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Greater Than Code

Summary: A podcast about humans and technology. Panelists: Coraline Ada Ehmke, David Brady, Jessica Kerr, Jay Bobo, Astrid Countee and Sam Livingston-Gray. Brought to you by @therubyrep.

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 050: Open Source Anarchism with Steve Klabnik | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:23:04

This episode is sponsored by Instrumental application and server monitoring! Instrumental’s goal is to help developers answer application performance questions FASTER, with a powerful query language, real-time metrics, blazing interface, and automatic metric collection. Sign up for a free developer account at InstrumentalApp.com! Panelists: Coraline Ada Ehmke | Jamey Hampton | Rein Henrichs | Lorena Mesa Guest Starring: Steve Klabnik: @steveklabnik | www.steveklabnik.com   Show Notes: 00:16 – Welcome to “Greater Than Crabmeat” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:02 – Steve’s Background, Origin Story, and Superpowers! Skrillex 06:00 – Contributing to Open Source _why the lucky stiff Hackety Hack Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby 11:07 – Succession Planning The Meme Hustler 20:12 – Organizing Groups of People in a Non-Authoritarian Way Mikhail Bakunin: What is Authority? The RFC Process in Rust Syndicalism 36:23 – Avoiding Using Language with Political Connotation Want to help keep us a weekly show, buy and ship you swag,

 049: Technology For the Greater Good with Reyn Aubrey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:05

This episode is sponsored by Upside! Bundle your flights and hotel. Save money. Earn gift cards. Panelists: Rein Henrichs | Jamey Hampton | Coraline Ada Ehmke Guest Starring: Reyn Aubrey: @ReynAubrey | PocketChange | reyn@pocketchange.social Show Notes: 00:16 – Welcome to “For Good or For Awesome?” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:18 – Reyn Aubrey’s Background, Origin Story, and Superpower! 06:04 – Culture of a Company and Tolerance Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin 08:12 – Becoming an Entrepreneur at 19-years-old and PocketChange 10:40 – Charity Evaluation Criteria; “Wicked Problems” pocketchange.social/charities (Coming Soon) 14:33 – Habitizing Donation 16:22 – Analyzing and Collecting Charity Data GuideStar Charity Navigator Charity

 048: Finding Our Lane with Marco Rogers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:03

Build and maintain complex distributed systems. We are proud to be partnering with O’Reilly Media. Be sure to check out velocityconf.com for all of the dates and cities coming this Fall. The O’Reilly Velocity Conference is the best place to learn about continuous delivery, DevOps, operations, and performance. If you want to build distributed systems and apps that stand up to today’s technological challenges and customer expectations, make plans to attend Velocity in New York, NY (October 1-4) or London, UK (October 17-20). Register with code PCGTC to save 25% on your Gold, Silver, or Bronze pass. Panelists: Jamey Hampton | Jessica Kerr | Astrid Countee | Janelle Klein | Sam Livingston-Gray Guest Starring: Marco Rogers: @polotek Show Notes: 00:16 – Welcome to “Greater Than Code: Like Uber, But For Not Being Shitty” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 02:04 – Background and Superpower 03:03 – Being Outspoken and Dealing with Pushback on Twitter 04:41 – “Staying in Your Lane” 11:12 – To Engage, or Not to Engage? 16:10 – Mixing Social Justice and a Tech Career 20:49 – Having Conversations Re: Diversity and Inclusion 23:16 – Making Workplaces Inclusive and Changing the Culture 35:56 – Educating Others — But Not on Demand 38:28 – What is the right way to be an ally? Reading Spaces 43:59 – Starting/Organizing Workin

 047: Communicating Across Boundaries with Declan Whelan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:09

Panelists: Janelle Klein | Sam Livingston-Gray | Jessica Kerr | Coraline Ada Ehmke Guest Starring: Declan Whelan: @dwhelan | Leanintuit Show Notes: 00:16 – Welcome to “I Rolled a Natural 20 For My Agility Check” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:31 – Background and Superpower; Empathy 09:08 – Cross-Cultural Communication Dynamics Women in Agile 15:48 – Biases, Understanding Dynamics, and Facilitating as an Ally “To have biases is to be human. It’s not a bad thing.” @dwhelan @greaterthancode — Jessica Kerr (@jessitron) August 30, 2017 21:02 – Being Authentic 25:31 – Is Agile something that you are or something that you do? 35:37 – Adopting Practices Across Teams “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson People love consistency. Ask, what are the benefits? then strive for common outcomes, not common practices. @dwhelan@greaterthancode — Jessica Kerr (@jessitron) August 30, 2017 41:57 – Technical Debt and Technical Health: How do we amplify what we want? Code Climate Reflections: Jessica: Strive for common outcomes; not common practices. Coraline: Some situations should be taken as a promise for a conversation. Janelle: Ask for permission. Sam: Identifying and clarifying outcomes that we want. Declan:

