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Episodes

235: ANTHOLOGY – Hacker Stories From OSCON, All Things Open, and Node Interactive  

In this anthology episode we're featuring three awesome hacker stories from OSCON, All Things Open, and Node Interactive — Giovanni Caligaris about how he brought LibreOffice to the people of Paraguay by translating it to their native tongue. Stu Keroff about the Linux user group he started for kids called The Asian Penguins. Shiya Luo about how China does Node, translations of documentation and books from English to Chinese, and the Great Firewall of China.

Sponsors

GoCD –  GoCD is an on-premise open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks that lets you automate and streamline your build-test-release cycle for reliable, continuous delivery of your product. OSCON –  Our world runs on open source. Join us at OSCON to understand open source and its power to achieve your goals. Use the code changelog20 to get 20% off your registration. All Things Open –  Join 2,000+ technologists and decision makers in Raleigh, NC — The epicenter of innovation, technology and open source, and home to one of the most sophisticated audiences on Earth. Node.js Interactive –  Node.js Interactive is a conference for the Node community focused on education and community building. Use the code CNGJS16 to get 15% off registration.

Featuring

Giovanni Caligaris – Twitter Stu Keroff – Twitter, Website Shiya Luo – Twitter, GitHub, Website Adam Stacoviak – Twitter, GitHub Jerod Santo – Twitter, GitHub, Website

Notes and Links

First, we talk with Giovanni Caligaris about how he brought LibreOffice to the people of Paraguay by translating it to their native tongue: Guaraní.

Second, we talk with Stu Keroff about the Linux user group he started for kids called The Asian Penguins in a school for Asian refugees where they learn to install, use, and configure Linux and open source software.

Last, we talk with Shiya Luo about how China does Node, translations of documentation and books from English to Chinese, and the Great Firewall of China (a censorship and surveillance project of the Chinese government) which makes it very difficult for the people of China to interact with the rest of the web.

LibreOffice Asian Penguins Stu Keroff's talk at ATO 2016 - Middle Schoolers, Linux, and the Digital Divide and the talk's details on the ATO site. Shiya Luo's talk at Node Interactive - How China Does Node cnpm - npm client for China mirror of npm

Thanks Breakmaster Cylinder!

234: Open Collective and Funding Open Source with Pia Mancini  

Pia Mancini joined the show to talk about Open Collective, her background and where she came from, her passion to upgrade democracy, funding and sustaining open source, what open collective is, how it works, how you can support your favorite open source communities, but more importably how you can take part and start your own collective.

Sponsors

GoCD –  GoCD is an on-premise open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks that lets you automate and streamline your build-test-release cycle for reliable, continuous delivery of your product. Toptal –  Scale your team and hire the top 3% of developers and designers at Toptal. Email Adam at adam@changelog.com for a personal introduction to Toptal. Rollbar –  Put errors in their place! Full-stack error tracking for all apps in any language.

Featuring

Pia Mancini – Twitter, GitHub, Website Adam Stacoviak – Twitter, GitHub Jerod Santo – Twitter, GitHub, Website

Notes and Links

Pia gave a talk at TEDGlobal 2014 on How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era (over a million views
233: Webpack with Sean Larkin  

Sean Larkin joined the show to talk about Webpack, how fast open sources moves, how fast Webpack is moving, the core team, the formation, joining JS Foundation, the problem it's solving, the bleeding edge features, sustainability, Sean and team's efforts to build the community, their work on Open Collective, and more.

Sponsors

Code School –  Give the gift of code! You can gift someone Code School for 1 month for $29, 6 months for $99, or a full year for $189 (46% off). Offer starts December 12, 2016 and ends January 6, 2017. Toptal –  Scale your team and hire the top 3% of developers and designers at Toptal. Email Adam at adam@changelog.com for a personal introduction to Toptal. Rollbar –  Put errors in their place! npm install --save rollbar for error tracking in your JavaScript apps.

