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Greater Than Code

203 episodes - English - Latest episode: 18 days ago - ★★★★★ - 38 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

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...

179: Conference Magic with PJ Hagerty

April 22, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 77.2 MB

02:43 - PJ’s Superpower: Convincing people that karaoke is a good idea. * PJ’s Karaoke History * Why Karaoke is Awesome 07:13 - The DevRel World (DevRel = Developer Relations) * Jim Weirich (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Weirich) 13:42 - Online vs In-Person/Live Conferences * Body Language and Delivery * Hallway Track: Is not a literal 'track.' It's all the interactions, conversations, talk follow-up, etc. that happen at a conference outside of the formal schedule. Hallway tracks are when...

178: Data Science and Sponsorship with Emily Robinson

April 15, 2020 09:00 - 59 minutes - 76.1 MB

Manning Publications (https://www.manning.com/) has been kind enough to give our listeners a discount code. They're giving listeners of the show a permanent 40% discount, which is good for all products in all formats for everyone. Again, this is a PERMANENT discount code for all Greater Than Code listeners. Use the code PODGREAT20 every time you shop Manning. 02:30 - Emily’s Superpower: Finding all the dogs to pet. 05:05 - Emily’s Data Science Journey * Organization Behavior * Qualitative / Q...

Special Edition: COVID-19

April 09, 2020 19:00 - 53 minutes - 60.7 MB

Content warnings for discussion of pandemic and sickness, American politics, and mental health issues. In this special episode of Greater Than Code, several of our panelists have a candid conversation about the current COVID-19 situation, how it has been affecting them personally, and how they believe it will affect the tech industry as a whole. Discussion topics include how it feels both to be working and unemployed during the pandemic, productivity while quarantined, the effect on WFH and c...

177: Source Docs and People with Chris Stead

April 08, 2020 09:00 - 55 minutes - 43.3 MB

00:56 - Chris’ Superpower: Not Knowing In Public * Asking Questions 02:53 - Source Documents and Their Relation To People * Grace Hopper (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper) * Maintaining Code to Give People Context (Writing Code For People) * Critical Complexity * Indu Alagarsamy (https://indu.dev/) 06:44 - Encouraging Others To Write Code For People * Modeling Behavior * Event Storming * ECO Mapping (Ego, Command, Outcome) (http://chrisstead.net/2020/01/17/ECO-mapping.html) * Creati...

176: Career Karma with Ruben Harris

April 01, 2020 09:00 - 52 minutes - 48.2 MB

01:44 - Ruben’s Superpower: Believing in people more than they believe in themselves and helping people to meet their potential. 03:00 - How Ruben Developed His Superpower * Natural Belief In Self * Father and Mother’s Example 06:35 - Benefits Of Being Underestimated * Conquering Challenges * Career Karma Coaches And Squads 11:15 - Career Karma Success Story 13:50 - Fires Lit Inside 15:03 - Origin Of Career Karma * App Launched January 2019 * CareerKarma.com/schools (http://www.careerkarma.co...

175: Developing for the Long Term with Eric A. Meyer

March 25, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 60.9 MB

00:57 - Eric’s Superpower: The Ability To Explain Things In A Way That Makes Sense To Most People 02:37 - Legacy Capability Of The Web * Web Technologies Are Long Term * Frameworks * Lynx (https://lynx.browser.org) * Y2K 11:30 - Creating Long Term Within Frameworks * Static Can Be Good 15:50 - Ethical Dimensions * RAINN (https://www.rainn.org) * Information Accessible As Widely As Possible * Long Term vs. Short Term Code 20:50 - Longevity Of The Web 23:11 - Edge Cases - Stress Cases * Evan He...

174: Resilience

March 18, 2020 09:00 - 41 minutes - 37.8 MB

01:38 - What Does Resilience Mean To The Panelists? * John - [It’s] Like A Flexible Tree That Can Bend With The Wind Or Environment - It Does Not Resist Or Break * Chanté - Tenacity And Grit And Being Able To Cope Or Withstand Something That You Didn’t Foresee - It Doesn’t Break You, It Makes You Stronger * Antifragile (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antifragile) * Rein - [It’s] About Unforeseen Surprises 03:36 - Thoughts On David Woods - Four Concepts for Resilience (https://www.researchgate....

