Tech Village Podcast

Tech Village Podcast

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It takes a village. Each episode co-hosts Lauren …
23 - Hiring People - Guest: Michael Bushong
Feb 15 • 39 min
Lauren (@malhoit), and Yadin Porter de Leon (@porterdeleon) go behind the scenes with Michael Bushong (aka @mbushong) to uncover the dysfunction and the successes of the hiring process at various companies.
22 - My Hardest Career Choice - Guest: Phoummala Schmitt(aka @ExchangeGoddess)
Dec 20, 2018 • 45 min
Lauren (@malhoit), Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) and Yadin Porter de Leon (@porterdeleon) dig deep with Phoummala Schmitt (aka @ExchangeGoddess) to explore her hardest and scariest career move ever! [This Episode] Phoummala on Twitter:…
21 - IT “Rock Star” Culture - Guest: Angelo Luciani
Nov 4, 2018 • 36 min
Lauren (@malhoit), Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) and Yadin Porter de Leon (@porterdeleon) huddle up with Angelo Luciani (@AngeloLuciani) to tackle the thorny topic of IT Rock Star culture. Does it exist? How bad is it? What are some the harmful effects? [This…
20 - Walking Away from Something Successful - Guest: Keith Townsend
Oct 3, 2018 • 25 min
Lauren (@malhoit) and Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) talk with Keith Townsend (@CTOAdvisor) about the tough decision he made to walk away from a success business that he built and head back to working for a company. [This Episode] Keith on Twitter:…
19 - VC Life - Guest: Nina Stepanov
Sep 10, 2018 • 42 min
Yadin (@porterdeleon) and Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) talk with Nina Stepanov (@ninarstepanov) about life in the world of early-stage venture capital. The ups the downs, the blood, sweat and tears and everything that you thought you knew but will be surprised…
18 - The Dark Side of Algorithms - Guest: Rachel Traylor, Ph.D.
Jul 22, 2018 • 38 min
Lauren (@malhoit), Yadin (@porterdeleon) and Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) talk with mathematical master Rachel Traylor (@Mathpocalypse) about the issues that come with #algorithms and the way they are used, many of which have real impact in our everyday lives.…
17 - Tech in the UK - Guest: Paul Stringfellow
Jul 3, 2018 • 36 min
Lauren (@malhoit), Yadin (@porterdeleon) and Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) talk with UK Tech citizen and fellow podcaster Paul Stringfellow (@techstringy ) about what the tech scene is like in the United Kingdom. [This Episode] Paul on Twitter:…
16 - Finding Your Passion
May 29, 2018 • 29 min
Lauren (@malhoit), Yadin (@porterdeleon) and Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) discuss the ways in which you can find the things in tech you are passionate about as well as how to avoid falling into the traps of “following your passion.” [This Episode] Matt Oswalt…
15 - Taking On That Next Big Thing - Guest: Melissa Palmer
May 10, 2018 • 45 min
Lauren (@malhoit), Yadin (@porterdeleon) and Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) talk with Author and technologist Melissa Palmer (@vMiss33) about re-architecting your life to make the next big thing happen, whether it’s writing a book, blogging or getting a VCDX.…
14 - Becoming a Product Marketer - Guest: Gina Rosenthal
Apr 25, 2018 • 39 min
Lauren (@malhoit), Yadin (@porterdeleon) and Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) talk with VMware product marketing professional Gina Rosenthal (@gminks) about what it’s like being in Product Marketing, from a technical and non-technical perspective, to help you…
13 - Startups are Messy and Hard - Guests: Rob Hirschfeld & Stephen Spector
Apr 11, 2018 • 46 min
Lauren (@malhoit), Yadin (@porterdeleon) and Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) talk with Founder and CEO of RackN Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle ) as well as CMO Stephen Spector (@SpectorID) about how hard it is to start a tech company and what you should know before…
