For a long time, tech culture has focused too narrowly on technical skills; this has resulted in a tech community that too often puts companies and code over people. Greater Than Code is a podcast that invites the voices of people who are not heard from enough in tech: women, people of color, trans and/or queer folks, to talk about the human side of software development and technology. Greater Than Code is providing a vital platform for these conversations, and developing new ideas of what it means to be a technologist beyond just the code.
Featuring an ongoing panel of racially and gender diverse tech panelists, the majority of podcast guests so far have been women in tech! We’ve covered topics including imposter syndrome, mental illness, sexuality, unconscious bias and social justice. We also have a major focus on skill sets that tech too often devalues, like team-building, hiring, community organizing, mentorship and empathy. Each episode also includes a transcript.
January 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 57 secs
In this episode, Rehema Wachira joins us to talk about being a software developer in Nairobi, Kenya, creating a Culture of Saving, diversity of thought, and how technology empowers people.
January 10th, 2018 | 58 mins 44 secs
Panelist Jamey Hampton shares their thoughts on feeling like you have to know everything, ‘zines and being a ‘zine librarian, and why The Death Star led to some intense feelings on ethics in technology.
January 3rd, 2018 | 53 mins 57 secs
In this episode, Safia Abdalla joins us to talk about the Silicon Valley monoculture, tokenism, and being content vs happy. She also introduces the idea of Destruction-Focused Development.
December 27th, 2017 | 43 mins 2 secs
Kent Beck talks about metaphors in software development, writing tests, complexity partitioning, and changing culture versus code.
December 20th, 2017 | 59 mins 1 sec
In this astronomic episode, we talk to Pamela Gay about coding out of necessity, why understanding and knowing everything isn’t necessarily a good thing, and being a citizen scientist.
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.
December 6th, 2017 | 52 mins 53 secs
Christina Morillo talks about automation processes: discovery and reconnaissance, multitasking and context switching, and being kind to your busy self.
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 8th, 2017 | 57 mins 44 secs
Nadia Odunayo talks about the idea of "code hospitality": What you can do to be a good host, asking questions rather than passing judgement, and using READMEs to give context.
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.
October 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
Steve Klabnik talks open source governance, succession planning, and organizing groups of people in a non-authoritarian way.
October 4th, 2017 | 56 mins 5 secs
We are joined by 19-year-old entrepreneur Reyn Aubrey to talk about building technology for the greater good, his startup PocketChange, habitizing donation, analyzing and collecting charity data, and anarchist organizing principles.
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.