Call For Panelists!

Hey you! 😀 The Greater Than Code panelists have some exciting news: we’re looking to add new panelists to our show and we think it could be you! We’re particularly looking for people of diverse backgrounds who feel they could bring a unique perspective to our show. We would especially like to hear from people…

Commit Etiquette: git commit -m “considered impolite”

Andrew Mason is a Software Engineer at Yelp and an avid reader and podcast listener. He is an active participant in CodeNewbies and spends the little remaining free time writing Rust, scripts to automate menial tasks, and the occasional blog post. Ding! Ada’s¹  phone buzzed, telling her about a new JIRA² ticket assigned to her. It seemed like…

The Memory Archive Wayback Machine

This article was submitted by Greater Than Code panelist, Jameson Hampton. Jamey is a professional plant-liker (and senior software engineer) for Agrilyst and spends most of their spare time doing LGBTQ advocacy, making zines and thinking about Star Wars. A few days ago, when I was applying to speak at a conference, I went to…

DevOps: Focus on Culture but Don’t Ignore the Tools

A guest blog post from Mike Loukides, Vice President of Content Strategy for O’Reilly Media, Inc. The systems we build—whether they are technical, social, or organizational—are increasingly complex and distributed. We’ve reached a point where we can’t understand, see, or control all the moving parts, yet we are responsible for the resilience and performance of…

Emotions as State Machines

by Coraline Ada Ehmke, a software developer, open source advocate, and Greater Than Code panelist. In her book The Art of Empathy, researcher Karla McLaren describes emotions as “neurological programs that require action.” This metaphor may resonate with us as programmers and provide a foundation for developing critical skills in identifying and positively expressing a…

Diversity is Not the Magic Pill

by Jessica Kerr, a software developer at Atomist, Greater Than Code panelist, speaker, and mother. Check out her blog at blog.jessitron.com. I want my team to be diverse. Both for higher performance, and because it makes the world a better, fairer place. But diversity doesn’t magically lead to higher performance. I’ve been reading Journal of Organizational…

Shirts, Shirts, Shirts!

Are you Greater Than Code? We just used some of our Fund Club money to purchase 250 shirts to give away at conferences, Meetups, and to members of our Patron-supported Slack Community (which you should join!) But to guarantee you get one, here’s a way! By buying a shirt, all proceeds will go to Greater…

Honesty, Kindness and Inspiration: Pick Three

by Jacob Stoebel, a software developer specializing in Ruby, JavaScript, and Python, and living in Berea, KY. He works and studies at Berea College and blogs over at jstoebel.com. Folks, we need to talk about a Tweet: Code review can be: • honest • nice Pick one… — I Am Devloper (@iamdevloper) May 16, 2017 As far…

A Letter From The Editor

First of all, on behalf of all of us, I just want to say THANK YOU for all of your initial support. Yesterday, we recorded our first episode with Noel Rappin and it was AWESOME. It was so awesome, in fact, that I couldn’t wait to get started on it. The editing process is not…

Friday Update

Happy Friday!  Next week, we’ll be recording our very first episode with Noel Rappin.  We’ll get our first few episodes out as soon as we can, and then we’ll figure out what kind of schedule we can sustain.  We hope to be able to publish at least every two weeks. We know a lot of you…