James (Motz) Montemagno is a Principal Program Manager for Mobile Developer Tools at Microsoft. He has been a .NET developer since 2005 working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a Principal Program Manager, James was a professional mobile developer and has now been crafting apps since 2011 with Xamarin. In his spare time, he is most likely cycling around Seattle or guzzling gallons of coffee at a local coffee shop.
Episode | December 14th, 2017 | 39 mins 22 secs
ai, alphazero, chess, coffee, laser dome, last jedi, machine learning, sia, star wars, stockfish, tech
That is right, we are back at it again with more AlphaZero machine learning madness. That isn't all though as Motz hits up the local laser dome, Danny has to make hard cuts, and Star Wars is coming to town.
Episode | December 7th, 2017 | 44 mins 19 secs
alphazero, chess, coffee, machine learning, meow wolf, security, stockfish, tech, travel, usernames
No more underscores in your username chess.com says! AlphaZero is destroying the world of chess and Motz is meowing with wolves out in New Mexico.
Episode | November 30th, 2017 | 45 mins 2 secs
chess, chess.com, coffee, dc, justice league, parenting, super heroes
What would a day in the life of Danny's executive assistant be like? How would one hold such an honor and get this exclusive job? Danny breaks it all down on this week's episode.
Episode | November 23rd, 2017 | 34 mins 15 secs
carl, chess, coffee, magnus, tech, thanksgiving london
It is our very first holiday spectacular! Danny and Motz spend Thanksgiving together, talking life, Carl, chess, and how to properly attend an OTB chess game!
Episode | November 16th, 2017 | 41 mins 23 secs
ai, chess, coffee, engines, machine learning, parenting, presenting, travel
This episode almost didn't happen! Motz is off presenting around the globe and Danny has been crushing Chess and Twitch, but that didn't stop these two from more coffee, tech, and chess!
Episode | November 9th, 2017 | 45 mins 59 secs
chess, coffee, fellow, madness, servers, title tuesday, travel
Danny puts out fires with his good friend Magnus as Title Tuesday's biggest event gets off to a bumpy start, while Motz is back from his long voyage from Latin America and has plenty of stories to be told.
Episode | November 2nd, 2017 | 35 mins 9 secs
chess, coffee, cross-fit, halloween, marvel, off topic, tech, thor
This week Danny and Motz go a bit off the deep end and off topic on all things bidets, Halloween, cross-fit, and the intricacies of the Marvel universe.
Episode | October 26th, 2017 | 44 mins 43 secs
cgj, chess, coffee, cuba gooding jr., directing, movies, twitchcon
This week Danny walks us through his legendary 30 seconds of directing a film staring My Friend Cuba Gooding Jr., Motz breaks down a proper date night, and we can't shut up about foreign languages.
Episode | October 19th, 2017 | 49 mins 3 secs
airports, chess, coffee, escape zombie city, mafia, microsoft, running, tech, travel
Both Danny and Motz are off jet setting across the globe, but that doesn't stop them from playing amazing board games, drinking coffee, and playing tons of chess! Danny finally fills us in on his dispute and win over Microsoft and Motz runs frantically through airports!
Episode | October 12th, 2017 | 52 mins 57 secs
birthday, chess, coffee, nintendo, paris, snes classic, star wars, tech, travel
A new week, a new podcast format, a brand new Coffeehouse Blunders! We kick off episode 26 with a brand new format but with all the great coffee, tech, and chess that you know and love from Motz and Danny.
Episode | October 5th, 2017 | 44 mins 34 secs
carl, chess, coffee, food, france, magnus, travel
Motz travels to France to experience the finest food and drink, Danny tries to stay sane with his kids' fall break, and Magnus continues his world domination!
Episode | September 28th, 2017 | 46 mins 17 secs
chess, coffee, four player chess, hamilton, life work, stranger things, tech
Four player chess goes viral, Motz tries to remember what he did last weekend in Chicago, and Danny attempts to find that perfect life/work balance. All this and more chess, tech, and coffee goodness on this week's show including an analysis of Wizard's Chess in Harry Potter.
Episode | September 21st, 2017 | 41 mins 52 secs
apple, chess, coffee, computer chess, computer chess championship, four player chess, google, iphone x, pixel 2, world chess championship
With the announcement of the Computer Chess Championship are chess engines set to take over the world?!?! How is Danny enjoying his new coffee setup, and will Motz be allowed to enter Brazil when he heads out there in a few weeks?
Episode | September 14th, 2017 | 49 mins 8 secs
apple, chess, coffee, december coffee dripper, iphone, iphone x, isle of man, magnus, technology
Danny finally has the near perfect coffee setup with the help of Motz and his coffee obsession. Motz is getting ready to travel the entire world, while Danny couldn't be more excited about the Isle of Man and our main man Carl Magnuson getting ready to crush it.
Episode | September 7th, 2017 | 45 mins 20 secs
chess world cup, coffee, december dripper, fellow coffee, four player chess, nathan for you, pax, penny arcade expo, pour over, space, video games
What a week! It is the start of the Chess World Cup, aka the largest chess event of the year. Danny crushes it in some four player chess and now has access to some of the best coffee making tools thanks to Motz.
Episode | August 31st, 2017 | 44 mins 16 secs
alexa, camping, chess, coffee, echo, engine, flights, frontier, glamping, speed chess, travel, whole foods
Summer is coming to a close, but chess is rocketing to all new heights just like Motz is on his first ever Frontier airlines flight. All this while Danny takes to glamping.