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May 29 2013

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Stuart Sierra - Episode 032

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This past February, I found myself driving across rural Virginia with Stuart Sierra enroute to Relevance World HQ. We had a few hours to kill, and I had recently had the opportunity to work extensively with Stuart on a Clojure project for a client. Stuart has a particular - and, in my experience, productive - way of arranging things, so I thought it would be fun and informative to record an episode exploring it.

Our conversation covered some of the same ground as Stuart's Clojure/West presentation "Clojure in the Large", so if you want to hear more, keep an eye out for that video, to be released in the coming months.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

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May 14 2013

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Chas Emerick, Mostly Lazy - Podcast Episode 031

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Chas Emerick is a well-known and respected member of the Clojure community. His contributions to the Clojure world include the Friend authentication library, the annual State of Clojure Survey, and, of course, his book, to name just a few. On top of that, he's a very insightful and interesting person. So I was thrilled to get the chance to sit down with him and record what I think turned out to be a fascinating conversation. We talked about his book, his business, his secret new project, "100% time", and the weight of the word "should".

As a bonus, although he and I disagree about whose idea this was (I still say it was his), we continued the conversation on Mostly Lazy, his podcast. That episode is available here.

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May 07 2013

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Jason Wolfe of Prismatic - Podcast Episode 030

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One of the few unfortunate aspects to working at Relevance is that we sometimes know about people using Clojure in cool ways that we can't talk about. So when Ben Moss suggested that we talk to someone at Prismatic, I jumped at the chance. They have definitely put Clojure into production in a big and awesome way, and I was really glad to get the chance to talk to Jason Wolfe about their experience building Prismatic, including some of the cool stuff they've open sourced out of it. A big thanks to Jason, and to you, our listeners.

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Apr 23 2013

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Lake Denman - Podcast Episode 029

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Michael Parenteau suggested to me that we ought to have Lake Denman on the show. "He's done some cool stuff, man." I remember hearing about a crazy and awesome Arduino project that Lake had worked on, so I thought, "Yeah, sure, we should totally have Lake on." And I'm very glad we did: Lake has indeed worked on some amazingly creative projects, and he has even more ambitious and interesting ones in mind. I hope you enjoy listening to him talk about them on this episode as much as I enjoyed hearing them.

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Apr 09 2013

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Ben Vandgrift - Podcast Episode 028

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Pretty much every conversation I've ever had with Ben Vandgrift has involved him saying something profound or insightful. I think this episode of the podcast was no exception, as we talked about Ben's experience as a relative newcomer to Clojure, and he had some constructive (and slightly painful) feedback for the Clojure community. We also got to talk about (inc Relevance), the quarterly gathering of Relevance employees, which Ben spearheads. I hope you enjoy the show!

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Mar 18 2013

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Tim Ewald on Pedestal - Podcast Episode 027

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As this post goes up, Tim Ewald and Stu Halloway are on stage at Clojure/West unveiling Pedestal, a set of open source libraries for writing web applications and services in Clojure. We here at Relevance have been hard at work on it for months, and we're extremely excited to be able to finally share it with the world.

In this episode, I talk with my close friend Tim about what Pedestal is, why we wrote it, and what makes it so interesting. Enjoy!

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Feb 19 2013

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Alex Redington - Podcast Episode 026

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If you've listened to the show more than once or twice, you've probably heard us mention pair programming. One of the things that people often ask us is how we make that work when so many of us are remote. So I thought that it would be good to talk with someone with whom I have done a fair amount of very successful remote pair programming: Alex Redington. The result was this episode, in which we talk about the various tools and pairing behaviors we use. And about setting things on fire.

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Jan 29 2013

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Alex Warr - Podcast Episode 025

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When potential customers decide that they might want to work with us, their first point of contact is our sales department. It's there that they get their first impression of what sort of company we are. So it has been clear to me for quite some time that we needed to have Alex Warr, the head of our sales team, on the show to talk about what sales is like at Relevance. Along the way, we also managed to talk about babysitting, gaming, law school, and a few other things besides. Enjoy the episode!

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Jan 15 2013

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i-Human - Podcast Episode 024

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At Relevance, our mission is to help people solve hard problems through software. Most of the time, we do that through consulting. So it seemed well past time that we had one of our consulting clients on the show. And in my opinion we could not have made a better choice than Anne Tweet and Jay Patel of i-Human. We got a chance to talk not only about their experience working with us, but also about the really interesting software that they're building. I had a great time talking with them - I hope you, too, will enjoy this episode!

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Jan 03 2013

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Justin Gehtland - Podcast Episode 023

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Way back at the end of 2011, I had this idea that maybe I could record some conversations with various Relevancers and throw together a podcast. Our very first guest was Justin Gehtland, so as the end of the year and the anniversary of the show approached, I thought it would be only too appropriate to have Justin on again. Besides, he's a great guest, and we were clearly overdue to have him on the show again.

As is traditional for this time of year, we spent a good chunk of our conversation talking about the year gone by (verdict: it was crazy) and the year to come (verdict: it's super exciting).

I hope you enjoy this episode!

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