Episodes

Join the hosts Kyle, Danny, and Madusha on Between the Brackets, where we uncover all sorts of topics such as Android, Google Cloud, Firebase, Web, Machine Learning, and much more!

Thu Apr 15, 2021 1PM ET

Make your Android and Kotlin Apps Futureproof 

2021: Episode 04

In this episode we invite Stacy Devino, Principal Android Engineer at Stitch Fix, to discuss how to make your Android and Kotlin apps more efficient and future proof with Kotlin Gradle DSL, KMP, ProGuard, and integrating with Jetpack Compose.

Stacy is a multifaceted, international speaker on topics from community organizing to developer tech, personal branding, and beyond. Her expertise has earned her awards and positions, professionally and personally, focused on positive impact and result-driven workflows. She is an Intel Innovator, former Women Techmakers North America Mentor, former Google Developer Group Mentor, GDG Organizer, and WTM Ambassador. She has worked on delivering innovative retail Android Applications down to the grit of the OS and even developed IoT appliances that are in use by companies like Apple and Amazon. Her work featured on sites like Wired, Gizmodo, and Geek.com in addition to being mentioned directly in published books.

Thu Mar 18, 2021 7PM ET

DevOps for web apps on Google Cloud

2021: Episode 03

In this episode we invite Martin Omander, Google Cloud Developer Advocate, to discuss how GCP makes DevOps easy for building and running web apps while also keeping FinOps in mind. What is FinOps? Join us to learn more!

Martin Omander
Martin Omander works for Google in Mountain View, California. His job in the Developer Relations team is to help developers build better software, and improve Google’s Cloud Platform to make it even better for that purpose. In his spare time he manages to sneak in some game programming.  

Thu Feb 18, 2021 7PM ET

Using Google Design Sprints to...

2021: Episode 02

In this episode Bryce Howitson and Noble Ackerson join us to discuss how utilizing a repeatable design thinking process (Google Design Sprints) helps organizations build things that matter.

Bryce Howitson
Bryce helps ideas become digital products that customers want, are a joy to use and great looking. His super power is distilling complex processes into attainable visions backed by solid research. He has worked with small and large organizations across healthcare, retail, higher ed and technology. Bryce is passionate about improving the UX industry. To this end, he speaks, writes and teaches about best practices around design concepts. He's currently writing a book about how to get the most ROI from design partners.

Noble Ackerson
Noble is a seasoned technical product lead delivering vision camera, web and mobile technologies from abstract concepts to final products. He led the award-winning DC-based Augmented Reality for fitness startup, LynxFit as Product Owner and Co-founder. Noble sits on the Alumni Leadership Board for the leading online education startup, Udacity. A member of the Alumni Board at his alma mater, Lynchburg College and acts as the Publicity Chair for Ubicomp and ISWC, two top-tier conferences for the internet of things and wearable technology. When Noble is not focused on product, he is mentoring underrepresented and aspiring developers, speaking at technology events, or spending time with his daughters.

Thu Jan 21, 2021 7PM ET

Google Cloud AI in Digital Journalism

2021: Episode 01

In this episode we invite Kalev Leetaru, founder of the GDELT Project, to chat about how they use Google Cloud's AI APIs and analytic tools (like BigQuery) to catalog and understand the world in realtime!

Kalev Leetaru
Based in Washington, DC, he founded his first internet startup the year after the Mosaic web browser debuted, while still in eighth grade, and have spent the last 20 years working to reimagine how we use data to understand the world around us at scales and in ways never before imagined. One of Foreign Policy Magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013 and a 2015-2016 Google Developer Expert for Google Cloud Platform, he is also a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security.

Fri Nov 6, 2020 1PM ET

Journey into Tech

2020: Episode 01

In this episode our hosts chat about their journey into tech and how they all came to work on the same team at Google supporting Developer Student Clubs all across North America!

What is a Developer Student Club?
Developer Student Clubs are university based community groups for students interested in Google developer technologies. Students from all undergraduate or graduate programs with an interest in growing as a developer are welcome. By joining a DSC, students grow their knowledge in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for local businesses and their community. Helping students bridge the gap between theory and practice.