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Tech: Off-topic

Tech: Off-topic

By Mike Elsmore
Interested in Technology, Development, and all the random stuff around it? So are we! This podcast is the sidebar discussions that you'd normally hear at a tech event but broadcast over the internet for all to enjoy.

I'm Mike Elsmore and I'll regularly be hosting guests talking about the culture and community in technology circles, the tech itself, and have a giggle along the way.

To see it live head to twitch.tv/ukmadlz at 3 pm UK time every other Friday.
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What happened to the community and life around us with Hannah & Andy from Fusion
I had the amazing chance to have a nice chat with Hannah Jones & Andy Jones from The Fusion Group, you may have heard of a little thing they run called Fusion Meetup. During this chat, which we kept relatively short, we covered recruitment, the community in and around Birmingham (our shared city), and some of the transition for people working in tech over the last year or so. If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time. If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me on Twiter at https://twitter.com/ukmadlz
01:26:14
August 13, 2021
Where databases, web monetisation, music, and a lions mane meet with Simon Metson
In this episode Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore has Simon Metson, VP of Engineering at EDB get ever so nostalgic and then the conversation gets interesting. An amazing conversation unfolds talking about music, web monetisation (if interested check out https://coil.com/), and building stuff. If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time. If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me on Twiter at https://twitter.com/ukmadlz
01:15:56
July 30, 2021
Tinkering with things on the internet with Marcus Noble
In this episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore has Marcus Noble, Principle Systems Engineer at Elsevier on for a conversation about tinkering. Over the course of the conversation we talk, home setups, IoT, Smart Home tech, and all roads seem to lead to a Kubernetes conversation. If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time. If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me on Twiter at https://twitter.com/ukmadlz
01:11:15
February 25, 2021
Surviving Bootcamp, chatting to the amazing people graduating from the School of Code
In this episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore, a Developer Advocate at Logz.io, has a gaggle of bootcampers new and old from the School of Code in Birmingham to talk about the experience and everything around it from remote learning to the realities. The bootcampers involved were: Chris Miller (Cohort 1) from Jump24.co.uk (can be found on Twitter & LinkedIn) Katie Hawcutt (Cohort 4) and is available for full-stack JS work (can be found on Twitter & LinkedIn) Tom Bennett (Cohort 4) and is available for full-stack JS work (can be found on LinkedIn) Carl McIntosh (Cohort 4) and is available for full-stack JS work (can be found on Twitter & LinkedIn) If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time. If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me on Twiter at https://twitter.com/ukmadlz
01:12:28
January 25, 2021
Unicorns, pictures, and internet from a bygone era with Lech Guzowski
In this episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore, a Developer Advocate at Logz.io, has Lech Guzowski, the man behind Human.pm, on for a chin wag and gentle heckling. We talk tech, a tiny bit of politics, and just have a giggle ridiculous things happening at the moment.  If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time.  If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me on Twiter at https://twitter.com/ukmadlz
01:08:31
January 10, 2021
Happy Techmas! 2020 Gift Roast
In this episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore, a Developer Advocate at Logz.io, and co-host James Seconde, also a Developer Advocate at Jump24 decided to roast tech gifts. Earlier in the month, we asked the internet to suggest the worst tech gifts they could think of and we decided to give eight of them the once over. In no particular order, here they are and you can judge for yourself: https://portal.facebook.com https://www.crateandbarrel.com/revolution-cooking-r180-smart-toaster/s661747 https://amzn.to/3nMB4Mg https://www.greatbigstuff.com/products/computer-mouse https://smarter.am/products/smarter-coffee https://embrlabs.com/ https://habitaware.com/ https://5gbioshield.com/ Also, we mentioned the Fusion Community Discord, if you like the Fusion meetups etc help to maintain the community over at https://discord.gg/pCejkYXYsr If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time. If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me or Jim at the links below: https://twitter.com/ukmadlz     https://twitter.com/secondej
54:04
December 25, 2020
Protocols, fire, and corporate overlords with Jon Kingsley
In this episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore, a Developer Advocate at Logz.io, and co-host James Seconde, also a Developer Advocate at Jump24 just chat about some interesting stuff that's happened recently. This episode we were joined by Jon Kingsley who's a Software/Hardware Engineer (genuine builder of many random things…), and we chat about everything from start-ups and protocols, meetups, past Kingsley adventures, and even some on our corporate overlords. If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time. If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me or Jim at the links below: https://twitter.com/ukmadlz   https://twitter.com/secondej
01:11:09
December 11, 2020
Kerbal SpaceX
In this episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore, a Developer Advocate at Logz.io, and co-host James Seconde, also a Developer Advocate at Jump24 just chat about some interesting stuff that's happened recently. We chat about start-ups, outages, space, and our home town of Birmingham (BHX). We also mention some events coming up, here are the links: PyJamas, Dec 5th - https://pyjamas.live/ NorDev: the Webb Telescope, Norwich Astronomical Society, Dec 3rd - https://www.meetup.com/Norfolk-Developers-NorDev/events/274592397/ If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time. If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me or Jim at the links below: https://twitter.com/ukmadlz https://twitter.com/secondej
01:10:56
November 28, 2020
Start talking before the year gets cancelled
The first episode of Tech: Off-topic, Mike Elsmore, a Developer Advocate at Logz.io, and co-host James Seconde, also a Developer Advocate at Jump24 just chat about some interesting stuff that's happened recently. We also mention some events coming up, here are the links: Fusion Meetup, November 26th https://www.meetup.com/Fusion-Technology-Meetup-Birmingham/events/274553750/ Fusion Workshops: Introduction to Distributed Systems (.NET Core) with Dylan Beattie, November 19th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-distributed-systems-net-core-with-dylan-beattie-tickets-119602742021 Communication for Software Teams, November 24th - 27th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/communication-for-software-teams-tickets-120395206303 OpenObservability Podcast, November 26th https://openobservability.io/ RubyConf, November 17th -19th https://rubyconf.org/ LaravelDay, November 26th https://2020.laravelday.it/ YouGotThis, January 15th  - 16th 2021 https://yougotthis.io/couch/ If you want to be part of the live recording and give opinions and ask a question, please just head to https://twitch.tv/ukmadlz and join the conversation every other Friday at 3pm UK time. If you have anything you'd like to follow up, or you'd like to be a guest at a later date, feel free to reach out to me or Jim at the links below: https://twitter.com/ukmadlz https://twitter.com/secondej
01:09:28
November 16, 2020