On this week's episode of The Tech Academy Podcast our host Erik Gross learns about life as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer with guest Johnny Reiser!
Johnny and Erik talk about our guest's entry into the tech world 20 years ago at Microsoft, what helped him go from a "contract cowboy" to landing a permanent position as a QA Engineer, how is martial arts training helped his tech career — and much more!
Be sure to stay tuned for Jack's Helpful Tips if you're an aspiring developer or junior developer! This week's tip will help you to continually grow as a software developer and perpetuate your success.
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Speaker: Johnny Reiser
05 Dec 2017
Ep. 11 Mounir Shita
This week on The Tech Academy Podcast, Erik interviews Mounir Shita, a professional in the AI field, in one of our most interesting episodes!
Mounir Shita is the CEO & co-founder of Kimera Systems, an AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) company. "Kimera Systems, Inc. is the developer of Nigel™ – the world’s first human-like artificial intelligence technology that makes networked “smart” devices intelligent." (Source)
In this episode, Erik and Mounir start with the basics of "What is AI?" and creating a general theory of intelligence in order to develop AI systems. Mounir compares his company's scientific approach to developing AI vs. the more common engineering approach, talks about the current hype around AI in the media, and shares with us why AI became his passion!
Learn more about Kimera on their website: http://kimera.ai/
Speaker: Mounir Shita
05 Dec 2017
Ep. 12 Matt McLuckie
This week’s guest on The Tech Academy Podcast is Matthew McLuckie, a Senior Software Development Manager with comScore, Inc. After working for many years as a developer for WebMD, Matt now focuses on training and coaching the next generation of developers.
In this episode Erik and Matt discuss what it’s like going from a .NET shop to working with open source technologies, Matt’s specialization in the onboarding and training process, and their different experiences entering the field with a computer science degree vs. being self-taught.
As always, stay tuned for another one of Jack Stanley’s Helpful Tips at the end of the episode!