Engineering is a very creative discipline. Volcano's work to the masses for years was Hip-hop Artist & Rock & Roll Emcee. For over 15 years The Fillmore, CroFoot, The Emerald, are only a few venues in the area crushed by Volcano. As a recording engineer, rapper, music producer, and musician he's touched thousands. As an engineer and designer, he's changed the way we move in cars, planes, and even barbeque food. In this interview, we explore his family's roots from Mississippi to Detroit and the unique perspective of his family during America's Reconstruction era. Learn how Volcano has a niche in manual machining, 3d design, and building solutions to technical challenges. Check out how www.volcanicengineering.com is a staple and flagship for providing needed experience and knowledge for Black engineers. Detroit is Different is a podcast hosted by Khary Frazier covering people adding to the culture of an American Classic city. Visit www.detroitisdifferent.com to hear, see and experience more of what makes Detroit different. Follow, like, share, and subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Sticher. Comment, suggest and connect with the podcast by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Find out more at https://detroit-is-different.pinecast.co Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/detroit-is-different/98d39b24-3214-46df-baa2-0be68f926a8d
Episode 228 features Jessica Norwood, Global Sales Content Strategist & Children's Book Author.Find Jessica Online:Website: www.knottygirlpublishing.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicafnorwood/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knottygirlpublishing/Facebook: hhttps://www.facebook.com/Knottygirlpublishing/ About Jessica:Jessica Norwood works in Digital Sales Effectiveness at Cisco, as the Global Sales Content Strategist for Global Virtual Sales & Engineering. She is also the founder & owner of Knotty Girl Publishing, LLC, and author of the “Your Hair is Magic” line of children's books.In her “previous life,” she has served as a public-school teacher in South Carolina, teaching middle and high school students German, and developing state-wide foreign language curriculums. Since moving to North Carolina, she has held roles in the investment management space, assisting the world's largest hedge funds, private equity firms, and consultancies in their due diligence processes.She has led sales and recruiting teams and has helped lead an international office expansion project in Gdansk, Poland. She most recently served as Strategic Sales Manager for Business Development at BMC. Jessica earned her B.A. in German from the College of Charleston, her M.Ed. in Divergent Learning from Columbia College, and her M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina, Columbia.She serves on the board for Audacity Labs in Durham, NC, a non-profit focused on democratizing entrepreneurship for underrepresented 9-12th graders. She lives in Wake Forest, NC with her husband, two children, and a 14-year-old dappled dachshund.........Thank you for listening! If you wanted to learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out his “Now” Page - https://www.brianondrako.com/now or Sign up for his Weekly Newsletter and 3x a Week Blog - https://brianondrako.com/subscribe/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, Bill Coughran (Partner @ Sequoia Capital, Former SVP Engineering @ Google) and Melody Meckfessel (Co-Founder & CEO @ Observable) discuss ways to make your engineering org a strategic advantage to your company. They cover how to leverage feature/system “simplicity,” how to implement product instrumentation, when to bring in SREs, and how to balance tech debt and refactor work.ABOUT BILL COUGHRANBill Coughran (@BillCoughran) works as a founders' coach and partner at Sequoia Capital to help build spectacular technology-centric companies. Previously, Bill was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google with oversight of Chrome, YouTube, maps, google.com, underlying infrastructure systems, and security."If a leader comes in and talks about, 'I did this and I did that' rather than talking about the teams that they worked with in the past... The reality is the work got done by others.And so, I think it's critical for more senior people to recognize the importance of an overall team. And part of their job is to help mentor and develop people on the team.- Bill Coughran ABOUT MELODY MECKFESSELMelody (@mmeckf) is the CEO / Co-founder of Observable, where she is building the future of data collaboration. She is passionate about helping humans thrive through collaboration, inclusion, and insights. Before Observable, she was a VP of Engineering at Google, leading systems with a team of 1,000+ where she created the DevOps practice for Google Cloud.Melody was responsible for large-scale systems delivering successful outcomes for millions of users. Melody instills passion around data innovation - improving exploration and insights from data. She is an expert in tools and systems for productive teams to thrive, and that's exactly what she is bringing to the future of data collaboration on Observable.This episode is brought to you by OrgspaceOrgspace is a management ops platform for software teams that helps your leaders scale. Easily create team configurations, propose org charts, visualize cost projects & create headcount plans - so you can spend less time on spreadsheets & more time on humans.Sign up for a free trial today, at orgspace.io/registerCheck out Shortcut!Shortcut is an issue tracker that offers all the functionality, without most of the complexity making it easier for you to plan, collaborate, build, and measure success.Right now, listeners of our show can get 2-months free on any paid plan.Learn more & sign up at shortcut.com/elcSHOW NOTES:The challenge of keeping enterprise engineers close to the end user (3:26)Product instrumentation vs product intuition (8:22)Why it's critical for eng teams to interact with customers as a company scales (11:31)How long should dev teams handle site reliability before bringing in dedicated SRE (12:35)What attributes Bill looks for in eng leaders (18:13)Why a tolerance for failure is key to innovation (22:01)Should early stage companies deal with tech debt? (24:17)The value of mentor-first engineering leaders (31:15)
Raja Schaar is an industrial designer, afrofuturist and doomsday optimist. She is the Director at Drexel University's product design program and co-chair of the Industrial Designers Society of America, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council. Listen to learn about: Raja's career in design Climate change and design How Raja uses science fiction and futurism in her teaching and work Black Girls STEAMing Through Dance Social Impact Design The power of design Media resources for designers wanting to explore future-thinking Our Guest Raja Schaar, IDSA (she/her) is Director and Associate Professor of the Product Design Program at Drexel University's Westphal Collage of Media Arts and Design. She co-chairs IDSA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council is the past Education Director for the organization. Raja studies the ethical implications of design and technology through the lenses of speculative design and climate change. Her current projects address biases maternal health through wearable technology and participatory design; community-based co-design for engaging black girls and underrepresented minorities in STEM/STEAM; and generating frameworks and tools to embed Afrofuturism, biomimicry, sustainability, and climate justice into Design praxis. Show Highlights [02:09] Raja takes us on a fun trip through her childhood “what do you want to be when you grow up?” dreams. [05:47] STEM and creativity. [06:24] How Raja ended up going into industrial design in college. [09:03] The interdisciplinary design class that changed everything. [11:37] Diving