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 14: Layne McNish
November 22nd, 2016 | 36 mins 59 secs
In this episode, Kevin and Layne talk about music, tech support, the tech bootcamp experience, and receiving responses to job applications 2+ years after the fact! Then they play "What's my .vimrc line?", where Kevin reopens old wounds. Then they accidentally turn the show into "British Isles Surname Podcast" for awhile! Amazing!
Episode 13: Kinsey Ann Durham
November 15th, 2016 | 34 mins 28 secs
Episode 12: Erin Morrissey
November 8th, 2016 | 27 mins 34 secs
This week, Kevin talks to Erin Morrissey about bootcamps, learning, and OPEN SOURCE TACOS?!? Then they play 20 Questions, Programming Language Edition at a level yet unseen. Tune in to find out how!
Episode 11: Ernie Miller
November 1st, 2016 | 31 mins 5 secs
In this episode, Kevin talks to Ernie about programming, living in Louisville, why they are both glad that their doctors don't move fast and break things, and lobsters as an artistic medium. Then Kevin makes Ernie play either "Who am I?" or "Answer the Question As". Which game did they play? Only one way to find out!
Episode 10: Matt Green
October 25th, 2016 | 37 mins 18 secs
This week, Kevin talks to Matt Green about Haskell, working hard (or is it... HARDLY WORKING!?!? applause break), and why he became a programmer. Then they play the most ill conceived game yet, Survey Says! How does Matt do? Does Pearl Jam now qualify as "oldies"? Tune in to find out!
Episode 9: Episode NO MORE NUMBERS — Ash Furrow
October 18th, 2016 | 38 mins 56 secs
This week, Kevin talks with Ash Furrow about his programmer origin story, writing iOS apps, writing books, and contributing to open source. Then they play everybody's favorite classic, "20 Questions, Programming Language Edition." Kevin also reveals some new prizes! Will Ash win the "Kevin records a monologue from a Tom Berenger movie" prize? Tune in to find out!
Episode 8: Episode... let's say... 8. Gordon Fontenot
October 11th, 2016 | 38 mins 20 secs
This week, Kevin talks to Gordon about Swift, Haskell, iOS development, the Houston Astros, and how the existence of beer is indirectly responsible for his career. Then they play the hit game Peril!, which is unlike any game show you've ever heard before in a legal sense.
Episode 6: Episode Sechs — Daniel Berkompas
October 4th, 2016 | 37 mins 18 secs
This week, Kevin talks to Daniel about creating screencasts, Elixir, functional programming, and kidney stones! Then, Kevin makes Daniel play not one but TWO GAMES! Which games did they play? Who has the kidney stones? Listen now to find out not only the answers to these questions, but also to find out Daniel and Kevin's hot takes on the new iPhone 7, nearly a month after it was announced!
Episode 5: Episode 00000101 — Noel Rappin
September 27th, 2016 | 32 mins 8 secs
In this episode, Kevin talks to Noel about the process of writing a book, the pitfalls around dealing with money while programming, and his new book, Take My Money. Then they play the hit game "Programming Language, or Star Trek: The Next Generation Character?". How does Noel do? Will Kevin admit that he didn't write any of the Star Trek character names down beforehand, instead relying on his encyclopedic like memory of the series? Tune in to find out!
Episode 4: Episode Cuatro — Ben Orenstein
September 20th, 2016 | 33 mins 26 secs
This week, Kevin talks to Ben Orenstein about QBASIC games, programming friends, podcasting, FormKeep, Upcase, and the horrific vulgarities scattered throughout his vimrc file. Then they play "What's my vimrc line?", exposing those vulgarities for all the world to see. Tune in to see how he does!
Episode 3: Episode III — Jamon Holmgren
September 13th, 2016 | 32 mins 1 sec
This week, Kevin talks with Jamon Holmgren, Founder & COO at Infinite Red. They talk about Rubymotion, Ruby, Elixir, Kevin tells an inside joke that nobody will get, and then Kevin forces Jamon to play the game "Who Am I?". How does Jamon do? Will he win the coveted Wilson Phillips audio cassette? Tune in to find out!
Episode 2: Episode 2 — Adarsh Pandit
September 5th, 2016 | 38 mins 41 secs
In episode two, Kevin asks Adarsh about Ruby stuff, Rails stuff, his long and winding road to becoming a developer, time travel, imposter syndrome, and the deep, unyielding pain in the heart of every Detroit Lions fan. Then they play the game "What's my .vimrc line?", wherein Kevin reads code aloud on the podcast. Riveting!
Episode 1: Episode One — KF
August 30th, 2016 | 23 mins 21 secs
In the very first episode of Building Programmers, I talk to KF about becoming a programmer. Then we play the game 20 Questions, Programming Language Edition, where I realize I don't know as much about the chosen language as I think I do! How does one become a programmer? How do you pronounce "scala"? Did she win the game? ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT