Productivity in Tech Podcast

Productivity in Tech Podcast
Learning Productivity from People like Us!
Feely Weely, Messy Wessy People - Bianca Escalante (@biancacreating)
Nov 27, 2017 • 32 min
This week we are joined by Bianca Escalante. Bianca is a Senior Manager of Social Impact at GitHub! In this conversation, we talk about how it may be difficult to fit into place that is diverse and help give advice as to how to approach people who aren’t…
Discovering your Super Job Angela Andrews (@scooterphoenix)
Nov 20, 2017 • 42 min
This week we are joined by Angela Andrews. Angela is a System Administrator working to make the jump into DevOps. In this conversation, we talk about her journey to where she is in Tech today and provide great resources for those looking to make the…
Coding Schools from the Perspective of a Previous Student and Reporter - Shawn Wang (@swyx)
Nov 13, 2017 • 32 min
This week we are joined by Shawn Wang. Shawn is a Shawn is a graduate of Full Stack Academy and the host of the Imposter Syndrome Podcast. In this conversation, we talk about Shawn’s experience as a code school student and learn more about this growing…
A Journey to the Developer Role: From Architect to Pythonista - David Marchante (@cdmarchante)
Nov 6, 2017 • 35 min
This week we are joined by David Marchante. David is a a city planner that codes, and is transitioning to program full-time. He used his previous experiences as a Marine and architect to make the next step into development with confidence. Links of Note…
“Convention”-al Wisdom - Kojo Idrissa (@transition)
Oct 30, 2017 • 54 min
This week we are joined by Kojo Idrissa. Kojo is a QA Specialist and frequent convention attendee. In this conversation, we talk about Kojo’s passion for helping others through attending conventions and the overall benefit of being a part of the…
What Writing a Book Looks (and Feels) Like - Janie Clayton
Oct 23, 2017 • 32 min
This week we are joined by Janie Clayton. Janie is a Developer and Author of the Upcoming Book Metal Programming Guide. In this conversation, we talk about the process of writing the book and what’s next for Janie. We also cover the stresses of working…
Creating Your Path in Development and Entrepreneurship - Steve Smith (@ardalis)
Oct 9, 2017 • 31 min
This week we are joined by Steve Smith. Steve is a serial entrepreneur currently the cofounder DevIQ. He is also a developer, mentor, and teacher. In this conversation, we talk about the importance for professional mentorship and catalogue Steve’s…
Creating a Community of Pen Addicts - Brad Dowdy
Oct 2, 2017 • 38 min
This week we are joined by Brad Dowdy. Brad is a CEO of the analog tools company He is also the creator of the Pen Addict and co-hosts the Pen Addict Podcast. Two years ago, Brad quit his full time job of 15 years as a system administrator and…
A Quail of a Good Time - Bob Butterworth
Sep 25, 2017 • 33 min
This week we are joined by Bob Butterworth. Bob is a Designer and Developer and the co-founder of the Crazy Quail target delivery system. In this conversation, we talk about all of Bob’s projects and how we use our procrastination to our advantage.. Links…
The New Rules of Communication - Payam Pakmanesh
Sep 18, 2017 • 43 min
This week we are joined by Payam Pakmanesh. Payam is a Sales Consultant turned Software Engineer. He is also a YouTuber, teaching developers about the essential qualities developers should develop outside of the code. In this conversation, we talk about…
Understanding and Explaining - Tom Merritt
Sep 11, 2017 • 42 min
We are kicking this fall season of episodes with Tom Merritt. Tom is an author and host of many popular podcasts including: Daily Tech News Show Current Geek East Meets West After On Sword and Laser In this conversation, we talk about creating a network…
