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A podcast for teachers by teachers about classroom innovation

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Tech. Learn. Coffee. A podcast by teachers for teachers. Join edtech nerdists Lisa Nowakowski and Nancy Minicozzi (aka @NowaTechie and @CoffeeNancy) as they have a little coffee and talk innovation in the classroom to help bring out the innovator in you. Proud to be a part of the Edumatch Podcast Network.
 
Every week Bits & Pretzels Editor-in-Chief Britta Weddeling (@bweddeling) invites the most important voices from the global founders and VC network to her podcast to discuss their routes from founding or financing a startup to the peak of international success. Guest include world renowned Silicon Valley representatives such as former Head of Retail at Apple, Angela Ahrendts, Shazam founder Chris Barton, Drew Houston, the founder of Dropbox, Hollywood actor Jessica Alba and the leading voice ...
 
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Dr. Carbonell has been a Scientist for decades. He is an evangelist for STEM careers, science communication, and scientist-CEOs. “Learn On TikTok” Creator. He is Oxford-educated with both an MD and PhD as well as Post-doctoral work. He dropped out of Brain Surgery to focus on curing brain cancer and a drug he invented is being tested now! Check out…
 
Ophelia Brown’s Blossom Capital announced Tuesday that it has raised $432 million for its third venture fund. (I told paying subscribers back in April 2021 to watch out for Blossom’s next fund.) The European Series A firm is taking a big leap from its $85 million first fund in 2019 and its $185 million second fund in 2020. Tom Dotan and I talk with…
 
Maya is a software engineer who has worked at companies like Intuit and Slack. She's also taught game design as well as Java and OOP techniques as a Tutor at UCSD. She runs a successful YouTube channel and often mentors newbies. However, she's struggled with Imposter Syndrome. In this chat with Scott, Maya asks "why not me?" and considers how to re…
 
Phil Libin is as deeply rooted in the Silicon Valley ethos as you can find. He immigrated to the United States as a child from the Soviet Union and went on to found the once trendy tech word-processing software company Evernote. He took a detour as a venture capitalist at General Catalyst. Now he’s a founder again. He’s the CEO of Mmhmm, a video co…
 
I love a great command prompt and so does Jan De Dobbeleer. Building on the "Oh My" naming style, Jan started On My Posh on PowerShell and later brought it to all shells. Scott talks to Jan about open source, Go, and the fun in bootstrapping a community. OhMyPosh.dev Scott and Jan create a new Segment for OhMyPosh that interfaces Nightscout for Dia…
 
Deepa Seetharaman is a longtime friend, Wall Street Journal tech reporter, and — most importantly — a committed Dead Cat podcast listener. Her ears have been burning as we’ve talked about her and her colleagues reporting with former Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos and as we’ve dissected her reporting on Instagram’s influence on teenage …
 
Bria Sullivan is the CTO and Founder of Honey B Games. She took the leap and quit her job at Google to chase her dream full-time! Since then she's created a number of successful mobile games including Milk Tea Mania and Boba Barista Idle. She talks to Scott about taking that leap, how she did it, and how she plans to grow in 2022. https://www.bubbl…
 
Katie Benner, Tom Dotan, and Eric Newcomer look back on 2021 in Techmeme headlines for our final episode of Dead Cat for the year. We discuss some of the biggest stories of the year: In January, Microsoft said Russian hackers accessed some of its source code and the U.S. government pinned the SolarWinds hack on Russians. In February, Elon Musk drov…
 
Uno Platform is an open source cross-platform graphical user interface that allows WinUI and Universal Windows Platform (UWP)-based code to run on iOS, macOS, Linux, Android, and WebAssembly. Scott talks to Jérôme Laban about the importance - and the flexibility - of this Uno Platform and what it can do for you. https://platform.uno/…
 
Hosts Tom Dotan and Eric Newcomer speak with longtime Hollywood reporter Richard Rushfield, who launched his newsletter The Ankler in 2017. Rushfield told readers he would be “giving Hollywood the business,” describing his unsparing newsletter as “the newsletter Hollywood loves to hate and hates to love.” Now, Rushfield has broader ambitions. A spl…
 
Join us as we go behind the scenes of a year of big headlines about trouble in Silicon Valley. We'll start with the basic questions of who decides who gets to see themselves as "a computer person," and how do early childhood and educational experiences shape our perceptions of our relationship to technology? Scott talks with Stanford CS Professor D…
 
New York Times reporter Erin Griffith returns to the show to catch us up on what’s been going on with the Elizabeth Holmes trial. To the surprise of many, Holmes took the stand to defend herself. Griffith updates us on her lunch, the politics of queuing outside of the courthouse, and Holmes’ legal strategy. At the 33:40 mark Katie Benner joins host…
 
Microsoft has an internal lecture series called Outside in where interesting people come to talk about cool things they are working on. I got to speak to Magician David Copperfield inside his secret magic museum in Las Vegas. He's written a new book called History of Magic that's a wonderful exploration of the last 500+ years of magic. We talk abou…
 
The continuous wave of digital disruptions is demanding something new from each of us, whether you work for a large corporation or a small business, own a startup, or are a recent graduate looking to break into the industry. Trice explains to Scott that your ability to think beyond what's possible and solve problems with a different lens is the sec…
 
Cate Tolnai helps empower educators to bring energy, passion, & creativity into their learning spaces through her work at the Krause Center for Innovation. Many of their programs are free or can be funded through grants and scholarships. To learn more and access the show notes with all the program info, visit https://tlc.ninja/133.…
 
WebAssembly-based wasmCloud is a Sandbox Project for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and Cosmonic COO Kevin Hoffman is convinced it's the next big thing in computing. He talks to Scott about why WebAssembly is so significant and considers it through a historical lens of decades of building distributed systems. Should you build your fun…
 
We talked to former Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos about what the media got right and wrong about its coverage of Facebook’s influence on the 2016 election. Stamos — who played a key role in bringing information to Robert Mueller about Russian election interference — is someone who is willing to criticize his former employer without le…
 
David Weston is Director of Enterprise and OS Security for Windows at Microsoft. Today he sits down with Scott to get some real answers about the hardware requirements of Windows 11. What's the role of the TPM, and what are the other significant requirements that were needed in silicon to make Windows 11 secure? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg9Q…
 
A quick announcement: I’m integrating the Dead Cat podcast a little more closely with this newsletter. We’ve brought on an audio editor with Substack’s support to professionalize the podcast. Now, you’ll be able to get Dead Cat right in your email. (But you can still listen to the latest episodes on Apple and Spotify.) If you don’t want to receive …
 
Jason Zander, EVP of the Azure Team joins Scott Hanselman to celebrate the 8th anniversary of Azure Friday. In this special crossover episode with Hanselminutes, they reflect on Azure history and Jason's career at Microsoft during that timeframe. http://www.azurefriday.comBy Scott Hanselman
 
We break the seal on crypto in this podcast in a long chat with Dispo CEO Daniel Liss about how the technology could transform social media products. He attended the big NFT conference in New York this past week and explained why the optimism in tech has been directed here. The conversation goes into what the crowd was like at the conference, how t…
 
Scott talks with Annyce Davis, Senior Engineering Director at Meetup, about how to advance in your engineering career while maintaining a hold on the technology, community, and processes that you got there. We'll learn why she feel like sharing what you know is one of the best ways to stay connected to the community! https://adavis.info/ Course: Pr…
 
TikTok isn't just for silly dances and cleaning hacks. There is a huge community of teachers using the platform. Josie Wozniak explains what you can find and how you can benefit from what teacher TikTok has to offer. For more info or to access the show notes, visit https://tlc.ninja/132By A podcast for teachers by teachers about classroom innovation
 
Yes, we talk about Facebook's metaverse announcement. And yes, Eric takes the techno-optimist point of view while Katie and Tom are completely befuddled why anyone would want to spend their time there. But also, we discuss whether the announcement actually buried all the Facebook paper scandals, why Frances Haugen's turn to release her documents to…
 
In this special episode of Hanselminutes, co-produced in partnership with ACM ByteCast we welcome Jelani Nelson, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Theory Group at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Research Scientist at Google. Among his honors, he won the 2014 Presidential Early Career Award fo…
 
We dive into the wacky, wild and wildly inconsistent world of Peter Thiel with Bloomberg Businessweek editor Max Chafkin. He recently published a book, "The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power" that goes through Thiel's origins in the industry, how he influenced other founders and how his right wing political project is sh…
 
AI Dungeon took the tech world by storm in 2019 when it was released as a free-to-play single-player and multiplayer text adventure game that uses artificial intelligence to generate content. Now Nick Walton and the team at Latitude are looking at how AI can make games even more open world than we could have imagined!…
 
