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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 i ...
 
Sho Baraka is a man with many talents, ideas and interest. Therefore it makes sense that his show is a reflection of his disposition. Join Sho Baraka and his friends as they use a diversity of mediums to muse about culture and more. The Sho Baraka Show may not be what you think but it’s more than you will expect.
 
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02:21 - Melissa’s Superpower: Being Extremely Online 03:06 - Unionizing Glitch Glitch workers sign tech’s first collective bargaining agreement Misconceptions re: Unions Engineer Salary Discrepancies Middle Management, Product Management Unionization Minority Unions (i.e. Google) What is a Minority Union? [The Rise of Minority Unions: How Social Mo…
 
02:21 - Corey’s Superpower: Reading 3,400 WPM Increasing Reading Speed 05:35 - Keeping Up w/ AWS Last Week in AWS AWS Morning Brief Screaming in the Cloud 08:45 - Delivering Corey Quinn – Personal Evolution Speaking Truth to Power (Kindly, but Snarkily) Privilege Sonia Gupta and Corey Quinn - Embarrassingly Large Numbers: Salary Negotiation for Hum…
 
02:28 - Jonan’s Superpower: Jonan’s Friends The Quality and Reliability of One’s Personal Network Finding Community The Ruby Community in Particular – Focus on People and Programmer Joy Happy Birthday, Ruby! 09:07 - How Developer Relations is Changing (DevRel) Kicking Off New Relic’s New Developer Relations Program Outreach and Community Growth Val…
 
01:49 - Kurt’s Superpower: Lifting Others Up: “A rising tide lifts all boats.” 07:00 - “Self-Taught” vs “Self-Guided” vs “Self-Motivated” Developers 11:32 - The Intersection of Incarceration and Technology Destigmatizing Incarcerated Folx Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated Providing Stability to Folx Coming Out of Incarceration 22:15 - Having Privile…
 
03:31 - Uncovering Patterns Making the Covert Overt Reasons for Covertness 13:22 - Taking Care of People as Whole People People Are Dynamic – Not Stagnant Roles Are Constantly Changing Iterating on Practices William A. Kahn: Psychological Conditions of Personal Engagement and Disengagement at Work Financial Compensation Metrics and Observability 28…
 
02:31 - Karen’s Superpower: The Ability to Simplify Things Simplifying in a Team Context 05:55 - Better Allies – Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces; Triaging and Curating Research @BetterAllies Better Allies: Everyday Actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces (Book) The Better Allies™ Approach to Hiring (Book) Present!…
 
02:15 - David’s Superpower: Being Confused Norms of Excellence The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance 11:56 - Daily Writing David’s Newsletter: Overthinking Everything Unfuck Your Habitat 15:47 - Learning to Be Better at Emotions 23:22 - Achievement and Joy as Aspirational Goals [Homeostasis vs Homeorhesi…
 
02:05 - Elyse’s Superpower: Fearlessness Moving to Mexico Living in Mexico Dual-Existing and Codeswitching Elyse’s Podcast & Blog A Day In The Life 19:41 - Auditor => IT Consultant Lissa Explains it All Discovering The Cloud 24:02 - Broken Interview Processes and Evaluating Human Performance Reflections: Damien: The ways that I can be fearless. Art…
 
01:59 - Wesley’s Superpower: Connecting With People and Being a Social Chameleon 11:31 - Sharing Responsibility Based on Strengths; Delegating “Weakness” Strengths Finder 2.0 Positions vs Roles 23:52 - Mission Statements Are Bullsh*t (especially for marginalized people/groups) False Value Systems Veni Kunche: Diversify Tech Greater Than Code Episod…
 
01:48 - Josh’s Superpower: Teaching nearly anything he knows to almost anyone Fear Remediation 05:04 - Safety Science and Staying Safe While Rock Climbing 2020 Accidents in North American Climbing Accidents are the result of normal work How Complex Systems Fail 17:42 - Transfer of Knowledge from Experts to Non-Experts 23:07 - Root Cause Analysis & …
 
