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.
re:Inventing re:Invent with Pete Cheslock
Pete Cheslock is a cloud economist at The Duckbill Group and an advisor and consultant who helps startups with product strategy, messaging, and other go-to-market needs. Prior to these positions, he worked at a slew of tech companies, holding positions such as VP of Products at ChaosSearch, VP of Technical Operations at Threat Stack, Inc., Director of DevTools at Dyn, and Director of Technical and Cloud Operations at Sonian. Pete holds a masters in business administration from Babson and a bachelors in communications from Michigan State University.
Join Corey and Pete as they talk about the virtual edition of re:Invent, what it was like to make fun of companies in a virtual expo hall, why vendors were aggressive in following up with leads from re:Invent, how virtual booth pricing at re:Invent didn’t really make any sense, what Corey and Pete like so much about the expo hall, how Pete enjoyed not having to spend a week in Vegas and come home sick this year, how people don’t follow AWS events like folks follow rock bands and why that’s a good thing, how re:Invent has evolved over time and how that evolution continues today, and more.
S3: 15 Years and 100 Trillion Objects Later with Kevin Miller
Kevin Miller is currently the global General Manager for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. Prior to this role, Kevin has had multiple leadership roles within AWS, including as the General Manager for Amazon S3 Glacier, Director of Engineering for AWS Virtual Private Cloud, and engineering leader for AWS Virtual Private Network and AWS Direct Connect. Kevin was also Technical Advisor to Charlie Bell, Senior Vice President for AWS Utility Computing. Kevin is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
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.
The quiet parts loud
If you don’t know what is worth paying attention to and what is worth deep diving, just let Corey do that hard work and entertain you on the way with his impossible to ignore friendly snark
When twitter is not enough
Since he’s still got housing in the Bay Area, Corey’s evidently doing a good job balancing his revenue generating efforts (ostensibly, helping people save money on their AWS bills) and his self-expression marketing efforts (snark and also a certain type of brown posts on twitter).
Screaming in the Cloud is good, accessible content on a wide variety of cloud, cloud adjacent, and cloud relevant topics, with a Goldilocks amount of snark sprinkled on top.
If you follow Corey on Twitter (and haven’t unfollowed him), you’ll probably enjoy the podcast.
I hate this podcast
It's a technical interview podcast but also Corey is hilarious and helps keep things grounded, no matter how far people's heads have gone into the clouds.
I don't hate this podcast, I just appreciated Corey's sign off