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  • : Talking Field CTOs and Sabbaticals with Nick Howell – Episode 135
    Posted by John Mark Troyer on August 14, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Is the Field CTO the evolved final form of the Evangelist? And just how does an off-the-grid sabbatical change your perspective? We ask these questions and more as we talk with Nick Howell, who reflects back on his previous adventures as a technical marketing engineer and new journeys as a…Read All Show NotesTalking Field CTOs and Sabbaticals with Nick Howell – Episode 135 […]

  • : A Docker Captain’s View of Community with Nirmal Mehta – Episode 134
    Posted by Matthew Broberg on June 27, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    You could be an attendee at an event or you could do more. What does that extra work do for your career? We revisit this classic balancing act with Nirmal Mehta back at to DockerCon 2017. We start by asking about why he’s a Docker Captain, but his story is far more…Read All Show NotesA Docker Captain’s View of Community with Nirmal Mehta – Episode 134 […]

  • : Staying Technical and Customer Facing with Leah Schoeb – Episode 133
    Posted by Matthew Broberg on June 12, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Why is someone with a career starting in performance optimization looking for a job to be “customer facing?” That’s the question that brings our guest onto the show this week. Who's hiring? Technical Customer Facing preferred. — Leah Schoeb (@vLeahSchoeb) March 14, 2017 Leah Schoeb has a background in hardware…Read All Show NotesStaying Technical and Customer Facing with Leah Schoeb – Episode 133 […]

  • : Preparing to Keynote at Events w/Renee and Emily – Episode 132
    Posted by Matthew Broberg on May 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    There are Speakers and then there are Keynoters. The latter holds a gravitas throughout the tech industry. How does a community contributor step up to the keynoting stage? What skills does every speaker need to get there? Our guests, Emily Hendershot and Renee Woods, work at a company that coordinate events…Read All Show NotesPreparing to Keynote at Events w/Renee and Emily – Episode 132 […]

  • : Evangelists, Find Your Career Bucket – Episode 131
    Posted by Matthew Broberg on April 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

    What’s Latin for without a bucket? The three Geek Whisperers catch up with you, fair listener, on conversations with those who fall into Evangelist type positions but don’t see how it fits. Our TL;DR is this: You need a bucket. We hit on how: Evangelist is still a bad title in…Read All Show NotesEvangelists, Find Your Career Bucket – Episode 131 […]

  • : Experiences with Side Gigs with Mike Colson – Episode 130
    Posted by Matthew Broberg on February 22, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    When people are paid quite well in the Enterprise Tech industry, why do so many people have “other” jobs? Is it a job for a paycheck or a passion project? We talk to Mike Colson about his past experiences and how it brought him to a place where multiple jobs…Read All Show NotesExperiences with Side Gigs with Mike Colson – Episode 130 […]

  • : Trials and Tribulations of a Technical Generalist For Hire with Dave Henry – Episode 129
    Posted by Matthew Broberg on January 24, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    So you have lots of skills. That’s great, most of the time. But when is that diversity of skills a liability? Our guest, Dave Henry, wrote a blog post about his recent free agent status that inspires this conversation today and its one the Geek Whisperers are sure other listens have wondered…Read All Show NotesTrials and Tribulations of a Technical Generalist For Hire with Dave Henry – Episode 129 […]

  • : Engineering Your Time at Conferences with Aaron Delp – Episode 128
    Posted by Matthew Broberg on January 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Being an engineer at an event is one thing, but how do you engineer an event? How can you make sure to meet those people you really want to?If you’re getting frustrated by the randomness of meeting people at conferences, this episode is for you. This episode is all about getting the most…Read All Show NotesEngineering Your Time at Conferences with Aaron Delp – Episode 128 […]

  • : Becoming a business geek with Ed Saipetch – Episode 127
    Posted by John Mark Troyer on January 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    How does a geek move into the business, and how many steps does it take to get there? This week we talk with Ed Saipetch, Office of the CTO for IBM’s Bluemix private cloud. Co-host of the Speaking in Tech podcast What does Ed do? Office of the CTO’s role in…Read All Show NotesBecoming a business geek with Ed Saipetch – Episode 127 […]

  • : Social media: the career killer? Episode 126
    Posted by John Mark Troyer on December 8, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Too much social media kills the golden goose? That’s our topic this week as we discuss a recent article in the New York Times. Our intrepid Geek Whisperers discussed this article from Cal Newport, Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend On It. A couple of points that we make: Yes,…Read All Show NotesSocial media: the career killer? Episode 126 […]