Podcasts - page 2

I currently take part in two podcasts, find more details and subscription information for each below.

Chinchilla Squeaks

A weekly round of articles and other items that captured my attention, often with an interview. Episodes are posted below and you can find more subscription options on the podcast website.

Write the Docs

Covering the latest in tech writing, with a guest and discussion topic every episode. Episodes are posted below, and find more subscription options on the podcast website.

The Weekly Squeak - Ubuntu on Lenovo with Mark Pearson and Martin Wimpress

The Weekly Squeak - Ubuntu on Lenovo with Mark Pearson and Martin Wimpress

In this Weekly Squeak I speak with Mark and Martin and cover how the two teams worked together to make Ubuntu shine on Lenovo machines. Also features content on Slack acquisition, M1 on AWS, Garbage language, and much more…

Stories about people episode 3

Stories about people episode 3

This episode has the following 2 stories:

The Weekly Squeak - Software error tracking with Brian Rue of Rollbar

The Weekly Squeak - Software error tracking with Brian Rue of Rollbar

This week I speak with Brian Rue of Rollbar, The Continuous Code Improvement Platform. No links… Because apparently, I didn’t read anything…

Episode 103 - Soldiers eating dragons and agricultural superiority

Episode 103 - Soldiers eating dragons and agricultural superiority

Rebecca and Chris are joined by Cornelius and Pawel of Nemesis games to escape from a Dragon eating the world and win superiority in the farm yard. Will the games we create be total nonsense, or race to the top of the hotness lists?

The Weekly Squeak - Headless CMS with Aurélien Georget of Strapi

The Weekly Squeak - Headless CMS with Aurélien Georget of Strapi

I speak with with Aurélien Georget of Strapi, the leading open-source headless CMS, 100% Javascript, fully customizable and developer-first. I also cover substack, did 2020 get the startups it needed, and just how good is the new M1 chip for machine learning practitioners?

The Weekly Squeak - Code Review in your IDE with Codestream

The Weekly Squeak - Code Review in your IDE with Codestream

In this episode I speak with Peter Pezaris of Codestream about their IDE plugin that allows you to integrate code review, pull and merge requests, and issue trackers directly where you work.

The Weekly Squeak - Kubernetes observability with Pixie

The Weekly Squeak - Kubernetes observability with Pixie

This week I speak with the cofounders of Pixie labs, that helps you instantly troubleshoot your applications on Kubernetes.  I also cover immutable operating systems, the ISS, real world quantum computing, the Lord of the Rings that never was, and more…

The Weekly Squeak - Graph and AI with Gaurav Deshpande

The Weekly Squeak - Graph and AI with Gaurav Deshpande

I have Gaurav Deshpande of TigerGraph back to talk about their recent conference covering the intersection of Graph and AI. I also cover Berlin airports, sci-fi recommendations, and bizarre operating systems.

WTD Episode 32 - Self-publishing and AsciiDoc, with Mehmed Pasic

WTD Episode 32 - Self-publishing and AsciiDoc, with Mehmed Pasic

Many tech writers are familiar with using AsciiDoc for documentation, but did you know that you can also create fiction and non-fiction books with AsciiDoc, publishing to popular digital formats such as EPUB or PDF, along with HTML? In this episode of the Write the Docs podcast, we chat with Mehmed Pasic from Manning Publications about self-publishing, AsciiDoc, collaborative workflows between authors and editors, trends in book publishing, the most popular devices for consuming content, book versus video formats for technical content, and more.

The Weekly Squeak - Automating everything with Linden Tibbets of IFTTT

The Weekly Squeak - Automating everything with Linden Tibbets of IFTTT

In this episode I speak with Linden Tibbets of IFTTT about the past, present, and future of their automation platform. I also look at the history of markdown, and legal frameworks for AI.

The Weekly Squeak - The present and future of Jamstack with Matt Biilmann

The Weekly Squeak - The present and future of Jamstack with Matt Biilmann

This weekly squeak I talk with Matt Biilmann of Netlify about their recent announcements and the future of Jamstack presented at their recent Jamstackconf. I also cover the ownership of Berlin startups, crypto hype, the history of search, new zoom integrations, and much more.

