The Floating Point — Episode 14: The Future of Programming

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InfoComm 2018 is in the rearview mirror, and it’s time to podcast again! Jimmy Vaughan (@jrsyjmy), UC Technical Product Manager at Crestron Electronics, joins host Hope Roth (@beerandpie) to talk about Unified Communication, the future of programming, and why you need to know what a VLAN is. But first! How professional wrestling can prepare you for […]

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The Floating Point — Episode 13: The #AVWonderTwins Crossover Edition

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It’s a very special crossover edition! rAVe’s own Christa Bender (@AVChrista) joins host Hope Roth (@beerandpie) to talk some Super Bowl Smack (stay tuned for the details of our big bet!), New Year’s podcasting resolutions, and why Hope wants to bring more women onto this show. We also announce the AV Book Club (@AVbookclub). We […]

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The Floating Point — Episode 12: Marketable Research

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It’s been a minute… but we’re back! Julia Baillie (@julia_baillie), president of CommuniQuest Consulting joins host Hope Roth (@beerandpie) to talk about market research, the user experience, and the importance of telling a story. Julia is a bona fide people person, and she’s been talking to everyone in our industry. Julia and Hope discuss her […]

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The Floating Point — Episode 11: Huddling Together

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It’s April in New England, which means that it’s been oscillating between snow and 80 degree weather. Floating Point host Hope Roth (@beerandpie) put on a light jacket, braved her hotel WiFi, and then joined Harman’s Paul Zielie (@paulzielie) to talk about large-scale systems (spoiler alert: even huddle rooms can be large-scale if you look […]

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The Floating Point — Episode 10: [Insert Binary Joke Here]

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It’s our 10th (or is it second?) episode of the Floating Point! Host Hope Roth (@beerandpie) is joined by Patrick Murray (@controlhauspat) to talk standards, certifications, and to panic slightly about the future. It’s a wild, wild west out there… but we’d like to see some better standards for programmers. How do you go about […]

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The Floating Point — Episode 9: Episode 9? More like 9000

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It’s the 9th episode of the Floating Point, and host Hope Roth (@beerandpie) is joined by Hal Dalzell (@MatthewArthur14), a programmer from the Frozen North, aka Canada, aka America’s Hat.  Hal is an honest to goodness engineer, got his start at the Canadian Broadcasting Company (Hope whiffed on her chance to make a Trailer Park […]

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The Floating Point — Episode 8: This Podcast Is Under Construction

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Johnny Mota (@jmota3) joins host Hope Roth (@beerandpie) to talk about construction, lights, stuff, and things. What’s it like to be the one person on a construction site who is carrying a laptop? Does Johnny really program lights from his smartphone, or is he just on snapshot all day? We talk about construction etiquette, why […]

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The Floating Point — Episode 7: Our Favorite Baldwin

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It’s episode seven of the Floating Point and co-host Chris Tatton (@Chris_Tatton) has gone MIA. Maybe even AWOL. We’re not sure. Billy Silar (@SillyBilar) joins host Hope Roth (@beerandpie) to follow up on his past year spent learning how to be a Crestron programmer. Billy jumped in with both feet and it sounds like he’s […]

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The Floating Point: Episode 6: Supersize My Code

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It’s episode six of the Floating Point! Co-host Chris Tatton (@Chris_Tatton) returns from his undisclosed location to join host Hope Roth (@beerandpie) and this month’s guest, Jay Basen, (@[error-twitter-account-not-found]) to discuss templates, scaleability, and awkward interactions. Jay is wrapping up a long, and illustrious career (seriously, we’re all in awe of his accomplishments), and has […]

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The Floating Point: Episode 5: Pigs, Parks, and Open Architecture

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It’s the 5th episode of the Floating Point and Chris Tatton (@Chris_Tatton) is playing hooky. Host Hope Roth (@BeerAndPie) holds down the fort from an undisclosed location. We still managed to keep producer Corey Moss (@Cbmoss) on mute the entire time, shattering our own world record for consecutive Corey Mute Minutes, Katy Ledecky-style  Jake Corlett […]

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The Floating Point: Episode 4: InfoComm Special Podcast 2016

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Dan Jackson, Manager, Research and Development at Crestron, and David Thorson, Senior Manager, Programming Architecture at AVI-SPL, join hosts Hope Roth (@beerandpie) and Chris Tatton (@chris_tatton) for a very special edition of the Floating Point. Dan lets us in on the R&D process at Crestron. Apparently it takes more than a couple days to bring […]

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The Floating Point: Episode 2: The Glue-ware Factory

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The second episode of the Floating Point is no sophomore slump. Alan Vezina (@fancysandwiches) and Kody Kochaver (#NotOnTwitter) join host Hope Roth (@beerandpie) to talk glue-ware, defensive programming, and how you might turn your family pet into a touch panel. We kept producer Corey Moss (@cbmoss) on mute for a record-breaking 2nd straight episode. First, […]

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The Floating Point: Episode One: There’s an (Insecure) App for That

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It’s the inaugural edition of the Floating Point! And who better to get host Hope Roth (@beerandpie) off on the right foot than Toine Leerentveld (@toinecl), Technology Manager for Control Systems at Crestron and Christopher Tatton (@chris_tatton), Programmer at HB Communications. (Note: Producer Corey Moss (@Cbmoss) hung out with us as well, but we managed […]

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