The Changelog

The Changelog

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New podcast every Friday! We cover what's fresh and new in open source. Sign up for our nightly and weekly emails. Open source moves fast. Keep up. Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.


223: Homebrew and Package Management with Mike McQuaid  

Mike McQuaid joined the show to catch us up on the latest in Homebrew and the recent 1.0.0 release.

222: Ethereum and Cryptocurrency with Gavin Wood  

Gavin Wood joined the show to talk about Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, The DAO, Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), what could you build with Ethereum, and the future of digital currency. Gavin Wood is Founder of Ethereum, creator of the Solidity contract language, and Founder of Ethcore — the company that created Parity, an open source Ethereum client.

221: How We Got Here with Cory Doctorow  

Cory Doctorow joined us this week to talk about open source, the open web, and internet freedom. Cory is a science fiction author, activist, journalist, co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of many books. We produced this episode in partnership with O’Reilly Media and OSCON London 2016. Use the code changelog30 to get 30% off registration. We talked with Cory about his involvement with the EFF and where he began his career, details he'll be covering in his keynote at OSCON, and his thoughts on open source today and where developers should be focusing their efforts.

220: GitLab's Master Plan with Sid Sijbrandij  

Sid Sijbrandij, CEO of GitLab, joined the show to talk about their recent unveiling of the GitLab Master Plan, $20 Million secured in a Series B funding round, their idea of Conversational Development in this "post Agile world", and their focus on the enterprise and on-premise Git hosting as the business model to sustain and build GitLab into something ‘modern software teams’ can rely upon.”

219: TensorFlow and Deep Learning With Eli Bixby  

Eli Bixby, Developer Programs Engineer at Google, joins the show to talk to talk about TensorFlow, machine learning and deep learning, why Google open sourced it and more. This episode was produced in partnership with O’Reilly Media and OSCON London 2016. Head to and use the code PCCL20 to get 20% off registration.

218: Elm with Evan Czaplicki and Richard Feldman  

This week we talked with Evan Czaplicki, creator of Elm, and Richard Feldman.

217: Sourcegraph the 'Google for Code' with Beyang Liu  

This week we talked with Beyang Liu the CTO and co-founder of Sourcegraph -- which is aiming to be the 'Google for Code'. We talked about the back story of Sourcegraph, how it works, ideas around offline support, how it's licensed -- which lead us to talk a bit about their new software license called Fair Source.

216: GitHub's Electron With Zeke Sikelianos  

This week we caught up with Zeke Sikelianos to talk about GitHub's Electron project and the future of web folks making cross platform desktop apps. We talked about the web revolution around native vs web app, where Electron is heading, who's using it, and how cool it is to enable folks like Guillermo Rauch to build HyperTerm.

215: Core Infrastructure Initiative Best Practices Badge with David A. Wheeler  

This week we talked with David A. Wheeler from the Core Infrastructure Initiative about the CII Best Practices Badge program. We talked about the purpose of the program, how you get certified, why you should get certified, and the criteria of the best practices.

214: Libscore, Velocity.js, and Hacking with Julian Shapiro  

This week we talked with startup founder and developer Julian Shapiro about his story of entrepreneurship, open source, growth hacking, and more. Julian's story is a story you don't want to miss -- plus he shares actionable advice on growing and marketing an open source project.

213: ZEIT, HyperTerm, and now with Guillermo Rauch  

This week Adam went solo and talked with Guillermo Rauch about how he got into programming, how that lead him to what he's doing now at ZEIT, the design of HyperTerm, now, and so much more.

212: and Performance with Peter Hedenskog  

We talked with Peter Hedenskog about and web performance. We covered where it came from, where it's going, and more importantly, simple ways you can focus on your web performance.

211: Open Source at Facebook with James Pearce  

This week we've got a big show with James Pearce, Head of Open Source at Facebook to talk about that very subject -- open source at Facebook. We talked about his path to software development, why he's the person to lead open source at Facebook, their view on open source, their culture of open source, how they choose what to open source, and more importantly -- how they focus on, support, and nurture the community.

210: ngrok and Go with Alan Shreve  

This week we talked to Alan Shreve, the creator of the beloved ngrok. We talked about; what it is, why it exists, why he wrote it in Go, and ultimately why 1.0 is open source, but 2.0 is not.

209: GitHub and Google on Public Datasets & Google BigQuery  

This week's show was produced in collaboration with GitHub and Google to announce a big expansion to GitHub's public dataset on BigQuery. We talked with Arfon Smith (GitHub), Felipe Hoffa (Google), and Will Curran (Google) about BigQuery, the big picture behind Google Cloud's push to host public datasets, the collaboration between the two companies to expand GitHub's public dataset, adding query capabilities that have never been possible before, example queries, and more!

208: Ecto 2 and Phoenix Presence with José Valim and Chris McCord  

On this episode we catch up with José Valim and Chris McCord to talk all about how they're advancing the state of the art in the Elixir community with the releases of Ecto 2.0 and Phoenix 1.2. We also share our journey with Elixir at The Changelog, find out what makes Phoenix's new Presence feature so special, and even find time for Chris to field a few of our support requests.

207: Ubuntu Everywhere with Dustin Kirkland  

This week we talked with Dustin Kirkland about Ubuntu, the most widely used flavor of Linux. We talked about the rise of Ubuntu, Ubuntu being everywhere, their collaboration with Microsoft to bring Bash to Windows, and what we can expect from the future of this Linux distro.

206: The Advantages of Being a Blind Programmer with Parham Doustdar  

This week on the show we talk with Parham Doustdar, a blind programmer. We talked about the advantages of being a blind programmer, the tools he uses, quitting school, carving your own path, and more. We also couldn't stop using visual words when talking with Parham -- even he couldn't help himself either, so you'll get to hear us laugh at ourselves near the end.

205: A Protocol For Dying with Pieter Hintjens  

This show is, and forever will be, a very special show for us. In this show we talked with Pieter Hintjens, creator of ZeroMQ and The Collective Code Construction Contract (C4), writer of many books and protocols, as well as a developer with decades of building software and communities -- someone who has given so much, and continues to give - even up until the time he is planning for his death. Pieter is terminally ill with a metastasis of bile duct cancer, in both lungs. But rather than listen to this show with sadness, listen with a happy heart and let's celebrate Pieter's life, and what he has accomplished. Thank you Pieter from the bottom of our hearts for your time on this show and for all that you are. You are loved by us my friend.

204: IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) with Juan Benet  

In this show we talk with Juan Benet, one of the developers behind IPFS -- the InterPlanetary File System, a new peer-to-peer hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identities. We talked about what it is, how it works, how it can be used, and how it just might save the future of the web.

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