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Greater Than Code

286 episodes - English - Latest episode: 3 months ago - ★★★★★ - 44 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

275: Making Change Happen – Why Not You? with Nyota Gordon

March 23, 2022 09:00 - 52 minutes - 50.1 MB

01:47 - Nyota’s Superpower: To hear and pull out people’s ideas to make them more clear, actionable, and profitable! * Acknowledging The Unspoken * Getting Checked 07:15 - Boundaries and Harmony 10:35 - News & Social Media * Addiction * Filtering * Bias 18:54 - The Impact of AI 23:00 - Anyone Can Be A Freelance Journalist; How Change Happens * Chelsea Cirruzzo’s Guide to Freelance Journalism (https://docs.google.com/document/d/18rwpMH_VpK8LUcO61czV2SzzXPVmcVhmUigf1_a7xbc/edit) * Casey’s GGWa...

274: Managing People Versus Servers with Arpit Mohan

March 09, 2022 10:00 - 42 minutes - 39.7 MB

02:03 - Arpit’s Superpower: Tenacity * Tenacious D (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenacious_D) 05:03 - Managing People vs Servers * Establish Consistent Language and Shared Level of Understanding * Written Word * Following Up * User Manual (Persona Investigation) * Consensus Algorithms: Single Sources of Truth & Responsibility * Independent Failures: Build and Establish Trust * Conway’s Law (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_law) * Somathesis – Collective Problem Solving: Music, S...

273: Motorcycling Adventures with Kerri Miller

March 02, 2022 10:00 - 59 minutes - 65.4 MB

02:28 - Kerri’s Superpower: Having an Iron Butt * The Iron Butt Association (https://www.ironbutt.org/) 06:39 - On The Road Entertainment * FM Radio * Country Music * Community/Local Radio * Roadside Attractions * The World Largest Ball of Twine (http://www.kansastravel.org/balloftwine.htm) * Mystery Spot (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_Spot) * Mystery Spot Polka (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYHiGQiAPhI) 15:11 - Souvenir Collection & Photography * Fireweed Ice Cream (ht...

272: People First – Self-Awareness and Being Excellent To Each Other with Ashleigh Wilson

February 23, 2022 10:00 - 54 minutes - 45.5 MB

02:14 - Ashleigh’s Superpower: Ability To See “The Vision” * The Queen’s Gambit (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Queen%27s_Gambit_(miniseries)) 03:35 - Intentionality: “People First” * Call Me Out: Intention vs Impact * “This Doesn’t Make Sense” Log * Emotional Fitness Surveys * “Dare To Lead” Book Club 10:55 - Listen * Digging in to Defensiveness / Uncomfortableness * Little Things Add Up * Building Connections and Relationships 15:10 - Building Trust – Why is vulnerability not professiona...

271: EventStorming with Paul Rayner

February 16, 2022 10:00 - 58 minutes - 51.4 MB

00:58 - Paul’s Superpower: Participating in Scary Things 02:19 - EventStorming (https://www.eventstorming.com/) * Optimized For Collaboration * Visualizing Processes * Working Together * Sticky (Post-it) Notes (https://www.post-it.com/3M/en_US/post-it/products/~/Post-it-Products/Notes/?N=4327+5927575+3294529207+3294857497&rt=r3) 08:35 - Regulation: Avoiding Overspecifics * “The Happy Path” * Timeboxing * Parking Lot (https://project-management.fandom.com/wiki/Parking_lot) * Inside Pixar (http...

270: Trust Building and Authenticity with Justin Searls

February 09, 2022 10:00 - 1 hour - 50.4 MB

How to Trust Again – Justin Searls (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu8KmhPa5Oc) Why has trust become so rare in the software industry? Developers don't trust their own ability to program, teammates don't trust each other to write quality code, and organizations don't trust that people are working hard enough to deliver on time. This talk by Justin Searls is a reflection on the far-reaching consequences distrust can have for individuals, teams, and organizations and an exploration of what w...

269: Being Your Authentic Self – Turning Adversity Into Power with Nikema Prophet

February 02, 2022 10:00 - 1 hour - 59.8 MB

00:51 - Nikema’s Superpower: Connecting To People Through Authenticity & Vulnerability * Background in Dancing * The Ailey School (https://www.alvinailey.org/school) * Shift to Tech * Having Babies * ADHD Diagnosis (Neurodivergence) * Masking (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masking_(personality)) 28:02 - Seeing People For Their Whole Selves; Facilitating Safe Spaces * Nikema’s Founder Journey * Remote Work & Homeschooling * Pop Schools (https://popschools.com/) * School Can Be Damaging to ...

