054: Year of Gaming – 2007

In this episode we talk about why we think 2007 was one of the biggest, and one our favourite, years in gaming.

052: Stay awhile and listen

In this episode we each discuss some of our favourite video game stories.

Intro/Outro music: CJACKS – Runaway fashion

051: Code First: Girls with Amali de Alwis and Lizzie Cullen Davison

In this special episode of Octal FM we’re joined by two guests to talk about alternative approaches to getting into the technology industry and software development. Specifically, we discuss what the organisation Code First: Girls is doing to increase the number of women in tech.

  • Code First: Girls is a not for profit social enterprise. Since 2013 they’ve delivered £4.2 million worth of free education to young women across the UK. Their purpose is to increase the number of women in tech.
  • Amali de Alwis is CEO of Code First: Girls. You can find her on Twitter at @amali_d.
  • Lizzie Cullen Davison is a full-stack developer at Pixie Labs and a volunteer Code First: Girls instructor. You can find her on Twitter at @emc_dav.

FYI Jalada also works at Pixie Labs.
Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion

050: Great Teacher Sefran

In this episode we discuss how to get started watching anime.

A lot of shows covered in this episode, as well as a few we didn’t get time to mention:

  • Use your nostalgia
    • Dragon Ball Z
    • Sailor Moon
    • Digimon
    • Cardcaptor Sakura
    • One Piece
  • The classics
    • Cowboy Bebop
    • Death Note
    • Lupin III
    • Dragon Ball
    • Full Metal Alchemist
  • Sefran recommends
    • Trigun
    • Outlaw Star
    • Tenchi Muyo
    • Great Teacher Onizuka
    • The Vision of Escaflowne
    • Azumanga Daioh
    • Full Metal Panic
  • Go to the movies
    • Studio Ghibli films
    • Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
    • Wolf Children
    • Summer Wars
    • Your Name
  • Where to watch?
  • Sef’s ‘favourites’
    • Neon Genesis Evangelion
    • My Hero Academia
    • Fate/Zero
    • Honey and Clover
    • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Intro/outro music: JACKS – Runaway Fashion