into materials life cycles and sustainability in her junior year. [13:31] Why Raja got angry at her major and wanting to change the way we do design. [16:37] Volunteering at a science museum and discovering a love of exhibition design. [17:22] Replacing the museum's carpet tile introduced Raja to Interface, Inc. and their sustainable modular carpet system. [19:28] Product design can be ethical and sustainable and conscientious of its environmental impact. [20:38] Creating a conceptual project for the Children's Museum of Atlanta. [21:13] Graduate school and studying critical pedagogies and looking at new ways of teaching rooted in social change. [21:59] How Raja got into teaching. [23:52] Raja talks about some of the design challenges she's passionate about right now. [24:03] Climate change. [24:34] Economic accessibility and inclusion. [24:50] Usability. [25:27] Social impact design. [26:00] Who has access to the power of design? [28:00] Raja's mission to open the doors of design to young black girls. [28:40] What Raja loves about design. [30:06] The true power of design. [31:14] Founding Black Girls STEAMing Through Dance at Drexel. [32:37] Looking at the effects of climate change on communities of color worldwide. [35:01] Science fiction and speculative design in Raja's work. [35:18] Everybody's a futurist. [36:14] Raja's love of science fiction came from her parents. [37:08] Reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in an engineering ethics class. [40:25] There's a lot to learn from science fiction's futurist thinking. [41:41] Using ideas from science fiction in her work on climate change. [44:54] Raja calls herself a “doomsday optimist.” [49:35] Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower. [53:25] Looking at the world through the eyes of black women. [58:14] The connection between science fiction and speculative design. [58:41] Designing the future. [1:01:10] Speculative design allows us to ask deep questions. [1:01:46] The Keurig K-Cup example. [1:04:35] Speculating and futuring has to be part of how we teach and learn. [1:05:07] The importance of reflecting on our own design decisions and their potential future consequences. [1:06:36] Books and resources Raja recommends for those wanting to explore... [1:07:07] Climate change. [1:15:25] The role of technology in society. [1:16:19] Netflix's documentary, Coded Bias. [1:30:29] Doomsday and the idea of the point of no return. [1:33:23] The Avengers' Thanos as a hyper-violet environmentalist. [1:38:40] Thinking about where we're at now, and what future we want? Links Raja on LinkedIn Raja on Instagram Raja on Drexel University Raja on IDSA Drink in Design: Raja Schaar & Ann Gerondelis on Bio-Inspired Design Tulane Taylor Center: March Design Thinking Breakfast with Raja Schaar, IDSA Coded Bias on Netflix Book Recommendations The Green Imperative: Ecology and Ethics in Design and Architecture, by Victor Papanek Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change, by Victor Papanek Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, by Safiya Umoja Noble Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, by Cathy O'Neil Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need, by Sasha Costanza-Chock How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories, by N. K. Jemison The Giver, by Lois Lowry Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams The Lorax (Classic Seuss), by Dr. Seuss Movie/TV Recommendations For designers wanting to think about climate change: Avatar, Fern Gully, Waterworld, Elysium, Snowpiercer, The Expanse For designers wanting to think about the role of technology in society: Minority Report, Omniscient, Interstellar Futurist: Matrix, Terminator, Wall-E Other Design Thinking 101 Episodes You Might Like Speculative Design + Designing for Justice + Design Research with Alix Gerber — DT101 E27 A Designer's Journey into Designing for Health and Healthcare with Lorna Ross — DT101 E45 Working and Leading at the Intersection of Engineering, Business and Design with Kevin Bethune — DT101 E76
The most determined guy I have ever met! That is Firefighter Specialist Mishel Harteni.If you consider yourself highly motivated, willing to push through challenges to achieve your goals, you may think again once you hear this man's story.Immigrating to US as a refugee from the Middle East presented unique challenges for Mishel as he passionately pursued a career in the fire service.Hear his inspiring story as he went from learning english to fighting fire in a few short years.
It's the device which could see solar panels generate energy at night, and it's been made possible by UNSW researchers. They've developed a thermoradiative diode to capture photons leaving Earth along the infrared spectrum and converted them into electricty.
Wassup yall happy Monday! In today's episode, we catch up with Ian Cornele We talked about: Recording, Drumming, Working with bands, Engineering, and a bunch of other stuff! Come make music with Ian and I https://www.rok10productions.com/-Intro Music-Wish I Never (Prod. ROK10) Support the show
No Agenda Episode 1451 - "Texas Balls" "Texas Balls" Executive Producers: Janice Hall Sir Vision Quest of the Ether Ryan Smith Tim Alcott Dame Anne of Grayrock Lard Nico Elliott Blaszczyk Dreb Scott Aoife Visconti Anonymous Sir Kunkleberry Suzzanne Tetz Peter Eisch Sir Greasemonkey of the West TX oilfields Tristan Cavalier John Alberini Sir Corwin Underwood, Barron of Butler County Ohio Associate Executive Producers: Gregory DiBernardo Amy Mullin Reid Gilbert Christopher Balderrama Sir Rippov the Maple Baronet Sir Michaelanthony Sir Nobody of the 3d printer Sam & Kourtney Shae Young Sandy Block Boris Tsipenyuk Become a member of the 1452 Club, support the show here Boost us with with Podcasting 2.0 Certified apps: Podfriend - Breez - Sphinx - Podstation - Curiocaster - Fountain Title Changes Sir Michaelanthony -> Baronet Knights & Dames Anonymous -> Sir Vision Quest of the Ether James Scott -> Sir Nobody of the 3d printer Mitchell Free -> Sir Mitchell Free ? Art By: Capitalist Agenda End of Show Mixes: GWFF - Lee O LaPuke - Clip Custodian Neal Jones Engineering, Stream Management & Wizardry Mark van Dijk - Systems Master Ryan Bemrose - Program Director Back Office Aric Mackey Chapters: Dreb Scott Clip Custodian: Neal Jones NEW: and soon on Netflix: Animated No Agenda No Agenda Social Registration Sign Up for the newsletter No Agenda Peerage ShowNotes Archive of links and Assets (clips etc) 1451.noagendanotes.com New: Directory Archive of Shownotes (includes all audio and video assets used) archive.noagendanotes.com RSS Podcast Feed Full Summaries in PDF No Agenda Lite in opus format NoAgendaTorrents.com has an RSS feed or show torrents Last Modified 05/15/2022 17:30:49This page created with the FreedomController Last Modified 05/15/2022 17:30:49 by Freedom Controller
From the United Kingdom we welcome back Dr. Bryce Dyer. Dyer is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department and Engineering at Bournemouth University and a visiting Professor at the University of Bolton. He holds PhD's in High Performance Product Development and Sports Technology Ethics. Bryce written a number of great articles that appear at https://www.precisionhydration.com/performance-advice/author/bryce-dyer/ and today we are going to discuss declining performance as one ages, and what one can do to mitigate those effects. Welcome Back Bryce! Get in touch at email@example.com or @markflorence11 on twitter and instagram. Thanks for downloading the show!
What's the difference between quality assurance and quality engineering? In this episode, Dan Belcher, a co-founder of mabl, shares how many organizations are adopting quality engineering in tandem with DevOps as their QA teams turn to automation and collaboration to streamline their quality strategy. Discover quality engineering, why it's needed, testing skills in demand, and much more.
