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The Weekly Squeak

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A weekly podcast from Chris Chinchilla covering technology, board and role play games, history, current affairs, and frankly whatever I feel like covering.Show notes can be found at - chrischinchilla.com/podcast

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Cybersecurity during a Pandemic - An interview with Critical Start

April 1st, 2020

34:06

No links this week as I focus on an interview with Quentin Rhoads-Herrera of Critical Start where we talk about cyber security during a time of …

Peter Suma of Applied Brain Research, a new Hello World, and how games influence policy

March 25th, 2020

49:40

In this episode I speak with Peter Suma of Applied Brain Research about Nengo, a complete brain maker that allows you to develop and run models with deep learning, online learning, static weights, simple linear neurons, …

Mobile engagement with mGage, why you should use Brave, ditch Discord and what actually is a URL

March 18th, 2020

43:49

In this episode I speak with Nick Millward of mGage about the past present and future of mobile engagement, especially RCS. I also cover the history of the URL, teaching an AI to play D&D, how to work from home, why …

Computing history with Sinclair Target of two-bit history

March 4th, 2020

58:53

I'm taking a short break, so something from the archives this week of my ill-fated podcast from last year, "The Enthusiastic Amateur". This interview is reproduced in entirety to get the listeners it deserved. A great …

Patrick McFadin talks Datastax and Cassandra, MIDI 2.0 and how do planes fly?

February 13th, 2020

42:56

In this episode I speak with Patrick McFadin about Datastax and their plans with Apache Cassandra, ponder on the release of MIDI 2.0 after 37 years, …

Paul Kuijf of learned.io, Wine, filter bubbles, and what is meat?

February 6th, 2020

38:50

In this episode I speak with Paul Kuijf of learned.io, look at the new Lovecraft film, burst some bubbles, learn new languages, and much more.

The Tactigon, academic scandal, and gaming colonialism

January 22nd, 2020

39:20

In this episode I speak with the makers of the Tactigon wearable gesture controller, look at scandal in Oxford, DLC in D&D, decolonialising …

Responsible AI with Shlomi Hod, the weird web and fax on the beach

January 15th, 2020

46:47

This episode I speak with Shlomi Hod about responsible AI, look at the worst D&D monster of all, hello world in assembly, and more.

Kin Lane the API evangelist, Linux revisited, and the lost story of Wolfenstein

January 7th, 2020

39:55

In this episode I speak with the infamous Kin Lane, the API evangelist, now working with Postman. I also cover my new experiences with the Linux desktop, how "the rise of skywalker" has visions of our dystopian future, …

5GTechritory, Y2K, BitTorrent, Monopoly, and future gazing

December 18th, 2019

59:13

In this episode I speak with Laszlo Toth, Nikolai Astrup, and Dr. Suncheol Gweon from the recent 5GTechritory about the current state, and future …

Chronosphere and fixing the internet, air conditioning and calculators

December 5th, 2019

38:30

In this episode I speak with Martin Mao of Chronosphere about the massive scale monitoring platform. I also cover fixing the internet, fixing air …

Raj Dutt of Grafana, Brave, WeWork, and Football manager

November 27th, 2019

44:38

In this episode I speak with Raj Dutt of Grafana. I also cover the rise of the Brave browser, keep an eye on Softbank, question Apple's design, look at the new tabletop game, Tapestry, investigate the issues with …

A fantasy Greek perfect for your eyes

November 15th, 2019

11:30

Fresh back from Tekom's TCWorld event, Chris covers the difference between different types of tech writers, fantasy maps, running D&D campaigns with inconsistent players, is dark mode a myth, and why do so many …

WeWorld

November 8th, 2019

16:38

In this episode I cover the WeWork/Meetup/Softbank world domination saga, the sad state of affairs of online journalism, and has Apple had enough of …

The Apache Software Foundation, UNIX at 50 and the story of a floating hotel

October 31st, 2019

51:53

In this episode I speak with David Nalley of the Apache Software Foundation about their roles in the projects they work with. Also features how an …

Leemon Baird of Hedera Hashgraph, Wendys Horror, and GNU Start

October 15th, 2019

49:33

In this episode I speak with Dr. Leemon Baird of Hedera Hashgraph about their DLT (not a Blockchain), plus the Saga of Richard Stallman continues, …

