Roundabout: Creative Chaos
118. Stephen Silver
February 9, 2019
Stephen Silver has designed characters for Disney, Sony, and Nickelodeon. You might know him best for his designs on Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, and Clerks: The Animated Series.
September 11, 2014Rick Barth is a NJ-based singer/song writer and also the guy who wrote our intro music. In this episode, Rick talks about how he got into music, his Kickstarter project for his debut album, Hand Me Down Soul, the band Kiss, and Batman.
September 18, 2014Justin Dike is the creator of the very popular tutorial and training website CartoonSmart.com. In this episode, Justin talks about Cartoon Smart, how he got started with the website, balancing being an artist and a programmer, the new iPhones, and more.
October 3, 2014Maya Posch is a self-described geek girl. In this episode, Maya talks about her career as a programmer, history, her love for books, and The Legend of Zelda. She also talks about her love for science, some of her hobbies when she’s not programming or reading, and even what super power she’d like to have as a super hero.
October 18, 2014Amy Tominac is a seasoned singer/songwriter/lyricist, actor and dancer. She attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In this episode, Amy talks about her life as a singer and actress, what her current projects are, advice she has for younger people trying to make it into the music industry, and much, much more.
Colleen and Ajari Wilson (Adversary Games)
October 18, 2014Colleen and Ajari Wilson, founders of Adversary Games, are a husband and wife team of game developers. In this episode, Colleen and Ajari talk about their new Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming game Red Cobra, how they got started making games, balancing life and being an indie studio, and what we can expect in the future from this awesome and talented couple.
October 29, 2014Will Terry is a freelance illustrator, educator, and all around awesome guy. In this episode, Will talks about his transition from traditional media to digital media, his hobbies, and Folio Academy and SVS Learn.
November 16, 2014Jeff Victor is an LA-based artist. In this episode, Jeff talks about his time at Nickelodeon Games, comic books, Star Wars, Star Trek, collectible toys, art, and more.
November 21, 2014Elaine Manganello is a fantastically talented web designer with over 30 years of experience. In this episode, Elaine shares her story of how she got started with computers and web design, she talks about how she and her daughter Tammy (our awesome host) enjoyed playing Sierra games together, her love for World of Warcraft, and her upcoming project titled Ella Bean.
Maury van Loon
November 28, 2014Maury van Loon is a talented composer, musician and artist from the Netherlands who recently completed a film for the 48 hour film project titled Under the Hood. On this episode, Maury talks about music, art, anime, and her future plans.
December 4, 2014American McGee is a video game designer, best known as the designer of American McGee's Alice. In this episode, American talks about his work and Spicy Horse, his Shanghai-based game development company. He also talks about his love for Minecraft, his past company that built scooters, the upcoming Alice: Otherlands films, and more.
December 11, 2014Rene Ritchie is the editor-in-chief at iMore and is responsible for all of the Mobile Nation's iPhone, iPad, and Apple content. He’s also the co-host of the iMore show, Debug, and Iterate. On this episode, Rene talks about Apple, how he got started with iMore, some of his hobbies, what he thinks of the Apple Watch, 2014 in review, Jony Ive, and much more.
December 18, 2014Matt Gemmell is a freelance writer. In this episode, Matt shares his story about his journey from programmer to writer, including a day in his life, his workflow, his preferred writing tools, and how people have responded to his new profession. He also talks about his love for Zelda and retro video games.
December 23, 2014Suzzy Roche is a singer, songwriter, performer, and novelist. She is also one of the founding members of the singing group The Roches. On this episode, Suzzy talks about what life is like in "The Village", her music career, raising a daughter, and her novel, Wayward Saints.
January 9, 2015Ray Wenderlich is an indie app developer who runs one of the best developer tutorial sites this side of the pond. On this episode, Ray talks about his time at the National Security Agency (NSA), Electronic Arts (EA), and what prompted him to start raywenderlich.com.
January 22, 2015Angela Scott is a single mom raising two kids, as she calls it - in the middle. She works from home as a freelance writer and blogger. On this episode, Angela talks about the ins-and-outs of running a blog and the challenges of raising a family.
