0.17 — Quantifying Engineering w. Travis Kimmel of Gitprime

Travis Kimmel is the CEO of GitPrime.  GitPrime analyzes a team’s codebase to quantify engineering progress. They make it easy to identify engineers who are stuck or bogged down with refactoring, and quantify the amount of effort spent paying down technical debt.

Find Travis on twitter at @traviskimmel.

0.16 – Bootstrapping as an engineer with Brian Pontarelli

This week’s episode is with Brian Pontarelli, the founder and CEO of Inversoft. Brian is an engineer who bootstrapped Inversoft out of nights and weekends to become a profitable business without taking any VC funding. He’s still active daily in their code base, but has had to navigate the business world as an engineer to get his company to profitability. Brian is also one of the organizers of Denver Startup Week, so we talk about that as well. Enjoy!

0.15 — What you need to know to build a Virtual Reality app — Mark Manes

The week’s episode features Mark Manes; Director of Mobile Development at Markit On Demand and organizer of the Colorado Virtual Reality Meetup.  Mark takes us through a state of the VR ecosystem and the different build options for Virtual Reality apps

0.14 – Global Engineering with Dan Mayer

This week’s episode has Dan Mayer, the Director of Software Engineering at Off.Grid:Electric. Dan manages a software team distributed all over the world to deliver software for hardware that runs in Africa, all from his office in Colorado. He discusses the challenges of remote working across the entire globe, staying on mission with your end user in another continent, and his advice on how to get a group of remote developers to put out a fire in an efficient and quick method. Enjoy!

0.13 – The Human Brain, Artificial Intelligence and the Singularity w. Jeff Rose

This week’s episode is a Boulder Startup Week talk featuring Jeff Rose, the Founder and CEO of ThinkTopic.  Jeff’s expertise is in operating systems, algorithms, neural networks, image processing and information retrieval.   Jeff’s talk is about Artificial Intelligence;which has seen a lot of hype recently from big dollar startup acquisitions to doomsday predictions. These lead to more questions than answers such as – What is at the core of AI advancements? What’s driving the hype? And what are the true promises and perils of a “super intelligence?”

Jeff will walk through the design of the neocortex, how the mechanism of the human brain translates to AI software, and the reasons why machine learning is taking off today. Finally, get a “hype-free” view of its potential while engaging in some fun thought experiments on future AI utopias and dystopias.

0.12 – DevOps Culture with Dan Jones

This week’s episode has Dan Jones, the Founder and CTO of VictorOps. Dan has years of experience building highly scalable, distributed systems and started VictorOps to help engineers building those systems get notifications when things go sideways (even if it’s 3 AM) and fix those problems with the entire team’s knowledge and experience at their disposal (even if it’s 3 AM).

0.11 — Connecting Humans in Virtual Reality w. Greg Schafer

 

This week’s episode is a talk by Greg Schafer, presented at the ‘Future of Tech’ track at Boulder Startup Week.    Greg is an engineer at Occipital, a full stack Spatial Computing company based in Boulder Colorado.  Greg’s talk is entitled ‘Connecting Humans in Virtual Reality’.  In it, Greg articulates an optimistic vision for humanities future of people being connected, to their passions and to each other, through the immersive technology that is known as ‘Virtual Reality’.

Find Greg on twitter @ https://twitter.com/grschafer and find Occipital at Occipital.com.

0.10 – Distributed workforces, algorithms, and scaling with Scott Brave

This week’s episode is the final interview from the “How to CTO” event at Boulder Startup Week, an interview with Scott Brave.

Scott is the CTO of FullContact, a company in Denver with teams in Europe and Asia, so he has some really interesting advice on distributed workforces. Also, Scott is an academic researcher in a former life and is the best person I’ve ever talked to about algorithms and scaling engineering.

Find Scott on twitter @ https://twitter.com/sbrave and find FullContact at FullContact.com.

0.9 – ZCash, a Privacy-centric blockchain w. Zooko Wilcox

This week’s episode is a talk on privacy-centric cryptocurrencies by Zooko Wilcox.

Zooko has more than 20 years of experience in open, decentralized systems, cryptography and information security, and startups. He is recognized for his work on DigiCash, Mojo Nation, ZRTP, “Zooko’s Triangle”, Tahoe-LAFS, BLAKE2, and SPHINCS.

Find zooko on twitter @ https://twitter.com/zooko and find ZCash at https://z.cash/

0.8 — Phone calls from the CTO of Heroku — Jay Zeschin

Jay Zeschin is a co-founder and the Chief Architect at Ello. Jay sits down with Miles during the “How to CTO” event at Boulder Startup Week to talk about what it’s like managing a team of engineers when everything is going really well and when you’re getting so much traffic and users that the CTO of Heroku calls you to see if they can help.

Follow Jay on twitter and ello at @jayzes.