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Table XI’s podcast about building software to develop better careers, companies, and communities.


68: Pragmatic Programmer at 20 with Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt
Aug 14 • 52 min
Pragmatic Programmer at 20 with Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt Guests Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt: Authors of The Pragmatic Programmer and publishers of The Pragmatic Bookshelf. Summary I’m very excited to have Dave Thomas and Andy Hunt on the show today. Dave…
67: Civic Software with Alex Pedersen and Abhi Nemani
Jul 31 • 21 min
Civic Software with Alex Pedersen and Abhi Nemani Guests Alex Pedersen: Co-founder of Polco. Abhi Nemani Founder of EthosLabs. Summary This week, we have Alex Pedersen of Polco and Abhi Nemani of EthosLabs. They're both involved in various uses of…
66: Stories and Community with Ariel Caplan
Jul 17 • 38 min
Stories and Community with Ariel Caplan Guest Ariel Caplan: Co-Host of Dev Empathy Book Club, Backend Developer at Cloudinary, and Flatiron School Alum. Personal Site Summary Our guest this week is Ariel Caplan. Ariel is a developer at Cloudinary and the…
65: Managing Pain and Suffering at Work with Amy Newell
Jul 3 • 35 min
Managing Pain and Suffering at Work with Amy Newell Guest Amy Newell:: Director of Engineering at Wistia. Previous Director of Engineering at PatientsLikeMe. RailsConf 2019 - Failure, Risk, and Shame: Approaching Suffering at Work by Amy Newell Summary…
64: AI and Privacy with Bärí A. Williams
Jun 19 • 34 min
AI and Privacy with Bärí A. Williams Guest Bärí A. Williams: VP of Legal, Business, and Policy Affairs at All Turtles, a startup advisor in the tech industry, and a published author in the New York Times, WIRED, Fortune, and Fast Company. Bärí writes at…
63: Software Consulting With Chad Pytel
Jun 5 • 41 min
Software Consulting With Chad Pytel Guest Chad Pytel: CEO, Co-Founder, and Developer of thoughtbot. Summary Our guest this week is Chad Pytel. Chad is the CEO of thoughtbot, which is a design and development firm known in the world for its support of open…
62: Food and Design Thinking
May 22 • 37 min
Food and Design Thinking TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Guests Rex Chekal: Director of Digital Strategy and Product Designer at Table XI. Jessie Shternshus: Founder and Owner…
61: Tech For Good With Andrew Means and Sean Marcia
May 8 • 33 min
Tech For Good With Andrew Means and Sean Marcia TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Guests Andrew Means: Data Analysts 4 Social Good, The Good Tech Fest, Big Elephant Studios.…
60: Jumpstarting Your Side Project With Dicko Sow
Apr 24 • 35 min
Jumpstarting Your Side Project With Dicko Sow TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Guest Dicko Sow: Founder of Yodi Naturals. Summary Our guest this week is Dicko Sow. Dicko is a…
59: Building Git with James Coglan
Apr 10 • 41 min
Building Git With James Coglan TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email wo[email protected] Guest James Coglan: Author of Building Git and JavaScript Testing Recipes. More at jcoglan.com/. Summary Our…
58: Agriculture And Technology with Orlando Saez
Mar 27 • 34 min
Agriculture And Technology with Orlando Saez TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Guest Orlando Saez: Co-founder and CEO of Aker Technologies. Summary Our guest today is Orlando…
57: Unlearn with Barry O’Reilly
Mar 13 • 39 min
Unlearn With Barry O'Reilly TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Summary Our guest today is Barry O’Reilly, author of the book “Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve…
56: Developer Hiring
Feb 27 • 44 min
Developer Hiring TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] or find us at http://tablexi.com.workshops Today on the show, we're talking about hiring with Jennifer Tu and Zee Spencer of…
55: Engineering Management With Allison McMillan
Feb 13 • 38 min
Engineering Management With Allison McMillan TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] or visit the web at http://tablexi.com/workshops. Guest Allison McMillan: Engineering Manager at…
54: Code Style and Community with Sam Phippen and Justin Searls
Jan 30 • 47 min
Code Style and Community with Sam Phippen and Justin Searls TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] or visit http://www.tablexi.com/workshops. Guests Sam Phippen: Developer Advocate at…
53: Tribal Knowledge and Onboarding with Annie Sexton
Jan 16 • 36 min
