Humans of Grappling Podcast
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Joining us today is Brown Belt Jiu-Jitsu pro Mike Lady. Mike joins us to talk not just about Jiu-Jitsu, but also his background in software development, the current state of AI becoming mainstream, a TON of ChatGPT discussion, and other current events. Mike has his own podcast, Humans of Grappling, so there’s yet another thing we have in common. I hope you enjoy this podcast as much as I did!

In his own words: I mentally and physically grapple with technology and people, respectively (for the most part). My primary disciplines of “grappling” are DevOps and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
I feel that these two aspects (mental and physical exertion) of my life are what keep me a balanced, productive, and happy human.
For the beginning part of my professional life, I have been a seeker, listener, and consumer of information, as one would expect for a novice professional. As I continue to develop my craft, I feel that I know enough now (7 years in, still not a lot) to help those who are just starting out by recording my thoughts in my blog posts, podcast, and youtube channel.
I like writing mostly because it helps me crystallize my thoughts to a very precise degree that is usually not practical in conversation. My process involves thinking about an idea to write, writing it, and then going back to rephrase, qualify, and clarify those thoughts ad nauseum.
This process is enjoyable to me because I have enough time to think about exactly what I want to say and mean. It is similar to writing, debugging, and testing code in process and in spirit; the satisfaction of creating something from “nothing” and making it work.

0:00 – Start
2:15- ADCC
3:45 – The difference between Jiu Jitsu styles
6:30 – Grappling Arts
10:15 – Background in training
22:00 – What is your favorite rule set?
25:20 – What is a Software Developer?
37:00 – Is HTML a language?c
43:24 – AI
53:00 – Politics regarding jobs
1:12:30 – Clip about Joe

Quickly- I’m Scott Groves – Husband, Father, Loan Officer, Coach, Author, Podcaster, and Recent Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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