The Changelog

The Changelog

New podcast every Friday! We cover what's fresh and new in open source. Sign up for our nightly and weekly emails. Open source moves fast. Keep up.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo.



#216: GitHub's Electron With Zeke Sikelianos

August 19, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

This week we caught up with Zeke Sikelianos to talk about GitHub's Electron project and the future of web folks making cross platform desktop apps. We talked about the web revolution around native vs web app, where Electron is heading, who's using it, and how cool it is to enable folks like Guillermo Rauch to build HyperTerm.


#215: Core Infrastructure Initiative Best Practices Badge with David A. Wheeler

August 12, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

This week we talked with David A. Wheeler from the Core Infrastructure Initiative about the CII Best Practices Badge program. We talked about the purpose of the program, how you get certified, why you should get certified, and the criteria of the best practices.


#214: Libscore, Velocity.js, and Hacking with Julian Shapiro

August 5, 2016 at 8:00PM • 57 minutes

This week we talked with startup founder and developer Julian Shapiro about his story of entrepreneurship, open source, growth hacking, and more. Julian's story is a story you don't want to miss -- plus he shares actionable advice on growing and marketing an open source project.


#213: ZEIT, HyperTerm, and now with Guillermo Rauch

July 29, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 40 minutes

This week Adam went solo and talked with Guillermo Rauch about how he got into programming, how that lead him to what he's doing now at ZEIT, the design of HyperTerm, now, and so much more.


#212: SiteSpeed.io and Performance with Peter Hedenskog

July 22, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

We talked with Peter Hedenskog about SiteSpeed.io and web performance. We covered where it came from, where it's going, and more importantly, simple ways you can focus on your web performance.


#211: Open Source at Facebook with James Pearce

July 15, 2016 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 19 minutes

This week we've got a big show with James Pearce, Head of Open Source at Facebook to talk about that very subject -- open source at Facebook. We talked about his path to software development, why he's the person to lead open source at Facebook, their view on open source, their culture of open source, how they choose what to open source, and more importantly -- how they focus on, support, and nurture the community.


#210: ngrok and Go with Alan Shreve

July 8, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

This week we talked to Alan Shreve, the creator of the beloved ngrok.

We talked about; what it is, why it exists, why he wrote it in Go, and ultimately why 1.0 is open source, but 2.0 is not.


#209: GitHub and Google on Public Datasets & Google BigQuery

June 29, 2016 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

This week's show was produced in collaboration with GitHub and Google to announce a big expansion to GitHub's public dataset on BigQuery.

We talked with Arfon Smith (GitHub), Felipe Hoffa (Google), and Will Curran (Google) about BigQuery, the big picture behind Google Cloud's push to host public datasets, the collaboration between the two companies to expand GitHub's public dataset, adding query capabilities that have never been possible before, example queries, and more!


#208: Ecto 2 and Phoenix Presence with José Valim and Chris McCord

June 22, 2016 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 37 minutes

On this episode we catch up with José Valim and Chris McCord to talk all about how they're advancing the state of the art in the Elixir community with the releases of Ecto 2.0 and Phoenix 1.2.

We also share our journey with Elixir at The Changelog, find out what makes Phoenix's new Presence feature so special, and even find time for Chris to field a few of our support requests.


#207: Ubuntu Everywhere with Dustin Kirkland

June 17, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 20 minutes

This week we talked with Dustin Kirkland about Ubuntu, the most widely used flavor of Linux. We talked about the rise of Ubuntu, Ubuntu being everywhere, their collaboration with Microsoft to bring Bash to Windows, and what we can expect from the future of this Linux distro.