Coraline Ada Ehmke has hosted 72 episodes.
Coraline Ada Ehmke is a speaker, writer, teacher, open source advocate and technologist with 20 years of experience in developing apps for the web. As the founder of OS4W.org and creator of the Contributor Covenant, she works diligently to promote diversity and inclusivity in open source and the tech industry.
Coraline is also writing a book on empathy in software development. Her current interests include refactoring, code analytics and artificial intelligence.
Jessica Kerr has hosted 73 episodes.
Almost twenty years ago, Jessica chose to program because it was easy and it was 9-5. Now programming is hard, she spends all her spare time on it, and she loves it immensely more.
Software is fascinating because we create complex systems incredibly quickly. This means we get to learn about complex systems, which teaches us about everything else in life. For more, see her blogs at blog.jessitron.com and [tistil.tumblr.com](tistil.tumblr.com)
Jessica (better known as JessiTRON) works as a lead engineer at Atomist. Infrastructure is the best because it’s software about software. She also raises two daughters, speaks at conferences, studies piano, and stares at the waves in the milk film on her coffee.
Sam Livingston-Gray has hosted 73 episodes.
Sam Livingston-Gray has been a dad since 2008, a Rubyist since 2006, a Portlander since 2001, a programmer since at least 1998, a juggler since 1988, and a human since 1974. He’s keenly interested in writing software that makes other humans’ lives easier, in making technical topics easier to understand, and in helping increase the number and variety of humans^ in technical spaces.
^ And, of course, other sentient species or constructs just as soon as we find any. ^ ^
^ ^ Sam reads a lot of science fiction.
Jamey Hampton has hosted 50 episodes.
Jameson Hampton is an artist who turned into a programmer after one too many animation classes that were computer science classes in disguise. They love writing code because they love solving puzzles. They’re a professional plant-liker and software engineer for Agrilyst. They also speak at conferences, particularly about transgender advocacy and engineering ethics. For me, check out their blog at jameybash.com!
Jamey is passionate about both making zines and reading zines. They are the resident zine librarian at Sugar City Arts Collaborative.
Jamey’s greatest wish is that they were immortal so they’d have time to visit every coffee shop in the world. They spend their free time thinking about Star Wars, being a world ranked scavenger hunter, and going out into the woods to set sculptures on fire.
Astrid Countee has hosted 41 episodes.
Astrid is a Ruby Nuby (programming in Ruby just 2 years), anthropologist and writer. She slowly worked her way over to software development by managing and the building databases and working as a data analyst. Then she went all in and attended The Iron Yard Academy in Houston. Afterwards she worked at HP as a QA Engineer and DevOps Engineer. Now she is the Director for Tech for Justice and a freelance software developer.
Astrid is all about learning and growing as a developer and tech diversity advocate. She encourages girls to code through coaching for organizations like Rails Girls and is currently teaching herself Python so that she can also become a pyLady. Astrid is still an active social scientist and helps moderate a slack group called AnthroHangout. She spends her spare time binge watching Netflix and spending time with her husband and 3 dogs.
Arty Starr has hosted 34 episodes.
Arty is a NFJS tour speaker, and author of the book, Idea Flow, a technique for visualizing the friction in flow between a developer and the software, like an EKG that monitors your pain and creates a feedback loop that helps you improve.
After researching Idea Flow for years, Arty turned into a hobbyist cognitive scientist, obsessed with the challenge of building a brain in code. After a 17-year career as a developer, consultant, and CTO specialized in data-intensive analytics, she is now a full-time entrepreneur on a crazy mission: to bring free mastery-level education to every human in the world by conquering generalized AI.
Rein Henrichs has hosted 43 episodes.
Rein is a strange sort of software developer who spends more time thinking about systems made with people than systems made with computers. He believes that most technical problems are really people problems, and that people problems can be solved by listening, caring, and empowering others. Talking about himself in the third person makes him uncomfortable, but he is working on it. He also wrote a database in Haskell once, so he has that going for him, which is nice.
Christina Morillo has hosted 9 episodes.
C:\hristina is a New York City-based information security and technology professional with a background in enterprise-level security and identity management. By day she works at Microsoft as a Senior Program Manager on the Cloud & Engineering Security team.
In addition to her professional work, Christina also co-founded a community for women of color in tech, which is best known for their open source collection of stock photos. She enjoys spending time with her family and loved ones, problem-solving, boxing and most recently, yoga. She lives in New York City with her husband and children.
