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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Teaching a Stanford Cloud Course with Aditya Saligrama

Screaming in the Cloud
05.23.2024
34 Minutes
On this week’s episode of Screaming in the Cloud, Corey  is joined by Stanford computer science student Aditya Saligrama, who recently taught a Stanford course on cloud infrastructure. Aditya shares his unique perspective on various topics, including how higher education approaches teaching computer science in a rapidly evolving landscape, why he chose cloud security to begin with instead of tacking it on at the end, and what his plans are for the rest of school and beyond. Corey and Aditya lament the lack of real-world skills taught by universities. Aditya shares with the audience just how much work goes into being an effective undergraduate-level teacher while being an undergraduate student himself. 

Generative AI, Tech Innovations, & Evolving Perspectives with Randall Hunt

Screaming in the Cloud
05.21.2024
42 Minutes
In this episode, we chat with Randall Hunt, the VP of Technology at Caylent, about the world of generative AI and how it's changing industries. Randall talks about his journey from being an AWS critic to leading tech projects at Caylent. He shares cool insights into the latest tech innovations, the challenges and opportunities in AI, and his vision for the future. Randall also explains how AI is used in healthcare, finance, and more, and gives advice for those interested in tech. 

Challenges of AI in Cloud Computing with Justin Brodley

Screaming in the Cloud
05.16.2024
44 Minutes
In this episode of Screaming in the Cloud, Corey Quinn reconnects with Justin Brodley, Senior Vice President of Cloud and Technology at Blackline and host of the CloudPod podcast, to discuss the ongoing changes within cloud computing, specifically the intense focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and its repercussions on traditional cloud infrastructure. Justin shares insights from his recent experience at Google Cloud Next, discussing how the AI hype is reshaping cloud service strategies. Additionally, their conversation explores the cultural and strategic shifts within Google and Microsoft, examining their impact on the broader cloud computing landscape.

Google’s Graveyard and Lack of Hunger with Cody Ogden

Screaming in the Cloud
05.14.2024
30 Minutes
On this week’s episode of Screaming in the Cloud, Corey Quinn sits down with the incredible Cody Odgen, software developer and creator of Killed by Google. Corey and Cody discuss Google’s graveyard of products, how discontinuing offerings creates a feeling of distrust amongst your customers, and why Google lacks the hunger needed to create an amazing generative AI tool. Corey shares his take on killed products from an AWS perspective while Cody draws comparisons between late’90s Microsoft and today’s Google, suggesting a decline in quality could be on the horizon for the cloud giant.

Inside Amazon’s Quest For Global Dominance With Dana Mattioli

Screaming in the Cloud
05.09.2024
46 Minutes
In this Screaming in the Cloud episode, Corey welcomes Dana Mattioli, author of 'The Everything War: Amazon's Ruthless Quest to Own the World and Remake Corporate Power.' Together, they discuss the themes of her book, exploring Amazon's extensive reach and influence across multiple sectors, its profound impact on competition, and the ethical concerns surrounding its aggressive business practices. They also discuss Amazon's internal culture, intricate relationships with government entities, and strategic maneuvers within the corporate world.

AI’s Impact on the Future of Tech with Rachel Stephens

Screaming in the Cloud
05.07.2024
40 Minutes
In this episode of Screaming in the Cloud, Corey Quinn is joined by Rachel Stephens, a Senior Analyst at RedMonk, for an engaging conversation about the profound impact of AI on software development. Rachel provides her expert insights on programming language trends and the shifts in the tech landscape driven by AI. They look into how AI has reshaped coding practices by automating mundane tasks and offering real-time assistance, altering how developers work. Furthermore, Corey and Rachel examine the economic and practical challenges of incorporating AI into business operations, aiming to strip away the hype and highlight AI technology’s capabilities and constraints.

Firewalls, Zombies, and Cloud Permissions Security with Sandy Bird

Screaming in the Cloud
05.02.2024
37 Minutes
On this Featured Guest episode of Screaming in the Cloud, Corey is joined by Sandy Bird, Co-Founder and CTO of Sonrai Security. The two discuss the current state of cloud permissions security, and Sandy details the company’s breakthrough Cloud Permissions Firewall which promises fast and scalable cloud least privilege all with one click. Corey and Sandy also talk about bunk AWS tools in this space, the insanely high “zombie” population in the cloud, and how Sonrai works for companies of all sizes.

AWS, Venture Capital, & Global Entrepreneurship with Nancy Wang

Screaming in the Cloud
04.30.2024
32 Minutes
In this episode of Screaming In The Cloud, we're joined by Nancy Wang, Venture Partner at Felicis Ventures, who discusses her exciting career shift from AWS to venture capital. Nancy shares the role of a venture partner and her focus on investing in infrastructure, platforms, and security from an operational perspective. Corey and Nancy talk about primary investment and the impact of market trend cycles on venture capital. Nancy’s work with the U.S. State Department is also highlighted in this episode, which promotes global entrepreneurship, especially for women in challenging environments.

Merging Vision, Community, and Technology With Anil Dash

Screaming in the Cloud
04.25.2024
42 Minutes
This episode features Anil Dash, VP of Developer Experience at Fastly, who returns to the podcast to share the integration of Glitch within Fastly post-acquisition. Anil shares how Glitch has continued flourishing under Fastly's umbrella, highlighting both platforms’ seamless acquisition and mutual growth. Anil shares the technical and cultural collaboration that has allowed Glitch to maintain its identity and mission while contributing to Fastly's broader goals. The episode highlights the power of community in tech, the importance of maintaining core values in mergers and acquisitions, and the advancements both Glitch and Fastly are making in the developer space.

Securing Sensitive Data Against Modern Threats With Pranava Adduri

Screaming in the Cloud
04.23.2024
31 Minutes
This episode of Screaming in the Cloud focuses on keeping critical data safe and organized, especially when there's a lot of it. Pranava Adduri, the CEO of Bedrock Security, shares the tools and methods Bedrock uses to help other businesses protect their essential information. They discuss how new technologies like AI can help manage vast amounts of data and ensure only the right people can access it.

Behind The Tech Event Marketing Scene With Katie Reese

Screaming in the Cloud
04.18.2024
32 Minutes
This episode of Screaming in the Cloud features Katie Reese, an experienced events producer at Tailscale, who walks us through the ins and outs of event marketing within the tech industry. Katie shares insights on effective swag management and event planning to create memorable experiences that drive product adoption. Additionally, Katie and Corey discuss the challenges and strategies of marketing in a post-pandemic, budget-conscious world and explore how remote-first companies have adapted to these changes.

Mastering Kubernetes for Multi-Cloud Efficiency With Nick Eberts

Screaming in the Cloud
04.16.2024
37 Minutes
In this episode, Corey chats with Google's Nick Eberts about how Kubernetes helps manage applications across different cloud environments. They cover the benefits and challenges of using Kubernetes, especially in Google's cloud (GKE), and discuss its role in making applications more flexible and scalable. The conversation also touches on how Kubernetes supports a multi-cloud approach, simplifies the deployment process, and can potentially save costs while avoiding being tied down to one cloud provider. They wrap up by talking about best practices in cloud infrastructure and the future of cloud-native technologies.