Co-Host of Greater Than Code
Mae Beale spent 20 years in and out of nonprofit-land, with jaunts into biochemistry and women's studies degreeing, full-time pool playing, high school chemistry & physics teaching, higher ed senior administrating, and more. She went to code school in 2014 (at 37 years old!) to gain the technical skills needed to build the tools she wished she'd had in all the years prior.
Mae Beale has hosted eight Episodes.
274: Managing People Versus Servers with Arpit Mohan
March 9th, 2022 | 42 mins 25 secs
Engineering principles apply to more than just code and technology. Arpit Mohan believes a company's team members act a lot like servers in a distributed system: individuals who must work together to form a single cohesive unit.
Find out how Arpit applies different engineering principles to the people he works with and how that helps them function better as a team.
270: Trust Building and Authenticity with Justin Searls
February 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 3 mins
Justin Searls released a talk on why trust has become so rare in the software industry. He joins Greater Than Code panelists to talk more about trust-building among leadership and teams and how power politics and privilege play a part in this endeavor.
267: Handling Consulting Businesses and Client Loads
January 19th, 2022 | 1 hr 2 mins
Greater Than Code Panelists, Chelsea Troy, Mae Beale, and Casey Watts talk marketing, setting prices, and explaining their value and offerings for their personal consulting businesses while also sustaining connection to the well of “geek joy,” as GeePaw Hill mentioned in a recent Twitter thread. They talk about how it’s difficult to take on multiple roles when in management and agree that to lower burnout rates, there should be separate roles for separate people within companies.
262: Faith, Science, Truth, and Vulnerability with Evan Light
December 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 19 mins
Evan Light vulnerably gets deep into conversations around ADHD, faith, science, and truth, and explores areas of disagreement with the panelists. Psychological safety is discussed, as well as unconscious bias, neuroscience, and mindfulness.
261: Celebrating Computer Science Education with Dave Bock
December 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 14 mins
Dave Bock talks about being invigorated and revitalized by talking, teaching, and volunteering in computer science education. He talks about his preference to use Ruby as a teaching language, pros and cons of teaching remotely, and handling time management and energy to do the work.
251: Diplomatic Accessibility Advocacy with Todd Libby
September 22nd, 2021 | 46 mins 41 secs
Todd Libby talks about getting people, companies, and stakeholders to care about accessibility via diplomatic advocacy. He tells us the “Domino’s Pizza Story,” and shares with us the biggest things that typically aren’t accessible and should be on websites.
246: Digital Democracy and Indigenous Storytelling with Rudo Kemper
August 18th, 2021 | 57 mins 3 secs
Rudo Kemper of Digital Democracy talks about leading the indiginous-requested and indiginous-led open source project, Terrastories, which helps people capture and record oral history so that it is preserved and not lost over time.
241: Data Science Science with Adam Ross Nelson
July 7th, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
Adam Ross Nelson talks about becoming a Data Scientist, recommendations for aspiring Data Scientists, four tips for creating and maintaining a solid portfolio, and three immunity boosts in dealing with Impostor Syndrome.