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Hanselminutes is Fresh Air for Developers. A weekly commute-time podcast that promotes fresh technology and fresh voices. Talk and Tech for Developers, Life-long Learners, and Technologists.

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Towards Trustworthy AI with Beena Ammanath

May 19th, 2022


Trustworthy AI is an essential resource on artificial intelligence ethics for business, government, and society at-large.  In her book, Beena Ammanath draws from her extensive experience across several industries and …

You're not gonna need it with Appsmith's Arpit Mohan

May 5th, 2022


Appsmith is the first open-source low code tool that helps developers build dashboards and admin panels very quickly. Scott talks to Arpit Mohan …

Cross-platform UIs with C# and Avalonia with Dan Walmsley

April 28th, 2022


Considered an open-source cross platform spiritual successor to WPF, Avalonia provides a familiar developer experience allowing you to leverage years of pre-existing knowledge and investments! Scott talks to Dan … with Lydia Hallie and Addy Osmani

April 21st, 2022

31:45 is free book on design patterns and component patterns for building powerful web apps with vanilla JavaScript and React. Lydia Hallie is …

Site Reliability Engineering with PagerDuty's Stevenson Jean-Pierre

April 14th, 2022


Scott talks to PagerDuty's Stevenson Jean-Pierre about the art and science of Site Reliability Engineering. What's the role of the SRE in today's …

How kids learn how to Code with MakeCode's Kiki Prottsman

April 7th, 2022


Kiki Prottsman is a multihyphenate! Computer Science Educator, Artist, Author of several books, and above all, engineer, Kiki has been helping young …

Pyjion, a JIT compiler for Python using .NET Core with Anthony Shaw

March 31st, 2022


In this episode Scott talks to developer Anthony Shaw about Pyjion (pronounced "Pidgeon" like the bird) a JIT compiler for Python that uses .NET Core …

From Broadway to Engineering to Product with Liana Leahy

March 24th, 2022


Scott talks to engineering manager Liana Leahy about her journey from Broadway to Technology...and why it was the absolute right and most obvious …

Standup Comedy is a Real Job with Alex Falcone

March 17th, 2022


Alex Falcone is making it happen! A Portland comedian who now lives in LA because that's the next step for comedians just released his album "Vanilla" that you can enjoy on streaming services everywhere! How is this a …

What does it take to go fast? with Fastly's Inés Sombra

March 10th, 2022


Inés Sombra is the VP of Engineering of Core Systems at Fastly, and she knows how to go fast. She talks to Scott about the needs of the product, the business, and the engineering team and explains the processes needed …

Flutter for Windows with Google's Chris Sells

March 3rd, 2022


Flutter for Windows lets you deliver cross-platform, beautiful, tailored apps that are compiled to machine code and run natively on your devices! …

Voice for Everyone with Hillary Juma from Mozilla Common Voice

February 24th, 2022


Common Voice is a crowdsourcing project started by Mozilla to create a free database for speech recognition software. The project is supported by …

Modern Code Generation with Jordan Adler

February 17th, 2022


Jordan Adler is Head of Developer Engineering at OneSignal and has a deep interest in code generation. He has helped migrate large systems from Python 2 or Python 3 using code generation and code transformation. Using …

Landing Your First UX Design Job with Sharon Onyinye

February 10th, 2022


Sharon Onyinye is a Product Designer, UX Specialist, and Educator. She's released an e-book "Landing Your First UX Design Job" and chats with Scott about how to think about design, how to get started, as well as the …

Rachel Lim on Fine Tuning OpenAI

February 3rd, 2022


OpenAI has the ability to create custom versions of GPT-3 tailored for a developer’s application. Developers can use these fine-tuned iterations of …

Game Console 2.0: A Photographic History with Evan Amos

January 27th, 2022


Evan Amos is a video gaming photographer of high-quality stock photography of video game consoles, which he releases into the public domain. Known …

Exploring COVID Vaccine response with Shawn Carbonell, MD, PhD

January 20th, 2022


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 …

Redefining Imposter Syndrome with Maya Bello

January 13th, 2022


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 …

Building Oh My Posh with Jan De Dobbeleer

January 6th, 2022


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 …

Quitting your Job to Build a Game Studio with Bria Sullivan

December 30th, 2021


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 …

Multi-Platform Apps with Uno Platform's Jérôme Laban

December 23rd, 2021


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 …

Race & Gender in Silicon Valley with Stanford's Cynthia Lee

December 16th, 2021


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 …

David Copperfield's History of Magic - in partnership with Microsoft Outside In

December 9th, 2021


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 …

Becoming a Digital Unicorn with Trice Johnson

December 2nd, 2021


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 …

Web Assembly's hidden talent with WasmCloud's Kevin Hoffman

November 25th, 2021


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 …

Understanding Windows 11 new security requirements with David Weston

November 18th, 2021


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 …

Looking at Azure Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow with Jason Zander

November 11th, 2021


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 …

Climbing high while staying grounded with Annyce Davis

November 4th, 2021


Scott talks with Annyce Davis, Senior Engineering Director at Meetup, about how to advance in your engineering career while maintaining a hold on the …

Dr. Jelani Nelson - in partnership with ACM Bytecast

October 28th, 2021


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 …

The next generation of AI Dungeon with Latitude's Nick Walton

October 21st, 2021


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 …

Building 0 A.D. a free, open-source game of ancient warfare

October 14th, 2021


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 …

Back to the Technology Future Again with Eric Newcomer

October 7th, 2021


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 …

Teach Little Hackers to Code Without a Computer with Brandon Tory

September 30th, 2021


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 …

Finding Your Path to Technology with Krystal Maughan

September 23rd, 2021


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 …

Scaling the Metaverse with Roblox CTO Daniel Sturman

September 16th, 2021


"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 …

Exploring the brain with music and science with Dr. Simón(e) Sun

September 9th, 2021


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 …

Powering Cloud gaming with Rainway's Andrew Sampson

September 2nd, 2021


Recently Seattle-based startup Rainway came out with big news - the tech behind its web-based gaming platform powers the PC and iOS versions of Microsoft’s Project xCloud. Scott talks to Andrew Sampson about his journey …

Climbing the Engineering Ladder with Amal Hussein

August 26th, 2021


Amal Hussein is an engineer, community organizer, podcaster and budding entrepreneur. She is currently a Principal Software Engineer at Indigo, where …

Tech Startup Life in a Pandemic with QuirkChat's Bee Law

August 19th, 2021


Bee Law has been starting up her startup for years...and it's happening! She talks to Scott about Tech Startup Life, the realities of raising money, growing a team, and taking opportunities as life gives them to you …

DevSecOps or SecDevOps with Wabbi's Brittany Greenfield

August 12th, 2021


DevSecOps vs. SecDevOps vs. DevOpsSec: Is there really a difference in these secure DevOps terms? We all agree we need to not only secure DevOps but we want secure software to pop out the other side of our ops …

Learn F# to write Succinct, Performant, and Correct Code with Don Syme

July 28th, 2021


F# empowers everyone to write succinct, robust and performant code. Today Scott talks to Don Syme, the designer and architect of the F# programming language, described by a reporter as "the most original new face in …

The next generation of Data Visualization with Observable's Anjana Vakil

July 22nd, 2021


We've come a long way from simple pie charts created on the server side. Today's browsers support complex interactive visualizations and it's …

New Ways to Teach Computer Science with Maria Naggaga

July 15th, 2021


Maria Naggaga and her team have been reconsidering how we teach computer science and coding? Is a console app with "Hello World" the best way? What …

Engineering Servant Leadership with Carbon Health's Claire Hough

July 8th, 2021


Claire Hough started her career at Netscape and has been leading engineering teams to success ever since. Today she serves as the CTO of Carbon Health as a servant leader. Servant-leaders focus on the growth and well …

Electronics for Everyone with AdaFruit's Limor Fried

July 1st, 2021


Limor Fried is an electrical engineer and owner of the electronics company Adafruit Industries. She started Adafruit in her MIT dorm room and has …

The Five Forces with Captain Hoff - Steve Hoffman

June 24th, 2021


In The Five Forces That Change Everything, Steve Hoffman, venture capitalist and CEO of Founders Space, takes you on a journey to see what the most brilliant minds of our age are dreaming up. Hoffman reveals how new …

Get Busy Living with Abel Wang

June 17th, 2021


Abel Wang is having quite a year. A few years back he was diagnosed with cancer, and this year it's back and he has been given a number - 14%. Now he decides what do to with that number.

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Learning to Teach with Shaundai Person

June 10th, 2021


Shaundai Person is an engineer and career switcher who is using the skills from her previous career to be successful in her new one! She's also a mom …

Design Systems with Jina Anne

June 3rd, 2021


Jina Anne is a Designer and Advocate with a passion for Design Systems and Design Tokens. What are Design Systems? Are they limiting or are they freeing? What happens when giant companies make a design system - does the …

Leslie Lamport - in partnership with ACM Bytecast

May 27th, 2021


In this collaboration with ACM ByteCast and Hanselminutes, Scott welcomes 2013 ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate Leslie Lamport of Microsoft Research, …

Developers and Security with Rey Bango

May 20th, 2021


There's Developers, and there's Infosec, right? Folks that sling code, and the security people that complain about the coders. Rey Bango talks to …

Automating all the Things with Home Assistant's Paulus Schoutsen

May 13th, 2021


Home Assistant allows you to control all your devices without storing any of your data in the cloud. The project was started as a Python application …

Social Robots with De'Aira Bryant

May 7th, 2021


De’Aira Bryant is a doctoral student in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research areas span the …

Customer Empathy with Alex Allwood

April 29th, 2021


Customer Empathy is a powerful human resource for positively impacting customer experience excellence. Alex Allwood outlines her customer-centric …

Intersection of Medicine and Technology with Dr. Divya Dhar Cohen

April 22nd, 2021


Dr. Divya Dhar Cohen has reinvented herself at least 3 times! She started as a social activist, then a doctor, then a product manager at Google! She's founded and built products, been a physician in New Zealand and even …

Doing Open Source with Brian Douglas

April 15th, 2021


Brian Douglas is a Staff Developer Advocate at GitHub. He talks to Scott about his journey (and YOUR journey) into Open Source and community! Anyone can do it!

API Observability with Akita Software's Jean Yang

April 8th, 2021


Jean Yang has a better way to catch breaking changes. She's been considering software verification, programming language design, type-systems, and type-safety for many years. She understands how to automatically enforce …

Attracting and Retaining Diverse Tech Talent with April Christina Curley

April 1st, 2021


April Christina Curley is a Diversity Specialist and Educator who recently left Google where she focused on increasing hires from Historically Black …

Outside In: The Innovation Stack with Jim McKelvey

March 25th, 2021


In this special episode of Hanselminutes, Scott shares a discussion with Jim McKelvey, a glassblower and also the co-founder of Square! This conversation was previously published as a episode of Microsoft's internal …

From Astronomy Graduate Student to Senior Software Engineer with Nicholas Hunt-Walker

March 18th, 2021


Nicholas Hunt-Walker loves the stars. So much so that he got a Master's degree in Astronomy...and now works as a Software Engineer! How did that …

It's time for a new kind of calculator with NumWorks' Romain Goyet

March 11th, 2021


It's 2021 and Scott's sons were asked to buy TI-83 calculators for their classes. Are there truly no better choices? Romain Goyet asked the same …

George Li is launching MiTEE Cube Satellites and making TikToks

March 4th, 2021


George Li is a photographer, TikToker, and is currently working on the MiTEE 2 satellite platform at the University of Michigan with NASA and JPL. As an R&D member of the Communications subteam, we is currently …

Observability beyond buzzwords with New Relic's Tori Wieldt

February 25th, 2021


Let's move beyond buzzwords and talk about observability and DevOps in large systems. Observability is the ability to measure the internal state of a system only by its outputs, but often those outputs are hundreds of …

Lisette Sutherland shows us a Handbook for Working Remotely

February 18th, 2021


Lisette is a remote-working German-born American living in the Netherlands who is totally jazzed by the fact that it’s possible to work from anywhere. In fact, it’s not just possible; it’s completely, productively …

Modern Management Made Easy with Johanna Rothmann

February 11th, 2021


Johanna Rothman has been in software and management for many years and she's taken what she knows about managing teams and put it into a great …

Can networking be simple? with Tailscale's Avery Pennarun

February 4th, 2021


Double NAT? Triple NAT? Opening Ports, punching holes in firewalls, it's all so complex, right? Does it have to be? Scott talks to Tailscale's Avery …

The myth of turning your hobby into a job with writer Aley Arion

January 28th, 2021


One day multi-hyphenate creative Aley Arion tweeted "one day I’m going to talk about the myth of turning your hobby into a job & how it can …

Cryptography 101 with Oso's Dr. Sam Scott

January 21st, 2021


One of the best parts of having a podcast is having smart people explain stuff to you! Scott talks to Dr. Sam Scott, the CTO of

Exploring Event Modeling with Adam Dymitruk

January 14th, 2021


Event Modeling was coined by Adam Dymitruk by building on long-running process specifications that Greg Young used in CQRS/ES systems. Scott sits down with Adam to understand this process and how it make make your …

Living through 2020 as a Remote Developer with Amanda Silver

January 7th, 2021


2020 has been hard on everyone. Not to mention we're all suddenly remote developers. Scott talks to Developer Division VP and long-time developer …

2020 sucked - A year-end wrap-up with Scott's Wife, Mo

December 31st, 2020


Mo is back! It's the 2020 wrap-up with Scott's wife. Be sure to check out her previous shows. Mo and Scott  celebrated 20 years of marriage in the middle of a pandemic. Mo will be vaccinated this week in her job as a …

Beyond The Queen's Gambit with's Danny Rensch

December 24th, 2020


The Queen's Gambit on Netflix has reinvigorated the world's interested in chess. Or has it? has been slowly but surely developing online chess into a vibrant and exciting community. Their innovative …

Shipping the Sandman Doppler with Palo Alto Innovation's Alex Tramiel

December 10th, 2020


Shipping product is hard. Kickstarting hardware products is hard. Scott talks to Palo Alto Innovation's Alex Tramiel whose team is shipping the Sandman Doppler Alarm Clock. How does a new product go from concept to your …

Succeeding from Anywhere: The Remote Work Revolution with Tsedal Neeley

December 3rd, 2020


Tsedal Neely is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Business School and founder of the consulting firm Global Matters. Her book The …

A self-driving AI and Raspberry Pi powered Trash Bin with Ahad Cove

November 26th, 2020


Why NOT make a self-driving AI and Raspberry Pi powered Trash Bin? Programmer Ahad Cove saw a problem and he took it upon himself to solve it. Ahad …

TL;DR - Extreme Summarization as a service with Isabel Cachola

November 19th, 2020


Isabel currently a PhD student studying Computer Science at Johns Hopkins. Previously she was a Pre-Doctoral Young Investigator at the Allen Institute for AI. She and Scott talk about her PhD thesis where she's taught a …

Growing the next generation of technologists with CodeCrew's Meka Egwuekwe

November 12th, 2020


Meka Egwuekwe is Executive Director of CodeCrew, an innovative, mentorship-based youth coding initiative guiding young people in Memphis to be tech …

Programmatic Problem Solving with Nicole Archambault

November 5th, 2020


Nicole Archambault believes we can scale back on learning to code and we should ramp up on learning problem solving. She believes this so much she's …

Creating with Constraints with Python Africa's Marlene Mhangami

October 29th, 2020


Marlene Mhangami is a Python Software Foundation Director and the co-founder of ZimboPy, a Zimbabwean non-profit that empowers women to pursue careers in tech. Marlene is also the current chair of Pycon Africa, the …

Greatly Accelerating Machine Learning with Intel's Huma Abidi

October 22nd, 2020


Scott talks to Huma Abidi, the Senior Director of AI Software Products at Intel. Huma leads a team of software engineers and today she sits down and gets deep with Scott on AI, machine learning, deep learning, …

Virtual Desktop is what VR needs - with Guy Godin

October 15th, 2020


Why can't I control a Virtual Desktop of my PC from my VR headset? Guy Godin asked this question...and made the answer. Is VR Desktop VR's killer …

Normalizing Failure with Susana Benavidez

October 8th, 2020


Susana Benavidez has had an interesting path into technology and she wants to normalize that path. Sometimes it's not straight and narrow, sometimes …

Enjoyable Code Reviews with Dr. Michaela Greiler

October 1st, 2020


Do you dread code reviews? Dr. Michaela Greiler believes they are essential and if done right, can be enjoyable and powerful. She talks about the …

Start Freelancing Today with The Taproom's Kelly Vaughn

September 24th, 2020


Have you thought about being a freelancer? Starting your own thing? What's keeping you? Where do you start? Scott talks to Kelly Vaughn about her …

A new way to learn about technology with Disco's Saron Yitbarek

September 17th, 2020


CodeNewbie founder Saron Yitbarek is now producing beautifully designed,  

easy-to-digest audio courses! Is it an audiobook? They're not webinars or …

Leaning into Learning in Public with Monica Powell

September 10th, 2020


Monica Powell is a software engineer who is passionate about making contributing to open-source more approachable. She works with The New York Public Library's eBook software and founded React Ladies. Today she talks to …

Document Databases and Mongo with Engineer Joe Karlsson

September 3rd, 2020


Scott talks with Joe Karlsson about Document Databases like MongoDB and how they differ from classic Table-based (ER) databases. Can this next generation of WebAPI and JSON-powered cloud DB allow more beginners to get …

Building a More Ethical Immersive Web with VR Engineer Diane Hosfelt

August 27th, 2020


Diane is a research engineer and the security and privacy lead for Mozilla's Mixed Reality (VR/MR) project. She and Scott talk about the considerations that need to be taken to enable Mixed and Virtual Reality to be a …

A Programmer's Guide to Computer Science with Dr. William Springer

August 20th, 2020


Have you failed a job interview because you don't know computer science? William Springer has a PhD in computer science and his books takes you …

Working in Public: Open Source Software with Nadia Eghbal

August 13th, 2020


Nadia Eghbal is the author of Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software. She is a writer and researcher who likes to understand how people work. She is currently interested in parasocial …

A Brief History of The Deficit Myth with Dr. Stephanie Kelton

August 6th, 2020


Dr. Stephanie Kelton is the most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory - the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades. With its important new ways of understanding money, taxes, and the …

Cybersecurity for Executives in the Age of Cloud with Teri Radichel

July 30th, 2020


With the rising cost of data breaches, executives need to understand the basics of cybersecurity so they can make strategic decisions that keep companies out of headlines and legal battles. Teri Radichel is the CEO of …

Managing remotely with Asana Engineering Manager Kate Reading

July 23rd, 2020


Scott talks to Engineering Manager Kate Reading from Asana about her experiences as a new remote worker during the pandemic. How do you manage standups, checkins, 1:1s, and onboarding? All this plus "Team User Manuals" …

How the OBS Project changed video forever with lead Hugh Bailey

July 16th, 2020


Hugh Bailey just wanted to make a nice open source app to stream Starcraft. It's been just 8 years since the OBS project started and it's taken video by storm. Add in the influx of users using OBS to enhance their …

Diabetes and Data Science with Dr. Alex Constantin

July 9th, 2020


Dr. Alex Constantin is a Data Scientist and Diabetic on a mission to take the mental burden and frustration out of living with diabetes. She and Scott have nearly a half century of diabetes experience between them, but …

How Design Makes The World with Scott Berkun

July 2nd, 2020


Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of eight books on design, creativity, public speaking and more. He sits down with Scott Hanselman to talk about his latest book, "How Design Makes The World." Everything you use, …

Dismantling barriers to participation in programming communities with Dr. Denae Ford

June 25th, 2020


Dr. Denae Ford is a Research Scientist investigating identity-based signals to support retention in Socio-Technical Ecosystems. What does that mean? It's using science to make programming communities more inclusive and …

Will your next laptop use an ARM processor? with Jeremy Sinclair

June 18th, 2020


The Surface Pro X is thin, light, and is absolutely silent because it has no fans! It uses a power-sipping ARM processor rather than an Intel …

Red Teaming with Leron Gray

June 11th, 2020


"A red team is a group that helps organizations to improve themselves by providing opposition to the point of view of the organization that they are helping." What's that mean in layperson's terms? They are the internal …

Social Friendships and Internet Creativity with Cassidy Williams

June 4th, 2020


Scott and Principal Developer Experience Engineer Cassidy Williams talk about social friendships, internet life, making code, videos, and videos about code.

Language Understanding (LUIS) with Dr. Riham Mansour

May 28th, 2020


Dr. Riham Mansour is the Principal Engineering Manager running the Language Understanding Service (LUIS), which is the product offering from the Machine Teaching Innovation Group. LUIS has been the entry point of …

A path to technical leadership with Keavy McMinn

May 21st, 2020


Keavy is an engineering leader who believes that the management path isn't the only way to be a technical leader! In fact, she doesn't want to be a manager! How do you "become senior" and move into a technical …

Making Docker lovely for Developers with Simon Ferquel

May 14th, 2020


Scott's been using Docker Desktop for years now, and in this episode he talks to Simon Ferquel about Docker on Windows. How will WSL2 make Docker even better? How does Docker help developers specifically be more …

Http Cats, Sketchnoting and Loving the Web with Tomomi Imura

May 7th, 2020


Tomomi Imura loves two things: The web, and cats. It's only reasonable that she combine them in everything that she does. She talks to Scott about Code and Creativity, Making things, Raspbrry Pis, Javascript, and Cats …

The world blog with Wordpress Lead Dev Helen Hou Sandí

April 30th, 2020


WordPress makes the world go around! Some folks estimate a billion sites? A third of the internet? It's a hugely influential open source project. …

DevOps and GitHub Actions with Edward Thomson

April 23rd, 2020


Today Scott talks with GitHub's Edward Thomson about GitHub Actions and how to really automate your entire software workflow. Are you doing anything twice...manually? What you can automate and can GitHub Actions make …

The Holloway Guide to Remote Work with Courtney Nash

April 16th, 2020


"Everyone has written a guide on remote work—but no one has done so as diligently and comprehensively as Holloway." Researched, written, and edited …

Bringing Medical products to market safely with Emily Gorcenski

April 9th, 2020


Emily Gorcenski is an American data scientist who has run trials for medical device software. We are living in an interesting time and facing a medical device shortage. Emily talks to Scott about how medical device …

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime with firmware engineer Ralph Hempel

April 4th, 2020


Ralph Hempel leads the firmware development team here at LEGO, working together with the electronics, mechanics, and front end teams to build …

Embodying a disembodied AI with Chris Conner, Altered Carbon's Poe

March 26th, 2020


Chris Conner is a stage and screen actor who can currently be seen as Poe in Netflix's SciFi series Altered Carbon. Poe is a artificial intelligence the likes of which hasn't been seen on screen before. He is kind, …

Destigmatizing Mental Health in the Tech Industry with Jen Akullian, PhD

March 19th, 2020


Are we hearing about depression and anxiety more because we have social media, or is social media exacerbating more mental health issues. Scott talks …

On empowerment with social entrepreneur Aisha Addo

March 12th, 2020


Today we talk with social entrepreneur Aisha Addo on what empowerment means to her. Aisha runs a Foundation from Canada that aims to empower girls in both Canada and her native Ghana. She also has a ride-share platform …

The Joy of making with LEGO Master and Cosplaying Engineer Amie DD

March 5th, 2020


Amie is a maker of things. Her background is in Game Programming and Simulation and she started her career at Marvel Studios, working on Captain …

Pathways to Data Science with Sri Megha Vujjini

February 27th, 2020


Originally interested in telecommunications engineering, Megha moved toward data science after working with robotics. Now, she's a data scientist …

Agile Project Management for Families with Yvonne Marcus

February 20th, 2020


Agile and Scrum and Kanban, oh my! What if we take the techniques we've learned from years of project management and apply that to our homes and families? Scott talks with Agile Parent and Home Systems Strategist Yvonne …

Surviving as a remote tech employee with Jayson J. Phillips

February 13th, 2020


Jayson has been working remotely managing both teams and projects for a number of years. Scott's been remote for over 13 years. They sit down and talk about their favorite best practices as remote employees. What are …

Saving Blade Runner with ScummVM's Eugene Sandulenko

February 6th, 2020


For years ScummVM has allowed us all to play classic point-and-click adventure games by providing a runtime for the original data files. Most …

Building a CPU from Scratch with Ben Eater

January 30th, 2020


Ben Eater is currently creating educational videos for my YouTube channel and exploring ways to maximize human potential through education online. He's recently become well known for creating an 8-bit CPU from scratch …

Visualizing Math with Freya Holmér

January 23rd, 2020


Freya Holmér makes educational math visualizations, does live game development on Twitch, as well as creates videos and Unity tools! She's been in …

Myself: It's not weird at all

January 16th, 2020


This episode wasn't supposed to be an episode! I was invited by Jeff Fritz of Twitch fame to talk to his community team of Live Coders on Discord. …

Dapr Distributed Application Runtime with Azure CTO Mark Russinovich

January 9th, 2020


Dapr is a an event-driven, portable runtime for building microservices on cloud and edge. In this episode Scott talks to Azure CTO Mark Russinovich …

Brain Science and Programmers with Dr. Mireille Reece

January 2nd, 2020


Dr Mireille Reece is the co-host of the ChangeLog podcast Brain Science and in this episode she sits down with Scott to talk about creativity, staying in your flow, mental health, the power of perspective, and how …

Being a Complete Engineer and Bryan Liles' Rules to Life

December 26th, 2019


Bryan Liles talks about his Rules to Life and how attitude, structure and personal guidelines have enabled Bryan to level up and manage his anxiety. …

Modern Infrastructure as Code with Pulumi's Joe Duffy

December 19th, 2019


Pulumi promises two things "Declare cloud infrastructure using real languages, and enable developers and operators to work better together." Scott …

Building a culture of accessibility from step zero with Ayesha Mazumdar

December 12th, 2019


Ayesha Mazumdar is a Senior UX Engineer at Optimizely and works to enable everyone to access the web no matter their ability. How does one build a …

Rust: A language for the next 40 years with Carol Nichols

December 5th, 2019


Learn what makes the programming language Rust a unique technology, such as the memory safety guarantees that enable more people to write performant …

Career Karma's Ruben Harris on engineering bootcamp success

November 28th, 2019


Success in engineering often means you need to engineer success. Career Karma's Ruben Harris and his partners believe they have the formula and …

Are you using all the resources OWASP has to offer? with Nancy Gariché

November 21st, 2019


Nancy Gariché is a Senior IT Security Analyst for the Government of Canada and in this episode she schools Scott on the power of the Open Web …

Sharon Steed on Operationalizing Empathy and the Power of a Stutter

November 14th, 2019


Sharon Steed is a corporate empathy and communications consultant as well as an international keynote speaker. Sharon has spoken at companies on …

Roblox's Kelly Mayes on Community Building and Digital Civility

November 7th, 2019


Roblox is powered by a global community of over two million developers who produce their own immersive multiplayer experiences each month using …

Clyde W. Ford on THINK BLACK: a memoir about the first Black software engineer

October 31st, 2019


Engineer and author Clyde W. Ford talks THINK BLACK: a memoir about his father, the first Black software engineer in America. Clyde is the award-winning author of twelve works of fiction and non-fiction, whose most …

First Time Coders with Michelle Sun

October 24th, 2019


Michelle Sun is the founder of First Code Academy, a coding and STEM education institute for children aged 4 to 18. She and Scott talk about her new book "First Time Coders" and how coding offers children a creative …

Is this the dynamic web we were promised? with Parametric Press's Matthew Conlen

October 17th, 2019


Matthew Conlen is a Ph.D. student interested in how computers can help people communicate complex information more effectively. He collaborates with …

Is it the Data or the Algorithm? Common pitfalls in Data Science and Deep Learning with Sara Beck

October 11th, 2019


Sara Beck is the Machine Learning Solution Principal at Slalom Build. She thinks about Data Science and Deep Learning and how diagnosing and …

Making Indie games with PIGSquad's Dylan Bennett

October 3rd, 2019


In this Part 2 on tiny Game Development, we talked to Dylan Bennett from the Portland Indie Game Squad (PIG Squad). He's made a great 72-page zine about doing game development with PICO-8. The zine assumes you have …

Tiny games with the PICO-8 Fantasy Console and Joseph White

September 26th, 2019


PICO-8 is a fantasy console for making, sharing and playing tiny games and other computer programs. It feels like a regular console, but runs on …

On Being Productive with Cantilever's Ty Fujimura

September 19th, 2019


Ty Fujimura is the founder of Cantilever, website design and development consultancy. He's always thinking about balance. Trying to find that balance …

Learning CircuitPython with Scott Shawcroft

September 12th, 2019


CircuitPython is a programming language designed to simplify experimenting and learning to code on low-cost microcontroller boards. The history of …

Relationship Hacks 2019 with Scott's Wife Mo

September 5th, 2019


Welcome to the 700th episode of Hanselminutes! Doing this many episodes wouldn't be possible without the support of my Wife Mo, so she's my guest on …

Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success with Cheryl Contee

August 29th, 2019


Cheryl Contee is the award-winning CEO of the digital agency Do Big Things. She's the cofounder of, the first tech startup with a black female founder to be acquired by a NASDAQ company, and she's the …

Guidelines for Human-AI Interaction with Dr. Saleema Amershi

August 22nd, 2019


Dr. Saleema Amershi and researchers at Microsoft have published 18 guidelines for Human-AI Interaction that prescribe how an AI system should behave …

Managing the Burnout Burndown with Dr. Aneika Simmons

August 15th, 2019


Dr. Aneika L. Simmons teaches courses about leadership, organization behavior, and human resources at Sam Houston State University. She completed her doctorate degree in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at …

The Pragmatic Programmer celebrates 20 years with Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt

August 8th, 2019


Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process—what do you do, as an individual …

New ways to think STEM with Zyrobotic's Dr. Ayanna Howard

August 2nd, 2019


Dr. Howard has over 20 years of R&D experience covering a number of projects that have been supported by various agencies including: NASA, ExxonMobil, Intel, and the Grammy Foundation. She continues to produce …

Learning about nanotechnology and molecular biology with Upulie Divisekera

July 25th, 2019


Upulie Divisekera is an Australian molecular biologist and science communicator. She's the co-founder of Real Scientists, an outreach program that …

Creating video games with C# and Monogame with Tom Spilman

July 18th, 2019


Tom Spilman is a programmer, founder, and co-owner at Sickhead Games, a Dallas-based indie game development studio, and a project lead on the MonoGame open source game framework. Scott talks to Tom about MonoGame, a …

Understanding ethical debt in AI product development with Lauren Maffeo

July 11th, 2019


Machine bias in artificial intelligence is a known and unavoidable problem—but it is not unmanageable. Scott talks to Lauren Maffeo about practical techniques teams can use to manage priorities in AI. You can monitor …

Burning Rocket Fuel and exploring careers in STEM with Dr. Corey Frazier

July 4th, 2019


Dr. Frazier is an Engineering Manager at Intel's High Performance Computing group, and previously worked at the United Space Alliance working on 13 …

Hanselminutiae 19 with Richard Campbell

June 27th, 2019


Scott and Richard Campbell talk often and when they do they think, "we should have recorded this!" Hanselminutiae are those shows! In this episode …

Methods to Organize Your Learning Process with Lourdes Montano

June 20th, 2019


As developers we need to learn new technologies fast, and often. Scott talks to Lourdes Montano about her learning process and how she's formalized …

Saving the SpaceOrb360 with open source hardware and software with Vic Putz

June 13th, 2019


Vic Putz continues to carry a torch for the SpaceOrb, as do I, except he's actually doing something about it. Vic has been working on a new version called the Orbotron 9001 for the last few years that is an interface …

How to build an inclusive conference with Saron Yitbarek

June 6th, 2019


Saron Yibarek started the CodeNewbie community because it was hard to find truly welcoming places for new coders. Now she's made CodeLand and let me …

The magic of Software Defined Radio with Ben Hilburn

May 30th, 2019


Ben Hilburn is the Director of Engineering at DeepSig Inc., which is commercializing the fundamental research behind deep learning applied to wireless communications and signal processing. He also runs GNU Radio, the …

Solving real problems with software and the Human Utility with Tiffani Ashley Bell

May 23rd, 2019


Tiffani Ashley Bell saw a problem on the internet. With just a tweet she took action, and unlike so many people today she continued to take action. The Detroit Water Project became The Human Utility and she and the team …

Avalonia is a cross platform XAML Framework for .NET Framework, .NET Core and Mono with Steven Kirk

May 16th, 2019


Avalonia is a cross platform XAML Framework for .NET Framework, .NET Core and Mono. Avalonia uses a XAML dialect that should feel immediately …

Copyright, Trademarks, Patents, and Branding yourself online with Yasmine Salem Hamdan

May 9th, 2019


Yasmine focused her studies in law school on entrepreneurship, intellectual property, and dispute resolution and now runs the YSH Law Firm as …

The Problem with Software by Adam Barr

May 2nd, 2019


Scott talks to engineer Adam Barr about why there is so much bad software—and why academia doesn't teach programmers what industry wants them to know. In his new book "The Problem with Software," Adam examines the …

Your biggest questions when learning how to code with Ali Spittel

April 25th, 2019


Ali Spittel is a software engineer and developer advocate at Before that, she was a lead instructor at General Assembly teaching their Web Development Immersive course. She also teaches Python. In this episode, …

Sean Valentine on Hidden Geniuses and parenting in a digital age

April 18th, 2019


The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their …

Performance as a Feature with Jeremy Boyd

April 11th, 2019


Raygun promises to give a window into how users are really experiencing your software applications with diagnostics and error logging and more. What's really interesting however, is how they scaled to billions of …

Blockchain explained with TruStory's Preethi Kasireddy

April 4th, 2019


There's a ton of hype around "blockchain" and sometimes it's overwhelming. Scott sits down with Preethi Kasireddy for a blockchain primer. This episode is a great clear explanation about what's interesting, what's …

The Manager's Path with Camille Fournier

March 28th, 2019


Camille Fournier is the author of The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change and is the Head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma. She sits down with Scott to talk about how managing …

Inside a Tribe of Hackers with cryptographer Marcus J Carey

March 21st, 2019


Marcus is renowned in the cybersecurity industry and has spent his more than 20-year career working in penetration testing, incident response, and digital forensics with federal agencies such as NSA, DC3, DIA, and …

A love letter to language (and programming) with Eva Ferreira

March 14th, 2019


Eva Ferreira organizes the non-profit CSSConf Argentina and teaches at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional in Argentina. She and Scott talk about …

How galaxies evolve with Dr. Molly Peeples

March 7th, 2019


Dr. Molly Peeples is an Aura Assistant Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her B.S. in Physics …

Cloth Simulation for Computer Graphics with Tuur Stuyck

March 1st, 2019


Physics-based animation is commonplace in animated feature films and even special effects for live-action movies. How does one model something as complex as cloth, how it drapes on the body, moves in the wind, and more? …

How to look smart in meetings and how to be successful without hurting men's feelings with Sarah Cooper

February 21st, 2019


Sarah Cooper spent a decade working in tech at companies like Yahoo! and Google when she stopped it all to focus on comedy! Since then she's become a best selling author, comedian, writer, speaker and general …

Privacy and Security on today's internet with Melanie Ensign

February 15th, 2019


Melanie Ensign is the Security + Privacy Communications Lead for Uber and has worked with DEF CON, and Facebook. She and Scott talk about security and privacy on today's internet. Where is the happy medium between user …

Coding for the ZX Spectrum and Netflix/Black Mirror's Bandersnach with Matt Westcott

February 8th, 2019


As an enthusiast of retrogaming and retrocomputing, Matt Westcott has been in ZX Spectrum and demo scene for many years. Recently when Netflix's Black Mirror needed an easter egg for their interactive episode …

Exploring Algorithms of Oppression with Dr. Safiya Noble

February 1st, 2019


Dr. Safiya U. Noble is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication. She's the author of …

Getting started with Machine Learning and Sabrina Smai

January 25th, 2019


Sabrina is a Commercial Software Engineer and serial hacker who has attended over 32 hackathons! She was also a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Today she sits …

A Programmer's Introduction to Mathematics with Jeremy Kun

January 18th, 2019


Like Programming, Mathematics has language and culture. Jeremy Kun has written A Programmer's Introduction to Mathematics as a way to bridge these …

Episode 666 - Game Engine Black Book: Doom with Fabien Sanglard

January 11th, 2019


I love that an exploration of Doom is Episode 666. Fabian Sanglard has written The Game Engine Black Book: Doom as a deep exploration of the history, …

Regine Gilbert on the Essence of Accessibility

January 3rd, 2019


Regine Gilbert is a user experience designer, educator, and international public speaker with over 10 years of experience working in the technology …

Better Allies and Better Hiring with Karen Catlin

December 28th, 2018


Karen Catlin was a vice president of engineering at two public software companies, and served as the CEO of an early-stage startup. Today she's a …

test && commit || revert with Kent Beck

December 21st, 2018


Kent Beck is an American software engineer and the creator of extreme programming, an original signer of the Agile Manifesto, and the author of the Extreme Programming book series, and a proponent of Test-Driven …

Test Automation University with Applitools' Angie Jones

December 13th, 2018


Angie speaks all over the world on Test Automation strategies, and she got Scott excited about Selenium again! She keynoted Selenium Conf 2018 and …

Real Software Engineering with Glenn Vanderburg

December 7th, 2018


Glenn Vanderburg works as the VP of Engineering at First and has spoken all over on the notion of software development as engineering. What should an …

ASP.NET Core in Action with Andrew Lock

November 30th, 2018


Scott talks to author Andrew Lock about his new book ASP.NET Core in Action! What made Andrew write a book on this new technology and how did he find …

PlayFab's complete backend platform for live games with Dr. Hanna Oh Descher

November 22nd, 2018


Hanna Oh Descher is a data scientist at PlayFab with a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. She is passionate about understanding player behavior to help developers make games more fun. Scott and Hanna talk about what …

Moving companies to Open Source with the Head of Comcast's Open Source Office Nithya Ruff

November 16th, 2018


Nithya Ruff serves as an at-large director on the Linux Foundation's board of directors. In her day job she is the Head of Comcast's Open Source Office. Nithya has been guiding companies' open source strategies for many …

Upgrading GitHub and improving Rails with Eileen Uchitelle

November 8th, 2018


Eileen Uchitelle is a Senior Systems Engineer at GitHub and a member of the Rails Core Team. They recently upgraded GitHub two major versions to the latest Rails. How do you manage such a large upgrade and the technical …

Designing for a Global Audience with Digital Nomad Jenny Shen

November 1st, 2018


Digital Nomad Jenny Shen aims to design software for a Global Audience. Are you creating software that includes everyone? Does it consider not just …

Gaming for all with the Xbox Accessibility Controller and John Alexander

October 25th, 2018


What if you couldn't play video games? Most controllers require not just two hands but also fine motor skills and exact motions. The Xbox …

Finding Engineering teams that share your Key Values with Lynne Tye

October 18th, 2018


How do you find the perfect questions to ask in your job interview? How do you know if this is the right company for you? Do they share your values? Interviews are a two way street. This week Scott talks to Lynne Tye …

Animating Donald Glover's "This is America" with MacPaint on original hardware with Wahyu "Pinot" Ichwandardi

October 11th, 2018


Animator Wahyu Ichwandardi, also known as Pinot, has been documenting his attempt to capture Childish Gambino's "This Is America" choreography since the beginning of June...using MacPaint and MacroMind Video on original …

Analog Computing and the Computer of the Tides with Charles Petzold

October 4th, 2018


Charles Petzold taught many of us to code Windows, but now he's turning his attention to a new book he's been working on for over a decade! This week …

Scaling tech apprenticeship with Techtonics's Heather Terenzio

September 27th, 2018


Scott talks to Techtonic's Heather Terenzio about how her company is scaling tech apprenticeship. Techtonic Group is a software services company building web-based and mobile products for start-ups and the Fortune 1000. …

.NET Core Global Tools for Developers with Mark Rendle

September 20th, 2018


Mark Rendle is the author of a number of open source projects and most recently he's been creating global tools with .NET Core. Scott and Mark talk …

Forge Your Future with Open Source and VM Brasseur

September 13th, 2018


VM Brasseur has been a leader in open source for decades and is the Vice President of the Open Source Initiative. Now she's brought her experience together into a booked called "Forge Your Future with Open Source." It's …

Accelerate: The State of DevOps with Dr. Nicole Forsgren

September 6th, 2018


Dr. Nicole Fosgren has a PhD in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting. She's just released the Accelerate: State of DevOps 2018: …

How GDPR is affecting the American Legal System with Gary Nissenbaum

August 30th, 2018


There's a huge number of questions swirling around the European Union's GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). In this episode Scott sits down …

Inside Linux on Windows with WSL and Tara Raj

August 23rd, 2018


Windows 10 runs Linux natively! How is that possible? Scott talks to Microsoft's Tara Raj, the Program Manager for the Windows Subsystem for Linux. …

Container Catharsis with Laura Frank Tacho

August 16th, 2018


Laura Frank Tacho is the Director of Engineering at CloudBees and has been working with Docker almost since its inception. She shares her experiences in running teams that constantly rely on and deploy containers at …

Teaching Programming to kids (and everyone else) with Ben Wheeler

August 9th, 2018


Ben Wheeler teaches tech to kids ages 4 to 104. He talks to Scott about how to effectively teach technology, as well as the importance of social …

Learning how to be a Wizard Programmer with Julia Evans

August 2nd, 2018


Julia Evans has been making comics and zines for years. You've likely learned "How to be a wizard programmer" from one of Julia's comics. She's a …

Blazor brings .NET to Web Assembly with Steve Sanderson

July 26th, 2018


The Blazor project aims to bring .NET to the open Web using Web Assembly. Scott talks to Steve Sanderson about this experiment and it's future plans. How are they compiling C# and .NET to Web Assembly in a way that …

Compassionate Coding with April Wensel

July 19th, 2018


April Wensel is the founder of Compassionate Coding, a conscious business that helps technical teams cultivate sustainable, human-­centered software …

Web Accessibility and a focused on A11Y with Nicolas Steenhout

July 12th, 2018


Nic Steenhout is a long term A11y (accessibility) advocate who works remotely for Knowbility, an Austin, TX based non-profit. In this episode Scott …

Visible Designers with Revision Path's Maurice Cherry

July 5th, 2018


Maurice Cherry is a veteran designer AND veteran podcastee. His award-winning podcast Revision Path has showcased nearly 250 Black Designers and influencers. Scott and Maurice talk about the importance of good design on …

C++ and Browser Monoculture with Vivaldi's Patricia Aas

June 28th, 2018


Patricia Aas is a C++ programmer working on the Vivaldi Browser where she has currently taken on platform integration of media. She has previously worked at Opera Software on their Desktop Browser and at Cisco on their …

Is a Programming Bootcamp right for you? with Kristen Leake

June 21st, 2018


Is a Programming Bootcamp right for you? Why choose a bootcamp over self-study? How instrumental was having done a camp on your resume to get your job? Scott talks with bootcamp graduate Kristen Leake about her journey …

Tips for Teaching Programming with Dr. Neil Brown

June 14th, 2018


Dr. Neil Brown recently published a scholarly article on how to effectively teach programming. Rather than a series of anecdotes, this is backed up …

Azure Sphere and Microsoft's new Linux with Caitie McCaffrey

June 8th, 2018


Azure Sphere is a new solution for creating highly-secured, Internet-connected microcontroller (MCU) devices. Caitie McCaffrey is Principal Software …

A new life for old software - DasBlog Core with Mark Downie

June 1st, 2018


Scott and Mark Downie have been blogging for nearly 15 years using a blogging system called "DasBlog." It started with .NET 1.1 and now Mark is forking DasBlog and taking it into an open source future with .NET Core. …

Do you need to speak English to Code? Noor - An Arabic Programming Language with Ahmed Abdalla

May 25th, 2018


Do you need to speak English to Code? Ahmed Abdalla created Noor , an Arabic Programming Language as a way to teach programming to Arabic-speaking …

Eric Heutchy on Backward Compatibility, Xbox One X Enhanced Games, and The Heutchy Method

May 18th, 2018


Xbox One X Enhanced Games with Backward Compatibility are AMAZING. You can play a decade old game - originally meant for 640x480 or 720p resolution - …

How do you become a CTO - with Microsoft's CTO Kevin Scott

May 10th, 2018


Kevin Scott is the CTO of Microsoft...but how did he get there? Scott talks to Kevin about his experience from early teens through his successful …

Building Web Applications for the next Billion Users with Ire Aderinokun

May 4th, 2018


Ire Aderinokun is a self-taught UI/UX Designer and Front-End Developer working in Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently the Technical Lead at Big Cabal Media. She says the Next Billion Users are coming online now and they'll …

Investing in Underrepresented Tech Founders with Arlan Hamilton's Backstage Capital

April 27th, 2018


We talked to Arlan Hamilton two years ago (almost to the day) as she was starting her Venture Fund for underrepresented founders. What's changed since then? Arlan Hamilton's Backstage Capital has invested more than $4M+ …

A history of the Windows 95 Start Button and User Research at Microsoft with Kent Sullivan and Derek Hoiem

April 20th, 2018


Kent Sullivan and Derek Hoiem were some of the original hires at the User Research Labs at Microsoft. The worked on the exploratory user research …

Inside the world of Star Trek's Visual and Practical Effects with Dan Curry

April 13th, 2018


Dan Curry was a Visual Effects Supervisor, Visual Effects Producer, Second Unit Director, Director and Main Title Designer for Star Trek’s Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise and Next Generation series. He spent 18 …

Christine Spang's Open Source Journey from Teen OSS Contributor to CTO of Nylas

April 5th, 2018


Christine Spang started her tech journey contributing to Debian while still a teenager. She went on to MIT, then worked on Ksplice, helping the Linux kernel stay up-to-date without rebooting. From there working as a …

A new Sega Megadrive/Genesis Game in 2018 with 1995 Tools with Tanglewood's Matt Phillips

March 30th, 2018


Matt Phillips didn't just creating a brand-new Sega Megadrive/Genesis Game in 2018 called Tanglewood. He did it using the original dev kit, computers, and software from 1995. You can experience Tanglewood today and buy …

F# and the functional SAFE Stack with Krzysztof Cieślak

March 23rd, 2018


Scott digs into the SAFE Stack with Krzysztof Cielak. SAFE is an end-to-end, functional-first stack for cloud-ready web development that emphasizes …

Demystifying Serverless with Cecil Phillip

March 15th, 2018


Scott talks to Cecil Phillip about how cloud architecture is changing everything. But what's IaaS, PaaS, then FaaS, and now serverless? How will …

Type to the world in your language with Keyman and Marc Durdin

March 9th, 2018


Marc Durdin has been working on the same open source project more or less since he was 14! Today Keyman is a thriving open source project that supports over 1000 languages and works on Windows, Mac, Phones, and the Web!

