120 episodes

Underserved is the podcast for the rest of the technology industry. No startup or gadget worship, just real stories, lessons, and interesting topics from real people in the technology industry. Special emphasis on software development culture and history.

Underserved Andrew Gelina

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 1K Ratings

Underserved is the podcast for the rest of the technology industry. No startup or gadget worship, just real stories, lessons, and interesting topics from real people in the technology industry. Special emphasis on software development culture and history.

    The Value of Hustle

    The Value of Hustle

    Season 9 concludes with Episode #112 featuring Michael Dane. It took a formative solo photography trip to the UK for Michael to find himself and his potential. After discovering what he was good at and the Internet, he was off and running with his brother Abe and Hearst Media. This led to a career in data and business intelligence, often having to sell management and clients why those are so valuable. Also discussed - handling motorcycles at speed, that time he worked for Senator Ted Kennedy, and avoiding downtime when it costs $750,000 per hour.
    Story on my wife's struggle with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Boston Globe article https://www.bostonglobe.com/2023/05/23/metro/how-learning-treat-long-covid-can-help-those-struggling-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-well/   
    To donate:  https://www.omf.ngo/ 
    Advocacy info on ME/CFS  https://www.meaction.net/ 
    Michael on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-dane-6714451/
    Gun Control Advocacy

    • 45 min
    Head in the Clouds

    Head in the Clouds

    Episode #111 of Underserved features Drew Schillinger. Early on Grandpa Jack wanted to teach Drew programming, but mom didn't want him inside glued to the computer. Drew eventually found his way between chair and keyboard, first teaching and later practicing as a developer. A memorable stint at Cartoon Network's Adult Swim gave him experience as an entertainer and a technical architect. We also talk mindsets, getting an MBS, and Bugs Bunny meeting ChatGPT.
    Links for show notes
    Drew Rap
    From my time on Adult Swim’s FishCenter https://youtu.be/X69VL19nRzo
    No more interactive desktop, but there’s a gpt bot you can chat with
    Please connect!
    I’m embarrassed that I’m not embarrassed to show off my elephant’s graveyard of projects.
    My tech blog
    My leadership blog
    When you get tired chatting with my gpt bot, you can chat with me
    MBS Reading list: https://www.goodreads.com/user_shelves/464244906

    • 43 min
    View Source

    View Source

    Ep. 110 of Underserved features Rob Larsen. Rob was around for the glory days of the web when you could "view source" on a webpage to learn how to do something new via imitation. At the same time, he was involved in local magazines, writing about film after a stint at Emerson. Rob learned quickly that writing code paid better than writing prose, and leaned into front-end development for several years. This has led him to become one of the foremost thought leaders in the area, publishing several books and managing popular open-source projects. Hear how his love of art, travel, and graffiti has blossomed in parallel with his tech career in this installment of Underserved.
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rob.react/
    My blog post on video backgrounds https://htmlcssjavascript.com/javascript/mad-science-flash-for-a-page-background-using-javascript-and-css/
    My art https://drunkenfist.com/art/graffiti/
    My film writing https://drunkenfist.com/movies/
    Two non-profits I work with! 

    • 43 min
    Cactus Dude

    Cactus Dude

    Kevin "Cactus Dude" Kreucher is our guest for Episode #109 of Underserved. Kevin is another unique story - going from a client of a treatment center to running its IT operations. Kevin got a tour of MSPs after that and built out his Rolodex steadily to support all facets of IT. Nowadays Kevin considers his phone his greatest tool, being able to tap his network to get any job done. Also covered - exotic succulents, friending every CIO in Orange County on LinkedIn, and a memorable Chick-fil-A drive-through call.
    Kevin on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kkreucher/
    Northgate Market: https://www.northgatemarket.com/
    Grocery Outlet: https://www.groceryoutlet.com/
    Crazy4Cactus Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Crazy4Cactus/

    • 42 min
    Culture Swap

    Culture Swap

    Cassio Goldschmidt grew up coding on cloned computers in Brazil. Most folks go to the college in their city, and Cassio decided to study Computer Science at his. A desire to get some international experience brought him to the US for a 3 month internship and he has been here ever since. Cassio shares stories about installing and re-discovering an Easter egg in software, inventing the popular Superplayer music service, and how he steered from development to security. Also featured is what to say when a vendor's sales team offers to install a security vulnerability for you, and Cassio's involvement in OWASP.

    • 39 min
    Picky is Good

    Picky is Good

    Jason Judge ended up at the right place (Redmond, WA) at the right time (1995) to see the world change. In Episode #107 of Underserved, we discuss the Seattle scene in the 2000s, leaning into the database world, the MBA education you get by proxy working for a startup, and the importance of preventing bullying. Jason also talks about an important factor in his employment decisions - companies that do good in the world while doing well on the P+L.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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Mategel ,

Down to earth tech talk! Best sound quality

I am someone who works in technology but not as a developer. I have listen to a bunch of podcasts that have tech news or how some start up raised 500 million and they all seem to blend together. Underserved has some great interviews that relate to my network and I love the origin stories! Oh and the sound quality is amazing, they must use a production company.

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Relatable Technology

It’s exciting to hear the stories behind some of the individuals leading technology forward. Often times, we get wrapped up in the technical components with little thought to the people behind them. Really interesting to hear the journey of these individuals.

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I.T Berg

Such a breath of fresh air. Very insightful and educational. Great listen!

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