Greater Than Code
By Greater Than Code
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A podcast about humans and technology. Brought to you by @therubyrep.
||Clean084: Federation Is Bad with Aurynn Shaw||After a particularly compelling conversation after Auyrnn Shaw’s last episode, we invited her back on the show to talk about why federation is problematic in Internet society.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean083: Programming As An Identity with Tim Chevalier||Tim Chevalier talks about the collision of values within the programming industry and the meaning and measurement of intelligence, using programming to satisfy emotional needs and form identity, and merit and identity as a zero-sum game.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit082: Effective Change in Communities and Cultures with Aurynn Shaw||Aurynn Shaw joins the show to talk about contempt culture, as well as why technology is political, and the cultural impact of DevOps.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit081: Your Emotional API with John K. Sawers||Our newest panelist, John K. Sawers, talks about his Emotional API project, and why it’s important for developers to be in touch with and process feelings.||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean080: Crafting A Community with Kris Howard||In this episode, Kris Howard talks about the similarities (and differences) between software and knitting communities. She also dives into her tweet about gender differences in “crafting” and why using the terms “craftsman” and “guys” to inc||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit079: Respect As Currency with Richard Schneeman||In this episode, Richard Schneeman talks about the skill and art of troubleshooting bugs, interviewing and evaluating job candidates, empathy in open source, and bringing open source values into company culture.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean078: Caring About Healthcare with Kenzi Connor and Laurie Voss||In this episode, Kenzi Connor and Laurie Voss talk about trans-inclusive healthcare.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean077: Creating Space to Shine with Anjuan Simmons||In this episode, Anjuan Simmons talks about empowering others, creating space to allow people to be the best versions of themselves, and building authentic and constructive relationships.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Edition: Code Is Social! LIVE from RailsConf 2018||In this special episode of Greater Than Code, the panelists and guest panelists talk to an audience live from RailsConf 2018 about our relationship with our code, and the ways we have emotional ties with what we do, but also how theres more to it than t||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean076: Changing Lanes||This panelist-only episode touches on the topics of privilege and having tough conversations when not feeling it’s your place to have those conversations.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean075: Code and Witchcraft with Coraline Ada Ehmke||Coraline Ada Ehmke talks about being a “Code Witch” and perceiving the construct of reality, as well as being deliberate, refactoring your life, and the ideas of impressions and personas.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean074: Be Your Own Hero with Astrid Countee||Astrid Countee talks about her field: social science and how it relates to technology, ethics, and design. Working in numbers-based environments is also discussed, along with the power of influence and control, and social media.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean073: Driven By Need, Guided By Example with Dan North||In this episode, Dan North talks about improvement vs optimization, cost accounting, team alignment and camaraderie, and behavior-driven development.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean072: Story Time with Kerri Miller||In this episode, Kerri Miller talks about community gatekeeping and contempt culture, the contextual framing of storytelling, what it means when you tell stories over and over again, and crafting the elements of a good story.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit071: Brein Power with Rein Henrichs||In this episode, panelist Rein Henrichs talks about recovering from failure, the difference between hierarchical and growth-oriented organizations, and making choices that are right for ourselves.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean070: Trusting The Universe with Kale Kaposhilin||In this episode, Kale Kaposhilin talks about letting yourself trust fall into the universe and be vulnerable, while facilitating the voices of other people.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit069: Identity Is An Arrow with Avdi Grimm||In this episode, Avdi Grimm talks about the pursuit of living a fixed life, achieving stasis, and becoming a visible person in tech while encouraging and inspiring others.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean068: Skills of Resilience with Gerry Valentine||In this episode, Gerry Valentine dives deep into the topic of resilience: creating an atmosphere of psychological safety, having tough conversations, and why people tend to devalue to notion of intellect.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit067: Tech in Transition with Ashanti-Mutinta||In this episode, Ashanti-Mutinta joins the panel to talk about finding safe online community networks, perspectives on blocking and real name policies, and transitioning in while working in tech.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean066: Growing a Culture with Allison Kopf||In this episode, Allison Kopf talks about what tech looks like in the context of a working farm, building a good remote company culture, and disagreeing respectfully while maintaining strong opinions.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean065: Radical Design with Marian Petre and André van der Hoek||In this episode, Marian Petre and André van der Hoek join the show to talk about their book, “Software Design Decoded: 66 Ways Experts Think”. They explore the ideas of the democratization of software development, problem solving, and radical desig||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean064: Stories, Bias and AI with Aditya Mukerjee||In this episode, Aditya Mukerjee talks about algorithmic decision making in machine learning and AI, recognizing the effects of bias, and storytelling in software and engineering.||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean063: The Distribution of Brilliance and Opportunity with Rehema Wachira||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.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean062: The Beauty of Art and Technology with Jamey Hampton||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.||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean061: Destruction-Focused Development with Safia Abdalla||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.||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean060: Coping with Complexity with Kent Beck||Kent Beck talks about metaphors in software development, writing tests, complexity partitioning, and changing culture versus code.