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Ep 1 - Remote Pay, The Great Resignation, GitHub Copilot and Codespaces


2021-08-30

TIMESTAMPS:
00:02:50 The Standup
00:12:15 Social Engineering
00:17:44 Epic - Salary cuts for remote workers?
00:31:05 Epic - The Great Resignation
00:47:10 Epic - GitHub Copilot & Codespaces
00:58:52 The Wash-Up

Welcome to the debut episode of Tech Team Weekly! As is always the case with software development, our first attempt at a 30-minute podcast turns out to be just over an hour long. We look at the ongoing saga of working during the pandemic and "The Great Resignation"; plus recent innovations at GitHub, including Copilot and Codespaces.

We introduce a few of our regular segments, including our workplace updates in The Standup, views from listeners in the Social Engineering section, and our "building in public" section entitled Podcast Driven Development.

Plus, learn more about Gwen's ongoing bathroom quest, the mystery of our missing debut tweet, and everyone takes the time to gush about Neil's current employer.

STORIES FEATURED THIS WEEK:

Reuters: Google employees who work from home could lose money

RTE: Would you take a pay cut to stay working from home?

New York Post: Google rolls out 'pay calculator' explaining work-from-home salary cuts

Wired: The Great Resignation is here and no one is prepared

BBC Worklife: The Great Resignation: How employers drove workers to quit

The Independent: This is how a boss should react when employees quit, expert says

The Register: GitHub's Copilot may steer you into dangerous waters about 40% of the time – study

The Register: After 15 months in preview, GitHub releases Codespaces – probably the fanciest new shiny since Actions

YouTube: Visual Studio Code: "The Dot"

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