Tribal Knowledge and On-boarding with Annie Sexton TableXI offers training for developers and product teams! For more info, email [email protected] Guest Annie Sexton: Core Support Engineer at Heroku. Traveler. Amateur graphic novelist. More at…
52: Small, Sharp Developer Tools With Brian Hogan
Jan 2 • 41 min
Small, Sharp Developer Tools With Brian Hogan TableXI offers training for developers and product teams! For more info, visit http://tablexi.com.workshops or email [email protected] Guest Brian P. Hogan: Editorial Manager for DigitalOcean, Author of…
51: Becoming a Senior Engineer with Jamey Hampton
Dec 12, 2018 • 39 min
Becoming a Senior Engineer with Jamey Hampton TableXI offers training for developers and product teams! For more info, visit http://tablexi.com/workshops or email us at [email protected] Guest Jamey Hampton: Senior Software Dev at Agrilyst and…
50: Your First Open Source Contribution with VM Brasseur
Nov 28, 2018 • 39 min
Your First Open Source Contribution with VM Brasseur TableXI offers training for developers and product teams! For more info, email [email protected] or go to http://tablexi.com/workshops. Guest VM Brasseur: Open Source consultant, Vice President of…
49: Accessibility With Luisa Morales
Nov 14, 2018 • 35 min
Accessibility With Luisa Morales TableXI is offering training for developers and product teams! For more info, email [email protected] or see our offerings at http://tablexi.com/workshops. The Table XI inclusive meeting Kickstarter is ongoing as this…
48: Meetings and Inclusion with Katie Gore and Mark Rickmeier
Oct 27, 2018 • 38 min
Meetings and Inclusion with Katie Gore and Mark Rickmeier The inclusion card deck discussed in this episode is now live on Kickstarter. Go to https://www.tablexi.com/kickstarter to get your deck. TableXI is offering training for developers and product…
47: Empowering Entry-Level Developers with Mercedes Bernard
Oct 10, 2018 • 37 min
Empowering Entry-Level Developers with Mercedes Bernard TableXI is offering training for developers and product teams! For more info, email go to http://tablexi.com/workshops. Guest Mercedes Bernard: Senior Software Engineer at DevMynd.…
46: 20 Years of Web Development with Avdi Grimm and Sarah Mei
Sep 19, 2018 • 48 min
20 Years of Web Development with Avdi Grimm and Sarah Mei TableXI is offering training for developers and product teams! For more info, visit http://tablexi.com/workshops. Guests Sarah Mei: Founder of RailsBridge, Director of Ruby Central, Software…
45: Failure Management and Response with Nickolas Means
Sep 5, 2018 • 42 min
Failure Management and Response with Nickolas Means TableXI is offering training for developers and product teams! For more info, email [email protected] Guest Nickolas Means | nickol.as | VP of Engineering at MuveHealth Summary How can you learn…
44: Learning Programming Languages and Strategies With Katrina Owen
Aug 22, 2018 • 42 min
Learning Programming Languages and Strategies With Katrina Owen Table XI is offering training for developers and product teams! For more info, email [email protected] or go to http://www.tablexi.com/workshops Guest Katrina Owen: Blog | Katrina’s Talks…
43: Rubyists in Other Languages with James Edward Gray II and Steve Klabnik
Aug 8, 2018 • 48 min
Rubyists in Other Languages with James Edward Gray II and Steve Klabnik TableXI is offering training for developers and product teams! For more info, email [email protected]. Guests Steve Klabnik: Blog James Edward Gray II: Blog Summary Ruby is great.…
42: Technical Speaking with Saron Yitbarek
Jul 25, 2018 • 49 min
Technical Speaking With Saron Yitbarek TableXI is offering training for developers and product teams! For more info, email [email protected] Summary Presenting a technical talk can be an important part of a developer's career. In this episode, we're…
41: Apprenticeship with Megan Tiu, Kara Carrell, and Alyssa Ramsey
Jul 11, 2018 • 37 min
Apprenticeship with Megan Tiu, Kara Carrell, and Alyssa Ramsey TableXI is offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Get your FREE career growth strategy information and techniques! Summary What is an…
40: Diversity and Inclusion at Small Companies with Meara Charnetzki, Michael Donnelly, and Elena Valentine
Jun 20, 2018 • 38 min
Diversity and Inclusion at Small Companies with Meara Charnetzki, Michael Donnelly, and Elena Valentine TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Get your FREE career growth strategy…
39: Organizing Technical Conferences
Jun 6, 2018 • 49 min
