Screaming in the Cloud

Insightful conversation. Less snark.

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Every week, 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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Keeping the Chaos Searchable with Thomas Hazel
Screaming in the Cloud
11.30.2021
45 Minutes
Thomas Hazel, CTO of ChaosSearch, is here to justify why they keep working with Corey and Duckbill Group! We kid. What Thomas is actually here to do is go into the specifics of ChaosSearch and their many offerings. Notably, solving the expensive problem of data movement and querying. Alongside being the CTO, Thomas is also the Chief Scientist, and self proclaimed Chief Nerd, at ChaosSearch. He talks about how their team is building data science driven methodologies, and their innovation in regard to databases in general. Thomas offers up some well earned opinions on how some data lakes become data swamps, AWS Glue, and much more! Tune in for their wide ranging, data centric, conversation.
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Striking a Balance on the Cloud with Rachel Stephens
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11.29.2021
39 Minutes
Welcome to the week of re:Quinnvent! Starting off this week's special 5 day run of "Screaming" is Rachel Stephens, who has returned for another round. Rachel, a Senior Analyst with RedMonk, catches up with Corey about what has been going on at RedMonk since her last visit. A visit that was right before the pandemic, so needless to say a lot has changed. Rachel is here to tell us how RedMonk has been dealing with these unforeseen shifts! Rachel entered the lockdown finding out she was pregnant, so “change” took on an even deeper meaning for her! Rachel walks us through her own journey of having her second child, and the intricacies of being a parent and a mom. Rachel offers a lot of insight into the state of the tech world and its thus far lacking track record when it comes to accounting for parenthood. But her observations don’t end there. Rachel has a lot to say about the cloud as well. Check out her take!
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The “Banksgiving” Special with Tim Banks
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11.25.2021
35 Minutes
(Que Vince Guaraldi Quintet) Welcome to a very special “Banksgiving” episode of Screaming in the Cloud! For the opening salvo of the holiday season Corey is joined by Tim Banks, Principal Cloud Economist here at the Duckbill Group. Why typically named based puns aren’t in Corey’s repertoire, Tim suggested this one whole heartedly. Tim and Corey sit down for a pleasant conversation about the things that folks in tech can be thankful for. For starters, the folks themselves. While there are a few figures more public and in the spotlight, it is the ones behind the curtains that deserve even more credit. Join the conversation as they pay tribute to the unsung heroes who keep the tech world intact!
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Breaking the Tech Mold with Stephanie Wong
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11.24.2021
45 Minutes
Stephanie Wong, Head of Developer Engagement at Google, joins Corey this week to chat about her wide ranging work. Of which a significant and perhaps more interesting amount occurs outside the walls of Google. While Stephanie is certainly a key player at such a massive company, her passion lies in her own advocacy for women in tech as well as making tech more approachable to larger audiences. Stephanie is not one to put her job title first. Her bio covers the spread from dancer, to hip-hop medalist, to podcast host. Stephanie gives us the birds eye view on her own non-traditional and interdisciplinary path that led to her work both in and outside of Google. Stephanie’s focus on producing content that reaches across a wide spectrum of participants is crucial to how she has broken the mold on what tech can do, and her lessons are ones we can all learn from.
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Letting the Dust Settle on Job Hopping with Brian Hall
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11.23.2021
37 Minutes
This week Corey is joined by someone he has been antagonizing for years now. Brian Hall, VP of Product and Industry Marketing at Google Cloud, is here to chat about a disagreement that he and Corey had on the long worn question; how much time should one spend in a job? But thankfully, their conversation doesn’t limit itself to just that! Corey and Brian chat about how Twitter’s failure to capture nuance and context can lead to some unfortunate mis-interpretations. Brian offers some insight on his significant amount of time spent at Microsoft under various roles. He gives his perspective on how one should optimize their career path for where they want to go, and not just follow the money. Tune in to see how Corey and Brian let the dust settle, and develop what was a disagreement into a well rounded conversation.
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Breaking Down Productivity Engineering with Micheal Benedict
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11.18.2021
46 Minutes
Micheal Benedict, head of Engineering Productivity at Pinterest, is back again! After such a long and intensive conversation last time, Corey had to have Micheal back to take an even deeper dive. For starters, Micheal tells us what exactly his team is doing, and what exactly it means to lead engineering productivity. Micheal divulges more details on productivity engineering and what they’re doing at Pinterest. He traces the history of productivity engineering at Pinterest and offers some distinct observations on building out internal teams. Micheal talks about what it is like in his day to day complexities of working in AWS. Tune in for Micheal’s take on the specific details of productivity and the cloud.
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Setting up Lattice Climbers to Succeed with Guang Ming Whitley
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11.17.2021
43 Minutes
Guang Ming Whitley, Co-founder of Lattice Climbers, is here to chat about where the next generation of folks woking on the cloud are to come from. Guang Ming is someone who has lived her life through a series of seemingly disparate phases. From a law student, to mom and author, to public servant, and most recently—a new business owner. Guang Ming and Corey talk through her versatile career that has led to her co-founding Lattice Climbers. Guang Ming tells us how her business is helping new and emerging professionals set themselves up to succeed in the “real world.” Guang Ming brings an ease and levity forward in conversation, but it shouldn’t be misconstrued as an indication of her drive. The work that Lattice Climbers is doing is invigorating to say the least, tune in for the details!
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Cutting Cloud Costs at Cloudflare with Matthew Prince
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11.16.2021
48 Minutes
Matthew Prince, Co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare, has joined Corey this week to talk about cloud costs and the multiplicitous things cloud costs are associated with. Matthew breaks down what exactly Cloudflare is up to, and how they are handling their clients cloud costs needs. Those needs that, according to Matthew, “over time and at scale, bandwidth costs go to zero.” Matthew and Corey focus on Cloudflare as a company, and the retinue of options they are bringing to their clients. They discuss their mutual concerns with some of AWS costs to include the achilles heel of egress charges. Matthew discusses Cloudflare’s suite of tools they’ve built internally, and have been making available over time. Check out the conversation for more details!
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