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DiscoPosse Podcast

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The DiscoPosse Podcast tackles news, current events, trends, and everything tech from every layer of the stack.


Ep 123 - Unlocking Wealth and How a Major Life Event Opened up Compound Potential with Curtis Ray
Jul 3 • 53 min
Curtis Ray is the founder of SunCor Financial, LLC and serves as the President and CEO since 2014 when was introduced to the world of financial planning & insurance. You’ll hear about how Curtis started his first business in the granite countertop…
Ep 122 - Effective Team Building and How DevOps and Personal Empowerment Pair Together with Sherri McGurnaghan
Jun 30 • 61 min
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…
Ep 121 - Mindfulness, Attention, and Building Healthy Interactions through Applications with Rakhi Parekh
Jun 26 • 76 min
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…
Ep 120 - Solving the Kubernetes Day 2 Challenge and Lessons in Product Development with Tenry Fu and Tina Nolte of Spectro Cloud
Jun 19 • 62 min
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…
Ep 119 - Why Erasing Data is Not Enough and Lessons in Careers in Tech with Nathan Jones of WhiteCanyon Software
Jun 12 • 77 min
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…
Ep 118 - Reimagining the Future of Vision plus Lessons in Learning, and Customer and Patient Experience with Dr. Steven Tersigni
Jun 5 • 74 min
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…
Ep 117 - How to Succeed in Podcasting and Technical Marketing with CloudBytes Podcast create, Brian Knudtson
Jun 2 • 80 min
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…
Ep 116 - How Networking can Cut Costs for Healthcare and Insurance and Why the Industry is Broken, with Steve Watson of Trendbreakers
May 29 • 69 min
Steve Watson is a CFO and CHRO, and but not an insurance salesman. He is, however, the founder of Trendbreakers, a connector, and an educator who has used his network to help folks improve their health and insurance benefits while lowering annual…
Ep 115 - Human Centered Design and Why UX is Not Just Software, it’s People, featuring Nik Parekh
May 19 • 58 min
Nik Parekh is a founder and author of the new book The Future of Extraordinary Design. As Design Strategy Lead for Samsung, Nik bolstered earning potential by $35B by contributing product management to ‘go to market’ 17-person team for 4 separate…
Ep 114 - Why Podcasting is the New PR and a Gutenberg Revolution in Media with Kitcaster Co-founder, Brandy Whalen
May 15 • 78 min
Brandy Whalen is the co-founder of Kitcaster. The Kitcaster agency begins each company engagement with a deep understanding of your ideal podcast audience to deliver 100% customized appearances to match you with the perfect podcast placements. We explore…
Ep 113 - Why Adversity and Perseverance Create Great Opportunities with Sage Spoonfuls Founder Liza Huber
May 8 • 91 min
Liza Huber is an entrepreneur, award-winning cookbook author, wife, mom of 4 and the CEO & Founder of Sage Spoonfuls; one of the most trusted brands in mealtime products for babies and kids available at major retailers both nationwide and internationally.…
Ep 112 - Why Privacy and Safety are at Risk and What We Can Do About It with John McAfee
Apr 29 • 31 min
John McAfee is an entrepreneur, privacy advocate, and a man who’s personality is larger than life, backed by an incredible life story and set of experiences. John believes that cryptocurrency offers a unique historical opportunity to the individual – a…
Ep 111 - How Building Self-Learning Became a Goal and a Career with Larry Smith Jr
Apr 24 • 91 min
Larry Smith Jr is both an incredible technologist and a superb human being. Larry shares his thoughts and lessons on how he has turned his own journey towards self-learning into both a way to give yourself goals and it has become a career creator for him…
Ep 110 - When the Dream Job Arrives but the Dream Changed - Pivoting in Careers with Lior Kamrat
Apr 21 • 63 min
What if you finally got your dream job and realized that the dream changed, or it only appeared like the dream job because you didn’t have it? Lior Kamrat is a Senior Open Source Cloud and Solutions Architect who also does a vast amount of…
