Best Tech Podcasts This Week – 06/27/22

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled a list of the best new tech podcasts released in the last week (as of the time of writing):

“I’ve been told by many founders that you can’t just build the Airbnb of whatever or the Uber of whatever. You have be more creative than that. That’s why I’m so excited to have today’s guest on. Joseph Woodbury is the co-founder of Neighbor, the Airbnb of extra space in your house for self-storage. And it’s doing really well. I want to find out how he came up with the idea and why this version of Airbnb worked when so many other don’t.”

“Despite major progress fighting spam and scams, the roots of the problem go far deeper than your phone company’s defenses.”

“Cybercrime Magazine CISO Minute host Theresa Payton, Former White House CIO, discusses why authentication is such a challenge for security organizations, how CISO’s can figure out the right human-user experience, and more. The CISO Minute is sponsored by https://knowbe4.com/ • For more on cybersecurity, visit us at https://cybersecurityventures.com/.”

“The U.S. Supreme Court has now overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark case that guaranteed a constitutional right to have abortion. So now, states will determine whether people have those reproductive rights. About 26 states will likely ban or nearly ban abortion, given laws on the books or in the works. When the draft opinion of this Supreme Court decision was leaked in early May, we reported about the privacy concerns around some period tracking apps and other online activity. Now that the official opinion is out, how will tech firms move forward in a post-Roe world? Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams posed that question to Rebecca Wexler, a law professor at UC Berkeley and co-director of Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. She says big and small tech companies will need to have a response to the future of users’ data.”

“Venture capital investment has continued to flow into technology startups. No one builds technology from scratch. There are cloud services, software libraries, 3rd party services, and software platforms that modern entrepreneurs must adopt to build their products efficiently and quickly. These layers of infrastructure are a key area for many investors.

Tim is a partner at Menlo Ventures where he invests in cloud and data infrastructure, AI/ML and cyber security. He joins the show to discuss what goes into a smart investment.”

“The Los Angeles Times said air taxis soon would fill the skies. Is this true, or just fake news? I’ve got the answer. Plus, Apple plans to end passwords forever and UC Berkeley finds a link between phone use and cancer. In this 30-minute podcast, I’ll also tell you how to get free money from class-action lawsuits.”

“Building data science functions has become tables takes for many organizations today. However, before data science functions were needed, the finance function acted as the insights layer for many organizations over the past. This means that working in finance has become an effective entry point into data science function for professionals across all spectrums.

Brian Richardi is the Head of Finance Data Science and Analytics at Stryker, a medical equipment manufacturing company based in Michigan, US. Brian brings over 14 years of global experience to the table. At Stryker, Brian leads a team of data scientists that use business data and machine learning to make predictions for optimization and automation.

In this episode, Brian talks about his experience as a data science leader transitioning from Finance, how he utilizes collaboration and effective communication to drive value, how leads the data science finance function at Stryker, and what the future of data science looks like in the finance space, and more.”

“Rizèl Scarlett & Brian Douglas chat with us about GitHub Actions and help us understand how to use Actions on your next project. We also dive into GitHub Copilot and GitHub apps.”

“Robby has a chat with Greg Foster, the Co-founder and CTO of Graphite, an open-source CLI and code review dashboard built for engineers who want to write and review smaller pull requests, stay unblocked, and ship faster. Based on his tons of infrastructure engineering, he highlights getting modules and interfaces right as one of the ways to create clean maintainable software.

They cover a variety of topics including a technical introduction to Graphite’s tooling, the challenges that come with SOAs versus monolithics especially for small teams, why monorepos might be a better approach for your software team’s workflow, types of metrics a team should track, and how can we, as software developers, help the product team understand the value of investing time in maintenance tasks to keep output optimal. Stay tuned for more!”

“To kick off a new monthly bonus series on tech in Canada, Paris Marx is joined by Bianca Wylie to discuss Canada’s COVID Alert app, the problems with the digital contract-tracing experiment, and why we need a public post-mortem so lessons are learned for next time.

Bianca Wylie is a partner at Digital Public, a co-founder of Tech Reset Canada, and a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Follow Bianca on Twitter at @biancawylie.

Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter, support the show on Patreon, and sign up for the weekly newsletter.”