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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Building Distributed Cognition into Your Business with Sam Ramji
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12.09.2021
40 Minutes
Here on “Screaming” we like to shine the light on peoples’ best work, but with folks like Sam Ramji, Chief Strategy Officer at DataStax, the question is where to start? From early days at Microsoft, to throwing his weight into leading DevOps management at Google Cloud, Sam has a storied career. Now, Sam is leaning even more into his education and learning more about cognition within an organization. Sam’s offerings on how to build out what he calls “distributed cognition” are fascinating. For Sam there are ways for the systems you are building out to reflect how larger groups think across an organization. Sam discusses the importance of open source technologies and the influence he had in Microsoft in that space. From the intersection of money and the cloud, to audits, to cross cloud capabilities—these unruly subjects are just the beginning! Tune in for Sam’s, counter to Corey’s line, serious observations!
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Building a User-Friendly Product with Aparna Sinha
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12.08.2021
43 Minutes
This week Aparna Sinha, Director of Product Management at Google Cloud, is here fresh off the back end of Google Next. Aparna works alongside former “Screaming” two timer Richard Seroter, and both of them are taking measures with their teams to catapult Google Cloud forward. Aparna joins Corey to talk about GCP and how Corey was surprised to find that, in some ways, it was “its own universe.” Aparna offers up why folks can expect a developer user-friendly experience when using GCP, and how it differentiates them from the litany of cloud providers out there. From focusing on developing, to a vast array of costumers, GCP is bringing their best forward. Check out their conversation on how GCP is keeping their focus on the user!
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Leveling Financial Brevity with Dan Shapiro
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12.07.2021
40 Minutes
For various reasons folks tend to associate companies with one personality, but as we all know there are a plethora of folks behind the curtain who make everything tick. This week Duckbill Group’s very own CFO, Dan Shapiro, and unofficial “adult supervisor” joins us to talk about what exactly needs to happen behind said curtain to make a company work. Dan talks about when he landed at Duckbill and the finance brevity he was able to level. Dan talks about what exactly a CFO does, and couples that with his definitions of finance and accounting. Dan offers ways to improve our own literacy with business finance alongside other valuable takes. Tune for some financial savvy!
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Ironing out the BGP Ruffles with Ivan Pepelnjak
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12.03.2021
42 Minutes
If you need a point of contact for all things networking, then look no further than Ivan Pepelnjak. Ivan is the webinar author at ipSpace.net where he is working on making networking an approachable subject for everyone. From teaching, to writing books, Ivan has been at it for a long and storied career, and as a de fact go to for networking knowledge, you can’t beat him. Ivan and Corey discuss Ivan’s status as a CCIE Emeritus, and the old days of Cisco. Ivan also levels his network engineering expertise, and helps Corey to answer some questions about BGP and its implementation. Ivan aptly narrows it down into “layers” that he kindly runs us through. So tune in for a Dante-esque decent into BGP, DNS and Facebook, seeing out the graybeards of tech and more!
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“Snyk”ing into the Security Limelight with Clinton Herget
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12.02.2021
37 Minutes
Clinton Herget, Principal Solutions Engineer at Snyk, is here to chat about all things security. Clinton has joined Corey and the reverie of the re:Invent/Quinnvent week to chat about what Snyk has been up to. For starters, how exactly the company moniker is pronounced! Clinton talks about Snyk’s success in raising $1.4 billion! He also lets us know why they’re not planning on buying vowels anytime soon. Clinton and Corey take a deep and technical look into Snyk’s offerings, starting with security and safely speeding up the developer process. They’re conversation ranges from the challenges that Snyk is taking on, and the litany of security options, to their exciting announcement about their partnership with Amazon Inspector. And, of course, a chat about their pricing. Check out this round re:Quinnvent “Screaming”!
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Handling Time-Series Data with Brian Mullen
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12.01.2021
32 Minutes
Brian Mullen, Chief Marketing Officer at InfluxData, sat down with Corey before the madness of re:Quinnvent to chat about re:Invent—but more importantly, the work that Brian and the folks at InfluxData are up to! For starters, they’ve just launched a cloud platform, which Brian divulges some intriguing information on. Brian chats about his bio, which starts with deal maker, then goes on to cover an extensive list that ranges over multiple business partnerships. Brian offers up his take on how to cultivate successful connections with individuals, groups and companies to find a shared objective, then how to best reach that objective. Brian also talks about the innovation that is going on at InfluxData and the ways they are expanding how to work with time-series data, and the offerings they are providing their customers. Given his deal making expertise, he has a lot to offer.
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Keeping the Chaos Searchable with Thomas Hazel
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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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