The Weekly Squeak

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

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By Chris Chinchilla
A weekly podcast from Chris Chinchilla covering technology, board and role play games, history, current affairs, and frankly whatever I feel like covering.

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Xinshu Dong of RockX, Unix, the history of commuting and words
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 history of Unix and more. chrischinchilla.com facebook.com/chrischinchilla
37:56
September 12, 2019
Sky Guo of Cypherium, loss in the age of the cloud and fantasy islands
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 crowdfunding goes wrong. https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts https://facebook.com/chrischinchilla
40:55
August 29, 2019
Product Hunt award winner Krisp.ai, Ctrl+Alt+Del and HarmonyOS
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 history of Ctrl+Alt+del, moderating hacker news and more. https://krisp.ai https://chrischinchilla.com https://facebook.com/chrischinchilla
46:02
August 15, 2019
Putting Blockchain in hotel rooms with Réda Berrehili of the Ki Foundation
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 pesky under water cables giving us all the internet we need (most of the time). https://chrischinchilla.com/ https://twitter.com/ChrisChinch http://facebook.com/chrischinchilla
42:17
August 9, 2019
Quantum Jerks - Brilliant Puppies, Pompeii, and what's so good about Medium?
In this Weekly Squeak I cover Quantum computing, removing brilliant jerks, the problems with Medium, the problems with office perks, arguments over Pompeii and more! https://www.facebook.com/chrischinchilla https://chrischinchilla.com
24:34
August 1, 2019
Apache Spark with Jean Georges Perrin, Twine, Alexa and the NHS
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 the UK's health service. https://www.manning.com/books/spark-in-action-second-edition Discount code for any Manning books for you all: podchinc19 And 5 free eBook codes for Jean's book if it caught your interest! spchc-3424 spchc-552D spchc-445B spchc-3087 spchc-F63D  They are already activated and will last for two months. 
1:12:13
July 19, 2019
IOST Blockchain, downplaying air travel, computer sound design and JPEG joy
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 hyped to be, dig into JPEGs, and so much more! https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts
49:14
July 12, 2019
Marco Palladino of Kong, Sugar, Sobriety and Vegetarian Tech
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 you can get involved in my new show, "The Enthusiastic Amateur". https://konghq.com/kong/ https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts/
48:35
July 4, 2019
The state of mobile networks with OpenSignal
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 Catalyst, Libra, escaping the smart city and more! https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts https://chrischinchilla.com/newsletters
1:14:54
June 27, 2019
KubeCon - Solo.io, Digital Ocean and Atlassian
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 24:48 - Shiv Ramji of Digital Ocean  50:05 - Matthew Whittington of Atlassian https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts
1:13:44
June 14, 2019
KubeCon - IBM, Canonical and Rancher
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 25:26 - Carmine Rimi of Canonical 48:16 - Sheng Liang of Rancher Labs https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts
1:13:04
June 10, 2019
Mark Marron of Bosque, Microsoft's new programming language
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 desktop, and why no one builds underground lines anymore? https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/project/bosque-programming-language/
1:07:21
May 28, 2019
Matt Billman of Netlify, game playing AI, and Sim City hell
In this episode Chris speaks with Matt Billman of Netlify, creating general game playing AI, browser wars past and present, and more! https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts https://chrischinchilla.com/newsletters https://www.netlify.com
59:17
May 15, 2019
A Linux for Windows? Pengwin, Polymaths, Login and Coffee Pods
In this episode Chris speaks with Hayden Barnes about the Pengwin project, an optimised Linux for the Windows Linux Subsystem. Also features articles on Coffee Pods, Polymaths, digital newspapers and more! https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts https://www.pengwin.dev
57:24
May 7, 2019
Your smart essential dungeon
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 interview with Pooh from Mojobot, a cool new coding board game that's on kickstarter right now! https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/projectlab/mojobot-tangible-coding-robot
1:02:50
April 25, 2019
The Caffeinated Cthulhu Desktop
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!
