ACM ByteCast Archive

ACM ByteCast is a podcast series from ACM’s Practitioners Board in which hosts Rashmi Mohan and Jessica Bell interview researchers, practitioners and innovators who are at the intersection of computing research and practice. In each monthly episode, guests will share their experiences, the lessons they’ve learned, and their own visions for the future of computing.

Listen to past episodes below, or wherever you get your podcasts.

 

2022

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Ep27 Charu Thomas
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Ep26 Shyam Gollakota
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Ep25 Margo Seltzer
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Ep24 Wendy Chapman
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Ep23 David Heinemeier Hansson

2021

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Ep22 Amanda Randles
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Ep21 Jelani Nelson
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Ep20 Luiz Andre Barroso
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Ep19 Ayanna Howard
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Ep18 Mounia Lalmas
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Ep17 Bryan Cantrill
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Ep16 Leslie Lamport
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Ep15 Suchi Saria
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Ep14 Luis von Ahn
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Ep13 Ramesh Raskar
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Ep12 Denae Ford
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Ep11 Jeffrey Heer
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Ep10 Maria Klawe
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Ep9 Vint Cerf

2020

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Ep8 Jennifer Widom
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Ep7 Shwetak Patel
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Ep6 Robin Murphy
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Ep5 Theo Scholssnagle
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Ep4 Kristian Lum
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Ep3 Radia Perlman
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Ep2 Donald Knuth

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In this episode of ACM ByteCast, our special guest host Scott Hanselman (of The Hanselminutes Podcast) welcomes Charu Thomas, Founder and CEO of Ox. Charu is an entrepreneur, researcher, and hacker. Her honors and recognitions include the ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC) 2018 Best Paper award, Forbes 30 Under 30, TechCrunch’s SF Disrupt Top Pick in Retail/E-commerce, winner of the Atlanta Startup Battle 3.0, and Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalist.

Charu shares how she got interested in wearable computing while pursuing a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech. She explains how her research with Thad Starner, the inventor of Google Glass, led her to develop an augmented reality platform for order picking, and a vision to build the tools retailers need to transform their brick-and-mortar stores into micro-distribution centers. Charu highlights some people who have been instrumental in her journey from student to CEO, and some of the tools and tricks she’s learned along the way.

Links:

Charu Thomas' award-winning paper in ACM Digital Library.
Charu's blog on order picking.

Image of Charu Thomas

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Please contact hosts Rashmi Mohan and Jessica Bell at acm.bytecast@gmail.com.