Christopher McGregor is CEO and co-founder of Vesto, a multi-token protocol for decentralized services.Prior to co-founding Vesto, Christopher was the Vice President of Engineering for Telemac Corporation, where he developed and launched Pay & Go with O2. With more than 20 million mobile handsets sold, Telemac became the most successful pre-paid mobile solutions in the UK. In 2004, he became the co-founder and Vice President of Engineering for Validus Technologies Corporation, where he developed the biometric technology that powered the VALIDcard™. Christopher conceptualized and developed multiple technologies including BT Cellnet's (O2) original Pay & Go, QoS (sold to Root Metrics)/ QoE solutions for 3G / 4G LTE mobile, mobile authentication for the U.S. Federal Government, the first pre-production prototypes of the world's first ISO biometric powered card (now being offered by MasterCard internationally).A full stack engineer and serial entrepreneur who has held various other CTO and Senior Software Engineer roles, he is a named inventor on numerous issued patents and patents pending in the areas of biometric authentication, QoS (Quality of Service) for 3G, OIS (Open Internet Security) for 3G, mobile payments, social commerce, and dynamic marketing automation. Jamil Hasan is a crypto and blockchain focused podcast host at the Irish Tech News and spearheads our weekend content “The Crypto Corner” where he interviews founders, entrepreneurs and global thought leaders. Prior to his endeavors into the crypto-verse in July 2017, Jamil built an impressive career as a data, operations, financial, technology and business analyst and manager in Corporate America, including twelve years at American International Group and its related companies. Since entering the crypto universe, Jamil has been an advisor, entrepreneur, investor and author. His books “Blockchain Ethics: A Bridge to Abundance” (2018) and “Re-Generation X” (2020) not only discuss the benefits of blockchain technology, but also capture Jamil's experience on how he has transitioned from being a loyal yet downsized former corporate employee to a self sovereign individual. With over one hundred podcasts under his belt since he joined our team in February 2021, and with four years of experience both managing his own crypto portfolio and providing crypto guidance and counsel to select clients, Jamil continues to seek opportunities to help others navigate this still nascent industry. Jamil's primary focus outside of podcast hosting is helping former corporate employees gain the necessary skills and vision to build their own crypto portfolios and create wealth for the long-term.
This episode is a continuation of the CCG Chronicles series which is a collection of interviews conducted during the Crypto Commons Gathering (CCG) in Austria back in August 2021. The interviews were also filmed to potentially be a part of a documentary I'm making with a few others.During the CCG I interviewed Scott Morris (@CS_Morris) and Moritz Bierling (@bierlingm) about how to design a new currency system, blockchain vs. holochain, and memes. Scott is a currency design consultant working in both crypto and non-crypto based currencies focused on cooperative finance. We talked a bit about a TedX talk he gave titled "Putting people and the planet before paper wealth". Moritz works a lot in the Holochain ecosystem and has his own newsletter here.If you want to financially support our efforts in making the documentary, you can donate so far with bitcoin, ethereum (any layer), or NEAR at the addresses listed on the website. We're still unsure when exactly anything will be published, but we're hoping within the next year although that will depend on the amount of support we can get from the community.If you liked the podcast be sure to give it a review on your preferred podcast platform. If you find content like this important consider donating to my Patreon starting at just $3 per month. It takes quite a lot of my time and resources so any amount helps. Follow me on Twitter (@TBSocialist) and join the r/CryptoLeftists subreddit and Discord to join the discussion.Support the show
Managing the replacement of tenants with higher quality tenants and determining which renovations to focus on is crucial in a successful value-add deal. Listen to Feras Moussa talk about his approach to build a community as he provides other valuable insights to Rachel Jones.Join our multifamily investing community for in-depth courses and live networking with like-minded apartment investors at https://www.thetribeoftitans.infoLink to subscribe to YouTube channel: https://tinyurl.com/SubYouTubeDiaryPo...Follow us on:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiaryAptInv/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diary_of_an...This episode originally aired on May 9, 2022----Your host, Brian Briscoe, is a co-founder and principal in the real estate investing firm Four Oaks Capital. He and his team currently have 655 units worth $50 million in assets under management and are continuing to grow. He recently retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps in 2021.Connect with him on LinkedIn or Facebook.-------Feras graduated from the University of Texas with a Computer Science degree, and worked at Microsoft straight from college. Feras later resigned from Microsoft to ‘bring tech to industries that lack it', where he later found his passion for real estate. Feras quickly built a portfolio of rentals, completing 9 closings in his first 12 months. After having seen the results of rentals, Feras later decided to scale up into apartment complexes, where he met Ben and started Disrupt Equity, a company focused on multi-family acquisition and investments for investors.Website: disruptequity.comEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org-------Rachael is the founder of Initech Management, a real estate investment and property management business since 2016. She is passionate about providing quality support to our partners, investors and residents to achieve their real estate goals. She holds a Masters of Engineering and has experience managing high-risk, high-budget, international manufacturing and logistics projects. Rachael lives in Belmont, NC with her husband and two children. She is excited to continue her journey in buying, renovating, managing and investing in real estate in the southeast region.Email: email@example.com
Matt Perez has been training users for the past 12 years and has worked professionally in CAD and CAM solutions for over 20 years. Through his company, CADucation, he provides top level content creation services to software companies, helping train the next generation of designers, inventors and creators. His company company provides CAD and CAM digital training. He spends his time and energy creating educational content helping designers, engineers and machinists connect the dots between their practical knowledge and the digital design tools of their choice. http://caducator.com/ How the multicolor pen works: https://blogs.solidworks.com/tech/2021/08/mechanism-library-multicolor-pen.html Matt's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg70DWh6Cu7NuRaILAUC1mw Rafael Testai, Co-hostABOUT BEING AN ENGINEERThe Being an Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community.The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us
No Agenda Episode 1450 - "New Collar Worker" "New Collar Worker" Executive Producers: Sir Anthony Knight of the Coquille River Valley Sir Kevin Dills, Duke of North Carolina Baron Chris of the Kawartha Highlands Becky Chinni Jim Berkenstadt Sir Greasemonkey of the West Texas Oilfields arthur sundry Robert Donahey Sir Craig Porter the Ronin, N7FSN Jhordan Olson "Pierre" Todd Troutman Associate Executive Producers: Bonnie Rae Kyle Derby MacInnis Ryan DiAsio Sir Tommy Hawk of the Heartland Trish Petrat Become a member of the 1451 Club, support the show here Boost us with with Podcasting 2.0 Certified apps: Podfriend - Breez - Sphinx - Podstation - Curiocaster - Fountain Title Changes Sir Kevin Dills, Earl of North Carolina -> Duke of North Carolina Clayton Mehring, Sir Rock Chuck -> Sir Jab Czar Knights & Dames Jesi Young -> Dame Jesi Lee of Lahaina (rhymes with vagina) Maui, Anthony Raimondo -> Sir Anthony Knight of the Coquille River Valley Zachary Stockstill -> Sir Greasemonkey of the West Texas Oilfields Art By: Darren O'Neill End of Show Mixes: Lee O LaPuke - Prof JJ - Tom Starkweather - The Clip Custodian Neal Jones Engineering, Stream Management & Wizardry Mark van Dijk - Systems Master Ryan Bemrose - Program Director Back Office Aric Mackey Chapters: Dreb Scott Clip Custodian: Neal Jones NEW: and soon on Netflix: Animated No Agenda No Agenda Social Registration Sign Up for the newsletter No Agenda Peerage ShowNotes Archive of links and Assets (clips etc) 1450.noagendanotes.com New: Directory Archive of Shownotes (includes all audio and video assets used) archive.noagendanotes.com RSS Podcast Feed Full Summaries in PDF No Agenda Lite in opus format NoAgendaTorrents.com has an RSS feed or show torrents Last Modified 05/12/2022 16:44:53This page created with the FreedomController Last Modified 05/12/2022 16:44:53 by Freedom Controller
Kavenz founder Giacomo Großehagenbrock got an early start in the mountain bike industry when he landed an internship at Nicolai when he was just 17. He followed that up by founding 77designz, making chainguides, stems, and more, but he still had the itch to design his own bike — so Kavenz and the VHP16 were born. But the story is a lot more complicated — and interesting — than that, so we sat down with Giacomo to get the full rundown, including the trials and tribulations of starting a bike company; the design goals for the VHP16 and all the tradeoffs inherent to bike design; the new VHP18; and a whole lot more.TOPICS & TIMES:Giacomo's introduction to the mountain bike industry (2:22)Founding 77designz (7:12)VHP16 design philosophy (10:14)High-pivot bikes & their tradeoffs (20:01)The new VHP18 (34:49)Mullets (38:41)Giacomo's Big Idea (43:15)RELATED LINKS:Introducing: Blister LabsThis Week's Gear GiveawayGear Giveaway / Newsletter SignupBecome a Blister Member / Get our new Buyer's GuideBlister Mountain Bike Buyer's GuideOUR OTHER BLISTER PODCASTSOff The CouchGEAR:30Blister Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On the show today, we interview Mouhamed Abdulla, a professor of Electrical Engineering at Sheridan Institute of Technology. Mouhamed joins us to discuss his study on remote teaching and learning in applied engineering. He discusses how he embraced the new approach after the pandemic, the challenges he faced and how he tackled them. Listen to find out more.