19:39
April 17, 2019
Robocall hyphen king
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. https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts
22:11
April 4, 2019
Ranking full stop
In this episode I cover old technologies and how to preserve them, the death of Childhood musicians and a little more. https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts
15:55
March 27, 2019
Tendermint, Cosmos and developer-focused Blockchains
Chris speaks with Jae Kwon of Tendermint about their Byzantine-fault tolerant state machine replication. Or blockchain, for short. Also in this episode Chris looks at the history of the Ottoman empire, ageing coders, the psychology of Magic the Gathering and more. https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts
55:34
March 20, 2019
Revolutionising health data with Arkhn
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 more. https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts https://arkhn.org/english.html
49:31
March 14, 2019
Brian Platz of Fluree, the Feature Packed Blockchain-based Database
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 OS, mapping works of ancient history and more. https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts @chrischinch
57:48
March 6, 2019
Ethical Robot Love Hack
In this weekly geeky squeak I look at coworking, robot love, unhackability, CUPS, Docker, the male focussed world, article 13, and more. https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts
17:52
February 28, 2019
Decentralised Privacy with Loki Network
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 project lead at Loki, a decentralised privacy network. https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts https://chrischinchilla.com/support
47:25
February 13, 2019
Emulate History
In this short episode I look at computing history, privacy vs usability and more. https://chrischinchilla.com/podcasts
15:34
January 31, 2019
Monique Morrow, missing aliens, and the death of RSS
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 Oil, robots that can read instructions, did we miss alien contact, and much more… chrischinchilla.com/podcast
47:28
January 23, 2019
15th January - Rachel Black of Lisk
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 Lisk, where we discuss the company and tech evangelism in the blockchain space.
55:44
January 15, 2019
Ben Goertzel of SingularityNET and Hanson Robotics
Cate and Chris speak to the infamous Ben Goertzel of SingularityNET and Hanson Robotics at Web Summit about Sophia the robot, SingularityNET, AI on the Blockchain, distributed computing, managing data state and so much more. https://gregariousmammal.com/podcast https://gregariousmammal.com/support https://facebook.com/gregariousmammal.
33:35
December 18, 2018
Chaos Engineering with Kolton Andrus of Gremlin
Cate and Chris speak with Kolton Andrus of Gremlin, about Chaos Engineering, ensuring reliability at scale and the plans the company has over the next few months. https://www.gremlin.com https://gregariousmammal.com/podcast https://gregariousmammal.com/support https://facebook.com/gregariousmammal.
23:29
December 6, 2018
Monetising Health Data on the Blockchain with Embleema
Chris speaks with Robert Chu of Embleema, a company looking to help (US) patients monetise their health data. https://www.embleema.com https://gregariousmammal.com/podcast https://gregariousmammal.com/support
35:16
November 27, 2018
The Future of 5G at 5GTechritory
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. https://www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast https://www.gregariousmammal.com/support www.facebook.com/gregariousmammal
48:21
November 19, 2018
The Google Walkout - Is Tech Culture to Blame?
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 startup culture might have exacerbated the incidents. https://www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast https://www.gregariousmammal.com/support https://facebook.com/gregariousmammal.
40:15
November 6, 2018
Real World Blockchain Use with Anatoliy Lytovchenko
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. https://www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast https://www.gregariousmammal.com/support http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
27:48
October 29, 2018
The Aeternity Blockchain with Emil Wagner
Chris speaks with Emil Wagner of æternity, who aim to make blockchains more usable for developers and end users. https://aeternity.com https://www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ https://www.gregariousmammal.com/support http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
34:23
October 9, 2018
IFA Interviews - eBlocker, Snips and Conrad Connect
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.
46:57
September 19, 2018
IFAlicious
Chris and Cate talk about the European consumer electronics fair IFA. Expect dancing robots.
42:39
September 12, 2018
Rebroadcast: Scott Heiferman - founder of meetup.com
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 million meetups happening in 182 countries every month. Aside from being a keen and regular user, meetup has always fascinated me, as it's a tech company with a core mission that is about getting people away from their technology and to in-person meetings with like-minded people. It's a service that creates so many positive outcomes, yet so many users focus on the negatives of the platform. And as one attendee of a meetup organizers meetup in Berlin put it, "you're a service where those who do all the work have to pay". After his talk about "the future in 2027" at Berlin's Tech Open Air event, I sat down with the founder, Scott Heiferman to dig into the past, present and future of meeting people.
