Here are some show notes for a keynote lecture to a general audience in Indiana. This was recorded in April 2023.
|2:00||“SMET” vs STEM Education – Does Messaging Matter? |
(Previous blog post on SMET)
|5:00||Is Computer Programming a “Dirty Job”? Air conditioning, compensating differentials, and the nap pods of Silicon Valley |
(post on the 1958 BLS report)
|7:50||Wages and employment outlook for computer occupations|
|10:00||Presenting my experimental research paper “Willingness to be Paid: Who Trains for Tech Jobs?” in 23 minutes |
Motivation and Background 10:00 – 15:30
Experimental Design 15:30 – 22:00
Results 22:00 – 30:00
Discussion 30:00 – 33:30
|33:50||Drawbacks to tech jobs |
See also my policy paper published by the CGO on tech jobs and employee satisfaction
|35:30||The 2022 wave of layoffs in Big Tech and vibing TikTok Product Managers |
I borrowed a graph on Tech-cession from Joey Politano and a blog point from Matt Yglesias, and of course reference the BLS.
|39:00||Should You Learn to Code? (and the new implications of ChatGPT) |
Ethan Mollick brought this Nature article to my attention.
Tweet credits to @karpathy and @emollick
|48:00||Q&A with audience|