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Greater Than Code

239 episodes - English - Latest episode: 19 days ago - ★★★★★ - 41 ratings

For a long time, tech culture has focused too narrowly on technical skills; this has resulted in a tech community that too often puts companies and code over people. Greater Than Code is a podcast that invites the voices of people who are not heard from enough in tech: women, people of color, trans and/or queer folks, to talk about the human side of software development and technology. Greater Than Code is providing a vital platform for these conversations, and developing new ideas of what it means to be a technologist beyond just the code.
Featuring an ongoing panel of racially and gender diverse tech panelists, the majority of podcast guests so far have been women in tech! We’ve covered topics including imposter syndrome, mental illness, sexuality, unconscious bias and social justice. We also have a major focus on skill sets that tech too often devalues, like team-building, hiring, community organizing, mentorship and empathy. Each episode also includes a transcript.
We have an active Slack community that members can join by pledging as little as $1 per month via Patreon. (https://www.patreon.com/greaterthancode)

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Episodes

228: Career Snarkiness – Words Hold Weight with Corey Quinn

March 31, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 44.7 MB

02:21 - Corey’s Superpower: Reading 3,400 WPM * Increasing Reading Speed 05:35 - Keeping Up w/ AWS * Last Week in AWS (https://www.lastweekinaws.com/) * AWS Morning Brief (https://www.lastweekinaws.com/podcast/aws-morning-brief/) * Screaming in the Cloud (https://www.lastweekinaws.com/podcast/screaming-in-the-cloud/) 08:45 - Delivering Corey Quinn – Personal Evolution * Speaking Truth to Power (Kindly, but Snarkily) * Privilege * Sonia Gupta and Corey Quinn - Embarrassingly Large Numbers: Sal...

227: Doing DevRel Right with Jonan Scheffler

March 24, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 44 MB

02:28 - Jonan’s Superpower: Jonan’s Friends * The Quality and Reliability of One’s Personal Network * Finding Community * The Ruby Community in Particular – Focus on People and Programmer Joy * Happy Birthday, Ruby (https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/)! 09:07 - How Developer Relations is Changing (DevRel) * Kicking Off New Relic (https://newrelic.com/)’s New Developer Relations Program * Outreach and Community Growth Value * Developing Developer Empathy & Adjusting Content in the Spirit of Play * ...

226: Incarceration and Technology with Kurt Kemple

March 17, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 57.1 MB

01:49 - Kurt’s Superpower: Lifting Others Up: “A rising tide lifts all boats.” 07:00 - “Self-Taught” vs “Self-Guided” vs “Self-Motivated” Developers 11:32 - The Intersection of Incarceration and Technology * Destigmatizing Incarcerated Folx * Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated * Providing Stability to Folx Coming Out of Incarceration 22:15 - Having Privilege Working in DevRel to Raise These Issues * Bias and White Privilege 26:51 - Helping and Advocating For the Formerly Incarcerated 29:32 - T...

225: Uncovering and Breaking Patterns with Tim Banks

March 10, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 42 MB

03:31 - Uncovering Patterns * Making the Covert Overt * Reasons for Covertness 13:22 - Taking Care of People as Whole People * People Are Dynamic – Not Stagnant * Roles Are Constantly Changing * Iterating on Practices * William A. Kahn: Psychological Conditions of Personal Engagement and Disengagement at Work (https://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/256287) * Financial Compensation * Metrics and Observability 28:43 - The Tech Industry: Now vs Then (aka we still have A LOT of work to do) * Gate...

224: Better Allies with Karen Catlin

March 03, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 46.4 MB

02:31 - Karen’s Superpower: The Ability to Simplify Things * Simplifying in a Team Context 05:55 - Better Allies (https://betterallies.com/) – Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces; Triaging and Curating Research * @BetterAllies (https://twitter.com/betterallies) * Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces (https://www.amazon.com/Better-Allies-Everyday-Inclusive-Workplaces/dp/1732723303) (Book) * The Better Allies™ Approach to Hiring (https:...

