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The Retro Time Podcast is all about retrospectives. Join your hosts, Derek Seibert and Jeremy Miller, as they talk about software — from product design to software development to the soft skills you need to make it in the industry. Using their long careers to kick off the conversation, they’ll drop a few nuggets of wisdom each episode… 96.7% guaranteed.
 
Do you need a reset? Like the device in your hand, a reset life can bring freedom, perspective and bring you back online to fulfil your life and purpose. We all need a reset from time to time. Life is better when we can recognise and then activate this life tool that is available to all of us.
 
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A recent blog post by Tyler Hawkins highlighted how software is a loser’s game. The blog discusses the differences between a winner’s game and a loser’s game where the main difference is how the game is won. Professionals play winner’s games. Amateurs play loser’s games. In a winner’s game, the winner wins the game because of their skill. In a lose…
 
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Like what you’re hearing? You’re in luck. There are more five-star review tunes to listen to. Really really like what you’re hearing? You could have a song of your own written by the one and only Derek Seibert. All you need to do is follow these simple steps: • Write a five-star review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you’re able to leave reviews. • T…
 
Like what you’re hearing? You’re in luck. There are more five-star review tunes to listen to. Really really like what you’re hearing? You could have a song of your own written by the one and only Derek Seibert. All you need to do is follow these simple steps: • Write a five-star review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you’re able to leave reviews. • T…
 
It’s always hard to know when is the right time to make a career change. There’s likely never a perfect time, but in this episode, we talk about how we have made decisions and what’s worked and what hasn’t.Panelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanAugustus Yuan - @augburtoJem Young - @JemYoungStacy London - @stacylondonerPicks:Ryan Burgess - FigRyan Bu…
 
This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and as the withdrawal from Afghanistan dominates the headlines, so does the conversation about the forever war and its implications. Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Baher Azmy, the legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Azmy has been challenging the U.S. government repeatedly over the p…
 
Who’s ever had to deal with burnout? In this episode, we are joined by two guests, Vaidehi Joshi, and Eli to share their experiences dealing with burnout. We all share how burnout has shown up for us throughout our careers and how we’ve found ways to deal with it or prevent it.Guests:Vaidehi Joshi - @vaidehijoshiEli Fitch - @EliFitchPanelists:Ryan …
 
Urgent times call for urgent conversations as Professor Michele Goodwin and Rebecca Traister join Dahlia Lithwick for an emergency Amicus to discuss what’s new and what’s very old about SB 8, the law that allowed Texas to functionally overturn Roe v Wade. They also unpack what it really means when five justices on the Supreme Court hold up their ha…
 
Any worthwhile developer or UX designer knows about the Agile Manifesto. Any worthwhile team is practicing (or at the very least attempting to practice) Agile methodologies to deliver great products. The ideas in the Agile Manifesto are sound. But how can we improve how we work to make working in an agile way easier and more sustainable? This week …
 
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by My Name Is Pauli Murray directors, Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and by Professor Patricia Bell-Scott, a consulting producer on the film and professor emerita of women’s studies and human development and family science at the University of Georgia. Professor Bell-Scott’s biography, The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portra…
 
If you’re a UX designer, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about the “Five Whys” as a way to uncover hidden problems. It’s often used as a research method to help us understand the cause of problems that might not be completely clear at first. This problem-solving method was created by Toyota in the 1930s and was largely used as a basis for Toyota…
 
In this episode, we talk about what it’s like to go from an individual contributor engineer, to an engineering manager. With Jem recently moving into a manager role, Nazanin Delam and Dan DiGangi joined us to share more about their experiences moving into management.Guests:Nazanin Delam - @NazDelamDan DiGangi - @dandigangiPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @…
 
When you work with a great team, it’s a magical experience and everything seems to fall into place. It might seem like it just happens organically, but a great team culture doesn’t happen on its own. It takes time, planning, and nurturing. To put it simply, it takes a lot of effort. This week, we talk with Brittany Summitt, Product Owner at Carrier…
 
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Professor Michael Heller, one of the authors of Mine! How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives, for the latest installment of Amicus’ summer season of episodes exploring books and films about the law. Podcast production by Sara Burningham. Sign up for Slate Plus now to listen and support our show. Learn more …
 
There’s no denying that one of the most intimidating parts of the interview process for new designers is the whiteboard challenge, and rightfully so: You’re all alone. All eyes are on you. One misstep could derail your chances of landing that dream job. But here’s the thing a lot of new designers don’t realize: They already know exactly how to do a…
 