268: LGBTQA+ Inclusion

January 26, 2022 10:00 - 48 minutes - 38.5 MB

01:56 - Episode Intro: Who is Casey Watts (https://twitter.com/heycaseywattsup)? * Happy and Effective (https://www.happyandeffective.com/) 02:25 - “Gay” vs “Queer” * Cultural vs Sexual * Black vs black * Deaf vs deaf 06:11 - Pronoun Usage & Normalization * Greater Than Code Episode 266: Words Carry Power – Approaching Inclusive Language with Kate Marshall (https://www.greaterthancode.com/words-carry-power-approaching-inclusive-language) * Spectrum of Allyship (https://aninjusticemag.com/the...

267: Handling Consulting Businesses and Client Loads

January 19, 2022 10:00 - 1 hour - 50.5 MB

00:36 - Panelist Consulting Experience and Backgrounds * Debugging Your Brain by Casey Watts (https://www.debuggingyourbrain.com/) * Happy and Effective (https://www.happyandeffective.com/) 10:00 - Marketing, Charging, and Setting Prices * Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/) * Chelsea’s Blog (https://chelseatroy.com/) * Self-Worth by Salary 28:34 - GeePawHill Twitter Thread (https://twitter.com/GeePawHill/status/1478950180904972293) - Impact Consulting * Casey’s Spreadsheet - “Matrix-Based Pri...

266: Words Carry Power – Approaching Inclusive Language with Kate Marshall

January 12, 2022 10:00 - 58 minutes - 46.8 MB

01:48 - Kate’s Superpower: Empathy * Absorbing Energy * Setting Healthy Energetic Boundaries * Authenticity * Intent vs Impact 10:46 - Words and Narratives Carry Power; Approaching Inclusive Language * Taking Action After Causing Harm * Get Specific, But Don’t Overthink * Practice Makes Progress * Normalize Sharing Pronouns * No-CodeConf (https://webflow.com/nocodeconf) * No-CodeSchool (https://nocodeschool.co/) * Gender Expresion Does Not Always Equal Gender Identity 21:27 - Approaching In...

265: Computer Science Education – Forge Your Own Path with Emily Haggard

January 05, 2022 10:00 - 52 minutes - 40.4 MB

00:54 - Emily’s Superpower: Being a Good Teacher * Greater Than Code Episode 261: Celebrating Computer Science Education with Dave Bock (https://www.greaterthancode.com/celebrating-computer-science-education) * CyberPatriot (https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/) 06:24 - Online College Courses vs In-Person Learning / Emily’s Community College Path * Network Engineering (https://www.fieldengineer.com/blogs/what-is-network-engineer-definition) * Virginia Tech (https://vt.edu/) * Guaranteed Transfer ...

264: #BlackTechTwitter and Black Tech Pipeline with Pariss Athena

December 22, 2021 10:00 - 59 minutes - 44 MB

00:54 - Pariss’ Superpower: Being Vocal and Transparent * #BlackTechTwitter (https://twitter.com/ParissAthena/status/1068873547005812737?s=20) * The Villian Origin Story * Deadpool (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadpool_(film)) 08:01 - #BlackTechTwitter (https://twitter.com/ParissAthena/status/1068873547005812737?s=20) & Black Tech Pipeline (https://blacktechpipeline.com/) * Job Board (https://blacktechpipeline.com/jobs) * Labor Compensation 15:56 - Being Okay with Losing Opportunities * An...

263: Security Education, Awareness, Behavior, and Culture with Kat Sweet

December 15, 2021 10:00 - 46 minutes - 38.3 MB

02:01 - Kat’s Superpower: Terrible Puns! * Puns & ADHD; Divergent Thinking (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divergent_thinking) * Punching Down (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=punching%20down) * Idioms (https://www.ef.edu/english-resources/english-idioms/) 08:07 - Security Awareness Education & Accessibility * Phishing * Unconscious Bias Training That Works (https://hbr.org/2021/09/unconscious-bias-training-that-works) * Psychological Safety * 239: Accessibility and Sexuality ...

