SpokenWord.org is a free non-profit service that helps you find, manage and share audio and video spoken-word recordings. Not an actual collection of podcasts, it is a directory and search engine that allows users to find the best audio and video recordings available. Doug Kaye, the site's developer, joins Phil and Scott to discuss its launch and building process.
In addition to giving a basic description of SpokenWord.org, Doug also reviews the technical aspects of the project, including the issues related to its original development. He also talks about some of the programming hurdles and how the site is likely to grow. This discussion will be particularly interesting to programmers and technological people wanting to learn more about the problems with software and website development.
Doug Kaye is IT Conversations' original host, producer, developer, writer, interviewer and engineer. Doug is now Executive Director of the Conversations Network and the creator of SpokenWord.org.
In what seems to him like a previous lifetime, Doug was a recording engineer and sound editor in film and television. After mixing one too many TV commercials and English dubs of Lina Wertmuller films he made a break to the software industry. After another 18 years as an IT entrepreneur/CEO, he successfully worked his way down the corporate ladder and served as CTO/VP Engineering of four dot-com startups: one successful IPO, two shutdowns, one still on life support.
This free podcast is from our Technometria with Phil Windley series.