I’ve been listening to most of them though not religiously. mainly just to get a sense for what people in the community think is important. Some of the real value for me is in hearing about new libraries as they come out.
As a newbie several years ago, I listened to Elixir Fountain with Johhny Winn and later also Sean Callan. Those were hugely helpful in helping me get acclimated to the ecosystem.
I personally have been listing to all of the shows listed for quite some time. The Elixir podcasts helped me get ramped up on using Elixir years ago and even today remain a good way to keep a pulse on the community/ecosystem.
Although I don’t listen much to Elixir Mix anymore…since I am now a panelist on the show (who honestly likes listening to the sound of their own voice ).
I agree but no one should listen to all episodes. And the point is that as a podcast host myself (in Portuguese), there is benefit in having a conversation with someone interesting even if no one listens to that conversation.
Not really. I listened to a bit of the Greater than Code.
Mostly i would love to hear from how we make the industry more professional. How we put code straight in prod. How we make code observable How we move the field into something closer to cognitive systems engineering. How Elixir enable product teams to go faster. To have better loop with customers. Etc etc
The whole navel gazing of Computer Science reinventing tools that are all broken and ignoring “how we do work” … let say it does not interest me.
I listen to all of those podcasts. I use them (and other podcasts) to keep me company when doing the dishes, cleaning, and other such chores. I will skip episodes if I don’t have time or if I’m not in the mood, but otherwise I listen to most of them.
The reason I listen to podcasts is that it’s a low-effort way for me to learn, and I can combine it with doing other things. It’s mostly about hearing the perspectives of other developers - even if I don’t agree with them, I usually pick something up, or nuance my own thinking on some subject. And the banter is always fun.
Does Not Compute is another podcast that could be added to the list. It’s not Elixir-specific, but the hosts mention Elixir quite a bit, as they both use Elixir for their work. Basically they use the podcast to chat about what they’re doing at work, challenges, successes, learnings, etc. Lately they’ve been talking a lot about PHP and Laravel, and contrasting those to Elixir and Phoenix - a discussion I have enjoyed, as the hosts have a very pragmatic attitude.
I love podcasts in general and regularly listen to all those mentioned as well as many others (either programing related or not). When I first started learning Elixir it was basically just @johnny_rugger’s show and it helped me understand where the community stood on important topics like concurrency, genservers and the like- stuff that for newbies may at first seem too heady to get a good grasp on. But I also listen to podcasts for one more important reason: finding out the “who’s who” in a community and the thought leaders on a subject helps me focus my reading efforts and put things I read online into perspective. All other benefits mentioned here also apply (the banter, tips on libs that may prove useful later etc.)
I listen to most if not all of them. That said, because my weekly schedule fluctuates quite a bit, the amount of time I have to listen to podcasts shows a similar fluctuation, so sometimes I am caught up and sometimes I am lagging weeks or months behind.
That’s a common complaint. Yes, maybe podcasts are not for everyone, as videos of talks ar not for everyone (my case). I find it difficult to watch the video of a recorded talk for more than 2 minutes. But if I am in a physical event, I can watch hours of talks.
For me, podcasts only work if I am doing some non-intellectual demanding task at the same time, such as washing dishes or walking.
Just like @akoutmos I mostly don’t listen to conversations I’ve had on Elixir Mix. But I follow all of them and listen to most. I will listen to Outlaws every time because it isn’t about whatever the topic at hand is. It is about having a fun tech-influenced conversation between a couple of buddies. So I like a conversational podcast. I’ll generally listen to the others as well. But that varies more by topic.
Big fan of podcasts. I think its fine that they don’t suit everyone. I mostly learn technical skills elsewhere. They are more entertainment and non-specific learning for me.