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Sigma Sports is proud to present Matt Stephens Unplugged, a regular catch-up with cycling’s favourite character, Matt Stephens, as he chats with special guests and explores the bowels of his own fruity mind. With lots of surprises along the way, the route-map has been torn up; so who knows what direction we’re going in, or where we’ll end up! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Hosted by retired pro-cyclists Svein Tuft and Ryan Anderson, Back on the Bus represents an easy-going environment of interviews just as you could have found us talking on the way to and from races in the back of our cycling team bus. We will have a wide range of guests on the show and everyone will have been influenced by a bike in one way or another.
 
The Fragmented Podcast is a podcast for Software Developers hosted by Donn Felker and Kaushik Gopal. Our goal is to help you become a better Software Developer. We chat about topics such as Testing, Dependency Injection, Patterns and Practices, useful libraries, and much more. We will also be interviewing some of the top developers out there. Subscribe now and join us on the journey of being a Software Developer.
 
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In this episode, Donn talks to Jay Ohms about Turbo Native for Android, Hotwire, and how to build apps faster with Hotwire, Turbo, Stimulus, and Strata. Jay is an Android developer at Basecamp.com and Hey.com and has been building Hey with Android Turbo since it has been released (he's one of the developers of it). You'll learn what Hotwire is, how…
 
Following on from our episode last week at The Cycling Podcast, this week I’m Talking Luft with Danish pro cyclist and teammate at EF Education-Nippo, Magnus Cort Nielsen. In case you missed our chat last week, I heard the story of how Magnus made his way from an island off Denmark to make waves in the World Tour; going on to win stages at the Tour…
 
Jake Stewart tells Matt Stephens how joining the French Groupama–FDJ cycling development team took some getting used to, before making his impressive breakthrough for the WorldTour team in the past year and really feeling part of the family. Question marks are raised around the Coventry quiz, when the legitimacy of a local delicacy is put under scr…
 
Kristin Armstrong and Matt Stephens chat about the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, and how she is preparing her athletes to compete in the women's Mountain Biking and Team Pursuit cycling events. With three Olympic gold medals to her name as well as two World Championships in Time Trial, Kristin admits she now cares a little too much about her athletes an…
 
In this episode, Donn talks dives into his favorite software book: Working Effectively with Legacy Code. He talks about one of the introduction level topics: The Legacy Code Change Algorithm You'll learn what it is and how you can use it as the basis for this new series that will be focused on the book, Working Effectively with Legacy Code. Links f…
 
Pete Stetina and Matt Stephens shoot the breeze about gravel, beer, and Boulder. A former World Tour road racer turned Privateer, Pete is now one of the most successful gravel racers in the world, accrediting the switch to gravel grinding as the best career decision of his life. Find out why he loves it so dearly, and how his passion for craft beer…
 
Nathan Haas chats to Matt Stephens from the comfort of his Pod-pod - a room specially modified for podcasting. We hear the Australian’s take on why you can’t compare Cav to Eddie Merckx and why he’s as much of a cycling fan as he is an athlete. Plus, he shares his take on why there have been so many crashes at the opening stages of the 2021 Tour de…
 
In this episode, Donn talks to software developer Alan Hill about the Growth Mindset and how it applies to software development and life in general. They chat about pull request feedback lifecycle, learning new tech, and how applying a growth mindset can advance you in your career further than you could have imagined. They wrap up by going through …
 
In this episode, Donn talks about the difference between working at a big tech company vs freelancing. There are many pro's and con's for each. What is best for you? Listen to the episode and find out. AndroidJobs.IO Job postings are FREE on AndroidJobs.IO during the early release phase (at the time of this recording). Sign up to get notified of ne…
 
Russ Ellis explains to Matt Stephens that by giving a little, he gained a lot, when a generous gesture to Chris Froome led to a chance of a lifetime; shooting with then Team Sky. Now revered as one of the most talented cycling photographers around, Russ is a regular at the Grand Tours and Spring Classics alike, updating his @cyclingimages Instagram…
 
