We all know that Netflix is an ultimate destination for binge-watching, and if you are looking for a show to start with, we have just the right list of 7 gems! We’ll give you the lowdown on what software they are about so you can decide which one to watch first.
Atypical – This show is about a teen with autism who wants to find love and independence. It’s also an insightful, funny look into the mind of someone on the spectrum as they make their way through high school in today’s world.
The Crown – You may have seen this one pop up on your feed for all its awards glory, but it really does deserve all that hype! With some stunning cinematography and set design you get a real sense of royal life. Plus Claire Foy will definitely be making her way onto your best dressed list after catching just two episodes!
Game Dev Show – If you are interested in game development or even want to learn more about what happens behind the scenes at Google, this show is for you.
The OA – With really gripping science fiction elements and a weirdly engrossing plot line that left us guessing all season long, it’s one of those not to be missed shows!
Stranger Things – This 80’s throwback with amazing coming of age themes will have the nostalgic in your life thanking Netflix for bringing back their favorite decade. Plus Winona Ryder stars so if you are looking at an excuse to rewatch some old favorites she has even more star power on her side!
PowerShell, a type of scripting language that lets you get down to the raw metal with your scripts. It’s like C++ for Windows (programming) but easier. You might want this if you’re into IT and setting up servers on your own or something more complex. Plus it has some cool commands that let you automate tasks in windows! What could be better than getting rid of tedious work? The best part is, many people who know programming can learn how to do everything they need from just watching these videos on youtube! These are not short clips either – most episodes are over 30 minutes long so there’s no excuse for ever running out of time to learn.
TensorFlow is a lot of fun and can be used for anything from predicting the weather, understanding how diseases spread or even recognizing people’s faces in photos! If you’re not sure what it does, just think about some cool things that google has done with machine learning recently – Now if only they were hiring.
Apache Spark is an open source data analytics framework so powerful that it was made by Apache (the company). It lets programmers write programs called “spark jobs” which are executed on clusters of computers all over the world. This would be perfect for those who don’t have access to large amounts of hardware because they can rent a small cluster through Amazon. The best part is that it’s completely free!
Python: What language isn’t perfect for programming? This one has been around since 1989 when Guido van Rossum released a prototype called “Python” over 20 years ago and the rest was history. It’s easy to learn, highly readable (especially with some of these python best practices) and there are plenty of people who can help you out if needed. The coolest thing about this language? You don’t need any special licenses or payments because it’s open source – so if you’re looking for something new to try out, why not give this one a go?
Hackathon culture might be dominating Silicon Valley but Europe doesn’t want to let them have all the fun!
[Technology Crime & Scandal](series/technology-crime-scandal) – This is a documentary series discussing the dark side of technology. It’s not all about how tech saves lives and makes our lives better, it also covers those people who have been harmed by what some call “modern conveniences.”
A few episodes to get you started: Technology is everywhere and it can be hard to see how its presence shapes our lives, but this show explains the dark side of automation with interviews from those most affected by tech’s advances.
[Black Mirror](series/blackmirror) – Choose a time when society was close to imploding due to an invention and then take that idea into the future in “a twisted parallel universe” with Black Mirror. Each episode discusses what could happen if we let technology run amok or surrender all personal data on social media sites for instance:
[*Stranger Things (S01E02) *](series/strangerthings): Technology can be terrifying when it’s not understood like the show Stranger Things perfectly illustrates with its take on government conspiracies and the existence of parallel universes – but there are some friendly faces too!
[*MINDHUNTER (S01E04) ](series/mindhunter): A Netflix Original based on the true crime book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, MINDHUNTER revolves around two former detectives who are part of an elite criminal profiling unit for catching serial killers where their jobs involve getting into the minds of murderers.
For those of us who are in love with software and everything related to it, this list is for you. We’re presenting seven Netflix shows that will make your day better thanks to the awesome characters and intelligent scripts. There’s a little something here for everyone – from sci-fi to comedy! Let’s get started.
Black Mirror: Nosedive(2016)
Silicon Valley: Season one through five, plus two bonus episodes on HBO GO (*2011-2018) Mr. Robot: Season one through three, plus two bonus episodes on HBO GO (*2015-2017) In the first season of Urban Outfitters, there’s a hilarious scene where every time someone in the show says “software”, they say it as an acronym (SOHWARE). We couldn’t stop laughing when we saw this! This is only one example of how these shows have perfect comedic timing for software nerds. They also offer deep and complex plots that can make you think about humanity while still being entertaining – which is hard to find sometimes. Whether your taste leans more towards sci-fi or comedy, give some of these Netflix gems a try! There are seven different options to choose from so be sure.