#8: The Future of Education Will Rely on Public and Private Sectors Solutions

In this episode, Sarah and I wax philosophical about how education works (mostly in the United States, but ideas are broadly applicable) and how public schools + college could be improved. Along the way, we talk about how technology creates or eliminates jobs and what kind of market opportunities exist to help people train for better employment.

Sorry for the long delay, hopefully we can get on a more regular schedule!

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Show Notes

Race to the Top — Obama’s incentive-based education program that replaced “No Child Left Behind”

How to Get a Job at Google — Super popular NYTimes article on education and job-hunting in the tech sector

Rising Cost of Not Going to College 

RailsBridge — Sarah’s nonprofit that helps newbies and programming veterans learn the Ruby on Rails framework.

Gengo (translation) – crowdsourced translation

Revv – crowdsourced transcription

This is Probably a Good Time to Say That I Don’t Believe Robots Will Eat All the Jobs — an essay by venture capitalist Marc Andreessen on why technological progress creates new opportunities for human labor


#3: The Top Tech Trends of 2013

As the year winds down, we decided to make episode 3 all about the major tech trends of the year and what matters now. If anything, it’ll be fascinating to look back on this episode next year and see how things have changed. We covered 6 major topics and there’s a lot that we didn’t get to, like the leaks about NSA, Bitconin, and Women in Tech for instance, but hopefully you find our list interesting and worth a listen.

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Show Notes



Wearable Computing


Coding goes mainstream

Web / Tablet apps Replacing Desktop

Real-time goes mainstream

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