Ep 109 - Why Developer and Ops Advocacy Fails and How to Use Empathy to Save It with Patrick Hubbard
Apr 17 • 81 min
Patrick Hubbard is the Principal Head Geek at SolarWinds, but more importantly, he’s someone who has great lessons in how to communicate in a world where tech teams seem to be on a different page. This great conversation will be exciting for anyone who’s…
Ep 108 - Why Rethinking the Social Video Experience is a Disruptive Opportunity with Yaza Founder Peter Sisson
Apr 10 • 75 min
Peter Sisson (@petersisson) is a product-focused entrepreneur who has started four companies, all of which were acquired. He volunteers his time mentoring startup founders at the European Innovation Academy and StartOut Growth Lab, where during his tenure…
Ep 107 - How Grassroots Software Development for Equity is Changing How Startups Build Successful Products at Series Code
Apr 3 • 61 min
This is a startup and product builder’s dream episode as we speak with John Steele, founder of Series Code. John shares how his team at Series Code creates what I would almost term a Developers-as-a-Service with a powerful twist on how they operate: they…
Ep 106 - Startup Lessons and Happy Feet with Joybees Footwear Founder, Kellan McCarvel
Mar 27 • 44 min
Kellan McCarvel is the founder of Joybees Footwear and an entrepreneurial leader with an expansive experience in total business management roles who’s focused on profitable growth and product development. Kellan shares startup lessons that could easily be…
Ep 105 - Why Math in Our Schools is Failing our Children and How Elephant Learning is Changing the Game
Mar 20 • 65 min
Aditya Nagrath is the founder of Elephant Learning Academy and shares a heartfelt story of how our school system and the math learning programs are not doing what they need to do. You are hearing the story about how this project is the pinnacle of…
Ep 104 - Empathy in Recruiting and How 30 Seconds can Lead to Hiring Success with Ellie Dailey
Mar 13 • 61 min
Ellie Dailey is founder and CEO of an innovative online recruiting platform— Intro30.com. The platform allows job seekers to record an online video introduction as part of a shareable profile including a resume. Ellie shares insightful lessons in how to…
Ep 103 - Breaking Down Barriers, Mentoring, and Tactical Empathy with Missy Young
Mar 6 • 59 min
Missy Young is the CIO of Switch, and someone who has proven herself as a leader both in business and in the community. We discuss the challenges of diversity and inclusion in STEAM, mentoring within the community and at work, and explore how we can all…
Ep 102 - Creating Experiences and the Lessons of Customer-Centric Business with Ed Vincent of Festival
Feb 28 • 58 min
Ed Vincent founder of Festival Pass, the world’s first festival and live events subscription service providing access to music, film, food and wine, and tech and innovation. We explore how to create positive experiences in both business and life and the…
Ep 101 - Difficult Lessons that Shaped a Successful Future - Startup, Funding, and Culture Lessons with Cody Barbo
Feb 21 • 53 min
Cody Barbo is the co-founder of Trust and Will. Cody brings a heartfelt discussion to the podcast about hard lessons learned through difficult early startup experiences that shaped how he build Trust and Will. The conversation includes a broad set of…
Ep 100 - Happy 100th and Welcome to the Edge Lab, with Rob Hirschfeld of RackN
Feb 14 • 50 min
Happy 100th podcast!! Rob Hirschfeld is the founder and CEO of RackN. Rob has been along for many podcasts with Eric and is also a premiere podcaster himself at the L8ist Sh9y Podcast. This show introduces the freshly minted Edge Lab which is finally a…
Ep 99 - Social-as-a-Service and Growth Marketing Success Secrets with Tyler Kemp of LeadRoll.co
Feb 7 • 79 min
Tyler Kemp is the founder of RollSocial.co and LeadRoll.co, Tyler works with small businesses, influencers, and sales/service professionals to help you cut through the noise and own the attention of your market. Our conversation covers everything from the…
Ep 98 - Secrets of Successful Growth, Sustainability, and Culture with Colin McIntosh of Sheets & Giggles
Jan 31 • 59 min
