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May 22 2012

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ThinkRelevance: The Podcast - Episode 012 - Craftsman Swap

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One of the core principles we hold to at Relevance is the idea that we should always be striving to get better. A big part of that is recognizing that we can learn a lot from others, especially when those others have the same attitudes about continuous improvement. That's certainly true at Bendyworks, which is why we were happy to do a Craftsman Swap with them recently, where we sent them Jared Pace for a week, and they sent us Chris Wilson.

On this episode, we talk to Jared and Chris and their pair partners Alan Dipert and Devin Walters about that experience. We also talked about accidentally taking the ferry and whether exposure to radioactivity makes you better at using project management tools. It was a fun and interesting conversation that made me want to try a Craftsman Swap myself! Perhaps you'll feel the same. If so, give us a shout - we'd love to spend some time learning from you! And I know the same goes for Bendyworks.

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May 04 2012

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ThinkRelevance: The Podcast - Episode 011 - Jen Myers

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I've heard several developers at Relevance comment on how much they like working with our designers. I totally agree. The one I've been fortunate enough to work with the most often is Jen Myers. So I welcomed the chance to talk to her about what she's been up to lately... which is a lot! In this episode, we chat about her efforts with Girl Develop It Columbus, responsive web design, conference speaking, and CSS nerd wars.

Jen was an extremely interesting, thoughtful, and humble guest, and I enjoyed talking with her. I know you'll enjoy listening just as much!

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Apr 26 2012

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ThinkRelevance: The Podcast - Episode 010 - Stu Halloway

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One of the hardest things about working at Relevance over the last couple of years has been keeping quiet about Datomic. So when we heard that Datomic was being released, I immediately sent an email to Stuart Halloway asking if he'd be willing to do a podcast episode, not just because he had such a big hand in Datomic, but because as one of the founders of Relevance and as an all-around interesting guy I knew it would make for a great show.

I don't think I was wrong. So have a listen as we talk about Datomic, simulation testing, a capella music, and what makes Stu want to drop-kick a gorilla, and see if you agree. Thanks for listening!

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Apr 09 2012

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ThinkRelevance: The Podcast - Episode 009 - Alan Dipert

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If you've looked at our website lately, you might have noticed that it's a lot easier to see that we do training. Of course, we've always done training, but lately we've realized that we needed to be a bit more obvious about the fact - hence the new info on the website. So I thought it would be a great time to bring Alan Dipert onto the show, as he had a big hand in both reshaping the website and the courses that we offer.

Of course, we didn't just talk about training. We also hit on the topics of the importance of data, criticisms of the Lambda Calculus, and famous hackers turned dance club owners. I certainly enjoyed my conversation with Alan - have a listen, and I think you will too!

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Mar 28 2012

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ThinkRelevance: The Podcast - Episode 008 - Michael Fogus

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Anyone who's been around Clojure for a little while will have heard the name Michael Fogus, who is our guest on this episode of the podcast. Fogus (as we call him) is a hacker, author, and all-around nice guy. He has recently launched Himera, a web service that compiles ClojureScript to Javascript. I've wanted to interview Fogus for quite a while, and that was all the excuse I needed.

While we were talking, we touched not only on Himera, but on pair programming, Datomic, music, and a bunch of other stuff. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it!

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Mar 26 2012

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ThinkRelevance: The Podcast - Episode 007 - Clinton Nixon

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On this episode, we talk to Clinton Nixon, about his sweet Ruby on Rails setup, amongst other things. We work with a lot of different technologies at Relevance, but Rails has been and continues to be one of the most important for us. So it was fun to hear how a real expert gets his Rails on. I hope you'll agree!

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Feb 27 2012

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ThinkRelevance: The Podcast - Episode 006 - Larry Karnowski

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On this episode, we talk to Larry Karnowski, one of our most senior employees, about Relevance culture. Along with his other duties, Larry works with all our new hires to make them aware of the many awesome and unusual practices and resources we have here at Relevance. Larry does a great job of talking about retrospectives, buddies, sponsors, tokens, and guitar lunch, to name just a few.

It was a true pleasure speaking with Larry. I think you’ll enjoy listening to him, too!

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Feb 03 2012

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ThinkRelevance: The Podcast - Episode 005 - Michael Parenteau

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Ever since I began thinking about doing a Relevance podcast, I knew that I was going to want to have Michael Parenteau on the show. Michael is head of our design department, and a designer himself. He has a great attitude, and brings both that and his considerable talent to everything he does. I happened to be down in Durham the week that we released the new website, which Michael had a big hand in bringing about, so I knew the time was right to have a conversation with him about it.

In this episode, we talk with Michael Parenteau about being a designer at Relevance, Sanskrit, the importance of remembering the human part of software, and washing feet at Burning Man. Enjoy!

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Jan 25 2012

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ThinkRelevance: The Podcast - Episode 004 - Aaron Bedra's Valedictory

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When I heard that Aaron Bedra was leaving Relevance, I was surprised and a bit saddened. But I also thought, "Hey, we should have him on the podcast." And that's just what we did. I think it's great to work at a place where it's cool to record an interview with someone who has decided to move on.

In this episode, we talk to Aaron about what brought him to Relevance, some of the things he's worked on while he was here and even a bit about what the future holds for him.

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Jan 12 2012

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ThinkRelevance: The Podcast - Episode 003 - Brenton Ashworth on ClojureScript One

I was particularly excited to record this, our third episode of ThinkRelevance: The Podcast. That's because on today's show, we talk with Brenton Ashworth about ClojureScript One, which was released just this week. As Brenton will explain, ClojureScript One is a project aimed at helping people learn how to use ClojureScript quickly and effectively.

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As a reminder, you can subscribe to the podcast using our podcast feed. I'm still working on getting the show added to iTunes, but that should happen pretty soon.

You can send feedback about the show to podcast@thinkrelevance.com, or leave a comment here on the blog. Thanks for listening!

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