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October 17, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 87 - Adam Post (@semi_technical) on Determination, Perseverance, and Goal Setting

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 to maintain the determination needed during difficult times, and much more.  There are some amazing personal stories shared and this will be a podcast that can put many people on a strong path to productivity and personal growth.  

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October 4, 2019 @ 1:33 pm

Ep 86 - Kelly Goolsby (@kgool) from Liquid Web on Managed Service Advantage and IT Architect Tips

Kelly Goolsby is Director of Solution Architecture at Liquid Web 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 architect, career progressions, navigating the effective sales process, and all things in between.  

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September 18, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 85 - Motivation and Decisions in the Face of Adversity with Jacob DeLuise

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 and motivates in not just the good days but through the bad days.  

The story and advice are amazing and big thanks to Jacob for sharing his experience with us. 

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July 26, 2019 @ 4:37 pm

Ep 84 - The Solocast talking #VMworld, #vFit, and Architect Thinking for Vendor Announcements

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 like an architect as you take in the news. 

Make sure to register join me in San Francisco August 25-28 for daily runs. The info is at https://discoposse.com/vFit 

 

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July 20, 2019 @ 11:50 am

Ep. 83 - @Tech_LevelUp, #vFit, #vTrailMap and @VMworld with Yadin Porter de Leon (@porterdeleon)

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 #vTrailMap which lays out a phenomenal list of folks and resources to get connected to for raising your skills and value in the virtualization community.  We talk about the #vFit running group, #vCoffee exchange, #vTrailMap and much more.  

You also gain some incredible insight into the work happening around mentoring and education that has become a significant part of what both Yadin and Eric Wright have been doing over the past few years with growing success in reaching out to people and helping them to get involved in technology as a way to change their lives. 

Make sure to listen before you head to San Francisco in August and get caught up on what's happening there!

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July 12, 2019 @ 2:39 pm

Ep 82 - #vFIt, #VMworld, #vCoffee, and Digital Rebar + @RackNGo with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle)

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 daily community runs (https://discoposse.com/vfit) and the community coffee exchange (https://discoposse.com/2019/07/11/vmworld-2019-vcoffee-community-bean-exchange/ ) and we are seeing Rob and his team at the VMware event for the first time!  

The first 15 minutes covers our running info and then we dive into the VMworld pre-announcements and what you can expect to hear from the main show and the hallway track.  Enjoy the show and I hope to see folks in person in San Francisco! 

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July 5, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 81 - AWS Outposts and Serverless Twitter Thread Chat with Ben Kehoe (ben11kehoe)

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 could do (and perhaps be limited to) and the "why on-prem?" question that many ask, Ben joined me for a powerful conversation where we explore the advantages and challenges of cloud-owned features and so much which will be important to cloud ops and cloud developer teams everywhere.  

See that conversation here:  https://twitter.com/discoposse/status/1133459635862687744 

Thank you to Ben for taking the twitter chat live and sharing great insights!

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June 28, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 80 - Clubhouse.io and Developer Focus with Kurt Schrader (@Kurt) and Mitch Wainer (@MitchWainer).

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 is actually not crowded when you differentiate and provide distinct and focused products.  Big thanks to Kurt Schrader (https://twitter.com/kurt) and Mitch Wainer (https://twitter.com/MitchWainer) for sharing their insights and experiences. 

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June 21, 2019 @ 2:36 pm

Ep 79 - Kickstarting your Business and Ideas with James Olander - @TheRoostStand

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 also how to think like a product manager to successfully build your own startup ideas.  

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June 14, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 78 - DevOps-as-a-Service and Evolving Ourselves with David R Shaw (@Shawzer)

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 the things that make successful teams and technologists based on his experiences in the industry.  We explore what could be best called DevOps-as-a-Service which is the way to accelerate adoption of new practices with the help of outside expertise and much more. 

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June 7, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 77 - Virtual Design Master (@vdmchallenge) Season 6 Announcement with @angeloluciani

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 inclusive introduction to hackathons with an informative webinar series and a 24 hour virtual hackathon in summer 2019.  

 

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April 26, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 76 - Ultimate Email Productivity with @PonyDotGG founder Dmitry Minkovsky (@dminkovsky)

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 electronic communication. 

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April 19, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 75 - The Wonder, Balance, and Ethics of AI with @humamiio founder Barney Loehnis (@barneylo)

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 value of AI and the impact on humans (both in business and out) is incredible.  Thank you to Barney for such a dynamic and enjoyable chat!

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April 12, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 74 - The Infotainers and the Psychology of Great Expo Presentations with Anders Boulanger (@the_Infotainers)

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 you've been to a major technology event you've seen Anders and his team (check out Episode 67 and 68 with Rory Wheeler for more).

This show discusses incredibly important and informative methods to deliver great presentations and how you and your team can really kick up the presentation game. Big thanks to Anders for sharing stories and insights.  

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April 5, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 73 - Open Source, Closed Minds - A Discussion on Open Core and Open Source Monetization with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle) of @RackN

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 started on the news of AWS launching Open DIstro for Elasticsearch and we take on some challenging topics around open source, monetization, and commercialization of open platforms and products.  

Rob refers to a great Gitlab talk which discusses open source business models which is also a must-watch here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6ZupYzr_Zg 

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March 29, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 72 - Ed Horley (@ehorley) on Skills Needed to go from Technologist to Technology Leader

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 understanding the challenges of managing people effectively.  

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March 22, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 71 - Productivity Hacks and Deep Work with Ethan Banks (@ecbanks) of the Packet Pushers

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 dubbed as VOMO - the Value Of Missing Out which I blogged about at http://discoposse.com 

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March 15, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 70 - The making of FaaStRuby.io with Paulo Arruda (@parrudanet) and Geoff Sullivan (@sullivg2)

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 platform is interesting technically and as a business problem solver.  

Serverless is rightly gaining popularity and this will be a must-listen for folks who want to understand some of the challenges and the reasons that serverless is so popular.  

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March 8, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 69 - John Price (@JohnAPrice29) on Career Shifts, Authoring, and Continuous Learning

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 in a technology role and may open some eyes on what the real value of becoming an author is.  Thank you to John for sharing some extremely helpful insights. 

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March 2, 2019 @ 11:33 am

Ep 68 - The Magic of Marketing and Life with Rory Wheeler (@rorywheeler111) Part 2 of 2

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.  

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