32 episodes of Tech Done Right since the first episode, which aired on January 4, 2017.
Episode 10: Design Sprints with Kai Haley and Zeke Binion
May 10th, 2017 | 44 mins 43 secs
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 get user feedback, all in five days or less. Join Kai Haley (@kaihaley), who teaches sprint facilitation at Google, and Zeke Binion (@ebinion), who has run many sprints, as they show Noel Rappin (@noelrap) how to use Design Sprints.
Episode 9: Conference Speaking and Diverse Perspectives with Carina C. Zona and Mark Yoon
April 26th, 2017 | 46 mins 40 secs
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 experiences. Carina C. Zona (@cczona) and Mark Yoon (@wimyoon) join Noel Rappin (@noelrap) on this episode of Tech Done Right.
Episode 8: Open-Source Community Management and Safety With Coraline Ada Ehmke and Yana Carstens
April 12th, 2017 | 40 mins 53 secs
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 Noel on this episode of Tech Done Right. We discuss tools for allowing users more control over their social media environment and community, and how to use personas in design as a way to understand user's goals and guide them toward positive community actions.
Episode 7-rails-with-eileen: Software, Open Source, and Rails With Eileen Uchitelle and Andrew Horner
March 29th, 2017 | 42 mins 13 secs
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 senior developer Andrew Horner and host Noel Rappin (@noelrap) to discuss Rails, the new testing features in Rails 5.1, and the Rails Core Team.
Episode 006-healthcare-dot-gov: Using Software to Create Better Countries: Recovering Healthcare.gov with Andy Slavitt
March 15th, 2017 | 38 mins 16 secs
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 inherited when he took over the system, how it got worse before it got better and why it took a culture shift to really improve things. Even if you can't call the White House to berate underperforming contractors, you'll be able to learn how to run a rescue project under monumental pressure.
March 8th, 2017
42 mins 52 secs
Episode 004: In The Testing Weeds With Sam Phippen and Justin Searls
February 22nd, 2017
49 mins 16 secs
rails, ruby, testing
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 it to a large application. Learn why Rails is both great and terrible for automated testing, and how testing can influence the structure of your code.
Episode 003: Remote Work with Allison McMillan and Bradley Schaefer
February 8th, 2017 | 37 mins 43 secs
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 email cake to remote workers on launch celebration day? How can you improve code review for remote workers?
Episode 002: Career Development With Brandon Hays and Pete Brooks
January 25th, 2017
40 mins 37 secs
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 yourself for a lifetime career and ensure that you are properly valued?
Episode 001: Building Trust and Building Teams with Jessie Shternshus and Mark Rickmeier
January 16th, 2017
40 mins 28 secs
software, teams, trust
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.