How much time do you spend solving negative engineering problems? And can a framework solve them for you? Think of negative engineering as things you do to avoid bad outcomes in software. At the lowest level, this can be writing good error handling with try / except. But it's broader than that: logging, observability (like Sentry tools), retries, failover (as in what you might get from Kubernetes), and so on. We have a great chat with Chris White about Prefect, a tool for data engineers and data scientists meaning to solve many of these problems automatically. But it's a conversation applicable to a broader software development community as well. Links from the show Chris White: @markov_gainz Prefect: prefect.io Fermat's Enigma Book (mentioned by Michael): amazon.com Prefect Docs (2.0): orion-docs.prefect.io Prefect source code: github.com A Brief History of Dataflow Automation: prefect.io/blog Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Twitter: @talkpython Follow Michael on Twitter: @mkennedy Sponsors Microsoft Talk Python Training AssemblyAI
Engineering geniuses Amy Swanson and Cody Birkland are tackling a massive problem: billions of people around the world hand-wash their clothes and don't have access to laundry facilities. Laundry is inaccessible, expensive, and incredibly damaging to the environment in terms of energy and water usage. They are solving this all with ... ultrasound. It's crazy cool and you're going to want to hear more about it. Listen to this episode for how they got started, how they've pivoted and refined many times, how they've been able to do customer discovery with people all over the world, and their refreshing take on pitch competitions. Ultropia Website: ultropia.us Amy's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ultraamy/ Cody's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/codybirkland/ IDA Website: https://www.thinkida.com/ IDA helps entrepreneurs better understand their audience and discover buyer preferences and consumer insights with ease, ultimately helping you deliver the right products and marketing messages to grow your business. Want more great free content? Get on our bi-monthly newsletter for free workshops, business resources, tips and strategies. No spam, ever. What is your marketing plan missing? Take our quiz to find out and a get free custom marketing plan. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
The truck market is a vast network of OEMs, distributors, and end users all dedicated to getting trucks moving around the world. On today's episode, we speak with JIM ALEXANDER, former Parker salesperson and representative in the truck market. Jim has over 25 years of experience in the field and gives us his unique perspective on the industry and how it has changed. Plus, Jim's favorite type of pump/motor and what he has been up to since retiring. Do it up!
Interview with Charles Roman, Technical Director at Respawn Entertainment. He talks about setting up, leading, and scaling the engineering team behind Respawns' upcoming Star Wars FPS with no official title yet. https://codingsans.com/engineering-management-newsletter?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=platforms (Sign up to the Level-up Engineering newsletter!) In this interview we're covering: The path to Respawn Entertainment Adapting to remote management Hiring video game engineers Process changes Utilizing feedback in video game engineering Excerpt from the interview: "Video game development is a cross-disciplinary process. You have artists, designers, and engineers, and you have to keep them aligned. For example, an artist may do something that impacts the performance of the game, so you have to get in front of these problems. This is difficult to manage with a team of 60 people. You can't have a conversation with each of them, so you have to rely on your engineers to gather information on the ground level. You need to create an environment for that and focus on building relationships with other department heads, so the information flow works on each level." https://codingsans.com/blog/video-game-engineering?utm_source=Podcast&utm_medium=platforms (Click here to read the full interview!)
John joined National Grid in 1991 and during his time at the company has held a variety of senior management roles, including UK Director of Engineering in 2003, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President for the US Electricity Distribution & Generation business in 2007, Chief Operating Officer for UK Gas Distribution in 2010, and UK Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2014. He joined the Board in 2014, as Executive Director UK, responsible for the UK's Electricity Transmission, Gas Transmission and Gas Distribution businesses. In September 2017, John came together with the government and thirteen other CEOs to create an Inclusive Economy Partnership, which has been established to identify and develop solutions to some of today's most significant societal challenges, including financial inclusion and capability, mental health and transition to work. In January 2018, John was appointed to the Rentokil Initial plc Board as a Non-Executive Director and became Senior Independent Director in May 2019. He was appointed a member of the Edison Electric Institute Executive Committee in June 2019 and joined the Board of the Electric Power Research Institute in April 2021. John is a member of CBI's Presidents Committee, and a Fellow of the Energy Institute and of the Institution of Energy and Technology. He holds a BSC in Economics and an MSc in International Economics and Banking, and completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2010.