John K. Sawers has hosted 43 episodes.
Amongst John’s weaponry are public speaking, doing the rails thing, and talking about feelings in public. His technology talks aren’t about technology and sometimes he has time to meditate. He remembers the sound of dialup.
Soon, John will no longer write much code, having intentionally (yes, intentionally) moved into management. He seems to think that making people better is more satisfying than making computers better. With that in mind he’s also spent a lot of time mentoring bootcamp developers and supervising workshops focused on deep emotional work.
Avdi Grimm has hosted 11 episodes.
In his 20-year software development career, Avdi Grimm has worked on everything from aerospace embedded systems to enterprise web applications. He’s a consulting pair-programmer, the author of several popular Ruby programming books, and a recipient of the Ruby Hero award for service to the Ruby community. Since 2011 he has been teaching developers how to work more effectively (and have fun doing) it at RubyTapas.com.
He spends his theoretical spare time hanging out with his kids, hiking the Smoky Mountains, and dancing to oontz-oontz music.
Chanté Thurmond has hosted 1 episode.
Chanté Thurmond is a D&I Talent Strategist who partners with emerging tech startups, digital health innovation companies, and VC firms throughout the U.S. helping them attract, retain and engage top talent.
Chanté’s interests are full-bodied, eclectic and reflective of her entrepreneurial spirit. In 2018 she founded The Darkest Horse, a next-gen consultancy exploring the intersections of radical inclusion, the future of work, emerging technology, and health, well-being, and human potential.
Chanté is also a Contributing Writer at Futurithmic, a new digital publication powered by NOKIA that explores the implications of emerging tech (such as 5G and IoT). In addition, she serves as a consultant and trusted advisor to a handful of small businesses, social impact organizations and early-stage startups throughout N. America.
Her background is anchored in Organizational Development, Social Innovation, Health & Well-being, and Community Engagement. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Mount Mercy University and an M.A. from St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, MN. Chanté is a proud mother of twins and Iowa native who now considers the community of Evanston (IL) home.
Mandy Moore has hosted 142 episodes.
Mandy Moore is a proud single mom and ex-waitress-turned-entrepreneur. She is also the defacto "Mother of Catseses". Her human child is 9 years old and the ultimate love of her life.
She specializes in quality audio processing and editing and provides complete show management and production for several podcasts including Greater Than Code, Parent Driven Development, where she also doubles as a co-host, Tech Done Right, Hanselminutes, The Heartbeat, and The Frontside Podcast.
Mandy is also the Operations Manager for both Ruby Together and Cloud City Development, a San Francisco-based Senior Full-Stack Development UX UI Design Consultancy. Women in tech, diversity and inclusion, and getting children involved in STEM education are all causes very near and dear to her heart. She can also be found traveling to as many tech conferences as she can to emcee, podcast field report, or just hang out with her fellow geeks.
Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions, comments and/or concerns re: Greater Than Code, or book a time with her to discuss your own podcasting needs: calendly.com/rubyrep.
David Brady has hosted 5 episodes.
Dave thinks weird thoughts and tells weird jokes. He writes for humans in several programming languages and occasionally in English. He's also a bacon opportunist.
Jasmine Greenaway has hosted 2 episodes.
Jasmine has been working professionally as a .NET dev since late 2009. This has led her to some amazing opportunities such as getting credited in a AAA quality game, traveling the world, and getting the chance to use Visual Studio's extensibility framework in an open source environment. She's living the hipster dream in Brooklyn, NY, the place to get "small, artisanal" batches of goods, and where the kale flows in abundance.
She is also teach beginning web development as an adjunct professor at a local community college, and co-organize BrooklynJS - a monthly meetup with lightning talks and musical guests. Outside of work, she enjoys taking various classes she finds from Groupon, playing video or board games, exploring the city, and also enjoy sampling wines, oysters, or teas.
Lorena Mesa has hosted 2 episodes.
Political scientist turned coder, Lorena Mesa is a data engineer on GitHub's software intelligence systems team, Director on the Python Software Foundation, and PyLadies Chicago co-organizer. Lorena's time at Obama for America and her subsequent graduate research required her to learn how to transform messy, incomplete data into intelligible analysis on topics like predicting Latinx voter behavior. It's this unique background in research and applied mathematics that drove Lorena to pursue a career in engineering and data science. One part activist, one part Star Wars fanatic, and another part Trekkie, Lorena abides by the motto to "live long and prosper".