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  • Episode 4: How to Slay a Werewolf

    Episode 4 of our podcast touches on some of the software concepts that gave rise to the “4th Industrial Revolution”. We discuss OOD, digital twins and robotics + AI. We then discusses Werewolves – and how to slay them. We use the metaphor of the Werewolf to talk about software engineering.

  • Episode 3: Grand Geek (pt.3)

    In this 3rd and final episode of "Becoming the Grand Geek", Prof Barry talks about how in the 1990's he and Alan Meyer ran a large research and development effort at Wits that created innovative design software used to support Eskom's efforts to connect 100's of thousands of homes to the national grid. He launched a startup to commercialise the CART software.

  • Episode #2: Additional Resources

    Tim Berners-Lee – an important Digital Activist and Founder of the World Wide Web “The fight for the web is one of the most important causes of our time. Today, […]

  • Episode 2: Grand Geek (pt.2)

    In 1989 Prof Barry returned to South Africa after 10 years in voluntary exile in the UK to work underground in the struggle against Apartheid. In this episode he talks to Kerryn about some of his secret work as an underground software engineer.

  • Episode 1: Grand Geek (pt.1)

    Prof Barry talks about his introduction to the world of software via mainframes. In the 1980s he worked on early versions of technologies that now lie at the heart of modern digital transformation.