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Neurodiversity in Tech

Neurodiversity in Tech

By Brandon and Sean

Join the ramblings of two neurodiverse I.T. professionals as they discuss work, life, and anything else that strikes their fancy.
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Episode 024 - Pizza Wars Pt II - Return of the Deep Dish
Episode 024 - Pizza Wars Pt II - Return of the Deep Dish
And we're back at it talking about our favorite subject, PIZZA! We also managed to bring back Adam and Robin from our previous episodes and wrangled in another person to settle the great debate, Rob. Outnumbered by 2 for Chicago and 2 for Southern Ontario, does Sean even stand a chance of representing New Haven pizza? Tune in and find out! Also, this is a long one, so get comfortable.
01:02:08
January 30, 2023
Episode 023 - Job Hunting For The Neurodiverse
Episode 023 - Job Hunting For The Neurodiverse
In this episode, we talk about what we look for when job hunting to feel out a company's approach to neurodiversity.
31:25
January 18, 2023
Episode 022 - Dr. Martin Bloomfield on Dyslexia
Episode 022 - Dr. Martin Bloomfield on Dyslexia
In this episode, we dive into the topic of dyslexia in life and in the world with the incredibly knowledgeable Dr. Martin Bloomfield. For more information on dyslexia, please check out Dr. Bloomfield's Dyslexia Bytes website at https://dyslexiabytes.org, or his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@DyslexiaBytes Also, the aforementioned Dyslexia Compass website can be found at https://dyslexiacompass.eu/
36:45
January 07, 2023
Episode 021 - Info Dumping
Episode 021 - Info Dumping
It's what happens when a neurodiverse person gets on a subject they really enjoy. Brace for the torrent of information.
29:53
December 15, 2022
Episode 020 - DOOM Boxes
Episode 020 - DOOM Boxes
No, not like the game, and not like doom and gloom. Pop in and listen about what DOOM boxes are, how they relate to neurodiversity, and what we keep in our DOOM boxes.
24:53
December 05, 2022
Episode 019 - Flying Satan Bugs, and Why We Do What We Do
Episode 019 - Flying Satan Bugs, and Why We Do What We Do
BEES!!!! Not actually, bees would be okay but not ideal, this is much worse. Anyhow, after a brief hiatus we are back at it and dive in to the why, why we do this podcast and why we wish to be advocates for neurodiversity in general. Stop by and take a listen.
33:18
November 19, 2022
Episode 018 - A Journey to an ADHD Diagnosis with Robin West
Episode 018 - A Journey to an ADHD Diagnosis with Robin West
Come join us as we talk with Robin West about the path to diagnosis, difficulties, and benefits related to ADHD.  This episode has plenty of moments where Robin and Brandon go Full Canadian. Yes, food is also brought up. If you're surprised you shouldn't be.
35:57
October 26, 2022
Episode 017 - The Humor Episode
Episode 017 - The Humor Episode
!!! WARNING !!!! DAD JOKES INBOUND! This week we talk about the humorous aspect of life from the neurodivergent and neurotypical point of view. It's a laugh out loud episode, which somehow also covers sports... kind of.
32:18
October 19, 2022
Episode 016 - Self-Diagnosis
Episode 016 - Self-Diagnosis
Our first lister requested topic, we dive right into self-diagnosis and why it is a very valid form of diagnosis. 
33:06
October 10, 2022
Episode 015 - Job Interviews
Episode 015 - Job Interviews
This week we discuss the interview process, both as an interviewee and an interviewer, from a neurodivergent point of view. 
34:29
October 04, 2022
Episode 014- Work and Finding Your "You" Space
Episode 014- Work and Finding Your "You" Space
This week - and apologies for the lateness of the release - we discuss workplaces, what we believe defines a good one, and how to feel them out. We also talk about the path of finding your calling...career-wise.
31:23
September 28, 2022
Episode 013 - Food Aversions and Fixations
Episode 013 - Food Aversions and Fixations
Food food food. Yummy yummy food. All the food ......... and then some. Also, things we can't stand. How do you feel about cilantro?
33:10
September 20, 2022
BONUS - 6 Degrees to Kevin Bacon
BONUS - 6 Degrees to Kevin Bacon
We couldn't let the Kevin Bacon chat rest and set out to find someone that had more than two degrees of separation...
12:26
September 12, 2022
Episode 012 - Neurodiverse Parenting
Episode 012 - Neurodiverse Parenting
In this episode, we discuss parenting neurodiverse children and being neurodiverse parents. 
31:49
September 12, 2022
Episode 011 - Anxiety Talks with Brandon
Episode 011 - Anxiety Talks with Brandon
Join us as I interview Brandon about anxiety, how it has impacted him, what he does to minimize it, and a fun little rant about anxiety in the interview process. It's a good one.
36:16
September 06, 2022
Episode 010 - Discussing Bipolar Disorder with Sean
Episode 010 - Discussing Bipolar Disorder with Sean
In this episode, Sean opens up about his experiences with having bipolar disorder.
34:11
August 30, 2022
Episode 009 - ADHD - An interview with Alex Schneider
Episode 009 - ADHD - An interview with Alex Schneider
Join us as we discuss the ups and downs of ADHD with our special guest Alex Schneider!
35:20
August 22, 2022
Episode 008 - PIZZA!!!!!
Episode 008 - PIZZA!!!!!
The long-awaited Pizza Episode, with special guest Adam Duce! Join us as we discuss pizza, the best food there is. ....also, New Haven pizza is the best.
35:31
August 14, 2022
Episode 007 - Self-care
Episode 007 - Self-care
How do you perform a bit of "mental self-maintenance?" What do you do to refill your gas tank when you're running on E?
28:30
August 09, 2022
Episode 006 - Masking
Episode 006 - Masking
In this episode we discuss masking, or the act of exhibiting or suppressing certain behaviors in order to fit in or appear more neurotypical.
33:16
August 03, 2022
Episode 005 - Fixations and hyperfocus
Episode 005 - Fixations and hyperfocus
In this episode, we discuss the topics of fixation and hyperfocus in general and how it applies to us. Sean also calls out reality TV.
25:51
July 23, 2022
Episode 004 - On Dealing with Mental Health
Episode 004 - On Dealing with Mental Health
Trigger Warning: in this episode we discuss mental health, and as such we do touch on more serious topics such as suicide, even briefly. Please be mindful of this, and take a break or skip over this if you are not in the right mind for such discussions; our goal is to help, not exacerbate things. We are also not doctors, so please understand that anything we discuss should not be considered as such. If you are currently in a crisis or know someone who is, reach out for help.  In the United States, the Suicide Prevention hotline can now be reached by dialing or texting 988.  Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566 (Phone) | 45645 (Text, 4 p.m. to midnight ET only).  In Quebec (French): Association québécoise de prévention du suicide: 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)
33:45
July 18, 2022
Episode 003 - Things that please our senses
Episode 003 - Things that please our senses
In the last episode, we talked about things that drove us nuts, this time we dive into what we like.
35:40
July 11, 2022
Episode 002 - Sensory Aversions
Episode 002 - Sensory Aversions
Brandon and Sean discuss different things that they have an aversion to, across multiple senses (smell, touch, sound, etc).
31:54
July 08, 2022
So it begins...
So it begins...
An introduction to us, and somehow a significant segway about food.
39:03
June 26, 2022
NIT Trailer - The Prelude
NIT Trailer - The Prelude
This is just a quick intro to us and let you know (very briefly) what this podcast is going to be about.
00:38
June 24, 2022