Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

A weekly podcast discussing the design, development, and business of great software. Hosted by thoughtbot CEO, Chad Pytel, and rotating cast of fellow developers, designers, and entrepreneurs, we delve deep behind the scenes of the products and technologies we love.

Episodes

Title Duration Published Consumed
286: A Million Boxes at a Time (Stephan Ango) 00:47:37 2018-08-14 06:01
285: Deep Counting (Jerry Talton) 00:47:52 2018-08-06 06:01
284: Bringing Vision to Robots (Clara Vu) 00:41:29 2018-07-23 20:30
283: Overcoming Awkward Data (Joe Ferris) 00:41:14 2018-07-16 06:01
282: Robot as a Platform (Tim Enwall) 00:38:28 2018-07-02 17:25
281: Reconnecting With Development (Robby Russell) 00:49:33 2018-06-25 06:02
280: Design at the Program Layer (Greg Storey) 00:47:19 2018-06-18 06:01
279: Building a Lifelong Brand (Alex Friedman) 00:24:53 2018-06-11 06:01
278: The 'Lights On' Moment (Sam Moorhouse) 00:28:04 2018-06-04 06:01
277: How Do We Work Together? (Michael Sheeley) 00:53:26 2018-05-28 06:01
276: Enable and Serve (Chris Heivly) 00:47:31 2018-05-22 06:01
275: Galvanizing Focus (Paul English) 00:43:00 2018-05-14 06:01
274: Providing Value (Ram V. Iyer) 00:37:11 2018-05-08 06:01
273: Showcase Your Value (Nilan Peiris) 00:31:17 2018-04-30 06:01
272: Grown-Up App Development (Dermot Daly) 00:36:26 2018-04-23 06:01
271: Being a Good Manager (Camille Fournier) 00:40:32 2018-04-17 06:01
270: How's Work Lately? (Jennifer Dary) 00:48:54 2018-04-10 06:01
269: Human to Human Connection (David Cancel) 00:45:02 2018-04-03 06:01
268: Present and Effective (Adam Marchick) 00:34:15 2018-03-27 06:01
267: Familiar With the Market (Sara Tateno) 00:31:01 2018-03-19 05:01
266: Destination Driven (Ernesto Moreno) 00:35:38 2018-03-13 05:01
265: Loosening My Hold (Tracy Osborn) 00:38:05 2018-03-05 06:01
264: Having a Realistic Mindset (Allen Pike) 00:40:48 2018-02-27 06:01
263: The Stuff of Science Fiction (George Brocklehurst) 00:22:46 2018-02-19 06:01
262: The Thought Behind the Bot 00:57:06 2018-02-12 06:01
261: A Human Future (Pamela Pavliscak) 00:35:55 2018-02-05 06:01
260: Treating Yourself Like a Business (Andrew Carroll) 00:39:23 2018-01-29 06:01
259: Carve Your Own Story (Curtis Herbert) 00:43:14 2018-01-22 06:01
258: Doing it on Principle (Max Seelemann) 00:39:04 2018-01-15 06:01
257: Mapping the World For Parents (Anne Halsall) 00:42:45 2018-01-08 06:01
256: Stay Hungry, Stay Learning (Hosted by Alan Wick) 00:47:35 2017-12-18 06:01
255: Solving the Whole Problem (Maria Parker) 00:41:29 2017-12-04 06:01
254: Product and Vision (Chris Savage & Brendan Schwartz) 00:44:13 2017-11-20 06:01
253: iPads For Camp (Aleen Simms) 00:27:22 2017-11-03 18:45
252: Strategic Foresight (Amy Webb) 00:39:57 2017-10-24 06:01
251: More Than Just Pretty Pictures (Jarrod Drysdale) 00:40:53 2017-10-09 06:01
250: The Internet of Payments (Anders Brownworth) 00:35:43 2017-09-26 06:01
249: The Business of Buying (Thomas Smale) 00:37:12 2017-09-12 06:01
248: Crossing the Chasm (Geoffrey A. Moore) 00:39:32 2017-08-28 06:01
247: The Developer’s Path (Laurie Young) 00:35:31 2017-08-15 06:01
