Away From The Keyboard is where technologists tell their stories of how they started, how they grew, how they learned, and how they unwind. Hosted by software developers Cecil Phillip and Richie Rump, Away From The Keyboard looks at the human side of technology in a fun and informative way. New episodes are released every Tuesday.
Episode 77: Eugene Meidinger Slays Dragons
The conversation starts with Eugene talking about his background and how he got into tech. He then talks about his experiences in developing Pluralsight courses. Eugene then shares about his struggles with diabetes and how he rose to overcome them. The conversation then moves to Eugene’s love of boardgames and he suggests some boardgames that are great for newbies. The conversation wraps up around Eugene telling us his involvement in Live Action Role Play (LARP).
Eugene Meidinger works as a Power BI consultant and full time Pluralsight author. He talks about a wide variety of data issues on the SQL ...
Episode 76: Cecil and Richie Strike Back
Cecil and Richie both share what they've been up to during the Away From The Keyboard hiatus and what they have planned for the future of the show.
Cecil Phillip is a Software Developer from South Florida with many years of experience building applications on the .NET Framework. Throughout his career, his primary focus has been providing web and service based solutions for various markets. Cecil’s current tool-set of choice comprises of C#, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, jQuery, KnockoutJS, Entity Framework, XUnit and FakeItEasy. He has a passion for software architecture, interoperability, and testing. Cecil also enjoys experimenting with ...
Episode 75: Lara Hogan Demystifies Public Speaking
The conversation starts with Lara discussing her start in technology which believe it or not started with Lord of the Rings, international studies, a semester in Prague, and photography. Lara then goes in and discusses how she started speaking publicly, how she prepares to for a presentation, and why she wrote the book "Demystifying Public Speaking". The panel then talks travel and their tips for traveling. Lara then shares about her trip to New Zealand and what she does when she's away from the keyboard.
Lara's book: Demystifying Public Speaking
Lara on Twitter
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Episode 74: The Samurai’s Journey With Ian Felton
In this episode, we have the pleasure of chatting with developer, author, and dedicated learner, Ian Felton. We start off the conversation talking about Ian’s background and learning how he got into technology. He tells us about his experience in college, playing in a band, and recording music. We also get some insight into how he got into NASA with some help from a college professor. Then we spent some time understanding how Ian dealt with the pressures of his figure job.
We also get to learn more about Ian’s book, The Code of the Samurai. Ian tell us where ...
Episode 73: Aurelia Moser: Renaissance Woman
The conversation starts with Aurelia sharing what she's currently watching on Netflix. Which leads to a discussion about 13 Reasons Why and the controversies around the show. Aurelia then shares what she does at the Mozilla Science Lab and the projects she's worked on. She then talks about her time studying Art in grad school. Cecil then inquires about Aurelia's love for maps which leads to a discussion on open source mapping tools. The conversation then wraps up with Aurelia talking about what she does when she's away from the keyboard including her radio show Stereo Semantics.
Episode 72: Chris Coyier Puts Pen To Code
The conversation starts with Chris talking about how he got started in web development and his experience as a web designer. The conversation then turns to his site, CodePen. Chris describes how CodePen got started, how they determine features, and some of the interesting things that people are building with CodePen. Chris then talks about some of the things he likes to do when he's away from the keyboard and then describes what it was like living in Miami for six months.
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Great guests, interesting topics and speakers
One of the technical podcasts that I discovered later in the game and had to go back and listen to them all. Highly recommended with candid conversations and lots of hints and resources.