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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Driving State-of-the-Art DevOps with Nathen Harvey
Screaming in the Cloud
05.20.2021
34 Minutes
Nathen Harvey is a developer advocate at Google. Prior to this position, he worked as vice president of community development and community director at Chef Software, web operations manager at Custom Ink, senior director of operations at VisualCV, and director of CRM applications at Software AG, among other positions. He’s also the co-author of 97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts. Join Corey and Nathen as they talk about how Custom Ink is more of a company that sells experiences than one that sells T-shirts, the pros and cons of hiring several employees from your community, what inspired Nathen to join Google, how simply taking the State of DevOps survey gives teams insights into how they can improve, why everyone wants to have written a book but no one wants to be writing a book, how Nathen ended up with an e in his name, and more.
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The Switzerland of the Cloud with Sanjay Poonen
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05.18.2021
41 Minutes
Sanjay Poonen is the former Chief Operating Officer at VMware, a position he held for nearly eight years. He’s also an investor affiliate with the Webb Investment Network and a board member for Dell Boomi. After beginning his career as a software engineer at Microsoft and Apple, Sanjay has held a number of different positions over the years, including SVP of Marketing and Corporate Officer at Informatica, VP of Strategic Operations at Symantec, and President and Corporate Officer at SAP, among other positions. He’s also served on the board for Zoom and DocuSign. Join Corey and Sanjay as they talk about the role VMware played in the development of the first iteration of the cloud and how the company has pivoted since then, how the partnership between AWS and VMware was forged and what it means for customers, what VMware will focus on over the next decade, how VMware is the Switzerland of the cloud, why Sanjay believes more and more customers are opting for multi-cloud, why every company is becoming a software company at its core, how there’s never been a more exciting time to write software coming out of college, and more.
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Cloud Cost Management Starter Kit
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05.14.2021
17 Minutes
Join Jesse and Amy as they about the four-item cloud cost management starter kit, how to explain being a cloud economist to someone else, why you should turn on the AWS Cost and Usage Report immediately, why you need to get to know your account manager and build rapport with them, how that relationship is designed to be mutually beneficial, how it’s important to know about the contracts and reservations that exist across your organization (not just in your department), why you need to think about the non-technical parts of cloud projects (e.g., people and process costs), and more.
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Open Sourcing GitHub with Denise Yu
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05.13.2021
41 Minutes
Denise Yu is a senior software engineer at GitHub based in Toronto. Prior to this position, she worked as a senior software engineer at Pivotal, Inc., a full-stack developer at Mergermarket, and a Ruby on Rails developer at Third Space Learning. Denise earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and philosophy from Columbia University and a master’s degree in social policy and planning from the London School of Economics. Join Corey and Denise as they talk about what exactly it is that Denise does at GitHub, why Corey believes Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub will be seen as a transformational moment in five years, how GitHub has shaped the way Denise thinks about software collaboration, how GitHub uses GitHub across its operations, how GitHub’s site looks better every time Corey looks at it, how Denise can’t wait to check out GitHub HQ but hasn’t been able to because of the pandemic, what it was like adjusting from working in Pivotal’s pairing culture to GitHub’s asynchronous one, how GitHub solves version control problems, how to decide whether to speak at an event, advice for speaking at a conference, and more.
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Writing the Book(s) on Amazon with Brad Stone
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05.11.2021
45 Minutes
Brad Stone is a senior executive editor at Bloomberg, where he focuses on tech. He’s also the author of several books, including two about Amazon: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon and Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire. Earlier in his career, Brad worked as a senior technology writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, a technology correspondent for the New York Times, and a Silicon Valley correspondent for Newsweek. Join Corey and Brad as they talk about the inspiration that led to the decision to write two books about one of the world’s most secretive companies, how all roads lead back to Bezos when writing about Amazon—including telling the AWS story, the philosophy behind why some AWS services are given the AWS moniker while others are given the Amazon moniker, how Amazon gives us time back vs. extracting it like other tech companies, how Amazon was a lifeline during the pandemic, Brad’s biggest criticisms about Amazon, and more.
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Neurodiversity as an Advantage with Wesley Faulkner
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05.06.2021
31 Minutes
Wesley Faulkner is a developer advocate at Daily, makers of a real-time video API for developers. He’s also a board member at The Experience Firm. Previously, Wesley worked as a technical community manager at MongoDB, a developer relations advocate at IBM, and a product development engineer at AMD, among other positions. He also ran social media at Atlassian. A resident of Austin, Texas, Wesley has served on the Interactive Advisory Board for SXSW for more than a decade. Join Corey and Wesley as they talk about how companies that can afford to buy vowels are hard to Google, the problems Daily is solving around video, how Wesley ran unsuccessfully for office in Austin, how South by Southwest has evolved over the years and how Wesley can’t wait to meet people face-to-face once the pandemic is over, how Wesley is interested in neurodiversity and what that means, the importance of accessibility and the hidden benefits of posting transcripts with podcasts, how to get over the awkwardness of networking, the importance of thinking about long-term relationships instead of short-term transactions, and more.
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Screaming in the Cloud
05.05.2021
1 Minutes
Screaming in the Cloud with Corey Quinn features conversations with domain experts in the world of Cloud Computing. Topics discussed include AWS, GCP, Azure, Oracle Cloud, and the "why" behind how businesses are coming to think about the Cloud.
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Cloud Therapy with Bobby Allen
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05.04.2021
38 Minutes
Bobby Allen is the Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Turbonomic, where he helps companies automate cloud application resource management. He’s also a Pastor of Stewardship at Wellspring Church. Previously, Bobby worked as CTO and Chief Marketing Evangelist at CloudGenera, a project manager at ServiceMesh, a vice president and technical project manager at Bank of America, and a systems analyst at Intel, among other positions. Join Corey and Bobby as they talk about cloud therapy and what it entails, how folks almost have a level of PTSD after large cloud transformation projects, how humility is the hardest part of cloud projects (i.e., asking for help), why things aren’t necessarily bad just because they are old, what exactly it is Turbonomic does, what it was like managing a building renovation problem for a church, what attracted Bobby to becoming a pastor, why people need to listen to their spouses more often, how to evaluate better vs. different, how being a pastor helps Bobby thrive as a cloud therapist, and more.
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