052: Stay awhile and listen

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

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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.
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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

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049: Patronise me

In this episode we discuss how (typically niche) video content creators are adapting to the thirst for consuming their (high quality) content, but have traditionally found it harder to earn money to do it. How is this affecting the consumer, the creator, and the platform?

Further reading:

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048: Game Club – Slay the Spire

In this episode we kick off a new mini-series where we pick a game that neither of us have played before, play it separately, and then come together with our own fresh thoughts to discuss it on Octal FM.

This time, it’s Slay the Spire by Mega Crit, an early access PC game that blends rogue-like elements with deck building gameplay.