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CodeCast is a Zambian podcast that focuses on everything technology. We highlight innovations in AI and Machine Learning as well as the latest in data science. We cover releases from major technology companies and the effect these releases have on the developer and consumer community. We celebrate the role developers play in shaping the future of technology, both from a uniquely Zambian perspective to the repercussions on a global scale.
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On this episode we welcome back Ngosa Chungu to the podcast. We share ideas and thoughts on what opportunities exist in digital media, pivoting as a business as well as community mobilisation to change the way businesses provide services to consumers. We also talk about the many internet challenges that hinder teleworking during the Covid-19 pandemic within Zambia --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
On this episode, we talk about the effects of Working Autonomously and Working in a Team. Our Guest Alick runs us through the different experiences he has been through since deciding to join the technology scene.  We talk personality traits, the Dunning-Kruger effect as well as whether money should be apart of a companies culture.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
On this episode, we continue to reflect on the effects of COVID-19 on our lives and work. We talk about the opportunities for innovation and coping mechanisms during this anxious time. Let us know how you are coping by sending us a voice note using the link below. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
On this episode, we reflect on the conferences, events and working lifestyle amidst concerns regarding COVID - 19. Let us know how you are coping by sending us a voice note using the link below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
In this episode, we speak to Data Scientists Sipho Muyangana and Yasin Musa Ayami on the practical use cases for Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence on society. They explain more on concepts surrounding Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence especially key differences and tools. Links and Info: Sipho Muyangana: LinkedIn | Facebook Yasin Musa Ayami: LinkedIn | Twitter Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
On this episode, hosts Cynthia and Mukuma speak to Buumba Siamalube, Project Office at the British Council in Lusaka Zamia. We talk about the Connecting Classrooms Project and its impact on public schools all across Zambia. We also delve into Critical Thinking and how valuable this is in learning and appreciating everything around us. Cynthia also shares her favorite tools that make up part of her workflow. Links and Info: British Council: Twitter Mukuma Musenge: Twitter | Website Cynthia Mulenga: Twitter Buumba Siamalube: Twitter Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
We are back for 2020!!! On this episode, hosts Mukuma and Elias reflect on 2019 and its special moments, plus they share the mic with Game Development advocate Sithe Ncube. She is the founder of Prosearium.Net & Ubongo Game Labs, she is also the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Organizer for Global Game Jam. Prosearium.net is an initiative to document 1000 African women of all  backgrounds and their experiences creating and uploading their own game. We talk about the Global Game Jam including the progress in terms of site registrations across Africa. If you are organizing or organized a site for GGJ, we would like to hear from you. Send us an audio to team@codecastzm.com or record a voice message with Anchor. Links and Info: Sithe Ncube: Twitter | Anchor Mukuma Musenge: Twitter | Website Elias Phiri: Twitter Kalaharian Studios: Website Project Lumpa: Digital Lab Africa Global Game Jam: Website Prosearium.Net: Website | Twitter Ubongo Game Lab: Twitter Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
On this episode, we interview speakers from this years Developer Conference Zambia. DevConZM is an annual platform elected by Agora Code Community and  collective members of the technology community in Zambia. It is  specifically crafted with Software Developers and Tech Enthusiasts in  mind. Its aim is first of all, to raise the quality of the craft,  secondly, to raise awareness of the industry which is still in its  infancy in Zambia. We believe that providing a platform for developers  to level up is key to a progressive approach to building products and  communities. DevConZM brings exposure that will prove useful to  innovation in various industrial sectors leading to direct economic  value addition. Apart from the technical opportunities available, Devcon  will also give developers access to networking and investment  opportunities which is critical to growth. Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show. Also, join our growing community on Slack for in depth conversations regarding community and other topics on the podcast. Hosts/Guests Rahul Sharma- Twitter Dennis Mubamba- Twitter Mwaaba Mugala- Twitter Gilbert Mwale - LinkedIn Ngosa Chungu- Twitter Daniel Phiri- Twitter Elias Phiri- Twitter Mukuma Musenge - Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