173: The Ethical Open Source Movement

March 11, 2020 09:00 - 46 minutes - 45 MB

02:22 - Coraline Talks About Her Work With The Open Source Movement * Seth Vargo: @sethvargo (https://twitter.com/sethvargo) * The Open Source License - The Hippocratic License (https://github.com/EthicalSource/hippocratic-license) * Bruce Perens (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Perens) 08:14 - Who Wrote The Open Source License * The Libertarian Platform * Balancing Our Individual Freedoms With Societal Good 10:26 - The Open Source Initiative (https://opensource.org/) 11:25 - Licensing An...

172: Limitations of Human Knowledge with Miko Matsumura

March 04, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour - 59.8 MB

02:12 - Miko’s Superpower: Not Knowing Things. 03:30 - Coming To Your Senses * Breaking Out Of Thinking * Detecting - Venture Capitalism * Pattern Making And Pattern Matching 06:45 - Understand The Limits Of What You Can Know And What You Do Know * Knowing People * Knowing Industries * Most Humans Don’t Know A Lot Of Things * Impermanence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impermanence) 11:45 - Human Decision Making Is An Embodied Process * The Gut Feeling * Enteric Nervous System (https://en...

171: Web Accessibility with Chris DeMars

February 26, 2020 10:00 - 42 minutes - 39.3 MB

01:14 - Chris’s Superpower: His Ability to Sleep. 01:50 - Why Chris Wants To Talk About Web Accessibility * Top 3 Priorities When Building on the Web * Accessibility * Performance * Security 02:45 - Whose Responsibility Is It To Build An Accessible Web? * Anyone Building On The Web * Dominos’ Lawsuit (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-dominos-pizza/u-s-supreme-court-rejects-dominos-bid-to-avoid-disabilities-suit-idUSKBN1WM1P1) * WCAG (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Content_Ac...

170: The Case for Vanilla JavaScript with Chris Ferdinandi

February 19, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour - 64 MB

00:53 - Chris’s Superpower: Derailing conversations and having a knack for taking complex tasks and breaking them down into smaller, simpler parts that people find easy to understand. 01:44 - The Pitch for Vanilla JavaScript 03:06 - Peoples’ Biggest Challenge as a Developer * Having Trouble Keeping Up * Adding Processes and Tools Make it More Difficult to Get Started * “The Right Way To Do It” 05:50 - The Problem With The Way We Do Things Today * Front-End Development * Back-End Developers Mo...

169: Career Elbows

February 12, 2020 09:00 - 1 hour - 56.4 MB

01:49 - Rein Talks About His Recent Career Transition From Being a Consultant to a Full-Time Employee 03:52 - Jamey Talks About the Decision to Leave Their Job * Making The Decision To Leave Your Comfort Zone 05:34 - Pros and Cons of Staying for Job Stability and Comfort * Learned Helplessness (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_helplessness) * Being a Part of a System * Don’t Be The Smartest Person in The Room * Shared Space (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_space) 13:20 - Resilience...

168: Appolition with Dr. Kortney Ziegler

February 05, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour - 56.6 MB

01:06 - Kortney’s Superpower: Being a visionary. Seeing things that aren’t necessarily there. 01:50 - How Appolition (https://appolition.us/) Came to Be * Grassroots Company Crowdfunding Money for Incarcerated Black Mothers * Tweeted About Using the Change Round Up Model * Educating Those in Tech About What Bail Is * Gaining Trust 07:20 - Kortney’s Professional Background * Building Things in Technological Space * PhD in 2011 - difficulty finding substantial employment * Filmmaker, Scholar * ...

167: Clarity of Thought with Ted M. Young

January 29, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour - 56.7 MB

01:20 - Ted’s Superpower: Translating things for people to understand better. 02:49 - Coding on a Live Stream * Curiosity is Useful and Dangerous * Comparing Coding to Puzzles 07:13 - Research is a Drug * Finding Answers is Gratifying * Current Reading Infects Daily Thought * Anders Ericsson (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._Anders_Ericsson) 10:45 - Connecting the Academic Idea of Expertise to Everyday Context * Worked Examples (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worked-example_effect) * Memory Li...

166: From Software Engineer to Management with Phil Wheeler

January 22, 2020 17:00 - 1 hour - 57 MB

01:10 - Phil’s Superpower: Putting Himself in Others’ Shoes. 02:03/09:14 From Software Engineer to Management * Empathy Through The Career Shift * The Learning Curve * Making a Conscious Choice To Switch * Gaining Leadership Skills * Making Your Own Opportunities 03:34 - How Phil Came Into The Greater Than Code Community * Found Through Twitter * Codemania (https://codemania.io/) 05:54 - Commonalities Between Issues Between USA and NZ * Inclusion, Equality in Technology 07:05 - Life Science S...

