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June 30, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 122 - Effective Team Building and How DevOps and Personal Empowerment Pair Together with Sherri McGurnaghan

Sherri McGurnaghan is a DevOps leader and business analyst who brings years of experience to this dynamic conversation.  We explore how to empower people, how to be a successful mentor, how to build and motivate a team, and much more.  Sherri proves the power of community and has had a direct and indirect impact on many people.  A must-listen episode for everyone in tech or in business. 

Find Sherri at her website here:  https://themislogic.com

Connect with Sherri on Twitter here:  https://twitter.com/trafalgargirl 

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June 26, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 121 - Mindfulness, Attention, and Building Healthy Interactions through Applications with Rakhi Parekh

Rakhi is product design lead at lumosity.com and long-time meditator.  You'll inevitably know Lumosity which is designed to improve memory, increase focus, and feel sharper and is known as the leading brain training app, personalized for you.  Rakhi uses her proven experience in human-centered design to do some amazing things to help people through a digital experience. 

Our conversation tackles a wide array of topics from how we can attain mindfulness (even for me who does not like meditation), how UX design has an ethical implication, and how we can do more for ourselves to create better app and societal interactions.  

Rakhi's blog is available here:  https://www.rakhip.com 

Rakhi also writes on Medium here:  https://medium.com/@design_rakhi

Connect with Rakhi on LinkedIn here:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rakhidesign/ 

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June 19, 2020 @ 8:55 am

Ep 120 - Solving the Kubernetes Day 2 Challenge and Lessons in Product Development with Tenry Fu and Tina Nolte of Spectro Cloud

Tenry Fu is the co-founder of Spectro Cloud and Tina Nolte leads out development as VP of product. Together, with a strong foundation in creating business value using open technologies, Tenry and Tina share the story of Spectro Cloud and much more.  

We explore the story of Spectro Cloud, the challenges of Day 0, 1, and 2, with operating Kubernetes, and also how the lessons from their previous companies has influenced how Spectro Cloud is being brought to the market. There are some great lessons on product management, community engagement, and how open communities and open technologies create great opportunities for commercial platforms to grow adoption while maintaining the fundamentals and values of open source. 

Check out Spectro Cloud here:  https://www.spectrocloud.com

Connect with Tenry Fu:tenryfu on LinkedIn

Connect with Tina Nolte: tinanolte on LinkedIn

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June 12, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 119 - Why Erasing Data is Not Enough and Lessons in Careers in Tech with Nathan Jones of WhiteCanyon Software

Nathan Jones is the co-founder of WhiteCanyon Software.  What begins as a story about what to do with all the old systems in your company before you let them go traverses the spectrum as we discussion data protection, personal and corporate practices around data security, and much more.  Nathan and I have a fantastic conversation that also covers tons of great tips for navigating a career in tech, how sales is everyone's job, and a stroll down memory lane for anyone who's been in the industry for a while.

Check out WhiteCanyon Software here:  https://www.whitecanyon.com 

Visit the LinkedIn page for WhiteCanyon Software here:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/whitecanyon-software-inc-/ 

 

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June 5, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 118 - Reimagining the Future of Vision plus Lessons in Learning, and Customer and Patient Experience with Dr. Steven Tersigni

Dr. Steven Tersigni is one of the world's first certified Light Adjustable Lens surgeons. Steven has operated on some of St. Louis' most famous influencers.  He has been published in national journals and has authored and edited content for numerous medical educational publications and websites. He has been an investigator on nine U.S. FDA trials involving advanced technology lens implants, corneal treatments and investigational therapeutic medications, among other studies.
 
This conversation spans everything from the science that’s bringing advancements to corrective eye surgery to powerful lessons in business, learning, and how the patient (and customer) experience can be advanced through the power of empathy.  A strong set of lessons for anyone regardless of their background.
 
Check out Dr. Tersigni’s practice at Brinton Vision here:  https://brintonvision.com/
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June 2, 2020 @ 8:33 am

Ep 117 - How to Succeed in Podcasting and Technical Marketing with CloudBytes Podcast create, Brian Knudtson

Brian Knudtson is the host of the CloudBytes Podcast and has also worked as a customer, value-added reseller, vendor, and service provider, including roles in web development, system administration, post-sales deployment, pre-sales architecting, public cloud design, and technical marketing.  

We discuss the keys to successful podcasting and have an extensive discussion on how we came up in technology and made the jump to finding career success inside the tech vendor community.  Brian shares what his skills secrets have been to technical marketing and what could unlock great things for other technologists looking to map out their career growth.  

Check out the CloudBytes podcast on iTunes here:  iTunes

Listen to the CloudBytes on Spotify here:   Spotify

Connect with Brian on Twitter and read his blog here

Read more about the VMUnderground here: https://blog.vmunderground.com/

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