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.
July 5th, 2017 | 1 hr 9 mins
Dr. Eugenia Cheng joins us to talk about math, and even more specifically, category theory. Then we talk about changing the terminology around gender to focus on character traits instead.
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 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.
May 10th, 2017 | 55 mins 10 secs
Amy Unger joins us to talk about accessing and preserving history, categorizing information, and digital vs human curation.
April 14th, 2017 | 1 hr 5 mins
In this episode, Janelle Klein, author of Idea Flow, talks about designing releases and best practices, measuring effort, and Agile Fluency.
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.
March 7th, 2017 | 56 mins
In this episode, we focus heavily on technical interviews and ideal work environments.
February 23rd, 2017 | 1 hr 5 mins
Phil Sturgeon joins us to talk about codes of conduct, contempt culture, and what it means to be a Social Justice Warrior.
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.
January 31st, 2017 | 1 hr 10 mins
André Arko and Carina C. Zona join us for a discussion about Ruby Together.
January 23rd, 2017 | 47 mins 49 secs
In this episode, we talk to Julia Evans about writing blog posts, asking good questions, and DevOps.
January 11th, 2017 | 59 mins 51 secs
In this episode, Zuri Hunter talks about Hackathons, navigating the channels of your career, and hiring practices.
January 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
Snuggs joins us for a discussion about the differences between junior and senior developers and how everyone can work together to get where we need to be in our careers.
December 21st, 2016 | 51 mins 24 secs
In this episode, we talk to Jerome Hardaway, the Executive Director of Vets Who Code: a nonprofit dedicated to closing the digital talent gap and easing career transition for military veterans.