Sam Livingston-Gray has been a dad since 2008, a Rubyist since 2006, a Portlander since 2001, a programmer since at least 1998, a juggler since 1988, and a human since 1974. He’s keenly interested in writing software that makes other humans’ lives easier, in making technical topics easier to understand, and in helping increase the number and variety of humans^ in technical spaces.
^ And, of course, other sentient species or constructs just as soon as we find any. ^ ^
^ ^ Sam reads a lot of science fiction.
December 13th, 2017 | 57 mins 59 secs
Tara Scherner de la Fuente joins us to talk about conflating patience with kindness, company culture, advice for early career developers, and remote working.
November 22nd, 2017 | 52 mins 19 secs
Kronda Adair joins the panel to talk about why you should strive to systematize all the things within your business to reclaim your time, life, and to successfully allow others to help you.
November 15th, 2017 | 44 mins 6 secs
Keith Bennett talks about conflict resolution, radical helpfulness and kindness, and being okay with being different.
November 1st, 2017 | 51 mins 56 secs
We kick off our first Book Club episode with Thursday Bram and Audrey Eschright of The Responsible Communication Style Guide!
October 25th, 2017 | 58 mins 35 secs
Emily Dresner joins the show to talk about on why she felt getting a master's degree was worth it, her experiences working at a gaming company, and data science.
October 18th, 2017 | 48 mins 4 secs
Soo Choi talks about creating safer spaces at conferences and in workspaces, forgiving people without negatively labeling them, and having fierce conversations.
September 27th, 2017 | 57 mins 2 secs
Marco Rogers joins the show to discuss engaging on social media, staying in your lane, and mixing social justice with your tech career.
September 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 6 mins
Declan Whelan joins us to talk about communicating across boundaries: cross-cultural communication dynamics, adopting practices across teams, and technical debt vs technical health.
September 6th, 2017 | 53 mins 27 secs
In this episode, we talk to Lynn Cyrin, a developer on the Project Callisto sexual assault reporting application. In this episode, we talk about institutional betrayal, the importance of keeping survivor information private and the technology behind th...
August 23rd, 2017 | 49 mins 11 secs
In this episode, we talk to Shanise Barona about the terms "lazy perfectionism" and "performative diversity".
August 16th, 2017 | 1 hr 57 secs
In this episode, James Edward Gray and Mischa Lewis-Norelle join us to talk about the accessibility of board games, talk about the various different kind of games and particular challenges of each category,
August 9th, 2017 | 1 hr 11 mins
In this episode, Carina C. Zona joins us to talk about making a difference with her organization, @CallbackWomen, why diversity and inclusion is so important to have at conferences, and sending signals and/or indicators that encourage people to apply to speak at your conference.
August 2nd, 2017 | 53 mins 30 secs
In this episode, we talk with Casey Watts about cognitive behavioral therapy and mind manipulation.
June 21st, 2017 | 54 mins 21 secs
Emily Gorcenski talks about data science, failure modes in software and in democracy, and open data and open science.
June 7th, 2017 | 1 hr 14 mins
Matt Stine joins us for a conversation that starts out about consulting and morphs into a meta-conversation about rigorous communication, ubiquitous language, metaphors, and microservices.
May 31st, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
Laurie Voss joins us to talk about what goes on behind the scenes at npm, including setting workplace culture, technical hiring, and organizing engineers.