12 - Why Trust Matters in Tech - Guest: Josh Atwell
Mar 28, 2018 • 42 min
Lauren (@malhoit), Yadin (@porterdeleon) and Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) talk with Josh Atwell (@Josh_Atwell) about why trust is so important in making the progress you need to make in your career and your life. [This Episode] Josh on Twitter:…
11 - Battling Imposter Syndrome - Guest: Joe Houghes
Mar 14, 2018 • 34 min
Yadin (@porterdeleon) and Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) talk with Joe Houghes (@jhoughes ) about his battle with imposter syndrome and some of the ways that he has been able to overcome it. A Quartz media study indicated that a staggering 70% of people have what…
10 - Coming to America - Guest: Craig Waters
Mar 1, 2018 • 49 min
Lauren (@malhoit), Yadin (@porterdeleon) and Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) talk with Craig Waters (@cswaters1) about uprooting himself and his family not once but twice to move to an entirely different country, this time it’s America. [This Episode] Craig on…
9 - Surviving Layoffs - Guest: Niki Acosta
Feb 14, 2018 • 44 min
Lauren (@malhoit), Yadin (@porterdeleon) and Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) have a personal and powerful conversation with Niki Acosta (@nikiacosta) about her experiencing with being a part of a layoff and what she did to navigate the emotional and logistical…
8 - Our New Co-Host
Feb 1, 2018 • 34 min
Lauren (@malhoit) and Yadin (@porterdeleon) welcome their new co-host Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) and they discuss how each of them wants to take the next steps with the podcast. [This Episode] Matt Oswalt on Twitter: twitter.com/Mierdin Lauren on Twitter:…
7 - Transforming Yourself From Ops to Software Development - Guest: Matt Oswalt
Jan 19, 2018 • 51 min
Lauren (@malhoit) and Yadin (@porterdeleon) discuss the journey that Matt Oswalt (@Mierdin) went on to go from an ops focused career to becoming a developer. [This Episode] Matt Oswalt on Twitter: twitter.com/Mierdin Lauren on Twitter: twitter.com/malhoit…
6 - The AWS re:Invent Community Perspective - Guests: Justin Warren & Keith Townsend
Jan 3, 2018 • 23 min
Lauren and Yadin talk with Keith Townsend and Justin Warren about the state of the AWS re:Invent community ecosystem and how it relates to the traditional IT infrastructure audience. [This Episode] Keith Townsend on Twitter: twitter.com/CTOAdvisor Justin…
5 - Am I Ready For Change? - Guest: Aaron Strong
Dec 18, 2017 • 34 min
Lauren and Yadin talk with Aaron Strong about the struggles that we have when trying to figure out if it’s time for us to change and how we can enact that change. [This Episode] Aaron Strong on Twitter: twitter.com/theaaronstrong Aaron’s Blog On Change:…
4 - VMUG All The Things
Dec 6, 2017 • 25 min
Yadin talks with Amanda Blevins, Ravi Venkatasubbaiah, Ken Hui and Andy Banta at the 2017 Silicon Valley VMUG UserCon to hear about their tech community experiences and how their careers were shaped as a result. [This Episode] Amanda Blevins on Twitter:…
3 - Can Organizations Learn?
Nov 15, 2017 • 37 min
Yadin and Lauren talk with Barry O’Reilly, author of the Lean Enterprise about what issues are created when organizations refuse to adopt a learning mentality and neglect to foster rapid cycles of experimentation. [This Episode] Barry O’Reilly on Twitter:…
2 - Get Your Head Out of Your Valley
Oct 23, 2017 • 44 min
Let’s start hearing the stories! This is the first guest driven EP, actually recorded before we had the idea of the Tech Village fully formed, so the format is a little bit different than it will be in future episodes, but the tech stories are still very…
1 - It Takes a Village
Oct 2, 2017 • 16 min
This is our first episode of the Tech Village Podcast. The hosts, Lauren Malhoit (@malhoit) and Yadin porter de Leon (@porterdeleon) talk about why the show got started and what makes them so passionate about helping people in the tech community with…