24:17
August 24, 2018
Eyeo, Adblock Plus and Flattr with Rachel Brochado
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. http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ http://gregariousmammal.com/support/ http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
38:54
August 16, 2018
Stefan Thomas, ripple and Malta blockchain summit
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. https://gregariousmammal.com/podcast https://gregariousmammal.com/support https://facebook.com/gregariousmammal
54:58
August 8, 2018
Tales from Lithuania - Connected fishing with Deeper
We speak with Donatas Malinauskas of deeper, a smart device for anglers to find the fish they are looking for. http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ http://gregariousmammal.com/support http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
33:56
August 2, 2018
Tales from Lithuania - Telesoftas and general impressions
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 scene. The trip to Lithuania was sponsored by Telesoftas. http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ http://gregariousmammal.com/support http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
59:02
July 26, 2018
The Future of Cities and Frankenstein AI
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 with us. http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ http://gregariousmammal.com/support http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
55:13
July 20, 2018
Marketing Blockchain with Consensys and Lisk
Chris speaks with Amanda Gutterman of Consensys and Thomas Schouten of Lisk about their projects and how to market something as complex as Blockchain. Previous episodes and show notes - http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast Support the show - http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Facebook - http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
58:05
July 10, 2018
Tales from Lithuania - bit&byte and infobalt
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 telesoftas for sponsoring the trip. http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ http://gregariousmammal.com/support http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
1:09:07
June 28, 2018
Computational Knowledge with Stephen Wolfram
Chris speaks with the venerable Stephen Wolfram about his career, company and the future of how we process data into something meaningful. http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ http://gregariousmammal.com/support http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
48:11
June 13, 2018
The JavaScript and Hyperledger foundations
Chris speaks with the leads of two open source software foundations, Kris Borchers of the JavaScript Foundation, and Brian Behlendorf of the Hyperledge foundation at Collision conf. In the episode we speak about the progress of the foundations and open source software more broadly. http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ http://gregariousmammal.com/support http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
55:48
June 5, 2018
The future of Big Data with Datical and Pepperdata
Chris speaks with Sean Suchter of Pepperdata and Robert Reeves of Datical about the future of DevOp and deployment for Big Data applications. http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ http://gregariousmammal.com/support http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal
58:21
May 30, 2018
A fast train to the World
In this episode Cate and Chris discuss their extensive travels, public transport, the first victims of GDPR, should we be worried about China and more. Show notes - http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support - http://gregariousmammal.com/support Facebook - http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
54:23
May 23, 2018
Marty the Robot and Robotical
Chris and Cate speak with Myles from Robotical about their all-singing-all-dancing Marty the robot for education. https://robotical.io http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/
29:30
May 8, 2018
The Weekly Squeak - Team Assemble!
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. 🤔 http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ http://gregariousmammal.com/support/ http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal
30:33
May 2, 2018
Zilliqa - High throughput Blockchain
In this episode Chris speaks with Xinshu Dong of Zilliqa about their ideas on how to implement a high throughput blockchain output. https://www.zilliqa.com https://www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast/
29:31
April 26, 2018
Artificial Millennial Intelligence
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…
59:52
April 18, 2018
Putting your brain in control - With Max Newton of BrainCo
Chris speaks with Max Newton of BrainCo about how their brain-interfacing devices help people focus better. http://www.brainco.tech/#/about Previous episodes: http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show: http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Facebook: http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal
27:26
April 12, 2018
Open Source Deep Learning with Skymind - Chris Nicholson
Chris interviews Chris Nicholson, the CEO of Open Source Deep Learning platform, Skymind. https://skymind.ai https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisvnicholson/ Show notes: gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show: gregariousmammal.com/support Facebook: facebook.com/gregariousmammal/ Image taken from the LA Times
31:33
April 6, 2018
The World's First Emotional Processing Unit
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. Show notes: gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show: gregariousmammal.com/support Facebook: facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
34:10
April 2, 2018
The Center for Social Media Responsibility
Chris speaks with Garlin Gilchrist II and Aviv Ovadya at the Center for Social Media Responsibility at the University of Michigan about their mission. Show notes: gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show: gregariousmammal.com/support Facebook: facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
27:51
March 28, 2018
SWSW, social credit, and the right to be forgotten
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. Show notes: gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show: gregariousmammal.com/support Facebook: facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
32:18
March 23, 2018
Creative Industries on the Blockchain - Zach LeBeau of SingularDTV
Chris speaks with Zach LeBeau of SingularDTV at SXSW about their ambitious plans to bring music and video production, distribution, rights management and monetisation to the Blockchain. https://singulardtv.com Previous episodes - http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast Support the show - http://gregariousmammal.com/support Facebook - http://facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
31:34
March 21, 2018
Mobile World Congress 2018
Chris & Cate are back at Mobile World Congress and bring your their highlights from this whopper of a show. Show notes: gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show: gregariousmammal.com/support Facebook: facebook.com/gregariousmammal/
45:51
March 15, 2018
Red Hat acquires CoreOS, an interview with Brian Gracely
Chris speaks with Brian Gracely, director, OpenShift product strategy about the container space more generally and how the acquisition might fit into it.