The Vermont Remote Workers Grant, Docker, Boeing, ICE and Thomas Jefferson

October 3rd, 2019

31:56

In this episode I speak with Commissioner Goldstein of the Vermont State Government about the policy of paying remote workers to relocate to the …

The nerd legacy

September 25th, 2019

18:39

In this episode I cover the resignation of Richard Stallman, historic installation windows, Apple and "sherlocking", COBOL, and the future of …

Xinshu Dong of RockX, Unix, the history of commuting and words

September 12th, 2019

41:19

In this episode I speak with Xinshu Dong of RockX about his new blockchain-based digital assets platform. Also features stories on the impact of our cities on commuting, products for the elderly, the power of words, the …

Sky Guo of Cypherium, loss in the age of the cloud and fantasy islands

August 29th, 2019

37:21

In this episode I speak with Sky Guo of Cypherium, cover data loss in the era of digital memories, fantasy islands, the history of JQuery, and when …

Product Hunt award winner Krisp.ai, Ctrl+Alt+Del and HarmonyOS

August 15th, 2019

45:08

In this episode I speak with Davit Baghdasaryan of Krisp.ai about their small Windows, macOS and (soon) iOS application that removes background noise from online conversations. Also features news on Huawei's new OS, the …

Putting Blockchain in hotel rooms with Réda Berrehili of the Ki Foundation

August 9th, 2019

46:31

In this episode I speak with Réda Berrehili of the Ki Foundation about their plans to put blockchain-powered assistants into hotel rooms. I also cover the Linux desktop wars are over, the Nintendo power glove, and those …

Quantum Jerks - Brilliant Puppies, Pompeii, and what's so good about Medium?

August 1st, 2019

20:47

In this Weekly Squeak I cover Quantum computing, removing brilliant jerks, the problems with Medium, the problems with office perks, arguments over …

Apache Spark with Jean Georges Perrin, Twine, Alexa and the NHS

July 19th, 2019

1:11:11

In this episode I speak with Jean Georges Perrin about his forthcoming book "Spark in Action", where we cover Apache Spark, writing books, and why many are wrong about IBM. I also cover Twine, Open Source and Alexa and …

IOST Blockchain, downplaying air travel, computer sound design and JPEG joy

July 12th, 2019

45:43

In this episode I speak with some of the team behind the IOST Blockchain project, cover recent Zoom woes, wonder if air travel is all that's it's …

Marco Palladino of Kong, Sugar, Sobriety and Vegetarian Tech

July 4th, 2019

44:21

I speak with Marco Palladino of Kong about their API gateway, microservice mesh and smart docs generation.

Also features content on North Korea, increased sobriety, Sugar and Vegetarian tech events.

And I announce how …

The state of mobile networks with OpenSignal

June 27th, 2019

1:11:53

In this episode I speak with Ian Fogg of OpenSignal about our current 4G network, and the future 5G one. Also featured is D&D for product teams, educating on the history of the British Empire, Visual Basic, Project …

KubeCon - Solo.io, Digital Ocean and Atlassian

June 14th, 2019

1:13:04

In part 2 of interviews from KubeCon, I speak with the following people about developments in the world of Kubernetes:

  • Idit Levine of Solo.io

KubeCon - IBM, Canonical and Rancher

June 10th, 2019

1:11:39

In part 1 of interviews from KubeCon, I speak with the following people about developments in the world of Kubernetes:

  • 1:27 - Jason McGee of IBM

Mark Marron of Bosque, Microsoft's new programming language

May 28th, 2019

1:05:41

I speak with Mark Marron of Microsoft about their new language that is simple, obvious, and easy to reason about for both humans and machines.

I also cover Edge arriving on macOS, Android Q desktop mode, Vale for the …

Matt Billman of Netlify, game playing AI, and Sim City hell

May 15th, 2019

55:21

In this episode Chris speaks with Matt Billman of Netlify, creating general game playing AI, browser wars past and present, and more!