Helping Others Discover Their Creative Genius (And Some Bullet Journaling) - Aleen Simms
Aug 28, 2017 • 42 min
Aleen Simms is a co-host on Originality. She is also a chapter organizer for App Camp for Girls and the founder of App Launch Map. The title pays homage to the subtitle of Originality which Aleen seems to have adopted as her life goal. In this…
All You Have to Do is Care (and Not Care) - Mandy Moore
Aug 14, 2017 • 65 min
Mandy is a Business Owner, Producer, and Single Mother. She shares her beautiful story of how she got into the “Tech” space and how caring but not caring has been her greatest asset. Follow Mandy Twitter - @TheRubyRep Greater Than Code To view…
Building your own Empire with Michael Kennedy
Jul 31, 2017 • 39 min
Michael Kennedy is the host of the Talk Python Podcast. He has built the most popular Podcast and Course Platform using his Python knowledge. He also deeply influenced the system that runs the Productivity in Tech platform. He now teaches people primarily…
PSA: The New Productivity in Tech
Jul 18, 2017 • 7 min
PSA: The New Productivity in Tech We are working to make things more productive for you. Instead of making a fan service site to productivity, the new PIT is designed to help you become more productive. We’ve stripped away all the bloat and we’re focusing…
The Choice of Happiness with Josh Rensch
Jul 17, 2017 • 50 min
Josh Rensch took the advice of a friend who told him to “start helping people”. Josh is a Verification Engineer, Coach, and maker of Bacon. Justin is also outspoken about the struggles of parenting special needs children. We hope this conversation will…
Development, Podcasts, Analog, and LOTS of BOOKS with Joe Buhlig
Jul 3, 2017 • 41 min
This week we are joined by Joe Buhlig. Joe is a developer, podcaster, and creator of the community Productivity Guild. In this conversation, we talk about our love for analog, why we develop, great books, and why we love to podcast. Joe’s Podcasts…
The Mad Scientist of the Internet Brett Terpstra
Jun 5, 2017 • 38 min
Annoucement The Productivity in Tech Podcast is moving to a biweekly schedule to make room for Be MORE Productive, PIT’s newest show. Takeaways from this Episode Burnout does not always come from the work. It can also come from the work environment. If…
Podcast Out Nerd Out with Kenneth Rotter
May 30, 2017 • 50 min
Kenneth from the Dumbells and Dragons Podcast and I talk about podcasting, fitness, and nerd out on some things that we are excited about. Podcast Tip Have a Warchest (Content that you can release at anytime) This episode and my interviews with Rob…
Creating a Compassionate Environment with April Wensel
May 22, 2017 • 43 min
April Wensel April is the founder of Compassionate Coding. I met april at a WeAll.Js event and loved the idea of a company that helps to encourages businesses to take inclusion in the development space seriously. I believe that areas that are the most…
Freedom with Shenomad’s Founder LaToya Allen
May 15, 2017 • 47 min
LaToya Allen - SheNomads SheNomads @shenomads SheNomads Study Group SheNomads Podcast Tips for People Thinking about Becoming a Nomad Find other Nomads and talk with them (Like in a Nomad Community 😉) Try working remote a few days and see if it works for…
App Showcase: Sorted
May 8, 2017 • 43 min
This week Jay sits down with Leo and Harry from the Sorted Team. Based in Hong Kong, Sorted utilizes their patented group swiping gesture to make managing your tasks and projects extremely easy. In this app showcase we talk about the app and then peer…
From Costco to Productivityist with Mike Vardy
May 1, 2017 • 55 min
Mike Vardy @MikeVardy @productivityist Productivityist Tools Mike is Using Todoist Asana Trello Webinar Ninja Other Links 10% Happier Bic MultiPen all links to the amazon and itunes store are affiliate links and help us provide amazing content to you!
