199: Toxicity in Tech with Amy Newell
September 9th, 2020 · 55 mins 14 secs
About this Episode
04:31 - Amy’s Superpower: Search Algorithms and Finding Things
- Finding Things in Code
- Visual vs Spacial Awareness
08:39 - Toxic Masculinity and Hierarchies in Engineering Roles
- I’m not in security but whenever I hear people taking about who is more technical all I see is folks jockeying for status.(not blaming, that’s the culture we have made in software generally). But from outside whatever y’all mean when you say technical is completely opaque.
- “Soft Skills” vs “Technical”
14:22 - Measuring Skill Advancement
- The Individual Contributor (IC) vs Manager Track
- Management vs Mentorship
21:02 - Congressive vs Ingressive
- x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender by Eugenia Cheng
- GTC Episode 038: Category Theory for Normal Humans with Dr. Eugenia Cheng
22:43 - Ways Toxicity Shows Up in The Workplace
- Doing/Recognizing “Real Work”
- Letting Go of Past Baggage
- Amy Newell - Lessons from Bipolar Disorder (The first time Amy said the word “Patriarchy”)
29:07 - Unlearning and Psychological Safety
37:07 - The Word “Nontechnical”
- Respecting Expertise
- Skilled/Unskilled Labor: All Labor is Skilled Labor!
40:41 - Recognizing and Feeling Value
- Being Your Authentic Self
- Making Culture Better for Everyone; Supporting People & Making Space
- Counting Emotional Energy
- Enough Leaning In. Let’s Tell Men to Lean Out.
- Yes, and-ing
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Jamey: Feeling like you belong and realizing that others might not. Being aware of both mindsets.
Amy: The onus really should be on people who have power and privilege in any conversation to be doing most of the work to be aware of what I see vs what they see.Support Greater Than Code
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