July 1, 2005

Student Talk Reloaded: The Podcast

So, my WWDC slides have been downloaded 26,000 times since I put them up a week ago. Yipes!

A number of people asked me to post a podcast of the talk, as well, so last night I stayed up for an extra hour and a half and tried to replicate what I said when I originally presented the slides, so if you're a glutton for punishment you can now have an extra sense filled with Wil goodness. [This is actually an expanded version of the talk, since I had lots of time.]

Here's a smaller version of the slides (same content, exactly) that a nice reader sent me, to save my bandwidth:

Slides of the talk

And here's the exciting podcast:

Podcast, to go with the slides

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Anonymous Dominik Wagner said...

Have you thought about using the Chapter tool apple released to put the slides directly in the podcast? ;-)

July 01, 2005 4:22 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i find it amusing/odd that when you add the podcast to iTunes it sets the Genre as "Religious." Maybe Apple does consider the Mac as a cult.

July 01, 2005 9:04 AM

Blogger paul said...

Your web server is sending the wrong MIME type for .m4a files. This causes Safari to download the file as wwdc_podcast.m4a.txt.

July 01, 2005 9:14 AM

Blogger Wil Shipley said...

I've fixed the MIME type. Thanks for the pointer.

July 01, 2005 9:33 AM

Anonymous Nick said...

Thanks for the talk!

I hate to be a pedantic, but it's not a "podcast" unless a link is available in your RSS feed so that it can be downloaded, put in iTunes, and then synced to the iPod all automatically. If it's manual, then it's just a download.

July 01, 2005 11:02 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are very funny. its a rare day when a PDF slide presentation makes you laugh, and your did. congrats.

humor and code, wonderful things

July 01, 2005 11:19 AM

Anonymous Marcus S. Zarra said...

I enjoyed your presentation very much thank you for recording it for the rest of us to enjoy.

It is a great shame that in this day in age every comment must be prefixed with explanations to avoid offending someone.

Then again I guess I am one of those guys that gets offended by explanations designed to avoid offense :)

July 01, 2005 1:47 PM

Anonymous Larry Fransson said...

That's some good advice - particularly the part about doing something you love. That applies to anything. It has certainly been good advice for me!

July 01, 2005 5:29 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only if you word comments in such a way that it makes it sound like you're the centre of the universe ;)

July 01, 2005 5:29 PM

Anonymous Ross said...

Thanks for doing this, it's great.

Any chance of more stuff like this?

July 02, 2005 6:26 AM

Blogger Michelle said...

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July 02, 2005 6:34 PM

Anonymous Murph said...

Thanks for adding the audio version... I have spend so much time learning Cocoa so far and even though I love it and wouldn't write software any other way, I was always scared there wouldn't be enough market for it. This presentation gave me a little more confidence I am doing the right thing.

July 03, 2005 8:52 AM

Blogger Michelle said...

Thanks for posting your faux-podcast. (The sound effects were the best.) Although I am curious as to how you inspired one guy to join the priesthood. I was just inspired to buy more toys that beep.

July 03, 2005 1:07 PM

Anonymous Sted said...

Delicious slides!

July 05, 2005 3:08 AM

Anonymous Zac Tolley said...

Love the stuff you have written, things like Delicious Library and your presentation really inspire and motivate the rest of us.

July 05, 2005 6:21 AM

Anonymous David Emery said...

Hey, great talk - really inspiring!

Also, really quite amusing - I loved the section on your childhood poetry :-D

July 05, 2005 1:09 PM

Anonymous Zac said...

Thanks a lot for this Wil, very reassuring and helpful. I started my own software business last year, and have recently partnered with a guy who uses a PC. We have countless debates about whether it is worth developing for Windows; I think your observations will give me a killer punch to his argument, cheers!

July 05, 2005 5:47 PM

Anonymous Paul Ooi said...

You rocks dude... I am going to quit my company and continue my freelance work :) your tips not only apply on mac, it also apply to other pragramming languages. Just code as more as we can and fine "tune" the code.. cool bro.. cheers

July 07, 2005 9:55 AM

Anonymous Lemont Washington said...

Thanks a lot for this audio. It's really encouraging to those of us who have yet to walk that independent path. Keep up the good work!

July 13, 2005 5:03 AM

Blogger Julian said...

wil, thanks for the podcast having previously read the slides. great to listen to on the trip to/from work this week.
i'm not sure how difficult it is to co-ordinate but for future talks you might like to talk to itconversations.com. you'd get a wide audience and it benefits people like me from australia who would otherwise not have a chance to hear such conference talks.
only other thing i can suggest is probably a higher kbs in the audio quality and using mp3 (mostly for the audience at large).

July 27, 2005 4:51 PM


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