Colin is Founder & CEO of Sheets & Giggles, a Denver-based, fast-growing brand in the $12B US bedding space. Launched on Indiegogo in 2018 with a $284,000 crowdfunding campaign. Colin brings an incredible amount of passion and knowledge to the discussion…
Ep 97 - Lessons in Self-Care and Building an App-Based Startup with Mind Star App Founder, Kristin Rulon
Jan 24 • 98 min
Kristin Rulon is the founder of the Mind Star App and the self-care community and programs that led to its creation. Kristin joins us and shares heartfelt lessons in the challenges of postpartum depression, PTSD, life as a busy family, and how she turned…
Ep 96 - How Learning and Teaching Tech Can be Game-Changing, with Ned Bellavance
Jan 17 • 55 min
Ned Bellavance is the voice and talent being NedInTheCloud.com and also the Day 2 Cloud Podcast. Ned shares some powerful insights and fun lessons on how to learn, how he got into teaching and education, and what learning can do for the personal and…
Ep 95 - Aeva (@aevavoom) on Ethics and Bias Challenges in ML/AI and What We Can Do
Jan 10 • 54 min
Aeva (@aevavoom) joins me for a very insightful, thoughtful discussion that covers some very interesting and challenging aspects of tech and society. We delve into the challenge of bias in data which can influence ML and AI, but more importantly, how we…
Ep 94 - Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy) of @honeycombio on Observability: You Keep Using that Word…
Jan 3 • 55 min
Charity Majors (https://charity.wtf) is a returning guest to the podcast and someone whom I thoroughly respect and enjoy having a conversation with. As the co-founder of Honeycomb (https://honeycomb.io), Charity is leading her team to tackle some exciting…
Ep 93 - Jack Vandervelde of Helix eSports on Building a Business and the Power of Gaming Communities
Dec 19, 2019 • 56 min
Jack Vandervelde is a musical artist (https://www.jackvandervelde.com) and co-founder of Helix eSports (https://helixesports.com), quickly growing with aims to be the leading eSports center & social hub for all gamers in the New York City & Northern New…
Ep 92 - Vlad Edelman on Targetable and the Power of Personalized Advertising
Dec 10, 2019 • 65 min
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…
Ep 91 - Ankesh Kumar on LetsChat.chat and Building Better Customer Interactions
Nov 29, 2019 • 55 min
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…
Ep 90 - Om Suthar (@astr0mnaut) on SQRL.me (@sqrlme), Health, Wealth, and Wellness
Nov 22, 2019 • 56 min
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…
Ep 89 - Eran Kirzner (@Eran72726582) of Lightbits Labs (@lightbitslabs) on Founder’s Lessons and Building a Successful Startup
Nov 13, 2019 • 61 min
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…
Ep 88 - Lauren Cooney (@lcooney) on Spark Labs, Coaching, and Inclusivity in Tech and Business
Oct 31, 2019 • 53 min
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,…
Ep 87 - Adam Post (@semi_technical) on Determination, Perseverance, and Goal Setting
Oct 17, 2019 • 61 min
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…
Ep 86 - Kelly Goolsby (@kgool) from Liquid Web on Managed Service Advantage and IT Architect Tips
Oct 4, 2019 • 50 min
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…
Ep 85 - Motivation and Decisions in the Face of Adversity with Jacob DeLuise
Sep 18, 2019 • 54 min
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…
Ep 84 - The Solocast talking #VMworld, #vFit, and Architect Thinking for Vendor Announcements
Jul 26, 2019 • 28 min
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…
Ep. 83 - @Tech_LevelUp, #vFit, #vTrailMap and @VMworld with Yadin Porter de Leon (@porterdeleon)
Jul 20, 2019 • 47 min
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…
Ep 82 - #vFIt, #VMworld, #vCoffee, and Digital Rebar + @RackNGo with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle)
Jul 12, 2019 • 61 min
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…
Ep 81 - AWS Outposts and Serverless Twitter Thread Chat with Ben Kehoe (ben11kehoe)
Jul 5, 2019 • 56 min
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…
Ep 80 - Clubhouse.io and Developer Focus with Kurt Schrader (@Kurt) and Mitch Wainer (@MitchWainer).