223: Emotions, Achievement, Joy, and Goals with David MacIver

February 24, 2021 10:00 - 45 minutes - 29.5 MB

02:15 - David’s Superpower: Being Confused * Norms of Excellence (https://notebook.drmaciver.com/posts/2020-05-31-09:20.html) * The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance (https://www.amazon.com/Inner-Game-Tennis-Classic-Performance/dp/0679778314) 11:56 - Daily Writing * David’s Newsletter: Overthinking Everything (https://drmaciver.substack.com/) * Unfuck Your Habitat (https://www.unfuckyourhabitat.com/) 15:47 - Learning to Be Better at Emotions 23:22...

222: Evaluating Human Performance with Elyse Robinson

February 17, 2021 10:00 - 50 minutes - 35.8 MB

02:05 - Elyse’s Superpower: Fearlessness * Moving to Mexico * Living in Mexico * Dual-Existing and Codeswitching * Elyse’s Podcast (https://elyserobinson.com/podcast-youtube/) & Blog (https://elyserobinson.com/) * A Day In The Life 19:41 - Auditor => IT Consultant * Lissa Explains it All (http://www.lissaexplains.com/) * Discovering The Cloud 24:02 - Broken Interview Processes and Evaluating Human Performance Reflections: Damien: The ways that I can be fearless. Arty: You only have one life....

221: Cultivating Strength and Change with Wesley Faulkner

February 10, 2021 10:00 - 53 minutes - 36.1 MB

01:59 - Wesley’s Superpower: Connecting With People and Being a Social Chameleon 11:31 - Sharing Responsibility Based on Strengths; Delegating “Weakness” * Strengths Finder 2.0 (https://bookshop.org/books/strengths-finder-2-0/9781531865313) * Positions vs Roles 23:52 - Mission Statements Are Bullsh*t (especially for marginalized people/groups) * False Value Systems * Veni Kunche: Diversify Tech (https://diversifytech.co/) * Greater Than Code Episode 212: Diversify Tech with Veni Kunche (htt...

220: Safety Science and Failure As An Opportunity For Growth with Josh Thompson

February 03, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 48.2 MB

01:48 - Josh’s Superpower: Teaching nearly anything he knows to almost anyone * Fear Remediation 05:04 - Safety Science and Staying Safe While Rock Climbing * 2020 Accidents in North American Climbing (https://americanalpineclub.myshopify.com/collections/aac-publications/products/2020-accidents-in-north-american-climbing) * Accidents are the result of normal work * How Complex Systems Fail (https://how.complexsystems.fail) 17:42 - Transfer of Knowledge from Experts to Non-Experts 23:07 - Ro...

219: How Are You Doing? with Mando Escamilla

January 27, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 61.2 MB

03:19 - Mando’s Superpower: Willingness to Talk About Anything Personal with Others 08:39 - Dealing with Life in 2020/2021 * Rationality vs Non-Rationality * Feeling Lost and Unmoored 18:30 - Finding Anchors * Narrative and Story * Emotion * Song * Rhyme * Repetition * Affiliation Ted Lasso (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10986410/) The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow (https://www.amazon.com/Ten-Thousand-Doors-January/dp/0316421995) 34:28 - Being Okay Being Less Productive Sea ...

218: Building Bridges with Isa Herico-Velasco

January 20, 2021 10:00 - 44 minutes - 27.3 MB

02:12 - Isa’s Superpower: Being a Bridge * RailsBridge (http://railsbridge.org/) * Bridge Foundry (https://bridgefoundry.org/) – They’re Hiring !! 08:56 - Community Learning * Asynchronous Communication * Discord (https://discord.com/) * Cultivating a Leadership Pipeline * Transparency * “Many hands make light work.” 19:16 - Pivoting From Rock’n’Roll to Software Engineering: Software + Music * Gigwell (https://www.gigwell.com/): Talent Booking * Everything Relates to Tech Somehow 27:57 - Gra...

