About the Show
Beyond the world of Apple, startups, and unicorns there's a whole world of technology used by all the donkeys out there in organizations. That's where I've always had my head stuck and this podcast is my "crank file" of content that didn't fit in the other podcasts I do.
Episode 21: Biz Dev, Defining an application, the atheist eagle scout, with JJ Asghar
February 11th, 2017 |
51 mins 14 secs
austin, boy scouts, chef, cloud
Having worked in cloud since before cloud, JJ and I talk about what companies are using various cloud things for. We also discuss the conceptual history of cloud, and what exactly he does as a "business development" person at Chef.
Episode 20: Reading tech company financials, with Rachel Stephens
February 7th, 2017 |
6 mins 56 secs
What's up with all those cash numbers in quarterly reports, and what's the deal with "analyst expectations"? In this brief episode I talk with RedMonk's Rachel Stephens to get some quick tips on what to do with all that stuff.
Episode 19: Computers are easy. Humans are Hard. With Bridget Kromhout
January 27th, 2017 |
31 mins 12 secs
Bridget Kromhout, DevOps, culture, meatware, process
We discuss all the human and process changes needed to do good things with computers.
Episode 18: Reactive applications, with Josh Long
January 27th, 2017 |
25 mins 34 secs
Josh Long, Pivotal, programming, reactive, spring, spring boot
Josh Long and I discuss “reactive programming."
Episode 17: Ignoring bad code on purpose
December 13th, 2016 |
11 mins 22 secs
bad code, legacy, project management, technical debt
Some reasons people would keep bad code, how management should think through it, and then some options for coping as needed.
Episode 16: Pair programing doesn't stink
November 3rd, 2016 |
7 mins 8 secs
HCSC, Kansas City, cases, pair programming, pairing
Somewhere around just 20% of people do pair programming. It seems to be an incredibly effective technique, according to people who follow it. I go over some of those reasons and micro case studies of organizations having success with pair programming. It seems like the right thing to do.
Episode 15: Getting executives to fail fast
November 2nd, 2016 |
6 mins 23 secs
Leadership, change management, fail fast, small batches
The idea of “failing fast” is popular in DevOps and agile think. That sounds like the exact opposite of what managers at large organizations would like to do. How do you get them to feel all warm and fuzzy about it? Here’s the top three tactics I’ve seen work.
Episode 14: Building a cloud in 30 minutes, metrics are a distraction
August 2nd, 2016 |
49 mins 20 secs
Allstate, LordOfComputing, S1P, S1P2016, cases
Managing multiple CI/CD pipelines, and random digital transformation at Allstate.
Episode 13: The changing nature of open source & Loco Moco, with Barton George
July 31st, 2016 |
16 mins 59 secs
Dell, LordsOfComputing, S1P, S1P2016, open source
The victory of open source in the infrastructure software space. Plus, crazy Hawaiian food.