The Mac Automation Crash Course with Bakari Chavanu
Apr 24, 2017 • 42 min
Bakari Chavanu BakariChavanu - Twitter Mac Automation Tips - Automate Tasks and Get More Done National Journal Writing BTT Course - Gumroad Journaling Day One Starting From Day One-Using the Day One Journaling App to Record and Enrich Your Life Bakari and…
The Simple Programming Life with John Sonmez
Apr 10, 2017 • 57 min
John Sonmez was an WOW playing software engineer. He decided that his life would make a larger impact if he signed off and turned to helping other developers improve their life and skills. Book Recommendations PsychoCybernetics - Maxwell Maltz So good…
Two Slightly Agitated Mac Nerds with Tiffany White
Apr 3, 2017 • 48 min
What makes your project really successful? Tiffany and Jay break down the frustrations in the online productivity community and the vipers that exist in it. They also talk about doing what you love for the sake of loving it and how to properly monetize…
Scott Friesen and Simpletivity
Mar 27, 2017 • 52 min
We are all at our productive best when we keep things simple. That is why I got Scott Friesen from Simpletivity on the line to talk about a few tips and tricks that we can use to simplify our productivity lifestyle. Scott Friesen…
Just Life with Tim Stringer
Mar 21, 2017 • 43 min
While in the process of defeating cancer, Tim decided to abandon the idea of Work Life and Home Life and just focusing on life. Tim Stringer Technically Simple Learn OmniFocus Holistic Productivity @TimStringer - Twitter OmniFocus
George Spasov Adds a Pinch of Self to his Productivity
Mar 13, 2017 • 47 min
George is the CMO of Swip, a productivity app that focuses on calculated decision making. What I Learned From 30 Days of Positive Thinking | SUCCESS The power of when Enhance your creativity by taking breaks and working at the right times -…
Working With Your Plan with Carl Pullein
Mar 6, 2017 • 58 min
Carl Pullein Carl is an author and the creator of the Working With Youtube Series. He returns to the PIT Podcast to share how his productivity system and goals have developed. Links RPM - Tony Robbins
When Faith and Productivity Collide with Mike Schmitz
Feb 27, 2017 • 49 min
Mike Schmitz is an amazing productivity writer and author of the book Thou Shalt Hustle. In this conversation, we talk about how our faith and productivity beliefs are intertwined. We also nerd out on many other great things. @bobbleheadjoe…
You Can’t Be Everything to All Men with James Studdart
Feb 20, 2017 • 51 min
James Studdart from the Cynical Developer challenges us to think about why are always busy but never happy with the results. He also asks a deeply profound question. Which character of Winnie the Pooh are you? Connect with James…
Making Things Out with Joe Zack
Feb 13, 2017 • 47 min
Joe Zack Who am I? Senior Software Engineer and Co-Host of Coding Blocks Podcast Aligning incentives: “Bundle” activities - Audiobooks + Cleaning Reward yourself for an activity (#imadethis, logging (Seinfeld thing)) Letting yourself feel good about your…
How I Do My Best Work with Gregory Brown
Feb 5, 2017 • 42 min
title: How I Do My Best Work with Gregory Brown tags: development, programming, leadership episode_number: 46 media_url: duration: 42:52 publish_date: 020617 0430 Gregory Brown is a developer,…
Apps and Goals with Francesco D’Alessio
Jan 30, 2017 • 57 min
Francesco and is one of my favorite guests. In fact he is back on the show to talk about the progress he’s made on his youtube channel, productivity apps, and his goals for 2017. Listen to the original Episode with Francesco Subscribe to Francesco’s…
Startups and Time Based Task Management - Shawn Razek
Jan 23, 2017 • 43 min
Shawn is a developer and creator of the task management app VistaList. \n\nIn this conversation Shawn and I discuss my thoughts on VistaList and it’s origin. Shawn also tells me more about the startup world, working with a small team, and what it is like…
Tired of Turning Wrenches with Alex Esparza
Jan 15, 2017 • 39 min
Alex Esparza was a mechanic for 15 years. Then one day he got tired of turning wrenches and decided to start helping business owners with their technology solutions. Alex Esparza SDRT Alex on Instagram
Splitting Focus and Challenging Yourself with Shayna Oliveira
