By Daniel Jalkut
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The Bitsplitting podcast features interviews with people from the greater tech industry, with an emphasis on personal backgrounds and how each guest's philosophies have affected the arc of their career.
||Season 1 Closing Message||This marks the end of the first season of Bitsplitting. After 10 episodes with 10 great guests, Daniel has decided to take a break. You can learn more at bitsplitting.org/break.||8/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 10: Jason Snell||Daniel is joined by Jason Snell of IDG and The Incomparable podcast. Jason is the Editorial Director at IDG, overseeing the publication of Macworld, PCWorld, and TechHive. He has previously served as the Editor in Chief for Macworld, and was a contributor to MacUser Magazine before it merged with Macworld. Jason is also a long-time fiction writer, and serves on the board of NaNoWriMo.||7/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 9: Jean MacDonald||Daniel is joined by Jean MacDonald of App Camp For Girls. Jean is also a partner at Smile Software, makers of popular Mac and iOS applications including PDFpen and TextExpander.||7/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 8: Marco Arment||Daniel is joined by Marco Arment of Marco.org. Marco also founded The Magazine and Instapaper, each of which he sold off earlier this year. Previously, he was the co-developer and first employee of Tumblr.||6/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 7: Buzz Andersen||Daniel is joined by software developer Buzz Andersen, who worked for Apple, Square, and Tumblr before recently founding Brooklyn Computer Club with Phillip Bowden. Previously he developed the popular Mac iPod utility PodWorks, and the groundbreaking iOS Twitter client Birdfeed.||6/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 6: Amanda Wixted||Daniel is joined by game developer Amanda Wixted, who was Zynga’s first iOS developer and now runs Meteor Grove Software. Amanda had the opportunity to jump straight into professional game development after graduating from college in 2005. Since then she has co-developed many successful iOS titles including Pac Man, Mafia Wars, and Farmville.||5/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 5: Brent Simmons||Daniel is joined by Brent Simmons, founder of Ranchero Software. Brent is a long-time member of the independent Mac development community, serving as a role-model to many others, Daniel included. He is the original developer of both NetNewsWire and MarsEdit, and was one of the developers of Glassboard. Brent has recently returned to his indie roots, developing again under the Ranchero banner.||5/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 4: John Siracusa||Daniel is joined by John Siracusa, a software engineer by day who is better known to many as a podcaster and contributor to Ars Technica. John is well known among Mac aficionados for his extensive reviews of major Mac OS X upgrades. He co-hosted 100 episodes of Hypercritical with Dan Benjamin on the 5by5 network. Most recently he’s teamed up with Marco Arment and Casey Liss to produce the Accidental Tech Podcast.||4/26/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 3: Jacqui Cheng||Daniel is joined by Jacqui Cheng of Ars Technica. Jacqui is currently Senior Apple Editor for Ars Technica. She has been a contributor to the site since she was in college, and has helped the company grow from a small enthusiast site to a major component of Condé Nast's Wired Digital Group.||4/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 2: Erika Hall||Daniel is joined by Erika Hall of the Mule Design Studio. Erika is director of strategy at Mule, co-host of the Running From the Law podcast, and author of the forthcoming book Just Enough Research.||3/29/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Episode 1: Guy English||Daniel is joined by Guy English of Aged & Distilled for the debut episode of the Bitsplitting podcast. Guy is a long-time game and application developer for Mac and iOS. His company recently launched Napkin, an elegant image annotation app for Mac. Separate from his software development expertise, he is an active promoter of the developer social community. In 2011, he co-founded the Çingleton Symposium, a Mac-developer conference held annually in Montréal, Québec.||3/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
Off to a great start!
I've been an avid fan of Daniel's other podcast, Core Intuition, so I was really looking forward to his new Bitsplitting show. If you're interested in finding out how successful techies get to where they are, I think this podcast may be just the kind of thing you'd want to listen to..
First episode with host Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater and interviewee Guy English of Aged & Distilled sets the tone for a show about the people behind great Mac and iOS software.
So far, so good…
I'm a long time Core Intuition fan. So I looked forward to Bitsplitting. And, well done, Daniel! The first episode was interesting and entertaining.
My only critique is this: it felt like you were in the back seat during the interview. You're a smart guy, and I learn from you during most/all CI podcasts. Don't worry about being yourself and being a part of the interviews. That's half of why we tune in.
Looking forward to more!