Apps without Code with Tara Reed
I really appreciated this podcast since it teaches a core idea of validating your business concept before moving to market. It’s important to build, measure, and learn about your business concept early. And the process can often be done without code. For developers, this podcast has insights into business topics like marketing, getting clarity around value proposition, and idea testing.
Abstract: “Tara Reed non-technical founder building software without writing code. How far can a non-coder get? Pretty far actually! There’s a ton of tools and resources available that can allow you and your friends or family to create very polished apps and websites without code.”
Today’s Startup Accelerators John Henry from Cofound Harlem
Abstract: John Henry is with Cofound Harlem, a startup accelerator dedicated to building 100 new companies in Harlem by 2020. What does an accelerator look like today? Do companies just need startup cash, or is there a more innovative and effective way to bootstrap tomorrow’s companies today?
Creating cross-platform Electron apps with Jessica Lord
Abstract: “Jessica Lord works at GitHub on the Electron framework. Is Electron “just Chrome in a frame” or is it so much more? Jessica sets Scott on the right path and explains exactly where the Electron platform fits into your development world.”
Growing .NET Meetup Group with Blake Helms and Robb Schiefer
Podcast: .NET Rocks
In helping to serve our leadership team at SparkMacon Makerspace, I have been gathering lessons and wisdom on leading technical communities. I really enjoyed this practical conversation.
Abstract: “Are user groups obsolete? Carl and Richard talk to Blake Helms and Robb Schiefer about their experiences starting and growing a .NET Meetup Group in Birmingham, Alabama. Modernizing on the user group with Meetup doesn’t change the fundamentals – it takes dedicated volunteers, a good location, great speakers and consistency to make a group grow. Are meetups still worth your time? Definitely! The conversation turns to the power of networking: Not TCP/IP, but actually meeting and talking with people that share a common interest. If there’s a Meetup group in your area, go to it! If not, start one – Blake and Robb have great suggestions on getting started!”
.NET on Google Cloud with Chris Sells
Podcast: .NET Rocks
I never thought I’d see .NET on Google’s platform! Wow! I’m interested in reviewing how you can combine the strengths of GCP and the developer productivity of .NET.
Abstract: “More cloud choices! Carl and Richard welcome Chris Sells back onto .NET Rocks after three years and a career change – Chris is now at Google! And he’s been busy, excited to announce that Google is provided extensive support for .NET in the Google Cloud, including Visual Studio add-ins to make your implementation even easier. The conversation ranges over the modern cloud development pattern of building code, packaging it into containers (aka Docker) and then deploying into the cloud – for Google Cloud, that means Kubernetes. Meantime, Kubernetes is presumably coming to Azure also – could we be looking at a unified cloud world?”