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The Human Side of Technology
122: Surfing with Michael “GeePaw” Hill
Mar 20 • 65 min
01:45 - Autopoiesis, Smell, and Passing Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living Thud!: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett 11:15 - The Channels in Your Head (Noise) 12:15 - GeePaw’s Superpower: Having an enormous capacity for doubt —…
121: Emergency Communication with Thai Wood
Mar 13 • 54 min
01:26 - Resilience Engineering and Closed-loop Communication 06:55 - Acknowledging Burnout in the Developer Community 09:31 - Professionalization and Formal Training Nancy Leveson 17:41 - Reliability vs Resilience 20:40 - Resilience in the EMT Context…
120: Expect The Unexpected with Andy Hunt
Mar 6 • 67 min
01:55 - Andy’s Superpower: Explaining blindingly obvious things to people that they don’t see. The Boiled Frog 08:13 - Iterative Development and Continuous Learning: Becoming Comfortable with Uncertainty 14:23 - Doing Things Differently The Black Swan…
119: Cultural Brokerage with Bianca Escalante
Feb 27 • 66 min
01:55 - Bianca’s Superpower: Being a Cultural Broker 06:36 - Code-Switching and Identity As An Asset Keynote: Who and What We're Leaving Behind by Bianca Escalante @ RubyConf 2018 Open Source for …Bad? by Bianca Escalante @ Codeland 2018 12:55 -…
118: A Piece of Luck with Jessica Kerr
Feb 20 • 65 min
01:50 - Jess’s Superpower: Being a Property of a Situation Karl Popper 04:25 - The Interpretation of Luck and the Psychology of Scarcity 08:17 - Physics; Physics and Software 12:06 - Conference Speaking 15:53 - Undervaluing Code 22:13 - Defining ‘Done’ in…
117: Wholeness and Separation
Feb 13 • 42 min
Virginia Satir The Personal Iceberg Metaphor: Google Image Result for https://laveldanaylor.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/iceberg-ljn1.jpgnull Hierarchical Organization of Constructs Becoming More Fully Human with Virginia SatirSponsored By:DevRelate.io:…
116: Healing Organizational Trauma with Matt Stratton
Feb 7 • 42 min
Matty’s Talk, Fight, Flight, or Freeze — Releasing Organizational Trauma @ REdeploy 2018 02:59 – Matt’s Superpower: Taking metaphors and ideas around self-help and turning them into allegories and analogies of how we could be better at technology The Five…
115: Tension Between Opposites with Sam Joseph
Jan 30 • 59 min
01:30 – Sam’s Superpower: Persistence AgileVentures Blog 08:07 – Mindfulness and Relaxation; Nonviolent Communication Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication by Shambhala 17:23 – Collaborative Communication and Learning 26:17 –…
114: Theory of Mind with Jean-Francois Cloutier
Jan 23 • 76 min
02:41 – JF’s Superpower: Systems Thinking 06:58 – Robots and Elixir Marvin Minsky's Society of Mind Inside Out Rodney Brooks — Robots, AI, and other stuff The Brains Blog 17:10 – Reapproaching Robotics, Predictive Processing, and Calibration of Attention…
113: Privilege as Legacy Code with Amr
Jan 16 • 46 min
Amr Abdelwahab - An empathy exercise: contextualising the question of privilege (EuRuKo 2018 Video) 01:53 – Amr’s Superpower: Seeing the bigger picture. 04:24 – It’s Not Just Code 11:18 – Privilege 17:37 – Strategies For People with Privilege Who Are Open…
112: Dancing About Vulnerability with Marcel Byrd
Jan 9 • 48 min
00:53 – Marcel’s Superpower: An Explosive Relationship with Laughter 01:45 – The Intersection of Public Health and Art 06:36 – Authenticity and Vulnerability; Bringing Your Whole Self While Remaining Professional 14:59 – Reading a Room and Determining…
111: Thermodynamics of Emotion with Thomas Perry
Jan 2 • 70 min
01:30 – Tom’s Superpower: Hot Toddies, Eccentricity, and Talking to Animals! 04:42 – Observing Animal vs Humans Behavior and Organizational Restructuring Participant Observation 10:25 – Looking For Genuine Change, Empowering Workers, and the Conflation of…
110: Human Incident Response with Courtney Eckhardt
Dec 19, 2018 • 60 min
RubyConf 2018 - Retrospectives for Humans by Courtney Eckhardt 01:16 – Courtney’s Superpower: Explaining things. 06:50 – Incident Response: How we talk to people how are are affected by incidents Other Great Incident Response GTC Episodes! 088: The Safety…
109: Tech Fashion Part 2 with Jaya Iyer of Svaha
Dec 12, 2018 • 53 min
01:11 – Jaya’s Superpower: Changing situations for the better. 02:54 – What does it take to change things? 99 Percent Invisible - Pockets: Articles of Interest #3 06:37 – The Lack of Science and Technology-Themed Clothing (Especially for Children) 08:30 –…
108: Tech Fashion Part 1 with Kayte Malik of Dress Code
Dec 5, 2018 • 45 min
00:57 – Kayte’s Superpower: Taking Something That Doesn’t Exist & Making It Real 02:12 – Having Confidence 06:45 – Paying Closer Attention to Your Accomplishments lftm 08:30 – Dress Code at a Tactical Level 11:43 – The Intersection of Fashion and Coding…
Special Edition: Ruby Together – LIVE! from RubyConf 2018
Dec 3, 2018 • 40 min
This episode was brought to you by @therubyrep of DevReps, LLC. To pledge your support and to join our awesome Slack community, visit patreon.com/greaterthancode. To make a one-time donation so that we can continue to bring you more content and…