Developing Online Identity with Sarah Squire

March 3rd, 2018


Sarah Squire is a Senior Technical Architect at Ping Identity. So much has happened since "Identity 2.0" so Sarah catches Scott up to date. OpenID, OAuth and beyond, what's new and what direction is the web heading?

Jessica Rose and the Worst Advice Ever

February 23rd, 2018


Scott teams up with Pursuit Podcast's Jessica Rose for a collaboration. Jessica asked her audience "What's the worst advice you've ever received?" We …

Mr. Robot Disassembled with Ryan Kazanciyan

February 16th, 2018


Ryan Kazanciyan is the Chief Security Architect at Tanium, and in his spare time worked as Technical Consultant for Mr. Robot alongside writer and …

Quantum Computing detangled with Dr. Krysta Svore

February 9th, 2018


What is Quantum Computing and will it change everything? Scott talks to Dr. Krysta Svore about why the future is Quantum and why YOU should be …

Empathy in Technology Product Design with Venture Capitalist Sarah Kunst from Proday

February 2nd, 2018


Sarah Kunst is a long-time technologist, angel investor, talent scout, and now CEO and Founder of A member of the Forbes 30 under 30, …

From F# to JavaScript and beyond with Fable and Alfonso Garcia-Caro

January 26th, 2018


Fable is an F# to JavaScript compiler powered by Babel, designed to produce readable and standard code. Alfonso chats with Scott about how Fable and F# fit into the larger JavaScript ecosystem and how you can experience …

Developing ON (not for) a Nokia Feature Phone with Elvis Chidera

January 19th, 2018


In 2012, Elvis Chidera wrote his first app on a Nokia feature (J2ME) phone. He wrote the Java App ON the phone (literally writing the Java code with T9 text on a numeric keypad.) Today, he's an Android developer at …

Staying Secure and "Getting Pwned" with Troy Hunt

January 12th, 2018


Troy Hunt runs as a service to us all, but it's also a massive learning playground for him. He schools Scott on all things …

Functional Programming, F#, and Cloud Containers with Lena Hall

January 5th, 2018


Scott checks in with Alena (Lena) Hall about her thoughts around F#, functional programming, microservices, Kubernetes and containers in the cloud. Where are we heading and are we moving too fast? Is F# well-positioned …

Serverless and OpenFaas with Alex Ellis

December 29th, 2017


Scott talks to Docker Captain and Open Source programmer Alex Ellis about the rise of Kubernetes, Serverless, and his project "OpenFaas." Alex also …

Machine Learning 101 with Paige Bailey

December 22nd, 2017


This week on the show Scott talks to Data Scientist and AI expert Paige Bailey. What's the difference between machine learning and deep learning? Do I need to learn R and Python to use machine learning models? Do models …

Revolutionizing remote pair programming with Live Share

December 15th, 2017


We all remember when we first saw Etherpad or Google Docs and could type in an online document while another remote person typed in the same doc. …

Progressive Web Apps with Tara Manicsic

December 8th, 2017


Progressive Web Apps are experiences that combine the best of the web and the best of apps! Does your app work offline or in low-bandwidth situations? What are the best practices that you can add in to your existing …

Continuous Delivery in AAA Games - Sea of Thieves with Rare Games' Jafar Soltani

December 1st, 2017


Sea of Thieves is a massively multiplayer AAA game coming soon for the Xbox One...and it's one of the few video games that is created using …

Removing Bias from AI and Machine Learning with Camille Eddy

November 24th, 2017


Camille Eddy has worked on Robotics and Hardware nearly her whole life. Now she's turning her gaze to how AI and machine learning. In this episode …

Moving Across Technology Stacks with Kamilah Taylor

November 17th, 2017


There's a lot of talk about "full stack" developers, and many of us specialize while watching others successfully navigate multiple stacks. Kamilah …

Thomas Happ from Axiom Verge

November 10th, 2017


Axiom Verge is an indie Metroidvania video game created by Thomas Happ...written on his own in nights and weekends! Written in C# and Monogame, Axiom Verge is now on PlayStation 4, Windows, OS X, Linux, Vita, Wii U, …

Mike Brocchi on Angular CLI

November 3rd, 2017


Mike Brocchi teaches Scott about the usefulness and architecture of the Angular CLI, and about the proliferation of CLIs (Command Line Interfaces) in …

CEO Rian Buckley finds the FitCode between fashion and tech

October 27th, 2017


As a working professional model, Rian Buckley saw a problem, and started a tech company to solve it. A single code that doesn't indicate a piece of …

Web Animation at Work with Rachel Nabors

October 20th, 2017


Rachel Nabors is a cartoonist, artist, and web developer and web animation expert. Her new book "Animation at Work" isn't just a book on HOW to use animation - it's a book on WHY to use it. By understanding the human …

Terms of Service for Developers - ToS explained with lawyer Gary Nissenbaum

October 13th, 2017


Gary Nissenbaum, Esq. is the managing attorney and founding principal of the Nissenbaum Law Group. They help app developers and internet …

Which JavaScript Stack should I learn? with Tracy Lee

October 6th, 2017


In her short time as a developer, Tracy Lee hasn't stayed true to one JavaScript Framework. Instead, she continues to explore JavaScript with React, …

Polyglot Persistence for .NET with PostgresSQL and Marten with Jeremy Miller

September 29th, 2017


There's so many great open source projects and stacks to choose from in the .NET ecosystem. Scott talks to Jeremy Miller about "Marten" - it offers …

Maybe just use Vanilla Javascript with Chris Ferdinandi

September 22nd, 2017


There's a new JavaScript created every few seconds. If you pick up any noun there's probably a JavsScript library named after that noun. What if you just used Vanilla JavaScript? Chris helps Scott answer that question, …

Technology in non-profits with the New York Public Library and Courteney Ervin

September 15th, 2017


Scott talks with web developer Courteney Ervin about her experiences developing software in the non-profit space. Courteney works for the New York Public Library creating open source software that serves their …

Making browsers faster with Mozilla

September 8th, 2017


Lin Clark is an engineer at Mozilla who also helps make technology accessible by explaining it with Code Cartoons! In this episode she explains to …

Games across decades with Diablo programmer and Graybeard Games' David Brevik

September 1st, 2017


David Brevik is a video game designer, producer and programmer known early on as the Lead Developer on Diablo. Today he's the primary at Greybeard Games. He talks to Scott about game design then and now!

Software Endurance with Ariya Hidayat

August 25th, 2017


Scott has a wide-reaching conversation with Ariya Hidayat about how he - and software - endures. He started the popular PhantomJS project but also …

Laura Laban explores Infinite Flight simulation on mobile devices

August 18th, 2017


Laura Laban is the CEO, Co-Founder and Chief Aviatrix working on Infinite Flight. Their app is a mobile flight simulator that gives amazing graphics …

Pia Mancini explains liquid democracy and the Open Collective

August 11th, 2017


Pia Mancini is an innovator of liquid democracy and trans-national collaboration. In 2016 she founded Open Collective and is changing how groups …

Tracking your life and health with the Gyroscope app and Mahdi Yusuf

August 4th, 2017


Mahdi Yusuf is the CTO of Gyroscope Innovations. They are using AI and the cloud along with ALL the sensors and health trackers that you're already wearing to create amazing reports, visualizations, and insights into …

Preparing a city for self-driving cars with Leslie Caceda

July 28th, 2017


Leslie Caceda is a Transportation Technologist at the Atlanta Regional Commission. In this episode she talks to Scott about the design and ethics of …

Live Coding on Twitch for a year with Suz Hinton

July 21st, 2017


Suz Hinton has been coding LIVE on Twitch for over a year. How did she start and how did she stick with it? Is it hard to code with someone watching? How about a thousand people watching?

Making your path to development with Anjana Vakil

July 14th, 2017


Anjana is fascinated by languages, both human and machine, and the connections between the two. She recently completed a MS in computational linguistics at Saarland University in Germany, where she studied speech …

Brandon Bouier on the Defense Digital Service and deploying code in a war zone

July 7th, 2017


Brandon Bouier works at the Pentagon at the Defense Digital Service. He's travelled to Afghanistan to deploy code and migrate data. He talks to Scott about what it means to support US Defense IT resources and how the …

YOU should write an interpreter with Thorsten Ball

June 30th, 2017


Thorsten Ball has a thirst for knowledge, so one day he decided to make a new Programming Language. He went from 0 lines of code to a fully working …

Data Science with Angela Bassa

June 23rd, 2017


Angela Bassa is the Director of Data Science at iRobot. In this episode she sits down with Scott and demystifies the major concepts. Is this a new …

Get on the Coding Train with Processing and Daniel Shiffman

June 16th, 2017


Daniel Shiffman is a programmer, a project lead with the Processing Foundation, and an Associate Arts Professor at the Interactive Telecommunications …

Being hired as a Functional Programmer with Eric Normand

June 9th, 2017


Eric Normand wants everyone to know that they, too, can get a job as a functional programmer. While functional programming might feel intimidating, in this show Eric shares with Scott a number of practical techniques …

Apps without Code with Tara Reed

June 2nd, 2017


Tara Reed non-technical founder building software without writing code. How far can a non-coder get? Pretty far actually! There's a ton of tools and …

Inside WebAssembly with Mozilla Fellow David Bryant

May 26th, 2017


Scott sits down with Mozilla Fellow David Bryant to talk about the last few decades of the web and how it's all about to change with the advent of WebAssembly. Is JavaScript the new "metal?"

Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence with Edaena Salinas Jasso

May 19th, 2017


Scott talks to Microsoft Research's Edaena Salinas Jasso who explains Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. What are they, what's the difference, and how can I use them to make my users' lives …

RavenDB, the open source NoSQL Database for .NET with Adi Avivi

May 12th, 2017


RavenDB is am open source NoSQL Database for .NET that is fast and efficient. It's so efficient that the RavenDB team wanted to see if they could get …

Ruby and Rails in the Real World with Scott Bellware

May 5th, 2017


Scott Bellware works with development teams on monolith rescue and remediation, as well as autonomous services projects. He's been on a five-year …

Today's Cloud, Containers, and Architecture with Kelsey Hightower

April 28th, 2017


Scott talks to Kelsey Hightower from Google about today's Cloud, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, and how we architect for the web. Kelsey and Scott chair the OSCON open source conference together with Rachel …

Deployment made easy with Zeit

April 21st, 2017


Guillermo Rauch created and got the internet excited about WebSockets. Now he's teamed up and created a new cloud company - Zeit - and they …

Renewing the Kalingo Language with Dr. Keisha Marie Josephs

April 14th, 2017


Keisha Josephs (soon to be Dr. Keisha Josephs!) is a Linguist and Web Developer. She's also Kalinago - a member of the Indigenous people of the Caribbean - and very passionate about renewing interest in the Kalinago …

The Road to Lead Developer with Linda Kamau of Ushahidi

April 7th, 2017


Linda Kamau is the Lead Software Developer for Ushahidi based out of Nairobi. She also is a co-founder at AkiraChix, a non-profit that offers technical training and outreach for young women. Linda talks to Scott about …

Hanselminutiae 18 with Richard Campbell - Nintendo Switch

March 31st, 2017


It's another episode with oft-guest Richard Campbell! Scott has a Nintendo Switch and he inflicts it upon Richard! It's a gaming podcast this week!

Lean Customer Development with Cindy Alvarez

March 24th, 2017


Cindy Alvarez is the author of Lean Customer Development. How do you develop products that people will actually use and buy? She shows Scott how to validate product and company ideas through customer development …

Feedback Driven Design with Windows 10

March 17th, 2017


Windows 10's Insiders program has let regular folks like you and I run beta copies of Windows and send bugs and feedback directly to the team like …

Getting Started with Angular with Jeff Cross

March 10th, 2017


Jeff Cross is one of the Angular original committers and now he's doing Angular Consulting. Jeff talks to Scott about the basics of Angular, how to …

A new kind of commerce - M-Pesa, Mookh, and Africa

March 3rd, 2017


George 'Porgie' Gachui is a co-founder at Kenyan startup Mookh. Mookh enables you to sell anything off your website or social media site and integrate the checkout system with digital wallets like M-Pesa. Is M-Pesa and …

Forgotten Empires, amazing games - Age of Empires is back with Bert Beeckman

February 24th, 2017


Bert Beeckman and his partners at Forgotten Empires have brought Age of Empires back after 16 years of slumber. One of the greatest games ever now has not one, but three *official* expansion packs. Age of Empires II HD: …

The Return of Mo - Lessons from Scott

February 17th, 2017


It's been a few hundred episodes. It's not episode 214 as Scott said, it's Episode 403 that Mo was last on - go check it out! This episode we get an update on Mo's cancer, her new job, and Scott's trip to Kenya and …

A new kind of STEM learning with Laron Walker

February 10th, 2017


Laron Walker is a technologist and entrepreneur infatuated with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education.

Discovering WebVR with Ada Rose Edwards

February 3rd, 2017


Ada Rose is an engineer and developer advocate for Samsung. Her passion for the open web and VR has led her to explore WebVR deeply. She explains to …

Building Pantsuit: The Hillary Clinton UI Pattern Library with Mina Markham

January 27th, 2017


Mina Markham built "Pantsuit," Hillary for America’s internal design system. The core CSS architecture of Pantsuit is based around a combination of SMACSS and Harry Roberts’ ITCSS, along with his brilliant namespacing …

Speech to Text in 2017 with

January 20th, 2017


Most of us started talking to computers with Dragon NaturallySpeaking and were somewhat disappointed. Now with Siri, Cortana, and Alexa it's getting Scott talks with Kimberley Hansen about her startup …

Vets who Code with Jerome Hardaway

January 13th, 2017


Jerome Hardaway left the Air Force and saw an add for on Facebook. Working his way through CodeAcademy tutorials and online courseware he's …

Checking in with Joel Spolsky who says I suck at Excel

January 6th, 2017


I'm in New York this week checking in with Joel Spolsky from StackExchange/StackOverflow. Big things are happening in Joel's world. They've just …

Is it OK to build websites that require JavaScript? with Nolan Lawson

December 30th, 2016


Nolan Lawson sparked a niche debate with his statement "In 2016, it’s okay to build a website that doesn’t work without JavaScript." In this show …

Including Automation in your Definition of Done with Angie Jones

December 23rd, 2016


Angie Jones is a Consulting Automation Engineer who advises several agile teams on automation strategies and has developed automation frameworks for …

Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing and Henry Segerman

December 16th, 2016


Dr. Henry Segerman works at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Mathematics. He's looking at interesting ways to visualize mathmatics …

Rethinking Front End Design and Development with Una Kravets

December 9th, 2016


Una Kravets is front-end developer who works at Digital Ocean, has worked for IBM, spoken all over, and likes to rethink things. She's written about rethinking everything from JavaScript to Responsive Design to Harry …

Being a Polyglot Programmer with Amir Rajan

December 2nd, 2016


You may know Amir from his #1 AppStore Game "A Dark Room." Amir is a programmer who has learned (and continues to learn) multiple programming …

Alcohol and the Tech Industry with Victor Yocco

November 25th, 2016


Does the tech industry have an alcohol problem? Perhaps, or perhaps not. Does the alcohol have a place on the job? At parties? How far does one go? …

Interactive Computing Experiences with nteract and Safia Abdalla

November 18th, 2016


Scott talks to Data Scientist Safia Abdalla about the rise of python notebooks and new ways to think about interactive computing, both online and off. What is "interactive literate coding" and how does it change …

Mob Programming with Woody Zuill

November 11th, 2016


You've pair programmed but have you tried Mob Programming? Woody Zuill and his team "discovered" programming as a group and it changed their whole …

Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn with Sandi Metz

November 4th, 2016


Sandi Metz and Scott explore the art and science of teaching. How to people learn? How can we be better teachers? When presenting information, what's the best way to get it from your brain into the students? Why am I …

Should Developers Design with Iheanyi Ekechukwu

October 28th, 2016


Iheanyi Ekechukwu is a Product Engineer with Digital Ocean. He has a background in both design and development. Are such people unicorns? How closely …

Infrastructuralism with Truss

October 21st, 2016


What is Infrastructuralism and how can it help you think differently about software and large problems? Scott sits down with Everett Harper, CEO of …

Orchestrating and automating deployments with Octopus Deploy and Damian Brady

October 14th, 2016


We first interviewed Paul Stovell a few years back when he started a micro-ISV he was calling "Octopus Deploy." Now it's a fully formed and …

Cake Build - A C# Make cross platform build automation system with Patrik Svensson

October 7th, 2016


Patrik Svensson had an idea in 2014 for a build automation system that had C# at its heart. Fast-forward to 2016 and Cake Build has a thriving group of core contributors, a large group of "contrib" plugins, and it's …

Hello Ruby with Linda Liukas

September 30th, 2016


Linda Liukas is a Finnish computer programmer, children's writer and programming instructor. In 2014, her Hello Ruby coding book for children raised $380,000 on Kickstarter becoming the platform's most highly funded …

The State of Virtual Reality 2016 with Scott Anderson

September 23rd, 2016


Scott Anderson works at Funomena on Virtual Reality games. He's currently working on Luna, a unique tactile VR puzzle game. Do you need many …

An overnight success in 13 years! Luvvie Ajayi is Judging You!

September 16th, 2016


Luvvie Ajayi has been writing. She's been writing for YEARS. She has been blogging for 13 years! She's a noted humorist, techie, digital strategist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She's spoken all over (including The …

Archiving Digital Experiences using Emulation with Jason Scott

September 9th, 2016


Jason Scott is the internet's historian and archivist. He is the creator and maintainer of, a web site which archives files from …

Becoming a more social developer with Daphne Chong

September 2nd, 2016


Daphne Chong has had a great year. While she's been a professional developer for many years, this year she's organized user groups, spoken at a number of conferences, and generally pushed herself out of her comfort …

Exploring Code Smells in code written by Children with Dr. Felienne

August 26th, 2016


Felienne is always learning. In exploring her PhD dissertation and her public speaking experience it's clear that she has no intent on stopping! Most recently she's been exploring a large corpus of Scratch programs …

Building with the Microsoft Bot Framework with Dan Driscoll

August 19th, 2016


Scott sits down with Dan Driscoll to talk bots. What happened in 2016 that made bots more intelligent and more relevant than ever before? Why now, …

Creating a new GPU Texture Compressor with Binomial with Stephanie Hurlburt

August 12th, 2016


Stephanie Hurlburt and her co-founder at Binomial see a problem with how graphics and assets make their way from the CPU to the GPU and on to your screen. Now they're creating a new texture compressor and GPU Transcoder …

Learning to love Legacy Code with Andrea Goulet from CorgiBytes

August 5th, 2016


Andrea Goulet and her business partner Scott Ford love legacy code. No one is supposed to LIKE legacy code, right? Andrea and the team at CorgiBytes …

A .NET IDE for the iPad? - Exploring Continuous with Frank Krueger

July 29th, 2016


Frank Krueger is well known for his popular iOS applications like iCircuit and Calca. Frank creates his apps with Xamarin and C# or F#. But why not …

New Development on Old Systems: Exploring the NES in 2016 with Rachel Simone Weil

July 22nd, 2016


Rachel Simone Weil thinks in 6502 Assembly and loves to program on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Yes, that's the NES and yes, it's 2016! She's created a number of amazing NEW apps including the world's first …

Exploring the Orleans Distributed Virtual Actor Model with Richard Astbury

July 15th, 2016


The open source Orleans project is behind some massive systems including Halo itself. Is the virtual actor model the revolution it appears to be? How …

Machine Learning for all with TensorFlow with Andy Kitchen

July 8th, 2016


Andy Kitchen is a consultant and researcher in machine learning specializing in neural networks. He sits down with Scott and explains why Machine …

Creating cross-platform Electron apps with Jessica Lord

July 1st, 2016


Jessica Lord works at GitHub on the Electron framework. Is Electron "just Chrome in a frame" or is it so much more? Jessica sets Scott on the right path and explains exactly where the Electron platform fits into your …

Building remote-first teams with Karolina Szczur

June 24th, 2016


Karolina has often been on remote teams. Whether it's working from Europe or Australia, working 10 time zones away or just a few, she's developed a …

Data Literacy and the usefulness of Excel with Oz du Soleil

June 17th, 2016


With all this talk of Big Data, this episode we go smaller. Oz du Soleil has built his career on Excel. He feels that there isn't enough data …

Living Functional Programming with OCaml and Gina Marie Maini

June 10th, 2016


Gina Marie Maini is a functional programer. She's the most totally amped functional programmer I've ever met, and she told me that OCaml was …

Native apps using NativeScript with Jen Looper

June 3rd, 2016


NativeScript lets you build truly native iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps with Javascript and CSS. How is it different from Xamarin? What about …

Bootstrapping a hardware startup: Creating Tinsel with Aniyia L. Williams

May 27th, 2016


Aniyia L. Williams saw a gap in the market and a product that needed to be created. Tinsel creates tech jewelry to ensure that fashion-savvy women …

The Aurelia JavaScript Framework with Rob Eisenberg

May 20th, 2016


Rob Eisenberg is the creator of the Aurelia JavaScript framework. This open source framework is a reimagining of how we create rich apps in the browser. Is this the framework that you were looking for? How does it …

Practical Containers for Developers with Aja Hammerly

May 13th, 2016


There's so much talk about containers as it's clearly the buzzword today. Rather than doing a deep dive into container tech, Scott talks to Aja Hammerly about what containers really means to us as developers. How do …

Punishment Driven Development with Louise Elliott

May 6th, 2016


Scott sits down with software developer and development manager Louise Elliott about her ideas around "Punishment Driven Development." Why is this such a common way to run a project? Does it work and is it ever …

Funding Open Source with Nadia Eghbal

April 29th, 2016


Former VC Nadia Eghbal is exploring the world of open source and how tech gets funded. Her investigative work is currently supported by The Ford Foundation as she explores the way that the public infrastructure of the …

Investing in Underrepresented Tech Founders with Arlan Hamilton

April 22nd, 2016


Arlan Hamilton is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a seed investment fund that backs high-potential, underrepresented startup founders. She talks to Scott about how starting a fund works, how much …

Creating the Belter Language for Syfy

April 15th, 2016


Nick Farmer is best known for developing the Belter constructed language (conlang) for Syfy’s The Expanse. What's involved in creating a convincing …

Failure - "What if you fake it and don't make it?"