03:19 - Mando’s Superpower: Willingness to Talk About Anything Personal with Others 08:39 - Dealing with Life in 2020/2021 Rationality vs Non-Rationality Feeling Lost and Unmoored 18:30 - Finding Anchors Narrative and Story Emotion Song Rhyme Repetition Affiliation Ted Lasso The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow 34:28 - Being Okay Bei…
 
02:12 - Isa’s Superpower: Being a Bridge RailsBridge Bridge Foundry – They’re Hiring !! 08:56 - Community Learning Asynchronous Communication Discord Cultivating a Leadership Pipeline Transparency “Many hands make light work.” 19:16 - Pivoting From Rock’n’Roll to Software Engineering: Software + Music Gigwell: Talent Booking Everything Relates to T…
 
02:05 - Laura’s Superpower: Problem Solving 04:07 - What to Expect When You’re Expecting Robots Check out our interview with Laura’s coauthor: Greater Than Code Episode 216: Robot and Human Collaboration with Julie Shah Where is human collaboration with robots heading? 06:59 - The Human/Robot Partnership Robot Personification Positives and Negative…
 
02:21 - Julie’s Superpower: Working Really Hard and Maintaining Focused Attention on Things for a Long Period of Time 04:25 - Robotics and Working in Artificial Intelligence (AI) What To Expect When You're Expecting Robots: The Future of Human-Robot Collaboration (Julie and Laura Major’s book) 11:10 - Structuring and Optimizing the World for Machin…
 
01:41 - Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’ Abeba Birhane on a person is a person through other persons Cartesian Thinking Individualism 13:59 - Predicting How People Behave and Act via Machine Learning is Ethically Flawed “Measuring” People Simon’s Ant Abstraction Greater Than Code Episode 038: Category Theory for Nor…
 
01:26 - Rylan’s Superpower: Helping People & Giving Back to Community “The rising tide lifts all boats.” 03:01 - The Righteous Mind / Making and Rationalizing Choices Jonathan Haidt Moral Psychology The Happiness Hypothesis (The Elephant Metaphor) Social Intuitionism 09:11 - An Example of a Moral Reaction (CW Beastiality) 10:26 - Humans as Individu…
 
CONTENT WARNING: Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse & Addiction 01:12 - Cher’s Superpower: Making and Collecting Hot Sauce Gastroparesis Hobby vs Coping Mechanism 04:33 - Good Ideas Can Come From Anywhere Drive to Execute Becoming a Mentor/Leader Curiosity and Understanding the Big Picture Seeking Feedback From Others While Introspecting Feedback Fr…
 
01:17 - Veni’s Superpower: Being Adaptable and Not Giving Up 02:25 - Going From Coder to Entrepreneur Diversify Tech Women Who Code Code With Veni Newsletter 07:00 - Being Protective and Selective of Company Partnerships Vetting Companies Glassdoor Talking to Underrepresented Folx at Companies to Ask for Feedback 14:05 - Changes Veni Has Seen Over …
 
01:16 - Brandon’s Superpower: Recognizing Others’ Superpowers and Spotting Potential Talent Convincing Others Recognizing and Talking About Failure(s) 09:23 - Brandon’s Personal Journey & Transformation Towards Humility Wanting To Be Heard Placing Identity Developing Empathy Speaking Candidly Re: Growth Talking About Negatives in Your Past 25:40 - …
 
01:30 - Harini’s Superpower: Getting Sh*t Done 04:19 - Putting Technology to Use For Those Who Need it the Most Co-Creation and Co-Shaping Public & Private Partnerships Breaking Barriers to Entry 14:04 - Crisis Management and Rethinking Blueprints Life After COVID / Reframing Crisis As Opportunity Creating Space / Amplifying Others Leadership Persp…
 
