E66 - Chris Williams (@mistwire) on proven practices for successful tech community growth and leadership

February 15, 2019

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 VTUGAWS-PUG and contributes to vBrownBag.  

This discussion covers some insightful and proven techniques that have led to the growth of the AWS Portsmouth User Group, the VTUG organizations.  More than just growth, this is a great lesson in participating in and leading successful technology communities.  

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Ep 65 - John Troyer (@jtroyer) on challenges and evolution of influencer communities and communities of practice

February 8, 2019

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 distinct challenges of influencer marketing and technology community health as a whole.  This discussion will leave you asking some deep questions yourself about these programs and what's next for it all.  

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Ep 64 - Drew Conry-Murray (@drew_CM) on Content Marketing, Podcasting, and building effective audience engagement

February 1, 2019

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 your content.  

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Ep 63 - Charity Majors (@mipsytipsy) on Startup life balance, Being an Engineer Manager and much more

January 24, 2019

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 will be a must-listen, especially if you're near to the software industry.

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Ep 62 - Career changes, Impostor Syndrome, and the art of working from home with Conrad Ramos (@vNoob)

January 19, 2019

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 collaborate while working remotely.  

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Ep 61 - Professional Podcasting and More with @PacketPushers co-founder Ethan Banks (@ecbanks)

January 14, 2019

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 must-listen for anyone either in tech or in any entrepreneurial role.  Lots of great lessons and fun stories in here. 

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Ep 60 - Productivity and Virtual Assistants with James Green (@jdgreen) of @ActualTechMedia

November 11, 2018

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 the next level with for both day-to-day productivity and with moving to a 10x version of yourself with virtual assistants and more. 

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Ep 59 - IBM Innovate and the Art of Telling the Customer Story

October 25, 2018

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. 

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Ep 58 - vTrailMap, VMworld, and more with Yadin Porter de Leon (@porterdeleon)

August 3, 2018

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. 

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Ep. 57 - Simon Law on Oracle Ravello, Community, and IT Career Growth

July 13, 2018

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 automation.  

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Ep. 56 - Joy and Meaningful Work with Eric Wright (@DiscoPosse)

July 6, 2018

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/ and to Ray Dalio for his phenomenal book and work around Principles of Life and Work http://principles.com 

 

 

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Ep. 55 - Disrupting Ourselves, and the Next Generation of Startup Founders with Joe Emison (@JoeEmison)

May 21, 2018

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 startup founders and disruptors is going to be.  

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Ep. 54 - On Mentoring, with Eric Wright (@DiscoPosse)

April 24, 2018

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 

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Ep. 53 - VMworld 2017 US Announcements Recap with Rene Van Den Bedem (@vcdx133)

September 5, 2017

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 offering as well as the Pivotal Container Service (PKS) which was announced at the event. 

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Ep. 52 - The Journey to becoming an IT Architect with @vmiss33

August 17, 2017

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. 

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Ep. 51 - The Death of Configuration Management with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle)

August 1, 2017

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. 

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Ep. 50 - SRE Revisited plus the Challenges of Ops and more with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle)

July 26, 2017

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 and acting with the SRE approach. Big thansk to Rob Hirschfeld from @RackN for sharing his thoughts and experiences from the field on this very exciting subject.

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Ep. 49 - Open Source Enterprise Solutions as-a-Service with @madhuramaskasky of @platform9sys

July 18, 2017

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 organizations. 

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Ep. 48 - Bad Travel, 10X performers, and the Technology Domestique

June 20, 2017

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!

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Ep. 47 - DevOps, Microservices, Processes, and People with Randy Shoup (@RandyShoup) Part 2 of 2

May 19, 2017

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 distributed teams, and to reach goals that many of the product developers and product managers have been hoping to get to as we move further in the evolution of the technology ecosystem.  

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