April 8th, 2016


Scott talks to web developer and entrepreneur Kronda Adair about her business and her recent failure. How do projects fail and what do we do with that failure? Can failure be a motivator or does it slow us down? How can …

March Is For Makers: Arduinos, JavaScript, and Johnny-Five with Lyza Danger Gardner

April 1st, 2016


Scott sits down and talks with Lyza Gardner, CTO of Cloud Four and long-time web expert, about her recent explorations into hardware using the …

March Is For Makers: Modulo and Modular Electronics with Erin Tomson

March 25th, 2016


Erin Tomson left Pixar after 13 years to pursue something totally new! Her hardware startup called "Modulo" brings plug and play flexibility to the …

March Is For Makers: Electrical Engineer Laura Hughes

March 18th, 2016


This week Scott talks to to electrical engineer Laura Hughes from Laura specializes in lighting and power supply design and can solve …

March Is For Makers: Arduinos and Useless Robots with Simone Giertz

March 11th, 2016


Simone Giertz is a Maker, a robotics enthusiast and surprisingly (her words!) a non-engineer. She's become somewhat of an expert in sh*tty robots and we love her for it. Also, she happens to be Swedish but sounds …

March Is For Makers: Taking Stuff Apart with Captain Brent Chapman

March 4th, 2016


Captain Brent Chapman has a BS from the West Point, an MS in Information Security from Carnegie Mellon, and has been tearing electronics apart since he was four. Today, Cpt Chapman works for the Defense Innovation Unit …

Ambitious UX and Ambitious Apps with Ember and Lauren Tan

February 26th, 2016


Scott talks to Lauren Tan, a Senior Developer at Dockyard, about her excitement with the Ember Framework. Her talk on "Ambitious UX for Ambitious Apps" covers new techniques like Reactive UX that are made easy with the …

Exploring the Creative Process with Comic Creator and Musician Afua Richardson

February 19th, 2016


Afua Richardson joins Scott for this creative episode. Afua is a comic artist who has worked for Marvel, Image Comics, Top Cow, and many more. Her work on "Genius" was nominated for a Glyph Award. She's also a …

The Open Artificial Pancreas System (OpenAPS) project with Dana M. Lewis

February 12th, 2016


Scott sits with fellow Type 1 Diabetic Dana M. Lewis about the Open Artificial Pancreas System that she and her husband Scott Leibrand created. As other commercial entities race to "close the loop" for diabetics, how …

Scaling The Walking Dead: No Man's Land with Next Games' Kalle Hiitola

February 5th, 2016


What's it like building and scaling a mobile game to millions of users and billions of transactions? Does the cloud really allow you to "not worry about scaling" and just focus on the game? We'll hear from Kalle …

Getting started making Video Games with Kris Rothe

January 29th, 2016


Scott talks to Kris Rothe about the best way to get started making your own video games! How technical do you need to be? Should you start with …

Inside ASP.NET Core 1.0 with Damian Edwards

January 22nd, 2016


Scott talks to Damian Edwards about ASP.NET Core 1.0 (previously ASP.NET 5). How freaked out should developers be? What's changed and what hasn't for …

From Enterprise Developer to Tech Startup CEO with Tiffany Mikell

January 15th, 2016


Scott talks to enterprise developer, now tech CEO, Tiffany Mikell about the challenges and rewards of software development in a startup. What's it like to transition from large teams to smaller agile teams? How do you …

Inside Age of Ascent with Ben Adams

January 8th, 2016


Scott talks to Ben Adams, the CTO of Illyriad Games, about their new massively multiplayer space game "Age of Ascent." Why is it interesting? It's …

Is QA a lost art? Node.js quality expert Stacy Kirk

January 1st, 2016


Stacy Kirk is the CEO of QualityWorks, a node.js-focused QA company, a 20 year software development veteran, and the creator of Stacy is a graduate of Stanford and also coaches two Lego League Robotics teams! …

Data Visualization and D3.js with Irene Ros

December 25th, 2015


Scott talks to Data Visualization expert Irene Ros. When she isn't contributing to the Miso Project, teaching her d3.js class, or working on making OpenVis Conf the best data visualization conference it can be, she's …

Today's Startup Accelerators John Henry from Cofound Harlem

December 18th, 2015


John Henry is with Cofound Harlem, a startup accelerator dedicated to building 100 new companies in Harlem by 2020. What does an accelerator look like today? Do companies just need startup cash, or is there a more …

The importance of fixing your own consumer electronics with IFixit's Kyle Wiens

December 11th, 2015


Kyle Wiens is the CEO and Co-founder of IFixit. IFixit is kind of the Wikipedia of Repair Guides and Teardowns. Scott and Kyle talk about why it's important to be able to fix your own hardware. Do we have the right of …

Hanselminutiae LIVE 17 with Richard Campbell

December 4th, 2015


Scott talks with Richard Campbell in this episode of Hanselminutiae LIVE. We did this show on Google Hangouts and you can watch the video at Scott's youtube at if you'd like. We talk about …

Imagining the Future of Minority Report with Greg Borenstein

November 27th, 2015


Greg Borenstein is a computer vision expert, game designer, and author. He's currently a researcher in the Playful Systems Group at the MIT Media …

OptiKey - Open Source Assistive Tech for Motor Neuron Disease

November 20th, 2015


Scott talks to Julius Sweetland, developer of OptiKey. OptiKey is an assistive on-screen keyboard which runs on Windows. It is designed to be used …

Speak Up and Present with Confidence with Poornima Vijayashanker

November 13th, 2015


Poornima Vijayashanker was a founding engineer at and now is building an education company called Femgineer. Her new book "Present! The Techie's Guide to Engaging an Audience" speaks to the importance of …

You don't know JS with Getify (Kyle Simpson)

November 6th, 2015


Kyle Simpson, aka @getify, is the Curriculum Manager for MakerSquare and has created a series of books called You Don't Know JS. You can read the You …

Understanding Web Components and Polymer with Monica Dinculescu

October 30th, 2015


Monica Dinculescu works on Polymer and Chrome for Google. In this episode she teaches Scott all about Web Components and the Polymer Project. Are Web …

SID Chips and C64 Music with Ocean Software's Matthew Cannon

October 23rd, 2015


Scott talks to Matthew Cannon about the musical revolution that happened the eighties and early 90s in video game soundtracks. Matthew worked at …

Your Personal Cloud Platform with and Kenton Varda

October 16th, 2015


Scott talks with former Googler Kenton Varda about his startup Sandstorm makes it easy to run and manage your own server by simplifying application deployment and security. How does it work and how does it …

An overview of non-web-based assisted technologies with Sylvia Richardson

October 9th, 2015


There's lots of discussion around assistive technology on the web, but what about technologies that aren't all about the browser? There are a number …

Creativity, Code, Community, and Connected Objects with Dawn C. Hayes

October 2nd, 2015


Scott talks with coder, tinkerer, and occasional adjunct professor Dawn C Hayes about the intersection of physical computing and creating coding. As we write code more, we have to ask ourselves "but are we improving our … scales with Azure, F#, and more with Rachel Reese

September 25th, 2015


Scott talks to's Rachel Reese about how Jet uses F#, Azure, and lots more to scale to new heights. What's it like to build a massive system on a functional language? How does using .NET but NOT using C# change …

Killing Off Wasabi - A 20yr old VBScript problem solved with 2015 Roslyn tech

September 18th, 2015


Scott talks to Jacob Krall from Fog Creek Software about how his team used the open source C# Roslyn compiler to bring their ancient VBScript-style …

Information Architecture with Abby Covert

September 11th, 2015


Abby Covert is an independent Information Architect and also the President of the Information Architecture Institute. She's the author of "How to Make Sense of Any Mess" and spends her life trying to make the unclear be …

Developing Designers with Catt Small

September 4th, 2015


Scott talks to Developer and Designer Catt Small from SoundCloud. When you're a designer AND a front-end developer, where does one half of your …

Computer Science in School vs. The Real World with Kaya Thomas

August 28th, 2015


Kaya Thomas is an undergraduate in Computer Science at Dartmouth and is interning this summer at Intuit on the Mint iOS team. She's also a Code2040 fellow and has both a YouTube channel with tech tutorials and a book …

Enterprising Node.js with NodeSource's VP of Engineering Kevin Stewart

August 21st, 2015


As open source thinking and open source software goes more mainstream, it heads to the Enterprise. What does that mean for a popular framework like …

Redesigning Computer Science 101 Education with Omoju Miller

August 14th, 2015


PhD Candidate Omoju Miller is a Computer Scientist who is working to unlock the joys of Natural Language Processing as applied to rap lyrics. She is finishing her PhD in Computer Science Education and has big ideas …

Identity Server and ASP.NET with Dominick Baier

August 7th, 2015


Scott talks to Dominick Baier about identity on the web and in ASP.NET. Dominick and Brock Allen have a great series of open source products in the form of Identity Manager, Identity Server, and Identity Model. What …

Designing Usable Security with Google's Adrienne Porter Felt

July 31st, 2015


Adrienne Porter Felt, Ph.D. is a security and privacy researcher at Google. Her current focus is on designing and building usable security. Scott talks to her about how modern application platforms think about …

The Problem with DateTime - NodaTime with Matt Johnson

July 24th, 2015


Matt Johnson is a time nerd. He has contributed with the Noda Time project and is helping with making time, dates, and timezones easier to use with .NET and .NET Core. Most of what we think is intuitive about time, …

Systems Thinking: Less Coding, More Thinking with Kishau Rogers

July 17th, 2015


Kishau Rogers is the Founder and CEO of Websmith Group. She's a twenty-year programming veteran. She talks to Scott about the importance of teaching …

Debugging Windows Problems with Mario Hewardt

July 10th, 2015


Scott talks to expert Windows debugger Mario Hewardt about what it takes to be a good debugger. How does the .NET managed heap and garbage collector …

Relationships, Geek Culture, and Raising Nerds with Anjuan Simmons

July 3rd, 2015


Scott sits down with Technical Project Manager and Conference Speaker Anjuan Simmons to talk about the rise of "Nerdland" and fan culture, the … - Making the Internet of things with JavaScript and Kelsey Breseman

June 25th, 2015


Scott talks to Tessel's Kelsey Breseman about the Tessel 2 and now this little $35 board makes making even more accessible! If you know JavaScript, you already know how to program a Tessel.

Virtual Reality today with Andreia Gaita

June 19th, 2015


Scott talks to former Unity developer and current Githubber Andreia Gaita about Virtual Reality. Why is it so compelling? Why do we want so badly to live in "Snow Crash?" Andreia talks about her first experience in an …

Building Community around the XPRIZE with Jono Bacon

June 12th, 2015


Jono Bacon wrote the book on Community with "The Art of Community" and worked at Canonical on Ubuntu's community for years. Now he's headed to the XPRIZE organization to help build their community. How do you create a …

Hanselminutiae LIVE 16 with Richard Campbell

June 5th, 2015


This episode of Hanselminutiae LIVE 16 with Richard Campbell was recorded on Google Hangouts! You can check it out at Scott's YouTube Channel at

Getting Started with SVG with Sara Soueidan

May 29th, 2015


Scott talks to web developer Sara Soueidan about the state of SVG on the web today. Is SVG mainstream and ready for you to use in your web apps today? Sara is the author of the Codrops CSS Reference, and a co-author of …

Getting started making NodeBots and Wearables with Kassandra Perch

May 22nd, 2015


Today we talk to Kassandra Perch from Bocoup about the state of node-based robotics and wearables in 2015. Back in episode 391, we talked to Raquel …

Accessibility (a11y) with OpenDirective's Steve Lee

May 15th, 2015


Scott talks to accessibility advocate Steve Lee about today's accessible web. We've all added alt tags around images (or we should) but what does a …

Saving Bletchley Park with Dr. Sue Black

May 8th, 2015


Bletchley Park is where brilliant people worked tirelessly to break the German Enigma code, and others. More importantly, it wasn't just Alan Turing. In fact, thousands of people, 80 percent of them women, worked at …

Developing StaffPad, a new class of music notation application with Dr. Matthew Tesch

May 1st, 2015


Scott talks to Dr. Matthew Tesch of Carnegie Mellon University about StaffPad, an new music notation application for Windows that he developed with composer David William Hearn. StaffPadd is for pen-and-touch based …

Inside the Akka.NET open source project and the Actor Model with Aaron Stannard

April 23rd, 2015


Akka.NET is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and fault tolerant event-driven applications on .NET & Mono. This …

Usability and the Human Factor with Dr. Danielle Smith

April 17th, 2015


Dr. Danielle Smith is a Human Factors professional with over 10 years' experience in usability research and user experience design. She has a PhD in …

Building a better 3D printer (with software!) with OctoPrint’s Gina Häußge

April 10th, 2015


Scott talks to Gina Häußge, creator of OctoPrint. In very short order OctoPrint has gone from a small side project to Gina's full time open source …

Bitcoin Explained with Rhian Lewis

April 3rd, 2015


Rhian is the co-developer of CountMyCrypto and the co-host of London's Bitcoin Women. She sits down with Scott and catches him up on the state of …

March Is For Makers: Electronics and Electricity 101 with Andrew J. Dupree

March 27th, 2015


This week hardware engineer Andrew J. Dupree gives Scott a lesson in Electrical Engineering 101. Andrew has a Master of Science in Computer Hardware …

March Is For Makers: Learning Robots with Dr. Ayanna Howard of Zyrobotics

March 20th, 2015


Today we talk to Dr. Ayanna Howard about robots. Dr. Howard has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering as well as an MBA from Claremont, and she teaches …

March Is For Makers: Enclosures for your DIY hardware projects with Bertrand Le Roy

March 13th, 2015


Bertrand Le Roy has a PhD in theoretical physics and deep experience in both software and hardware development. His startup Nwazet sold hardware and …

March Is For Makers: 3D Printing with Printrbot's Brook Drumm

March 6th, 2015


Brook Drumm took a successful Kickstarter and turned it into a fantastic business making Printrbot 3D Printers. Brook is also a co-star on the new …

Living Clojure with Carin Meier

February 27th, 2015


Scott talks to Clojure expert Carin Meier about how to get started with this powerful functional language. Carin worked in Java for 15 years and …

Hanselminutiae 15 with Richard Campbell - Recorded as a Google Hangout, we talk all things tech

February 20th, 2015


Scott talks to Richard Campbell in this episode, recorded LIVE (and available on YouTube!) on February 10th.

Atom-Shell for cross platform desktop apps with Paul Betts

February 13th, 2015


Scott talks to developer Paul Betts, formerly of GitHub, now working on the Windows Desktop application for Slack. They are building their desktop …

Creating Ruby with Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz) recorded LIVE in Japan

February 6th, 2015


Scott was in Japan at the GoAzure event in January and had the pleasure of interviewing Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz), the creator of the Ruby language! What motivates Matz and how did that motivation drive the creation and …

Where is Web Design going in 2015 with Carl Smith

January 30th, 2015


Carl Smith Carl Smith is the founder of nGen Works, a design firm in Florida specializing in User Experience Design, Branding, App and Mobile Development and more. Carl is also the co-host of the BizCraft podcast. Carl …

An Introduction to the Dart Language with Lars Bak and Kasper Lund

January 23rd, 2015


Scott sits down (remotely from Denmark!) with Dart Language founders Lars Bak and Kasper Lund. Dart is an open source web programming language developed by Google and introduced in 2011. It looks familiar, has its own …

Performance as a Feature with Matt Warren

January 16th, 2015


Scott talks to .NET performance aficionado Matt Warren about how to make performance a feature of your application. Is performance cultural or …

Starting with Continuous Integration in the Cloud with Steven Edouard

January 9th, 2015


Scott talks to Steven Edouard about making CI (Continuous Integration) and easy deployment possible in the cloud. From small node-based sites to larger Chef and automated VM deployments, Steven outlines our options and …

Computer Vision Explained with PyImageSearch's Adrian Rosebrock

January 2nd, 2015


Adrian Rosebrock has PhD focused on Computer Vision and Machine Learning. He's a recognized expert in getting computers to "see" stuff...and all kinds of things at that! Adrian and Scott talk about some of the kinds of …

Get Involved in Citizen Science with Chandra Clarke

December 26th, 2014


Scott talks to science advocate Chandra Clarke about the rise of Citizen Science. Chandra has a Master's degree in Space Studies and writes about citizen science and space for a number of websites, including her own …

An Internet of Things (IoT) primer with Erica Stanley

December 19th, 2014


Scott talks to engineer Erica Stanley about the Internet of Things. What's the tech behind this popular buzzword? What are some of the emerging …

Web Animation Foundations, Today and Tomorrow with Rachel Nabors

December 12th, 2014


Scott sits down with award-winning animator and web animations expert Rachel Nabors about the importance of intentional and thoughtful animation on …

JSIL with Katelyn Gadd

December 5th, 2014


Katelyn Gadd is a freelance programmer and game designer and the creator of the amazing JSIL project. JSIL is a compiler that transforms .NET applications into standards-compliant, cross-browser JavaScript. Katelyn …

Comics, Creativity, Computers and Secret Coders with Gene Luen Yang

November 28th, 2014


Gene Luen Yang is an writer of graphic novels and comics, including the Eisner Award winning "American Born Chinese." He's also written the comic continuation of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and much more. He also is an …

The Other Side of Diversity with Erica Joy

November 21st, 2014


Erica Joy is an engineer at Google. She talks to Scott about her experience growing up, when she first started to love computers, and the demographics and environments of the various companies she's worked at over the …

Balancing a Nerdcore Music Career and a PhD with Sammus aka Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo

November 14th, 2014


Scott talks to nerdcore musician Sammus, aka Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo. She's doing a PhD at Cornell but also pursuing a music career. Her lyrics are …

The New Digital Journalism with Elon James White

November 7th, 2014


Scott sits down with podcaster, radio host, and advocate Elon James White. Elon is the founder of TWiB (This Week in Blackness) and an award-winning blogger. He recently went mobile and took his show to Ferguson, …

Controllerism and digital music with artist and inventor Moldover

October 31st, 2014


Musician, artist, and inventor Moldover creates, tours, and explores new frontiers in electronic music and also coined the term "Controllerism." He's …

Selecting the Ultimate Developer Laptop with Damian Edwards

October 24th, 2014


Scott and Damian need better laptops. They need the Ultimate Developer Laptop. i7, 8 to 16 gigs, 256G+ SSD, and under 2 pounds. Does it exist?

All about CSS Animations with Val Head

October 17th, 2014


Scott's at Blendconf and sits down with Val Head to talk about CSS Animations. Val is the author of "The CSS Animations Pocket Guide" and explains the essence of CSS Animations to Scott in this episode.

"A Dark Room" - What's it like to have a #1 App? With Amir Rajan

October 10th, 2014


"A Dark Room" was the #1 App in the Apple App Store for weeks and weeks. Surely that's made its creator, Amir Rajan a millionaire, right? Amir explains exactly how the finances work, shares tips on how to make a #1 app, …

A Sass Primer with Claudina Sarahe

October 3rd, 2014


Claudina Sarahe is a Front End Developer, educator, conference organizer, and an expert on the Sass CSS preprocessor. She shares her love of Sass with Scott while at @blendconf. Why was Sass needed? What makes Sass …

Being a CodeNewbie with Saron Yitbarek

September 26th, 2014


After starting along a medical path, Saron Yitbarek switched directions, did a bootcamp at the Flatiron School and is now well on her way in a new …

Choosing a JavaScript Framework with Craig McKeachie

September 19th, 2014


Scott talks to Craig McKeachie about his new book the Javascript Framework Guide. There's lots of talk about frameworks, but not a lot about HOW to choose a framework and WHY? What kinds of things do I value, and does …

Hanselminutiae 14 with Richard Campbell - Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Announcements (+VIDEO)

September 12th, 2014


Scott sits down with Richard Campbell to talk about the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple Watch Announcements. Will wearables finally happen? Is this the …

Space and the next IT decade with Tom Soderstrom from JPL

September 5th, 2014


Scott talks to Tom Soderstrom, the IT CTO at JPL, a NASA Center. What's going to happen in the next IT decade (which is shorter than you'd think!)? What kinds of systems do they use at JPL and NASA, and where does Tom …

Exploring Trans*H4CK with Dr. Kortney Ziegler

August 29th, 2014


Transgender people face discrimination, unemployment, homelessness, and a myriad of social problems. Dr. Kortney Ziegler is an activist, academic, artist, and filmmaker who created Trans*H4CK as a response to help …

Inside RavenDB with Michael Yarichuk

August 22nd, 2014


Scott chats with Michael Yarichuk about RavenDB. Michael works with Ayende and the RavenDB team on their document database. Scott is trying to learn about document databases and Michael helps him along the path, …

Building CalendarTree, a new startup, with Dilbert creator Scott Adams

August 15th, 2014


Scott H. sits down with Dilbert creator Scott Adams to talk about his new startup CalendarTree. Has Scott become the pointy-haired boss? Why not just hang out on the beach and draw cartoons? What's it take to succeed, …

BrightstarDB, an open source NoSQL .NET database with Kal Ahmed

August 8th, 2014


Kal Ahmed and his open source team have created a great .NET-based NoSQL solution called BrightstarDB. Brightstar is an RDF triple store. What does …

Applying Improv to Agile and Lean Startup models with Jessie Shternshus

August 1st, 2014


Jessie Shternshus takes comedy and improve to the next level and applies it to Lean Startup and Agile Software methodologies. Can't believe it? …

Designing for Performance with Lara Swanson

July 25th, 2014


Lara Swanson is the Engineering Manager of Performance at Etsy. She sits down with Scott to explain how to design for page load time, including optimizations to images, fonts, markup, and more. How important is having a …

Learning WebGL and making 3D HTML Games with David Catuhe and Babylon.js

July 18th, 2014


David Catuhe is the primary author of Babylon.js and an expert in WebGL. Are 3D games really happening on the web? There are more possibilities than you may realize! WebGL really lights up with libraries like three.js …

Exploring the Bionic Pancreas with Dr. Steven Jon Russell, MD, PhD

July 11th, 2014


A collaborative group from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital is working together to make automated blood glucose control a …

Applied Azure with Vishwas Lele

July 4th, 2014


Scott continues to learn Azure and in this episodes turns to 3rd party expert Vishwas Lele. Vishwas builds Azure systems all day long and recently also released a Pluralsight course called "Applied Azure."

