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    TechStuff
    New Smart Talks with IBM Season Coming Soon

    TechStuff

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 2:00


    Smart Talks with IBM returns May 31. This season, host Malcolm Gladwell and a team of correspondents from Pushkin Industries meet with New Creators who are creatively applying technology in business to drive change.  This is a paid advertisement from IBM.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Alles auf Aktien
    Was tun mit Russland-ADRs und die Siegerstrategie für 2022

    Alles auf Aktien

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 19:20


    In der heutigen Folge „Alles auf Aktien“ sprechen die Finanzjournalisten Daniel Eckert und Anja Ettel über die Feiertagsrallye an den Börsen, Erleichterung bei Twitter, neue Hoffnung bei Bayer und das gallische Dorf der Geldanlage. Außerdem geht es um Macy's, Nvidia, Tesla, Splunk, Apple, Snowflake, Bitcoin, Gazprom ADR, British American Tobacco, Shell, Novartis, Sanofi, Roche Holding, Bayer, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Nokia, Siemens, Intel, Broadcom, Micron Technology, Cisco Systems, IBM, Berkshire Hathaway, Chevron, Occidental, Coca-Cola, KraftHeinz, Bank of America, Amex, iShares MSCI World Value Factor (WKN: A12ATG), iShares MSCI Europe Value Factor (WKN: A12DPP) und Amundi MSCI Europe Value Factor (WKN: A2H57R). Wir freuen uns an Feedback über aaa@welt.de. Disclaimer: Die im Podcast besprochenen Aktien und Fonds stellen keine spezifischen Kauf- oder Anlage-Empfehlungen dar. Die Moderatoren und der Verlag haften nicht für etwaige Verluste, die aufgrund der Umsetzung der Gedanken oder Ideen entstehen. Hörtipps: Für alle, die noch mehr wissen wollen: Holger Zschäpitz können Sie jede Woche im Finanz- und Wirtschaftspodcast "Deffner&Zschäpitz" hören. Außerdem bei WELT: Im werktäglichen Podcast „Kick-off Politik - Das bringt der Tag“ geben wir Ihnen im Gespräch mit WELT-Experten die wichtigsten Hintergrundinformationen zu einem politischen Top-Thema des Tages. Mehr auf welt.de/kickoff und überall, wo es Podcasts gibt. +++Werbung+++ Hier geht's zur App: Scalable Capital ist der Broker mit Flatrate. Unbegrenzt Aktien traden und alle ETFs kostenlos besparen – für nur 2,99 € im Monat, ohne weitere Kosten. Und jetzt ab aufs Parkett, die Scalable App downloaden und loslegen. Hier geht's zur App: https://bit.ly/3abrHQm Impressum: https://www.welt.de/services/article7893735/Impressum.html Datenschutz: https://www.welt.de/services/article157550705/Datenschutzerklaerung-WELT-DIGITAL.html

    Motley Fool Money
    Metaverse Possibilities for Investors

    Motley Fool Money

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 25:34


    Nvidia and Apple are two of the biggest companies investing in the metaverse, but they're making headlines today for different reasons. (0:25) Bill Mann discusses: - Nvidia's unusual stock movement in the past 24 hours - The graphics chipmaker slowing hiring and their guidance - Apple targeting the same iPhone production levels as last year - Why he's more concerned for Android phone makers than he is for Apple (13:56) Asit Sharma talks with Rickey Mulvey about the real possibilities (and companies) that might emerge from the metaverse. Stocks discussed: NVDA, FB, AAPL, U, GOOGL, WDFC, IBM, RBLX, DIS Host: Chris Hill Guests: Bill Mann, Ricky Mulvey, Asit Sharma Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Dan Boyd, Rick Engdahl

    Engines of Our Ingenuity
    Engines of Our Ingenuity 2785: Killer-App

    Engines of Our Ingenuity

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 3:50


    Episode: 2785 VisiCalc: early killer-app.  Today, column D, row 3.

    Innovation geht anders
    #54 Schneller Innovieren mit Dr. Mira Wolf-Bauwens von IBM

    Innovation geht anders

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 68:21


    Zu Gast ist Dr. Mira Wolf-Bauwens von IBM Research Europe. Im ersten Teil gehen wir näher auf den wissenschaftlichen Forschungsprozess ein. Wir fragen, warum dauert die Entwicklung neuer Medikamente oder Materiale oft mehr als zehn Jahre. Mira zeigt auf, wie mit Hilfe der Künstlichen Intelligenz und dem Quantencomputing die Entwicklungszyklen um den Faktor 10 beschleunigt werden können. Im zweiten Teil gehen wir auf den praktischen Einsatz dieser Spitzentechnologien im Innovationsprozess ein. Denn schon heute können Innovationsverantwortliche Zugang zum Quantencomputer erhalten und eigene Forschungsvorhaben in die Umsetzung bringen. Welche Schritte dazu nötig sind und welchen Wert das IBM Ökosystem bei der Suche einer passenden Forschungspartners hat, das erfahrt ihr am Ende der Folge. Stellt uns eure Fragen bei Ask Us Anything: https://www.trendone.com/askus Euer Exepmplar des Whitepaper Trend- und Innovationsmanagement: https://www.trendone.com/whitepaper Kontaktiert Mira bei LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mira-wolf-bauwens Quellen und weiterführende Links: - RoboRxN: https://rxn.res.ibm.com/rxn/robo-rxn/welcome - IBM System One: https://research.ibm.com/interactive/system-one/ - Qiskit: https://qiskit.org - Qiskit Textbuch: https://qiskit.org/textbook/preface.html - Cloud Zugang: https://quantum-computing.ibm.com/composer/docs/iqx/ - Mehr zu Accerlerated Discovery: https://research.ibm.com/downloads/ces_2021/IBMResearch_STO_2021_Whitepaper.pdf Die Host: Peter von Aspern https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-von-aspern Sebastian Metzner https:/www.linkedin.com/in/sebastianmetzner Sendet uns gern eine Whatsapp Sprachnachricht an: +49 172 67 82 736 Schreibt uns Feedback per Mail an: podcast@trendone.com

    B2B Tech Talk with Ingram Micro
    Exploring storage and flash systems from IBM

    B2B Tech Talk with Ingram Micro

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 11:46


    Storage is as important—if not more important—than it has ever been. IBM FlashSystem is the industry's most trusted data platform.  Shelby Skrhak speaks with Karen Hsu , Vice President of Storage Systems at IBM, and Bill Grenache , Northeast IBM Flash System Sales, about:  - IBM FlashSystem storage - How IBM storage combats cyber attacks - Media types that FlashSystem supports  Email Karen Hsu or Ryan Slone or visit IBM FlashSystem: Flash data storage for more information.  To join the discussion, follow us on Twitter @IngramTechSol #B2BTechTalk  Listen to this episode and more like it by subscribing to B2B Tech Talk on Spotify , Apple Podcasts , or Stitcher . Or, tune in on our website .

