Amongst John’s weaponry are public speaking, doing the rails thing, and talking about feelings in public. His technology talks aren’t about technology and sometimes he has time to meditate. He remembers the sound of dialup.
Soon, John will no longer write much code, having intentionally (yes, intentionally) moved into management. He seems to think that making people better is more satisfying than making computers better. With that in mind he’s also spent a lot of time mentoring bootcamp developers and supervising workshops focused on deep emotional work.
He spends days at Privia Health, nights as co-founder and CTO of Data Simply and all the rest of it at johnksawers.com and emotionalAPI.com.
October 17th, 2018 | 53 mins 39 secs
In this episode, Sonia Gupta and the panelists have a candid conversation about white supremacy and standing up for your beliefs, advocating for others while staying in your own lane, intersectionality, and who has to ultimately do the work.
October 10th, 2018 | 43 mins 47 secs
In this episode, Jaime Slutzky talks about making pieces of technology work together functionally, working for clients and business owners and then handing over processes and documentation, and what your clients need to know about tech stacks.
October 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
In this episode, Stephanie Morillo talks about content strategy, technical writing, organizing and optimizing company internal systems, and that you need to give yourself more credit for the things you’ve already accomplished!
September 12th, 2018 | 47 mins 54 secs
Brandon Hays talks about mentorship, management, and leadership skills, as well as maintaining relationships with people, climbing the tech ladder, strategizing career growth.
September 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
John Allspaw talks about the intersection of people, technology, and work, variety and complexity, and the importance of generating context-specific questions.
August 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
Heidi Waterhouse joins the show to talk about developer relations, life hacks for ADD, and the similarities between housekeeping and code review.
August 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
April Wensel talks about compassion: living according to your values, changing social makeups of teams, conscious business, and self-compassion and forgiveness.
August 8th, 2018 | 50 mins 25 secs
In this episode, Rob DeLuca talks about ambition, designing and testing for accessibility on the web, hard problems vs squishy problems, and moving from a developer role into a bussiness-y roll within a company.
August 1st, 2018 | 47 mins 44 secs
In this episode, Kim Vanderspek talks about solving puzzles and teaching others to do the same by using technology to visualize math by quilting, sewing, Playdough, and other mediums. She also explains why failure is an important part of success, and why perseverance matters over content.
July 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
In this episode, Chartered Psychologist, Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist, Steven Shorrock talks about system performance and human wellbeing, asset-based community development, and Safety-I & Safety-II, which defines safety as the ability to succeed under varying conditions.
July 3rd, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
In this episode, we are joined by Chad Fowler, who talks a lot about mental health, and specifically bipolar disorder. Practicing empathy and compassion is also discussed, as well as merit-based rewards systems, management, and leadership.
June 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
In this episode, we are joined by Jesse Oliver Sanford, who talks about cognitive science, the importance of cultural capital, flow, and the way people think when they write code.
June 20th, 2018 | 48 mins 21 secs
For our second Book Club episode, Sara Wachter-Boettcher joins us to talk about her book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech.
June 13th, 2018 | 53 mins 55 secs
After a particularly compelling conversation after Auyrnn Shaw’s last episode, we invited her back on the show to talk about why federation is problematic in Internet society.
June 6th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
Tim Chevalier talks about the collision of values within the programming industry and the meaning and measurement of intelligence, using programming to satisfy emotional needs and form identity, and merit and identity as a zero-sum game.
May 30th, 2018 | 58 mins 9 secs
Aurynn Shaw joins the show to talk about contempt culture, as well as why technology is political, and the cultural impact of DevOps.