107: The Ruby Central Opportunity Scholarship Program
Nov 28, 2018 • 42 min
The Ruby Central Opportunity Scholarship/Guide Program 02:13 – Superpowers: Flying, Changing Diapers, and Empathy! 03:21 – Scholars’ Favorite Parts of the Conference 06:58 – Conferencing as an Introvert: Having Conference Buddies! 08:06 – Meeting New…
106: Taking Up Space with Laurie Barth
Nov 21, 2018 • 58 min
01:20 – Laurie’s Superpower: Being a Timesuck Impostor Syndrome 08:44 – Interviewing and Hiring Developers Effectively 12:24 – Creating False Negatives: Turning Down Candidates Prematurely 18:11 – Interviewing: Working With Existing Codebases and Asking…
105: Code Switching with Maurice Cherry
Nov 14, 2018 • 67 min
01:49 – Maurice’s Superpower: Extreme Empathy Function Podcast w/ Anil Dash 04:06 – Code Switching 13:21 – Creating and Fostering Safe Conference Environments 19:34 – Overcoming Feelings of Discomfort 22:16 – Human Decisions in Software: Why We Should…
104: Jellyfish Signaling with Sam Livingston-Gray
Nov 7, 2018 • 63 min
01:33 – Is Sam a Jellyfish? 03:14 – Sam’s Superpower: Making Connections Between Weird Things 05:17 – Driving Evolution 08:19 – “Fitness Landscape” and “Fitness Function” aiweirdness.com 21:17 – How Humans Make Decisions Sam Livingston-Gray: Cognitive…
103: The Org You Were Born Into with Marcus Blankenship
Oct 31, 2018 • 67 min
01:12 – Marcus’ Superpower: Helping Engineers Become Good Bosses 02:30 – Bosses Who Don’t Wanna Boss: Ending Up in Management The Peter Principle 10:37 – Are there people who just aren’t cut out for management or leadership? 14:20 – Applying Rationality…
102: Sticky in the Flow with Katrina Owen
Oct 24, 2018 • 55 min
Greater Than Code Episode Episode 008: 99 Bottles of OOP with Sandi Metz and Katrina Owen 01:29 – Katrina’s Superpower: Organizing and Systematizing 09:44 – Motivation by Success The 5 Second Rule | Mel Robbins Procrastination | Mel Robbins 18:04 – Trust…
101: A Difficult Conversation with Sonia Gupta
Oct 17, 2018 • 53 min
02:02 – Sonia’s Superpower: Talking about white supremacy and dealing with the fallout. 05:27 – Feeling Rightness and Motivation to Stand Up for Your Beliefs 10:15 – Seeing Your Advocacy and Efforts Make a Difference 12:17 – When People Disagree 16:26 –…
100: The Business of Documentation with Jaime Slutzky
Oct 10, 2018 • 43 min
01:12 – Jaime’s Superpower: Taking complex ideas and figuring out the fastest way from here to there. (i.e.: logistics!) Zapier 05:41 – Tech as a Roadblock 19:44 – Handing Off Responsibilities to Business Owners Process Street The Checklist Manifesto: How…
099: The Knowledge You Possess with Stephanie Morillo
Oct 3, 2018 • 61 min
02:40 – Stephanie’s Superpower: Intellectual Curiosity 13:06 – On Being a Content PM, Technical Writer, and Ruby Together Core Team Member @azureadvocates Ruby Together 19:44 – Validating Open Source Software Contribution Write the Docs Slack Community…
098: Designing For Inclusion with Jenny Shen
Sep 20, 2018 • 51 min
01:51 – Jenny’s Superpower: Not Giving a F*ck and Sticking Up For Others The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life 05:00 – Living a Remote Lifestyle and Cross-Cultural Communication 08:34 – Design and UX For…
097: The Job of a Manager with Brandon Hays
Sep 12, 2018 • 47 min
00:43 – Brandon’s Superpower: Helping Other People Discover Their Own Superpower 02:04 – Maintaining Relationships When People Change Jobs So Frequently 04:31 – Climbing The Corporate Tech Ladder and Strategizing Career Growth 10:25 – Mentorship and Power…
096: Resilience Engineering with John Allspaw
Sep 5, 2018 • 69 min
John Allspaw: Etsy’s Debriefing Facilitation Guide for Blameless Postmortems 01:32 – John’s Superpower: Seeing connections across domains. 05:45 – All Technical Communities Run Small, the Intersection of People, Technology, and Work, and the Resilience…
095: Cleaning House with Heidi Waterhouse
Aug 29, 2018 • 62 min
01:20 – Heidi’s Superpower: Being Able to Remember Where Other People Set Things Down 03:53 – Where will software be in three years? Greater Than Code Episode 084: Federation Is Bad with Aurynn Shaw 08:28 – Resilience in People and Software Bob Marshall /…
094: Humans All The Way Down with April Wensel
Aug 22, 2018 • 64 min
01:07 – April’s Superpower: Synthesizing Seemingly Unrelated Concepts to Create Something New 02:30 – Tension Between Code and Compassion 05:47 – Living According to Your Values 11:33 – Team Values and Feedback Loops 17:23 – Changing Social Makeups of…
093: BOOK CLUB! Cybernetic Revolutionaries with Eden Medina
Aug 15, 2018 • 66 min
Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende’s Chile (Print Version) 01:57 – Eden’s Superpower: Being a Patient Learner 06:51 – Determining Your Ability/Eligibility to Speak as an Expert 08:55 – Electrical Engineering => Law => PhD Work…
092: A11y Ally with Rob DeLuca
Aug 8, 2018 • 50 min
01:09 – Rob’s Superpower: Ambition 05:00 – Designing and Testing for Accessibility Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Standards Your Emotional API 16:36 – Hard Problems and “Squishy Problems” 19:49 – Rob’s…
