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The AwesomeAlgo Podcast

The AwesomeAlgo Podcast

By AwesomeAlgo
A casual technical deep dives into interesting tools, platforms and projects in Algorand ecosystem ⛓
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#6 - James Bayly: Building an open-source data indexer to power next generation of multi-chain web3 apps
Hello and welcome to The AwesomeAlgo podcast! Today's guest is James Bayly - Chief Operating Officer at Subquery. A blockchain company based in New Zealand developing a next generation indexer solution that support multiple blockchain networks and significantly simplifies development of dapps for companies, engineers and enthusiasts in web3 space. The episode is structured as follows: 1. Overview of James's biography and his journey into Web3 and Blockchain development. 2. An overview of Subquery as a company and the main offering called Subquery Network. 3. James's advice for aspiring software engineers who want to try out blockchain development on Algorand and his take on the future of Blockchain space in general. If you would like to appear on the podcast and you have an interesting Web3 or Algorand related project, submit your form at https://bit.ly/awesomealgo. I maintain the podcast as a hobby in my free time. The most important thing that you as a listener can do to support it is to simply subscribe to and follow new episodes available on a large variety of podcasting platforms. Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode! 🙂 Resources: https://subquery.network https://academy.subquery.network https://github.com/subquery https://awesomealgo.com https://github.com/aorumbayev/awesome-algorand
48:16
September 20, 2022
#5 - Aaron Martinez: HDX and Headline’s journey into Algorand
Hello and welcome to The AwesomeAlgo podcast! Today's guest is Aaron Martinez - Founder and a CEO of Headline Inc. A blockchain company developing DEFI solutions and dev tooling for and on Algorand Ecosystem. This episode covers a variety of products that Headline provides. The episode is structured as follows: 1. Overview of Aaron's biography and his journey on becoming a founder of Headline Inc and exploration of the Algorand ecosystem. 2. An overview of the most popular dev tools, Defi solutions, and protocols created by Headline Inc.  3. A deep dive into HDX. Headline's new Decentralized Exchange and a protocol that are offering unique features and are inspired by Uniswap protocol.  4. Aaron's advice for aspiring software engineers who want to try out blockchain development on Algorand. I maintain the podcast as a hobby in my free time. The most important thing that you as a listener can do to support it is to simply subscribe to and follow new episodes available on a large variety of podcasting platforms. Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode! 🙂 If you would like to learn more about affordable smart contract auditing companies mentioned in the episode. Reach out to Aaron at aaron@headline.dev and he will provide references and contacts for those companies.   Resources: https://www.headline-inc.com/ https://www.pipeline-ui.com/ https://github.com/headline-design https://medium.com/algorand/why-news-project-headline-pivoted-to-dev-tools-and-defi-bdf59e609f6 https://awesomealgo.com https://github.com/aorumbayev/awesome-algorand
01:29:43
September 05, 2022
#4 - Daniel Alcivar & Andres Valencia: A deep dive into MyAlgoWallet and AlgoExplorer
Hello and welcome to The AwesomeAlgo podcast!  Today's guests are Andres Valencia and Daniel Alcivar - Product Managers from RandLabs responsible for AlgoExplorer and MyAlgoWallet.  This episode covers a variety of different topics such as:  1. Overview of Daniel’s and Andres’s biography and their journey to RandLabs and the Algorand ecosystem.  2. An overview of both MyAlgoWallet and AlgoExplorer. With discussions ranging from an overview of the space, main features, interesting implementation challenges, etc,  3. Advice for aspiring software engineers who want to try out blockchain development on Algorand.  This podcast is not sponsored by any third parties, I maintain it as a hobby in my free time. The most important thing that you as a listener can do to support it is to simply subscribe to and follow new episodes available on a large variety of podcasting platforms. Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode! 🙂  Resources:  https://randlabs.io  https://algoexplorer.io  https://wallet.myalgo.com  https://awesomealgo.com  https://github.com/aorumbayev/awesome-algorand
01:14:56
August 12, 2022
#3 – Jeff Stein: Building an analytics test suite for exploring Algorand ecosystem
