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The Imposter Syndrome Network (ISN) is a community of professionals who come together to share information and advice about jobs, roles, careers, and the journeys we all take throughout our lives as the designers, builders, fixers, investigators, explainers, and protectors of the world’s technology. The goal of the ISN podcast is to shine a light on the myriad ways people can apply their passion for technology and to encourage others to pursue their own tech-related passions, no matter what.

The Imposter Syndrome Network Podcast Chris & Zoë

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The Imposter Syndrome Network (ISN) is a community of professionals who come together to share information and advice about jobs, roles, careers, and the journeys we all take throughout our lives as the designers, builders, fixers, investigators, explainers, and protectors of the world’s technology. The goal of the ISN podcast is to shine a light on the myriad ways people can apply their passion for technology and to encourage others to pursue their own tech-related passions, no matter what.

    Jason Gintert

    Jason Gintert

    Today, we have a special guest, Jason Gintert, the CTO and co-founder of WAN Dynamics, a network services firm that helps customers with their network challenges.

    Jason is a self-taught network engineer who started programming at seven years old. He’ll tell us how he got into networking through a movie theater job, and how he learned from his mentors and his mistakes along the way.

    He’ll also share his passion for networking and automation, and how he co-founded the US Networking User Association, a group that brings together network engineers from different backgrounds and vendors.

    We’ll also talk about his transition from a technical role to a business role, and how he handles impostor syndrome in both domains. He’ll give us some tips on how to build your network of people in the industry, and how to learn from other aspects of the business.

    Don’t miss this inspiring and insightful conversation with Jason Gintert.

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    Jason's Links:
    LinkedInTwitterWAN DynamicsOhioIXUSNUA--

    Thanks for being an imposter - a part of the Imposter Syndrome Network (ISN)!

    We'd love it if you connected with us at the links below:
    The ISN LinkedIn group (community): https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14098596/ The ISN on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ImposterNetwork Zoë on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoseSecOps Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGrundemann Make it a great day.

    • 28 min
    Vint Cerf

    Vint Cerf

    In this episode, we have the honor of talking to one of the pioneers of the internet: Vint Cerf. He is not only the co-inventor of the TCP/IP protocols and the internet architecture, but also a visionary leader and a passionate advocate for digital inclusion and accessibility.

    He will tell us how he got interested in technology and software engineering, how he met and collaborated with Bob Kahn on creating the internet, and how he became an evangelist for bringing more people online. He will also share some of his challenges and achievements from his six-decade-long career, and his thoughts on the future of the internet. He will also give us some tips on how to deal with stress, burnout, and harmful behaviors online

    Don’t miss this incredible and inspiring conversation with Vint Cerf.

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    "I’m smart enough to know that if you want to do anything big, you need to get help, preferably from people who are smarter than you are."
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    Vint's Links:
    LinkedInTwitterWikipediaCommunications of the ACM - Cerf’s UpMarconi Society--

    Thanks for being an imposter - a part of the Imposter Syndrome Network (ISN)!

    We'd love it if you connected with us at the links below:
    The ISN LinkedIn group (community): https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14098596/ The ISN on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ImposterNetwork Zoë on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoseSecOps Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGrundemann Make it a great day.

    • 34 min
    Julie Smith

    Julie Smith

    In this episode, we chat with Julie Smith, a senior research physicist in the space vehicles directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory.

    Julie has over 15 years of experience working on satellite communication development as a physicist.

    She tells us how when they offered her to speak at a conference, she realized she had Imposter syndrome and decided to talk publicly about it to educate and help people.

    We discuss impostor syndrome, how it affects high achievers, and how it can be debilitating. We also talk about how praise can be challenging for people who suffer from it and how supervisors can help them.

    We’ll delve deep into how Julie copes with impostor syndrome, such as mentoring, building a cute Wall-E Robot, and generally having a more relaxed approach.

    Join us for this engaging and informative conversation with Julie Smith.

