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DIY music for the post-modern generation / S2EP1

Ray Stevens III joins us to talk about his music career and many years in the skateboarding industry. Both music and skateboarding are part of modern culture. Ray is a punk-rock musician who has a superbly-refreshing take on music. I don’t think I have met someone as easy to get along with as Ray in…

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How does culture influence technology? / S1 Finale P2

Many people have avatars or persona’s they adopt on different platforms. There are terabytes of content that is made up of media from large organizations, friends to employee’s. The trouble with having such a wide array of content is that it may appear there is no connection from one platform to the next. In this…

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What does it take to be a good programmer and designer? / S1 Finale P1

The best part of being in the seasonal format is fluidity. Each season can focus on a specific set of topics and subject matter. Season One was about UX Design, Entrepreneurship and Engineering. We had interviews with people like Chris Marciano, Miguel Coder and Greg Morawietz who are experts in their respective fields of UX…

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Episode 12: How Technical People can do Better as Managers

It is well known that once technical employee’s have years of experience in their fields they get promoted to a management position. Some of the skills these new managers need to succeed is the advanced knowledge to oversee an engineering or design department. While other skills that are common to all managers, they may need…

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Episode 11: The Importance of Failure Analysis and Quality Assurance

Kash Momodu is a Failure Analysis and Quality Assurance Engineer who worked at FitBit and Square. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from San Francisco State. While the hype is all about Software Engineering and Programming the products we use today would not be possible without a solid Quality Assurance approach. Even…

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Episode 10: From MVP to Minimum Lovable Product with Ed Ipser

Ed Ipser is the founder of IpserLab and Coactify. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and has been an an entrepreneur since right out of college. Learning from these founding experiences he has been applying his experience but has also found that building a successful business based on technology often involves elements of market…

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Episode 9: Sani Momoh on Juneteenth, technology in social work and online news

In light of Juneteenth we have a special episode with Sani Momoh a social worker in the San Jose Bay Area. We the topic of social injustice with technology as a bridging topic. Not only do we talk about online news media as it relates to social injustice but we include a segment on the…

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Episode 8: Ryan Matthew, Working Remotely and The New Normal

Ryan Matthew is a partner and co-founding member of Neuron, a UX Design and strategy consultancy in San Francisco. He has been working remotely for years with Neuron and since operations have moved to fully remote because of the Covid-19 Pandemic he has great insights into the current shelter-in-place order which required many businesses to…

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Episode 7: Andrew Jarecki on working remotely in UX Design during Covid-19

UX Designer Andrew Jarecki is a UX designer with over 8 years of experience. That said, he is not a junior designer anymore. With this experience we talk to him about his career in UX design. Currently, he is a contractor at Visa and we also talk about some career and resume tips to get…

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Episode 6: Ted Holladay on Design, the Future and a Digital Now

Creative Director Ted Holladay speaks from his years in the industry as a designer and running his studio. We talk about some things every designer should know about working with clients. Later on we get into a section on bridging the gap between computer users who didn’t grow up on tech and the generation that…

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