In this episode, Donn talks about the importance of following code conventions and coding styles in codebases. You'll run into various different coding conventions throughout your career. Sometimes it's as an employee, sometimes it's as a freelancer or consultant or just a small side project. The number of coding "styles" that you'll see will blow …
 
This week I’m Talking Luft with Aussie Brett Lancaster, who was an ex-teammate of mine on Orica-Greenedge, and had a 15 year career as a pro cyclist. He’s now a Director Sportif at Team Ineos. He’s a good mate of mine, and you might remember hearing him on the podcast when I relived that epic Giro D’Italia TTT stage win with my OGE teammates. He ra…
 
Lukas Pöstlberger cooks dinner while Matt Stephens quizzes him on his hometown of Vöcklabruck and learns how wearing your national colours helps you to identify your socks. The proud Austrian has spent seven years with Bora Hansgrohe and become one of the most technically gifted riders on the planet; listen in to find out his top tips for corner an…
 
Normally the theme of this podcast is the entrepreneurial journeys of people in the cycling industry who have had their ups and downs and have come out the other side. When pro cyclist Mitch Docker announced his retirement I was in the middle of producing Christian Meier’s story, much of the background I got from Mitch’s podcast, Life in the Peloto…
 
Marianne Vos tells Matt Stephens all about her upbringing in the Netherlands, and how cycling was second nature to her. Having won her first World Championship at the tender age of 19, her life changed overnight - Matt was keen to find out how the Jumbo-Visma rider succeeded in becoming one of the most successful cyclists of all time while dealing …
 
In this episode, Donn talks to David and Ross from Squeaky Dog Studios about building a business out of a side project. David and Ross are long-time serial side project developers with experience that dates back to the Palm era. They've built games, apps, and now Watch Faces. We dive deep into how they went from building their watch faces for Andro…
 
This week I’m Talking Luft with Ethiopian, and legend of a guy, Tsgabu Grmay, who rides for Team BikeExchange. In case you missed it, I heard his story last week on The Cycling Podcast. He’s a super inspirational guy, and as you’ll hear, it’s hard not to love him. His positive attitude and fun loving personality is infectious and I came away from t…
 
Mitch Docker and Matt Stephens shoot the breeze with a meandering chat about retro cycling fashion, tramp bikes and the challenges of being a road captain. The EF Education-Nippo rider still loves racing his bike, but explains how realising what matters most in life helped inform his decision to retire. The hometown Quiz brings us the lowdown on Me…
 
In this episode, Donn talks about the three things that every developer needs to know how to do. These three things include: How to identify and stop premature optimization How to write tests and know the difference between unit, integration and end-to-end tests. How to set up a continuous integration server While there are vast arrays of other thi…
 
Tai Woffinden tells Matt Stephens how a snap decision at just 12 years of age set him on the path to becoming the three-times Speedway World Champion he is today. His impulsive nature is also responsible for his growing addiction to road cycling, and if he’s not racing Speedway, he’s riding his road bike as hard as he can; on the tarmac or in his c…
 
In this episode, Donn answers a listener's question. The listener wanted to know how to choose what to learn next in Tech. Donn provides 6 tips (actually 7 if you count a hidden one) on how to pick what technology to learn next. He provides a simple framework that will help you check whether you should pursue a particular technology or not. Links f…
 
Ned Boulting explains the virtues of a good darts game to Matt Stephens and the duo discuss why they are out at the Italian stage race. Ned shares his thoughts on the lack of crowds at the 2021 race and if a diminished Tifosi makes a difference when it comes to watching a bike race unfold. Tune in to find out how well he knows his hometown on Andov…
 
In this episode, Donn talks with Philipp Lackner about growing an online presence within the Software Industry with Instagram and YouTube. Shownotes You'll learn how Philipp went from 0 to over 80,000 followers on Instagram. This was done all organically by posting valuable content every single day to his feed. You'll also learn how he uses YouTube…
 
He’s a crowd favourite and a good friend of mine, fellow Aussie and teammate Lachlan Morton. We had a lot of fun on our first episode of Talking Luft back in 2020, so I had to get him on for round two – Talking Luft 2.0 to be exact. In true TL 2.0 style, we chat: Cap style. Kit style. Food room snacks. Seat on the bus. Favourite rider of all time. …
 
