20 episodes

The Reconfigured Podcast is a show that explores the intersection of technology, culture, and society which is hosted by Mohamad Kalaaji (technolaaji). We bring professionals to talk about their extended experience or discuss about a topic that might be interesting. All of our episodes are available for free to the general public at no additional cost

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The Reconfigured Podcast is a show that explores the intersection of technology, culture, and society which is hosted by Mohamad Kalaaji (technolaaji). We bring professionals to talk about their extended experience or discuss about a topic that might be interesting. All of our episodes are available for free to the general public at no additional cost

    #18 - Wesley Faulkner: AWS, Community Management, DevRel

    #18 - Wesley Faulkner: AWS, Community Management, DevRel

    Today's episode is with Wesley Faulkner, Senior Community Manager at AWS. We have discussed several topics ranging from community management, community ops, becoming a devrel, and much more!  

    (0:00) Podcast intro 

    (0:41) Wesley's intro 

    (1:19) Being a 1st generation American 

    (3:33) Role of a Community Manager at AWS 

    (7:36) Being a board member at The Experience Firm 

    (11:01) Head of Community at SingleStore 

    (13:06) Fostering internal communities within a company 

    (19:44) Developer advocacy in a startup and corporate (IBM and Dailyco) 

    (23:47) MongoDB Community Management 

    (26:12) CommunityOps: operations for maintaining a community 

    (30:32) Instructions to adopt CommunityOps in your company 

    (37:29) Does having marketing and social media skills help in devrel? 

    (40:26) The rise of Slack over Atlassian HipChat while Wesley was working at Atlassian  

    (46:07) Managing different roles at AMD 

    (49:51) Discovering what you love and finding your outlet of joy 

    (51:53) Interesting references and ChatGPT 

    (57:07) Using ChatGPT for DevRel 

    (1:02:54) Running for 2016 City Council in Austin Texas 

    (1:08:35) What to recommend for DevRel based on Wesley's 20 years experience in tech 

    (1:13:38) Shifting careers 

    (1:17:53) Certifications for DevRel 

    (1:15:39) Mental health question  

    (1:23:35) Outro   

    Follow us on:  

    Website: https://www.reconfigured.co  

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco   

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco   

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@reconfiguredco     

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco   

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #17 - Tiffany Jachja: Engineering Management, Career Coaching

    #17 - Tiffany Jachja: Engineering Management, Career Coaching

    Today's episode is with Tiffany Jachja, Engineering Manager at Vox News and Career Success Coach at Correlation One. We have discussed the following: 

    - What is the role of a Career Success Coach 

    - What is the role of an Engineering Manager 

    - Difference between Engineering Manager and other roles like Tech Lead 

    - The role and responsibilities of being hired as a consultant 

    - Hierarchies within companies and how roles are structured 

    - and much more  

    Follow us on:  

    Website: https://www.reconfigured.co  

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco   

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco   

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@reconfiguredco     

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco   

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/

    • 1 hr 44 min
    #16 - Karl Hughes: Draft.dev, Writing, CTO, Content Marketing

    #16 - Karl Hughes: Draft.dev, Writing, CTO, Content Marketing

    Today's episode is with Karl Hughes, Founder and CEO of Draft.dev. We have discussed the following: 

    - What Draft provide 

    - Marketing content with a content marketing engine 

    - His adventures of being a CTO 

    - Difference between Tech Lead and Head of Engineering 

    - The feeling of being the first employee twice in two different startups 

    - and much more



    Follow us on:  

    Website: https://www.reconfigured.co

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco 

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ @reconfiguredco   

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Podcast rebranding + announcement of two projects

    Podcast rebranding + announcement of two projects

    This episode is not a guest episode, it is just an announcement about the rebranding of the podcast (nothing major, it became part of a project) plus the announcement of two projects that I am working on which is the "Reconfigured" branding and my own startup that I am going to launch in the future

    • 22 min
    #15 - Alexandra-Irina Nicolae: Product Management, Ideas, Axel Springer

    #15 - Alexandra-Irina Nicolae: Product Management, Ideas, Axel Springer

    Today's episode is with Alexandra-Irina Nicolae, Senior Product Owner at Axel Springer. We have discussed the following:  

    - What Axel Springer is  

    - What Axel Springer offers  

    - What is Product Ownership  

    - Her shift from English and History and Academia towards Product Management as Product Owner  

    - The Ideas Engineering Division at Axel Springer  

    - The Ideas Council Initiative at Axel Springer   

    - and much more    

    Video version: https://youtu.be/aBuWOsBG9lU 

    Audio version: https://www.reconfigured.stream

    • 48 min
    #14 - Virginia Zuloaga: Digital Marketing, B2B, Mentoring

    #14 - Virginia Zuloaga: Digital Marketing, B2B, Mentoring

    Today's episode is with Virginia Zuloaga, Founder of Brieffin Consulting and Co-Founder of CreaGeen. We have discussed the following topics:

    - Being a Career Mentor at Westminster University

    - What Brieffin offer when it comes to digital marketing

    - How Virginia cooperate with her co-founder digitally while she never met her co-founder in person

    - Setbacks of digital marketing 

    - and much more



    Video version: https://youtu.be/C67vuYupXXc

    Audio version: https://www.reconfigured.stream 

    • 37 min

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