 046: Specialization vs Collaboration with Aria Stewart | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:13

Panelists: Coraline Ada Ehmke | Astrid Countee | Janelle Klein Guest Starring: Aria Stewart: @aredridel Show Notes: 00:16 – Welcome to “The World is Upside Down. Can DevOps save us?” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:07 – Background and Superpowers 09:22 – Diagnostic Troubleshooting: “Expert Intuition Effect” 14:23 – Understanding Entire Systems vs Specializing in One Area 17:15 – Isolation Leading to Contempt 28:42 – The DevOps Movement and Culture Change 34:45 – Contempt Towards Processes Janelle Klein: A Programmer’s Guide to Humans @ SeleniumConf UK Reflections: Astrid: Having a holistic approach towards Software Development. Coraline: Why specialization leads to contemptuous behavior between teams and how to solve it for early career developers. Janelle: Inside of us, we all have a soul. Aria: Start telling new stories about the people who build fantastic products and tools. Want to help make us a weekly show, buy and ship you swag, and bring us to conferences near you? Support us via Patreon! Or tell your organization to send sponsorship inquiries to mandy@greaterthancode.com. Are you Greater Than Code? Submit guest blog posts to mandy@greaterthancode.com Please leave us a review on iTunes! Transcript: CORALINE:  Hello and welcome to Episode 46 of the ‘The World is Upside Down. Can DevOps Save Us?’ I’m here with the lovely and talented, Astrid Countee. ASTRID:  Thank you, Coraline but I think I should remind you that our show is actually called Greater Than Code. CORALINE:  You think I would know that by now after 46 episodes? ASTRID:  We all working on it. I have empathy for your struggle, Coraline. CORALINE:  Tha

 Special Edition: Innovation Amidst a Disaster with Jeff Reichman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:45

Panelists: Jamey Hampton | Coraline Ada Ehmke | Astrid Countee | Janelle Klein Guest Starring: Jeff Reichman: @fileunderjeff | January Advisors | Sketch City Show Notes: In this special edition of Greater Than Code, we talk to Jeff Reichman, a technologist living in the Houston area who co-founded Sketch City, a non-profit community of 2,500+ people who apply technology and data to public problems. This episode talks about how the Houston tech community came together to help people through Hurricane Harvey and the aftermath, the technology opportunities in disaster response, the harvey-api that they developed, and how tech devs need to be side-by-side with relief efforts, while responding to tech needs right away. Resources: Sketch City Slack Channel harvey-api Report Your Hours Code for America How Houston is using open data to handle Hurricane Harvey The Best Way to Find Out Which Hurricane Harvey Shelters Near You Need Help and What They Need Harvey Needs Reflections: Astrid: Using temporary projects as a means for helping people during emergency situations. Jamey: People showing up, wanting to help, and being motivated to help others. Janelle: There is light in the world even when we are drowning in darkness. Coraline: Creating cultures of respect where you have respect and empathy for everyone doing their jobs in a way that allows everyone to contribute fully.   Want to help make us a weekly show, buy and ship you swag, and bring us to conferences near you? Support us via

 045: Sexual Assault and Project Callisto with Lynn Cyrin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:28

This episode is sponsored by Upside! Bundle your flights and hotel. Save money. Earn gift cards. Content/Trigger Warning: This episode discusses sexual assault. Panelists: Astrid Countee | Jamey Hampton | Coraline Ada Ehmke | Sam Livingston-Gray Guest Starring: Lynn Cyrin: @lynncyrin | lynncyrin.me Show Notes: 00:16 – Welcome to “Fullstack Activism” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:22 – Lynn’s Background Story and Superpowers FIRST LEGO League 11:34 – Project Callisto: Reporting Sexual Assault and Dealing with The System 17:57 – Institutional Betrayal and Keeping Information Private 20:49 – The Chain of Command: How Project Callisto Works 22:17 – Reticence When it Comes to Talking About Sexual Assault 26:04 – “Staying in Your Lane” 27:56 – Matching Reports 29:33 – The Technology Behind the App 34:14 – Evaluating Features 38:16 – Contributing to Project Callisto Fund Club Donate to Project Callisto 41:54 – Open Sourcing the Project 44:00 – Code Sharing Reflections: Coraline: Em

 044: Lazy Perfectionism and Performative Diversity and Inclusion with Shanise Barona | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:47

