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Claire Miller is the author of the Leanpub book Getting Started with Data Journalism - Second Edition. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Claire about her background and career, data journalism broadly and the details of how it has evolved over time, the importance of mobile, her book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about her experience writing a book. This interview was recorded on [interview-date]. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM201-Claire-Miller-2022-04-13.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Eric Chou is the author of the Leanpub book Kafka Up and Running for Network DevOps: Set Your Network Data in Motion. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Eric about his background and career, setting up networks in the early 2000s, being a part of the early days of the rise of Amazon AWS, his books, and the challenges and rewards of writing and publishing as a content creator. This interview was recorded on April 5, 2022. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM200-Eric-Chou-2022-04-05.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Daniel Godoy is the author of the Leanpub book Deep Learning with PyTorch Step-by-Step: A Beginner's Guide. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Daniel about his background and his varied career, economics, machine learning and self-driving cars, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on February 17, 2022. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM199-Daniel-Godoy-2022-02-17.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Ed Barnard is the author of the Leanpub book From Capone to Cray: Where Computers Really Came From. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Ed about his background and career, learning important lessons for software development by climbing a mountain, what it was like programming in an era when computer time was generally more valuable than programmer time, Elizebeth Friedman and prohibition-era codebreaking, the origins of the NSA, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on February 8, 2022. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM198-Ed-Barnard-2022-02-08.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Giles Turnbull is the author of the Leanpub book The agile comms handbook: How to clearly, creatively work in the open. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Giles about his background and career, being the first internet correspondent for the Press Association around the time of the dotcom boom, playing a role in the development of the important GOV.UK project, how the ways we're typically trained to write in our education don't match what we need outside the academic context, the importance of communicating openly and honesty with stakeholders in any project or organization, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on February 4, 2022. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM197-Giles-Turnbull-2022-02-04.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Nicola Lindgren is the author of the Leanpub book Starting Your Software Testing Career. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Nicola about her background and how she got into a career in software testing, moving to Sweden, how software testing is analogous to a job interview, the importance of meetups and mentors, different types of software testing, her book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about her experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on February 2, 2022. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM196-Nicola-Lindgren-2022-02-02.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Matt Provost is the author of the Leanpub book Rust From the Ground Up: Real World CLI Programming in Rust. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Matt about his background, how he started his career in tech, moving to new countries, working for Weta Digital on the tech side for the production of Avatar and other movies, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on January 11, 2022. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM195-Matt-Provost-2022-01-11.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Jared Knowles is co-author of the Leanpub book Education Data Done Right: Lessons from the Trenches of Applied Data Science. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Jared about his background and career, his early interest in education policy, founding Civilytics, writing a Ph.D. and working full time in the public sector simultaneously, early warning systems for student outcomes and recent changes in education technology and practices, standardized testing, his books, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience self-publishing, and why he and his-coauthors chose that path. This interview was recorded on November18, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM194-Jared-Knowles-2021-11-18.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Pablo Bermejo is the author of the Leanpub book Building Software Platforms: A guide to SaaS transition with AWS. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Pablo about his background and career, how he first became interested in programming, about hiring and remote work, some of the differences between providing products versus providing services, "build patterns" and "buy patterns", his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on November 17, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM193-Pablo-Bermejo-2021-11-17.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Special Guest: Emily Crookston is a ghostwriter and book content specialist who works under the brand The Pocket PhD. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Emily about her background, getting a Ph.D in philosophy and the tough choice to leave academia, starting her own business, how to price your services, adapting to the pandemic, ghostwriting, creating content on LinkedIn, and about the importance of experimenting with your writing practices and habits. This interview was recorded on October 19, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM192-Emily-Crookston-2021-10-19.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Dmitry Vostokov is the author of the Leanpub book Encyclopedia of Crash Dump Analysis Patterns: Detecting Abnormal Software Structure and Behavior in Computer Memory. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Dmitry about his background and his multifaceted career, about his first experiences with computers and programming in the Soviet Union, studying and working during the country's transition to democracy in the early 1990s, moving to Ireland, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on October 19, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM191-Dmitry-Vostokov-2021-10-19.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Janet Gregory is co-author of the Leanpub book Agile Testing Condensed. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Janet about her background, travelling and living in other countries, starting a second career in programming, software testing and consulting, her book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about her experience as both a traditionally-published and a self-published author. This interview was recorded on September 9, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM190-Janet-Gregory-2021-09-09.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Special Guest: Carol J. Michel is a speaker and podcaster and author of award-winning self-published gardening books. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Carol about her background and career, how she got into gardening, blogging and self-publishing, and her recent popular post on How to Market Your Book Without Social Media. This interview was recorded on September 7, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM189-Carol-J-Michel-2021-09-07.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Lisa Crispin is co-author of the Leanpub book Agile Testing Condensed. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Lisa about her background, donkeys, how she got into programming and software testing, the importance of psychological safety for developing high-quality software, her books, the difference between conventional publishing and self-pulishing, arranging translations of a self-published book into multiple languages, and at the end, they talk a little bit about her experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on August 31, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM188-Lisa-Crispin-2021-08-31.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Lena Wiberg is the author of the Leanpub book Would Heu-Risk it? Tools, traps and weapons for Software Testing. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Lena about her background, her career, switching to a focus on software testing and the particular nature of the challenge testing presents, shifting a team to fully remote work during the pandemic, her book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about her experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on August 25, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM187-Lena-Wiberg-2021-08-25.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Ajdin Imsirovic is the author of the Leanpub book A Better Way To Learn JavaScript: Save Yourself From 1000 Hours of Trial and Error Experiences! In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Ajdin about his background, learning English in part from listening to music, his approach to writing, and the pros and cons of conventional publishing and self-publishing. This interview was recorded on August 5, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM186-Ajdin-Imsirovic-2021-08-05.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Roy Keyes is the author of the Leanpub book Hiring Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers: A Practical Guide. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Roy about his background, computation and medical physics, data science and the challenges people in the industry face both in hiring and in getting hired, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on July 14, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM185-Roy-Keyes-2021-07-14.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Charles Scalfani is the author of the Leanpub book Functional Programming Made Easier: A Step-by-Step Guide. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Charles about his background and career, remote work, how programming can be like dreaming, writing screenplays, his book and his approach to teaching programming, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on June 23, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM184-Charles-Scalfani-2021-06-23.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
David Diez is co-founder of OpenIntro, a nonprofit focused on bringing textbooks to students, no matter their financial means. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with David about his background, working in statistics from both the academic and the business perspective, OpenIntro and its mission, why textbooks are so expensive and possible parallels with the US healthcare industry, and at the end, they talk a little bit about writing and publishing OpenIntro's textbooks. This interview was recorded on July 6, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM183-David-Diez-2021-07-06.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Marco Sampellegrini is the author of the Leanpub book The Simple Haskell Handbook: Learn how to build Haskell applications. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Marco about his background, how he got into programming and eventually into programming in Haskell, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on [interview-date]. The full audio for the interview is here: [episode-audio-url]. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
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