The Standup

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A podcast that delves into the obstacles and successes involved in creating, running, and sustaining successful software side projects.

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  • S4E3 - Another Flag to Our Data Bag

    December 6th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  20 mins 45 secs
    elixir, ios, javascript, mac, swift

    Keith has been working on fixing a bug alongside his course stuff at his day job. Jamie starts working on a new service to help make Chronic a bit more fun to use.

  • S4E2 - Business Papers

    November 19th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  30 mins 4 secs
    elixir, ios, javascript, mac, swift

    In this episode, Keith describes his adventures with signing the Mac app which is required by Apple. Jamie talks about some changes to the Chronic UI mobile app including the work he's done on ActiveBackgrounds.

  • S4E1.5 - You're Just Going to Get Rejected, Man

    November 7th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  20 mins 25 secs
    conferences, ruby, software-development, speaking

    In this bonus episode, Keith and Jamie discuss preparing for conference talks, dealing with rejection, and how to get accepted by the conference gate keepers.

  • S4E1 - Little Baby Chronic

    October 28th, 2019  |  Season 4  |  32 mins 53 secs
    elixir, family, ios, javascript, speaking, swift

    Keith and Jamie are back and they discuss what's been going on around their long hiatus. They jump into what they have been working on whether it’s Chronic, a new baby, or some workshops. Find out what is coming next on Chronic.

  • S3E1 - WebSacket

    March 8th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 17 secs

    Keith and Jamie are back with another season. In this first episode, Jamie and Keith recap what they have been doing in non-Chronic land and then jump into where they are at with the internal release of Chronic (spoiler alert, very close). They chat about the technical changes made to the Chronic server API and what it took to change the clients along the way.

  • S2E11 - Chuck a Tarball

    July 17th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 58 secs

    In this last episode for the season, Jamie discusses his talks he has been working on as well as a new chatbot framework called Juvet. Keith talks about the work he been doing around deploying Chronic with hot code swapping. Jamie and Keith both talk about the role of an anonymous user and the initial implementation of GraphQL inside of the Elixir API application. The next few sprints are freed up to get a lot of work done on Chronic. Stay tuned on this feed for season 3 coming in September 2018!

  • S2E10 - Build Your Own Box Fort

    June 7th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 8 secs

    Keith talks about his experience at ChefCon, moving while living in boxes, and his work on Chronic Workflows. Jamie talks about his implementation of the web timer and drawing boxes for the architecture for his new Elixir bot framework called Juvet.

  • S2E9 - A Really Young Snowbird

    May 15th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 38 secs

    During this sprint Keith discusses the changes he’s implemented for workflows in Chronic.

    Jamie talks about shipping a long awaited Tatsu feature and flipping features in the cloud.

  • S2E8 - Straight Geocities for a Moment

    May 3rd, 2018  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 4 secs

    Keith & Jamie are back to discuss the architecture that they've come up with for Chronic, some books that they're reading, the traffic to CoderJourney, and how much imposter syndrome sucks.

  • S2E7 - First Chat of 2018

    April 17th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 23 secs

    Keith and Jamie return after weeks and weeks (with a lost episode thrown in there). Both of them are trying to get to working on Chronic, trying a new technique to hold themselves accountable.

  • S2E5 - Maybe Chef Doesn't Suck

    February 21st, 2018  |  Season 2  |  21 mins 53 secs

    Jamie and Keith are back after another one-month hiatus. During the break, Jamie ventured into Alexa skills and Keith back-pedaled on his opinion of Chef.

  • S2E4 - Like a Bear

    January 24th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  24 mins 11 secs

    Jamie and Keith are back to talk about some 2018 goals, winters hours, stress, and the awesomeness that is Elixir/Erlang.

  • S2E3 - The Grinch is a Hero

    December 19th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  28 mins 58 secs

    Jamie and Keith are back after taking some intentional time to work on things other than Chronic. They discuss Jamie's continued development of Tatsu and what Keith thinks is going to make for an awesome Python course before digging into the latest development on Chronic.

  • S2E2 - WebSockets are Confusing

    December 16th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  24 mins 14 secs

    Jamie and Keith chat about what they got done while working on Chronic and also talk about the progress they hope to make on Tatsu and the Python course (respectively)

  • S2E1 - The Rise of Chronic

    November 28th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 23 secs

    Keith and Jamie are back from their hiatus. Keith didn't ship anything over that time, but something much more exciting happened. Jamie continued working on Tatsu and Callback. Most importantly, the hosts are now working on a project TOGETHER called Chronic.

  • S1E17 - Look at All the Things We're Not Doing

    August 3rd, 2017  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 9 secs

    Jamie and Keith end the first season of The Standup by once again talking about all of the things they didn't get accomplished, but this episode is not without interesting discussion. Keith talks about his struggle trying to use NoSQL and why he switched from Firebase to using Elixir/Phoenix/GraphQL for the backend of Lectern. Jamie celebrates Tatsu being featured as a "Brilliant Bot" by Slack and the scaling issues that came with it.