Ep. 42 - Spiraling Ops Debt, SRE Solutions and @RackN chat with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle))

February 13, 2017

If you only read one blog this week, this is the one you should start with:  https://robhirschfeld.com/2017/01/17/spiraling-ops-debt-the-sre-coding-imperative/ 

We chat with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle) on the subject of spiraling operations debt and the SRE coding imperative, plus how he and the RackN team are helping to solve some of those challenges.  


Ep. 41 - Tools and Strategies for Advanced and Rapid IT Learning with @vcdx133 and @byronschaller

January 29, 2017

Have you ever wondered how a VCDX or a CCIE holds down a full time role and also an aggressive learning plan?  This informative episode will share tips on how to learn tough topics quicky, and how to embrace a learning plan that will lead to personal and professional advancement.  We each share our personal learning styles and tips which will give you ideas on how to map learning to your personality.


Ep. 40 - HashiCorp and DevOps Defined with @armon of @HashiCorp

January 20, 2017

Join this exciting chat with Armon Dadgar, co-founder of HashiCorp, as we look at how to define DevOps in terms of where you and your organization are in the evolution.  This is also where you learn key tips on how to approach evolving yourself and your team to be able to begin embracing a DevOps approach to IT.  Also, some news about an important upcoming webinar!


Ep. 39 - HashiCorp and the Value of Composable Infrastructure with @mitchellh of @HashiCorp

January 16, 2017

Join us as we have a great chat with HashiCorp founder, Mitchell Hashimoto.  This is a good opportunity to become familiar with the various products in the HashiCorp ecosystem and to learn the importance of composable infrastructure and how HashiCorp products have come to be as a result of this. 


Ep. 38 - AWS re:Invent Thoughts and Evolving from Virtualization to Cloud with @DiscoPosse

December 7, 2016

As we shift our focus in the industry to what's next, the decision for us as techologists is to finding our footing in both the past and the future.  My thoughts on some of the AWS re:Invent conference and our evolution as architects should plant some seeds on how to build your path towards embracing public cloud in your IT portfolio.


Ep. 37 - All about Containers with Phil Estes (@estesp)

October 21, 2016

This dynamic chat takes us through the rise of containers, some big things happening in the ecosystem around containers, and also the reasons why this shift is occurring.  Phil Estes joins us to talk about his experiences in the container community and brings some very interesting insight into why we should all be digging into Docker and the like. 


Ep. 36 - The rise of the Generalist and Community Skill Building with Craig Waters (@cswaters1)

October 14, 2016

In a fun and informative chat with Craig Waters (@cswaters1), we talk about the value of community as a learning platform, the rise of the generalist, and much more on how you can take your career to the next level with some simple steps that Craig, and others, have proven out.  


Ep. 35 - Unikernels: The what, why, and when chat with Ian Eyberg of @deferpanic

October 8, 2016

What's the deal with unikernels?!  We had Ian Eyberg of Defer Panic join us to talk about what a unikernel is, why it's an important part of the overall IT strategy, and when you should or should not use them.  A great end-to-end discussion that will also open your eyes to new ways of doing some interesting things!


Ep. 34 - Containers, IT Evolution and more with Brian Gracely (@bgracely)

September 30, 2016

In a great conversation with Brian Gracely (@bgracely), we talk about moving up the stack, the Cloudcast podcast, the evolution of IT, and much more.

Our conversation tackles the very important topic of measuring technology like containers in it's placement on the hype cycle, and where the adoption of next-generation technologies are working in real use-cases.  Brian provides very specific and real examples of why cloud, containers and other technologies are beginning to really drive a lot of innovation in business.

Ep. 33 - @OpenStack Newton, AUC, and Community with Shamail Tahir (@ShamailXD)

September 23, 2016
With the OpenStack Summit coming up in Barcelona, and the Newton release of OpenStack coming in October, we take some time out to chat with Shamail Tahir (@ShamailXD).  Shamail has had a lot of involvement at many levels with the OpenStack community, and is part of the team that has put together the new AUC (Active User Contributor) Recognition program.
We talk about some features that are exciting in the Newton release, the changing of the process for the design summit, and much more on the overall OpenStack technical and user community.  Thanks to Shamail for a great chat!
AUC Program link:  https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/AUCRecognition

Ep. 32 - Wordpress rebranding, plugins, and security with Edward Haletky (@texiwill) Part 2 of 2

September 16, 2016

Following on our rebranding chat with Edward Haletky, this episode covers some very powerful tips on Wordpress with regards to rebranding, site speed, plugins, security, and much more.  Thank you to Edward for a dynamic chat with some key tips that every Wordpress site owner should know. 