||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit059: Science All The Things! with Pamela Gay||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.||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit058: Kindness and Patience with Tara Scherner de la Fuente||Tara Scherner de la Fuente joins us to talk about conflating patience with kindness, company culture, advice for early career developers, and remote working.||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean057: Everything is UI with Christina Morillo||Christina Morillo talks about automation processes: discovery and reconnaissance, multitasking and context switching, and being kind to your busy self.||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean056: Systematize Your Hustle with Kronda Adair||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.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean055: Change Ourselves a Little, Many Times with Keith Bennett||Keith Bennett talks about conflict resolution, radical helpfulness and kindness, and being okay with being different.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean054: Code Hospitality with Nadia Odunayo||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.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean053: BOOK CLUB! The Responsible Communication Style Guide||We kick off our first Book Club episode with Thursday Bram and Audrey Eschright of The Responsible Communication Style Guide!||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean052: Master’s Degrees, Double Binds, and Data Science with Emily Dresner||Emily Dresner joins the show to talk about on why she felt getting a masters degree was worth it, her experiences working at a gaming company, and data science.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean051: Creating Safer Spaces with Soo Choi||Soo Choi talks about creating safer spaces at conferences and in workspaces, forgiving people without negatively labeling them, and having fierce conversations.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit050: Open Source Anarchism with Steve Klabnik||Steve Klabnik talks open source governance, succession planning, and organizing groups of people in a non-authoritarian way.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean049: Technology For the Greater Good with Reyn Aubrey||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.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean048: Finding Our Lane with Marco Rogers||Marco Rogers joins the show to discuss engaging on social media, staying in your lane, and mixing social justice with your tech career.||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean047: Communicating Across Boundaries with Declan Whelan||Declan Whelan joins us to talk about communicating across boundaries: cross-cultural communication dynamics, adopting practices across teams, and technical debt vs technical health.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean046: Specialization vs Collaboration with Aria Stewart||In this episode, Aria Stewart reflects on how specializing in one area of software development can lead to contemptuous behavior between people, teams, and company culture.||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Edition: Innovation Amidst a Disaster with Jeff Reichman||This episode stars, Jeff Reichman, who 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 tec||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit045: Sexual Assault and Project Callisto with Lynn Cyrin||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 the||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit044: Lazy Perfectionism and Performative Diversity and Inclusion with Shanise Barona||In this episode, we talk to Shanise Barona about the terms lazy perfectionism and performative diversity.||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean043: The Accessibility of Board Games with Mischa Lewis-Norelle and James Edward Gray||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, and offer resources for researching and pickin||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean042: @CallbackWomen and Organizing Conferences for Diversity and Inclusion with Carina C. Zona||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||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean041: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mind Manipulation with Casey Watts!||In this episode, we talk with Casey Watts about cognitive behavioral therapy and mind manipulation.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit040: F*ck It And Be Nice||In this episode, we talk about communication on the Internet and especially in social media. Topics covered include dealing with jerks, teaching by example and practicing restraint.||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 039: The B-Side of Software Development with Scott Hanselman||We talk to Scott Hanselman, about struggling and prevailing, instilling systems thinking values on children, and being a teacher.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 038: Category Theory for Normal Humans with Dr. Eugenia Cheng||Dr. Eugenia Cheng joins us to talk about math, and even more specifically, category theory. Then we talk about changing the terminology around gender to focus on character traits instead.||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 037: Failure Mode with Emily Gorcenski||Emily Gorcenski talks about data science, failure modes in software and in democracy, and open data and open science.||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
My new favorite podcast!
Such an enjoyable listen! Thoughtful, down to earth, engaging, very human take on... I mean I write code for a living, it's hard to imagine wanting to come home from a long day and listen to a long thing about more of the same. Would not have guessed. But this is about more than just that. Panelists and guests are so delightful!
Excellent conversations with developers
For a code newbie or a seasoned developer, this podcast should be required listening for everyone. Every episode really makes me think about the code I write, the people I work with, and how I can be a better person.
I really appreciate the sound quality and editing too, Mandy does a super job making everyone understood and the topics move along. Most podcasts I listen to at 1.5x speed to skip awkward silences or repeated comments. I love listening to this at 1x. It's like listening to a well written book, except that its a panel of super intellegent (or funny, in David's case) developers!
I love this podcast
>code is one of my favorite podcasts right now. Some of my favorite people on the Internet are panelists. I love that they talk to a wide variety of people and their focus is often on the human side of software development, not just the latest shiny tech or framework. We are people first and the people in this podcast, panelists and guests, all help me think about what matters.
Shout out to Mandy, the podcast editor, for the great job she does in putting it together.
(Full disclosure, I've been invited to be a guest in a future episode, which I am excited about because of the great dicussions they have had on the podcast thus far).