Monday, June 13, 2022

136: Metaverse with Daniel Liebeskind

Decentralizing the future can often lead to missing out on genuine human communication. Daniel Liebeskind, Cofounder and CEO of Topia, talks about how they’re working to avoid that pitfall while building the foundation of a better online experience. Whether its his lessons from Burning Man, keeping the human spirit alive in today’s technological frontier, or how Topia fits in the future, Daniel has something for listeners.

00:01:34 Introduction

00:02:15 Daniel and early programming experience

00:07:51 How coding felt like sorcery

00:09:35 Skill trees

00:16:10 Second Life

00:19:56 Enhancing versus replacing real life experiences

00:26:28 A decentralized Metaverse

00:29:54 Web 2 versus Web 3 

00:34:15 /r/place

00:44:16 Why boom cycles are important for tech

00:46:03 Topia for consumers

00:52:47 Topia as a company

00:55:50 Opportunities at Topia


01:03:50 Farewells

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Monday, June 6, 2022

135: Kubernetes with Aran Khanna

Not sure how to take the website or service you built on your machine and put it in the cloud? Kubernetes is by far the most popular system for deploying applications, but it is also pretty intimidating for new developers. In this episode, we are joined by Aran Khanna from Archera to explain how Kubernetes works and how you can go from n00b to expert in Kubernetes in less time than it takes to say "works on my machine"!

00:00:15 Introduction

00:01:03 Aran Khanna and his background

00:05:12 The Marauder’s Map that Facebook hated(Chrome Extension)

00:20:11 Why Google made Kubernetes

00:31:14 Horizontal and Vertical Auto-Scaling

00:35:54 Zencastr

00:39:53 How machines talk to each other

00:46:32 Sidecars

00:48:25 Resources to learn Kubernetes

00:52:59 Archera

00:59:31 Opportunities at Archera

01:01:08 Archera for End Users

01:02:30 Archera as a Company

01:05:46 Farewells