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The Boulder Tech Podcast features conversations with leaders, thinkers and influencers, sharing their views on what’s happening in Boulder’s rapidly evolving tech and startup scene.
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Episode 033: Jeremy Fields, Front End Development Director, Viget
Our guest for episode #33 is Jeremy Fields, Front End Development Director at Viget, a design agency dedicated to building a better digital world.Jeremy and I talk about:How the fast-paced world of web design isn’t really so fast-paced. Why and how he set about instilling accessibility in design into Viget’s company cultureThe tradeoffs involved in balancing good design with accessibility (spoiler: there don’t have to be many, if any)Why accessibility should be taken into account even when it’s not specifically required or requested by the clientThe common design/front end function whose demise Jeremy most looks forward to***The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by iolo.com, developers of the award-winning software suite System Mechanic, which repairs, optimizes, and protects Windows PCs. With a global sales presence in 33 countries and products in 11 languages, tens of millions of people have used iolo’s products for their PC optimization, security, and data recovery needs since 1998. Today, iolo is widely recognized by both consumers and industry experts as a worldwide leader in the system utility software market.iolo is offering all Boulder Tech Podcast listeners a 60% discount off either Phoenix 360, System Mechanic Pro, or System Mechanic through the coupon code: BOULDERTECHPODCAST. Simply go to iolo.com, decide which product works best for you, and enter the coupon code BOULDERTECHPODCAST at checkout. The 60% discount will be automatically applied to your order.The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite  and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for the Boulder Tech Podcast HQ, and to KGNU Community Radio for studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.com.Thank you for listening.
Episode 032: Analiese Brown, Director of Talent & Culture, CampMinder
Our guest for Episode #32 is Analiese Brown, Director of Talent & Culture at CampMinder. They’ve been building technology for camps since 2001. Analiese and I discuss: How to hire and retain great people in a competitive market such as Boulder’s. What workplace culture actually is – and what it isn’t.Why CampMinder puts company culture first and foremost in their mission.How readily the values we learned at camp translate to today’s workplace.Follow Analiese on Twitter @analiesemarie.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by iolo.com, developers of the award-winning software suite System Mechanic, which repairs, optimizes, and protects Windows PCs. With a global sales presence in 33 countries and products in 11 languages, tens of millions of people have used iolo’s products for their PC optimization, security, and data recovery needs since 1998. Today, iolo is widely recognized by both consumers and industry experts as a worldwide leader in the system utility software market.iolo is offering all Boulder Tech Podcast listeners a 60% discount off either Phoenix 360, System Mechanic Pro, or System Mechanic through the coupon code: BOULDERTECHPODCAST. Simply go to iolo.com, decide which product works best for you, and enter the coupon code BOULDERTECHPODCAST at checkout. The 60% discount will be automatically applied to your order.The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite  and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for the Boulder Tech Podcast HQ, and to KGNU Community Radio for studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.com.Thank you for listening.
Episode 031: Madison Kerndt, Software Engineer / Developer Evangelist, Iron Core Labs
Our guest for Episode #31 is Madison Kerndt, software engineer and developer evangelist at Iron Core Labs, creators of a development platform for end-to-end data control, privacy, and securityMadison and I cover a lot, including:the tradeoffs between privacy and security that consumers are often forced to makethe morality of security – and whether tech companies hold themselves to a high enough standard in that regard.how Boulder is a tech greenhousethe importance of digging into the hard tech for newcomers to the tech bizFollow Madison on Twitter @cipher-sift.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by iolo.com, developers of the award-winning software suite System Mechanic, which repairs, optimizes, and protects Windows PCs. With a global sales presence in 33 countries and products in 11 languages, tens of millions of people have used iolo’s products for their PC optimization, security, and data recovery needs since 1998. Today, iolo is widely recognized by both consumers and industry experts as a worldwide leader in the system utility software market.iolo is offering all Boulder Tech Podcast listeners a 60% discount off either Phoenix 360, System Mechanic Pro, or System Mechanic through the coupon code: BOULDERTECHPODCAST. Simply go to iolo.com, decide which product works best for you, and enter the coupon code BOULDERTECHPODCAST at checkout. The 60% discount will be automatically applied to your order.The Boulder Tech Podcast is made possible in part by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite  and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for the Boulder Tech Podcast HQ, and to KGNU Community Radio for studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@dojo4.com.Thank you for listening.
