Episode 037: Failure Mode with Emily Gorcenski

June 21st, 2017 · 54 mins 21 secs

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “Diamonds Are For Gender” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

00:56 – Origin Story, Superpowers, and Data Science

04:20 – Diversity and Career Paths in Data Science

10:51 – Ethical Debates Within the Data Science Field

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy


FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis)

17:21 – Software Development and Engineering; Failure Modes in Software

21:44 – Failure Modes in Democracy; Voting Machine Software

33:37 – Working for a Government Contractor

36:21 – Data Patterns and Tampering

39:00 – Open Data and Open Science

45:59 – Falsifying Data


Coraline: Considering all the ways something can fail.

Sam: The world that I live in and the kind of software development practices that I take for granted are extraordinary niche.

Emily: Tech conferences and their decadence vs academic/corporate conferences.

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