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A Linux for Windows? Pengwin, Polymaths, Login and Coffee Pods

May 7th, 2019

1:03:08

In this episode Chris speaks with Hayden Barnes about the Pengwin project, an optimised Linux for the Windows Linux Subsystem. Also features articles …

Your smart essential dungeon

April 25th, 2019

57:42

In this episode Chris covers why the Essential phone isn't as bad you might have thought, how smart speakers are changing music, new programming languages, and is D&D becoming too mainstream?

Also features an …

The Caffeinated Cthulhu Desktop

April 17th, 2019

19:22

In this episode I look at advice on writing weird fiction, the future of Linux, the latest version of Opera, wether Google cloud offers an open source friendly alternative to AWS, and more!

Robocall hyphen king

April 4th, 2019

21:45

In this episode Chris covers the trail of the robocall king, programmer's obsession with efficiency, prisoners training AI, all you wanted to know about hyphenation, and much more.

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Ranking full stop

March 27th, 2019

15:55

In this episode I cover old technologies and how to preserve them, the death of Childhood musicians and a little more.

Tendermint, Cosmos and developer-focused Blockchains

March 20th, 2019

55:34

Chris speaks with Jae Kwon of Tendermint about their Byzantine-fault tolerant state machine replication. Or blockchain, for short.

Also in this …

Revolutionising health data with Arkhn

March 14th, 2019

49:31

In this episode Chris speaks with Alexis of Arkhn about their plans to standardise medical data. Also featured are stories on D&D, the connections between crypto and gambling, the real intentions of Facebook and …

Brian Platz of Fluree, the Feature Packed Blockchain-based Database

March 6th, 2019

57:48

In this episode I speak with Brian Platz of Fluree, a database that packs Blockchain, GraphQL, change reversion and much more. I also cover my geeky squeaks for the week including cashless society, the number 3 mobile …

Ethical Robot Love Hack

February 28th, 2019

17:52

In this weekly geeky squeak I look at coworking, robot love, unhackability, CUPS, Docker, the male focussed world, article 13, and more.

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Decentralised Privacy with Loki Network

February 13th, 2019

47:25

In this episode Chris covers links of the week including ancient relics, and toys old and new. Also features an interview with Simon Harman, the …

Emulate History

January 31st, 2019

15:34

In this short episode I look at computing history, privacy vs usability and more.


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Monique Morrow, missing aliens, and the death of RSS

January 23rd, 2019

47:28

In this episode I speak with Monique Morrow about creating technology that people actually need. Also featured the death of RSS, is Bitcoin the new …

15th January - Rachel Black of Lisk

January 15th, 2019

55:44

In this first episode for 2019, Chris covers EU funding for open source, EU cyber security, accessibility, open source controversies and the apocalypse.

Interview segment with Rachel Black, Technical Evangelist for …

Ben Goertzel of SingularityNET and Hanson Robotics

December 18th, 2018

33:35

Cate and Chris speak to the infamous Ben Goertzel of SingularityNET and Hanson Robotics at Web Summit about Sophia the robot, SingularityNET, AI on …

Chaos Engineering with Kolton Andrus of Gremlin

December 6th, 2018

23:29

Cate and Chris speak with Kolton Andrus of Gremlin, about Chaos Engineering, ensuring reliability at scale and the plans the company has over the …

The Future of 5G at 5GTechritory

November 19th, 2018

48:21

Chris and Cate recently attended 5GTechritory in Riga, Latvia to discover what business and government leaders are doing with 5G and what it will mean to us.

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The Google Walkout - Is Tech Culture to Blame?

November 6th, 2018

40:15

Live from a Lisbon hotel, Cate and Chris discuss the recent sexual harassment stories from Google and dig into the story and what aspects of tech and …

Real World Blockchain Use with Anatoliy Lytovchenko

October 29th, 2018

27:48

Chris speaks with Anatoliy Lytovchenko of Eleks at the recent IT Arena in Ukraine about real world Blockchain use cases he worked on with his clients.

The Aeternity Blockchain with Emil Wagner

October 9th, 2018

34:23

Chris speaks with Emil Wagner of æternity, who aim to make blockchains more usable for developers and end users.

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IFA Interviews - eBlocker, Snips and Conrad Connect

September 19th, 2018

46:57

Cate and Chris speak with eBlocker (IoT security), Snips (Voice Assistant software and hardware) and Conrad Connect (Smart Home platform) at this years IFA in Berlin.

