Nathan Westfall is a Software Engineer working in Upstate New York. He mainly works with .NET working on anything it supports including web, desktop, and mobile using Xamarin (his favorite). He loves to contribute to open source and loves setting up new projects than maintaining old ones. Other than that, he is also an A1 Audio Engineer and will help out at shows with Apex Audio.
Episode | August 27th, 2018 | 30 mins 53 secs
chemical, civil, engineer, engineering, experience, field, field work, fire water, mechanic, petro chemical, petroleum, technology, travel
While Nathan might not be in the same field as engineering, both he and his father are engineers. This is a special episode where he gets to interview his father about his 30+ years of experience in the field as an engineer. You aren't going to miss this interview as we talk about what someone might expect and how engineering has changed with technology over the years.
Episode | August 13th, 2018 | 34 mins 58 secs
android, audio, coffee, earth, engineer, essential, google, kickstarter, maps, music, pie, pixel, soulfest
Nathan just got back off the road from taking a break from programming and working as an audio engineer all week. Hear about his fun stories from his time on the road along with other things that are new including an important stance google maps is taking on the earth, android giving the whole world some pie, and something we all love, coffee.
Episode | July 30th, 2018 | 44 mins 29 secs
apple, audio, gis, ios, ipad, mac, microsoft, music, prime day, problems, processor, slack, solving, spatial, teams
GIS problems? Solved. 16 bit audio problems? Solved. New intel processor problems? Solved. Prime day? Solved. Listen this week as Nathan and Rick talk all about the problems that have came up and the solutions that happened to overcome them.
Episode | July 16th, 2018 | 41 mins 34 secs
apple, beer, clues, elon, esri, food, games, hardware, macbook pro, microsoft, musk, new york, puzzles, recap, surface go, surface pro, tech, tesla, travel
This week, Nathan and Ricky discuss all of the shenanigans that occurred during Ricky's visit to New York. Listen in as we talk good food, great beer, as well as all of the new developments in tech for this week.
Episode | July 2nd, 2018 | 45 mins 41 secs
azure, clients, esri, issues, it, level 2, location, microsoft, release, sharepoint, story boarding, support, updates
Client issues are a real thing in the software word and probably anywhere were you deliver a final product. How do Nathan and Ricky handle these "Level 2" issues? Is there another staff that handles them first or are we working right on the front lines. Join us as we discuss this and so much more with this weeks tips, tricks, and updates.
Episode | June 18th, 2018 | 42 mins 37 secs
esri, mapbox, open source, security, traveling
Ricky's co-worker thinks just because code is open source, it's what?! Listen Nathan just go off on a rant talking about why open source is amazing and they way things are going.
Episode | June 4th, 2018 | 50 mins 42 secs
ai, azure, blob storage, cloud, coding, cosmosdb, esri, functions, machine learning, serverless, vision
Get ready for a packed episode as Ricky has a challenge at work. He needs to deal with tons of data in relation to points on a map. How does he store this data? How do we process it? Can we use AI? How does it link to ESRI? Listen as he tells Nathan the challenge and together they come up with a possible solution.
Episode | May 21st, 2018 | 45 mins 21 secs
agile, development, engineering, goats, ibm, open source, software, water, z/os
We hit double digits with Episode #10! Be ready for some fun stuff and even a guest! We don't want to give too much away, so start listening!
Episode | May 7th, 2018 | 44 mins 38 secs
assistants, beer, burgers, busy, calendars, conferences, ftp, ide, lists, planning
Ever have those weeks where you can't remember what you did an hour ago? Listen to Nathan and Ricky talk about how they handle this level of being busy. You also don't want to miss hearing about the best burger ever and Ricky making Nathan cringe over how he update websites.
Episode | April 23rd, 2018 | 52 mins 13 secs
beer, desk, locked out, stickers, swag, water tower, windows
Nathan gets locked of his machine for a few days. Ricky gets to stand around and watch a team fix a $250,000 mistake and gets a sweet package in the mail? What else exciting has happened this week?
Episode | April 9th, 2018 | 55 mins 3 secs
acugis, appium, ar, beer, geonode, geoserver, gis, hosting, it, ui testing
Join us this week are we cover a whole bunch of topics. We go over GIS hosting, UI Testing, beer, user group meetings, and new app ideas! We also cover Ricky "moving into IT" for a new project he's working on.
Episode | March 26th, 2018 | 48 mins 40 secs
android, big news, break, mead, philly, st patricks day
After a small break, we are back! Big things happening in both our lives in and out of state. Listen to as we discuss what we have missed and hear about a philly thing that is "watered down water".
Episode | February 26th, 2018 | 49 mins 51 secs
android, beer, busy, chromebook, ios, work
Not only has this week been a busy week, but Nathan decided it was time for a change. Listen to Rick ask him what he thoughts are as he makes this switch and talk about the technology behind it.
Episode | February 12th, 2018 | 49 mins 51 secs
documentary, football, texas, travel, water
This week Nathan is on the road instead of in New York. Find out how he got there and why he's there. Also hear our take on the Eagles vs. Patriots game and listen to Ricky walk us through the life-cycle of water past your kitchen sink.
Episode | January 29th, 2018 | 47 mins 11 secs
devops, esri, evernote, hacks, onenote, productivity, tips, work smart
As an engineer you have a lot to do. Someones more than the hours in a day. We have the mindset to work smarter not harder, but what tools do you use to accomplish this? Join us as we talk about productivity tips that help us save time.
Episode | January 15th, 2018 | 40 mins 26 secs
reseller, struggles, suppliers, swag, vendors
Vendors. Do you hate them? Love them? Either way, we all probably work with them on a weekly basis and it only gets easier if you know how to work with them. Listen to our struggles with vendors and how we still make the job happen even if things go south.