Don’t be a jerk, leave us a five star rating in iTunes – Software Defined Talk #49

Summary

After discussing a new podcasting network based on annoying listeners as much as possible (one word: walnuts), we discuss the latest in OSS FUD, what Atlassian’s IPO will mean for related tech companies, and Chef’s product portfolio expansion into two new areas.

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With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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Are there ways of being paranoid without being an asshole? Or, All your hot takes are belong to us – Software Defined Talk #45

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After discussing the horns of moses and beard butter, we talk about how big companies seem to always “miss it.” We use a recent write-up of Nokia as the launching point, and sort of conclude that the problem is: people get fat and happy and don’t stay “paranoid” enough. We also discuss Ad Blocking and how little most tech vendor marketers probably care about the topic. Brandon gives a good rant on how to do marketing right: have a great product.

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  • Brandon: Global Entry is totally worth it. Also, The Magic Kingdom at Disney World.
  • Matt: new noise canceling headphones, Bose QuietComfort 20 .
  • Coté: you can now get uncooked black beans at CostCo.

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“The concerned citizen super coder,” or, transforming how the US government does software, Diego Lapiduz – Lords of Computing Podcast #008

Summary

What organization could be larger than the US Federal government? Not only that, the chance to transform how software is done in the government has perhaps one of the largest possible impacts of transforming any “IT department.” In this episode, Matt and Coté talk with Diego Lapiduz who works in the GSA’s 18F organization helping government agencies develop their software in new, more agile and cloud-driven ways. We discuss the background of 18F and the broader government initiatives to transform how software is done and also walk through some of the learnings 18F has had in trying to make such a huge transformation.

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Picasso didn’t have markdown, or, “Matt Ray’s DevOps World” – Software Defined Talk #44

Summary

What went wrong with Evernote? We winsomely open up discussing that and the inevitable markdown commentary. We also discuss the incomprehensible (to Coté nature of security), HP shedding 30,000 jobs, and beef.

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Getting beyond “the comfort of the number.” – Lords of Computing Podcast #007

Summary

In this first part of a new series, Matt Curry and I discuss many of the problems with transforming how a large company uses IT. From dealing with businesses cases, the finance department, and changing how the business thinks about using IT, there are numerous organizational change problems to chew on. This launches a new series of episodes in Lords of Computing where Matt and I will talk interview various folks out there who are going through transformation at their company. We’re interested in hearing what’s work and not worked for them.

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Talking DevOps ROI with the Finance Department

I followed up my recent column on DevOps ROI with a podcast on the topic. Back from the podcasting dead, I called up Ed who is actually a real, live “finance person” to walk through what ROI is and how you’d calculate it for something like DevOps. As ever with Ed, it’s a great conversations.

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Bootleg recordings of VMworld 2015 panels – this and other tips on relating to your fellow person – Software Defined Talk

Summary

We figure out our Wal-mart greeter job for our never-retirement. After a discussion of a new type of expert witness we cover Chef’s funding, VMworld and Photon, and what’s left to do in SSO and identity management.

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Coté: Beef.
Matt: Rube Waddell episode of The Dollop is a Hilarious discussion of the life of one of the greatest & craziest baseball players to have every lived. Strikeout leader, perfect inning, chasing fire trucks, multiple wives, learning to throw at birds.
Brandon: woot.com. Getcheraself a TV there.

Can you click in emacs? – Software Defined Talk #42

Summary

With VMworld coming up next week we talk tactics for surviving the show floor, Microsoft’s cloud and container offerings, and the battle for defining the fragmented “platform” space.

With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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The Software Nihilist – Software Defined Talk #41

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After finally settling an important RescueBots debate, we discuss keeping optimistic in the tech industry. And there’s much to be (potentially) cynical about: bad work conditions at Amazon and the tech industry as whole, inscrutable restructuring at Google, and rumored fire-sales in the APM space. With a trust, detailed taxonomy of nihilism, somehow, we manage to keep it together nonetheless.

With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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040: Software is awesome – Software Defined Talk

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When you can pay the sprinkler repair guy by using your finger to sign an iPad, things are looking up. Maybe it means we’ll have lots of microservices wrapped around government services, who knows. Also, we cover the strategy of choosing boring technologies, MongoDB, and The EMC Federation.

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