246: Becoming the 'Yes' Person (Sara Chipps) 00:40:22 2017-07-28 06:01
245: F is for Feelings (Gregg Pollack) 00:55:45 2017-07-13 19:30
244: A Fork in the Road (Seth Godin) 00:32:50 2017-07-04 06:01
243: Mostly Local (Mike McKenna) 00:36:45 2017-06-27 06:01
242: Too Dressed Up For The Internet (Kim Goulbourne) 00:24:22 2017-06-19 06:01
241: I Don’t Like Talking to Computers (Nick Charlton) 01:02:14 2017-06-07 22:00
240: Handing Over the Reins 00:55:38 2017-06-05 06:01
239: Change is in the Air 00:35:51 2017-05-29 06:01
238: The Graph is Beautiful 00:19:51 2017-05-22 22:01
237: Steve Jobs Used Slides 00:34:13 2017-04-29 05:01
236: Care For Customer Support (Spencer Fry) 00:37:38 2017-04-22 05:58
235: Meta Talk Process 00:31:01 2017-04-12 06:01
234: Secret Features 00:29:46 2017-04-05 06:01
233: Insert Mode is the Worst Mode 00:27:34 2017-03-27 06:01
232: Don't Be Boring 00:27:24 2017-03-22 05:01
231: Who Likes Using Ugly Software? 00:33:01 2017-03-14 05:01
230: Sales Through Education (Anna Jacobsen) 00:32:55 2017-03-06 06:01
229: We Need More Counters 00:33:33 2017-02-27 06:01
228: Start in Beginner Mode 00:24:59 2017-02-20 06:01
227: We Don't Do Fractional Pennies 00:30:26 2017-02-13 06:01
226: There Are So Many Edge-Cases 00:22:44 2017-02-06 06:01
225: Abuse the Sunk-Cost Fallacy 00:31:43 2017-01-30 06:01
224: Sharpen Your Saw 00:33:17 2017-01-23 06:01
223: Work Deterrent System 00:25:12 2017-01-09 06:01
222: Honesty Bait 00:30:20 2016-12-19 06:01
221: Power in Mimicry 00:35:02 2016-12-12 06:01
220: Goin' Legit (For 2017) 00:33:30 2016-12-06 06:01
219: Rails' Sidekick (Mike Perham) 00:31:20 2016-11-28 06:01
218: A Spark of Inspiration 00:35:37 2016-11-21 06:00
217: The Object Object Object 00:50:51 2016-11-14 06:01
216: The One With Laila & Brenda 00:38:54 2016-11-07 06:01
215: SaaS is a Marathon, Not a Sprint 00:37:11 2016-10-31 05:01
214: My Cat is VP of Marketing (Nick Gauthier) 00:42:52 2016-10-24 06:01
213: Madness Free 00:40:59 2016-10-17 06:01
212: Good Enough, Namaste 00:38:23 2016-10-10 06:01
211: Battle Hardened Over Time 00:39:45 2016-10-03 06:01
210: s/Walden/Andover 00:32:19 2016-09-26 06:01
209: Playlist Driven Development 00:33:54 2016-09-19 06:01
208: Efficiency Starts With a Haircut 00:40:02 2016-09-12 06:01
207: Database & Queue are Dirty Words (Derrick Reimer) 00:33:21 2016-09-06 06:01
206: I'm Glad We Talked About This (Chad Pytel) 00:47:13 2016-08-22 06:01
205: Bottling Calm 00:42:59 2016-08-08 06:01
204: Disinclined, For Simplicity's Sake 00:56:55 2016-08-01 06:01
203: Worry Beads on Business Chains 00:45:57 2016-07-25 06:01
202: A Full 360 00:41:17 2016-07-18 06:01
201: The Difficulty is in Focusing 00:48:34 2016-07-11 06:01
200: Summertime Sadness 00:46:29 2016-07-04 06:01
199: Heartening Frustration 00:51:22 2016-06-27 06:01
198: Nailing Down the Why 00:45:28 2016-06-20 06:01
197: An Engine That Throws Off Money 01:08:44 2016-06-13 06:01
196: Anecdotal Driven Development 00:49:52 2016-05-30 06:01
195: The Storm Before the Calm 01:07:04 2016-05-23 06:01
194: Changing Your Internet Home 00:49:00 2016-05-16 06:01