262: Faith, Science, Truth, and Vulnerability with Evan Light

December 08, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 61.5 MB

00:59 - Evans’s Superpower: Talking about topics that aren’t interesting to whomever he’s talking to at the time * ADHD (https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/facts.html) * Diagnosing as an Adult * Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (https://addadult.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/ASRS-v1.1_Form.jpg) * QbCheck: ADHD Self-Check Test (https://www.qbcheck.com/) * Why seek a medical diagnosis? * Almost everything that you know about “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” is probably wrong (https://e...

261: Celebrating Computer Science Education with Dave Bock

December 01, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 59.7 MB

Catch Dave on Episode 006 of Greater Than Code! Getting Technology Into the Hands of Children with David Bock (https://www.greaterthancode.com/getting-technology-into-the-hands-of-children) 02:10 - Dave’s Superpower: Ability to Reevaluate and Drop Ideas – Onto The Next! * Star Trek: The Next Generation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation) * Impostor Syndrome (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impostor_syndrome) 07:10 - The Acceptance of Ruby; Using Ruby as a Teaching Lan...

260: Fixing Broken Tech Interviews with Ian Douglas

November 24, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 57.3 MB

01:01 - Ian’s Superpower: Curiosity & Life-Long Learning * Discovering Computers * Sharing Knowledge 06:27 - Streaming and Mentorship: Becoming “The Career Development Guy” * The Turing School of Software and Design (https://turing.edu/) * techinterview.guide (https://techinterview.guide/) * twitch.tv/iandouglas736 (https://www.twitch.tv/iandouglas736) 12:01 - Tech Interviews (Are Broken) * techinterview.guide (https://techinterview.guide/) * Daily Email Series (https://techinterview.guide/d...

259: Continuous Iteration, Continuous Improvement – Always Evolving Over Time with Rin Oliver

November 17, 2021 10:00 - 43 minutes - 50.2 MB

01:42 - Rin’s Superpower: Writing, Public Speaking, and Being Neurodivergent + Awesome! 02:18 - GitHub Actions (https://github.com/features/actions) * Concurrent Actions * CICD (Continuous Improvement, Continuous Deployment) * Security * Trivy (https://aquasecurity.github.io/trivy/v0.17.0/) * Building Secure Open Source Communities From the Ground Up (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtDitJyd-3s) * Camunda Community Hub (https://github.com/camunda-community-hub) * community-action-...

258: Nerd Therapy with Michael Keady

November 10, 2021 10:00 - 1 hour - 86 MB

01:53 - Michael’s Superpower: Networking and Community Building * Being Driven to Fulfill Needs * Mental Health First Aid (https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/) * Working in Proximity / Keeping In Touch * MAPS at Burning Man (https://maps.org/news-letters/v15n3/burningman.pdf) 10:36 - Defining Mental Health * Self-Invalidation & Dialectics (https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hegel-dialectics/) * Money buys happiness, but euphoria comes dear (https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2021/02/...

257: Putting Accessibility Into Action with Dr. Michele A. Williams

November 03, 2021 09:00 - 59 minutes - 45.2 MB

01:03 - Not Giving Into Peer Pressure 02:31 - Reaching Outside of the Accessibility World (Demystifying Accessibility) * Everyday Accessibility by Dr. Michele A. Williams (https://www.a11yproject.com/posts/2021-06-14-everyday_accessibility/) * Thinking About Disability Until It’s Everyone’s Normal Way of Thinking * Power Structures and Erasing Innovation * Recognizing Specialty * Cormac Russell: Four Modes of Change: To, For, With, By (https://www.skybrary.aero/bookshelf/books/4510.pdf) 12:...

256: Unbreaking the Web with Chris Ferdinandi

October 27, 2021 15:15 - 1 hour - 55.6 MB

Greater Than Code Episode #170: The Case for Vanilla JavaScript with Chris Ferdinandi (https://www.greaterthancode.com/the-case-for-vanilla-javascript) 02:50 - Project Gemini (https://gemini.circumlunar.space/) and Text Protocols * Always Bet on JavaScript 07:05 - Overusing Analytics & Tracking Scripts * Be An Advocate For Your Users / Ethical Obligations 12:18 - Innovations: Making Accessibility The Default 14:48 - Ad-Tech and Tooling * Partytown (https://partytown.builder.io/) * Fathom (...

