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.



#204: IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) with Juan Benet

May 20, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

In this show we talk with Juan Benet, one of the developers behind IPFS -- the InterPlanetary File System, a new peer-to-peer hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identities. We talked about what it is, how it works, how it can be used, and how it just might save the future of the web.


#203: Jewelbots and Getting Kids Coding With Sara Chipps and George Stocker

May 13, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Our guests this week are Sara Chipps, the creator of Jewelbots, and George Stocker, the VP of Engineering at Jewelbots. We talked about connected wearables for kids, keeping UX simple, Open Source and building your business on it, influencing young girls through the possibilities of coding, and more.


#202: 23 Years of Ruby with Matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto)

May 6, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 22 minutes

Big show this week -- we caught up with Matz, the creator of Ruby to discuss the origins of the Ruby programming language, its history and future, Ruby 3.0, Concurrency and Parallelism, Streem, Erlang, Elixir, and more.


#201: SQLite with Richard Hipp

April 29, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 23 minutes

This week we talked with Richard Hipp, the creator of SQLite, about its history, where it came from, why it succeeded as a database, how it's development is sustainably funded, and how it's the most widely deployed database engine in the world.


#200: JavaScript and Robots with Raquel Vélez (rockbot)

April 18, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

Our guest this week is Raquel Vélez, aka Rockbot -- we talked about where she came from, how she got into programming with JavaScript, her passion for robots and mechanical engineering, the culture of npm, and more.


#199: Your Huginn Agents Are Standing by With Andrew Cantino

April 14, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 15 minutes

Jerod went solo on this show to talk with Andrew Cantino about Huginn, a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online. They can read the web, watch for events, and take actions on your behalf. Think of it as a hackable Yahoo! Pipes plus IFTTT on your own server.


#198: Haskell Programming with Chris Allen and Julie Moronuki

March 25, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

We talked with Chris Allen and Julie Moronuki about Haskell, their book, learning to program, their book writing process, and more!


#197: The Future of WordPress and Calypso with Matt Mullenweg

March 4, 2016 at 3:30AM • 1 hour 35 minutes

This week we're joined by Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress and the CEO of Automattic. We discussed the past, present, and future of WordPress. We talked about the role of JavaScript for WordPress, their new REST API, Calypso, and more.


#196: TiddlyWiki with Jeremy Ruston

February 26, 2016 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

This week we talked with Jeremy Ruston about TiddlyWiki — a unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organizing, and sharing complex information. It's written in JavaScript and sports a custom fake DOM. We talked to Jeremey about his nearly 40 year career in programming, Hackability as a human right, Tiddlers — the atomic unit of data in TiddlyWiki and so much more.


#195: Free Code Camp with Quincy Larson

February 12, 2016 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 31 minutes

In this show we talked with Quincy Larson, the creator of an open source community called Free Code Camp. We talked about "the secret to getting good at coding", we learned about their curriculum spanning a solid year (totaling 2,080 hours) of deliberate coding practice, we discussed plans for financial sustainability of the project, we covered the people behind it both on the leading and teaching side as well as the camper side, and so much more.