Fast & Furious with Penelope Phippen

January 15, 2020 17:00 - 10 minutes - 5.94 MB

Please enjoy this mini-episode of Greater Than Code featuring guest Penelope Phippen (https://twitter.com/penelope_zone) as we begin to pivot to our new podcast theme, the Fast & Furious (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_%26_Furious). * ( * Just kidding, we are still a tech podcast.) But we do hope you enjoy this set of outtakes where we grill Penelope on her Fast & Furious knowledge and speculate about the future of the franchise.) This is the kind of content we normally release exclusivel...

165: Rubyfmt with Penelope Phippen

January 15, 2020 10:00 - 53 minutes - 49.4 MB

01:37 - Penelope’s Superpower: An extremely cursed knowledge of the Ruby programming language’s grammar. 03:09 - Writing Ruby Programming 05:50 - Why Penelope is Doing This the Way She Is * Were Any Bugs Found in the Ruby Grammar * There is No Spec * There is No Written Standard for How Ruby is Supposed to Work 07:32 - Inability to Extract Parse.y Out * Penelope’s Ideas 12:02 - What Problem Penelope is Trying to Solve With This Program * Rubocop Doesn’t Well Solve This Problem 18:30 - Hierar...

164: Psychological Balance with Dr. Mireille Reece

January 08, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour - 77.5 MB

01:14 - Mireille’s Superpower: Being just herself. The sense of respect around the individuality of every person. 02:30 - Being Different From Others is a Good Thing * Nature vs. Nurture * Epigenetics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigenetics) 05:59 - Our Brains and Empathy * Mirror Neurons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_neuron) * Dr. Dan Siegel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_J._Siegel) * The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon/Frequency Illusion 11:15 - The Brain vs. The Mind * Extended...

163: Cause A Scene with Kim Crayton

January 01, 2020 10:00 - 1 hour - 58.7 MB

01:24 - Kim’s Superpower: Being a Black Woman in Tech with a Strategy and a Platform. 02:21 - Continuously Validating Your Space as a Black Woman * Technical vs. Technology * Kamala Harris (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamala_Harris) Suspending Her Campaign * Inclusion, Diversity, and Business Strategy 08:10 - The System was Built to Harm and Oppress Black Women * Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lift_Every_Voice_and_Sing) * Stacey Abrams (https://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

162: Glue Work with Denise Yu

December 25, 2019 10:00 - 1 hour - 56.4 MB

00:58 - Denise’s Superpower: She is a classically trained musician and is good at transcribing music in her head. 03:30 - Glue Work (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19846720) * Tanya Reilly (https://twitter.com/whereistanya) * Doing Tasks That Are Adjacent to Coding * Scheduling * Making Sure Meetings Have Agendas * Who Tends to do Glue Work * Emotional Labor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_labor) 13:07 - What Denise Has Done to Improve the Glue Work Situation * Having the Termi...

161: Making Space with Bärí A. Williams

December 18, 2019 10:00 - 1 hour - 76.8 MB

01:48 - Bärí’s Superpower: Being a Black Woman 05:20/22:50 - Admitting and Knowing What You Don’t Know * Intersectionality and Culture 10:00 - Born and Raised in Oakland * Gentrification * What is the Deficit of the City * Being Connected to Your Roots 19:30 - Unintended Consequences * Building Algorithms That Fact Check * You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know * Facts Are Not Facts Anymore * Tutorial to Boy Scouts About Getting Stopped by Police * Keeping the Kids Alive 33:15 - Where is the Ligh...

160: Thermodynamics of the Twitterverse

December 11, 2019 10:00 - 42 minutes - 41.2 MB

01:50 - Getting Sucked into Twitter Vortexes 03:06 - Dynamics of Human Emotion * Willem Larsen Episode (https://www.greaterthancode.com/reinventing-education) * Prometheus Rising (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus_Rising) 05:36 - Creating Safe Spaces for Emotionally Charged Conversations 07:57 - Radical Inclusion * Shared Conversation About Humanity 09:49 - Overidentification/Over Attachment to Tribalism * Race and Ethnicity are Socially Constructed (yes!) 12:15 - Digital Activism * Re...

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 10, 2019 10:00 - 12 minutes - 13.9 MB

On this day in Paris in 1948, the United Nations issued the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/), a milestone document that sets out the fundamental rights and privileges of all people and all nations. In honor of the anniversary of this document, the panelists of Greater Than Code have come together to share their reading of the document with all of you.

