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.
May 17th, 2017 | 49 mins 47 secs
Greg Baugues talks about how mental illness affected his life and early career as a software developer. Collectively, we discuss stigma, shame, fear, our personal experiences, and individual coping mechanisms.
May 10th, 2017 | 55 mins 10 secs
Amy Unger joins us to talk about accessing and preserving history, categorizing information, and digital vs human curation.
May 3rd, 2017 | 50 mins 24 secs
Diana Larsen joins us to talk about an earlier episode (#28) that we did where we touched on retrospectives and Agile Fluency.
April 28th, 2017 | 1 hr 20 mins
Tom Stuart stopped by to talk about software development over the years, “junior” and “senior” developer nomenclature, good mentorship, and OOP.
April 14th, 2017 | 1 hr 5 mins
In this episode, Janelle Klein, author of Idea Flow, talks about designing releases and best practices, measuring effort, and Agile Fluency.
April 7th, 2017 | 56 mins 7 secs
Rachel Katz, of AngelHack, talks about hackathons and the value of celebrating glorious failure and responding stress and pressure.
April 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
Saron Yitbarek talks about Codeland Conference, making conferences, accessible, affordable, and unintimidating for people, leading by example and maintaining a positive personal, and ethics as technology scales.
March 22nd, 2017 | 58 mins 10 secs
We discuss teaching programming as a language, what constitutes “real” programming, and digital literacy with Felienne Hermans.
March 15th, 2017 | 52 mins 7 secs
In this episode, Lorena Mesa joins us to talk about politics and software, using Python for data collection, and communication and organization within communities.
March 7th, 2017 | 56 mins
In this episode, we focus heavily on technical interviews and ideal work environments.
February 23rd, 2017 | 1 hr 5 mins
Phil Sturgeon joins us to talk about codes of conduct, contempt culture, and what it means to be a Social Justice Warrior.
February 9th, 2017 | 51 mins 57 secs
Cheryl Schaefer and Darin Wilson join that panelists to talk about what it means to be a Senior Engineer when you don't want to go into management, generativity, and what the job of an architect is.
February 6th, 2017 | 44 mins 31 secs
An awesome conversation with Cheryl Schaefer, of LaunchCode, about growing your team and mentorship.
January 31st, 2017 | 1 hr 10 mins
André Arko and Carina C. Zona join us for a discussion about Ruby Together.
January 23rd, 2017 | 47 mins 49 secs
In this episode, we talk to Julia Evans about writing blog posts, asking good questions, and DevOps.
January 11th, 2017 | 59 mins 51 secs
In this episode, Zuri Hunter talks about Hackathons, navigating the channels of your career, and hiring practices.