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The Swimm Upstream Podcast is a collection of conversations about knowledge sharing, code documentation, change management, scaling dev teams and more. Our guests come from all over the tech world, with some really interesting insights, stories, and… coffee hacks. Join Tom Ahi Dror, Co-Founder of Swimm (a Continuous Documentation platform that streamlines onboarding and knowledge sharing within software engineering teams), as he talks with some of the most inspiring engineering and dev team ...
 
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This may come as a surprise, but Compass’ engineering organization has over 1000 developers powering their end-to-end tech platform that supports real estate transactions across the United States. Basia Mucha, Director of Engineering at Compass, joins the show to share her experience scaling a platform across different geographies and the art of ba…
 
Brian Douglas is the Director of Developer Advocacy at GitHub and a familiar face (or voice) in the world of software development and community. Based on Brian’s experience building Netlify’s first design system, he shares his perspective on knowing when a start-up can build their own tool versus using one that’s available on the market.…
 
Changes and pivots are bound to happen, especially in the early days of a start-up. Jenna Quindica, Staff Software Engineer at Square, shares a story from early on in her career where a complete pivot was required to achieve product-market fit. Jenna also delves into what it takes to be an effective Staff SWE today.…
 
Jason Gauci is Argo AI’s Director of Engineering and has led machine learning teams at Facebook (now Meta) and Google. Jason also hosts the Programming Throwdown podcast. Looking back at his experiences leading a research lab at Facebook, Jason reflects on the challenges of disruptive technological changes. Hint: Sometimes, being on the vanguard is…
 
Amir Shevat has led teams at some of the most well known tech companies out there, including Slack, Google, and Twitch. Today, Amir is Head of Product at Twitter’s Developer Platform. Amir joins the show to share his experience of the effectiveness of a GM model and just how important it is to listen when joining a new team.…
 
As anyone who listens to the show regularly knows, I've always been fascinated by marketplaces. How do we figure out what to charge for something, and how do we match buyers and sellers? How does a company like Uber match drivers to riders so quickly? Today we have Andrew Yates, Co-Founder & CEO at Promoted.ai, to talk about marketplaces and how to…
 
00:00:15 Introduction 00:01:24 Gaming setups 00:12:25 News 00:12:27 I was wrong, CRDTs are the future 00:17:18 How we lost 54k Github stars 00:21:10 DALL-E 00:25:45 Inside the Longest Atlassian Outage of All Time 00:35:11: Sponsor 00:36:22 Book of the Show 00:36:38 Indie Boardgame Designers Podcast 00:37:24 The Laundry Files 00:40:35 Tool of the Sh…
 
I've been a big fan of Brave Browser ever since attending a presentation from Brandon Eich back in 2017. Brave was one of the first browsers to aggressively block the ability for websites to share information on your computer without your consent (i.e. third party cookies). I'm so excited to sit down with Jimmy Secretan, VP of Ads and Premium Servi…
 
"Hacking" is a word that evokes awe from the public, laughter from developers, and pure fear from technology leaders. But what really is hacking? What does trust really mean and how do we acquire and keep trust on the Internet? It turns out that, while hacking is associated with computers, the methods behind it have been around since the dawn of ti…
 
Brief Summary: What is Web 3.0? Guest speaker Michelle Lee, Product Lead of Protocol Labs, shares how web 3.0 will revolutionize the Internet and bring trust back into the web. 00:00:25 Introduction 00:01:36 Michelle Lee’s career 00:03:10 What is human-computer interaction? 00:04:55 The Google Sheets user experience 00:06:19 Google Checkout, user f…
 
Summary: What is WebAssembly? Guest speaker Kevin Hoffman, CTO of Cosmonic shares what WebAssembly is, why it exists, and what kind of things you can do with it. Notes: 00:00:16 Introduction 00:00:52 Cosmonic during COVID 00:02:45 Kevin Hoffman’s career and Cosmonic’s begginings 00:12:39 WebAssembly integrations 00:16:20 What is WebAssembly? 00:27:…
 
Brief Summary: Programming is difficult as it is, but imagine how difficult it was without all the current tools, compilers, synthesizers, etc. that we have today. Eran Yahav, Chief Technology Officer at Tabnine shares how AI is currently helping with code writing and how it could change in the future. 00:00:16 Introduction 00:00:51 Eran Yahav’s pr…
 
Brief Summary: Erez Berkner, CEO of Lumigo, talks about his company, going serverless, and why you should too. He shares his experience and tips regarding serverless computing and its ever-growing opportunities in modern computing. 00:00:16 Introduction 00:01:43 Introducing Erez Berkner 00:06:27 The start of Lumigo 00:10:42 What is Serverless 00:20…
 
Download We are sponsored by audible! http://www.audibletrial.com/programmingthrowdown We are on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/programmingthrowdown T-Shirts! http://www.cafepress.com/programmingthrowdown/13590693 Join us on Discord! https://discord.gg/r4V2zpC Object Caching Systems Many people have heard the names "redis" or "memcached" but fewe…
 
In this holiday episode, Jason and Patrick answer questions from listeners. They also look back at the past year’s challenges and victories. 00:15:35 (Kevin) What's been the biggest thing that pushed you to learn more during your career? Was it taking a new job and moving somewhere, doing stuff in your spare time or something like a new hobby or an…
 
How do you stay focused when working on large projects that span many months? In this duo episode, we talk about Project Planning techniques and trends! We also cover solving personal data storage problems and building CNC machines & printers. 00:00:15 Introduction 00:01:33 UML 00:05:22 Home NAS and other personal storage solutions 00:18:09 Homebre…
 
In episode 7 of Swimm Upstream, Host Tom Ahi Dror speaks with Assaf Cohen about his experiences as a network engineer and a training manager and finding the right balance in creating guardrails, protocols, and best practices for security breaches. Assaf is Training Delivery Manager at Amazon Web Services.…
 
When you ask Alexa or Google a question and it responds, how does that actually work? Could we have more in-depth conversations and what would that look like? Today we dive into conversational AI with Joe Bradley and answer these questions and many more. Thanks for supporting the show! 00:00:15 Introduction 00:01:24 Introducing Joe Bradley 00:04:44…
 
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