    Redefiners
    Trust Your Gut: AXA's Thomas Buberl Talks Transformation and Reinvention

    Redefiners

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 30:21


    Thomas Buberl faced what a lot of leaders fear: becoming CEO of a company that's already successful with a culture that's already flourishing. So what did he do? He reinvented and transformed the company to make it all even better. In our conversation with Thomas, CEO of global insurance giant AXA, we learn some of the secrets of his successes and how he makes gutsy decisions. One of Thomas' big pivots? A bold realignment towards sustainability and rallying other big corporations to take action on the climate crisis. Reinvention and constantly learning are consistent themes in this podcast – it's how Thomas stays fresh, agile, and one of those leaders we can all learn from.   To hear more from leaders on transformation, you might also enjoy these other Redefiner episodes:  From Corruption to Transformation: The Rebirth of a Global Conglomerate with Joe Kaeser  From Gillette to Jamba Juice: How to Lead Iconic Brands with Empathy, Purpose & Integrity  Leadership Reimagined: Transformation Tips from Jim Hagemann Snabe  BIO:Thomas Buberl has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of AXA since September 1st, 2016.  He started as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group for the banking & insurance sector both in Germany and internationally.  From 2005 to 2008, he worked for the  Winterthur  Group  (acquired  by  AXA  in  2006)  as  member  of  the  Management  Board  of  Winterthur  in  Switzerland,  first  as  Chief  Operating  Officer  and  then  as  Chief  Marketing  and  Distribution  Officer. He  then  joined  Zurich  Insurance  Group  as  Chief  Executive  Officer for Switzerland.  At the beginning of 2012, Thomas Buberl joined AXA as Chief Executive Officer of AXA Germany and member of the AXA Executive Committee. In March 2015, he also joined the  AXA  Management  Committee  and  was  appointed  Chief  Executive  Officer  of  the  Global  Business  Line  for  the  Health  Business,  and,  in  January  2016,  of  the  Global  Business Line for Life & Savings. From March to September 2016, he was deputy CEO (“Directeur général adjoint”) of AXA.  Thomas  Buberl  holds  a  Master  of  Economics  degree  from  WHU  Koblenz  (Germany),  a  MBA  from  Lancaster  University  (UK)  and  a  PhD  in  Economics  from  the  University  of  St.Gallen  (Switzerland).  He  has  been  distinguished  as  a  Young  Global  Leader  by  the  World Economic Forum.Thomas  Buberl  sits  on  the  Board  of  Directors  of  IBM,  the Supervisory  Board  of  the  Bertelsmann  Verwaltungs Gesellschaft  (BVG),  and  the  Board  of  Trustees  of  the  World  Economic Forum. A German, Swiss and French citizen, Thomas Buberl was born in 1973.

    Pourquoi pas moi
    François Mazon : De dirigeant de très grandes entreprises à avocat à 50 ans

    Pourquoi pas moi

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 108:38


    Avant de vous parler de François, j'ai une bonne nouvelle. Comme vous le savez, il y a certaines questions que je pose à chacun de mes invités. Dont celle : “Quel est le conseil que tu aurais aimé recevoir ?” J'ai compilé plus de 70 réponses de mes invités dans un joli ebook. Je suis heureuse de vous l'offrir lors de votre inscription à la newsletter. Pour vous inscrire c'est par ici. Place à François, François est un homme qui force le respect à la fois par son parcours, son humilité et le partage de sa vulnérabilité. Il est encore une fois la preuve que quand on n'est pas à sa place, la vie nous fait des appels du pied de plus en plus fort. Suite à de brillantes études à Centrale Supelec puis Sciences Po, il commence sa carrière chez IBM avant d'être chassé pour prendre son 1er poste de dirigeant d'entreprise. Il enchaîne les postes de dirigeant dont celui de CEO France de Capgemini. A 50 ans, il décide de réaliser son rêve d'enfant. Il reprend ses études pour devenir avocat. Je ne vous en dis pas plus je vous souhaite la bienvenue dans l'univers de François Mazon. Pour découvrir tous les liens pour la suivre, rdv sur pourquoipasmoi.co : http://pourquoipasmoi.co/   Pour en savoir + sur le bilan de compétences nouvelle génération (100% finançable avec le CPF) : https://pourquoipasmoi.co/bilan-de-competences   Pour vous inscrire à la newsletter : https://pourquoipasmoi.co/newsletter Pour suivre l'aventure sur instagram, c'est là : https://www.instagram.com/pourquoipasmoi.co/ Pour découvrir le livre "Et si je changeais de métier", c'est ici : http://pourquoipasmoi.co/livre-et-si-je-changeais-de-metier

    Silicon Slopes
    Building a High-performance Organization

    Silicon Slopes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 31:31


    After consulting for major corporations such as IBM, AT&T, McDonald's, and Huawei, Brad Hall founded Hall & Company—a consulting firm that improves effectiveness/productivity for technology companies. Listen as Brad provides a simple framework that can help any organization increase its performance and techniques to resolve assumptions.

    Go-To Gal with Jaclyn Mellone
    The Secret to Creating Social Content that Connects with Veronica Belmont

    Go-To Gal with Jaclyn Mellone

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 41:59


    About Veronica: Veronica is a product manager, podcaster, and technology evangelist living in San Francisco. At Adobe, she is a senior product manager and evangelist on the Creative Cloud Express team, where she works to help social media creators, marketers, and influencers bring their brands and creative ideas to the masses. Veronica has also worked extensively as a public speaker, startup advisor, and presenter for companies of all sizes, including IBM, Intel, Sony, AOL, Discovery Digital, and more.Connect with VeronicaFacebookTwitterInstagramMentioned on the ShowAdobe ExpressUrban DecayGlossierDr. BeckyDiscordFavorite Quotes“All brands have a story to tell. It might be what their mission is, who they're trying to help, what problem they're trying to solve, or even what products they're trying to advertise. Having that consistency, both visually and in the brand voice, is gonna really help customers understand who you are, what you're trying to do, and what you're trying to put out there.” “Knowing where your customers are is a big thing. Depending on what story you're trying to tell, a different platform might be better suited for that particular conversation. Your customers will tell you where they want to engage with you the most.”“The one thing that stays consistent across all social platforms is finding a niche, sticking to it, and having that be what you're known for. It's almost like the smaller, the better because you're always going to find your people on social. You're always going to find people who love hearing or relate to that story.  So being consistent there is going to really help.”In This Episode You'll Learn:Mistakes we're constantly committing in creating contentWhy telling your brand story helps reign people inThe disconnect in creating vs. sharing contentCreating a visual that lends itself to your brand storyVideo trends that make it oh-so-easy to put out contentShareable assets to create for your podcastHow having a content plan (and sticking to it) makes life easy  Love the show? Then why don't you:Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.Subscribe to the show.Tag us on Instagram @go.to.gal or Jaclyn @jaclyn_mellone and let us know what you think or what and who you'd want to hear on the show!Want to become a Gal Pal? Head on over to this link to Become a Go-To Gal Podcast Insider

    Well-Adjusted Mama
    Josh Ford: Boost Your Energy & Create Healthy Habits on Your Own Terms | WAM160

    Well-Adjusted Mama

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 47:12


    Joshua Ford is the CEO and Co-Founder of HipTrain. As the son of two teachers, he is passionate about creating more affordable and accessible services for people of all income levels. Prior to starting HipTrain, he was an early employee and served for three years as Head of Global Business Development at Candid, a venture-backed company focused on making oral healthcare more accessible and affordable. He previously led strategic partnerships in Latin America for Uber. He also worked for the White House, FIFA (in both South Africa and Brazil), IBM, Endeavor and The Gap Partnership. He has served on the Board of Trustees for HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership) International, EACEF (East African Childrens' Education Fund), The Dare to Dream Travel Scholarship and the Broughton Travel Fellowship. Joshua was Fulbright Scholar in Mexico where he researched entrepreneurship in emerging markets and was a Morehead-Cain Scholar in the Honors Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his B.A. in Global Studies. Josh's website is https://hiptrain.com/. Please click the button to subscribe so you don't miss any episodes and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! Visit http://drlaurabrayton.com/podcasts/ for show notes and available downloads. © 2022 Dr. Laura Brayton