159: Bias in AI with Lauren Maffeo

December 04, 2019 10:00 - 58 minutes - 53.2 MB

02:26 - Lauren’s Superpower: Remembering Useful Yet Sentimental Facts About People 03:57 - Lauren’s Professional Background 07:35 - Bias in the Downsides of AI * Automation vs. Augmentation * Meredith Broussard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meredith_Broussard) 11:15 - Media and AI/How the Media Affects People’s Perception of AI 14:32 - Concerns of Small and Midsize Businesses Pertaining to AI 18:37 - How to Mitigate Bias in AI 22:23 - Ethics in AI * Loomis v. Wisconsin (https://en.wikipedia....

159: Bias in AI with Lauren Maffeo

December 04, 2019 10:00 - 58 minutes - 53.2 MB

02:26 - Lauren’s Superpower: Remembering Useful Yet Sentimental Facts About People 03:57 - Lauren’s Professional Background 07:35 - Bias in the Downsides of AI * Automation vs. Augmentation * Meredith Broussard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meredith_Broussard) 11:15 - Media and AI/How the Media Affects People’s Perception of AI 14:32 - Concerns of Small and Midsize Businesses Pertaining to AI 18:37 - How to Mitigate Bias in AI 22:23 - Ethics in AI * Loomis v. Wisconsin (https://en.wikipedia....

159: Bias in AI with Lauren Maffeo

December 04, 2019 10:00 - 58 minutes - 53.2 MB

02:26 - Lauren’s Superpower: Remembering Useful Yet Sentimental Facts About People 03:57 - Lauren’s Professional Background 07:35 - Bias in the Downsides of AI * Automation vs. Augmentation * Meredith Broussard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meredith_Broussard) 11:15 - Media and AI/How the Media Affects People’s Perception of AI 14:32 - Concerns of Small and Midsize Businesses Pertaining to AI 18:37 - How to Mitigate Bias in AI 22:23 - Ethics in AI * Loomis v. Wisconsin (https://en.wikipedia....

159: Bias in AI with Lauren Maffeo

December 04, 2019 10:00 - 59 minutes - 51.5 MB

02:26 - Lauren’s Superpower: Remembering Useful Yet Sentimental Facts About People 03:57 - Lauren’s Professional Background 07:35 - Bias in the Downsides of AI * Automation vs. Augmentation * Meredith Broussard (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meredith_Broussard) 11:15 - Media and AI/How the Media Affects People’s Perception of AI 14:32 - Concerns of Small and Midsize Businesses Pertaining to AI 18:37 - How to Mitigate Bias in AI 22:23 - Ethics in AI * Loomis v. Wisconsin (https://en.wikipedia....

158: Exploring Company Values with Ariel Caplan

November 27, 2019 10:00 - 1 hour - 53.2 MB

01:22 - Ariel’s Superpower: Extreme Irritability * How to Address What is Irritating You 07:30 - Accessibility Needs - Learning What Irritates Others * Disability Simulation in the Workplace * Hot-Keys vs. Mouse Use 16:05 - Rabbinical School * Learning to Ask Complex Questions * Edge Cases (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edge_case) 20:30 - Developing Company/Corporate Values * Purpose of Company Values * Revisiting the Values * When to Remove a Value * Wording of Values * Aspirational Values...

157: Reinventing Education with Willem Larsen

November 20, 2019 10:00 - 1 hour - 69.9 MB

01:12 - Willem’s Superpower: Meta 02:20 - Accelerated Community Learning * Self-Sustaining Communities 12:45 - Reimagining the Education System * Unschooling * Open-Space (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology) * Systems of Privilege * Jordan Fink @buildsoil (https://twitter.com/buildsoil?lang=en) 24:20 - Stages of Human Life * Age Segregation in School * Storytelling of Culture 41:10 - The Thermodynamics of Emotion Symposium (https://thermodynamicsofemotion.com) 57:01 - Listeni...

156: Authenticity in Interviewing with James Edward Gray II

November 13, 2019 10:00 - 1 hour - 57.5 MB

01:30 - James’ Superpower: Spending time chasing his daughter and her robots around. Helping with her robotics club at school. 02:37 - “Just Be Yourself” is Terrible Advice 03:50 - What Are You Trying to Accomplish in the Interview 06:00 - Be Authentic: Which Parts of Yourself to Show Be a Strong Communicator Be an Avid Learner Don’t be a Jerk 07:25 - Turn Your Interviewers into Your Advocates 12:42 - Technical Interviews Saying “I Don’t Know” is OK 16:00 Interviewee as the Interviewer Make S...