091: Solving Puzzles and Productive Failure with Kim Vanderspek
Aug 1, 2018 • 47 min
02:03 – Kim’s Superpower: Being able to solve puzzles and problems and teaching others to do the same. 05:39 – Speaking and Teaching Math 11:44 – Using Technology to Visualize Math: Quilting, Sewing, Playdough, Boxes 13:53 – Incorporating Programming Into…
090: The Journey with Chelsea Troy
Jul 25, 2018 • 58 min
02:03 – Chelsea’s Superpower: Pushing through and enduring discomfort to accomplish things 06:24 – The Act of Writing and Reflection: Journaling as a Tool for Learning; Commit Tracing Coxswain 14:27 – Getting and Dealing with Feedback 17:44 – Measuring…
089: Something Something Agile with Noel Rappin
Jul 18, 2018 • 57 min
Greater Than Code Episode 001: Taking Payments on the Web with Noel Rappin 02:58 – Noel’s Superpower: Extrapolating and Explaining Consequences of Tech Decisions to Others 06:24 – Cultural Patterns of How Organizations Develop Software; Should this…
088: The Safety 2 Dance with Steven Shorrock
Jul 11, 2018 • 63 min
01:46 – Steven’s Superpower: Being a Super-Recognizer and Empathy Steven Shorrock on the myth of human error (Courtney Nash & O’Reilly Radar) 04:21 – Steven’s Occupational History, Background, and Mission: System Performance and Human Wellbeing 08:19 –…
087: The Jazz of Empathy with Chad Fowler
Jul 3, 2018 • 65 min
02:17 – Chad’s Superpower: Empathy! 07:47 – Using Introspection For a Means to Recover from and Deal with Bipolar Disorder 10:51 – Modeling Yourself 16:35 – The Importance of Self-Care 19:22 – Practicing Empathy and Compassion The Compassionate Coder Your…
086: Culture Is A Community Growing Together with Jesse Oliver Sanford
Jun 27, 2018 • 69 min
01:18 – Oliver’s Superpower: The Ability to Read 01:54 – Cognitive Science and Emotional Cognition George Lakehoff Restylane Injections The effects of BOTOX injections on emotional experience. 11:24 – How People Think When They Code and the Intersection…
085: BOOK CLUB! Technically Wrong with Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Jun 20, 2018 • 48 min
Buy the book! Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech 01:02 – Sara’s Superpower: Communication and Connecting the Dots 03:43 – The Process of Writing, Editing, and Communicating the Book 06:17 – A Summary of…
084: Federation Is Bad with Aurynn Shaw
Jun 13, 2018 • 53 min
01:30 – Federation and Your Internet Identity Mastodon Stayin’ Alive in Technology: Who Are You? Coraline Ada Ehmke and Identity on the Internet 05:59 – Flaws of Federated Identity Usenet 10:18 – Onboarding Eternal September 28:51 – All Technology is…
083: Programming As An Identity with Tim Chevalier
Jun 6, 2018 • 61 min
01:10 – Tim’s Superpower: Keeping Himself From Laughing / Improv 04:19 – Tim’s Journey as a Programmer 09:12 – The Collision of Values Within the Programming Industry and The Meaning and Measurement of “Intelligence” 22:39 – Using Programming to Satisfy…
082: Effective Change in Communities and Cultures with Aurynn Shaw
May 30, 2018 • 58 min
01:44 – Contempt Culture: An Overview Aurynn Shaw: Contempt Culture 12:40 – Calling Others Out For Things and Distributing That Labor 17:16 – Technical Superiority (Technology is political) 21:24 – The Cultural Impact of DevOps 28:51 – Introducing…
081: Your Emotional API with John K. Sawers
May 23, 2018 • 53 min
02:14 – John’s Superpower: Talking About Feelings in Public 04:57 – Programmers and Feelings Coraline Ada Ehmke: Emotions as State Machines 09:39 – Being Educated About Your Emotions image via https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcSyorTUwAA5UOx.jpg 16:12 –…
080: Crafting A Community with Kris Howard
May 16, 2018 • 66 min
02:05 – Knitting and Computing Software Art Thou: Knit One, Compute One with Kris Howard Ravelry 06:17 – The Knitting Community Vs The Software Community 09:38 – Moderation and Clear Communication of Expectations 12:50 – Welcoming New People 14:45 –…
079: Respect As Currency with Richard Schneeman
May 9, 2018 • 71 min
02:05 – Schneems’ Superpower: Not being grossed out by baby poop! And, debugging. 06:03 – The Skill and The Art of Troubleshooting 18:12 – Interviewing and Evaluating People 32:07 – Working in Open Source 37:17 – The Tension Between Structure and Agency…
078: Caring About Healthcare with Kenzi Connor and Laurie Voss
May 2, 2018 • 55 min
02:01 – Superpowers: Kenzi = Consensus Building; Laurie: Confuging Apache Quickly Conversation Context 03:35 – Trans-Inclusive Policy at npm and Cloud City Kaiser TriNet 12:41 – Determining Whether Insurance is Trans-Friendly “Transgender insurance…
077: Creating Space to Shine with Anjuan Simmons
Apr 25, 2018 • 59 min
RubyConf 2017: Lending Privilege by Anjuan Simmons 01:18 – Anjuan’s Superpower: Flexibility 04:55 – Cultivating Variety on Teams 08:22 – What makes a great team? 13:46 – Empowering Others 19:21 – Culture Fit 21:24 – The Tension Between Structure and…
Special Edition: Code Is Social! LIVE from RailsConf 2018
Apr 23, 2018 • 54 min
In this special episode of Greater Than Code, the panelists and guest panelists talk to an audience live from RailsConf 2018 about our relationship with our code, and the ways we have emotional ties with what we do, but also how there’s more to it than…
076: Changing Lanes
Apr 18, 2018 • 55 min
This episode touches on the topics of privilege and having tough conversations when not feeling it’s your place to have those conversations. This episode was brought to you by @therubyrep of DevReps, LLC. To pledge your support and to join our awesome…
075: Code and Witchcraft with Coraline Ada Ehmke
Apr 11, 2018 • 57 min
02:40 – Coraline’s Superpower: Boundless Energy 06:16 – Practicing Self-Care and Outsourcing 12:20 – Being a “Code Witch” and Perceiving the Construct of Reality 17:25 – Evocation and Invocation 20:52 – Being Deliberate: Refactoring Your Code and…
074: Be Your Own Hero with Astrid Countee
Apr 4, 2018 • 66 min
01:41 – Astrid’s Superpower: Being Analytical and Logical 04:33 – Social Scientists and Technology 12:47 – Professionalization The Code of Ethics Project: Data For Democracy 20:00 – A Day in the Life of a Social Scientist 25:39 – Social Science and Design…
073: Driven By Need, Guided By Example with Dan North
Mar 28, 2018 • 71 min
01:41 – Dan’s Superpower: Optimization 03:26 – Are “Improve” and “Optimize” the same thing? Kaizen Kaikaku Cost Accounting 17:20 – How is cost accounting affected by demographics and privilege? 33:34 – Team Alignment, Collectiveness, and Camaraderie 37:42…
072: Story Time with Kerri Miller
Mar 21, 2018 • 74 min
01:53 – Kerri’s Superpower: Looking ahead to the future. 08:33 – Community Gatekeeping and Contempt Culture Liz Baillie: The Illustrated Adventure Survival Guide for New Rustaceans @ RustConf 2016 Slides ^ Sam Livingston-Gray: Cognitive Shortcuts: Models,…
071: Brein Power with Rein Henrichs
Mar 14, 2018 • 55 min
02:41 – Rein’s Superpower: Perceiving and Being Aware of Connections Between Things and People 03:49 – Power Dynamics in Companies 05:41 – Inherent Value and Self-Esteem; Recovering From Failure Virginia Satir: Communication and Congruence 11:35 –…
070: Trusting The Universe with Kale Kaposhilin
Mar 7, 2018 • 54 min
02:10 – Kale’s Origin Story 05:10 – Connecting Through Story and Voice The Law of Raspberry Jam 08:17 – Communicating Through Text vs Communicating Through Speech Daniel Quinn Ishmael by Daniel Quinn 12:43 – Kale’s Superpower: Facilitating the Voices of…
069: Identity Is An Arrow with Avdi Grimm
Feb 28, 2018 • 62 min
Greater Than Code Episode 002: Neutralizing Impostor Syndrome with Avdi Grimm 01:52 – Avdi’s Superpower: The Power of Inspiration, RubyConf India, and International Conferences vs Domestic 04:28 – The Pursuit of a Fixed Life: Achieving or Avoiding Stasis…
068: Skills of Resilience with Gerry Valentine
Feb 21, 2018 • 45 min
01:28 – Gerry’s Superpower: Building Resilience 02:51 – What is Resilience? 08:59 – Creating an Atmosphere of Psychological Safety 11:04 – Having Tough Conversations: Resilience on the Societal Level 18:41 – Moving Other People Forward and Leading Others…
067: Tech in Transition with Ashanti-Mutinta
Feb 14, 2018 • 50 min
01:09 – Ashanti’s Superpower: People say they’re funny on Twitter! 02:37 – Having Dialogue and Engaging with Others on Twitter 07:42 – Finding Safe Online Community Networks via Social Media Platforms 16:13 – Making Platforms Safer 18:06 – Perspectives on…
066: Growing a Culture with Allison Kopf
Feb 7, 2018 • 51 min
01:15 – Allison’s Superpower: Making Unplanned and Hectic Situations Work Out The Stockdale Paradox 06:43 – Getting Into Agriculture 08:54 – Building a Company Culture 13:19 – Transmitting Culture and Core Values When Hiring New People 20:02 – Disagreeing…
065: Radical Design with Marian Petre and André van der Hoek
Jan 31, 2018 • 63 min
Software Design Decoded: 66 Ways Experts Think (The MIT Press) by Marian Petre and André van der Hoek 01:39 – Marian’s Superpower: Picking Brains Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking by Douglas Hofstadter 03:28 – André’s…
064: Stories, Bias and AI with Aditya Mukerjee
Jan 24, 2018 • 54 min
00:58 – Aditya’s Superpower: Parking Karma 03:18 – Algorithmic Decision Making in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence 09:06 – Recognizing the Effects of Bias The Bias Blind Spot The Babadook 18:07 – Health and Technology: How can technology have…
063: The Distribution of Brilliance and Opportunity with Rehema Wachira
Jan 17, 2018 • 60 min
01:22 – Rehema’s Superpower: Empathy 02:53 – Rehema’s “Untypical” Origin Story 07:20 – Enjoying Coding Because of the Complexity Behind It 11:21 – Creating a “Culture of Saving” 14:52 – “Diversity of Thought” and Seeing the World Through Others’ Eyes…
062: The Beauty of Art and Technology with Jamey Hampton
Jan 10, 2018 • 58 min
01:22 – Jamey’s Superpower: “The Fharlanghn Sense” 02:40 – Working in Agriculture 04:03 – Theories on Automation 05:56 – Pivoting Into Computer Science and Software Development 10:35 – Feeling Like You Need to Know Everything Stella Report from the…
061: Destruction-Focused Development with Safia Abdalla
Jan 3, 2018 • 53 min
00:53 – Safia’s Superpower: Sight 03:04 – Learning Languages — Both Human and Programming The Sapir Whorf Hypothesis 07:56 – Being Empathetic in an International Perspective and Building Universal and Approachable Tech 11:19 – What does success look like…
060: Coping with Complexity with Kent Beck
Dec 27, 2017 • 43 min
01:19 – Kent’s Superpower: Putting Things Together That Don’t Necessarily Go Together Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking by Douglas Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander 04:01 – Metaphors in Software Development 07:32 – Writing Tests…
059: Science All The Things! with Pamela Gay
Dec 20, 2017 • 59 min
01:13 – Pamela Podcasting, Since…well, FOREVER! Astronomy Cast 365 Days of Astronomy Adam Curry 02:19 – Pamela’s Superpower: Solving Random Problems with Software 05:19 – Becoming a “Reluctant Coder” i.e. Coding Out of Necessity 10:58 – Battlestar…
058: Kindness and Patience with Tara Scherner de la Fuente
Dec 13, 2017 • 57 min
00:16 – Welcome to Episode 111010 of the Greater Than Code Podcast! 02:09 – Tara’s Superpower and Origin Story: Patience 04:56 – Conflating Patience with Kindness 07:39 – Is writing code making us less thoughtful? AKA Patience in the Workplace The…
057: Everything is UI with Christina Morillo
Dec 6, 2017 • 52 min
01:08 – Christina’s Background and Superpower: Multitasking and Automation See Also: GTC 056: Systematize Your Hustle with Kronda Adair 04:42 – Automation Processes: Discovery and Reconnaissance, and When Human Judgement and Input is Necessary 10:03 –…
056: Systematize Your Hustle with Kronda Adair
Nov 22, 2017 • 52 min
01:26 – SYSTEMS! Implementing Repeatable Processes Via Automation Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less by Sam Carpenter 09:28 – Strategies for Implementation 12:18 – Reclaiming Your Time and Cheap is Always Expensive Work…
055: Change Ourselves a Little, Many Times with Keith Bennett
Nov 15, 2017 • 44 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Metamours United For Frequent Dialogue” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:47 – Keith’s Background and Superpower 10:03 – Conflict Resolution Open Spaces session on Conflict Resolution this summer at DevOpsDays D.C. (and the precursor…
054: Code Hospitality with Nadia Odunayo
Nov 8, 2017 • 57 min
01:19 – Nadia’s Superpower 02:01 – Code Hospitality and Being a Good Host Nadia Odunayo: The Guest: A Guide To Code Hospitality @ GORUCO 2016 Daniel Dennett’s “Intuition Pump” 10:22 – People and Habits and Having Expertise in a Particular Realm 17:00 –…
053: BOOK CLUB! The Responsible Communication Style Guide
Nov 1, 2017 • 51 min
01:33 – Superpowers and Acquisition 02:50 – Reflective Listening 05:27 – The Responsible Communication Style Guide 11:54 – Asking Content-Related Questions 15:10 – Who is the target audience for this book? 17:45 – The Evolution of Writing the Book 19:39 –…
052: Master’s Degrees, Double Binds, and Data Science with Emily Dresner
Oct 25, 2017 • 58 min
01:06 – Emily’s Background and Superpower 02:49 – Having a Master’s Degree: Was it worth it? 08:08 – Struggles After Retaining a Master’s 10:31 – Role Model: Emily’s Mom and Her Story 12:11 – “The Double Bind” 14:47 – Experiences Working at a Gaming…
051: Creating Safer Spaces with Soo Choi
Oct 18, 2017 • 48 min
00:16 – Welcome to “The Venn Diagram Podcast. It’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but it’s definitely not that other thing.” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:09 – Soo’s Background at NASA and Superpower 06:01 – Wanting Attending…
050: Open Source Anarchism with Steve Klabnik
Oct 11, 2017 • 63 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Greater Than Crabmeat” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:02 – Steve’s Background, Origin Story, and Superpowers! Skrillex 06:00 – Contributing to Open Source why the lucky stiff Hackety Hack Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby 11:07 –…
049: Technology For the Greater Good with Reyn Aubrey
Oct 4, 2017 • 56 min
Guest Starring: Reyn Aubrey: @ReynAubrey | PocketChange | [email protected] 00:16 – Welcome to “For Good or For Awesome?” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:18 – Reyn Aubrey’s Background, Origin Story, and Superpower! 06:04 – Culture of a Company…
048: Finding Our Lane with Marco Rogers
Sep 27, 2017 • 57 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Greater Than Code: Like Uber, But For Not Being Shitty” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 02:04 – Background and Superpower 03:03 – Being Outspoken and Dealing with Pushback on Twitter 04:41 – “Staying in Your Lane” 11:12 – To Engage, or…
047: Communicating Across Boundaries with Declan Whelan
Sep 20, 2017 • 66 min
00:16 – Welcome to “I Rolled a Natural 20 For My Agility Check” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:31 – Background and Superpower; Empathy 09:08 – Cross-Cultural Communication Dynamics Women in Agile 15:48 – Biases, Understanding Dynamics, and Facilitating…
046: Specialization vs Collaboration with Aria Stewart
Sep 13, 2017 • 46 min
00:16 – Welcome to “The World is Upside Down. Can DevOps save us?” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:07 – Background and Superpowers 09:22 – Diagnostic Troubleshooting: “Expert Intuition Effect” 14:23 – Understanding Entire Systems vs Specializing in One…
Special Edition: Innovation Amidst a Disaster with Jeff Reichman
Sep 6, 2017 • 46 min
This episode stars, Jeff Reichman, who talks about how the Houston tech community came together to help people through Hurricane Harvey and the aftermath, the technology opportunities in disaster response, the harvey-api that they developed, and how tech…
045: Sexual Assault and Project Callisto with Lynn Cyrin
Sep 6, 2017 • 53 min
Content/Trigger Warning: This episode discusses sexual assault. 00:16 – Welcome to “Fullstack Activism” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:22 – Lynn’s Background Story and Superpowers FIRST LEGO League 11:34 – Project Callisto: Reporting Sexual Assault and…
044: Lazy Perfectionism and Performative Diversity and Inclusion with Shanise Barona
Aug 23, 2017 • 49 min
Come to Catskills Conf and meet Mandy & Jamey! Stay for the experience. Shanise Barona: @shanisebarona | shanisebarona.com 00:16 – Welcome to “Plant Parenthood!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 02:19 – Shanise’s Background Story and Superpower Girl Develop…
043: The Accessibility of Board Games with Mischa Lewis-Norelle and James Edward Gray
Aug 16, 2017 • 60 min
James Edward Gray: @JEG2 "Purchase" links are affiliate links, which means you’re supporting the show when you purchase our recommendations. Thanks! 00:16 – Welcome to “Paneldome!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:58 – Backgrounds and Superpowers Hilary…
042: @CallbackWomen and Organizing Conferences for Diversity and Inclusion with Carina C. Zona
Aug 9, 2017 • 71 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Life, The Universe, and Podcasts!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:13 – Carina’s Background and Superpower 02:58 – @CallbackWomen and The Naming Struggle to Make Sure Marginalized and Non-Binary People Know They Are Included Ashe…
041: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mind Manipulation with Casey Watts!
Aug 2, 2017 • 53 min
caseywatts.com/mindmanipulation A Neurobiologist’s Guide to Mind Manipulation [slides] 00:16 – Welcome to “CBT: Chunky Bacon Tacos and Psychological Safety” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:18 – Empathy Development 03:25 – Training for Customer Support…
040: F*ck It And Be Nice
Jul 26, 2017 • 50 min
Extra super disclaimer: This episode contains a lot curse words. 00:16 – Welcome to “The Upcoming Release of the iPhone 4!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:36 – The Tweetstorm that Started it All 04:29 – Our Communication Skills and Curbing the Snobbery…
Episode 039: The B-Side of Software Development with Scott Hanselman
Jul 11, 2017 • 48 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Hanselminutes!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 00:57 – Origin Story and Superpowers; Struggling and Prevailing “The struggle is part of the journey.” – Scott Hanselman 13:51 – Systems Thinking, Problem Solving, and Instilling Those…
Episode 038: Category Theory for Normal Humans with Dr. Eugenia Cheng
Jul 5, 2017 • 69 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Shopping is Hard; Let’s Do Math!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”; Eugenia’s Introduction Books: How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics…
Episode 037: Failure Mode with Emily Gorcenski
Jun 21, 2017 • 54 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Diamonds Are For Gender” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 00:56 – Origin Story, Superpowers, and Data Science 04:20 – Diversity and Career Paths in Data Science 10:51 – Ethical Debates Within the Data Science Field Weapons of Math…
Episode 036: Metaphors and Microservices with Matt Stine
Jun 7, 2017 • 74 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Chinchilla Chat: Where It’s All Chinchillas…All The Time…” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 03:10 – Matt’s Origin Story in Software Development 09:04 – The Business of Consulting 16:24 – Empathy in Consulting 20:07 – Rigorous…
Episode 035: Behind the Scenes at npm with Laurie Voss
May 31, 2017 • 63 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Yes, SJWs Do Actually Code” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:22 – Superpower Origin Story 06:00 – “Real Programming” 08:45 – Being Gay in the Tech Industry; Micro Activism 16:17 – Setting Workplace Culture 21:20 – Working in Open…
Episode 034: Systems Thinking in the Real World
May 24, 2017 • 61 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Missives from the Future of Tech: Ladies’ Night Edition” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:20 – Where the Lines Cross; Social Responsibility of Engineers Tragedy of the Commons 06:53 – Why We Do What We Do 09:03 – Surviving and…
Episode 033: Mental Illness with Greg Baugues
May 17, 2017 • 49 min