Hello and welcome to The AwesomeAlgo podcast! Today's guest is Jeff Stein, a computer science student who created an open source project called AlgoTables that allows people to better explore the Algorand ecosystem. This episode covers: 1. Jeff's journey into CS and Engineering. Motivation behind AlgoTables. 2. An overview of architecture, dev stack and features of his project. This part also includes a set of suggestions that give to Jeff in regards to potential ways to improve the project in future. 3. Future roadmap for the project and information on how to contribute.  4. Jeff's advice for aspiring computer science students and people interested in pursuing the academic degree in the field. This podcast is not sponsored by any third parties, I maintain it as a hobby on my free time. The podcast aims to give a platform for anyone in Algorand ecosystem and web3 space to talk about engineering topics in regards to the tools they built. The most important thing that you as a listener can do to support it is to simply subscribe and follow new episodes available on large variety of podcasting platforms. Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode! 🙂 Resources: https://github.com/algotables/algotables.github.io https://awesomealgo.com https://github.com/aorumbayev/awesome-algorand
38:03
August 05, 2022
#2 - Zeph Grunschlag: Blackbox testing of smart contracts using Graviton
Hello and welcome to The AwesomeAlgo podcast! Today's guest is Zeph Grunschlag, a Senior Software Engineer from Algorand with more than 20 years of experience in the industry and impressive academic background in Math and CS. This episode covers a variety of different topics such as: 1. A take on Zeph's biography and his journey to Algorand coming from a very interesting background in academia doing his Ph.D. in Math at the University of Berkeley. 2. An overview of TEAL. In contrast with episode one, this time there is more in-depth coverage of technical specifics of that language described thoroughly by Zeph.  3. Graviton. We dive into topics starting from motivation for creating this project, followed by the origins of the name, an overview of main features, and, of course, contribution guidelines and the future roadmap for the project.  4. Advice for aspiring software engineers who want to try out blockchain development on Algorand.  This podcast is not sponsored by any third parties, I maintain it as a hobby on my free time. The most important thing that you as a listener can do to support it is to simply subscribe and follow new episodes available on large variety of podcasting platforms. Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode! 🙂 Resources: https://developer.algorand.org/ https://github.com/algorand/graviton https://awesomealgo.com https://github.com/aorumbayev/awesome-algorand
01:21:37
July 18, 2022
#1 - Cosimo Bassi: Ideas on Algorand efficiency and Smart Contract development
Hello and welcome to The AwesomeAlgo podcast! Cosimo Bassi is the guest of this episode, he is a Solution Architect from Algorand with a really interesting background in engineering.  This episode covers a variety of different topics such as: 1. Cosimo's biography and his journey to Algorand coming from an Electrical Engineering background. 2. What makes Algorand unique? What is blockchain and what is consensus? How pure proof of stake solves the blockchain trilemma? 3. What are the most notable capabilities of Algorand Layer 1 provided out of the box? 4. Cosimo's opinion on a great starting point for testing smart contracts. 5. An advice for aspiring software engineers who want to try out blockchain development on Algorand. This podcast is not sponsored by any third parties, I maintain it as a hobby on my free time. The most important thing that you as a listener can do to support it is to simply subscribe and follow new episodes available on large variety of podcasting platforms. Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode! 🙂 Resources:  https://developer.algorand.org/ https://github.com/cusma/algorand-school https://awesomealgo.com https://github.com/aorumbayev/awesome-algorand
02:01:46
June 30, 2022
#0 - The AwesomeAlgo: Introduction
Hello and welcome to The AwesomeAlgo podcast! In this introductory episode we are going to cover the following topics: - A few words about the host of the podcast and his background  - What are awesome repositories and who created the original idea to provide conventions to create open-source curated lists on tooling for various engineering domains. - What is AwesomeAlgo? - The podcast's goal and which guests and topics to expect as well as for instructions on how to apply to become a guest on the podcast. - And finally an announcement for the guest for the upcoming episode #1 Support this podcast by subscribing to it on your preferred streaming platform. Thank you! 🙂 Resources: https://awesomealgo.com https://github.com/aorumbayev/awesome-algorand
11:31
June 27, 2022