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April and Emily discuss FinTech with Sherry Ruan, an Application Developer in the proprietary trading industry for over 7 years.  They talk about getting a career in FinTech, innovation, emerging technologies, ethical dilemmas, their experiences and more.
It's the battle of the software development methodologies! Emily and April dive into different methodologies like Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, and XP. They discuss each methodology and its pros and cons. Then the duo get into their experiences and discuss their preferred ways to work.
In this episode April and Emily are joined by their friend AC Hardy, a software content analyst and recent Chicago transplant, to discuss remote work. The trio will discusses their experiences with remote work, embarrassing zoom stories, their remote work tips, and more.  
It's season 3 and April and Emily get into the second part of quantum computing! Emily leads the discussion as they talk about the various different quantum software and libraries and dive into the modern applications of quantum computing.Resources:Quantum Computing: A Gentle Introduction by Eleanor Rieffel and Wolfgang PolakQuantum Computation and Quantum Information - Isaac Chuang and Michael NielsenIBM Quantum Experience https://quantum-computing.ibm.comQiskit textbook https://qiskit.org/textbook/preface.htmlDWave https://www.dwavesys.com Quantumcomputingreport.comBuiltin Quantum Applications Blog  https://builtin.com/hardware/quantum-computing-applicationsThe Post Quantum World podcast by my colleague Konstantinos Karagiannis Follow Emily on instagram @emilyinquantum 
In part 1 of the season finale, Emily talks about her two favorite subjects: quantum computing and cats. April and Emily discuss the basics of quantum computing, the challenges facing this field, and different quantum hardware. We explain topics like Schrodinger's Cat, superposition, entanglement, decoherence, NISQ, annealing. SourcesQuantum Computation and Quantum Information by Isaac Chuang and Michael NielsenQuantum Annealing Explained - D-Wave Systemshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvfkXjzzYOo&list=PLPvKnT7dgEsvVQwGgrlUVXBa2J6PAW8a4&ab_channel=D-WaveSystems
April and Emily explain computer hardware, operating systems, and tips for building your own personal computer. April leads the discussion answering questions like: How do you build a computer? What are the components that make up these machines we use every day? What's the difference between HDD and SSD? Resources:Intel blog - How to Build a Gaming PC https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/gaming/resources/how-to-build-a-gaming-pc.htmlPC Part Picker https://pcpartpicker.com/Build a PC Reddit: Beginner's Guide https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/wiki/beginnersguide
Emily and April talk with special guest Erin Bailey. They discuss building a security education framework for developers. Learn about how to create specific training based on your company’s tech stack and identify key vulnerabilities. These resources below will give you hands-on training on all sorts of different kinds of vulnerabilities! The more you learn about them, the more capable you are of preventing them.1. https://owasp.org/The Open Web Application Security Project - you can find their top 10 vuln list on the home page, they have lots of other good info there too2. https://www.hackthebox.com/Hands on hacker training" take your cybersecurity skills to the next level through the most captivating, gamified, hands-on training experience"3. https://ctf101.org/CTF (capture the flag) basics4. https://ethernaut.openzeppelin.com/Hacking smart contracts (Solidity)
In this episode, April and Emily talk about their experiences as perfectionists dealing with imposter syndrome. They describe the different types of perfectionism and imposter syndrome, discuss how these concepts relate, give their tips, and bust some myths. 
April and Emily take a deep dive into learning about databases and SQL. They speak with Daniel Yoon, a Senior Data Reporting Analyst at Innovista Health Solutions. The trio discusses what databases and SQL are, their use cases, dispel some myths and talk about careers in data. 
