About the Show
On Building Programmers, Kevin McGladdery interviews software developers about their careers, their current responsibilities, and how they became programmers. Then he makes them play ill-conceived game show games for worthless points! Delightful!
Episode 43: Kim Arnett
July 18th, 2017 | 36 mins 56 secs
This week, Kevin and Kim talk about learning to program, the joy of iOS programming, ROBOTS, and other fun stuff. Then they play "Programming Language Inventor or Member of the 1988-1989 Detroit Pistons"! IT'S DENNIS RITCHIE VS DENNIS RODMAN ON THE POD. JAMES EDWARDS VS JAMES GOSLING. TUNE IN NOW!
Episode 42: Jason C. McDonald
July 11th, 2017 | 39 mins 7 secs
This week, Kevin and Jason discuss learning to program and some other stuff KEVIN WINS 20 QUESTIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME WHAAAAAAAAT I mean then they discuss programming... something.. BIG WIN FOR KEVIN LISTEN NOW
Episode 41: Richard Schneeman
July 4th, 2017 | 39 mins 31 secs
This week, Kevin talks with Richard about Ruby, Rails, and contributing to open source. Then they play Peril! with categories like "Package Managers" and "Rails Milestones"! Can you think of any more exciting categories? I can, quite easily! TUNE IN NOW!
Episode 40: Jessie Young
June 21st, 2017 | 30 mins 10 secs
In a special WEDNESDAY episode of Building Programmers, Kevin talks to Jessie about starting out with Railsbridge, her first programmer baby steps, and even a little bit of Swift! Then they play "Programming Language, Michigan Township, or Both?" How well does Jessie know her Michigan Townships? What IS a "Township"? Tune in to find out!
Episode 39: Michael Hartl
June 13th, 2017 | 34 mins 13 secs
Episode 38: Jack Flintermann
June 6th, 2017 | 36 mins 42 secs
This week, Jack and Kevin talk about choosing a profession, and his history as a programmer. Then they play the new game "What's my NSLine?" Kevin makes some inappropriate Urologist jokes, and a good time is had by all!
Episode 37: Chris Allen
May 30th, 2017 | 36 mins 56 secs
This week, Kevin and Chris talk about Haskell. After that, they move on to Haskell and finish off with a little bit of Haskell. Then they play quite possibly the most diabolical round of 20 Questions Programming Language Edition yet! Tune in today!
Episode 36: April Wensel
May 23rd, 2017 | 33 mins 18 secs
This week, Kevin talks to April about compassionate coding, ethics for developers, morality, and more, all while experiencing fever related hallucinations! This week also introduces the new "Kevin is extremely sick" theme song! After all this Kevin and April play the game "20 Questions, Programming Language Edition." I was very sick for this hahaha
Episode 35: Linda Nichols
May 16th, 2017 | 40 mins 1 sec
In the GRAND RETURN OF BUILDING PROGRAMMERS Kevin talks to Linda about her day to day as a developer, new technologies she's excited about, and her past as an artist. Then they play the new game "Jargon!", where Linda has to distinguish between functional programming terms and Star Trek nonsense! How does she do? Should Building Programmers turn into Star Trek Cast permanently? Tune in to find out!
Episode 34: Special Announcement
April 18th, 2017 | 2 mins 6 secs
This is a special Building Programmers announcement!
Episode 33: Chris Aquino
April 11th, 2017 | 36 mins 47 secs
This week, Kevin and Chris talk about solving the right problems, barbecue, and why musicians make good programmers before playing the brand new game "Github: Over or Under?" They also discuss the poop emoji for several minutes straight! Tune in to hear it all!
Episode 32: Phillip Gray
April 4th, 2017 | 31 mins 32 secs
This week, Kevin talks to Phillip about the first time he ran code, things to look for/ways to prepare for an internship, and some ways he likes to learn new things. Then they play THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME ON THE INTERNET, "Guess What Language Kevin is Trying to Say While His Mouth is Full of M&Ms." Does Phillip set a NEW points record? (Does he? I don't actually know. It seems like it.) Tune in to find out!
Episode 31: Jay Hayes
March 28th, 2017 | 32 mins 54 secs
Episode 30: Ryan Bigg
March 21st, 2017 | 29 mins 31 secs
This week, Kevin talks to Ryan about how to write documentation, when to write documentation, and what it's like to write a book, among other things. Then they play the game "Who Tweeted it, @paulg or @dril?" How did Ryan do? Is the game as easy as it looks, or does Kevin have an ace up his sleeve? Does Kevin have multiple aces up his sleeve? Is Kevin always so prepared to cheat at card games? What does a podcast edited by someone full of NyQuil™ sound like? Tune in to find out!