The Stack Overflow Podcast
About This Show
Hosted by Joel Spolsky, Jay Hanlon, David Fullerton, and Ilana Yitzhaki, The Stack Overflow Podcast lets you listen in on discussions and decisions concerning the world's largest developer community.
About Stack Overflow
Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. More than 50 million professional and aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month to help solve coding problems, develop new skills, and find job opportunities.
Most Recent Episode
Podcast #119 – This Podcast is Definitely a Simulation
Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast episode #119 recorded Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today's motley crew includes VP and GM of Stack Overflow Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzhaki, me, Producer Jess. Joining us are very special guests Michael Ludden, Director of Product at IBM Developer labs for IBM Watson, and SO Content Marketing Manager Rachel Ferrigno.
Special thanks to this week's sponsors: Oracle and Digital Ocean.
Stack Overflow appreciates Oracle's support for this podcast and for our community. Learn more about all the ways Oracle supports open source, java, and developers like you at oracle.com/developers.
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On this episode:
Today's Developer Story (and so much more) is Michael Ludden, a self proclaimed script kiddie who has an amazing vision for what AR and VR could be. We chat about how he is trying to bring that vision to life with IBM's Watson, as well as some of the philosophies of futurism, with a healthy dose of pop culture thrown in for good measure.
"Use your imagination to invision a future powered by AI and even maybe taking the form of AR or VR that is hopeful and can augment human ability and help to future-proof the world from being dystopian."
The NYC Developer Hiring Ecosystem report is here! Rachel Ferrigno gives us a rundown of her findings, including the fact that 10% of the nation's developers are located in the NYC metro area. You can download your own report here.
After 20 years, AIM is shutting down. We take a few minutes to mourn the messaging service before pointing and laughing at each other's embarrassing screen names.
This week's Constitution question comes from our very own David Fullerton. It's called the Nick Craver amendment, because of reasons.
"It is forbidden to participate in a Hangout or other video conference while working at a treadmill desk or any other form of treadmill."
Post your answer to twitter using the hashtag #stackoverflowpodcast, with either PRO if you think that treadmill desks should be banned when in a video call or CON if you thi