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 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!
Episode 29: Mark Dalrymple
March 14th, 2017 | 32 mins 47 secs
This week, Kevin talks to Mark about programming without the Internet, NeXT, and Mac programming, with a bonus punch card joke! Then they play "Guess the Programming Language Kevin is Trying to Say While Gargling Water", wherein Kevin sort of waterboards himself! Be sure to listen to this game, as it will NEVER BE PLAYED AGAIN!
Episode 28: Alicia Sedlock
March 7th, 2017 | 34 mins 56 secs
Episode 27: Aimee Knight
February 28th, 2017 | 36 mins 59 secs
Episode 26: David Stump
February 21st, 2017 | 35 mins 33 secs
This week, Kevin and David talk about becoming a programmer, fun languages, and the irresistible siren song that emanates from southwestern Ohio. Then they play the hot game "YCombinator Startup or Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Character". How does David do? Who is Michael Dorn? Tune in to find out!
Episode 25: Amanda Hill
February 14th, 2017 | 33 mins 6 secs
This week, Kevin and Amanda talk about Android development, teaching, object oriented lamps, writing blog posts, and learning. Then they give some shout outs to statically typed languages and play the second ever installment of "Guess What Programming Language Kevin is Trying To Say While His Mouth is Full of M&Ms." Finally, Kevin expresses his desire to be encased in amber for future generations to discover.
Episode 24: Nathan Long
February 7th, 2017 | 38 mins 47 secs
This week, Kevin talks to Nathan about journalism, music, CSS, PHP, and makes a rare literary reference. Then they play the game "What's My Language?", which Kevin promptly torpedoes due to his staggering incompetence! What happened? How many times can Kevin say the word "excerpt" in one episode? Does he keep a backup game behind a pane of glass that says "Break Glass for Emergency Game"? Tune in to find out!
Episode 23: Pat Brisbin
January 31st, 2017 | 32 mins 45 secs
This week, maybe Kevin and Pat talk about Haskell, writing books, Ruby, and how he became a programmer before playing 20 Questions Programming Language Edition, or maybe they don't. Just one way to find out. Tune in now!
Episode 22: Ben Halpern
January 24th, 2017 | 37 mins 33 secs
Today, Kevin and Ben talk about the Practical Dev's origin story, how Ben became a programmer, what a CTO is, and what it's like being a rockstar ninja, the least stealthy and therefore worst type of ninja possible. Then Ben plays the game "Peril!" COPYRIGHT TRADEMARK ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © ™ 2017 MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED, REBROADCAST, OR RETRANSMITTED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT OF BUILDING PROGRAMMERS