Panelists: Jessica Kerr | Mandy Moore | Jamey Hampton | Janelle Klein | Sam Livingston-Gray Come to Catskills Conf and meet Mandy & Jamey! Stay for the experience. Guest Starring: Shanise Barona: @shanisebarona | shanisebarona.com Show Notes: 00:16 – Welcome to “Plant Parenthood!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 02:19 – Shanise’s Background Story and Superpower Girl Develop It 03:08 – “Lazy Perfectionism”, “The Explosion of Dissonance”, and “The Moment of Click” The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero 12:49 – Improving Self-Directed Learning 100 Days of Code 15:35 – Having Tunnel Vision Past the Point of Where You Should and Moving Beyond a Comfort Zone “I understood lazy perfectionism differently, more as the tendency to refactor, polish, and improve the various “-ilities” of your code long past the point when you should have moved on to something else. It’s like . . . tunnel vision on things that are important but not all-important. Finding the right balance there is super hard for me.” – Nathaniel Knight Thank you to our latest $50 Patron, Josh Schmelzle! Want to help make us a weekly show, buy and ship you swag, and bring us to conferences near you? Support us via Patreon! 21:50 – “Performative Diversity” and Community Building

 043: The Accessibility of Board Games with Mischa Lewis-Norelle and James Edward Gray | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:57

Panelists: Rein Henrichs | Jamey Hampton |  Sam Livingston-Gray | Coraline Ada Ehmke Guest Starring: James Edward Gray: @JEG2 Mischa Lewis-Norelle: @mlewisno | mlewisno.com Show Notes: Amazon links are affiliate links, which means you’re supporting the show when you purchase our recommendations. Thanks! 00:16 – Welcome to “Paneldome!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:58 – Backgrounds and Superpowers Hilary Stohs-Krause: We’ve Always Been Here: Women Changemakers in Tech @ RailsConf 2017 04:44 – Examples of Accessibility Challenges in Board Games 07:00 – Games and Challenges Escape: The Curse of the Temple (Purchase) Millennium Blades (Purchase) 11:49 – The Power of House Rules RoboRally (Purchase) Small World (

 042: @CallbackWomen and Organizing Conferences for Diversity and Inclusion with Carina C. Zona | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:11:51

Panelists: Rein Henrichs | Jamey Hampton |  Sam Livingston-Gray | Coraline Ada Ehmke Guest Starring: Carina C. Zona: @cczona | cczona.com | @CallbackWomen | YouTube Channel Show Notes: 00:16 – Welcome to “Life, The Universe, and Podcasts!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:13 – Carina’s Background and Superpower 02:58 – @CallbackWomen and The Naming Struggle to Make Sure Marginalized and Non-Binary People Know They Are Included Ashe Dryden: Increasing Diversity at Your Conference 12:13 – Sending Signals and/or Indicators That Encourage People to Apply to Speak At Your Conference I hate to say this, but conferences need to relocate out of the U.S. My country is making business travel to U.S. untenable for so many ppl. https://t.co/bMOfbe6VDP — Carina C. Zona (@cczona) June 3, 2017 23:10 – Conference Outreach 27:56 – Accessibility at Conferences 34:19 – Conferences “Competing” for Speakers Call For Proposals (CFP) 40:26 – Financial Aid, Travel Stipends, and Reimbursement This is now part of the US non-immigrant visa application. This is obnoxious, absurd and threatens freedom of speech. pic.twitter.com/lnpLmC5v4I — Nima Fatemi (@mrphs) July 22, 2017 49:05 – Making a Difference with @CallbackWomen and Codes of Conduct #cocpledge

 041: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mind Manipulation with Casey Watts! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:30

This episode is sponsored by Upside! Bundle your flights and hotel. Save money. Earn gift cards. Panelists: Jessica Kerr | Coraline Ada Ehmke | Sam Livingston-Gray | Janelle Klein Guest Starring: Casey Watts!: @kyloma | caseywatts.com caseywatts.com/mindmanipulation A Neurobiologist’s Guide to Mind Manipulation  [slides] Show Notes: 00:16 – Welcome to “CBT: Chunky Bacon Tacos and Psychological Safety” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:18 – Empathy Development 03:25 – Training for Customer Support Greater Than Code Episode 037: Failure Mode with Emily Gorcenski A Neurobiologist’s Guide to Mind Manipulation by Casey Watts @ EmberConf 2017 06:53 – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Coraline Ada Ehmke: Emotions as State Machines (from the GTC blog!) 10:48 – Acknowledging Emotion; Rationality 14:23 – Inner vs Outer Brain

