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An inside look into the field of architecture told from the perspective of individuals that are leading the industry. This motivational series grants unique insight into the making of a successful design career, from humble beginnings to national recognition. Every week, featured guests share their personal highs and lows on their journey to success, that is sure to inspire audiences at all levels of the industry. Listening to their stories will provide a rare blueprint for anyone seeking to ...
 
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Bercy Chen Studios Founders, Thomas Bercy & Calvin Chen, join the podcast to discuss their design process of the incredibly unique Edgeland House, how acting as the developer allows them access to create more affordable housing, and working at a variety of scales from highly detailed single family residence to large scale multi-family projects…
 
Federated learning is machine learning without a centralized data source. Federated Learning enables mobile phones or edge servers to collaboratively learn a shared prediction model while keeping all the training data on device. Mike Lee Williams is an expert in federated learning, and he joins the show to give an overview of the subject and share …
 
For all the advances in software development over the years, one area that has seen minimal improvement is the terminal. Typing commands into a black text interface seems antiquated compared to the dynamic, flashy interfaces available in web browsers and modern desktop applications. Fig is a visual terminal assistant with the goal of changing that.…
 
Cloud resources can get out of control if proper management constraints are not put in place. Cloud Custodian enables users to be well managed in the cloud. It is a YAML DSL that allows you to easily define rules to enable a well-managed cloud infrastructure giving security and cost optimization. Kapil Thangavelu works on Cloud Custodian and he joi…
 
Predicting the spread of COVID-19 is not easy. The best methods we have available require us to extrapolate trends from a large volume of data, and this requires the construction of large-scale models. Because of the expertise needed for developing these models, Silicon Valley engineers were brought in to help develop a maintainable model. Two of t…
 
Machine learning models require training data, and training data needs to be labeled. Raw images and text can be labeled using a training data platform like Labelbox. Labelbox is a system of labeling tools that enables a human workforce to create data that is ready to be consumed by machine learning training algorithms. The Labelbox team joins the …
 
Between the box sets, film soundtracks and compilations, there have been over a dozen repackagings of John Lennon on CD. This week, Antony Rotunno (Glass Onion, On John Lennon) joins the show as we start our consideration of these collections as we start to consider "Gimme Some Truth" (or as "Friends" might call it: "The one from 2020")…
 
Containers and virtual machines are two ways of running virtualized infrastructure. Containers use less resources than VMs, and typically use the runc open source container runtime. Sysbox is a containerization runtime that offers an alternative to runc, and allows for the deployment of Docker or Kubernetes within a container. Cesar Talledo is the …
 
Firebase is well-known as a platform that makes it easy to build real-time applications quickly and easily. Firebase was acquired by Google, and has been turned into a large platform that runs on top of Google Cloud. Firebase is closed-source, which leads to a different ecosystem than open source platforms. Supabase is a new open source alternative…
 
Development environments are brittle and hard to manage. They lack the kind of fungibility afforded by infrastructure-as-code. Gitpod is a company that allows developers to describe development environments as code to make them easier to work with, and enabling a more streamlined GitOps workflow. Johannes Landgraf and Sven Efftinge are creators of …
 
Training a computer vision model is not easy. Bottlenecks in the development process make it even harder. Ad hoc code, inconsistent data sets, and other workflow issues hamper the ability to streamline models. Roboflow is a company built to simplify and streamline these model training workflows. Brad Dwyer is a founder of Roboflow and joins the sho…
 
Databases are the source of truth for every company. Editing the data in the database normally requires writing a query in SQL or a domain specific querying language–languages that are only accessible to engineers and highly technical people. BaseDash is a tool for interfacing with a database without requiring the usage of a query language. It allo…
 
Part two of our discussion with Sam Whiles (Paul or Nothing) covering the ties that bind. 1970 was John's turn to react to the dissolution of the Beatles. Meanwhile, George dedicated himself to "All Things Must Pass" and Ringo went further into Nashville. The lesson? Although both John and Paul had bid adieu to "The Beatles" as an entity, the four …
 
WTWF is proud to celebrate John Lennon's 80th birthday with photographer David M. Spindel (http://spindelvisions.com). Spindel was fortunate enough to book a gig in November 1980 with a musician (identity unknown) looking for documentation of a recording session at the hit Factory in New York City. That musician turned out to be John Lennon.…
 
Machine learning models are only as good as the datasets they’re trained on. Aquarium is a system that helps machine learning teams make better models by improving their dataset quality. Model improvement is often made by curating high quality datasets, and Aquarium helps make that a reality. Peter Gao works on Aquarium, and he joins the show to ta…
 
Ray is a general purpose distributed computing framework. Ray is used for reinforcement learning and other compute intensive tasks. It was developed at the Berkeley RISELab, a research and development lab with an emphasis on practical applications. Ion Stoica is a professor at Berkeley, and he joins the show to talk about the present and future of …
 
A private network connects servers, computers, and cloud instances. These networked objects are often separated by firewalls and subnets that create latency and complication. David Crawshaw is the CTO of Tailscale, a company that works to make private networks easier to build and simpler to configure and maintain. David joins the show to talk about…
 
Pachyderm is a system for data version control. Code has been version controlled for many years, but not data. In previous episodes with Joe Doliner, we explored the evolution of Pachyderm. In today’s show, we talk about the state of the company in 2020, as well as Pachyderm Hub, and end-to-end machine learning and data lineage product. Sponsorship…
 
Sabina Chen is brilliant. She grew up in Massachusetts, the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants. After high school she went to Stanford University, later would get a bunch of other degrees from other schools. Basically she has a lot of paper on her walls. She now lives in Pelham, New Hampshire where she has become the most powerful democrat in that me…
 
