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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! Greg is currently the head of instructor training at DataCamp and a principal consultant at Rangle.

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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