Before They Change The World

Before They Change The World

Imagine listening to a casual conversation with Mark Zuckerberg about what his life was like at Harvard before he started Facebook, or about Elon Musk’s dreams when he joined the Ph.D. program at Stanford. This podcast is aimed at offering a glimpse of exceptional young minds, their ideas and dreams for the future and how they want to shape it. We will take a deep dive into the routines, struggles and hobbies of our guests, and explore the research or entrepreneurial endeavours they pursue before they hit the world stage. read less
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#17 - Bringing back Rockets from Space | Anna Sulzer | PERIPHAS
Jul 17 2023
#17 - Bringing back Rockets from Space | Anna Sulzer | PERIPHAS
We spoke with Anna Sulzer, who was a systems engineer of PERIPHAS, which in 2022 developed guidance, navigation, and control for the recovery of a sounding rocket using a parafoil. We talked about the initial idea and struggles during development, as well as the glorious flight demonstration at the European Rocketry Challenge. This was a fascinating conversation, and if you are into Rockets, Aerospace, and Drones, you are in for a treat :) 🎞️ EPISODE LINKS: PERIPHAS project website: https://aris-space.ch/periphas-2022/ Focus Rollout Presentation of PERIPHAS (in German): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWInh6t8Vhk&t=725s ARIS at European Rocketry Challenge 2022 (PERIPHAS in action): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwf1QcmTwdk Anna’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annasulzer/ ARIS website: https://aris-space.ch/ 🎙️ PODCAST INFO: Link tree: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/btctwpod⁠⁠⁠⁠ Podcast website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.beforetheychangetheworld.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Apple Podcasts: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-they-change-the-world/id1621916494?uo=4⁠⁠⁠⁠ Spotify: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/199oneGjV0sA3DkdhDLWl7?si=24ec5277d37242c7⁠⁠⁠⁠ Google Podcasts: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MDAyNjBmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw⁠⁠⁠⁠ RSS: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/s/900260f8/podcast/rss⁠⁠⁠⁠ 👋 ABOUT THE HOST: All my links: **https://linktr.ee/junwoohwang** Youtube channel: **https://www.youtube.com/@junuhunuproductions** LinkedIn: **https://linkedin.com/in/junwoo-hwang**
#16 - The Y Combinator experience with Waveline | Jan Schnyder pt. 2
Jun 30 2023
#16 - The Y Combinator experience with Waveline | Jan Schnyder pt. 2
This episode is hosted by me, David and today I speak with Jan who you might remember from his first appearance on the podcast about 6 months ago. Jan is the founder of Waveline, a B2B workflow automation startup. In our conversation, we dive into what Jan’s team has been up to since the last time we spoke and notably his first-hand experience of going through the Y Combinator batch at the start of this year in San Francisco. You’ll hear about their application process, their pivot during the batch, the experience of living with his cofounders for 4 months in an airbnb and of building and fundraising for a startup in the fast-moving generative AI space. I hope you enjoy! 🎞️ EPISODE LINKS: Waveline's website: ⁠⁠waveline.ai 🎙️ PODCAST INFO: Link tree: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/btctwpod⁠⁠⁠⁠ Podcast website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.beforetheychangetheworld.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Apple Podcasts: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-they-change-the-world/id1621916494?uo=4⁠⁠⁠⁠ Spotify: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/199oneGjV0sA3DkdhDLWl7?si=24ec5277d37242c7⁠⁠⁠⁠ Google Podcasts: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MDAyNjBmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw⁠⁠⁠⁠ RSS: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/s/900260f8/podcast/rss⁠⁠⁠⁠ 👋 ABOUT THE HOST: All my links: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/david.alonso⁠⁠⁠⁠ Youtube channel: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://youtube.com/@itsdavidalonso⁠⁠⁠⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-oort-alonso⁠⁠⁠⁠ Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/itsdavidalonso/
#15 - Using seaweed to replace plastic | Jessica Farda
May 31 2023
#15 - Using seaweed to replace plastic | Jessica Farda
