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The Cloudcast is the industry's leading, independent Cloud Computing podcast. Since 2011, co-hosts Aaron Delp & Brian Gracely have interviewed technology and business leaders that are shaping the future of computing. Topics will include Cloud Computing | Open Source | AWS | Azure | GCP | Serverless | DevOps | Big Data | ML | AI | Security | Kubernetes | AppDev | SaaS | PaaS | CaaS | IoT. Also available, the "Cloudcast Basics" podcast (@cloudcastbasics), for anyone new to Cloud Computing.

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The Cloudcast is the industry's leading, independent Cloud Computing podcast. Since 2011, co-hosts Aaron Delp & Brian Gracely have interviewed technology and business leaders that are shaping the future of computing. Topics will include Cloud Computing | Open Source | AWS | Azure | GCP | Serverless | DevOps | Big Data | ML | AI | Security | Kubernetes | AppDev | SaaS | PaaS | CaaS | IoT. Also available, the "Cloudcast Basics" podcast (@cloudcastbasics), for anyone new to Cloud Computing.

    Cloudcast Demos

    Cloudcast Demos

    We’re looking for some listener feedback on a new idea to help make it easier to learn about new technologies, and bring more new ideas into The Cloudcast community.  
    SHOW: 585
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsMergify - the ultimate automation tool that makes your engineering team save time. Start saving time with the most powerful merge queue for GitHub, offering speculative checks, batch merges, and multiple queueing options. Visit mergify.com to get started or request a demo!Datadog Application Monitoring: Modern Application Performance MonitoringGet started monitoring service dependencies to eliminate latency and errors and enhance your users experience with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt. SHOW NOTES:
    The Cloudcast - YouTube ChannelCloudcast Basics (podcast) 
    CAN WE MAKE IT EASIER TO SHOW MORE TECHNOLOGY
    We get 100s of requests to come on the podcast, but we struggle to find the best way to both highlight new technologies and fit them into 52 week in a year. So we'd like to try something new. #CloudcastDemos
    SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRIORITIZE THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU
    It's often difficult to understand new companies and new technologies. Demos are often times too much marketing, or don't answer the questions you have. How can we make it easier to find the right technology for your business needs?How can we find ways to expose more new technologies to our community, but also continue to be respectful of the valuable time of our audience?Give us your feedback using #CloudcastDemos to @thecloudcastnet or show@thecloudcast.net

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    Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    • 18 min
    2022 Look Ahead to web3

    2022 Look Ahead to web3

    Chris Castiglione (@castig, Co-Founder One Month, Adjunct Professor @Columbia_Biz) talks about the fundamental concepts behind web3 (crypto, blockchain, decentralized applications and identity of resources), as well as smart contracts and how to get started with web3 apps. 
    SHOW: 584
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    Mergify - the ultimate automation tool that makes your engineering team save time. Start saving time with the most powerful merge queue for GitHub, offering speculative checks, batch merges, and multiple queueing options. Visit mergify.com to get started or request a demo!CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsDatadog Security Solution: Modern Monitoring and SecurityStart investigating security threats before it affects your customers with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt. 
    SHOW NOTES:
    One Month (homepage)Stacks.btc (homepage)Columbia Business School"WEB 3 vs  WEB 2" Reading Lists (Eps.578)

    Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. You’re a man of many skills. Tell us a little bit about your background, as an entrepreneur, an educator and as a developer. 
    Topic 2 - Web3 is potentially a big concept. As someone who both builds web3, but also explains web3, how do you begin explaining the main concepts to newbies? 
    Topic 3 - Many of the web3 discussions center around “distributed systems”. Can you help us understand what is distributed vs. these more centralized on-ramps like Coinbase or Openseas or a virtual world? 
    Topic 4 - Is everything associated with web3 tied to cryptocurrencies? Is that the starting point for everything web3? 
    Topic 5 - What are some ways to understand not only the broad set of crypto coins/tokens, but also the differences between currencies and smart contracts? 
    Topic 6 - Is there a way to build a Hello World app for web3? Or how would you structure a One Month (to Code) for web3? 


