Hanselminutes - Fresh Talk and Tech for DevelopersAuthor: Scott Hanselman
18 Feb 2019

Hanselminutes - Fresh Talk and Tech for Developers

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Hanselminutes is Fresh Air for Developers. A weekly commute-time podcast that promotes fresh technology and fresh voices.

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    Privacy and Security on today's internet with Melanie Ensign

    Melanie Ensign is the Security + Privacy Communications Lead for Uber and has worked with DEF CON, and Facebook. She and Scott talk about security and privacy on today's internet. Where is the happy medium between user experience, expectation, and real security? How do we leap the uncanny valley of privacy?

  • Posted on 15 Feb 2019

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    Coding for the ZX Spectrum and Netflix/Black Mirror's Bandersnach with Matt Westcott

    As an enthusiast of retrogaming and retrocomputing, Matt Westcott has been in ZX Spectrum and demo scene for many years. Recently when Netflix's Black Mirror needed an easter egg for their interactive episode Bandersnatch, they reached out to Matt to write a new game for the Spectrum in 2018! Bandersnatch's plot had the main characters writing video games in the 80s and a secret easter egg led to "nohzdyve." How do you write a game for the Spectrum in the 21st century?

  • Posted on 08 Feb 2019

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    Exploring Algorithms of Oppression with Dr. Safiya Noble

    Dr. Safiya U. Noble is an assistant professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication. She's the author of a best-selling book called Algorithms of Oppression. Today she talks to Scott about how commercial search engines have algorithmic bias that shape how we see the world. How can we identify biases in our search results and still find the information we need?

  • Posted on 01 Feb 2019

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    Getting started with Machine Learning and Sabrina Smai

    Sabrina is a Commercial Software Engineer and serial hacker who has attended over 32 hackathons! She was also a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Today she sits down and gets Scott (and you!) started with the basics of Machine Learning. What are the tools and concepts you should explore to start?

  • Posted on 25 Jan 2019

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    A Programmer's Introduction to Mathematics with Jeremy Kun

    Like Programming, Mathematics has language and culture. Jeremy Kun has written A Programmer's Introduction to Mathematics as a way to bridge these two worlds and make the power and magic of mathematics available and understandable to programmers everywhere.

  • Posted on 18 Jan 2019

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