This episode is hosted by me, David and I speak with Jessica who is the founder of Noriware, a startup that turns seaweed into plastic packaging, cutting the dependency on unsustainable fossil fuels and making our packaging home compostable and even edible. We speak about how Noriware was born from an accident during a home experiment, the hurdles Jessica has had to overcome to turn this realization into a startup while being a student of international affairs, and I even got to see and touch one of their early prototypes. Jessica’s perserverance and resilience has made this one of the most inspiring conversations I’ve had on the podcast and I truly wish Jessica and her team all the best in the future. I hope you realize during the episode that if you set your mind on something you can do it regardless of your background. 🎞️ EPISODE LINKS: Noriware's website: ⁠noriware.com 🎙️ PODCAST INFO: Link tree: ⁠⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/btctwpod⁠⁠⁠ Podcast website: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.beforetheychangetheworld.com/⁠⁠⁠ Apple Podcasts: ⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-they-change-the-world/id1621916494?uo=4⁠⁠⁠ Spotify: ⁠⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/199oneGjV0sA3DkdhDLWl7?si=24ec5277d37242c7⁠⁠⁠ Google Podcasts: ⁠⁠⁠https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MDAyNjBmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw⁠⁠⁠ RSS: ⁠⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/s/900260f8/podcast/rss⁠⁠⁠ 👋 ABOUT THE HOST: All my links: ⁠⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/david.alonso⁠⁠⁠ Youtube channel: ⁠⁠⁠https://youtube.com/@itsdavidalonso⁠⁠⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-oort-alonso⁠⁠⁠ Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/itsdavidalonso/
#14 - Stripe for data: Sid, Unlocking the ultimate personal assistant | Max Rumpf
May 16 2023
#14 - Stripe for data: Sid, Unlocking the ultimate personal assistant | Max Rumpf
This episode is hosted by me, David and I speak with Max, who’s a CS Master student at ETH and the co-founder of Sid. Sid enables generative AI companies to leverage their users’ personal context seamlessly, you can think of it like Stripe for data. Max and his team have recently received the amazing news that they've been accepted into the next Y Combinator batch, and I couldn’t be more excited for them. In the conversation you’ll notice that Max is talking about a different product in the same space. When I originally spoke with Max in January 2023, Sid Search was a B2C startup redefining personal data search, aspiring to unlock the ultimate digital assistant. This conversation captures Sid in its earliest stages, before their first pivot or even applying to YC, but Max’s passion and insights remain timeless. 🎞️ EPISODE LINKS: Sid's website: sidsearch.com 🎙️ PODCAST INFO: Link tree: ⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/btctwpod⁠⁠ Podcast website: ⁠⁠https://www.beforetheychangetheworld.com/⁠⁠ Apple Podcasts: ⁠⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-they-change-the-world/id1621916494?uo=4⁠⁠ Spotify: ⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/199oneGjV0sA3DkdhDLWl7?si=24ec5277d37242c7⁠⁠ Google Podcasts: ⁠⁠https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MDAyNjBmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw⁠⁠ RSS: ⁠⁠https://anchor.fm/s/900260f8/podcast/rss⁠⁠ 👋 ABOUT THE HOST: All my links: ⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/david.alonso⁠⁠ Youtube channel: ⁠⁠https://youtube.com/@itsdavidalonso⁠⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-oort-alonso⁠⁠ Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/itsdavidalonso/
#13 - Starting a company right after high-school, Kork, Rocketlaunch, Forbes 30u30 | Noah Faoro
Mar 28 2023
#13 - Starting a company right after high-school, Kork, Rocketlaunch, Forbes 30u30 | Noah Faoro
This episode is hosted by me, David and I speak with Noah Faoro, a Swiss entrepreneur and co-founder of KORK, the largest service marketplace in Switzerland which he founded straight after high-school. We speak about his early life as an entrepreneur, the founding of KORK and his latest venture, Rocketlaunch. Noah is part of the Forbes 30 under 30 list and has achieved a lot in a short amount of time, in part due to his work ethic, pragmatism and the team he’s surrounded himself with. We discuss his approach to building successful businesses and the challenges he faced, his outlook for the future and his advice for young entrepreneurs. Noah's story is an inspiring one and I'm sure you will enjoy it. All right, see you on the other side! 🎞️ EPISODE LINKS: Kork: kork.ch Rocketlaunch: rocketlaunch.ch 🎙️ PODCAST INFO: Link tree: ⁠https://linktr.ee/btctwpod⁠ Podcast website: ⁠https://www.beforetheychangetheworld.com/⁠ Apple Podcasts: ⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-they-change-the-world/id1621916494?uo=4⁠ Spotify: ⁠https://open.spotify.com/show/199oneGjV0sA3DkdhDLWl7?si=24ec5277d37242c7⁠ Google Podcasts: ⁠https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MDAyNjBmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw⁠ RSS: ⁠https://anchor.fm/s/900260f8/podcast/rss⁠ 👋 ABOUT THE HOST: All my links: ⁠https://linktr.ee/david.alonso⁠ Youtube channel: ⁠https://youtube.com/@itsdavidalonso⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-oort-alonso⁠ Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/itsdavidalonso/
