Code[ish] • Tuesday, November 24th 2020
98. The Ethical Side of Deep Fakes
Julián Duque is a Lead Developer Advocate at Salesforce and Heroku. He's joined by Alex Serdiuk, the CEO of Respeecher. Respeecher has created AI software which works within the speech-to-speech domain: it takes one voice and makes it sound exactly like another. Alex rejects the premise that all deep fakes--that is, pictures and videos generated by AI--are inherently evil. He considers tools like CGI and Photoshop to fall within the realm of synthesized media, which helps artists create content. He positions Respeecher within that same mileu.
Respeecher has been working with Hollywood studios for some time. It removes pressure from actors who are unable to rerecord lines. It's...
Code[ish] • Thursday, November 19th 2020
Special Episode: Health Metrics at Scale
Jacob Silzer, Trusted Security Director at Heroku, is co-hosting this episode with Trey Ford, VP of Platform, Trust, and Strategy at Salesforce. They're sitting down with Tim Panagos, CTO of Microshare. Microshare began as a platform to aggregate wireless sensor data from IoT devices. Much of their use cases were for smart offices; for example, seeing how occupied a conference room was, whether a hot desk was open, and when a particular area had been cleaned. For hospitals, their platform monitored physical equipment, such as patient beds and medicine carts. These devices ran on a LoRaWAN network, which doesn't communicate through Wi-Fi, making it ideal for secure locations.
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Internet of Things
Code[ish] • Tuesday, November 17th 2020
97. The Challenges of Bespoke Solutions in a Regulated World
James Maidment and Ammar Akhtar
Greg Nokes, a Master Technical Architect with Heroku, interviews two members of Yobota, a banking systems provider: Ammar Akhtar, its CEO and co-founder, and James Maidment, the head of Technical Operations. The financial industry is heavily regulated. As it stands, it was only until about 2016 that the UK (where Yobota is based) gave favorable guidance for vendors to operate in the cloud. As a service provider, the banks that use Yobota are audited by the Financial Conduct Authority. As part of that audit, every single deployment performed over a year is examined. Regulators select a random set of them, and Yobota has to demonstrate that they know who was involved in the release, and...
Heroku in the Wild
Code[ish] • Thursday, November 12th 2020
I Was There: Stories of Production Incidents
Meg Viar and Brendan Hennessy
Corey Martin values storytelling. It's just one way developers can share their experiences in order for others to take lessons. To that end, this episode takes a close look at production issues from two different applications to examine what went wrong and how it was fixed.
Meg Viar is a Senior Software Developer at Nomadic Learning, an e-learning platform. One day, they noticed that, for a certain group of users, a column of information in their database row was nulled. It didn't look like any user--either internally or externally--intentionally changed these values, and there hadn't been any new code deployed in days. The only clue was that the data was all changed at the...
Tools and Tips
Code[ish] • Tuesday, November 10th 2020
96. Incubating a Startup
Wesley Magness and Melanie Plaza
Becky Jaimes is a product manager at Salesforce. She's interviewing Wesley Magness, the founder of ElectricSMS, and Melanie Plaza, the Head of Technology at AE Studio. ElectricSMS is a service to help consumers manage their various subscriptions, whether that's recurring orders of dog food or monthly boxes of snacks.
ElectricSMS started as a project within AE Studio's incubator program, fitting in with their ethos to empower people through technology. AE Studio is a bootstrapped company that works with clients by offering development, data science, and design help to enable startups and enterprises to build technology products that helps humans, not profits. Their philosophy...
Heroku in the Wild