Jun 28, 2019 • 51 min
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…
Ep 79 - Kickstarting your Business and Ideas with James Olander - @TheRoostStand
Jun 21, 2019 • 53 min
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…
Ep 78 - DevOps-as-a-Service and Evolving Ourselves with David R Shaw (@Shawzer)
Jun 14, 2019 • 58 min
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…
Ep 77 - Virtual Design Master (@vdmchallenge) Season 6 Announcement with @angeloluciani
Jun 7, 2019 • 54 min
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…
Ep 76 - Ultimate Email Productivity with @PonyDotGG founder Dmitry Minkovsky (@dminkovsky)
Apr 26, 2019 • 54 min
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…
Ep 75 - The Wonder, Balance, and Ethics of AI with @humamiio founder Barney Loehnis (@barneylo)
Apr 19, 2019 • 58 min
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…
Ep 74 - The Infotainers and the Psychology of Great Expo Presentations with Anders Boulanger (@the_Infotainers)
Apr 12, 2019 • 58 min
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…
Ep 73 - Open Source, Closed Minds - A Discussion on Open Core and Open Source Monetization with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle) of @RackN
Apr 5, 2019 • 56 min
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…
Ep 72 - Ed Horley (@ehorley) on Skills Needed to go from Technologist to Technology Leader
Mar 29, 2019 • 55 min
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…
Ep 71 - Productivity Hacks and Deep Work with Ethan Banks (@ecbanks) of the Packet Pushers
Mar 22, 2019 • 55 min
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…
Ep 70 - The making of FaaStRuby.io with Paulo Arruda (@parrudanet) and Geoff Sullivan (@sullivg2)
Mar 15, 2019 • 55 min
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…
Ep 69 - John Price (@JohnAPrice29) on Career Shifts, Authoring, and Continuous Learning
Mar 8, 2019 • 60 min
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…
Ep 68 - The Magic of Marketing and Life with Rory Wheeler (@rorywheeler111) Part 2 of 2
Mar 2, 2019 • 63 min
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
Feb 23, 2019 • 38 min
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.…
Ep 66 - Chris Williams (@mistwire) on proven practices for successful tech community growth and leadership
Feb 15, 2019 • 53 min
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 VTUG, AWS-PUG…
Ep 65 - John Troyer (@jtroyer) on challenges and evolution of influencer communities and communities of practice
Feb 8, 2019 • 57 min
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…
Ep 64 - Drew Conry-Murray (@drew_CM) on Content Marketing, Podcasting, and building effective audience engagement
Feb 1, 2019 • 52 min
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…
Ep 63 - Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy) on Startup life balance, Being an Engineer Manager and much more
Jan 24, 2019 • 54 min
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…
Ep 62 - Career changes, Impostor Syndrome, and the art of working from home with Conrad Ramos (@vNoob)
Jan 19, 2019 • 56 min
Conrad Ramos shares insightful tips on how changing careers can also introduce new challenges. We talk about the move from being an IT consumer to an IT architect, the reality of impostor syndrome, and also lots of great tips on how to effectively…
Ep 61 - Professional Podcasting and More with @PacketPushers co-founder Ethan Banks (@ecbanks)
Jan 14, 2019 • 57 min
What does it take to become a professional podcaster? What did the journey look like from part time to full time podcasting and consulting? Find out this and much more as Ethan Banks of the Packet Pushers joins me for a fun conversation that is a…
Ep 60 - Productivity and Virtual Assistants with James Green (@jdgreen) of @ActualTechMedia
Nov 11, 2018 • 62 min
This podcast shares amazing tips that will take your productivity to the next level. James Green shares productivity tips and explores how virtual assistants are already affordable for you, today. Hear about practical and real ways to bring yourself to…
Ep 59 - IBM Innovate and the Art of Telling the Customer Story
Oct 25, 2018 • 23 min
Fresh off of the IBM Innovate event, this episode shares some of the event highlights and also explores the value and power of the customer story. This the the “Why?” of any technology solution.
Ep 58 - vTrailMap, VMworld, and more with Yadin Porter de Leon (@porterdeleon)
Aug 3, 2018 • 39 min
Join Yadin Porter de Leon and Eric Wright for a discussion on VMworld, the vTrailMap initiative, how to get the most out of your VMworld visit and much more.