Ken Wimberly is the founder of the Legacy of Love app, a parent-to-child journaling app designed to capture the moments that matter. Ken speaks about the challenges of building and growing an app as a non-technical founder, his entrepreneurial endeavors as the owner of a pizza place, in commercial real estate, and opening a chain of laundromats.Connect with Ken:Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/lordwimberly Mentioned in today's episode:Legacy of Love: https://legacyjournal.app/LaundryLuv: https://www.laundryluv.com/ Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs
There is a new, exciting creative movement taking place within the Lebanon community. A portion of that movement, STEAMpunk Labs, joins us for Episode 76 of the #LovinLebanon Podcast. In the episode, founder Brittany Turpin shares how beautiful downtown Lebanon first attracted her family to town back in September. She talks about their warm welcome, the driving force behind the creation of a STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) endeavor, as well as future plans for STEAMpunk Labs! #LovinLebanon #ThisIsHome
In this episode we discuss how social media sites and academics go hand in hand. Whether it's promoting your work, making connections, or helping get your students names out there every platform has its benefits and drawbacks. Reference list: Wired Academia: Why Social Science Scholars Are Using Social Media LINK Social Media in Academia LINK Social media for professional development and networking opportunities in academia LINK Academia goes social media, MOOC, SPOC, SMOC and SSOC LINK The social media in academia and education LINK Social media for scientists LINK Sponsor: De Gruyter: This episode is sponsored by De Gruyter and its portfolio in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. For “Students and Researchers in Mathematics” De Gruyter's 2022 catalog is now available on This Academic Life website. Contact list: If you have any comments about our show or have suggestions for a future topic, please contact us at email@example.com. You can also find us on the webpage https://thisacademiclife.org and on Facebook group “This Academic Life”. Cast list: Prof. Kim Michelle Lewis (host) is a Professor of Physics and Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Programs, and Natural Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University. Prof. Pania Newell (host) is currently an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Utah. Prof. Lucy Zhang (host) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Editing team: Music by RuthAnn Schallert-Wygal (firstname.lastname@example.org) Edited by Angella Chen Edited by Jared Duffy Artwork is created using Canva (canva.com) Support This Academic Life by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/this-academic-life
In this episode, Jordana Goodman, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Law, discusses her new article Ms. Attribution: How Authorship Credit Contributes to the Gender Gap. She argues that misattribution in the authorship of legal work disparately impacts underrepresented members of the legal profession, with a focus on women in patent law. In her article, Professor Goodman reports empirical findings from a large novel dataset of agency actions and responses during the patent examination process in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She also addresses the larger professional and cultural implications of these findings and proposes reforms. Professor Goodman's article is forthcoming in the Yale Journal of Law & Technology and is available on SSRN. She is on Twitter at @Jordi_Goodman.This episode was hosted by Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Professor in the School of Law and Professor in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Professor Vishnubhakat is on Twitter at @emptydoors.Disclosure: Professors Goodman and Vishnubhakat are now collaborating on a follow-up paper that explores the gender gap among attorneys in administrative patent litigation before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Continuing our discussion on PCB design education, in this episode, joining us is Fergus Downey. Fergus is a Ph.D. student and research assistant at Curtin University in Western Australia (WA) and is currently involved in the Binar Space Program. Today, we will tackle the education and opportunities related to Mechatronic Engineering and a little overview of CubeSat. Altium 365: Where the World Designs Electronics Watch the video, click here. Show Highlights: Fergus's background and how he landed on the Mechatronic Engineering path How is the space industry in Australia driving the students to pursue an electronics-related career? Exposure to CAD tools and manufacturing processes helps students understand circuit design better Some projects the students in Western Australia like to work on Camera PCBs, radiation center PCB, CanSat PCB design, and more What are the main challenges involved in designing CubeSats, and how do Altium Designer® and Altium 365 make a great design tool for these projects? Electronic design and redundancy–redundant systems in limited space like in spacecraft Fergus talks about his team winning the second place in the #PCBetheChange design competition in 2021 with their entry Swan River Clean Up Fergus talks about the Mechatronics Engineering Computer Science degree being offered at Curtin University Checkout the Binar Space Program website and connect with Fergus on LinkedIn Links and Resources: Connect with Fergus Downey on LinkedIn Binar Space Program website Learn more about the Mechatronics Engineering Computer Science at Curtin University Check out the #PCBeTheChange Student Design Competition Winners Register at Altium Education for Free Connect with Zach on LinkedIn Full OnTrack Podcast Library Altium Website Download your Altium Designer Free Trial Learn More about Altium Nexus Altium 365: Where the World Designs Electronics
When she was young, Arden would go to work with her father who was a Steeplejack (a craftsperson who scales buildings, chimneys, and church steeples to carry out repairs or maintenance), played with Lincoln Logs, and went to school to be an Engineer. After working as a Structural Engineer in Portland, Maine for four years, she and her husband (also an Engineer) realized they could have a better financial situation if they bought multi-unit housing. They worked with a very helpful real estate agent, and learned as much as she could. She bought her first investment property in Portland when she was 22, in 2018. They continued investing and use a spreadsheet that they customized to meet their needs. Arden quickly got hooked by the real estate industry. She then went to school and obtained her real estate salesperson's license. When Covid hit, Arden realized she wasn't going to be an Engineer for her entire career. While it was an awesome job with a great company, and she could bring her dog Benny to work with her, working from home during Covid helped her realize the company wasn't the right fit for her, since it stripped away all the fantastic things about the job. But then friends and family then started reaching out for help with real estate, which she really enjoyed. Arden doubled the size of her real estate portfolio within 6 months of working full-time and produced the highest GCI of all solo agents at her brokerage for March of 2022, exactly 12 months after she left her Engineering position. In just four years she now owns and operates 25 units in Southern Maine with a total value of over $3 Million dollars and her net worth just surpassed $1M last month. She loves her job and the people she works with. She is passionate about the power of real estate. Contact Arden by email at email@example.com. Visit Arden's real estate website, Headlight Homes, or her KW website to learn more about her real estate career. Stop by her Facebook page or her Instagram page to see what's new with her real estate and investments. Follow David at @daviddmorse on Instagram and Joe at @joe.quattrucci. Join David & Joe at Keller Williams Arizona Realty, where productive agents redefine their business. Reach out by DM, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly at 480-767-3000.
2022 interview with Gunna & Young Thug's producer Turbo. We caught up with him since our original interview in 2018 before his legendary run. His placements, catalog & progression has been insane!
