Greater Than Code

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 093: BOOK CLUB! Cybernetic Revolutionaries with Eden Medina

    August 15th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins

    In this book club episode, we talk to Eden Medina: author of Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile about speaking as an expert, sociotechnical engineering, and of course, cybernetics.

  • 092: A11y Ally with Rob DeLuca

    August 8th, 2018  |  50 mins 25 secs

    In this episode, Rob DeLuca talks about ambition, designing and testing for accessibility on the web, hard problems vs squishy problems, and moving from a developer role into a bussiness-y roll within a company.

  • 091: Solving Puzzles and Productive Failure with Kim Vanderspek

    August 1st, 2018  |  47 mins 44 secs

    In this episode, Kim Vanderspek talks about solving puzzles and teaching others to do the same by using technology to visualize math by quilting, sewing, Playdough, and other mediums. She also explains why failure is an important part of success, and why perseverance matters over content.

  • 090: The Journey with Chelsea Troy

    July 25th, 2018  |  58 mins 43 secs

    In this episode, Chelsea Troy joins the show to talk about measuring participation in meetings, cultivating questions kindly without assumption or judgement, and the problem with claiming to be “self-taught”.

  • 089: Something Something Agile with Noel Rappin

    July 18th, 2018  |  57 mins 31 secs

    In this episode, Noel Rappin is back to talk about tech consequences, cultural patterns of how organizations develop software, the pros and cons of Agile, and metaphors for software engineering.

  • 088: The Safety 2 Dance with Steven Shorrock

    July 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins

    In this episode, Chartered Psychologist, Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist, Steven Shorrock talks about system performance and human wellbeing, asset-based community development, and Safety-I & Safety-II, which defines safety as the ability to succeed under varying conditions.

  • 087: The Jazz of Empathy with Chad Fowler

    July 3rd, 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins

    In this episode, we are joined by Chad Fowler, who talks a lot about mental health, and specifically bipolar disorder. Practicing empathy and compassion is also discussed, as well as merit-based rewards systems, management, and leadership.

  • 086: Culture Is A Community Growing Together with Jesse Oliver Sanford

    June 27th, 2018  |  1 hr 9 mins

    In this episode, we are joined by Jesse Oliver Sanford, who talks about cognitive science, the importance of cultural capital, flow, and the way people think when they write code.

  • 085: BOOK CLUB! Technically Wrong with Sara Wachter-Boettcher

    June 20th, 2018  |  48 mins 21 secs

    For our second Book Club episode, Sara Wachter-Boettcher joins us to talk about her book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech.

  • 084: Federation Is Bad with Aurynn Shaw

    June 13th, 2018  |  53 mins 55 secs

    After a particularly compelling conversation after Auyrnn Shaw’s last episode, we invited her back on the show to talk about why federation is problematic in Internet society.

  • 083: Programming As An Identity with Tim Chevalier

    June 6th, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min

    Tim Chevalier talks about the collision of values within the programming industry and the meaning and measurement of intelligence, using programming to satisfy emotional needs and form identity, and merit and identity as a zero-sum game.

  • 082: Effective Change in Communities and Cultures with Aurynn Shaw

    May 30th, 2018  |  58 mins 9 secs

    Aurynn Shaw joins the show to talk about contempt culture, as well as why technology is political, and the cultural impact of DevOps.

  • 081: Your Emotional API with John K. Sawers

    May 23rd, 2018  |  53 mins 41 secs

    Our newest panelist, John K. Sawers, talks about his Emotional API project, and why it’s important for developers to be in touch with and process feelings.

  • 080: Crafting A Community with Kris Howard

    May 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins

    In this episode, Kris Howard talks about the similarities (and differences) between software and knitting communities. She also dives into her tweet about gender differences in “crafting” and why using the terms “craftsman” and “guys” to include all genders makes women uncomfortable.

  • 079: Respect As Currency with Richard Schneeman

    May 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 11 mins

    In this episode, Richard Schneeman talks about the skill and art of troubleshooting bugs, interviewing and evaluating job candidates, empathy in open source, and bringing open source values into company culture.

  • 078: Caring About Healthcare with Kenzi Connor and Laurie Voss

    May 2nd, 2018  |  55 mins 37 secs

    In this episode, Kenzi Connor and Laurie Voss talk about trans-inclusive healthcare.