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TechCast #114 – Talk Tech To Me: Peter Fleming

Intro Talk Tech to Me is a series that explores the inside track of cutting-edge tech. As consumers, we interact with software many times a day. It might be a mobile app, like Instagram, or a web app, like Gmail. And we don’t think a whole lot about the design, but design is an essential part of getting the user experience right. It’s the secret to a successful software solution. Our guest is Peter Fleming – he’s the head of…

TechCast #113 – Talk Tech To Me: Eric Snyder

Episode 1: Eric Snyder, Chariot Solutions Talk Tech to Me is a series that explores the inside track of cutting-edge tech. Our first guest is Eric Snyder. He’s a software architect at Chariot Solutions. He and his team were hired by a global media and technology company that’s based in Philadelphia. They serve tens of millions of customers. To create a personalized experience, the telecom giant processes billions of streams of real-time data, twenty-four hours a day. It’s almost unimaginable….

TechCast #112 – ETE 2019 Keynote Brian Goetz

In this episode, TechCast host Ken Rimple and Chariot consultant Will Vuong are in conversation with Brian Goetz. Brian heads up the Java language team at Oracle, and is one of our two keynotes for the year at Philly ETE 2019.  Ken and Will ask Brian about where the language is headed in version 13, and find out more about how the Open JDK project is organized. They discuss the current JDK development process, how Oracle developers work on the…

TechCast #111 – ETE 2019 Keynote Jessica Kerr

In this episode, host Ken Rimple talks to Jessica Kerr about how we work with software, and how Atomist, the automation tool that she engineers, makes delivery easier. They discuss the current state of open source, making sense of documentation, and why software is such an exciting field to be in right now. Jessica also shares some of the insights she’s gleaned from ‘working out loud’ and solving software problems in real time on her Twitch stream.  

Jessica is bookending this year’s…

TechCast #110 – Chris Baglieri

In this episode, host Ken Rimple talks to Chris Baglieri of BlackFynn on the company’s work in health research-related data science. He discusses how he and his team aids researchers who are attacking Parkinson’s disease and other disorders. They’ve been doing the deep genetic research that has benefitted cancer research over the past two decades. Ken and Chris chat about the challenges of dealing with research data, tools of the trade, and the impact this kind of research could have…

TechCast #109 – Rob Napier on Swift

In this episode, Chariot’s Ken Rimple speaks to upcoming Philly ETE speaker Rob Napier, author of the RNCryptor encryption format and co-author of iOS Programming, Pushing the Limits. They discuss the evolution of the Swift language. His talk, Generic Swift: It Isn’t Supposed to Hurt, covers how to properly develop code using Generics in Swift. Thanks to Rob for being a guest on the Chariot TechCast and for his upcoming talk at Philly ETE in April. Be sure to catch…

TechCast #108 – Carol Nichols on Rust

Overview Carol Nichols is a Rust core team member who consults and trains Rust in Pittsburgh, PA. She is speaking at Philly Emerging Tech 2019 – her talk is Rust, a Language for the Next 40 Years. Carol got involved in Rust when she was working on tuning Ruby application and wrote some C routines to be called from Ruby itself. She found Rust and changed her career to focus on it. She saw the value of writing code in…

TechCast #107 – Meet a Charioteer: Brandt Gigle

This is the Chariot Solutions TechCast #107, with our new sub-series, Meet a Charioteer. In this series, we round up some of our consultants to talk passion projects, opinions, interesting challenges, and anything and everything in between – tech related, or not. 

Today our host Ken Rimple talks to Brandt Gigle. Brandt is fairly new to the Chariot team, having joined in March of 2018. Professionally, Brandt is a mobile developer, working with Android and IoT development. He and Ken…

TechCast #106 – Meet a Charioteer: Anatoly Polinsky

This is the Chariot Solutions TechCast #106, with our new sub-series, Meet a Charioteer. In this series, we round up some of our consultants to talk passion projects, opinions, interesting challenges, and anything and everything in between – tech related, or not. 

Today our host Ken Rimple talks to Anatoly Polinsky. Anatoly has been consulting for Chariot for over 7 years now, most recently working with functional programming languages like Clojure. Anatoly and Ken chat about problem-solving, the unique role…

TechCast #105 – Chip Design Legend Bill Mensch at IoT Fusion

Today’s podcast features Ken Rimple’s fireside chat with Bill Mensch, a pioneer in microprocessing and chip design. Bill Mensch grew up on a farm near Philadelphia, and didn’t think he’d end up as an engineer. But by studying his areas of interest such as math and science, he eventually ended up at Philco Ford, which gave him a taste of the field of semiconductors. He ended up becoming a driving force behind the microprocessor and personal computer movement, working at…

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