Windows Phone 8.1, Universal Apps, and the Developer Landscape with Lars Klint

June 27th, 2014


Scott talks to Lars Klint, a Windows Phone Developer MVP, about developing for Windows Phone 8.1. What's coming in 8.1 and what changes for developers? What's the plan for Universal Apps and what kind of reuse will we …

Creating Reactive User Interfaces with Adaptive Consulting's Reactive Trader

June 20th, 2014


Scott talks to Matt Barrett from Adaptive Consulting about creating high-quality reactive user interfaces for the industry. Adaptive has just …

What it really means to be Junior Developer with Jonathan Barronville

June 13th, 2014


Jonathan Barronville is a Junior Developer, and he's not apologetic about it. What does it really mean to be Junior Developer, and why is everyone in …

Reconciling ASP.NET vNext with Damian Edwards

June 6th, 2014


There's been a lot of talk around ASP.NET vNext. How did development start, and what's been the thinking about how to manage a new world while still …

Shoulder-to-shoulder remote collaboration with Susie Wee, CTO of Networked Experiences at Cisco

May 30th, 2014


Scott is at the Cisco DevNet conference at Cisco Live! talking to Dr. Susie Wee. Susie is the CTO of Networked Experiences at Cisco. Susie shares …

Stories of Computer Science Past and Present with Len Bass

May 23rd, 2014


Scott is at the Carnegie Mellon SATURN software architecture conference talking to Software Architect Dr. Len Bass. Len is a Senior Principal Researcher at NICTA in Australia and the author of Software Architecture in …

Designing Video Games with student and game designer Lauren Scott

May 16th, 2014


Scott skypes with Computer Science student and game designer Lauren Scott. Lauren recently spoke at GDC (Game Developers Conference) in San …

Agile Families: Techniques for Living with Change with David Starr

May 9th, 2014


What happens when you apply agile practices to managing your family life? Is Scrum a good way to manage kids and their busy schedules? Agile expert …

Managing Errors across platforms with

May 2nd, 2014


Scott is in New Zealand talking to John-Daniel Trask from Mindscape. They've got a new cloud-based error tracking system called that Scott is using for two side startups. RayGun is rather unique in its wide …

Hacking the Creative Mind with Denise Jacobs

April 25th, 2014


Scott is at AngleBrackets in Orlando and talking to Denise Jacobs. Denise wrote "The CSS Detective" but now is a Creativity Evangelist. She teaches workshops to help knowledge workers unlock their creative potential.

Hanselminutiae 13 with Richard Campbell

April 18th, 2014


Scott talks with regular guest Richard Campbell about open source, finding airplanes, and more.

Learn WebRTC with Lisa Larson-Kelley

April 11th, 2014


Scott talks to web video expert Lisa Larson-Kelley about WebRTC. How will this new browser-based peer-to-peer standard change the web? Is this a …

I am teaching my daughter to code with Hopscotch - Fitzgerald Steele

April 4th, 2014


When Jerry Steele posted his daughter's "5 things I learned about programming" he didn't imagine it would take off like it did with nearly 3000 …

An Introduction to the Go Programming language with Andrew Gerrand

March 28th, 2014


Andrew Gerrand is a developer at Google who works on the Go Programming Language (golang). Why Go and why now? What kinds of problems does Go solve …

Bitcoin Explained with Steve Beauregard, CEO of GoCoin

March 21st, 2014


Bitcoin is happening and Scott's missing out. He talks to Steve Beauregard, CEO of GoCoin, who sets him straight. How does Bitcoin work, and what …

Creating the Plex Software Ecosystem with Elan Feingold

March 14th, 2014


Plex is a powerful media ecosystem with a server component available on almost every platform and NAS, and clients for every tablet, laptop, phone …

I'm a Blind Software Technician - Ask Me Anything! with Katherine Moss

March 7th, 2014


Scott talks to Katherine Moss, a blind software tech, about how she uses her computer and her phone. What does she see and what does her screen reader(s) see? What do sighted developers need to do to support those with …

Getting Started with JavaScript Unit Testing with Jasmine and Rushaine McBean

February 28th, 2014


Scott is at the jQuery conference today and sits down with full stack developer Rushaine McBean to learn about JavaScript Unit Testing with Jasmine. …

Creating a Mac emulator using JavaScript with James Friend

February 21st, 2014


Scott talks to James Friend, author of PCE.js which is a port of PCE the Portable Computer Emulator. You can run Mac System 7 in your browser? How is …

Xbox One Developer with Dave Voyles, formerly of Comcast

February 14th, 2014


Scott talks with Dave Voyles who worked on the Comcast Xfinity application for Xbox. What's it take to write an application for an Xbox One? Will your HTML and JavaScript skills translate? All this, plus discussion of …

Model View Culture - A new media platform covering Technology, Culture, and Diversity

February 7th, 2014


Scott sits down to chat with Amelia Greenhall and Shanley Kane about the launch of their new media company "Model View Culture." We talk about issues …

sass.js - An Emscripten Experiment with Rodney Rehm

January 31st, 2014


We have more interesting tools available to us than we realize. When asked if there was a JavaScript version of the Sass CSS library, Rodney Rehm and …

Learning Code The Hard Way with Zed Shaw

January 24th, 2014


Is the best way to learn to code The Hard Way? Scott talks to Zed Shaw, author of the Mongrel web server for Ruby Web Applications, and now the creator of the Learn Code The Hard Way movement.

Discourse and The Art of Discussion with Jeff Atwood

January 17th, 2014


Scott catches up with Jeff Atwood about his new startup, Discourse.

Coneryminutes #3 - Bartending vs Software

January 10th, 2014


Rob Conery takes over Hanselminutes again! He talks to Scott about the motivation for a young person to stay in school (and software) when bartending …

iOS Developer and Professional Model Lyndsey Scott

January 3rd, 2014


Scott talks to iOS Developer and professional model Lyndsey Scott. Lyndsey balances a full-time job as a model, working for clients such as Gucci and …

Geek Relationships 2013 with Scott's Wife Mo

December 27th, 2013


It's 2013 and Christmas Eve Eve, and Scott sits down with his wife Mo to chat about techies and relationships.

Are we as Software Engineers focused on the right social priorities? A discussion with Hadi Hariri

December 20th, 2013


Scott is in Australia this week and takes a moment to sit down with Hadi Hariri. We're buildings with the skills to make and create software, but we are making software for the greater good?

An Internet of Inclusion with Chanelle Henry

December 13th, 2013


Chanelle Henry is the Director of User Experience at Bluewolf and Co-Founder of Pavo (a fashion discovery app). She has an educational background in …

Node.js Tools for Visual Studio

December 6th, 2013


Scott talks to Microsoft Developer Dino Viehland about the new open source Node.js Tools for Visual Studio. It integrates Node into VS with full …

Chris Dancy, the world's most quantified man, explains the Quantified Self

November 29th, 2013


Are you wearing a FitBit and tracking how many steps you take? Perhaps you chart your weight? You're just starting to quantify yourself. Chris Dancy tracks much much more and is arguably the world's most quantified man. …

Virtual Reality, the Oculus Rift and Unity 3D with Rift Chopper author James Andrew

November 22nd, 2013


James Andrew is so excited about the Oculus Rift virtual reality he can hardly contain himself. He shares his excitement with Scott as he explains …

PANEL: What do Web Developers need to know in 2014 - Hanselman, Crockford, Papa, Jacobs

November 15th, 2013


Scott leads a LIVE panel at the AngleBrackets conference in Las Vegas. "What do Web Developers need to know in 2014? With Douglas Crockford, John Papa, Denise Jacobs, Michele Leroux, Bustamante

Bugs Considered Harmful with Douglas Crockford

November 8th, 2013


Scott is at the AngleBrackets conference in Las Vegas and sits down with Douglas Crockford. Douglas is the author of "JavaScript: The Good Parts" as well as the discoverer of JSON. What do we need to do to be better …

Web Service Tools for Distributed Applications with Runscope's John Sheehan

November 1st, 2013


Scott sits down with John Sheehan from Web Service tool provider RunScope to talk about REST, JSON, and Web Services and how we debug them. Devs face …

Demystifying Scala with Netflix's Dianne Marsh

October 25th, 2013


Scott talks to Netflix's Dianne Marsh about the rise of Scala. Is Scala just for scientists? Is this a complex functional language that's beyond the grasp of the average developer, or is this an expressive new way of …

The Mobile Phone Struggle with Travis Pope

October 18th, 2013


Scott talks to tech writer Travis Pope about his recent switch from Windows Phone to iPhone. Scott moves between an iPhone and a Lumia 1020 and is currently evaluating a Galaxy S4. How important is the ecosystem and …

Groovy on Grails with Netflix's Clay McCoy

October 11th, 2013


Clay works at Netflix on a Groovy on Grails app. What's Groovy and why does it sound like Ruby on Rails? Scott learns about how the Groovy language sits on top of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and where Grails fits …

Controlling Robots with node.js and Johnny-Five with Raquel Vélez

October 4th, 2013


Did you know that you can control a robot with JavaScript and node.js? Scott talks to Raquel Vélez from about how to start! Why …

The State of Object-Relational Mapping with Frans Bouma

September 27th, 2013


Scott talks to LLBLGEN author Frans Bouma about the state of Object Relational Mappers in .NET. Will the relational database die, or are we just …

The Agile Mindset with Linda Rising

September 20th, 2013


Scott talks to consultant Linda Rising about the Agile Mindset. Are our skills fixed or are they always growing? Does that change if we change our …

Vision-Based Computing with Dr. Neil Roodyn

September 13th, 2013


Scott was super-disappointed in his recent experience with a Leap Motion, and hasn't used his Kinect in months. Dr. Neil Roodyn joins us to set expectations. What's the present and future of vision-based computer …

Demystifying UX with Natasha Irizarry

September 6th, 2013


Scott is at the Code On The Beach conference in Jacksonville, Florida and catches up with UX Designer and Front-End Developer Natasha Irizarry just after her talk on "Lean User Experience." What does it all mean?

Understanding CouchDB and NoSQL with Jan Lehnardt

August 30th, 2013


Scott talks to open source developer Jan Lehnardt about the NoSQL movement and CouchDB. Is HTTP too heavy to use for a database? How does NoSQL data modeling differs from classic ER systems? Does Couch matter in the …

Creating Calca - A symbolic calculator with markdown for iOS and more

August 23rd, 2013


Calca is a powerful symbolic calculator that gives you instant answers as you type. It was written by Frank Krueger (creator of iCircuit) using C# …

Python Tools for Visual Studio with Dino Viehland

August 16th, 2013


Scott talks to Dino Viehland, a Microsoft developer who has worked on Python inside Microsoft for almost seven years. He and his team make Python …

Enough with the JavaScript Already! with Nicholas Zakas

August 9th, 2013


Nicholas Zakas is a Front-end guy at Box and recently gave a talk called "Enough with the JavaScript Already!" where he advocates that developers use …

Creating the AGENT Smart Watch with Chris Walker of Secret Labs

August 2nd, 2013


Scott is at the MonkeySpace conference talking to Chris Walker about how SecretLabs created the AGENT Smart Watch. A week of battery life, Bluetooth 4 and much more! It runs .NET and you'll be able to write apps for it …

What's the Deal with Windows 8.1?

July 26th, 2013


Scott talks to Pete Brown about the upcoming Windows 8.1 update. What does it add to Windows 8 and will we care? How does 8.1 change the start screen, the windowing environment, and how apps work and update? What about …

Web Development Pain and Suffering with Jim Wang

July 11th, 2013


Scott talks to web developer Jim Wang about what sucks about today's web development experience, how they work, and what we can do to fix it.

The Future and Past of Computing with Dan Bricklin

July 4th, 2013


Scott sits down with Computing Pioneer and VisiCalc developer Dan Bricklin. Dan also wrote the popular iPad application Note Taker HD and has …

Hanselminutiae 12 with Richard Campbell - The post-BUILD show

July 1st, 2013


BUILD week is over, so Scott and Richard get together to talk it out. What's the deal with these new 8" tablets? Will Apple get Live Tiles? What …

Open Sourcing Web Essentials - Mads Kristensen and the Front End Developer

June 27th, 2013


Scott sits down with Mads Kristensen and talks about his new open sourced Web Essentials. Web Essentials adds dozens of new features to Visual Studio for the Front End Developer...and now it's open source! We also talk …

A gentle introduction to node.js with Raquel Velez

June 14th, 2013


Scott's attending the jQuery Conference this week so Raquel Velez takes a moment before her node.js talk and explains the why node, why now, and what …

On Culture and Remoteness at GitHub with Paul Betts and Justin Spahr-Summers

June 14th, 2013


Scott's in the Bay Area today talking to Paul Betts and Justin Spahr-Summers at GitHub. What is it about GitHub's culture that makes it work so well? …

Big Data, Low Power - Analyzing Hard Drive Energy Consumption with Dr. Anthony Hylick

June 7th, 2013


Our clouds demand more storage capacity and more power, but do we really understand where that power is expended? How is power used by modern hard drives and where can savings be found? Scott talks to IBM Researcher Dr. …

A Desktop Developer moves to the Web - with Mark Rendle

May 31st, 2013


Mark Rendle has a twenty year career developing software for the desktop. He's long believed that the web just isn't meant for applications of any import. Until now. What changed in web development that caused Mark to …

Are you secure? WiFi Honeypots, Pineapples and SSL with Troy Hunt

May 24th, 2013


Scott talks to Security Researcher and Web Developer Troy Hunt about the state of web security. Should I worry when I connect to a wireless network …

Integrating Office and the Open Web with Lucidchart's Brian Pugh

May 17th, 2013


Lucidchart offers high quality flowcharting and diagramming on the Open Web. It's all JavaScript and it's all in your browser. Now Lucidchart integrates into Office 2013! How does this non-Microsoft tech web app …

Bacon is bad for you - On Developer Monoculture with Garann Means

May 10th, 2013


Scott talks to Garann Means. Garann is a front end developer who recently spoke at a conference called "Devs Love Bacon." Her topic? "Bacon is bad …

WordPress and Internet Security with Kellep Charles

May 3rd, 2013


Scott talks to Security Consultant Kellep Charles about WordPress and public website security. What can you do to protect yourself? Where does …

MonoGame and Xamarin make shipping Infinite Flight a reality

April 26th, 2013


Scott's at the Xamarin Evolve conference and talks to Dean Ellis who works on the MonoGame framework and Philippe Rollin from Infinite Flight. …

Firefox OS and the open Mobile Web with Christian Heilmann

April 19th, 2013


Scott's at the first AngleBrackets conference and sits down to talk about the new Firefox OS and the open Mobile Web with Mozilla's Christian Heilmann.

Practical ReST with Sebastien Lambla

April 12th, 2013


Scott talks to Sebastien Lambla, author of OpenWrap and OpenRasta, to get his thoughts about ReST. Why are people so passionate about their Web …

PhoneGap/Cordova - Is HTML a reasonable app solution? With Steve Sanderson

April 5th, 2013


Steve Sanderson schools Scott on PhoneGap/Cordova. We explore the concepts and ask: is HTML a reasonable app solution? What kinds of apps lend …

VsVim: Visual Studio and Vim with Jared Parsons

March 29th, 2013


An unholy alliance or a wonderful combination? Jared Parsons has created what he thinks may be the best of both worlds. VsVim combines the speed and …

HTML5, JavaScript, Chrome and the Web Platform with Paul Irish

March 22nd, 2013


Scott sits down with Chrome Developer Advocate Paul Irish to talk HTML5, JavaScript, Chrome and the Web. What Chrome Developer Tools features make …

iOS and Android apps with Xamarin Studio 2.0 and Miguel de Icaza

March 15th, 2013


Miguel de Icaza talks to Scott about Xamarin Studio 2.0 and how we can start making iOS and Android apps alongside Windows Phone and Windows apps today using C#!

Language Hunters with Willem Larsen

March 8th, 2013


Scott sits down at Agile Open Northwest with Willem Larsen of Language Hunters. Language Hunting is an accelerated learning system designed to develop fluent speakers of all ages in a fun and supportive game-like …

Approval Tests with Llewellyn Falco

March 1st, 2013


Scott is at the Agile Open Northwest open spaces conference with Llewellyn Falco this week. He talks to Llewellyn about his "Approval Tests" open …

Git support within Visual Studio

February 8th, 2013


Scott talks to Philip Kelley and Martin Woodward, developers on the project that's brought Git support to Visual Studio. They talk about committing to a GPL'd OSS project, plugging it into VS, and how TFS and Git work …

Halo 4 - Services in Azure with Caitie McCaffrey

February 8th, 2013


Scott talks to 343 Studios engineer Caitie McCaffrey about how they use the cloud to run services for Halo 4. All the backend services sit on Azure Compute, Azure Storage, Azure Service Bus more. How do they scale? How …

Dr. Kyla McMullen on Diversity in Computer Science and Spatial Audio

February 1st, 2013


Dr. Kyla McMullen has become the first African American woman at the University of Michigan to graduate with a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Scott chats …

Geeks Without Bounds with Willow Brugh

January 25th, 2013


Scott talks to Willow Brugh from Geeks Without Bounds. Geeks Without Bounds is an accelerator for humanitarian projects. How can you get involved?

Accessibility, Deafness, and Computing with Jenny Lay-Flurrie

January 18th, 2013


Jenny Lay-Flurrie is a Senior Director at Microsoft and an accessibility advocate who happens to also be quite deaf. She talks to Scott about how she works and what she works on. How does deafness slow her down, what …

Today's Web Malware with AVG's Brad Rittenhouse

January 17th, 2013


Scott talks to AVG LinkScanner team lead Brad Rittenhouse about malware on the web today. What motivates the bad guys? What techniques are they using …

Coneryminutes #2 - The Mid-Life Crisis

January 11th, 2013


It's the get off my lawn episode. Scott and Rob have birthdays coming up and they talk about what it means. Have we founded enough startups? What …

Making Open Source work at Microsoft with SignalR and Damian Edwards

January 3rd, 2013


Scott talks to Damian Edwards about how he and David Fowler shipped SignalR at Microsoft, now with a team of a dozen. They use open source, they are open source and they love open source. How are they making it happen …

Understanding NancyFX with Richard Cirerol

December 27th, 2012


Scott sits down with Richard Cirerol, author of the PluralSight video series on the Nancy Web Framework. Scott gets an update on Nancy and a primer …

Learning how to Learn Git with Michael Sarchet

December 21st, 2012


Scott's been working with Michael Sarchet on updating their SmallestDotNet website. Scott's using the experience to better learn Git. Scott and …

Hanselminutiae-eleven with Richard Campbell

December 13th, 2012


Scott chats with Richard about all things automatable. Scott's finally got his backup situation handled, and is now exploiting his NAS appliance with new packages for surveillance, transcoding and more.

Developing the Hulu Windows 8 app

November 30th, 2012


Scott talks to Zachary Pinter from Hulu about the new Hulu Windows 8 application. What did they write the Hulu app in and how did they find the …

Why C++ with Herb Sutter

November 23rd, 2012


The world runs on C and C++. Did you know that? Herb Sutter sits down to convince Scott that he's not only standing on the shoulders of giants but …

World Class Climbing with Audrey Sniezek

November 16th, 2012


Audrey Sniezek supports her climbing habit with a job at Microsoft working on the Azure Compute Cloud. Is it possible to hold a full time job and …

Moment of Inspiration - Inside the MOI3D modelling tool with Michael Gibson

November 9th, 2012


Michael Gibson has a one-man software company that creates MoI. "Moment of Inspiration" is a unique 3D modeling application for designers and artists with an extremely accessible workflow. It's lovely and it's …

Draw a Stickman EPIC - An iPhone, Android and Windows 8 Game with MonoGame

October 19th, 2012


Scott talks with Phil Williams, creator of Draw a Stickman, and Jon Peppers, Lead Developer for Apps at HitCents. They are releasing Draw a StickMan Epic in three AppStores! They've also achieved 95% code reuse by …

An Interview with Paul Lutus

October 12th, 2012


Paul Lutus designed electronics for the NASA Space Shuttle, retired at 35 then moved to the country. There he purchased an Apple ][ and proceeded to …

Porting "Contre Jour" to HTML5 with Erik Klimczak

October 11th, 2012


Scott talks to Clarity Consulting Creative Director Erik Klimczak about porting the iOS touch-based game "Contre Jour" to HTML5 and JavaScript with …

What is TypeScript and why with Anders Hejlsberg

October 5th, 2012


A new language has been released that turns into JavaScript. It's TypeScript and we've got Anders Hejlsberg himself to explain it to us. Why …

Continuous Delivery with Jez Humble and Martin Fowler

October 2nd, 2012


Scott sits down with Jez Humble and Martin Fowler at the GOTO Conference in Aarhus, Denmark to talk about Continuous Delivery. How do your software systems have to change if you deploy weekly? Daily? How about 10 times …

Glimpse gets a benefactor - Can Open Source and Commercial Software live together?

