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Adam Stacoviak

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Changelog. Hacker to the heart.

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Introducing Brain Science (our newest podcast)

I’m excited to announce our newest podcast — Brain Science!

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Brain Science is a podcast for the curious. Are you curious?! We’re exploring the inner-workings of the human brain to understand behavior change, habit formation, mental health, and being human. It’s Brain Science applied — not just how does the brain work, but how do we apply what we know about the brain to transform our lives.

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The founders of Octobox are "walking a tightrope" as they move towards sustainability

Building an open source business is hard. Octobox co-founders Andrew Nesbitt and Benjamin Nickolls know this all too well. They’re walking a preverbal “tightrope” with the introduction of new pricing in order to move towards sustainability.

By all accounts, Octobox is a success. It’s a thriving open source project that’s being adopted by the software community using GitHub. It has a growing community of maintainers and contributors. Organizations like Shopify run company-wide instances for their own use. Octobox is also run as a SaaS that hosts more than 11k users.

But there’s one tiny little problem…Octobox is not sustainable (yet).

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The Cryptography Research Group at Microsoft released Microsoft SEAL to encrypt and secure sensitive data in the cloud

If you’ve been watching the news, you know that the latest data breach involved Marriott exposing 500 million guest reservations from its Starwood database. The kicker is that the unauthorized access to the Starwood guest database stretches back to 2014. That’s FOUR YEARS of unfettered access to this database!

It’s breaches like these that helped motivate the team at the Cryptography Research Group at Microsoft to be “extremely excited” to announce the release of Microsoft SEAL (Simple Encrypted Arithmetic Library) as open source under the MIT License.

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👋 Welcome Tim Smith!

I’m excited to welcome Tim Smith as our newest team member and Senior Producer.

Tim joins the team to help us take our podcasts and films to the next level. I’ve known Tim for many years (since 2012) and I’m truly excited to have him on our team to help us continue to grow and produce some really awesome content.

Please take a moment to hop in Slack and say hi to Tim or send a tweet his direction.

👋 Welcome Tim Smith!

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We're paying a premium for co-workers

We all need co-workers. Some get them for free. Others have to pay for them. We’re trending towards paying for them.

As workers from home, we often work in complete isolation. Most of us like it that way. The rest of us are lonely. To get some much needed interaction with other like-minded humans we turn to Slack, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat, iMessage – pretty much anything that gives us hope, connection, acceptance, and value – the four pillars of a healthy human.

That works, mostly. But not really. For many, the only option is to pay for co-workers.

Need community? Join the Changelog Community for free – it costs zero.

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Announcing Beyond Code Season Four at NEJS Conf

The fourth and final (for now) season of Beyond Code is now ready for your viewing pleasure!

 

We love going to conferences like this, cameras in hand, ready to capture the heart and spirt of the awesome community. We make friends. We get some hugs. And we have a ton of fun.

Run a conference? Changelog Films can help make it even more awesome. Get in touch!

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