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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…

TechCast #101 – Ken Rimple and Will Vuong on ng-conf

Today’s podcast is the second of a two-part series about ng-conf, the 3-day Google-sponsored conference on all things related to the AngularJS JavaScript framework. It features a conversation between Ken Rimple and Will Vuong on events at the all-Angular all-the-time conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. They recorded their conversation of reflections on the show shortly after the last session, which included talk on adoption of Angular 2, the reactive APIs around state management such as ngrx store, and more.

TechCast #100 – Ken Rimple on ng-conf 2016

ng-conf is the 3-day Google-sponsored conference on all things related to the AngularJS JavaScript framework. Ken Rimple attended the show with Chariot consultant Will Voung. In this first of a two-part series, Ken runs down the major news topics from the event, including the recent release of Angular 2 Release Candidate 1, the up-and-coming Angular 2 Material Design project, NativeScript, a native application platform that runs Angular 2 code, and more.

TechCast #99 – James Roper on Scala

On today’s TechCast, Sujan Kapadia talks to yet another Scala person: James Roper (@jroper). Previously a core team member of the Play framework, James is now the tech lead of Lagom, a new Java-oriented micro-services framework introduced by Lightbend. He discusses it in depth in his ETE talk, Rethinking REST in a Microservices World, as well as in this conversation with Sujan.

TechCast #98 – Adriaan Moors on Scala

On today’s TechCast, Sujan Kapadia talks to Adriaan Moors. Previously a language research student, he is currently the Scala Tech Lead at Lightbend, and self-proclaimed “compiler whisperer.” His talk, Scala 2.12 and Java 8: More Fun Together!, was extremely well-received at Philly ETE. In it, Adriaan talks about the interoperability between Scala’s newest release and Java 8. Sujan and Adriaan discuss this and more during their conversation. You can learn more about Philly ETE, the developer-friendly, Chariot-sponsored conference here. We…

TechCast #97 – Heather Miller on Scala

On today’s TechCast, Sujan and Ken talk to Heather Miller. Previously a student under Martin Odersky, she is currently Executive Director of the Scala Center, as well as a research scientist at EPFL. Her talk, Academese to English: A Practical Tour of Scala’s Type System, was extremely well-received at Philly ETE. In it, Heather tried to simplify the conversation around Scala – demystifying the ‘hard parts’ of Scala, and reassuring her audience that there’s no need to do fancy type…

TechCast #96 – Philly ETE Happy Hour Chat

In this episode of the TechCast, Ken Rimple and Sujan Kapadia talk to five speakers of Philly ETE – Mike Hartington of Drifty, Jeff Labonski of Chariot Solutions, Martin Snyder of Wingspan, Alex Miller, co-author of Clojure Applied and organizer of The Strange Loop conference, and Andrea Falcone of Twitter.