    Drop In CEO
    Sean O'Shaughnessey: Why Your Pitch isn't Your Sales Problem

    Drop In CEO

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 31:04


    On today's episode Sean O'Shaughnessey explores the value of identifying your target audience when working through sales issues. Listen in as Deborah and Sean discuss the process of honing your pitch, why small and medium-sized businesses often struggle with sales, and how to “eliminate the competition” with integrity. Sean also shares how he is able to sustain a healthy passion for sales through recognition and rewards.   Sean O'Shaughnessey is a professional salesperson with over 35 years of experience in complex business-to-business sales. After accumulating enough airline miles and hotel points to travel the world, Sean decided to focus his skills at helping small and medium-sized businesses. Over his career, Sean has perfected his skill at bringing new products to market. Since most small businesses struggle at perfecting the sales process of their products, Sean's skills and expertise are in high demand. Sean has worked for some of the best sales organizations in the world. His resume includes Rockwell Automation, PTC, Oracle, IBM, SAP, TIBCO, Hitachi, Red Hat, and several startups. He has held positions as high as VP Worldwide Sales. Sean has sold to dozens of Fortune 500 companies including (but not limited to): Ally, Cardinal Health, Chrysler (FCA), Cummins, Eli Lilly, Fifth Third, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, Honda, Jackson Insurance, Key, Kroger, Lear, LexisNexis, Lexmark, L Brands, Nationwide, Papa Johns, Procter & Gamble, Progressive, Sallie Mae, Sherwin-Williams, and Toyota. Sean has achieved or exceeded quota over 2 dozen times (many times over 200% of quota). Has been in the top producer category at least 10 times and has had a top 10 largest deal of the year at least 20 times. Sean lives with his high school sweetheart wife in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. They are the proud parents of three adult children.   You can connect with Sean via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/soshaughnessey/   Create a personal career strategy that develops the leadership and communication skills you need to assess challenges, showcase your skills, and demonstrate your ability to be a C-Suite Leader. Learn more about the C-Suite Academy here: https://bit.ly/csawaitlist22 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Real Estate Breakthrough
    #138: Kim Wendland- Fear is a Call to Action

    Real Estate Breakthrough

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 47:38


    "Fear is a call to courage and within each of us there is more power than we can even understand." Kim Wendland   Today I am speaking with Kim Wendland who is one of the founding partners of Quattro Capital, an investment firm focusing on multi-family residential real estate. Their goal is to help people achieve financial freedom and well being. Kim, who had an intensive and successful career in IT, fell into real estate when she took on the responsibility of selling her family estates. It became a passion for her and overtime became an investor as well as becoming a founding partner at Quattro Capital. She has been a guest on my Real Estate Breakthrough podcast in the past.  Kim Wendland: Got her Bachelors in Business and Computer Science from Angelo University. Kim, who is also an entrepreneur, spent 30 years in the IT business in various positions such as the Global Project Executive for IBM, the Program Manager for Northrop Grumman, and the Director in IT operations for Texas Department of Health and Human Services. Falling in love with real estate has inspired Kim to continue on her journey of being a mother, wife, investor, educator and philanthropist.  TOPICS COVERED IN THE EPISODE: How did Coivd change Kim's life  How did the pandemic alter life as we knew it  Who is Quattro Capital  How do you align with your purpose  How do we thrive in times of uncertainty  What is fear  Assessing risk management  The gift of finding a way  How to embrace new beginnings  How to learn along the way  Why fear is a call to courage  What happened to the market of March 2020  How to embrace your team    Listen now on Spotify or Apple iTunes or watch on Youtube to find out how Kim found her Real Estate Breakthrough! The Real Estate Breakthrough Show with Christina Suter is where we talk about the reality of real estate, the mindset you need and the tips and tricks to get you moving forward in investing. Join us every week and learn everything you need to know to invest in real estate education and create real wealth for a lifetime.   Find out more about Kim here:  Website KimWendland.com Email kim@thequattroway.com

    Foundations of Amateur Radio
    The Thunder and Lightning that destroyed my station ...

    Foundations of Amateur Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 4:46


    Foundations of Amateur Radio The other day I was woken by the sound of a thunderclap. It was shockingly loud and came out of the blue. A few moments later, it happened again. I exploded out of bed, rushed to the shack, disconnected the beacon power and switched the antenna coax to "safe". After breathing a sigh of relief, everything went dark and with it came the distinctive sound of the sudden death of the uninterrupted power supply taking with it my workstation. With nothing else left to do, I reported the outage to the power company, went back to bed, pulled the covers over my head, snuggled in and surprisingly, slept pretty well despite the barrage of water hitting my QTH. The next morning the power was back on and I discovered that one of the residual current devices, the one that powered most, if not all, the wall sockets had tripped. I reset it and much to my surprise, most of my QTH came back to life. I say most, because after breakfast I had a moment to switch on my radios and see what, if any, damage there was. I could hear and trigger the local repeater, but HF was strangely dead. I could hear the coax switches turning on and off, but the SWR on the antenna was high and it didn't appear that the antenna coupler was doing anything. It's powered remotely using a device called a Bias-T. You use two of them to transport a power supply voltage along your antenna coax. In my case, I inject 12 Volts in my shack, and extract the 12 Volts at the other end near the antenna where it powers the antenna coupler. Occasionally the antenna coupler needs a reset, so I removed the power, waited a bit and reconnected. Still no response from the coupler, so I disconnected the power and left it for another time. A few days later I had a moment to investigate further, so I went outside to check out the antenna and coupler. Both looked fine. I removed and reinserted the power, heard a click, but wasn't sure since a car came barrelling down the road at the same time, so tried again and heard nothing. At this point I decided that this warranted a full investigation and started putting together a mental list of things I'd need. I wanted to test the coupler when it was isolated, I wanted to do a time-domain-reflectometry, or TDR test, to see if anything had changed. This test uses the RF reflection of a cable to determine its overall length and any faults like a cable break, high or low resistance and any joints. If you have a Nano VNA or an antenna analyser, you can do this test. It did occur to me that I didn't have a baseline to compare with, so that was disappointing, but I added it to the list. First thing to test was to check if the radio had been affected. I turned it on, did the same tests and discovered that the Bias-T was still disconnected, which could explain why I didn't hear a click when I tested a second time. Armed with a level of confidence around power, I tried again to trigger the antenna coupler and got nothing, dread building over the potential loss of a radio in the storm, I set about swapping my HF antenna to another radio. At this point I was reminded of an incident, 37 years ago, as a high school student during a class outing. My wonderful and inspirational physics teacher, Bart Vrijdaghs, took us to the local University where the head of the Physics Department of the University of Leiden gave us a tour of their facilities. He took us into a student lab full of oscilloscopes and tone generators and set-up a demonstration to show us how you could generate Lissajous figures. He was having some trouble making it work and with the impertinence reserved for teenagers I quoted a then popular IBM advertisement from 1985, "Of Je Stopt de Stekker Er In", which loosely translates to asking if he had plugged it in. I can tell you, if looks could kill, I wouldn't be telling this story. Suffice to say, it wasn't. Plugged in, that is. Back to my HF antenna. Yeah. It was already plugged into the other radio, so, unsurprisingly it was unable to send any RF to, or from, the first radio, much like some of the advanced telepathic printers I've had the pleasure of fixing during my help desk days a quarter of a century ago. After all that, I can tell you that HF seems to work as expected. The beacon is back online and I have some work ahead of me to create some baseline TDR plots and perhaps a check-in, check-out board to keep track of what's plugged in where. That and looking for another UPS, since keeping the computer it's connected to up and running, at least long enough to properly shut down, would be good. What other lessons can you take away from lightning hitting nearby? I'm Onno VK6FLAB

    This Week in HPC
    Episode 354: Intel's Vision for AI and Exascale; Kookaburra Sits in IBM's Quantum Tree

    This Week in HPC

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 20:06


    Addison Snell and Tiffany Trader discuss Intel's AI and Exascale announcements, plus quantum news from IBM out of Australia.

