Introducing The Convergence



Yes. It's that time again. Another update for our shiny, new, upcoming podcast, and this is a big one. We've been silent for a couple weeks, but now we want to show you what we've been working on so far. Previously, we always labelled our podcast as This is our next podcast, but we always knew that name was temporary. After careful consideration of hundreds - yes, hundreds - of potential names, we've decided on one which we believe is truly awesome: The Convergence.

We're mainly going to talk about technology on the podcast, but that doesn't mean we're not going to brush on other interesting topics currently in the news, whether that's science, culture, what we're wearing, or not wearing. While you may think these are all separate themes, we believe they're all connected. Everything that happens in our lives is in some way joined to everything else, and technology is often at the forefront of it all. The convergence is the place where everything meets, and that pretty much sums up what we're going to try and do with our podcast.

There are four of us working to produce The Convergence: myself, Jordan McMahon, Chris Guzman, and our wonderful technical producer Liam Yeats. Let us introduce ourselves.

From Akshay: Hey! I'm Akshay Shah, and I'm going to be your beautiful host on The Convergence, at least for the first episode - we'll mix things up and see what works best. It's fair to say I've always had a serious passion for technology, which has led to me being the proud Editor-in-Chief of Apple-news site Hi-Tech Revolution. I've tried out almost everything in the world of tech, including Samsung's dreadful Bada operating system. I'm based in London, so you'll get to enjoy my very British accent each week. In my free time, I love watching football - that's 'soccer' for you Americans, but I refuse to ever call it that - and I'm a mad Manchester United fan.

From Jordan: Hey guys! I'm Jordan. I'm currently finishing up my final semester of undergrad! I have an eventual goal of being an attorney, but for the next few years I'll be teaching down at New Orleans. I'm also the founder and editor-in-chief of I've loved tech for most of my life, and I change phones more frequently than I'd like to admit. I'm also a photographer on the side, and a peanut butter enthusiast.

From Chris: Hi guys and gals! I'm Chris. I'm currently a full-time student in NYC as I work towards my bachelors degree in Business Marketing. I'm crazy passionate about technology and the business scene behind it. I hope to one day try and sell people things in a crazy and insane way, because just like technology evolves, so must the way it is marketed. It will probably be some new piece of technology. Or bread, because I really love a good piece of warm Italian bread. I'm hungry now.

From Liam: Hello there! I'm Liam. I'm currently in between my last year of high school and first year of university. I have a huge passion for technology and I hope one day to eventually make it in the technical theatre scene. I present and produce radio in my spare time, as well as sleep. Lots and lots of sleeping.

Now I know there is one question on all of your minds... When do we start? The answer is we already have. We're going full steam ahead, and it's too late to turn around. But our first episode? I leave you with a comment from Apple CEO Tim Cook this week:

You want to take the time to get it right. Our objective has never been to be first. It’s to be the best. To do things really well, it takes time. You can see a lot of products that have been brought to market where the thinking isn’t really deep and, as a consequence, these things don’t do very well. I feel great about what we’ve got coming. Really great and it’s closer than it’s ever been.