The Atlas Podcast

The Atlas Podcast gives you a weekly look into industry news, technology updates and riveting interviews. Join Martin and Alex weekly and keep up to date on tech.

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June 15, 2021 00:50:33
Lithium Mining, Sophia Matveeva, and Document Orientated Databases

Lithium Mining, Sophia Matveeva, and Document Orientated Databases

This week we look at one of the major unexpected consequences of a move towards a net zero carbon future, mining for lithium. Battery technology, for the time being, involves rare and potentially hazardous materials which pose tricky questions when obtaining. We have a fascinating chat with Sophia Matveeva of Tech for Non-Techies! Sophia talks us through her journey from outside of the world of tech to guiding non-techies in. We discuss the blockers between business and tech and how we can all aim for a better way of communicating. As soon as you get the chance, be sure to check out the Tech for Non-Techies podcast! Finally, we take a look at document orientated databases. We discuss what they are, what they're used for, how they differ from SQL and other contemporaries and how we use them at Atlas.   ...

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June 01, 2021 00:49:07
SMRs, Usman Haque, and Smart Cities

SMRs, Usman Haque, and Smart Cities

This week we get back into small modular reactors (SMRs). There's news from Rolls Royce on redesigns and what they bring. We also look at how the technology is being exported around the world. Then we have a fascinating chat with Usman Haque. We discuss his journey from art and design into architecture into combining these passions with some really interesting tech. We focus on the projects Umbrellium have worked on but also touch on Thingful as well. Carrying on from our interview, we chat about smart cities in our tech spot. We discuss the tech that can be used, how it could help towards a zero carbon future and what incentives big businesses have to get involved in creating truly smart cities. We hope you enjoy this episode! If you do, please consider leaving us a review. It's super easy and really helps us out. To get in touch you can find us on Twitter @ats_atlas, send us an email at [email protected], or follow us on LinkedIn. ...

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May 25, 2021 00:44:48
Mars Rovers, Jasper Wildeboer, and SCADA, HMI and IIoT

Mars Rovers, Jasper Wildeboer, and SCADA, HMI and IIoT

This week we talk about Mars and Mars rovers! The Chinese rover Zhurong makes its first "steps" onto the red planet. We also revisit NASA's Perseverance Rover, along with the first powered flights on Mars by Ingenuity, a drone that arrived with Perseverance. We get into it with Jasper Wildeboer. We discuss the current world of manufacturing, adoption of technology and what the future holds. Finally, we talk SCADA, HMI, IIoT and other acronyms! Martin imparts his wisdom on systems that talk to people and how those systems learned to talk to each other. We hope you enjoy this episode! If you do, please consider leaving us a review. It's super easy and really helps us out. To get in touch you can find us on Twitter @ats_atlas, send us an email at [email protected], or follow us on LinkedIn. ...

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May 18, 2021 00:53:58
Carbon capture, Lucy Knight, Open Data and Kafka

Carbon capture, Lucy Knight, Open Data and Kafka

This week we talk about carbon capture and where we might be thinking about it wrong. We take a look at an article by Wired that poses the idea that we've got carbon capture all wrong. We have a wonderful chat with Lucy Knight. We talk about her history in design and how she transitioned that into the data. Lucy illuminates us about her work with the ODI and the Data Place, as well as her thoughts on the wonderful world of data as a whole. Finally, we have our first return guest on the podcast! Neal Clark, aka Mr Data, joins us to talk about Kafka and Kafka Streams. We get into why they're some of the most widely used technologies, the communities around them, and how we use them in our development. We hope you enjoy this episode! If you do, please consider leaving us a review. It's super easy and really helps us out. To get in touch you can find us on Twitter @ats_atlas, send us an email at [email protected], or follow us on LinkedIn. ...

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May 11, 2021 01:00:08
The Met Office, Supercomputers and Steve Szamocki

The Met Office, Supercomputers and Steve Szamocki

On this week’s podcast, we talk about the Met Office’s newly announced supercomputer. The project is funded by the British government, in partnership with Microsoft, and we delve into what the goals might be and the upshots of a project like this. We also take a look at some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. We run down the world’s top 11 most powerful supercomputers; where they are, who made them and what their purpose is. Finally, we get into things with Steve Szamocki, EVP of Sales & Marketing at Feyen Zylstra. We chat about everything from leadership to what the business landscape will be post-COVID. To get in touch you can find us on Twitter @ats_atlas, send us an email at [email protected], or follow us on LinkedIn. ...

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May 04, 2021 01:00:18
Self Driving Cars, CI/CD, and Mike Yost

Self Driving Cars, CI/CD, and Mike Yost

On this week's Atlas Podcast, we talk about self driving cars. More importantly, updates to the law in the UK which might be the first step on the path to full self driving cars becoming legal. We have a fascinating chat with Mike Yost about his current projects, past projects, exciting things in industry and how big businesses can make big leaps forward! Finally, we get into CI/CD or continuous-integration and continuous delivery. Martin gives a full run down of the concept and why it's so important to adopt. If you loved the podcast, or have any thoughts, be sure to leave us a review! To get in touch you can follow us on Twitter @ats_atlas, send us an email at [email protected], or follow us on LinkedIn. ...

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