David R. Shaw is the co-founder of White Label Software (https://whitelabel.software) and someone who brings passion for business, community, and personal growth to any conversation. We discuss how David's personal history led him to where he is today and the things that make successful teams and technologists based on his experiences in the industry. We explore what could be best called DevOps-as-a-Service which is the way to accelerate adoption of new practices with the help of outside expertise and much more.
The Virtual Design Master (https://virtualdesignmaster.io) team is back at it with a new season featuring an entirely new approach to the event. This year we share the details from Angelo Luciani, Melissa Palmer, and Eric Wright as we move to make a truly inclusive introduction to hackathons with an informative webinar series and a 24 hour virtual hackathon in summer 2019.
Are you using email right? The answer is probably no! Learn how Dmitry Minkovsky is tackling the challenge with great email habits and how his platform https://pony.gg can help you change the way you email and get more out of this now classic form of electronic communication.
This exciting and broad conversation taps into the very interesting topic of AI, Human Resources, general AI and societal challenges, and much more. Barney Loehnis is the founder of Humami and brings a strong history in the industry to our discussion. The value of AI and the impact on humans (both in business and out) is incredible. Thank you to Barney for such a dynamic and enjoyable chat!
Ep 74 - The Infotainers and the Psychology of Great Expo Presentations with Anders Boulanger (@the_Infotainers)
Anders Boulanger, CEO and founder of The Infotainers (https://theinfotainers.com) shares the story of the start of his career and the launching of The Infotainers which is regarded as the premier booth presentation team among high tech expo teams. If you've been to a major technology event you've seen Anders and his team (check out Episode 67 and 68 with Rory Wheeler for more).
This show discusses incredibly important and informative methods to deliver great presentations and how you and your team can really kick up the presentation game. Big thanks to Anders for sharing stories and insights.
Ep 73 - Open Source, Closed Minds - A Discussion on Open Core and Open Source Monetization with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle) of @RackN
As more open source projects become commercially driven (rightly so) there is a challenge among open source community folks as to when it is right to use open core, open source, or the dreaded fork. Rob Hirschfeld joins us for a great discussion that started on the news of AWS launching Open DIstro for Elasticsearch and we take on some challenging topics around open source, monetization, and commercialization of open platforms and products.
Rob refers to a great Gitlab talk which discusses open source business models which is also a must-watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6ZupYzr_Zg
Ed Horley joins us to discuss the invaluable skills that build great teams and great technical managers. We discuss how his own path was helped with some excellent books and tips which will help you both as a manager and as a part of a team in understanding the challenges of managing people effectively.
Ethan Banks joins us again for a deeper discussion on how he discovered the value of disconnecting. This show is filled with actionable advice that will definitely change your productivity and working habits for the better. This also introduces what I've dubbed as VOMO - the Value Of Missing Out which I blogged about at http://discoposse.com
Paulo Arruda is the creator of FaaStRuby.io which is a serverless platform for Ruby that is already gaining significant traction as a platform. Geoff Sullivan is building the community engagement along with Paulo and shares insights on both how this platform is interesting technically and as a business problem solver.
Serverless is rightly gaining popularity and this will be a must-listen for folks who want to understand some of the challenges and the reasons that serverless is so popular.
John Price joined the show for a very interesting discussion that spans his career in technology. John shares how he went from technologist to a first time author, and the continued progression to where he is today. This will be a must-listen for anyone in a technology role and may open some eyes on what the real value of becoming an author is. Thank you to John for sharing some extremely helpful insights.
This is part 2 of a very interesting chat with Rory Wheeler (http://justroarcommunications.com) that continues into how he performed for President Obama, made the move to change directions in career, and now relaunched a new venture.
There is magic and science in everything we do. Rory Wheeler (http://justroarcommunications.com) joins me for an enjoyable and informative discussion that will take you in many directions covering behaviours, marketing, career development, and much more. This is the first of a two part discussion. Enjoy!
Ep 66 - Chris Williams (@mistwire) on proven practices for successful tech community growth and leadership
Chris Williams (aka @mistwire) works as an Enterprise Cloud Consultant for GreenPages, helping customer design the next generation of Public & Private Cloud, specializing in AWS and VMware. He is an active community member, helping to run VTUG, AWS-PUG and contributes to vBrownBag.
This discussion covers some insightful and proven techniques that have led to the growth of the AWS Portsmouth User Group, the VTUG organizations. More than just growth, this is a great lesson in participating in and leading successful technology communities.
Ep 65 - John Troyer (@jtroyer) on challenges and evolution of influencer communities and communities of practice
John Troyer is well known among the VMware community as the creator of what may be the most widely known technology advocacy communities known as #vExpert during his time at VMware. Now, as co-founder of Tech Reckoning, John shares insights into the distinct challenges of influencer marketing and technology community health as a whole. This discussion will leave you asking some deep questions yourself about these programs and what's next for it all.
Ep 64 - Drew Conry-Murray (@drew_CM) on Content Marketing, Podcasting, and building effective audience engagement
Join Drew Conry-Murray of the Packet Pushers team as we discuss audience engagement through content in blogging, podcasting, speaking, and more. Drew brings a lot of great tips to help you learn to measure your audience and bring more of your voice to your content.
Ep 63 - Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy) on Startup life balance, Being an Engineer Manager and much more
Join us for a very exciting and open discussion on the conundrum of personal career advancement in engineering, work/life balance, being an engineer manager, startup challenges and more. Charity brings an honest voice from experience to the show and this will be a must-listen, especially if you're near to the software industry.
Ep 62 - Career changes, Impostor Syndrome, and the art of working from home with Conrad Ramos (@vNoob)
Conrad Ramos shares insightful tips on how changing careers can also introduce new challenges. We talk about the move from being an IT consumer to an IT architect, the reality of impostor syndrome, and also lots of great tips on how to effectively collaborate while working remotely.
What does it take to become a professional podcaster? What did the journey look like from part time to full time podcasting and consulting? Find out this and much more as Ethan Banks of the Packet Pushers joins me for a fun conversation that is a must-listen for anyone either in tech or in any entrepreneurial role. Lots of great lessons and fun stories in here.
This podcast shares amazing tips that will take your productivity to the next level. James Green shares productivity tips and explores how virtual assistants are already affordable for you, today. Hear about practical and real ways to bring yourself to the next level with for both day-to-day productivity and with moving to a 10x version of yourself with virtual assistants and more.
Fresh off of the IBM Innovate event, this episode shares some of the event highlights and also explores the value and power of the customer story. This the the "Why?" of any technology solution.