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A weekly podcast discussing the design, development, and business of great software. Hosted by thoughtbot CEO, Chad Pytel, and rotating cast of fellow developers, designers, and entrepreneurs, we delve deep behind the scenes of the products and technologies we love.

A weekly podcast discussing the design, development, and business of great software. Hosted by thoughtbot CEO, Chad Pytel, and rotating cast of fellow developers, designers, and entrepreneurs, we delve deep behind the scenes of the products and technologies we love.
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A weekly podcast discussing the design, development, and business of great software. Hosted by thoughtbot CEO, Chad Pytel, and rotating cast of fellow developers, designers, and entrepreneurs, we delve deep behind the scenes of the products and technologies we love.

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English


Episodes

341: From Survival to Growth (David Kaplan)

10/21/2019
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David Kaplan, head of engineering at Policygenius, discusses joining an established company in a leadership role, factors for long-term success, choosing Flutter over React Native, and challenging assumptions when building out an MVP. PolicygeniusFlutter vs. React NativeDavid on LinkedInSee open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:36:40

340: Accessible, Ethical, Inclusive (Cat Noone)

10/14/2019
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Cat Noone, CEO of Stark, shares an overview of accessible design, dreams for shaping a more accessible future, helming custom support with a small team, and her motivation to create. StarkWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)LyraA Stark Difference in Design NewletterCat on TwitterSee open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:32:06

339: Process Goals (Andrew Steele)

10/7/2019
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Andrew Steele, Olympic Medalist & Head of Product at DNAfit, discusses providing actionable wellness utility from DNA data, goal setting, "blame culture", localization, and his time at the Beijing Olympics. DNAfitBeijing 4x400m Relay Men's FinalIcarus (2017)Giant Robotsin $USDIn £GBPAndrew on TwitterSee open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:38:16

338: Automating SaaS (Bryan Helmig)

9/30/2019
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Bryan Helmig, cofounder & CTO of Zapier, discusses extending tooling to small businesses through API integration, scaling, early marketing successes, and the future of automation. ZapierContact BryanSee open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:39:53

337: Outcomes, Not Outputs (Adam Scroggin)

9/23/2019
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Adam Scroggin, CEO of CardBoard, discusses user story mapping, consulting vs product work, the importance of goal setting, product market fit, and his favorite tools & services for building web apps. CardBoardHeroku Private SpacesContact AdamSee open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:42:17

336: There's No Manual (Chris Coyier)

9/16/2019
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Chris Coyier, cofounder of CodePen, creator of CSS-Tricks, & host of Shop Talk Show, candidly shares how a weekend project turned into a full-time business, aspirations for the future, and areas for improvement. CodePenCSS-TricksShop Talk Show PodcastTechTVChrisCoyier.netChris on TwitterSee open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:40:36

335: Discipline & Creativity (Jonathan Cutrell)

9/9/2019
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Jonathan Cutrell, host of Developer Tea and Senior Engineer at Clearbit, discusses the history of the podcast, motivation for creation, learning to say 'no', and what it means to truly be 'remote-friendly'. ClearbitDeveloper Tea PodcastSpecTea Break ChallengeJonathan on Twitter See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:30:52

334: Preserve and Extend (Devon Zuegel)

9/2/2019
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Devon Zuegel, Product Manager at GitHub, discusses her transition from researcher to product manager, and shepherding the funding, communication, and tooling of open source sustainability. GitHubDevon on The Bike ShedGitHub SponsorsLet’s talk about open source sustainabilityGitHub Satellite 2019thoughtbot open source projectsDevon on Twitter Learn more about open source at thoughtbot. See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:41:23

333: Do Fewer Things Better (Matt Massicotte)

8/26/2019
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Matt Massicotte, creator of Chime, discusses the landscape of text editors, the complexities of writing your own parsers, building a new product while building a new family, and alternative app platform & pricing models. ChimeMatt on Twitter See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:38:21

332: Grow to Accommodate (Jordan Berke)

8/19/2019
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Jordan Berke, CEO & founder of RepOne Strength, discusses finding your customers, working in the world of open source hardware, sourcing materials, relentless work pace, and bootstrapping. RepOne StrengthOpen Source NYC"Bill Gates says startup founders should not take weekends or vacations in the early days of building a company"Jordan on LinkedIn See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:33:04

331: Deep Industry Expertise (Courtney & Tye Caldwell)