00:16 – Welcome to “What is your favorite color?” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” How to teach your dog to take selfies… and text them to you 01:34 – Superpower Origin Story; Mental Illness in College Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with…
Episode 032: Curation vs Algorithms: Who Is Writing Our History? with Amy Unger
May 10, 2017 • 55 min
Amy Unger: @cdwort | Heroku 00:16 – Welcome to “JIRA Card Catalogs and The People Who Love Them” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:05 – Superpower Origin Story, Growing Up with a Computer in the Family, and Being a Teenager Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women…
Episode 031: Retrospectives and Agile Fluency with Diana Larsen
May 3, 2017 • 50 min
** This conversation stems from an earlier episode when Janelle joined the panel: Episode 028: Brains, Feedback Systems, Demons, and Goats. 02:03 – Retrospectives ** “Software work is learning work.” @DianaOfPortland— Greater Than Code (@greaterthancode)…
Episode 030: Essential Developer Skills with Tom Stuart
Apr 28, 2017 • 80 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Cycles in Philosophy of Software, Common Principles with Different Names & Reference” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:47 – Superhero Origin Story BBC BASIC 04:45 – Nomenclature: “Junior” and “Senior” Developers; Differences Between…
Episode 029: p=eMPathy with Ariel Waldman, Ashe Dryden, and Brad Grzesiak
Apr 19, 2017 • 73 min
00:16 – Welcome to “The Tale of Space Cat Burritos” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 02:26 – Space Technology and the Cultural Portrayal of Science NASA Explorers Program 08:24 – The Influence of Science Fiction on the Current Developments in Science NASA…
Episode 028: Brains, Feedback Systems, Demons, and Goats with Janelle Klein
Apr 14, 2017 • 65 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Goats On Podcasts” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:19 – Origin Story 04:36 – The Development of Development 06:58 – Automated Tests and Mistake Detection 09:21 – Designing Releases and Best Practices 20:13 – “The Code is Better”…
Episode 027: Hackathons and Flirting with Failure with Rachel Katz
Apr 7, 2017 • 56 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Plotting the Rebellion” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:39 – Origin Story and Superpowers 03:05 – Getting Hooked on Hackathons 04:42 – Corporate Hackathons; Making Hackathons Accessible and Inclusive Greater Than Code Episode 015:…
Episode 026: Codeland, Capitalism, and Creating Inclusive Spaces with Saron Yitbarek
Apr 4, 2017 • 62 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Unrepentant Cyborgs” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:28 – Codeland Conference 02:02 – Making Conferences Accessible, Affordable, and Unintimidating for People 13:00 – Ticket Prices and Structure 15:01 – Creating an Immersive…
Episode 025: MotherCoders with Tina Lee
Mar 29, 2017 • 54 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Not Your Mother’s Podcast!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 00:55 – Origin Story and Getting Involved in Coding 03:17 – Programming Perspectives From People of Different Backgrounds; Teaching Adults vs Children 08:19 – Work/Life Balance…
Episode 024: Seeing Programming Where Other People Don’t with Felienne Hermans
Mar 22, 2017 • 58 min
00:16 – Welcome to “The Netherlands Invented Gay Marriage, So We Should Be Scared of Them Now!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:28 – Origin Story 03:17 – Programming Perspectives From People of Different Backgrounds; Teaching Adults vs Children 06:12 –…
Episode 023: Politics and Software with Lorena Mesa
Mar 15, 2017 • 52 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Hey! I Made a Bong Out of This Podcast!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:26 – Origin Story Obama For America Campaign 05:46 – Politics and Software; Data Collection Danah Boyd: Be Careful What You Code For 16:43 – Working in Python…
Episode 022: You Are An Asset
Mar 7, 2017 • 56 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Mob Programming” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 02:39 – Origin Stories From All! Tim Ferriss and The 4-Hour Workweek 12:37 – Work/Life Balance and Ideal Work Environments Stockholm Syndrome 16:50 – Technical Interviews 20:41 – Computer…
Episode 021: Social Justice Warrioring and Codes of Conduct with Phil Sturgeon
Feb 23, 2017 • 65 min
00:28 – Welcome to Greater Than Code: The SJW Takeover 00:53 – Origin Story, Superpowers, and Bike Messengering Build APIs You Won’t Hate Instacart Had pesto chicken pasta for dinner, in honor of @philsturgeon’s interview on @greaterthancode today. 😋— Sam…
Episode 020: Sexuality in Tech with Jenn Schiffer
Feb 16, 2017 • 56 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Neon Abstract Podcast Erotica!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:15 – Origin Story Bocoup 03:05 – Art 06:37 – Viewing Source and Learning How to Code 11:02 – Getting a Computer Science Degree 13:56 – Pixel Art, Sexuality in Tech, and…
Episode 019: It’s Made of People!