In this episode our host Justin Gauthier sits down with Liz Dennette and covers everything from her love for slaying data silos to trying things for the very first time. Liz recently took on Velodrome racing and will stop nothing short of slaying the high angled track. Liz also shares information about her podcast which focuses on bringing together industry guests and thought leaders to create conversation around the themes shaping the energy and natural resources landscape. This episode is made possible by mCloud Corp Brought to you on Oil and Gas Global Network, the largest and most listened-to podcast network for the oil and energy industry. More from OGGN ... Podcasts LinkedIn Group LinkedIn Company Page Get notified about industry events
Dr. Christopher Emdin, an educational visionary, knows that every kid can love math and science. Check out this "one-of-our-favorites" podcast, and then order Dr. Emdin's newest book, STEM, STEAM, Make, Dream: Reimagining the Culture of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Matt Young is the CEO of UserVoice, the first (and we think best!) product feedback and research tool for software companies around the world. Matt started his professional career as a software developer, right when web browsers were released. He developed innovative solutions on the web well before SaaS and Product Management were the ubiquitous terms that they are today. Over his career, he has pushed for better ways to build software. And through all the changes in development methodologies, he has put the customer at the centre of everything his teams have built. This is what attracted him to UserVoice - an opportunity to make sure that teams building complex software solutions have direct access to the intended users - to make sure that the problems any company or development team are solving are actually worth solving. Questions Could you share a little bit about your journey with our listeners, in your own words? Could you tell us a little bit about UserVoice? To the average listener that's listening to this podcast, a little bit about the company, what does the company do? And what types of businesses do you primarily service? What about tips for improving feature request responses? Could you share with us what's the one online resource, tool, website or app that you absolutely can't live without in your business? Can you also share with us maybe one or two books that have had the biggest impact on you? It could be a book that you read a very long time ago, or even one that you've read recently that has really impacted you in a great way. If you could choose the best customer service or customer experience tip to give to our listeners who are business owners, what would be the most important tip that you would give them to ensure that their business is successful? Could you also share with us what's the one thing that's going on in your life right now that you're really excited about? Either something you're working on to develop yourself or your people. Where can they find you online? Do you have a quote or a saying that during times of adversity or challenge you'll tend to revert to this quote, it kind of helps to get you back on track if for whatever reason you got derailed or you got off track. Highlights Matt's Journey Matt shared that he had a pretty ordinary software development career starting off as an individual software developer, and then moving into management. The thing that he had experienced while doing all that was that he would notice that product teams would ask engineering teams, which are big and expensive and complicated to build things and didn't really have a good way to justify the reasoning behind that. He was really interested in hearing why customers thought what they were being asked to build was important, why it was an important problem to solve, why the solution they had in mind was a good one for them. And he just was really passionate about companies being connected to the users that they serve. So, that's kind of what brought him to UserVoice. He started out as the VP of Engineering at UserVoice but over the years, they've spun out a couple of other products and other companies, so the original founder is now the CEO of a sister company of theirs, it's working on some parallel products, and UserVoice is his to run and build and all the responsibility and fun that comes with that. What is UserVoice and What Does the Company Do? Me: Could you tell us a little bit about UserVoice? To the average listener that's listening to this podcast, a little bit about the company, what does the company do? And what types of businesses do you primarily service? Matt shared that UserVoice is a software as a service product and it's all oriented around making sure that you can gather any feedback that comes your way about your product, and that that feedback is available to the entire organization and can be analyzed and used to make products better. So, you guys have probably seen somewhere in your professional lives, a place where you had the opportunity to tell a team how they could make their product better, and that's evolved over the years and the way that that happens. There are annoying ways to do it, like with pop-up windows and there're really common ways to do it, like with surveys. But whether you've got a system in place or not, like people are providing feedback all the time, they're doing that in the middle of a sales demo, for example, they're saying what they do and don't like about the product, they're showing. They're doing that through support tickets, by asking about a thing they want to try to accomplish that may not be supported yet. So, UserVoice the product makes it really easy for anyone who's in any position to hear customer feedback, either an employee of the company and support sales or success, or the customers themselves, have the ability to send whatever it is that's worrying them to the company and then gives the product team the ability to aggregate what is usually a pretty big mountain of data into something that helps them relate their product development plans to the goals that the company currently has. So, the short story is they're a software as a service product, but it's a business analysis tool that's built around product feedback. Me: One of the things I was intrigued in getting your feedback on is, do you think customers should be driving the product roadmap? Matt stated that that's a question that they get asked quite a bit and the funny thing about that is that a lot of the traditional like stereotypical personality type of a product manager is a very creative type person and he thinks they can feel a little bit threatened by saying, “Hey, your customers should drive your roadmap.” And they think, “Well, what about me? What about the innovation and creativity that we have to bring to bear?” He thinks it's a mistake to think of it as a black and white question like, should customers be driving a roadmap? “No.” Should companies be creating a roadmap without customer input? “No, neither one is quite right.” They need to use each other to really understand each other and meet to find common ground about the real problems that they're trying to solve. So, he basically views customer feedback as research inputs into a roadmap that's getting created. Not customers, like actually prioritizing things and steering the ship directly but they do have a lot of really valuable information for companies that can help them go to market with much greater success. Tips for Improving Feature Request Responses Matt stated that the typical product manager is getting asked to do a lot of things, they're getting asked by their co-workers to change the product to close a deal, for example, customers obviously have a lot of input. One thing that really makes a lot of product managers nervous is the fact that they know that they need to say no to a lot of these things just because of resource constraints, or that what they're being asked for doesn't necessarily fit the vision of the company. But getting comfortable saying no to people, he thinks it's just a matter of being more transparent with them. The customers of software, especially these days are getting more sophisticated and understanding how software is developed, how hard it is to make it perfect and do all the things that you want it to do. So, he thinks transparency goes a really long way so when you do get feedback about your product, acknowledging the people that you're listening, making sure that they feel valued, and that the time they took to give you that feedback is something that you take seriously and find value in yourself, acknowledging that is important. But then being very frank with what's the process, what's going to happen next. He doesn't think most customers would expect, “Okay, great, we're going to get to work on this right away.” That's not the way that software gets developed. But if you can explain to people like, “Hey, cool, thanks. I've made a note of this. We're going to talk about it with the team; we're going to keep our ears out for other customers like you who might need a similar kind of thing. And is it okay if we come back to you and have a conversation about this topic later when we decide to dig into it some more and get some more specific feedback from you about how your point of view has changed, about different solutions we're considering and all those things.” So, using customer feedback as an invitation to engage with a customer base, he thinks is a really good way to look at it. Me: Now, as it relates to product development, a lot of a lot of customers I believe have challenges sometimes trying to identify what's the right type of product that they may need for their business. The customer feedback, it's definitely something you should get ongoing once you actually sold a product, or you've had an