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.
January 31st, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
In this episode, Marian Petre and André van der Hoek join the show to talk about their book, “Software Design Decoded: 66 Ways Experts Think”. They explore the ideas of the democratization of software development, problem solving, and radical design.
January 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 57 secs
In this episode, Rehema Wachira joins us to talk about being a software developer in Nairobi, Kenya, creating a Culture of Saving, diversity of thought, and how technology empowers people.
January 10th, 2018 | 58 mins 44 secs
Panelist Jamey Hampton shares their thoughts on feeling like you have to know everything, ‘zines and being a ‘zine librarian, and why The Death Star led to some intense feelings on ethics in technology.
January 3rd, 2018 | 53 mins 57 secs
In this episode, Safia Abdalla joins us to talk about the Silicon Valley monoculture, tokenism, and being content vs happy. She also introduces the idea of Destruction-Focused Development.
December 27th, 2017 | 43 mins 2 secs
Kent Beck talks about metaphors in software development, writing tests, complexity partitioning, and changing culture versus code.
December 20th, 2017 | 59 mins 1 sec
In this astronomic episode, we talk to Pamela Gay about coding out of necessity, why understanding and knowing everything isn’t necessarily a good thing, and being a citizen scientist.
December 6th, 2017 | 52 mins 53 secs
Christina Morillo talks about automation processes: discovery and reconnaissance, multitasking and context switching, and being kind to your busy self.
November 22nd, 2017 | 52 mins 19 secs
Kronda Adair joins the panel to talk about why you should strive to systematize all the things within your business to reclaim your time, life, and to successfully allow others to help you.
November 15th, 2017 | 44 mins 6 secs
Keith Bennett talks about conflict resolution, radical helpfulness and kindness, and being okay with being different.
October 18th, 2017 | 48 mins 4 secs
Soo Choi talks about creating safer spaces at conferences and in workspaces, forgiving people without negatively labeling them, and having fierce conversations.
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 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 6 mins
Declan Whelan joins us to talk about communicating across boundaries: cross-cultural communication dynamics, adopting practices across teams, and technical debt vs technical health.
August 23rd, 2017 | 49 mins 11 secs
In this episode, we talk to Shanise Barona about the terms "lazy perfectionism" and "performative diversity".
August 2nd, 2017 | 53 mins 30 secs
In this episode, we talk with Casey Watts about cognitive behavioral therapy and mind manipulation.
July 26th, 2017 | 50 mins 14 secs
In this episode, we talk about communication on the Internet and especially in social media. Topics covered include dealing with jerks, teaching by example and practicing restraint.
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.