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  • #5: IT that adds value to the smaller business
    by John Troyer on July 27, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    How can IT contribute to the business if they are kept busy and trapped by taking care of infrastructure? That’s one of the questions we tackle in this conversation I recently had with two IT admins from smaller businesses. Both of these admins, one from a tire manufacturer, and on from a public health department,… Read Mor […]

  • #4: Letting IT sleep at night – live from ZertoCON 2016
    by John Troyer on May 31, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    The latest TechReckoning Podcast live from  ZertoCON 2016. I interview Zerto co-founder and CTO Oded Kedem and Robert Stretchay, VP of Product. We talk about the nature of clouds and the nature of various apps and how they map to different types of infrastructure and cloud environments. Companies not only have different strategic approaches to cloud,… Read Mor […]

  • #3: Data protection and the new reality of IT with Shannon Snowden
    by John Troyer on May 6, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    The TechReckoning Podcast returns with a conversation with Shannon Snowden, Senior Technical Architect at Zerto. We talk about data protection, the realities of the cloud, and how backup isn’t what it used to be. We also talk about the necessity of upping IT’s game when the lower levels of the stack (storage, hardware, etc) become… Read Mor […]

  • #2: Dell, Storage, Skills, and Curation with Stephen Foskett
    by John Troyer on November 15, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    This week Stephen Foskett (@sfoskett) joined us as co-host. http://traffic.libsyn.com/techreckoning/TRP_02_Foskett.mp3 (mp3 file: http://traffic.libsyn.com/techreckoning/TRP_02_Foskett.mp3) The topic of the year seems to be Dell Doodling on the Value of EMC, VMware, and Dell’s Offer TechFieldDay.com Check out their next two events: Data Field Day Roundtable 1 – Nov 17 2015 Virtualization Field Day 6 – Nov 18-20… Read Mor […]

  • #1: Even More Dell-EMC and the Solo Analyst Life with Justin Warren
    by John Troyer on November 6, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    This week Justin Warren (@jpwarren) joins us our co-host. We started off by getting back into the Dell-EMC deal. Justin was recently at DellWorld, and talked about his thoughts on the Dell acquisition of EMC and predictions for the future. I tried to get Justin to bet on an outcome, but I don’t think we… Read Mor […]

  • #0: EMC and the East Coast Analyst Mafia with Stu Miniman
    by John Troyer on October 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    For this very special first (zeroth) episode, my co-host is Stu Miniman, senior analyst at Wikibon, co-host of #theCUBE, and owner of the shortest Twitter account (@stu) of anybody that I know personally. We talk about the Dell-EMC deal, AWS re-colon-Invent, and why analysts all live on the East Coast. Our conversation was recorded on… Read Mor […]


  • The Final Whispers – Episode 140
    by Matthew Broberg on October 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Alternative title: Goodbye, For Now! Welcome back to the final episode of The Geek Whisperers! It took us a little longer than normal to publish this one because, as you know, this is our last episode for the foreseeable future. We’ve been doing this podcast for five years and feel it’s time to…Read All Show NotesThe Final Whispers – Episode 140 […]

  • Influence Marketing is different than Influencer Marketing – Episode 139
    by Matthew Broberg on October 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    In a fitting second-to-the-end episode for us, the three of us discuss Influence Marketing. Bare with us as we dig deeply into the marketing terminology (along with A LOT of banter). If you’d like to read a little more before listening, here’s one against Influencer Marketing: from AdWeek that states “Companies spent an…Read All Show NotesInfluence Marketing is different than Influencer Marketing – Episode 139 […]

  • Happiness at Work with Lorinda Brandon – Episode 138
    by Matthew Broberg on September 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    This week we tackle a topic bigger than a single career step. We talk about happiness as an intentional practice and Lorinda Brandon, Director of Developer Marketing at CapitalOne DevExchange, joins us to do so. She has over 30 years of time in the technology industry and has a few lessons…Read All Show NotesHappiness at Work with Lorinda Brandon – Episode 138 […]

  • Advice for the Job Hunt with Recruiter Liz Bronson – Episode 137
    by Matthew Broberg on September 18, 2017 at 11:00 am

    How many emails is too many emails when you’re talking to a recruiter? And how do they get paid? We answer these questions and many more this week with Liz Bronson. Liz is a recruiting consultant and was the recruiter during the early years of VMware. Her business focuses on the…Read All Show NotesAdvice for the Job Hunt with Recruiter Liz Bronson – Episode 137 […]

  • Is Twitter Still A Community Channel When Everyone is on Slack? – Episode 136
    by Matthew Broberg on September 4, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    The three Geek Whispers get together to talk about the trend of going private in social channels and where we should hang out online these days. We talked a little about this in the past, but the trend has grown even more so. People are gathering in new tribal regions…Read All Show NotesIs Twitter Still A Community Channel When Everyone is on Slack? – Episode 136 […]

  • Talking Field CTOs and Sabbaticals with Nick Howell – Episode 135
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 […]