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. 

Ep. 22 - An Open Letter to IT Community Organizers and Vendors featuring Angelo Luciani (@AngeloLuciani)

June 3, 2016

Support your local Sheriff used to the common phrase at one point.  Today, we need to nurture our IT communities through providing mentoring and coaching to elevate all of the community.  In an open discussion, we tackle the challenge of providing content as vendors while avoiding the "pitch".  Angelo Luciani is a co-leader of the Toronto VMUG, who also launched the Silicon Valley VMUG and runs the Nutanix .NEXT community. 

If you are a vendor who sponsors community events and conferences, this is a must listen.  Together we can elevate our message and bring the community with us. 

Ep. 21 - Thinking like an Architect and Mentoring Community with Rene Van Den Bedem (@vcdx133)

May 31, 2016

Join the conversation as we discuss how to think like an architect with Rene Van Den Bedem (@vcdx133).  Having achieved his VCDX and NPX certifications, Rene is a phenomenal example of elevating ourselves through community and learning.  The chat touches on the key points to progress from admin to architect and how community opens the doors to a broad group of peers and mentors. Learn about Virtual Design Master and how Rene thinks we can all make the jump to architectural thinking in IT. 

Ep. 20 - OpenStack Ecosystem and Summit Catch Up with Ken Hui (@kenhuiny) of @Rackspace

May 20, 2016

Join us for a great chat with Ken Hui (@kenhuiny) of Rackspace as we delve into the overall OpenStack community, the results from the Summit, and a little look back over the history of the Summits.  Ken brings some great insight into the challenges of the OpenStack ecosystem while highlighting the very important advances we've made.  Also, we talk about some of the Rackspace updates from the Summit and in their Developer advocacy area with a few very cool projects.

Ep. 19 - OpenStack Interop, RackN and more with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle)

May 15, 2016

In this episode, we chat with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle) about the evolution of OpenStack, interoperability, abstractions and APIs, and more.  We also talk a little about RackN and we even find out the origin of the Twitter handle Zehicle.  Episode was recorded while at the OpenStack Summit in Austin which gave a perfect background for us to really dig into where the evolution of OpenStack and the big tent approach has brought us, and what may be next in the open cloud ecosystem.

Ep. 18 - The Importance of Company Culture and Building Trust with Ben Nye

May 6, 2016

We chat with Ben Nye, Managing Director of Bain Capital and CEO of VMTurbo, as we discuss the importance of company culture, the art of growing a product into a business, the state of the venture capital environment in IT and much more. 

Ben is a dynamic speaker, and inspires a large team at VMTurbo.  Having a storied career in business and technology, it was a pleasure to dive into how the challenges of creating trust in the organization can prove to be the path to success for organizations. 

Ep. 17 - Developer Advocacy with Matthew Brender (@mjbrender)

April 29, 2016

We chat with Matthew Brender (@mjbrender) on his role at Intel as a Developer Advocate as well as the overall concept of developer advocacy and supporting open source communities.  This was an enlightening chat which will really open up some eyes as to the importance of our participation as advocates for every aspect of open source projects. 

Ep. 16 - 2 Ninjas 1 Blog - Private cloud with Nick Colyer (@vNickC) and Amy Manley (@WyrdGirl)

April 22, 2016

In an exciting chat about the rebirth of private cloud, we talk with Nick Colyer (@vNickC) and Amy Manley (@WyrdGirl) on their 2Ninjas1Blog project, succeeding in private cloud, and also the challenges of thinking cloud in a virtualized environment. 

We discover some great tips on what the common pitfalls are, and how teams can surpass them to succeed in adopting private cloud.  Technology is a strong part of the solution, but the central focus is around people first, process second, and technology as the solution to solve the pain points.

Ep. 15 - OpenStack Mitaka Updates, Nova goodness and more with Stephen Gordon (@xsgordon)

April 17, 2016

With the OpenStack Summit in Austin, the timing is perfect to catch up on the OpenStack Nova project with Stephen Gordon (@xsgordon).  We had a great chat with Stephen on Nova updates in Mitaka, the overall OpenStack ecosystem, real-time KVM and much more. 

Ep. 14 - Intel SDI-x, snap, and more with Matthew Brender (@mjbrender)

April 12, 2016
In this episode, we talk with Matthew Brender (@mjbrender) about some of the work happening in the Intel SDI-x team. We talk about project snap, the announcement on March 31st and more about open source goodness. 


Ep. 13 - IOpipe, Leading the Curve in Tech, Containers and more with Erica Windisch (@ewindisch)

April 4, 2016

In this episode, we talk with Eric Windisch (@ewindisch) about his new venture, IOpipe.com and about his very interesting history in technology.  Having been involved in PaaS building, OpenStack, Docker, and much more, Eric continues to lead the curve with startups taking a very interesting direction to solve today's and tomorrow's problems with technology. 

You can find out more about IOPipe at the website IOPipe.com

Ep. 12 - SMB, Food Truck IT, and more with Trevor Pott (@cakeis_not_alie)

March 25, 2016
In this episode, we chat with Trevor Pott (@cakeis_not_alie) about a wide array of content.  We tackle the challenges of SMB and mid-market IT, why public cloud and SaaS just doesn’t work for many, what’s coming in IT, and very valuable insight into what it takes to have integrity and trust as a vendor and community member. 
We also learn what could be my new favourite way to describe an interesting market space which is food truck IT.