Fortran on CppCast

I have been interviewed on CppCast (CppCast is the first podcast for C++ developers by C++ developers), we have discussed a lot of Fortran topics, such as why Fortran, fortran-lang, LFortran, fpm, etc. I want to thank Rob Irving and Jason Turner for inviting me on.

What I am hoping to achieve is to collaborate and communicate with other language communities, including C++, Julia, Python, Rust and others.

If you have any feedback, please let me know.

Podcast link: LFortran


Kudos @certik, that is a great outreach effort and engagement.


@certik You spoke really well.

In case you or any other Fortran experts are interested in more podcasting outreach, there is a guy named Lex Fridman who has a science-oriented podcast that I believe has a large audience of scientists (hundreds of thousands of viewers, very famous guests from the science world).

In recent episodes Lex has repeatedly said he’d like to interview a Fortran expert, and asked to be direct-messaged on twitter if anyone has suggestions of people.

To be clear, I have nothing to do with him or the podcast. But I think it would be a great if we could get the right person on. Especially if they simultaneously have expertise in other languages, and can articulate the place of Fortran in the scientific computing ecosystem.


Thanks @gareth!

I am happy to talk to anyone about Fortran. Especially if somebody is skeptical about Fortran, but is willing to have a discussion, I have a plenty of experience with that. :slight_smile: Of course, if people already like Fortran, it’s even easier.

I listened to Lex Fridman’s episode with Chris Lattner (#131 - Chris Lattner: The Future of Computing and Programming Languages | Lex Fridman Podcast), I believe they mentioned Fortran there.

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@certik I’m not on twitter, but encourage you to try getting in touch with him via the fortran-lang twitter account.