"The Engineer of What?" is a bi-weekly discussion with Rick and Nathan on the life and struggles of being an engineer. If you are an engineer, you know that most of the time you're not even doing what your job title is. As engineers, you're a problem solver and are required to solve anything put in front of you. Doesn't matter what type of engineer you are, you'll be able to relate.
Rick and Nathan met in 6th grade, became friends, worked on projects together in high school, and have stayed friends through the different paths life has taken them. They both had a love of technology and problem solving starting from a young age and became friends through this interest. Now that they are both established in their careers they're taking the daily struggles of being an engineer in two totally different fields and creating a podcast out of it.
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?
Article | April 11th, 2018
By Nathan Westfall
appium, automation, mobile, qa, testing, ui, xamarin
As a developer unit tests are easy. We write logic all the time so writing more logic to test it comes natural. What happens though as a mobile developer when I need to test my UI on actual devices across many form factors? How do you write UI tests? Why write UI tests? Which framework do I need to use? How do I automate my UI tests on physical devices?
Appium (http://appium.io/) is an open source test automation framework to use with native, hybrid, and mobile web apps that will work on iOS, Android and Windows. It doesn't matter if you are writing native swift/java or using Xamarin Forms. You can use the same UI automation framework.
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.
Episode | January 1st, 2018 | 42 mins 56 secs
crypto currency, engineer, material design, standards
In this first episode we talk about why we started this podcast and engineering standards. Are they followed? Do they exist? Should they exist?