193: This Episode Has Been Brought to You By the Letter 'S' 00:45:19 2016-05-09 06:01
192: The High End of Reasonable 00:50:55 2016-05-02 06:01
191: I've Done it Once, I'm an Expert 00:47:14 2016-04-25 06:01
190: An Unkempt Backlog 00:55:33 2016-04-19 06:01
189: Swimming Against a Stream of Complexity 00:48:35 2016-04-11 06:01
188: I Have a Spreadsheet! 00:45:34 2016-04-04 06:01
187: Missed You! 00:54:20 2016-03-28 06:01
186: Learning Through Experimentation (Ryan Buckley) 00:37:12 2016-03-14 05:01
185: The Funnel is Just the Beginning (Lincoln Murphy) 00:30:12 2016-03-07 06:01
184: I Love You, Businesses! 00:50:41 2016-02-29 06:01
183: Embarrassing Trailing White-Space 00:49:22 2016-02-22 06:01
182: The Weight of Javascript 00:49:15 2016-02-15 06:01
181: Tying Your Work to Impact (Brian Balfour) 00:42:12 2016-02-08 06:01
180: We Don't Deal With Paper 00:48:03 2016-02-01 06:01
179: It's Tough to Iterate on Nothing 00:58:32 2016-01-25 06:01
178: No-one Wants Form End-Points for Christmas 01:05:28 2016-01-18 06:01
177: I Forgot There Would Be Follow-On Tasks 00:52:47 2016-01-11 06:01
176: The Pricing is Right 00:54:34 2016-01-04 06:01
175: Broaden Your Worldview (Ashe Dryden) 00:30:04 2015-12-21 06:01
174: Building Character (Laura Roeder) 00:29:43 2015-12-14 18:01
173: Obsessed With Helping (Hiten Shah) 00:30:28 2015-12-07 06:01
172: Go After the Hard Stuff (Eric Normand) 00:41:27 2015-12-01 06:01
171: Always Be Hustling (Steli Efti) 00:37:39 2015-11-23 06:01
170: Make Things People Want (C. Todd Lombardo & Trace Wax) 00:39:38 2015-11-09 06:01
169: Purpose Driven Development (Sara Chipps) 00:36:02 2015-11-05 06:01
168: 'Unpronounceable' (Star Simpson) 00:31:52 2015-10-27 05:01
167: A Place For Both (Brenda Storer) 00:36:46 2015-10-12 06:01
166: Refactoring Health Care (John Norman) 00:40:13 2015-10-05 06:01
165: Everyone's Welcome Here (Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo) 00:43:05 2015-09-28 06:01
164: Transcribing at 260 wpm (Mirabai Knight) 00:36:50 2015-09-21 06:01
163: Play is the Best Way to Learn (Nadia Odunayo) 00:31:37 2015-09-14 06:01
162: Literal Giant Robots (Brinkley Warren) 00:23:25 2015-09-08 06:01
161: Listen to Your Users (Jules Coleman) 00:28:38 2015-08-31 06:01
160: Unfollowing the Leader (Drew Neil) 00:30:49 2015-08-26 06:01
159: Falling Out of Love With Haskell (Mike Burns) 00:23:02 2015-08-17 06:01
158: Producing...Stuff (Thom Obarski) 00:31:04 2015-08-10 06:01
157: Between Frustration and Enlightenment (Tom Stuart) 00:46:17 2015-08-03 06:01
156: It Has to be Valuable (Steve Tooke) 00:33:13 2015-07-27 06:01
155: CTO Duties (Joe Ferris) 00:40:57 2015-07-20 06:01
154: Do it Right the First Time (Samir Talwar) 00:34:26 2015-07-13 06:01
153: Auld Lang Syne (Chad Pytel) 00:54:34 2015-07-06 06:01
152: Providing Positive Change (Denise Yu & Rosa Fox) 00:29:45 2015-06-29 06:01
151: Open By Default (Aidan Feldman) 00:28:57 2015-06-15 06:01
150: Don't Screw it Up (Derek Prior) 00:33:28 2015-06-08 06:01
149: Try to Stand Out (Chris Toomey) 00:32:47 2015-06-01 06:01
148: We All Want to be Heard (Rebecca Miller-Webster) 00:32:10 2015-05-25 06:01
