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December 10, 2019 @ 4:53 pm

Ep 92 - Vlad Edelman on Targetable and the Power of Personalized Advertising

Vlad Edelman is a dynamic and knowledgeable startup founder who is the power being Targetable, a virtual ad agency.  Join us as we walk through Vlad's experiences over the course of his career that led him to found Targetable.  This is definitely another lesson for anyone keen on the startup life.  Vlad is full of amazing advice and information.  

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November 29, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 91 - Ankesh Kumar on LetsChat.chat and Building Better Customer Interactions

Ankesh Kumar is the founder of LetsChat.chat (https://letschat.chat) as well as an inventor, entrepreneur, leader, husband, and father who thrives in bettering the lives of the people he encounters.  Ankesh shares some amazing lessons in the founding of LetsChat and how the experiences and interactions between customers and companies is fundamentally changing.  

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November 22, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

Ep 90 - Om Suthar (@astr0mnaut) on SQRL.me (@sqrlme), Health, Wealth, and Wellness

Om Suthar is the founder of SQRL (https:/sqrl.me) which is a really nifty app designed to create continuous goal achievement by tying steps, dollars, and feedback to achieve holistic happiness.  There is really much more to the product and what Om is doing which we touch in our great conversation, including startup challenges, managing product building and how to effectively begin your side-hustle entrepreneurship opportunity.

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November 13, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 89 - Eran Kirzner (@Eran72726582) of Lightbits Labs (@lightbitslabs) on Founder’s Lessons and Building a Successful Startup

Eran Kirzner is co-founder and CEO of Lightbits Labs (https://lightbitslabs.com) and has a storied history in the technology industry.  This show is a must-listen for folks who are interested in how Lightbits Labs is disrupting the Hyperconverged market and extends into an exciting and dynamic conversation with many lessons from the lens of a founder on startup successes and challenges.  Big thanks to Eran for sharing these lessons and stories which will inevitably excite anyone in the technology startup space or those looking to step into it. 

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October 31, 2019 @ 10:41 am

Ep 88 - Lauren Cooney (@lcooney) on Spark Labs, Coaching, and Inclusivity in Tech and Business

Lauren Cooney is the founder of Spark Labs (https://sparklabsco.com) and has been doing amazing work leading mentoring, coaching, and leadership programs for women in technology which is a much needed effort.  In this very open and exciting discussion, Lauren shares how she and her community building programs are working to bring diversity and inclusivity into business and tech through education and empowerment of individuals to unlock their full potential which may have seemed out of reach.  

You can reach Lauren and Spark Labs in many ways here:  https://linktr.ee/sparklabs 

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October 17, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 87 - Adam Post (@semi_technical) on Determination, Perseverance, and Goal Setting

Adam Post is a Principal Consultant, and despite his twitter handle of @semi_technical, he can certainly be extremely technical when needed.  Adam joins for a great discussion that will lead you through a journey on how to do effective goal settings, how to maintain the determination needed during difficult times, and much more.  There are some amazing personal stories shared and this will be a podcast that can put many people on a strong path to productivity and personal growth.  

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October 4, 2019 @ 1:33 pm

Ep 86 - Kelly Goolsby (@kgool) from Liquid Web on Managed Service Advantage and IT Architect Tips

Kelly Goolsby is Director of Solution Architecture at Liquid Web (http://liquidweb.com) and joins me for a great discussion around how managed services and managed cloud is a win for organizations and much more.  We discuss the tips that make a great architect, career progressions, navigating the effective sales process, and all things in between.  

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September 18, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 85 - Motivation and Decisions in the Face of Adversity with Jacob DeLuise

Imagine facing an unbearable physical pain and a doctor's decision in front of you that could fundamentally change your future.  Join Jacob DeLuise (@Jacob_deluise) as he shares a profound story of experiencing just that and how he makes tough decisions and motivates in not just the good days but through the bad days.  

The story and advice are amazing and big thanks to Jacob for sharing his experience with us. 

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July 26, 2019 @ 4:37 pm

Ep 84 - The Solocast talking #VMworld, #vFit, and Architect Thinking for Vendor Announcements

As the wind up to VMworld 2019 is in full force, this is the last of the pre-VMworld podcasts.  Today I share ideas on how to take in the announcements, what to really dig in on with how vendors influence their stories, and how to up level your thinking like an architect as you take in the news. 

Make sure to register join me in San Francisco August 25-28 for daily runs. The info is at https://discoposse.com/vFit 

 

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July 20, 2019 @ 11:50 am

Ep. 83 - @Tech_LevelUp, #vFit, #vTrailMap and @VMworld with Yadin Porter de Leon (@porterdeleon)

VMworld is around the corner and we are joined by a hugely respected community advocate in Yadin Porter de Leon for this show. Yadin is the founder of the Level Up Project (https://www.linkedin.com/company/level-up-project/) and the mind behind the #vTrailMap which lays out a phenomenal list of folks and resources to get connected to for raising your skills and value in the virtualization community.  We talk about the #vFit running group, #vCoffee exchange, #vTrailMap and much more.  

You also gain some incredible insight into the work happening around mentoring and education that has become a significant part of what both Yadin and Eric Wright have been doing over the past few years with growing success in reaching out to people and helping them to get involved in technology as a way to change their lives. 

Make sure to listen before you head to San Francisco in August and get caught up on what's happening there!

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July 12, 2019 @ 2:39 pm

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

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! 

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July 5, 2019 @ 11:33 am

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

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!

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June 28, 2019 @ 11:33 am

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

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. 

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June 21, 2019 @ 2:36 pm

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

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.  

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June 14, 2019 @ 11:33 am

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

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. 

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June 7, 2019 @ 11:33 am

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

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.  

 

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April 26, 2019 @ 11:33 am

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

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. 

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April 19, 2019 @ 11:33 am

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

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!

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April 12, 2019 @ 11:33 am

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.  

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April 5, 2019 @ 11:33 am

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 

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