    airhacks.fm podcast with adam bien
    From Java/JDK 7+ and Project Coin over Project Amber to Better Java Serialisation

    airhacks.fm podcast with adam bien

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 73:34


    An airhacks.fm conversation with Stuart Marks (@stuartmarks) about: the classic optimization problem in 1950's at the Western Pacific Railroad, the first computer IBM 1401 - in 1960s, transitioning to the JDK group, the nice thing about Oracle's Sun acquisition, updating Java's codebase with new features, the Java Coding Conventions style guide, the Local Variable Type Inference Style Guidelines, Small language enhancements (Project Coin) diamond operator, try-with-resources, refactoring Java's codebase, JT Harness - the Java Test framework, JT Harness is repurposed jtreg, fixing bugs in Serialization and RMI, Serializable Records, a better Java serialization, Project Amber and pattern matching, Java deconstructor is the opposite of a constructor, construction during deserialization is similar to dependency injection, RMI for unstable code isolation, try-with-resources and suppressed exception, JEP 421: Deprecate Finalization for Removal in Java 18, multi catch, varargs, Strings in switch Statements, SafeVarargs, decoupling from serialization formats, all powertools can kill, Stuart Marks on twitter: @stuartmarks, Stuart Marks blog: stuartmarks.wordpress.com

    Software Defined Talk
    Episode 359: Sell the Slide

    Software Defined Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 65:50


    This week we discuss the "sum of the parts" of Rackspace, Rocky Linux recreates CentOS and thoughts on the economy. Plus, a debate: rental car vs. Uber. 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(https://matt-rickard.com/why-did-heroku-fail/) Docker Launches Docker Extensions and Docker Desktop for Linux (https://www.infoq.com/news/2022/05/docker-desktop-extensions-linux/?utm_campaign=infoq_content&utm_source=infoq&utm_medium=feed&utm_term=global) Nonsense Mailin' It! - The Official USPS Podcast (https://usps-mailin-it.simplecast.com/) Dad's take on Peloton from 2019 (https://twitter.com/peter/status/1524265098465792000?s=21&t=5jYSjrdL3mIVGMb-31qQtg) A solar power plant in space? The UK wants to build one by 2035. 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    Revival Radio TV's Podcast
    Faith Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

    Revival Radio TV's Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 28:29


    This Episode of Revival Radio TV highlights the unique story of the Black Flyers during WW2. They overcame resistance at home to become one of the best Fighter units of the war. They were the Tuskegee Airmen. They also inspired a young man, Bill Winston, who was in school with the Tuskegee Airmen's children and he took that training and became a Top Gun fully decorated Fighter Pilot in Vietnam. When he accepted Christ as His Lord and Savior, he brought what he had learned into his day job, after the military tour was completed, working at IBM. Then, as God called him to full-time ministry, Brother Winston saw the same awesome results there. His phenomenal history and testimony are not only notable but continue inspiring the next generation of Be The One future heroes.

    Modern Practice Podcast
    Developing a business intelligence organization – Part 2

    Modern Practice Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 9:56


    “Bad data leads to $3.1 trillion in lost revenue opportunity,” says Tod Baker, quoting from a recent IBM study. Yet, good data empowers organizations, providing strategic direction and market advantage. On this episode, we continue our discussion on the imperatives for health care organizations to improve their business intelligence capabilities and the use of good data.   Guest speaker: Tod Baker, BS Principal, Clinical Quality Improvement Vizient   Moderator: Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM Principal, Clinical Operations and Quality Vizient   Show Notes: [00:24] Empowering the success of an organization [00:41] Bad data leads to $3.1T in lost revenue opportunities [00:52] Three stages in evolution of analytics [02:51] The need for focus and leadership [03:28] How to prepare for the conversation with the CFO [04:56] Characteristics of successful organizations [05:49] Steps to success [07:00] Getting started   Links | Resources: To contact Modern Practice: modernpracticepodcast@vizientinc.com Tod Baker's contact email: tod.baker@vizientinc.com Business intelligence in healthcare (Villanova) Click Here Vizient's Clinical Data Base (CDB) platform Click Here   Subscribe Today! Apple Podcasts Amazon Podcasts Android Google Podcasts Spotify Stitcher RSS Feed

    Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein
    Lisa Edwards: President & COO of Diligent Corporation, a Leading GRC & ESG SaaS Provider

    Boardroom Governance with Evan Epstein

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 46:39


    0:00 Intro.1:30 Start of interview2:00 Lisa's "origin story". She grew up in Silicon Valley and after attending college at Stanford, she moved to Mexico City for 3 years where she worked in a boutique consulting firm. She later got an MBA at Harvard Business School. She then joined Bain & Co., became CEO of KnowledgeX (later sold to IBM) and co-founded ValuBond. She joined Visa in 2009, and Salesforce in 2012. In 2019, she joined the board of Colgate-Palmolive.8:20 In October of 2020, she joined Diligent Corporation as President and COO, based in SF/Bay Area. "Diligent has about 70% of the Fortune 1000 companies as clients, and it's a truly global product." Diligent did four acquisitions during the pandemic, aggregating "governance, risk, compliance 'GRC' and ESG." "It's a $40 billion TAM, and we are the biggest SaaS player in the space." "It's a killer set of applications together."13:45 Diligent Corporation got taken private by Insight Partners in 2016 (valuing the company at $624 million). "Now it's got to be one of the largest private SaaS companies."15:05 On the evolution of technology and board portals in corporate boardrooms.16:37 On the rise of ESG. "It's a very global trend." Examples from Australia, EU, UK, etc. On the SEC's approach with Chairman Gensler. Their global survey with Spencer Stuart, "finding 71% of boards are incorporating ESG into their company strategy, with 85% taking action to increase fluency on ESG." See Sustainability in the Spotlight: Board ESG Oversight and Strategy.20:56 Her thoughts on the L.A. state court judge striking down SB-826 (AB-979 got struck down in April) and what these rulings mean for board diversity. "Globally, women now occupy 26% of board seats." "In California, women occupy 28% of board seats." "So it seems that SB-826 and AB-979 had a positive effect on diversity of boards."26:41 On the recent push back by tech titans (Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, etc) on ESG, including the power of institutional investors from the likes of Larry Fink from BlackRock.29:05 On dual-class share structures. "We [Diligent Corporation] don't have an official position on it."31:32 On the rise of private markets and governance of private companies.37:04 On the politicization of corporate governance. "It is a sea change, 10 years ago CEOs avoided commenting on any political issue."39:05 On the looming recession, and what directors should be doing in this economic downturn. "Boards have dealt with crises before such as the dot com crisis in 2000 or the GFC in 2008, and it looks like we're hitting a new crisis." "It will disproportionally impact private companies."41:41 On virtual board meetings. "The virtual board meeting is 100% here to stay, but not 100% of the time." "There is no substitute for looking at people in the eye, no substitute for the hallway conversations."42:29 The 3 books that have greatly influenced her life:River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey,  by Candice Millard (2005)The Power Broker, Robert Moses and the Fall of NY, by Robert Caro (1974)I Will Bear Witness, by Victor Klemperer (1995)43:09 - Who were your mentors, and what did you learn from them? Her Dad.The Bridge Group (women peers)43.52 - Are there any quotes you think of often or live your life by? "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." 44:33 - An unusual habit or an absurd thing that she loves: Harvesting honey bees!45:31 - The living person she most admires: RBG.Lisa Edwards is President and Chief Operating Officer of Diligent Corporation, the leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance and ESG with more than $500 million in revenue and a $7 billion company valuation. __ You can follow Evan on social media at:Twitter: @evanepsteinLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/epsteinevan/ Substack: https://evanepstein.substack.com/__Music/Soundtrack (found via Free Music Archive): Seeing The Future by Dexter Britain is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

