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.

Hey! Radio is hosted by Josh Nesbitt. Josh runs a software consultancy called Stac based in Leeds and is the founder of micro-conference and conference Hey! and All Day Hey! respectively.

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Episodes

  • Episode 12: Productivity & Mental Health with James Hall and Josh Nesbitt

    November 29th, 2021  |  32 mins 12 secs
    all day hey, changing career, conferences, getting into tech, hey, meetups, privacy, 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 Hall (Parallax) & Josh Nesbitt (Stac) explore these issues around creating a positive motivated team.

  • Episode 11: Leadership with James Hall and Josh Nesbitt

    November 8th, 2021  |  33 mins 26 secs
    all day hey, changing career, conferences, getting into tech, hey, meetups, privacy, 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 with James Hall and Josh Nesbitt

    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 Hall (Parallax) and Josh Nesbitt (Stac) explore these questions and look at practical solutions to get it right.

  • Episode 09: Application Performance with James Hall and Josh Nesbitt

    October 8th, 2021  |  36 mins 21 secs
    all day hey, application performance, changing career, conferences, dev tools, getting into tech, hey, meetups, privacy, 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 Hall (Parallax) and Josh Nesbitt (Stac) dive into these questions and outline their thoughts on this and much more.

  • Episode 08: Web Application Security with James Hall and Josh Nesbitt

    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 Nesbitt (Stac) and James Hall (Parallax) 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 with James Hall and Josh Nesbitt

    July 28th, 2021  |  44 mins 47 secs
    all day hey, career development, career progression, conferences, employee retention, hey, leeds international festival, meetups, privacy, surveillance capitalism, tech talks, tracking, 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 with Lianne Potter

    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 with Sharon Steed

    November 16th, 2020  |  58 mins 49 secs
    all day hey, communication tips, conferences, hey, meetups, privacy, surveillance capitalism, tech talks, tracking, 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.

  • Episode 04: Getting into technology: It's never too late with Lu Liu

    October 23rd, 2020  |  16 mins 25 secs
    all day hey, changing career, conferences, getting into tech, hey, meetups, privacy, tech talks, web

    What's it like to get into tech from scratch? Can you do it at any stage of your career? What are the main lessons people who have made this transition have taken from their journey? Find out in this episode of Off Script by Hey! Radio

  • Episode 03: Using The Web For Social Good with Laura Kalbag

    July 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    all day hey, conferences, hey, meetups, privacy, surveillance capitalism, tech talks, tracking, web

    How can we use the web for social good?
    What tools and techniques already exist, and how can we retain our rights while we use them?

  • Episode 02: Running a Conference with Harry Roberts

    March 17th, 2020  |  35 mins 12 secs
    all day hey, conferences, development, event logistics, hey, leeds international festival, meetups, tech, technology, web

    In this episode of Off Script, All Day Hey! co-founders Josh Nesbitt and Harry Roberts break down what it takes to run a conference and how it came to be.

  • Episode 01: Wasn't The Web Better 10 Years Ago with James Hall

    December 9th, 2019  |  54 mins 6 secs
    chat, development, javascript, laravel, php, rails, ruby, tech, web

    In the pilot episode of Off Script, we sit down with James Hall to discuss "wasn't the web better 10 years ago?". We'll cover topics such as the JavaScript ecosystem becoming more complicated, the evolution of web technologies, and why it's probably a good idea to write tests.

  • Episode 00: Trailer

    December 9th, 2019  |  2 mins 41 secs
    trailer

    A introduction to Off Script by Hey! Radio. A podcast for the tech community.