The Engineer of What?
By RIck Warden and Nathan Westfall
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"The Engineer of What?" is a bi-weekly discussion with Rick and Nathan on the life and struggles of being an engineer. If you are an engineer, you know that most of the time you're not even doing what your job title is. As engineers, you're a problem solver and are required to solve anything put in front of you. Doesn't matter what type of engineer you are, you'll be able to relate. Rick and Nathan met in 6th grade, became friends, worked on projects together in high school, and have stayed friends through the different paths life has taken them. They both had a love of technology and problem solving starting from a young age and became friends through this interest. Now that they are both established in their careers they're taking the daily struggles of being an engineer in two totally different fields and creating a podcast out of it.
||CleanEpisode 18: On the Road||Nathan got stuck in an airport, but that doesn't stop us here! Join us as Rick and Nathan talk about the awesome wedding that took place along with a few updates in cryptocurrency and a programming hint that Rick has never heard of.||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Like Father, Like Son||While Nathan might not be in the same field as engineering, both he and his father are engineers. This is a special episode where he gets to interview his father about his 30+ years of experience in the field as an engineer. You aren't going to miss t||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: The Earth is Round?||Nathan just got back off the road from taking a break from programming and working as an audio engineer all week. Hear about his fun stories from his time on the road along with other things that are new including an important stance google maps is tak||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Problem Solved||GIS problems? Solved. 16 bit audio problems? Solved. New intel processor problems? Solved. Prime day? Solved. Listen this week as Nathan and Rick talk all about the problems that have came up and the solutions that happened to overcome them.||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Recap||This week, Nathan and Ricky discuss all of the shenanigans that occurred during Ricky's visit to New York. Listen in as we talk good food, great beer, as well as all of the new developments in tech for this week.||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Level 2||Client issues are a real thing in the software word and probably anywhere were you deliver a final product. How do Nathan and Ricky handle these "Level 2" issues? Is there another staff that handles them first or are we working right on the front line||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Open Source||Ricky's co-worker thinks just because code is open source, it's what?! Listen Nathan just go off on a rant talking about why open source is amazing and they way things are going.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Quick! How do I go "cloud"?||Get ready for a packed episode as Ricky has a challenge at work. He needs to deal with tons of data in relation to points on a map. How does he store this data? How do we process it? Can we use AI? How does it link to ESRI? Listen as he tells Nath||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Goat Poop||We hit double digits with Episode #10! Be ready for some fun stuff and even a guest! We don't want to give too much away, so start listening!||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: What's even going on||Ever have those weeks where you can't remember what you did an hour ago? Listen to Nathan and Ricky talk about how they handle this level of being busy. You also don't want to miss hearing about the best burger ever and Ricky making Nathan cringe over||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Locked Out!||Nathan gets locked of his machine for a few days. Ricky gets to stand around and watch a team fix a $250,000 mistake and gets a sweet package in the mail? What else exciting has happened this week?||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Ricky goes into IT||Join us this week are we cover a whole bunch of topics. We go over GIS hosting, UI Testing, beer, user group meetings, and new app ideas! We also cover Ricky "moving into IT" for a new project he's working on.||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Watered Down Water||After a small break, we are back! Big things happening in both our lives in and out of state. Listen to as we discuss what we have missed and hear about a philly thing that is "watered down water".||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Going to the Dark Side||Not only has this week been a busy week, but Nathan decided it was time for a change. Listen to Rick ask him what he thoughts are as he makes this switch and talk about the technology behind it.||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: All things Water||This week Nathan is on the road instead of in New York. Find out how he got there and why he's there. Also hear our take on the Eagles vs. Patriots game and listen to Ricky walk us through the life-cycle of water past your kitchen sink.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: "Pro"ductivity Tips||As an engineer you have a lot to do. Someones more than the hours in a day. We have the mindset to work smarter not harder, but what tools do you use to accomplish this? Join us as we talk about productivity tips that help us save time.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: We love Vendors||Vendors. Do you hate them? Love them? Either way, we all probably work with them on a weekly basis and it only gets easier if you know how to work with them. Listen to our struggles with vendors and how we still make the job happen even if things go s||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Standards||In this first episode we talk about why we started this podcast and engineering standards. Are they followed? Do they exist? Should they exist?||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|