Monthly Archives: April 2015

Ep. 33 – Detroit Water Project (Tiffani Bell)



When developer Tiffani Bell first heard about the water crisis in Detroit from a news article in the Atlantic, she was shocked. So she rolled up her developer sleeves and put up a page to help people who’s water had been shut off. Now, that page has become a full Y Combinator backed non-profit, and she’s the executive director. We talk about civic hacking, the technical challenges she had to overcome to make it work, and the impact her project has made to the lives of many in Detroit.

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Ep. 32 – Rockbot (Raquel Velez)



You probably know her as rockbot, the username that captures her passion for robotics. In this episode, developer Raquel Velez shares that passion with us, telling us all about competing in the DARPA Grand Challenge, how she feels about self-driving cars, and gives us a beginner-friendly walkthrough of how a robot works.

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Ep. 31 – Girl Develop It (Corinne Warnshuis)



Corinne Warnshuis sat in a Girl Develop It workshop to learn to code. Her love for the community and her community-building skills propelled her from coding newbie to Executive Director of Girl Develop It. She talks to us about her mission to make coding more accessible to women, how to be a good ally, and how the diversity movement in tech has impacted her work.

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Ep. 30 – The Not-Bootcamp (Jeff Casimir)



At a time when people are lining up to get accepted by a programming bootcamp, Jeff Casimir decided to start one that is non-profit. But he doesn’t like the term bootcamp — he prefers “program.” We talk about why he decided to make the Turing School non-profit, the complications of quantifying students’ skills, and how Turing School approaches its programming curriculum.

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