54 episodes

This podcast features intimate conversations with engineers who are in the forefront of building or teaching technology. Join us as we learn how our guests got started in tech, the type and level of education they've obtained, their work history, and personal stories about their journey. We publish the show on Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and the Web biweekly on Wednesdays at 12pm US Eastern Time. Subscribe and STAY TUNED!

Ardan Labs Podcast Bill Kennedy

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

This podcast features intimate conversations with engineers who are in the forefront of building or teaching technology. Join us as we learn how our guests got started in tech, the type and level of education they've obtained, their work history, and personal stories about their journey. We publish the show on Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and the Web biweekly on Wednesdays at 12pm US Eastern Time. Subscribe and STAY TUNED!

    From Music to Open Source with Jeremy Saenz

    From Music to Open Source with Jeremy Saenz

    Jeremy Saenz is a Senior Software Engineer at Synadia who works with maintaining an open source messaging platform called NATS. In this episode he takes us on his journey from music production and product management to becoming an accomplished engineer.


    00:00  Introduction 
    06:15  What is your first memory of a computer? 
    08:50  High school interests
    19:30  After High school decisions
    23:00  Entering the workforce
    27:10  Getting into game engine design
    38:15  What was your first task at Kajabi?
    42:00  How does Go end up on your radar?
    47:00  Writing Martini
    52:35  What is Product Management?
    55:10  The velocity of change
    1:03:58 Moving away from product
    1:09:35 Deciding to work on NATS
    1:17:30 Jeremy’s workshop topics
    1:20:40 Contact Info


    Connect with Jeremy: 
    Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/thecodegangsta


    Mentioned in today’s episode:
    NATS: https://nats.io
    Kajabi: https://kajabi.com
    Synadia: https://synadia.com



    Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!


    Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ 
    Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ 
    Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog 
    Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Movies, Macs, and Microsoft with John Doak

    Movies, Macs, and Microsoft with John Doak

     John Doak is a Principal Engineer at Microsoft and also the author of the book “Go for DevOps”. In this episode he takes us through his journey from martial arts and cinematography in high school and college to becoming a published author and master at networking.


    00:00 Introduction 
    03:08 What is John Doing today 
    05:37 Writing “Go for DevOps”
    14:00 Graduating high school
    16:15 First memory of a computer 
    23:00 High school interests 
    28:40 Post high school thoughts
    32:50 Triple majoring in college 
    36:00 Battling migraines through university / odd jobs 
    46:13 Moving to San Francisco
    51:08 What happens after 5 years
    57:52 Looking into Google 
    1:04:10 How long were you at Google?
    1:06:40 Networking Skills 
    1:13:04 What do you think about Tailscale?
    1:14:21 Leaving Google
    1:20:10 Would you write another book? 
    1:23:29 Current interests in Tech? 
    1:28:40 Contact Info

    Connect with John: 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnsiilver?lang=en
    Email: jdoak@microsoft.com
    Github: https://github.com/johnsiilver


    Mentioned in today’s episode:
    Tailscale: https://github.com/tailscale/tailscale
    Find Johns Book Here: https://www.amazon.com/Go-DevOps-language-Kubernetes-Terraform/dp/1801818894
    Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!


    Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ 
    Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ 
    Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog 
    Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    From Music to Coding with Tracy Holmes

    From Music to Coding with Tracy Holmes

     Tracy Holmes is a Technical Community Advocate at Isovalent who takes us through her path to reaching her present position. In this episode we can watch her story develop from being involved in music and theater in high school to working for a prestigious technology company. 


    00:00 Introduction 
    05:40 What is Tracy doing today?
    08:55 First memory of a computer 
    14:00 Interests in high school
    22:22 Growing up / raising kids
    30:00 Struggles in college / anxiety
    36:25 Switching Majors in college
    42:25 Social responsibility with jobs
    46:39 After college jobs
    58:38 Working as a system admin
    1:02:00 Anxiety and fixing things
    1:16:00 Participating in meetups
    1:22:20 Finding Isovalent
    1:29:00 Future projects with technology
    1:33:20 Thing happen for a reason
    1:38:20 Contact info



    Connect with Tracy: 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracypholmes
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracypholmes/
    Github: https://github.com/tracypholmes



    Mentioned in today’s episode:
    Isovalent : https://isovalent.com
    HashiCorp: https://www.hashicorp.com


    Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!


    Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ 
    Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ 
    Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog 
    Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Web Development and Cloud Computing with Colby Fayock

    Web Development and Cloud Computing with Colby Fayock

    Colby Fayock is currently a Senior Developer Experience Engineer at Cloudinary who teaches the tools of the web and Cloudinary implementation. Colby takes us on a journey through creating websites in highschool to using cloud technologies and landing a job at Cloudinary.

    Connect with Colby:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/colbyfayock
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/colbyfayock
    Github: https://github.com/colbyfayock
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colbyfayock/
    Mentioned in today’s episode:
    Cloudinary : gr-sea-gg-brand-home-base
    React: https://reactjs.org
    Element84: https://www.element84.com
    Inktober : https://inktober.com

    00:00 Introduction
    01:20 What are you currently doing today?
    05:35 What were you focused on in high school? 
    10:01 Building websites and hobbies in high school
    14:52 Finding a major at Penn-State 
    19:31 Thoughts on graduate school 
    21:37 Finding jobs after university
    28:40 Technology for web development / Moving jobs
    37:17 Realizing you’re underpaid and moving forward
    40:30 Working at ThinkGeek
    47:24 Getting ”the boot” / Front-end and back-end relationships
    58:10 Exploring for new opportunities
    1:02:38 Working at Element84
    1:07:45 Using serverless technology
    1:15:38 Landing at Cloudinary
    1:19:50 What is your current role at Cloudinary?
    1:21:36 How is your company measuring success?
    1:27:56 Contact info

    Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!

    Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/
    Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/
    Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog
    Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 

    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Journey to a PhD with Anna-Katharina Wickert

    The Journey to a PhD with Anna-Katharina Wickert

    Anna-Katharina Wickert is currently pursuing her PhD in computer science with a focus on security and organizer for the Golang User meetup in Frankfurt, Germany. From programming at the age of 13 to deciding to pursue a PhD, she provides valuable insight into her journey through years of education. 
     
    00:00 Introduction
    04:53 First Memory Using a Computer
    09:53 Interests and College Decisions
    25:09 Takeaways from the degree
    27:06 Why Decide to Stay In School
    32:31 Mastering in Security
    37:33 After The Masters degree
    39:23 How Did You Discover Go?
    40:53 Deciding to do a PhD
    43:55 What's Involved with getting a PhD
    50:34 What's your Dream Job?
    54:41 Native Fuzzing in Go
    1:00:49 GopherCon EU 2022
    1:02:57  Contact info

    Connect with Anna:
    LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/anna-katharina-wickert-60597a142/en
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/akwickert

    Mentioned in today’s episode:
    GopherCon EU: https://gophercon.eu
    GopherCon Talk 2022: https://youtu.be/yTvK8lzhENo
    Frankfurt Rhein-Main Gophers Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/gophers-frm/

    Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!

    Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ 
    Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ 
    Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog 
    Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs

    • 1 hr 3 min
    From Motorsports to AWS Cloud Formation Team with Brian Terry

    From Motorsports to AWS Cloud Formation Team with Brian Terry

    Episode Description:
    Brian Terry is a senior solutions architect on the ISV Integrations team at AWS (formerly with the Cloud Formation team). We hear about his unique journey from being a star athlete, to racing motorcycles, and eventually completing 2 master’s degrees and landing his dream job.   
    Connect with Brian:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ineedhelpbrian
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-t-b3276250/
    GitHub: https://github.com/brianterry

    Mentioned in today’s episode:
    AWS Cloudformation: https://aws.amazon.com/cloudformation/
    AWS On Air: https://aws.amazon.com/developer/community/live-video/aws-on-air/

    Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!

    Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/
    Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/
    Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog
    Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 

    • 1 hr 21 min

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My new favorite tech podcast!!!

I love learning about the people working behind the tech we all know and love. Bill Kennedy is awesome

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