Educate Yourself

Educate Yourself
By Ryan Carson
About this podcast
Imagine you could call up a friend and say "Meet me at the cafe and give me the latest on the future of learning, higher ed and edtech." That's our aim with the Educate Yourself podcast. Brought to you by the team behind Treehouse, an online technology school with 75,000+ enrolled students.
Latest episodes
Jan. 15, 2018
Christina Sass @sasschristina is the Co-Founder and President of Andela. Founded on the idea that brilliance is evenly distributed but opportunity is not, Andela aims to train 100,000 world-class software developers in Africa over the next 10 years. To do so, Andela has created a new model of education that funds itself through the work it does: training brilliant young software developers and placing them with top international companies. With a .6% acceptance rate, Andela is the most selective tech training program in Africa and has been featured by Wired, CNN, The Today Show, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. Prior to Andela, Christina built education and employment programs in China, Gaza and the West Bank, Kenya, and her home state of Georgia. Christina serves on the Advisory Council of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and on the board of the non-profit, the Global Give Back Circle. She also serves as education topic expert for the Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting. She was named as a 2014 New York Business Journal “Women of Influence”, a 2015 Business Insider “23 most innovative and inspiring women in New York City Tech” and a 2015 University of Georgia “40 Under 40” Alumni.  
Jan. 8, 2018
Beginning with her flagship barre3 studio in Portland, Oregon, Sadie created a unique style of whole-health fitness classes committed to mind and body results. Her modern approach offers accessible programs and inspiration for balanced living. Barre3’s worldwide franchise locations and Online Workouts have attracted A-list celebrities, every day parents and major publications such as Fast Company, Self, Nylon, and Entrepreneur. Sadie shares the principles she's used to create a sustainable, balanced company AND life, as well as tough lessons she's learned along the way. https://barre3.com    
Jan. 1, 2018
Dan Heath, New York Times bestselling author and founder of the Change Academy, shares stories from his latest book, The Power of Moments. It explores why certain brief experiences can elevate and change us—and how to create such moments in life and work. http://heathbrothers.com/the-power-of-moments/ http://changeacademy.com/
Dec. 18, 2017
Timirah James is a technology evangelist, iOS engineer and singer. She explains her frustration with the CS program at her college, why she left despite being a top performer, and how she used online resources and grit to become a full time iOS engineer. http://www.timirahjames.tech/
Dec. 4, 2017
Chris Guillebeau is a New York Times bestselling author and modern-day explorer. His newest book, Side Hustle, helps readers (including those with existing jobs and responsibilities) create a new source of income in 27 days. They dig into a few of his standout blog posts and the stories behind them.  https://chrisguillebeau.com/ During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Since then he has modeled the proven definition of an entrepreneur: “Someone who will work 24 hours a day for themselves to avoid working one hour a day for someone else.” Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than twenty languages. His second book, The $100 Startup, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, selling more than 500,000 copies worldwide. His third book, The Happiness of Pursuit, was published in September 2014 and was also a New York Times bestseller. His fourth book, Born for This, will help you find the work you were meant to do.  His daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than 2 million times a month. Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects.
Nov. 20, 2017
Deborah Quazzo is the Founder of GSV Acceleration, a venture capital fund investing in great entrepreneurs and their companies in the learning and talent technology sector. She discusses the value and changing landscape of higher education. http://gsvacceleration.com/ https://www.asugsvsummit.com/  
Nov. 6, 2017
Deepa Subramaniam’s inspiring career includes lead Product roles at Kickstarter, Hillary for America, charity: water, and Adobe. She shares her story of taking chances, conquering doubts, active networking, and using tech to solve global problems. twitter: @iamdeepa instagram: @ideepa linked in: deepa subramaniam  
Oct. 23, 2017
Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. a media company that tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators. He discusses his new book, WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us, which give tools for understanding how all the parts of modern digital businesses work together to create marketplace advantage and customer value, and why ultimately, they cannot succeed unless their ecosystem succeeds along with them. www.oreilly.com/tim/wtf-book.html
Oct. 13, 2017
Van Jones is a social entrepreneur, activist, CNN political contributor and host. He shares details of his new book, and suggests ways we can work across party lines to get youth and underrepresented people into tech jobs. http://www.vanjones.net/
Oct. 2, 2017
Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Change Catalyst and its Tech Inclusion programs. Change Catalyst is dedicated to exploring innovative solutions to diversity and inclusion in tech. Topics: benefits, practical steps to increase D&I. Change Catalyst