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087 – Games and Politics with Jay Obernolte

Games and Politics with Jay Obernolte [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode What is it like to write a video game from code in a printed book? Can techie kids learn to have good people skills? How does a computer game programmer become a politician? You’ll have to listen to today’s episode to learn the answers to these fascinating questions. Hi, this is Steve, “The Mad Scientist” Kurti, and today’s guest on the Table Top Inventing podcast is a first for us. Continue reading →

080 – Powerful Girls with Kiki Prottsman

Powerful Girls with Kiki Prottsman [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode When is the best time to introduce technology to your kids? Is there and advantage to introducing technical problem-solving early? How do we introduce coding in kindergarten? Today’s guest will fascinate you with the answers. I’m sure that at some point in our lives we have heard the words, “You’re just a girl.” Those four and a half words can be very dangerous. One of my favorite Youtube videos is the Continue reading →

073 – Googling with Eric Hennigan

Googling with Eric Hennigan [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode Have you ever wanted to work at Google? Does Google really have a climbing wall at the office? How important is practical programming experience if you want to work at Google? Today on the Table Top Inventing podcast we are talking to a Googler*. If you are curious about some of the things you’ve read about Google, their employees, and the amenities at the office, stay tuned. On the interview, Eric Hennigan Continue reading →

049 – Running the Numbers with Phil Drake

How important are failures in the process of success? Just how different is a career in computer science in 1977 from the same degree in 2015? Can small town students find success in the "real world"? Today's guest is no stranger to innovation. Phil Drake started programming a computer in 1977 when computers still had to be programmed by hand if you wanted them to do anything. You might think that such a forward thinking individual would come from New York City or LA or San Francisco, but this entrepreneur started life on a farm as the son of the local "tax man". Let's listen in to the story of a fascinating homegrown businessman.

042 – Gotta Do It with Tom Friedhof

Does being a drummer really correlate to strong logical skills? How important is reading books to success? How important is application in the learning process? Listen in for answers in today's podcast! Let's introduce Tom Friedhof. Tom's company ActiveLamp creates beautiful, intuitive websites for some very well known brands. Yet he didn't get his start in the coding world in the normal fashion. Let's get the story from Tom.

037 – Changing the Game with PodClear

What kind of a company gets started on a road trip? In the podcasting world, what is a "double-ender"? How does a boot-strapped US-based startup company get connected with a startup incubator in Chile? What kind of a company gets started on a road trip? In the podcasting world, what is a "double-ender"? How does a boot-strapped US-based startup company get connected with a startup incubator in Chile? Today's guests are quite familiar with the development of game-changing technology. Spencer Handley, Hannah Russell-Goodson, and Josh Lankford recently started a small company called PodClear. Their technology is already revolutionizing how I am conducting podcast interviews. Listen in for engagingly clear answers in today's podcast!