idea of what the design is going to look like and how it's going to affect the customer's life. But let's say you're at a developmental stage where you're not sure exactly what the market needs, how do you gather feedback at that point? Matt stated that the best way to do that is through one on one interviews. And he thinks them being a one on one, he'd say in person, but more often than not, it's something like a Zoom call or a Skype call or something like that, where you're talking to people. You want to get as high fidelity information as you possibly can from people and that usually requires a conversation, asking people to fill in a form, it's kind of a boring activity. You can't ask follow on questions, etc. And when you're just in that early stage of developing your product, you want to be able to interact with that customer and maybe observe how excited or indifferent they are about what you're building. Are they just eager and jumping out of their seat at the opportunity to use something like what you're describing to them? Or are they more middle of the road. Most people are very polite, so they're not going to tell you that it's a bad idea or anything like that but they might not be excited about it and that's a pretty good sign that you might not be on to something that's truly differentiated in the market for you. So, they always say like, until you have 100 or so customers, doing interviews in person and not getting software systems in the middle of that connection between you and a customer is really important to do, where once you cross a threshold of a 100 or so customers, you need to have systems that can scale because your time is limited, and you couldn't possibly have conversations with every single one of them. Me: Agreed. So feedback, your whole solution is built around feedback. And I think feedback is so important. How is it that you handle dealing with some of your clients? For example, here in Jamaica, I found that sometimes when organizations get feedback, whether it's in like in an electronic format, or it is submitted to them in a verbal conversation, sometimes the organizations get defensive and it comes over in their tone and their language. Matt agreed and stated that if you think about feedback, when was the last time you went out of your way to go tell someone they were doing a great job? “Everything that you are doing, and your product is awesome, and I love it, don't change a thing.” That just doesn't happen. You might occasionally get a compliment about something they do like, but it's always going to come with something that people want to be different. So, as a company who provides a product to people, get into the mindset that they're not judging you, they're not trying to tell you you've done a bad job, they're trying to express to you what problems they think you might be a partner to them and help solve are and if you view it that way, then it's a whole lot less threatening, you're less likely to get defensive. It's never going to be all good news, it's mostly like, “Here are deficiencies that I think you have in your product and ways that it could be better.” But don't take it that way, take it to mean like, “Okay, these are opportunities that we have, that are potential improvements that could not only benefit our business, but really benefit these customers and what they're trying to do in their lives.” They get a lot of people who come to them who are pretty nervous about opening up the door to get feedback about their products, because it does seem like a little bit of a bad news train that's going to come your way. But they always try to coach them that like, “Okay, well, would you feel better just doing this blind, fumbling around, building software hoping that you're right. Or would you rather have actionable real information from people, even if it is a little bit tough to take at times?” And inevitably, when you think about it like, “Yeah, I know need the information, it's just we've been working so hard, and everyone's poured their hearts into it and I don't know if I can take hearing all the ways that people don't like it.” But it's okay, you'll get through it, we're all tough human beings. So it'll serve you well in the long run. Me: That's really, really good advice. And it's good to know that even though you're an organization that's focused on feedback, you do offer some form of coaching with your clients, to kind of get them in that mindset to change your perspective, because you are correct. If you change your perspective and look at it as an opportunity, which generally speaking, I don't think the customer would come back to give you feedback if they didn't want to continue using your product. Matt agreed. They wouldn't bother, the fact that they spared some time for you is a really good sign. It shows a degree of passion. As he's thinking about this, he's thinking about the world's most successful companies and you might in your mind, say, “Well, they've got it made, they've got these huge customer bases that are rolling in money.” But if you think about their world, they have even more feedback coming their way that's even more critical coming from all different directions in the world, because they are so popular. So it never ends, you're always going to get advice either unsolicited or solicited about how it could be better. So use it, use it to your advantage, make it a tool, not a threat. App, Website or Tool that Matt Absolutely Can't Live Without in His Business When asked about online resource that he cannot live without, Matt shared that the app for him, it's Superhuman, the email client. They, like a lot of companies when the pandemic started shifted to working remotely and so even more than ever, his world is driven by email. So having a very efficient system in place that drives the mountain of email that shows up in his inbox every day, you can pry Superhuman out of his cold dead hands. And one of the things he likes about Superhuman also is that they're very public about the way that they do assess its value and build it. And Rahul Vohra who runs Superhuman, is a really interesting resource to look at from a product management perspective. So on two fronts, it's a great product and the way that they work on it is really interesting. Books that Have Had the Biggest Impact on Matt When asked about books that have impacted him, Matt stated that he'll share two because there's just one very old one that he read a long time ago and there's one relatively newer one that he thinks is really important. The older one is an old favourite that he's sure you've all heard of, How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. And the reason he likes it so much is that he's an introvert. And introverts are not shy, they're not afraid of social interactions or anything like that but it drains energy to have a lot of interactions with people. And How to Win Friends & Influence People was really to him the beginning of understanding behavioral psychology and learning how to do that on a person to person basis really set the foundation for thinking about how to build software products that speak to the psychological motivations behind what people do and don't do. So to him, it was kind of like the impetus to get started with what turned into a much bigger thing so they study psychology to try to make sure that their products are really good too. And it's a very approachable thing, especially if you listen to the audio book, whoever they got to narrate; it just feels like a warm blanket on a cold day, that guy's voice is great. The other one he'd recommend, it's along the same lines, there's a book by Yuval Noah Harari called Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and it's this very interesting discussion about the evolution of mankind and the various phases that it's gone through, even going back to like cavemen. But looking at the Iron Age, the Stone Age, all the different ages that we've gone through, and even more recent history. It even looks at things like religion through the lens of all the different eras. There was a time in history where multiple Gods was the norm. And the days we live in today, one God is the norm. And by looking at things way zoomed out like this, and humankind, you start to see the patterns of what changes and what stays the same with all of us over time and it's just this fascinating, very unusual perspective on humankind that he thought was really interesting. Important Customer Experience Tips for Business Owners to Ensure That Their Business is Successful Me: Now, Matt, could you also share with us and this is a bonus question. It wasn't in the conversation flow, but I feel like you give us an amazing answer. So the question is, if you could choose the best customer service or customer experience tip to give to our listeners who are business owners, what would be the most important tip that you would give them to ensure that their business is successful? Matt stated that he's going to say something that is a variation of like, make sure people aren't just the numbers to you and to put that into very tactical terms, call people by their name, and view them as an actual human being. If you're answering a support ticket, it's very easy to view things as an email that's coming through without a person behind it, who's having an actual problem, or having a good day or a bad day or frustration or excitement about what you're doing. But if you can always be visualizing the person behind it, and the fact that they go beyond this relationship that you have with them about your product, and they are a human being that is just like you in terms of their hopes and dreams and fears and the lives that they lead, it's going to make you a much more empathetic provider of services and that goes a really, really long way in the success of businesses. What Matt is Really