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    • 47 min
    If Remote Becomes the New Normal

    If Remote Becomes the New Normal

    Ever since the pandemic started, remote work is trending up. Whether or not this becomes the new normal or just a more common option, let’s look at some ways to succeed in distributed environments.
    SHOW: 583
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsDatadog Kubernetes Solution : Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsGet started monitoring your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:
    The Great Switch: distributed work first (Redmonk article)The Great Switch: distributed work first (Twitter thread)Software Defined Talk - Slack Channel (come discuss The Cloudcast) 
    COVID HAS REDEFINED WHERE AND HOW PEOPLE WORK
    James Governor at Redmonk makes a great case for how remote work reshaped Silicon Valley and many companies around the world. His article has spurred much debate about whether or not the trend will last. 
    WHAT LESSONS CAN BE LEARNED TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE AS A REMOTE WORKER
    Spend timing understanding how time zones AND cultural norms will affect your communications. Expect that different people will work different hours (length of day).Establish some team norms (standards) about how you will communicate, track goals, share information, and notifications. Figure out ways to have complex or difficult conversations. Just using Green / Yellow / Red status updates often lead to problems down the road. Managers will need to spend time doing “quality control” between groups in different locations. It’s very easy to let the separation create gaps. Create mentorship or big-brother / big-sister programs, where people are paired together to help each other. Just like we design cloud failure domains, it might be useful to organize around failure domains that incorporate locations. Budget for f2f get togethers (quarterly, every 6 months)  
    FEEDBACK?
    Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    • 26 min
    2022 Look Ahead, Developer Careers

    2022 Look Ahead, Developer Careers

    Shawn Wang (@swyx, Head of Developer Experience @Temporalio) talks about the breadth of developer skills needed, how developers learn new technologies, and insights into important future trends for a broad set of developers. 
    SHOW: 582
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    JumpCloud (homepage) At the intersection of devices, identities, and access, JumpCloud’s cloud directory platform unifies the IT resources in any company’s infrastructure – anywhere work happens. Fully evaluate JumpCloud for free today CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsDatadog Kubernetes Solution : Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsGet started monitoring your container environment with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:
    Shawn’s homepageTemporal.io (homepage) - open source microservice orchestrationLearning in Public - The Coding Career HandbookThe Coding Career (community)Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. You seem to be at the center of (or around) so many developer-centric conversations. Tell us a little bit about your background, and some of the areas you’ve been focused on. 
    Topic 2 - You’re well known for The Coding Career Handbook. With so many options out there for developers, how do you frame conversations about where people should focus? 
    Topic 3 - At some point, developers (like many engineers) get bored of working on the same things. Right now it seems like we’re in the middle of big changes. What should they think about the transition process? 
    Cloud distros https://www.swyx.io/cloud-distros/Self provisioning runtimes https://www.swyx.io/self-provisioning-runtime/ Video in DevRel https://sacra.com/research/lenny-bogdanoff-milk-video-infrastructure/?highlight=ecommerce Topic 4 - As a developer, what are some of the best ways to get visibility of your projects? How do you find the right balance of public projects, side projects, and whatever you’re currently getting paid for (main company job)?
    Topic 5 - Any tips or tricks that you’ve learned to accelerate your learning process? 
    Topic 6 - How is WFH changing the developer work-life-balance?
    FEEDBACK?
    Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    • 49 min
    The People Episode