September 19th, 2012


Scott talks to Anthony van der Hoorn and Nik Molnar from the open source Glimpse Project. You may remember them from show 273. A lot has happened …

Robots on Mars with Mark Powell

September 11th, 2012


Scott talks to Mark Powell, Senior Software Engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratories. Mark has worked on three Mars lander missions, most recently …

Bill Steele on 3-D Printing with the Ultra-bot 3D Printer

September 6th, 2012


3D printing is coming into its own. Scott sits down with Bill Steele to talk about his 3D printing Kickstarter - the Ultra-bot. A refinement of the original Makerbot Cupcake 3D printer, Bill's new design can make MUCH …

Scott Hunter talks to the Entity Framework Team

September 6th, 2012


ScottHa is on vacation for one last week so Scott Hunter and friends talk to Rowan Miller from the Entity Framework team about the recent EFv5 release.

Joining Microsoft with Taylor Mullen, Damian Edwards and Scott Hunter

August 25th, 2012


With Scott Hanselman out this week Scott Hunter and Damian Edwards talk to a new developer on the ASP.NET team Taylor Mullen about how he interviewed …

Using Windows 8 with Brad Wilson and Scott

August 16th, 2012


Scott has been using Windows 8 for a week and Brad Wilson has been using it since last October. Neither of them work on Windows 8 so in this episode we talk about using Windows 8 as a power user. What works and what …

Coneryminutes #1

August 9th, 2012


Rob Conery turns the table (he insisted) and creates Coneryminutes, interviewing Scott for this episode.

Starting Programming with Iris Classon

August 2nd, 2012


Scott sits down with new programmer Iris Classon. Iris has been coding for just one year and is now working full time as a .NET Developer. How did …

Zero Day and Trojan Horse: An interview with Mark Russinovich

July 26th, 2012


Mark Russinovich is a Technical Fellow on the Azure Product Team at Microsoft, but is also the author of the cyber-thriller Zero Day, and its upcoming sequel Trojan Horse. How realistic are the scenarios from Mark's …

Understanding WinRT and Windows 8 for .NET Programmers

July 19th, 2012


Scott's confused about what 'WinRT' is. Is it a new .NET? A new runtime? Is .NET dead? He's totally confused so he talks to Immo Landwerth who sets him straight with complete context from Win32 to COM to .NET and beyond.

The Art of Community with Jono Bacon

July 18th, 2012


Scott sits down with Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon at OSCON 2012 in Portland, Oregon to talk about community. Does it need to be managed? Is community a garden to tend or something that handles itself?

Everything .NET programmers know about Asynchronous Programming is wrong

July 5th, 2012


Scott gets schooled by Damian and Levi on the differences between parallelism, background processing, and asynchronous programming. How does await …

JavaScript, Web APIs, Performance and more with Dave Ward

June 28th, 2012


Scott sits down with developer and JavaScript expert Dave Ward. They talk about Twitter's recent move away from hashbangs, their recent performance improvements, and the direction the web is heading. Is performance …

ASP.NET 4.5 Updates, Core, WebForms and SignalR with Damian Edwards

June 23rd, 2012


Scott talks to Damian Edwards to get the latest information on ASP.NET 4.5. This includes improvements to the Core of ASP.NET, ASP.NET Web Forms and the inclusion of SignalR with Damian Edwards. They also talk about One …

Ben Kamens from the Khan Academy on Internships and Mentorship

June 14th, 2012


Ben Kamens is the lead developer at The Khan Academy and was also a part of the storied Fog Creek Software. He's managing 12 summer interns at the Academy this year. Scott talks to Ben about the mentor relationship, how …

On Empathy with Leon Gersing the Ruby Buddha

June 14th, 2012


What causes one community to be empathetic and another not? What really drives us as creators? Is it money, tech or the potential connection we can …

Randomness and Windows 8 with Jeff Atwood

June 6th, 2012


Scott checks in with Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror since his mini-retirement. They talk kids, Star Wars and Windows 8. All this and less on this episode of Hanselminutes.

Developing GitHub for Windows with Phil Haack and Tim Clem

May 18th, 2012


Announcing GitHub for Windows. The Git client you always wanted is here and it's for Windows. Our own Phil Haack and new friend Tim Clem talk about metro-style, WPF, their design philosophy, open source, and talk about …

The Making of How to Be Black with Baratunde Thurston

May 17th, 2012


Baratunde Thurston has extensive experience in being Black for more than 30 years. Baratunde was the Digital Director at The Onion until recently and …

Making real stuff with Pete Brown

May 10th, 2012


Scott sits down with noted tinkerer Pete Brown to talk about making stuff. What kinds of cool things are being funded by Kickstarter? What can you …

It IS Rocket Science: Holly Griffith, former Space Shuttle and current Space Station worker bee

April 26th, 2012


Scott talks to Holly Griffith, former Space Shuttle Flight Controller and now International Space Station worker bee. Holly is an engineer who has …

Source Control and The Cloud: How did CodePlex start supporting Git?

April 26th, 2012


Scott sits down with infrastructure engineer Matt Hawley to find out how the CodePlex team implemented the Git distributed source control system. …

Hanselminutiae-eleven with Richard Campbell

April 19th, 2012


Richard joins Scott for another thrilling episode of whatever is on Richard's mind! We talk privacy policies, location apps, Facebook, and much more!

More Relationship Hacks with Scott's Wife

April 18th, 2012


Almost two years after our most popular show, Scott's Wife Mo is back! How does one manage a mixed (geek/normal) marriage? Can Scott and Mo agree on …

Deep Inside Image Resizing and scaling with ASP.NET and IIS with author Nathanael

April 12th, 2012


Scott sits down with author and ASP.NET scalability expert Nathanael Jones. Nathanael educates Scott on the good and bad about …

ASP.NET MVC and Open Source with Phil Haack

April 6th, 2012


Scott talks to former Microsoftie and new GitHubber Phil Haack about his opinions on the ASP.NET MVC open source announcement. We have lots of fun …

Why F#? with Richard Minerich and Phillip Trelford

March 23rd, 2012


Richard Minerich and Phillip Trelford run popular F# users groups and work with F# every day. They take this opportunity to educate Scott on powers …

Startup Series: Buying an Existing Small Company or Online Application

March 15th, 2012


Scott talks to Rob Walling about how he purchases small niche products and companies online and revitalizes them. He recently purchased an existing product that consisted of a 300 gig database and tens of thousands of …

Startup Series: Creating Alan Mendelevich's AdDuplex

March 9th, 2012


Alan Mendelevich has created a successful Windows Phone advertising network with just one employee. He's done it from home in Lithuania, a country …

Software Craftsmanship and Code Retreats with Corey Haines

March 1st, 2012


Scott talks to Software Craftsman Corey Haines about his adventures pairing with developers all over the world. What has he learned and what can we learn from him? He also has created Code Retreats where you can develop … - Creating a Location-based Mobile Startup with Curtiss Pope

February 24th, 2012


Scott chats with Curtiss Pope, the CEO of AisleFinder. AisleFinder is Google Maps for your Supermarket. Want to know what aisle something is in? What's the quickest way for you to get your weekly groceries? AisleFinder …

Creating Science Fiction with "Zoo City" author Lauren Beukes

February 16th, 2012


Scott is in New Zealand this week speaking at Webstock and spoke to the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke award winning author of "Zoo City," Lauren Beukes. What's her process? How does she keep it all straight and how do you know …

Making your first PhoneGap Application with Peter Mourfield

February 2nd, 2012


Peter Mourfield is an HTML and JavaScript programmer who wanted to create a mobile application for Scouts to use on their phones but he didn't want to learn Java or Objective-C. Let's see how he built an app with HTML5, …

Improving Diversity in Technology with Kimberly Bryant from

January 26th, 2012


Scott sits down with Kimberly Bryant, a Biotechnology/Engineering professional and also the founder of BlackGirlsCode. Do we need more diversity in …

Being a Phony with Jon Skeet

January 18th, 2012


"It's amazing how much you don't know when you have to explain something to someone else." Scott sits down with Jon Skeet at CodeMash and talks about being a phony, getting through interviews and why we do what we do.

Learning to Speak another Language with Zach Owens

January 4th, 2012


Zach Owens is a traveler. For the last year he's been living and working in China. While he's there he's taking Chinese classes and immersing himself …

Framework Series: Service Stack with Demis Bellot

January 4th, 2012


Demis Bellot has put together an open source .NET and Mono REST Web Services framework called Service Stack. It's effectively a WCF replacement for some kinds of webservices. There's no XML and no code-generation. Why …

Hanselminutiae-ten with Richard Campbell

December 24th, 2011


It's the last show of the year, why not enjoy it with a chat with Richard Campbell! We talk tablets, economics, Christmas, and less. Always a treat to talk to Richard and ring out the year.

Framework Series: Kendo UI HTML5 framework with Todd Anglin

December 22nd, 2011


Kendo UI is a Web, Mobile and Data Visualization framework that's all HTML5,JS and CSS from Telerik. It's under a open source dual-license. Scott talks to Todd from Telerik about the thinking behind Kendo. Why not …

Framework Series: The eXpand Framework with Apostolis Bekiaris

December 15th, 2011


Before he worked for DevExpress, Apostolis Bekiaris worked on an open source project with others in the community based on a DevExpress commercial …

Framework Series: Steve Smith from NimblePros on Anti-Patterns

December 8th, 2011


Scott chats with Steve Smith from NimblePros about the 2012 Software Craftsmanship Motivational Calendar...specifically Anti-Patterns. Iceberg Class, Design By Committee, Reinventing the Wheel, there's some you know, …

Framework Series: The Chuck Norris Framework with Rob Reynolds

December 1st, 2011


Scott talks to Rob Reynolds, one half of the "Chuck Norris Framework." It's a collection of tools for development, build, deployment, and more. Why …

Understanding BDD and NSpec with Matt Florence and Amir Rajan

November 25th, 2011


Scott sits down with NSpec authors Matt Florence and Amir Rajan to talk about Behavior Driven Development (BDD). Where does one start with BDD? Is BDD just TDD with a fancier name or can it really change how you design …

Developing a mobile app for iPhone, Windows Phone 7 and Android with Toran Billups

November 17th, 2011


Scott sits down with micro-ISV mobile developer Toran Billups. Toran has written, published and sold his mobile application on iPhone, Android and …

History of HTTP and the World Wide Web with Henrik Frystyk Nielsen

November 10th, 2011


One day Henrik Frystyk Nielsen met Tim Berners-Lee at CERN and became his first graduate student. He joined the W3C and worked on HTTP and some of the first browsers. Henrik is one of the primary authors of the HTTP …

Damian Edwards explains The Realtime Web for ASP.NET with SignalR

November 3rd, 2011


Damian Edwards and David Fowler have created a jQuery client-side library and an ASP.NET back end that promises to make real-time persistent …

Designing a better experience with Sara Summers

October 27th, 2011


Scott talks to Microsoft UX expert Sara Summers at the Heartland Developer's Conference. Sara has coauthored the recently published book for experienced designers, entitled Dynamic Prototyping. Sara loves to talk about …

Inside Visual Studio Performance and PerfWatson with Phil Price

October 21st, 2011


Scott goes directly to the source and talks to Phil Price from the Visual Studio team. Why is VS sometimes slow? When it is slow, what's really happening? What is PerfWatson and how will it help them make VS faster? All …

Google's Steve Souders, Creator of YSlow on Web Site Optimization

October 15th, 2011


Steve works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. His book, Even Faster Web Sites, explains his best practices for performance. Steve is the creator of YSlow, one of the top 25 Firefox add-ons.

Startup Series: Alex Papadimoulis on creating Inedo and The Daily WTF

October 6th, 2011


Not every startup starts up smoothly. Alex Papadimoulis shares his stories of near-failure moving from a consultancy to a software company while …

Startup Series: PostSharp from Open Source to Commercial Business with Gael Fraiteur

September 28th, 2011


Gael Fraiteur had a full time job while working on the side on his open source Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) project "PostSharp." He's since …

Startup Series: Gibraltar Software with Kendall Miller

September 22nd, 2011


Kendall Miller is a founder at .NET development tools vendor Gibraltar Software. They are two years into their their startup experiment and are …

Startup Series: Growing ZocDoc with Nick Ganju

September 15th, 2011


Scott chats with Nick Ganju CTO of ZocDoc on how he's building his business with BizSpark and ASP.NET. Does he use Open Source? When do they write their own libraries and when do they buy? What kinds of issues does a …

Startup Series: Building Octopus Deploy with Paul Stovell

September 6th, 2011


This week Scott skypes with Paul in London. He's recently moved from Australia and has simultaneously launched his own micro-ISV focused on …

Startup Series: Inside the DuckDuckGo Search Engine with Gabriel Weinberg

September 2nd, 2011


In this first Startup Series episode, Scott talks to Gabriel Weinberg about DuckDuckGo, his new search engine. How dare he go up against Google? He …

Inside the Design Process - Redesigning Scott's blog with Jeremy Kratz

August 25th, 2011


Scott talks to designer Jeremy Kratz about the design process from yellow legal pad to complete design. What kinds of things should a designer take …

Microsoft Research: Trinity is a Graph Database and a Distributed Parallel Platform for Graph Data

August 18th, 2011


Scott talks via Skype to Haixun Wang at Microsoft Research Asia about Trinity: a distributed graph database and computing platform. What is a GraphDB? How is it different from a traditional Relational DB, a Document DB …

Within Windows with Rafael Rivera

August 12th, 2011


Scott sits down with Rafael Rivera to talk about the black box that is Windows. Or is it? Rafael doesn't take no for an answer and shares stories of breaking apps to fix them. No more secrets, this week on Hanselminutes.

Microsoft Web Platform and Azure direction with Scott Hunter

August 4th, 2011


Scott Hanselman and Scott Hunter (also known as Scotts the Lesser) talk about recently Azure/Web reorg, the direction that ASP.NET and Azure are talking, and how they see open source fitting into the future at Microsoft.

Polyglot Programming and .NET - Lessons Learned with Ivan Towlson from Mindscape

July 28th, 2011


Scott sits down with Ivan Towlson from Mindscape. They recently released Web Workbench to the community for free with support for LESS, SASS, and CoffeeScript. Interestingly, they used C#, F#, JavaScript and Ruby to …

Script# compiles to JavaScript: A Real World Implementation at Earth Class Mail

July 22nd, 2011


Scott talks to Matt Clay and Matt Davis at Earth Class Mail about how they used Nikhil Kothari's Script# compiler to write JavaScript from C# source. …

Digging into the Kinect SDK with Dan Fernandez

July 14th, 2011


Scott gets schooled on the Microsoft Research Kinect SDK by Dan Fernandez. What happens when I plug a Kinect into my PC? What's included with the SDK …

JavaScript is Assembly Language for the Web: Semantic Markup is Dead! Clean vs. Machine-coded HTML

July 7th, 2011


Scott talks to Erik Meijer about the idea that JavaScript is an assembly language. What assumptions can we make and how could this idea fundamentally …

Glimpse - A client-side Glimpse into your server

June 30th, 2011


Scott talks with open source developers Anthony van der Hoorn and Nik Molnar from the Glimpse Project. Their very innovative (and all JavaScript and …

Basics of Web Security with Barry Dorrans

June 23rd, 2011


Scott sits down with Microsoft Security Engineer Barry Dorrans to get a general sense of the basics of Web Security in 2011. Who are the groups in the news most often? What threats are nailing websites most often today, …

Inside IronJS - A complete JavaScript/ECMAScript open source implementation on the .NET DLR

June 16th, 2011


Scott talks to open source developer Fredrik Holmström about IronJS. It's a very complete implementation of JavaScript written in F# on top of the …

Nancy, Sinatra and the Explosion of .NET Micro Web Frameworks with Andreas Håkansson

June 9th, 2011


Scott chats with open source developer Andreas Håkansson about his .NET micro web framework called Nancy which is inspired by a Ruby framework called Sinatra. Why do we need frameworks like this? What kinds of sites and …

Community vs. Evangelism vs. Marketing vs. Authenticity with Brandon Watson

June 2nd, 2011


Scott sits down with Brandon Watson, a Director on Windows Phone. He works with the Developer Community, but what does that really mean? Scott pushes on this point to better understand his own job at Microsoft.

Personal Systems of Organization - Rey Bango interviews Scott Hanselman

May 26th, 2011


Tables turned this week and Rey Bango interviews Scott on his personal systems of organization. How has Scott synthesized the systems of Stephen Covey, David Allen, J.D. Meier and the Pomodoro Technique into a living …

Before The Show: Off the Cuff Conversation with Jeff Atwood (EXPLICIT)

May 23rd, 2011


Sometimes the most interesting conversations happen before or after the show. Often they happen with Jeff Atwood. I (Scott) called Jeff to get some audio for our other show and was …

Open Source vs. Making Money vs. Freaking Lasers - Are we all Evil? With Chris Sells

May 12th, 2011


Scott chats with Chris Sells about the pressure to release software as Open Source versus pressure to make money as a business. How are Google, …

Network Attached Storage and Windows Home Server with Travis Illig

May 5th, 2011


Scott chats with fellow home storage enthusiast Travis Illig about NAS options (Network Attached Storage) available today. Both Scott and Travis …

This is not your father's WCF - All about the WebAPI with Glenn Block

April 28th, 2011


Glenn Block is with Scott in The Netherlands and tries to get Scott up to speed on what's new in WCF. Scott thinks WCF is scary and heavyweight. How does WCF fit into a world of Web 2.0 lightweight APIs? What's the WCF …

A C++ guy learns JavaScript - Chris Sells moves to the Web

April 21st, 2011


Scott talks to Chris Sells after Chris has been up since 7am writing JavaScript and HTML. What's the world coming to when one of the world's foremost managed code experts starts writing Web Code? How is he finding …

The Rise of the Micro-ORM with Sam Saffron and Rob Conery

April 14th, 2011


Scott's at Mix this week and he sits down with Sam Saffron and Rob Conery to talk about their Micro-ORMs. What have they done in less than 400 lines of code, that the rest of the planet needs a dozen assemblies for? …

ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update with Phil Haack

April 12th, 2011


Mix 11 is today so Scott got the scoop from Phil on the new tools being released.

.NET API design that optimizes for Programmer Joy with Jonathan Carter

March 31st, 2011


Scott sits down with Jonathan Carter to brainstorm about optimizing APIs for programmer happiness, rather than programmer productivity.

Remote Eclipse/Java Development using TFS at Microsoft with Martin Woodward

March 24th, 2011


Scott talks to Martin Woodward, a Microsoft Program Manager who lives and works in Northern Ireland on the Java-based Eclipse plugin for Team Foundation Server. Martin Woodward is the Program Manager for Visual Studio …

Inside Entity Framework 4.1 CodeFirst with Jeff Derstadt and Tim Laverty

March 23rd, 2011


This week Scott sits down with the lead dev and lead PM for Entity Framework to talk about the improvements from the first version. What's improved and changed? What do they think about NHiberate or just doing SQL on …

Selenium for Web Automation Testing with Jim Evans

March 20th, 2011


Scott chats with Jim Evans from the Selenium team about how to get into Web Automation Testing. What's new in Selenium v2? Can you use Selenium with any browser? How does .NET fit into the process? All this and more in …

JavaScript and jQuery: Moving beyond Alert()

March 2nd, 2011


Scott talks to Elijah Manor and Dave Ward about how one can take their JavaScript knowledge to the next level. What are the major concepts I should …

The Opinionated Cloud - Learning about AppHarbor

February 24th, 2011


Scott sits down with Rune from AppHarbor. AppHarbor has some strong opinions about how the cloud should work and how applications should be deployed. …

ASP.NET Web Forms - Reports of my Death have been exaggerated, with Damian Edwards

February 17th, 2011


Scott chats with Damian Edwards about new features coming in ASP.NET WebForms, new techniques, controls, model binding, HTML 5 and more.

Organizing your own Virtual Technical Conference - MVCConf Post-Mortem

February 10th, 2011


Scott talks to Javier Lozano and Jon Galloway (and Eric Hexter in spirit) about MVCConf. Thousands of viewers logged in and watched hours of top technical content on ASP.NET MVC this last week. How was it organized? How …

ReactiveUI extensions to the Reactive Framework (Rx) with Paul Betts

February 5th, 2011


Scott sits down with Paul Betts and talks about extensing the Reactive Framework. We currently manage our UI events as they are pushed to us. How …

HTML5 Basics with Mads Kristensen

January 27th, 2011


Scott chats with Mads Kristensen about HTML5? What exactly is this thing? Is it evolutionary or revolutionary? Should you start working with HTML5 …

Professional Technical Speaker Tips from Scott with Drew Robbins

January 22nd, 2011


Scott and Drew are shattered, having just finished presenting 8 solid hours of technical but upbeat content in The Netherlands. They're doing …

On WebMatrix with Rob Conery

January 13th, 2011


WebMatrix was relesed on the 13th of January. Some folks have said its very existance is confusing. Do we need another IDE? What's Microsoft trying …

Executable Specifications with Gojko Adzic, Jonas Bandi and Aslak Hellesoy

January 6th, 2011


This week Scott learns about Executable Specifications with Gojko Adzic, Jonas Bandi and Aslak Hellesoy. What's all this talk about BDD, Cucumber, Gerkin and SpecFlow? Where's the best place to start and how to …

From Agile Consultant to Agile Team Member with John Wilger

December 30th, 2010


Scott sits down with former agile coach John Wilger to talk about his experience going to work for the company he originally consulted with. What …

Hanselminutiae-nine with Richard Campbell

December 23rd, 2010


Happy holidays! It's a totally random chat show with Richard Campbell. What's next for Windows Phone 7? Will Scott give up his iPhone? How many …

Transitions - Exploring issues moving from small companies to large corporations

December 17th, 2010


Scott talks to his friend John Batdorf about their move from small consultancies to large corporations. What kinds of issues do we deal with as …

Kayak, OWIN, Open Source Web Servers and more with Benjamin van der Veen

December 10th, 2010


Scott sits down with open source developers Benjamin van der Veen to talk about his C# Web Server, Kayak, as well as OWIN, Open Source Web Servers and his thoughts on where server-side web development is going.