Guests

Sean Larkin – Twitter, GitHub

Notes and Links

Webpack homepage Webpack docs Webpack on Medium Webpack on GitHub Donate to Webpack on Open Collective "The first time you demo #webpack for a friend
232: Homebrew and Swift with Max Howell  

Max Howell, famous for creating Homebrew, joined the show to talk about his start in software and open source, the tweet that was heard around the world when he interviewed with Google and didn't get accepted, the creation of Homebrew, the naming process, as well as the difficulty letting go. We also talked about his passion for the Swift programming language, and his work on Swift Package Manager while at Apple.

Sponsors

Code School –  Give the gift of code! You can gift someone Code School for 1 month for $29, 6 months for $99, or a full year for $189 (46% off). Offer starts December 12, 2016 and ends January 6, 2017. Toptal –  Scale your team and hire the top 3% of developers and designers at Toptal. Email Adam at adam@changelog.com for a personal introduction to Toptal. GoCD –  GoCD is an on-premise open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks that lets you automate and streamline your build-test-release cycle for reliable, continuous delivery of your product.

Guests

Max Howell – Twitter, GitHub

Notes and Links

Max was on The Changelog #35 way back in September, 2010 Max's latest open source project PromiseKit The BBC Micro was the first computer Max used Amarok - a powerful music player for Linux, Unix and Windows qt - cross-platform development Last.fm - bring together your favourite music services Scrobble “The foundation of the modern world is developer tools." The Changelog #223: Homebrew and Package Management with Mike McQuaid The tweet heard aroud the world with 6,825+ retweets — "Google: 90% of our engineers use the software you wrote (Homebrew), but you can’t invert a binary tree on a whiteboard so f**k off." Swift Package Manager BBC BASIC programming language QBasic (Quick Beginners All purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is an IDE and interpreter for a variety of the BASIC programming language Max's new thing — mixmsg lets you make mixtapes with friends directly in iMessage. Max's new project — Growler is planned for Homebrew, but he was hush hush about what it will do
231: HTTP/2 in Node.js Core with James Snell  

In this special episode recorded at Node Interactive 2016 in Austin, TX Adam talked with James Snell (IBM Technical Lead for Node and member of Node's TSC and CTC) about the work he's doing on Node's implementation of http2, the state of http2 in Node, what this new spec has to offer, and what the Node community can expect from this new protocol.

Sponsors

Rollbar –  Put errors in their place! npm install --save rollbar for error tracking in your Node.js apps. Hacker Paradise –  Do you want to spend a month in South America, expenses paid, working on open source? We teamed up with Hacker Paradise to offer two Open Source Fellowships for a month on one of their upcoming trips to either Argentina or Peru. GoCD –  GoCD is an on-premise open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks that lets you automate and streamline your build-test-release cycle for reliable, continuous delivery of your product.

Guests

James Snell – Twitter, GitHub, Website

Notes and Links

This episode is a preview of our upcoming "Future of Node.js" series recorded at Node Interactive 2016 in Austin, TX. The series is produced in partnership with Node.js Foundation and sponsored by IBM. We'll be releasing the full series soon on our new podcast "Spotlight". If you haven't subscribed to Changelog Master yet, which includes all the podcasts we produce, now would be a good time to do so. You can also subscribe to Changelog Weekly where we announce all the new things we're up to.

Checkout the http2 repo James is working on Watch the talk James gave at Node Interactive — Implementing HTTP/2 for Node.js Core by James Snell Watch all the talks from Node Interactive Checkout Spotlight, our new show around big announcements, conferences, the hallway track, behind the scenes — meaningful conversations with real people in the community.
230: 18F and OSS in the U.S. Federal Government with Hillary Hartley and Aidan Feldman  

From 18F — Hillary Hartley and Aidan Feldman joined the show to talk about how 18F is changing the way the federal government builds and buys digital services.

Sponsors

Code School –  Black Friday Special (November 21-28) — Save 49% on a 6-month plan, and 51% on a yearly plan. These are HUGE savings for a limited time only. Rollbar –  Put errors in their place! Full-stack error tracking for all apps in any language. GoCD –  GoCD is an on-premise open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks that lets you automate and streamline your build-test-release cycle for reliable, continuous delivery of your product.

