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    Misaligned Incentives Episode 4: You get what you pay for - compensating tech staff is often done poorly

    Misaligned Incentives Episode 4: You get what you pay for - compensating tech staff is often done poorly

    We discuss compensation, particularly how people in the IT department ("developers," etc.) are so disconnected from the actual business that compensating them based on business performance is near impossible. Not good if you're an IT person and like money.



    There's other types of comp. then money, obviously, and those are fine too. In particular, we discuss participation in open source and more recognition. But, still: money is the best.

    • 50 min
    Misaligned Incentives Episode 1: Who forget to invite "The Business," to this kubernetes PoC?

    Misaligned Incentives Episode 1: Who forget to invite "The Business," to this kubernetes PoC?

    Journey Through the Business Bottleneck, part 1.



    Join Rick and I as we try to find this elusive thing called "The Business." We lay out a theory we've been talking about: while IT has been improving or, at least, can improve, the business side of the house isn't showing up to do anything with CLOUD and AGILE and THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION.


    Why's this the case? Do toothpaste people have this problem? Outsourcing - that's a treat! And so forth.


    Hopefully next episode we'll discuss tactics to get people outside of IT interested.


    Subscribe at https://misaligned.business


    And, check out Coté's work in progress book on this topic: https://cote.io/bottleneck/

    • 44 min
    Chris Aniszczyk on starting Open Source Foundations

    Chris Aniszczyk on starting Open Source Foundations

    Chris Aniszczyk is the CTO of the CNCF. We discuss how he got into open source, what it's like to work at Twitter and how he helped start the CNCF. Plus, Chris gives us an overview of the different kinds of CNCF projects and offers advice on how to get started with Kubernetes.


    Show links:


    Hatching Twitter
    GORILLA.BAS
    IBM Extreme Blue
    Eclipse Marketplace
    Eclipse Foundation
    CNCF Charter
    The universal data plane API
    Universal Data Plane API Working Group


    Contact Chris:


    @cra
    LinkedIn


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    • 59 min
    Adam Jacob on saying Goodbye to OpenCore

    Adam Jacob on saying Goodbye to OpenCore

    Matt and Brandon interview Adam Jacob the co-founder of Chef. We discuss Adam's career, what led him to start Chef and Chef's recent decision to open source 100% of its Software. Plus, Adam give us some tips on Dungeons & Dragons and transitioning from being a founder to an executive.


    Links


    Goodbye Open Core — Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish
    We need Sustainable Free and Open Source Communities
    Sustainable Free and Open Source Communities


    Follow Adam at @adamhjk


    Check out the Software Defined Talk Podcast for the latest news in Enterprise Tech.
    Special Guest: Adam Jacob.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Jeff Meyerson on starting the Software Engineering Daily Podcast

    Jeff Meyerson on starting the Software Engineering Daily Podcast

    Jeff Meyerson is the host of Software Engineering Daily. We talk about his career and what led him to start a daily tech podcast for software engineers. We also talk about current trends in cloud computing and Jeff recounts his career as professional poker player.


    Topics:


    Darknet Diaries Chartbreakers Episode
    Who Is Michael Ovitz?


    Where to find Jeff


    Software Engineering Daily
    Jeff Meyerson
    @the_prion
    Special Guest: Jeff Meyerson.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Version control, DevOps, Code Reviews, Semantic Merging, Spanish Startups, & Plastic SCM

    Version control, DevOps, Code Reviews, Semantic Merging, Spanish Startups, & Plastic SCM

    Version control has changed a lot over the past 15 years: we’ve moved from a centralized to a distributed model at the basic level. But the practices people follow have changed and grown as new methodologies like DevOps and continuous delivery have relied on version control for operational stability and reliability. In this interview, Coté talks with Plastic SCM’s Pablo Santos to get the low-down and some tips on doing version control better. We also discuss Plastic SCM and how their approach to semantic merging and mergebot-driven automation addresses version control toil.


    This episode is sponsored by Plastic SCM, that is, it’s a paid interview.
    Special Guest: Pablo Santos.
    Sponsored By:
    Plastic SCM: Plastic SCM is a version control to help teams focus on delivering work, one task at a time. Signup today for a 30-day free trial and get a sassy T-Shirt.

    • 1 hr 10 min

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Zanerock ,

Real talk!

"Real ltalk" is a silly thing to say, but true. Regular interviews with "regular" folk from the tech industry are often way more interesting and useful than the dubious, highly mythologized, and often irrelevant coverage of the ultra-lucky billionaires one gets from the mass media.

NetworkingBarbara ,

Girl Nerd

I really enjoyed show number 2 but I'm missing Matt Ray's show notes! Love your work Cote!

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