On this episode, We have a special guest, Alinani Simuchimba joins us to discuss Security Best Practices and what this means for Coders. We ask questions on what security mean for coders and why it should start with us. We also discussed the basic steps a coder should take in making sure what they build is secure.  In the news, Facebook Messenger Challenge is currently ongoing so please register for a chance to win cool cash!. Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show. Also, join our growing community on Slack for in depth conversations regarding community and other topics on the podcast. Hosts/Guests Mukuma - Twitter Cynthia - Twitter Alinani - LinkedIn Resources and Links --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
Show Description Welcome to an all new episode of CodeCast, on this episode we discuss the various ways to go online for business, this episode has been inspired by conversations on whether every business needs a website. We discuss why this shouldn't be a Website vs Facebook vs Twitter conversation, each channel plays its own role in driving branding and sales. We highlight the different avenues available to build a website as well as how much it may cost you from a Zambian perspective. We let you know what the pros and cos are on each of the different methods we discuss. In the news we look at the devices that will support Disney's new streaming service (Disney Plus) launching in November which a glaring omission. Disney+ finally tell us how much its gonna cost us per month. Lastly on the news, Sony buys Insomniac.... Yes, finally 'wifed'... Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show. Also, join our growing community on Slack for in depth conversations regarding community and other topics on the podcast. Hosts Mukuma - Twitter Elias - Twitter Resources and Links Tweet thread that inspired this episode Disney+ Reveal Summary Sony Acquires Insomniac Apply Card Updates Top Ten Web Builders Difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com Sample Makeup Artist Website using Wix Sample Photography Website using SquareSpace (Password: Test1234) Statistics on Social Media Usage - Zambia | Africa | Global --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
On this special episode, Mukuma talks to Paul Flanagan, An OSIsoft Architect/Consultant passionate about Integrating real time operational data with business intelligence data to provide "Single Source of Truth" insights.  We chat about the processes of data extraction to activities such as;  Condition Based Monitoring Regulatory Compliance  Insurance Requirements Troubleshooting and Incident Analysis Reporting Emissions Monitoring and Control. We discuss business impact scenarios around simple process monitoring in production environments as well as maintenance and efficiency. Identifying problem repeats and logic is key to increasing continuity scenarios in any batch comparison tasks creating an environment for high level business decisions for the good the organization. Hosts/Guests Paul Flanagan Mukuma Musenge Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show. Join our growing community on Slack for in depth conversations regarding community and other topics on the podcast.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
It's another milestone episode, Elias and Mukuma discuss the state of the Zambian Tech/Developer community. We also compiled a few thoughts from Community members on what they think community means to them. Special thank you to the following developers and tech enthusiasts for taking time out to send us their opinions on community; Olivier Mani - Twitter Mbuyu Makayi - Twitter Stella Mwanahamuntu - Twitter Pendo Manjele - Twitter Wilfred Mulenga - Twitter James Simfukwe - Twitter Resources Games made at the 2016 Global Game Jam  Games made at the 2019 Global Game Jam  Hosts/Guests Elias Phiri- Twitter Mukuma Musenge- Twitter Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show. Join our growing community on Slack for in depth conversations regarding community and other topics on the podcast.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
On this weeks episode, we discuss what it means to have a Chat-bot for a business. We look at the pros and cons of implementing automated assistants and what this implies for the future of customer service.  We highlight the possibilities in opening up technology using Chat-bots and what impact they have for the way any organization whether large or small does business. Are you optimistic about AI and the future? Send us a 1 minute long message telling us what you think... Link below... We are joined by Asikana Network Director, Regina Mtonga and Zazu Software Engineer, Wilfred Mulenga.  Links to Articles and Resources: Chatfuel Messenger Bots Development Platform Chat-bots and Technology DiagFlow: Powered by Google Machine Learning Hosts/Guests Regina Mtonga - LinkedIn | Twitter Wilfred Mulenga - Twitter Cynthia Mulenga - Twitter Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show.     --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
On this weeks release we run through the ins and outs about building chat-bots. Why should your business consider building one. Episode out Friday, 12th July 2019. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