    The Past Lives Podcast
    Paranormal Stories Ep14

    The Past Lives Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 21:40


    This is episode 14 of paranormal stories. This week the books are 'THE AFTERLIFE EVIDENCE: Comforting and Convincing Proof That No One Really Dies' by Dr Mark PitstickAnd 'Truth, Lies and ETs: How We Stumbled into the Universe' By Don donderiAs you may know I produce two podcasts, the past lives podcast and the Alien UFO Podcast and it is here that I combine the two.When I have guests on my podcasts I read their books to research and work out questions for the episodes.When reading these books I always find such fascinating information which never makes it into the podcast and here I get a chance to give you a peek into the book.I did seek permission to record these extracts from the books and the authors kindly said yes.Dr. Mark Pitstick - 'The Afterlife Evidence: Comforting and Convincing Proof That No One Really Dies'.We live in an extremely exciting time in which life after death has been proven by scientific research, clinical studies, and firsthand experiences. Deeply knowing that life continues after the body dies is a HUGE key to living fully and fearlessly during your earthly experience.For the first time in human history, you can know – without a doubt – that life after death is real. The collective evidence validates afterlife teachings by religious and spiritual groups over the millennia. You can now breathe a huge sigh of relief, release all fear that death is an end, and enjoy the greatest life you have envisioned.Mark worked in hospitals part-time while completing his pre-med studies and attending theology school. After seeing many people suffer and die – especially children – he collected every piece of information he could find about the subject of life after death. Fifty years later, you and your family and friends can benefit from his search.The bottom line? Death of the earthly form is a natural and totally safe part of your unending life that began before you came to earth and continues after your physical shell perishes.The more you know that great news, the easier it is to remember who you are, why you are here, Who walks beside you always, and live accordingly. As more and more people do this, positive transformation for many people and our planet naturally flows.The word 'REALLY' in the subtitle addresses the obvious quandary that blocks some people from really 'getting' that no one dies. Yes, the earthly form of you and your loved ones dies. But the capitalized word 'REALLY' reminds you about this ultra-important fact: after the human body perishes, over 99% of who and what you are is still alive in a different time realm.In addition to the afterlife evidence, Mark shares real life examples of how this information helped themafter: a child changed worlds, family member passed on by suicide, spouse graduated from earth-school, received a terminal medical diagnosis, and more.BioMark Pitstick, MA, DC, has fifty years' experience and training in hospitals, pastoral counseling settings, mental health centers and private practice. His training includes a premedical degree, graduate theology / pastoral counseling studies, masters in clinical psychology, doctorate in chiropractic health care, and extensive postgrad training in clinical nutrition. He also has provided suicide prevention counseling and education to many people.Mark became aware of clairaudient experiences at age ten and has since been blessed with numerous miracles, revelatory, and spiritually transformative experiences. After working in hospitals with many suffering and dying adults and children, he was motivated to find evidence-based answers to questions that many people ask: “Who am I? Why am I here? What happens after I die? Will I see my departed loved ones again? Is there a God? If so, why is there so much suffering? and How can I best live during this brief earthly experience?”His books, documentary film, audio products, and experiential webinars / workshops address all of these questions. They can help you survive and even thrive through life's biggest changes and challenges. Further, his work helps you discover how to enjoy the greatest life you have envisioned—no matter what your past was or your current circumstances are.https://www.amazon.com/Afterlife-Evidence-Comforting-Convincing-REALLY-ebook/dp/B09QY15X3J/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1652428730&sr=8-1https://www.soulproof.com/Don Donderi - 'Truth, Lies and ETs: How We Stumbled into the Universe'.Earth is in the middle of a revolution. It might lead us to more knowledge about ourselves, our place in the universe and the universe itself, or it might lead us to catastrophe. This book is a report on seventy-five years of history during which extraterrestrials (ETs) and their extraterrestrial vehicles (ETVs;, which used to be called UFOs) – have made themselves a part of life on earth.Don Donderi, psychology professor at McGill University in Montreal (retired), tells us in Truth, Lies and ETs: How we Stumbled into the Universe, that Alien visitors have been kidnapping humans and treating us like specimens for at least 75 years. Beginning during the last years of World War 2, visitors from elsewhere in the Universe began arriving in their “flying saucers.” They haven't left, and have been observing and experimenting with us ever since. The uninvited extraterrestrial visitors (ETs) kidnap and examine people; interfere with human reproduction to create hybrid human-aliens, and come and go as they please.While every part of this story has been told before by careful and dedicated researchers, Donderi assembles it all into one easily accessible volume that makes it hard to ignore: what is really happening (Truth), how governments have tried to conceal what is happening (Lies), and who is doing this to us (ETs).His book is a concise summary of our current uncertain status on the planet that we used to think was ours alone. It brings together facts that, taken one at a time, might easily be dismissed, forgotten or ignored. But when the simultaneous impact of all the facts are considered, one conclusion is inescapable, that we humans are no longer masters of our planet. Extraterrestrials treat us the way we routinely treat earth's lesser species: tracking, capturing, and breeding them and keeping them under surveillance. We have to realize that this is happening before we can act together to regain control of our destiny on earth.BioDon Donderi was educated at the University of Chicago, which he entered at 15. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree at 18 and a B.Sc. in biological psychology at 21. He began his professional career as a research psychologist with IBM where he helped to develop radar navigation displays for the B-52 bomber. After graduating from Cornell University with a PhD in experimental psychology he joined the Faculty of Science of McGill University, where he taught undergraduate psychology, trained PhD students and served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. He retired from McGill in 2009 after a career of 47 years. He has written over one hundred basic research papers and technical reports dealing with the science of human visual perception and memory, co-authored one textbook and edited another. He co-founded a Toronto-based ergonomics consulting company and has carried out applied research and development projects for private and government clients on topics including flight instrumentation, flight simulation, marine navigation in ocean and arctic environments, nuclear safety and chemical process engineering. His entire career has been in the mainstream of science and engineering.https://www.amazon.com/Truth-Lies-ETs-Stumbled-Universe-ebook/dp/B09W7FXRQF/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1652433372&sr=8-1-fkmr0http://www.pastliveshypnosis.co.uk/https://www.patreon.com/alienufopodcasthttps://www.patreon.com/pastlivespodcast

    Screaming in the Cloud
    At the Head of Community Development with Wesley Faulkner

