Podcast #102: What Can We Learn from Uber?
Welcome to the Stack Overflow Podcast #102 recorded Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Stack Overflow HQ in NYC. Today’s podcast is brought to you by rogue cows and SHA-1. SHA-1: You can depend on it.
Topics discussed this week (with only minor IT interruptions) include the Dell XPS-13, Macbook Pro touch bars, and ugh, Uber…
Our special guest this week is Erica Brescia, co-founder and COO at Bitnami. She speaks to us about her passion for dev tools as well as the challenges of being a predominantly remote company (something that SO knows a little bit about). Also, castle retreats? Yes please.
In our ongoing commitment to drafting the Stack Overflow Constitution, this week’s amendment proposal comes from David: PRO or CON: Should you have a 50 character max for the first line of your commit message?
Listen to the hosts’ thoughts and then post your answer to Twitter using the Hashtag #StackOverflowPodcast with either PRO (in 50 characters or less!) or CON (using up to 140 characters).
The best explanation, whether on the winning side or the losing side, will be read on next week’s podcast and win a fabulous STACK OVERFLOW STICKER courtesy of the Stack Overflow Podcast. Also, please submit your ideas for future constitutional amendments on Twitter using #StackOverflowPodcast, and one of them might be named after you.
Last week’s winner for the question: “PRO or CON: If you are frequently switching back and forth between Macintosh and Windows, should you remap the COMMAND and the ALT key and vice/versa?” is Daniel Allan White:
“CON. We CTRL our minds to adapt to the ALT keyboard layouts since there is no ESC from other machines in the world.” – @TheTrueAPlus
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I have to stay awake all night taking care of my grandpa, so I’m listening to this to keep me awake. I like it! It’s fun…
You can go straight to the “real” control panel in Win 10. Just right click on the start button and click “Control Panel”
Dear Lord, make it stop. I love Joel’s articles but this … must … reach … stop … fly, you fools
For those of you who want to skip to the part about Susan Fowler at Uber, it begins at 25:08.
I cannot understate how horrific this story is, or how terrified I am of getting hired at a company that is one-tenth of the dog’s breakfast that Uber is. Uber is a horrible, horrible company, and it should just disappear from the face of the earth.
Everyone should read Susan Fowler’s blog post. It’s a powerful treatise on how not to run a company.
Thanks Robert, that’s the part I was interested in. I love the tech behind Uber, their challanges to the taxi status quo, but as a company they sound like an absolute mess.
Great coverage, it was something similar to LatestOne success story.
I hope to see more success stories like this one.