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Tampa Bay tech podcasts from September 2020

September has come and gone, which means it’s time for the listing of the month’s episodes from Tampa Bay tech podcasts! Here are the ones I know about, listed from newest podcast on the block, to one that’s been around for years.

Friends That Code

Friends that Code is the newest podcast on this list, and it’s hosted by Mike Traverso, whom locals may know from the Tampa Bay Google Developers Group meetup and other Google-y events. In this podcast, he showcases…

…some amazing people I know that just happen to write code for a living. Whether they started off intending to code or just happened into it, we get to hear about the types of people you’ll meet, things you’ll get to do, jobs you’ll have along the way, and advice from some awesome coders along the way!

Here are the episodes from September:

The Mike Dominick Show

The Mike Dominick Show is the second-newest of the podcasts in this list, and it has an open source focus.

Here are the episodes from September:

  • Episode 38: Jochen Breuer of SUSE Manager
    Mike sits down with Jochen Breuer, who works on Uyuni, Salt, and Cobbler. He’s a maintainer for Salt on openSUSE, an openSUSE Member and a Fedora packager.
  • Episode 37: Jono Bacon
    Mike sits down with Jono Bacon, leading community and collaboration strategy consultant, author, and speaker. He previously led community at Canonical, GitHub, and XPRIZE, and works with a broad range of clients from large enterprises to early-stage startups to help them build engaging, productive communities. He is the author of six books, including the award-winning ‘People Powered: How communities can supercharge your business, brand, and teams‘, is a columnist at Forbes, and published in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Entrepreneur, and elsewhere.
  • Episode 36: Adam Dymitruk
    Mike sits down with Ada Dymitruk of Adapt Tech Group to discuss Event Modeling, a way of thinking about software projects that will blow your mind.

The 6 Figure Developer

At the time I’m writing this, The 6 Figure Developer — hosted by John Callway, Clayton Hunt, and Jon Ash — has posted 158 episodes. It’s…

…a show dedicated to helping developers to grow their career. Topics include Test Driven Development, Clean Code, Professionalism, Entrepreneurship, as well as the latest and greatest programming languages and concepts.

Here are the episodes from September:

  • Episode 163 – MLOps and ML.NET with Alexander Slotte
    Alexander is a Microsoft MVP and a Managing Consultant and .NET Xpert at Excella, based out of Washington DC. He’s the founder and organizer of The Virtual ML.NET Community Conference and the organizer of the .NET DC User Group.
  • Episode 162 – C# 9 and .NET 5 with LaBrina Loving
    LaBrina Loving is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft with over 18 years of experience in the Microsoft stack. In her role, she is focused on helping Startups and ISVs migrate to Azure and modernize their SaaS solutions for cloud. She works with them to leverage the cloud for cutting edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots, IoT/Edge, Serverless, and DevOps. LaBrina is a speaker doing conferences and user groups all over the world and has recently started a Podcast “Disrupting the Cloud” that highlights the journey of cloud newbies and professionals in cloud computing, especially women and BiPOC.
  • Episode 161 – Next.js with Tim Neutkens
    Tim Neutkens is the co-author and lead maintainer of Next.js and is the co-author of the MDX library for dynamic markdown documents. He has a passion for creating scalable applications and improving the developer experience, and has spoken at a number of industry conferences such as dotJS and React. He joined Vercel (formerly ZEIT) in 2017 and co-authored a number of libraries the team was building internally and served as a project advisor. Prior to Vercel, he worked at We Provide for two years as a software developer and has a background in eCommerce and CMS solutions using PHP.
  • Episode 160 – Visual Testing with Angie Jones
    Angie is a Principal Automation Architect, Director of Test Automation University, she is an International Keynote Speaker and Java Champion, and is the creator of more than 25 patented inventions.
  • Episode 159 – Mo Hampton: Giving Back to Tech without Burnout
    Mo is an Army Veteran and Software Engineer. Her passion for web application development led her to the Open Source community to learn full-stack JavaScript. When not thriving off of coffee, meditation or travel, she builds cost-effective, user-friendly business applications.

Thunder Nerds

Of the podcasts in this roundup, Thunder Nerds — “A conversation with the people behind the technology, that love what they do… and do tech good” — has been around the longest, with 271 episodes over five seasons to date. You’ve probably seen the hosts at local meetups and conferences; they’re Sarrah Vesselov, Frederick Philip Von Weiss, and Brian Hinton.

Here are the episodes from September:

273 – 🦈 The Journey of a Developer, & Aquariums on Mars with Krystal Campioni
In this episode, we get to speak with Krystal Campioni: Creative Coder, Speaker, Marine life enthusiast, and Senior Front-end Developer at Shopify. We discuss Krystal’s career at Shopify, creative coding with CSS and Vue, and our current new normal.

272 – 🤝 Talking to a JavaScript Friend with Baskar Rao Dandlamudi
In this episode, we get to speak with Design Leader, YouTuber, and Co-founder & CEO at Blush Pablo Stanley. We discuss the fundamentals of design thinking, and how to improve your craft. We also talk about Blush, and how it allows you to customize every piece of an illustration to create your own compositions.

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