Knockout Javascript with Steve Sanderson

December 1st, 2010


Steve Sanderson has created an interesting MVVM Javascript library for ASP.NET MVC. Yes, you read that right! MVVM on the client, MVC on the server, living together happily may make a more enjoyable development …

The Plight of the Remote Worker with Pete Brown

November 24th, 2010


Scott and Pete have both worked for Microsoft for a while now as remote workers. What works, what doesn't? Why is Scott obsessed with video portals and cameras and does it help? Pete shares his thoughts and tips on the …

The MVVM Pattern with Laurent Bugnion

November 18th, 2010


Scott talks to Laurent Bugnion about the often misunderstood Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern. What's the different between this pattern and MVC? Can I use this pattern for Silverlight, WPF and Windows Phone 7, and …

Developing Indie Games for Xbox 360 and XNA with George Clingerman

November 12th, 2010


This week Scott talks to George Clingerman, a member of the Independant Xbox Game Development Community (Indie Games). George is a business developer by day and a game developer by night, using C# and managed code in …

Creative Outlets with Rob Conery

November 4th, 2010


Rob joins Scott this week as they talk about their new (and very different) podcast "This Developer's Life." Why does Rob feel the need to create? What's the process? How does one create their own podcast and what are …

ASP.NET MVC 3 RC and NuGet Package Management with Phil Haack

October 27th, 2010


It's PDC week and Scott's on campus with Phil Haack talking about ASP.NET MVC 3 RC and the NuPack^H^H^H^H^H^H^H NuGet Package Manager.

Deeper into the Netduino with Chris Walker from Secret Labs

October 21st, 2010


Scott chats with Chris from Secret Labs about the Netduino Open Source hardware platform. How does Netduino and Netduino Plus relate to the .NET Microframework and which parts of Open Source? What can I build with it …

Misunderstanding REST with Mike Amundsen

October 7th, 2010


Web Services with SOAP are a pretty well understood thing, but what's all this appeal about REST? Is REST just CRUD (Create Read Update Delete) for the Web? Is it a pattern, a style or dogma? Recognized REST expert Mike …

Making a hobby a job - Talking with Eric Herbrandson about his Silverlight-based MicroISV

October 7th, 2010


Eric Herbrandson has been working on the site creating a Silverlight-based audio mixer at night and weekends. What's the best way to hold down a full …

Getting Things Done with Lane Newsom

September 28th, 2010


Scott chats with Getting Things Done (GTD) practitioner and MBA student Lane Newsom. How does she apply the principals of GTD in a practical way to her daily life?

Inside the Naked Objects Framework with Richard Pawson

September 16th, 2010


Richard Pawson wrote his PhD thesis on "Naked Objects." Scott sits down to chat with Richard about the framework. Too complex? Too simple? How does Naked Objects apply in today's object oriented systems and what does it …

.NET Micro Framework with Colin Miller

September 9th, 2010


Scott talks to Colin Miller about the .NET Micro Framework. It's a "tiny CLR" that runs in as little as 64k! He explains how it started with the SPOT …

Eric Sink on Distributed Version Control Systems

September 2nd, 2010


Scott chats with Eric Sink from SourceGear about DVCS. How bad IS SourceSafe? What kinds of things should you think about when moving to more modern …

Continuous Web Deployment with Jon Torresdal

August 26th, 2010


This week Scott talks to Jon Torresdal from Norway via Skype. Jon is an Architect for a Norwegian insurance company, and an editor for InfoQ. His agile team practice Scrum and Jon shares his experiences making web …

OpenID and OpenAuth with DotNetOpenAuth open source programmer Andrew Arnott

August 19th, 2010


Scott talks to Andrew Arnott about OpenID and OpenAuth. What are these two protocols, how do they relate to each other and what do we as programmers …

Performance of Silverlight on Windows Phone 7

August 12th, 2010


Scott talks to Jeff Wilcox, a Developer on the Silverlight Team about developing on Windows Phone 7. What kinds of performance can we expect from the phone? Jeff Wilcox shows Scott some tips and tricks on how to get the …

Inside Expression SuperPreview with developer Mike Calvo

August 11th, 2010


Scott talks to Mike Calvo, a Microsoft Lead Developer based out of Minnesota (!) about Expression SuperPreview. SuperPreview helps developers and designers with cross-browser CSS and HTML issues. How'd they build it and …

Building your own Ultimate Developer PC 2.0 with Pete Brown

August 9th, 2010


Scott catches up with Pete Brown after they've both built their "Ultimate Developer PCs." Any regrets? What'd they learn and how you can learn from their mistakes and successes.

Learning about NHibernate 3 with Jason Dentler

July 29th, 2010


Scott chats with Jason Dentler about NHibernate and their new 3.0 release. Jason is the author of the upcoming "NHibernate 3 Cookbook" from Packt Publishing. Is NHibernate hard and scary? Jason gets Scott up to speed …

ASP.NET MVC 3 Preview 1 with Phil Haack

July 23rd, 2010


ASP.NET MVC matches forward. Scott talks to Phil Haack about today's Preview 1 release. There's new features to make dependency injection easier, an all new "Razor" ViewEngine, and much more. How do they choose these …

Code First Databases with Entity Framework (Magic Unicorn Edition)

July 16th, 2010


Scott talks to Jeff Derstadt, Senior Dev Lead in the Database and Modeling Group. They released a CTP (Community Technology Preview) of a simplified …

Art is Shipping - Bridging Designers and Developers with Jin Yang

July 15th, 2010


Scott sits down with designer Jin Yang to talk about the fundamental differences between developers and designers. Are we a totally different breed? …

Hanselminutiae-eight with Dan Fernandez

July 8th, 2010


This weeks it's a very sick Dan Fernandez from Channel 9 who joins me on the show for a random Hanselminutiae. We talk iPads, Windows Phone 7, Hulu …

Creating the Ultimate Developer Machine 2.0 - How can we get a 7.9 WEI Score for under $3k?

July 2nd, 2010


Creating the Ultimate Developer Machine 2.0. It's that time again. Pete Brown and I want to know how we can get a 7.9 WEI Score for under $3k. We enlist Larry Larsen from Channel 9 as well as Jeff Kirkham and Chris Kirk …

Demystifying Microsoft's Application Server: Windows Server AppFabric with Karandeep Anand

June 24th, 2010


Microsoft's Application Server is out and it's called AppFabric. Scott chats with Karandeep Anand from the Distributed Application Server group at Microsoft about Windows Server AppFabric. It's released and it's part of …

Punditry, Politics, Race, iPads, The Onion and the Web with Baratunde Thurston

June 19th, 2010


Scott's in DC this week and he sits down with multimedia personality Baratunde Thurston. He's a Web Editor for, a founder at …

MVC Turbine and IoC made easy with Javier Lozano

June 10th, 2010


Scott talks to Javier Lozano about his open source MVC Turbine project and how it makes Dependency Injection and inversion of control extremely easy. …

Geek Relationship Tips with Scott's Wife

June 3rd, 2010


Scott's on vacation this week at the beach and Scott's Wife Mo joins him on the show to share Geek Relationship Tips. Is it hard to be married to a geek? What are some techniques for avoiding conflict and having a …

World Airplane Travel Tips with James Senior

May 27th, 2010


Scott and James are on a world tour and racking up the miles. James shares some of his best travel tips and tricks, and Scott shares how he moves through airport security as fast as possible. It's Techie Travel with …

Type 1 Diabetes and Running Marathons with Gary Schmidt

May 6th, 2010


Gary Schmidt from runs marathons and triathlons. He also wears an insulin pump 24 hours a day, just like Scott. These two Type 1 …

Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) and LinFu with Philip Laureano

April 29th, 2010


Scott talks to AOP expert Philip Laureano about Aspect Oriented Programming. Is it the missing piece of the Object Orient Programming puzzle? It …

The Podcast about Podcasts with Joel Spolsky

April 23rd, 2010


The worst show ever? Perhaps, but it's Meta! It's Joel Spolsky this week, the other half of the StackOverflow Podcast, chatting with Scott this week …

Jeff Atwood on the Future of Stack Overflow

April 22nd, 2010


There's no Stack Overflow podcasts lately so Scott's got Jeff on the show so we can get our Coding Horror fix. Jeff shares some of the thinking behind recent changes on and how they plan on building a …

John Lam and the Science of Fitness

April 15th, 2010


Sedentary Scott chats with Fit John Lam about the science of fitness. If you're a coder you you use huge amounts of data and statistics to plan your next move, why not do the same when working out? John talks about the …

ASP.NET MVC Contrib with Jeffrey Palermo

April 9th, 2010


Scott sits down with Jeffrey Palermo to chat about his thoughts around ASP.NET MVC and the MVCContrib Project. What's the MVCContrib Project for? What value does it bring to the platform, and what's the story behind it …

Social Media and the Business of Social - The Wynn Resorts

April 2nd, 2010


Scott sits down with Jade Bailey, who manages social media and online services for the Wynn in Las Vegas. How does a world wide brand use social media to serve its customers while still remaining authentic? Is Twitter a …

Charles Petzold on Windows Phone 7 Series

March 22nd, 2010


Charles Petzold wrote the book on Windows. Specifically, he wrote "Programming Windows, 1st edition" in 1988. This was the book I learned on and I …

Windows Phone 7 Series - The Developer Experience with Charlie Kindel

March 17th, 2010


Scott's at Mix this week in Las Vegas, and he gets a second to sit down with Charlie Kindel from the Windows Phone team. What's the real developer story? What can these phones do and how do we program them? They talk …

Open Data Protocol (OData) with Pablo Castro

March 11th, 2010


Astoria, ADO.NET Data Services and OData - what's the difference and the real story? How does OData work and when should I use it? When do I use …

What does a Social Media Consultant Do? - with Liz Burr

March 9th, 2010


This week Scott talks to new media consultant Liz Burr about working in Social Networking. What does a social media consultant do? Is it PR or …

Women in Technology in the Muslim World

February 27th, 2010


Scott's in Egypt today and he had the opportunity to sit down with Lamees and Abeer, two successful women in IT. Lamees is a programmer transitioning …

A different way to do ASP.NET WebForms with WebFormsMVP

February 20th, 2010


Scott sits down with Tatham Oddie to talk about the WebFormsMVP open source project created by he and Damian Edwards. What does it add? Can we have the best of both worlds, convenience and testability?

The Making of a Hanselminutes Open Source MonoTouch iPhone app with Chris Hardy

February 16th, 2010


Two Englishmen in a row? What a sellout I am. This week I chat with Chris "ChrisNTR" Hardy, an ASP.NET programmer by day who writes C# code for the iPhone by night. He took it upon himself to answer a tweet from me and …

Jon Skeet - World's Greatest Living Programmer, or just a nice English guy?

February 12th, 2010


I tease! It's show 200, and we've got Jon Skeet. Jon writes Java at Google, but he's also got a new book out called C# in Depth, Second Edition. Jon is also well-known for his answers on StackOverflow, gaining him the …

How Craigslist Works - with Jeremy Zawodny

February 4th, 2010


Scott chats with Jeremy Zawodny, a developer at Craigslist on how the system is put together. How many servers do they have? How does it all fit …

Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx) with Erik Meijer

February 3rd, 2010


Scott sits down with Erik Meijer from the Cloud Programmability Team to hear about the Reactive Extensions for .NET (Rx). Rx is a library for …

The Dynamic Language Runtime, IronRuby and IronPython with Jimmy Schementi

January 27th, 2010


Scott sits down with Jimmy Schementi to find out what's the scoop with the DLR. Is it baked? What do I need to do to get started? What's the status of IronRuby - is it done? Will IronPython be a first class language or …

.NET 4 CLR, Framework and Language Chat with Jason Olson

January 21st, 2010


Jason Olson works (or worked, as you'll hear) for Microsoft in DPE. In this episode he takes Scott a little deeper into some of the new features in .NET 4, including security, CLR changes, C# 4 and VB 10 improvements …

Open Source, Microsoft and The WiX Project with Rob Mensching

January 15th, 2010


The WiX Project was the first big Open Source project out of Microsoft over 10 years ago! Scott talks to project lead Rob Mensching about how the WiX Installer project got started. How much trouble did he have with …

Hello World: Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners

January 8th, 2010


Scott chats with Warren Sande and his 10 year old son, Carter, about their new book "Hello World: Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners." …

Axum - A domain-specific concurrent programming language with Niklas Gustafsson

January 7th, 2010


Scott talks to Niklas Gustafsson about Axum (formerly Maestro), an incubation project at MSDN DevLabs. Axum is a new language based on the Actor model that targets the CLR. It focuses on making concurrency fundamental …

The Spark View Engine for ASP.NET MVC with Louis DeJardin

December 11th, 2009


Scott chats with new Microsoft employee and ASP.NET team member about his open source ASP.NET MVC ViewEngine called "Spark." It's a totally new DSL (Domain Specific Language) that might make your MVC Views more fun to …

Solver Foundation and Optimization with Nathan Brixius

December 9th, 2009


Scott's on campus and talks to Nathan Brixius, a Senior Developer working on the Microsoft Solver Foundation library. Solver Foundation helps break …

The State of Powershell with Lee Holmes and Jason Shirk

December 4th, 2009


Scott's in Redmond this week and he sits down with Lee Holmes and Jason Shirk from the Powershell team. What's the state of Powershell now that it's …

2009 Holiday Geek Gift Guide with Richard Campbell

November 28th, 2009


It's the day after Thanksgiving (in the US) and we're making our way deep into the holiday season. Scott chats with Richard Campbell and they each …

ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta with Phil Haack

November 18th, 2009


This week Scott's at PDC but just before he left he chatted with Phil Haack about his exciting release of ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta. They chat about the changes, and Scott gets a surprise phone call from The Gu.

Software Tester James Bach and The Voyage of a Buccaneer-Scholar

November 11th, 2009


Scott's in Sweden and he sits down with well-known Software Tester James Bach to talk about what it means to be an unconventional learner. James has had success in the software industry even though he dropped out of …

.NET Debugging 101 with Tess Ferrandez

November 5th, 2009


Scott's in Sweden this week and he sat down with master debugger and ASP.NET Escalation Engineer Tess Ferrandez. She explains .NET Debugging 101. What's a dump file? Do you need PDBs? How do you use WinDBG and what are …

Spolsky, Atwood, Blyth, Hanselman = Crazy-Delicious || Content-Free?

October 23rd, 2009


What do you get when you put Spolsky, Atwood, Blyth, and Hanselman in the same room? A crazy Content-Free podcast recorded backstage at the San …

Preview of ASP.NET 4 with Scott Hunter

October 15th, 2009


Scott's in Seattle this week and catches Microsoft Program Manager (and one of 1000 Scott's) Scott Hunter who shares insights in the history and future of ASP.NET 4. What's coming in VS2010 Beta 2?

Hanselminutes Live: Gadgets, Hi-Def, WebCams, 4G and More

October 10th, 2009


This wacky episode of Hanselminutes was recorded at 3am on a sad, sad Saturday morning with an intrepid group of UStream and Twitter users who …

The History and Future of Web Standards with Molly Holzschlag from

October 1st, 2009


Scott's in Mexico this week and he's sitting down with Molly Holzschlag. Molly is a well-known Web standards advocate, instructor, and author and …

Monomania - Mono, MonoTouch, MonoSpace, and MonoVS with Joseph Hill and Scott Bellware

September 25th, 2009


Scott chats with Mono Product Manager Joseph Hill and Monospace conference organizer and continous learner Scott Bellware about the state of Mono. Is Mono competition or diversity? How hard are cross platform apps? Can …

The Return of 3-Tier Architecture - RIA Services with Brad Abrams

September 18th, 2009


Brad Abrams runs a number of teams at Microsoft, most recently working on "Rich Internet Application Services" (RIA). Scott grills Brad on the rebirth of 3-tier architect, XML, REST and JSON. What's this thing about and …

Hanselminutes Live: Open Source and the Codeplex Foundation

September 13th, 2009


In this unusual episode of Hanselminutes, organized late at night over Twitter, and recorded as a community conference call, Scott moderates a discussion on open source and the new CodePlex Foundation.

Inside a Visual Studio Plugin - CodeRush with Mark Miller

September 3rd, 2009


Mark Miller thinks and talks fast. Fortunately he codes fast also. He works on CodeRush for DevExpress, a very intense Visual Studio plugin that helps you visualize and refactor code. How is it built? How does it break …

Hanselminutiae-seven with Richard Campbell

August 28th, 2009


Too much? Too soon? We like Richard so darn much that we had to keep talking on this show. Scott and Richard talk about personal PBXs, multi-core …

Udi Dahan and NServiceBus

August 20th, 2009


Udi Dahan is an Enterprise Development Expert and also the author of NServiceBus. Udi educates Scott on how a service bus works, and how it fits into a world of brokers, workflows and services.

Optimizing Your Website with Jeff Atwood and Stackoverflow

August 14th, 2009


It's the return of Jeff Atwood. He and the team have been making lots of great speed optimizations to Stackoverflow lately. What tools are they …

Hanselminutiae-six with Richard Campbell

August 7th, 2009


In this sixth episode of our micro-series "Hanselminutiae," Scott and Richard Campbell chat about all things technological. It's a bit random at …

All About Microsoft with Mary Jo Foley

July 30th, 2009


Mary Jo Foley writes the All About Microsoft blog for ZDNet and has worked as a journalist covering Microsoft for years. Scott and Mary Jo chat about …

Dan Bricklin on Technology

July 23rd, 2009


Dan Bricklin is an innovator and entrepreneur, and created VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet in 1979. He's just written a book called …

Return of Uncle Bob

July 16th, 2009


Scott and Uncle Bob meet again, this time in Norway and in person. Uncle Bob tries to answer the question Are You Professional. Scott and uncle Bob chat about software craftmanship.

Kanban Boards for Agile Project Management with Zen Author Nate Kohari

July 9th, 2009


Today Scott chats with Nate Kohari, author of Ninject, about Nate's new Kanban-inspired project "Zen." Are project boards something your agile team …

The Art of Unit Testing with Roy Osherove

July 2nd, 2009


In this show recorded in Norway, Roy Osherove educates Scott on best practices in Unit Testing techniques and the Art of Unit Testing.

Successful Cross Platform .NET Development - Mono and Banshee with Aaron Bockover

July 1st, 2009


Scott chats with Aaron Bockover of Novell about the Banshee Project - a cross-platform Media Player. It's a Mono Application that runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. What are the hard-won secrets of cross platform .NET …

Convention Over Configuration with Jeremy Miller.

June 25th, 2009


Scott's Norway interviews continue this week, this time with Jeremy Miller, author of Structure Map. Scott and Jeremy chat about fluent interfaces, Convention Over Configuration and how to best simplify your systems.

Windows Presentation Foundation explained by Ian Griffiths

June 22nd, 2009


Scott chats with Ian Griffiths about Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). Why is it so hard to master? What techniques should the WinForms …

Working Effectively with Legacy Code with Michael Feathers

June 18th, 2009


Scott's in Norway this week and he sits down with Michael Feathers. Michael is the author of "Working Effectively with Legacy Code." What is legacy code? Are you writing legacy code right now?

Silverlight 3 with Tim Heuer

June 11th, 2009


When's Silverlight 10 coming out? These versions are moving pretty fast. Scott chats with Tim Heuer to try and make sense of it. How does offline for Silverlight work? What's the best way to keep on the this new tech.

Software Metrics with Patrick Smacchia

May 26th, 2009


Scott sits down with Patrick Smacchia, lead developer of NDepend, and talks about Software Metrics. What metrics lie beyond Lines of Code?

Powershell 2.0

May 14th, 2009


Scott's at TechEd and bumps into Hal Rottenberg and Kirk Munro. Hal's a Powershell IT guy and Kirk's a Powershell-focused Dev. What's new in Powershell 2.0 and what's in it for the .NET developer or Windows power user?

BBSs and Wildcat! from Mustang Software

May 8th, 2009


Scott chats with founders of Mustang Software (creators of Wildcat! BBS) Jim Harrer and Scott Hunter about the BBS era. We start at 300 baud and work our way up. Remember Hayes modems, v.32bis, Fidonet, Compuserve? This …

JavaFX and the Web's Four Virtual Machines

May 1st, 2009


In this episode Scott talks to Joshua Marinacci from Sun, a Staff Engineer working on JavaFX. JavaFX, along with Flash and Silverlight battle to be The VM for the Web. We chat about how JavaFX approaches things and muse …

IronPython with Michael Foord

April 24th, 2009


Michael Foord makes his living as a Python programmer. More specifically has an IronPython programmer. He chats with Scott about his company's use of IronPython, the DLR and why they picked Python over C# or VB.

Visiting Fog Creek Software and Joel Spolsky

April 15th, 2009


Scott's in New York this week and he stops by the Fog Creek Software offices on Broadway and chats with Joel Spolsky. Why did they write their own …

Hanselminutae-five with Richard Campbell

April 9th, 2009


Be warned! We may just waste your time with this show. It's Hanselminutae #5 with Richard Campbell. We talk books, Windows, Economics, being a …

Dealing with Diversity in Agile Teams with Aslam Khan

April 2nd, 2009


Scott chats about Diversity with Aslam Khan. He is a software architect and coach from South Africa. He shares his experience growing up South African, and how he applies his experience to working with Agile software …

A C64 Emulator with Silverlight 3 by Pete Brown

March 26th, 2009


Scott digs deep with Pete Brown about the Commodore 64 Emulator he is writing in Silverlight 3. Is Silverlight fast enough? What about offline …

ASP.NET and the Mobile Web

March 18th, 2009


Scott's at Mix09 in Las Vegas this week and he sits down with Chris Woods, a Program Manager on the Mobile Browse Platform Team. They've just open sourced a MASSIVE database of mobile device capabilities, enabling …

Tables Turned - Mo Interviews Scott Hanselman

March 12th, 2009


Scott's wife Mo turns the tables in this interview and talks to Web Developer Scott Hanselman. How does he fit it all into a day? What about work …

Code Generation and T4 with Kathleen Dollard

March 5th, 2009


Scott chats with Kathleen Dollard about the past and the future of Code Generation. Scott's infatuated with T4, but does it have a future?

Fit is Dead, Long Live Fitnesse - with Ward Cunningham and James Shore

February 27th, 2009


You may have heard the terms "Fit" and "Fitnesse" bandied about by the software engineering literati. What are they? Are they useful? Are they used …

Uncle Bob Martin: SOLID, this time with feeling.

