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Greater Than Code podcast: Interview with Uplevel CTO Ravs Kaur

Greater Than Code is a podcast that invites the voices of people who are not heard from enough in tech: women, people of color, trans and/or queer folks, to talk about the human side of software development and technology.
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Ravs Kaur joined the Greater Than Code podcast this week. She talks about her greatest super power of learning, celebrating failure, and how she recommends we answer the question “is work getting done” during this pandemic. Give it a listen!


02:30 – Rav’s Superpower: Learning to Learn

  • Success and Failure
  • Creating Environments Where It’s Safe to Fail
  • Exploring Ideas and Collecting Datapoints
  • Celebrating Feedback Cycles and Experiments

07:12 – Failing Fast – Getting Early Feedback Along the Way

  • Getting Over the “Being Polished” Hump
  • Learning for Self-Fulfilment

17:02 – Empathy as a Life Skill

  • Simulation
  • Empathy is Necessary to Learn Through Failure

26:40 – Uplevel: Empowering Engineers to do Their Best Work

31:49 – Productivity and Judgement Value

41:42 – Using Data to Measure Well-Being and/or Engagement


Rein: 1) We need to take human performance necessary. 2) Steven Shorrock’s Model of Change.

Jacob: Thinking more about ambient data.

Jamey: Failing fast.

Ravs: How do you know if you’ve built a great product if you don’t have a way to measure what people are clicking on and/or trying to find?