    Screaming in the Cloud

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 35:19


    About WesleyWesley Faulkner is a first-generation American, public speaker, and podcaster. He is a founding member of the government transparency group Open Austin and a staunch supporter of racial justice, workplace equity, and neurodiversity. His professional experience spans technology from AMD, Atlassian, Dell, IBM, and MongoDB. Wesley currently works as a Developer Advocate, and in addition, co-hosts the developer relations focused podcast Community Pulse and serves on the board for SXSW.Links Referenced: Twitter: https://twitter.com/wesley83 Polywork: https://polywork.com/wesley83 Personal Website: https://www.wesleyfaulkner.com/ TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: Finding skilled DevOps engineers is a pain in the neck! And if you need to deploy a secure and compliant application to AWS, forgettaboutit! But that's where DuploCloud can help. Their comprehensive no-code/low-code software platform guarantees a secure and compliant infrastructure in as little as two weeks, while automating the full DevSecOps lifestyle. Get started with DevOps-as-a-Service from DuploCloud so that your cloud configurations are done right the first time. Tell them I sent you and your first two months are free. To learn more visit: snark.cloud/duplo. Thats's snark.cloud/D-U-P-L-O-C-L-O-U-D.Corey: What if there were a single place to get an inventory of what you're running in the cloud that wasn't "the monthly bill?" Further, what if there were a way to compare that inventory to what you were already managing via Terraform, Pulumi, or CloudFormation, but then automatically add the missing unmanaged or drifted parts to it? And what if there were a policy engine to immediately flag and remediate a wide variety of misconfigurations? Well, stop dreaming and start doing; visit snark.cloud/firefly to learn more.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. I am joined again for a second time this year by Wesley Faulkner. Last time we spoke, he was a developer advocate. And since then, as so many have, he's changed companies. Wesley, thank you for joining me again. You're the Head of Community at SingleStore, now. Congrats on the promotion.Wesley: Thank you. It's been a very welcome change. I love developer advocates and developer advocacy. But I love people, too, so it's almost, I think, very analogous to the ebbs and flow that we all have gone through, through the pandemic, and leaning into my strong suits.Corey: It's a big deal having a ‘head of' in a role title, as opposed to Developer Advocate, Senior Developer Advocate. And it is a different role. It's easy to default into the world of thinking that it's a promotion. Management is in many ways orthogonal to what it takes to succeed in an actual role. And further, you're not the head of DevRel, or DevRelopers or whatever you want to call the term. You are instead the Head of Community. How tied is that to developer relations, developer advocacy, or other things that we are used to using as terms of art in this space?Wesley: If we're talking about other companies, I would say the Head of Community is something that's under the umbrella of developer relations, where it's just a peer to some of the other different elements or columns of developer relations. But in SingleStore specifically, I have to say that developer relations in terms of what you think about whole umbrella is very new to the company. And so, I consider myself the first person in the role of developer relations by being the Head of Community. So, a lot of the other parts are being bolted in, but under the focus of developer as a community. So, I'm liaisoning right now as helping with spearheading some of the design of the activities that the advocates do, as well as architecting the platform and the experiences of people coming in and experiencing SingleStore through the community's perspective.So, all that to say is, what I'm doing is extremely structured, and a lot of stuff that we're doing with the efficacy, I'm using some of my expertise to help guide that, but it's still something that's kind of like an offshoot and not well integrated at the moment.Corey: How has it changed the way that you view the function of someone who's advocating to developers, which is from my cynical perspective, “Oh, it's marketing, but we don't tell people it's marketing because they won't like it.” And yes, I know, I'll get emails about that. But how does it differ from doing that yourself versus being the head of the function of a company? Because leadership is a heck of a switch? I thought earlier in my career that oh, yeah, it's a natural evolution of being a mediocre engineer. Time to be a mediocre manager. And oh, no, no, I aspired to be a mediocre manager. It's a completely different skill set and I got things hilariously wrong. What's it like for you going through that shift?Wesley: First of all, it is kind of like advertising, and people may not think of it that way. Just to give an example, movie trailers is advertising. The free samples at the grocery store is advertising. But people love those because it gives an experience that they like in a package that they are accustomed to. And so, it's the same with developer relations; it's finding the thing that makes the experience worthwhile.On the community side, this is not new to me. I've done several different roles, maybe not in this combination. But when I was at MongoDB, I was a technical community manager, which is like a cog in the whole giant machine. But before that, in my other life, I managed social and community interactions for Walmart, and I had, at the slow period, around 65, but during the holidays, it would ramp up to 95 direct reports that I managed.It's almost—if you're a fan of The Princess Bride, it's different than fighting one person. Sometimes it's easier to fight, like, a squad or a gang of people. So, being Head of Community with such a young company is definitely a lot different than. In some ways, harder to deal with this type of community where we're just growing and emerging, rather than something more well-established.Corey: It probably gives you an interesting opportunity. Because back when I was doing engineering work as an SRE or whatever we call them in that era, it was, “Yeah, wow, my boss is terrible and has no idea what the hell they're doing.” So, then I found myself in the role, and it's, “Cool. Now, do all the things that you said you would do. Put up or shut up.”And it turns out that there's a lot you don't see that our strategic considerations. I completely avoided things like managing up or managing laterally or balancing trade-offs in different ways. Yeah, you're right. If you view the role of management as strictly being something that is between you and your direct reports, you can be an amazing manager from their perspective, but completely ineffective organizationally at accomplishing the goals that have been laid out for you.Wesley: Yeah. The good thing about being head of and the first head of is that you help establish those goals. And so, when you take a role with another company saying, “Hey, we have headcount for this,” and it's an established role, then you're kind of like streamlining into a process that's already underway. What's good about this role specifically, a ‘head of,' is that I help with not only designing what are the goals and the OKRs but deciding what the teams and what the team structure should look like. And so, I'm hiring for a specific position based on how it interacts with everything else.So, when I'm coming in, I don't say, “Well, what do you do?” Or, “How do you do it?” I said, “This is what needs to be done.” And that makes it so much easier just to say that if everything is working the way it should and to give marching orders based on the grand vision, instead of hitting the numbers this quarter or next quarter. Because what is core to my belief, and what's core, too, of how I approach things is at the heart of what I'm trying to do, which is really great, in terms of making something that didn't exist before.Corey: The challenge, too, is that everyone loves to say—and I love to see this at different ways—is the evolution and understanding of the DevRel folks who I work with and I have great relationships with realizing that you have to demonstrate business value. Because I struggle with this my entire career where I know intrinsically, that if I get on stage and tell a story about a thing that is germane to what my company does, that good things are going to happen. But it's very hard to do any form of attribution to it. In a different light, this podcast is a great example of this.We have sponsors. And people are listening. Ideally, they aren't fast-forwarding through sponsor messages; I do have interesting thoughts about the sponsors that I put into these ads. And that's great, but I also appreciate that people are driving while they're listening to this, and they are doing the dishes, they are mowing the lawn, and hopefully not turning up the volume too loudly so it damages their hearing. And the idea that they're going to suddenly stop any of those things and go punch in the link that I give is a little out to lunch there.Instead, it's partially brand awareness and it is occasionally the, “Wait. That resonates exactly with the problem that I have.” So, they get to work or they get back in front of a computer and the odds are terrific they're not going to punch in that URL of whatever I wound up giving; they're going to type in whatever phrases they remember and the company name into Google. Now—and doing attribution on something like that is very hard.It gets even more hard when we're talking about something that is higher up the stack that requires a bit more buy-in than individual developers. There's often a meeting or two about it. And then someone finally approaches the company to have a conversation. Now, does it work? Yes. There are companies that are sponsoring this stuff that spend a lot of time, effort, and money on that.I don't know how you do that sort of attribution; I don't pretend to know, but I know that it works. Because these people whose entire job is making sure that it does tell me it does. So, I smile, I nod, and that's great. But it's very hard to wind up building out a direct, “If you spend X dollars sponsoring this, you will see Y dollars in response.” But in the DevOps world, when your internal doing these things, well, okay because to the company, I look an awful lot like an expensive developer except I don't ever write production code.And then—at least in the before times—“So, what does your job do? Because looking at the achievements and accomplishments last quarter, it looks an awful lot like you traveled to exotic places on the company dime, give talks that are of only vague relevance to what we do, and then hang out at parties with your friends? Nice job, how can I get that?” But it's also first on the chopping block when okay, how do we trim expenses go? And I think it's a mistake to do that. I just don't think that story of the value of developer relations is articulated super-well. And I say that, but I don't know how to do a much better job of it myself.Wesley: Well, that's why corporate or executive buy-in is important because if they know from the get-go while you're there, it makes it a little bit easier to sell. But you do have to show that you are executing. So, there are always two parts to presenting