048: Finding Our Lane with Marco Rogers

September 27th, 2017 · 57 mins 2 secs

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “Greater Than Code: Like Uber, But For Not Being Shitty” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

02:04 – Background and Superpower

03:03 – Being Outspoken and Dealing with Pushback on Twitter

04:41 – “Staying in Your Lane”

11:12 – To Engage, or Not to Engage?

16:10 – Mixing Social Justice and a Tech Career

20:49 – Having Conversations Re: Diversity and Inclusion

23:16 – Making Workplaces Inclusive and Changing the Culture

35:56 – Educating Others — But Not on Demand

38:28 – What is the right way to be an ally? Reading Spaces

43:59 – Starting/Organizing Working Groups

45:34 – Advocating for D&I as Leaders


Jessica: Diversity and inclusion is hard because it’s more than just one thing.

Sam: Don’t have conversations or be in them to not just be wrong.

Janelle: Training, teaching, and educating, versus putting together a working group to get things done.

Jamey: It’s okay to be wrong and sincerely apologizing.

Astrid: It’s hard to be who you want to be in a world where people are constantly picking sides.

Marco: How dynamics pay out for people who aren’t fully engaged in the D&I conversation yet.

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