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Our Daily Drivers: The Tools We Use

Our Daily Drivers: The Tools We Use

Episode 37 · · 43:24

2024! This week, we're sharing the various tools we use day-to-day in our work and side projects. Let us know if you have any favorites on Twitter @buildandlearn_BuildingCJ: working ...

Co-Founders, Layoffs, Ruby Memory, Docs Product

Co-Founders, Layoffs, Ruby Memory, Docs Product

Episode 36 · · 39:06

In this episode, we'll touch on office setup and soundproofing, with a focus on effective techniques and materials. We talk about the challenges and strategies in finding non-technic...

 Replacing Mint, Finishing Things & Vim

Replacing Mint, Finishing Things & Vim

Episode 35 · · 40:23

Chris and Colin wrap up 2023 chatting about personal finance, website annotations, vim and a growing need to "finish" something over starting yet another thing.Replacing Mint Colin i...

Advent of Code, Economic Development

Advent of Code, Economic Development

Episode 34 · · 37:38

In this episode, Colin and CJ discuss their experience with Advent of Code challenges. They use it as a virtual meetup for their local developer group and the value of solving proble...

Coworking: Grit or Quit & Polish Week at Craftwork

Coworking: Grit or Quit & Polish Week at Craftwork

Episode 33 · · 48:47

This week we're digging into when to hold on and when to call it quits when it comes to a business. The team at Craftwork is paying down tech debt with Polish week. We also chat abou...

AI launches, Docs, Calendars

AI launches, Docs, Calendars

Episode 32 · · 40:57

In this episode, we catch up on recent tech events, discussing in detail the AI launches at both OpenAI and GitHub. We chat about the Hu.ma.ne AI pin, and touch on GitHub Universe. W...

Mint Shutting Down, Project Catchup

Mint Shutting Down, Project Catchup

Episode 31 · · 44:24

Episode 31Intuit is apparently shutting down Mint, pushing folks to Credit Karma Colin's school bus updateBuildingCJ is continuing to build out a comms center for managing customer c...

Building Tools and Staying Accountable

Building Tools and Staying Accountable

Episode 30 · · 33:12

In this episode, we'll share updates and talk about what we're learning and working on. First up, is the exciting prospect of buying a short school bus and converting it into a fun p...

Shiny New Tech: LLMs, iPhones and Ray Bans

Shiny New Tech: LLMs, iPhones and Ray Bans

Episode 29 · · 47:29

No cut off date + multi-modal ChatGPTGenerating AI voices with ElevenLabsLooking cool with New Ray Ban + Meta Smart Glasses?Making an epic screencast set up with Screencasting.com fr...

On Learning

On Learning

Episode 28 · · 32:48

This time around Colin and CJ talk about learning styles and how to learn to learn. We highlight a documentation framework called "Diataxis," which provides a structured approach to ...

Everything Old Is New Again & Niching Down

Everything Old Is New Again & Niching Down

Episode 27 · · 32:27

It's the One Year Anniversary of Build & Learn! In this episode we chat about refreshing OAuth tokens and building CRM features with SMS/voice APIs. CJ and Colin also talk about the ...

Calendar Discord Bot and Turbo Stream Gotchas

Calendar Discord Bot and Turbo Stream Gotchas

Episode 26 · · 40:52

In this episode you'll hear about Colin's adventure of building a Google Calendar Discord bot using CloudFlare, mastering Google Calendar APIs, and navigating serverless Postgres wit...

Role Reversal & Summer Catchup

Role Reversal & Summer Catchup

Episode 25 · · 41:42

Welcome back after the summer break! CJ and Colin get caught up after a summer of adventure and... new job announcements!CJ update Tahoe Time / Family TimeE-Bike with DadBoat / Plane...

Dave Paola: Agency of Learning

Dave Paola: Agency of Learning

Episode 24 · · 49:09

In this episode, we chat with Dave Paola, the founder of the Agency of Learning, an organization aimed at getting early-career developers job-ready, especially developer boot camp gr...

Chris Oliver: Building a Life (and Businesses) on Rails

Chris Oliver: Building a Life (and Businesses) on Rails

Episode 23 · · 49:30

In this episode, we talk with Chris Oliver about his deliberate approach to building GoRails and his other businesses on Rails. In a tech world that only seems to be moving faster an...

Streamlining global ingress with ngrok

Streamlining global ingress with ngrok

Episode 22 · · 40:19

In this episode, we're joined by Alan Shreve, the founder and CEO of ngrok, to discuss the future of software development and the emergence of innovative tools that simplify complex ...

Forest Bathing, RailsConf, and Developer Communities

Forest Bathing, RailsConf, and Developer Communities

Episode 21 · · 32:48

CJ and Colin are back to chat about getting outside, recap the recent RailsConf and discuss building and participating in developer communities in 2023.Getting OutsideThe Nature Fix ...

ChatGPT, LLMs, OpenAI, doom or boon?

ChatGPT, LLMs, OpenAI, doom or boon?

Episode 20 · · 36:34

In this episode, Colin and CJ discuss using the new GPT tools for work and play.Open AILarge language modelsGenerative AIHow do we use it, and is it going to be doom & gloom?How We U...

Digging into the HackerRank Survey 2023

Digging into the HackerRank Survey 2023

Episode 19 · · 34:58

In this episode we dig into the HackerRank annual survey that was released a few months ago for 2023 including the top in demand skills from employers in this uncertain tech and econ...

Keith Casey: Webhooks & webhooks.fyi

Keith Casey: Webhooks & webhooks.fyi

Episode 18 · · 42:56

In this episode about webhooks.fyi, we're joined by Keith Casey from ngrok. You'll hear about webhooks.fyi an information-rich resource for learning how to build and consume webhooks...

Chelsea Otakan: Design and build systems, not just features

Chelsea Otakan: Design and build systems, not just features

Episode 17 · · 49:09

This week we are joined by Chelsea Otakan, infamously also known as @chexee on most of the internet. Chelsea is a product designer and front-end developer, currently working at Latti...

Custom codegen for SDKs

Custom codegen for SDKs

Episode 16 · · 41:31

In this episode of Build and Learn, we discuss code generation (codegen) and how Stripe uses it to generate SDKs for its APIs automatically. We talk about how a declarative shape of ...

Building Developer Relations Teams with Trag

Building Developer Relations Teams with Trag

Episode 15 · · 37:14

In this podcast episode, we are diving into the world of developer advocacy and developer relations with Chris Traganos, aka "Trag."

Building things that excite you with Charlie Gerard

Building things that excite you with Charlie Gerard

Episode 14 · · 46:09

In this episode, we're joined by Charlie Gerard to discuss various topics related to learning technology and building cool projects.

IC to Lead: Building Confidence In Your Skills with Lindsay Barrett

IC to Lead: Building Confidence In Your Skills with Lindsay Barrett

Episode 13 · · 41:17

In this episode, you'll hear Lindsay's path from graphic designer to support engineer and how she now manages a team of support engineers. We discuss what this transition has looked ...

AWS Amplify and Front-end Frameworks with Erik Hanchett

AWS Amplify and Front-end Frameworks with Erik Hanchett

Episode 12 · · 41:44

Welcome to the episode on AWS Amplify and Front-end frameworks! In this episode, we delve into Erik's experience as a developer and discuss some of the front-end trends he is seeing....

Mike Bifulco: Building a Developer Brand

Mike Bifulco: Building a Developer Brand

Episode 11 · · 42:17

Chatting with Mike Bifulco about his philosophies behind building a personal brand as a developer.

Getting hired as a developer

Getting hired as a developer

Episode 10 · · 39:31

The podcast discusses various ways to go about finding a job, with a focus on the tech industry. We'll talk about making a list of the tools and companies you're interested in, doing...

CFPs! Submitting talks to conferences

CFPs! Submitting talks to conferences

Episode 9 · · 34:04

This week we talk about Call for Proposals and how to submit a talk to a developer conference.

Content creation for developers

Content creation for developers

Episode 8 · · 42:04

This episode of Build & Learn is all about content creation for developers. We'll discuss various types of content, including tweets, blog posts, newsletters, live streaming, and You...