Episode 028: Jesse Litton & Dave Stadler, Co-Founders, Tech Friends

Episode 028: Jesse Litton & Dave Stadler, Co-Founders, Tech Friends

 
 
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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 them

  • the inspiration and thinking behind launching Tech Friends in the first place
  • their mission to promote human connection and build community in the tech space
  • strategies to take some of the charge out of online disagreements
  • the power and grace that comes with sitting down for a cup of coffee

Follow Jesse and Dave @gettechfriends.

NOTE: This episode is marked explicit for one well-placed reference to male cow feces.

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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.com

Thanks 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.co

Thank you for listening.

Episode 027: Kim White, Co-Founder, Zimbowties

Episode 027: Kim White, Co-Founder, Zimbowties

 
 
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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 impact
  • Kim’s experience in Boulder and at the Watson Institute
  • the concept of Design Thinking
  • what he’s gained from working with Zimbabwean children

Follow Kim on Twitter @zimbowties.

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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.com

Thanks 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.co

Thank you for listening.

Episode 026: Becks Boone, Robot Developer, Boulder Food Rescue

Episode 026: Becks Boone, Robot Developer, Boulder Food Rescue

 
 
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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 18
  • working with the City of Boulder on behalf of Code For America
  • the experience of a female-bodied person working in tech
  • thoughts on whether technology has a responsibility to culture and society
  • and the intersection of shared ownership, social justice and tech

Follow Becks on Twitter @boonrs.

NOTE: This episode is marked explicit due to one or two highly contextual uses of the “F” word.

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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.com

Thanks 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.co

Thank you for listening.

Episode 025: Bruce Rosard, Co-Founder/COO, Arival

Episode 025: Bruce Rosard, Co-Founder/COO, Arival

 
 
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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 conference
  • the biggest challenges facing the in-destination travel sector
  • his role as a startup mentor and advisor
  • and what Arival’s research has shown as the experience almost every traveler is looking for.

Follow Bruce on Twitter @BruceRosard.

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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.com

Thanks 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.co

Thank you for listening.

Episode 023: Kate Catlin, Founder and CEO, Find My Flock

Episode 023: Kate Catlin, Founder and CEO, Find My Flock

 
 
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Our guest for Episode #23 is Kate Catlin, co-founder and CEO of Find My Flock, a tech dream-job-landing-engine built especially for underrepresented technologists.

Among many things, Kate and I discuss:

  • why so many women are leaving tech and how that directly inspired her to create her company
  • Boulder’s place on the diversity spectrum
  • the importance of aligning financial incentives with mission
  • why she’d love for her company to go out of business

Follow Kate on Twitter @Kate_Catlin.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented 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.com

Thanks 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.co

Thank you for listening.

Episode 022: Bing Chou, Managing Director at MojoTech

Episode 022: Bing Chou, Managing Director at MojoTech

 
 
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Our guest for this episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast (our 22nd), is Bing Chou, Managing Director at MojoTech, a Boulder-based software development and design consultancy. Bing is also active in building relationships between Boulder’s tech community and the city.

We discuss a number of subjects, including:

  • the roots of his sense of activism and philanthropy
  • how the tech community might be misunderstood by Boulder’s non-tech populace
  • increased involvement among younger demographics in Boulder politics
  • and maintaining Boulder’s unique character in the face of rapid growth

Read Bing’s blog at virtuallybing.com. Follow him on Twitter at @virtuallybing.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented 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.com

Thanks 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.co

Thanks for listening. We’ll see you back here for the next episode of the Boulder Tech Podcast.

Episode 020: Ti Chang, Co-Founder and VP of Design, Crave

Episode 020: Ti Chang, Co-Founder and VP of Design, Crave

 
 
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Episode 20 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Ti Chang, co-founder and chief designer at Crave, a San Francisco-based company designing and building sex toys with women in mind. Our conversation covers a lot, including:

  • how Crave’s first product became the world’s first crowdfunded sex toy
  • the difference between marketing products to women, as opposed to designing products for them
  • the evolution of sex toys from taboo to objects of empowerment
  • and the simple, elegant brilliance of converting an Airstream to a mobile vibrator factory

Follow Crave on Twitter @followcrave. Follow Ti at @designerti.

This is the last interview recorded for the Boulder Tech Podcast during Boulder StartUp Week. I’ve enjoyed speaking with a variety of people connected to Boulder’s tech and startup scene, and I’m excited to continue.

We’ll be back soon with new episodes, and are open to your suggestions on who we should speak with and what we should cover. Shout at us on Twitter at @bouldertechcast or shoot me a note with your ideas.

Episode #20 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Culture track sponsor, Pop Sockets.

NOTE: this episode is marked explicit due to talk about sex toys and a few f-bombs. It is otherwise pretty harmless.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented 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.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

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.

Episode 019: Sarah E. Brown, Director of Content Marketing, Building Connected

Episode 019: Sarah E. Brown, Director of Content Marketing, Building Connected

 
 
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Episode #19 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Sarah E. Brown, Director of Content Marketing at BuildingConnected, and founder of the Flatirons LGBTQ Tech Meetup. Our conversation covers increasing diversity in tech through non-tech roles, creating an inclusive environment where everyone can bring their whole selves to work, and Sarah’s vision for the “best Boulder.”

Read Sarah’s blog at sarahbrownmarketing.com. Follow her on Twitter at @sebmarketing.

Episode 19 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Data Science track sponsor, Carbon Black.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented 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.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

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.

Episode 017: Mary Katherine Keller, Boulder Community Fellow, Watson Institute

Episode 017: Mary Katherine Keller, Boulder Community Fellow, Watson Institute

 
 
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Episode #17 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Mary Katherine Keller, Boulder Community Fellow at Watson Institute. Among other things, our fun and lively conversation covers:

  • her work mentoring at-risk teens in Boulder
  • the entrepreneurial mindset since she’s had since she was twelve and where that’s leading her
  • Boulder’s reputational marketplace
  • her advocacy for agency over apathy

Follow Mary Katherine on Twitter at @mkatkeller.

Episode #17 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder Startup Week Adventure track sponsor, Brandzooka.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented 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.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

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.

Episode 015: Michael Green, Founder, PacknPuff

Episode 015: Michael Green, Founder, PacknPuff

 
 
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Episode #15 of the Boulder Tech Podcast features Michael Green, Founder of PacknPuff. He’s also the co-leader of the Blockchain track at the 2018 Boulder Startup Week.

It seems only natural that a podcast about Boulder will, at some point, look at the marijuana biz, and in our discussion Michael relates his success story in and shares some of his views on the cannabis sector.

We also touch on his work with blockchain, as well as his impressions after his first year of living in Boulder.

Follow @PacknPuff on Twitter.

Episode #15 of the Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Boulder StartUp Week Internet of Things track sponsor, UpRamp.

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The Boulder Tech Podcast is presented by Honey. joinhoney.com

The program is also made possible in part by Boulder StartUp Week platinum sponsors MatterZayoGoogle and Boulder Engineering Studio.

We’re also presented 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.com

Thanks to dojo4 for providing space for our podcast studio, and to KGNU Community Radio for the recording gear.

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.