Guests

Hillary Hartley – Twitter, GitHub Aidan Feldman – Twitter, GitHub

Notes and Links

The Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program brings the innovation economy into government, by pairing talented, diverse technologists and innovators with top civil-servants and change-makers within the federal government. The White House's Presidential Innovation Fellows program on Twitter The Changelog #157: Building Bridges with Sarah Allen The CC0 1.0 license - "Additionally, we waive copyright and related rights in the work worldwide through the CC0 1.0 Universal public domain dedication." cloud.gov - The Government Innovation platform by government developers, for government developers. analytics.usa.gov on GitHub 18F on GitHub The System for Award Management (SAM) - certification for working as a vendor for the U.S. government FedRAMP Ready Products The Washington Post - Why a federal high-tech start-up is a money loser Tom VanAntwerp on Medium - 18F is Hardly a Waste of Money Join one of 18F's Slack rooms code.gov is the next milestone in federal open source code Micro-purchase Micro-purchase stats page 18F Guides 18F Open Source Style Guide
229: Python, Django, and Channels with Andrew Godwin  

Django core contributor Andrew Godwin joins the show to tell us all about Python and Django. If you've ever wondered why people love Python, what Django's virtues are as a web framework, or how Django Channels measure up to Phoenix's Channels and Rails' Action Cable, this is the show for you. Also: Andrew's take on funding and sustaining open source efforts.

Sponsors

Heap –  Automate the annoying parts of user analytics. No more manual anything. Just insights. GoCD –  GoCD is an on-premise open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks that lets you automate and streamline your build-test-release cycle for reliable, continuous delivery of your product. Toptal –  Scale your team and hire the top 3% of developers and designers at Toptal. Email Adam at adam@changelog.com for a personal introduction to Toptal.

Guests

Andrew Godwin – Twitter, GitHub, Website

Notes and Links

This episode started on Ping Django creators: Jacob Kaplan-Moss, Simon Willison Python love: The Zen of Python Python love: Great Docs – Requests as example Jerod suggests RFC #5: Read/Write the Docs with Eric Holscher Virtues: The Django admin site Virtues: GeoDjango Wikipedia has a list of well-known sites using Django Andrew's baby: Django Channels Getting started with Django Django South - consistent, easy-to-use and database-agnostic migrations for Django applications. If sustainability is interesting to you, check out Request for Commits
228: Servo and Rust with Jack Moffitt  

Jack Moffitt joined the show to talk about Servo, an experimental web browser layout engine. We talked about what the Servo project aims to achieve, six areas of performance, and what makes Rust a good fit for this effort.

Sponsors

Code School –  Learn for free this weekend (November 18-20). All Code School courses and screencasts are FREE for everyone this weekend ONLY! Hacker Paradise –  Do you want to spend a month in South America, expenses paid, working on open source? We teamed up with Hacker Paradise to offer two Open Source Fellowships for a month on one of their upcoming trips to either Argentina or Peru. GoCD –  GoCD is an on-premise open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks that lets you automate and streamline your build-test-release cycle for reliable, continuous delivery of your product.

Guests

Jack Moffitt – Twitter, GitHub, Website

Notes and Links

Servo Website Servo on GitHub Jack Moffitt on Wikipedia Servo: Today & Tomorrow Slide Deck
227: Mad Science, WebTorrent & WebRTC with Feross Aboukhadijeh  

Feross Aboukhadijeh joined the show this week to talk with us about his back story, passive income, WebTorrent, WebRTC, Electron and the ins and outs of packaging apps for all platforms.

Sponsors

Rollbar –  Put errors in their place! Full-stack error tracking for all apps in any language. Toptal –  Scale your team and hire the top 3% of developers and designers at Toptal. Email Adam at adam@changelog.com for a personal introduction to Toptal. GoCD –  GoCD is an on-premise open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks that lets you automate and streamline your build-test-release cycle for reliable, continuous delivery of your product. Node.js Interactive –  Node.js Interactive is a conference for the Node community focused on education and community building. Use the code CNGJS16 to get 15% off registration.