IFAlicious

September 12th, 2018

42:39

Chris and Cate talk about the European consumer electronics fair IFA. Expect dancing robots.

Rebroadcast: Scott Heiferman - founder of meetup.com

August 24th, 2018

24:17

There's a high chance that if you have attended an event in a city in recent years, it was arranged through meetup.com. The site now has over 32 million members, over a quarter of a million meetup groups and over half a …

Eyeo, Adblock Plus and Flattr with Rachel Brochado

August 16th, 2018

38:54

Chris speaks with Rachel Brochado about Eyeo and their products, Adblock Plus, Flattr, and the Acceptable Ads program. We also discuss the future of funding creative activities.

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Stefan Thomas, ripple and Malta blockchain summit

August 8th, 2018

54:58

Chris speaks with Stefan Thomas, ex CTO of ripple about his past and new projects. Also,​ featured is the Malta blockchain summit, happening in November.

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Tales from Lithuania - Telesoftas and general impressions

July 26th, 2018

59:02

In this episode Cate and Chris discuss more of their recent trip to Lithuania. This time about Telesoftas, an innovation house with an enigmatic leader, and their general impressions of the country and it's startup …

The Future of Cities and Frankenstein AI

July 20th, 2018

55:13

Chris speaks with URBAN-X’s Managing Director Micah Kotch to speak about the startups they fund, and to Rachel Ginsberg about the Frankenstein AI project that challenges how we interact with AI, and how they interact …

Marketing Blockchain with Consensys and Lisk

July 10th, 2018

58:05

Chris speaks with Amanda Gutterman of Consensys and Thomas Schouten of Lisk about their projects and how to market something as complex as Blockchain.

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Tales from Lithuania - bit&byte and infobalt

June 28th, 2018

1:09:07

We begin our series of interviews from our recent trip to Lithuania. First a coding school for children and the trade association for ICT. Thanks to …

Computational Knowledge with Stephen Wolfram

June 13th, 2018

48:11

Chris speaks with the venerable Stephen Wolfram about his career, company and the future of how we process data into something meaningful.

The JavaScript and Hyperledger foundations

June 5th, 2018

55:48

Chris speaks with the leads of two open source software foundations, Kris Borchers of the JavaScript Foundation, and Brian Behlendorf of the …

The future of Big Data with Datical and Pepperdata

May 30th, 2018

58:21

Chris speaks with Sean Suchter of Pepperdata and Robert Reeves of Datical about the future of DevOp and deployment for Big Data applications.

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A fast train to the World

May 23rd, 2018

54:23

In this episode Cate and Chris discuss their extensive travels, public transport, the first victims of GDPR, should we be worried about China and …

Marty the Robot and Robotical

May 8th, 2018

29:30

Chris and Cate speak with Myles from Robotical about their all-singing-all-dancing Marty the robot for education.

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The Weekly Squeak - Team Assemble!

May 2nd, 2018

30:33

In this episode Cate discuss ChromeOS, Robots, GDPR, Bromads, games, and is Ready Player One really not a work of fiction, but a manifesto of what's wrong with the Tech Industry. 🤔

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Zilliqa - High throughput Blockchain

April 26th, 2018

29:34

In this episode Chris speaks with Xinshu Dong of Zilliqa about their ideas on how to implement a high throughput blockchain output.

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Artificial Millennial Intelligence

April 18th, 2018

59:52

In this episode, Cate and Chris talk about AI and the human machine era, the end of the 8 hour work day, when crypto conferences go wrong and more…

Putting your brain in control - With Max Newton of BrainCo

April 12th, 2018

27:26

Chris speaks with Max Newton of BrainCo about how their brain-interfacing devices help people focus better.

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Open Source Deep Learning with Skymind - Chris Nicholson

April 6th, 2018

31:33

Chris interviews Chris Nicholson, the CEO of Open Source Deep Learning platform, Skymind.

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The World's First Emotional Processing Unit

April 2nd, 2018

34:10

Do We Need the World's First Emotional Processing Unit?