#12 - Elon Musk’s Not-A-Boring Tunneling Competition, Space Exploration | Eugenio Valli | Swissloop Tunneling
Mar 14 2023
#12 - Elon Musk’s Not-A-Boring Tunneling Competition, Space Exploration | Eugenio Valli | Swissloop Tunneling
In this episode, we talk with Eugenio Valli, president of the board of Swissloop Tunneling, an ETH Zurich Student team building a tunnel boring machine that won an innovation award in 2021 in Las Vegas after competing in the Not-A-Boring Competition by Elon Musk. We talk about the process of organizing a team to build a 2.5-tonne tunnel-boring machine from scratch, boring competition in Las Vegas, Vision of Hyperloop System, and the potential of a micro-tunneling startup in the future. 🎞️ EPISODE LINKS: Swissloop Tunneling Website: https://swisslooptunneling.ch/ Find more information in the episode resources link: https://www.notion.so/davidalonso/12-Elon-Musk-s-Not-A-Boring-Tunneling-Competition-Space-Exploration-Eugenio-Valli-Swissloop-T-9d909dc007054f9387ab56adeda370e7?pvs=4 🎙️ PODCAST INFO: Link tree: https://linktr.ee/btctwpod Podcast website: https://www.beforetheychangetheworld.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-they-change-the-world/id1621916494?uo=4 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/199oneGjV0sA3DkdhDLWl7?si=24ec5277d37242c7 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MDAyNjBmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/900260f8/podcast/rss 👋 ABOUT THE HOST: All my links: https://linktr.ee/junwoohwang Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@junuhunuproductions LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/junwoo-hwang
#11 - PhD at ETH Zurich, Switching Fields, RiverX and YouTube | Jessica Droujko
Feb 27 2023
#11 - PhD at ETH Zurich, Switching Fields, RiverX and YouTube | Jessica Droujko
This episode is hosted by me, David and I speak with Jessica who is doing a PhD in environmental engineering at ETH. She is also the founder of RiverX, a project aimed at building a low-cost water monitoring network. We speak about her transition from mechanical to environmental engineering, her experience as a woman in STEM fields, her Youtube channel, the inception of her project and how it’s been to combine her biggest hobby of kayaking with her PhD research. I was super inspired by Jessica’s willingness to throw herself into the deep end of new fields she’s unfamiliar with and how she’s shared her journey with the world. Just like a podcast episode was the trigger for her to switch fields, I hope this episode makes you reflect on your own career path and less intimidated by unexplored fields. 🎞️ EPISODE LINKS: Jess' instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rivertechjess/ 🎙️ PODCAST INFO: Link tree: https://linktr.ee/btctwpod Podcast website: https://www.beforetheychangetheworld.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-they-change-the-world/id1621916494?uo=4 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/199oneGjV0sA3DkdhDLWl7?si=24ec5277d37242c7 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MDAyNjBmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/900260f8/podcast/rss 👋 ABOUT THE HOST: All my links: https://linktr.ee/david.alonso Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/@itsdavidalonso LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-oort-alonso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsdavidalonso/
#10 - Alter Ego: Virtual fitting rooms for online shopping | Fayçal M'hamdi
Feb 13 2023
#10 - Alter Ego: Virtual fitting rooms for online shopping | Fayçal M'hamdi
Fayçal is a CS MSc at ETH and co-founder of Alter Ego, a startup creating virtual fitting rooms to allow shoppers to try clothes digitally on their own avatar. We speak about how Alter Ego was born and their progress so far, the challenges of developing the technology behind Alter Ego, their plans for expanding the team and the business, their business model and the potential use cases for their technology in the fashion and retail industry. As you’ll soon be able to tell, Fayçal is deeply passionate about fashion and cares deeply about revolutionizing this space, not only for his own convenience but also to address sustainability issues of the retail industry today. 🎞️ EPISODE LINKS: Alter Ego Website: https://www.alter-ego.ai/ Find more information in the episode resources link: https://www.notion.so/davidalonso/Fay-al-Alter-Ego-74fce69398664cbca952baa973a960c4?pvs=4 🎙️ PODCAST INFO: Link tree: https://linktr.ee/btctwpod Podcast website: https://www.beforetheychangetheworld.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-they-change-the-world/id1621916494?uo=4 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/199oneGjV0sA3DkdhDLWl7?si=24ec5277d37242c7 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MDAyNjBmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/900260f8/podcast/rss 👋 ABOUT THE HOST: All my links: https://linktr.ee/david.alonso Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/@itsdavidalonso LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-oort-alonso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsdavidalonso/