255: Building Global Love Bubbles with Anne Griffin

October 20, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 90.3 MB

02:47 - Anne’s Superpower: Empathy & Collaboration * Feeling Accepted & Creating a Sense of Safety * Creating Happy Bubbles * Making People Feel They Matter on Teams * No Matter Status (i.e. Employees vs Contractors) * No Matter Geographical Location/Timezone * Equivalence in Remote Work 17:45 - Framing and Shaping Relationships + Communication * Changing Company Culture * Sharing Concerns with Upper Management * “We are all on the same team.” * Silence IS a Response * Working Through Chall...

254: Transitioning Into Tech with Danielle Thompson

October 13, 2021 09:00 - 51 minutes - 43.3 MB

01:17 - Danielle’s Superpower: Empathy & Communication 01:56 - Going From the Hospitality Industry => Tech * @CodeSchoolQA (https://twitter.com/codeschoolqa) / twitch.tv/thejonanshow (https://www.twitch.tv/thejonanshow) 04:58 - Education Technology (https://tech.ed.gov/) (EdTech) * Disruption = Reinvention 07:18 - Anthropology + Tech / Working With People * Anticipating Needs 10:25 - Making Education Fun + Inclusive * Cultural Relevance * Revamping Outdated Curriculum * Connecting With Kid...

253: Reframing the Value of Open Source with Jen Weber

October 06, 2021 09:00 - 54 minutes - 42 MB

00:47 - Jen’s Superpower: Being Optimistic * Recognizing Negative Loops * Intentionality & Prioritization * Preventing Security Vulnerabilities 10:13 - Working On Open-Source Projects vs Commercial Software/Products * Gathering Feedback (RFCs) * Baby Steps = Big Impact 12:57 - Major vs Minor Releases * Semantic Versioning * Deprecation Warnings * Advanced Notice * Incremental Rollouts 18:45 - RFC / Feedback Processes * Dealing with Contradictory Feedback * Reaching Consensus * Visionary Lea...

252: Designing For Safety with Eva PenzeyMoog

September 29, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 45 MB

TRIGGER WARNING: Domestic Violence, Abuse, Interpersonal Safety 01:26 - Eva’s Superpower: ADHD and Hyperfocus * Workplace Accommodation * At-Will Employment (https://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/at-will-employment-overview.aspx) 08:19 - Design for Safety (https://abookapart.com/products/design-for-safety) * Tech Used For Interpersonal Harm * Might vs When * Eva Penzey Moog | Designing Against Domestic Violence (https://vimeo.com/373462514) * Weaponizing Technology 12:45 - What ...

251: Diplomatic Accessibility Advocacy with Todd Libby

September 22, 2021 09:00 - 46 minutes - 37.4 MB

01:09 - Todd’s Superpower: Advocacy For Accessibility * Getting Started * Designing With Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman (https://www.amazon.com/Designing-Web-Standards-Jeffrey-Zeldman/dp/0321616952) * The A11Y Project (https://www.a11yproject.com/) * W3C (https://www.w3.org/) 06:18 - Joining The W3C * The W3C Community Page (https://www.w3.org/community/) 07:44 - Getting People/Companies/Stakeholders to Care/Prioritize About Accessibility * Making A Strong Case For Accessibility by Todd ...

250: Employee Resource Groups with Adrian Gillem

September 15, 2021 09:00 - 49 minutes - 45.2 MB

01:19 - Adrian’s Superpower: Humor * Making People Feel Comfortable Through Humor * Self-Deprecating Humor & Authenticity 04:57 - Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): What are they? * Employees Share Effective, Measurable, Impactful Insights * Connecting New Hires with People Who Look Like Them * Making Employee Experiences Better 09:20 - How ERGs Operate * “Build with not for” * Making Fellow Colleagues Heard 18:03 - Successfully Policy Implementations: Examples * Transgender Healthcare 23:18 - ...

249: #TechIsHiring + eSports and Software Engineering with Chad Stewart

September 08, 2021 09:00 - 54 minutes - 41 MB

01:19 - Chad’s Superpower: Making People Laugh * Using Comedy to Deal with Problems 03:46 - #TechIsHiring (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TechisHiring&src=typeahead_click&f=live) * Bot: @TechIsHiring (https://twitter.com/TechIsHiring) * Amplifying Others * Using Networks For Good * Being a Bridge/Connector * Actively Working to Benefit Others (Possibly Professionally?!?) * Diversify Tech (https://diversifytech.co/) * @DiversifyTechCo (https://twitter.com/diversifytechco) * Veni Kunche (ht...

