308: TZ Discussion – Cookin’ the Crypto Crack

Justin and Jason discuss crypto as a tradable asset and as an investment (specifically Justin’s love affair with OmiseGo – OMG), the latest with the Math Academy program and the software platform, Justin’s plans for Nugget, ORMs vs SQL, Stranger Things, the best X-Files episode (Bad Blood), why Jason dropped off The Walking Dead bandwagon, why Justin loves The Last Man on Earth, the movies The Big Short and The Founder, and the TV show Electric Dreams, snowboarding, wireless charging, the computer Colby built, comparing Fitbit stats, Sandy’s diet plan for Jason, and why Justin is excited about the future.

5 Comments
  1. Andrew says:

    I was wondering how high a level math academy would teach up to? Have you ever thought about teaching undergrad students? I’m intrigued to hear how you’d instruct adults differently in class too. Would you still have them all coming up to the board together to solve problems?

  2. Jason says:

    @Andrew – The school program is only geared for 6th- through12th-grade students, but the software platform we’ll be able to facilitate any age from about 10 on up. Teaching at the board would probably be just about as effective for adults as it is for kids, but it’s especially good for kids since they like to be up and moving around. Adults are probably a little lazier on average and would likely prefer to sit at least some of the time. 😉 But generally speaking, working at the board is a great way to help students think through problems. Plus, there’s something about writing on a slick white board that’s so satisfying that it just makes you want to write!

  3. Wow, thanks guys for such a good episode !

    Good tv recommendations, lot’s of laugh when ever you mention Justin’s workout habits plus nice family stories and some tech to spice it up 🙂

    Keep it up, 309 here we come !

  4. Danilo Celic says:

    Looking forward to hearing about the math academy successes and grant. I see you taking this far Jason!

    Go Nugget, Go!

    I have a co-worker talking up the crypto currencies to other co-workers, and several have jumped in, of course, they jumped in just before the recent drop. Every one but the person talking it up is down.I haven’t researched enough to be able to know what criteria to use for picking one of the crypto coins, so for now, staying out for the time being.

    Is this the link for Soli mentioned near the end?
    https://atap.google.com/soli/

    Looks interesting, I signed up for updates. I can see how the company I work for could be using something like that.

  5. Danilo Celic says:

    Forgot to mention Electric Dreams…my wife and I burned through the first five episodes in one night, and finished the rest (of ten I think) over the next couple of nights. We really enjoyed the that they were all so different with separate casts, but for me they all carried an overarching theme of us vs. them.