S2:E1 - Hacktoberfest, Node v15, Edge, McBroken, and Tech-Related Issues on U.S. Ballots

In this episode, we talk about Oculus Quest 2 users being forced to link their account to a Facebook account, a fun use of the McDonald's API, Microsoft phasing out Internet Explorer with Edge, and some important tech-related issues on U.S. ballots. Then we be speak with Emily Kager, senior mobile android engineer at Mozilla, about a big controversy over Hacktoberfest. Finally, we chat with senior software engineer and Node.js TSC Member at Red Hat, Beth Griggs, and Michael Dawson, Node.js lead for Red Hat and IBM, about the release of Node v15.

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Bethany Griggs

Beth Griggs is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat and Node.js Technical Steering Committee Member. Her work includes contributing to the upstream Node.js project, to building tooling to support Node.js deployments to Kubernetes.

Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson is an active contributor to the Node.js project and chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee(TSC). He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, Release, as well as tools to help the community achieve quality with speed (ex: ci jobs, benchmarking and code coverage reporting). As the Node.js lead for Red Hat and IBM , he works with Red Hat's and IBM's internal teams to plan and facilitate their contributions to Node.js and v8 within the Node and Google communities.

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Neha Singh

Really insightful conversation.