217: Robots As "Social Entities" with Laura Major

January 13, 2021 10:00 - 50 minutes - 48 MB

02:05 - Laura’s Superpower: Problem Solving 04:07 - What to Expect When You’re Expecting Robots (https://www.amazon.com/What-Expect-Youre-Expecting-Robots/dp/1541699114) * Check out our interview with Laura’s coauthor: Greater Than Code Episode 216: Robot and Human Collaboration with Julie Shah (https://www.greaterthancode.com/robot-and-human-collaboration) * Where is human collaboration with robots heading? 06:59 - The Human/Robot Partnership * Robot Personification * Positives and Negatives...

216: Robot and Human Collaboration with Julie Shah

January 06, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 58.2 MB

02:21 - Julie’s Superpower: Working Really Hard and Maintaining Focused Attention on Things for a Long Period of Time 04:25 - Robotics and Working in Artificial Intelligence (AI) * What To Expect When You're Expecting Robots: The Future of Human-Robot Collaboration (https://www.amazon.com/What-Expect-Youre-Expecting-Robots/dp/1541699114) (Julie and Laura Major’s book) 11:10 - Structuring and Optimizing the World for Machines, AI, and Robots * The Turing Test (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur...

215: Gathering Data in Machine Learning with Abeba Birhane

December 30, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour - 54.8 MB

01:41 - Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’ (https://web.ics.purdue.edu/~drkelly/AeonMagBirhaneDescartesWasWrongPersonsAreSocial2017.pdf) * Abeba Birhane on a person is a person through other persons (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RVscNkiTq0) * Cartesian Thinking (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RVscNkiTq0) * Individualism (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RVscNkiTq0) 13:59 - Predicting How People Behave and Act via Machine Learning is Ethically Flawed * “Me...

214: The Righteous Mind with Rylan Bowers

December 23, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour - 72.6 MB

01:26 - Rylan’s Superpower: Helping People & Giving Back to Community * “The rising tide lifts all boats.” 03:01 - The Righteous Mind (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Righteous_Mind) / Making and Rationalizing Choices * Jonathan Haidt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Haidt) * Moral Psychology (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_psychology) * The Happiness Hypothesis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Happiness_Hypothesis) (The Elephant Metaphor) * Social Intuitionism (https://en.wik...

213: This Is Me with Cher

December 16, 2020 10:00 - 50 minutes - 53.7 MB

CONTENT WARNING: Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse & Addiction 01:12 - Cher’s Superpower: Making and Collecting Hot Sauce * Gastroparesis (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gastroparesis/symptoms-causes/syc-20355787#:~:text=Gastroparesis%20is%20a%20condition%20that,food%20through%20your%20digestive%20tract.) * Hobby vs Coping Mechanism 04:33 - Good Ideas Can Come From Anywhere * Drive to Execute * Becoming a Mentor/Leader * Curiosity and Understanding the Big Picture * Seeking Fe...

212: Diversify Tech with Veni Kunche

December 09, 2020 10:00 - 59 minutes - 60.7 MB

01:17 - Veni’s Superpower: Being Adaptable and Not Giving Up 02:25 - Going From Coder to Entrepreneur * Diversify Tech (https://diversifytech.co/) * Women Who Code (https://www.womenwhocode.com/) * Code With Veni Newsletter (https://www.codewithveni.com/) 07:00 - Being Protective and Selective of Company Partnerships * Vetting Companies * Glassdoor (https://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm) * Talking to Underrepresented Folx at Companies to Ask for Feedback 14:05 - Changes Veni Has Seen Over Time ...

211: Becoming Humble and Kind with Brandon Weaver

December 02, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour - 72.7 MB

01:16 - Brandon’s Superpower: Recognizing Others’ Superpowers and Spotting Potential Talent * Convincing Others * Recognizing and Talking About Failure(s) 09:23 - Brandon’s Personal Journey & Transformation Towards Humility * Wanting To Be Heard * Placing Identity * Developing Empathy * Speaking Candidly Re: Growth * Talking About Negatives in Your Past 25:40 - The Importance of Community and Community Leaders * The Ruby Scholar and Guide Program (https://rubyconf.org/scholarships) * Michael ...

