Screaming in the Cloud with Corey Quinn features conversations with domain experts in the world of Cloud Computing. Topics discussed include AWS, GCP, Azure, Oracle Cloud, and the "why" behind how businesses are coming to think about the Cloud.
It’s Not a Data Science Problem, It’s a Data Engineering Problem with Laurie Voss
Laurie Voss is a senior data analyst at Netlify, makers of a serverless platform designed to help teams build, deploy, and collaborate on web apps more effectively. Previously, Laurie worked as Chief Data Officer at npm, Inc., co-founded Snowball Factory, Inc., was a technical lead at awe.sm, and worked as a developer at Yahoo, among other positions.
Join Corey and Laurie as they talk about what Netlify does, how Laurie moved from CTO to COO to CDO at npm, how Laurie ended up at Netlify, what the Netlify tech stack looks like, the Google Sheets vs. Excel debate, why most companies confuse data science problems with data engineering problems, why a data scientist should be the fifth hire of your team, how working on Hadoop was akin to selling the Kool Aid instead of drinking it, how Laurie worked with people whose jobs were managing SSL certificates and how that task is now a checkbox in the background, and more.
Security Made Simple in the Data Economy with Mark Curphey
Mark Curphey is the cofounder and Chief Product Officer at Open Raven, a data security visibility and compliance tool built for the cloud. Prior to this position, Mark was the founder and CEO of SourceClear, a software security company acquired by Veracode. Before that, he worked in software security and software development at Foundstone, a product unit manager at Microsoft, as an information security director at Schwab, among other positions. He's also the founder of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).
Join Corey and Mark as they talk about how security officers don't know where data is, don't know what data they have, and don't know how that data is being protected; how companies that manage other people's data have a massive obligation to protect it but few take that seriously; why Mark gave up trying to sell developers on the importance of security; what the OWASP is and the origin story behind it; the increasingly important role security will play in the data economy; Amazon Macie's terrible pricing story; and more.
Personalization, the Non-Creepy Way with Heidi Waterhouse
Heidi Waterhouse is the principal developer advocate at LaunchDarkly. Prior to moving into a career in advocacy, Heidi worked as a technical writer, documentation consultant, and content manager for 17 years — for companies like Pluralsight, BlueTalon, Dell, Intel, Amdocs, and Microsoft. She was also the very first guest on a podcast you might have heard of called Screaming in the Cloud.
Join Corey and Heidi as they talk about feature flags, the difference between temporary feature flags and long-lived, permanent feature flags, how everyone tests in production but not everyone admits it, best practices to getting started with feature flags, Heidi's vision of Flag Markup Language and what the future of personalization looks like, why the transition to virtual conferences has a lot of hidden benefits, the rise of the digital librarian, how features flags are all about feeling safe about software, and more.
All Roads Lead to Kubernetes with Kendall Miller
Kendall Miller is the president at Fairwinds, a shop that helps teams optimize containerized apps and get the most out of Kubernetes that was formerly called ReactiveOps. He's also the host of Authority Issues, a podcast about leadership. Prior to these positions, Kendall was a sales consultant for Odyssey Industrial Solutions and also worked for an international non-profit based in China for 11 years.
Join Corey and Kendall as they talk about their long-lasting friendship, why Kendall believes Corey should ditch the "cloud economist" moniker and go with "personality" instead, why Kendall believes you don't need operational excellence if your infrastructure is simple enough, what it's like to change a company's name and some lessons the Fairwinds team learned the hard way, how there comes a point in time where organizations eventually need Kubernetes, why Corey thinks there are three or four great reasons to run on Kubernetes and 5,000 terrible ones, and more.
Minimum Viable Bureaucracy with Laura Thomson
Laura Thomson is the vice president of engineering at Fastly, well-known in the CDN space and makers of an edge cloud platform. She ended up in this position after a 12-plus-year stint at Mozilla, where she rose through the ranks and ended up as the senior director of engineering for Firefox engineering operations. She also worked as a lecturer at RMIT University and co-founded a web design agency, where she worked for eight years. Laura has written several best-selling software development books and is on the board of trustees at the Internet Society.
Join Corey and Laura as they talk about how Fastly has evolved over the years, what the Internet Society is and what it does, what it was like using the internet in the dark ages of the 1980s and 1990s, how the internet is actually getting less and less open in recent years, how it’s tough to build trusting relationships without meeting coworkers in real life, what it’s like to be a leader during the pandemic, why effective leaders need to be able to code switch, what it’s like to lead with an anti-authority streak, the benefits of rotating employees through positions to give them a bit of experience, why you need to pay interns, and more.
A Hop, Skip & a Jump to State-of-the-Art Network Analysis with Matt Cauthorn
Matt Cauthorn is VP & Evangelist of Cybersecurity and Cloud at ExtraHop, makers of a cloud-native cybersecurity solution and a place he's worked for the last decade. Matt has more than two decades of experience in tech, having worked as a senior manager of servers, storage, and hosting at Manheim and an engineer and engineering manager at F5 Networks, among other positions.
Join Corey and Matt as they talk about how ExtraHop provides sophisticated network security analytics for the enterprise in the cloud, how Corey discovered ExtraHop after seeing their name on the side of a bus in San Francisco, what Matt thinks is the beauty and the danger of the cloud, what the state-of-the-art network analysis experience feels like, who’s best positioned to benefit from ExtraHop, how beyond a certain point of scale companies need to fall back on broader coverage of security requirements instead of relying exclusively on cloud-native tools, and more.
absolutely must listen: informative & entertaining
absolutely must listen for anyone interested or working cloud. Not only super informative, but it’s also da, often hilarious. Well worth the time.