January 30, 2015Simon Allardice is best known for his tutorials on Lynda.com. With more than thirty years experience, Simon has programmed everything from safety routines for nuclear reactors to music drivers for computer games.
February 13, 2015Christopher Hart is the world’s best-selling author and artist of many popular how-to-draw books, with more than 6 million copies sold and translated into 20 languages.
February 15, 2015Ellen Shapiro is a mobile developer based in Chicago, Illinois. On this episode, Ellen stops by to talk about life, development, and starting over.>
February 23, 2015Kevin MacLeod is the man behind the music and is responsible for a large majority of the music you hear on YouTube videos, games, commercials, and a lot more.
March 3, 2015Glenn Whitmore is a comic book artist and colorist who began his career in 1988. He has worked on titles such as Superman, Archie & Friends, Flash, Batman, and a whole lot more.
Josiah Brooks (Draw with Jazza)
March 9, 2015Josiah Brooks is an Australian based artist who hosts the YouTube channel Draw With Jazza where he teaches people how to draw, animate and paint. Be sure to check it out.
March 15, 2015Pam Dennison is the author of six books, including, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Positive Dog Training, How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong, and Bringing Light to Shadow: A Dog Trainer’s Diary.
March 18, 2015Palle Schmidt is a freelance illustrator, writer and comic book artist living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He runs the tutorial site comicsforbeginners.com.
March 24, 2015Georgia Dow is a psychotherapist, writer, speaker, and host. She is the Senior editor at Mobile Nations and writes about Apple-related and connected devices.
April 2, 2015Paul Czajak is a children's book author. After spending twenty years as a chemist, Paul knew his creativity could no longer be contained. On this live hangout, Paul talks about his journey from chemist to author.
Dave Pasciuto and Quintin Puebla (Robot Envy)
April 12, 2015Dave Pasciuto is the founder of Robot Envy, and Quintin Puebla is better known as Boy Wonder. On this episode, Dave and Quintin talk about their art, their Kickstarter Campaign, and how robots are cooler than zombies.
April 19, 2015Michele Titolo is a software engineer currently working at reddit. She is also the CTO of Women Who Code and a Core Team member of CocoaPods.
April 28, 2015Nate Maingard is a modern troubadour and award-winning singer-songwriter. He was born at the Southern tip of Africa and spends his time roaming Planet Earth as a free-spirited nomad.
May 5, 2015Zac Retz is color artist and character designer for film and video games. He's worked with clients like Disney and Nickelodeon. In 2012 he illustrated a children's picture book, "Too Much Glue" through Flashlight Press. His primary focus is on color, lighting, and character development.
May 11, 2015Greg Heo is a software developer and code wrangler from Toronto, Canada. He’s been part of the raywenderlich.com editorial team since 2012 and has been playing with computers since the 80s.
May 18, 2015Maddy Myers is the Assistant Games Editor at Paste Magazine. And she’s also the host of a weekly gaming podcast called Isometric.
May 26, 2015John Kovalic is the illustrator behind games like Apples to Apples and Munchkin. He’s also the creator of the award-winning comic strip Dork Tower.
Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley
June 2, 2015In 1962, Dame Stephanie founded Freelance Programers, a software firm with innovative work practices — and (mainly) women employees. Dame Stephanie has often been called The first lady of technology. Today Dame Stephanie devotes her time to giving back to society.
June 15, 2015In addition to being a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon, John Dorman is also an independent iOS developer, part-time writer, and coconspirator on the book Computers Are Everywhere
June 29, 2015As the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Nuance Leadership Inc., Drew Dudley works with organizations around the world to empower people to increase their leadership capacity. He's been featured on The Huffington Post, Radio America, Forbes.com, and TED.com, where his “TED talk” has been voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time” and viewed over a million times.
August 5, 2015Andreas Loew is an independent developer from Germany. He's the mastermind behind popular game developer tools like TexturePacker, PhysicsEditor, and SpriteIlluminator. On this episode, Andreas talks about his tools and how he got started.