248: Developing Team Culture with Andrew Dunkman

September 01, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 58.2 MB

01:27 - Andrew’s Superpower: Stern Empathy 03:30 - Setting Work Boundaries * Matrix Organizations * 18F (https://18f.gsa.gov/) * Acknowledging Difficult Situations (i.e. Burnout) * Health Checks * Project Success * Time Tracking * Heart Connection / Motivation * Work Distribution * Greater Than Code Episode 162: Glue Work with Denise Yu (https://www.greaterthancode.com/glue-work) 18:54 - Providing Support During a Pandemic * Stretching/Growth Work * Comfortable/Safety Work * Social Conn...

247: Approaching Learning and Content Creation with Sy Brand

August 25, 2021 09:00 - 54 minutes - 41.6 MB

02:01 - Sy’s Superpower: Making Complex Topics Digestible * Sy on YouTube: "Computer Science Explained with my Cats" (https://www.youtube.com/SyBrandPlusCats) 06:28 - Approaching Learning to Code: Do Something That Motivates You * Greater Than Code Episode 246: Digital Democracy and Indigenous Storytelling with Rudo Kemper (https://www.greaterthancode.com/digital-democracy-and-indigenous-storytelling) * Ruby For Good (https://rubyforgood.org/) * Terrastories (https://terrastories.io/) 11:25...

246: Digital Democracy and Indigenous Storytelling with Rudo Kemper

August 18, 2021 09:00 - 57 minutes - 40.9 MB

02:45 - Rudo’s Superpower: Being Pretty Good At Lots of Things! * Learning How to Learn on the Fly * Digital Democracy (https://www.digital-democracy.org/) * Earth Defenders Toolkit (https://www.earthdefenderstoolkit.com/) * Ruby For Good (https://rubyforgood.org/) * Problem-Solving & Mastery: “Fake it until you make it!” 13:14 - Digital Democracy (https://www.digital-democracy.org/) & Terrastories (https://terrastories.io/) * The Amazon Conservation Team (https://www.amazonteam.org/) (ACT...

245: Hacking Reality with Rony Abovitz

August 11, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 61.7 MB

03:03 - Rony’s Superpower: Being a Space Cadet: Free-Willing Imagination, Insight, and Intuition 06:54 - Becoming Interested in Technology * Science + Art * Star Wars (https://www.starwars.com/) * Solar Power 10:30 - Unstructured Play and Maintaining a Sense of Wonder and Free-Spiritedness * Geoffrey West on Scaling, Open-Ended Growth, and Accelerating Crisis/Innovation Cycles: Transcenden (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnxpqecbpOU) 15:15 - Power Structures and Hierarchies * Flow: The Psyc...

244: Making Peace and Creating Trust with Brianna McGowen

August 04, 2021 09:00 - 56 minutes - 43.8 MB

01:52 - Brianna’s Superpower: Intense Empathy and Feeling Deeply * Octavia Butler: Parable of the Sower (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_Sower_(novel)) 06:28 - Practicing Acceptance vs Resignation * Making Peace Without Giving Up * Problems/Tasks vs People * Providing Alternate Narratives * Delicious Democracy (https://www.deliciousdemocracy.com/): Making Things a Pleasurable Experience for All 12:04 - Delicious Democracy: A Creative Advocacy Lab (https://www.deliciousdemocracy.c...

243: Equitable Design: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know with Jennifer Strickland

July 28, 2021 09:00 - 57 minutes - 61.2 MB

02:51 - Jennifer’s Superpower: Kindness & Empathy * Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-complex-ptsd-2797491) (C-PTSD) 07:37 - Equitable Design and Inclusive Design * Section 508 (https://www.section508.gov/) Compliance * Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/) (WCAG) * HmntyCentrd (https://hmntycntrd.com/) * Creative Reaction Lab (https://www.creativereactionlab.com/) 15:43 - Biases and Prejudices * Se...