It's not always easy getting kids to talk about their feelings - or anything else. Ashley Halkum lets us in on an easy to implement technique that is guaranteed to have your students sharing. For more information or to access the show notes, visit https://tlc.ninja/131By A podcast for teachers by teachers about classroom innovation
 
We're joined by New York Times tech reporter Erin Griffith. She's been on the scene in San Jose covering the fraud trial against Elizabeth Holmes—tech's trial of the century, or at least the decade, or maybe of a generation. We talk about the surprisingly plodding pace of such a high profile trial, what kind of a case the prosecution appears to be …
 
0 A.D. is a free and open-source real-time strategy video game under development by Wildfire Games. It is a historical war and economy game made an international group of volunteer game developers and it is AMAZING. The game is cross-platform, playable on Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, even Raspberry Pi! Stanislas Dolcini has been working…
 
We discuss Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong's tweets about how the tech press' harsh coverage of CEOs is driving away talent and whether the increasingly critical stories about tech companies is the natural maturity of the industry. We also dive into last year's controversies when national politics spilled into company Slack rooms and whether banning i…
 
Is everything old new again? Scott chats with Eric Newcomer about the recurring patterns he's seen as the CTO of WSO2 and across his career as a technologist building large systems. We'll talk about complexity vs. simplicity, abstraction vs. control, and one of Eric's favorite topics - transactions and eventual consistency. Eric will also explain t…
 
The most important thing to keep in mind when welcoming newcomers is to make them feel cared for and supported. Efraín Tovar is part of the California Newcomer Network that helps teachers do that and so much more. To learn more and to access the show notes, visit https://tlc.ninja/130.By A podcast for teachers by teachers about classroom innovation
 
Katie and Tom interview New York Times media columnist Ben Smith about his piece on the deception at Ozy. This was recorded a few hours before the digital media company announced it was shutting down, following his reporting. We discuss Ozy's appeal to investors, the courting of billionaires, the nature of the fraud, and what to make of the entire …
 
Little Hackers is a new book from Google engineer and multi-hyphenate Brandon Tory that launched on Kickstarter this week! It's designed to teach kids to program computers without requiring touching a computer! Scott talks to Brandon about how he learned and how he thinks the next generation of kids can learn to code and think about systems. https:…
 
PhD candidate and researcher Krystal Maughan didn't plan her career, but instead focused on being present and in the moment as events and opportunities presented themselves. Luck is opportunity plus preparation and Krystal makes her own luck by being deeply prepared and by consistently showing up! What can we learn from Krystal's (circuitous) journ…
 
"Roblox’s vision for the metaverse is to create a platform for immersive co-experiences, where people can come together within millions of 3D experiences to learn, work, play, create, and socialize." Scott talks to Roblox CTO Daniel Sturman about the challenges and triumphs of building and scaling the multiverse with Roblox! Also, check out the Rob…
 
Simón(e) Sun, PhD is a scientist, musician, and artist in the J. Tollkuhn Lab at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies. She received her PhD in the R.W. Tsien Lab at the NYU Neuroscience Institute studying neuroplasticity. Their current project SÉN, uses their own experimental data they…
 
Liz has handled communications with the media from the crucibles of both the tech and political worlds. We talked about her time with Tesla just as Elon Musk was finding his voice and going through and around the press. She reflected on her time with the Obama presidential campaigns, feeding opposition research to media about Sarah Palin and Mitt R…
 
Gene Tavernetti has discovered that EduProtocols fit perfectly into his practice, and they will fit yours, too. Help your students smash that forgetting curve while you reduce your work load! For more info and to access the show notes, visit https://tlc.ninja/129.By A podcast for teachers by teachers about classroom innovation
 
CEO and founder of security startup Vanta, Christina Cacioppo, joins to talk about how she was able to raise a huge Series A ($50m at $500m valuation). We also talk about her jump from being a VC to a founder, why Zoom-based fundraising is here to stay and whether female founders get a fair shake from the tech press. Get full access to Newcomer at …
 
Amal Hussein is an engineer, community organizer, podcaster and budding entrepreneur. She is currently a Principal Software Engineer at Indigo, where she is focused on building global agricultural transportation software to annually save the planet millions of gallons of fuel. When she isn’t working on saving the universe from itself, you find her …
 
Our show begins with our first ever guest, Rippling CEO Parker Conrad. He talks about why the tech press spends too much time listening to VCs who don't have nearly as much power as reporters think. He also looks back at the way he was infamously pushed out of his previous company, Zenefits, and the role A16Z played in that saga. Our thanks to @yun…
 
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