147: Cry Through it, and Keep Typing (Saron Yitbarek) 00:33:09 2015-05-18 06:01
146: Ready For the Real World (Shelby Kelly) 00:28:53 2015-05-11 06:01
145: YOLO! _push to master_ (Sam Phippen) 00:43:40 2015-05-04 06:01
144: Finding a New Way (Pam Selle) 00:34:19 2015-04-27 06:01
143: Keep an Open Mind (Carin Meier) 00:29:02 2015-04-20 06:01
142: The Power of Play (Justin Gitlin) 00:28:23 2015-04-13 06:01
141: Don't Say No to Anything (Georgia Dow) 00:29:35 2015-04-06 06:01
140: Don't Believe Everything That You Think (Sir John Hargrave) 00:31:01 2015-03-30 06:02
139: Learning Oriented Culture (Mike Brittain) 00:38:27 2015-03-23 05:01
138: Overloading the Home Row (Craig Andera) 00:44:35 2015-03-16 05:01
137: The Haskell Renaissance (Pat Brisbin) 00:30:34 2015-03-09 05:01
136: I Think it Was the Altitude (Ben Orenstein) 00:31:16 2015-03-02 06:01
135: Planning For Change (Ben Arent) 00:33:46 2015-02-23 06:01
134: Growing to Meteor (Paul Dowman) 00:41:43 2015-02-16 06:01
133: The DNA of Music (Matt Aimonetti) 00:34:40 2015-02-09 06:01
132: Story Tellers (Adarsh Pandit, Kyle Fiedler) 00:38:28 2015-02-02 01:01
131: The Human-Computer Interaction Umbrella (Irene Ros) 00:32:24 2015-01-26 06:01
130: Counting all the F-Words (Joanne Cheng) 00:27:48 2015-01-19 22:02
129: The Engineering of Payments (Ian Logan) 00:35:34 2015-01-13 06:01
128: To Attract and Retain (Dan Croak) 00:47:44 2015-01-05 03:00
127: Merging Worlds (Meng To) 00:39:40 2014-12-22 13:00
126: Log In to Your Space (Zach Dunn) 00:47:21 2014-12-15 12:07
125: Rebooting (Adarsh Pandit) 00:43:51 2014-12-08 04:04
124: Maintaining Your Legacy (Scott Ford) 00:32:57 2014-11-24 02:00
123: Don't Call It a Codecation (Chris Hunt) 00:24:49 2014-11-18 07:00
122: Ruby, the Weird Way (Britt Ballard, Caleb Thompson, Richard Schneeman, Terence Lee) 00:50:18 2014-11-10 11:00
121: Prolificness (Allison House) 00:32:30 2014-11-03 05:01
120: Open Your World For Commentary (Tom Lehman) 00:54:19 2014-10-28 01:01
119: Create Value or Create Technology? (Pete Hunt) 00:27:52 2014-10-20 02:01
118: Scare Yourself (Dan Martell) 00:37:46 2014-10-13 02:01
117: Designing Quality (Will Sulinski) 00:27:27 2014-09-22 02:00
116: A Model Jellyfish (Carl Smith) 00:31:51 2014-09-15 02:00
115: There's a Spectrum Involved Here (Brandon Bloom) 00:37:04 2014-09-08 02:00
114: Offer Value First (Ryan Delk) 00:24:58 2014-09-01 02:00
113: Minimum Path to Awesome (Rob Walling) 00:32:54 2014-08-25 02:00
112: Data By Design (Joanne Cheng) 00:26:32 2014-08-18 02:00
111: Thinking Outside the Loop (Chris Granger) 00:41:45 2014-08-11 02:00
110: Protecting Invisible Things (Eric Mill) 00:32:10 2014-08-04 02:00
109: Venturing Thru Capital (Alex Taussig) 00:36:18 2014-07-28 02:00
108: Picking Your Obsession (Brett Van Zuiden) 00:38:18 2014-07-21 02:00
107: The Best Secrets Kept (Sara Haider) 00:32:58 2014-07-14 02:00
106: Sprinting Thru Design (Alex Baldwin & Galen Frechette) 00:28:10 2014-07-07 02:00
105: Use Your Info-magination (Marc-André Cournoyer) 00:32:32 2014-06-30 02:00
104: Maintaining The Meat Machines (Adam Wiggins) 00:40:30 2014-06-23 02:00
103: Consulting the Consultants (Adam Wathan, Chris Keithlin) 00:36:30 2014-06-16 02:00