 040: F*ck It And Be Nice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:14

* Extra super disclaimer: This episode contains a lot curse words. Panelists: Jessica Kerr | Jamey Hampton | Mandy Moore Guest Starring: Jenn Schiffer: @jennschiffer | jennmoney.biz | Glitch and Jessica Lord: @jllord | MongoDB Show Notes: 00:16 – Welcome to “The Upcoming Release of the iPhone 4!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 01:36 – The Tweetstorm that Started it All 04:29 – Our Communication Skills and Curbing the Snobbery Greater Than Code Episode Episode 020: Sexuality in Tech with Jenn Schiffer   “It’s just not good business to be a jerk.” – @jennschiffer — Greater Than Code (@greaterthancode) July 15, 2017 Greater Than Code Episode Episode 039: The B-Side of Software Development with Scott Hanselman 11:33 – Arguing on the Internet Want to help make us a weekly show, buy and ship you swag, and bring us to conferences near you? Support us via Patreon! Or tell your organization to send sponsorship inquiries to mandy@greaterthancode.com. 16:55 – Dealing with the Jerks psa: all of your code is ephemeral & will one day not even matter. it probably doesn’t even matter now. how you treat your peers matters

 Episode 039: The B-Side of Software Development with Scott Hanselman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:39

Panelists: Jessica Kerr | Astrid Countee Guest Starring: Scott Hanselman: @shanselman | hanselman.com Show Notes: 00:16 – Welcome to “Hanselminutes!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 00:57 – Origin Story and Superpowers; Struggling and Prevailing “The struggle is part of the journey.” – Scott Hanselman 13:51 – Systems Thinking, Problem Solving, and Instilling Those Values on Kids 19:11 – There is Value in Suffering Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 21:39 – Being a Teacher Over a Programmer; Ideas of Mediocrity, 10x Engineering, and Comparison to Others We RISE Women in Tech Conference Jessica Kerr: Hyperproductive development Amanda Palmer: oh Lorde, deliver me from Fucking Joan. 36:28 – Being Nice Online Scott’s “Nice” Twitter Exchange (1) Scott’s “Nice” Twitter Exchange (2) Scott’s “Nice” Twitter Exchange (3) Scott’s “Nice” Twitter Exchange (4) 42:29 – Teaching (Cont’d) Scott Hanselman: The Social Developer @ NexTech Africa 2017

 Episode 038: Category Theory for Normal Humans with Dr. Eugenia Cheng | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:22

Panelists: Coraline Ada Ehmke | Rein Henrichs | Jessica Kerr Guest Starring: Dr. Eugenia Cheng: @DrEugeniaCheng | eugeniacheng.com Show Notes: 00:16 – Welcome to “Shopping is Hard; Let’s Do Math!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”; Eugenia’s Introduction Books: How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics YouTube Channels: TheCatsters TheMathsters Articles: Eugenia Cheng Makes Math a Piece of Cake Everyday Math Want to help make us a weekly show, buy and ship you swag, and bring us to conferences near you? Support us via Patreon Or tell your organization to send sponsorship inquiries to mandy@greaterthancode.com. 01:54 – Getting Into Math: Is math useful? Is that the point? A Mathematician’s Lament by Paul Lockhart 20:17 – Category Theory Textbooks: Categories for the Working Mathematician

 Episode 037: Failure Mode with Emily Gorcenski | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:44

Panelists: Coraline Ada Ehmke | Sam Livingston-Gray Guest Starring: Emily Gorcenski: @EmilyGorcenski | emilygorcenski.com | Simple Show Notes: 00:16 – Welcome to “Diamonds Are For Gender” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!” 00:56 – Origin Story, Superpowers, and Data Science 04:20 – Diversity and Career Paths in Data Science 10:51 – Ethical Debates Within the Data Science Field Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy Therac-25 FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis) 17:21 – Software Development and Engineering; Failure Modes in Software 21:44 – Failure Modes in Democracy; Voting Machine Software 33:37 – Working for a Government Contractor 36:21 – Data Patterns and Tampering 39:00 – Open Data and Open Science 45:59 – Falsifying Data Want to help make us a weekly show, buy and ship you swag, and bring us to conferences near you? Join or Slack community and support us via Patreon! Or tell your organization to send sponsorship inquiries to mandy@greaterthancode.com. To jumpstart these efforts, we are very excited to announce that we have been selected for this month’s Fund Club project! Reflections: Coraline: Considering all the ways something can fail. Sam: The world that I live in and the kind of software development practices that I take for granted are extraordinary niche. Emily: Tech conferences and their decadence vs academic/corporate conferences. Are you Greater Than Code?

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