With a lot of companies now hiring more remote employees, we wanted to talk about what it’s like to join a new team being fully remote. In this episode, we are joined by Laurie Barth and Lucero Carmona to share their thoughts on what the experience joining a remote team has been like.Guests:Laurie Barth - @laurieontechLucero CarmonaPanelists:Ryan B…
 
Continuing Amicus’ summer season of deep dives into books, films, and ideas beyond the confines of the Supreme Court chamber, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by historian and chair of African American studies at Emory University professor Carol Anderson to talk about her book The Second. They discuss the long anti-Black history of gun laws in the United …
 
You found the perfect job. You’ve applied, and now they’re interested. Where do you begin to prep so that you ace that next job interview? There’s so much to consider: You need to prepare to speak intelligently about your work. You need to get your elevator pitch prepared. You need to prepare for any interview questions that might come your way. Yo…
 
This past week, Derek went camping. While he was there he had the opportunity to tour Mammoth Cave. While inside, Derek noticed strata in the rock, created over millions of years. You may be wondering what Derek’s recent adventure at Mammoth Cave National Park has to do with software architecture. What can Mother Nature teach us about building ente…
 
Releasing a successful product in production requires testing. In this episode, we are joined by Preethi Sitaraman to talk with us about test engineering and how developers and test engineers can collaborate.Guests:Preethi Sitaraman - @preethisramanPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanJem Young - @JemYoungPicks:Ryan Burgess - Sand cloud towel beac…
 
In the first of Amicus’ summer season of conversations, Dahlia Lithwick tackles one of the major challenges of this moment: how to fix American democracy. Dahlia is joined by the Nation’s Elie Mystal and former chief of staff for Sen. Harry Reid and author of Kill Switch, Adam Jentleson. In a discussion that was taped as part of the Crosscut Festiv…
 
This week Jeremy goes solo and talks with Kristine Yuen, a design manager at LinkedIn, about how to make a great first impression with your portfolio and resume. The post Get Hired: Craft a killer resume and portfolio with Kristine Yuen appeared first on Retro Time.By Derek Seibert & Jeremy Miller
 
This was a live panel discussion at the Tech(K)now Day conference that took place on March 8, 2021. We did a live episode with the conference organizer, Gen Ashley, who joined us to talk about diversity and inclusion in tech.Guests:Gen Ashley - @coderinheelsPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanStacy London - @stacylondonerShirley Wu - @sxywu…
 
A Supreme Court brain trust gathers for this year’s Amicus Breakfast Table. Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Melissa Murray, professor at NYU School of Law and co-host of the podcast Strict Scrutiny; Jeffrey Fisher, Stanford Law School professor and co-director of Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation clinic; Perry Grossman*, senior staff attorney at the…
 
This week our heroes kick off the "Get Hired" Deep Dive series with Kasey Randall, Senior Interaction Designer at SiriusXM. Kasey has some tips and tricks on how to network and build your tribe. The post Get Hired: Networking and building your tribe with Kasey Randall appeared first on Retro Time.By Derek Seibert & Jeremy Miller
 
As the big decisions for the term start to cascade down from the high court, Dahlia Lithwick is joined by one of the nation’s foremost thinkers and writers about the Supreme Court: Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of Berkeley Law School. Together, they unravel the ruling on the Affordable Care Act, try to discern the significance of the unanimous decision in…
 
Introducing the "Get Hired" Deep Dive series. We'll give you tips on networking, resume writing, portfolios, help with interviewing, whiteboard challenges, and cross-functional collaboration. The post Deep Dives: Introducing The “Get Hired” Series appeared first on Retro Time.By Derek Seibert & Jeremy Miller
 
In previous episodes we've talked about how to choose a technical stack and figure out what works best for you and your team. In this episode, we are joined by Jason Lengstorf to talk about how the choice of stack and infrastructure reflects the company culture.Guests:Jason Lengstorf - @jlengstorfPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanJem Young - @J…
 
Dahlia Lithwick and Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern offer analysis of the big decisions due from SCOTUS any minute, and Dahlia hosts a conversation with Rep Katie Porter about the need for laws to shore up toppled norms. In our Slate Plus segment, Mark returns to discuss the Stanford law student targeted by the Federalist Society. Nicholas Wallace nearly…
 
Hi Amicus listeners. Some of you might be familiar with The Waves, Slate’s podcast about feminism and gender, which has been around for years in various forms. The Waves went on hiatus at the beginning of the COVID pandemic, but I’m glad to say that it is back. Every Thursday, you’ll find a new episode in your feed, looking at the news and culture …
 
