Keeping up with AWS announcements is like drinking from a firehose.

Chief Cloud Economist Corey Quinn goes through the torrent of news about Amazon’s cloud ecosystem and strains out the noise. Then he takes what’s left and gently and lovingly makes fun of it.

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The Podcasts

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The AWS morning show you never knew you wanted, three days a week.

Spend 15 to 20 minutes of your commute listening to host Corey Quinn contextualize and poke fun at the latest in AWS news, dive into popular AWS services, and answer listener questions on AWS architecture.

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Insightful conversation. Less Snark.

Every week, listen to host Corey Quinn interview domain experts in the world of Cloud Computing discuss AWS, GCP, Azure, Oracle Cloud, and why businesses are coming to think about the Cloud.

The Right and Wrong Way to Interview Engineers

By Corey Quinn

Today I want to talk about the worst whiteboard confessions of all time, and those invariably all tend to circle around what we ask candidates to do on a whiteboard during job interviews.

A MultiCloud Rant

By Corey Quinn

You know what really grinds my gears? Well, lots of things, but in this case, let’s talk about multi-cloud. Not my typical rant about multi-cloud not ever being a good best practice—because it’s not—but rather how companies talk about multi-cloud. HashiCorp just did a whole survey on how multi-cloud is the future, and at no point during that entire process did they define the term.

The Feudal Lords of Amazon: AWS’ Infinite Service Launches and Counterproductive Culture

By Corey Quinn

AWS services will only continue to expand, fueled by Amazon’s structure and culture. Its customers lose until AWS figures out how to unite its internal teams.

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