242: Considering The Social Side of Tech with Trond Hjorteland

July 21, 2021 09:00 - 48 minutes - 31.2 MB

01:20 - The Superpower of Sociotechnical System (STS) Design: Considering the Social AND the Technical. The social side matters. * Critical Systems Thinking and the Management of Complexity by Michael C. Jackson (https://www.amazon.com/Critical-Systems-Thinking-Management-Complexity/dp/1119118379) * Open Systems * Mechanical * Animate * Social * Ecological * On Purposeful Systems: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Individual and Social Behavior as a System of Purposeful Events (https://www...

241: Data Science Science with Adam Ross Nelson

July 07, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 44.6 MB

01:25 - Teaching, Learning, and Education 06:16 - Becoming a Data Scientist * Opportunities to Create New Knowledge * Data Science Science 19:36 - Solving Bias in Data Science * Weapons of Math Destruction (https://weaponsofmathdestructionbook.com/) 23:36 - Recommendations for Aspiring Data Scientists * Hire a Career Coach * Creating and Maintaining a Portfolio * Make a Rosetta Stone * Make a Cheat Sheet * Write an Article on a Piece of Software You Dislike * A Few T...

240: No Striving, No Hustling with Amelia Winger-Bearskin

June 30, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 39 MB

02:11 - Wampum.Codes (https://www.buzzsprout.com/893995) * MIT Co-Creation Studio (https://cocreationstudio.mit.edu/co-cr-new-mozilla-fellow/) * Mozilla Fellowships (https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/what-we-fund/fellowships/) * Check out some episodes! * Super-Group - Indigenous Tech, Indigenous Knowledge: Wampum.codes as a model for decolonization (https://www.buzzsprout.com/893995/3586117-super-group-indigenous-tech-indigenous-knowledge-wampum-codes-as-a-model-for-decolonization) [Episo...

239: Accessibility and Sexuality with Eli Holderness

June 23, 2021 09:00 - 45 minutes - 43 MB

01:35 - Eli’s Superpower: Germinating Seeds & Gardening 03:03 - Accessibility in Tech * Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20360490) * Remote Work 09:16 - Having Conversations with Leadership/Management * Trust & Honesty * Communication * Shame & Guilt; Managing Expectations 18:26 - Team Culture and Support * Setting Good Examples * Reducing Stigma * Removing Onus 20:09 - Human Performance & Safety * Peo...

238: Contributing to Humanity and Mutual Aid – Solidarity, Not Charity

June 09, 2021 09:00 - 56 minutes - 37.1 MB

01:00 - Mae’s Superpower: Being Able to Relate to Other People and Finding Ways to Support Them 03:42 - Contributing to Humanity (Specifically American Culture) * Title Track Michigan (https://titletrackmichigan.org/) * Climate Change * Clean, Accessible Water * Hate & Divisiveness; Understanding Racial Justice 07:01 - Somatics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatics) and The Effects of Yoga, Meditation, and Self-Awareness * Flow (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology)) * Kripalu ...

237: Empathy is Critical with Andrea Goulet

June 02, 2021 09:00 - 55 minutes - 35.8 MB

01:13 - Andrea’s Superpower: Distilling Complexity * Approaching Copywriting in a Programmatic Way * Word-land vs Abstract-land 09:00 - “Technical” vs “Non-Technical” * This or That Thinking 16:20 - Empathy is Critical * Communication Artifacts * Audience/User Impact * Programmer Aptitude Test (PAT) 33:00 - Reforming Hiring Practices and Systems * Core Values * Exercism.io (https://exercism.io/) * Retrospectives 39:28 - Performance Reviews * Continuous Feedback * Brave New Work by Aaron Digna...

236: Connecting Arts and Technology – The Power of Print with Marlena Compton

May 26, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 42.4 MB

01:07 - Marlena’s Superpower: Bringing the Arts to Tech * Coming Into Tech as a Creative 04:42 - Parallels Between Art and Computer Science/Software Engineering * System Architecture * Spatial Thinking & Representation * Mind in Motion: How Action Shapes Thought by Barbara Tversky (https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Motion-Action-Shapes-Thought/dp/046509306X) * Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff & Mark Johnson (https://www.amazon.com/Metaphors-We-Live-George-Lakoff/dp/0226468011) 09:33 - Sketch...

