Mandy Moore is the show manager and producer of Greater Than Code, but her ultimate title is proud single mom and ex-waitress-turned-entrepreneur. She is also the defacto "Mother of Catseses". Her human child is 10 years old and the ultimate love of her life. They adopted a Golden Retriever pupper in November 2019. He fits in just fine.
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/rubyrep.
September 23rd, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
Nils Norman Haukås reflects on our ethical responsibilities as developers. He argues that the technologies we choose to use carry ethical implications, and urges everyone to reflect on this in light of ethics, economical value, and taxes.
September 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 3 mins
In episode 200, Damien Burke comes back on the podcast to talk about "good code" vs "bad code", his background in hypnosis, doing things the easy way, and distinctions between teaching and learning.
September 9th, 2020 | 55 mins 14 secs
Amy Newell talks about toxicity in tech, specifically male toxicity and hierarchies in engineering roles. She and the panelists discuss measuring skill advancement, the concepts of congressive vs ingressive, how to unlearn ingrained beliefs, and recognizing and feeling value.
September 2nd, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
Ravs Kaur talks about success and failure, failing fast and getting early feedback along the way, empathy as a life skill, and how her company, Uplevel, empowers engineers to do their best work by measuring ambient data to measure well-being and engagement.
August 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 6 mins
Dan Moore talks about his blog-turned-book: Letters to a New Developer. He gives tips for junior developers to succeed in new jobs such as the importance of asking questions, don't be afraid to try new things but also make sure you enjoy your work, and why making mistakes are a good thing.
August 19th, 2020 | 55 mins 24 secs
In this episode, Aisha Blake talks about documentation: documentation as narratives, forms of documentation worth investing in, and telling stories through documentation. She also talks about making documentation accessible and approachable, and how to best give constructive, consensual feedback.
August 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
Christina Perla talks about starting Makelab, a 3D printing company, and how the company pivoted to manufacturing PPEs in lieu of COVID-19. She also gives advice to other women who may be interested in starting a business, recognizing emotional patterns, and allocating company revenue to spend on future current and/or emergency events.
August 5th, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
Dr. Courtney D. Cogburn talks about racism: Antiracism is a lifelong learning process, understanding white supremacy, the fact that having empathy is insufficient, and how systemic racism is embedded in the technology field and how we as technologists should be shifting orientation.
July 29th, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
Tudor Gîrba talks about how writing code is storytelling, optimizing for happiness while working, reading, and writing code, the concept of moldable development, editing code as a joint activity, and encouraging and supporting the presentation of new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking.
July 22nd, 2020 | 50 mins 44 secs
Siobhán Cronin talks about managing change during COVID-19, the pros and cons of bringing your whole self to work, and that people have to do work on themselves to be successful.
July 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 8 mins
In this episode, Amy Tobey talks about looking at messes and seeing the potential for what they could be, generalists vs specialists, artisanal and industrial modes of production, and why whistleblowing is good (because misuse of authority is bad).
July 8th, 2020 | 41 mins 48 secs
In this episode, Joe LeBlanc talks about having hospitality on and offline, the fact that it's time for us to stop acting like we are getting access to social media for free, owning your identity & data, protecting children’s identity & data, and the movement to reclaim our data.
July 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 10 mins
Dr. Deborah Berebichez talks about teaching science to kids in fun ways, data literacy, why getting negative results in science is important, the fact that human performance is contextual, and her path to becoming a scientist and ultimately a TV-show host on The Discovery Channel.
June 24th, 2020 | 59 mins 32 secs
Damien Burke talks about life being hard: How do we make things easy? Also: treating expertise as transferable to different fields, loving yourself unconditionally, his background in theater and applying it to tech, and "ontological coaching."
June 17th, 2020 | 47 mins 56 secs
Bryan Liles talks about his ability to see the world as it is, conferencing and working from home during Quarantine, fighting and overcoming meritocracy, and how people work, and finding power in other things.
June 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 5 mins
In this episode, Emily Gorcenski talks about hunting Nazis and how doing so involves data science. She also talks about failure and learning and being willing to be wrong, the need for systematic restructuring in America, and nuance, power, and authority.