150 episodes

A podcast about what we work on, not what it feels like to be a woman in tech.
Hosted by Edaena Salinas, Software Engineer at Microsoft.
Website: wit.fm

The Women in Tech Show: A Technical Podcast Edaena Salinas Productions

    • Technology
    • 4.8, 28 Ratings

A podcast about what we work on, not what it feels like to be a woman in tech.
Hosted by Edaena Salinas, Software Engineer at Microsoft.
Website: wit.fm

    S1:E6 – Technology Journalism (Kara Swisher)

    S1:E6 – Technology Journalism (Kara Swisher)

    Technology has a big impact in our society. Some examples from the last decades are, the internet, personal computers, smart phones, and social media. Kara Swisher, a Technology Journalist, has been covering tech since the 1990s. We talked about what the panorama was like when she was first starting out as a reporter back then in Silicon Valley. We also talked about the impact of technology in journalism. Kara also talked about the lack of underrepresented folks in tech, and observations she’s made throughout her career.

    S1:E5 – Abie Award Series: Cyber Crime (Laura Mather)

    S1:E5 – Abie Award Series: Cyber Crime (Laura Mather)

    Fighting cyber criminals is a challenging task. Laura Mather, Cyber Security expert, talked about her time at eBay fighting cyber criminals in the early 2000s. Laura explained different attacks that she saw and how these were being tackled back then. We also talked about Silver Tail Systems, a company she co-founded in 2008 to build systems that other companies could use to fight cyber criminals. Laura also explained the challenges of getting funding and how the panorama is changing for entrepreneurs.

    S1:E4 – Entrepreneurship (Brea Starmer)

    S1:E4 – Entrepreneurship (Brea Starmer)

    Flexible work environments provide an opportunity to be more inclusive to other people. Brea Starmer, Founder of Lions and Tigers, talked about building a company with a flexible work environment as a priority. We talked about how to maintain the company culture and sense of community and some of the challenges. Brea also talked about her trajectory in marketing in tech, and insights and learnings from early in her career.

    S1:E3 – User Research (Sarah Hall)

    S1:E3 – User Research (Sarah Hall)

    Building software involves understanding our users. This helps us build better software and consider new things. Sarah Hall, Lead User Researcher at Crunchyroll, explained how insights from users can drive product development. We talked about different types of user research, and various examples of how a product can improve from this. Sarah also talked about the role of a Lead User Researcher and important skills for the job.

    S1:E2 – Biotechnology and Water Pollution (María Isabel Amorín)

    S1:E2 – Biotechnology and Water Pollution (María Isabel Amorín)

    The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters on the planet. Maria Isabel Amorin, Founder and CEO of INDEQUI, explained the different types of pollution generated by these industries. We talked in detail about water pollution and about an affordable filter that she built to clean the water. Maria Isabel also explained the challenges of building a company in Guatemala and her path to raising funds.

    In 2019, María Isabel was recognized by the MIT Technology Review as an innovator in biotechnology.

    S1:E1 – Abie Award Series: Evolutionary Software Architecture (Rebecca Parsons)

    S1:E1 – Abie Award Series: Evolutionary Software Architecture (Rebecca Parsons)

    Rebecca Parsons has been working in technology for over 30 years. Throughout her career, some of the things she’s worked on are system architectures, software design patterns, distributed systems and best practices. Having started programming at 13 years old, she has seen significant technological transformations. In this episode we talked about the evolution of technology and how that leads to changes in how we develop software. Rebecca is currently the CTO of ThoughtWorks.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Petahr ,

Awesome show!!

As a man in tech I always think of course there should be more women! But that’s where it stops. I never take any action. But before you act you should listen. What women are asking for is respect, understanding, and able to work on the same stuff without a label. Of course listening is not enough but it’s a start so I can break my biases and see them just as nerds that like the same stuff I do.

And many of these women are smarter than me and are teaching me.

DuchyProvince ,

Technical and Inspiring

I subscribed to this show because I was looking for shows that went into how engineering actually works.

I found there is also a great deal of inspiration and role models to look up to. Also lots of stuff at the intersection of tech and various fields: engineering + art, engineering + medicine...a lot of variety.

The best way to get more women in tech is to show examples of women doing engineering--that's why I love this show.

bijou628 ,

Amazing Questions!

Edaena is an incredibly talented interviewer. I love how she gets at the story behind technology choices. A true gem for software developers.

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