Colin Loretz

Colin Loretz


I like to build software and communities. Building software at @orbitmodel đŸȘ Coworking at @renocollective 🎙Sharing software learnings on @buildandlearn_

Appears in 25 Episodes

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...

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...

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...

Code Reviews: Giving and Receiving Feedback

Code Reviews: Giving and Receiving Feedback

Episode 7 · · 36:27

This episode is all about giving and receiving feedback via code reviews. Use some of these tips and tricks in your next code review.

Build vs. Buy

Build vs. Buy

Episode 6 · · 42:38

This episode is all about the build versus buy decision that every software company has to make at some point. We discuss whether it makes more sense to build something from scratch ...

PTO and Taking Time Off

PTO and Taking Time Off

Episode 5 · · 30:24

This week we dig into "unlimited" PTO and taking take off from work.

Is there a “traditional background” for programmers anymore?

Is there a “traditional background” for programmers anymore?

Episode 4 · · 48:46

Debating traditional computer science vs bootcamp vs self taught paths into tech.

The 2022 Stack Overflow Survey

The 2022 Stack Overflow Survey

Episode 3 · · 45:14

In this episode, CJ and Colin dig into the results of the 2022 StackOverflow Survey including the most loved and dreaded technologies and how developers are learning in 2022.

The First Pancake: Hello World

The First Pancake: Hello World

Episode 2 · · 42:11

In this episode, CJ and Colin share their origin stories and what led them to become software developers. They also set the stage for what to expect on the show - building and learni...

Introducing Build & Learn

Introducing Build & Learn

Trailer · · 00:51

Welcome to Build & Learn, a podcast about software development and developing ourselves as software engineers. Hosted by CJ Avilla and Colin Loretz.