    The People Episode

    As we kick off 2022, it’s important to remember that behind all the interesting technology is people. And those people have been living under extraordinary circumstances going into their 3rd year. 
    SHOW: 581
    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsJumpCloud (homepage) At the intersection of devices, identities, and access, JumpCloud’s cloud directory platform unifies the IT resources in any company’s infrastructure – anywhere work happens. Fully evaluate JumpCloud for free today SHOW NOTES:
    Software Defined Talk - Slack Channel  
    LOTS OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED, AND PEOPLE DON’T LOVE CHANGE 
    No matter where you are in life (or job), the New Year tends to make you self-reflect and re-prioritize the things that are important to you. And when this dynamic happens within teams, those two priorities don’t always align.  
    SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO PRIORITIZE THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU
    If you’re a team leader, remember to over communicate. Hallways don’t exist anymore, and Slack/Email threads often get ignored. Take stock of where people are with regard to their priorities, their goals, and their frustrations. Everything feels crazy these days in terms of recruiters and job offers and salary levels, but find a way to balance or evaluate “new, big!!” and what aligns to your goals.Find ways to socially interact with people in fun ways.  
    FEEDBACK?
    Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    • 22 min
    2022 Look Ahead, VC Funding

    2022 Look Ahead, VC Funding

    Aneel Lakhani (@aneel, Venture Partner @crane_vc) talks about the modern state of Tech VC investing, the changing pace of investment horizons, portfolio thesis, and helping founders.

    SHOW: 580

    CLOUD NEWS OF THE WEEK - http://bit.ly/cloudcast-cnotw
    CHECK OUT OUR NEW PODCAST - "CLOUDCAST BASICS"
    SHOW SPONSORS:
    CloudZero - Cloud Cost Intelligence for Engineering TeamsJumpCloud (homepage) At the intersection of devices, identities, and access, JumpCloud’s cloud directory platform unifies the IT resources in any company’s infrastructure – anywhere work happens. Fully evaluate JumpCloud for free today Datadog Database Monitoring: Modern Monitoring and AnalyticsGet started monitoring performance analytics from any database with a free 14 day Datadog trial. Listeners of The Cloudcast will also receive a free Datadog T-shirt.SHOW NOTES:
    Crane VC (homepage)Aneel’s homepageTopic 1 - Welcome back to the show. You’ve changed roles. Tell us about what you’re working on these days.
    Topic 2 - You’ve worked at startups, been an advisor to startups, and an angel investor in the past. In 2022, what does a Venture Capitalist do? How has that evolved over the last 5 years? 
    Topic 3 - It not only seems like there is a lot more money flowing into startups, but a lot more early. Is there sort of a “homerun” mentality happening across the VC world, or is that just one of the headlines?
    Topic 4 - How do you go about creating your investment thesis? Do you have a future horizon that you’re thinking about, or is it more about technology sectors, or founder personalities, etc.?
    Topic 5 - How do you balance between investing in something completely new, and seeing something that is just a much better version of a current mousetrap? 
    Topic 6 - How involved do you get with the companies? How involved do you want to be? How much do the founders guide you vs. you guiding them?
    Topic 7 - At the macro-level, what areas are you most interested in (investing) vs. just areas where you’re doing a lot of research (personal interests)?
    FEEDBACK?
    Email: show at the cloudcast dot netTwitter: @thecloudcastnet

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

johnnyfromthesand ,

Love the show. One request!

Really really love the show It’s a mish mash of wonderful diversified topics that are not always engineering focused to it really is eye opening and very objective. you guys are awesome!
One thing we don’t get enough of is awareness around the clouds that are not the big 3 (So hearing more around what Oracle, Alibaba, IBM etc… are doing). I just think that there is so much awareness lacking there and they definitely each have their strong suite so it would be awesome to hear more around how the rest of the competition (even if niche) is doing.

ASobering ,

Such a wealth of knowledge! 🧠

This is one of the most insightful podcasts that I have ever come across! Aaron and Brian do such a great job of sharing their cloud industry wisdom and I love how they lead meaningful conversations with guests who bring so much actionable experience to the table. Highly recommend checking this show out - you won’t be disappointed!

rspackey ,

Very educational

Helpful for someone new to the industry getting up to speed on topics that go behind and beyond the headlines.

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