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.
September 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 3 mins
In episode 200, Damien Burke comes back on the podcast to talk about "good code" vs "bad code", his background in hypnosis, doing things the easy way, and distinctions between teaching and learning.
September 9th, 2020 | 55 mins 14 secs
Amy Newell talks about toxicity in tech, specifically male toxicity and hierarchies in engineering roles. She and the panelists discuss measuring skill advancement, the concepts of congressive vs ingressive, how to unlearn ingrained beliefs, and recognizing and feeling value.
September 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
Ravs Kaur talks about success and failure, failing fast and getting early feedback along the way, empathy as a life skill, and how her company, Uplevel, empowers engineers to do their best work by measuring ambient data to measure well-being and engagement.
July 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 8 mins
In this episode, Amy Tobey talks about looking at messes and seeing the potential for what they could be, generalists vs specialists, artisanal and industrial modes of production, and why whistleblowing is good (because misuse of authority is bad).
June 17th, 2020 | 47 mins 56 secs
Bryan Liles talks about his ability to see the world as it is, conferencing and working from home during Quarantine, fighting and overcoming meritocracy, and how people work, and finding power in other things.
June 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
In this episode, Emily Gorcenski talks about hunting Nazis and how doing so involves data science. She also talks about failure and learning and being willing to be wrong, the need for systematic restructuring in America, and nuance, power, and authority.
June 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 31 mins
Listen. Learn. Love.
June 3rd, 2020 | 58 mins 32 secs
In this episode, Michelle Glauser talks about Techtonica: full-time tech training with living stipends and laptops to Bay Area women and non-binary adults with low incomes, then place graduates into jobs with sponsor companies.
May 20th, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
In this episode, Vaidehi Joshi talks about how we learn: approaching it, brain percolation, improving over time, and doing your best.
May 6th, 2020 | 56 mins 7 secs
In this episode, Aaron Aldrich joins the show to talk about how everything has a technical aspect, connecting high-performing resilient teams, how a virtual tech conference has actually worked in the wake of COVID-19, and a concept called normalcy theater: maintaining a sense that everything is okay when it’s clearly not.
April 22nd, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
In this episode, PJ Hagerty talks about Developer Relations, having online vs in-person conferences, making conferences both diverse and inclusive, talking about mental health, and conference accessibility.
April 9th, 2020 | 53 mins 7 secs
In this special episode of Greater Than Code, several of our panelists have a candid conversation about the current COVID-19 situation, how it has been affecting them personally, and how they believe it will affect the tech industry as a whole. Discussion topics include how it feels both to be working and unemployed during the pandemic, productivity while quarantined, the effect on WFH and conference culture, the current political climate, and human resiliency in the face of the unknown.
April 8th, 2020 | 55 mins 5 secs
In this episode, Chris Stead joins the show to talk about source documents and their relation to people, encouraging others to write code for people, interviewing for the benefit of the interviewee, and the fact that code stores emotion.
April 1st, 2020 | 52 mins 35 secs
Ruben Harris talks about Career Karma, the benefits of being underestimated, how the fire lit inside him, the origin of Career Karma and how they secured funding, the Career Karma team, and what’s on the horizon for Career Karma.
February 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
The panelists discuss career transitions and share information about job searching, interviewing, and resilience.
February 5th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
Dr. Kortney Ziegler talks about the Appolition app: an app that helps users turn spare change into bail money for those in need across the USA. He also talks about his involvement with Trans*H4CK, and his future plans and endeavors for when he leaves tech.