Techsetters

Techsetters

By Kode With Klossy
Sam and Jenny are two millennial engineers obsessed with tech. After spending their undergrad years at Columbia and Harvard respectively, learning the ins and outs of computer science - they’re ready to continue their studies in the so called “real-world.”
In each episode, the pair uncovers the stories and secrets of techsetters everywhere; hearing guests’ career defining moments, and unconventional paths in the world of STEAM.
Techsetters is produced by Kode With Klossy and made possible by If / Then.
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Vicki Fulop on Founding Brooklinen
On this episode of Techsetters, co-hosts Samantha Wiener and Jenny Wang interview Brooklinen Co-Founder and CCO, Vicki Fulop.  After sleeping on a luxurious, but very expensive set of sheets while on vacation, Vicki and her husband, Rich, sought to fill a gap they saw in the marketplace and Brooklinen was born! With Brooklinen now valued at over $100M, Vicki shares her journey as a first time founder, from using Kickstarter as her original source of funding to drawing marketing inspiration from former boss, Tory Burch. Techsetters is Executive Produced by Kode With Klossy and made possible by If / Then. This episode was recorded in March 2020.
26:33
August 11, 2020
NASA Astronaut Dr. Cady Coleman on Living on the International Space Station
On this episode of Techsetters, co-hosts Samantha Wiener and Jenny Wang interview NASA Astronaut, MIT Graduate and former resident of the International Space Station, Dr. Cady Coleman.  On today's episode, Dr. Coleman shares how Dr. Sally Ride inspired her to pursue a career as an astronaut, the high stakes of catching your food supply in space with a robotic arm and the advice she gave Sandra Bullock at the Gravity premiere.  Techsetters is Executive Produced by Kode With Klossy and made possible by If / Then. This episode was recorded in April 2020.
39:50
August 4, 2020
Heidi Zak on Co-Founding Third Love and Finding the Perfect Fit
On this episode of Techsetters, co-hosts Samantha Wiener and Jenny Wang interview Third Love Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Heidi Zak. After founding Third Love in 2013 with the mission of building a better bra, Heidi has been named among Fortune's 40 Under 40.  On today's episode, Heidi discusses using data to create a better product, the importance of fostering inclusivity in company culture and using innovation to challenge the status quo. Techsetters is Executive Produced by Kode With Klossy and made possible by If / Then. This episode was recorded in April 2020. 
33:04
July 28, 2020
Dara Treseder on Carbon and the Future of 3D Printing
On this episode of Techsetters, co-hosts Samantha Wiener and Jenny Wang interview Carbon's Chief Marketing Officer, Dara Treseder. In 2020, Dara was elected as a Board of Director to PG&E, and named to Business Insider’s “25 Most Innovative CMOs in the World”.  On today's episode, Dara discusses the influence of communication technology in her hometown of Ibadan, Nigeria, staying true to herself and leading Carbon's rapid response to the Covid 19 crisis using 3D printing technology. Techsetters is Executive Produced by Kode With Klossy and made possible by If / Then. This episode was recorded in April 2020.
40:54
July 21, 2020
Karlie Kloss on Founding Kode With Klossy
On this episode of Techsetters, co-hosts Samantha Wiener and Jenny Wang interview supermodel turned entrepreneur, Karlie Kloss.  Karlie discusses her very first coding class at Flatiron School, the inception of a cookie delivery drone and founding Kode With Klossy, now in its biggest summer. Techsetters is Executive Produced by Kode With Klossy and made possible by If / Then.  This episode was recorded in April 2020.
31:21
July 14, 2020
Joy Buolamwini on Founding the Algorithmic Justice League
In the kick off episode of Techsetters, co-hosts Samantha Wiener and Jenny Wang speak with Joy Buolamwini.  A trailblazer beyond trailblazer, Joy founded the Algorithmic Justice League, an organization that looks to ensure racial justice includes algorithmic justice.  In today's episode, Sam, Jenny and Joy discuss racial bias in AI, fairness in facial datasets, and why code is poetry - featuring lines from her spoken word poem, “AI, Ain't I A Woman?” If that wasn't impressive enough, Joy is a Rhodes Scholar, Fulbright Scholar and Computer Science PhD student at MIT. Techsetters is Executive Produced by Kode With Klossy and made possible by If / Then.  This episode of Techsetters was recorded remotely in April 2020. 
40:53
July 9, 2020
Techsetters Trailer - A Kode With Klossy Podcast
Welcome to Techsetters!  Techsetters is hosted by Sam and Jenny are two millennial engineers on a mission to uncover the stories and secrets of techsetters everywhere; hearing guests’ career defining moments, and unconventional paths in the world of STEAM. Spotlighting these leaders not only lets the audience celebrate these badass trend-setters and leaders; it shows listeners everywhere that there’s a permanent seat at the table for them in the world of tech...it’s just not always where we expect it to be. Techsetters is a Kode With Klossy podcast, powered by If / Then.
01:22
May 26, 2020