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.
November 1st, 2017 | 51 mins 56 secs
We kick off our first Book Club episode with Thursday Bram and Audrey Eschright of The Responsible Communication Style Guide!
September 27th, 2017 | 57 mins 2 secs
Marco Rogers joins the show to discuss engaging on social media, staying in your lane, and mixing social justice with your tech career.
September 13th, 2017 | 46 mins 13 secs
In this episode, Aria Stewart reflects on how specializing in one area of software development can lead to contemptuous behavior between people, teams, and company culture.
September 6th, 2017 | 46 mins 45 secs
This episode stars, Jeff Reichman, who talks about how the Houston tech community came together to help people through Hurricane Harvey and the aftermath, the technology opportunities in disaster response, the harvey-api that they developed, and how tech devs need to be side-by-side with relief efforts, while responding to tech needs right away.
September 6th, 2017 | 53 mins 27 secs
In this episode, we talk to Lynn Cyrin, a developer on the Project Callisto sexual assault reporting application. In this episode, we talk about institutional betrayal, the importance of keeping survivor information private and the technology behind th...
July 11th, 2017 | 48 mins 39 secs
We talk to Scott Hanselman, about struggling and prevailing, instilling systems thinking values on children, and being a teacher.
June 7th, 2017 | 1 hr 14 mins
Matt Stine joins us for a conversation that starts out about consulting and morphs into a meta-conversation about rigorous communication, ubiquitous language, metaphors, and microservices.
May 31st, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
Laurie Voss joins us to talk about what goes on behind the scenes at npm, including setting workplace culture, technical hiring, and organizing engineers.
May 24th, 2017 | 1 hr 1 min
In this episode, we talk about new ways to organize society around a culture of plenty rather than a culture of scarcity. Along the way we discuss the intersection of corporations and open source and the gatekeeping that prevents marginalized people from participating in open culture.
April 19th, 2017 | 1 hr 13 mins
Science technology, the influence of science fiction, machine learning, and congruency with guests Ariel Waldman, Ashe Dryden, and Brad Grzesiak.
April 7th, 2017 | 56 mins 7 secs
Rachel Katz, of AngelHack, talks about hackathons and the value of celebrating glorious failure and responding stress and pressure.
April 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
Saron Yitbarek talks about Codeland Conference, making conferences, accessible, affordable, and unintimidating for people, leading by example and maintaining a positive personal, and ethics as technology scales.
March 22nd, 2017 | 58 mins 10 secs
We discuss teaching programming as a language, what constitutes “real” programming, and digital literacy with Felienne Hermans.
March 15th, 2017 | 52 mins 7 secs
In this episode, Lorena Mesa joins us to talk about politics and software, using Python for data collection, and communication and organization within communities.
February 16th, 2017 | 56 mins 6 secs
In this powerful episode, we talk to Jenn Schiffer about pixel art, sexuality in tech, and online presence.
February 9th, 2017 | 51 mins 57 secs
Cheryl Schaefer and Darin Wilson join that panelists to talk about what it means to be a Senior Engineer when you don't want to go into management, generativity, and what the job of an architect is.