102: Put It Out To The World (Peter Cooper) 00:28:21 2014-06-09 02:00
101: Developing Skills (Alex Fox, Jatin Bhandari) 00:38:48 2014-06-02 02:00
100: Adequately Industrious (Aaron Patterson) 00:45:31 2014-05-26 02:00
99: You Are Not Alone (Greg Baugues) 00:19:30 2014-05-19 02:00
98: Memorization Techniques (Chris Hunt) 00:19:51 2014-05-12 02:00
97: Railing Against Rails (Ernie Miller) 00:25:38 2014-05-05 02:00
96: Business is Hard (Jeff Casimir) 00:35:12 2014-04-28 02:00
95: Making Time (Chas Emerick) 00:41:55 2014-04-21 02:00
94: The Nature of Writing (Diana Zmuda, Jessie Young) 00:36:24 2014-04-14 02:00
93: Diversity of Approach (David Nolen) 00:41:38 2014-04-07 02:00
92: Program to the Machine You Have (Ryan Hoover) 00:32:32 2014-03-31 02:00
91: Not Ruining Design (Rich Thornett) 00:34:18 2014-03-24 01:00
90: Do One Thing Well (George Brocklehurst, Mike Burns) 00:22:31 2014-03-17 01:00
89: Moving Beyond The Wheel (Mahmoud Abdelkader) 00:35:23 2014-03-10 01:00
88: Prospering Communities (Kyle Bragger) 00:28:25 2014-03-03 01:00
87: Monitoring the Bathrooms (Tony DiPasquale) 00:23:04 2014-02-24 01:00
86: Humility and Patience (Peter Reinhardt) 00:21:50 2014-02-17 01:00
85: I Want These Ideas To Be Free (Max Temkin) 00:40:12 2014-02-10 01:00
84: The Bus Number (Harper Reed) 00:46:20 2014-02-03 01:00
83: Turning the Tables (Ben Orenstein) 00:53:30 2014-01-27 01:00
82: Teach all the things (Matt Knox) 00:38:25 2014-01-20 01:00
81: An Agent of Change (Seth Godin) 00:33:41 2014-01-13 01:00
80: Growing Business (Josh Pigford) 00:28:11 2013-12-23 01:00
79: The Gentle Wise One (Uncle Bob Martin) 00:37:59 2013-12-16 01:00
78: Fancy Pants (Chris Lindland) 00:28:06 2013-12-09 01:00
77: A Beautiful Thing (Harold Giménez) 00:51:16 2013-12-02 01:00
76: The Boutique Agency 00:40:51 2013-11-25 01:00
75: Embedding Democracy (Catherine Bracy) 00:31:21 2013-11-18 01:00
74: Fancy Scala (Sean Griffin) 00:32:05 2013-11-11 01:00
73: Spooky Robots Haunting other Spooky Robots (Drew Neil) 00:33:03 2013-11-04 01:00
72: Up in the Mountains (Nathan Barry) 00:32:39 2013-10-28 01:00
71: The Power of the Truth 00:39:53 2013-10-21 02:00
70: Let Your Freak Flag Fly 00:40:17 2013-10-14 02:00
69: Geocoding in the Now 00:14:50 2013-10-07 02:00
68: Simplicity and Elegance 00:34:10 2013-09-30 02:00
67: The Data Optimist 00:29:41 2013-09-23 02:00
66: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility 00:40:18 2013-09-16 02:00
65: No! Videos Private! 00:38:25 2013-09-09 02:00
64: Wistfully Into the Air 00:36:18 2013-09-02 02:00
63: Knowledge Bomb! 00:48:37 2013-08-26 02:00
62: Family Business 00:31:39 2013-08-19 02:00
61: Having the Craic with Paul 00:34:56 2013-08-12 02:00
60: Deep Dive 00:34:01 2013-08-05 02:00
59: Nowhere to Hide 00:25:52 2013-07-29 02:00
58: A Thousand Neckbeards 00:31:12 2013-07-22 02:00
57: Delayed Gratification 00:28:10 2013-07-15 02:00
56: Code in a Bubble Bath 00:36:36 2013-07-08 02:00
55: The Value of Flow 00:42:29 2013-07-01 02:00
54: Build your stuff on the side and have a good time 00:25:22 2013-06-24 02:00
53: Not everything needs to be extracted 00:38:29 2013-06-17 02:00
