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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Going Serverless with AJ Stuyvenberg
Screaming in the Cloud
09.18.2019
40 Minutes
AJ Stuyvenberg began his career writing software for St. Jude Medical. Today, he’s a senior software engineer at Serverless, Inc., makers of the increasingly popular open source Serverless framework designed to make it easier to deploy applications across cloud vendors. Join Corey and AJ as they discuss what a day in the life of an engineer at Serverless looks like, what the Serverless framework actually is and how it helps developers, how an open source company makes money, how Serverless differentiated itself from AWS, the differences between Serverless plugins and components, what’s in the company’s future, and more.
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Reverse Engineering the Capital One Breach with Josh Stella
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09.11.2019
35 Minutes
Cloud security makes Josh Stella tick. In 2013, he founded Fugue, a company that brings native security and simplified operations to cloud architecture. Join Corey and Josh as they discuss why Fugue is called Fugue, how the approach hackers take has changed in recent years, why cloud security is actually more of a physics and biology problem than a technology problem, the recent Capital One data breach, how it likely happened, why the bank didn’t necessarily do anything wrong, why cloud security should be automated, and more.
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The Anatomy of Developer Advocacy with Matt Broberg
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09.04.2019
38 Minutes
For the last five years, Matt Broberg has worn many different developer advocate hats. These days, his developer hat looks a bit … red ... as he’s an advocate, writer, and editor for opensource.com at Red Hat. Join Corey and Matt as they discuss IBM’s recent acquisition of Red Hat, open source culture and how to contribute without submitting code, the rise of developer relations and whether the term “DevRel” will stick, what developer relations actually is, what its future looks like, and more.
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How to Grade DevOps Teams with Nicole Forsgren, PhD
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08.28.2019
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 it’s like to put together said reports, why people are so passionate about their DevOps team’s unique approach, the four metrics you can use to grade DevOps teams, how to scale DevOps teams, and more.
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Episode 74 – Podcasting about Podcasting with Richard Campbell
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08.21.2019
32 Minutes
Be honest: How many people decide to launch a weekly podcast actually end up publishing hundreds upon hundreds of episodes? Richard Campbell, founder and chairman of the Humanitarian Toolbox and host of RunAsRadio podcast, is someone who actually did. Join Corey and Richard as they talk about what it’s like to host 1,650-plus podcast episodes, building open source tools for disaster relief, moving away from legacy tech, the power of admitting you don’t understand something, how snarkiness often gets lost in translation, the thanklessness of good IT, and more.
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Episode 73 – Building a Cloud Supercomputer on AWS with Mike Warren
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08.14.2019
31 Minutes
Supercomputers used to be gigantic monstrosities that would take up enormous rooms. Now, you can run them in the cloud. Just ask Mike Warren, CTO and co-founder of Descartes Labs, a company that provides Earth imagery to help folks understand planetary changes—like deforestation, water cycles, agriculture, and more. Join Corey and Mike as they discuss what it’s like to build supercomputers on top of AWS and how “easy” it is, the power of Amazon’s Spot blocks, building Beowulf clusters in the ‘90s, what Descartes Labs’ platform-agnostic infrastructure looks like (spoiler alert: nothing is on-prem), how AWS accelerates the development process, petaflop machines, the evolution of high-performance computing over the last few decades, and more.
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Episode 72: Data Security in AWS with Chris Vickery
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08.07.2019
34 Minutes
Another week, another high-profile data breach. Well, that’s what it seems like anyway. As Director of Cyber Risk Research at UpGuard, Chris Vickery knows a thing or two about why these breaches are occurring—and what organizations can do to minimize the likelihood they do. Join Corey and Chris as they talk about why so many companies leave S3 buckets publicly exposed, raising the bar of low-hanging fruit for data security, why organizations can’t blame third parties for breaches, why AWS isn’t liable for everything that goes wrong in the cloud, the recent Capital One breach, and more.
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Episode 71: Boomeranging Back into Microsoft with Tara Walker
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07.31.2019
23 Minutes
Microsoft has undergone a major transformation over the last several years. Just ask Tara Walker, principal software engineer, who recently rejoined the company after a four-year hiatus at AWS. Join Corey and Tara as they talk about this transformation, why the world of IoT gets more exciting every day, what Microsoft is focused on today, why Tara is now pursuing a master’s degree at Georgia Tech, and much more.
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