8/12/2019
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Courtney & Tye Caldwell, Co-founders of ShearShare, discuss their journey from salon owners to startup founders, defining an MVP and maintaining a narrow focus for your product. ShearShareMentored by FailureShearShare Simplifying FinancialsTech.Co Startup of the Year 2016Courtney on TwitterTye on Twitter See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:50:37

330: There's So Much Potential (Tess Posner)

8/5/2019
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Tess Posner, CEO of AI4ALL, gives an overview of the field of AI and discusses representation in AI careers, the ramifications of not having diversity in tech, the role of allies, and the future of work. AI4ALLAI4ALL Summer Programs"Decoding Diversity""Tech Leavers Study""There is a diversity crisis in AI, but together we can fix it."Algorithms of OppressionAutomating InequalityThe Gender Shades ProjectAOC on Automation (SxSW 2019)Opportunity@WorkOpen LearningTess on Twitter See open...

Duration:00:41:19

329: The Detail Stuff (Jon Werner)

7/29/2019
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Jon Werner, CEO & Co-Founder of KOYA Innovations, discusses running a startup with his family, protecting one's intellectual property, the importance of forethought, and developing a platform for kindness. This episode of Giant Robots is sponsored by: ISL OnlineIndeed Prime Links & Show Notes KoyaJon on LinkedIn See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:52:41

328: Reliability First (Rob Zuber)

7/22/2019
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Rob Zuber, CTO of CircleCI, discusses prioritizing product direction, scaling, slow iteration to introduce major changes, and what's next for the platform. CircleCIChaos EngineeringOrbsRob on Twitter See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:41:59

327: Lead By Listening (Kate Brigham)

7/8/2019
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Kate Brigham, VP of Product, Design, & Research at ezCater, discusses organizational design, roadmaps, user-research, designing to solve the needs of several groups at once, and, as a leader, empowering others to solve problems. This episode of Giant Robots is sponsored by: ISL OnlineIndeed Prime Links & Show Notes ezCaterStefania Mallett on Giant RobotsPatientsLikeMeKate on TwitterKate on LinkedIn See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:45:24

326: Building the Whole Landscape (Morgan Evans)

7/1/2019
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Morgan Evans, organizational designer and CEO & Founder of Business Casual, discusses developing systems to holistically design a company, building a culture that is receptive to feedback, conflict mediation, acknowledging emotions while at work, and early days at Etsy. Business CasualMorgan on Twitter See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:43:00

325: Wallet-Power (Vanessa Bruce)

6/24/2019
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Vanessa Bruce, co-founder of Dough, discusses affecting change through individual purchase-power, how she handles context-switching, choosing a platform to optimize for content creation, the challenge of visibility, and the decision to launch nationally. This episode of Giant Robots is sponsored by: ISL OnlineIndeed Prime Links & Show Notes DoughDough MembershipOpen Salaries at BufferVanessa on LinkedIn See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:40:44

324: Tap the Market (Karyl Fowler)

6/17/2019
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Karyl Fowler, CEO & Co-founder of Transmute, discusses utilizing block chain for decentralized identity-management, exploring finding the right customer profile fits, education around data-security, her time at Techstars, and the startup community in Austin. TransmuteTransmute IDTechstarsTransmute News BlogKaryl on Twitter See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:47:54

323: Mission Focused (Kristy Wallace)

6/10/2019
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Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network, discusses cross-industry community building, utilizing tech to facilitate connections, scaling without losing personal impact, and becoming a certified B Corp. Ellevate NetworkThe Five Love LanguagesPipeline AngelsB CorporationB Impact AssessmentEllevate Podcast:Kristy on TwitterKristy on LinkedIn See open positions at thoughtbot! Become a Sponsor of Giant Robots!

Duration:00:39:02

322: Measure Equity (Paloma Medina)

5/28/2019
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Paloma Medina, performance coach, trainer, and owner of 11:11 Supply, discusses translating her brick & mortar store experience to an online shop, the themes around her coaching, design thinking, and how equity is linked to our long-term physical health. This episode of Giant Robots is sponsored by: PricingWire: Monetization & Pricing Strategy for Software & Technology Innovators Links & Show Notes 11:11 SupplyCW Pencil EnterprisePaloma @ TEDx PortlandPaloma on LinkedIn See open...

Duration:00:43:01