Off Script

A podcast for the tech community.

About the show

A podcast for the tech community. The theme for Off Script is to challenge ideas and opinions within the tech community. We dig into important topics with special guests, talking frankly in an unscripted setting.

Off Script is hosted by Josh Nesbitt and James Hall. Subscribe for future episodes.

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Episodes

  • Episode 20: Beyond Tellerrand Berlin 2022 round up

    September 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 8 mins
    all day hey, conferences, cyber security, development, hey, meetups, web

    This episode of Off Script, Josh and James explore Josh’s recent trip to Berlin to the single-track conference, Beyond Tellerrand 2022.

  • Episode 19: Why you should use React Native

    July 29th, 2022  |  37 mins 5 secs
    all day hey, conferences, cyber security, developer, development, hey, meetups, react native, web

    What are the benefits of using React Native? Where did it come from and how might it be a useful choice for your app solution? Hosts James & Josh discuss their use of React Native and how it's helped streamline app development.

  • Episode 18: Internet of Things

    June 29th, 2022  |  30 mins 10 secs
    all day hey, conferences, cyber security, development, hey, internet of things, iot, meetups, web

    How has the Internet of Things changed how we build internet connected devices, and does this approach sometimes overly complicated things? Hosts James & Josh discuss the world of IoT, its real world applications and some of the pitfalls projects fall into.

  • Episode 17: All Day Hey! 2022 round-up

    June 14th, 2022  |  43 mins 32 secs
    all day hey, conferences, cyber security, design, development, front end design, hey, meetups, web, web development

    Off Script is back with a special episode as hosts Josh and James reflect on another successful All Day Hey! conference in Leeds and via live stream. Running through the talks and the dynamics of the day, listen in for a breakdown of how it all went and their thoughts on the talks of the day.

  • Episode 16: SXSW recap

    April 12th, 2022  |  45 mins 7 secs
    all day hey, conferences, hey, privacy, sxsw, tech talks, time management, web development

    On this episode of Off Script, James runs us through his recent trip to South By South West (SXSW) and analyses what it all means with Josh.

  • Episode 15: Over-engineering

    March 17th, 2022  |  41 mins 51 secs
    all day hey, conferences, cyber security, development, hey, software development, web, web developmentm

    What can we learn from the success and simplicity of Wordle? How can we be more aware of when we’re likely to over-engineer a solution?

  • Episode 14: What is the metaverse?

    January 28th, 2022  |  52 mins 31 secs
    all day hey, conferences, cyber security, development, hey, meetups, metaverse, web

    What is the metaverse and what has it got to do with Facebook? How do NFTs fit into it? Is it all 3D and gaming or is there more to it with business applications? Hosts James & Josh speak with our guest, Jack Sails and discuss where to begin with it and how to make sense of it all.

  • Episode 13: 2021 Developer round-up

    December 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 16 mins
    all day hey, conferences, development, hey, meetups, web

    2021 has been an eventful year! From January's coming together to launch the AVIF image format, April's Basecamp employee speech controversy and the web hitting 30 years old plus much more. Hosts James & Josh take us on a journey through the highs and lows of the year.

  • Episode 12: Productivity & mental health

    November 29th, 2021  |  32 mins 12 secs
    all day hey, changing career, conferences, getting into tech, hey, meetups, productivity tips, tech talks, web

    How do you avoid burnout and keep productivity high? What methods can you use to help produce an efficient flow state? How have companies addressed these issues around hybrid working? Productivity and mental health go hand in hand but how do you manage it? Hosts James & Josh explore these issues around creating a positive motivated team.

  • Episode 11: Leadership

    November 8th, 2021  |  33 mins 26 secs
    all day hey, changing career, conferences, getting into tech, hey, meetups, team management, tech talks, web

    What leadership style do you have? How do you foster a productive culture? When do you give people autonomy and when do you put your foot down? The decisions around how to lead a team can affect how successful a project delivery is.

  • Episode 10: Software estimation

    October 20th, 2021  |  32 mins 12 secs
    all day hey, conferences, hey, privacy, tech talks, time management, web development

    How long will a project take to complete? How can you get this as close to reality as possible? Software estimation is an essential part of the development process and one that many people don’t know how to approach correctly. Is your team equipped with the right tools? Is there a shared understanding of the process within your team? Hosts James and Josh explore these questions and look at practical solutions to get it right.

  • Episode 09: Application performance

    October 8th, 2021  |  36 mins 21 secs
    all day hey, application performance, changing career, conferences, dev tools, getting into tech, hey, meetups, tech talks, web, web performance

    What would your first steps be when working on application performance? What tools can you use to help you through this process? What are the challenges when you overly optimise your application? Our hosts James and Josh dive into these questions and outline their thoughts on this and much more.

  • Episode 08: Web application security

    September 22nd, 2021  |  47 mins 51 secs
    all day hey, conferences, hey, meetups, privacy, tech talks, tracking, web, web application security

    Off Script hosts Josh and James discuss all things web application security. It’s something that is getting more and more important to get right. More cyber attacks. More ransomware attacks. They address good application hygiene and the common pitfalls they are seeing people fall for.

  • Episode 07: Career progression

    July 28th, 2021  |  44 mins 47 secs
    all day hey, career development, career progression, conferences, employee retention, hey, meetups, tech talks, web

    We’re happy to welcome James Hall to Off Script as a new co-host alongside Josh Nesbitt in our new podcast format! The topic today is ‘Career progression’.

  • Episode 06: Why the cyber security industry needs to hire more anthropologists

    March 26th, 2021  |  53 mins 35 secs
    all day hey, conferences, cyber security, development, hey, meetups, web

    Why does the cyber security industry need to hire more anthropologists? Because the criminals already are.

  • Episode 05: Empathy at work

    November 16th, 2020  |  58 mins 49 secs
    all day hey, communication tips, conferences, hey, meetups, web, workplace culture

    Transformational culture starts with empathy. But how do you make that happen? How do you create a culture that everyone feels heard in? Respected? Where each individual knows them and their ideas are valuable to not only their coworkers, but the company at large? We discuss these topics and more with Sharon Steed.