Mandy Moore is a panelist, the show manager and the producer of Greater Than Code, but her ultimate title is proud single mom and ex-waitress-turned-entrepreneur. She is a "Mother of Catseses". Her human child is 12 years old and the ultimate love of her life. They adopted a Golden Retriever pupper in November 2019. He fits in just fine. He says, "Hi, henlo. His name is Gallagher."
She specializes in quality audio processing and editing and provides complete show management and production for several podcasts including Greater Than Code. Her work currently includes Hanselminutes, Page It To The Limit from PagerDuty, the Microsoft Azure For Industry show, Elm Radio, and Story Time With Managers by Cohere.
Women in tech, diversity and inclusion, and getting children involved in STEM education are all causes very near and dear to her heart. She can also be found traveling to as many tech conferences as she can to emcee, podcast field report, or just hang out with her fellow geeks.
Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions, comments and/or concerns re: Greater Than Code, or book a time with her to discuss your own podcasting needs: calendly.com/mandymoore.
April 6th, 2022 | 46 mins 20 secs
Greater Than Code panelists Mandy Moore, Damien Burke, and Aaron Aldrich talk about how life has changed for them during the pandemic and realize the power of joy, happiness, and fulfillment as activism while discussing the power of ritual, intention, reflection, and alignment.
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.
March 2nd, 2022 | 59 mins 9 secs
A girl, a bike, and an open road.
Kerri Miller joins the show to regale us with stories about her epic motorcycling adventures.
February 23rd, 2022 | 54 mins 52 secs
Ashleigh Wilson sees “The Vision” and operates her company, Auditmate, under a “People First” mentality.
We talk about listening, digging into defensiveness and uncomfortableness, personal growth and development, leading with gratitude, and ask the question, “Why is showing vulnerability perceived as unprofessional?”
February 16th, 2022 | 58 mins 24 secs
Paul Rayner joins us to talk about Eventstorming and how it’s optimized for collaboration among teams, helps to visualize business processes, and helps with knowledge distillation and clarifying semantics.
January 26th, 2022 | 48 mins 47 secs
Greater Than Code panelists, Mandy Moore, Casey Watts, and Mannah Kallon talk about LGBTQIA+ topics such as the difference between “gay” and “queer”, pronoun usage and normalization, asking questions, and effective allyship.
January 5th, 2022 | 52 mins 52 secs
Emily Haggard recently graduated from college and took a break from taking her finals to join us to talk about her community college path, computer science curriculums, and what makes a great mentor.
November 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 mins
The way we do tech interviews is broken. Ian Douglas talks about how current company interview processes don’t align with skills that companies actually need. We discuss how the community and companies could actually overhaul the system to work together and collect antipatterns so that we could turn the way we do things around to leave everyone having had a nice experience overall, no matter the outcome.
October 13th, 2021 | 51 mins 28 secs
Danielle Thompson talks about entering tech as a former person in the hospitality industry with an anthropology degree, and how doing those things in the past have helped her to better work with people today. We also talk about the streaming revolution, and you can catch Danielle every Wednesday at 7PM Pacific, for Code School QA at twitch.tv/thejonanshow!
October 6th, 2021 | 54 mins 25 secs
Jen Weber talks about differences between working on open source vs commercial software products, things you should keep in mind when it comes to pushing major vs minor releases, and ways we as an industry could do open source better as a collective whole.
September 29th, 2021 | 1 hr 45 secs
TRIGGER WARNING: Domestic Violence, Abuse, Interpersonal Safety
Eva PenzeyMoog talks about her superpower being her ADHD and ability to hyperfocus before diving into a discussion about her book, “Designing for Safety.” We talk about how technology can be weaponized for harm and that it’s not a matter of might. It’s when. She talks about what engineers, designers, and even product managers need to know when building applications, and that it is our responsibility to prioritize the safety of marginalized people over the comfort of unmarginalized people.
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.
September 15th, 2021 | 49 mins 30 secs
Adrian Gillem introduces us to Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and what they do, what their goals are, and how they operate. He gives an example of how his employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, has successfully implemented new policies surrounding transgender healthcare, and talks about how ERGs are only as strong as the management supporting them.
September 8th, 2021 | 54 mins 46 secs
Chad Stewart talks about starting the #TechIsHiring hashtag on Twitter to use networking for good and amplify others with not as big of reach.
We then pivot to nerding out about gaming! Drawing comparisons and connections between playing fighting games and software development and engineering. Bringing experience from one realm to another.
August 25th, 2021 | 54 mins 23 secs
Sy Brand talks about their gift of making complex topics digestible in teaching others to learn how to code through short (and cute!) Twitter and YouTube videos. They talk about how important it is to find something that motivates you when you’re first learning anything, and shares a little bit about their own content creation strategies, especially by seeing code as art.
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.