Stories about people episode 2

Stories about people episode 2

This episode has the following 2 stories:

The Weekly Squeak - IoT trends and the future of conferences with Cate Lawrence

The Weekly Squeak - IoT trends and the future of conferences with Cate Lawrence

In this Weekly Squeak I have my old cohost back to discuss recent trends in IoT and her visit to IFA in Berlin, will the hybrid format be the future of conferences in the medium term?

Episode 102 - Cats in space and heavenly senators

Episode 102 - Cats in space and heavenly senators

Rebecca, Jason, and Chris try to encourage cats in space to give opinions and senators in heaven are selling meeples. Will the games we create be total nonsense, or race to the top of the hotness lists?

The Weekly Squeak - Scaling MySQL with PlanetScale

The Weekly Squeak - Scaling MySQL with PlanetScale

In this episode of the Weekly Squeak I speak with Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane of Planet Scale, a solution for scaling MySQL on Kubernetes. I also cover Mozilla, returning to the office, Canonical, and can open source be bought?

The Weekly Squeak - Infrastructure as code with Pulumi

The Weekly Squeak - Infrastructure as code with Pulumi

In this episode I speak with Christian Nunciato, author of Pulumi in Action from Manning.

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WTD Episode 31 - Strategies for site search, with Peter Levan

WTD Episode 31 - Strategies for site search, with Peter Levan

So many documentation websites rely on search as part of their information architecture. But what do you actually need to consider if you want to make your site search return answers for users in relevant, efficient ways? Join Peter Levan from Funnelback with regular guests Chris, Jared, and Tom for a talk all about making search work well on your site. Some of the questions discussed include: Why can’t you just let Google do the searching and indexing for you? Do you need to pay big money to get a site search tool? How do you make your docs site talk robot?

The Weekly Squeak - API-first content management with Contentful

The Weekly Squeak - API-first content management with Contentful

In this episode I speak with Paolo Negri about their API-first content platform. Also features the story of Bullfrog, history books for roleplayers, judging an open source project, and more.

Stories about people episode 1

Stories about people episode 1

This episode has the following 4 stories:

The Weekly Squeak - D&D and Teams with Karthik Nagarajan

The Weekly Squeak - D&D and Teams with Karthik Nagarajan

This episode I speak with Karthik Nagarajan about the advantages of running roleplaying games for teams, look at computer user groups, fraud, and a JavaScript version of Civilisation 6.

Episode 101 with Frank Reding of Mottokrosh Machinations

Episode 101 with Frank Reding of Mottokrosh Machinations

Our first episode! 🥳

The Weekly Squeak - Robert Reeves of Liquibase

The Weekly Squeak - Robert Reeves of Liquibase

Robert Reeves joins me after a 2 year gap to discuss bringing DevOps practices to the database world. I also cover Zoom’s amazing quarter, the end of PhoneGap, the end of the Beatles, and the end of WW2 (in Japan).

The Weekly Squeak - Tanmai Gopal of Hasura - Instant GraphQL APIs for your data

The Weekly Squeak - Tanmai Gopal of Hasura - Instant GraphQL APIs for your data

I speak with Tanmai Gopal about Hasura, an open source and hosted platform that brings instant GraphQL APIs to your data. Also features my weekly round up of geeky news including the best game consoles ever, GPT-3, and more.

WTD Episode 30 - Documentation templates, with Juan Lara

WTD Episode 30 - Documentation templates, with Juan Lara

In this episode, Juan Lara from Google joins us for a lively discussion about documentation templates. Documentation templates refer to established patterns we follow for common documentation types, such as quickstarts, how-to guides, concepts, tutorials, reference, troubleshooting, release notes, FAQs, or other information types that have similar, predictable patterns. Templates can be helpful in orienting new writers, but they can also help ensure consistency among larger groups of experienced writers too. Our discussion in this episode ranges from observations about when templates are right for users versus writers, and how templates fit into an overall content strategy and information architecture. Beyond templates, your user’s goals and journeys will influence the shape of your help content.

The Weekly Squeak - Confluent Cloud with Dan Rosanova

The Weekly Squeak - Confluent Cloud with Dan Rosanova

In this episode I speak with Dan Rosanova from Confluent about Kafka, their cloud offering, and project Metamorphosis. I also cover news from the past week including Developer Experience 101, Google Docs as an act of resistance, news from the Linux Kernel, what happened next to the founder of Atari, and much more.