Few things slow the velocity of innovation like a lack of bandwidth and expertise. Oftentimes, the best ideas get put on the back burner, because committing to them means also committing to a time and resource-intensive hiring process (one that runs the risk of not even working out). It’s a perennial catch-22 that usually ends […]
What started as an interest in “serious gaming” eventually led Sunny Atwal to Luminopia, where he serves as the Head of Engineering. Luminopia uses virtual reality tech to treat neural visual disorders in children, receiving their FDA approval in October of 2021. Today, he talks with Faith about the tech behind the treatment, the process […]
Homogenous design didn’t happen overnight; there’s a long and storied history of operating systems looking the same. And today, Grey and Faith talk about the very first instance of Apple suing Microsoft over design copyrights. While the suit didn’t go Apple’s way, thanks to some missteps by their legal team, it did have ripple effects–like […]
When it comes to hiring, everyone wishes it was easier, us included (that’s why we’re here, after all). And while ChatGPT has certainly received the lion’s share of press over its capabilities, the reality is that there is a treasure trove of AI and ML (machine learning) hiring tools that can help take the edge […]
ChatGPT can do a lot of incredible things, not the least of which is to help you make better hires and put yourself in contention for better jobs. This week, Faith sits down with our resident GhatGPT guru, VP of Product Grey Garner, to talk about how to make the most out of AI and […]
When Al Gore made his famously misquoted speech, he was the subject of ridicule for weeks. But was he really that far off? This week in tech history, Ashely and Faith talk about his “I invented the internet” speech, what he really did, and how instrumental he was in opening accessibility to the world wide […]
Big data rakes in big money, and the Cirus Foundation wants to make sure you’re getting your cut. This week, Faith talks to Julia Guz, Head of Operations at Cirus Foundation, about how everyone deserves to control and profit off of their own information, ways to make that experience accessible to all, and ways to […]
When the Homebrew Computer Club met up for the first time in Menlo Park, they had no idea they’d be so instrumental in spreading awareness and enthusiasm for personal computers. This week, Chris and Faith dive into the history of the club, the inventions that came out of it, and why, as New Yorkers, they […]
When you think about technical decision-making within your company, how many of those decisions come down to just the stack you’ll be developing with? It turns out there are far more choices you’ll have to make, and making them early on will help to avoid headaches down the road.
The web of digital advertising is wide-spread and many-threaded; when companies use ad tech to promote their products, they don’t always know what their ads are supporting. This week Faith talks to Claire Atkin, co-founder of CheckMyAds, about how ad tech makes money, ways to tackle big advertising, and how we can all help fight […]
Long before we all knew how to use Incognito mode or clear a search history, someone had to be the first person to do something illegal on a computer. And in 1971, that first person was caught after the very first warrant for a computer search was executed. This week, Faith talks with Jessi Soler […]
Understanding your users is the most important step you can take in building product that is used exactly how you want it to be used. In this episode, Faith talks with Product Management leader Fatima Karwandyar about the importance of user testing, getting whole-team buy-in, and iterating until you’re ready to redefine your users again.