Excited About Now! Matt stated that this is actually something he's really, really excited about. They just switched to a four day workweek, UserVoice did. And he thinks it's common in some areas of Europe, Scandinavia, in particular is kind of leading the way on it. But not a lot of American companies have tried this out and he thinks that's born of a few things and it's conjecture on his part but he thinks it's just lack of trust that a lot of companies have in their workforce, which he thinks is a huge mistake. But they're a relatively small company, and they try to be very experimental in what they do. And in doing so, they started a four day workweek experiment about six weeks ago. And they laid out what their goals were, their goals were concrete, they wanted to make sure that their output was just as good as it is with a five day work week. But they wanted to make sure that people had more time to pursue their lives outside of work. And it's been an epically good experience across the board, he's sent out a survey every two weeks since they started asking people if they would continue if they had to decide today, and then asking about what some of the pros and cons have been. And people will tell you, like, “My days are busy, but they're very engaging. And I feel like this scarcity of time makes me choose my battles really carefully.” And then, the one thing as an example, a guy named Tori, who's a product manager on their team, he has date morning with his wife every Friday morning, because the kids are at school, and his wife's favourite thing to do is to go have breakfast at a restaurant. And so, they just do this every Friday, it's like, “My marriage is better, my connection to my wife is better, and I enjoy my job more.” So this is something he thinks more companies should look into. It's been great for them. Me: I totally agree. Lovely, I love that. I really, really love that, I'm sure your employees must be totally excited that the organization is taking this leap forward. And you're doing it in a country or territory where it's not widely adopted as yet, hopefully, it will be eventually, as you had mentioned. Matt shared that he has a hard time imagining going back to I five day workweek, it's only been a month and a half after working professionally for 35 years. Me: I've spoken to so many people that said that they don't know what it would be like to go back into the office. And like here in Jamaica, we were kind of emerging out of the pandemic like a lot of other countries are, but there are a lot of organizations who they just can't see and I think it's because they don't have the systems and tools in place, really but they just can't see their business operating with their team members, majority of them operating from home, and some of them in all honesty, really don't need to be in a physical space, in a building, in a business district area to come and get the job done. I think if they had the right productivity tools to kind of measure and as you said, they were able to clearly identify what their goals are, and are still able to achieve those goals with their team members working from home, it's very doable. Matt stated that it does take trust on the part of the leadership of the organization, that you've hired the right people and that a lot of companies say this, but he thinks a lot of companies, it's lip service that, “I don't care what you do, as long as you get your work done.” There are other companies that if they find out, “I took an hour long walk at lunch, because I wanted to, they might get judgy about that,” which is why if you're getting good stuff done, it doesn't make any sense. So, he agrees. It's very similar to the remote versus office problem, and he doesn't need to watch someone work to know that they're doing a good job; he wants to see the results of what they do. Where Can We Find Matt Online LinkedIn – Matt Young Email – email@example.com Quote or Saying that During Times of Adversity Matt Uses When asked about quote or saying that he tends to revert to, Matt stated that he doesn't have a quote; his mind just doesn't work that way. If people ask him about like people that he follows and all that stuff, he tends not to do that, he tends to just assimilate his worldview into something that is influenced in small and big ways by all the different things he's read or all the different people that he interacts with. But he thinks that the most important thing that he tries to keep in mind, especially these days, it was highlighted by the pandemic happening is that your life is not your job. To him, the most important thing is the positive impact that you have on the earth in the time that you're here. Most specifically, the people around you. He grew up outside New York City so sometimes his language can be colourful, so he won't say it; don't be a you know, what is, the thing that drives him all the time, other people are just as stressed as you are, they're less privileged than you are, just have a bit of empathy for them. 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Canary Cry News Talk #482 - 05.09.2022 HYBRID EXTREMISM LINKTREE: CanaryCry.Party SHOW NOTES: CanaryCryNewsTalk.com CLIP CHANNEL: CanaryCry.Tube SUPPLY DROP: CanaryCrySupplyDrop.com SUPPORT: CanaryCryRadio.com/Support MEET UPS: CanaryCryMeetUps.com Basil's other podcast: ravel Gonz' YT: Facelikethesun Resurrection Gonz Archive Youtube: Facelikethesun.Live App Made by Canary Cry Producer: Truther Dating App LEAD 6:46 V ELON Internet on fire, Clinton speculation from Elon's cryptic tweet (Fox News) IT WILL KILL 11:49 V/ Clip: “Christian extremists behind anti-abortion terrorism” Wisconsin anti-abortion center targeted by arson, police say (Reuters) → White House scolds pro-abortion protesters targeting Justices' home (NY Post) → Psaki tweet defending Judge right to personal safety **Law Enforcement fully unleash data surveillance on abortion (Wapo) INTRO (M-W-F) 34:43 B&G Update V4V/Exec./Asso./Support FLIPPY 42:41 Giant humanoid robot cleans, maintains railway power lines (Engineering 360) [Party Pitch/Ravel/CCClips/text alerts] 52:26 UKRAINE/RUSSIA 55:27 Decoding Putin's Victory Day (Telegraph) → CIA using Instagram to teach Russians how to share state secrets (Insider/Yahoo) [TREASURE/SPEAKPIPE/BYE YOUTUBE] 1:26:00 COVID/WACCINE 1:58:26 Explained: Counting India's Covid death (Indian Express) GREAT RESET 2:14:36 TikTok may be more dangerous than it looks, “Trump was right” (NY Times Opinion) NEWSOM SCIENCE 2:32:31 → CA just shy of 100% renewable energy! (DesertSun, Tweet from BTC) → CA warns of blackouts from another hot summer (Sac Bee) [TALENT] 2:37:57 ALIENS 2:49:13 NASA Astro-biologist, Lynn Rothschild, support shadow biosphere ID alien thesis (DailyStar) → Mysterious black cube appears on sun before NASA cuts feed (News AU) ANTARCTICA/SPACE 3:02:20 Entrepreneurs complete first “carbon negative” trip to Antarctica (AsiaOne) → Ethereum logo on unofficial flag (Reddit) → Nude polar plunge as Madame Gandhi protests climate (elle.in) [TIME/OUTRO] 3:20:49 EPISODE 482 WAS PRODUCED BY… Executive Producers Sir Captain RedBeard Pirate King of the Demoochers** LIBERTYB4AUTHORITY** Dustin H** Producers Sir Sammon Knights of the Fishes, Ely P, Harold D, MORV, Onelousypetunia, Malik W, Runksmash, Sir JC Knight of the Technosquatch, Benjamin S, James M, Jonathan F, Veronica D, Gail M, Jackie U, Sir Casey the Shield Knight, Sir Scott Knight of Truth, Sir James knight and servant of the Lion of Judah AUDIO PRODUCTION (Jingles, Iso, Music): Psalm40 ART PRODUCTION (Drawing, Painting, Graphics): Dame Allie of the Skillet Nation, Sir Dove Knight of Rusbeltia CONTENT PRODUCTION (Microfiction etc.): Runksmash: As the husky and hairy Runksmash dons his robes for his second inauguration as an Illuminated Lizard Master Shill he is unaware what I, Technically Anonymous, have laying in wait for him. The simple fool steps into my snare. It's truly a Great Reset! The Sentinel: Basil stares at the old box. “It is for you, open” Skate-sei Gonz says in a caring way. Basil's hand wipes off a layer of dust, revealing a symbol of winged roller blades treading on a serpent. He opens the box slowly. Inside he sees an old pair of glossy white “JOSHUA'S” roller blades. The golden lacing and wheels catch the light and shimmer brightly. Basil's heart leaps from his chest, he knows only 144 pairs had ever been made of this specific kind. He begins to cry softly, “Thank you… Skate-sei.” “Let the training continue.” Skate-sei Gonz replies. CLIP PRODUCER Emsworth, FaeLivrin, Epsilon Timestamps: Mondays: Jackie U Wednesdays: Jade Bouncerson Fridays: Christine C Social Media: Twitter @TylerSears2 @Zanrkend @TheLightInThis1 Instagram @samsonruby @2fishes_art ADDITIONAL STORIES: Madison Cawthorne video of “thrusting” questions future (DailyMail) Chinese super drones chase humans in packs (The Sun) Durham dismissal of Clinton corruption is comical (Tweet) Narcan, must have for going out (Wired) Spirit rejects JetBlue $33 per share offer (Reuters) North Korea launches ballistic missiles from submarines (Space) Seattle museum allows NFTs to be on display Hillary Clinton says 2024 is about the rise of authoritarianism (Blaze) Genetically Modified Pig Heart transplant patient dies from animal virus (BreezyScroll) Remote learning widened racial, economic achievement gap (Harvard) …more Great Reset Nigeria's top telecom companies are getting banking licenses (Quartz) St. Louis aggressively pursuing Afghan refugees to boost population (ABC) HL → South Korea breaks with China, hunts tungsten treasure (Reuters) HL → Saudi Arabia invests millions into Israeli tech via Jared Kushner's new fund (Times of Israel) …more Flippy AI startup Waabi advances in race to commercialize robot trucks (Forbes/MSN) Robot painted my nails at Target for $10, weird future (CNN) Life-like child robot helps dentists in Japan (KVUE)