What the Tech?

What the Tech?

By UCalgary Department of Computer Science
A podcast powered by the Computer Science Department at UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, bit by bit, and explain What the Tech is going on?!
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Autonomous vehicles - Ashratuz Zavin Asha & Christopher Smith
What the Tech? is a podcast powered by the Computer Science Department of UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, and explain what the tech’s going on? Today we’re trying something new. We actually have two guests - Ashratuz Zavin Asha and Christopher Smith. They’re both students of Computer Science at UCalgary who have different research interests, but they recently teamed up to work on a project together. So in this episode, we find what the tech is up with autonomous vehicles, as well as how it affects pedestrians with reduced mobility. If you enjoyed today's episode, make sure to subscribe on whatever platform you're listening on. We encourage you to reach out to us, ask us questions about the show, or even suggest topics of interest to you! You can do so by following us on instagram @uofc_cpsc . You can also send us a voice message on anchor.fm/whatthetech-ucalgary to potentially get your questions featured on the show! Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to come back every week to find out what the tech’s going on? . Music: Intro / Outro Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Background Loopster by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3895-i-knew-a-guy || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Thinking Music by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4522-thinking-music || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Umbrella Pants by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4559-umbrella-pants || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) . Other Resources:
31:30
July 10, 2020
Thinking with Data - Nelson Wong
What the Tech? is a podcast powered by the Computer Science Department of UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, and explain what the tech’s going on? Our guest today is Nelson Wong, an undergraduate associate head at UCalgary who loves teaching about data. In this episode, we talk to Nelson about the basics of data, as well as how he's transitioned his very interactive class to an online-teaching system.  If you enjoyed today's episode, make sure to subscribe on whatever platform you're listening on. We encourage you to reach out to us, ask us questions about the show, or even suggest topics of interest to you! You can do so by following us on instagram @uofc_cpsc . You can also send us a voice message on anchor.fm/whatthetech-ucalgary to potentially get your questions featured on the show! Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to come back every week to find out what the tech’s going on? . Music: Intro / Outro Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Background Loopster by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3895-i-knew-a-guy || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
26:20
July 2, 2020
Retro-games & Archaeogaming - John Aycock
What the Tech? is a podcast powered by the Computer Science Department of UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, and explain what the tech’s going on? Our guest today is John Aycock, an associate professor at UCalgary whose research focuses on security and retro-games. In this episode, we talk to John about the retro games he studies. We also cover what the tech is up with archaeo-gaming - an unexpected bridge between archaeoeology and computer science. If you enjoyed today's episode, make sure to subscribe on whatever platform you're listening on. We encourage you to reach out to us, ask us questions about the show, or even suggest topics of interest to you! You can do so by following us on instagram @uofc_cpsc . You can also send us a voice message on anchor.fm/whatthetech-ucalgary to potentially get your questions featured on the show! Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to come back every week to find out what the tech’s going on? . Music: Intro / Outro Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Background Loopster by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3895-i-knew-a-guy || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Thinking Music by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4522-thinking-music || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  . Other Resources: http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~aycock/
26:39
June 25, 2020
Privacy, Zoom-bombing, & Smart Homes - Ryan Henry
What the Tech? is a podcast powered by the Computer Science Department of UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, and explain what the tech’s going on? On this episode, we talk to Ryan Henry, an assistant professor at the UCalgary Computer Science department whose main research focuses on applied cryptography. In our conversation with Ryan, we talk about the basics of privacy, and how it relates to Zoom and smart-home technology. If you enjoyed today's episode, make sure to subscribe on whatever platform you're listening on. We encourage you to reach out to us, ask us questions about the show, or even suggest topics of interest to you! You can do so by following us on instagram @uofc_cpsc . You can also send us a voice message on anchor.fm/whatthetech-ucalgary to potentially get your questions featured on the show! Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to come back every week to find out what the tech’s going on? . Music: Intro / Outro Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Background Loopster by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3895-i-knew-a-guy || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  Thinking Music by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4522-thinking-music || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Funk Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3787-funk-game-loop || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Umbrella Pants by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4559-umbrella-pants || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)  . Other Resources: Tech Trends 2020 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om_gM49aed8 Ryan Henry on Blockchain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8JhqChNN_w
28:50
June 17, 2020
Security, WFH, & Contact Tracing - Joel Reardon
What the Tech? is a podcast powered by the Computer Science Department of UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, and explain what the tech’s going on?  On this episode, we talk to Joel Reardon, an assistant professor at the UCalgary Computer Science department whose main research focuses on security and privacy. In our conversation with Joel, we talk about the basics of security, how it relates to working from home, and the idea of contact tracing.  If you enjoyed today's episode, make sure to subscribe on whatever platform you're listening on. We encourage you to reach out to us, ask us questions about the show, or even suggest topics of interest to you! You can do so by following us on instagram @uofc_cpsc . You can also send us a voice message on anchor.fm/whatthetech-ucalgary to potentially get your questions featured on the show!  Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to come back every week to find out what the tech’s going on?  . Music: Intro / Outro Nowhere Land by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4148-nowhere-land || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Background  Loopster by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4991-loopster || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3553-cool-vibes || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Umbrella Pants by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4559-umbrella-pants || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Sneaky Adventure by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4383-sneaky-adventure || License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
22:09
June 4, 2020
What the Tech? Trailer
Introducing ... What the Tech? A podcast powered by the Computer Science Department of UCalgary. Here to deconstruct complex computer science concepts, and explain what the tech’s going on? On the show, we will be talking to professors, industry experts and other members of the computer science community to get the bottom line on each guest's story, what they do and what this means to you in your daily life. Our goal is to provide a place for a better understanding of what’s going on in the world of computer science. We encourage you to reach out to us, ask us questions about the show, or even suggest topics of interest to you! You can do so by following us on instagram @uofc_cpsc . You can also send us a voice message on our Anchor site anchor.fm/whatthetech-uofc to potentially get your questions featured on the show! Be sure to come back every week to find out what the tech’s going on? So, without further ado, here’s What the Tech? Music:  Pamgaea by Kevin MacLeod || Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4193-pamgaea || License: CC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
00:59
May 14, 2020