210: Getting Sh*t Done with Harini Gokul

November 25, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour - 63.1 MB

01:30 - Harini’s Superpower: Getting Sh*t Done 04:19 - Putting Technology to Use For Those Who Need it the Most * Co-Creation and Co-Shaping * Public & Private Partnerships * Breaking Barriers to Entry 14:04 - Crisis Management and Rethinking Blueprints * Life After COVID / Reframing Crisis As Opportunity * Creating Space / Amplifying Others * Leadership Perspective 39:45 - Duality: Humans As Interconnected Systems * Solidarity and Humanity * Facade Breaking * Rationality * Empathetic Leaders...

209: Self-Identity and Parenting in Tech with Mia Mollie De Búrca

November 18, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour - 71.2 MB

01:25 - Mia’s Superpower: Adaptability * Applicable Skills to Basic Computer Programming * Parsing Information * Research 05:31 - Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology * Linguistic Relativism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguistic_relativity) (Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis) 08:36 - Parenting While Having a Career in Tech 09:42 - Objectivity and Truth in Software Development 11:04 - Tech Parenthood (Cont’d) * Maternity Leave and Returning to Work * Part-Time Flexibility * “Keep-in-Touch Days” ...

208: Who Tells Your Story? with Janeen Uzzell

November 11, 2020 10:00 - 57 minutes - 59.2 MB

01:42 - Janeen’s Superpower: Storytelling * The Importance of Who Tells Your Story * Accountability * Generalizations Are Harmful * Responsibility 07:56 - The Wikimedia Foundation (https://wikimediafoundation.org/) * Trust and Safety Team * Thriving Movement 11:04 - Empowering Communities To Tell Their Stories * Citations * Edit-a-thons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edit-a-thon) 19:53 - Creating a Wikipedia Page 22:07 - Approaching and Engaging Youth 27:10 - Staying Connected As An Organizat...

207: Investigation and Influence with Chelsea Troy

November 04, 2020 10:00 - 55 minutes - 60.4 MB

03:36 - Chelsea’s Superpower: Software Detective Work * Grant-funded Organizations * Context Loss * Forensic Software Analysis * Software (Initially) Never Works ‼️ 08:27 - Coding in Investigation Mode * Lucifer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucifer_(TV_series)) (TV Series) * Setting Up a Debugging Environment (Includes a Velociraptor Example!) 15:05 - Chelsea’s Techtivism Blog Series (https://chelseatroy.com/category/techtivism/): Engineers Considering the Actions and Impact of Their Work S...

206: Conscious Teaching and Learning with Brian Hogan

October 28, 2020 09:00 - 59 minutes - 65.2 MB

02:11 - Brian’s Superpower: Being Able to Teach People Stuff * Guiding Learners Towards Outcomes and Success * Connecting with Students on a Deeper Level * Active Learning 13:15 - Building Relationships * Adults vs Kids * Tapping Into Individual Motivation 18:34 - Learning Useful, Real-World Material * Exercises For Programmers (https://www.amazon.com/Exercises-Programmers-Challenges-Develop-Coding/dp/1680501224) * Systems Thinking Speech by Dr. Russell Ackoff (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

205: Breaking Silos and Creating Opportunity Via Remote Work with Amir Salihefendić

October 21, 2020 09:00 - 48 minutes - 53.8 MB

02:16 - Amir’s Superpower: Learning * The Value of Knowledge Work 05:42 - Growing Up As a Refugee * Maintaining Focus During Change 11:04 - A Founder’s Mindset * Trauma: Makes You Stronger * Shadow-Side Psyche (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_(psychology)) * Reboot by Jerry Colonna (https://www.rebootbyjerry.com/) (Book) * Reboot.io (https://www.reboot.io/) (CEO Coaching) 19:06 - Remote Work * Opportunities and Implications * Handling Skepticism * Impact on Local Community * Remote-Firs...

