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The Virtual World

The Virtual World

By Ty Tracey
The Virtual World is a podcast about Software Engineering, Technology, VR, Art, Music, Creativity, Inclusivity, and Love.

Ages 13+ recommended for adult language.
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The State of Rust - Steve Klabnik

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Embedded Rust part 2 - James Munns
Back at it again with James Munns! Today we talked all about the Embedded Rust ecosystem and he gave me a bunch of pointers for starting my own journey with embedded Rust.
January 09, 2021
Software, Abstraction, Failure, and a New Year
Hey, folks. Happy holidays. This was my first solo episode and I hope you don't hate it.  Come on the podcast: Go buy Grokking Simplicity (Affiliate link):
December 30, 2020
Rust, Time, Data, and Big Tech with Jon Gjengset
Hey, folks. Welcome back to The Virtual World. I'm back at it again, this time talking with Jon Gjengset about Rust, WebAssembly, issues with time/concurrency, the growing pain of the data layer, big tech, and more. As always, please enjoy the conversation. 
December 14, 2020
The Watercooler - Paul Garaud
Hey, folks. Welcome back to The Virtual World. I'm your host and Software Engineer, Ty. This is the first episode of a series that I'm calling The Watercooler. This is basically just a couple of folks from the Software space bullshitting for a few hours. This first episode features a friend of mine, Paul, a data scientist, FIRE enthusiast, and all-around keyboard nerd. Join us as we talk about...stuff.
August 29, 2020
Rust in Action - Tim McNamara
Hey, folks. Welcome back to The Virtual World. Join me and my fellow Software Engineer, Jay Helton, as we sit down with Tim McNamara. Tim is the author of Rust in Action, an active Rust enthusiast and evangelist, and a self-diagnosed creative coder. We had the privilege to sit down with him and ask him everything we could think of about Rust, his book, and his path as a Software Engineer. We also talked a lot about his home country, New Zealand.
August 28, 2020
Embedded Rust & Ferrous Systems - James Munns
Hey, folks. Welcome back to The Virtual World. In this episode I sat down with James Munns, the CTO of Ferrous Systems, to discuss the embedded Rust ecosystem and its future. Please enjoy.
August 20, 2020
Functional Programming and Elm - Richard Feldman
Hey, folks. Welcome back to The Virtual World. In this episode, I sat down with Richard Feldman to talk about Functional Programming, Programming Languages, Elm, and his book.
August 18, 2020
Haskell and Elephants - Stephen Diehl
Welcome back to The Virtual World. On this episode, I sat with Stephen Diehl to talk about Haskell, Functional Programming, and his recent article about the cryptocurrency scene in the Haskell community.
August 09, 2020
Functional Programming and Grokking Simplicity - Eric Normand
Welcome back to The Virtual World. Today I was fortunate enough to sit down with Eric Normand, author of Grokking Simplicity, and download his thoughts on Functional Programming and, more importantly, Functional Design. I've got four free copies of his book to give away. Reach out to me on twitter @tytr_dev if you're interested. You can check out his book on manning's website: Don't forget to use my discount code when buying things on their website for a 35% discount! Discount code: podvworld20
August 06, 2020
The State of Rust Part 2 - Alex Crichton
Welcome back, folks. Join me on this episode of The Virtual World as I explore the state of Rust and the Web Assembly ecosystem with Alex Crichton.
August 03, 2020
The State of Rust - Steve Klabnik
Hey, folks. Welcome back to the Virtual World. Join me as I sit down with Steve Klabnik and discuss the state of the Rust programming language and ecosystem.
July 30, 2020
Flipside XR and The State of VR - John Luxford
Hey, folks. Welcome back to The Virtual World. In this episode, I had a chance to sit down with John Luxford, the CTO of Flipside XR. We talked a lot about Flipside's mission, what the future holds for the company, as well as the state of VR. Flipside is the world of real-time XR animation and publishing. You can check them out at
July 23, 2020
Sketchfab and The 3D Web - Alban Denoyel
Hey, folks. In this episode of The Virtual World, I had the opportunity to sit down with Alban Denoyel, the CEO and Co-Founder of Sketchfab. Sketchfab is the leading company proving content creators with the ability to upload and share 3D content on the web. We had a great conversation about Sketchfab and the future of the 3D web from Alban's point of view. Check Sketchfab out at and follow Alban on twitter at
July 10, 2020
Diversity and Locality - Adam Davis
Hey, folks. In episode 3 of The Virtual World, I had a chance to sit down with the wonderful Adam Davis and pick his brain about the Software Engineering industry. Check out his blog at As always, enjoy the conversation.
July 10, 2020
The Modern Plumbers - Ben McMeen
Hey, folks. Join me, your host and software engineer, Ty, as I have a conversation with one of my old tech leads, Ben McMeen. We talk a bit about the software industry, the realities of being a developer on the job daily, and the current social climate in America.
June 28, 2020