Rein is a strange sort of software developer who spends more time thinking about systems made with people than systems made with computers. He believes that most technical problems are really people problems, and that people problems can be solved by listening, caring, and empowering others. Talking about himself in the third person makes him uncomfortable, but he is working on it. He also wrote a database in Haskell once, so he has that going for him, which is nice.
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 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 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 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.
June 3rd, 2020 | 58 mins 32 secs
In this episode, Michelle Glauser talks about Techtonica: full-time tech training with living stipends and laptops to Bay Area women and non-binary adults with low incomes, then place graduates into jobs with sponsor companies.
May 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
In this episode, Naomi Ceder & Ewa Jodlawska talk about the Python Software Foundation and speculate what the future of conferences might look like due to the pandemic.
May 20th, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
In this episode, Vaidehi Joshi talks about how we learn: approaching it, brain percolation, improving over time, and doing your best.
May 13th, 2020 | 50 mins 1 sec
In this episode, Ellen Wondra talks about labor organization. She explains what shareholder and stakeholder economies are, and talks a lot about how things are done in Germany. The panelists speculate about why tech workers aren’t organizing more, and how we could potentially help ourselves and our coworkers if we did.
April 15th, 2020 | 59 mins 49 secs
Data Scientist, Emily Robinson, talks about her journey into the data science field, the idea of passion, dealing with failure, the ideas of sponsorship vs mentorship, and the fact that companies should be training their senior people to be mentors.
April 9th, 2020 | 53 mins 7 secs
In this special episode of Greater Than Code, several of our panelists have a candid conversation about the current COVID-19 situation, how it has been affecting them personally, and how they believe it will affect the tech industry as a whole. Discussion topics include how it feels both to be working and unemployed during the pandemic, productivity while quarantined, the effect on WFH and conference culture, the current political climate, and human resiliency in the face of the unknown.
March 18th, 2020 | 41 mins 18 secs
The panelists discuss the importance of resilience; not only in the tech industry but in life itself. They apply resilience to leadership, discuss the difference between resilience and sustainability, relate it to leadership and diversity and inclusion, and discuss the price we pay for not prioritizing resilience.
February 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 9 mins
February 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
The panelists discuss career transitions and share information about job searching, interviewing, and resilience.
January 15th, 2020 | 10 mins 18 secs
Please enjoy this mini-episode of Greater Than Code featuring guest Penelope Phippen as we begin to pivot to our new podcast theme, the Fast & Furious. *
( * Just kidding, we are still a tech podcast.)
But we do hope you enjoy this set of outtakes where we grill Penelope on her Fast & Furious knowledge and speculate about the future of the franchise.