27 episodes

Optimizing is a podcast produced by Professor Barry Dwolatzky (also known as "The Grand Geek"). Season 2 features Prof Barry and Kerryn Gammie in conversation with thought leaders and role models in the South African and African digital community. Each conversation is based on the metaphor of a relay race in which the guest is asked to reflect on how they received the baton and what they will pass on to Kerryn and her generation [Evan Wigdorowitz (Edit and Logo Design); Callum Kuhl (Music )]

Optimizing - Leading Africa's Digital Future Barry Dwolatzky

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Optimizing is a podcast produced by Professor Barry Dwolatzky (also known as "The Grand Geek"). Season 2 features Prof Barry and Kerryn Gammie in conversation with thought leaders and role models in the South African and African digital community. Each conversation is based on the metaphor of a relay race in which the guest is asked to reflect on how they received the baton and what they will pass on to Kerryn and her generation [Evan Wigdorowitz (Edit and Logo Design); Callum Kuhl (Music )]

    Digital Transformation Special - EP1 - Mark Harris

    Digital Transformation Special - EP1 - Mark Harris

    In this special season of our podcast we talk about "Digital Transformation". In this episode Barry Dwolatzky is in conversation with Mark Harris.

    • 40 min
    Digital Transformation Special - EP2 - Kent Beck

    Digital Transformation Special - EP2 - Kent Beck

    In this special season of our podcast we talk about "Digital Transformation". In this episode Barry Dwolatzky is in conversation with Kent Beck.

    • 16 min
    Digital Transformation Special - EP3 : Tony Van Der Linden

    Digital Transformation Special - EP3 : Tony Van Der Linden

    In this special season of our podcast we talk about "Digital Transformation". In this episode Barry Dwolatzky is in conversation with Tony Van Der Linden.

    • 20 min
    Introduction to Season 3

    Introduction to Season 3

    Optimizing - Leading Africa's Digital Future is an inter-generational conversation about the digital economy and digital society in Africa. Season 3 will feature conversations led by Prof Barry Dwolatzky and his young co-host with people who have made a huge contribution to the digital world. This episode introduces Season 3.

    • 37 min
    S2:Ep1 - In Conversation with Tshilidzi Marwala

    S2:Ep1 - In Conversation with Tshilidzi Marwala

    Professor Tshilidzi Marwala is a South African engineer, AI expert and academic leader. In this conversation with Prof Barry Dwolatzky and Kerryn Gammie he talks about his early days and who passed him the baton in life's metaphoric relay race. He discusses some of the very fascinating work he has done, and then talks about what he would pass on to Kerryn and her generation as their life's journey starts.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    S2: Ep2 - In Conversation with Kent Beck

    S2: Ep2 - In Conversation with Kent Beck

    Kent Beck is an American software engineer, writer and thought leader. He has been, and remains, one of the most influential figures in the field of software development over the past 20 years. He is best known as the creator of the eXtreme Programming (XP) software development methodology and proponent of Test Driven Development (TDD). In 2001 he was one of 17 signatories of the Agile Manifesto that started a movement which revolutionised the world of software development around the world. He first visited South Africa in 2005 as a guest of the JCSE. This initiated a long association between Kent and the software engineering community of South Africa and Africa.

    In this episode Kent is in discussion with Prof Barry and his co-host Kerryn Gammie. If life is a relay race, what is the baton he will hand over to Kerryn and her generation of Africa’s future digital leaders.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Listened to the introduction

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