HNpod show


Summary: HNpod is a weekly podcast discussion the top stories on Hacker News, brought to you by Player FM, the best way to find and play podcasts in your browser. Featuring founders, HNers and opinionated hackers (v1).


 HNpod 21: Buffer, MVP, Content Marketing with Joel Gascoigne | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 68:00

**Interview Guest** Joel Gascoigne **Host** Michael Mahemoff **Version* 2 **Topics** * Joel's programming+startup background * A Minimum Viable Product success story * Building the product and company * Organically building up a successful content marketing approach * News and stories that interest bloggers * The Buffer experience on mobile, and differences between iOS and Android * How Buffer has grown, and what Joel's learned as CEO * Fundraising * Working in Hong Kong * Buffer's Technology Stack * Joel’s daily routine **Additional Links** Twitter @bufferapp MyBlogGuest BloggerLinkUp **Notes** Some delay on this episode, which was recorded in December. There were some audio issues, as you can tell, due to a bad connection...easing them out took some time.

 HNpod 20: GoSquared and Engaging the Design Community with James Gill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:00

**Guest** James Gill – CEO/Co-Founder of GoSquared ( **Host** Michael Mahemoff ( **Topics** * Starting a company in high school * First and second funding rounds * Team breakdown * Workflow Tools * The GoSquared product and its evolution * Business development * Design community and inspiration * Management * Personal gadgets and setup **Additional Links** * [Go Squared]( * []( * [JamesGill – Tumblr]( *Thanks* Special thanks to [Google Campus]( for hosting the interview, [Ade Oshineye]( and [Simon McManus]( for the intro.

 HNpod 19: Twitter, Poetica, and Tech with Blaine Cook | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:00

**Special Guest** Blaine Cook: Founder of Poetica ( and first developer at Twitter. **Host** Michael Mahemoff ( **Topics** * How he got involved with Twitter * Poetica - its uses, functions and target audience * The look and feel of Poetica * Technology Stack * Future plans for Poetica * Tools and Practices * Angel Investments – Little Bird, Goodnight Lamp * Personal setup and gadgets **Links** Twitter @blaine Poetica - Little Bird - Goodnight Lamp – Tools of Change Podcast - ( Follow up Then -

 HNpod 18: Why programmers work at night, I Don't Want to be Part of Your Ecosystem, Twitter API Limits with Paul Kinlan, Sean Grove, and Stuart Memo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 78:00

**Guests** Sean Grove: Senior Software Engineer, Entrepreneur and Founder of Zenbox ( and ( Paul Kinlan: Senior Developer Advocate at Google ( and Stuart Memo: Web and iPhone Developer and creator of Question Park. ( and ( Stuart will be presenting at Protothon on November 30, 2012. The link to the website can be found here: More on our guests can be found at **Host** Michael Mahemoff ( **Topics** Show HN: v0.1 of my book "Why programmers work at night" I Don't Want to be Part of Your Ecosystem What Happens When A Twitter Client Hits The Token Limit ( **Now Trending** Sean: Functional Composition - Stuart: Responsive web design Paul: Unsexy Businesses **Podcast Recommendations** Sean: Clojure Podcast Stuart: Guardian’s Tech Weekly Paul: Accounting Best Practices with Steve Bragg Mike: Why C++ with Herb Sutter Additional Links:

 HNpod 17: Bring Back the 40 Hour Work Week, Personal Outsourcing, How to Name Your Startup with Dan DeFelippi, Premasagar Rose , and Steve Corona | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:00

**Guests** Steven Corona: Blogger and CTO of TwitPic and author of Scaling PHP Book ( and ( Dan DeFelippi: Founder of LLC ( and ( Premasagar Rose: Currently a Social Web Apps Developer. He is also the Director at Dharmafly, the Founder at Lab for the Recently Possible and Async (, (, ( and ( More on our guests can be found at Host: Michael Mahemoff ( **Stories** Bring Back the 40 Hour Work Week Personal Outsourcing How to Name Your Startup **Now Trending** Dan – Negativity on Hacker News Steve: Freelancers realizing that they can raise their rates substantially Premasagar: Tax and SVG Mike: Article on Hacker news, “The Quite Ones”, essentially the need for more quite places **Podcast Recommendations** Dan: Weird Things podcast Steve: Business of Freelancing (Congratulations Steve on being the first guest to tie these together.) Mike: Software Engineering Radio

 HNpod 16: Opinionated Licenses, Kayak Sale, More HTML5 APIs with Paul Biggar and Stuart Memo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 65:00

Guests: Stuart Memo: Web and iPhone Developer and creator of Question Park. ( and ( Stuart will be presenting at Protothon on November 30, 2012. The link to the website can be found here: Paul Biggar: Blogger and founder of Circle (, continuous integration for web apps. More on our guests can be found at Host: Michael Mahemoff ( Stories: Evil, or why Douglas Crockford is harmful to Free Software Bubblewatch: acquires Kayak More HTML5 APIs Now Trending Stuart: Google Jam Paul: Alex Payne's “Alone Together Again” Mike: Code Canyon Podcast Recommendations Stuart: This Week in Google: Mike: Stack Exchange Additional Links: Special thanks to Kale Davis for suggesting more links to the shownotes, which I've done in recent weeks, including the new Additional Links section. Please check out Kyle's excellent [Hacker Newsletter](, a source I use to find recent stories for the show.

 HNpod 15: Elon Musk's Mission to Mars, Mozilla's Save for Later with Andres Torrubia and Paul Kinlan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:00

Guests: Andres Torrubia: CEO and Co-founder of ( Paul Kinlan: Senior Developer Advocate at Google ( and More on our guests can be found at Host: Michael Mahemoff ( Stories: Elon Musk's Mission to Mars Moz UX: Save for Later Now Trending: Andres: Quibb – Paul: Windows 8 Mike: "User-As-A-Service" - Podcast Recommendations: Andres: Slayradio I Am Not A Database Paul: Mark Kermode's film review Build and Analyze Mike: Innovator's Dilemma Peter Day's World of Business Note: Pleased to be posting this day after recording and will hopefully continue turning these shows around in a 24-hour window.

 HNpod 14: The Future of Markdown, HTML5 Gaming, Outlawed by Amazon DRM, Product Tours with Michal Stefanow and Stuart Memo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 76:00

Guests: Stuart Memo, Web Developer and co-creator of Question Park ( and ( Stuart recently presented at JSConf EU about making music in the browser. The link to his presentation can be found here: Michal Stefanow, Online Operations Associate More on our guests can be found at: Host: Michael Mahemoff of Stories: The Future of Markdown HTML5 Gaming Outlawed by Amazon DRM Product Tours Now Trending Michal The Christmas season and the many new devices that comes with it Mike Start-up School Stuart Memo Sublime Text Podcast Recommendation Michal Foundation Mike Old Tech News Stuart Memo The JavaScript Show Dentally Speaking

 HNpod 13: Social login Buttons Aren’t Worth it, ToDon'ts, Lockitron, with Paul Biggar and Steve Corona | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 64:00

Guests: Steve Corona, CTO of TwicPic and Author of Scaling PHP ( and ( Paul Biggar, Founder of Circle and Blogger ( and ( More on our guests can be found at: Host: Michael Mahemoff of Stories: Social login Buttons Aren’t Worth it. ToDon’ts: To-do lists makers and various productivity tools. Lockitron: Lockitron and other domestic devices. Now Trending Mike: Yandex browser Paul: Patents ( and ( Podcast Recommendations: Mike: Filmspotting Steve: Foundation

 HNpod 4: Yahoo, Digg, Sparrow with Dave Peck and Ilya Lichtenstein | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:00

Our podcast for this week starts out with our guests Ilya Lichtenstein of MixRank ( and and Dave Peck ( & giving a brief introduction about themselves and the various projects that they are currently working on. (More information on Ilya and Dave can be found in the featured guest section on our website). Stories: * Appointment of Marissa Mayer as Yahoo’s new chief. Ilya, Dave and myself discuss the impact that she will have on Yahoo. We talk about the future of the various Yahoo platforms such as DuckDuckGo and Yahoo BOSS API and how Marissa fits into the general scheme of things, given that she is more product focused. * Bubblewatch (1) Digg sold. In this segment we discuss the price that Digg was sold for and the breakdown of the sale. We also talk about Digg’s previous sale attempt. Additionally we talk about the rise and fall of Digg and the events that could have lead to its sale price. Finally we discuss whether or not they will try to re-build Digg completely, or if they are simply trying to revamp it. * Bubblewatch (2). We close off our acquisitions and tech news for this week by talking about the acquisition of Sparrow by Google. Here we discuss the negative backlash that it has been receiving because of the acquisition. Additionally we discuss what Google acquisition of Sparrow means for the general direction of the company. Now Trending: * Ilya: The opulence of Silicon Valley; the crazy, lavish, million dollar parties and the proposed Silicon Valley reality show that is planned for the next couple of months * Dave: The Pinterestification of everything. With Pinterest spin-off sites such as Gentlemint – Pinterest for dudes ( and – Pinterest for videos ( Podcast Recommendations * Mike: 3D printing covered on This Week In Law ( * Tachzing Podcast with hosts Justin Vincent and Jason Roberts. * DJ Bissen's Tranceatlantic podcast:


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