Giant Robots Smashing into other Giant Robots Podcast

Giant Robots Smashing into other Giant Robots Podcast

The Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots podcast is a weekly technical podcast discussing development, design, and the business of great products. Hosted by Ben Orenstein, who is joined each week by developers and designers from thoughtbot and beyond.

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    170: Make Things People Want (C. Todd Lombardo & Trace Wax)

    Chad talks with C. Todd Lombardo & Trace Wax about their new book, co-authored with Richard Banfield, Design Sprint: A Practical Guidebook for Building Great Digital Products, as well as the process and benefits of design sprints.

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    168: 'Unpronounceable' (Star Simpson)

    Chad Pytel and Laila Winner welcome Star Simpson to discuss PLIBMTTBHGATY (Programming Languages I’ve Been Meaning To Try But Haven’t Gotten Around To Yet), fostering community through meet-ups, and the finer points of taco delivery via drone.

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    167: A Place For Both (Brenda Storer)

    Ben talks with thoughtbot designer Brenda Storer on fitting both development and design in her job title, tips for public speaking, and introduces a new change to the show.

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    166: Refactoring Health Care (John Norman)

    Ben talks with John Norman about his process and modified approach to the delivery, payment, and tech of modern managed health care. They also touch on age bias in the programming world, living a purpose-driven life, and dealing with startup growth.

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    165: Everyone's Welcome Here (Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo)

    Ben talks with Adam & Jerod of The Changelog Podcast to discuss their personal interviewing modalities, doing full-time media creation, and a new video project aimed to explore the actual people behind your programming heroes.

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    164: Transcribing at 260 wpm (Mirabai Knight)

    Ben talks with Mirabai Knight about the technology and uses of modern stenography; including using steno with Vim, and her work on Plover, the open source Steno engine.

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    162: Literal Giant Robots (Brinkley Warren)

    Ben is joined by Brinkley Warren of MegaBots Inc. to discuss the history, build, and strategy behind the MegaBot Mk II, USA's entrant in next years giant robot duel!

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    161: Listen to Your Users (Jules Coleman)

    Ben and Jules Coleman, founder of Hassle, discuss staying close to the codebase while in a more managerial role, the challenges of rapid growth, and the value of internalizing feedback.

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