August 12, 2015Chad Lilly is the Director at Lextech Global Services. On this episode, Chad talks about the world of technical recruiting, the do's and don'ts of resume writing, and some best practices to keep in mind when interviewing.
August 19, 2015Brianna Wu is a video game developer and cofounder of Giant Spacekat, an independent video game development studio. On this episode, Brianna talks about her journey through the gaming industry.
August 28, 2015Marin Todorov is an independent iOS consultant, speaker, and author of the widely popular, iOS Animations by Tutorials.
September 3, 2015Cesare Rocchi designs and develops web and mobile applications. He’s also the founder of Studio Magnolia, and a member of the Ray Wenderlich team.
September 18, 2015Seth Clifford is the CIO at Nickelfish, an interactive firm based in Northern NJ, and he’s one of the founders of Derby. He’s also one of the hosts on the Iterate podcast.
September 30, 2015Ethan Long is an award-winning and internationally recognized illustrator and children's book author with over 70 titles to his credit. He also has an Emmy-nominated television series.
November 4, 2015Janie Clayton is an iOS and Mac developer from Madison, WI. She write books, gives conference talks and cohosts the NSBrief podcast.
November 18, 2015Sarah Slean is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, visual artist and occasional actress. She has released eleven albums to date and is currently working on her twelfth.
December 5, 2015Jake Gundersen is an indie game developer, and co-host of the Ray Wenderlich podcast. On this episode, Jake talks about iOS Development and was kind enough to stick around for the after show
December 16, 2015Jack Menhorn is a professional sound designer, implementer and composer. He’s been making audio for games for more than 8 years. He’s currently a full-time Sound Designer at Boss Key Productions as well as the Editor in Chief of DesigningSound.org.
December 24, 2015Jon Dowling is a talented and established artist on the rise, and here to stay. He’s been performing since age five, and has done it professionally for more than 27 years.
December 31, 2015Satchell Drakes is a web content creator, senior UX designer, filmmaker and pixel pusher extraordinaire. On this extended episode, Satchell talks about his YouTube Channel, filming and what it takes to be a great designer.
January 15, 2016Gina Royale is a contemporary singer/songwriter from New Jersey. She’s a driven musician and has been singing and playing the piano for most her life. Gina started writing her own songs at 14 years old, and recently released an EP titled Heir.
January 20, 2016Tim Mitra is an application developer and information technologist. He’s also one of the hosts of the More Than Just Code Podcast. On today’s show we talk about Apple, Ray Wenderlich, Tim’s podcast and tutus. Yes, tutus. Hey, don’t judge.
January 28, 2016Phoebe Scott is a high school student and singer song/writer living in West Tennessee. She recently auditioned for NBC's The Voice and... spoilers... got a call back! Congratulations, Phoebe! We're all so proud of you. Good luck and we can't wait to see where you're music takes you.
February 6, 2016Susan Bennett is a voice-over artist, best known as the original voice of Siri.
February 15, 2016Curtis Herbert is an independent developer & designer. He’s also a gamer, snowboarder, and self-proclaimed nerd living in the suburbs of Philadelphia
March 3, 2016Emilie Wapnick is a multipotentialite. She has been a musician/songwriter, web designer, filmmaker, law student and entrepreneur. As a life coach, Emily helps other people understand and appreciate who they are. You can find out more about Emily at her website Puttylike.
March 24, 2016Ron Passaro is an award winning composer based in New York City. Recent projects include scoring "Queen Mimi," a feature documentary by Yaniv Rokah featuring Zach Galifianakis, and writing the music for the new musical, "Queen of Mean: The Rise and Fall of Leona Helmsley." Tovah Feldshuh from The Walking Dead and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, will be performing the role of Leona Helmsley in two concerts at the Actors' Temple in April.
Clay McLeod Chapman
April 13, 2016Clay McLeod Chapman is the author of Rest Area, Miss Corpus, Self Storage and a whole host of other wickedly fantastic stories. He’s also celebrating the second decade of the Pumpkin Pie Show.
May 4, 2016Joe Cieplinski is a lifelong musician and technology nerd. He's currently developing UX and Graphics for Bombing Brain Interactive, and he's also the co-host of the Release Notes podcast.
Rae Fredric and Francie Van Wirkus (Agile Bettys)
May 13, 2016Rae Fredric and Francie Van Wirkus are the hosts of Agile Bettys. Francie is a coach, keynote speaker, author and conqueror of mediocrity. Rae is an Agile Coach; together they are the Agile Bettys.
May 20, 2016Greg Luzniak is a Los Angeles based Artist with more than 20 years of professional art experience. He’s worked for some of the biggest companies in the Entertainment industry like Marvel Comics, DC Comics, IDW, Electronic Arts, Nintendo, Riot Games, and Zynga. Some of the titles he’s worked on include: Lord of the Rings, Metroid: Prime, League of Legends, Command & Conquer, Dark Knight, Superboy, Venom, X-Factor and Lobo.
May 26, 2016Ben DiFrancesco is an independent consultant from Philadelphia whose company, ScopeLift, delivers mobile development expertise with a data driven, business focused approach. Trained as an Aerospace Engineer, Ben has been developing software professionally for ten years.
June 2, 2016Jay Bonansinga has worked in both film writing and book writing. Some of our favorites from Jay include The Walking Dead books: Rise of the Governor, The Road to Woodbury, The Fall of the Governor and Descent. As you might have guessed, we’re big fans of Jay’s work!
June 10, 2016Aaron Blaise is a former Disney animator and helped to create some of their most memorable characters; characters like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King and many more. These days, Aaron spends his time creating online courses for his website, Creature Art Teacher.
June 15, 2016Azam is an iOS Instructor at The Iron Yard and the mastermind behind Vegetable Tree which was featured by Apple as the best gardening app in the App Store. Azam is also active on YouTube and maintains his popular channel “AzamSharp” where he shares his iOS knowledge.
June 23, 2016Melissa Hutchison is a voice actor who is best known for role as Clementine in the critically acclaimed game series, made by Telltale Games, The Walking Dead. This game, as you might have guessed, is based on Robert Kirkman's original comic books by the same name.
July 7, 2016Ian Corrao is the artist and co-creator of the web comic ZombieHood.com. He started drawing and creating ZombieHood with writer and co-creator, Justin DuPont, back in 2007. Since then, they’ve made fun of everything from zombies, video games, TV and movies and more.
July 22, 2016Ric Sarabia was born in San Francisco, California. He is an actor, known for Changeling (2008), One Night at McCool's (2001) and Short Circuit 2 (1988).
August 5, 2016John Wilker is the co-founder of 360Conferences. He launched 360|iDev in 2009 and it quickly became THE indie iOS event. Since 2010, it has sold out every year.
August 13, 2016Charles Perry is the owner of Metakite Software. He’s also the co-host of the Release Notes podcast and co-organizer of an indie developer conference sharing the same name
September 2, 2016Dermot Daly is the founder and CEO of Tapadoo. Tapadoo offers mobile app development. Dermot is also the co-organizer of Úll, a conference for people who build and love great products.
September 21, 2016Ashley Spires is the author and illustrator of the Binky The Space Cat series of junior graphic novels. She’s also the author and illustrator of one of Tammy's favorite books, which she recently talked about at Indie DevStock, The Most Magnificent Thing.
Sarah Lyons Fleming
October 7, 2016Sarah Lyons Fleming is self-proclaimed wannabe prepper and author of the post-apocalyptic zombie series: Until the End of the World.
Jodi Lynn Anderson
October 16, 2016Jodi Lynn Anderson is the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches, Tiger Lily and the popular May Bird trilogy. Prior to becoming a full-time author, Jodie worked as an editorial assistant and then an editor for HarperCollins. Later, she worked for a small production company which led her to where she is now.
November 17, 2016Chris Language is a seasoned coder with 20+ years of experience, with a focus on mobile apps and game development. He’s also the author behind the 3D Apple Games by Tutorials book, which is available now on RayWenderlich.com.
December 1, 2016Kimlinh Tran is a voice over actor with more than 200 projects under her belt. When she’s not talking into the mic, she's probably off drawing or working on her first video game project as the co-creative director.