David C. Williams, Director of RPA/Emerging Tech at AT&T, discusses Robotic Process Automation (RPA). We cover bots, low/no-code solutions, and the future of RPA and Artificial Intelligence. David gives tips for companies, teams, and individuals pursuing RPA. Learn how to get started with RPA and use it to improve your life. Follow DavidLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-c-williams-12043310/Insta @davidchrisglobal Twitter @dcw6211Website https://davidcwilliamsinc.com/LinksUdacity: https://www.udacity.com
April and Emily discuss what is cyber safety, their personal tips, news, and some myths. Emily gets her math on debunking random character vs passphrase passwords and April talks about how the pandemic impacted cyber safety. ResourcesCSNP Cyber Safety: https://www.csnp.org/cybersafetyHaveIBeenPwned: https://haveibeenpwned.com/Random Word Generator: https://randomwordgenerator.com/Cyber Safety News: https://www.cybersafe.news/Duck Duck Go: https://duckduckgo.com/
It's the season finale! In this episode, April and Emily talk with Andrew Carr, a community organizer in the Northside of Chicago who also happens to code. They discuss their experiences in tech, solidarity, and how we can reimagine the workplace to be better for all tech workers. ---Follow Tech n' Savvy!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/technsavvypodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/technsavvyWebsite: https://technsavvy.comFollow Andrew!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realandrewcarr/***Disclaimer***The views and opinions expressed in Tech n' Savvy episodes are those of the speakers and do not reflect the official policy or position of any company mentioned in the episode. Any content provided by our speakers is of their opinion and is not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.
April and Emily interview Annie Innes-Gold. Annie is a Marine Biology Ph.D. student at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa & the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology where she studies the ecology of coral reefs and their fish populations. They discuss biological modeling and how it contributes to sustainability efforts. The trio also discusses innovations in sustainable tech, barriers to sustainability, and how you can use your voice in regards to climate change. 
April and Emily interview Ty Cooper, a cryptocurrency expert and enthusiast. The trio discusses blockchain, what cryptocurrency is, how to invest in it, and more!Follow us on Social Media!Instagram: @technsavvypodcastTwitter: @technsavvyWebsite: https://technsavvy.com/Follow Ty!Instagram: @mrcryptopriestTwitter: @tycooperaow***Disclaimer 1*** Neither Tech & Savvy nor our speakers are financial advisors. All views and statements about investing in crypto are based on our own opinion, research, and experience. We encourage our listeners to do their own research and reach out to their own financial advisors to see if investing in crypto is right for them. ***Disclaimer 2***The views and opinions expressed in Tech & Savvy are those of the speakers and do not reflect the official policy or position of any company mentioned in the episode. Any content provided by our speakers is of their opinion and is not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.
April and Emily interview Abdel Sy Fane, a security manager with over 10 years of experience. They discuss how Abdel got into tech,  DevSecOps, personal cybersecurity tips, and more!00:00 Intro + How Abdel got into tech and DevSecOps10:29 What is CSNP?13:11 Personal Cybersecurity Tips20:39 DevSecOps Overview41:33 A Day in the life of a DevSecOps engineer49:09 CyberSecurity and DevSecOps career adviceResources Mentioned (not owned or created by us!)OWASP: https://owasp.org/Awesome DevSecOps: https://github.com/devsecops/awesome-devsecopsAwesome Ethical Hacking Resources: https://github.com/husnainfareed/Awesome-Ethical-Hacking-ResourcesAwesome Hacking Resources: https://github.com/vitalysim/Awesome-Hacking-Resources***Disclaimer 1***The views and opinions expressed in Tech & Savvy are those of the speakers and do not reflect the official policy or position of any company mentioned in the episode. Any content provided by our speakers is of their opinion and is not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.***Disclaimer 2***There are sections in this episode where we talk about hacking. Tech & Savvy is NOT encouraging, nor endorsing you or anyone else to hack anyone or anything, which will result in you breaking the law or getting arrested. If you want to learn how to hack responsibly, there are 2 great Github Repos called "Awesome Ethical Hacking Resources" and "Awesome Hacking Resources" to help you get started learning.
April and Emily break down what APIs are, best practices, and how they are relevant to society today.
In the first episode of Tech & Savvy, Emily and April talk about the evolution of encryption, from the Caesar cipher, to the current AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), to a glimpse into modern quantum-secure algorithms. Follow Tech n' Savvy!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/technsavvypodcastTwitter: https://twitter.com/technsavvyWebsite: https://technsavvy.com
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