Guests

Feross Aboukhadijeh – Twitter, GitHub, Website

Notes and Links

JavaScript Standard Style Guide Study Notes is Feross's passive income maker that enables him to work on open source and other stuff he's interested in FreeTheFlash - Hilarious media entertainment brought to you by FreeTheFlash Entertainment Webmaster World WebTorrent - A streaming torrent client for the web browser and the desktop WebTorrent Desktop is the desktop Torrent client built with Electron WebTorrent Desktop on GitHub Instant.io The Changelog #216 - Electron and Cross Platform Desktop Apps with Zeke Sikelianos Mojibar - Emoji searcher but as a menubar app built with Electron
226: The Road to Font Awesome 5 with Dave Gandy  

Dave Gandy joined the show this week to talk about the history of Font Awesome, what's to come in Font Awesome 5 and their Kickstarter to fund Font Awesome 5 Pro, and how everything they're doing is funneling back into the forever free and open source — Font Awesome Free.

Sponsors

Code School –  Learn to program by doing with hands-on courses. Save $10 per month! Sign up for Code School for only $19 per month by using our special URL codeschool.com/changelog. Linode –  Our cloud server of choice! Get one of the fastest, most efficient SSD cloud servers for only $10/mo. We host everything we do on Linode servers. Use the code changelog20 to get 2 months free! Rollbar –  Put errors in their place! Full-stack error tracking for all apps in any language.

Guests

Dave Gandy – Twitter, GitHub, Website

Notes and Links

You can always add more sprinkles!

Font Awesome Font Awesome on GitHub Font Awesome Issues on GitHub Support Font Awesome 5 on Kickstarter — make sure you watch that video too! Dave said the video he created for Font Awesome Black Tie should be an example of what not to do. Fort Awesome — Like Font Awesome. But Better. Build and manage icons and typefaces in a single place, then serve them with a single line of code. Rob Madole on Twitter Travis Chase on Twitter Videopixie — Find great videographers, directors, video editors, and animators to work with you on your project. Half Baked was the set for the Font Awesome video Knox Avenue did the production of the Font Awesome video
225: 99 Practical Bottles of OOP with Sandi Metz  

Sandi Metz joined the show to talk about her beginnings on a mainframe, her 30+ years of programming experience, the ins and outs of OOP, her book Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby (aka POODR), as well as her latest book 99 Bottles of OOP which she co-authored with Katrina Owen. We also covered a few listener submitted questions at the end.

Sponsors

Heap –  Automate the annoying parts of user analytics. No more manual anything. Just insights. Rollbar –  Put errors in their place! Full-stack error tracking for all apps in any language. Code School –  Learn to program by doing with hands-on courses. Save $10 per month! Sign up for Code School for only $19 per month by using our special URL codeschool.com/changelog.

Guests

Sandi Metz – Twitter, GitHub, Website

Notes and Links

Sandi's first book — Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby (aka POODR) 99 Bottles of OOP by Sandi Metz Katrina Owen co-authored 99 Bottles with Sandi Check out Understanding Computation — From Simple Machines to Impossible Programs by Tom Stuart — use the code PCBW to save 40% on a print book, or 50% on an ebook from O'Reilly Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software from the GangOfFour — Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John Vlissides
224: .NET Core and Microsoft's Shift to Open Source with Bertrand Le Roy  

Bertrand Le Roy joined the show to talk about all things .NET Core, their recent 1.0 release, where it's going, the open source around it, and Microsoft's shift towards more open source.

Sponsors

Code School –  Learn to program by doing with hands-on courses. Save $10 per month! Sign up for Code School for only $19 per month by using our special URL codeschool.com/changelog. Toptal –  Scale your team and hire the top 3% of developers and designers at Toptal. Email Adam at adam@changelog.com for a personal introduction to Toptal.

Guests

Bertrand Le Roy – Twitter, GitHub, Website

Notes and Links

Special thanks to Brett Morrison for helping us put this show together by introducing us to Bertrand

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 oscon.com/uk 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.

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