Greater Than Code

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

197 episodes of Greater Than Code since the first episode, which aired on September 28th, 2016.

  • 114: Theory of Mind with Jean-Francois Cloutier

    January 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins

    In this episode, Jean-Francois Cloutier talks about theory of mind: his Elixir-powered robots, predictive processing, object-oriented programming, intuition and emergent properties, and the ineffability of Smalltalk.

  • 113: Privilege as Legacy Code with Amr

    January 16th, 2019  |  46 mins 11 secs

    In this episode, Amr talks about the fact that it’s not just code: people need to own their privilege and use it for good by calling out others, being good allies, and avoiding biases.

  • 112: Dancing About Vulnerability with Marcel Byrd

    January 9th, 2019  |  48 mins 22 secs

    In this episode, Marcel Byrd talks about the intersection of public health and art, authenticity and vulnerability, reading a room and determining safety, and the beauty of dance.

  • 111: Thermodynamics of Emotion with Thomas Perry

    January 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins

    In this episode, Thomas Perry talks about thermodynamics of emotion. Observing animal and human behavior is also discussed, as well as organizational restructuring, Flow and how it moves through systems, and alignment in appetite and emotion.

  • 110: Human Incident Response with Courtney Eckhardt

    December 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 22 secs

    In this episode, Courtney Eckhardt talks about incident response: how we talk and interact with people who are affected by crappy things. She also talks about disabilities in the workplace and professional spaces, the tension between accessibility and security, and incident retrospectives and defensiveness as a natural instinct to feedback.

  • 109: Tech Fashion Part 2 with Jaya Iyer of Svaha

    December 12th, 2018  |  53 mins 9 secs

    In this episode, Jaya Iyer of Svaha, a company known for their STEAM prints and dresses with pockets, talks about the lack of science and tech-themed clothing (especially for children), how personal of a choice clothing is, and the importance of expressing yourself and shattering stereotypes and social norms.

  • 108: Tech Fashion Part 1 with Kayte Malik of Dress Code

    December 5th, 2018  |  45 mins 40 secs

    In this episode, Kayte Malik, of Dress Code, shares the mission of her company: to empower more girls and women to get involved in coding through creation and innovation. Kayte and the panelists discuss confidence, owning your accomplishments, and debunking the myth that code, tech, and STEM are for boys only.

  • Special Edition: Ruby Together – LIVE! from RubyConf 2018

    December 3rd, 2018  |  40 mins 28 secs

    This special episode of Greater Than Code was recorded in-person during RubyConf in Los Angeles on November 15th. Ruby Together's Executive Director, André Arko, was joined by board members, Jonan Scheffler, Valerie Woolard Srinivasan, and Adarsh Pandit. They discussed recent changes to the organization, including André's decision to step down from the board into the executive director position, the RubyMe mentorship program, and a preview of awesome new things to come.

  • 107: The Ruby Central Opportunity Scholarship Program

    November 28th, 2018  |  42 mins 27 secs

    This episode was recorded live at RubyConf in Los Angeles. We talked to special guests, Jennifer Tran, Christine Seeman, and Jeremy Schuurmans about the Ruby Central Opportunity Scholarship Program.

  • 106: Taking Up Space with Laurie Barth

    November 21st, 2018  |  58 mins 50 secs

    In this episode, Laurie Barth talks about why it’s good to be a timesuck (aka taking up space and demanding the attention that you need from others), refining interviewing and hiring processes, whether learning is a skill or a mindset, and overcoming demoralization and overwhelm.

  • 105: Code Switching with Maurice Cherry

    November 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 7 mins

    In this episode, Maurice Cherry talks about the concept of code switching: being different people around different people. He also talks about overcoming feelings of discomfort, trust and both how it’s lost and how it can be re-established, diversity in design, and shifting your mindset from a creator to a chronicler.

  • 104: Jellyfish Signaling with Sam Livingston-Gray

    November 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins

    In this panelist episode, Sam Livingston-Gray talks about driving evolution, fitness landscapes and functions, how humans make decisions, and scaling, optimizing, and thriving as individuals and communities.

  • 103: The Org You Were Born Into with Marcus Blankenship

    October 31st, 2018  |  1 hr 7 mins

    In this episode, Marcus Blankenship talks about wanting to be in management vs. just ending up in management, the idea of organizational alignment and not agreement, defining the word “boss”, and the up/down managerial hierarchy.

  • 102: Sticky in the Flow with Katrina Owen

    October 24th, 2018  |  55 mins 31 secs

    In this episode, Katrina Owen talks about organization and systematization, motivation by success, and how her past experience in training for circus is parallel to her career in software development.

  • 101: A Difficult Conversation with Sonia Gupta

    October 17th, 2018  |  53 mins 39 secs

    In this episode, Sonia Gupta and the panelists have a candid conversation about white supremacy and standing up for your beliefs, advocating for others while staying in your own lane, intersectionality, and who has to ultimately do the work.

  • 100: The Business of Documentation with Jaime Slutzky

    October 10th, 2018  |  43 mins 47 secs

    In this episode, Jaime Slutzky talks about making pieces of technology work together functionally, working for clients and business owners and then handing over processes and documentation, and what your clients need to know about tech stacks.