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 episode we will explore the idea of culture and answer the question “how is the internet a representation of our culture and why is it that internet users have been able to make these changes happen?”
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 Design, programming and security. That is not all the show is about, we are about not being categorized by the rest of the information and media on the internet. Everyone on the show has something new to contribute to the discussion by convention not by definition.
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 to work on developing. Arlyne Diamond is a consultant who has helped high level managers and organizations at large increase their management efficiency and operations through a people first approach.
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 the best engineering teams need to have their products tested both before release and after to ensure that there is consistent functioning of all the parts that make up an engineered product.
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 fit that don’t solely rely on engineering. He brings up topics revolving around lean startup methodology, Minimum Viable Product, Minimum Lovable Product and design.
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 micro issues in equality for black people. Sani also answers an interesting question: How would he allocate funds matching the $100,000 million dollar commitment Apple made to the cause to support #blacklivesmatter
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 move employee’s to remote work.
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 job seekers going in their search for a UX design position.
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 did grow up with it, like his two 15 and 16 year old kids. We also have a short discussion about the future of technology as it relates to design.
Danny Mclane is the owner and operator of JamiiTech, a web and application development agency in San Jose, California. He gives mentoring to youth groups, creates technology strategies for businesses and speaks on career growth in tech. He is a leader and visionary. As someone well positioned in the Silicon Valley to give insight into technology we are pleased to speak with him on The Unmotive Show.