32:14
February 28, 2018
Aiva - The Ai that composes music
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. http://aiva.ai/about http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ http://gregariousmammal.com/support
37:22
February 16, 2018
The Big Data Bikocalypse
In this episode Cate and Chris discuss the birthday of open source, big data, transportation and how to conduct yourself at networking events. Show notes - https://www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show - https://www.gregariousmammal.com/support
52:37
February 12, 2018
Decentralised exchanges and AirSwap
Chris speaks with Sam Tabar, strategist at AirSwap about trading cryptocurrencies on decentralised exchanges and how we can solve the problems of VC backed startups. airswap.io Show notes - www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show - www.gregariousmammal.com/support
26:49
February 3, 2018
Optimize your cloud native infrastructure with Replex.io
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 components all the way up to a holistic picture of your overall architecture. https://replex.io Show notes - www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show - www.gregariousmammal.com/support
28:40
January 29, 2018
Nuraphone - Best of Innovation award at CES 2018
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 startup in Australia. https://eu.nuraphone.com Previous shows and show notes - https://www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show - https://www.gregariousmammal.com/support
30:07
January 23, 2018
Containers and Serverless Predictions with Lucas Carlson
Chris speaks with Lucas Carlson of Automic to discuss the current state of Containers and Serverless, plus predictions for 2018. Previous episodes & Show Notes - www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show - www.gregariousmammal.com/support
43:25
January 17, 2018
CES 2018 - The woeful and the wonderful
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. There's a lot more 'nice to have' than 'need it now' devices. But every year a few things stand out, but not always for the right reasons. Previous episodes & Show Notes - https://www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show - https://www.gregariousmammal.com/support
42:37
January 15, 2018
Daniel G. Siegel - the bullet hole misconception
Chris speaks with Daniel G. Siegel about his talk "the bullet hole misconception" covering topics such as how developers should challenge themselves and preconceptions. The Future of Programming, Bret Victor http://worrydream.com/dbx/ The Mother of All Demos, Doug Engelbart http://www.dougengelbart.org/firsts/dougs-1968-demo.html Augmenting Human Intellect, Doug Engelbart http://www.dougengelbart.org/pubs/augment-3906.html The Surrender of Culture to Technology, Neil Postman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlrv7DIHllE Neil Postman talks at Apple https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqxgCoHv_aE The bullet hole misconception https://www.dgsiegel.net/talks/the-bullet-hole-misconception The lost medium https://www.dgsiegel.net/talks/the-lost-medium Previous episodes - http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast Support the show - http://gregariousmammal.com/support
39:06
January 8, 2018
CCC, recounting 2017 and predictions for 2018
Chris and Cate recount the year that was, look forward to 2018 and discuss the recent CCC in Leipzig. Previous Episodes - gregariousmammal.com/podcast Support the show - gregariousmammal.com/support
1:02:56
December 31, 2017
Berlin Blockchain Day Panel
Chris hosts a panel at the recent Berlin Blockchain day with three blockchain luminaries: Dmitry Meshkov, Alexander Chepurnoy, Vlad Zamfir and Alexander Ivanov. https://binarydistrict.com/courses/berlin-blockchain-day/ Previous Episodes - http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show - http://gregariousmammal.com/support
25:14
December 28, 2017
Dubai Startups - Wrappup, a meeting AI
Chris interviews Dubai startup Wrappup about their meeting AI bot and running a startup in Dubai. https://www.wrappup.co Previous episodes - gregariousmammal.com/podcast Support the show - gregariousmammal.com/support
34:45
December 21, 2017
CircleCI CTO Rob Zuber on continuous integration that 'just works'
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. Show notes - https://www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the podcast - https://www.gregariousmammal.com/support/
34:02
December 11, 2017
Love in the time of artificial intelligence
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 more. Show notes - gregariousmammal.com/podcast Support the show - gregariousmammal.com/support
38:42
December 4, 2017
Augmented reality and IoT with Tanveer Saifee of Thingworx
Chris speaks with Tanveer Saifee of Thingworx about creating interactive AR tools that help workers in modern industry understand and analyse the machinery and processes around them.