155: Ethical Open Source with Don Goodman-Wilson

November 06, 2019 10:00 - 55 minutes - 50.5 MB

01:10 - Don’s Superpower: He is a generalist. He has lots of skills he can bring together in one place. 02:25 - Ethics and Open Source Open Source is Broken (https://medium.com/@degoodmanwilson/open-source-is-broken-d836efbceb4f) OSI (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Source_Initiative) How Can we Make Sure Our Code isn’t Weaponized 08:34 - Consequentialism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consequentialism) vs Contractualism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contractualism) OSI FAQ (https://open...

154: Filtering Your Brain with Ambreen Hasan

October 30, 2019 09:00 - 44 minutes - 41 MB

01:12 - Ambreen’s Non-Technical Superpower: She is Very Good at Zoning People Out Learning necessary information from conversations 03:20 - Ambreen’s Technical Superpower: Any Challenge She is Given She Will Try to Just Do It Comfort with Uncertainty 06:03 - Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset It’s OK to Not Know Everything Using Resources to Your Advantage 08:40 - Ambreen’s Hobbies Outside of Software 10:10 - Thinking About Things in a Molecular Way Taking Chunks at a Time When Learning Somethi...

153: Your Favorite Philosopher Is You with Mannah Kallon

October 23, 2019 09:00 - 40 minutes - 37.3 MB

01:16 - Mannah’s Superpower: He is Comfortable in His Own Skin Being Yourself 02:17 - Assessing Identity and Evaluating Sense of Self in New Culture What a Philosopher is 03:42 - Quoting Beyoncé and Using the B Word Who Takes Offense? Is Everyone Given the Same Consideration? 06:25 - Moments of Self Doubt When Someone Doesn’t Believe You Simone de Beauvoir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simone_de_Beauvoir) Addressing Terms of Identity with Conversation Botham Jean (https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...

152: Embracing Mathematics with Philip Wadler

October 16, 2019 09:00 - 49 minutes - 52.1 MB

02:35 - Philip’s Superpower: Being Not Afraid of Mathematics 04:07 - Programming Language Foundations in Agda (https://plfa.github.io/) Propositions as Types (https://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/wadler/papers/propositions-as-types/propositions-as-types.pdf) Isomorphism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isomorphism) Software Foundations by Benjamin C. Pierce (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13413455-software-foundations) The Coq Proof Assistant (https://coq.inria.fr/) 15:32 - Using a Proof Assista...

Special Edition: Becoming an Elder & the "Stage Two" of Life

October 15, 2019 18:00 - 4 minutes - 3.54 MB

There's a point in life, somewhere around the halfway mark, where the reality check hits -- you're going to die. There's a future without you in it. There's a new generation of children growing up, learning their way through the world, and humanity will keep moving forward without you. On one hand, this is depressing. Everyday, we go through the motions. Everyday, we play the game. And suddenly, it all seems so meaningless. The characteristic period of "mid-life crisis" starts with falli...

151: Off Meta with Amir Rajan

October 09, 2019 09:00 - 1 hour - 61.6 MB

02:27 - Amir’s Superpower: Sensitivity to Development Pain A Picture of Amir’s Keyboard and Battlestation (https://twitter.com/amirrajan/status/1172565179806224384) Eye Tracker (https://www.tobii.com/) 06:59 - Developer Productivity and Breaking Constraints Magic Leap (https://www.magicleap.com/) 16:58 - Idea Flow 21:00 - Building an Environment That Enables You File Watching Automating Leverage 28:18 - Optimizing Local Maxima Bret Victor: The Future of Programming (https://www.youtube.com/wa...

Guests

Lauren Maffeo

4 Episodes

Avdi Grimm

2 Episodes

Noel Rappin

2 Episodes

Saron Yitbarek

2 Episodes

Amir Rajan

1 Episode

Andy Hunt

1 Episode

Chad Fowler

1 Episode

Charity Majors

1 Episode

Greg Baugues

1 Episode

Jerome Hardaway

1 Episode

Julia Evans

1 Episode

Kent Beck

1 Episode

Kerri Miller

1 Episode

Nadia Odunayo

1 Episode

Sam Aaron

1 Episode

Sam Joseph

1 Episode

Sandi Metz

1 Episode

Scott Hanselman

1 Episode

Steve Klabnik

1 Episode

Will Larson

1 Episode