The Maestro of the Keyboards with Jesse Vincent
This week Corey is joined by Jesse Vincent, Co-founder and CTO of Keyboardio, and the master of the keyboards. Jesse and his company are revolutionizing mechanical keyboards, and have made it their mission to make them more than noisy office nuances. Jesse and Keyboardio take their place at the forefront of the emergence of a new mechanical keyboard revolution.
Jesse and Corey discuss both of their pasts with keyboards and how it shaped the way Jesse thinks about, builds, and continues to innovate how to think about them. Jesse’s past has helped to reinforce the things he does, and equally important, does not like about mechanical keyboards. From making choices on the kind of wood, to the general mess of supply chains in 2020, to legal battles in China! Tune in for the rest!
Cranking Up the Heatwave with Nipun Agarwal
This week Corey is joined by Nipun Agarwal, Vice President of MySQL HeatWave at Oracle, who stands as a rare entity in the tech world! Nipun has spent 27 years at Oracle, his first job out of school, and along the way has landed at the top of his field. He is the maestro of all things databases and the 170 patents proves it!
Nipun and Corey discuss what it was like to stay at one company for so long, and how Nipun can serve as a role model for how to do so. Nipun discusses the varied opportunities he has pursued working across various teams at Oracle. He also discusses the role that Heatwave will play for MySQL, and how it is outpacing the competitors. Tune in for all the details!
Molding Leadership Within Tech with Adam Zimman
This week Corey is joined by Adam Zimman, a self proclaimed “public servant” of the tech world, to talk about often unspoken about aspects of the industry—at least on the technolgoy side of the house. Adam is here to discuss leadership, product marketing, and go to market strategies. Adam’s role as a strategic advisor has carried him from large scale organizations to the small, and it has helped him shape a stark awareness of the role of people within a company.
Adam goes into how his background has shaped his perspectives on leadership and management. He also offers the importance of providing the right professional mold for someone to provide challenges to management structures within an organization. Adam also discusses how the ability to challenge managers can be valuable and helpful. Adam teases out the differences between leadership and management, and how the former should reinforce the success of others. Tune in for Adam’s valuable insight!
Yugabyte and Database Innovations with Karthik Ranganathan
This week Corey is joined by Karthik Ranganathan, CTO and Co-Founder of Yugabyte, to talk about databases of which YugabyteDB is one of the best. Karthik started at Facebook building distributed databases and now has moved onto building even more! Why? Well Karthik gives us the details. Check out the conversation!
Karthik informs us about the database gap that Yugabyte is now working towards solving. This includes building out an open source relational database that can perform in three important ways: high availability, the ability to scale, and geographic distribution. Karthik gives us the details on how Yugabyte is working towards mastering all three.
The Sly Skill of the Subtle Tweet with Laurie Barth
This week Corey is joined by Laurie Barth, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix, though most of us know Laurie by her Twitter handle: @laurieontech. While Laurie and Corey have bounced around each other in the digital sphere, now they’re finally sitting down to a conversation!
Corey and Laurie talk Twitters tip jar, super follows, and Laurie’s cheeky debut of The Art of the Subtle Subtweet. Laurie offers her perspectives on how growing an audience on Twitter shifts the way people interact with you, how tweets shouldn’t always be taking seriously, and navigating that space with success. Tune in for Laurie’s tweeting tidbits!
Security in the New Normal with Ev Kontsevoy
Ev Kontsevoy, Co-Founder and CEO of Teleport, is back a year later to give us an update on what Teleport has been up to! Last time they talked the security growing pains of the pandemic were still a little manic, Ev is here to dial us in on what exactly has changed. Teleport is working hard to stay at the forefront of the “scaling stress” of cloud computing over the past year.
Ev goes into details about how Teleport has handled security and the massive shift to the cloud, and the four components of what access actually means and teases out their differences. Ev also goes into how Teleport works with authentication and identity and the innovation they bring to that space. Ev, and by extension Teleport, have a lot to offer. Check out his conversation with Corey for all the details!
Gitting After It with Katie Sylor-Miller
Katie Sylor-Miller is a frontend architect at Etsy, a company she joined in November 2015. Prior to this position, Katie worked as a senior front end developer at Constant Contact, a technical lead at EF Education, a front end web developer at Miller Systems, and a program coordinator providing research administrative services at Harvard University. She’s also the co-author of the Design Systems Handbook and the creator of Oh Shit, Git!?!
Join Corey and Katie as they explore the wonderful world of Git and talk about how humans are confused by Git, how Katie’s website went viral overnight and what the experience was like, learning Git to give a talk on Git after said talk had already been accepted, how to teach yourself Git, how to teach others Git after having taught yourself Git, how people think that nothing is fixable with Git and why that’s wrong, how engineers write less and less code the higher and higher they climb at organizations, and more.
Deftly Building for the Customer with Eric Dynowski
This week Corey is joined by Eric Dynowski, Managing Partner and Chief Solutions Officer at Deft. Eric began in engineering, then moved over to consulting and helping customers through the trails of AWS. Eric goes into what “technological needs” that Deft provides to its customers. The transition from cloud to data center or vice versa is at the forefront of this conversation!
Eric goes into the deeper details on the origins of Deft and what they offer, navigating Corey’s bias of using multicloud, and becoming “trusted advisors” when it comes to AWS. Eric offers his perspective on the importance of building a solid reputation with partners and customers alike, and building on conversations. Tune in for the details!