Ep. 57 - Simon Law on Oracle Ravello, Community, and IT Career Growth
Jul 13, 2018 • 34 min
Join Simon Law of Oracle Ravello (@RavelloSystems) as we discuss the interesting ways in which IT evolution triggered the value of the Oracle Ravello platform plus a great discussion on progression and growth in IT careers thanks to learning and…
Ep. 56 - Joy and Meaningful Work with Eric Wright (@DiscoPosse)
Jul 6, 2018 • 18 min
A personal podcast that asks you what brings you joy, and how I find joy with three very simple questions in my work and life. Big thanks to Alastair Cooke for his post on this subject http://demitasse.co.nz/2018/07/what-brings-you-joy-do-more-of-that/…
Ep. 55 - Disrupting Ourselves, and the Next Generation of Startup Founders with Joe Emison (@JoeEmison)
May 21, 2018 • 40 min
Joe Emison, aptly named a serial technical co-founder, shares some great insights into the art of paying it forward, sharing knowledge, and much more. This one will leave you thinking and offers some solid foresight into what the next generation of…
Ep. 54 - On Mentoring, with Eric Wright (@DiscoPosse)
Apr 24, 2018 • 26 min
GC On-Demand is back and we have a run of new content coming! Join host Eric Wright for a discussion on mentoring, and a new program being developed to advance the mentoring community through work at RapidMatter.io
Ep. 53 - VMworld 2017 US Announcements Recap with Rene Van Den Bedem (@vcdx133)
Sep 5, 2017 • 44 min
Rene Van Den Bedem and I unpack the key announcements from VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas. Listen in as we explore very interesting industry and field experience around the private cloud and container ecosystem and our thoughts on the VMware Cloud on AWS…
Ep. 52 - The Journey to becoming an IT Architect with @vmiss33
Aug 17, 2017 • 25 min
Join Melissa (@vmiss33), VCDX236, in a discussion about the journey to become an IT architect and exploring her new book available at http://itarchitectjourney.com geared towards helping IT practitioners make the leap to becoming IT architects.
Ep. 51 - The Death of Configuration Management with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle)
Aug 1, 2017 • 45 min
Find out why we are calling for the death of configuration management in this very informative and important chat with Rob Hirschfeld. The shift in thinking about infrastructure at all layers is changing the way we do Ops…for good reason.
Ep. 50 - SRE Revisited plus the Challenges of Ops and more with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle)
Jul 26, 2017 • 47 min
This fun chat expands on what we started talking about in episode 42 (http://podcast.discoposse.com/e/ep-42-spiraling-ops-debt-sre-solutions-and-rackn-chat-with-rob-hirschfeld-zehicle/) as we dive into the challenges and potential solutions for thinking…
Ep. 49 - Open Source Enterprise Solutions as-a-Service with @madhuramaskasky of @platform9sys
Jul 18, 2017 • 33 min
Join this exciting chat with Madhura Maskasky as we discuss the recent news from Platform9 as well as the challenges that are solved by delivering open source solutions as a service and what the next challenges are for today’s evolving enterprise IT…
Ep. 48 - Bad Travel, 10X performers, and the Technology Domestique
Jun 20, 2017 • 21 min
Join me for a bit of a personal story about a terrible travel day that gave me some good thoughts about the challenges of the 10X engineer. This also introduces something which i’ve called the Technology Domestique. Hope you enjoy the story!
Ep. 47 - DevOps, Microservices, Processes, and People with Randy Shoup (@RandyShoup) Part 2 of 2
May 19, 2017 • 43 min
Join us as we continue our conversation with Randy Shoup with a focus on the people and process side of building out successful development and product teams. Randy shares tips and proven techniques that have helped him to build and support successfuly…
Ep. 46 - DevOps, Microservices, Tools and Processes with Randy Shoup (@RandyShoup) Part 1 of 2
May 12, 2017 • 35 min
Randy Shoup joins the GCOD for a very informative and candid chat on development velocity, the DevOps goal, finding traction, and how he has led teams to success with a variety of products and platforms. Randy is working on some very intereseting things…
Ep. 45 - Community Building - products, platforms, and challenges with Angelo Luciani (@AngeloLuciani)
May 4, 2017 • 33 min
We bring back Angelo Luciani to talk about the product and process approach to building out IT communities and influencer programs. With all of the ways available to host an IT community, what should community leaders be looking at to help bring their…