01:25 - Mia’s Superpower: Adaptability Applicable Skills to Basic Computer Programming Parsing Information Research 05:31 - Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology Linguistic Relativism (Sapir–Whorf Hypothesis) 08:36 - Parenting While Having a Career in Tech 09:42 - Objectivity and Truth in Software Development 11:04 - Tech Parenthood (Cont’d) Matern…
 
01:42 - Janeen’s Superpower: Storytelling The Importance of Who Tells Your Story Accountability Generalizations Are Harmful Responsibility 07:56 - The Wikimedia Foundation Trust and Safety Team Thriving Movement 11:04 - Empowering Communities To Tell Their Stories Citations Edit-a-thons 19:53 - Creating a Wikipedia Page 22:07 - Approaching and Enga…
 
03:36 - Chelsea’s Superpower: Software Detective Work Grant-funded Organizations Context Loss Forensic Software Analysis Software (Initially) Never Works ‼️ 08:27 - Coding in Investigation Mode Lucifer (TV Series) Setting Up a Debugging Environment (Includes a Velociraptor Example!) 15:05 - Chelsea’s Techtivism Blog Series: Engineers Considering th…
 
02:11 - Brian’s Superpower: Being Able to Teach People Stuff Guiding Learners Towards Outcomes and Success Connecting with Students on a Deeper Level Active Learning 13:15 - Building Relationships Adults vs Kids Tapping Into Individual Motivation 18:34 - Learning Useful, Real-World Material Exercises For Programmers Systems Thinking Speech by Dr. R…
 
02:16 - Amir’s Superpower: Learning The Value of Knowledge Work 05:42 - Growing Up As a Refugee Maintaining Focus During Change 11:04 - A Founder’s Mindset Trauma: Makes You Stronger Shadow-Side Psyche Reboot by Jerry Colonna (Book) Reboot.io (CEO Coaching) 19:06 - Remote Work Opportunities and Implications Handling Skepticism Impact on Local Commu…
 
02:04 - Nicole’s Superpower: Empathy and Community Building “The After-Hours Vibe” Zoom Parties (DM Nicole on Twitter for an invite!) Discord Servers freeCodeCamp 15:06 - Overcoming Isolation and Forming Connections in the Age of COVID-19 Masking Vulnerability and Transparency 20:42 - Creating a Techincal Community Human Resource Machine #CodersTea…
 
01:54 - Matt’s Superpower: Letting Things Go Easily Nonattachment and Immigration 08:35 - Matt’s Journey From Anthropology to Tech The Intersection of Technology and Social Science 13:42 - Algorithmic Auditing and Accountability Internal vs External Audits Identifying Affected Parties Waze Hijacked L.A. in the Name of Convenience. Can Anyone Put th…
 
00:42 - Asra’s Superpower: Unrelenting Love For Herself 02:32 - Storytelling Storytelling is Important for Change Taking Action with Stories 09:35 - Finding Passionate Builders No Freedom Without Financial Freedom Human Creativity vs Technology Automation You Can Be Who You Want to Be 18:32 - The Responsibility of Creators and Consumers in Tech Per…
 
02:58 - Nils’ Superpower: Storytelling Practicing Presentation Company/Employer-Sponsored Skill Training (such as storytelling/public speaking) Taking Courses Unrelated to Your Own Skillset 09:39 - Deleting Code Tension Around Deleting or Refactoring Others’ Code Etiquette Around ^ Sharing Codebases 20:17 - Is it ethical to invest time in learning …
 
02:58 - Damien’s Superpower: Being able to hold contradictory beliefs at the same time. Working in VERY Local Government (for the City of Los Angeles) 07:05 - What is “Bad Code”? Episode 188: Going Off the Rails with Damien Burke (Damien’s Previous GTC Episode) Objectivity vs Subjectivity: Why does code lie on that spectrum? Metrics to Measure Beau…
 
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 so…
 
02:30 - Rav’s Superpower: Learning to Learn Success and Failure Creating Environments Where It’s Safe to Fail Exploring Ideas and Collecting Datapoints Celebrating Feedback Cycles and Experiments 07:12 - Failing Fast – Getting Early Feedback Along the Way Getting Over the “Being Polished” Hump Learning for Self-Fulfilment 17:02 - Empathy as a Life …
 