December 8, 2016Betsy Bauer has been drawing, painting, and telling stories longer than she has been walking. She’s worked with companies like Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Nickelodeon and more. Alongside her TV and film work, she continues to pursue children's book illustration and comics.
December 21, 2016Joanna Volpe is a literary agent and president of New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc. She and her agency represent creative talent like Veronica Roth, Holly Black and Ryan Higa. Joanna has been in the publishing industry for close to 10 years.
January 6, 2017Ryan McLeod is the developer behind the hit game Blackbox. Blackbox is an iPhone puzzle game where the goal is to turn on the lights of these colored boxes by doing different things with your phone. On this episode, Ryan talks about how he created his infamous game. Listen to the Bonus Content to hear the pre-show chat and other clips that were cut from the episode.
January 19, 2017Peter Simon is a 2D artist with a strong focus on game art. He taught himself the ins and outs of the creative industry through online courses, internships and by diving into the deep end, as he says. He's currently working as a freelancer, so if you're looking for some game art, check him out at peterfolio.com.
February 8, 2017George Stroumboulopoulos is a Canadian television and radio personality. Since 2005, he's hosted The Strombo Show, a music-oriented freeform radio talk show. George is also involved with numerous charitable initiatives and was selected by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) as an official ambassador in March, 2011, thus being named the first Canadian National Ambassador Against Hunger.
February 23, 2017Mark Pavlidis is the Co-founder and CTO of Flixel Photos. In case you don't know who or what Flixex is, they're the ones behind Cinemagraph Pro, which is available for macOS and iOS. And if you don't know what a Cinemagraph is, you'll find out in this episode.
March 9, 2017Mel Milton is a full-time dad who likes to draw. In fact, he’s been drawing his whole life. You see, Mel’s been in the creative industry for 20-something years, many of which were spent in the games industry. He’s also illustrated children's books for major publishers.
March 16, 2017Aaron Douglas is a maker of mobile apps. All his life, he’s enjoyed figuring out how things work. At the moment, Aaron works at Automattic, the makers behind WordPress.com. Day to day Aaron works on the WordPress iOS app. He has a passion for the hidden things like Core Data and app architecture, but more recently he’s been doing more UI work.
March 23, 2017Ash Hewson is the Managing Director at Serif, which is a software company located in the UK. If you don’t know who they are, they’re the ones behind Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo and coming soon... Affinity Publisher.
April 6, 2017Suzanne Burns is a Research Zoologist-turned-wildlife guide. She was born in Ireland, and has lived in Australia, England, New Zealand and Canada. Her lifelong love of travel allowed her to become involved in conservation efforts.
April 21, 2017Darby Wheeler is a director, producer, and film maker based out of Canada. You might recognize his name if you’ve ever listened to the Strombo Show. He’s also the director behind the incredible Netflix documentary, Hip-Hop Evolution. If you haven’t seen this film yet, pause this podcast, and go watch it. We’ll wait for you.
May 4, 2017Don Melton, who is also known as "gramps", worked at Netscape on Mozilla. He also worked at Apple on WebKit and Safari. Now he's a recovering programmer working on video encoding and whatever else he feels like.
May 19, 2017Brian Allen is a freelance artist and creative director living in Pennsylvania. His art style tends to be humorous and quirky, and sometimes a bit odd. But that’s why we love his work!
June 15, 2017Cian Walsh is a Product Designer and UX Consultant. If you ever used OmniFocus or OmniGraffle, you’ve seen one of his icon designs. These days Cian is putting his design talents into his own startup: Marine User Experience, where he’s trying to make our daily devices more sea-friendly.
June 23, 2017Brian Moakley is an instructor at Razeware. He develops courses and screencasts on a wide variety of topics related to iOS development. When he’s not teaching, Brian plays board games, studies aikido, and tries to keep up with his wife and two kids.
June 29, 2017Johanna Rothman is best known as the Pragmatic Manager. She provides frank advice for your tough problems, often with a little humor. She also publishes a close-to-monthly email newsletter, aptly titled The Pragmatic Manager, and she has written more books than I can count on my two hands.