Chris interviews the founder of Emoshape, a company who thinks we do, and has created the first EPU, wether we need it or not.

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The Center for Social Media Responsibility

March 28th, 2018

27:51

Chris speaks with Garlin Gilchrist II and Aviv Ovadya at the Center for Social Media Responsibility at the University of Michigan about their mission.

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SWSW, social credit, and the right to be forgotten

March 23rd, 2018

32:18

In our latest episode, Chris reports back from SXSW and we talk about interesting articles from the week including the creation of the internet, China’s efforts at social credit, the ‘right to be forgotten’ and more.

Creative Industries on the Blockchain - Zach LeBeau of SingularDTV

March 21st, 2018

31:34

Chris speaks with Zach LeBeau of SingularDTV at SXSW about their ambitious plans to bring music and video production, distribution, rights management …

Mobile World Congress 2018

March 15th, 2018

45:51

Chris & Cate are back at Mobile World Congress and bring your their highlights from this whopper of a show.

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Red Hat acquires CoreOS, an interview with Brian Gracely

February 28th, 2018

32:14

Chris speaks with Brian Gracely, director, OpenShift product strategy about the container space more generally and how the acquisition might fit into it.

Aiva - The Ai that composes music

February 16th, 2018

37:22

We speak with Pierre Barreau, CEO of Aiva who's AI has helped compose music for presentations, games, concerts, and even has its own album.

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The Big Data Bikocalypse

February 12th, 2018

52:37

In this episode Cate and Chris discuss the birthday of open source, big data, transportation and how to conduct yourself at networking events.

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Decentralised exchanges and AirSwap

February 3rd, 2018

26:49

Chris speaks with Sam Tabar, strategist at AirSwap about trading cryptocurrencies on decentralised exchanges and how we can solve the problems of VC …

Optimize your cloud native infrastructure with Replex.io

January 29th, 2018

28:40

Chris speaks with the three founders of replex.io who aim to help you identify inefficiencies at every level of a stack, from discrete hardware …

Nuraphone - Best of Innovation award at CES 2018

January 23rd, 2018

30:07

Fresh from their Best of Innovation at CES Innovation Awards, we finally publish an interview with Nuraphone when Chris visited their office in Melbourne in December to discuss their unique headphones, and running a …

Containers and Serverless Predictions with Lucas Carlson

January 17th, 2018

43:25

Chris speaks with Lucas Carlson of Automic to discuss the current state of Containers and Serverless, plus predictions for 2018.

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CES 2018 - The woeful and the wonderful

January 15th, 2018

42:37

In this episode Cate and Chris tackle CES, a crazy show of more than 4,500 exhibitors spread over 11 official venues. It's an exercise in stamina as you traverse the crowds trying to find the gems among the generic. …

Daniel G. Siegel - the bullet hole misconception

January 8th, 2018

39:06

Chris speaks with Daniel G. Siegel about his talk "the bullet hole misconception" covering topics such as how developers should challenge themselves …

CCC, recounting 2017 and predictions for 2018

December 31st, 2017

1:02:56

Chris and Cate recount the year that was, look forward to 2018 and discuss the recent CCC in Leipzig.

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Berlin Blockchain Day Panel

December 28th, 2017

25:14

Chris hosts a panel at the recent Berlin Blockchain day with three blockchain luminaries: Dmitry Meshkov, Alexander Chepurnoy, Vlad Zamfir and Alexander Ivanov.

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Dubai Startups - Wrappup, a meeting AI

December 21st, 2017

34:45

Chris interviews Dubai startup Wrappup about their meeting AI bot and running a startup in Dubai.

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CircleCI CTO Rob Zuber on continuous integration that 'just works'

December 11th, 2017

34:02

Chris speaks with CircleCI CTO Rob Zuber about creating a continuous integration platform that gets out of the way of developers and just lets them work, test, build and deploy.

