Tech Done Right
By Table XI
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The Tech Done Right podcast is a show by and for people who care about what they build. We don't just build software, we build teams, companies, careers, and communities. Each episode features host Noel Rappin talking to interesting people in the tech community about building something the right way. We’re not just going to give you our thoughts on the topic, but tools, processes, or references that you can use immediately to build better software and communities.
||CleanEpisode 24: Ruby Tapas and Avoiding Code with Avdi Grimm||Avdi Grimm has been creating the RubyTapas screencast series for five years. In this episode Avdi and I talk about why he decided to do RubyTapas, and what makes a good episode. We also talk about the resources that helped us when we were learning to co||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Live Panel: Hiring Developers in (and out of) Health Care||Hiring and retaining developers is hard. If you are in the health care industry, and require some specialized knowledge it's even harder. Joining the show for a live panel discussion are Lia James, Branding and Talent Consultant at Human Predictions, Li||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Nonviolent Conversation with Nadia Odunayo||Do you have interactions with co-workers where one or both of you get angry and defensive, and everybody ends up frustrated? Today we talk to Nadia Odunayo about "Nonviolent Communication", a way to communicate that honestly addresses issues, explaining||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: How Set Design Can Inform Software Architecture With Betsy Haibel||Any profession that requires you to hit a budget and a deadline while balancing the project vision with practical logistics has a lot to say to software architects and project managers. Betsy Haibel was a professional theatrical set designer before beco||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Developer Bootcamps and Computing Education with Jeff Casimir and Mark Guzdial||How do people learn computing? Who learns best from traditional computer science education and who from bootcamps? How can we teach people who are not developers but who need to learn some programming to do their jobs? Jeff Casimir, the founder of Turin||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Agile UX Product Design with Yana Carstens and Jeff Patton||Agile practices help you build software. UX design helps you build the right software. Teams often struggle integrating UX design into agile practice. In this episode, Jeff Patton, author of User Story Mapping, and UX Designer Yana Carstens talk about t||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Open Source: The Big Picture with Nadia Eghbal||The Internet runs on Open Source. Open Source runs on maintainers and contributors. Is that sustainable? We talk to Nadia Eghbal about her work documenting and analyzing the Open Source ecosystem. How did we get here, and how did GitHub change Open Sour||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Agile Teams and Escaping Velocity with Doc Norton and Claire Podulka||How can you tell whether an agile software team is successful? Many teams use a single measure: velocity. Doc Norton, author of Escape Velocity, and Claire Podulka join the show to discuss why velocity is not a useful measure: it doesn't explain the pro||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: From Idea To Company With Maci Peterson and Alicia Drucker||How does an idea become a pitch become a company? Join Maci Peterson, founder of the startup On Second Thought, and Alicia Drucker, from Table XI, to discuss how a bad text can lead to a good pitch and then a funded startup. How hard is it to break into||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Livable Code With Sarah Mei||Is your code the kind of cluttered house you might find on a reality TV show? Or the kind of sleek, minimalist house you might find in a architectural magazine? Neither one sounds like a place you could comfortably live. Sarah Mei joins the podcast to t||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Managing For Career Development with Claire Lew and Dan Hodos||How can you get honest feedback from co-workers, even when you are their manager? How can you support your team's career growth and support them as they improve their skills? Claire Lew, the CEO of Know your Company, and Dan Hodos, Table XI's Director o||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Avoiding Legacy Code with Michael Feathers||What makes a code base go bad and become "Legacy Code"? Can teams avoid writing bad code? Michael Feathers, author of _Working Effectively With Legacy Code_ joins Tech Done Right to talk about technical debt, how communication can prevent bad coding pra||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Design Sprints with Kai Haley and Zeke Binion||Do you have a product that needs improvement, or a process to define? Is your team looking for a way to generate and test new ideas quickly? The Design Sprint process, created at Google, is a structured way to explore a problem, create a solution, and g||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Conference Speaking and Diverse Perspectives with Carina C. Zona and Mark Yoon||Want to start speaking at conferences? We go over how to get your first conference acceptance, then how to become a better speaker over time. For conference organizers, we also discuss how to find the best speakers from a diverse set of backgrounds and||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Open-Source Community Management and Safety With Coraline Ada Ehmke and Yana Carstens||How can you manage a social media site to maximize community and make all contributors feel safe? Coraline Ada Ehmke (@CoralineAda), from GitHub's Community and Safety Team, and Yana Carstens (@YanaCarstens), a Senior UX designer with Table XI, join Noe||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7-rails-with-eileen: Software, Open Source, and Rails With Eileen Uchitelle and Andrew Horner||How does the Rails core team work? How are new features planned and implemented? How can I contribute? What should I do if I find a security issue in Rails? Our guest is the newest Rails core team member Eileen Uchitelle (@eileencodes) joins Table Xi se||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 006-healthcare-dot-gov: Using Software to Create Better Countries: Recovering Healthcare.gov with Andy Slavitt||How can we use software to build better countries? Our guest, Andy Slavitt (@aslavitt), helps us answer by telling us what he learned leading the recovery effort on Healthcare.gov in 2013 and 2014. Andy will talk about the 6,000 defect backlog he inheri||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 004: In The Testing Weeds With Sam Phippen and Justin Searls||Sam Phippen, Justin Searls, and Noel Rappin spend this episode talking about the value of test-driven development (TDD) as well as its cost. They discuss the kinds of problems that developers are likely to have after they learn TDD and attempt to apply||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 003: Remote Work with Allison McMillan and Bradley Schaefer||Allison McMillan (@allie_p) and Bradley Schaefer (@soulcutter) talk about remote work in the age of Slack. What makes a good remote worker, or a good remote working team? How can you support more junior team members who want to work remotely? How do you||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 002: Career Development With Brandon Hays and Pete Brooks||Brandon Hays and Pete Brooks join the Tech Done Right podcast to discuss career development. We'll discuss career development questions like: What makes somebody a senior developer? How do you acquire senior developer skills? What can you do to prepare||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 001: Building Trust and Building Teams with Jessie Shternshus and Mark Rickmeier||We talk about the role that trust has in building teams, and how improv games can help build that trust and improve the way you deliver feedback. We are joined by guests Jessie Shternshus, founder of The Improv Effect and Mark Rickmeier, CEO of Table XI||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview Episode 2: Building Large CSS Apps And Components with Aly Fluckey||This one is with Table XI front-end developer Aly Fluckey and it’s all about how the Table XI team organizes CSS to best manage the demands of a large code base with lots of styles. We try to avoid common CSS problems, mostly involving having to guess||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview Episode 1: Mobile Development Toolkit with Ed LaFoy||This week, we have Ed LaFoy, who is Table XI’s Director of Mobile Development. Table XI’s mobile team does amazing work and uses a lot of external tools for testing, interface design, code quality, and beyond. If you are a web developer and looking||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Trust and culture topics
I like that trust and culture topics are discussed in the tech industry. Building software is very much a collaboration between humans - and these topics are important in our industry.
Personable and Informative
It delivers what you'd expect from a technology podcast, but it goes beyond the code to shine a light on the product management and leadership that brings the tech to life. So far subjects have ranged from improv comedy to the ACA website, so expect the unexpected (in all the right ways.)
Thanks for sharing!!
Table XI is an outstanding, intelligent business with great views on tech. I really appreciate they put this together to share great knowledge with the public. I was a customer of Table XI, and even years after our project was over they stayed engaged to inform me about new events, and new ideas that they think I'd like or that will allow me and my organization to grow our knowledge base and skill set.