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17218: Cybercastles & Cyberdefense

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We think about the future in terms of the past. Star Wars, after all, takes place a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. When we think about cyberdefense, we find that we are still think in terms of the static defense of physical infrastructure. We try to defend mobile data with references to earth and stone works from the 8th century.

Our Intern, Anna, attempts to explain the basic model of cyber
defense as a metaphor of castle defense.  Her description, though completely accurate in argument, has a few errors of fact, errors which should make us rethink how we use metaphor to describe cyberspace.

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Cast:

Anna The Intern: Sarah Corbyn Woolf

Evelyn the Business Manager: Margaux Amie

Sullivan from Policy: Josh LaForce

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17210: Big Problems with Big Data

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Big Data. It gives you facts. It tells you what is really happening. It has Volume, Varity, Velocity, Veracity and, of course, Vexation of Spirit. Vexation can come with the data, no matter how much you have of it, tells you more about the structure that gathered it than the truth of any matter. When you have that, you have a problem called Simpson’s Paradox – the bane of Big Data.

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Cast:

Evelyn the Business Manager: Margaux Amie

Rohit from IT: Noah Masur

Anna The Intern: Sarah Corbyn Woolf

Chuck of Acme Products: Ron Bianchi

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17810: Anna the Intern & the Young Tech Employee

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How do you manage a young tech employee? That’s why we have Anna-the-Intern on the podcast. She helps us understand why we call them “millennials” and they hate the term. The millennials are not a unique cohort. All adults have passed through the experience of being in their early 20s. However, the context for young adulthood is new. And the incentives for action are novel. And so we have a confinement, insightful and slightly shoe obsessed intern to help us how to manage the young tech employee

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Cast:

Anna-the-Intern: Sarah Corbyn Woolf

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16440: Why do we Stand & Why do we Scrum?

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We stand at our morning meeting and listen to a guy named a scrum master. What do these things tell us about organizations? And what do they tell us about technology? (Perhaps that it has much in common with more humble work?) A sketch of our morning standup meeting and an introduction not our new Master Scrummaster, Bix

Featuring:

  • Geoffrey Grier as Vinny the CTO
  • Josh La Force as Sulley from PR
  • Margaux Amie as Evelyn the Business Manager
  • Noah Masur as Rohit from IT
  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf as Anna-the-Intern

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Introducing John C Havens as Bix the Master Scrum Master

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16435: When a Millennial Trips and Falls

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As part of our series investigating the interaction of young workers and technology Anna-the Intern talks with her friend Jenny about the times when ambition outruns reality and when the language of one generation fails another.

Featuring:

  • Sarah Corbyn Woolf as Anna-the-Intern
  • Debbon Ayer as Jenny-the-Acquaintance

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Anna the Intern

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Every office needs and intern. Hence Anna was the first character to join the podcast. She’s energetic, she is, optimistic and completely convinced that her emotional and organizational intelligence will lead her to a stellar career in the technology industry. As played by Sarah Corbyn Woolf, she has shown herself to be a bit of a title hound (and who among us is completely free from that fault, and has provided us with an interesting way to probe the challenges that 20 somethings face as they enter the business world.

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16405: Seattle & the Problems of an Innovative Organization

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This fall, the podcast moves to Seattle. Such moves keep us flexible, agile, ready to face any task. Well, perhaps any task. There is this problem with slugs. However, we’re in Seattle to consider the attributes of an innovative organization. In the process, we’re looking at four attributes: Vision, Refinement, Socialization, and Decision-making. But to do that, we have to settle into our office. A local property manager is some help (though not much) and our hardworking intern puts down her box of material to deliver the lyrical speech “Rohit that Slug had a mother.”

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