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Unwyred

By Max & Lenn
This is Unwyred, a podcast from Europe to Europe about tech, people and their stories. Your hosts Max and Lenn are two IT Consultants from Munich, always stuck between their passion for technology and their interest in business strategy. Forever torn between code editors and Powerpoint slides. They will use their somewhat limited skills in the English language to talk about the European tech world and their experiences in managing careers in the industry, but most of all they just want to entertain.
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Password Managers: Why You Need One
Alright people, this is it. It's the new year, you've made serious resolutions and you've probably already broken most of them. So how about you make using a password manager the one that you actually fulfill? You can learn all about them in the new episode of Unwyred. Why bother? Come on, you know very well that there are many sites out there on which you have used the same password over and over again. Do you even have more than one password at all? Is it even a good one? That's alright, we won't judge. Just listen. Shownotes: https://shownotes.unwyred.eu/posts/episode010/
34:37
January 29, 2021
Why We Love Open Source
The signs of winter are undeniable even in this episode of Unwyred: It's cold outside and it's time for Lenn and Max to sit in front of the fireplace, get cosy and finally write their highly emotional love letter to Open Source. They listen to the Ghost of Christmas Past tell a haunting story of the founding days of Linux and popular open-source software in the early 2000s. They tear the wrapping paper from their favorite things about Open Source and in the end, your two hosts even find humanity's greatest gift in world-wide collaboration and an open community. 'Tis the season of giving after all. Shownotes: https://shownotes.unwyred.eu/posts/episode009/
54:28
November 30, 2020
WTF is the Cloud?
This episode, Max and Lenn welcome you to their home turf: The Cloud. If you ever wondered what the hell that is supposed to be, you came to the right place. While the word 'cloud' is mostly about marketing, the technologies and history behind the word are certainly enough to fill an hour with your favorite hosts. Max and Lenn explain where the word comes from in the context of technology and show what modern cloud computing can do ending up with an exciting conclusion: Maybe the Cloud can be more useful to you than you think. Shownotes: https://shownotes.unwyred.eu/posts/episode008/
57:01
November 01, 2020
Dear Headhunters
This is a weird episode of Unwyred. It’s inappropriate. It’s silly. It’s not at all educational. Max and Lenn get together in person for the first time since the trailer to open one too many beers and to share their experiences with headhunters on the web. They tell the funniest stories of messages they have gotten in the past and wonder about the inner workings of a modern headhunter. In the end, they start a feeble attempt to give recommendations to headhunters who might still be listening after their inappropriate jokes. Sorry! Everyone else might be entertained though... Shownotes: https://shownotes.unwyred.eu/posts/episode007/
44:11
October 06, 2020
WTF is Agile?
If you have ever come across the word “agile” in your work or your personal life (and chances are you have) but you didn’t really know what it was about, Unwyred has got your back! For the first time ever, your two hosts talk about something they are actually qualified to discuss. How exciting! Max and Lenn spend this episode telling you about the history of “agile”, explaining what it actually means and describing the basics of the mysterious Scrum framework. In the end, they rant about people using agile methods in a wrong way, showcasing a plethora of different ways to abuse them. Enjoy! Shownotes: https://shownotes.unwyred.eu/posts/episode006/
01:01:22
September 22, 2020
Starting a Career in Tech
After quite a long and unannounced summer break, Unwyred returns with a long-requested episode on starting a career in tech. Max and Lenn discuss why this is an interesting choice for many people and try to clear up with some of the prejudices about jobs in the IT sector. They give their guide on retraining to get into IT, backed up with their personal experiences. What are the best entry-level jobs to kickstart a successful career as a programmer? Do you need to have a university degree to get into IT? And the age-old debate: What is the best programming language to start with? All these questions and more are answered in this week’s episode. Shownotes: https://shownotes.unwyred.eu/posts/episode005/
01:13:18
August 30, 2020
Digital Learning Platforms and Micro Credentials
This episode, Max and Lenn talk about digital learning and micro credentials. They discover: While doing online courses for specific product certifications is a practice mostly established in the IT sector, micro credentials or degrees are open for any field of education from architecture to psychology or even Egyptian history. Max and Lenn argue for these techniques to be less about remote studies for a Bachelor or Master degree, but more about what your teachers school referred to as “life-long learning”. Shownotes: https://shownotes.unwyred.eu/posts/episode004/
46:12
August 07, 2020
Facial Recognition Software
In episode three, our two hosts take a look at facial recognition software. They explain the basics of how it works, beginning with its relation to image recognition software and wonder about the public reception. Lenn showcases the Clearview AI software while Max gives an insight into polish startup PimEyes. Max and Lenn discuss the ethical questions that arise from these companies and what you can do about them. Shownotes: https://shownotes.unwyred.eu/posts/episode003/
45:09
July 24, 2020
Home Office and Remote Work
This week, Max and Lenn are chatting about home office and remote work. They share their own experiences with working from home, have a look at the differences between home office and remote work and the scientific research on the topic as well as companies that manage an “all remote” strategy. They try to give their listeners some info on how they can make working at home possible by having a quick look at the most widely used conferencing tools. Shownotes: https://shownotes.unwyred.eu/posts/episode002/
54:55
July 06, 2020
Corona/COVID Tracing Apps
In the first ever episode of Unwyred, Max and Lenn go into details of the different tracing apps used to contain the spread of COVID-19. They explain the basics of how the decentralized approach enabled by Google's and Apple's technology works and argue why it may be a good idea to use it. Furthermore, the hosts share their opinion about the apps' implications on privacy and go over some of the European apps explaining their differences. Shownotes: https://shownotes.unwyred.eu/posts/episode001/
01:03:19
June 24, 2020
Teaser
This is Unwyred, a podcast from Europe to Europe about tech, people and their stories. Your hosts Max and Lenn are two IT Consultants from Munich, always stuck between their passion for technology and their interest in business strategy. Forever torn between code editors and Powerpoint slides. They will use their somewhat limited skills in the English language to talk about the European tech world and their experiences in managing careers in the industry, but most of all they just want to entertain.
08:02
June 19, 2020