02:13 - Dan’s Superpower: Ability to Keep Calm “We need to solve this problem.” Dealing with Frustration Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 07:11 - Maximizing Your Potential as a New Developer and Making a Good Impression Overindex Asking Questions 054: Code Hospitality with Nadia Odunayo Try New Things, but Enjoy Your Work 17:55 - What Make…
 
02:26 - Aisha’s Superpower: Proofreading 04:05 - Documentation “The Code Documents Itself” Context / Entry Points Documentation as a Narrative The Value of Documentation 07:54 - Forms of Documentation Worth Investing In Onboarding Commit Messages Pull Requests 10:34 - Architecture and Stories Commit Messages References User Stories 17:17 - Telling …
 
02:33 - Christina’s Superpower: Resourcefulness, Industrial Design Pratt Institute Building Physical Mockups of Items Learning on The Go 07:30 - Starting Makelab; Inspiration for 3D Printing Enabling Creatives Mitigating Risk Clientele 15:15 - Pivoting to PPE in Lieu of COVID-19 Making Faceshields Handling Orders 22:04 - Advice for Other Women Who …
 
02:28 - Courtney’s Superpower: Speaking on the Topic of Racism “You can’t prioritize your discomfort over living your own values.” – Courtney White Liberals Are Dangerous: the “I’m liberal...I’m not that bad” narrative Action & Engaging in Antiracist Practices Over Lipservice Antiracism is a Lifelong Learning Process Not Seeing Race is Problematic …
 
02:09 - Tudor’s Superpower: Storytelling Getting Beyond Your Self-Critic Writing Code is Storytelling There’s No Semantics Without Syntax 13:04 - Reading Stories (and Code) Reading Code Takes Place in an Editor Code is Not Text. Code is Data. 17:56 - Optimizing For Happiness Automation Creates More Jobs Choosing Tools is Important “The tools that w…
 
02:36 - Siobhán’s Superpower: Catalyzing Personal and Community Change 04:19 - Managing Change During COVID-19 Experiencing Joy While Grieving Bringing Your Whole Self to Work (a boundary being stretched like never before) Working From Home: Ranges of Experiences and Comfort-Levels 13:51 - Pros and Cons of Bringing Your Whole/Full Self to Work Buil…
 
02:14 - Amy’s Superpower: Looking at a mess and seeing the potential for what it could be. 03:40 - Generalists vs Specialists 071: Brein Power with Rein Henrichs T-Shaped Skills “The job description should describe the capabilities that the team needs, not that the individual needs.” 15:28 - Finding a “Beautiful” Mess in Technical Systems “The bigg…
 
01:32 - Joe’s Superpower: Hospitality Greater Than Code 054: Code Hospitality with Nadia Odunayo 06:20 - Social Media: It's time for us to stop acting like we are getting access to social media for free. When you add up your household's cable/Internet/phone bills, you're paying bare minimum $100/mo. This money isn't going to Facebook and Twitter, b…
 
01:13 - Debbie’s Superpower: Having an excellent memory and a detailed-oriented brain 03:23 - Teaching Science in Fun Ways Sourcebooks Baby University Books, Assorted Science Titles, Set of 4 Thermodynamics for Babies and Toddlers thesciencebabe (Debbie’s YouTube Channel) Ruth Spiro Books 05:49 - Understanding Data & Data Literacy First Steps to Un…
 
01:10 - Damien’s Superpower: The ability to hold conflicting beliefs at the same time. Blind Men and an Elephant Law of Excluded Middle 04:09 - Life is Hard. How do we make things easy? Simon’s Ant Emergent Behavior Conway’s Game of Life Embodied Cognition Cognitive Systems Engineering Joint Cognitive Systems 12:03 - Treating Expertise as Transfera…
 
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