Deno is a runtime for JavaScript applications. Deno is written in Rust, which changes the security properties of it. Parts of Deno are also written in TypeScript, which are causing problems in the compilation and organization of Deno. Elio Rivero is an engineer who has studied Deno and TypeScript, and he joins the show to talk about the newer JavaS…
 
Sam Whiles (Paul or Nothing) joins the show for the first of two episodes looking at JPGR from the fall of 1969 to early 1971. John may have been the first to announce he "wanted a divorce", but even he would go back and forth on the matter. Just how close did the four come to a reconciliation? Further, how did "McCartney" and later "JL/Plastic Ono…
 
Developer tooling and infrastructure is a fruitful area for investing. A wide variety of technologies can have large investment outcomes based on the fact that there are lots of engineers and businesses are willing to pay for products that give those engineers a higher degree of leverage. Lee Edwards is a partner with Root Ventures. His focus is on…
 
Developer tooling and infrastructure is a fruitful area for investing. A wide variety of technologies can have large investment outcomes based on the fact that there are lots of engineers and businesses are willing to pay for products that give those engineers a higher degree of leverage. Lee Edwards is a partner with Root Ventures. His focus is on…
 
Salesforce is a platform with a large number of developers, ISVs, and companies built on top of it. There is a thriving ecosystem of applications built and managed around Salesforce, leading to an important set of relationships and integration points between Salesforce and the other entities involved with the company. Kevin Poorman works at Salesfo…
 
Twitter is a social media platform with billions of objects: people, tweets, words, events, and other entities. The high volume of information that gets created on Twitter everyday leads to a complex engineering problem for the developers building the Twitter search index. Nico Tonozzi is an engineer at Twitter. He joins the show to talk through th…
 
Robinhood is a platform for buying and selling stocks and cryptocurrencies. Robinhood is complex, fast-moving, and financial, and together these things require high quality engineering in distributed systems, observability, and data infrastructure. Jaren Glover is an engineer at Robinhood, and he joins the show to talk about the problem space withi…
 
Tucker Shelton is passionate about yoga. He has spent thousands of hours practicing and teaching yoga to hundreds if not thousands of people. Tucker loves yoga, but just as importantly he also has introduced Asheville, North Carolina to a revolutionary style of yoga called Kaiut. In this episode, Tucker talks about growing up gay in Western North C…
 
The Java ecosystem is maturing. The GraalVM high performance runtime provides a virtual machine for running applications in a variety of languages. TornadoVM extends the Graal compiler with a new backend for OpenCL. TornadoVM allows the offloading of JVM applications onto heterogeneous hardware. Juan Fumero works on TornadoVM. He joins the show to …
 
Part two of our look at Wednesday, November 22, 1995. The American Broadcasting Company once again became A-Beatle-C as the World was presented with a second new Beatles song, and the Beatles story "in their own words" from the first full US tour through the first Worldwide Satellite broadcast was presented.…
 
Investing in enterprise software has become a competitive business. Lots of venture capital firms compete for the good deals at every stage. This level of competition has driven more capital into the early stages. Ed Sim is a partner with Boldstart, an early stage enterprise investment firm. He joins the show to talk about modern enterprise investm…
 
Investing in enterprise software has become a competitive business. Lots of venture capital firms compete for the good deals at every stage. This level of competition has driven more capital into the early stages. Ed Sim is a partner with Boldstart, an early stage enterprise investment firm. He joins the show to talk about modern enterprise investm…
 
Week 1 of FSU & NFL football are in the books so Jason & Ed bring you a full breakdown on the Noles loss to Georgia Tech, then recap the NFL slate as well as previewing a few week 2 matchups. Also after a few weeks off due to time constraints, we bring back the weekly MMA update and then conclude with our mailbag segment that got Jason a little irr…
 
Factories require quality assurance work. That QA work can be accomplished by a robot with a camera together with computer vision. This allows for sophisticated inspection techniques that do not require as much manual effort on the part of a human. Arye Barnehama is a founder of Elementary Robotics, a company that makes these kinds of robots. Arye …
 
The most popular email client is Gmail, the web-based email client from Google. Gmail is dominant, but that dominance has come at a price, namely speed. Gmail caters to the lowest common denominator, serving a large ecosystem of use cases and plugins. This makes for a slow overall performance. Superhuman is an email client built for power users. Ra…
 
One of the finest minds today, if you are talking about lower tier English football. Sam Negus is a professor of history, a husband and a father, a reader of Cicero...but most importantly he is a lunatic follower of the Derby County Rams. Hear how Sam grew up slogging through the bowels of English football stadiums and somehow eventually finding hi…
 
The Internet Archive collects historical records of the Internet. The Wayback Machine is one tool from the Internet Archive which you may be familiar with. One project you may be unfamiliar with is book scanning. Internet Archive scans high volumes of books in order to digitize them. In today’s episode, Davide Semenzin joins the show to talk throug…
 
Biometric authentication uses signals from a human’s unique biology to verify identity. Forms of biometric authentication include fingerprints, eye patterns, and the way a person walks, otherwise known as gait. UnifyID is a company that builds systems for biometric authentication. John Whaley is the CEO of UnifyID, and he joins the show to talk thr…
 
Ethan Alexanian (Fans on the Run) joins the show this week and next as we continue our look at "The Beatles Anthology" as it appeared on ABC in 1995. This week we continue with part 2 (from the Wednesday Night), which begins with the 1964 August American tour and carry through to The Beatles at Shea Stadium.…
 
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