204: Creating Community Spaces in The Age of COVID with Nicole Archambault

October 14, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 51.5 MB

02:04 - Nicole’s Superpower: Empathy and Community Building * “The After-Hours Vibe” Zoom Parties (DM Nicole on Twitter for an invite!) (https://twitter.com/lavie_encode) * Discord Servers (https://discord.com/) * freeCodeCamp (https://www.freecodecamp.org/) 15:06 - Overcoming Isolation and Forming Connections in the Age of COVID-19 * Masking (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masking_(personality)) * Vulnerability and Transparency 20:42 - Creating a Techincal Community * Human Resource Machine (...

203: Algorithmic Auditing and Accountability with Matthew Zhou

October 07, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 69 MB

01:54 - Matt’s Superpower: Letting Things Go Easily * Nonattachment and Immigration 08:35 - Matt’s Journey From Anthropology to Tech * The Intersection of Technology and Social Science 13:42 - Algorithmic Auditing and Accountability * Internal vs External Audits * Identifying Affected Parties * Waze Hijacked L.A. in the Name of Convenience. Can Anyone Put the Genie Back in the Bottle? (https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/waze-los-angeles-neighborhoods/) * Participation in Machine Learning * P...

202: The Art of Storytelling in Technology with Asra Nadeem

September 30, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 74.8 MB

00:42 - Asra’s Superpower: Unrelenting Love For Herself 02:32 - Storytelling * Storytelling is Important for Change * Taking Action with Stories 09:35 - Finding Passionate Builders * No Freedom Without Financial Freedom * Human Creativity vs Technology Automation * You Can Be Who You Want to Be 18:32 - The Responsibility of Creators and Consumers in Tech * Personal Responsibility vs Systemic Issues * Balancing Individual Responsibility with Power Dynamics and Influence * Manipulation, Fear, a...

201: Real Rebels Pay Their Taxes with Nils Norman Haukås

September 23, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 70.7 MB

02:58 - Nils’ Superpower: Storytelling * Practicing Presentation * Company/Employer-Sponsored Skill Training (such as storytelling/public speaking) * Taking Courses Unrelated to Your Own Skillset 09:39 - Deleting Code * Tension Around Deleting or Refactoring Others’ Code * Etiquette Around ^^ * Sharing Codebases 20:17 - Is it ethical to invest time in learning and using technologies from companies that pay little or no taxes? * Real Rebels Pay Their Taxes (https://nilsnh.no/2020/08/14/real-re...

200: "Bad Code" with Damien Burke

September 16, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 71.1 MB

02:58 - Damien’s Superpower: Being able to hold contradictory beliefs at the same time. * Working in VERY Local Government (for the City of Los Angeles) 07:05 - What is “Bad Code”? * Episode 188: Going Off the Rails with Damien Burke (https://www.greaterthancode.com/going-off-the-rails) (Damien’s Previous GTC Episode) * Objectivity vs Subjectivity: Why does code lie on that spectrum? * Metrics to Measure Beautiful Code: * Does it make the world a better place? * Is it clear? 16:38 - What shou...

199: Toxicity in Tech with Amy Newell

September 09, 2020 09:00 - 55 minutes - 58 MB

04:31 - Amy’s Superpower: Search Algorithms and Finding Things * Finding Things in Code * Visual vs Spacial Awareness 08:39 - Toxic Masculinity and Hierarchies in Engineering Roles * I’m not in security but whenever I hear people taking about who is more technical all I see is folks jockeying for status.(not blaming, that’s the culture we have made in software generally). But from outside whatever y’all mean when you say technical is completely opaque. (https://twitter.com/amynewell/status/1...

198: Learning From Failure with Ravs Kaur

September 02, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 69.9 MB

02:30 - Rav’s Superpower: Learning to Learn * Success and Failure * Creating Environments Where It’s Safe to Fail * Exploring Ideas and Collecting Datapoints * Celebrating Feedback Cycles and Experiments 07:12 - Failing Fast – Getting Early Feedback Along the Way * Getting Over the “Being Polished” Hump * Learning for Self-Fulfilment 17:02 - Empathy as a Life Skill * Simulation * Empathy is Necessary to Learn Through Failure 26:40 - Uplevel (https://uplevelteam.com/): Empowering Engineers to ...

