Today I chat with a good friend and former co-worker Trey “Codeschneider” Schneider. Similar to me and a previous guest on my show, Kyle Cline, Trey entered the tech industry as an outsider when he worked with the both of us at a startup around 2 years ago. Since then, Trey has been expanding his skillset and recently quit his job to build and launch his own web product -Biddybomb. Trey and I discuss what it’s like entering the industry as outsiders, the pros and cons of being a web developer, and also share some lessons we’ve learned that we wish we knew when we were first starting out.
Codeschneider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/codeschneider
My good friend Kyle Cline joins me for the second time on my podcast. Today we discuss the craziness of the Republican National Convention, Hillary Clinton, and how American politics will play out for the rest of the year. We also share experiences with Pokemon Go, how geo-fencing could make it better, and how Bitcoin and the blockchain could create scarcity within the game. Finally, I end with a few thoughts about Twitter’s latest suspension of Milo Yiannopoulos.
Vaporeon Pokemon Go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLdWbwQJWI0
Leslie Jones Tweet: https://twitter.com/Lesdoggg/status/564664734268411906?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
It’s 2016 and Pokemon has taken over America again in the form of Pokemon Go. It’s only been out a week but I cover some of the benefits and downsides we’re seeing already. As if Pokemon in 2016 wasn’t crazy enough, Slack employee Erica Baker has taken tech progressivism to new levels by calling in to work for being…black! That isn’t a typo.
“Calling in black”: https://medium.com/race-condition/processing-e8bc638aae1a#.c3kdh5iv6
“I’m too old for Snapchat.” I’ve heard more people saying this lately. What’s even crazier is they say it with a sense of pride. I give my thoughts on why it’s stupid to think you’re too old for any technology.
In case you haven’t heard, FBI Director James Comey recommends no charges for Hillary Clinton. I saw it everywhere. Twitter. Reddit. CNN. Everywhere except…HackerNews. What’s going on?
Paul Graham: http://www.paulgraham.com/articles.html
Us vs. Them comic: http://i.imgur.com/IwCXBXY.jpg
BreitbartTech - HackerNews Censorship: http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/07/05/hacker-news-censors-clinton-email-server-stories-from-homepage/
My HackerNews submission (comparison between accounts): https://twitter.com/atommorgan/status/750704466412855296