Feb 9, 2017 • 51 min
01:11 – What it means to be a Senior Engineer When You Don’t Want to Go Into Management 05:07 – Generativity: The difference between your team’s output with you on it and your team’s output without you. Gregor Hohpe: 37 Things One Architect Knows About IT…
Episode 018: Growing Your Team and Mentorship with Cheryl Schaefer
Feb 6, 2017 • 44 min
Posted another patrons-only outtake from today's precall with @CherylGSchaefer! https://t.co/g4GZA9LWle— Greater Than Code (@greaterthancode) February 1, 2017 00:16 – Welcome to “Let’s Get this Ship on the Road!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:06 –…
Episode 017: Ruby Together with André Arko and Carina C. Zona
Jan 31, 2017 • 70 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Cyberpunk Dystopia” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:45 – Origin Stories Gay marriage: the database engineering perspective André Arko: Falsehoods programmers believe 11:38 – Ruby Together; Membership and Benefits 501(C)(6) 22:06 –…
Episode 016: Blogging is Shipping with Julia Evans
Jan 23, 2017 • 47 min
Intro music by Rod Johnson: Prelude in C# minor, commonly known as The Bells of Moscow. 01:07 – Welcome to “Anarcho-Suyndicalist Tech!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 02:03 – Writing Blog Posts: “Blogging is shipping.” The Recurse Center Adam Perry: Baby…
Episode 015: Zuri Hunter as Queen of Hackathons
Jan 11, 2017 • 59 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Snowpocalypse!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:50 – Zuri’s Background and Origin Story 04:19 – Hackathons Meet Zuri. The Queen of Hackathons. Color Coded 16:37 – Overcoming Shyness 20:47 – Navigating the Channels of Your Career…
Episode 014: Cancel All Negativity with Ra’Shaun Stovall (Snuggs)
Jan 4, 2017 • 62 min
00:16 – Welcome to “DevPunks!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 00:42 – Snuggs’ Background and Origin Story NYC.rb Ruby on Rails Link Slack Community Ra’Shaun Stovall: Why Is Open Source So Closed? @ RubyConf 2016 04:41 – Getting Involved in Meetups and…
Episode 013: Religion in Tech with Audrey Eschright of The Recompiler Mag
Dec 30, 2016 • 52 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Lucky Episode 13!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:10 – Audrey’s Background and Origin Story Stumptown Syndicate Citizen Code of Conduct Free Geek 10:37 – The Recompiler The Responsible Communication Style Guide 16:24 – Community…
Episode 012: Vets Who Code with Jerome Hardaway
Dec 21, 2016 • 51 min
00:16 – Welcome to “It’s Made of People!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 02:17 – Jerome’s Background and Origin Story General Assembly 09:30 – Vets Who Code: Funding, Technology Stack, Curriculum, and Students 18:19 – Vets Who Code Student Experience…
Episode 011: Introducing Art Into STEM Education with Amy Wibowo
Dec 14, 2016 • 39 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Trapped in a BinarySort!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:21 – “STEAM” Education 02:36 – Getting Involved in Technology and Being a Maker 05:33 – Making a Zine and Making it (and other things) Inclusive Books With Pictures…
Episode 010: Citizen Cybersecurity with Jesse Pollak
Dec 7, 2016 • 56 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Who’s Line of Code is it Anywhere?…” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:37 – Getting Started with Computer-ing & Security PGP = Pretty Good Privacy Filippo Valsorda: I’m giving up on PGP 09:28 – Clef and Two-factor Authentication (2FA)…
Episode 009: Living with Disability with Travis B. Hartwell
Nov 30, 2016 • 44 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Software Eats Human…” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:25 – Travis’ Superhero Origin Story Retinitis Pigmentosa Achondroplasia 09:00 – Explaining a Disability and Limitations to Others The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino 14:25 –…
Episode 008: 99 Bottles of OOP with Sandi Metz and Katrina Owen
Nov 21, 2016 • 62 min
00:16 – Welcome to “99 Bottles of Podcasts!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 99 Bottles of OOP by Sandi Metz and Katrina Owen 01:31 – Collaboration on the Book Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby by Sandi Metz People who like me call me disciplined &…
Episode 007: Overcoming Adversity and Battling Unconscious Bias with Neem Serra
Nov 9, 2016 • 65 min
00:16 – Welcome to Greater Than Code 02:02 – Neem Serra Introduction Neem Serra: “From Babies to Software Development” 03:23 – 2016 Election Thoughts, Fears, and Aspirations; Importance of Ally Support Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “The Other America”…
Episode 006: Getting Technology Into the Hands of Children with David Bock
Nov 2, 2016 • 58 min
00:17 – Welcome to “PC Principal Shit!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 00:35 – David Bock Introduction and “Smoked Pork” Discussion 04:56 – Teaching Kids Computer Science Concepts Watch D.O.G.S. Code.org Hour of Code Blockly Karel the Robot TEALS:…
Episode 005: Learning New Languages with James Edward Gray II
Oct 27, 2016 • 62 min
00:16 – Welcome to “PodcasTRON…” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:00 – James Edward Gray II’s Introduction 02:03 – #CastleGraySkull “It’s hard to find a castle in a good school district.” ~ David Brady 07:59 – Interviewing James Edward Gray II:…
Episode 004: DevOps and Creativity with Charity Majors
Oct 20, 2016 • 50 min
00:16 – Welcome to “The Hot Mess Podcast…” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 00:54 – Charity Majors’ Introduction / Listener Question: “What is your superhero origin story?” ~Donald Plummer 02:54 – Operations and Creativity 06:37 – Hiring People for…
Episode 003: Hiring People For Diversity with LaToya Allen of SheNomads
Oct 12, 2016 • 47 min
00:16 – Welcome to “Well, Technically…” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:34 – LaToya Allen’s Introduction 03:18 – Dear Tech Companies: Focus on Diversity, Not Foosball 08:14 – How does “the team photo” reflect on you and your company? 10:33 – Article…
Episode 002: Neutralizing Imposter Syndrome with Avdi Grimm
Oct 6, 2016 • 54 min
00:16 – Welcome to “The Meta Four!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:30 – Chef Avdi Grimm’s Introduction 02:19 – RubyTapas; Production, Typing, and Editing 10:52 – Real World Programming: Episode #346: User; LiveCoding.tv 12:24 – Neutralizing Impostor…
Episode 001: Taking Payments on the Web with Noel Rappin
Sep 28, 2016 • 50 min
00:18 - Welcome to "Dread Coder Roberts!" …we mean, "Greater Than Code!" 01:30 - Noel Rappin's Introduction (Spoiler alert! He's got a Ph.D.!) 04:31 - Take My Money: Accepting Payments on the Web 08:30 - Code Paths and Tracking Failures 10:59 - What is…