056: California dreamin’ 1/2

It’s an Octal FM first for this two part special about Jalada’s trip to California.

“Without a six figure salary, rent control, a trust fund, or a willingness to embrace poverty, you’re out of luck if you want to live here.”

How to save San Francisco (includes the commuting time maps)

And here’s Jalada’s rented Camaro on the PCH:

 

055: Blizzcon 2018

In this episode we dissect some of the announcements and coverage around Blizzcon this year. Not much in the way of show notes for this one!

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