SA tech podcasts worth checking out
Audio and video podcasts are nothing new but recently there has been a boom in the number of good quality technology podcasts coming out of South Africa. From serious business-focused podcasts to geek talkshows there are at least four worth checking out.
The granddaddy of SA podcasts, the ZATech show is now well past its 100th show and continues to be highly entertaining and informative. Hosted by tech Simon Dingle, the show has a regular line-up of technology journalists including Duncan Mcleod, Brett Haggard, Ben Kelly and Jon Tullet as well as a selection of guests. Well worth a listen every week.
The Open Tech Exchange
Jointly hosted by Mark Clarke from SA and Darlene Parker from Canada the Open Tech Exchange is a regular technology show focusing on issues around open source and open standards. Topics range from users groups and community to free and open source in Africa, around the world and in business. The show generally focuses on one interview or a primary issue in each episode. The best thing about the OTE podcast is that gives coverage to open source people and issues that otherwise wouldn’t be heard from.
Lets Talk Geek
One of the newest podcasts is the Lets Talk Geek one. As the name suggests the show is heavy on the geek talk and is an entertaining look at issues of the week. The usual hosts include Stewart Allen, Tim Haak, Barry Reid, Jeff Hinds as well as a guest of the week. The show is available as a video and audio podcast and while not explicitly focused on open source, regularly includes free software topics. The podcast has also done good interviews with a number of local open source personalities.
The newest tech podcast is the Tech Central one. Produced by TechCentral the podcast is primarily focused on business technology. Duncan Mcleod and Candice Jones, editors of the TechCentral publication, discuss the main business technologies of the week in this regular podcast. Entertaining and informative.
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