Ep. 44 - 128 Technology and the SDN Challenge with Patrick Melampy (@pmelampy)
Apr 27, 2017 • 33 min
Patrick Melampy of 128 Technology joins us for a chat to discuss the challenges in the world of traditional networking. We go over the 128 Technology solution and why it is an interesting method to solve SDN challenges. Thanks to Patrick for taking the…
Ep. 43 - Re-platforming your blog and lessons in personal brand with Richard Arnold (@d8tadude)
Mar 3, 2017 • 32 min
Richard Arnold joins us for this informative chat on the process he recently went through with replatforming his personal blog and rebranding across social media platforms. You won’t want to miss a bit of htis one as it really helps to pull together the…
Ep. 42 - Spiraling Ops Debt, SRE Solutions and @RackN chat with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle))
Feb 13, 2017 • 43 min
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…
Ep. 41 - Tools and Strategies for Advanced and Rapid IT Learning with @vcdx133 and @byronschaller
Jan 29, 2017 • 34 min
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…
Ep. 40 - HashiCorp and DevOps Defined with @armon of @HashiCorp
Jan 20, 2017 • 30 min
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…
Ep. 39 - HashiCorp and the Value of Composable Infrastructure with @mitchellh of @HashiCorp
Jan 16, 2017 • 33 min
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…
Ep. 38 - AWS re:Invent Thoughts and Evolving from Virtualization to Cloud with @DiscoPosse
Dec 7, 2016 • 27 min
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…
Ep. 37 - All about Containers with Phil Estes (@estesp)
Oct 21, 2016 • 40 min
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…
Ep. 36 - The rise of the Generalist and Community Skill Building with Craig Waters (@cswaters1)
Oct 14, 2016 • 50 min
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…
Ep. 35 - Unikernels: The what, why, and when chat with Ian Eyberg of @deferpanic
Oct 8, 2016 • 43 min
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…
Ep. 34 - Containers, IT Evolution and more with Brian Gracely (@bgracely)
Sep 30, 2016 • 48 min
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…
Ep. 33 - @OpenStack Newton, AUC, and Community with Shamail Tahir (@ShamailXD)
Sep 23, 2016 • 40 min
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…
Ep. 32 - Wordpress rebranding, plugins, and security with Edward Haletky (@texiwill) Part 2 of 2
Sep 16, 2016 • 39 min
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…
Ep. 31 - @TVPStrategy rebrand, and more with Edward Haletky (@texiwill) Part 1 of 2
Sep 9, 2016 • 32 min
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…
Ep. 30 - @OpenStack, Community, and more with Mark Collier (@SparkyCollier)
Aug 14, 2016 • 46 min
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…
Ep. 29 - DataGravity, Data Security and @vBrisket VMworld Events with David Siles (@dsiles)
Aug 7, 2016 • 34 min
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…
Ep. 28 - Talent Sourcing for Today’s High Tech Roles, Community Style with Jill Jubinski (@jilljubs)
Jul 31, 2016 • 43 min
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…
Ep. 27 - The Art and Challenges of Community Building with @JonoBacon
Jul 24, 2016 • 52 min
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…
Ep. 26 - The Art of Learning with David Davis (@davidmdavis)
Jul 10, 2016 • 39 min
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…
Ep. 25 - Mesosphere DCOS and Open Source Innovation with Michael Hausenblas (@mhausenblas)
Jul 5, 2016 • 40 min
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…
Ep. 24 - HCI, Learning, and Community Goodness with Amit Panchal (@amitpanchal76)
Jun 28, 2016 • 33 min
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…
Ep. 23 - NetApp ONTAP 9, Community and Blogging with Justin Parisi (@NFSDudeAbides)
Jun 10, 2016 • 43 min
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…
Ep. 22 - An Open Letter to IT Community Organizers and Vendors featuring Angelo Luciani (@AngeloLuciani)
Jun 3, 2016 • 38 min
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…
Ep. 21 - Thinking like an Architect and Mentoring Community with Rene Van Den Bedem (@vcdx133)
May 31, 2016 • 36 min
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…
Ep. 20 - OpenStack Ecosystem and Summit Catch Up with Ken Hui (@kenhuiny) of @Rackspace
May 20, 2016 • 40 min
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…
Ep. 19 - OpenStack Interop, RackN and more with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle)
May 15, 2016 • 36 min
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…
