Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate, IBM Cloud Data Services

Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate, IBM

Greg Avola, CTO, Untappd

Greg Avola, CTO, Untappd

The first episode of The New Builders podcast features a roundtable discussion with Greg Avola, CTO and co-founder of social beer app Untappd, and Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate for IBM Cloud Data Services.

Despite it being too early in the day for a round of IPAs, the conversation quickly became an engaging overview of topics like why Untappd built its architecture on a LAMP solution stack (12:55), how open source helps Avola’s team “get stuff done and innovate products” (14:30), progressive HTML5 web apps (18:51), why you may want to develop your app with an offline-first approach (22:36), how the app experience differs from web vs. mobile (28:50), and how a beer recommendation engine might join forces with Marvin, the Rock-Paper-Scissors playing robot (35:18).

You can find new episodes of The New Builders on iTunes, SoundCloud and developerworks TV. Find out more about IBM Cloud Data Services at Contact hosts Doug Flora and Jim Young on Twitter (@DSFlora, @JW_Young) or email (,

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