Screaming in the cloud

Insightful conversations. Less snark.


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

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Google Cloud Run, Satisfaction, and Scalability with Steren Giannini

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06.23.2022
37 Minutes
Today Corey chats with Steren Giannini, Group product manager at Google Cloud Run. They begin by talking about how Google Cloud Run got its name, Corey’s experience using Google Cloud, and the decision for Cloud Run to be HTTPS only. Steren goes on to discuss Cloud Run’s high developer satisfaction and its scalability. Steren answers the question “Where’s the lion’s share of developer and customer interest?” They conclude their time with a discussion of Steren’s work with sustainability efforts for Google Cloud.

Transparency in Cloud Security with Gafnit Amiga

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06.21.2022
30 Minutes
Today Corey talks with Gafnit Amiga, Director of Security Research at Lightspin. Gafnit begins by talking about the wave-making blogpost she released this year that exposed a vulnerability she had discovered in RDS, an Amazon database service. Corey and Gafnit discuss transparency and communication around security, and then talk about the risks of taking pre-exisiting open source solutions and offering them as managed services. The conversation concludes with a discussion of the security community.

Working Smarter with Oki Doki and Marie Poulin

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06.16.2022
39 Minutes
Today Corey sits down with Marie Poulin, CEO of Oki Doki. Marie begins by talking about Oki Doki’s primary product, Notion Mastery. Corey and Marie talk about their mutual diagnosis - ADHD - and how it has impacted their work. They discuss techniques they’ve developed for working with their brains instead of against them. Marie talks about the importance of being excited about the tools you’re using, and they wrap up the conversation with a discussion on educating consumers versus just selling a product.

Not Just a Dinosaur with Guillermo Ruiz

Screaming in the Cloud
06.14.2022
34 Minutes
Today Corey talks with Guillermo Ruiz, Director of OCI Developer Evangelism. Guillermo starts by discussing the head-turn that is OCI, Oracle’s cloud product, and how it overcame Oracle’s traditionally stodgy reputation. Corey and Guillermo go on to talk multi-cloud, OCI’s dedicated region approach, cloud migration, and more! The conversation ends with a discussion about the future of IoT services and 5G.

Learning in Public with swyx

Screaming in the Cloud
06.09.2022
35 Minutes
Today Corey sits down with swyx, head of developer experience at Airbyte, and so much more! They begin by chatting about swyx’s career history, professional motivation, and an industry taboo: following the money. Then Corey and swyx move into a discussion about the surprisingly challenging nature of developer experience and what it means to “learn in public.” swyx talks about expertise and how to quantify and demonstrate learning. Corey and swyx discuss swyx’s book “The Coding Career Handbook” and career coaching. swyx shares about his most recent foray into management in the era of zoom meetings, and conclude the conversation by talking about data integration and swyx’s latest job at Airbyte.

Connecting Cybersecurity to the Whole Organization with Alyssa Miller

Screaming in the Cloud
06.07.2022
35 Minutes
Today Corey chats with Alyssa Miller, the Business Information Security Officer for S&P Global. As a BISO, Alyssa is a self-described bridge-builder between the business side and the security side where we “protect all the things.” Corey and Alyssa begin by talking about the frequent disconnect between the corporate grind to earn and the less glamorous need for security, and move into a discussion of the ways that security can enable organizations to be innovative and create revenue. They end the interview with a conversation about the relationship between cybersecurity and legal, and by talking about Alyssa’s new book “Cybersecurity Career Guide.”

Conveying Authenticity in Marketing with Sharone Zitzman

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06.02.2022
32 Minutes
Today’s guest doesn’t mince words and always reads the manual. Sharone Zitzman, CEO and/or Chief Manual Reader at RTFM Please, begins by discussing her decision to start a company. Sharone talks about what led her to marketing in the first place, then Sharone and Corey discuss the importance of showing product value over explaining what’s “under the hood.” Corey asks what themes Sharone has seen lately and what companies are currently getting wrong. The conversation concludes with a discussion about the value of utilizing community in marketing and what the point of being involved in community really is!

How Dynobase Makes DynamoDB Easier with Rafal Wilinksi

Screaming in the Cloud
05.31.2022
35 Minutes
Desktop apps don’t typically see a lot of air time here on “Screaming,” but that changes today with Rafal Wilinksi, the founder of Dynobase. Dynobase is how Rafal pinged on Corey’s radar. Dynobase an Electron app that you use on Mac that provides a user friendly interface with DynamoDB. Rafal talks about his inspiration for building a desktop application for a cloud service, a mad man’s ambition some may claim. Rafal talks about the beginnings of Dynobase, how it manages to “just do things right,” the focus on user experience and ease, the decision to put it on the market place, and more!

On the Corner of Broadway and Tech with Carla Stickler

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05.26.2022
39 Minutes
In tech there seems to be a trope that the “real” engineers follow the same path, but the reality on the ground is quite different. Carla Stickler, a Software Engineer at G2, defies that stereotype in so many syncopated ways. Before she tackled tech, Carla made waves on Broadway! Carla talks about her 15 year career on Broadway in shows ranging from “Mamma Mia!” to “The Sound of Music.” She expounds on her decision to leave the world of Broadway, and some of the physical and emotional taxes it takes that reinforced her choice to leave. She wanted to take on a new challenge, and did she ever pick one! Carla discusses her switch and the many obstacles she had to surmount in such a sudden shift, but also the incredible growth that she undertook in her transition to tech.

Let Your Backups Help you Sleep with Simon Bennett

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05.24.2022
34 Minutes
Backups matter, or at least they should, and if you’ve ever lost your data, you’d be inclined to agree. Simon Bennett, CEO and Founder of SnapShooter, has found a way to address those issues. SnapShooter backups for your servers, databases, and website, and makes it easy to do to boot. Simon talks about their offerings, notably that they’ll help you sleep well at night. Simon expands on the needs to make data safe and secure for his customers so that they can go back to doing what they do best. Their actual work, instead of fretting about data. Simon talks about areas where cloud providers fail in the backup space, the flexibility he gives his customers, how he prevents the customers having to deal with the finicky parts of backups, and more!

At the Head of Community Development with Wesley Faulkner

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05.19.2022
35 Minutes
Previous “Screaming” guest Wesley Faulkner, now the Head of Community at SingleStore, is back to fill us in on his new role! With a history as a developer advocate, Wesley is able to angle his background at community development at large. More so, Wesley is the first “head of” any kind of development at SingleStore. So, he is charting new territory with them. Wesley chats about stepping into his new role, and how he interprets “advertising” that role to the community. He and Corey wax about the nuances of management, and how to balance that with organizational goals. As the first “head of” for any kind of community or developer advocacy within SingleStore, Wesley brings some fresh methods to build out that space, and address the needs it demands.

Stepping Onto the AWS Commerce Platform with James Greenfield

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05.17.2022
45 Minutes
Corey has been angling to get someone from a particular department at AWS for a long while now. In the halls of AWS one may see “Commerce Platform” on a few of the doors. A point of interest for Corey, for sure. His tenacity has paid off as he is joined by James Greenfield, VP of AWS Commerce Platform, who has decided to step into the “Screaming” line up. James defines Commerce Platform as owning all the infrastructure, processes and software that takes what you’ve stored, and turns it into a number, and in turn makes that number as easy to pay as possible. James discusses moving from EC2 to Commerce Platform, how they’re constantly listening to their customers, the caliber and commitment of the Commerce Platform team, and more!