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In Leanpub's Frontmatter podcast, we interview authors and special guests about their lives & careers, their areas of expertise and the issues of the moment, and their experiences as writers. Every episode is deeply researched and covers areas that are equally of human interest, general interest, and professional interest.
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Erik Hougaard is the author of the Leanpub book Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Field Guide. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Erik about his background, how he got into technology, the adventure of moving between different countries, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author, including writing and maintaining an in-progress book. This interview was recorded on October 26, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM166-Erik-Hougaard-2020-10-26.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.
Dion Beetson is the author of the Leanpub book Leading software teams with context, not control: Effective practices for creating alignment and engagement within software teams. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Dion about his background, how he got into programming, working while studying at university, some of the drawbacks to managing teams that working remotely, leading software teams, the importance of trust, 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 5, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM165-Dion-Beetson-2020-10-05.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.
Jason Turner is the author of the Leanpub book C++ Best Practices: 45ish Simple Rules with Specific Action Items for Better C++. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Jason about his background, how he got into programming, conference speaking and remote conferences, his book, writing and being a content creator, and his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on September 22, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM164-Jason-Turner-2020-09-22.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.
[This Frontmatter Podcast episode was originally published on 2018-03-01...] Rob Lambert is the author of the Leanpub book 10 Behaviours Of Effective Employees. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Rob about his background, his book, how big changes in your personal life can lead to changes in your professional life, a surprising approach to managing millenials, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on December 6, 2017. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Roberto Vitillo is the author of the Leanpub book The System Design Manual: Learn how to design, build, and operate large scale distributed systems. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Roberto about his background and career, working on the ATLAS experiment, moving to London and working for companies like Mozilla and Microsoft, working on very large technical systems, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on August 26, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM163-Roberto-Vitillo-2020-08-26.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.
Marianne Bellotti is the author of the Leanpub book Hiring Engineers. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Marianne about her background and career, how she found her way into a career in tech, how anthropology can help you understand legacy code systems, how you can leverage software engineering skills to succeed in a variety of career paths, the United States Digital Service, the concept of "cannibal code", her book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about her experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on July 21, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM162-Marianne-Bellotti-2020-07-21.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.
[This Frontmatter Podcast episode was originally published on 2019-04-03...] Andriy Burkov is the author of the Leanpub book The Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book: Everything you really need to know in Machine Learning in a hundred pages. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Andriy about his background, what it was like studying computer science in a city with no electricity for three years, a little bit about the recent history and politics of Crimea, what it's like moving from a post-Soviet republic to a country to a country like Canada, game theory, machine learning, AI, 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 27, 2019. The full audio for the interview is here. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes or add the podcast URL directly. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Joel Grus is the author of the Leanpub book Ten Essays on Fizz Buzz: Meditations on Python, mathematics, science, engineering, and design. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Joel about his background, his career, a little bit about his work at the the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, his book, what Fizz Buzz is and why it's posed in computer programming interviews, how he's used it in his book to teach readers a lot of really cool things, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as both a conventionally published and as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on July 14, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM161-Joel-Grus-2020-07-14.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.
[This Frontmatter Podcast episode was originally published on 2020-04-15...] Gabriel Volpe is the author of the Leanpub book Practical FP in Scala: A hands-on approach. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Gabriel about his background, growing up in Argentina and how he got into computers and technology, choosing to live and work abroad, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on March 16, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM149-Gabriel-Volpe-2020-03-16.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.
Chris Penner is the author of the Leanpub book Optics By Example: Functional Lenses in Haskell. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Chris about his background, how he got into programming, how he specifically got into programming in Haskell, moving to work for a time in Berlin, why a monad in Haskell is like a "programmable semicolon", what "optics" are and a bit about their history, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on July 7, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM160-Chris-Penner-2020-07-07.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.
Nigel Poulton is the author of the Leanpub books Docker Deep Dive: Zero to Docker in a single book! and The Kubernetes Book. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Nigel about his background, the inspiration he drew from Star Trek when he was first learning to program computers, working on IT transformation at huge organizations like banks, writing his first book while working at a hedge fund, the transition from working for companies to working for himself and producing video content, his books, and how he updates them to follow changes in the technology, and the differences between producing and consuming instructional videos and books. This interview was recorded on July 2, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM159-Nigel-Poulton-2020-07-02.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 Vaughn is the author of the Leanpub book Angular Architecture Patterns: Apply Enterprise Principles and Patterns to Build Amazing Applications. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Matt about his background, self-teaching in tech as a continuous learning process, the importance of software architecture, patterns and principles, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on June 25, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM158-Matt-Vaughn-2020-06-25.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.
Special Guest: Micah Bowers Micah is the founder and CEO of Bluefire Productions. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Micah about his background, his early career work in television, his work with Adobe on various projects, founding Bluefire and eventually creating the Bluefire ereader, the Cloudshelf Reader app and the Cloudshelf SDK, and more. This interview was recorded on June 16, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM157-Micah-Bowers-2020-06-16.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: Jane Friedman is a book publishing industry expert and the editor of The Hot Sheet industry newsletter. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Jane about what she's been up to since she last appeared on the podcast, her book The Business of Being a Writer and what you need to know about being a writer from the business side of things, the tension between money and art, and how the pandemic has been affecting many different aspects of the book publishing industry. This interview was recorded on May 22, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM156-Jane-Friedman-2020-05-22.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: Juergen Boos is CEO of the Frankfurt Book Fair, and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award. In this special episode of the podcast, Juergen talks with Leanpub co-founder Len Epp about the history and purpose of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, the importance and difficulty of translation, what it's like organizing a major set of awards with a committee of experts from all around the world, arts and literature in the Middle East generally, censorship and the importance for organizations to protect authors and bring visibility to them when they are persecuted, and government funding for the arts during and after the pandemic, among other topics. This interview was recorded on June 4, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM155-Juergen-Boos-2020-06-04.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.
Larry Garfield is the author of the Leanpub book Thinking Functionally in PHP. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Larry about his background, how he got into technology, the history of modern handheld computing devices, remote work and the future of in-person conferences given the impact of the pandemic, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on May 20, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM154-Larry-Garfield-2020-05-20.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: Maram Taibah is an author, screenwriter, and filmmaker. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Maram about her background, growing up in Saudi Arabia and falling in love with English-language fiction, her films, world-building in fantasy fiction, and her novels, The Road to Elephants and Weathernose. This interview was recorded on May 5, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM153-Maram-Taibah-2020-05-05.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.
Alfredo Deza is co-author of the Leanpub book Minimal Python. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Alfredo about his background, his first experience with programming, his experience as an Olympic-level athlete in track and field, moving to the United States from Peru, how he learned Python himself, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on April 22, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM152-Alfredo-Deza-2020-04-22.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.
Noah Gift is co-author of the Leanpub book Minimal Python. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Noah about his background and career, how he got his start in television and film production, using his self-taught Python programming skills to work on movies like Avatar, online learning and universities, remote work and productivity, his approach to teaching programming in Python, his books, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as an author, including his advice for how to manage your mood, when you're writing your first book. This interview was recorded on April 17, 2020. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM151-Noah-Gift-2020-04-17.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: Derek Doepker is a bestselling author, speaker, and consultant, who specializes in content marketing for authors and entrepreneurs. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Derek about his background, how he got into the music scene in Los Angeles, how at a young age he got into healthy living, the "Can I just?" technique for forming good habits and getting motivated, how he is adapting his consulting to the changed circumstances of authors and entrepreneurs in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, and the importance of getting the right advice and coaching, as you pursue the development of multiple income streams from self-published books and audiobooks.
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