CanCon Podcast Ep. 56: Can Uber’s toxic culture infect Canadian tech?


This week, the internet has been abuzz with talk of Uber and its company culture (again). A post by former Uber engineer Susan Fowler went viral after she outlined some toxic practices by the tech giant. The whole debacle has the CanCon podcast crew wondering many things, namely: is what’s happening at Uber happening here? Where does toxic culture start? What will it take for the tech community (and the company’s customers) to walk away from Uber altogether?

Lately, the internet has been rife with stories of espionage, cyber attacks, and major hacks. An opinion piece penned by Ramona Pringle for the CBC is making the argument that we are now in a world that requires digital rules of war. Would they help?

Tune in as CanCon’s podcast crew – Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative, Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup Senior Editor, and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor in Chief – debate #deleteUber.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 56 (02/25/17)

No culture is a culture
Susan Fowler’s strange, strange year at Uber
My Interview at Uber
It Could Happen to You (feature image courtesy Magoz)

We’re not talking trolls here
Digital Rules of War

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Get Some Freedom” by Big Data feat. Dragonette


Robyn Edgar

Robyn Edgar has a background in computer science, Arctic biology and bioinformatics, but she chose to leave the research world to bring science and tech to the public in the form of broadcast media. She's now BetaKit's resident audio producer. In her spare time, she volunteers at a campus radio station and practices her "old timey" radio voice impressions.

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