[bonus] — People First Organizations w. Dave Zwieback

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Our guest today is Dave Zwieback,  the author of Beyond Blame: Learning from Failure and Success and an engineering leader in various organizations in & around New York City.

Dave does workshops for organizations looking to build People First cultures.  If you’re interested in hosting a highly-rated, practical, hands-on workshop based on the book at your company, please contact workshops@mindweather.com. You’ll learn the theory and, most important, get to practice conducting Learning Reviews, a critical new practice for building resilient, people-first learning organizations.

This episode is for you if you’re interested in learning about: soft-skills, career, or management.

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0.52 — Bootstrapped Developers

So you can build it… but, do you know what to do once it’s built? How to monetize it? How do you make enough money to live off of while your company takes off? In this episode, learn about how to go beyond your raw skills of building anything you want and learn what it takes to create a thriving business. 
Speakers:
– Mike AbiEzzi
– Alison Hughes
– Dan Moore
– Brian Ponterelli

0.51 — How to CTO w. Kathy Keating

Our Boulder Startup Week episode streak continues.  Today, we’ve got Kathy Keating, CTO of Apostrophe on the show.
Kathy has helped build several successful technology startups, founded her own technology consulting business, guided product strategy for companies, and implemented more highly complex software applications than she can count. She has a knack for building diverse technology teams, successful agile business practices, and mentoring the leaders of tomorrow.
Previously Kathy was VP of Engineering at Autopay, founded Tricalyx, and was VP of Product Strategic Systems at Monster.

0.50 — How to CTO w. Ed Johnson

Our Boulder Startup Week episode streak continues.  Today, we’ve got Ed Johnson, CTO of Goally on the show.
Ed and his co-founders at Goally are on a mission to help parents build their children’s independence and self-confidence, while giving those parents a break from emotionally-draining and endless reminders. All while freeing kids from always feeling “bossed around”. They aim to meaningfully reduce anxiety and stress in millions of family homes, with an early focus on children with autism, ADHD and Down Syndrome.

Prior to working at Goally, Ed was a Director of Engineering at Qualcomm where he created and led a global team working on 4G LTE.

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This week’s episode is sponsored by GitPrime.
Subjective measures like story points and tickets only tell part of the story of software development. GitPrime gives engineering managers the full picture with metrics in context on team productivity. So you can spot risk, identify waste, move faster, and advocate for your team with hard data instead of a narrative. Stop flying blind  and start leading engineering with concrete data.
More at gitprime.com

0.49 — How to CTO w. Nick Cheever

Our Boulder Startup Week episode streak continues.  Today, we’ve got Nick Cheever, VP of Technology at 10-4 on the show.
Nick has over 15 years of experience in product development, particularly in a technical leadership role. He has been the lead for multiple SaaS-based platforms and has a proven track record of executing intuitive and technically-savvy solutions. Currently Nick oversees the devops, product, creative, and development groups at 10-4 systems as they disrupt the transportation industry by providing big data logistical solutions.
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This week’s episode is sponsored by GitPrime.
Subjective measures like story points and tickets only tell part of the story of software development. GitPrime gives engineering managers the full picture with metrics in context on team productivity. So you can spot risk, identify waste, move faster, and advocate for your team with hard data instead of a narrative. Stop flying blind and start leading engineering with concrete data.
More at gitprime.com

0.48 — Boulder Startup Week 2017 Dev War Stories

Hi and welcome to a very special Boulder Startup Week episode.

This week we’ve got some stories from a session entitled “Dev War Stories”. If you’re a longtime listener, you know that this is one of our favorite questions to ask interviewees.

There are 3 speakers giving war stories in this episode.

The first is Ed Johnson, CTO of Goally
The second is Jason Cole, CTO of a few startups around town.
The third is Greg Lems, CTO at Door to Door Organics.

One last thing. If you hear a flashlight turning on and off, its because miles set up the session to have the lights down low, kind of like a campfire ghost story type of atmosphere.

Enjoy yall!

0.47 — How to CTO with Andy Pai, Full Contact

This week’s guest is Andy Pai, VP Engineering at FullContact. FullContact is the most powerful, fully-connected contact management platform for professionals and enterprises who need to master their contacts and be awesome with people. As VP of Engineering, Andy is focused on growing the engineering organization, and building a secure, private and scalable data platform. Previously, Andy has helped build several data-oriented startups as CTO. He’s passionate about scaling platforms, driving organizational change, maximizing team effectiveness and helping people reach their potential.

0.46 — AI, Automation, Jobs & The Economy w. Jeff Rose of ThinkTopic

Jeff Rose presenting in a very special Boulder Startup Week 2017 talk.   Artificial intelligence is undergoing a renaissance, with the number of relevant research papers, startups, applications, and new ideas expanding rapidly.  These new capabilities will enable people and result in greater aggregate productivity, analogous to the invention of the steam engine that powered the industrial revolution.  At the same time many laborers, drivers, assembly line workers, and even some more skilled roles in society will be made redundant.  This shift will have both positive and negative consequences for individuals’ lives, society, and the economy, which is why it is important to start understanding the trends and preparing now.

Join Jeff Rose, CEO of Boulder AI company ThinkTopic, to discuss the technology, economic and political landscape of our automated future.

0.45 — Programmable Money w. Piper Merriam

Cryptocurrencies have the potential to be TCP/IP of money. What does the future look like if they do to money, what the internet did for information? Learn about Ethereum, one of the top cryptocurrencies of 2017.  Piper Merriam, Ethereum developer, presenting at Boulder Startup Week. 

Video of this talk available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPoaMC1qNFY and embedded below:

 

 

0.44 — Crypto and the Law with EFA Colorado

EFA Colorado presenting in a very special Boulder Startup Week 2017 talk. What is Cryptography, and why does it matter? What is the history of cryptography, and where is it going in the future? Join this joint presentation of the Future of Tech + Legal tracks at Boulder Startup Week to learn more about the civil rights battles of the 21st century.
Video of this talk is posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RN0F2CmXPU and embeded below: