83 episodes

Away From The Keyboard is where technologists tell their stories of how they started, how they grew, how they learned, and how they unwind. Hosted by software developers Cecil Phillip and Richie Rump, Away From The Keyboard looks at the human side of technology in a fun and informative way. New episodes are released every Tuesday.

Away From The Keyboard Away From The Keyboard

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Away From The Keyboard is where technologists tell their stories of how they started, how they grew, how they learned, and how they unwind. Hosted by software developers Cecil Phillip and Richie Rump, Away From The Keyboard looks at the human side of technology in a fun and informative way. New episodes are released every Tuesday.

    Episode 80: Chloe Condon Takes The Stage

    Episode 80: Chloe Condon Takes The Stage

    The conversation starts with a discussion with growing up watching the Disney Channel which lead into a discussion of true crime podcasts. Chloe then shares her experience working as an actor. Group then talks about technology and the arts. The conversation then falls into a theme park rabbit hole. Chloe then shares her story of how she went from acting to becoming a technologist. The discussion then wraps up with the group talking about how to make technical learning fun and interesting.



    Chloe Condon on Twitter



    Bio







    Chloe is a Bay Area based Cloud Advocate for Microsoft. Previously, she worked at Sentry.io ...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 79: April Speight Body Slams Fashion

    Episode 79: April Speight Body Slams Fashion

    The conversation starts with April talking about an injury she's recovering from and then discusses her time in competitive bodybuilding. Then the discussion takes an unexpected turn when we learn that April played rugby. April then talks about connecting with people during COVID, treating science as fact, and meeting Bill Nye. The conversation wraps up with April sharing her love for fashion and creating her own clothing designs including creating her own brand.



    Bio







    April Speight is an author and developer advocate based in Beverly Hills, CA. She graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a BA in Global ...

    • 54 min
    Episode 78: Dr. Sarah Guthals Educates Us

    Episode 78: Dr. Sarah Guthals Educates Us

    The conversation starts with Dr. Sarah sharing how she got involved in technology and the importance that quality instructors had in her education. She then shares how she decided to shift her focus from medicine to technology. Dr. Sarah goes on to tell her immigrant family story and how she deals with imposter syndrome. The conversation then wraps up with a discussion on how the panel is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.



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    TEALS Program - Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that builds sustainable CS programs in high schools.



    Bio







    Dr. Sarah Guthals is a Principal ...

    • 55 min
    Episode 77: Eugene Meidinger Slays Dragons

    Episode 77: Eugene Meidinger Slays Dragons

    The conversation starts with Eugene talking about his background and how he got into tech. He then talks about his experiences in developing Pluralsight courses. Eugene then shares about his struggles with diabetes and how he rose to overcome them. The conversation then moves to Eugene’s love of boardgames and he suggests some boardgames that are great for newbies. The conversation wraps up around Eugene telling us his involvement in Live Action Role Play (LARP).



    Bio







    Eugene Meidinger works as a Power BI consultant and full time Pluralsight author. He talks about a wide variety of data issues on the SQL ...

    • 1 hr
    Episode 76: Cecil and Richie Strike Back

    Episode 76: Cecil and Richie Strike Back

    Cecil and Richie both share what they've been up to during the Away From The Keyboard hiatus and what they have planned for the future of the show.



    Bio







    Cecil Phillip is a Software Developer from South Florida with many years of experience building applications on the .NET Framework. Throughout his career, his primary focus has been providing web and service based solutions for various markets. Cecil’s current tool-set of choice comprises of C#, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, jQuery, KnockoutJS, Entity Framework, XUnit and FakeItEasy. He has a passion for software architecture, interoperability, and testing. Cecil also enjoys experimenting with ...

    Episode 75: Lara Hogan Demystifies Public Speaking

    Episode 75: Lara Hogan Demystifies Public Speaking

    The conversation starts with Lara discussing her start in technology which believe it or not started with Lord of the Rings, international studies, a semester in Prague, and photography. Lara then goes in and discusses how she started speaking publicly, how she prepares to for a presentation, and why she wrote the book "Demystifying Public Speaking". The panel then talks travel and their tips for traveling. Lara then shares about her trip to New Zealand and what she does when she's away from the keyboard.
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    Lara's book: Demystifying Public Speaking
    Lara's website
    Lara on Twitter
    Adam Savage at Weta Workshop

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

MGuerraTorres ,

Awesome podcast for a Behind the Scenes point of view

Made my way over after years of enjoying the Brent Ozar Office Hours podcast/webcast, and was not disappointed. Hearing the origins of some of my Dev Idols is a great motivator and keeps me aspiring to better myself as a DBA. The hosts are laid back and down to earth, which makes everything enjoyable as well. Great job guys!

Sabizee ,

The best Podcast that i listen to

I enjoy the discussion because it feels like listening to the radio and learning new stuff.

KCmia ,

Enjoying It!

It's great hearing all these different topics and conversations from all of these experts!

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