Ep. 18 - The Importance of Company Culture and Building Trust with Ben Nye
May 6, 2016 • 35 min
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…
Ep. 17 - Developer Advocacy with Matthew Brender (@mjbrender)
Apr 29, 2016 • 41 min
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…
Ep. 16 - 2 Ninjas 1 Blog - Private cloud with Nick Colyer (@vNickC) and Amy Manley (@WyrdGirl)
Apr 22, 2016 • 39 min
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…
Ep. 15 - OpenStack Mitaka Updates, Nova goodness and more with Stephen Gordon (@xsgordon)
Apr 17, 2016 • 35 min
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)
Apr 12, 2016 • 32 min
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)
Apr 4, 2016 • 48 min
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…
Ep. 12 - SMB, Food Truck IT, and more with Trevor Pott (@cakeis_not_alie)
Mar 25, 2016 • 43 min
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…
Ep. 11 - Talking Business, Technology, and Pure Storage with Vaughn Stewart (@vStewed)
Mar 20, 2016 • 50 min
In this episode, we talk with Vaughn Stewart (@vStewed). We cover the all important topic of understanding business needs as a technologist, being a public voice in the tech industry, disruption, and the Pure Accelerate conference that just happened in…
Ep. 10 - Talking DevOps, Transformative Thinking, and much more with @AndiMann! Part 2 of 2
Mar 11, 2016 • 35 min
In this episode, we continue a dynamic chat with Andi Mann (@AndiMann). Andi brings a wealth of knowledge to the chat on DevOps, the culture of driving change in business and technology. The second part of our chat covers the heart of DevOps, specifically…
Ep. 9 - Talking DevOps, Transformative Thinking, and much more with @AndiMann! Part 1 of 2
Feb 29, 2016 • 29 min
In this episode, we chat with Andi Mann (@AndiMann) in the first of a two part conversation. Andi brings a wealth of knowledge to the chat on DevOps, the culture of driving change in business and technology. This first part covers the disintegration of…
Ep. 8 - Talking DevOps and Code Quality with @GrabnerAndi and @brett_solarch
Feb 21, 2016 • 43 min
In this episode, we chat with Andi Grabner (@GrabnerAndi) and Brett Hofer (@Brett_solarch) who bring some excellent insight into elevating development to a more DevOps methodology. Understanding the challenges of embracing the culture, and what relatively…
Ep. 7 - Chargeback with Amy Manley (@wyrdgirl)
Feb 17, 2016 • 36 min
In this episode, we welcome Amy Manley (@wyrdgirl) to talk about chargeback, embracing a pricing model for IT, and building out the amplified feedback loop to the business. These are all critical to building an effective private cloud IMHO.
Ep. 6 - Automation and Ansible with Jonathan Frappier (@jfrappier)
Feb 7, 2016 • 36 min
In this episode, we welcome Jonathan Frappier (@jfrappier) to talk about using Ansible as an automation and configuration management platform. Jonathan gives is great details on how to get started with Ansible, ways to learn to up your Ansible game, and…
Ep. 5 - Open Source goodness and All Things CoreOS with Alex Polvi (@polvi)
Feb 4, 2016 • 40 min
In this episode, we welcome CoreOS founder and CEO, Alex Polvi. We talk about what 2015 at CoreOS was like, and what is upcoming in 2016. We touch on the strengths and challenges of open source, and Alex offers some excellent insight into his vision, that…
Ep. 4 - Tech Evangelism, Corporate and Personal with Chris Wahl (@ChrisWahl)
Jan 31, 2016 • 41 min
In this episode, we are joined by Chris Wahl (@ChrisWahl) and our host Eric Wright (@DiscoPosse) as they discuss technology evangelism, learning, personal and corporate growth as a technologist and much more!
Ep. 3 - Blogging, Community, and Intrapraneur skills with Dwayne Lessner (@dlink7)
Jan 23, 2016 • 35 min
In this episode, we are joined by Dwayne Lessner (@dlink7) and our host Eric Wright (@DiscoPosse) as they discuss blogging, learning tools, and being an Intrapraneur for your own skills. Dwayne’s background in IT and his blogging led to becoming an early…
Ep. 2 - Community and Growing Outside your Comfort Zone with James Green (@jdgreen)
Jan 16, 2016 • 35 min
In our second episode we chat with James Green (@jdgreen) about the value of community and extending beyond your comfort zone to grow your skills and career.
Ep. 1 - Automation with Rob Nelson (@rnelson0)
Jan 9, 2016 • 40 min
In our premiere episode we chat with Rob Nelson (@rnelson0) about automation. Everything from the why to the how, including some great info on Puppet, and how the community works together to drive great configuration management ecosystems like Puppet and…