a story, and that's one, the actual quantitative, like, I've done this many talks—so that output part—I've written this many blog posts, or I've stood up this many events that people can attend to. And then there's the results saying, people did read this post, people did show up to my event, people did listen to my talk that I gave. But you also need to give the subjective ones where people respond back and say, “I loved your talk,” or, “I heard you on Corey's podcast,” or, “I read your blog posts,” because even though you might not understand that it goes all the way down in a conversion funnel to a purchase, you can least use that stand-in to say there's probably, like, 20, 30 people behind this person to have that same sentiment, so you can see that your impact is reaching people and that it's having some sort of lasting effect.That said, you have to keep it up. You have to try to increase your output and increase your sphere of influence. Because when people go to solve their problem, they're going to look into their history and their own Rolodex of saying what was the last thing that I heard? What was the last thing that's relevant?There is a reason that Pepsi and Coke still do advertising. It's not because people don't know those brands, but being easily recalled, or a center of relevance based on how many touchpoints or how many times that you've seen them, either from being on American Idol and the logo facing the camera, or seeing a whole display when you go into the grocery store. Same with display advertising. All of this stuff works hand in hand so that you can be front-of-mind with the people and the decision-makers who will make that decision. And we went through this through the pandemic where… that same sentiment, it was like, “You just travel and now you can't travel, so we're just going to get rid of the whole department.”And then those same companies are hunting for those people to come back or to rebuild these departments that are now gone because maybe you don't see what we do, but when it's gone, you definitely notice a dip. And that trust is from the top-up. You have to do not just external advocacy, but you have to do internal advocacy about what impacts you're having so that at least the people who are making that decision can hopefully understand that you are working hard and the work is paying off.Corey: Since the last time that we spoke, you've given your first keynote, which—Wesley: Yes.Corey: Is always an interesting experience to go through. It was at a conference called THAT Conference. And I feel the need to specify that because otherwise, we're going to wind up with a ‘who's on first' situation. But THAT Conference is the name.Wesley: Specify THAT. Yes.Corey: Exactly. Better specify THAT. Yes. So, what was your keynote about? And for a bit of a behind-the-scenes look, what was that like for you?Wesley: Let me do the behind-the-scenes because it's going to lead up to actual the execution.Corey: Excellent.Wesley: So, I've been on several different podcasts. And one of the ones that I loved for years is one called This Week in Tech with Leo Laporte. Was a big fan of Leo Laporte back in the Screen Saver days back in TechTV days. Loved his opinion, follow his work. And I went to a South by Southwest… three, four years ago where I actually met him.And then from that conversation, he asked me to be on his show. And I've been on the show a handful of times, just talking about tech because I love tech. Tech is my passion, not just doing it, but just experiencing and just being on either side of creating or consuming. When I moved—I moved recently also since, I think, from the last time I was on your show—when I moved here to Wisconsin, the organizer of THAT Conference said that he's been following me for a while, since my first appearance on This Week in Tech, and loved my outlook and my take on things. And he approached me to do a keynote.Since I am now Wisconsin—THAT Conference is been in Wisconsin since inception and it's been going on for ten years—and he wanted me to just basically share my knowledge. Clean slate, have enough time to just say whatever I wanted. I said, “Yes, I can do that.” So, my experience on my end was like sheer excitement and then quickly sheer terror of not having a framework of what I was going to speak on or how I was going to deliver it. And knowing as a keynote, that it would be setting the tone for the whole conference.So, I decided to talk on the thing that I knew the most about, which was myself. Talked about my journey growing up and learning what my strengths, what my weaknesses are, how to navigate life, as well as the corporate jungle, and deciding where I wanted to go. Do I want to be the person that I feel like I need to be in order to be successful, which when we look at structures and examples and the things that we hold on a pedestal, we feel that we have to be perfect, or we have to be knowledgeable, and we have to do everything, well rounded in order to be accepted. Especially being a minority, there's a lot more caveats in terms of being socially acceptable to other people. And then the other path that I could have taken, that I chose to take, was to accept my things that are seen as false, but my own quirkiness, my own uniqueness and putting that front and center about, this is me, this is my person that over the years has formed into this version of myself.I'm going to make sure that is really transparent and so if I go anywhere, they know what they're getting, and they know what they're signing up for by bringing me on board. I have an opinion, I will share my opinion, I will bring my whole self, I won't just be the person that is technical or whimsical, or whatever you're looking for. You have to take the good with the bad, you have to take the I really understand technology, but I have ADHD and I might miss some deadlines. [laugh].Corey: This episode is sponsored in parts by our friend EnterpriseDB. EnterpriseDB has been powering enterprise applications with PostgreSQL for 15 years. And now EnterpriseDB has you covered wherever you deploy PostgreSQL on premises, private cloud, and they just announced a fully managed service on AWS and Azure called BigAnimal, all one word.Don't leave managing your database to your cloud vendor because they're too busy launching another half dozen manage databases to focus on any one of them that they didn't build themselves. Instead, work with the experts over at EnterpriseDB. They can save you time and money, they can even help you migrate legacy applications, including Oracle, to the cloud.To learn more, try BigAnimal for free. Go to biganimal.com/snark, and tell them Corey sent you.Corey: I have a very similar philosophy, and how I approach these things where it's there is no single speaking engagement that I can fathom even being presented to me, let alone me accepting that is going to be worth me losing the reputation I have developed for authenticity. It's you will not get me to turn into a shill for whatever it is that I am speaking in front of this week. Conversely, whether it's a paid speaking engagement or not, I have a standing policy of not using a platform that is being given to me by a company or organization to make them look foolish. In other words, I will not make someone regret inviting me to speak at their events. Full stop.And I have spoken at events for AWS; I have spoken at events for Oracle, et cetera, et cetera, and there's no company out there that I'm not going to be able to get on stage and tell an entertaining and engaging story, but it requires me to dunk on them. And that's fine. Frankly, if there is a company like that where I could not say nice things about them—such as Facebook—I would simply decline to pursue the speaking opportunity. And that is the way that I view it. And very few companies are on that list, to be very honest with you.Now, there are exceptions to this, if you're having a big public keynote, I will do my traditional live-tweet the keynote and make fun of people because that is, A, expected and, B, it's live-streamed anywhere on the planet I want to be sitting at that point in time, and yeah, if you're saying things in public, you can basically expect that to be the way that I approach these things. But it's a nuanced take, and that is something that is not fully understood by an awful lot of folks who run events. I'll be the first to admit that aspects of who and what I am mean that some speaking engagements are not open to me. And I'm okay with that, on some level, I truly am. It's a different philosophy.But I do know that I am done apologizing for who I am and what I'm about. And at some point that required a tremendous amount of privilege and a not insignificant willingness to take a risk that it was going to work out all right. I can't imagine going back anymore. Now, that road is certainly not what I would recommend to everyone, particularly folks earlier in their career, particularly for folks who don't look just like I do and have a failure mode of a board seat and a book deal somewhere, but figuring out where you will and will not compromise is always an important thing to get straight for yourself before you're presented with a situation where you have to make those decisions, but now there's a whole bunch of incentive to decide in one way or another.Wesley: And that's a journey. You can't just skip sections, right? You didn't get to where you are unless you went through the previous experience that you went through. And it's true for everyone. If you see those success books or how-to books written by people who are extremely rich, and, like, how to become successful and, like, okay, well, that journey is your own. It doesn't make it totally, like, inaccessible to everyone else, but you got to realize that not everyone can walk that path. And—Corey: You were in the right place at the right time, an early employee at a company that did phenomenally well and that catapulted you into reach beyond the wildest dreams of avarice territory. Good for you, but fundamentally, when you give talks like that as a result, what it often presents as is, “I won the lottery, and here's how you can too.” It doesn't work that way. The road you walked was unique to you and that opportunity is closed, not open anyone else, so people have to find their own paths.Wesley: Yeah, and lightning doesn't strike in the same place twice. But there are some things where you can understand some fundamentals. And depending on where you go, I think you do need to know yourself, you do need to know—like, be able to access yourself, but being able to share that, of course, you have to be at a point where you feel comfortable. And so, even if you're in a space where you don't feel that you can be your authentic self or be able to share all parts of you, you yourself should at least know yourself and then make that decision. I agree that it's a point of privilege to be able to say, “Take me how I am.”I'm lucky that I've gotten here, not everyone does, and just because you don't doesn't mean that you're a failure. It just means that the world hasn't caught up yet. People who are part of marginalized society, like, if you are, let's say trans, or if you are even gay, you take the same person, the same stance, the same yearning to be accepted, and then transport it to 50 years ago, you're not safe. You will not necessarily be accepted, or you may not even be successful. And if you have a lane where you can do that, all the power to you, but not everyone