 50 writers focused on crafting detailed articles that will appeal to developers.

    • 21 min
    Don't build it: advice on civic tech from MIT's GOV/LAB

    Don't build it: advice on civic tech from MIT's GOV/LAB

    We chat with Innocent Ndubuisi-Obi and Luke Jordan about the unique challenges you face when trying to solve civic problems with software. From mesh networks to USSD messaging protocols, they share lessons learned and the tools they would recommend for developers looking to make an impact in their community.

    • 18 min
    Unpacking observability and OpenTelemetry with Spiros Xanthos of Splunk

    Unpacking observability and OpenTelemetry with Spiros Xanthos of Splunk

    We chat with Spiros Xanthos, VP of Product Management for Observability & IT Ops products at Splunk. Spiros has founded three companies, including OmnitionHQ, which was acquired by Splunk, ezhome, and Log Insight, which was acquired by VMware. We chat about how observabiilty has evolved over the years and the role it plays today in performance management, cybersecurity, and IT operations.

    • 34 min
    WFH? Developers learn to be their own operations department

    WFH? Developers learn to be their own operations department

    We chat with Mike Brevoort, Platform Architect at Slack, about the power of platforms and what developers can do to automate workflows and processes that used to be shared across multiple teams, but now often fall to individuals working remotely and asynchronously.

    • 31 min
    Blocking the haters as a service

    Blocking the haters as a service

    We chat with Tracy Chou, founder, CEO, and lead engineer at Block Party, a software platform working to make social media safe and enjoyable by helping users avoid, or at least manage, online harassment.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Sara, Paul, and Ben, hosts of The Stack Overflow Podcas‪t‬, highlights all aspects of technology, software development and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

JosephK85 ,

Perfect for coders

It really captures the spirit of the site, a variety of topics and opinions served over sarcasm and self-deprecating humor. The guests are genuinely passionate about their projects and their stories usually offer up a bit of motivation for any weary programmer in the wild.

7M9VX50 ,

Low information content

Doesn’t really go into depth about most things. Kind of wanders. Lots of personal opinions without much reasoning given.

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