103 - Making software and making music with Cory Smith

Hello and welcome to the The Spark & The Art creativity podcast. Thank you for subscribing to our weekly podcast, where we alternate between interviews with creative folks from all different career levels and insight and inspiration episodes. All with the intention you’ll get what you need to get your creative projects started and, more importantly, finished.

I’m your host Tucker and this week is an interview with entrepreneur, software developer and Musician Cory Smith. 

We talk about his start in computer sciences and the role his instructors played in nurturing the invaluable skill of learning how to learn. We also talk about his music. We also talk about connecting with others by telling your own story. As evidenced by his 10s of thousands of listens on his Soundcloud for raps about the tech world.  

There were some connection issues that made a couple things a little hard to understand but nothing too horrible. Normally if it’s really bad I edit it out but this time you’ll just have to listen through it. Sorry.  

After the episode you can stick around and hear Cory’s song Developers but before you that you have to listen to the interview so here we go, our chat with Cory Smith. 

If you thought of someone while listening this episode it would be great if you would send it to them. The easiest way is to send the short url TheSparkAndTheArt.com/103 the hardest way is to shear your own wool and spin it into thread and weave a transcription of the episode into a tapestry to hang in your friends bedroom. And as always you can find links to Cory’s site and other things we talk about at that link as well. 

I’m pretty easy to get a hold of. On twitter I’m @SparkArtPodcast and you can always email me at Tucker@TheSparkAndTheArt.com

Don’t forget to stick around after the ending tones to hear Cory’s song Developers. 

Thanks for listening and remember: you won’t get the art without the work and you won’t do the work without the spark. 


- Links for this episode -

S.A.I.T - http://www.sait.ca/

Grande Prairie - http://www.cityofgp.com/

GQ and King Dylan - https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/afterlife/id203204250

DC Show and King Dylan - http://kingdylan.com/

TechCrunch - http://techcrunch.com/

Coffee Crisp - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_Crisp

Coffee Crisp Commercial - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOY7fGdCrBs

Traction Conference - http://www.tractionconf.io/

Nokia Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq9CQgZ3_sA

Roland FA-06 - http://www.roland.com/products/fa-06/

Jame Altucher Podcast - https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-james-altucher-show/id794030859

Mark Maron (WTF Podcast) & Charlie Rose interview - https://charlierose.com/videos/28036