DiscoPosse Podcast
Ep 82 - #vFIt, #VMworld, #vCoffee, and Digital Rebar + @RackNGo with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle)

Ep 82 - #vFIt, #VMworld, #vCoffee, and Digital Rebar + @RackNGo with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle)

July 12, 2019

This show brings back one of our most popular guests, Rob Hirschfeld, who also has his own wicked good podcast at https://soundcloud.com/user-410091210 

We talk on some timely topics leading up to VMworld 2019 in San Francisco August 25-29.  There will be daily community runs (https://discoposse.com/vfit) and the community coffee exchange (https://discoposse.com/2019/07/11/vmworld-2019-vcoffee-community-bean-exchange/ ) and we are seeing Rob and his team at the VMware event for the first time!  

The first 15 minutes covers our running info and then we dive into the VMworld pre-announcements and what you can expect to hear from the main show and the hallway track.  Enjoy the show and I hope to see folks in person in San Francisco! 

Ep 81 - AWS Outposts and Serverless Twitter Thread Chat with Ben Kehoe (ben11kehoe)

Ep 81 - AWS Outposts and Serverless Twitter Thread Chat with Ben Kehoe (ben11kehoe)

July 5, 2019

Ben Kehoe is a Cloud Robotics Research Scientist at iRobot and Serverless Hero (https://aws.amazon.com/developer/community/heroes/ben-kehoe/)  among many things.  After an exciting twitter thread which centered around what the upcoming AWS Outposts product could do (and perhaps be limited to) and the "why on-prem?" question that many ask, Ben joined me for a powerful conversation where we explore the advantages and challenges of cloud-owned features and so much which will be important to cloud ops and cloud developer teams everywhere.  

See that conversation here:  https://twitter.com/discoposse/status/1133459635862687744 

Thank you to Ben for taking the twitter chat live and sharing great insights!

Ep 80 - Clubhouse.io and Developer Focus with Kurt Schrader (@Kurt) and Mitch Wainer (@MitchWainer).

Ep 80 - Clubhouse.io and Developer Focus with Kurt Schrader (@Kurt) and Mitch Wainer (@MitchWainer).

June 28, 2019

The team from Clubhouse.io (https://clubhouse.io) join me to chat about their approach to bringing a developer-focused experience with their platform.  This is a great discussion that talks much deeper on how being in what some may view as a crowded market is actually not crowded when you differentiate and provide distinct and focused products.  Big thanks to Kurt Schrader (https://twitter.com/kurt) and Mitch Wainer (https://twitter.com/MitchWainer) for sharing their insights and experiences. 

Ep 79 - Kickstarting your Business and Ideas with James Olander - @TheRoostStand

Ep 79 - Kickstarting your Business and Ideas with James Olander - @TheRoostStand

June 21, 2019

James Olander is the founder and designer of The Roost Stand (https://www.therooststand.com) which reached an impressive 1MM+ on its Kickstarter campaign.  Join us as we discuss the adventures of launching a Kickstarter, the challenges and learnings, and also how to think like a product manager to successfully build your own startup ideas.  

Ep 78 - DevOps-as-a-Service and Evolving Ourselves with David R Shaw (@Shawzer)

Ep 78 - DevOps-as-a-Service and Evolving Ourselves with David R Shaw (@Shawzer)

June 14, 2019

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. 

Ep 77 - Virtual Design Master (@vdmchallenge) Season 6 Announcement with @angeloluciani

Ep 77 - Virtual Design Master (@vdmchallenge) Season 6 Announcement with @angeloluciani

June 7, 2019

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.  

 

Ep 76 - Ultimate Email Productivity with @PonyDotGG founder Dmitry Minkovsky (@dminkovsky)

Ep 76 - Ultimate Email Productivity with @PonyDotGG founder Dmitry Minkovsky (@dminkovsky)

April 26, 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. 

Ep 75 - The Wonder, Balance, and Ethics of AI with @humamiio founder Barney Loehnis  (@barneylo)

Ep 75 - The Wonder, Balance, and Ethics of AI with @humamiio founder Barney Loehnis (@barneylo)

April 19, 2019

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)

Ep 74 - The Infotainers and the Psychology of Great Expo Presentations with Anders Boulanger (@the_Infotainers)

April 12, 2019

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

Ep 73 - Open Source, Closed Minds - A Discussion on Open Core and Open Source Monetization with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle) of @RackN

April 5, 2019

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 

Ep 72 - Ed Horley (@ehorley) on Skills Needed to go from Technologist to Technology Leader

Ep 72 - Ed Horley (@ehorley) on Skills Needed to go from Technologist to Technology Leader

March 29, 2019

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.  

Ep 71 - Productivity Hacks and Deep Work with Ethan Banks (@ecbanks) of the Packet Pushers

Ep 71 - Productivity Hacks and Deep Work with Ethan Banks (@ecbanks) of the Packet Pushers

March 22, 2019

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 

Ep 70 - The making of FaaStRuby.io with Paulo Arruda (@parrudanet) and Geoff Sullivan (@sullivg2)

Ep 70 - The making of FaaStRuby.io with Paulo Arruda (@parrudanet) and Geoff Sullivan (@sullivg2)

March 15, 2019

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.  

Ep 69 - John Price (@JohnAPrice29) on Career Shifts, Authoring, and Continuous Learning

Ep 69 - John Price (@JohnAPrice29) on Career Shifts, Authoring, and Continuous Learning

March 8, 2019

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. 

Ep 68 - The Magic of Marketing and Life with Rory Wheeler (@rorywheeler111) Part 2 of 2

Ep 68 - The Magic of Marketing and Life with Rory Wheeler (@rorywheeler111) Part 2 of 2

March 2, 2019

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.  

Ep 67 - The Magic of Marketing and Life with Rory Wheeler (@rorywheeler111) Part 1 of 2

Ep 67 - The Magic of Marketing and Life with Rory Wheeler (@rorywheeler111) Part 1 of 2

February 23, 2019

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

Ep 66 - Chris Williams (@mistwire) on proven practices for successful tech community growth and leadership

February 15, 2019

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 VTUGAWS-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

Ep 65 - John Troyer (@jtroyer) on challenges and evolution of influencer communities and communities of practice

February 8, 2019

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

Ep 64 - Drew Conry-Murray (@drew_CM) on Content Marketing, Podcasting, and building effective audience engagement

February 1, 2019

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

Ep 63 - Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy) on Startup life balance, Being an Engineer Manager and much more

January 24, 2019

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.