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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Ep. 46 - DevOps, Microservices, Tools and Processes with Randy Shoup (@RandyShoup) Part 1 of 2

May 12, 2017

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 at StitchFix, and brings a storied career and set of experiences to the conversation.  Big thanks to Randy for sharing what could be some of the best tips to finding success with higher velocity of development including some of the tools and techniques that will help us all get there.

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Ep. 45 - Community Building - products, platforms, and challenges with Angelo Luciani (@AngeloLuciani)

May 4, 2017

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 community together both online and in-person.  

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Ep. 44 - 128 Technology and the SDN Challenge with Patrick Melampy (@pmelampy)

April 27, 2017

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 time to review their solution with us and how SDN in general is becoming the next important battleground for both networking customers and vendors. 

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Ep. 43 - Re-platforming your blog and lessons in personal brand with Richard Arnold (@d8tadude)

March 3, 2017

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 key steps you should be thinking about as you look at bringing your personal brand into a new name and blog platform.  Check out Richard's fresh new site at http://d8tadude.com and make sure to listen in to this great conversation.

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Ep. 42 - Spiraling Ops Debt, SRE Solutions and @RackN chat with Rob Hirschfeld (@zehicle))

February 13, 2017

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 coding imperative, plus how he and the RackN team are helping to solve some of those challenges.  

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Ep. 41 - Tools and Strategies for Advanced and Rapid IT Learning with @vcdx133 and @byronschaller

January 29, 2017

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 professional advancement.  We each share our personal learning styles and tips which will give you ideas on how to map learning to your personality.

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Ep. 40 - HashiCorp and DevOps Defined with @armon of @HashiCorp

January 20, 2017

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 team to be able to begin embracing a DevOps approach to IT.  Also, some news about an important upcoming webinar!

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Ep. 39 - HashiCorp and the Value of Composable Infrastructure with @mitchellh of @HashiCorp

January 16, 2017

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 products have come to be as a result of this. 

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Ep. 38 - AWS re:Invent Thoughts and Evolving from Virtualization to Cloud with @DiscoPosse

December 7, 2016

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 seeds on how to build your path towards embracing public cloud in your IT portfolio.

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Ep. 37 - All about Containers with Phil Estes (@estesp)

October 21, 2016

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 brings some very interesting insight into why we should all be digging into Docker and the like. 

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Ep. 36 - The rise of the Generalist and Community Skill Building with Craig Waters (@cswaters1)

October 14, 2016

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 others, have proven out.  

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Ep. 35 - Unikernels: The what, why, and when chat with Ian Eyberg of @deferpanic

October 8, 2016

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 open your eyes to new ways of doing some interesting things!

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Ep. 34 - Containers, IT Evolution and more with Brian Gracely (@bgracely)

September 30, 2016

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 placement on the hype cycle, and where the adoption of next-generation technologies are working in real use-cases.  Brian provides very specific and real examples of why cloud, containers and other technologies are beginning to really drive a lot of innovation in business.
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Ep. 33 - @OpenStack Newton, AUC, and Community with Shamail Tahir (@ShamailXD)

September 23, 2016
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 is part of the team that has put together the new AUC (Active User Contributor) Recognition program.
We talk about some features that are exciting in the Newton release, the changing of the process for the design summit, and much more on the overall OpenStack technical and user community.  Thanks to Shamail for a great chat!
AUC Program link:  https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/AUCRecognition
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