Episode 028: Jesse Litton & Dave Stadler, Co-Founders, Tech Friends
Our guests for Episode #28 are Jesse Litton and Dave Stadler, software designers and co-founders of Boulder’s Tech Friends. We talk about a lot of subjects, among themthe inspiration and thinking behind launching Tech Friends in the first placetheir mission to promote human connection and build community in the tech spacestrategies to take some of the charge out of online disagreementsthe power and grace that comes with sitting down for a cup of coffeeFollow Jesse and Dave @gettechfriends.NOTE: This episode is marked explicit for one well-placed reference to male cow feces.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Bonusly: a fun, personal recognition and rewards program that enriches company culture and improves employee engagement.Used by thousands of companies, Bonusly integrates with popular collaboration tools like Slack and Zappier, as well as HR software like ADP and BambooHR.Bonusly is proudly made right here in Boulder, Colorado.Learn more about employee recognition and try Bonusly free for two months at Bonus.ly/bouldertech.The Boulder Tech Podcast is also made possible in part by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite  and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for the Boulder Tech Podcast HQ, and to KGNU Community Radio for studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@conduitmusic.coThank you for listening.
Episode 027: Kim White, Co-Founder, Zimbowties
Our guest for Episode #27 is Kim White, a participant in Watson Institute’s Semester Incubator in Boulder, and Co-founder of Zimbowties, a Zimbabwe-based startup making bowties from recycled fabrics. Proceeds from sales go towards putting Zimbabwean kids through school.Kim and I touch on a number of things, such as:his inspiration for creating a business with a social impactKim’s experience in Boulder and at the Watson Institutethe concept of Design Thinkingwhat he’s gained from working with Zimbabwean childrenFollow Kim on Twitter @zimbowties.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Bonusly: a fun, personal recognition and rewards program that enriches company culture and improves employee engagement.Used by thousands of companies, Bonusly integrates with popular collaboration tools like Slack and Zappier, as well as HR software like ADP and BambooHR.Bonusly is proudly made right here in Boulder, Colorado.Learn more about employee recognition and try Bonusly free for two months at Bonus.ly/bouldertech.The Boulder Tech Podcast is also made possible in part by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite  and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for the Boulder Tech Podcast HQ, and to KGNU Community Radio for studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@conduitmusic.coThank you for listening.
Episode 026: Becks Boone, Robot Developer, Boulder Food Rescue
Our guest for Episode #26 is Becks Boone, Robot Developer at Boulder Food Rescue, and a software engineer with a focus on civic technology.Becks and I discuss an array of topics, among them:their perception of the USA from an American born and growing up on foreign soil, vs their actual experience upon arriving here at age 18working with the City of Boulder on behalf of Code For Americathe experience of a female-bodied person working in techthoughts on whether technology has a responsibility to culture and societyand the intersection of shared ownership, social justice and techFollow Becks on Twitter @boonrs.NOTE: This episode is marked explicit due to one or two highly contextual uses of the “F” word.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Bonusly: a fun, personal recognition and rewards program that enriches company culture and improves employee engagement.Used by thousands of companies, Bonusly integrates with popular collaboration tools like Slack and Zappier, as well as HR software like ADP and BambooHR.Bonusly is proudly made right here in Boulder, Colorado.Learn more about employee recognition and try Bonusly free for two months at Bonus.ly/bouldertech.The Boulder Tech Podcast is also made possible in part by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite  and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for the Boulder Tech Podcast HQ, and to KGNU Community Radio for studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@conduitmusic.coThank you for listening.
Episode 025: Bruce Rosard, Co-Founder/COO, Arival
Our guest for Episode #25 is Bruce Rosard, co-founder and COO of Arival, a travel industry organization and conference serving as the voice for the best part of travel: the creators and sellers of tours, activities and attractions. Bruce and I cover many topics, including:the birth and rapid growth of the Arival conferencethe biggest challenges facing the in-destination travel sectorhis role as a startup mentor and advisorand what Arival’s research has shown as the experience almost every traveler is looking for.Follow Bruce on Twitter @BruceRosard.***The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Bonusly: a fun, personal recognition and rewards program that enriches company culture and improves employee engagement.Used by thousands of companies, Bonusly integrates with popular collaboration tools like Slack and Zappier, as well as HR software like ADP and BambooHR.Bonusly is proudly made right here in Boulder, Colorado.Learn more about employee recognition and try Bonusly free for two months at Bonus.ly/bouldertech. The Boulder Tech Podcast is also made possible in part by Glider, a Colorado-based Community movement and non-profit that produces Boulder’s Ignite  and TedX events, as well as Boulder Startup Week. Learn more and consider a donation at glider.comThanks to dojo4 for providing space for the Boulder Tech Podcast HQ, and to KGNU Community Radio for studio usage.Our intro music is by Eccodek. Our outro music is by EarthRise SoundSystem.The Boulder Tech Podcast is produced by me, Joel Davis. Your feedback, criticisms and comments are welcome. Reach me at joel@conduitmusic.coThank you for listening.
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