July 27, 2017Jaime Lopez is a software developer by practice and an avid fan of geek culture. He’s also a co-host of the More Than Just Code podcast. He describes himself as and iOS developer that is passionate about creating fantastic user experiences via apps that are easy to use for inexperienced smartphone owners. We’ve seen his work, and we couldn’t agree more.
August 3, 2017Alex Andrews is an indie iOS developer and the founder of Ten Kettles, a one-person (and two dog) company in Toronto that makes apps for music education. He's also a Ray Wenderlich Team member, and recently published his first article over there: Scrum Of One: How to Bring Scrum into your One-Person Operation.
August 31, 2017Sean Dailey is a freelance Television Director, Live Sound Engineer, Photojournalist, Video Editor, Producer, and Social Media Consultant. We met at RWDevCon 2017; he was part of the A/V team responsible for recording the conference. After talking with Sean for a bit, we decided to bring him on the show.
September 21, 2017Paul Hudson spent eight years in computer journalism, writing features and tutorials for Linux Format, MacFormat, TechRadar, .net, and more. In his spare time, Paul has developed over 100 apps for iOS and Android. You can find out more about Paul at hackingwithswift.com.
October 13, 2017Justin Purvis is the madman behind Movie Buff. Movie Buff® is a card game for all those folks out there who love spouting movie lines and film facts! It’s also for people like Tim Mitra who like to pick on their poor defenseless co-hosts. Just kidding, Tim, we love ya!
October 26, 2017Max Botkin is a screenwriter and producer. His most recent film, What Happened to Monday is available now on Netflix and Show Dogs is coming out April 6th 2018.
Mark Rubin, PhD.
November 21, 2017Mark Rubin is an iOS developer and consultant based in Silicon Valley. He’s also a co-host on the More Than Just Code Podcast. In 2009, he founded Smappsoft, an indie iOS development shop. In total, he’s developed more than 30 apps, in a wide range of areas including social networking, photo sharing, games, and music.
December 6, 2017Krystian Mucha is a programmer and a musician based out of Poland. He's also the co-founder of Pigmentum Game Studio, the developers behind the new game Indygo, a narrative 2D game that copes with the subject of depression./p>
December 14, 2017Adam Beardslee is an educator, instructional designer, writer, and listener of the show. He reached out to us awhile back, and asked if he could be a guest. We said, “Why not!”. And the rest is history.
Dr. Rachel Scott
December 23, 2017Dr. Rachel Scott runs a Facebook group by the name of Create Powerfully. As she puts it, it's THE PLACE TO BE for women who are out to alter the world. In other words, badass women with big inner callings.
December 24, 2017Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in design and technology. He was previously associate editor at Creative Bloq and deputy editor at net magazine.
December 28, 2017On this episode, Greg Heo is hosting the show. That's right... he's our future podcast host. You see, Greg had the misfortune, uh, we mean the pleasure of rounding up the roundabout hosts, and asking us about the show, how we landed the gig, and our plans for 2018.
January 13, 2018Susanne Lambdin started writing at the age of 8. She was influenced by the likes of George Romero, Anne Rice, Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Yup, you guessed it! She loves fantasy, horror, and the supernatural. Her motto: "A good story should give you goose bumps.
February 1, 2018Jonathan Kuehlein works in digital communications. Prior to that, he was an award-winning journalist for the Toronto Star and Metro Toronto. He's written hundreds of articles and reviews on comic books, video games, movies, and pop culture. He's also one of the hosts on Spockcast.
Matt Ronge (Astropad HQ)
February 16, 2018Matt Ronge is the co-founder of Astro HQ — those are the guys who make Astropad, which essentially turns your iPad into a drawing tablet. They're also working on a new project called Luna Display.
March 9, 2018Chlöe Atkins is a professor and political theorist. She's also a disability advocate and the author of, My Imaginary Illness: A Journey Into Uncertainty and Prejudice in Medical Diagnosis.
Jacob Ervin (Occipital)
March 22, 2018Jacob Ervin has been working in mixed and virtual reality for the better part of a decade. It started with webcam-based AR in 2009 and things just escalated from there. These days he can be found working on Occipital’s Bridge headset, supporting indie MR/VR projects and rambling on about the intersection of tech and human perception.