235: RailsConf Scholars: 2021 Remote Edition

May 19, 2021 09:00 - 42 minutes - 26.2 MB

The RailsConf Scholarship Program (https://railsconf.org/scholarships) 03:12 - Tram’s Superpower: Getting 8 Hours of Sleep Per Night! 04:08 - Leah’s Superpower: Being a Companion to Long-Distance Runners 04:55 - Stefanni’s Superpower: Doing Things She’s Terrified of Doing 05:34 - Being Afraid and Grappling with Self-Doubt * Asking Questions and Being Vulnerable * Call-Out Bad Behavior 12:34 - Team Psychological Safety 17:20 - Education & Learning Environments; Tech Journeys * Ada Developers A...

234: Civil Society and Community Relationships with Michael Garfield

May 12, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 40.7 MB

02:13 - Michael’s Superpower: Being Able to Creatively Digest and Reconstruct Categories * Integral Theory (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integral_theory_(Ken_Wilber)) * Creative Deconstruction – Michael Schwartz (https://ideas.repec.org/f/psc306.html) * Creating Truly Novel Categories – Recognizing Novelty as Novelty 09:39 - Recognizing Economic Value of Talents & Abilities * Invisible Labor * Ecosystem Services * Biodiversity; The Diversity Bonus by Scott Page (https://www.amazon.com/Divers...

233: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matter with Jess Szmajda

May 05, 2021 09:00 - 47 minutes - 33.8 MB

01:22 - Jess’s Superpower: Playing ANY Instrument * Music & Technology * Cultural Expoloration 06:03 - Language Community Ethos (MINASWAN (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/MINASWAN)) * Human-Centered Design * The Joy of Programming Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Joy-of-Programming-DC/) * Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis (https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/psychology/sapir-whorf-hypothesis) 13:24 - Inclusive Language: Language Matters * Valheim (https://store.steampowered.com/app/892970/Valheim/) 17:19 ...

232: Outside The Charmed Circle with Tamsin Davis-Langley

April 28, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 43.5 MB

01:17 - Tamsin’s Superpower: Recognizing Songs Within Seconds 05:08 - Outside the Charmed Circle (https://www.amazon.com/Outside-Charmed-Circle-Exploring-Sexuality/dp/073876132X) (Tamsin’s book about gender, sexuality, and spirituality) * The Pagan Community (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Paganism) * “Necessarily Brief” 09:09 - Consent in the Mentor/Mentee Relationship (Master/Apprentice) * The Universal Attribution Fallacy * Access * Power Dynamics * Conflicts of Interest * The Word “...

231: Deserted Island Safety and Expectations with Austin Parker

April 21, 2021 09:00 - 47 minutes - 33.4 MB

01:04 - Austin’s Superpower: Pain Tolerance 02:06 - Deserted Island DevOps (https://desertedisland.club/) (Running an Online/Virtual Conference in Animal Crossing (https://animal-crossing.com/) or Other Mediums) * Deserted Island DevOps 2020 on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVUQjiv8GtwL-B9AJJ-rNdiDtcU2wo7Gy) * Software Circus (https://www.youtube.com/c/SoftwareCircus) * The Great Cloud Native Bakeoff (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koT08purWDc) * Making Real-Time Audience/...

230: Using Tech + Policy For Good with Corey Ponder

April 14, 2021 09:00 - 1 hour - 50.5 MB

01:55 - Corey’s Superpower: Empathy * Finding Voice: You Are Not a Statistic * What does it mean to support Black lives? * Authentic Self * Having Conversations Around Allyship * Owning Vulnerability 09:06 - Having People Hear Your Stories * “How are you doing?” * “Me Too” Movement (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_Too_movement) – learned something about self and blind spots in the process and the feedback was helpful 13:01 - Allyship Best Practices * Growth Mindset * Trusted Sidekicks; Augm...

229: Union Organization with Melissa McEwen

April 07, 2021 09:00 - 53 minutes - 30.7 MB

02:21 - Melissa’s Superpower: Being Extremely Online 03:06 - Unionizing Glitch (https://glitch.com/) * Glitch workers sign tech’s first collective bargaining agreement (https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/2/22307671/glitch-workers-sign-historic-collective-bargaining-agreement-cwa) * Misconceptions re: Unions * Engineer Salary Discrepancies * Middle Management, Product Management Unionization * Minority Unions (i.e. Google) * What is a Minority Union? (https://workercenters.com/labors-loophole/wh...

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...

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