MJS 065: Greg Wilson

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    Panel: Charles Max Wood

    Guest: Greg Wilson

    This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Greg Wilson about his educational and programming background, a Canadian company (Rangle) who’s doing amazing things, and much more! Currently, Greg is the head of instructor training at DataCamp.

    In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

    • Past Episode – 184
    • JavaScript
      • The one unavoidable language.
    • Company in Canada – Rangle.
    • 1980’s when Greg got into super computing – everything was custom hardware.
    • Want to be “rich, famous, and popular?” – check out 11:58!
    • Rangle – what a great company!
      • Emily Porta
      • Rangle’s program, Bridge, aimed at women who are trying to get into the tech industry.
    • How did you get into programming?
      • Queen’s University – 1980.
      • Started off as chemistry major.
      • From Vancouver, Canada.
      • Engineering degree.
      • Got hired to do math with computers.
      • Software.
      • 1985 – working for a lab in Ottawa.
      • Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Scotland.
      • Ph.D.
      • Academia.
      • Moved to Toronto.
    • Ruby
    • Violence and video games?
      • Where is the data?
      • If people had the habit of being skeptical, such as fake news and other things, that simply isn’t true.
        • For example: are vaccines dangerous?
    • Professor Marian Petre – Open University
    • Book: “Software Designs Decoded: 66 Ways Experts Think” by Marian Petre

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