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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Building Strong Open Source Communities in the Cloud Era with Tiffany Farriss
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11.20.2019
42 Minutes
Since 1996, Tiffany Farriss has been one of the driving forces behind Palantir.net, an open-source powered web design and development firm she co-owns and currently serves as CEO. From 2009 to 2017, she also sat on the Board of Directors of Drupal, a popular open-source content management system. Prior to that, Tiffany held similar advisory roles at AIGA Chicago and Northwestern Student Holdings. Join Corey and Tiffany as they discuss how to build stronger open source communities; Tolkien, Snow Crash, and Ender’s Game; why companies have several different levels of obligations for giving back to open source projects; why it’s hard for companies that build products on top of open-source tools to be incentivized to give back; the history of Drupal; Usenet and rise of Eternal September; Slack vs. IRC and losing the open-source mentality; succession planning in open source projects; and more.
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A Day in the Life of Azure DevOps with Sasha Rosenbaum
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11.13.2019
32 Minutes
Sasha Rosenbaum began her career working as an IT systems administrator for the Israel Air Force. Shen then took a position as an R&D software engineer at Elbit Systems, an Israeli-based aerospace company, before joining 10th Magnitude, an IT services company based in Chicago. Over the last four years, she’s held several positions at Microsoft. Currently, she’s the senior program manager for the Azure DevOps engineering team. Join Corey and Sasha as they explore what being a senior program manager for the Azure DevOps engineering team entails, what the relationship become Azure DevOps and GitHub looks like, what happens when a company sells two competing products, how building Azure DevOps on Azure DevOps results in a stronger product, the pros and cons of open-source software, when to use SaaS tools and when to build from scratch, how attending conferences strategically can eliminate many life expenses, and more.
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Building Secure Applications with Tanya Janca
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11.06.2019
34 Minutes
Tanya Janca began her career as a software developer at Canadian Bank Note before holding the same role for the Canadian government for nearly 10 years. She then shifted her focus to application and IT security for the government before joining Microsoft as a senior cloud advocate specializing in application security. Today, she’s the CEO and co-founder of Security Sidekick, a company that helps developers create secure applications. Join Corey and Tanya as they discuss what it’s like to work at Microsoft and how putting in two years there is like putting in 1,000 years somewhere else, how Security Sidekick takes 48 hours to do what a consultant does in a year or more, the challenges that stem from multi-cloud environments, how SaaS tools are improving everything—including the massage space, how Superman inspires Tanya, effective altruism, and more.
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How Software Developers Can Negotiate Better Salaries with Josh Doody
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10.30.2019
37 Minutes
For 15 years, Josh Doody held several different software engineering roles at companies like Raytheon, ADP, and Appirio. Today, he owns a consultancy called Fearless Salary Negotiation and helps software developers get paid what the market commands. Join Corey and Josh as they discuss how software developers can get paid more, what the current tech job market looks like, when devs should start thinking about compensation in their next roles, when salary negotiations actually begin, why the goal of a negotiation isn’t always about getting more money, the biggest mistakes people make in negotiations, and more.
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The Power of Time Series Databases with Paul Dix
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10.23.2019
33 Minutes
Paul Dix is the cofounder and CTO at InfluxDB, makers of an open source time-series database. Over the last 20-plus years, he’s held technology, consultant, and leadership positions at companies like Microsoft, McAfee, Google, and Thomson Reuters. Join Corey and Paul as they discuss everything there is to discuss about time-series databases, the two different kinds of time-series events, the importance of timing when launching a product, how to build applications on top of time-series data, creating a new programming language (Flux), why you should create new programming languages when it makes sense, and more.
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How Nicolas Cage Taught Me How to Code with Paul Chin Jr.
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10.16.2019
30 Minutes
Paul Chin Jr. grew up using egg rolls to gauge profitability at his parents’ Chinese restaurant in Norfolk, Va. Today, he’s a cloud solutions architect at Cloudreach and a strong proponent of cloud, serverless, and open source technologies—and also a prophet of Nicolas Cage, a national treasure. Join Corey and Paul as they face off with plenty of time to kill and cover many topics related to severless and cloud technologies, including how software can be an army of one for any business; how popular tools can be gone in 60 seconds as new solutions emerge while slower-moving businesses are left behind with legacy systems; how Paul solves customer problems through understanding and adaptation; and how severless means everyone can build computer programs—without computer science training, either. Don’t think so? It happened to Paul. It could happen to you—and even the weather man—too.
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The Cloud & Climate Change with Paul Johnston
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10.09.2019
32 Minutes
Paul Johnston cares a great deal about climate change and believes the tech world needs to do more. He’s the interim CTO for cloud and serverless consulting and technology strategy services at Roundabout Labs, a company he founded and served as CEO for eight years before joining AWS as a senior developer advocate for serverless. Join Corey and Paul as they discuss the early days of being a developer advocate for AWS for serverless, how data centers and cloud computing are impacting climate change, why you shouldn’t run workloads in us-east-1, why cryptocurrency is bad for the environment, and more.
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Five Characteristics That Define the Cloud with Nicole Forsgren, PhD
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10.02.2019
39 Minutes
Nicole Forsgren grew up in a small farm town in Idaho. After working as a programmer, a software engineer, and a systems administrator at IBM, she went back to school to get her PhD in Management Information Systems. Now, she leads research and strategy at Google and oversees the production of the annual State of DevOps Report. Join Corey and Nicole as they discuss what the cloud is, how people define it and why we need a common definition for it, which organizations benefit from the cloud, why it’s largely time to ditch in-house tools, and more.
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