197: Tips For New Developers with Dan Moore

August 26, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 78.2 MB

02:13 - Dan’s Superpower: Ability to Keep Calm * “We need to solve this problem.” * Dealing with Frustration * Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (https://www.amazon.com/Zen-Art-Motorcycle-Maintenance-Paperback/dp/B00ZT1W1DO/ref=pd_lpo_14_t_0/132-3661810-3882807?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00ZT1W1DO&pd_rd_r=9a9d44ae-174a-45d0-9d26-209d9489e335&pd_rd_w=DdnSJ&pd_rd_wg=kqSrE&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=63K9K68E65P4FKNM9XZC&psc=1&refRID=63K9K68E65P4FKNM9XZC) 07:11 - Ma...

196: Documentation as Performance with Aisha Blake

August 19, 2020 09:00 - 55 minutes - 57.9 MB

02:26 - Aisha’s Superpower: Proofreading 04:05 - Documentation * “The Code Documents Itself” * Context / Entry Points * Documentation as a Narrative * The Value of Documentation 07:54 - Forms of Documentation Worth Investing In * Onboarding * Commit Messages * Pull Requests 10:34 - Architecture and Stories * Commit Messages * References * User Stories 17:17 - Telling Stories Through Documentation * Documentation as Performance * < title of conf > (https://www.titleofconf.org/) * Tail Call O...

195: Pivoting to PPE with Christina Perla

August 12, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 76.5 MB

02:33 - Christina’s Superpower: Resourcefulness, Industrial Design * Pratt Institute (https://www.pratt.edu/) * Building Physical Mockups of Items * Learning on The Go 07:30 - Starting Makelab (https://makelab.nyc/); Inspiration for 3D Printing * Enabling Creatives * Mitigating Risk * Clientele 15:15 - Pivoting to PPE in Lieu of COVID-19 * Making Faceshields * Handling Orders 22:04 - Advice for Other Women Who Want to Start a Business * Focus on What You Don’t Know * Stay Close to Customers ...

194: I Don’t Need You To Like Me, I Need You To Hate Racism with Dr. Courtney D. Cogburn

August 05, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 76.4 MB

02:28 - Courtney’s Superpower: Speaking on the Topic of Racism “You can’t prioritize your discomfort over living your own values.” – Courtney White Liberals Are Dangerous: the “I’m liberal...I’m not that bad” narrative Action & Engaging in Antiracist Practices Over Lipservice Antiracism is a Lifelong Learning Process Not Seeing Race is Problematic – Disproportive Representation 13:16 - Adopting Attitudes Towards Antiracism Understanding White Supremacy If It’s Not Antiracist, It’s Racist 16:2...

193: Optimizing For Happiness with Tudor Gîrba

July 29, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 71.9 MB

02:09 - Tudor’s Superpower: Storytelling * Getting Beyond Your Self-Critic * Writing Code is Storytelling * There’s No Semantics Without Syntax 13:04 - Reading Stories (and Code) * Reading Code Takes Place in an Editor * Code is Not Text. Code is Data. 17:56 - Optimizing For Happiness Automation Creates More Jobs Choosing Tools is Important “The tools that we create end up influencing how we see the world.” – Marshall McLuhan 27:48 - Moldable Development * Making Metaphors and Building Abstra...

192: Bringing Our Whole Selves with Siobhán Cronin

July 22, 2020 09:00 - 50 minutes - 36.8 MB

02:36 - Siobhán’s Superpower: Catalyzing Personal and Community Change 04:19 - Managing Change During COVID-19 * Experiencing Joy While Grieving * Bringing Your Whole Self to Work (a boundary being stretched like never before) * Working From Home: Ranges of Experiences and Comfort-Levels 13:51 - Pros and Cons of Bringing Your Whole/Full Self to Work * Building Affinity & Care * Interfacing with Capitalism * Painpoints as Learning Opportunities * Having Boundaries * Building Inclusive Communit...