52: You look really fancy in your tuxedo 00:58:19 2013-06-10 02:00
51: I found a voice 00:32:50 2013-06-03 02:00
50: It's Monday today, let's change everything 00:43:26 2013-05-27 02:00
49: The psychology of work 00:35:46 2013-05-20 02:00
48: Barista imposter syndrome 00:37:44 2013-05-13 02:00
47: Two hours per minute 00:20:53 2013-05-06 02:00
46: We don't have a monopoly on being unhealthy 00:33:43 2013-04-29 02:00
45: Tiny Robots Cuddling with other Tiny Robots 00:34:56 2013-04-22 02:00
44: I feel the opposite of burnt out 00:52:52 2013-04-15 02:00
43: A good person by default 00:44:16 2013-04-08 02:00
42: Why were you suing a website? 00:50:21 2013-04-01 02:00
41: This is the sausage being made 00:35:47 2013-03-25 01:00
40: He's winking at me 00:32:17 2013-03-18 01:00
39: We've been watching you for some time, Mr. Grimm 00:38:44 2013-03-11 01:00
38: Standing out from the pack 00:37:13 2013-03-04 01:00
37: You're riding the Rails bro! 00:34:48 2013-02-25 01:00
36: A gem called exploit 00:48:21 2013-02-18 01:00
35: I haven't lifted a pencil in years 00:29:16 2013-02-11 01:00
34: Very little comes to those who wait 00:29:19 2013-02-04 01:00
33: I've failed before 00:25:36 2013-01-28 01:00
32: There is an excited you in there 00:42:07 2013-01-21 01:00
31: I write everything in Markdown 00:45:28 2013-01-14 01:00
30: Giant Year-End Extravaganza 01:06:12 2013-01-07 01:00
29: The most ironic iOS developer 00:28:41 2012-12-31 01:00
28: Farther, further, faster 00:47:57 2012-12-24 01:00
27: Fabulous new mistakes 00:26:39 2012-12-17 01:00
26: Deep into the psyche of Gary Bernhardt 00:41:06 2012-12-10 01:00
25: Long hours on the BoltBus 00:21:30 2012-12-03 01:00
24: Not so DRY that it chafes 00:31:52 2012-11-26 01:00
23: As a consultant it's always your fault 00:31:54 2012-11-19 01:00
22: Your code looks nice today 00:23:20 2012-11-16 01:00
21: Data, Context and Interaction 00:28:10 2012-11-05 01:00
20: Ruby Lightning 00:33:54 2012-11-03 01:00
19: I have tons of guns and knives 00:38:38 2012-11-01 01:00
18: Trading Hours for Money 00:39:37 2012-10-29 01:00
17: I'm feeling full and Sassy 00:25:28 2012-10-22 02:00
16: Making it fast 00:35:29 2012-10-15 02:00
15: Moving money should be free 00:43:34 2012-10-08 02:00
14: Say goodbye to that big guy 00:30:37 2012-10-01 02:00
13: I'll disagree in just a little bit 00:30:01 2012-09-24 02:00
12: I think I'll be on a yacht 00:38:26 2012-09-17 02:00
11: You want your system to bend, not to break 00:54:24 2012-09-10 02:00
10: Isn't the last stage of grieving acceptance? 00:43:03 2012-09-03 02:00
9: TDD for Business!! 00:50:19 2012-08-24 02:00
8: Wax on, Wax off 00:30:16 2012-08-17 02:00
7: Something Else Was Smellier 00:34:08 2012-08-10 02:00
6: MVP of Personal Hygiene 00:44:50 2012-08-03 02:00
5: My wife is getting really into whiskey 00:48:36 2012-07-27 02:00
4: I've got a little thoughtbot angel or devil on my shoulder 00:37:37 2012-07-20 02:00
3: The FactoryGirl Representation of a Factory 00:40:22 2012-07-13 02:00
2: Design with a sip of Bourbon 00:35:36 2012-06-23 02:00
1: Polymorphism vs. Conditionals 00:31:13 2012-06-12 02:00