HNpod 5: Google Fiber, Meteor Funding, Craigslist "Get A Job" Experiment with Christian Fernandez and Stuart Memo
Our guests are Stuart Memo, Web Developer and Co-creator of Question Park (http://stuartmemo.com/), and Christian Fernandez, Co-founder of Hackbright Academy (http://hackbrightacademy.com). More information about Stuart and Christian can be found in the featured guest section on our website.
Michael Mahemoff (http://player.fm)
The introduction of Google Fiber. Stuart, Christian and I discuss the various introduction packages that Google Fiber has launched. We talk about the potential uses of Google Fiber, how Google is moving towards being a media company. And Fiberhoods - neighborhoods coming together to get invited to Google Fiber.
In Bubblewatch, the open-source Meteor project recently raised around $11 million in funding to make building client-side web apps easy and fast. We discuss where they're taking it and how the community feels about Meteor and contributing to a project of this nature.
Get A Job: The Craigslist Experiment. In this segment we discuss the Craigslist that was conducted by a Master’s degree student. Here we talked about how his experiment results could have been affected due to the generalness of the project. This actually led us to discuss the major gap that exists between job seekers. It was highlighted that there is a great demand for engineers, especially in Silicon Valley as opposed to the oversupply of people in general type jobs.
* Stuart Memo: Web Intents allow web apps to talk to each other, and will ultimately lead to the creation of specialised apps that will be able to do one thing really well and act as a service for other apps. - http://webintents.org/
* The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon phenomenon – Is where someone tells you about something and you begin to see it everywhere. For him he saw something about more women in engineering and now he is seeing it everywhere.
* Tim-Berners Lee, creator of the World Wide Web was at the Olympics, at the Olympics opening ceremony. NeXT cube and all.
* Stuart Memo: "Hey we're back" http://www.jonathankatz.com/wkatz/ (http://player.fm/series/hey-were-back-podcast)
* Christian Fernandez: “A life well wasted” http://www.alifewellwasted.com/ (http://player.fm/series/a-life-well-wasted)
Stuart Memo Web and iPhone Developer, creator of Question Park
Stuart is currently a web developer. He is the co-creator of Question Park (http://questionpark.com/). He also created an iPhone game called All Fridges Are Psychotic (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/all-fridges-are-psychotic/id344310546?mt=8). Presently he is working with Web Audio API.
Christian Fernandez Consultant and Co-Founder of Hackbright Academy
Christian is Co-founder of Hackbright Academy (http://hackbrightacademy.com/) which places an emphasis on bringing women into the engineering world. He is also a consultant and teaches tech to aspiring engineers. He most recently worked with DevBootcamp and PyLadiesSF. He is one of the founding members of Oakland’s hackerspace and Ace Monster Toys. He is also one of the directors at Ace Monster Toys