This week, our heroes talk with Dan North: Viking, elk hunter, coach, consultant, author, and father of Behavior Driven Development. Dan discusses CUPID, a new set of software properties he's been working on. The post 27. CUPID: A Software Love Story with Dan North appeared first on Retro Time.By Derek Seibert & Jeremy Miller
 
A big way to help make a more inclusive tech industry, we need strong allies. In this episode, we are joined by Better Allies, Karen Catlin, to talk with us about allyship.Guests:Karen Catlin - @kecatlinPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanStacy London - @stacylondonerShirley Wu - @sxywuPicks:Karen Catlin - Genius SeriesRyan Burgess - Inclusion re…
 
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by two independent abortion providers, Amy Hagstrom Miller of Whole Women's Health and Tammi Kromenaker of Red River Women's Clinic, to share their reactions to two huge pieces of news in reproductive rights and health this week: the Supreme Court’s Dobbs grant, and SB8 in Texas. Then, Ian Milhiser of Vox and Sen. Sheldon …
 
This week Derek reads a Blog post by Ardi Karaj called “The Learning Release." Ardi offers a new way to look at the MVP. Stay for a little surprise at the end. We think you’ll dig it. The post After Hours: “The Learning Release” by Ardi Karaj appeared first on Retro Time.By Derek Seibert & Jeremy Miller
 
This week, our heroes get back to it with the classic Derek/Jeremy format and dive into an important, all too common topic-- Burnout and stress. What causes this and how do we avoid it? The post 25. Don’t get burnt out y’all, “It’s not even goose season.” appeared first on Retro Time.By Derek Seibert & Jeremy Miller
 
As you build your career, it’s helpful to think about your personal brand and how you promote yourself in the industry. In this episode, we are joined by Alice Lee, to talk with us about how each of us approach branding and self-promotion.Guests:Alice Lee - @byaliceleePanelists:Ryan Burgess - @burgessdryanAugustus Yuan - @augburtoJem Young - @JemYo…
 
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, host of Stay Tuned with Preet, and author of Doing Justice. Bharara gives an insider’s view of Rudy Giuliani’s current plight, they also discuss this week’s ruling from a federal judge rebuking former attorney general Bill Barr. If you enjoy this…
 
In this episode, we're trying something a little different. We're calling this series "After Hours" and we'll be doing some experimenting in this space, trying something new and seeing what works. We hope you dig it. The post After Hours: Derek’s Parable of Stability appeared first on Retro Time.By Derek Seibert & Jeremy Miller
 
Our very own Shirley Wu and her friend, Nadieh Bremer recently wrote a book called, Data Sketches so we wanted to learn more about what it’s like to write a technical book. In this episode, we are joined by Nadieh to talk with us about the process of writing and having a book published.Guests:Nadieh Bremer - @NadiehBremerPanelists:Ryan Burgess - @b…
 
In the wake of the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, journalism professor Allissa Richardson joins Dahlia Lithwick to discuss what it is to bear witness while Black in America, and why the media needs to stop airing the videos. (This is the interview with Vanita Gupta that Dahlia mentions. In our Slate…
 
This week, our heroes interview David O'Malley, a software veteran and agile practitioner, on his experience helping large and small companies with their agile transformation efforts. The post 24. Agile Execution: Wisdom from a Learned Agile Practitioner with David O’Malley appeared first on Retro Time.…
 
This week, our heroes interview the legendary "Uncle Bob," Robert C. Martin. We learn about the history of the Agile Manifesto and if Bob thinks any of the Agile principles need updating in 2021. The post 23. A Brief History of the Agile Manifesto with Uncle Bob Martin appeared first on Retro Time.By Derek Seibert & Jeremy Miller
 
Optimizing websites for a quality user experience is key to the long-term success of any site on the web and Core Web Vitals is an initiative Google has provided as a unified guidance for quality signals that are essential to delivering a great user experience on the web. Addy Osmani and Kristofer Baxter, from Google, join us to talk more about Cor…
 
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, a Brennan Center fellow and professor at Stetson University, to discuss how, when it comes to corporate influence over politics, money talks - but should it actually speak? From Georgia boycotts to campaign finance, and Mitch McConnell’s apparent new take on Citizens United. In our Slat…
 
This week, our heroes discuss software etiquette, and possibly some of the things that might be making your team hate working with you. Today, we discuss some tips for being an effective teammate. The post 22. Software Etiquette: Or How to Stop Being a Jerk and Love Building Software appeared first on Retro Time.…
 
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