#9 - InClub, the anti-social media trend | Luca Bertelli
Jan 28 2023
#9 - InClub, the anti-social media trend | Luca Bertelli
This episode is hosted by me, David and I speak with Luca who is the co-founder and backend development manager at InClub. InClub is part of the anti-social media trend by helping people become doers in the real world by connecting its users with like-minded individuals that share the same passion. In this conversation, we delve into how Luca ended up at InClub in Zurich immediately after his studies in Milan, and the journey of InClub and its community since then. If you want to learn firsthand what life is like as a developer at a young startup, this is the perfect episode for you. “The cool thing of a startup in general is that everyday you keep moving ideas around.” 🎞️ EPISODE LINKS: Download InClub: https://inclub-app.com/   Episode resources: https://davidalonso.notion.site/Luca-InClub-7cb39a9a409c4de093e5bd62fe1c09a6 🎙️ PODCAST INFO: Link tree: https://linktr.ee/btctwpod Podcast website: https://www.beforetheychangetheworld.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-they-change-the-world/id1621916494?uo=4 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/199oneGjV0sA3DkdhDLWl7?si=24ec5277d37242c7 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MDAyNjBmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/900260f8/podcast/rss 👋 ABOUT THE HOST: All my links: https://linktr.ee/david.alonso Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/@itsdavidalonso LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-oort-alonso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsdavidalonso/
#7 - Appeal: AI for Youtubers, founder struggles, from Turkey to ETH Zurich | Ege Karaismailoğlu
Dec 31 2022
#7 - Appeal: AI for Youtubers, founder struggles, from Turkey to ETH Zurich | Ege Karaismailoğlu
This episode is hosted by me, David and I speak with Ege who is a Computer Science Masters student at ETH Zurich. Next to his studies, he started Appeal, a project that uses AI to help YouTubers create better titles and thumbnails. We talk about the Youtube ecosystem today, about how Appeal works and the struggles of starting a company, the future of AI-assisted marketing, his journey from Turkey to Zurich and the CS education at ETH, among many others. This episode is packed with valuable insights and lessons so I’m sure you’ll get a lot from it. “Everyone’s life is dictated by a series of fortunate and unfortunate events.” 🎞️ EPISODE LINKS: Ege's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ekarais43?t=UCRxEkchMVtu1AU2MejTyQ&s=08 Episode resources: https://davidalonso.notion.site/Ege-Karaismailo-lu-Appeal-Resources-1f11c92ed8c64801a50baf9b9a914946 🎙️ PODCAST INFO: Link tree: https://linktr.ee/btctwpod Podcast website: https://www.beforetheychangetheworld.com/ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-they-change-the-world/id1621916494?uo=4 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/199oneGjV0sA3DkdhDLWl7?si=24ec5277d37242c7 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MDAyNjBmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/900260f8/podcast/rss 👋 ABOUT THE HOST: All my links: https://linktr.ee/david.alonso Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/@itsdavidalonso LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-oort-alonso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsdavidalonso/
#6 - Refluenced: Revolutionizing micro influencer marketing | Jonas Holzer
Dec 16 2022
#6 - Refluenced: Revolutionizing micro influencer marketing | Jonas Holzer