Organizing Technical Conferences TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, go to http://tablexi.com/workshops. Get your FREE career growth strategy information and techniques! Summary I've been attending technical…
38: Diverse Agile Teams with Marlena Compton, Betsy Haibel, and Jennifer Tu
May 23, 2018 • 47 min
Diverse Agile Teams with Marlena Compton, Betsy Haibel, and Jennifer Tu TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Get your FREE career growth strategy information and techniques! Guests…
37: Your First 100 Days Onboarding A New Employee With Shay Howe and John Gore
May 9, 2018 • 43 min
Your First 100 Days Onboarding A New Employee With Shay Howe and John Gore TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Get your FREE career growth strategy information and techniques!…
36: Your First 100 Days at a New Company with Katie Gore and Elizabeth Trepkowski Hodos
May 9, 2018 • 42 min
Your First 100 Days At A New Company with Katie Gore and Elizabeth Trepkowski Hodos TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Get your FREE career growth strategy information and…
35: AI and the Future of Design and Development with Zach Pousman
Apr 25, 2018 • 46 min
AI and the Future of Design and Development with Zach Pousman TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Get your FREE career growth strategy information and techniques! Rails 5 Test…
34: Programming Languages and Communication With Kerri Miller
Apr 11, 2018 • 47 min
Programming Languages and Communication With Kerri Miller TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Get your FREE career growth strategy information and techniques! Rails 5 Test…
33: Back in the Testing Weeds with Sam Phippen and Justin Searls
Mar 28, 2018 • 41 min
Back in the Testing Weeds with Sam Phippen and Justin Searls TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Get your FREE career growth strategy information and techniques! Rails 5 Test…
32: React Native with Gant Laborde, Ed LaFoy, and Brent Vatne
Mar 14, 2018 • 43 min
React Native with Gant Laborde, Ed LaFoy, and Brent Vatne Get your FREE career growth strategy information and techniques! TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email [email protected] Rails 5 Test…
31: Building New Products With Neil Patel
Feb 28, 2018 • 25 min
Building New Products With Neil Patel Guest Neil Patel: Co-Founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, and Kissmetrics, Serial Entrepreneur, and Marketer. Blog. Things we Do TableXI is now offering training for developers and products teams! For more info, email…
30: Designing Applications for Health Care with Kyoko Crawford and Mark Yoon
Feb 14, 2018 • 44 min
How to Design Applications for Doctors and Patients Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right Also, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! The newsletter is back! For more information on upcoming episodes, sign up at http://techdoneright.io/newsletter…
29: Developers from the Perspective of Product Owners
Jan 31, 2018 • 39 min
Developers from the Perspective of Product Owners Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right Also, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! The newsletter is back! For more information on upcoming episodes, sign up at http://techdoneright.io/newsletter…
28: Open Source and Companies with Nell Shamrell-Harrington
Jan 16, 2018 • 39 min
Open Source and Companies with Nell Shamrell-Harrington Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right Also, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Guest Nell Shamrell-Harrington: Senior Software Development Engineer at Chef, CTO of Operation Code.…
27: Marketing and Building an Audience with Suzan Bond
Jan 3, 2018 • 40 min
Marketing and Building an Audience With Suzan Bond Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right Also, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Guest Suzan Bond: Host of the Indiedoes Podcast, Founder of Bet On Yourself and Bet On Your People. Summary Are you…
26: Podcasting and Audio Stories with Dr. Ed Livingston
Dec 13, 2017 • 46 min
Podcasting and Audio Stories with Dr. Ed Livingston Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right Also, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Guest Dr. Ed Livingston: Practicing surgeon and Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA. Deputy Editor…
25: The Social Responsibility of Coding with Liz Abinante
Nov 29, 2017 • 41 min
