While at CodeMash
, I had the opportunity
to sit down with Scott Hanselman
and record an episode for
his renowned podcast, Hanselminutes
a follower of the podcast, I was thoroughly flattered to be included among his
. The show turned
out well, but the experience was definitely nerve-wracking. Here are some tips
in case you ever end up in the hot seat across from Scott:
- Learn to hold and speak into a microphone. This is critical. During the
recording, I kept drifting from the mic, which required editing in
- Be prepared to be disarmed by the interviewer's eloquence. Scott is a
very well-spoken guy with a lot of experience. Don't be surprised when he
pulls the perfect
metaphor out of thin air.
- Be aware of your medium. When recording audio, be careful using words to
explain a concept that might be better expressed with a visual diagram.
Remember: it's a warning sign if you start "talking with your hands."
Scott and I talked about some of the features that make F# such an exciting
language. We tried to keep it short on academia so that it would be appealing to
any developer. The idea was to start small with some bite-sized concepts. Check it
with F# with Dustin Campbell