could be themselves, and you just need to make sure that at least you can know yourself, even if you don't share that with the world.Corey: It takes time to get there, and I think you're right that it's impossible to get there without walking through the various steps. It's one of the reasons I'm somewhat reluctant to talk overly publicly about my side project gig of paid speaking engagements, for instance, is that the way to get those is you start off by building a reputation as a speaker, and that takes an awful lot of time. And speaking at events where there's no budget even to pay you a speaking fee out of anyway. And part of what gets the keynote invitations to, “Hey, we want you to come and give a talk,” is the fact that people have seen you speak elsewhere and know what you're about and what to expect. Here's a keynote presented by someone who's never presented on stage before is a recipe for a terrifying experience, if not for the speaker or the audience, definitely [laugh] for the event organizers because what if they choke.?Easy example of this, even now hundreds of speaking engagements in, the adrenaline hit right before I go on stage means that sometimes my knees shake a bit before I walk out on stage. I make it a point to warn the people who are standing with me backstage, “Oh, this is a normal thing. Don't worry, it is absolutely expected. It happens every time. Don't sweat it.”And, like, “Thank you for letting us know. That is the sort of thing that's useful.” And then they see me shake, and they get a little skeptical. Like, I thought this guy was a professional. What's the story and I walk on stage and do my thing and I come back. Like, “That was incredible. I was worried at the beginning.” “I told you, we all have our rituals before going on stage. Mine is to shake like a leaf.”But the value there is that people know what to generally expect when I get on stage. It's going to have humor, there's going to be a point interwoven throughout what I tend to say, and in the case of paid speaking engagements, I always make sure I know where the boundaries are of things I can make fun of a big company for. Like, I can get on stage and make fun of service naming or I can make fun of their deprecation policy or something like that, but yeah, making fun of the way that they wind up handling worker relations is probably not going to be great and it could get the person who championed me fired or centered internally. So, that is off the table.Like, even on this podcast, for example, I sometimes get feedback from listeners of, “Well, you have someone from company X on and you didn't beat the crap out of them on this particular point.” It's yeah, you do understand that by having people on the show I'm making a tacit agreement not to attack them. I'm not a journalist. I don't pretend to be. But if I beat someone up with questions about their corporate policy, yeah, very rarely do I have someone who is in a position in those companies to change that policy, and they're certainly not authorized to speak on the record about those things.So, I can beat them up on it, they can say, “I can't answer that,” and we're not going to go anywhere. What is the value of that? It looks like it's not just gotcha journalism, but ineffective gotcha journalism. It doesn't work that way. And that's never been what this show is about.But there's that consistent effort behind the scenes of making sure that people will be entertained, will enjoy what they're seeing, but also are not going to deeply regret giving me a microphone, has always been the balancing act, at least for me. And I want to be clear, my style is humor. It is not for everyone. And my style of humor has a failure mode of being a jerk and making people feel bad, so don't think that my path is the only or even a recommended way for folks who want to get more into speaking to proceed.Wesley: You also mention, though, about, like, punching up versus punching down. And if you really tear down a company after you've been invited to speak, what you're doing is you're punching down at the person who booked you. They're not the CEO; they're not the owner of the company; they're the person who's in charge of running an event or booking speakers. And so, putting that person and throwing them under the bus is punching down because now you're threatening their livelihood, and it doesn't make any market difference in terms of changing the corporate's values or how they execute. So yeah, I totally agree with you in that one.And, like you were saying before, if there's a company you really thought was abhorrent, why speak there? Why give them or lend your reputation to this company if you absolutely feel that it's something you don't want to be associated with? You can just choose not to do that. For me, when I look at speaking, it is important for me to really think about why I'm speaking as well. So, not just the company who's hiring me, but the audience that I'll be serving.So, if I'm going to help with inspiring the next generation of developers, or helping along the thought of how to make the world a better place, or how people themselves can be better people so that we can just change the landscape and make it a lot friendlier, that is also its own… form of compensation and not just speaking for a speaker's fee. So, I do agree that you need to not just be super Negative Nancy, and try to fight all fights. You need to embrace some of the good things and try to make more of those experiences good for everyone, not just the people who are inviting you there, but the people who are attending. And when I started speaking, I was not a good speaker as well. I made a lot of mistakes, and still do, but I think speaking is easier than some people think and if someone truly wants to do it, they should go ahead and get started.What is the saying? If there's something is truly important, you'll be bad at it [laugh] and you'll be okay with it. I started speaking because of my role as a developer advocate. And if you just do a Google search for ‘CFPs,' you can start speaking, too. So, those who are not public speakers and want to get into it, just Google ‘CFP' and then start applying.And then you'll get better at your submissions, you'll get better at your slides, and then once you get accepted, then you'll get better at preparing, then you'll get better at actually speaking. There's a lot of steps between starting and stopping and it's okay to get started doing that route. The other thing I wanted to point out is I feel public speaking is the equivalent of lifting your own bodyweight. If you can do it, you're one of the small few of the population that is willing to do so or that can do it. If you start public speaking, that in itself is an accomplishment and an experience that is something that is somewhat enriching. And being bad at it doesn't take the passion away from you. If you just really want to do it, just keep doing it, even if you're a bad speaker.Corey: Yeah. The way to give a great talk because you have a bunch of terrible talks first.Wesley: Yeah. And it's okay to do that.Corey: And it's not the in entirety of community. It's not even a requirement to be involved with the community. If you're one of those people that absolutely dreads the prospect of speaking publicly, fine. I'm not suggesting that, oh, you need to get over that and get on stage. That doesn't help anyone. Don't do the things you dread doing because you know that it's not going to go well for you.That's the reason I don't touch actual databases. I mean, come on, let's be realistic. I will accidentally the data, and then we won't have a company anymore. So, I know what things I'm good at and things I'm not. I also don't do hostage negotiations, for obvious reasons.Wesley: And also, here's a little, like, secret tip. If you really want to do public speaking and you start doing public speaking and you're not so good at it from other peoples' perspective, but you still love doing it and you think you're getting better, doing public speaking is one of those things where you can say that you do it and no one will really question how good you are at it. [laugh]. If you're just in casual conversation, it's like, “Hey, I wrote a book.” People like, “Oh, wow. This person wrote the book on blah, blah, blah.”Corey: It's a self-published book that says the best way to run Kubernetes. It's a single page; it says, “Don't.” In 150-point type. “The end.” But I wrote a book.Wesley: Yeah.Corey: Yeah.Wesley: People won't probe too much and it'll help you with your development. So, go ahead and get started. Don't worry about doing that thing where, like, I have to be the best before I can present it. Call yourself a public speaker. Check, done.Corey: Always. We are the stories we tell, and nowhere is it more true than in the world of public speaking. I really want to thank you for taking the time out of your day to speak with me about this for a second time in a single year. Oh, my goodness. If people want to learn more about what you're up to, where can they find you?Wesley: I'm on Twitter, @wesley83 on Twitter. And you can find me also on PolyWork. So, polywork.com/wesley83. Or just go to wesleyfaulkner.com which redirects you there. I list pretty much everything that I am working on and any upcoming speaking opportunities, hopefully when they release that feature, will also be on that Polywork page.Corey: Excellent. And of course, I started Polywork recently, and I'm at thoughtleader.cloud because of course I am, which is neither here nor there. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak about this side of the industry that we never really get to talk about much, at least not publicly and not very often.Wesley: Well, thank you for having me on the show. And I wanted to take some time to say thank you for the work that you're doing. Not just elevating voices like myself, but talking truth to power, like we mentioned before, but being yourself and being a great representation of how people should be treating others: being honest without being mean, being snarky without being rude. And other companies and other people who've given me a chance, and given me a platform, I wanted to say thank you to you too, and I wouldn't be here unless it was people like you acknowledging the work that I've been doing.Corey: All it takes is just recognizing what you're doing and acknowledging it. People often want to thank me for this stuff, but it's just, what, for keeping my eyes open? I don't know, I feel like it's just the job; it's not something that is above and beyond any expected normal behavior. The only challenge is I look around the industry and I realize just how wrong that impression is, apparently. But here we are. It's about finding people doing interesting work and letting them tell their story. That's all this podcast has ever tried to be.Wesley: Yeah. And you do it. And doing the work is part of the reward, and I really appreciate you just going through the effort. Even having your ears open is something that I'm glad that you're able to at least know who the people are and who are making noises—or making noise to raise their profile up and then in turn, sharing that with the world. And so, that's a great service that you're providing, not just for me, but for everyone.Corey: Well, thank you. And as always, thank you for your time. Wesley Faulkner, Head of Community at SingleStore. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. 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