Damien Burke started working on Internet startups in 1999 and never stopped. He has been an engineer, founder, CTO, VP, and product manager.
Outside of tech, Damien is certified in ontological coaching, hypnosis, and neuro-linguistic programming. He spent several years as a professional poker player, has performed as an actor in theatre, commercials, network television, and film, and currently serves on the board of his local neighborhood council.
Damien is the co-creator of EarlyWords, a tool to help aspirational creatives achieve flow.
He is the creator of the Neighborhood Council Management System which supports volunteers working in (very) local government.
He is also the creator of Neverbust, the bankroll manager for professional poker players.
Finally, Damien offers coaching and consulting for software product teams at Talaria Software.
January 20th, 2021 | 44 mins 35 secs
In this episode, Isa Herico-Velasco talks about community learning and cultivating leadership pipelines through organizations such as RailsBridge and Bridge Foundry, the intersection of music and technology, and working with monolith codebases in her work life at The Internet Archive.
January 6th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 mins
In this episode, Julie Shah talks about robotics and working in Artificial Intelligence, structuring and optimizing the world for machines, AI, and robots, understanding output and building calibrated trust, and Julie and Laura Major’s book: ‘What To Expect When You're Expecting Robots: The Future of Human-Robot Collaboration’.
December 23rd, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
In this episode, Rylan Bowers talks about the book, “The Righteous Mind” by Jonathan Haidt, and with the panel, discusses making rational choices, increasing group-level cohesion, morality, and bridging the gap politically between democrats and conservatives.
November 4th, 2020 | 55 mins 45 secs
Chelsea Troy talks in-depth about her Techtivism blog series: coding in investigation mode, engineers considering the actions and impact of their work systematically, the power of influence, making a connection between values and your work as an engineer, and individual vs collective action.