Jeremy Bowers (Washington Post)

Episode 42 · January 2nd, 2020 · 43 mins 5 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, rachel, Kendall, and Jeremy talk about:

  • How engineering is a bit different at a newspaper
  • A lowly beginning doing tech support at Best Buy
  • Saving the day on a project that won a Pulitzer!
  • Being glad he's not coding anymore
  • What "Newsroom Engineering" means
  • Why campaign finance data is critical to the news industry
  • Planning a charm offensive
  • Tactics for pre-empting burnout when deadlines are immutable
  • Book recommendations:
    • Camille Fournier: The Manager's Path
    • Will Larson: An Elegant Puzzle
    • Donella H. Meadows: Thinking In Systems
  • The actual net effect of indulging a "brilliant asshole"
  • Pushing for more remote workers
  • How to push back against authority when needed
  • Cooking at scale and for one's coworkers

You can find Jeremy on Twitter at @jeremybowers

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3