We have a new Basement Coder! Heath Kesler (the guy on the left) has been a long-time friend of the podcast and will be coming aboard to help increase the number of casts. With such busy schedules, the Basement Coders sometimes find it tough to synchronize Swatches so having an extra hand on deck will definitely help. Heath not only brings his vast SOA knowledge to the table, but also his GWT expertise, something us Wicket-snobs look forward to debating with him.
So from all of us at the Basement Coders, we'd like to welcome you aboard Heath!
Back in our Jfokus cast, Neal Ford was really passionate about Clojure. This made me very interested as well. Our friend over at MavenThought is delivering Clojure training up here in Wonderful Winnipeg! For all you Minneapolis folks this is a simple drive, just head North until you see something resembling a City. In Fargo or Grand Forks? Even closer. Elsewhere in the world? We have an International Airport as well.
I'd really like to pack the rafters for this session so my company, Grind Software Inc. will be giving away two tickets to our new (old?) NHL Team The Winnipeg Jets vs. the Florida Panthers on Thursday November 10th! These tickets are unattainable, all games for the season are SOLD OUT. Once you register for the course, you'll be entered for the draw which will take place in class to those able to attend the game.
In this Episode Craig has former cast member Alex Demko on to speak about Linux turning 20 years old and the sad news that Steve Jobs is too sick to continue in his role as visionary CEO at Apple and resigns. Joe Brockmeier over at ReadWriteWeb asks, which is more influential? What Jobs has done with Apple or what Linus has done with Linux?
As well, what is up with Hewlett-Packard these days? They are selling off their consumer PC business and liquidating their entry into the tablet space, the HP TouchPad, all without a buyer lined up! Already there is a bounty setup for anyone that can get the Android OS up and running on the $99 TouchPads. It's a mad, mad world.
To Steve Jobs: All the best. Truly. You have the best medical care money can buy, however it's your drive and determination which has gotten you this far, and it will push you through to whichever end is yours.
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