The Town Kitchen with Eric Quick and Jefferson Sevilla

Social Impact and Software

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In this episode, we get a chance to speak with the executive team at The Town Kitchen, Jefferson Sevilla (Co-founder) and Eric Quick (CEO). A fantastic discussion to learn more about The Town Kitchen as well the social impact of software, which is not widely discussed.

The Town Kitchen delivers lunch in the SF Bay Area and provides jobs for local youth. They have an amazing mission as a company to make a social impact. The food is down right delicious. Get lunch delivered and make a social impact. Do it for the kids.

 Kitchen founders Sabrina Mutukisna and Jefferson Sevilla

Kitchen founders Sabrina Mutukisna and Jefferson Sevilla

  • Social impact of software

  • Social impact numbers from software tools

  • How Andrew got into software

  • How tech impacts the youth

  • How companies can use the resources to help the community 

Please support The Town Kitchen. Eric and Jefferson have built something amazing.

Cheers,

Fahad Shoukat


Unusual Journeys and Great Software

In this episode, Charles Esau and Scott Stahl, software engineers at Skiplist join us to discuss our unusual journeys and atypical backgrounds and how it helps us build great software.

If you ever wanted to learn more about how to build great software and learn about the people at Skiplist, this is the episode for you.

The twists and turns in our journeys have made a big impact on how we practically approach software development.

It has resulted in a high success rate in the projects we work on. We also are fortunate enough to have built lasting relationships along our journey. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Thinking about a Blockchain, AI, and Machine Learning projects? Listen to this episode first.

Cheers,

Fahad Shoukat

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT)

In this episode Andrew and I talk about my favorite topic, the Internet of things (IoT).

Thinking about an IoT project or working on one? Listen to this episode first.

We discuss the most awesome combination of technologies AI, blockchain, and IoT. We also get into why open source is critical to IoT.

As well how cryptocurrencies fit into all of this.

Build thoughtful IoT.

Cheers,

Fahad Shoukat

Music courtesy of Cleveland native and artist Girl Talk

Machine Learning and Data Bias

In this episode, Chris Stoll a Sr Software Architect at Skiplist joins Andrew and I to discuss Machine Learning. Both have Masters in Computer Science and tons of experience in this space.

Machine learning is not just an algorithm or a black box. There are biases in data that all companies need to be aware of. Some can be costly if not properly addressed. This is also why diversity is so important to any organization. Maybe you don’t need machine learning in the beginning. Find out when is the right time. 

We also get into discussing Pokemon Go and why Facebook is on the hot seat again. 

Cheers,

Fahad

Music courtesy of Cleveland native and artist Girl Talk

Thoughtful Software Architecture

There is nothing more expensive and wasteful than sending thought-less software to production.

In this episode, Andrew and I discuss software architecture. Why the underlying software architecture should never be overlooked. We discuss areas engineers can improve outcomes. Simples improvements we can all make such a creating better documentation and thinking about the future.

Cheers,

Fahad

Music courtesy of Cleveland native and artist Girl Talk

What is thoughtful software?

Billions of dollars a year if not more are lost on software projects that never come to fruition. A staggering amount of value lost for companies, individuals, and our economy. There is a better way. This is thoughtful software.

In this episode Andrew and I discuss what is thoughtful software and why it’s so critical to your business.

Cheers,

Fahad

Music courtesy of Cleveland native and artist Girl Talk

Thoughtful Software Podcast Launching Soon!

Software is eating the world, as Marc Andreessen put it. Unfortunately, software is also eating our wallets.

Billions of dollars a year are lost on software projects that are basically unusable. A staggering amount of value lost for companies, individuals, and our economy. However, there is a better way.

This is thoughtful software. Where we discuss why these projects fail, industry trends, and we talk to experts for insights in building usable and thoughtful software.

We will be launching our first podcast shortly. All about building great software. 

Cheers,

Fahad