dW at 10: Some favorite dW podcasts to date
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Picking my top 10 proved impossible, so here are a few of the most memorable..
Tim Berners-Lee (Aug 2006)
Originator of the Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium talks about how far we've come and about the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Jon "maddog" Hall on Linux and life (Oct 2006)
Renowned open source advocate waxes philosophical about Linux, open source, education, consumerism, and more.
Authors of The Art of Possibility (Jan 2007)
Rosamund and Benjamin Zander talk about interpersonal tools and expanded views for living in a flat world.
Web media mogul Tim O'Reilly (Jan 2007)
Web luminary Tim O'Reilly discusses Internet publishing, Web 2.0, and open source.
Is computer science education keeping pace with pervasive computing? (Feb 2007)
Educators share their views on the challenges and promises of computer science education today.
Walter Bender on One Laptop Per Child (Apr 2007)
OLPC software and content lead, Walter Bender, talks about the vision, challenges faced, and progress to date of a initiative to get connected laptops into the hands of the children of developing nations.
Scott Ambler on Agile development (Apr 2007)
IBM Agile Development Practice lead, Scott Ambler, explains this iterative and incremental approach to development, lays out the business case for it, and dispels some myths in the process.
Wired's Chris Anderson on The Long Tail (Aug 2007)
Wired magazine's editor-in-chief talks about the fun of tracking technology trends and the ideas detailed in his most recent book, "The Long Tail: Why the future of business is in selling more of less." He talks about how Web-based digital media is blowing up the old scarcity market model that limited consumer choice and market access for the creators of product, and lists some essentials for establishing a potentially great Long Tail business. He also gives a look at his next book project.
Tracing human origins with the Genographic Project (Dec 2007)
Spencer Wells, director of the Genographic Project, and Ajay Royyuru, IBM Research lead for the project, talk about this globe-spanning effort to collect DNA samples representing a worldwide range of diversity. They talk about the project mission, how the work is being done, and what they are already learning. They address some criticisms of the project, talk about the computing systems in use, and detail how to contribute to the study.
UCLA and IBM partner on open source adventure class (Mar 2008)
In this 23-minute podcast, hear about an innovative computer science class at the University of California at Los Angeles that offers students the opportunity to choose an open source project adventure focused on Web 2.0 technologies and interact with professionals from IBM during the project. UCLA computer science professors Paul Eggert and Jens Palsberg join IBM project lead Gergana Markova and classroom assistant Gabe Nataneli in the discussion.
Java - still hot or losing its flavor? (May 2008)
Check out Scott Davis and Ted Neward, two popular speakers from the No Fluff Just Stuff Tour, jamming as much quality stuff a possible into a dynamic 42 minutes on whether Java is on it's way out.
Jimmy Wales on Wikipedia and open source (May 2008)
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales joins me for a short chat on his work with Wikipedia and Wikia search, and shares his views on open source, a creative mind, and more.
Grady Booch is on fire! (Jun 2008)
Grady Booch, chief scientist of Software Engineering for IBM Research, talks with Michael O'Connell about the cool stuff that keeps him awake each day: mentoring customers around architectural transformation, his work on the Handbook of Software Architecture, platforms for collaboration, multi-core development, and virtual worlds.
IBM SWG leader Steve Mills (Aug 2008)
developerWorks editor-in-chief Michael O'Connell talks with senior vice president and group executive for IBM Software Group Steve Mills. Mills speaks from his unique vantage point on important trends in software, and shares lessons learned from decades of serving clients and customers. He also talks about the experience of heading up IBM's widely distributed software development organization 33,000 strong.
Is green IT still smart? (Apr 2009)
Information industry analyst Amy Wohl, and IBM vice president for Energy and Environment Rich Lechner talk about smart and green IT being more important than ever and an arena of vast opportunity for developers.
Facebook's Josh Elman on the platform (May 2009)
Josh Elman is a platform program manager at Facebook, where he focuses on new initiatives and programs for developers on the Facebook platform. He talks about what it's like to work for Facebook, how it's is changing developer expectations for corporate applications, what Facebook Connect is, developer opportunities, etc.
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