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33: You Look Like a Thing and I Love You
Aug 9 • 49 min
Adam, Jason, and Megan learn about some of the amazing things AI can do, laugh at the dumb stuff it does sometimes, are a bit disappointed by its limitations, and come out more informed about what to realistically expect going forward.
32: Remote
May 25 • 43 min
Jason and Adam talk about working remotely amid a global pandemic. Adam got a standing desk, they agree that is better when everyone is remote, and they talk about having a good setup and routines.
31: Radical Candor - Part 2
Feb 24 • 53 min
Jason brings up the differences between Apple and Google, Jen talks about taking breaks, and they discuss gender politics.
30: Radical Candor - Part 1
Feb 2 • 60 min
Adam talks about an awful boss he had, Jen talks about 2 wolves, they talk about rockstars vs superstars, and the radical candor framework.
29: Getting Things Done
Dec 8, 2019 • 58 min
Jason and Jen interview Adam about Getting Things Done, Jen and Adam talk about bullet journaling, and Jen relates it all to imposter syndrome.
28: Cracking the Coding Interview
Sep 1, 2019 • 54 min
Adam talks about how he has used the book to prepare for interviews, Safia talks about the Microsoft interview process, Jason tells a story about arguing in an interview, and they each talk about a problem they solved.
27: Measure What Matters
Jul 21, 2019 • 51 min
Jason read Measure What Matters, and Adam and Safia have a bunch of questions about what OKRs are and how they work.
26: Ready Player One
Jun 17, 2019 • 68 min
Jason talks about how close we are to the technology in the book, Safia interviews the parents about screen time with kids, and they talk about 80’s references and old video games.
25: Code Girls: Part 3
Jun 3, 2019 • 49 min
They discuss how to pronounce The Bombe, Adam talks about Conway’s Law, and Safia compares sexism in the workplace to warfare.
24: Code Girls: Part 2
May 12, 2019 • 53 min
Safia has a new job, they talk about how much they know or don’t know about WWII, Safia talks about the disposability of the women, and they talk about women’s pockets and things that remind them of Computer Science.
23: Code Girls: Part I
Apr 17, 2019 • 50 min
Safia compares the recruiting efforts to modern day, Jason looks at good qualities for cracking codes and did some research on Shakespeare authorship, Jen talks about the challenges women go through, and they talk about strategies for cracking codes.
22: Code Girls: Introduction
Mar 26, 2019 • 43 min
Adam asks what they think about the title of the book, Safia is struck by the fact that women were disqualified because of ethnicity, Jen mentions how women’s photos became a source of commentary, and Safia talks about what people value in men vs women.
21: Ara the Star Engineer: Author - Komal Singh
Feb 24, 2019 • 38 min
Everyone chats with Komal Singh about her motivations, the creation process, and the illustrator. And Jason’s daughter even gets a question answered.
20: Ara the Star Engineer
Feb 10, 2019 • 32 min
Everyone geeks out over this children’s picture book, Jason and Jen read it to their daughters, Adam and Safia overthink it a little bit, and they give advice on reading it to a child.
19: The Imposter’s Handbook: Author - Rob Conery
Jan 20, 2019 • 50 min
We talk with Rob about his book, how and why he wrote it, as well as the next book that’s coming out.
18: The Imposter’s Handbook: Testing and Essential Unix
Dec 16, 2018 • 51 min
Safia compares test code to cake batter, Safia and Jen talk about testing culture, Jason says Rust makes testing easier, and Adam compares Unix to Eunuchs.
17: The Imposter’s Handbook: Functional Programming and Databases
Nov 20, 2018 • 56 min
Safia talks about the four themes of functional programming, Jason tells us the difference between currying and partial application, Jason finds out that third normal form is not the most normal form. And Adam found out that BASE is the opposite of ACID.
16: The Imposter’s Handbook: Software Design Patterns and Software Design Principles
Oct 21, 2018 • 44 min
Safia finds out that she already knew some of the design patterns, but not the name, Adam is confused about the fascade pattern, they talk about DRY, YAGNI, and they get into TDD, and a bit of the Unix philosophy.
15: The Imposter’s Handbook: Advanced Algorithms and Compilation
Sep 16, 2018 • 57 min
They talk about some advanced algorithms, Safia goes on a tangent about Grace Hopper, and Jason made a compiler in Rust.
14: The Imposter’s Handbook: Data Structures and Simple Algorithms
Sep 2, 2018 • 42 min
The hosts cover one algorithm each, after wrapping up the data structures chapter.
13: The Imposter’s Handbook: Big O and Data Structures
Aug 19, 2018 • 46 min
They go over big O and data structures, Jason and Safia have a vulcan mind meld over Timsort, and Adam almost went down a rabbit trail of YouTube videos.
12: The Imposter’s Handbook: Machinery (and the Turbo Button)
Aug 5, 2018 • 40 min
The hosts talk about various types of machines from finite-state machines, pushdown machines, and turing machines, and then get distracted by retro computing and the turbo button.
11: The Imposter’s Handbook: Complexity and Lambda Calculus
Jul 23, 2018 • 63 min
Adam and Jen have new jobs, they talk about complexity in the real world vs academia, and then Safia and Adam get some real-time learning in lambda calculus.
10: The Imposter’s Handbook: Introduction and Computation
Jun 25, 2018 • 56 min
They talk about the first chapter, their computer science backgrounds, genetic algorithms, Star Trek, their first computers, and what they’re looking forward to in the book.
9: Technically Wrong: Author - Sara Wachter-Boettcher
Jun 17, 2018 • 38 min
We talk with Sara about why she wrote the book and some of her thoughts about how to change the industry.
8: Technically Wrong: Part 2
May 28, 2018 • 65 min
We get into a lively discussion about sexism and racism in the workplace and the interview process, and Safia puts Adam and Jason in the hot seat.
7: Technically Wrong: Part 1
May 14, 2018 • 45 min
Many apps and websites are sexist, racist, or marginalize people. In this episode, we talk about a lot of examples from the book about these apps.
6: Technically Wrong Intro
Apr 30, 2018 • 7 min
We get some updates from Safia and talk about our expectations for the book.
5: Apprenticeship Patterns: Author - Dave Hoover
Apr 23, 2018 • 48 min
We talked with one of the authors of Apprenticeship Patterns about the process of writing the book, reading, learning, career paths, and changes he would make to the book.
4: Apprenticeship Patterns Ch 5-7
Apr 9, 2018 • 64 min
We talked about drinking from the firehose, practicing the craft, building breakable toys, and reading (coding books, Descartes, and Beowulf).
3: Apprenticeship Patterns Ch 3-4
Mar 26, 2018 • 52 min
We talk about mapping out our careers (or lack thereof), what titles mean at companies, craft vs art, being the worst, and getting mentors.
2: Apprenticeship Patterns Ch 1-2
Mar 12, 2018 • 51 min
How do you set yourself up for success in your career as a software engineer? How do you learn? How do you go from junior to senior?
1: Apprenticeship Patterns Intro
Mar 5, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode, we introduce the hosts, the podcast, and the first book we’ll be reading, Apprenticeship Patterns.