Conversations with the hackers, leaders, and innovators of the software world. Hosts Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo face their imposter syndrome so you don’t have to. Expect in-depth interviews with the best and brightest in software engineering, open source, and leadership. This is a polyglot podcast. All programming languages, platforms, and communities are welcome. Open source moves fast. Keep up.

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July 22, 2024 08:17 1.58 MB ( 6.54 MB less) Downloads: 0

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July 19, 2024 1:53:12 21.54 MB ( 87.29 MB less) Downloads: 0

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Last DevRel standing (Friends)

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July 08, 2024 08:46 8.62 MB Downloads: 0

Marcus Buffett writes his younger self programming advice, Swyx asks and answers whether or not DevRel is dead, the Ghost team opens up their ActivityPub server, Pongo is like MongoDB but on Postgres, Jack Kelly is funding Ladybird because he can’t fund Firefox & Hyrum’s Law.

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