The Social Responsibility of Coding with Liz Abinante Follow us on Twitter @tech_done_right, and please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Guest Liz Abinante: Senior Software Engineer at GitHub and occasionally acts as Ruby Documentation Empress at…
24: Ruby Tapas and Avoiding Code with Avdi Grimm
Nov 15, 2017 • 41 min
Ruby Tapas and Avoiding Code with Avdi Grimm Follow us on Twitter @tech_done_right, and please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Guest Avdi Grimm: Creator of the RubyTapas Screencast Series and author of Exceptional Ruby and Confident Ruby. avdi.codes…
23: Live Panel: Hiring Developers in (and out of) Health Care
Nov 1, 2017 • 80 min
Live Panel: Hiring Developers in (and out of) Health Care Follow us on Twitter @tech_done_right, and please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Guests Mark Yoon Director of Talent at TableXI Liz Vellojin Strategic Lead at Outcome Health Lia James…
22: Nonviolent Conversation with Nadia Odunayo
Oct 18, 2017 • 41 min
Nonviolent Communication With Nadia Odunayo Follow us on Twitter @tech_done_right, and please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Guest Nadia Odunayo, nadiaodunayo.com, Co-host of Ruby Book Club, director at Ignition Works. Summary Do you have…
21: How Set Design Can Inform Software Architecture With Betsy Haibel
Oct 4, 2017 • 41 min
How Set Design Can Inform Software Architecture With Betsy Haibel Follow us on Twitter @tech_done_right, and please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Guest Betsy Haibel or betsyhaibel.com, co-founder of Cohere Summary Any profession that requires you…
20: Developer Bootcamps and Computing Education with Jeff Casimir and Mark Guzdial
Sep 20, 2017 • 51 min
Developer Bootcamps and Computing Education with Jeff Casimir and Mark Guzdial Follow us on Twitter @tech_done_right, and please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Guests Mark Guzdial: Professor in Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech and Computer…
19: Navigating the JavaScript World: A Panel Discussion
Sep 6, 2017 • 65 min
Navigating the JavaScript World Follow us on Twitter @tech_done_right, and please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! Guests Zach Briggs | theotherzach.com Trek Glowacki Melanie Sumner | melsumner.com Marques Woodson Summary How do professional…
18: Agile UX Product Design with Yana Carstens and Jeff Patton
Aug 23, 2017 • 39 min
Agile UX Product Design with Yana Carstens and Jeff Patton Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Guests Jeff Patton: Author of User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product and owner of…
17: The Elm Programming Language With Corey Haines
Aug 9, 2017 • 45 min
The Elm Programming Language With Corey Haines Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Guest Corey Haines: CTO of Hearken, creator of code retreats, and author of Understanding the Four Rules of Simple Design.…
16: Open Source: The Big Picture with Nadia Eghbal
Jul 26, 2017 • 36 min
Open Source: The Big Picture with Nadia Eghbal Follow us on Twitter @tech_done_right, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and please sign up for our newsletter! Guest Nadia Eghbal: Works on Open Source Initiatives at GitHub, Author of Roads and Bridges:…
15: Agile Teams and Escaping Velocity with Doc Norton and Claire Podulka
Jul 12, 2017 • 44 min
Agile Teams and Escaping Velocity with Doc Norton and Claire Podulka Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right, leave us a review on iTunes, and please sign up for our newsletter! Guests Doc Norton: Co-Founder and CEO of CTO2. Claire Podulka: Project Manager…
14: From Idea To Company With Maci Peterson and Alicia Drucker
Jun 28, 2017 • 40 min
From Idea To Company With Maci Peterson and Alicia Drucker Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and please sign up for our newsletter! Guests Maci Peterson: Co-founder and CEO of On Second Thought. Alicia Drucker:…
13: Livable Code With Sarah Mei
Jun 14, 2017 • 41 min
Livable Code With Sarah Mei Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right, leave us a review on iTunes, and please sign up for our newsletter! Guest Sarah Mei: Founder of RailsBridge, Director of Ruby Central, Chief Consultant at DevMynd Software. Summary Is…
12: Managing For Career Development with Claire Lew and Dan Hodos
May 31, 2017 • 36 min
Managing For Career Development with Claire Lew and Dan Hodos Follow us on Twitter @tech_done_right, leave us a review on iTunes, and please sign up for our newsletter! Guests Claire Lew: CEO of Know Your Company Dan Hodos: Table XI’s Director of…
