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36 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Scott Hanselman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Scott Hanselman, often where they are interviewed.

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36 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Scott Hanselman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Scott Hanselman, often where they are interviewed.

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051: Allowances for parents with Scott Hanselman

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Parent Driven Development

Episode 051: Allowances for Parents with Scott Hanselman

Welcome, Scott Hanselman

Scott is a programmer, teacher, and speaker. He works out of his home office in Portland, Oregon for the Web Platform Team at Microsoft. Scott has been blogging for 10 years and enjoys blogging about technology, culture, gadgets, diversity, code, and the web. Scott is excited about community, social equity, media, entrepreneurship and above all, the open web.

02:49 Allowances for kids and parents

  • Father of two boys
  • The large “A”, and the little “a”
  • Partner side-eyeing
  • How to make online banking unscrollable
  • Sunday cash withdraw

06:01 The mental shift around money

  • How much money can you spend without consulting your partner?

08:05 Marriage first, kids second

  • Intentionality, goals, visions - what’s the plan?
  • Scott’s marital mission statement* - we’re on the same side

10:43 Cash only for allowance

  • The feeling money brings
  • Teaching our children the value of the dollar
  • Greenlight APP - mock debit card
  • Spend, save, give

16:15 Allowance $$$ amounts

  • Required chores, that you don’t get paid for!
  • Scott’s perspective around allowance vs. chores
  • Teaching the kids how not to be a bad roommate

17:50 Should parents incentivized tasks for the kids

  • Spread the effort - rotate chores
  • Having the kids contribute
  • Perception management - to teach our kids the value of a dollar

23:45 Family commitments as roommates and peers

  • Context switching with parenting

24:16 Genius / fail moments

  • Chris’s son, 3-year-old, tunes into Disney Plus only to watch a movie that is terrifying to him #fail
  • Arit’s daughter as a mishap with potty training #fail
  • Scott tries to show his kids movie classics, but #fails by choosing the wrong ones, on the otherside Scott and his family are doing a deep dive of American History inspired by current events #genius
  • Allison has a #genius when her kids create and play Ice Cube games to keep themselves entertained

### How can I support the podcast?

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Allison McMillan
Arit Amana
Chris Arcand

Special Guest: Scott Hanselman.

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Aug 19 2020 · 31mins
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EP. 88 - Scott Hanselman

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My guest today, Scott Hanselman, works for Microsoft with its web platform team. He’s also a teacher and speaker and host of podcasts and a YouTube channel.  I spoke about how she got into software engineering, his favorite speaking topics, and his podcasts and YouTube channel.





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Jun 30 2020 · 36mins

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Microsoft Build 2020 (with Scott Hanselman) - Episode 33

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In this week's episode we talk to Scott Hanselman about the latest developer tools Microsoft has been working on, like Codespaces, WSL2, and the Windows Terminal. He also talks about transitioning Microsoft Build to an online format and what kind of experience Microsoft wants to offer. 

May 19 2020 · 22mins
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#41: Scott Hanselman - A Few Minutes of Wisdom and Technology [S02-E20]

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I spoke with Scott Hanselman.

I must admit, I felt I was not in my best. I was nervous, self-conscious, and excited all at the same time during our conversation and that made me ramble more than usual. All my rambling was removed during the editing of this episode.

If you code with Microsoft technologies, you should have come across his name before. If not, here is an intro:

Scott works at Microsoft. He manages outreach and community for .NET, ASP.NET, IIS, Azure, and Visual Studio.

I have known Scott from afar for over a decade. He is a reference to me. He has a very popular weekly podcast with over 700 episodes called Hanselminutes. How can I not be self-conscious?

He is a sought-after keynote speaker. I have seen in-person keynotes delivered by him over the years. He can really engage a live audience, and I think he would have a shot in standup comedy.

He has been blogging since 2002 at least twice a week on various topics technology related.

Scott was very generous and patient with me during our chat, giving me a lot of feedback and suggestions as we went through. I have removed them from the final cut to make sure the episode was short and to the point.

I hope I was able to extract some of the habits and processes that Scott has so that you can decided if you want to apply them yourself.

I want to thank Luca Gobbi for providing one of the questions I asked Scott.

After the longest intro so far and without further ado, enjoy the chat!

Full show notes and links: https://SoloCoder.com/41

May 19 2020 · 37mins
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027 - Scott Hanselman talks tech skills with Hank Green

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As part of our Tech Skills Day live stream, Scott Hanselman speaks with Hank Green about .NET, productivity myths, working from home and much more.

May 05 2020 · 26mins
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Getting a remote position at Microsoft with Scott Hanselman

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To allow you to find interesting places here are the beginnings of some conversations:

How and why Scott started to work remotely for Microsoft. (1:25)

When does he have to be at the office? Scott talks about which situations merit a face to face meeting. (4:20)

Does Scott think you can you get a remote position at Microsoft, and how? (6:20)

Does Scott travel all the time? (5:20)

Then, Scotts explains how you can land a remote position at Microsoft (6:35)

Scott says Microsoft careers website hasn't caught up with remote work, but around 22% of the position for the developer division (aka Visual Studio) are remote.

How should we overcome imposter syndrome and feeling like a phony when we apply for a job (7:45)

How you can negotiate your way into a remote position. (8:30)

Is Scott hiring right now? (9:40)

Which interview questions would Scott ask a programmer or product manager? Well, when interviewing, Scott looks for "systems-thinking" skills. He says, everything else can be taught. (11:30)

I want to know that you understand systems thinking and how systems work together. And the recognition that there are systems. (Scott Hanselman)

John Montgomery - rolled out a interview system. You can read more about it here. Basically now, as an interviewee, you work on larger problems and solve them as if you are a consultant. You get to work with the people that work on such a problem. Scott says, we interview you as if you are a person that can help answer this problem, but you do not have to have the answer to the problem right away. (12:35)

Scott says we have to recognise that not everybody does their best work in high pressure situations. And an interview is a high-pressure situation. So, how can we make a interview more comfortable? (13:50)

Scott talks about preparing people and helping people with imposter syndrome feel more at ease at an interview (15:00)

When interviewing for a product manager position, Microsoft developer division (aka Visual Studio team) shares the interview problem before so you can prepare yourself. Scott walks me through such an interview. (16:12)

  • You get an actual problem the team wants to solve.
  • You also get some data, mockups, costumer data
  • The team works with you together to solve this problem, because they want to know how it is to work with you.

Scott explains which kind of interviews there are at Microsoft (17:05)

How can we hire diverse people if we are at the same time looking for cultural fit? (17:35)

Scott talks about how to handle people that think differently, and why people think differently (19:30).

I talk with Scott about his website for newbies in open source, and Scott explains how we can mentor and help newcomers in open source (22:10).

The best way to get people involved in open source is small stuff. Get them working on docs, get them doing tests. Help them do things so they can have an early win. (Scott 25:10)

How can Scott be so productive? What is his secret sauce to productivity, and what is his advice for you to increase your productivity? (26:40)

Has Scott had a master plan to be as successful as he is today? (30:25)

Scott answers a question from a listener on the importance of  DevOps as a engineering practices and wether companies should invest in this practice or not? (32:20)

Sep 10 2019 · 36mins
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282: Rails on Windows is Fabulous with Scott Hanselman

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Scott Hanselman is a programmer, teacher, speaker, technologist, podcaster, writer and a diversity advocate. He joined Britt to explain how Ruby on Rails on Windows can now be an excellent experience. Windows runs Linux at near-native speeds with an actual shipping Linux Kernel using WSL2, Ruby on Rails folks using Windows should do their work in WSL2.

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Aug 12 2019 · 38mins
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Become Intentional With Your Time With Scott Hanselman

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Getting involved in the world of open-source isn't trivial, especially when we are new to this industry and don't a lot of technical experience. Those of us with the privilege of knowledge and expertise should lend it to others. Lift others, and one day they may do the same.

Scott Hanselman talks about how he isn't a "transactional networker," he doesn't keep score or expect something in return for helping others. Living this way is freeing and fulfilling, even if at times you get burned by someone.

It's hard to find fulfillment when we are always taking life as it comes and when you are always dealing with putting out the next fire. We play Tetris all week long trying to fit in time for meetings, catching up on email, spending time with family, and so on. Spend an hour to figure out your direction and figure out what needs to be fixed and let go of the things that can't be. Be intentional with your time.

The key takeaway of this episode is to be intentional with your time. Understand your boundaries. If you don't want to spend all your free-time on open source, or if you want to lurk on twitter without posting, then acknowledge it. Being left in undecided territory puts weight on yourself.

So you've intentionally decided what you want to do with your time, now what? The key is being consistent. Don't overreach with your goals, since it will just create a guilt system. Instead, schedule a small chunk of time each week where you'll spend time working towards your goal. It's a marathon, not a sprint!

Lastly, be kind to yourself. That voice in our head treats us in a way that we'd never treat others. If we aren't a total jerk to someone when they make a small mistake, then we shouldn't be one to ourself. We praise people when they do something good, even if it is small, so permit yourself to praise yourself!


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Aug 05 2019 · 31mins
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Episode 39 - Podcasting, Impostor Syndrome and the best speaker tips with Scott Hanselman

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In this episode Jimmy and Jessica talk to Scott Hanselman about podcasting, overcoming impostor syndrome, and Scott gives a few of his best tips on becoming a public speaker.

Guest: Scott Hanselman (@Shanselman) Hanselminutes https://www.hanselminutes.com/

This developer's life http://thisdeveloperslife.com/

Ratchet and the Geek http://www.ratchetandthegeek.com/

Azure Fridayhttps://azure.microsoft.com/sv-se/resources/videos/azure-friday/

NPR Politics Podcast https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510310/npr-politics-podcast

Code Switch Podcast https://choice.npr.org/index.html?origin=https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510312/codeswitch  Jesus and jollof https://soundcloud.com/jesusandjollof

Comedy Sportz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ComedySportz  Toastmasters https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toastmasters_International  James Mickens https://mickens.seas.harvard.edu/ 

Apr 18 2019 · 41mins
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Bad Advice Crossover Special: Scott Hanselman

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This episode is part of a cross over special with the Hanselminutes podcast. Scott Hanselman and Jessica Rose air some of the worst advice listeners have sent in and talk about bad advice in technology. To listen to the first half of this podcast, visit hanselminutes.com

Feb 23 2018 · 27mins