If you follow professional cycling and are attracted to specialty coffee, beautiful custom bikes, and boutique travel, then there’s no doubt you haven’t already come across Christian and Amber Meier’s businesses. The unlikely couple from Canada, of all places, embarked on a professional cycling career for Christian and settled in the once sleepy Ca…
 
Matteo Trentin admits to Matt Stephens that the modern era of road racing is brilliant for the spectators but extremely difficult for the riders - so it’s a good thing he’s a fan. He credits the amazing team spirit of UAE Team Emirates to the collection of social riders they’ve put together, and measures this by how difficult it is to leave the din…
 
In this episode Donn talks about why you need to learn React (or Flutter) - so you can truly understand the Unidirectional data flow pattern in a framework that was built for that purpose alone. Working with other frameworks which bolt on a custom unidirectional data flow is often hard to understand. When you work with React and learn how it works,…
 
Elisa Longo Borghini tells Matt Stephens how a period of reflection during lockdown helped shape her give-it-all attitude toward the 2021 season. The Trek Segafredo rider remembers geeking out on the Giro d’Italia as a kid, and can’t help but enjoy adding to the hurt her competitors feel on race day. Tune in to learn all about her vow to entertain …
 
In this episode, Donn talks with Mitch Tabian about Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile, also known as KMM. Mitch explains what KMM is, why he decided to use it, and how it works from a developer's perspective. The goal was to build an app and develop both the iOS and Android versions. Mitch talks about his experience in building a KMM app. We cover the pr…
 
Ben Perry is a Canadian pro cyclist in his 5th year of racing World Tour, now with Astana Premier-Tech. He’s a funny guy and as I was riding along with him one day I realised he would be great to have on the pod – especially Talking Luft 2.0. And he didn’t disappoint. This was a fun chat with lots of laughs. He’s a character, as you’ll hear, and he…
 
Lachlan Morton explains to Matt Stephens how cutting down his road race calendar has meant he can now enjoy each race as if it’s his first, thanks to the alternative calendar afforded to him by EF Education-Nippo. As a world-beating endurance rider, he tells us how he’s had to harness his inner McGuyver to fix a range of trailside mechanicals. The …
 
In this episode, Donn talks with Glenn Leifheit from Microsoft about a concept known as "Secure Development Lifecycle". Glenn is a Senior Security Program Manager at Microsoft. Glenn explains to you what the secure development lifecycle is, how it works and how you can implement something like this in your company. He also shares the top tips you c…
 
Eric Min tells Matt Stephens how his unemployability meant he had no choice but to start his own company, Zwift. A bike racer in his youth, Eric has cycling in his DNA and is now rediscovering the joys of riding outdoors since moving house to rural England. Matt demands a pat on the back for his extensively researched Seoul quiz while Eric reflects…
 
This is the original story of how Uber was built ... this is a fascinating story. You don't want to miss this. Donn talks to Jason Roberts. Jason was chosen to be Uber's CTO when the company was in its infancy (but didn't accept the offer). Jason shares the story of developing the code that eventually ran Uber from a couple of cars to a highly dist…
 
In case you’ve not heard of him (which will have been hard), Tom Pidcock is a young Brit in his first year of racing in the World Tour, with Team Ineos Grenadiers. He’s in some major road form at the moment, taking his first WT victory last week at De Brabantse Pijl then second in Amstel Gold race by only millimetres. I had him on an episode at The…
 
Nic Dlamini tells Matt Stephens all about growing up in hunger and how that has shaped him as a person and an athlete now. The Qhubeka Assos rider started riding a bike for a very cool reason, and now races to change people’s lives, with his team’s primary sponsor doing such great work in providing bicycles to people who need them in Africa. In the…
 
In this episode, Donn outlines how you can optimize your home office so that you look, sound, and perform the best that you can. From audio to video, to your body, and everything beyond, it's covered here. Shownotes In this episode, Donn outlines how you can optimize your home office so that you look, sound, and perform the best that you can. From …
 
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