Ep. 31 - @TVPStrategy rebrand, and more with Edward Haletky (@texiwill) Part 1 of 2

September 9, 2016

Having just completed the rebrand of TVP Strategy, we sat down with Edward Haletky (@Texiwill) to talk about being an analyst versus being a blogger, the rebrand of TVP Strategy, and much more.  This is the first of a two-part chat which will lead us to another session where we talk about the website changes and challenges that go along with a rebranding effort.


Ep. 30 - @OpenStack, Community, and more with Mark Collier (@SparkyCollier)

August 14, 2016

As OpenStack celebrates the 6th birthday of the open cloud ecosystem, we chat with OpenStack Foundation COO, Mark Collier.  Mark has been in the industry and has helped to lead out the work on OpenStack from its inception to now, and this is just the beginning of the story!

Listen as we discuss the value of open source, the wins and challenges of open communities, and much more. Thank you to Mark for a very interesting conversation! 

Ep. 29 - DataGravity, Data Security and @vBrisket VMworld Events with David Siles (@dsiles)

August 7, 2016

We had a chance to sit down with David Siles (@dsiles), CTO of DataGravity to chat on a few very interesting items.  The conversation spans everything from the recent important announcements from DataGravity, the upcoming VMworld community events, and a very informative end-to-end view of data security practices and the current trends in the industry. 

Thank you to David for a great chat, and make sure to visit the http://vBrisket.com to find out about the events for VMworld 2016 including the multi-city bus tour!

Ep. 28 - Talent Sourcing for Today’s High Tech Roles, Community Style with Jill Jubinski (@jilljubs)

July 31, 2016

There is a shift in how we source talent in a world where remote work and the two-pizza team has become something that changed a lot of the world of high tech.  

How do you build a community inside the office?  Jill Jubinski shares her insights into a widely respected style that she has brought to the industry after hiring and nurturing talented teams at some of the most well know technology firms. 

This is a must listen for managers, technologists, and human resource professionals alike.  Thank you to Jill for a really great conversation!

Ep. 27 - The Art and Challenges of Community Building with @JonoBacon

July 24, 2016

Join us for a great conversation with Jono Bacon (@jonobacon), who has been a part of some of the largest IT and open source communities over recent years.  

We delve into how to build communities, the challenges of engagement, and how to support open source as an employer and as a contributor.  

We also discuss the latest initiative that Jono has been working with, Hack The World featured at https://hackerone.com/hacktheworld/2016 

You can find more about Jono's work at http://jonobacon.org 

Ep. 26 - The Art of Learning with David Davis (@davidmdavis)

July 10, 2016

The old saying "nobody said it was easy" holds true in most things, but with the resources we have today, learning about IT is well within reach.  In a great conversation with David Davis (@davidmdavis) of Actual Tech Media, we talk about his early journey to becoming a CCIE, the plethora of amazing content that David has published for Pluralsight and the art of learning with the community.


Ep. 25 - Mesosphere DCOS and Open Source Innovation with Michael Hausenblas (@mhausenblas)

July 5, 2016

In another dynamic chat with Michael Hauselblas (@mhausenblas), a self-described Distributed Systems Jester, who is also a Developer and Cloud Advocate for Mesosphere.  

Michael brings a very interesting background to the field, and we are able to touch on some very interesting topics in the open source product development lifecycle as a result.  I hope that you enjoy the chat as much as I did being a part of it. 

Ep. 24 - HCI, Learning, and Community Goodness with Amit Panchal (@amitpanchal76)

June 28, 2016

Join us for a chat about the growing landscape of HCI and converged solutions in the IT ecosystem as we dive into some of the EMC platforms and much more with Amit Panchal (@amitpanchal76).  

Amit also opens up some very interesting information to us about learning, the value of community, and how to elevate ourselves through easily available resources. 

Ep. 23 - NetApp ONTAP 9, Community and Blogging with Justin Parisi (@NFSDudeAbides)

June 10, 2016

We enjoy a fun conversation with Justin Parisi (@NFSDudeAbides) who is the author behind http://whytheinternetisbroken.wordpress.com and also the voice of the Tech ONTAP Podcast.  The chat covers the recent launch of NetApp ONTAP 9, the role of Technical Marketing and community, and much more.  Plus, another fun choice of books that you'll hear about that Justin will suggest for our listeners.