Best Tech Podcasts This Week – 7/11/22

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):



“My guest on today’s podcast is Karl Floersch, one of my favourite people in the Ethereum community. I first heard him on the Bankless Podcast and I was really touched by his optimistic outlook on technology as a whole and on Blockchain and Ethereum in particular. It’s no wonder he is now the Chief Technology Officer at Optimism, an Ethereum Layer 2 scaling solution.

We talked about tokenisation’s cultural and socioeconomic impacts and the many new challenges and opportunities that come with it.

I really enjoyed this conversation with Karl Floersch and I hope you do too.”



“Starting with iOS 16, people who are at risk of being targeted with spyware will have some much-needed help.”



“While leading a mature data science function is a challenge in its own right, building one from scratch at an organization can be just as, if not even more, difficult. As a data leader, you need to balance short-term goals with a long-term vision, translate technical expertise into business value, and develop strong communication skills and an internalized understanding of a business’s values and goals in order to earn trust with key stakeholders and build the right team.

Elettra Damaggio is no stranger to this process. Elettra is the Director for Global Data Science at StoneX, an institutional-grade financial services network that connects clients to the global markets ecosystem. Elettra has over 10 years of experience in machine learning, AI, and various roles within digital transformation and digital business growth.

In this episode, she shares how data leaders can balance short-term wins with long-term goals, how to earn trust with stakeholders, major challenges when launching a data science function, and advice she has for new and aspiring data practitioners.”



“In this final segment in our series “The Score:” Credit scores are vital to modern personal finances, and some people try all sorts of strategies to try to beat the algorithm.”



“How much polish do you put into internal apps? Can you create custom Gutenberg blocks for Shopify? How difficult is it to publishing a VS Code plugin? Thoughts on GitHub Copilot, notification options with GitHub Actions, and thoughts on static site builders such as Statimic.”



“This week our host Steve McGarry sits down with Eleonora Rocca, the Founder of WomenX Impact and Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Horizone Group. The two start the show talking about her background in entrepreneurialism, and how creating a blog was at the beginning of it all. They talk about what it was like for her event brand Digital Innovation Days to grow at the rate that it did, and how the initial conversation about exiting began. Eleonora talks about the importance of really knowing your numbers in and out, and the details about your business that you may not always concern yourself with but might be very valuable to those interested.”



“Stop pulling out your credit cards to buy things. Follow these tricks instead. Plus, here’s the best place for your router to fix lagging Wi-Fi. Also, five legitimate ways to make money online — and remote job scams to look out for. You also need to know about the enormous risk you take whenever you order an Uber.”



“Elon Musk says he wants out of his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. But after months of back and forth, it won’t be so easy for him to walk away. WSJ social-media reporter Deepa Seetharaman joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss what the change of heart could cost the billionaire and Twitter.”



“One snowy night in Boston, Leah Solivan ran out of dog food for her 100-pound yellow lab. She wondered: shouldn’t I be able to resupply Kobe without going to the store? That was the origin of TaskRabbit, an online errand service that matches users with “taskers” to do deliveries and other chores. When Leah left her IBM job to start coding the service, the peer-to-peer economy was still in its infancy. But she saw that three important developments—mobile, location services, and social media—were about to converge. She recruited errand-runners from Craigslist, and took an expensive gamble on a 15-minute meeting with Tim Ferriss to get advice and investors. After some management hiccups and a difficult rebranding, TaskRabbit sold to IKEA in 2017.”



“2022 has been an eventful year, to say the least. From positive gains in financial inclusion, to crypto winter and the Metaverse, much is evolving. What will be the new players in the emerging Web3 ecosystem as we continue to iterate? And what role will traditional finance play? In this episode of One Vision, we chat with Lex Sokolin, Head Economist at ConsenSys, about what’s next for fintech innovation, cryptocurrency, and regulations, as he moves with the edge of the world.”

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