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Sam and Jenny are two millennial engineers obsessed with tech. After spending their undergrad years at Columbia and Harvard respectively, learning the ins and outs of computer science - they’re ready to continue their studies in the so called “real-world.”
In each episode, the pair uncovers the stories and secrets of techsetters everywhere; hearing guests’ career defining moments, and unconventional paths in the world of STEAM.
Techsetters is produced by Kode With Klossy and made possible by If / Then.

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    • 4.9 • 66 Ratings

Sam and Jenny are two millennial engineers obsessed with tech. After spending their undergrad years at Columbia and Harvard respectively, learning the ins and outs of computer science - they’re ready to continue their studies in the so called “real-world.”
In each episode, the pair uncovers the stories and secrets of techsetters everywhere; hearing guests’ career defining moments, and unconventional paths in the world of STEAM.
Techsetters is produced by Kode With Klossy and made possible by If / Then.

    Megan Smith & Susan Alzner, Using Technology to Better Humanity

    Megan Smith & Susan Alzner, Using Technology to Better Humanity

    On this week’s episode we were joined by Megan Smith and Susan Alzner, co-founders of Shift7, where they are bringing together problem solvers and innovators to solve systemic problems through transparency, interdisciplinary collaboration, and leveraging technology.

    Before teaming up to build Shift7, Megan Smith served as the third Chief Technology Officer of the United States under President Barack Obama, worked as VP of Google for 11 years, was CEO of planetout- an online LGTBQ+ community in the early days of the internet,  and worked on early smartphones at General Magic and Apple Japan early in her career. Today, in addition to her work at Shift7, Megan is an advisor to the MIT Media Lab, Vital Voices, Thinkof-Us, LA Olympics 2028, the Malala Fund, which she actually co-founded!

    Susan has worked in both creative spaces as well as government organizations. Susan worked as the political project manager for musician and social activist Ani DiFranco, and led the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) from 2014-2018. During her time at the UN, she co-created the UN Solutions Summit and led global public participation in UN General Assembly high-level events, including the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, and dialogues with the candidates for UN Secretary-General.

    In today’s episode we go behind the scenes of these illustrious careers to learn how a mandatory middle school science fair, batman and Robin, shaped Megan and Susan’s leadership styles and approaches to problem solving. Megan and Susan discuss how we can superpower our problem solving by applying technology and innovation to all topics from self driving cars to school lunches.

    Techsetters is a Kode With Klossy Podcast, made possible by If / Then.  This episode was recorded in May 2021.

    • 42 min
    Bridgit Mendler, Analyzing Fame and Social Media at MIT

    Bridgit Mendler, Analyzing Fame and Social Media at MIT

    Bridgit Mendler is my kind of girl – equal parts artist and tech guru. She has enjoyed a successful career as an actress, with credits on the Disney Channel and other movies, as well as a singer-songwriter. But it’s her love of javascript and work as a computer scientist that brings her here today. In this episode, we learn about Bridgit’s research as a PhD student and Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab, the research conferences she would love to present at one day, and what Natural Language Processing is. Listen to the entire episode for an exciting career update and plot twist from Bridgit!

    Techsetters is a Kode With Klossy Podcast, made possible by If / Then.  This episode was recorded in April 2021.

    • 32 min
    Padmasree Warrior, Founder & CEO Fable

    Padmasree Warrior, Founder & CEO Fable

    In this episode, Samantha and Jenny speak to Padmasree Warrior, a woman who has held so many legendary CTO and CEO roles, we don’t even know where to begin. She’s led teams in hardware, electric cars, and now, at her own company Fable, where she’s building curated editorial content in the mental wellbeing space. Padma’s story is full of really important lessons about finding your voice, knowing your weaknesses and making the most out of every opportunity.



    Techsetters is a Kode With Klossy Podcast, made possible by If / Then.  This episode was recorded in March 2021.

    • 29 min
    Claire Hughes Johnson, Increasing the GDP of the Internet

    Claire Hughes Johnson, Increasing the GDP of the Internet

    Today, Samantha and Jenny are talking to Claire Hughes Johnson. Claire is the COO of Stripe. Even if you’ve never heard of Stripe, you’ve definitely used it before. They’re the company that businesses use to send and receive payments, whether you’re Lyft, Instacart, Blue Bottle... You name it. Prior to Stripe, Claire worked at Google, leading various teams across Gmail, Google Apps, AdWords, and their self-driving cars project. Claire started her career consulting state politics, and represents everything we love about a Techsetters guest: she’s stayed curious, leaned into her strengths, and adapted with the world.

    Techsetters is Executive Produced by Kode With Klossy and made possible by If / Then. This episode was recorded in March 2021.

    • 27 min
    Debbie Sterling, From Idea Brunch to GoldieBlox CEO

    Debbie Sterling, From Idea Brunch to GoldieBlox CEO

    In this episode, Samantha and Jenny speak to Debra Sterling. Debbie is the founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, a toy company that uses storytelling and games to inspire more young girls to pursue a life in STEM. She’s since been rewarded as a Time Magazine ‘Person of the Moment,’ and a Forbes 40 Under 40. Debbie is also an If / Then Ambassador and as you’ll hear in this episode, an inspiring Brunch Host. 

    Techsetters is Executive Produced by Kode With Klossy and made possible by If / Then. This episode was recorded in April 2021.

    • 32 min
    Alexandra Zatarain, Re-Inventing Sleep Fitness

    Alexandra Zatarain, Re-Inventing Sleep Fitness

    In today’s episode, Samantha and Jenny are speaking to Alexandra Zatarain. Alexandra’s work is all about sleep. She’s the Co-founder and VP of Brand and Marketing at Eight Sleep, the world’s very first sleep fitness company. She works with her team to use the most advanced technology for all their products that help people sleep a little bit better. 


    Raised in Tijuana, Alexandra has worked in academia, on Wall Street, and for various apps. She’s a Forbes 30 Under 30, an angel investor, and a mentor with WE NYC, an initiative to support female business owners. 


    Techsetters is Executive Produced by Kode With Klossy and made possible by If / Then. This episode was recorded in March 2021.

    • 30 min

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