E09: Gitlab CI and Google Cloud

Gitlab is doing a tremendous job on their side by simplify complex process, not just storing code. On this episode Sergio and Allan talk about Gitlab CI and the perfect integration with Google Cloud Platform.

Some Auto DevOps features we mentioned:

  • Auto Build: Dockerfile
  • Auto Test
  • Auto Code Quality: Rubocop
  • Auto SAST (Static Application Security Testing):
  • Auto Dependency Scanning: Docker
  • Auto License Management: Docker
  • Auto Container Scanning: Docker
  • Auto Deploy: GKE
  • Auto Monitoring: Prometheus

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Happy listening!

Hosts: Allan Porras and Sergio Monge.

E08: Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is how business are getting a lot of customers, automatically. 24/7.

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Wait the next episode on next week.

If you plan to invest in RPA, or if you need help (or simply you need a friend), you already knows what to do.

Hosts: Allan Porras and Sergio Monge.

E07: QA process with Meli Arce

Hi 4GeeksNation! Welcome back to a new episode on The 4Geeks Podcast. Today we are talking with Meli Arce, our QA Lead here at 4Geeks, about all the entire QA (Quality Assurance) process.

You can comment always every single episode. Please rate / share to help us reach out more people. You can always send us your questions by voice 🙂

Happy listening!

Hosts: Allan Porras and Sergio Monge.

E06: Blockchain industries

Hey guys! Welcome back to a new episode in The 4Geeks Podcast. Today we are talking about Blockchain, and it can be used to disrupt some industries.

Banking, Supply Chain, Security, Insurance, Crowdfunding, Government, Health, Online Music and Real Estates are some industries that we talked about on this episode.

This was our agenda:

  1. Banking:
    • Citi Coin, from Citi Bank. (“equivalent to bitcoin”).
    • HSBC has made what it claims is the world’s first commercial trade-finance transaction using blockchain.
  2.  Supply chain (https://goo.gl/ntYkvW )
    • Supply chain is more complex than before
    • Difficult for customers or buyers to truly know the value of products
    • All process with IoT gaining transparency
  3. Security
    • Blockchain-based systems don’t have a single place to attack due to the technology’s basic principles, where each block is immutable and cryptographic.
    • Each block has previous hash references (composed from the data)
    • Proof-of-work (latency) and proof-of-stake(based on percentage)
  4.  Insurance
    • Fraud: $40B a year in loses for fraud, paperwork process increase fraud. Eliminate double booking, ownership and reduce premium division.  
    • Health insurance: records secured and shared between.
  5.  Charitycrowdfunding (Kickstarter, IndieGogo)
    • Most of the time we don’t know where the money is.
  6.  Government (https://goo.gl/exJmbu ):
    1. National Identity Management Systems
    2. More transparency to manage citizen’s data.
    3. Tax and Internal Revenue Monitoring
    4. Voting
    5. Dubai and Estonia
  7.  Healthcare
    1. Share your own data
    2. Portable around the world.
  8.  Online Music:
    1. Listen directly from artists
    2. April 2017 — Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to solve music’s attribution problem … Mediachain is an startup based on NYC (“they will work on developing better technology for connecting artists and other rights holders with the tracks hosted on Spotify’s service.”)
  9.  Real Estate (http://ubitquity.io  — https://imbrex.io/ )
    1. Title records
    2. Transparency on property improvements
    3. Easy to mapping available properties to buy, real time updated.
    4. Possibility to gain younger investors (equity fund).

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Hosts: Allan Porras and Sergio Monge.

E05: DevOp tools

Hi there! Welcome to this new episode! Today we are talking about DevOp tools we use for all entire DevOp cycle.

We started describing and mention some tools we have used here at 4Geeks to build products. Some of them steps we talked about are Plan, Code, Build, TestRelease and Deploy, Operate and Monitor.

If you are a software engineer, or if you just are dealing with servers, coding and something like that, you will love this episode.

Remember you can subscribe on iTunes, TuneIn, iVoox or even you can listen it on our YouTube channel. Don’t forget rate us to reach more people. You can always send us your questions by voice 🙂

Hosts: Allan Porras and Sergio Monge.

E04: Native vs Hybrid Mobile Apps

Do you prefer to develop a native mobile app or a hybrid mobile app? Maybe this comparison can be useful if we talk more about the context… the pros and cons.

In this episode, Sergio Monge and Allan Porras talked about some important factors to consider if you plan to choose one “format”.

For example, one of the most important things on native mobile apps is the performance, security and the capability to access device so easily. The thing is you need to establish separated development teams for each platform (Android or iOS). It can increase the budget.

If you want to know the completed pros and cons, just listen this episode 🙂

Well, enjoy the conversation and remember to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes, iVoox, TuneIn, and rate us to help us reach more people. You can always send us your questions by voice 🙂

Hosts: Allan Porras and Sergio Monge.

E03: Chatbots

Hi there! Today we are going to talk about chatbots, and how it can help you to engage customers and do better business.  A chatbot basically is a program with capability to understand natural language (English, Spanish…) and trigger orders.

Some of the most popular companies providing chatbots platform are Google (DialogFlow), Facebook (Wit.ai), Amazon (Amazon Lex) and IBM (IBM Watson).

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Hosts: Allan Porras and Sergio Monge.

E02: Product Development Cycle, with Ivan Arroyo

Welcome back to The 4Geeks Podcast! In this new episode Ivan Arroyo, a software engineer here at 4Geeks, joined us for discuss about the 4Geeks Product Development Cycle.

This cycle includes Brainstorming, UX, MVP, UI, Coding, Testing and Product Release, and Ivan, Sergio and Allan discussed deeply about it on this episode. Hope you can enjoy!

Remember subscribe on your favorite platform, rate us and share with your team. If you have any suggestion to keep in mind, please write us. You can always send us your questions by voice 🙂

We also published a version to YouTube, check it out.

Hosts: Allan Porras and Sergio Monge.

E01: Google Cloud vs Amazon AWS

Hi listeners! Welcome back to a new episode of The 4Geeks Podcast. In this occasion we face Google Cloud and Amazon AWS, its services, security, easy-to-learn, costs, and much more.

Both platforms are doing a great job to power up business around the world. So, Google Cloud or Amazon AWS? What’s the best to host and run my product? Hope you can enjoy this conversation and share with us your thoughts.

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Hosts: Allan Porras and Sergio Monge.

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E00: Intro to The 4Geeks Podcast

Hey guys! We are really excited to introduce you The 4Geeks Podcast, our new initiative to share knowledge with everybody out there.

Sergio Monge, CTO at 4Geeks and Allan Porras, CEO at 4Geeks, will host weekly conversations about technology, business, startups and disruptive products. So, join us on this journey!

You can subscribe to this podcast on your favorite platform; iTunes, TuneIn, iVoox and YouTube included. Rate us and Share with your community.

E01 episode will be published on first week July, 2018. 🙂 Every Wednesday.

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