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Love in the time of artificial intelligence

December 4th, 2017

38:42

In this episode Cate and Chris tackle the rise of cryptocurrencies, love (past and present) in the time of artificial intelligence, the prevalence of software bugs, net neutrality from a non-American perspective, and …

Augmented reality and IoT with Tanveer Saifee of Thingworx

November 30th, 2017

25:32

Chris speaks with Tanveer Saifee of Thingworx about creating interactive AR tools that help workers in modern industry understand and analyse the …

Johannes Schickling of Graphcool, The GraphQL Backend

November 21st, 2017

30:10

Chris speaks with Johannes Schickling of Graphcool, The GraphQL Backend Framework. The interview covers their love of GraphQL, community and how they …

Are Coders King?

November 16th, 2017

51:40

In this episode Cate and Chris tackle some difficult topics such as the backlash against tech, does the status quo even want to change, diversity, …

What can musicians and programmers learn from each other? A conversation with Ryan Blunden

November 7th, 2017

1:00:11

Chris speaks with Ryan Blunden about what programmers and musicians can learn from each other, the affects of music on coding, what genres might be what programming language, computer generated music and much more.

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The Ukrainian Startup scene with Anastasia Sleptsova

October 30th, 2017

37:42

As part of a forthcoming article on the Ukrainian tech/startup scene, I interview Anastasia Sleptsova Head of Ecosystem Partnerships at UNIT.City.

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How to program a robot - Interview with Gestalt Robotocs

October 26th, 2017

39:27

Robots are appearing everywhere in our lives and workplaces, but how does a developer actually program one?

Chris spoke with Jans Lembrecht of Gestalt Robotics about his experience programming industrial robots designed …

Managing Your Business Apps with Apperian, An Interview with Mark Lorion

October 23rd, 2017

38:24

To those of us addicted to our smartphones, the myriad of applications we can install and what we can achieve (or time waste) with them is astounding.

But for those of us working in corporate or other industries that …

The Ethics of Tech

October 10th, 2017

48:25

This week Cate and Chris discuss smarter ways to hire developers, ethics in tech and more.

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Ubuntu Core and Snaps

October 2nd, 2017

36:24

Chris spoke with Dustin Kirkland, VP of product development and Jamie Bennett, VP of Devices and IoT Engineering at Canonical to understand more the strategy behind Ubuntu Core and Snaps.

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Thierry Carrez, release manager for the OpenStack project

September 28th, 2017

31:04

Chris interviews Thierry Carrez, release manager for the OpenStack project about how he coordinates a large amount of contributors to the project, …

Interviews from IFA 2017 and Startup Night Berlin

September 27th, 2017

32:57

Chris and Cate interview numerous people from IFA and Startup Night Berlin 2017.

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Dataiku Interview

September 22nd, 2017

14:05

Dataiku Interview by Gregarious Mammal

IFA, IoT night, Armenian startups and Startup night - The Berlin week that was

September 22nd, 2017

40:25

Chris and Cate recount one crazy week in Berlin covering IFA, the France vs Germany IoT battle, Armenian startups and the long night of Startups.

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Mark Brocato of Sencha - Bringing cross platform components to React

September 14th, 2017

20:08

Chris speaks with Mark Brocato of Sencha about their new cross platform data-driven components for the React framework, and how the company made JavaScript more advanced years before anyone else.

Tech in Board Games, an Interview with Ben Maddox

September 6th, 2017

36:19

Chris speaks with Ben Maddox of the Perfect Information podcast to talk about the past, present and future of technology in Board Games.

Love, life, leisure and technology

August 31st, 2017

52:48

This week Cate and Chris discuss the intersections of journalism, immortality, music, romance and government with technology.

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Datical - Bringing DevOps practices to Database Administrators

August 22nd, 2017

29:59

I spoke with Robert Reeves, CTO and Co-founder of Datical, a company that aims to remove the pain that database administrators (DBAs) experience on a …

Pepperdata - Bringing DevOps Practices to the Big Data World

August 16th, 2017

26:15

Big Data analysis generally involves piping large data sets into processing systems such as Apache Spark and Hadoop, walking away for a very long …

Generation what now?

August 15th, 2017

41:49

This week Cate and Chris discuss how smart phones are destroying a generation, cybersecurity, documentation, tech diversity and more.

