88 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 • 7 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!

    Mentorship, SRE, and Google with Tobias Weingartner

    Mentorship, SRE, and Google with Tobias Weingartner

    Tobias Weingartner plays a pivotal role in Google's Traffic Control Team, where he specializes in optimizing the global system load balancer (GSLB). As an integral member of this team, he collaborates closely with the development team responsible for crafting the intricate code that powers Google's internal load balancing infrastructure. Specifically, Tobias focuses his expertise on the SRE aspect, ensuring the seamless operation of Google's vast network traffic.  In this episode, Tobias takes us on a journey through his time in the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.


    00:00 Introduction
    01:25 What is Toby Doing Today?  
    07:00 First Memories of a Computer
    21:30 Direction after High School  
    29:10 Entering University 
    43:20 Breaking the Shell
    48:35 Finishing the Degree / First Jobs in Tech
    1:05:40 Moving to Silicon Valley 
    1:10:00 Working at Twitter
    1:16:55 Google Entering the Radar
    1:22:00 Joining DoorDash 
    1:28:00 Staying Relevant in Tech 
    1:34:15 Creating Courses
    1:43:10 Contact Info 



    Connect with Toby: 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/NuttySwiss
    Tobias’s Site: https://tepid.org/toby/


    Mentioned in today’s episode:
    Gophercon: https://www.gophercon.com/
    X: https://twitter.com/NuttySwiss


    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 45 min
    Acting, Front End Dev, and Golang with Rita Iglesias

    Acting, Front End Dev, and Golang with Rita Iglesias

    Rita Iglesias is a Software Engineer currently employed at a startup called Topi. Lately, Rita has been creating projects using React for the frontend and Go for the backend. She also creates some awesome content relating to the tech world! In this episode, Rita takes us on a journey through her time entering the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.
    00:00 Introduction
    01:55 What is Rita Doing Today?  
    09:22 First Memories of a Computer
    21:10 Direction after High School  
    32:30 Pursuing a Degree in the Performing Arts
    38:30 Employment Outside of School   
    44:40  Learning to Code 
    54:00 Applying to the First Job in Tech
    1:07:15 Moving on From Front End Development
    1:17:30 Goals For The Future
    1:30:00 Contact Info 


    Connect with Rita: 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/rita_codes
    Rita's Website: https://rita.codes/

    Mentioned in today’s episode:
    Topi: https://www.topi.eu/en


    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 31 min
    DevOps, Business, and System Initiative with Brit Myers

    DevOps, Business, and System Initiative with Brit Myers

    Brit Myers is currently the VP of Engineering at System Initiative. Prior to System Initiative, she was a member of the executive team at Hyland Software where she led global engineering teams responsible for building multiple cloud product lines. In this episode, Brit takes us on a journey through her time in the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.
    00:00 Introduction
    02:24 What is Brit Doing Today?  
    07:42 First Memories of a Computer
    12:20 Direction after High School  
    17:30 Deciding on a Career Path
    25:00 Joining the Workforce / Learning Code
    32:10 Criteria for a Job Search 
    39:20 Getting Hired at Hyland Software
    45:20  Entering a Management Position    
    54:00 Hiring Philosophies
    1:07:10 Current Tech Stack / Business Talk  
    1:23:15 Contact Info


    Connect with Brit: 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/britpmyers/ 
    System Initiative: https://www.systeminit.com 
    Join the discussion in Discord: https://discord.gg/system-init 


    Mentioned in today’s episode:
    System Initiative: https://www.systeminit.com/about-us
    Woven Teams: https://www.woventeams.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 24 min
    SRE, Tech Talk, and Siemens with Dr. Vladyslav Ukis

    SRE, Tech Talk, and Siemens with Dr. Vladyslav Ukis

     Dr. Vladyslav Ukis is the Head of R&D at Siemens Healthineers. Vlad has 18 years of experience in large-scale software platforms, leadership, digital transformation, continuous delivery, SRE, Devops, and more. In this episode, Vlad takes us on a journey through his time in the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.


    00:00 Introduction
    00:56 What is Vlad Doing Today?  
    09:13 First Memories of a Computer
    19:55 Entering University for CS
    26:40 Working in Tech During University
    38:15 Deciding to get a PhD
    47:34 Working on Prim 
    58:00 Current Role at Siemens
    1:09:37 Contact info


    Connect with Vlad:  
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/UkisVladyslav
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-vladyslav-ukis-5172ba32/

    Mentioned in today’s episode:
    Siemens Healthineers: https://www.siemens-healthineers.com/
    Vlad’s Book: https://a.co/d/7tVHuU2

    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 10 min
    Google, EngFlow, and Mentality with Jay Conrod

    Google, EngFlow, and Mentality with Jay Conrod

    Jay Conrod is currently a Software Engineer at EngFlow. EngFlow is a startup providing remote build and execution for Bazel, Cmake, Reclient and more, dramatically speeding up builds and tests for large software projects. Jay was previously part of the Go Team at Google and has had a large impact in the Software Industry.  In this episode, Jay takes us on a journey through his time in the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.


    00:00 Introduction
    00:56 What is Jay Doing Today?  
    07:25 First Memories of a Computer
    18:30 Mentality and Ability
    27:20 Direction after High School  
    37:30 Internships During University
    43:00 Diversity in Programming
    55:30 Getting Hired at Google
    1:03:10 Joining the Go Team
    1:10:00 Go - Tech Talk  
    1:20:00 Moving to EngFlow
    1:38:00 What Would You Remove From Go?
    1:45:30 Contact Info


    Connect with Jay:  
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JayConrod
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayconrod/
    Jay’s Website: https://jayconrod.com


    Mentioned in today’s episode:
    EngFlow: https://www.engflow.com/
    Zig: https://ziglang.org/
    The Art of Learning: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Learning-Journey-Optimal-Performance-ebook/dp/B000QCQ970


    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 46 min
    Mattermost, Go, and Tech Talk with Jesús Espino

    Mattermost, Go, and Tech Talk with Jesús Espino

    Jesús Espino is a Senior Staff Engineer at Mattermost specializing in Full Stack Development on the API side of the platform. Mattermost is an open source platform for secure collaboration across the entire software development lifecycle. Mattermost’s platform powers over 800,000 workspaces worldwide with the support of over 4,000 contributors from across the developer community.  In this episode, Jesús takes us on a journey through his time in the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.


    00:00 Introduction
    05:29 What is Jesús Doing Today? 
    10:50 First Memory of a Computer
    17:32 Thoughts on University
    25:21 Joining the Workforce
    33:03 First Job after University
    47:08 Moving Companies
    51:30 Transitioning to Go
    58:40 Deciding to Focus on Go
    1:03:40 Solving Problems with Internals of Go
    1:11:50 Thoughts on Mattermost
    1:13:16 Contact Info



    Connect with Jesús: 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesus-espino



    Mentioned in today’s episode:
    Mattermost: https://mattermost.com/
    Gophercon EU: https://gophercon.eu/



    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 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

mvelasco07 ,

Great podcast!

I recently came across the Ardan Labs Podcast and I'm so glad I did! I’m consistently impressed by the engaging conversations, insightful content, and practical advice. Cannot thank Bill and the AL team enough for putting out such an incredible podcast - keep up the great work!

Schwaded ,

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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