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 of Actual Tech Media, we talk about his early journey to becoming a CCIE, the plethora of amazing content that David has published for Pluralsight and the art of learning with the community.
In another dynamic chat with Michael Hauselblas, 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 some very interesting topics in the open source product development lifecycle as a result. I hope that you enjoy the chat as much as I did being a part of it.
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. Amit also opens up some very interesting information to us about learning, the value of community, and how to elevate ourselves through easily available resources.
We enjoy a fun conversation with Justin Parisi who is the author behind Why is the Internet Broken and also the voice of the Tech ONTAP Podcast. The chat covers the recent launch of NetApp ONTAP 9, the role of Technical Marketing and community, and much more. Plus, another fun choice of books that you’ll hear about that Justin will suggest for our listeners.
Support your local Sheriff used to the common phrase at one point. Today, we need to nurture our IT communities by providing mentoring and coaching to elevate all of the community. In an open discussion, we tackle the challenge of providing content as vendors while avoiding the “pitch”. Angelo Luciani is a co-leader of the Toronto VMUG, who also launched the Silicon Valley VMUG and runs the Nutanix .NEXT community.
If you are a vendor who sponsors community events and conferences, this is a must-listen. Together we can elevate our message and bring the community with us.
Join the conversation as we discuss how to think like an architect with Rene van den Bedem. Having achieved his VCDX and NPX certifications, Rene is a phenomenal example of elevating ourselves through community and learning. The chat touches on the key points to progress from admin to architect and how the community opens the doors to a broad group of peers and mentors. Learn about Virtual Design Master and how Rene thinks we can all make the jump to architectural thinking in IT.
Join us for a great chat with Ken Hui 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 OpenStack ecosystem while highlighting the very important advances we’ve made. Also, we talk about some of the Rackspace updates from the Summit and in their Developer advocacy area with a few very cool projects.
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. The episode was recorded while at the OpenStack Summit in Austin which gave a perfect background for us to really dig into where the evolution of OpenStack and the big tent approach has brought us, and what may be next in the open cloud ecosystem.
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 speaker and inspires a large team at VMTurbo. Having a storied career in business and technology, it was a pleasure to dive into how the challenges of creating trust in the organization can prove to be the path to success for organizations.
We chat with Matthew Brender 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 importance of our participation as advocates for every aspect of open source projects.