Jan 8, 2017 • 39 min
This we chat with entreprenuer Shayna Oliveira. When not working on her successful English Teaching Program, she is the host of the Entreprenuers in Motion podcast. Shayna Oliveira Espresso English Entreprenuers in Motion
Growing up with Systems and Literate Chickens
Dec 19, 2016 • 37 min
Wilsar Johnson is a Social Media Rep for a Washington DC Representative. When not shaking the nation one tweet at a time, she is enjoying Western African Films for her podcast Sugercane Cinema, or searching for the some of the best Black influencers and…
From #TwitterSmarter to SmarterBusiness with Madalyn Sklar
Dec 11, 2016 • 42 min
Madalyn Sklar is THE TWITTER MASTER! When it comes to social media, especially Twitter, Madalyn is the person that you to go to. In this conversation, we talk twitter tips and what it’s like to have social media as your business. Madalyn Sklar…
Family, Distractions, and Coaches: A Rap session with Big Therm
Dec 4, 2016 • 51 min
Big Therm is a Sharepoint administrator with a passion for hip hop. Therman “Big Therm” Trottman ExcuseMyAdlib/The Big Therm Show (Every Thursday) Big Therm on Twitter Links Pat Flynn: Sma)rt Passive Income Bren Bauer PIT 11: THe Advantages of…
Photography, Work Life Balance and Client Selection with Anthony Gauna
Nov 28, 2016 • 52 min
Anthony Gauna is a professional wedding photographer in the Austin Texas area. He enjoys an excellent work-life balance and the special relationships he fosters with his clients. Anthony Gauna Youtube Todoist Evernote Pixifi
Business, Productivity, and Lunch with Maurice Cherry
Nov 21, 2016 • 57 min
Maurice Cherry is the founder of Revision Path, a podcast showcasing some of the biggest names in the African American Tech Community. He is also the founder of the Atlanta-based design studio — Lunch. Maurice and I discuss business, productivity, and…
Lucas Pate And His Digital Travelling Gypsies
Nov 14, 2016 • 82 min
Lucas Pate is a blogger and a digital gypsy that is working to help provide digital services to small towns across the country. Follow Lucas Pate Twitter & Instagram - LucastTPate Links Note from Reality Buffer Slack Asana
High Wire Courage with Pierrette Ashcroft
Oct 24, 2016 • 49 min
This week we hear from the Evernote Certified Consultant, Productivity Coach, and Trapeze Artist Pierrette Ashcroft. Join one (or more) of our Social Network Communities Follow us on: - Twitter - @prodintech Join our Facebook Group -…
Those That Help
Oct 17, 2016 • 31 min
I had the privilege to speak with not only the people making great products but people who were there along the way to provide education, support, resources, and a place to come together. Links SheWorx WeWork Startup Grind Join one (or more) of…
People that make things
Oct 3, 2016 • 45 min
This past week I went to Startup Grind SoCal and got to speak with several entreprenuers. While we discussed their products, I was also able to interview them and find out what helped them be productive while wokring on their startups. Part 1 - The teams…
Being A Background Superstar With Rob Frelow
Sep 26, 2016 • 34 min
Rob Frelow @robfrelow CodeNewbie Support Productivity in Tech Give us a rating on iTunes Support the PIT Community - Patreon - Paypal - Follow @prodintech on Twitter Join our…
SPECIAL EDITION - The Trigg Life Mapper
Sep 19, 2016 • 23 min
This week I am releasing a special edition of the Productivity in Tech Podcast. I got to review the Trigg Life Mapper and I thought we would do a special episode in honor of their KickStarter starting September 20th. The Trigg Life Mapper (or Trigg for…
Turning Upset into Success with Chad Bostick
Sep 12, 2016 • 46 min
This week we are hearing from Chad Bostick. I was lucky enough to be a guest on on Chad’s show Hello Tech Pros where I got to talk about my productivity mindset. Chad returned the favor by dropping a Productivity BOMB on the show. This week Chad tells us…
Labor Day Special How to Manage Working Harder Than Usual
Sep 6, 2016 • 10 min
This week I’m taking a break after finishing a big project at work. I thought I would share some of the things that I do to manage the extra work I have to do in these big projects. Follow us on: - Twitter Join our Facebook Group…
A Good Meeting with Vyte Maker Martin St. Macary
Aug 29, 2016 • 47 min
For the past few months I’ve been testing a scheduling tool called vyte. Several of the latest interviews were scheduled using vyte and I must say I’m quite impressed. Not just with the product but with the team that runs it. I sat down with Martin St.…
The Analog Black Belt with Erik Jenks
Aug 22, 2016 • 41 min
This week, I have Developer and Consultant Erik Jenks. As a martial artist, Erik uses the same discipline that got him his black belt to ensure that he is able to accomplish the goals and tasks that he encounters regularly. Erik also practices Analog…
Sketchnoting with Mike Rohde
Aug 15, 2016 • 55 min
Mike Rhode is the author of The Sketchnoting Handbook. Our Friend of the Show OperationCode is an online community of Veterans dedicated to sharing many resources that our brothers and sisters in arms, as well as their families can use to become the next…
@Saronyitbarek Asks About Productivity with Body Issues
Aug 7, 2016 • 18 min
SoloSaturday is the show where I jump on the mic and talk about whatever in the world of productivity I feel like. This week Saron Yitbarek (@saronyitbarek) asked us this question: How do you stay productive when your body isn’t cooperating? Interesting…
Automation from a Maestro with TJ Luoma
Aug 1, 2016 • 48 min
TJ gets his “Mac” stories from the many different automation hacks that he implements in his “day-to-day”. But here’s the catch… He’s not a Programmer. TJ Luoma @tjluoma TJ Luoma - MacStories Links Keyboard Maestro OmniFocus Join one (or more) of our…
Tickling your Productivity with Carl Pullein
Jul 25, 2016 • 40 min
This week I’m talking to, Author and Productivity YouTube Sensation that Carl Pullein. Carl is the author of Your Digital Life which teaches us how to better organize ourselves in this ever growing digital world. He recently made the switch to Todoist and…
Plan it All Out with Nick Lash
Jul 18, 2016 • 41 min
This week we talk to Nick Lash about his decision to leave his job and pursure his dreams. Nick is a young developer aspiring to build his portfolio and land the job of his dreams. Instead of dreading unemployment, he is choosing to push himself further…
Building a Community with Saron Yitbarek
Jul 11, 2016 • 46 min
PIT 21: Building the Community If you’ve ever heard this show before, you know I love CodeNewbie. This week we have Saron Yitbarek, founder of Codenewbie on the show. Saron took her community from a single weekly twitter chat, to a community that supports…
SoloSaturday: Long Weekends
Jul 2, 2016 • 11 min
My Sketchnotes of the Show Join one (or more) of our Social Network Communities Follow us on: Twitter - @ProdTechPodcast Facebook - Help Share Productivity in Tech: Give us a rating on iTunes, Google Music, and Stitcher Support…
Finding the Priority with Kari Beaulieu
Jun 27, 2016 • 44 min
Have you ever had a bunch of tasks that need to get done. My friend Kari from Priority Matrix has definitely. Kari is a Marketing Manager who is constantly working to raise awareness of Priority Matrix with powerful content creation. Let’s see how she…
Finding the Reward in Your Work with Kara Golder
Jun 20, 2016 • 43 min
Kara Golder is the Executive Assistant to Lucas Miles and is responsible for making many decisions on behalf of him. From appointments to lunch Kara ensures that Lucas is able to go throughout his day and focus on what needs to be done. Lets see how Kara…
Empowering your team with Lucas Miles
Jun 13, 2016 • 44 min
This week I sat down with Pastor, Church Network President, Personal Coach and Digital Media Mogul, Lucas Miles. Lucas explained how his team was the true key to his success and how he was able to empower them. My Sketchnotes of the Show Join one (or…
Getting Yourself Out There with Kenneth Love
Jun 6, 2016 • 41 min
This week we hear from Developer and Teacher Kenneth Love. Kenneth shows us how he networks to great opportunities and meeting great people. Talking to Kenneth caused me to look at how I was interacting with other developers and people in tech and how…
SoloSaturday: My Favorite Communication Tools
May 28, 2016 • 17 min
This SoloSaturday I talk about some of my favorite tools to communicate. If you don’t agree with my list, me know some of your favorites! SketchNote Links Twitter Judge John Hodgeman Podcast Jay Miller (@kjaymiller) | Twitter Slack: Be less busy App…