191: Sitting Down Together with Amy Tobey

July 15, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 70.6 MB

02:14 - Amy’s Superpower: Looking at a mess and seeing the potential for what it could be. 03:40 - Generalists vs Specialists * 071: Brein Power with Rein Henrichs (https://www.greaterthancode.com/brein-power) * T-Shaped Skills (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-shaped_skills) “The job description should describe the capabilities that the team needs, not that the individual needs.” 15:28 - Finding a “Beautiful” Mess in Technical Systems “The biggest impediment to change is your users.” – Jessic...

190: Social Media, Privacy, and Security with Joe LeBlanc

July 08, 2020 09:00 - 41 minutes - 45.3 MB

01:32 - Joe’s Superpower: Hospitality * Greater Than Code 054: Code Hospitality with Nadia Odunayo (https://www.greaterthancode.com/code-hospitality) 06:20 - Social Media: It's time for us to stop acting like we are getting access to social media for free. * When you add up your household's cable/Internet/phone bills, you're paying bare minimum $100/mo. * This money isn't going to Facebook and Twitter, but it is the entry fee for bringing these platforms into your home, where they subsequen...

189: Succeeding in Science with Deborah Berebichez

July 01, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 46.5 MB

01:13 - Debbie’s Superpower: Having an excellent memory and a detailed-oriented brain 03:23 - Teaching Science in Fun Ways * Sourcebooks Baby University Books, Assorted Science Titles, Set of 4 (https://www.schoolspecialty.com/sourcebooks-baby-university-four-book-set-2023976?kxconfid=u7avswvjn&source=google&campaignid=9240857700&placement=shopping&keyword=&gclid=CjwKCAjw88v3BRBFEiwApwLevfrBS0j1HjYBbeJEDTBCZd6TlGLCGEJap-mjxWraRahzKDOThgol3BoCYvgQAvD_BwE) * Thermodynamics for Babies and Toddle...

188: Going Off the Rails with Damien Burke

June 24, 2020 09:00 - 59 minutes - 63.2 MB

01:10 - Damien’s Superpower: The ability to hold conflicting beliefs at the same time. * Blind Men and an Elephant (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_men_and_an_elephant) * Law of Excluded Middle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_excluded_middle#:~:text=In%20logic%2C%20the%20law%20of,and%20the%20law%20of%20identity.) 04:09 - Life is Hard. How do we make things easy? * Simon’s Ant (https://everything2.com/title/Simon%2527s+ant) * Emergent Behavior (https://www.thwink.org/sustain/glossary...

187: Seeing The World with Bryan Liles

June 17, 2020 09:00 - 47 minutes - 52.2 MB

01:50 - Bryan’s Superpower: The ability to see the world as it is 06:52 - Conference Circuits / Virtual Conferencing * KubeCon (https://events.linuxfoundation.org/kubecon-cloudnativecon-europe/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=KC_CNC_Virtual&gclid=CjwKCAjw5vz2BRAtEiwAbcVIL7LDb7jGC7Fiq3gVMxj6_SL7f4qa0eIlnMUKGtO91vtNvKkLyU35ahoCLkEQAvD_BwE) * Keynote: CNCF Project Updates - Bryan Liles, KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019 Co-Chair (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=two3Tz...

186: The Universe Makes it Happen with Emily Gorcenski

June 10, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 67 MB

Emily has been on GTC before! Check out her previous episode: 037: Failure Mode (https://www.greaterthancode.com/failure-mode) 01:08 - Emily’s Superpower: Hunting Nazis and Data Science * Emily’s Motivation to Do This Work – Fighting Back * What is the question behind the question? * Data Science + SCIENCE 14:55 - Being Willing to Be Wrong / Failure and Learning * Methods for Determining You’re Going to be Tracking Wrong Things * Simpson’s Paradox (https://www.britannica.com/topic/Simpsons-pa...