In the news, we talk about Facebook's announcement of Libra, the Cypto-Currency (If at all it can be described as such) it believes the world needs right now. We highlight what we feel are the public's' biggest things we enjoy and are skeptical about. Also in the news, E3 releases and announcements may convince you to not move to Google Stadia, value for money in this economy is a big factor in making the choice. Plus, Google announces base price for Stadia. On this weeks episode, we are joined by Freddie, he gives us the low down on what the law says about what we can and cannot maybe do online. YouTube recently made headlines because of how easy its algorithm makes it easy for pedophiles to find minors on its platform, we discuss what the law says about platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and any others in terms of liability for the actions of its Users. We discuss whose responsibility it is to punish cyberbullies and whether Zambian law covers the platform or the User. We talk about defamation and ask whether we are making progress with Cyber laws in Zambia and Africa. Links to Articles: Libra E3 Announcements YouTube Algorithm Zambian Law Section 230 of the Decency Act Guest Freddie Tembo - LinkedIn | Twitter Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show.    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
EP18 - Teaser

EP18 - Teaser

2019-06-2501:57

Here is what you can expect from our next episode. Release Date: 28th June 2019 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
In the news, we discuss WWDC and all the releases from Apples' much anticipated event, this includes, their $999 stand. We also discuss the Huawei ban and the ripple effect it has had on the industry. Will it be reversed? Will this be a turning point for innovation and the end of an over reliance on Google services? Send us your thoughts... On this episode, we talk about building products and managing this process, Cynthia highlights her career progression and explains the differences between a Product Manager and a Project Manager... We discuss the role of Human Centred Design in developing in any project. Our guest, Joebbrian, gives is insight into how much of a game changer it is in knowing what your potential users consider a great experience before you even build your solution. Finally, Cynthia gives key recommendations on how startups and corporations can make use of Product Management principles to save money and build solutions that please users right off the bat... Recommendations and Links to key tools needed to improve your product development journey: Jira for our sprints and work breakdown structures  Slack For internal updates on  a product development and can be connected to Jira  Basecamp for communication with clients. This can also be connected to Jira via a plug in  Trello Boards Meistertask Special Mention Asana Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
On this episode, the team talks to Shakerrie and Omosalewa from BroadPay and Flutterwave respectively, Shakerrie and O are working to make payments easier in Zambia and across Africa. The news section takes a break today and will be back on the next episode. The panel highlights insights on the fragmented payments landscape, there is a consistent need for partnerships to continuously be created to increase accessibility through global payments infrastructure. Customer experience is key to the success of payments, it is important for developers and businesses to take this into consideration. Special mention to FNB for its innovation in the banking sector. We also talk about the different policy structures in different countries that makes it challenging to aggregate payment methods. We highlight the need to foster strategic partnerships with Mobile Network Operators and Banks to make it easier for the customer to pay for services. Finally, we talk about security on payment platforms as well as FlutterWaves' Rave API including what it takes to on-board clients. Links and Info: Shakerrie Allmond: LinkedIn Omosalewa Adeyami: LinkedIn Flutterwave BroadPay Zambia Rave API Developer Conference Zambia CyberSource Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
 A look into our next episode on digital payments and how our guests are changing the way Zambia and Africa do business.. Full Episode out Friday, 31st of May 2019. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
On this episode, we welcome Android developer and lover of all things Java, Dennis. Cynthia is back from Facebooks' F8 event with an interesting on update on the announcements made at the conference. We take a look at Googles new devices, the Pixel 3A & Pixel 3A XL, their new additions to Google Assistant as well as the biggest announcement for most android developers regarding Kotlin. We discuss the differences between Kotlin and Java as primary languages for building applications for mobile devices. With so many comparisons on the inter-web it's easy to get lost in getting started. We also draw comparisons between Native, Hybrid App development and Progressive Web Apps which have gotten popular for a few years now. However, it remains to be seen if this changes  Starting out as an Android developer requires understanding key concepts around best practices and we delve into some of these best practices to give you the best jump start. This is a special episode for the team, it's been a year since CodeCast began so Happy Anniversary to us. Links and Info: Dennis Mubamba: Twitter React Native for Windows: Github Repo Google IO 19’ Conference  Facebook's F8 19’ Conference Microsoft Build 19’ Conference Phonegap Cordova Kotlin Xamarin Google App Maker Progressive Web App Leave us a review on iTunes to let us know what you think about the show. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/codecastzm/message
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