To help kick off the new year, I wanted to announce that I am creating a podcast titled The Polyglot Developer Podcast that will be released to iTunes as well as Pocket Casts.
You might have some questions regarding this, such as:
Let’s break it down and get everything cleared up on why you should care about the free podcast that I’m publishing!
Not too long ago I didn’t know what a podcast was and had never listened to one. Now I listen to various podcasts every week. So what is a podcast?
Podcasts via Wikipedia:
A podcast is a form of digital media that consists of an episodic series of audio, video, digital radio, PDF, or ePub files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device.
My podcast will be audio-only and you’ll see why further down in this article.
I am hoping that The Polyglot Developer Podcast is a useful resource for modern technology, concepts, and information. If you’re unfamiliar with the word “polyglot”, it can be best defined like below.
Polyglot via Dictionary:
A person who speaks, writes, or reads a number of languages.
I plan to demonstrate just that in my podcast. This podcast won’t be limited to just mobile or just web. I plan to talk about everything from mobile, web, and game development to internet of things (IoT) and other cool stuff.
As you may already know I have a lot of content on my blog (this blog) as well as my YouTube channel. That content isn’t going away and is in fact different from my goals in a podcast. My written articles and YouTube videos are very technical, usually demonstrating how to develop some application.
Demonstrations are not possible in an audio-only podcast.
Instead, The Polyglot Developer Podcast is going to focus more on conceptual and informative topics. For example, later this year I plan to release an episode titled What is All This Mobile First, Offline First, and API First Jargon? that probably wouldn’t make sense in a video.
At the end of every podcast I will ask for questions from my listeners. This is your opportunity to ask me a question and possibly have it answered in the podcast that follows. I say possibly because I don’t know how many questions I’ll receive and I wouldn’t want to spend an hour on a podcast just answering questions.
Don’t let it deter you though because this is a great opportunity for you to get your question answered and possibly help others that might have the same question.
I won’t be the only person on these podcast episodes. My plan is to get leaders in the industry to be a guest speaker on my show. You’ll get to hear different perspectives beyond just my own.
I follow a lot of blogs and meet a lot of people at conferences. If you’re one of those people that I follow, I may reach out to you to see if you’d like to be on the show.
There are added expenses that I have to face when it comes to podcasting, such as hosting, equipment, etc. To help me reduce these expenses, I will be looking for sponsors on a per episode basis. This is your opportunity to get the word out on your product or service to thousands or potentially millions of monthly listeners.
If you’re interested you can fill out a request form here.
This is something I’ve never done before so it won’t be perfect on the first episode. I am looking to expand how my content is delivered and in turn help everyone to be better developers. This podcast will be free and I hope everyone who follows my blog, check it out. I also hope everyone leaves a five (5) star rating when it shows up on iTunes.
If you are subscribed to my newsletter, an announcement will be made when the first episode goes live!