Screaming in the Cloud

Insightful conversation. Less snark.

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Every Wednesday, 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.
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Heresy in the Church of Docker Desktop with Scott Johnston
Screaming in the Cloud
10.26.2021
37 Minutes
This week Cory is joined by Scott Johnston, CEO of (the church) of Docker, to talk about none other than Docker itself! Scott brought his previous experience to the table in 2013 where, as he says, he “first typed ‘docker run’...and hasn’t looked back.” Docker’s community and their fervor is well known, and Scott has much to say about it! Join the discussion as Scott goes into how he left Puppet after some exposure to Corey to become the CEO at Docker. Scott tells us what exactly Docker is, and where it starts, which is the community around it. Scott talks about the reset that Docker went through in November of 2019, where they decided to make the developer the focus of their mission. He also dives into Docker’s upcoming changes, and offers some insight into why they are instituting some of these changes. The big one being Docker Desktop, which Scott goes into the details on. Check out this episode for more!
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Navigating the Morass of the Internet with Chloe Condon
Screaming in the Cloud
10.21.2021
43 Minutes
This week Chloe Condon, Senior Cloud Advocate for Microsoft, is back again! Which is surprising because between her last episode and now she and Corey have hung out plenty. Chloe is now working on the Next Generation Experiences team at Microsoft, but that is perhaps the least interesting thing she's been up to lately! Chloe has a lot of great insight on how to navigate the interest as well! Chloe recently started the Master Creep Theatre (yes, with the British spelling) which is a project to bring some more creative and artistic efforts into the tech world! Given Chloe’s non-traditional background she’s able to bring a lot of great perspective to weaving these two worlds together. Chloe also discusses the politics of navigating DMs as a woman on the internet, fun. Her and Corey discuss internet culture in general and how to make the most of it, in spite of all the baggage. Tune in for Chloe's take!
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The Value of Analysts and Observability with Nick Heudecker
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10.20.2021
41 Minutes
Nick Heudecker, who leads Market Strategy and Competitive Intelligence at Cribl, joins Corey who, as it turns out, has some similarities with Corey. Nick also spent some time in Maine, as a cryptologist for the Navy, and also spent the months of deep winter sitting at the computer. That set the stage for Nick to move into work as a industry analyst where he was able to bring forth their worth to the tech industry. Nick breaks down what exactly is an analyst firm, and why companies should care. Nick has some worthwhile insights into what an analyst can bring to the table for companies. Nick’s perspectives are certainly well founded and offer a lot on how to navigate that space successfully. Nick and Corey also go down the kaleidoscopic nature of observability, how Nick ended up at Cribl, and how Cribl is bringing forth some serious innovations in regards to observability. Tune in for Nick’s perspectives!
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Works Well with Others with Abby Kearns
Screaming in the Cloud
10.19.2021
40 Minutes
Abby Kearns, CTO at Puppet, and former CEO of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, joins Corey this week to talk about the importance of learning how to work well with others. Abby’s background allows an expertise on enterprise infrastructure to bring a wide view of some of the hang-ups some companies may experience, but also how to synthesize the potential tensions of people when it comes to technology. Abby and Corey discuss their respective work in configuration management. They also dive into how sometimes companies don’t always get to where they need to as quickly as they should, especially when it comes to cloud migration. Turns out, people are an important part of solving these transitional issues! Abby offers her take on how to smooth out the people part of tech and how she makes it a focus of her work because, as it turns out, it is the hardest work out there! Check out this week's conversation for the rest.
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Keeping the Cloudwatch with Ewere Diagboya
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10.14.2021
32 Minutes
This week Corey is joined by Ewere Diagboya, Head of Cloud at Mycloudseries, and multifaceted blogger and author, and the first AWS Hero from Africa. Ewere’s book on CloudWatch is the first of its kind, and certainly a valuable asset to the community. Ewere’s passion for passing on lessons learned is very prevalent in his writing, and a core ethos in his drive to write. Ewere goes into the background of how his book, Infrastructure Monitoring with Amazon Cloudwatch, came to be. It starts with setting up memory, then building from there. Ewere talks about integrating Cloudwatch with EKS, Kubernetes clusters, containers and more AWS services. Ewere also talks about his future writing plans and passion to pass on the lessons he has learned. Whats more, there are other books he wants to write that will follow up Infrastructure. Tune in for the rest!
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Working on the Whiteboard from the Start with Tim Banks
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10.13.2021
44 Minutes
Tim Banks is back again! Now on board here at The Duckbill Group as a Principal Cloud Economist, Tim joins Corey for the rare third time around. Despite the unusual interview process via “Screaming” appearances, Tim is here to tell us what exactly a Principal Cloud Economist does and is. Tim’s insights are very useful, thus why he is back as a team member! Check them out. Tim and Corey go into the detais of Tim’s new job title, and how a background in engineering is fundamental to working well in that role. They also discuss Tim’s slightly diverging philosophy building out resilience, security, and costs on “the whiteboard.” By doing so Tim discusses how this can help you from accruing debt that needs to be paid later on and the importance that practice can have on cost optimization, observability, and more. Tune in for the details!
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Changing the Way We Interview with Emma Bostian
Screaming in the Cloud
10.12.2021
41 Minutes
This week Corey is joined by Emma Bostian, a Software Engineer at Spotify in Sockholm, but it doesn’t stop there. Emma is also an author and a co-host of the Ladybug Podcast and Emma also has a strong following on Twitter to boot. Where, it turns out, her thoughts and opinions are quite valuable and worth sharing! Emma goes into the details on her podcast and the varied nature of her and her co-hosts, she also discusses her book Decoding the Technical Interview Process, in which she breaks down the seemingly esoteric nature of interviewing for these highly technical jobs—but her focus is on the frontend. She and Corey discuss the general banality of these interviews and the direction they can, and should, go in to improve. Emma also loves to teach, to add even more to her portfolio! She goes into the five w’s of her work with LinkedIn Learning and Frontend Masters. Emma also has some excellent insights into her sizable Twitter presence. Tune in for Emma’s variegated offerings!
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What GitHub Can Give to Microsoft with Jason Warner
Screaming in the Cloud
10.07.2021
38 Minutes
This week Corey is joined by Jason Warner, who is here to tell us how to “Git” on it. Jason’s time at GitHub has given him the expertise to inform folks about all the exciting things GitHub has going on. He tells us what they’ve been up to, and offer some insight into GitHub’s successes which have led to their acquisition by Microsoft. Jason breaks down his own history at GitHub and its vision to become the “worlds most important software company.” Jason dives into some of the details of GitHub acquisition and the possibilities for what they want to achieve, and where they expect to go within Microsoft. Jason and Corey discuss how to talk about the cloud for its current, and importantly, future clients. Jason talks about what GitHub will bring to Microsoft, and perhaps how it’ll be for the better. Tune in, because the getting is about to “git” good.
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