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    “Don’t overanalyze it, realize that you’re not alone.
    No one is going to just continuously give you praise, give you more work to do if you’re doing a crappy job, right?
    Just accept it and move on.”
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    Julie's Links:
    LinkedInFacebookIEEE Magazine Article--

    Thanks for being an imposter - a part of the Imposter Syndrome Network (ISN)!

    We'd love it if you connected with us at the links below:
    The ISN LinkedIn group (community): https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14098596/ The ISN on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ImposterNetwork Zoë on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoseSecOps Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGrundemann Make it a great day.

    • 29 min
    Jordan Villarreal

    Jordan Villarreal

    In this episode, we chat with Jordan Villarreal, a senior technical advocate for NetBox Labs.

    Jordan has over 20 years of experience as a network engineer, working in various industries such as healthcare and manufacturing. He’ll share his journey from designing websites as a teenager to becoming a network engineer and a technical advocate.

    We discuss how he balances his passion for technology with his communication skills, and how he helps NetBox users with their network challenges.

    We’ll delve deep into burnout and how he learned to set healthy boundaries and cope with stress in his career.

    Join us for this engaging and informative conversation with Jordan Villarreal.

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    “When you're on call, you're on call.
    But that doesn't mean that you have to also work 60 hours and be on a call.
    Sometimes projects get delayed out a bit.
    And that's fine.”
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    Jordan's Links:
    LinkedInTwitterYouTubeGitHub--

    Thanks for being an imposter - a part of the Imposter Syndrome Network (ISN)!

    We'd love it if you connected with us at the links below:
    The ISN LinkedIn group (community): https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14098596/ The ISN on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ImposterNetwork Zoë on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoseSecOps Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGrundemann Make it a great day.

    • 31 min
    James Shank

    James Shank

    In this episode, we chat with James Shank, a technology professional with over 20 years of experience in network security, community building, and fighting online threats.

    James is a member of the NANOG Programming Committee, the founder of the Internet Fire Brigade Society, and a former employee of Team Cymru. James is currently happy to be the Director of Data Product Strategy at SpyCloud.

    We talk with James about his passion for serving people through technology, and how he got involved in various projects and communities that aim to make the internet safer and more secure. We also discuss his views on certifications, storytelling, and overcoming imposter syndrome in different stages of his career.

    Join us for this insightful and inspiring conversation with James Shank..

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    “The end goal really isn't the routing of packets.
     At the end of the day, we're not serving technology directly, we're serving people.
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    James' Links:
    LinkedInInternetfire.orgAcutisventures.com--

    Thanks for being an imposter - a part of the Imposter Syndrome Network (ISN)!

    We'd love it if you connected with us at the links below:
    The ISN LinkedIn group (community): https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14098596/ The ISN on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ImposterNetwork Zoë on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoseSecOps Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGrundemann Make it a great day.

    • 34 min
    Franck Martin

    Franck Martin

    Our guest today is Franck Martin, a network engineer, a former trustee of the Internet Society, and an electronic music producer.

    We talk with Franck about his journey from finance to tech, and how he got involved in the Pacific islands, where he worked on various projects related to internet infrastructure, security, and development. We also discuss his passion for ipv6 and how he helped to bring it to the root of the internet.

    We learn about his experience as a board member of the Internet Society, and how he leveraged his network and community connections to solve problems and create opportunities. We also explore his creative side as an electronic music producer, and how he deals with imposter syndrome in both the tech and music scenes.

    Join us for this fascinating and inspiring conversation with Franck Martin.

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    “Understanding the difference of culture or where people are coming from is a richness that allows you to ask different questions and have a different perspective.
    You go after the problem, not the person, and that helps everybody.
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    Franck's Links:
    TwitterInstagramFacebookLinkedInMediumYouTubeDMARCMusic Website--

    Thanks for being an imposter - a part of the Imposter Syndrome Network (ISN)!

    We'd love it if you connected with us at the links below:
    The ISN LinkedIn group (community): https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14098596/ The ISN on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ImposterNetwork Zoë on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoseSecOps Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisGrundemann Make it a great day.

    • 28 min

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