Happy Podcast Birthday to MacOSKen

Tomorrow the MacOSKen podcast will turn eight years old. The first show was five minutes long and recorded on January 26, 2006. Was Apple even around in 2006? MacOSKen is the first thing I turn on and listen to each and every weekday morning.

I want to wish a happy podcast birthday to my friend Ken Ray and his awesome MacOSKen podcast.

You rock

Recommended: The Treehouse Show

If you are a web developer and enjoy video podcasts, I highly recommend subscribing to “The Treehouse Show”:

 

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They are the Champions: Part 1

Last week IBM announced a new class of champions for 2014. This blog post is the first in a series highlighting the great work of some of them. Here I go:

David Leedy

I first met David in New York City in October 2009 at the Tri-LUG user group meeting. While we had perviously met virtually, this was the first time we met in person. We shared a few beers and dinner and at that time he had given to Gayle and I an awesome set of all things Elguji branded coasters that he and his wife Becky made. It was truly an awesome gift. David and I have developed a very rewarding friendship. I can talk to David about anything and he is always there to listen.

As many of you may already know, David is the producer of the very successful NotesIn9 Screencast. Not only has David produced over 130 shows. While the screencast focusses primarily on IBM XPage technology, it also includes other topics including mobile app development, source control and much more.

David is also a strong and vocal advocate for IBM XPages technology. He is like no one else in this regard. David has published several versions of the XPages Cheatsheet.

David, thank you for all you do in this world. You are not only an IBM Champion but a personal hero of mine.

Julian Robichaux

It’s been a little over ten years since I first met Julian. We met at a blogger meet-up in Orland, Florida. I remember telling Julian I really liked the design of his NSF Tools website. The NSF Tools site was one of my favorite go-to reference site for advanced Notes and Domino code. It was truly a great privilege and honor to have met Julian. I felt as I was in the presence of one of the greatest coders I had ever known. This still holds true today.

It wasn’t until November of 2006 that I approached Julian to do a podcast. Thinking back, I had no idea why I approached Julian specifically to do this. Long story short, we started the Taking Notes podcast in 2006 and recorded 177 episodes. While we haven’t recorded any episodes since March 2013, the podcast is in temporary hiatus.

I am very grateful to call Julian a friend and to have had the honor of working with him on Taking Notes, several OpenNTF projects and application development projects for Elguji.

EYE Chart Magazine – Putting Apple and Tech News in Focus

Ken Ray of the MacOSKen podcast has started a new Apple news magazine called EYE Chart available in the App Store:

This digital-only publication covers Apple news and technology news, since it’s nearly impossible to cover one without covering the other. Monday through Friday, readers will get financial news, hardware news, software news, retail news, consumer news and more. If it’s Apple or related to Apple, EYE Chart aims to cover it.

You can get the magazine as a single issue for $1.99 (non-subscription), 1-month subscription for $4.99, automatically renewed until canceled. Payment for all purchases will be charged to your iTunes account at the confirmation of your purchase.

Go download it now >

Podcast: Online Learning with Lynda.com

Today we interviewed Lynda.com author Jess Stratton. Jess has been a member of the IBM Collaboration Solutions Community for over decade. She has spoken at Lotusphere and other industry events. Jess now works for the online learning company Lynda.com where she helps author video training for Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office and other products and technologies.

Rather than listing out all of the super cool things Jess talks about we suggest that you just push play and start listening. Jess does recommend that you “Like” the Lynda.com Facebook Fan Page where you can find out about the latest tutorials and promotions.

Listen now >

Podcast: The IBM 2012 Tech Trends Report

On this episode we interviewed IBM’s Paul Brunet, Vice President ISVs, startups and academic relations, IBM about the recent release of the IBM 2012 Tech Trends Report. During the interview we talked about:
Paul’s role at IBM

  • What exactly does the Tech Trends Report covers
  • What surprised Paul in the report
  • The growing skill gaps in technology
  • What IBM Is doing to help shrink the skills gap
  • Paul’s advice for developers and IT admins that are trying to keep up with all of the changes in IT
  • Social Business and Collaboration. Did the report uncover anything interesting in those areas?
  • and much more…

On the recording you will hear the show be identified as episode 172 when in actuality it’s really 173. The show runs for 28:08 minutes.

Listen now >

Podcast: Learning XPages with NotesIn9

Today we had the pleasure of interviewing the creator of the awesome NotesIn9 screencast – David Leedy (@notesin9). We were also joined by special guests Paul Calhoun and Dr. Mark Roden. We talked about:

  • How and why David got started with NotesIn9
  • Where the name for the show came from
  • What goes into producing a show
  • What community resources David provides
  • The XPages Cheat Sheet
  • What is the “Drive to 99″ Event?
  • The number of shows David has published
  • The number of contributors who have appeared on the show
  • How people can get involved and contribute to the show and what do they need to do
  • Which XPages topics do people want to learn more about
  • and much more…

The show runs 31:36 and best listened to while eating Pennsylvania OR Texas BBQ.

Listen now >

Podcast: There’s Gold in Them XPages

We talked with XPages developers Jesse Gallagher (@Gidgerby) and Dr. Mark Roden (@markyroden) about:

  • How Jesse got started with Notes/Domino
  • How Jesse’s interest in Ruby on Rails spilled over into XPages
  • How a Notes/Domino programmer like Jesse has approached and been successful with XPages
  • How to approach XPages app development
  • What about Lotusscript?
  • How to write “clean” code
  • Using source code control
  • Moving from Lotusscript to MVC
  • Why Expression Language and Java are important
  • What XPages can offer that other platforms cannot or offer in a different way
  • The adaptability and flexibility of the XPages platform
  • and much more…

Listen now >

Podcast: What’s New with IBM Wikis

We talked to IBM User Experience Development team members Amanda Bauman, Craig Lordan, Kevin Giles, and Mike Stewart about what’s going on these days with the IBM Wikis. Topics included:

  • History of the IBM wikis
  • Types of content on the wikis (it’s not just random information spread across various pages)
  • New features in the latest iteration of the wiki template
  • Improvements in navigation and search
  • Dynamic content control
  • And more…

Bonus trivia: did you know that the short URL to the Lotus (aka ICS) wikis is wiki.lotus.com?

Listen now >

Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Mission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. That’s right, this podcast will cover six different series and 30 seasons of television by journeying into every one of the 726 episodes with a single mission: to explore, debate and discuss one of the largest science fiction phenomena of all time, Star Trek. Starting with The Original Series’ initial pilot and continuing chronologically until we reach the last episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, each week our hosts, Ken Ray (@macosken) and John Champion, will tackle a single episode, delving into the most historical and hysterical science fiction that Star Trek has to offer. Along with a variety of guests and interviews, Mission Log will attempt to reach Star Trek’s ethical subtext, understand it’s complex metaphors and finally figure out what was the trouble with those tribbles. Explore strange new details. Seek out new perspectives; deeper understandings. Boldly go where so many of us love to go, again and again. Join us for Mission Log!

Mission Log is produced by Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry and Trevor Roth.

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