April 14, 2018Jean MacDonald is a community manager at Micro.blog and the founder of App Camp For Girls. She's also an occasional Lyft driver and dog walker.
April 23, 2018Pamela Pavliscak splits her time between consulting with Change Sciences and teaching at the Pratt Institute where she's an educator on design research and speculative design.
June 24, 2018Chris Adamson is a freelance iOS and Mac developer and the co-author of iPhone 10 SDK Development and Learning Core Audio. His most recent book, Xcode Treasures, is available at The Pragmatic Bookshelf website.
Rog (Pigfender), Novel in a Day
July 25, 2018Pigfender is the human responsible for setting up and running Novel-in-a-Day, the annual writing event where a bunch of talented strangers from all over the world get together and write — you guessed it — a novel in a day. In his spare time, Rog plays in a band, dabbles in photography, and of course, writes stories.
Kelvin Lau and Vincent Ngo
September 5, 2018Kelvin is a Swift Developer and maintains the Swift Algorithm Club. In his free time, he dabbles in web development and server-side Swift. Vincent is a software developer and iOS-Swift enthusiast. He believes that sharing knowledge is the best way to learn and grow as a developer.
September 26, 2018Andy is a programmer, author, and publisher. He’s authored at least a dozen books including the best-selling book, “The Pragmatic Programmer.”
Mark London and Chris Fernandez (Mad Cave Studios)
October 30, 2018Mark is the CEO of Mad Cave Studios, an independent comic book publisher out of Miami, Florida. And Chris is the Chief Strategic Officer. They stopped by to talk about what they're up to and how their "love of everything" helps to drive their madness to create uniquely compelling and diverse comics./p>
November 23, 2018Namrata is a Software Engineer focusing on native Android and iOS development. She's the co-author of ARKit by Tutorials. When she's not developing apps, she traveling the world with her husband, SCUBA diving and hiking with her dog.
January 6, 2019Mark Pearl has been creating software for over two decades. He loves sharing his insights and recently stopped by the chaotic studios to talk about mentorship and his new book on mob programming, Code with The Wisdom of the Crowd.
Alisa Stern (The Doctor Puppet)
January 12, 2019Alisa Stern is an animator, director, and artist. She's also the creator of the popular stop motion web series, Doctor Puppet.
January 19, 2019William Schlichter is an award-winning screenwriter and author specializing in science fiction and the phantasmagorical world of the undead. His popular No Room in Hell and Silver Dragon Chronicles series are fan favorites, and he placed third in the 2013 Broadcast Education Association National Festival of Media Arts for his TV Spec Script episode of The Walking Dead.
February 2, 2019Brandon Satrom is the founder of Carrot Pants Studios, where they create stories that expose parents, kids and families to the world of electronics in a way that they'll never forget.
February 9, 2019Stephen Silver has designed characters for Disney, Sony, and Nickelodeon. You might know him best for his designs on Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, and Clerks: The Animated Series.
February 16, 2019Patrick McAlee is a professional airshow pilot who credits his father and uncle for inspiring him to fly. By the age of 12, Patrick knew he wanted to become a pilot, and by the age of 16, he was saving for his first plane.
Live @ 360iDev
February 18, 2019On this episode, Tammy and Tim are joined by Jean MacDonald, founder of App Camp for Girls; Joe Cieplinski co-host of Release Notes; and John Wilker, conference organizer and author of The Space Rogues Series.
February 24, 2019Mark Fleischer is the President and CEO of Fleischer Studios. Fleischer Studios was responsible for creating and animating some of the most beloved characters in American animation — including Betty Boop and Koko the Clown. Mark is also the son of the legendary movie director, Richard Fleischer (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) and grandson to Max Fleischer (creator of Betty Boop). He called into the studio to share some of his family history.
Andrei “Dru” Freeman
March 2, 2019Dru Freeman started writing code for Apple products at the age of 11. He taught himself Basic, Pascal, Object Pascal, C, C++, Objective-C, and then Swift. These days, he’s the host of the raywenderlich.com podcast. He’s also Poly, Pagan, and as Dru puts it: “Everything else that makes a geek weird.”