Special Edition: #BlackLivesMatter

June 04, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 94.5 MB

There are no show notes nessecary for this episode. Your job is to listen and learn from these 3 strong women. Special Guests: Isa Herico-Velasco , Kim Crayton, and Shireen Mitchell.

185: Adaptive Capacity and Mutual Aid with Michelle Glauser

June 03, 2020 09:00 - 58 minutes - 40.9 MB

02:27 - Michelle’s Superpower: Resilience * Graceful Extensibility (https://thompson.wiki.innovateoregon.org/graceful-extensibility.html) 04:59 - Techtonica (https://techtonica.org/) * The Board * Breaking Barriers Into Tech * Income Sharing Agreements * Job Placement Success * Setting Cohorts Up For Success * Becoming an Educator * Socioeconomic Factors * Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams (https://www.amazon.com/Limbo-Blue-Collar-Roots-White-Collar-Dreams/dp/0471714399) 25:35 - ...

184: The Python Software Foundation and the Future of Conferencing with Naomi Ceder & Ewa Jodlawska

May 27, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 63.2 MB

01:39 - Ewa’s Superpower: Organization * PyCon (https://us.pycon.org/) 02:01 - Naomi’s Superpower: Empathy for the Marginalized 02:51 - The Python Software Foundation (PSF) (https://www.python.org/psf/) * PyCon Online (https://us.pycon.org/2020/online/) * PyPI (https://pypi.org/) 05:26 - Regional and Local Meetings: Building a Healthy Community 06:52 - “Everybody Pays” and the PSF Budget * Financial Aid 11:16 - How the Pandemic is Effecting the PSF * Financially * Moving to Virtual Conferenci...

183: How We Learn with Vaidehi Joshi

May 20, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 93.2 MB

01:47 - Vaidehi’s Superpower: Learning new things and teaching them to other people * Teaching Things Helps YOU Learn * Deciding on Things to Learn 05:01 - Approaching Learning * Reading * Relating Things to Things Already Known * Ask Yourself, “Why do I need to know this?” * Tricks for Reading Papers * Read the Abstract & Conclusion * Pick Fights with the Paper * Using Tutorials * Accountability & Motivation * Learning with Others * Unraveled (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaDrN74Sf...

182: Labor Organizing with Ellen Wondra

May 13, 2020 09:00 - 50 minutes - 66 MB

00:41 - Ellen’s Superpower: Knowing what her pets are thinking. (Observation and Paying Attention to Non-Verbal Cues.) * Virginia Satir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Satir), Congruence and Incongruence * Lie to Me (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie_to_Me) * Detecting Microexpressions 10:33 - Shareholder and Stakeholder Economies * Game Theory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_theory) * Out of the Crisis (https://www.amazon.com/Out-Crisis-Press-Edwards-Deming/dp/0262541157) * Mitb...

181: Normalcy Theater with Aaron Aldrich

May 06, 2020 09:00 - 56 minutes - 63.7 MB

02:04 - Aaron’s Superpower: Relating to people on any level because he has so many hobbies! * Useful in DevRel * Ending Up in Unexpected Places * Trying New Things and Nerding Out 06:42 - Everything Has a Technical Aspect * Music vs Computer Programming * Computer Systems as Sociotechnical Systems 10:37 - Connecting High-Performing Resilient Teams * Common Ground Within Teams * Recovering From Failure * Failover Conf by Gremlin (https://failover-conf.heysummit.com/) 14:14 - Implementing Purpo...

180: Open Source Freedom and Technical Purity with Tobie Langel

April 29, 2020 09:00 - 50 minutes - 53.2 MB

02:34 - Tobie’s Superpower: Bridging tribes. * Avoiding Labels 04:13 - Being a Co-Conspirator of Ethical Open Source * Contributing to the Greater Good * Finding Deeper Meaning in Open Source, Software, and Tech * Privilege, Moral Obligation, and Responsibility * Edmund Berkeley (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Berkeley) * The Priority of Constituencies (https://dev.w3.org/html5/html-design-principles/#priority-of-constituencies) * Technical Purity 12:41 - Open Source: Prioritizing Impl...

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