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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

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    • 5.0 • 303 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.

    BONUS Episode - A Monster Bonus

    BONUS Episode - A Monster Bonus

    Episode #075’s guest Jeff Taylor was generous with his time, spending over two hours with me in the studio. We captured so much good material that we needed a bonus episode to squeeze it all in. In this bonus episode we talk about life after Monster, why you should run the meetings you attend, and setting the world record for water skiing behind a blimp.  
    Blimp record: https://www.tampabay.com/archive/2000/03/23/executive-sets-blimp-skiing-record/  
    RoverTrophy: https://www.rovertrophy.com/  
    Burning Man: https://burningman.org/   
    Root Society at Burning Man https://www.instagram.com/rootsociety2019/?utm_source=ig_embed&hl=en  

    • 36 min
    A Monster Idea

    A Monster Idea

    Our guest for Episode #075 is Jeff Taylor, founder of Monster.com and 14 other companies including most recently RoverTrophy.com. Jeff has always been ahead of his time, with boundless amounts of energy. This led him to create the world’s first job board in Monster, a revolutionary idea that spawned an entire industry. We discuss the resolve needed to champion your ideas, being the first URL on the radio, and when you know it is the right time to sell.   
    Jeff on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-taylor-5212115a  
    A snapshot of the Monster Board in 1996 https://web.archive.org/web/19961111103115/http://www.monster.com/  
    When I Grow Up commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY1WoHkNGy4  

    • 38 min
    Make Your Luck

    Make Your Luck

    Neal Cao started out feeling the pressure common in many families - “You need to become a doctor or an engineer!” After his internship, he knew the medical field was not for him, and saw his brother killing it in software development. After many burst bubbles and industry changes, Neal found himself a principal in a financial services firm. We discuss putting med students in the party dorm, sports car perk programs, and sitting on both sides of the table for an audit.  

    • 38 min
    You're damned right I did it

    You're damned right I did it

    Our first former sheriff’s deputy, Shadd Schutte brings a unique perspective to Underserved #073. Being a police officer in Wyoming turned out to be good training for managing projects and customers in IT. Shadd talks about his memorable experiences, transitioning between industries, and becoming Agile, as well as motorcycle cruises and spoiling dogs.  
    Shadd on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaddschutte/  
    Wyoming Department of Education: Home - Wyoming Department of Education 
    Laramie County Sheriff’s Department: Laramie County (laramiecountywy.gov) 
    Laramie County Animal Shelter: Cheyenne Animal Shelter | Dogs, Cats, Critters & Care 

    • 34 min
    Metaphysical Kitchen

    Metaphysical Kitchen

    Episode 072 of Underserved features Brian Durkin, Sr. Group Manager & Head of User Experience, Data & Analytics at BNY Mellon. Brian leveraged his art degree into some web design work but found his true passion was in information architecture. He came to this realization in the middle of an interview, which he politely asked to terminate. Instead, he was offered a new IA job the next day! Also covered: World IA Day, getting fintech to understand IA, and the fun parts of working for Nickelodeon.  
    Charles Zicari, Brian's first real IA mentor: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-zicari-90798/  
    IxDA: https://ixda.org/  
    UXPA Boston: http://uxpaboston.org/   
    World IA Day, Brian started the one for Boston: https://worldiaday.org/   
    Some of the past speakers of World IA Day Boston: 
    Peter Morville - https://www.linkedin.com/in/morville    Steve Portigal - https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveportigal/  Josh Seiden - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jseiden/  Abby Covert - https://www.linkedin.com/in/abbytheia/  Aaron Irizarry - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaroni/  Todd Zaki-Warfel - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zakiwarfel/  Dana Chisnell - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dana-chisnell/  Christina Wodtke - https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinawodtke/ 

    • 30 min
    Shoot for the Stars

    Shoot for the Stars

    Dr. Colleen Tartow was convinced investigating the heavens was her calling, studying astronomy all the way to a PhD. Once she realized the job market there was tiny and slow to advance, she moved to consulting in data and analytics. Colleen quickly found that data and software suited her and made a career of it. We talk about finding mentors, calligraphy, and the relative merits of a billionaire space race.  
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colleen-tartow-phd/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/CTartow 
    Starburst: https://www.starburst.io/careers 
    The Sequel: https://thesequel.substack.com/ 

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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303 Ratings

303 Ratings

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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