March 9, 2019Sean Allen is a self-taught iOS Engineer and runs a YouTube channel teaching iOS development and Swift. He's also a basketball junkie and a gamer from way back.
March 17, 2019John Sundell is a Swift developer and the creator of Swift by Sundell. He's also the co-host of the Stacktrace Podcast, and an avid prototyper.
March 24, 2019Joe Howard’s path to software development began in the fields of computational physics and systems engineering. He's been a mobile software developer on iOS and Android since 2009. He currently lives in Boston and is Android Pillar Lead for raywenderlich.com.
March 31, 2019Reuben Lara is a freelance illustrator who loves providing free training for kids and young, talented people who are hungry for learning but may not have the means or parental support to pay for art education. On his YouTube channel, Reuben provides clear, helpful video tutorials focused on art and illustration.
David Okun (The Kitura Guy)
April 7, 2019David is a Developer Advocate working for IBM. His favorite kind of software development is on iOS, and he spends a lot of time working with Computer Vision.
April 19, 2019Roman Zabicki is the author of Practical Security, the first security book from The Pragmatic Bookshelf. He has a BA in computer science from the University of Chicago and has worked in software full-time since 1999.
April 29, 2019Garry Pye is a self-taught freelance illustrator and animator creating downloadable content for CrazyTalk Animator by Reallusion. You can follow Garry on his Facebook page at garrypyeanimations.
May 15, 2019Amy Ward is a published author, illustrator, and art teacher. Her illustrations pair digital collage with crayon-resist watercolor papers that she creates in her art studio.
June 22, 2019Chris Belanger is the Editor-in-Chief of raywenderlich.com. If there are words to wrangle or a paragraph to ponder, Chris is on the case.
June 29, 2019Jaimee Newberry is the co-founder of Picture This Clothing (PTC), which started as a passion project created with her partner in life and business, Ken. Prior to that, Jaimee worked in the Web Interaction Design & Development industry.
July 6, 2019Justin Marcucci is the Chief Digital Officer at Endava and is responsible for leading Endava’s global digital practice. According to his Twitter profile, everything is his favorite.
July 13, 2019Daniel Pritchett is the human purveyor of chatbots and the author of Build Chatbot Interactions: Responsive, Intuitive Interfaces with Ruby published by the Pragmatic Bookshelf.
July 20, 2019Susan May has sold more than 200,000 books since 2016 and is an international Amazon best-selling author. Her most recent book, Best Seller, is a mind-bending story of betrayal and twisted fate.
July 27, 2019Rick McGinnis is a Canadian photographer and writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Village Voice, and Entertainment Weekly. But it doesn't stop there, his photos have also appeared on LPs and CDs by artists such as White Zombie and Natalie Merchant.
Kyle T. Webster
August 10, 2019Kyle T. Webster is an illustrator, designer, author, and educator. His work's been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and other publications. Kyle is also the founder of the KyleBrush brand of Adobe Photoshop brushes.
Brian P. Hogan
September 23, 2019Graham Lee makes it easier and faster to create and release software that respects privacy and freedom. And he does it all from his home base in Warwick, in England’s West Midlands region
October 10, 2019Scott Gardner’s been developing iOS app apps for about a decade, and he's been a Swift guy since it was first introduced. He's also an avid practitioner of reactive programming and has authored several books, video courses, and tutorials.
October 26, 2019Abbey Jackson is a self-taught career changer, who after suffering a serious spinal injury, signed up for an 8-week iOS Bootcamp, and got her first tech job at 35.
November 9, 2019For the past ten years, Mike Vinakmens's been an award-winning copywriter and Creative Director. He's written and produced hundreds of commercials for TV, radio and digital. He's now shifting gears and pulling that experience into the world of voice over.
December 24, 2016Al Lowe is video game designer, programmer, and musician who is best known for creating the Leisure Suit Larry series for Sierra On-Line. He’s also worked on other classics like Freddy Pharkas, The Black Cauldron and the King’s Quest series, to name a few.