May 25, 2022
S8:E7 - Faking DEI Efforts, Ruby at Scale, and Diving Into PyScript
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In this episode, we speak with Tara Robertson, a diversity and inclusion consultant about some of the ways the tech industry has continued to fail when it comes to DEI, which is a topic spurred by a recent piece in the New York Times titled, At Wells Fargo, a Quest to Increase Diversity Leads to Fake Job Interviews. Then we speak with Stefan Marr, researcher and Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent’s School of Computing about Shopify’s investment into Ruby at Scale, and the research he will be doing for them. And finally we speak with Fabio Pliger, Principal Software Architect at Anaconda, Inc. and creator of PyScript about, you guessed it, PyScript! Which was unveiled at PyCon US 2022.

Show Notes

Tara Robertson

Tara Robertson partners with leaders eager to make their organizations more diverse, equitable, and inclusive through systemic change. She previously led Diversity and Inclusion at Mozilla and her work has been included in Harvard Business Review, Forbes and other publications.

Stefan Marr

Stefan does research on how we can make dynamic language interpreters faster. These days, he is particularly interested in speeding up TruffleRuby’s interpreter.

Fabio Pliger

Fabio Pliger is Principal Architect at Anaconda, where he spearheaded the creation and development of PyScript—a framework that allows users to create rich Python applications in the browser using HTML's interface and the power of Pyodide, WASM, and modern web technologies.

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