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

The Floating Point —

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 Boys joke), and now works at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

Hope and Hal talk about the joys and challenges of working in higher education, how you can bring a semblance of order into chaos, and what you should do if your wifi connection goes down. Say, right smack dab in the middle of a podcast. This is why we architect self-contained systems, people. 

We finish with some tales of awkward moments in front of full classrooms, and solemnly swear to never cancel a lecture just because power point stopped working.