February 18th, 2009


Uncle Bob Martin responds to the hullabaloo around the SOLID principles from Show 145, his time on the Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky StackOverflow …

Deconstructing "blu" - a new WPF Twitter client from thirteen23

February 10th, 2009


Scott talks to Doug Cook, Hal Saville, and Lee Brenner about their dramatic new Twitter client, called "blu" (formerly "chirp") with a jelly aesthetic you have to see to believe. How do they find developing in WPF? …

MEF - Managed Extensibility Framework with Glenn Block

January 28th, 2009


There's been lots of talk about MEF lately, but what the heck is it? Is it an Open Source Project or is it part of the .NET Framework? Is it both? Is it an IOC Container or something new? Glenn Block sets Scott straight …

The new WPF-based Text Editor in Visual Studio 2010 - Interview with a Dev

January 23rd, 2009


Scott is on campus this week and bumps into Noah Richards, a "lowly" (his word) dev on the new editor in Visual Studio 2010. They sit down and Scott gets an education on how it's put together, built, componentized and …

Test Driven Development is Design - The Last Word on TDD

January 12th, 2009


Scott Hanselman talks to Scott Bellware about TDD. ScottB says that Test Driven Development is less about Testing and more about Design. Is TDD poorly named? Did Test Smell beget Design Smell beget Code Smell?

SOLID Principles with Uncle Bob - Robert C. Martin

January 5th, 2009


Scott sits down with Robert C. Martin as Uncle Bob helps Scott understand the SOLID Principles of Object Oriented Design.

Week Three in South Africa - Ntombenhle

December 29th, 2008


Scott's on holiday in South Africa with his family this month. Rather than doing repeats or "best of" shows, Scott's doing man-on-the-street …

Week Two in South Africa - Victor

December 16th, 2008


Scott's on holiday in South Africa with his family this month. Rather than doing repeats or "best of" shows, Scott's doing man-on-the-street …

Week One in South Africa - Vusi

December 11th, 2008


Scott's on holiday in South Africa with his family this month. Rather than doing repeats or "best of" shows, Scott's doing man-on-the-street …

Coding4Fun with Dan Fernandez and Brian Peek - Wiimotes and YouTube

December 4th, 2008


Scott talks with Dan and Brian as they turn the successful Coding4Fun blog into a book. Brian shares how to interface with the Nintendo Wii's …

Rob Conery limps and learns about Domain Driven Design

December 2nd, 2008


What's the deal with DDD? Is it a fad? A religion? Some kind of software design cult? Rob Conery has decided to learn for himself, and Scott joins …

Moonlight (Silverlight on Linux with Mono) with Miguel de Icaza and Joseph Hill

November 24th, 2008


Scott chats with with Miguel de Icaza and Joseph Hill, the folks behind Moonlight. It's Silverlight on Linux with Mono and it's Open Source!

Paint.NET with Rick Brewster

November 20th, 2008


Scott talks with Paint.NET author Rick Brewster about some of the internals of his popular freeware application. They focus on deployment and setup, …

Microsoft PDC and Windows 7 Reaction Show with Richard Campbell

November 11th, 2008


Scott catches up with Richard Campbell at DevConnections in Las Vegas and they chat about the announcements at the 2008 Microsoft PDC and how/if the new stuff will affect our lives.

MSR@PDC - Microsoft Research at the Professional Developers Conference

October 30th, 2008


One of the hidden gems this year at the PDC conference was the Microsoft Research section. It was buried in the back of the convention center, unfortunately, so a lot of people didn't know it was there. Scott talks to …

Behind the Scenes - StackOverflow and Jeff Atwood - Part 2

October 24th, 2008


Here's some raw audio from the last show. We left the recorder on after the show was over, and the discussion continued for another 30 minutes! It's a different conversation in a raw style, but we hope you enjoy it.

StackOverflow uses ASP.NET MVC - Jeff Atwood and his technical team

October 17th, 2008


Scott chats with Jeff Atwood of and most recently, Jeff and Joel Spolsky and their technical team have created a …

Windows Live Agents and the Machine Translation Bot from MS Research

October 7th, 2008


Scott visits Microsoft Research and talks to Helvecio Ribeiro, the Test Lead for Machine Translation about T-Bot, his translation bot for Windows Live Messenger.

Subsonic with Rob Conery

October 2nd, 2008


What is Subsonic and should you use it? Scott and Rob Conery chat about his baby and comparisons to other Open Source frameworks. Also, Scott tries …

Jeff Webb - The guy who lowercased Basic

September 26th, 2008


Today we reminisce with Jeff Webb about the very early years of Basic and Visual Basic at Microsoft. What was it like to work just a few offices down from BillG? When did Basic stop being ALL CAPS?

JavaScript gets Faster: Brendan Eich, CTO of Mozilla Corporation and Creator of JavaScript

September 19th, 2008


Scott talks to Brendan Eich from Mozilla about TraceMonkey, the new super-fast JavaScript engine. Where does Brendan think JavaScript is headed? What does the rise of JavaScript mean to Flash, Silverlight and RIAs in …

Thoughts on Javascript with Bertrand Le Roy

September 12th, 2008


Scott chats with Bertrand Le Roy, Program Manager for MS-Ajax at Microsoft. Where does Bertrand see Ajax and Javascript going in the future? We also chat about MS-Ajax 4.0s possible future and how to use templates and …

Object Oriented AJAX with Scott Cate

September 4th, 2008


Scott's in Australia this week, but he catches up with Scott Care from and talks about the differences between MS-AJAX and jQuery. How does object-orientation work in Javascript?

.NET 3.5 SP1 is out...what's inside

August 26th, 2008


Carl and Scott chat about what's new in .NET 3.5 SP1. There's a lot of new additions and improvements...should you care?

jQuery with John Resig

August 15th, 2008


Scott chats with John Resig about how he developed jQuery, how it performs, and where he thinks it's headed.

Accessibility in Web and Rich Applications

August 6th, 2008


In this episode Scott talks to Saqib Shaikh, a developer for Microsoft Consulting Services in the UK, who is also blind. They chat about …

Tim Bray on Microblogging and Widefinder

August 1st, 2008


In an interview organized on Twitter, Scott chats with Tim Bray, Distinguished Engineer at Sun and about Twitter and Microblogging and how the community squeezes performance of his WideFinder and WideFinder 2 challenges.

Dare Obasanjo on Social Networking

July 25th, 2008


Scott sits down with Dare Obasanjo and they chat about the interesting problems that Social Networking sites face.


July 19th, 2008


Scott introduces Carl to BabySmash for the first time, and they chat about some of the services available to MicroISVs, as well as the joys of coding in WPF.

LineRider - Porting a Flash Game to Silverlight 2

July 8th, 2008


In this episode, Scott talks to Rick Barraza, an Experience Architect from Cynergy with a background in Flash, and Bryan Perfetto, a Developer from Inxile writing his first Silverlight application. They chat about how …

The Odd Couple - A Developer and a Designer talk about working with XAML

July 4th, 2008


Richard is a dev that spends most of his time in the presentation layer and Felix is a designer. Richard is focused on the Xaml and code, unlike Felix who is a tragically hip and talented designer who is focused on …

What is Done? - A Conversation with Scrum Co-Creator Ken Schwaber

June 26th, 2008


Scott chats with Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum, agile advocate and a founder of the Agile Alliance. Scott asks 'What is the definition of Done?' and gets a more complicated (and more interesting!) answer than he …

Lean Software Development with Tom and Mary Poppendieck

June 20th, 2008


Scott sits down in Oslo, Norway with Tom and Mary Poppendieck to talk about Lean Software Development, the importance of The Business, and the real definition of success.

Sorting out Internationalization with Michael Kaplan

June 13th, 2008


Michael Kaplan is a Developer in the Windows International group and the author of the popular 'Sorting It Out' blog that is dedicated it all things …

Distributed Caching with Microsoft's "Velocity"

June 6th, 2008


Scott sits down on the TechEd floor with Anil and "MK" from the Velocity team to talk about Microsoft's new .NET Distributed Cache.

Finding Passion for Software *or* The Return of the "Franklinator"

May 30th, 2008


Scott talks with Carl, who is back from a long hiatus, about the joys of programming and getting back to basics. Is it hard to stay passionate about this job? Is there a need for the community to revisit Computer …

Website Scaling War Stories with Richard Campbell

May 20th, 2008


Scott and Richard chat (and chat and chat!) about scaling website and scalability in general while at the DevTeach Conference in Toronto.

Beyond Continuous Integration: Continuous Monitoring with Owen Rogers

May 15th, 2008


Scott sits down with Owen Rogers, one of the original authors of CruiseControl.NET, and hears about his ideas around a hardware and software platform …

The Past, Present and Future of .NET Unit Testing Frameworks

May 9th, 2008


Scott gets a rare chance to sit down in person with developers from three .NET Unit Testing Frameworks. Charlie Poole from NUnit, Jeff Brown from …

ASP.NET Model View Controller, MVCContrib and MonoRail

May 3rd, 2008


Scott sits down with Phil Haack, ASP.NET Microsoft PM, Dru Sellers, Contributor to the Castle Project, and Jeffrey Palermo, of the MVCContrib project and talks about the ASP.NET MVC Project and Microsoft's changing …

Microsoft Research: Spec#

April 22nd, 2008


Scott sits down with Mike Barnett and Rustan Leino of Microsoft Research and talks about the Spec# programming language. The compiler enables Design By Contract and extends C#. The team needs your help to get these …

ASP.NET Dynamic Data with Scott Hunter

April 18th, 2008


Following up on the announcement from last week on ASP.NET Dynamic Data, Scott sits down with yet-another-Scott, in this case Scott Hunter, a Program …

Distributed Source Control with Git

April 9th, 2008


Scott sits down with Robby, Gary and Andy from Planet Argon, a local Rails shop in Portland, OR, and talks about their experience as they move from …

Digital Photography Explained (for Geeks) with Aaron Hockley

March 31st, 2008


Scott sits down with Amateur Photographer (recently-turned-pro) Aaron Hockley. Together they decode the technical language of photography and online photo sharing.

Inside Outsourcing

March 27th, 2008


In this episode Scott sits down with Venkat and Vinod from India, two Microsoft Regional Directors and gets their inside perspective on outsourcing.

Rocky Lhotka on Data Access Mania, LINQ and CSLA.NET

March 21st, 2008


Scott talks with developer and author Rockford Lhotka about the attack of the DALs (Data Access Layers). How can we put LINQ to SQL, LINQ to Entities …

Dave Laribee on ALT.NET

March 14th, 2008


This week Scott talks with Dave Laribee of Xclaim Software about the movement he named ALT.NET. Are these alternative principles or just business as usual? What can Microsoft learn from the Agile Community?

Quetzal Bradley on Testing after Unit Tests

March 7th, 2008


In this episode Scott talks with Quetzal Bradley, a Microsoft developer on the Connected Systems Architecture Team, about testing after unit tests. Is 100% Code Coverage enough?

Principal Architect Mike Pizzo on the ADO.NET Entity Framework

February 29th, 2008


Scott discusses the ins and outs of the ADO.NET Entity framework and LINQ to Entities with Microsoft Principal Architect Mike Pizzo.

Michio Kaku on making the "impossible" possible

February 22nd, 2008


Scott talks with theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku about making what was once considered impossible technology into reality.

Building Community with Norm Judah - CTO of Microsoft Services

February 12th, 2008


Scott chats with Norm Judah, the CTO of Microsoft Services. They talk about running a multi-cultural organization of 16,000 consultants, building …

What's it like for Mac Developers - Interview with Steven Frank of Panic

February 6th, 2008


Scott chats with Steven Frank, co-founder of Panic, an Apple Design Award winning Mac Development Shop. Scott and Steven went to college together and …

Scott Interviews His Dad

January 24th, 2008


In this special episode, Scott sits down with his Dad and talks about growing up as a geek, raising geeks, and the sacrifices families make to help their geek children succeed.

ADO.NET "Astoria" Data Services with Shawn Wildermuth

January 19th, 2008


Scott chats with Shawn Wildermuth, "the ADO Guy," about ADO.NET Data Services, aka "Project Astoria." It's REST for SQL Server. Should you care? …

Starting Small with F# with Dustin Campbell

January 11th, 2008


Scott is at CodeMash in Ohio this week chatting with CodeRush/Refactor developer Dustin Campbell about his recent obsession with F#. Is it a functional language and object-oriented language or an imperative language? …

2007 The Year in Review

January 7th, 2008


Scott and Carl chat about 2007. How was the year for Developers? For the Web?

The Worst Show Ever with Chris Sells and Rory Blyth

December 28th, 2007


Chris Sells and Rory Blyth come over to Scott's house and proceed to record a horrible episode of Hanselminutes. Consider this a Holiday episode that …

Pex with Jonathan 'Peli' de Halleux and Nikolai Tillmann

December 20th, 2007


"Pex" is an intelligent assistant to the programmer that automatically generates unit tests, allowing you to find bugs early. In addition, it suggests to the programmer how to fix the bugs. Scott chats with Peli and …

Visual Basic Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow with Paul Vick

December 12th, 2007


Scott chats with Paul Vick, Principal VB Architect, and Paul Yuknewicz, a Senior Program Manager on the VB Team about the past, present and future of …

Eclipse with Bjorn Freeman-Benson

December 7th, 2007


In this episode Scott discusses Eclipse, Open Source and both the history and future of software with Bjorn Freeman-Benson. Bjorn is the Technical Director for Open Source Process and Infrastructure for the Eclipse …

Software Architecture with Dan Appleman

November 30th, 2007


Scott gets the scoop on software architecture with developer and author Dan Appleman.

Over Two Decades at Microsoft - Larry Osterman

November 15th, 2007


Scott chats with Larry Osterman, the man who makes Windows go "ding", about his two-plus decades working for Microsoft. They chat about sound, Vista, Security and generally geek out.

Writing FaceBook Applications with .NET - Interview with Mel Sampat, author of Outsync

November 8th, 2007


In this episode, Scott talks with Mel Sampat, a Program Manager at Microsoft who's written OutSync, an application that syncs faces between Outlook, Facebook, and indirectly Windows SmartPhones. They chat about what it …

Planning, Placing and Building a House Google Earth and Sketchup

November 3rd, 2007


Scott's all alone this week, talking about planning the house he and his wife built. They used Google Earth to visualize the lot, placing a lot and neighborhood plan in 3D space. Then, working with their agent, they …

Open Source Software Licensing with Jonathan Zuck of ACT Online

October 16th, 2007


Scott and Carl turn to Jonathan Zuck of the Association for Competitive Technology to demystify Software Licensing and the industry's many Open … - Moving from LAMP to .NET 3.5

October 16th, 2007


Scott chats with Matt Davis, architect at, about their move from a LAMP stack (Linux/Apache/mysql/PHP) to .NET 3.5. What's working, what's not, and what kinds of issues are they running into as their …

Parallel Programming with .NET

October 11th, 2007


Scott chats with Stephen Toub a Microsoft Developer working on new ways to make concurrency programming easier with .NET.

Interview with Shawn Burke on Microsoft's .NET Source Code Release

September 26th, 2007


Scott and Carl talk with Shawn Burke on the culmination of his many-year-old plan to get parts of the source of the .NET Framework released. With …

10 Foot Development for Media Center

September 21st, 2007


Every copy of Windows Vista Home Premium and above has Media Center on it. Have you run your copy? Turns out that you can develop your own '10 foot apps' (that can be run with a remote from your couch) with Visual …

Vista 64 - Developing on 64-bit Vista Ultimate

September 10th, 2007


Scott adds some much needed detail to last weeks show. Is developing on 64-bit in .NET tricky? What gotchas do you need? Who should move to 64-bit? …

Vista 64 - Is Now the Time?

September 7th, 2007


Carl and Scott are both running 64-bit Vista while others wait. Was it the right decision?


August 31st, 2007


Scott's been poking around with LINQ to XML and reports his findings to Carl about life with XDocuments and XElements. They also talk about the bridge classes that link (no pun intended) System.Xml and System.Xml.Linq.

2007 Ultimate Tool List

August 25th, 2007


Scott and Carl talk about Scott's 2007 Ultimate devoloper and power users tool list.

Moving your Email into the Cloud - Google for Apps and Live Custom Domains

August 17th, 2007


Scott and Carl talk about Scott's Family's recent move to Google Apps and Carl considers moving to Live Custom Domains. What are the benefits of moving your life into the cloud?

F# with Robert Pickering

August 10th, 2007


Scott chats with Robert Pickering, author of Foundations of F#. We ask the question 'Why F#?' and talk about functional languages and some of the features of F# that make it a great introduction to FP for .NET …

John Lam on Iron Ruby

August 3rd, 2007


Scott sits down with John Lam at OSCON the day that Iron Ruby Pre-Alpha 1 was released, and talks about the announcement to host on RubyForge.

Jeff Atwood overclocks the Ultimate PC

July 27th, 2007


Scott and Carl talk to Jeff Atwood about the importance of Hardware and Scott addresses some of the questions around Building a Developer PC from Show 69.

Talking to the Interns

July 20th, 2007


Scott's got two high-school interns working for him this summer. In this episode Scott talks to High School Seniors Eric and Shady about their …

Be a Better Developer in Six Months

July 13th, 2007


Justice Gray asked folks 'What are you doing for the next 6 months to be a better developer?' In this episode, Scott and Carl kick the question …

Windows Home Server

July 6th, 2007


Scott talks to Charlie Kindel about the upcoming Windows Home Server, formerly Project Q and how you can backup your life.

Interview with Timothy Ferriss of The Four Hour Workweek

June 29th, 2007


Scott sits down with New York Times Best Selling Author Timothy Ferriss of the 4-Hour Workweek. Tim has an interesting take on how to focus on what's important in your life and offers techniques to be more effective. …

Building a Developer PC

June 22nd, 2007


Scott and Carl chat about building your own PC with a focus on the developer, rather than the gamer.

Orcas Overview

June 15th, 2007


What's the big deal about Orcas, er, Visual Studio 2008? Scott sits down with his partner in crime, Patrick Cauldwell, and chat about .NET 2.0, 3.0, …


June 8th, 2007


Scott and Carl Discuss recent technology changes and upgrades in this the fourth installment of Hanselminutiae.

Setting up a Home Network

June 1st, 2007


Scott and Carl talk about home networking: dos and don'ts, gotchas and such.

Scott talks to Martin Fowler and David Heinemeier Hansson

May 25th, 2007


Scott sits down with Martin Fowler of Thoughtworks and David Heinemeier Hansson of 37 signals and talks about beauty, making developers happen, the …

Interview with Lynda from

May 18th, 2007


Google for Lynda and you'll find the legendary Lynda has had a popular online presence for over 12 years. She created the original …

Scott Guthrie and Jason Zander on Silverlight

May 11th, 2007


Scott sits down with Scott Guthrie and Jason Zander at Mix 07 to talk about Silverlight, his incredible keynote demos, dynamic language support, and all of the rest of the mind-blowing news from Mix!

Chris Sells and Scott Look Forward (Part 2 of 2)

May 4th, 2007


In Part 2 of this Two Part podcast, I visit the home of Chris Sells and we make up a topic for the show! I suggested we talk about what programming will look like in 15 years, and Chris countered with the suggestion …

Chris Sells and Scott Look Back (Part 1 of 2)

April 27th, 2007


In Part 1 of this Two Part podcast, I visit the home of Chris Sells and we make up a topic for the show! I suggested we talk about what programming will look like in 15 years, and Chris countered with the suggestion …

Rich Internet Applications - WPF/E becomes Silverlight

April 20th, 2007


We discuss "Web 2.5" as Silverlight (ne WPF/E) is announced. Seems that Rich Cross-Platform Runtimes quickly approach from both Microsoft and Adobe. What does this mean to the average developer? We also try to make up …

Hanselminutiae #3

April 13th, 2007


Carl and Scott discuss the weeks events in their technology lives, in this 3rd Hanselminutiae. Who are the Spyware People? Is the AppleTV any good? …

Sychronizing Internet Calendars

April 4th, 2007


Scott and Carl chat about the pain of the DST change and how they manage their calendars over the internet.

Building 42/Polita Paulus

March 30th, 2007


Scott teams up with Rory Blyth to find and talk to developers at Microsoft building 42. In a feat of investigative skill and daring they find …

The Old New Thing - Interview with Raymond Chen

March 22nd, 2007


Scott sits down with the original raconteur of Windows, Raymond Chen to talk about all things Win32 and where Microsoft Bob is currently.

Monorail - Alternative ASP.NET

March 13th, 2007


Scott interviews two developers who are betting on Monorail on ASP.NET, an MVC Web Framework inspired by Action Pack.

Squeezing the most out of Continuous Integration - with Jay Flowers

March 6th, 2007


In this long-awaited Part II on Continuous Integration, Scott talks to Jay Flowers, maker of CI Factory about how to squeeze the most out of your Continuous Integration build. If you're not doing CI, this is a great …

Hiring and Interviewing Engineers

February 28th, 2007


Scott and Carl talk about the "FizzBuzz" test and try to come up with practical techniques for hiring engineers and technical folks.

End to End Tracing

February 21st, 2007


Scott and Carl talk about the End to End (E2E) tracing format, how it relates to WCF and how you can use it to introduce system-wide tracing your …

Static Code Analysis with NDepend

February 15th, 2007


Scott and Carl discuss afferent and efferent coupling, and many other code metrics techniques, and wonder why more .NET developers don't use static …


February 8th, 2007


Scott and Carl talk about the Microsoft/OpenID collaboration.

Bruce Payette - Powershell

February 1st, 2007


In this episode Scott gets the skinny on Powershell with Bruce Payette, one of the founding members of the Windows PowerShell team, co-designer of the PowerShell language and the principal author of the PowerShell …

Board Gaming for Programmers

January 23rd, 2007


In this episode Scott talks with Chris Brooks and Eli Smith about the evolution and current state of classic board gaming.

How to start your own MicroISV

January 18th, 2007


In this episode Scott interviews Leon of about the partnership that created their TimeSnapper product. Leon shares his 25 steps to starting your own MicroISV. Leon will be publishing detailed info on each …


January 10th, 2007


Scott and Carl discuss Microsoft's answer to Flash, Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere (WPF/E), a lightweight version of the .NET 2.0 (and …

Language Extensibility - Iron Python

January 5th, 2007


Scott and Carl bring us up to date on the developments in dynamic and static language extensibility.

Pro Audio Basics

December 13th, 2006


Scott and Carl discuss some of the basics and modern myths of professional audio.

Life Hacks with Gina Trapani

December 6th, 2006


Scott and Carl talk about life hacks with Gina Trapani, web developer and author of the book "Life Hacker - 88 tricks to turbocharge your day".

Next Generation Gaming Systems

November 21st, 2006


Scott talks with Carl about the state of gaming hardware, software, and programmability.


November 14th, 2006


This week Scott and Carl discuss the various WS specifications and how they relate to WCF, with a strong emphasis on security.

Architecture (TechEd Barcelona)

November 9th, 2006


This week Scott and Carl discuss Software Architecture from the Tech Ed developer conference in Barcelona.


November 1st, 2006


Scott and Carl talk about digital identity and related technologies.

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