11: Avoiding Legacy Code with Michael Feathers
May 17, 2017 • 41 min
Avoiding Legacy Code with Michael Feathers Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right or leave us a review on iTunes and sign up for our newsletter! Guest Michael Feathers: Author of Working Effectively with Legacy Code; r7krecon.com Summary What makes a code…
10: Design Sprints with Kai Haley and Zeke Binion
May 10, 2017 • 44 min
Design Sprints with Kai Haley and Zeke Binion Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right or leave us a review on iTunes and sign up for our newsletter! Guests Kai Haley: Interaction Designer on Google’s Design Relations Team, leads the Sprint Master Academy…
9: Conference Speaking and Diverse Perspectives with Carina C. Zona and Mark Yoon
Apr 26, 2017 • 46 min
Conference Speaking and Diverse Perspectives with Carina C. Zona and Mark Yoon Summary Want to start speaking at conferences? We go over how to get your first conference acceptance, then how to become a better speaker over time. For conference organizers,…
8: Open-Source Community Management and Safety With Coraline Ada Ehmke and Yana Carstens
Apr 12, 2017 • 40 min
Open-Source Community Management and Safety With Coraline Ada Ehmke and Yana Carstens Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right or leave us a review on iTunes! Guests Coraline Ada Ehmke: Open Source Advocate, Creator of The Contributor Covenant, Founding…
Software, Open Source, and Rails With Eileen Uchitelle and Andrew Horner
Mar 29, 2017 • 42 min
Episode 007: Software, Open Source, and Rails with Eileen Uchitelle and Andrew Horner Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right or leave us a review on iTunes! Notes How does the Rails core team work? How are new features planned and implemented? How can I…
Using Software to Create Better Countries: Recovering Healthcare.gov with Andy Slavitt
Mar 15, 2017 • 38 min
Episode 006: Using Software to Create Better Countries: Recovering Healthcare.gov with Andy Slavitt Guest Andy Slavitt: Ran Medicare, Medicaid & ACA for President Obama Summary How can we use software to build better countries? Our guest, Andy Slavitt…
JavaScript: Islands, Sprinkles, and Frameworks with Zach Briggs and David Copeland
Mar 8, 2017 • 42 min
Episode 005: JavaScript: Islands, Sprinkles, and Frameworks Follow us on Twitter! @tech_done_right or leave us a review on iTunes! Summary Dave Copleand (@davetron5000) and Zach Briggs (@theotherzach) join Noel Rappin (@noelrap) for a Tech Done Right…
004: In The Testing Weeds With Sam Phippen and Justin Searls
Feb 22, 2017 • 49 min
Episode 004: Testing Summary Sam Phippen, Justin Searls, and Noel Rappin spend this episode talking about the value of test-driven development (TDD) as well as its cost. They discuss the kinds of problems that developers are likely to have after they…
003: Remote Work with Allison McMillan and Bradley Schaefer
Feb 8, 2017 • 37 min
Summary Allison McMillan (@allie_p) and Bradley Schaefer (@soulcutter) talk about remote work in the age of Slack. What makes a good remote worker, or a good remote working team? How can you support more junior team members who want to work remotely? How…
002: Career Development With Brandon Hays and Pete Brooks
Jan 25, 2017 • 40 min
Description Brandon Hays and Pete Brooks join the Tech Done Right podcast to discuss career development. We'll discuss some career development questions like: What makes somebody a senior developer? How do you acquire senior developer skills? What can you…
001: Building Trust and Building Teams with Jessie Shternshus and Mark Rickmeier
Jan 16, 2017 • 40 min
We talk about the role that trust has in building teams, and how improv games can help build that trust and improve the way you deliver feedback. Guests Mark Rickmeier: CEO of Table XI Jessie Shternshus: Founder of The Improv Effect and Author of the…
Preview Episode 2: Building Large CSS Apps And Components with Aly Fluckey
Jan 4, 2017 • 31 min
This one is with Table XI front-end developer Aly Fluckey and it’s all about how the Table XI team organizes CSS to best manage the demands of a large code base with lots of styles. We try to avoid common CSS problems, mostly involving having to guess…
Preview Episode 1: Mobile Development Toolkit with Ed LaFoy
Jan 4, 2017 • 21 min
This week, we have Ed LaFoy, who is Table XI’s Director of Mobile Development. Table XI’s mobile team does amazing work and uses a lot of external tools for testing, interface design, code quality, and beyond. If you are a web developer and looking to get…