25:32
November 30, 2017
Johannes Schickling of Graphcool, The GraphQL Backend
Chris speaks with Johannes Schickling of Graphcool, The GraphQL Backend Framework. The interview covers their love of GraphQL, community and how they try to help developers understand and use the API framework.
30:10
November 21, 2017
Are Coders King?
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, the naivety of engineers and much more. gregariousmammal.com/podcast
51:40
November 16, 2017
What can musicians and programmers learn from each other? A conversation with Ryan Blunden
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. Show notes - https://www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast/ Support the show - https://www.gregariousmammal.com/support/
1:00:11
November 7, 2017
The Ukrainian Startup scene with Anastasia Sleptsova
As part of a forthcoming article on the Ukrainian tech/startup scene, I interview Anastasia Sleptsova Head of Ecosystem Partnerships at UNIT.City. gregariousmammal.com/podcast
37:42
October 30, 2017
How to program a robot - Interview with Gestalt Robotocs
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 for single purpose tasks that use their own programming languages to newer robots that use C++ or Python to handle broader tasks that humans throw at them. http://www.gestalt-robotics.com
39:27
October 26, 2017
Managing Your Business Apps with Apperian, An Interview with Mark Lorion
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 value business privacy and secrecy, the freedom that apps give us and that we give them, is a little too risky. Enter the role of mobile app management services that sit between a device and the limitations that a company wishes to impose upon it. Apperian are one such company in the field, offering features such as app security, distribution, policies, logging and much more. I sat down with Mark Lorion, President and General Manager at Apperian to discuss what the company offers and how they keep up with the constant demands and changes of their customers and mobile platform creators.
38:24
October 23, 2017
The Ethics of Tech
This week Cate and Chris discuss smarter ways to hire developers, ethics in tech and more. Show notes at - gregariousmammal.com/podcast
48:25
October 10, 2017
Ubuntu Core and Snaps
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. Image from - https://medium.com/@penk/how-to-boot-the-raspberry-pi-3-from-usb-with-ubuntu-core-24df33b0fd60
36:24
October 2, 2017
Thierry Carrez, release manager for the OpenStack project
Chris interviews Thierry Carrez, release manager for the OpenStack project about how he coordinates a large amount of contributors to the project, balancing diverse commercial and cultural differences whilst still maintaining a regular release cycle.
31:04
September 28, 2017
Interviews from IFA 2017 and Startup Night Berlin
Chris and Cate interview numerous people from IFA and Startup Night Berlin 2017. https://www.gregariousmammal.com/podcast/
32:57
September 27, 2017
Dataiku Interview
Dataiku Interview by Gregarious Mammal
14:05
September 22, 2017
IFA, IoT night, Armenian startups and Startup night - The Berlin week that was
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. gregariousmammal.com/podcast
40:25
September 22, 2017
Mark Brocato of Sencha - Bringing cross platform components to React
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.
20:08
September 14, 2017
Tech in Board Games, an Interview with Ben Maddox
Chris speaks with Ben Maddox of the Perfect Information podcast to talk about the past, present and future of technology in Board Games.
36:19
September 6, 2017
Love, life, leisure and technology
This week Cate and Chris discuss the intersections of journalism, immortality, music, romance and government with technology. Show notes at http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast Support the show at http://gregariousmammal.com/support
52:48
August 31, 2017
Datical - Bringing DevOps practices to Database Administrators
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 regular basis attempting to make changes to database heavy applications. They do this by bringing easy to use tools inspired by practices from the DevOps world to the traditionally messy world of enterprise databases, with change simulation, rollbacks, rules engines, packaging databases as code and strong monitoring.
29:59
August 22, 2017
Pepperdata - Bringing DevOps Practices to the Big Data World
Big Data analysis generally involves piping large data sets into processing systems such as Apache Spark and Hadoop, walking away for a very long coffee and returning later to a hopefully successful result. The DevOps and continuous build ecosystem has long employed linters, code analyzers and application profilers to discern potential trouble and optimization points in code, and Pepperdata want to bring that practice to the Big Data world. I spoke with CEO Ash Munshi, formerly CTO of Yahoo and consultant to other data heavy tech companies about what the company offers, and how their customers save hours from running inefficient processing jobs.
26:15
August 16, 2017
Generation what now?
This week Cate and Chris discuss how smart phones are destroying a generation, cybersecurity, documentation, tech diversity and more. Show notes - gregariousmammal.com/podcast Support us - gregariousmammal.com/support
41:49
August 15, 2017
Steadily Serving the Web for 12 years, Liam Crilly from NGINX
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 alternative to the venerable Apache, designed to suit modern traffic demands better and more appropriately. On a hot Friday afternoon I spoke with Liam Crilly, the director of product management at NGINX to discuss the history of the project, the differences between the open and enterprise versions and answer questions posed by DZone readers. These questions included the status of HTTP/2, API access, and the choice of configuration file format.
31:35
July 25, 2017
Scott Heiferman - The past, present and future of meeting people with meetup founder
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 million meetups happening in 182 countries every month. Aside from being a keen and regular user, meetup has always fascinated me, as it's a tech company with a core mission that is about getting people away from their technology and to in-person meetings with like-minded people. It's a service that creates so many positive outcomes, yet so many users focus on the negatives of the platform. And as one attendee of a meetup organizers meetup in Berlin put it, "you're a service where those who do all the work have to pay". After his talk about "the future in 2027" at Berlin's Tech Open Air event, I sat down with the founder, Scott Heiferman to dig into the past, present and future of meeting people.
23:30
July 24, 2017
What Affect Is Tech Having on Society? An Interview With Yael Eisenstat
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 it.
25:47
July 20, 2017
Becoming the First Cyborg with Liviu Babitz
Chris and Cate speak to Liviu Babitz from Cyborgs Nest about the past, present and future of Cyborgs. Image from - www.vice.com/sv/article/gvdd97/…g-technology-v24n1
23:18
July 19, 2017
Jeff Luszcz of Flexera - Helping make Open Source Secure and Compliant
Chris speaks to Jeff Luszcz about how Flexera aims to make software that relies on open source components more secure, compliant and sustainable.
25:11
July 19, 2017
Lucas Carlson of Automic - Taking DevOps beyond developers
Chris speaks with Lucas Carlson, novelist and strategist about Automic and how they are working to take DevOps beyond developers.
20:57
July 17, 2017
Brian Behlendorf of Hyperledger
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 mainstream.
29:20
July 6, 2017
The Missing Link(s)
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. More at gregariousmammal.com/podcast
32:07
July 4, 2017
Pravin Halady of NodeSource
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 competition is the creator of the product you sell. gregariousmammal.com/podcast
32:02
June 29, 2017
Pioneers 2017 interviews part 2 - Blockchain, IoT and Education
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
45:50
June 27, 2017
How do techies and creatives learn best with Jessica Lovegood
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
45:59
June 19, 2017
Pioneers 2017 interviews part 1 - BioTech and Education
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 - 33:40 More details at gregariousmammal.com/podcast
49:49
June 15, 2017
Chip Childers, CTO of Cloud Foundry
Chris speaks with Chip Childers about the history, use cases and components of Cloud Foundry. https://www.linkedin.com/in/chipchilders/
28:20
June 9, 2017
Europe unites, startup homogeneity and getting older in tech
In this episode Cate and Chris discuss European startups uniting, startup homogeneity and getting older in tech. More at gregariousmammal.com/podcast
37:42
June 5, 2017
Founder of Opera and Vivaldi, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner
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, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4378798
29:25
June 2, 2017
Pilosa - Creating a new kind of database index
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 everyone who works with data sets of 1TB or more. pilosa.com gregariousmammal.com/podcast
33:24
May 28, 2017
Manish Gupta of Redis Labs
Chris speaks with Manish Gupta of Redis Labs about how redis became one of the most popular data stores for developers.