The Freelance Developer Setup with Dan Berger
May 23, 2016 • 46 min
I really enjoyed my conversation with my friend and freelance developer Dan Berger. Dan has often been a source of knowledge for me when it comes to the development world, but today Dan shared some knowledge in his productivity system. He even convinced…
Good Work/Life Balance with Nadir Omowale
May 16, 2016 • 34 min
I sat down with Musician, Producer, and Entrepreneur Nadir Omowale. Nadir works from home which requires a good work/life balance. Nadir Omowale @nadir_omowale My Sketchnotes of the Show Links Jira 7 Habits of Highly Effective People -…
A Different Spin on Minimalism - Part 2 with Lee Tratnyek
May 9, 2016 • 46 min
The second part of my conversation with Lee Tratnyek outlining his “Minimalism and Productivity System.” If you would like to consider getting a coach. Check out Use the Promo Code “LEETWEEK” to receive your first week free! If you join the PIT…
The Advantages of Having a Coach with Lee Tratnyek
May 2, 2016 • 38 min
This week, I sat down with Lee Tratnyek, a developer coach for Lee helps take developers to the next level. Lee explains some of the benefits of having a coach. Lee Tratnyek Lee Tratnyek Lee - My Sketchnotes of the Show Links…
SoloSaturday - Podcasts
Apr 24, 2016 • 20 min
This week, it’s SoloSaturday. That means I get to talk about whatever I want. This week I’m talking about Podcasts!! I love podcasts (I think that is why I got into it 😉 ) My Sketchnotes of the Show Links My Favorite Podcatcher Overcast Some Great Podcast…
The legend of the Missing Podcast Episode
Apr 11, 2016
Working with Slack, Omnifocus, and the Apple Watch with Matt Cassinelli
Apr 11, 2016 • 38 min
Matthew Cassinelli is a social media analyst. He works for Vayner Media, a young company that has embraced the startup mentality. Matt teaches us about the tools he uses to handle the constant and constantly changing responsibilities in his job. Matthew…
Keep Your Tasks Close And Your Goals Closer
Apr 4, 2016 • 19 min
This week I continued my conversation with Craig Harrison. The last part of our conversation we talked about his photography, and we unlocked a great key to his productivity. Craig Harrison Twitter Craig’s Trello Board…
Dealing with Data, Tasks, and People with Craig Harrison (Part 1)
Mar 26, 2016 • 33 min
This is part one of my two part conversation with Craig Harrison. Craig is a Data Manager by day and professional photographer by night. With this split life, there are a lot of things Craig has to keep track of. So much stuff we had to split the show in…
SoloSaturday - Much Rest Needed
Mar 19, 2016 • 8 min
I’ve been hitting it pretty hard. So hard that I got sick. Well I decided that it was time to do something. Hence the introduction of #SoloSaturday. SoloSaturday will be every fifth episode and it will be about whatever I’m thinking…
Learning as you Go with Craig Lang
Mar 12, 2016 • 28 min
I would love to learn a new skill. Maybe even change professions one day. I don’t think I would want to do both at the same time. This is what former electronic engineer turned software developer had to do. Listen to how Craig managed to become a lead…
Doing ONLY What you Like with Nick Foscolos
Mar 5, 2016 • 24 min
This week I spoke with my friend Nick for the first time. We discussed his “only if I like it lifestyle”. Nick explains how a near-death experience changed his outlook on life and how to cherish the things he liked to do and to eliminate the other stuff.…
A Wakeup Call from Tiffany White
Feb 27, 2016 • 30 min
My conversation with Tiffany definitely gave me a confidence boost. While she was learning from me. I spent a lot of time learning from her.. On This Weeks episode, we cover the importance of getting experience, some apps and motivating yourself. Tiffany…
Todadada - Reviewing Productivity Apps with Francesco D’ Alessio
Feb 21, 2016 • 35 min
Productivity in Tech Podcast - Ep. 1 Todada Productivity App Review with Francesco D’Alessio This week, I sat down with App Reviewer Francesco D’ Alessio to find out if someone who uses productivity apps for a living can be productive. Francesco’s…