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Visiting workplace and community questions that were answered for us

DEI isn’t a new thing, but it is in its trial period. Tied to culture season 2 episode 4 brings us a guest who was looking for a new way to look at the topic of DEI and found it in the sub-group of white affinity. Depending on your ethnic or cultural upbringing there may...

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Unpacking two software creators independent attitudes

Presenting a special episode of Unmotive Show. Season 2 Episode 3 on culture from the lens of technology has us visiting with Brian Krawitz – creator of The Connected Experience, and Tulley Rafferty – creator of Splinter, an indie game available on steam. Both these self-starters are professionals with years of experience in software and...

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Community shaped by a faith-based coworking space in Palo Alto

In season two episode two, we talk with Jake Duckworth in the heart of the Silicon Valley. A pastor from Crossroads Community Church in Palo Alto is a musician and presiding pastor at the church and the technology-based community coworking space that is hosted on church grounds. This episode is about the different ways that...

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DIY music for the post-modern generation

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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Episode 5: Entrepreneur Danny Mclane Talks Tech and Motivation

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...

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Episode 4: An Artists Take on Digital Life with Judy Gittelsohn

Judy has been creating art and selling her art using both online and traditional methods. She is a avid reader and has a lot to say about web trends from the perspective of someone who didn’t grow up with technology. The Unmotive Show seeks to bridge the gap between casual technology users and professionals and...

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Episode 3: Design Patterns with Miguel Coder

We get to talk about Apple and more so working at Apple as a programmer with Miguel Coder. We also talk about his take on why programming is so fun and rewarding for so many people.

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Episode 2: Greg Morawietz On Web Security and Big Data

We will be sitting down with Greg Morawietz the owner of Single Point of Contact(SPOC) a web security company in Palo Alto, CA. We talk about big data, privacy concerns and how regular users can secure their computers.

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Episode 1: Chris Marciano – 10x with UX

For the first episode of Unmotive Show we have the pleasure of speaking with Chris Marciano from Neuron UX which is a UX design firm located in San Francisco. Their offices were originally in Palo Alto. They host a regular UX meetup called Beer and UX where over 1000 UXers have met to share their...

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Episode 0: Host Rotimi Introduces Unmotive Show

Emoji’s the perfect symbol for this show. We take the new technological capacity of the internet to be a communication medium for users. In fact, this podcast is taking advantage of one of these new communication mediums. 

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