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.
January 15th, 2020 | 10 mins 18 secs
Please enjoy this mini-episode of Greater Than Code featuring guest Penelope Phippen as we begin to pivot to our new podcast theme, the Fast & Furious. *
( * Just kidding, we are still a tech podcast.)
But we do hope you enjoy this set of outtakes where we grill Penelope on her Fast & Furious knowledge and speculate about the future of the franchise.
January 15th, 2020 | 53 mins 54 secs
Penelope Phippen talks about the development of Rubyfmt, writing Ruby programming, why she is doing things the way she is, what problem she is trying to solve with this program, the hierarchy of nitpicking, opportunities for collaboration, challenges faced, what others will do with Rubyfmt, finding time and motivation to work on the program, why she hasn’t received any pushback, and the fate of regional Ruby conferences.
December 10th, 2019 | 12 mins 10 secs
On this day in Paris in 1948, the United Nations issued the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that sets out the fundamental rights and privileges of all people and all nations. In honor of the anniversary of this document, the panelists of Greater Than Code have come together to share their reading of the document with all of you.
November 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
Ariel Caplan talks about extreme irritability, accessibility needs, rabbinical school, and developing company values.
October 23rd, 2019 | 40 mins 46 secs
Mannah Kallon talks about assessing identity and evaluating sense of self in a new culture, using offensive terms, moments of self-doubt when someone doesn’t believe you, empathy, retaliation, and recognizing privilege.
September 11th, 2019 | 52 mins 8 secs
Jennifer Tu talks about coaching clients to reorganize their organizations due to growth, dealing with being emotional over your code, avoiding non-consensual teaching, and the fact that learning sucks!
August 28th, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
Brandy Foster talks about code of ethics, the role of diversity and inclusion in solving problems, balancing hierarchies and equity in organizations, and unlearning racism and other harmful behaviors.
July 18th, 2019 | 59 mins 19 secs
As veteran conference speakers, the panelists decided to have a conversation around conferences: what newbies can expect, how to make the most out of them, and advice for if you’re thinking about speaking.
July 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 3 mins
This conversation came from a discussion in the Greater Than Code Slack community. We spend a lot of hours of our lives doing our jobs. Do you look forward to those hours? Do you dread those hours? Are they enhancing your life? Are they ruining your life? How does your job affect your whole self as a person? The panel discusses.
June 26th, 2019 | 55 mins 5 secs
In this episode, the panelists talk about a Tweet of Sam’s that had recently gotten some attention re: responsible refactoring and technical friction. They discuss reacting to other people’s code with kindness and empathy, requesting code walkthroughs, being explicit and clearly stating the problems you are trying to solve within your codebases before refactoring, and what to do if you experience resistance.
May 8th, 2019 | 57 mins 26 secs
Lori Olson talks about bringing the fun to the jobs we do ourselves, as well as cultural differences between programming language communities, thoughts on platformification, mentoring novices and beginners, and creating gaming tutorials to get people (and kids especially) excited about programming.
April 3rd, 2019 | 52 mins 28 secs
Helen Needham, an autistic person and an advocate of promoting the value of neurodivergent thinking, talks about decoding people, the intersection of empathy and neurodiversity, being deliberate as a survival skill, and paying attention to EQ: emotional intelligence.
February 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
In this episode, Bianca Escalante joins the show to talk about code switching, normalizing conversations, speaking about race openly, and the concept of distance traveled. Reconciling failure, repressing feelings, and the importance of human connection are also among topics discussed, as well as a conversation around who is ultimately responsible for diversity and inclusion work.
February 20th, 2019 | 1 hr 5 mins
Panelist, Jessica Kerr, talks about her superpower being a property of a situation. She also ponders the interpretation of luck, physics, conference speaking, TDD, and continuous learning.
January 30th, 2019 | 59 mins 42 secs
In this episode, Sam Joseph talks about making spaces to have safe and nonviolent conversations, collaborative communication and learning, delivering working solutions that meet end-user needs, and the value of doing things the way you’re used to vs a ...
December 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 22 secs
In this episode, Courtney Eckhardt talks about incident response: how we talk and interact with people who are affected by crappy things. She also talks about disabilities in the workplace and professional spaces, the tension between accessibility and security, and incident retrospectives and defensiveness as a natural instinct to feedback.