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Steadily Serving the Web for 12 years, Liam Crilly from NGINX

July 25th, 2017

31:35

NGINX is one of the most popular web servers on the internet. Just a shade behind the market leader it emerged roughly ten years ago to provide an …

Scott Heiferman - The past, present and future of meeting people with meetup founder

July 24th, 2017

23:30

There's a high chance that if you have attended an event in a city in recent years, it was arranged through meetup.com. The site now has over 32 million members, over a quarter of a million meetup groups and over half a …

What Affect Is Tech Having on Society? An Interview With Yael Eisenstat

July 20th, 2017

25:47

Chris speaks to Yael Eisenstat about technology, how it can divide society into tribal bubbles and what we or tech companies can and should do about …

Becoming the First Cyborg with Liviu Babitz

July 19th, 2017

23:18

Chris and Cate speak to Liviu Babitz from Cyborgs Nest about the past, present and future of Cyborgs.

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Jeff Luszcz of Flexera - Helping make Open Source Secure and Compliant

July 19th, 2017

25:11

Chris speaks to Jeff Luszcz about how Flexera aims to make software that relies on open source components more secure, compliant and sustainable.

Lucas Carlson of Automic - Taking DevOps beyond developers

July 17th, 2017

20:57

Chris speaks with Lucas Carlson, novelist and strategist about Automic and how they are working to take DevOps beyond developers.

Brian Behlendorf of Hyperledger

July 6th, 2017

29:20

I speak with Brian Behlendorf, one of the key developers behind the Apache Web Server, a Mozilla and EFF board member, and Executive Director of the Hyperledger foundation, a project that aims to bring Blockchain …

The Missing Link(s)

July 4th, 2017

32:07

Cate and Chris discuss the latest news, tech developments, and events from the past couple of days.

Including Chat Bots, Ethereum, Petya and Cats writing Physics papers.

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Pravin Halady of NodeSource

June 29th, 2017

32:02

I sat down with Pravin Halady, product manager at NodeSource to discuss why enterprise developers might need a safer and more secure version of Node.JS and NPM and what it's like running a business where your biggest …

Pioneers 2017 interviews part 2 - Blockchain, IoT and Education

June 27th, 2017

45:50

Chris speaks to dozens of interesting people at this years Pioneers conference in Vienna, in part 2 are:

Salix - 00:00
ubirch - 09:02
Fable - 30:19

More details at gregariousmammal.com/podcast

How do techies and creatives learn best with Jessica Lovegood

June 19th, 2017

45:59

In this episode Cate and Chris talk with Jessica Lovegood, a UX designer with a passion for understanding how people in the tech industry learn.

gregariousmammal.com/podcast for show notes

Pioneers 2017 interviews part 1 - BioTech and Education

June 15th, 2017

49:49

Chris speaks to dozens of interesting people at this years Pioneers conference in Vienna, in part 1 are:

Oculyze - 00:00
Pepticom - 16:43
Robowunderkind …

Chip Childers, CTO of Cloud Foundry

June 9th, 2017

28:20

Chris speaks with Chip Childers about the history, use cases and components of Cloud Foundry.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chipchilders/

Europe unites, startup homogeneity and getting older in tech

June 5th, 2017

37:42

In this episode Cate and Chris discuss European startups uniting, startup homogeneity and getting older in tech.

More at gregariousmammal.com/podcast

Founder of Opera and Vivaldi, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner

June 2nd, 2017

29:25

Chris speaks with Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, founder of Opera and Vivaldi about browsers, web history and making the web personal without invading privacy.

Image By VlastaW, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Pilosa - Creating a new kind of database index

May 28th, 2017

33:24

Chris speaks with H.O. Maycotte and Troy Lanier of Pilosa, a new kind of index, a distributed bitmap index, that aims to solve a major problem for …

Manish Gupta of Redis Labs

May 24th, 2017

32:53

Chris speaks with Manish Gupta of Redis Labs about how redis became one of the most popular data stores for developers.

Mobile and Web App testing with Sauce Labs

May 19th, 2017

28:38

Chris speaks with Jonathan Lipps and Ken Drachnik about Sauce Labs, Selenium, Appuim and testing the internet of things.

Matthew Setter - ownCloud, PHP, Technical Writing and more

May 15th, 2017

45:37

In this episode Cate and Chris speak with Matthew Setter about ownCloud, PHP, Technical Writing and more.

