Vancouver Tech Podcast

Vancouver Tech Podcast

The Vancouver Tech Podcast is a weekly show focusing on the growing tech industry in the city of Vancouver. Get caught up on the events and meetups around town, startups, new businesses, developers, designers, community programs, and news. Each episode includes an interview with an outstanding member of our community.

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    Episode 62: Nikolas Badminton

    On this week's podcast Drew talks about hiring incentives at his company and Alex talks about the Event Store she is building with AdapTech Solutions. Featured meetups around town were Hackernest (hosted by Drew), Tech Vancouver, and DDD/CQRS/ES hosted by AdapTech.

    Our featured guest this week is Nikolas Badminton! Nik is a researcher and futurist speaker who splits his time between Canada (Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal), USA, UK, and provides insights into how people, communities, cities, businesses, and countries are changing with applied exponential technology. Nik's primary interests in technology are in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning.

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    Episode 61: Renee Hildebrand

    Alex & Drew open the show talking about interviews at Drew's workplace, talentful, The Bike Shed Podcast and discuss Alex's coding progress which you can read more about in her blog. Select meetups around town Alex and Drew attended last week were the Vancouver Tech Meetup which Drew hosted at Beanworks and the DDD/CQRS/ES Meetup at DCTRL.

    Highlighted Meetups Around Town Alex and Drew are looking forward to this week are Hackernest on Monday, January 30th and the continuation of creating the product nota at DDD/CQRS/ES on Thursday, Feb 2nd.

    Our guest this week is Renee Hildebrand, Technical Writer at IT Glue!

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    Episode 60: Rob Bucci of STAT Search Analytics

    Alex & Drew open the show talking about workplace dynamics. They discuss Alex's coding progress, meetups they attended the past week and highlight a few upcoming meetups around town in the Vancouver tech scene.

    Our guest this week is Rob Bucci of STAT Search Analytics, a company which tracks the visibility of search content and provides insight using data science for their clients.

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    Episode 59: Annee Ngo of Protohack

    Alex & Drew open the show talking about Alex's progress learning to code which she talks about further in her blog. They discuss meetups they attended the past week and then highlight a few upcoming meetups around town in the Vancouver tech scene.

    Our guest this week is Annee Ngo of Protohack and PressReader. Protohack activates and supports the start-up community by hosting global events that help people with amazing ideas get mentorship, training, and business requirement validation so they can turn their idea into a real-world business. Protohack also hosts white label events, and the next upcoming event will be on April 29th.

    Stay tuned for Annee's upcoming Media hackathon to disrupt mainstream media! If you're interested in getting involved you can reach Annee by email or on twitter: @protohackvan or @anneengo.

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    Episode 58: Holly Peck

    Drew opens the show talking about resolutions and spending more time on front end javascript development, in React during the upcoming Vancouver Tech Meetup with special guest Bryan Clark from Mozilla on January 23rd. Drew then talks about upcoming meetups around town in the Vancouver tech scene.

    Our guest this week is Holly Peck of Women Who Code Vancouver. You can reach Holly on twitter at @WWCodeVancouver.

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    Episode 57: Reza Sanaie

    Alex and Drew open the show talking about highlights from the previous week's meetups in the Vancouver tech scene, then Alex talks about progress with learning to code from her blog currently hosted on Medium. Drew and Alex mention a few coding references to check out: Hong Kiat, Team Treehouse, Code Academy, and Code School.

    Our guest this week is Reza Sanaie. The interview starts at 0:16:40. Reza is the Co-founder and Director of Engineering at Beanworks which is a company focused on providing accounts payable solutions using cloud based software. To find out more how Beanworks can help you reach out to Reza by email: reza @ beanworks.com.

    Reza regularly attends and participates in the Polyglot Unconference and you can find him on slack at #yvrDev and #887gnw.

    Drew and Alex will be taking a break over the holidays from recording the podcast. New episodes will be available January 9, 2017.

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    Episode 56: Dean Sutton

    Alex and Drew open the show talking about interview protocols and discuss the book Drew is reading: Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions, by Gayle Laakmann McDowell. They review hightlights from the previous week's meetups in the Vancouver tech scene, then Alex talks about progress and encountering rabbit holes with learning to code from her blog currently hosted on Medium. They also discuss drawbacks (bloat) and benefits of software, including how awesome the Jet Brains IntelliJ IDEA IDE is.

    Our guest this week is Dean Sutton. Dean is the CEO and Co-founder of Insight Diagnostics which is a medical technology company from Vancouver and speaks about the projects they're working on and the process of fundraising. Dean believes in developing technologies, companies and movements that truly matter. He's focused on building health technologies, clean energy and early stage technology development. Dean recommends a few resources if you're just getting started: read Lean Startup by Eric Reise, go out to meetups and events and speak to Universities about their recent or upcoming grads in the fields and technology you're looking to pursue.

    Dean supports the Vancouver startup / technology scene from a founders perspective and is providing guidance and support through Farmteam and has provided early stage financing for startups through resources such as Wavefront, Creative Destruction Labs and many more. Dean is also looking for technical talent with health tech experience to join his team, so if you're on the hunt, reach out to him by email or on twitter @DeanSutton.

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    Episode 55: Brent Vatne

    Alex and Drew open the show talking about highlights of the previous week's meetups and upcoming meetups in the Vancouver tech scene, including the upcoming web developer conference Confoo.

    Our guest this week is Brent Vatne of Exponent!

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    Episode 54: Julia Zhou, Digital Economy Forum

    Alex and Drew open the show talking about the previous and upcoming meetups in the Vancouver tech scene. Also mentioned is the One Kindness challenge which you can find more information at: facebook.com/onekindness

    Our guest this week is Julia Zhou of the Digital Economy Forum which is a startup non profit organization providing digital content, educating the public on the impact of technology on society. Every month, there is a new campaign to tackle a different kind of technology, with new content and articles released every Monday.

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