Episode 66: Stories and Community with Ariel Caplan
Stories and Community with Ariel Caplan
Our guest this week is Ariel Caplan. Ariel is a developer at Cloudinary and the Founder of the Dev Empathy Book Club. At RailsConf this year, Ariel gave a keynote about culture and stories using examples from Israeli and American children's literature. In our conversation, we focus on the stories that developers tell ourselves about who is successful, what it takes to be successful, and what people and skills are left out of those stories, and how we might be able to change them.
02:18 - Stories We Tell New Members of the Community
04:17 - The Myth of the Lone Genius
06:28 - How Stories Affect Day-to-Day Expectations on Teams
12:36 - Stories That Benefit Our Employers
16:11 - How We Treat New Developers
21:11 - “Real Programmers”
26:30 - Computer Science Education
31:07 - People Skills and Community
Special Guest: Ariel Caplan.