0.58 – Hire for Vigilance & Excellent Practical Judgement — Quin Hoxie w. Swiftype

This episode is co-hosted by Jacob Ablowitz.  We are honored today to be interviewing  Quin Hoxie, founder and CTO of Swiftype.   This episode covers Quin’s experiences as an engineer at Scrib, and then as Co-Founder and CTO of Swiftype — The leading platform delivering search solutions for businesses.
Quin’s Bio

Quin Hoxie is the Co-Founder and CTO of Swiftype, the leading search platform for delivering fast, relevant and customizable search results for businesses. After graduating from University of Arizona in 2008 with a B.S. in Computer Science, Quin worked on search at AboutUs before joining Scribd in 2010 to work on their search team. His experiences building the search platform at Scribd led him to start Swiftype with fellow Scribd engineer Matt Riley in 2012. Since graduating from Y Combinator in Winter 2012, Swiftype has become the easiest way to add powerful search to any website or application. With clients ranging from TechCrunch to Hubspot to Qualcomm, Swiftype powers billions of searches every month across the web.

About Swiftype

Founded in 2012, Swiftype’s industry leading search platform delivers relevant and customizable search results for businesses. Swiftype’s suite of products, Site Search and Enterprise Search, have revolutionized the way people find information across their organization and on public facing websites. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company has raised $23 million in funding, by investors including NEA and Y Combinator. Its strong customer portfolio includes AT&T, Shopify, SurveyMonkey, Dr. Pepper, publishers Engadget and TechCrunch, and brands like Qualcomm, Asana, Marketo and Hubspot.

About Jacob Ablowitz
Jacob Ablowitz serves as Co-Founder and CEO of dmi.io, the marketplace for business data. dmi is transforming business decision-making by democratizing access to data-driven insights through connecting sellers and buyers of data while streamlining data discovery, evaluation and contracting.
Jacob has deep experience with the data and technology systems that power the modern information economy. He began his career at Lockheed Martin, working on bleeding-edge ballistic missile defense and submarine sonar systems. At Dealertrack Technologies (now Cox Automotive), Jacob led infrastructure projects underpinning their market-leading car loan application platform. In 2012 he moved on to Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world, in an analytics role, before starting dmi in 2013.
Jacob holds a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in Systems & Information Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is an active member of the Colorado startup community.

0.57 — Sustaining Open Source w. Eric Berry, CodeSponsor.io

Today, we are honored to have Eric Berry, founder of CodeSponsor.io

Code Sponsor is a matchmaking platform for software developers and open source projects. Code Sponsor enables paying sponsors to get their messages across in front of developers.

In this very special combo episode,

  1. Learn more about the founding story of Code Sponsor and the success they’re seeing in helping Open Source projects become more sustainable.
  2. Learn about the founding of Gitcoin, a project that Kevin founded with a similar goal — pushing open source forward.

If you have an OSS project you’re working on, and a few bucks every day in sponsorships might help, CodeSponsor is there to help. Learn more about Codesponsor at CodeSponsor.io and Eric at @coderberry.

0.56 Blockchain Nerdery w. Matt Walters & Rhys Lindmark

We are joined this week by Matt Walters (Blockchain Engineer at Consensys, former Techstars CTO), and Rhys Lindmark (Independent Blockchain Engineer) for a very special Blockchain episode of StartupCTO.io.

Join us as we share stories about web3, a hacking story, Blockchain Engineering stories, and to learn about “the human operating system”.

0.55 – The primacy of the network & Web 3.0 — Vince Horn & Ryan Oelke of CryptoMind

Todays episode is a cross post from Vincent Horn’s new podcast, Crypto-Mind.  With permission, I’ve reposted it from  Crypto-Mind podcast.  This podcast is about contemplating deeply the societal, spiritual, network implications of the networked Web 3.0 world.

This episode is all about networks.  Specifically,

  • What’s it mean to be a part of the network?
  • Why are networks important?
  • How do we organize ourselves?
  • How do we identify ourselves?
  • What’s it mean to create value and distribute that value?
  • Which network do I want to put value into?
  • How much whats happening to cryptocurrency is _just what’s happening in the world_ reflected back into crypto?
  • The big network is the Life and all life that we know. Making connections there seems really important.
  • Is it ethical to run a bitcoin node in a world where there is climate change. Is POS a moral eventuality?
  • How a simple Google bus is analogy for new world and a lightning rod for some. 
  • Taking the model of the king and democratizing it some. If you are a good entrepreneur you are king. You have followers .  Take that model and took it apart so everyone can be king in their own way.
  • Rise of mindfulness when attention becomes a constraint.

Subscribe to the  Crypto-Mind podcast here.

0.54 — The Ethereum Ecosystem w. Raine Revere, Lead Architect at Prism

Raine Revere is the Lead Architect at Prism — The world’s first trustless portfolio market platform.

Join Raine and special guest co-host Kevin Seagraves as we discuss blockchain, ethereum, and the future of Web3.

0.53 – Ch-ch-changes (Announcements)

Miles & Kevin announce some changes to the podcast:

  • Miles will be winding down his involvement in the podcast.
  • The show will be once a month (instead of once a week).
  • We’ll ramp up our ‘Emerging Tech’ series, focused initially on VR, AR, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, and Cryptography.
  • Interested in guest co-hosting?  Recommend a speaker, and let’s chat.

[bonus] — People First Organizations w. Dave Zwieback

[from the archives]

Our guest today is Dave Zwieback,  the author of Beyond Blame: Learning from Failure and Success and an engineering leader in various organizations in & around New York City.

Dave does workshops for organizations looking to build People First cultures.  If you’re interested in hosting a highly-rated, practical, hands-on workshop based on the book at your company, please contact workshops@mindweather.com. You’ll learn the theory and, most important, get to practice conducting Learning Reviews, a critical new practice for building resilient, people-first learning organizations.

This episode is for you if you’re interested in learning about: soft-skills, career, or management.

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0.52 — Bootstrapped Developers

So you can build it… but, do you know what to do once it’s built? How to monetize it? How do you make enough money to live off of while your company takes off? In this episode, learn about how to go beyond your raw skills of building anything you want and learn what it takes to create a thriving business. 
Speakers:
– Mike AbiEzzi
– Alison Hughes
– Dan Moore
– Brian Ponterelli

0.51 — How to CTO w. Kathy Keating

Our Boulder Startup Week episode streak continues.  Today, we’ve got Kathy Keating, CTO of Apostrophe on the show.
Kathy has helped build several successful technology startups, founded her own technology consulting business, guided product strategy for companies, and implemented more highly complex software applications than she can count. She has a knack for building diverse technology teams, successful agile business practices, and mentoring the leaders of tomorrow.
Previously Kathy was VP of Engineering at Autopay, founded Tricalyx, and was VP of Product Strategic Systems at Monster.

0.50 — How to CTO w. Ed Johnson

Our Boulder Startup Week episode streak continues.  Today, we’ve got Ed Johnson, CTO of Goally on the show.
Ed and his co-founders at Goally are on a mission to help parents build their children’s independence and self-confidence, while giving those parents a break from emotionally-draining and endless reminders. All while freeing kids from always feeling “bossed around”. They aim to meaningfully reduce anxiety and stress in millions of family homes, with an early focus on children with autism, ADHD and Down Syndrome.

Prior to working at Goally, Ed was a Director of Engineering at Qualcomm where he created and led a global team working on 4G LTE.

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