OverOps interview, The future of online learning, ex-military in tech and much more

May 9th, 2017

1:07:57

In this episode Cate and Chris speak with Tal Weiss from OverOps, discuss the future of education, ex-military in tech, standing desks and more.

The future of work, Interview with Postman, and Skilled Migrants

April 25th, 2017

1:15:53

In this episode Cate and Chris speak with Abhinav Asthana from Postman, discuss the future of work, and skilled migrant visas.

gregariousmammal.com/podcast

Gregarious Mammal 18/04/17 - What is Biohacking?

April 19th, 2017

1:12:51

In this episode Cate and Chris speak with Paul Laeuner from BioMonkey about BioHacking to improve your physical and mental self and what (if …

Logz.io, Israel, Robots for Seniors and is the Laptop Dead?

April 11th, 2017

52:57

Cate and Chris the latest news, tech developments, and events from the past couple of days.

Logz.io, Israel, Robots for Seniors and is the Laptop Dead?

www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast/

Blockchain music and tech cooperatives with Resonate

March 19th, 2017

46:03

Chris talks with Peter Harris from resonate about music streaming on the blockchain, tech cooperatives and much more.

Gregarious Mammal at Mobile World Congress

March 6th, 2017

59:53

In this episode Chris and Cate report back from Mobile World Congress about IoT, robots and much more.

Gregarious Mammal 13/02/17

February 13th, 2017

41:15

Cate and Chris the latest news, tech developments, and events from the past couple of days.

Failure, diabetes wearables, lady problems and potatoes.

www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast/

Picking over 2016

December 21st, 2016

1:05:08

In this episode, Chris and Cate discuss 2016 and look forward (maybe) to 2017.

Web Summit, Trump, tech, news, opinions and solutions

November 21st, 2016

18:37

In this solo episode Chris gives a brain dump on his thoughts from the news of the past weeks to try and make a semblance of sense from it all.

Find …

The Weekly Squeak: Our Robot Overlords - Death or Desperation

November 2nd, 2016

1:00:53

In this episode we discuss what our robot overloads even are and wonder if they will kill us all, ruin our relationships, or just take our jobs…

Tech Community, Imposter syndrome and more with Jessica Rose

September 28th, 2016

51:42

In this Episode we discuss many topics with the infamous Jessica Rose. Technical communities, imposter syndrome, public speaking and more.

The Weekly Squeak, 5th September - IFA and The Long Night of Startups

September 4th, 2016

56:51

In this episode we discuss companies and people we met at IFA and the Long night of Startups here in Berlin.

Brexit, The Australian Election, Greece, International events and IoT in Football

July 16th, 2016

57:28

In this episode of the increasingly inaccurately titled 'Weekly Squeak' we discuss Brexit, The Australian Election, DroidCon in Greece, Greece in General, international conferences, IoT in sports and much more…

The Weekly Squeak, 6th August - Pitching your Idea to the Press

July 6th, 2016

47:53

In this Weekly Squeak we discuss how to effectively pitch your technical idea to the press.

The Weekly Squeak - 11th June 2016

June 10th, 2016

59:37

The Weekly squeak has a co-host this week. Cate Lawrence joins me as we discuss our trip to Bitspiration and Warsaw, Brexit and other miscellaneous topics.

The Weekly Squeak - 9th May 2016

May 9th, 2016

22:34

In this episode I discuss teaching beginners to program and how maybe we're all doing it wrong.

The Weekly Squeak - 28th March 2016

March 28th, 2016

41:55

In this episode I speak to Steve Tauber and Marin Todorov about Developer Health

Tech Tribes and Being an Outsider Amongst Outsiders

February 21st, 2016

11:14

In this episode I discuss being an outsider in a group of outsiders.

Celebrity Death, Netflix vs Digital Nomads and Introducing the Enthusiastic Amateur

January 18th, 2016

23:01

In this episode I discuss celebrity death and Netflix vs the digital Nomad.

Berlin Winter, Art Exhibitions and Submarine Cables

January 10th, 2016

17:51

In this episode I discuss the coldest winter I have ever experienced, art exhibitions and submarine cables.

Rounding of 2015

December 31st, 2015

15:39

In this first episode I look back on 2015.

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