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Network Neighborhood 04: We The Sales Engineers With Ramzi Marjaba
In this episode of Network Neighborhood, we welcome Ramzi Marjaba, Hybrid Senior Sales Engineer at Ixia Solutions Group at Keysight Technologies. Ramzi is also the creative power behind WeTheSalesEngineers.com, a career-oriented resource site for sales engineers featuring a blog, a podcast, and more.
Ramzi and I chat about what it’s like to be a sales engineer. What’s the job description? How is a sales engineer compensated? What do IT engineers on the buying side of things get wrong about sales engineers? What makes a good sales engineer? How can a sales engineer gently explain to an account rep that there’s actually nothing to sell the customer?
The sales engineer job is about people & communications skills as much as technical savvy. People that can speak to a human as well as they speak to a router are tough to come by. Maybe you’ve got both of those skills, though. If so, Ramzi says sales engineering is the best job in the world.
Want More Ramzi?
* The free email course for SEs Ramzi mentioned.
* Twitter @wetheses
Network Neighborhood: Corporate Communications And The IT Community With Dana Iskoldski
Welcome to Network Neighborhood, where we talk to folks in the IT industry about being human.
Today, we welcome Dana Iskoldski, Corporate Communications Manager at BlueCat Networks.
We discuss the role of corporate communications in tech, how the position straddles marketing and community engagement, and how Dana came to this role.
We also look what corporate comms teams measure and how those teams are judged internally, the role of social media and how it’s used in marketing, and what corporate comms teams are expected to deliver.
We examine the natural (and justifiable) skepticism of engineers when it comes to vendor marketing, and how vendor organizations struggle to balance between marketing messaging and communicating nuance and technical detail.
We also get into the importance of building relationships.
Dana Iskoldski on Twitter
Network Neighborhood – Lab Every Day With Du’An Lightfoot
Welcome to Network Neighborhood, a Packet Pushers podcast series where we talk to folks in the IT industry about being human, their technology journeys, and what motivates them to do what they do.
My guest is Du’an Lightfoot. He’s a senior network engineer for a medical support company.
If you’ve been anywhere near the networking community online, you may know him from his site Labeveryday.com, where he blogs and produces YouTube videos on networking, certification, and learning.
You can also find him on Twitter at @labeveryday.
We talk about:
* How Du’An’s military experience influenced his tech career
* Why automation is his next big project
* The value of certifications for career growth
* How to cope with failure and build confidence
* The benefits of daily lab work and study
* The role of community in tech
Du’An Lightfoot on Twitter
How I Passed the Cisco NPDESI 300-550 Exam – LabEveryDay
5 Tips To Building Confidence As A Network Engineer – LabEveryDay
Network Neighborhood – Meet Denise “Fish” Fishburne – Packet Pushers
Day Two Cloud 006: Dealing With The Unknown Unknowns Of Building Cloud Applications
When you’re building applications in the cloud, there are knowns, known unknowns, and the unknown unknowns.
You can read documentation, scour blogs, talk to colleagues, and draw on your own experience, but sometimes you just to have to sail off the map and into territory marked “Here there be dragons.”
Or maybe puppies. Hopefully it’s puppies.
Today’s episode looks at how one developer dealt with surprises and unexpected issues that arose as his company built an Orchard-based Content Management System (CMS) application on Azure. The goal was to replace an existing CMS running on premises.
My guest is Jamie Phillips, a Senior Software Development Engineer at SentryOne. During the day he works on Windows, but at night he’s all about Linux.
We discuss issues that the project ran into, including quirks of Azure’s App Service; why the application ran into performance problems and how they fixed it; storage challenges; and how Azure AD, while useful, caused maintenance problems because of password resets.
You can find Jamie on Twitter @phillipsj73, on GitHub as phillipsj, and read his blog at phillipsj.net.
Network Neighborhood – Meet Denise “Fish” Fishburne
Denise “Fish” Fishburne chats with Ethan Banks. The conversation covers…
* Being arrested at 19 for DUI.
* Being gay in the corporate world of the 80’s and 90’s.
* Overcoming the challenge of being easily bored.
* Teaching without ego.
* Struggling with a distrust of others.
* The myth of the self-made person.
* Becoming an active member of the “Network Neighborhood.”
For Denise, it’s all about community. “All for one, and one for all.”
Want More Fish?
Denise‘s “Networking With Fish” blog.
Denise on Twitter.
Denise on LinkedIn.
Day Two Cloud 005: Building A Startup In The Cloud Is Easy, Right?
Today’s Day Two Cloud episode is all about the perceptions and realities of building a startup in the cloud era. My guest Adam Bertram shares his experiences launching an online learning company called TechSnips.
Entrepreneurs can choose a variety of ready-made Web and cloud tools to launch a site and provide backend functions.
But as Adam learned, you make tradeoffs when you adopt commodity services instead of doing it yourself, including integration problems and a lack of customization.
Adam shares his experiences using cloud services such as Trello, Zapier, and Lambda; discusses why good APIs matter; and talks about how to balance a startup’s immediate need to get things done against long-term technical debt.
TechSnips on Twitter
Adam The Automator – Adam Bertram’s Blog
Adam Bertram on Twitter