32:53
May 24, 2017
Mobile and Web App testing with Sauce Labs
Chris speaks with Jonathan Lipps and Ken Drachnik about Sauce Labs, Selenium, Appuim and testing the internet of things.
28:38
May 19, 2017
Matthew Setter - ownCloud, PHP, Technical Writing and more
In this episode Cate and Chris speak with Matthew Setter about ownCloud, PHP, Technical Writing and more.
45:37
May 15, 2017
OverOps interview, The future of online learning, ex-military in tech and much more
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.
1:07:57
May 9, 2017
The future of work, Interview with Postman, and Skilled Migrants
In this episode Cate and Chris speak with Abhinav Asthana from Postman, discuss the future of work, and skilled migrant visas. gregariousmammal.com/podcast
1:15:53
April 25, 2017
Gregarious Mammal 18/04/17 - What is Biohacking?
In this episode Cate and Chris speak with Paul Laeuner from BioMonkey about BioHacking to improve your physical and mental self and what (if anything) it has to do with embedding microchips in your body. Find more at gregariousmammal.com/podcast
1:12:51
April 19, 2017
Logz.io, Israel, Robots for Seniors and is the Laptop Dead?
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/
52:57
April 11, 2017
Blockchain music and tech cooperatives with Resonate
Chris talks with Peter Harris from resonate about music streaming on the blockchain, tech cooperatives and much more.
46:03
March 19, 2017
Gregarious Mammal at Mobile World Congress
In this episode Chris and Cate report back from Mobile World Congress about IoT, robots and much more.
59:53
March 6, 2017
Gregarious Mammal 13/02/17
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/
41:15
February 13, 2017
Picking over 2016
In this episode, Chris and Cate discuss 2016 and look forward (maybe) to 2017.
1:05:08
December 21, 2016
Web Summit, Trump, tech, news, opinions and solutions
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 show notes at http://gregariousmammal.com/podcast
18:37
November 21, 2016
The Weekly Squeak: Our Robot Overlords - Death or Desperation
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…
1:00:53
November 2, 2016
Tech Community, Imposter syndrome and more with Jessica Rose
In this Episode we discuss many topics with the infamous Jessica Rose. Technical communities, imposter syndrome, public speaking and more.
51:42
September 28, 2016
The Weekly Squeak, 5th September - IFA and The Long Night of Startups
In this episode we discuss companies and people we met at IFA and the Long night of Startups here in Berlin.
56:51
September 4, 2016
Brexit, The Australian Election, Greece, International events and IoT in Football
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…
57:28
July 16, 2016
The Weekly Squeak, 6th August - Pitching your Idea to the Press
In this Weekly Squeak we discuss how to effectively pitch your technical idea to the press.
47:53
July 6, 2016
The Weekly Squeak - 11th June 2016
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.
59:37
June 10, 2016
The Weekly Squeak - 9th May 2016
In this episode I discuss teaching beginners to program and how maybe we're all doing it wrong.
22:34
May 9, 2016
The Weekly Squeak - 28th March 2016
In this episode I speak to Steve Tauber and Marin Todorov about Developer Health
41:55
March 28, 2016
Tech Tribes and Being an Outsider Amongst Outsiders
In this episode I discuss being an outsider in a group of outsiders.
11:14
February 21, 2016
Celebrity Death, Netflix vs Digital Nomads and Introducing the Enthusiastic Amateur
In this episode I discuss celebrity death and Netflix vs the digital Nomad.
23:01
January 18, 2016
Berlin Winter, Art Exhibitions and Submarine Cables
In this episode I discuss the coldest winter I have ever experienced, art exhibitions and submarine cables.
17:51
January 10, 2016
Rounding of 2015
In this first episode I look back on 2015.
15:39
December 31, 2015
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