Jonas Holzer is a co-founder of Refluenced, a Zurich-based startup aiming to revolutionize micro-influencer marketing by connecting influencers with brands. We talk about their recent appearance in Hoehle der Loewen, a Switzerland version of the famous Shark Tank TV show, where they succeeded in raising $300,000 Francs in investment, live on air. We discussed the struggles and behind-the-scenes stories of creating a tech startup and his fascination with Computer Science and Entrepreneurship. I genuinely believe that Jonas and his Team will achieve their goal and beyond, and I am really thrilled that we had him on our podcast. I hope you also get inspiration from this episode. Memorable quotes: “While preparing the pitch at the parking lot, we got called in, and when we thought we finally had time, we had to go into the show right-away, without even completing the pitch once before. When we entered the room, the five lions (investors) were there, 15 cameras and we did the pitch for the very first time in the show itself” “When I was five years old, I was so fascinated by the DVD player, I always clicked on it. And when I was 12, I got my first computer (iMAC G4), and I always wanted to know how everything works in the deep level. And soon I encountered the Terminal, which for me was like a magic door for me into enabling stuff that a UI (User Interface) couldn't” Episode resources: https://davidalonso.notion.site/Jonas-Refluenced-01d38cda8be1412b8cbd17f80bd9028b Learn more about the Podcast: https://linktr.ee/btctwpod
#5 - Generai: your AI artist, Generative AI art for the masses | Jan Schnyder
Nov 27 2022
#5 - Generai: your AI artist, Generative AI art for the masses | Jan Schnyder
This episode is hosted by me, David and I speak with Jan who is studying Machine Learning for his Masters of Computer Science at ETH. He is also the co-founder of Generai, a young startup aiming to bring poster-quality AI-generated art to the masses. We speak about how Generai was born and their recent launch, the fast development of the generative AI field, the many applications and open-source tools emanating from this, some of the controversies that this has raised and lastly an outlook on Generai’s future and the field in general. Jan is deeply immersed in this field so I learned a ton from this conversation and I’m sure you will too. “The century we live in now will be remembered as the one where computers learned the human language” 🎞️ EPISODE LINKS:  Generai’s website: http://generai.art  Episode resources: https://www.notion.so/Generai-Jan-Schnyder-Resources-11883d496b004315857423d7bf42e49d  🎙️ PODCAST INFO: Link tree: https://linktr.ee/btctwpod  Podcast website: https://www.beforetheychangetheworld.com/  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-they-change-the-world/id1621916494?uo=4 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/199oneGjV0sA3DkdhDLWl7?si=24ec5277d37242c7  Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MDAyNjBmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw  RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/900260f8/podcast/rss  👋 ABOUT THE HOST:   All my links: https://linktr.ee/david.alonso Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/@itsdavidalonso LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-oort-alonso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsdavidalonso/
#4 - Zipline, NashJudge and studying at TU Delft and ETH Zurich | Max Martinez
Nov 13 2022
#4 - Zipline, NashJudge and studying at TU Delft and ETH Zurich | Max Martinez
Max Martinez was, at the time of recording, a few days away from graduating from his Masters of Robotics at ETH Zurich and starting a full-time job at Zipline in San Francisco. He’s a good friend of mine as we both studied Aerospace in Delft and transitioned to Robotics at ETH for our Masters. We chat about his many side-projects, elite sport, Zipline, his recent whitepaper called NashJudge and many other existential questions about AI and its future.   “I’ve learned so much more in OCW than anywhere else, including my university in Delft.”   “You need countries to be incentivized to cooperate because if they are incentivized to cooperate, then the rational action or decision to make is the one that is actually aligned with the common good”   "The century we live in now will be remembered as the one where computers learned the human language"   00:00 - Intro  00:49 - Portfolio projects  04:06 - Finswimming  9:53 - Going to TU Delft  15:24 - Switching fields and going to ETH Zurich  21:25 - Zipline  42:04 - Nash Judge  1:12:13 - Intuition-based questions   🎞️ EPISODE LINKS:  Max’ portfolio website: https://maxmartinezruts.github.io/  Episode resources: https://www.notion.so/Max-Martinez-Resources-acf93868e2474399a5ca2d9434324ca0   🎙️ PODCAST INFO: All our links:  https://linktr.ee/btctwpod  Podcast website: https://www.beforetheychangetheworld.com/  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/before-they-change-the-world/id1621916494?uo=4  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/199oneGjV0sA3DkdhDLWl7?si=24ec5277d37242c7  Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MDAyNjBmOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw  RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/900260f8/podcast/rss  👋 ABOUT THE HOST:   All my links: https://linktr.ee/david.alonso Youtube channel: https://youtube.com/@itsdavidalonso LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-oort-alonso Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsdavidalonso/