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Kinda Funny Xcast - An Xbox Podcast
Mike, Andy, and Parris discuss if Lies of P can fill From Software's massive shoes. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:09:49 - Housekeeping 00:10:45 - Lies of P 0032:42 - Ads 00:32:42 - Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure Impressions 00:48:55 - Xbox Weekly News Round-up Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Introduction: Welcome to Five & Thrive: a weekly podcast highlighting the Southeast's most interesting news, entrepreneurs, and information of the week, all under 5 minutes. My name is Jon Birdsong and I'm with Atlanta Ventures. Beta Product of the Week: This beta product of the week is called TabNam and is led by CEO Daksh Gupta. Tabnam started as a class project at Georgia Tech back in 2021. In 2022 they were one of 6 finalists on PBS' Inventure Prize and won the $100K 1st Prize Klaus Startup Challenge. They also went through Create-X Launch. They are revolutionizing how businesses talk to their customers with AI. Email feedback forms only have a 1% submission rate. With TabNam, customers reply 30x more with their AI Chatbot. If you're interested and a retail/restaurant/consumer services business reach out to Daksh Gupta on LinkedIn today. Youtube Video of the Week: A few weeks ago, Brian Chesky, Co-founder and CEO of AirBnB gave an insightful interview at Stanford's Business School. When I was listening to this, I still had to pinch myself. Youtube is not even 20 years old, still nascent in the timeline of education. Before this platform, information like this interview was behind the ivory towers of elite higher education. Now it's available to the world for anyone who can make time. Alright now that I'm stepping off my soap, let me share three unique insights from the interview. 1st he share the best piece of advice he ever received which was to build something 100 people absolutely love. If you focus on 100 raving customers, and do it in a market that is vastly wide like travel, you can create a behemoth business. Second, take a look at your product today and what a 5 star experience would be, now let your mind take you to what a 10x experience would be. Brian goes through several examples for an AirBnB guest. Lastly, he answers difficult questions around AirBnB and how that affects affordability as well as the epidemic in America around loneliness. This interview is a must listen for anyone looking to build a product in a new market and get very in depth answers and stories to how Brian views the world. Product of the Week: I came across this product from the Overline team and it is called SlipRobotics right here in Atlanta. The value prop: take dock loading hours and turn them into minutes. They have an innovative piece of hardware that provides quick and automated trailer loading and unloading. The forklifts and box crates are being streamlined. The company has 19 employees and has been around for a few years. Check out their explainer video from the link in the show notes. Companies Worth Applying To: Atlanta startup PadSplit is the nation's largest co-living marketplace, helping to solve the affordable housing crisis - one room at a time. They do this by by creating safe, attractive, and respectable co-living environments. They are currently hiring including Miami, Dallas, and more. Raise a Glass: This week it was announced that ketteQ, led by Mike Landry, raised $9M from Vocap Partners and Circadian Ventures. Founded in 2018, ketteQ is software that sits on top of either AWS or Salesforce.com and provides end-to-end visibility to make data-driven decisions. Their software creates dynamic models and scenario planning, allowing a broad range of customers to optimize their inventory, logistics, production, material and service parts operations. Customers today include Carrier, Trimble and Coca-Cola Bottlers of Japan. Congrats to Mike and team as they add more fuel to the tank. Annnnnnnd that's 5 minutes! Beta Product of the Week: Tabnam Youtube Video of the Week: Brian Chesky Interviewed at Stanford Product of the Week: SlipRobotics Companies Worth Applying To: PadSplit Raise of the Week: ketteQ raises $9M
The Detailing Business Class Podcast
Prashanth Mahakali returns to the SUCI Podcast (Episode 21) with his business partner Fernando Lopez to discuss all things related to New Construction Builds. Prashanth and Fernando discuss the formation of their partnership and their complementary skill sets. They explain how they've made the new construction design and development business model profitable. They dive deep on the level of customization they offer and share challenges they've faced when dealing with buyers. The duo tells us what areas and neighborhoods they are bullish on and planning new developments in! If you enjoy today's episode, please leave us a review and share with someone who may also find value in this content! Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Prashanth Mahakali and Fernando Lopez, Real View Design & Development Link: SUCI Ep 21 (Prashanth's Last Episode) Link: Alex Hormozi AI Video Link: Indistractable (Book Recommendation) Link: Darpet (Doors and Trim Vendor) Link: Hillside Lumber (Lumber Vendor) ----------------- Guest Questions 02:12 Housing Provider Tip: Change door locks between turnovers! 05:25 Intro to our guests, Prashanth Mahakali and Fernando Lopez! 07:36 Prashanth and Fernando discuss the formation of their partnership and their first deal together! 19:38 How to be profitable building new construction homes. 27:44 How custom are these new construction homes? 33:53 Prashanth and Fernando share challenges they've faced! 43:24 Software and/or Practices for tracking buyer customization. 44:55 What neighborhoods are Prashanth and Fernando focusing on? 51:38 The impact of interest rates on new construction home pricing. 53:03 What is Prashanth's and Fernando's competitive advantage? 54:07 One piece of advice for new investors. 55:19 What do you do for fun? 56:57 Good book, podcast, or self development activity that you would recommend? 57:41 Local Network Recommendation? 58:33 How can the listeners learn more about you and provide value to you? ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2023.
On this Episode, I go over Waifu Expo 2023 with new guest, YaBoiSugoi!! Sugoi and I talk about our overall experience of the event, our favorite cosplayers, artists and more!! FOLLOW YaBoiSugoi at:Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/yaboisugoi Twitter - https://twitter.com/YaBoiSugoiInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/yaboi_sugoi/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@yaboisugoiFOLLOW Waifu Expo at:Website - https://www.thewaifuexpo.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/WaifuExpo Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/waifuexpo/LIKE, SHARE, RATE, SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT and FOLLOW Spoiler Force Podcast!! You can find more content at:https://linktr.ee/SpoilerForcePodcastYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/spoilerforcepodcastApple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spoiler-force-podcast/id1465655015Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3edg2bpJPr85Qwry6kzvOrSoundCloud - https://www.soundcloud.com/spoilerforcepodcastAny kind of guest recommendations, comments, questions, concerns or criticisms can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. I might even respond to your message in a future podcast episode!!Don't Forget to Join the Spoiler Force Discord Community!!Support Spoiler Force Podcast! ALL Tips and Donations will be used for podcasting needs such as Booking Guests, Equipment and Software!https://streamlabs.com/spoilerforcepodcast1/tipIf you want to start your very own Podcast, go tohttps://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1059248 and sign up for free!If you want a simpler way to record your Audio or Video Podcast, go to https://streamyard.com/pal/6037820492218368 and sign up to earn a $10 credit!Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/sensho/glow#SpoilerForcePodcast #WaifuExpo2023 #YaBoiSugoi #Twitch #Cosplay #Anime #Manga #Convention #Event #Dallas #Podcast #Streamer #Ecchi #Mature #Burlesque #Artist #Art #Panels #Press #Media #Waifu #Expo #AnimeExpo #Texas #Models #SuicideGirls #Tattoos #LuaStardust #MishamaiSupport the show
Today's reality is that company leaders must constantly learn and gain insights from multiple sources to succeed. CTOs are not left out, but the problem is CTOs are too busy to alter their routine to learn. Thankfully there's a platform defying the odds - podcasts. Why do CTOs care about podcasts? Listen to Benjamin Shapiro, Founder, and CEO of I Hear Everything, as he discusses why CTOs love podcasts and more. Connect With: Benjamin Shapiro: Website // LinkedInThe CTO Podcast: Website Etienne de Bruin: Website // LinkedIn // Twitter
The Detailing Business Class Podcast
How I Grew My Detailing Business to $10K/Month: http://DetailClass.com/Once a month, Cesar and I sit down together and review the previous month. We talk about what went well, what went wrong, and what we can improve moving forward. In this episode, you'll learn: Why not hiring someone is sometimes goodThe importance of understanding the process What I did to prioritize my time The new service we're offering in our business Why you should refund bad customers And a lot more!⚡️Software we use to run our detailing business (free 14-day trial plus 20% off for 6 months): https://www.getjobber.com/detailgrooveGuides
Watch on YouTube About the show Sponsored by Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub. Connect with the hosts Michael: @email@example.com Brian: @firstname.lastname@example.org Show: @email@example.com Join us on YouTube at pythonbytes.fm/live to be part of the audience. Usually Tuesdays at 11am PT. Older video versions available there too. Brian #1: zipapp Part of standard library since 3.5 Yet another thing I learned recently from Brett Cannon “This module provides tools to manage the creation of zip files containing Python code, which can be executed directly by the Python interpreter. The module provides both a Command-Line Interface and a Python API.” Including: Creating Standalone Applications with zipapp Michael #2: Reverse engineering the Apple News app with #python and #nerd power As we navigate the digital world, we often come across articles we don't have time to read but still want to save for later. One way to accomplish this is by using the Read Later feature in Apple News. But what if you want to access those articles outside the Apple News app, such as on a different device or with someone who doesn't use Apple News? Or what if you want to automatically post links to those articles on your blog? That's where the nerd powers come in. The linked article shows how to use Python to solve your own problem Leading to Rhet Turnbull's CLI: apple-news-to-sqlite Brian #3: What is a context manager? Trey Hunner Also look at all the cool goodies in contextlib from standard library @contextmanager closing suppress redirect_stdout, redirect_stderr chdir Michael #4: nox-poetry: Use Poetry inside Nox sessions via 2 people: John Hagen and Marc Prewitt This package provides a drop-in replacement for the nox.session decorator, and for the nox.Session object passed to user-defined session functions. Comes from Claudio Jolowicz's hypermodern python cookiecutter Covered this on Talk Python: talkpython.fm/episodes/show/362/hypermodern-python-projects This session performs the following steps: Build a wheel from the local package. Install the wheel as well as the pytest package. Invoke pytest to run the test suite against the installation. Consider what would happen in this session if we had imported @session from nox instead of nox_poetry: Package dependencies would only be constrained by the wheel metadata, not by the lock file. In other words, their versions would not be pinned. The pytest dependency would not be constrained at all. Poetry would be installed as a build backend every time. Extras Brian: Sharing is Caring: Sharing pytest fixtures talk availabe at about 2:40:58 on Day 2 video of PyCascades 2023. Also full Day 1 and Day 2 Michael: Wired connection to remote mesh router == wow! Using the Linksys Atlas Max 6E Joke: UnsafeWarnings
This week, I will be discussing the skill sets that I believe are necessary to become a next-generation emergency manager. These skills range from being thrifty with money to learning how to map using drones, to effectively communicating with strangers and building lasting relationships. These are the skills that have not only helped me throughout my career but have also proven to be valuable during unexpected situations.Top 10 Emergency Management Skills10: Networking: If you can't make friends, or at least sustain relationships, you're probably not going to succeed in this field.9: Be an entrepreneur - You'll never have enough money to do what you need to do. Be passionate about the work and find ways to make it happen. Adapt, overcome, excel on the cheap.8: Expertise - You can't be bad at this job. There is no "good enough" when it comes to education, training, and experience. Have a broad range of expertise.7: Wellness Minded - Taking care of yourself is the only way you can take care of others. Advocate for time off, 8-hour shifts, stress management, mental health support, exercise, healthy eating, and sleep. Just say no to EOC drugs, caffeine, and nicotine.6: Critical Thinking - Shed your ego and bias. Don't commit to bad strategies and tactics because your ego is too invested. Pause, breathe, and assess the data. Avoid the sunk cost fallacy.5: Data visualization - Communicating complex data simply is an art and a necessarily skill. How you communicate data can make the difference in getting grants, managing incidents, and keeping everyone informed. 4: Get good at Tech - This is a technical job. Don't be a Luddite. Radios are more complicated. Software has more capabilities. Alert and warning systems are complex. GIS, drones, mapping, and cybersecurity are all important.3: Planning - Plan to plan. Plans can help you set goals, navigate the unknown, build foundations, and measure success.2: Be innovative and creative - On and off the job, you'll need to innovate. Disasters don't follow formulas. Taking time to do something creative on your own can help fire up the synapses you'll need in an emergency. Draw, paint, build, read, write, think. If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. 1: Communication - It's 90% of the job. You need to be able to talk to a lot of people in different settings and through different mediums.Bonus: Be good at a lot of things. Mission creep is part of the job. Until enough help arrives, you may be doing everything. Semper Gumby.Support our podcast!Everything EM Weekly: www.thereadinesslab.com/em-weekly-linksEM Weekly shirts and merch: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/shop/merchThe Readiness Lab: https://www.thereadinesslab.com/Doberman Emergency Management: www.dobermanemg.comConnect with me! https://www.linkedin.com/in/zborst/
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What started as an interest in "serious gaming" eventually led Sunny Atwal to Luminopia, where he serves as the Head of Engineering. Luminopia uses virtual reality tech to treat neural visual disorders in children, receiving their FDA approval in October of 2021. Today, he talks with Faith about the tech behind the treatment, the process of attaining FDA approval, and when AI will be smart enough to know which device your Bluetooth headphones should be using.www.luminopia.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast
OVERVIEW: “Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.” – Peter Drucker Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner, and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast, talks about the importance of systems and processes. In business, every single second of every single team member counts, so in this episode, Jason teaches us how to streamline workflows and maximize efficiency and productivity through automation, software, and A.I. tools. Tune in until the end to learn more about Jason's book! 3 KEY POINTS: Document every step of your team's tasks or job functions. Use software tools to lessen the risk of human errors. Build systems and processes while your business is still small or has yet to start. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: All businesses run on a series of workflows, wherein much of what our team members or we do is repetitive. In today's episode, Jason runs us through his repetitive workflow when producing and publishing his podcast as an example. Jason learned some of his workflow efficiency strategies from Richard Winters, part of his Mastermind Group and a previous guest on this podcast. Document every step of your or your team's tasks or job functions. A summary of Jason's workflow is that he records his podcast episodes and uploads the individual audio and video files on Google Drive to pass on to his podcast team. The team then has its own workflow with multiple steps from editing to publishing. All the individual steps in these processes require multiple clicks and much time. We can optimize any workflow by reducing repetitive tasks to a minimum. To help streamline his business processes, Jason ensures he's always up-to-date with the latest software and technology and utilizes whatever is most beneficial. Jason used to record his Podcast with his Rodecaster Pro and transfer the files to his desktop afterward. To make things easier, he now records on Riverside.fm and pairs it with Zapier to automatically upload his recordings to Google Drive and notify his team. The Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy Podcast uses Libsyn as its hosting platform. One of Libsyn's great features is connecting to Jason's website on WordPress, wherein published episodes will automatically be uploaded to Jason's page. Jason and his team use software and A.I. tools for various purposes: Recording Editing, Project Management, Password Management, and many more. Software tools not only improve efficiency. They help reduce human errors. A Standard Operating Procedure (S.O.P.) is a step-by-step list of instructions for doing something in your business. Start utilizing S.O.P.s, software tools, and automation strategies while your business is small. Once your business grows and is at max capacity, it'll be difficult to build these systems. A benefit of having S.O.P.s is it makes turnovers easier, as all the tasks new people need to be trained on are all located in the same place. TWEETABLE QUOTES: "Anytime a human is involved in anything, there's a chance of making errors. Software tools and automation help make workflow less error-prone." – Jason A. Duprat "Build your systems and processes while your business is still small or before you even start your practice. It's hard to focus on this when your business has grown to at almost max capacity." – Jason A. Duprat CONNECT WITH JASON DUPRAT LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Join our Facebook group: https://jasonduprat.com/group RESOURCES Want to become a Ketamine Therapy provider? Enroll NOW in The Ketamine Academy course: https://ketamineacademy.com/presentation Sign up for one of our free business start-up Masterclasses at https://jasonduprat.com/freemasterclass. Have a healthcare business question? Want to request a podcast topic? Text me at 407-972-0084, and I'll add you to my contacts. Occasionally, I'll share important announcements and answer your questions as well. I'm excited to connect with you! Do you enjoy our podcast? Leave a rating and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/hea. Don't want to miss an episode? Subscribe and follow https://followthepodcast.com/hea. RELATED EPISODES: #307: TACTICAL TUESDAY: THE RAPID GROWTH OF AI & OPPORTUNITIES IT MEANS FOR YOU #244: TACTICAL TUESDAY: THE CHALLENGES OF CHANGE PLUS EXCITING NEW UPDATES #126: TACTICAL TUESDAY: MY TOP 10 LIST FOR MUST-HAVE SOFTWARE #HealthcareEntrepreneurAcademy #healthcare #HealthcareBoss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #podcast #businessgrowth #teamgrowth #digitalbusiness
Preview Features have been essential to the delivery of Java for the past 5 years, and Java 20 is no exception with second previews of both Virtual Threads and the Foreign Function & Memory API. Chad discussing the importance of Preview Features with Alex Buckley, as well as an Informational JEP that added some further clarification for Preview Features with large surface areas. Some show notes: JDK 20 is out today: https://openjdk.org/projects/jdk/20/ JEP 12: Preview Features https://openjdk.org/jeps/12 A look ahead: https://openjdk.org/jeps/8300604
In this episode of the Futurized podcast, host Trond Arne Undheim interviews Graham Hill, CEO of The Carbonauts on The Changing Environmental Movement. They discuss activism before/now, behavior change, and what does it take to make an impact? Futurized goes beneath the trends to track the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics and the environment. I'm your host, Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), futurist, scholar, author, investor, and serial entrepreneur. I am a Research scholar in Global Systemic Risk, Innovation, and Policy at Stanford University. Join me as I discuss the societal impact of deep tech such as AI, blockchain, IoT, nanotech, quantum, robotics, and synthetic biology, and tackle topics such as entrepreneurship, trends, or the future of work. On the show, I interview smart people with a soul: founders, authors, executives, and other thought leaders, or even the occasional celebrity. Futurized is a bi-weekly show, preparing YOU to think about how to deal with the next decade's disruption, so you can succeed and thrive no matter what happens. Futurized—conversations that matter. If you're new to the show, seek particular topics, or you are looking for a great way to tell your friends about the show, which we always appreciate, we've got the episode categories. Those are at Futurized.org/episodes. They are collections of your favorite episodes organized by topic, such as Entrepreneurship, Trends, Emerging Tech, or The Future of Work. That'll help new listeners get a taste of everything that we do here, starting with a topic they are familiar with, or want to go deeper in. I am the co-author of Augmented Lean: A human-centric framework for managing frontline operations, and the author of Health Tech: Rebooting Society's Software, Hardware and Mindset, Future Tech: How to Capture Value from Disruptive industry Trends, Pandemic Aftermath: how Coronavirus changes Global Society and Disruption Games: How to Thrive on Serial Failure, and of Leadership From Below: How the Internet Generation Redefines the Workplace. For an overview, go to Trond's Books at Trondundheim.com/books At this stage, Futurized is lucky enough to have several sponsors. To check them out, go to Sponsors | Futurized - thoughts on our emerging future. If you are interested in sponsoring the podcast, or to get an overview of other services provided by the host of this podcast, including how to book him for keynote speeches, please go to Futurized.org / store. We will consider all brands that have a demonstrably positive contribution to the future. Before you do anything else, make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter on Futurized.org, where you can find hundreds of episodes of conversations that matter to the future. I hope you can also leave a positive review on iTunes or in your favorite podcast player--it really matters to the future of this podcast.
In this episode of The Healers Café, Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) speaks with Jonathan Damonte about his homeopathy course online. For the transcript and full story go to: https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/jonathan-damonte2 Highlights from today's episode include: Jonathan Damonte what we gain from learning about the fact that remedies have different or opposite symptoms, is that they can have different grades in those symptoms. And so, the grade is a four out of possible five, for thirst. And yet, in the opposite symptom, it's a lower grade only, or one. So, the argument is much stronger for this remedy, because it has a higher grade. Jonathan Damonte 16:01 So, we have all these different aspects of the symptoms. And these are all excellent and reliable symptoms. In fact, the highlighted ones are especially reliable. So, it makes your job in terms of determining what is the useful symptom for prescribing so simple. Jonathan Damonte Well, I mean, if I was a massage therapist, or chiropractor, or cranial sacral practitioner, I absolutely want to add homeopathy, because as you say, that emotional component that we are stuck in, physiologically is so easily worked through when you add homeopathy. ABOUT JONATHAN DAMONTE: Firstly, a Homeopath and then a Bowen Therapist, two modalities of alternative medicine. I have been in practice sine 1997 first as Classical Homeopath and from 2001 as a Bowen Therapist as well. Born in London, England where he lived before moving to Toronto, Canada at the age of 18. Jonathan's father, John Damonte was a Homeopath and respected teacher based in London. He taught many Homeopaths from 1962 till his death in 1975. Several of his students established schools of Homeopathy and he along wth Thomas Maugham founded the Royal Society of Homeopaths in the UK. Raymond Edge, a graduate of Misha Norland's School of Devon, opened The School of Homeopathic Medicine in Toronto Canada in 1995. He became my teacher in turn, this was a wonderful connection to my father and his teachings. I'd known Misha while he studied with my father and I was always very fond of him as a child so the re-connection was quite wonderful. Core purpose/passion: Health is all about freedom and in that context we must create the space for an individual to do so. Whether it's in the freeing of their patterns or in the freedom to choose a style of medicine. Website | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter ABOUT MANON BOLLIGER As a recently De-Registered board-certified naturopathic physician & in practice since 1992, I've seen an average of 150 patients per week and have helped people ranging from rural farmers in Nova Scotia to stressed out CEOs in Toronto to tri-athletes here in Vancouver. My resolve to educate, empower and engage people to take charge of their own health is evident in my best-selling books: 'What Patients Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask: The Mindful Patient-Doctor Relationship' and 'A Healer in Every Household: Simple Solutions for Stress'. I also teach BowenFirst™ Therapy through Bowen College and hold transformational workshops to achieve these goals. So, when I share with you that LISTENING to Your body is a game changer in the healing process, I am speaking from expertise and direct experience". Mission: A Healer in Every Household! For more great information to go to her weekly blog: http://bowencollege.com/blog. For tips on health & healing go to: https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/tips ABOUT THE HEALERS CAFÉ: Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives. Follow on Social – Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Twitter | Linktr.ee | Rumble * De-Registered, revoked & retired naturopathic physician after 30 years of practice in healthcare. Now resourceful & resolved to share with you all the tools to take care of your health & vitality! Remember to subscribe if you like our videos. Click the bell if you want to be one of the first people notified of a new release.
Chris and Gina have learned the hard way that the IT team is all about minimizing risk. The product team, on the other hand, is all about taking risks. So how do you bridge the gap? This week Chris and Gina discuss how you can bring your IT team into digital transformation projects. They share tips on building relationships with your IT team, collaborating on product choices, and encouraging ownership over new products. Links: How to Build for the Handoff
Graham Little transitioned from the military after serving 10 years with the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force. Graham, graduated from the University of Edinburgh and was selected as a pilot. After a couple years it was determined his skills were better served elsewhere and Graham was re-selected as an Intelligence Officer. Graham had deployments to Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, and Iraq. His last assignment was as an Intel Officer with a MQ-9 Reaper Drone unit. Graham transitioned from the military as a Captain in 2016 and was part of the founding group of UK tech startup Cyacomb, which specializes in digital forensics software to aide law enforcement in the fight against online child sexual abuse and terrorism. Today, Graham is the director of sales for North America and has relocated to living in the U.S. PODCAST - LISTEN, WATCH, AND SUBSCRIBE https://linktr.ee/TransitionDrillPodcast CONNECT WITH GRAHAM https://www.linkedin.com/in/graham-little-10396033/ https://www.cyacomb.com/
Michal Warda on self-hosting in 2023, Martin Heinz will never use Alpine Linux again, Oliver Rice at Supabase creates type constraints in Postgres with just 65 lines of SQL, Aaron Patterson converted a BMW shifter into a Bluetooth keyboard that can control Vim, Piet Terheyden has been curating beautiful & functional websites daily since 2013, Ryan Lucas put together a history of Visual Basic, turns out it's easy for an open source project to buy fake GitHub stars & Mastodon hit 10 million accounts.
We're kicking off the week by answering listener questions! And if you have a question that you'd like for us to answer on the show, we'd love for you to submit your own via HowToMoney.com/ask , send us your voice memo. Regardless of how random or bizarre you might think it is, we want to hear it! 1 - Reaching my different savings goals is taking too long- how can I speed things up?! 2 - Should I use a 529 account rollover to increase how much I can sock away into my Roth IRA? 3 - What's the best account that I can set up for my one year old daughter before she has earned income? 4 - Are the free tax prep software companies and websites legit? 5 - When is it too late to invest in the stock market? Want more How To Money in your life? Here are some additional ways to get ahead with your personal finances: Knowing your ‘money gear' is a crucial part of your personal finance journey. Start here. Sign up for the weekly HTM newsletter. It's fun, free, & practical. Join a thriving community of fellow money in the HTM Facebook group. Find the best credit card for you with our new credit card tool! Massively reduce your cell phone bill each month by switching to a discount provider like Mint Mobile. During this episode we enjoyed an Infrared Eclipse by Rhinegeist Brewing! And please help us to spread the word by letting friends and family know about How to Money! Hit the share button, subscribe if you're not already a regular listener, and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Help us to change the conversation around personal finance and get more people doing smart things with their money! Best friends out!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bridge the Gap: The Senior Living Podcast
Engagement and fun shouldn't stop as we age! Combining rehabilitation and immersive experiences is the mission of Chris Brickler, CEO of MyndVR and Dr. Kathleen Weissberg, National Director of Education of Select Rehabilitation. Sponsored by Accushield, Enquire, Connected Living, Hamilton CapTel, Referah, Service Master, Peak Senior Living, Solinity, and The Bridge Group Construction.Become a sponsor of the Bridge the Gap Network.Connect with BTG on social media:YouTubeInstagramFacebookTwitterLinkedInTikTokLucas McCurdy, @SeniorLivingFan Owner, The Bridge Group Construction; Senior Living Construction Renovation, CapEx, and Reposition. Joshua Crisp, Founder and CEO, Solinity; Senior Living Development, Management, Marketing and Consulting.Produced by Solinity Marketing.
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Many organizations have been trying to find better ways to build and deploy software for their customers. Whether they deal with the general public or internal customers, we know that delivering software that customers use can be a competitive advantage. That's the goal of DevOps. While most developers and management want to do this, they sometimes forget what the goal is. Instead, they want to continue to work in a similar manner themselves while giving lip service to actual change. They often do this while pushing others to somehow produce more and better software inside the same system. I see this over and over inside various companies. Read the rest of Metrics and Measures.
Welcome Back! This week we talk about Our Relationship with Technology ft Luis from Hautings Canada. We discuss the implications of technology, growing up with it, and so much more! I hope you enjoy!learn more about Newsly @ http://www.newsly.me/P1X1EP0DCASTYou can support Luis @hauntingscanada | Twitter, Instagram, Facebook | LinktreeYou can support this podcast @Store: https://my-store-cb44d9.creato...Cash App: $TheMainWeirdoBuy Me A Coffee: The Manic Pixie Weirdo PodcastCheck out our links @https://www.mimi.link/themainw...
Talk Python To Me - Python conversations for passionate developers
If you're like most people, the simplicity and easy of getting started is a big part of pytest's appeal. But beneath that simplicity, there is a lot of power and depth. We have Brian Okken on this episode to dive into his latest pytest tips and tricks for beginners and power users. Links from the show pytest tips and tricks article: pythontest.com Getting started with pytest Course: training.talkpython.fm pytest book: pythontest.com Python Bytes podcast: pythonbytes.fm Brian on Mastodon: @email@example.com Hypothesis: readthedocs.io Hypothesis: Reproducability: readthedocs.io Get More Done with the DRY Principle: zapier.com "The Key" Keyboard: stackoverflow.blog pytest plugins: docs.pytest.org Watch this episode on YouTube: youtube.com Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm --- Stay in touch with us --- Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com Follow Talk Python on Mastodon: talkpython Follow Michael on Mastodon: mkennedy Sponsors Microsoft Founders Hub 2023 Brilliant 2023 Talk Python Training
WSJ’s The Future of Everything
It may seem like science fiction, but over the past decade scientists have been using stem cells to grow so-called “mini brains.” Researchers prefer the term brain organoids, a collection of human cells in a petri dish that mimic the structure and cell types of our own brains. They've been used to study diseases like cancer and Parkinson's, and evaluate potential treatments, but now the research is becoming more sophisticated, and that's raising big concerns. Could they become conscious? Should we even be experimenting on our own cells? WSJ's Alex Ossola explores the advantages, and potential issues, as scientists look to use brain organoids to test new medicines or even replace the chips in our computers. Further reading: Scientists Grow Human Cells in Rat Brains to Study Autism, Schizophrenia Engineered Mini Brain Models Show Patterns of Activity That Resemble Babies' Startup Uses ‘Mini Brains' and Software to Power Drug Research Thomas Hartung's laboratory at Johns Hopkins University Paola Arlotta's laboratory at Harvard University The Brainstorm Project Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Introduction: Welcome to Five & Thrive: a weekly podcast highlighting the Southeast's most interesting news, entrepreneurs, and information of the week, all under 5 minutes. My name is Jon Birdsong and I'm with Atlanta Ventures. Happy St. Patrick's Day. Y'all I record these on Wednesday or Thursday of each week and we obviously release them on Friday morning. I can't even begin to describe how much can change in a week or even a day. An entire 4 season Netflix documentary will be created from that last time I pressed record to today regarding SVB, all of its deposits, and the frantic nature of the past 7 days. But alas, the greatest entrepreneurs focus on what they can control including where they keep their money, but also building product and going to market. That is a long winded way of saying we have several thoughts on the SVB and Signature Bank situations but we're going to stay focused on the companies, entrepreneurs, and new products in the Southeast. Alpha Product of the Week: Adam Bloomston who started Payscape now PayRoc with Jeremy Wing is starting to build his next company. Here is the problem he's solving: as an avid fisherman, he loves to head up to North Georgia, North Carolina, you name it, to fish. He has his select guides he'll text asking the best places to fish. He's experienced enough where he doesn't need a full guide but also feels guilty because he wants to pay the guides for their unique insight into the local geography. Enter FishTips. The sole marketplace to connect with local guides to get the most up-to-date information on where to fish. The alpha version was just launched this week and guides across the country are using it to connect with consumers to share information for money. The guides love it because they get compensated quickly and consumers enjoy it because they get vital fishing information without asking favors or paying for an entire guide for the day. If you want to see what an alpha version looks like with a small but passionate set of users, go to FishTips.com now. And of course, if you fish, give it a try today! Event of the Week: Students who listen to this pod, put on your calendar Wednesday, March 29th at the Atlanta Tech Village we have our annual Startup Student Connection. This is a job and intern fair where dozens of startups have a booth to showcase their company. Students from all over the city and region can meet and greet, within a span of a few hours, several companies hiring and looking for talent. It starts at 4:30 p.m. and goes until 7:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with many companies at once. Product of the Week: Product of the Week comes from Hazlnut out of Jacksonville. We covered them when they launched this product but now we're following up sharing some of their success. They have landed some major customers with their new product called Hazlvoice. Hazlvoice software that solves the problem of the unanswered phone call in restaurants, which 33% of calls to quick-serve restaurants do not get answered. If a restaurant doesn't pick up the phone, now there is an option to have the menu texted to the consumer to limit the number of missed orders. Keep an eye on this service and company as they scale. Metric of the Week: Discipline around metrics has been a recurring theme throughout 2022 and especially in 2023. One that has been getting lots of attention is the burn multiple. This metric is for companies out there who are burning money or spending more than they are currently making so they can grow faster. The Burn Multiple takes however much money you are burning or projected to burn that year and divides it by your net new ARR. This number includes all the new ARR from the year, including expansion revenue and churn. For example, if you're burning $10M a year and bringing in $5M in net new revenue, your burn multiple is 2x. If you're burning $10M to get to $6.5M in net new revenue, your burn multiple is approximately 1.5x. If you're burning $10M to bring in $20M of net new revenue, your burn multiple is .5x. If your burn multiple is greater than 3x, that is not good. Anything under 1 is amazing. Anything in between should be analyzed at greater depths by you and your strategic advisors. 2023 is the year of financial discipline and understanding one's burn metric is a great start. Annnnnnnd that's 5 minutes! Alpha Product of the Week: FishTips Event of the Week: Startup Student Connection Product of the Week: Hazlnut's HazlVoice Metric of the Week: Burn Multiple Metric
Dan has Nathan Downs sit in as a Celebrity Co-Host as they interview Justin Judy of Fence Estimating Software ArcSite. Don't be fooled, the guys talk ArcSite briefly and then dive into what Arcsite is doing for the construction industry outside of their estimating software. Click one of the links below to help grow your company to the next level!! When you think ArcSite, just don't think about their software, THINK of them as a partner with the industry▶ ArcSite Homeowners Report - a Blueprint to Growth on how over 1000 homeowners decide to hire, choose and pay a contractor!▶ ArcSite Free Webinars - Free webinars to help your business conquer the slow season, how to increase your closing rate and more!!!▶ ArcSite YouTube Channel - Clips of Tips and Tricks how to grow your business with content like... How To Retain Team Members and much much more.▶ ArcSite Free eBooks - Like their "10 Marketing Tips To Level Up Your Contracting Business"▶ Get 10% Off each month for 12 month of ArcSite using Promo Code 10Off!!!The Fence Software where drawings price themselves!▶ Register for the Fence Show & Security Expo coming in August 2023 hosted by the FWA (Fence Workers Association)Use Promo Code MFL50 to get 3 days FREE on the Exhibitor Floor▶ Register and see when the next FREE Stain & Seal University will be near you!!▶ Hey #FenceLifers, get your My Fence Life Swag ⬅️ here, just fill out the contact form and wait by the mailbox!!▶ Get early access to BizzRater. The only platform that allows YOU to "Take Advantage of Your Reviews"! Use PROMO code MFL30 and save 30%▶ Thank you to todays show sponsor
How2Exit: Mergers and Acquisitions of Small to Middle Market Businesses
Nate Lind, is the author of Maximum Exit - The Definitive Guide for Internet & Technology Focused Business Founders and a business broker at Website Closers, the largest marketplace of $1 million to $150 million dollar Internet, Technology and E-commerce businesses.Reading Rich Dad Poor Dad inspired Lind to dream of financial freedom and passive income. He exited his first company in 2016, which was an e-commerce technology to a shopping cart platform. Lind learned that selling a company and using the proceeds to buy passive income was far easier than trying to run it passively.Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/ONcLM6Vo9EM--------------------------------------------------Contact Nate onLinkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/natelindWebsite: http://www.natelind.com/gift--------------------------------------------------How2Exit Joins ITX's Channel Partner Network!-Why ITX?Since 1998, ITX has created $5 billion in value by selling more than 225 IT businesses in 20 countries. ITX works exclusively with IT-enabled businesses generating between $5M and $30M who are ready to be sold, and M&A decision-makers who are ready to buy. For over 25 years ITX has developed industry knowledge that helps them determine whether a seller is a good fit for their buyers before making a match."Out of all of the brokers I've met, this team has the most experience and I believe the best ability to get IT service businesses sold at the best price" - Ron SkeltonThe ITX M&A Marketplace we partnered with has a proprietary database of 50,000+ global buyers seeking IT Services firms, MSPs, MSSPs, Software-as-a-Service platforms, and channel partners in the Microsoft, Oracle, ServiceNow, and Salesforce space.If you are interested in learning more about the process and current market valuations, complete the contact form and we'll respond within one business day. Everything is kept confidential.Are you interested in what your business may be worth? Unlock the value of your IT Services firm, visit https://www.itexchangenet.com/marketplace-how2exit and complete the contact form.Our partnership with ITX focuses on deals above $5M in value. If you are looking to buy or sell a tech business below the $5M mark, we recommend Flippa.Flippa - Real Buyers, Real Sellers - Where the Real Deals Are MadeVisit Flippa - https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-100721038-15233003--------------------------------------------------
On this Episode, I have Actor, Audio Engineer and Writer, Natalie Van Sistine, as a New Guest on the show!! Natalie and I talk about how she got started with Voice Acting, working as an Audio Engineer and Writing music. We also discuss how she got the roles of Yor Forger from "Spy x Family", Miorine from "The Witch from Mercury" and answer Fan Questions!! FOLLOW Natalie Van Sistine at:Website - https://www.nvansistine.com/Instagram - https://instagram.com/nvansistineTwitter - https://twitter.com/nvansistineYouTube - https://youtube.com/@NatalieVanSistineTikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@nvansistineLIKE, SHARE, RATE, SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT and FOLLOW Spoiler Force Podcast!! You can find more content at:https://linktr.ee/SpoilerForcePodcastYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/spoilerforcepodcastApple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spoiler-force-podcast/id1465655015Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/3edg2bpJPr85Qwry6kzvOrSoundCloud - https://www.soundcloud.com/spoilerforcepodcastAny kind of guest recommendations, comments, questions, concerns or criticisms can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. I might even respond to your message in a future podcast episode!!Don't Forget to Join the Spoiler Force Discord Community!!Support Spoiler Force Podcast! ALL Tips and Donations will be used for podcasting needs such as Booking Guests, Equipment and Software!https://streamlabs.com/spoilerforcepodcast1/tipIf you want to start your very own Podcast, go tohttps://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1059248 and sign up for free!If you want a simpler way to record your Audio or Video Podcast, go to https://streamyard.com?pal=6037820492218368 and sign up to earn a $10 credit!Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):https://uppbeat.io/t/sensho/glow#SpoilerForcePodcast #NatalieVanSistine #SpyxFamily #TheWitchFromMercury #MobileSuitGundam #Gundam #YorForger #MiorineRembran #Anime #Manga #ComicBooks #Conventions #Cosplay #Conventnions #Animation #Dub #Sub #Music #Orchestra #AudioEngineer #VoiceOver #VoiceActor #Actor #Interview #Writer #AnyaForger #LoidForger #Artist #PodcastSupport the show
The Official SaaStr Podcast: SaaS | Founders | Investors
Buying software has changed significantly over the past 27 years. Despite the economic headwinds we've seen, buyers still buy a lot. The average mid-size company has 111 SaaS applications. By next quarter, that's estimated to rise to 119. Of course, companies are experiencing some economic impact, and average spend is coming down slightly. Chris Perrine, the Vice President of G2, Asia Pacific, shares what's holding up buyers in today's economy and how you can meet them where they are. Video with Q&A: https://youtu.be/S9yQ1Oe30zU Want to join the SaaStr community? We're the
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You may think you know the Nintendo story: a plumber named Mario, a princess named Zelda… and didn't they buy the Seattle Mariners at some point? We thought we knew it too. And then we started researching and were blown away.The lovable Disney-like Nintendo that we know today is a 130 year-old a playing card company (i.e. gambling), forged in the shadowy world of the Yakuza and shaped by a four-generation cycle of bitter family betrayal. And its unlikely transformation into a global multi-billion dollar media monopoly was led by an iron-fisted patriarch who — amazingly — never played a video game in his life! Get ready for one of our favorite stories Acquired has ever told — we couldn't make this one up if we tried!ACQ2 Show + LP Program: Subscribe to the shiny new ACQ2! Become an LP and support the show. Help us pick episodes, Zoom calls and more. Sponsors:Thanks to our fantastic partners, any member of the Acquired community can now get: Pilot: 20% off your company's first six months of service Vanta: $1,000 off any compliance audit product …in touch with Tiny! (just tell them Ben & David sent you) Links: Our Atari episode with Nolan Bushnell Video of id Software's legendary PC “port” of Super Mario Brothers 3 Episode sources Carve Outs: Everything Everywhere All At Once Michael Lewis on Tim Ferriss and on CSPAN
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You may think you know the Nintendo story: a plumber named Mario, a princess named Zelda… and didn't they buy the Seattle Mariners at some point? We thought we knew it too. And then we started researching and were blown away. The lovable Disney-like Nintendo that we know today is a 130 year-old a playing card company (i.e. gambling), forged in the shadowy world of the Yakuza and shaped by a four-generation cycle of bitter family betrayal. And its unlikely transformation into a global multi-billion dollar media monopoly was led by an iron-fisted patriarch who — amazingly — never played a video game in his life! Get ready for one of our favorite stories Acquired has ever told — we couldn't make this one up if we tried. ACQ2 Show + LP Program: Subscribe to the shiny new ACQ2! Become an LP and support the show. Help us pick episodes, Zoom calls and more. Sponsors: Thanks to our fantastic partners, any member of the Acquired community can now get: Pilot: 20% off your company's first six months of service Vanta: $1,000 off any compliance audit product …in touch with Tiny! (just tell them Ben & David sent you) Links: Our Atari episode with Nolan Bushnell Video of id Software's legendary PC “port” of Super Mario Brothers 3 Episode sources Carve Outs: Everything Everywhere All At Once Michael Lewis on Tim Ferriss and on CSPAN
Matty Stratton, Director of Developer Relations at Aiven, joins Corey on Screaming in the Cloud for a friendly debate on whether or not company employees can still be considered community members. Corey says no, but opens up his position to the slings and arrows of Matty in an entertaining change of pace. Matty explains why he feels company employees can still be considered community members, and also explores how that should be done in a way that is transparent and helpful to everyone in the community. Matty and Corey also explore the benefits and drawbacks of talented community members becoming employees.About MattyMatty Stratton is the Director of Developer Relations at Aiven, a well-known member of the DevOps community, founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, and a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations and is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and cloud engineering focused events worldwide. Demonstrating his keen insight into the changing landscape of technology, he recently changed his license plate from DEVOPS to KUBECTL.He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Diet Coke. Links Referenced: Aiven: https://aiven.io/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattstratton Mastodon: hackyderm.io/@mattstratton LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattstratton/ 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: This episode is brought to us in part by our friends at Min.ioWith more than 1.1 billion docker pulls - Most of which were not due to an unfortunate loop mistake, like the kind I like to make - and more than 37 thousand github stars, (which are admittedly harder to get wrong), MinIO has become the industry standard alternative to S3. It runs everywhere - public clouds, private clouds, Kubernetes distributions, baremetal, raspberry's pi, colocations - even in AWS Local Zones. The reason people like it comes down to its simplicity, scalability, enterprise features and best in class throughput. Software-defined and capable of running on almost any hardware you can imagine and some you probably can't, MinIO can handle everything you can throw at it - and AWS has imagined a lot of things - from datalakes to databases.Don't take their word for it though - check it out at www.min.io and see for yourself. That's www.min.io Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. I am joined today by returning guest, my friend and yours, Matty Stratton, Director of Developer Relations at Aiven. Matty, it's been a hot second. How are you?Matty: It has been a while, but been pretty good. We have to come back to something that just occurred to me when we think about the different things we've talked about. There was a point of contention about prior art of the Corey Quinn face and photos. I don't know if you saw that discourse; we may have to have a conversation. There may be some absent—Corey: I did not see—Matty: Okay.Corey: —discourse, but I also would accept freely that I am not the first person to ever come up with the idea of opening my mouth and looking ridiculous for a photograph either.Matty: That's fair, but the thing that I think was funny—and if you don't mind, I'll just go ahead and throw this out here—is that I didn't put this two and two together. So, I posted a picture on Twitter a week or so ago that was primarily to show off the fact—it was a picture of me in 1993, and the point was that my jeans were French-rolled and were pegged. But in the photo, I am doing kind of the Corey Quinn face and so people said, “Oh, is this prior art?” And I said—you know what? I actually just remembered and I've never thought about this before, but one of my friends in high school, for his senior year ID he took a picture—his picture looks like, you know, that kind of, you know, three-quarters turn with the mouth opening going, “Ah,” you know?And he loved that picture—number one, he loved that picture so much that this guy carried his senior year high school ID in his wallet until we were like 25 because it was his favorite picture of himself. But every photo—and I saw this from looking through my yearbook of my friend Jay when we are seniors, he's doing the Corey Quinn face. And he is anecdotally part of the DevOps community, now a little bit too, and I haven't pointed this out to him. But people were saying that, you know, mine was prior art on yours, I said, “Actually, I was emulating yet someone else.”Corey: I will tell you the actual story of how it started. It was at re:Invent, I want to say 2018 or so, and what happened was is someone, they were a big fan of the newsletter—sort of the start of re:Invent—they said, “Hey, can I get a selfie with you?” And I figured, sure, why not. And the problem I had is I've always looked bad in photographs. And okay, great, so if I'm going to have a photo taken of me, that's going to be ridiculous, why not as a lark, go ahead and do this for fun during the course of re:Invent this year?So, whenever I did that I just slapped—if someone asked for a selfie—I'd slap the big happy open mouth smile on my face. And people thought, “Oh, my God, this is amazing.” And I don't know that it was necessarily worth that level of enthusiasm, but okay. I'll take it. I'm not here to tell people they're wrong when they enjoy a joke that I'm putting out there.And it just sort of stuck. And I think the peak of it that I don't think I'm ever going to be able to beat is I actually managed to pull that expression on my driver's license.Matty: Wow.Corey: Yeah.Matty: That's—Corey: They don't have a sense of humor that they are aware of at the DMV.Matty: No, they really don't. And having been to the San Francisco DMV and knowing how long it takes to get in there, like, that was a bit of a risk on your part because if they decided to change their mind, you wouldn't be able to come back for another four months [laugh].Corey: It amused me to do it, so why not? What else was I going to do? I brought my iPad with me, it has cellular on it, so I just can work remotely from there. It was either that or working in my home office again, and frankly, at the height of the pandemic, I could use the break.Matty: Yes [laugh]. That's saying something when the break you can use is going to the DMV.Corey: Right.Matty: That's a little bit where we were, where we at. I think just real quick thinking about that because there's a lot to be said with that kind of idea of making a—whether it's silly or not, but having a common, especially if you do a lot of photos, do a lot of things, you don't have to think about, like, how do I look? I mean, you have to think about—you know, you can just say I just know what I do. Because if you think about it, it's about cultivating your smile, cultivating your look for your photos, and just sort of having a way so you don't—you just know what to do every time. I guess that's a, you know, maybe a model tip or something. I don't know. But you might be onto something.Corey: I joke that my entire family motto is never be the most uncomfortable person in the room. And there's something to be said for it where if you're going to present a certain way, make it your own. Find a way to at least stand out. If nothing else, it's a bit different. Most people don't do that.Remember, we've all got made fun of, generally women—for some reason—back about 15 years ago or so for duck face, where in all the pictures you're making duck face. And well, there are reasons why that is a flattering way to present your face. But if there's one thing we love as a society, it's telling women they're doing something wrong.Matty: Yeah.Corey: So yeah, there's a whole bunch of ways you're supposed to take selfies or whatnot. Honestly, I'm in no way shape or form pretty enough or young enough to care about any of them. At this point, it's what I do when someone busts out a camera and that's the end of it. Now, am I the only person to do this? Absolutely not. Do I take ownership of it? No. Someone else wants to do it, they need give no credit. The idea probably didn't come from me.Matty: And to be fair, if I'm little bit taking the mickey there or whatever about prior art, it was more than I thought it was funny because I had not even—it was this thing where it was like, this is a good friend of mine, probably some of that I've been friends with longer than anyone in my whole life, and it was a core part [laugh] of his personality when we were 18 and 19, and it just d—I just never direct—like, made that connection. And then it happened to me and went “Oh, my God. Jason and Corey did the same thing.” [laugh]. It was—Corey: No, it feels like parallel evolution.Matty: Yeah, yeah. It was more of me never having connected those dots. And again, you're making that face for your DMV photo amused you, me talking about this for the last three minutes on a podcast amused me. So.Corey: And let's also be realistic here. How many ways are there to hold your face during a selfie that is distinguishable and worthy of comment? Usually, it's like okay, well, he has this weird sardonic half-smile with an eyebrow ar—no. His mouth was wide open. We're gonna go with that.Matty: You know, there's a little—I want to kind of—because I think there's actually quite a bit to the lesson from any of this because I think about—follow me here; maybe I'll get to the right place—like me and karaoke. No one would ever accuse me of being a talented singer, right? I'm not going to sing well in a way where people are going to be moved by my talent. So instead, I have to go a different direction. I have to go funny.But what it boils down to is I can only do—I do karaoke well when it's a song where I can feel like I'm doing an impression of the singer. So, for example, the B-52s. I do a very good impression of Fred Schneider. So, I can sing a B-52 song all day long. I actually could do better with Pearl Jam than I should be able to with my terrible voice because I'm doing an Eddie Vedder impression.So, what I'm getting at is you're sort of taking this thing where you're saying, okay, to your point, you said, “Hey,”—and your words, not mine—[where 00:07:09] somebody say, “The picture is not going to be of me looking like blue steel runway model, so I might as well look goofy.” You know? And take it that way and be funny with it. And also, every time, it's the same way, so I think it's a matter of kind of owning the conversation, you know, and saying, how do you accentuate the thing that you can do. I don't know. There's something about DevOps, somehow in there.Corey: So, I am in that uncomfortable place right now between having finalized a blog post slash podcast that's going out in two days from this recording. So, it will go out before you and I have this discussion publicly, but it's also too late for me to change any of it,m so I figured I will open myself up to the slings and arrows of you, more or less. And you haven't read this thing yet, which is even better, so you're now going to be angry about an imperfect representation of what I said in writing. But the short version is this: if you work for a company as their employee, then you are no longer a part of that company's community, as it were. And yes, that's nuanced and it's an overbroad statement and there are a bunch of ways that you could poke holes in it, but I'm curious to get your take on the overall positioning of it.Matty: So, at face value, I would vehemently disagree with that statement. And by that is, that I have spent years of my life tilting at the opposite windmill, which is just because you work at this company, doesn't mean you do not participate in the community and should not consider yourself a part of the community, first and foremost. That will, again, like everything else, it depends. It depends on a lot of things and I hope we can kind of explore that a little bit because just as much as I would take umbrage if you will, or whatnot, with the statement that if you work at the company, you stop being part of the community, I would also have an issue with, you're just automatically part of the community, right? Because these things take effort.And I feel like I've been as a devreloper, or whatever, Corey—how do you say it?Corey: Yep. No, you're right on. Devreloper.Matty: As a—or I would say, as a DevRel, although people on Twitter are angry about using the word DevRel to discuss—like saying, “I'm a DevRel.” “DevRel is a department.” It's a DevOps engineer thing again, except actually—it's, like, actually wrong. But anyway, you kind of run into this, like for example—I'm going to not name names here—but, like, to say, you know, Twitter for Pets, the—what do you—by the way, Corey, what are you going to do now for your made-up company when what Twitter is not fun for this anymore? You can't have Twitter for Pets anymore.Corey: I know I'm going to have to come up with a new joke. I don't quite know what to do with myself.Matty: This is really hard. While we will pretend Twitter for Pets is still around a little bit, even though its API is getting shut down.Corey: Exactly.Matty: So okay, so we're over here at Twitter for Pets, Inc. And we've got our—Corey: Twitter for Bees, because you know it'll at least have an APIary.Matty: Yeah. Ha. We have our team of devrelopers and community managers and stuff and community engineers that work at Twitter for Pets, and we have all of our software engineers and different people. And a lot of times the assumption—and now we're going to have Twitter for Pets community something, right? We have our community, we have our area, our place that we interact, whether it's in person, it's virtual, whether it's an event, whether it's our Discord or Discourse or Slack or whatever [doodlee 00:10:33] thing we're doing these days, and a lot of times, all those engineers and people whose title does not have the word ‘community' on it are like, “Oh, good. Well, we have people that do that.”So, number one, no because now we have people whose priority is it; like, we have more intentionality. So, if I work on the community team, if I'm a dev advocate or something like that, my priority is communicating and advocating to and for that community. But it's like a little bit of the, you know, the office space, I take the requirements from the [unintelligible 00:11:07] to people, you I give them to the engineers. I've got people—so like, you shouldn't have to have a go-between, right? And there's actually quite a bit of place.So, I think, this sort of assumption that you're not part of it and you have no responsibility towards that community, first of all, you're missing a lot as a person because that's just how you end up with people building a thing they don't understand.Corey: Oh, I think you have tremendous responsibility to the community, but whether you're a part of it and having responsibility to it or not aligned in my mind.Matty: So… maybe let's take a second and what do you mean by being a part of it?Corey: Right. Where very often I'll see a certain, I don't know, very large cloud provider will have an open-source project. Great, so you go and look at the open-source project and the only people with commit access are people who work at that company. That is an easy-to-make-fun-of example of this. Another is when the people who are in a community and talking about how they perceive things and putting out content about how they've interacted with various aspects of it start to work there, you see areas where it starts to call its authenticity into question.AWS is another great example of this. As someone in the community, I can talk about how I would build something on top of AWS, but then move this thing on to Fastly instead of CloudFront because CloudFront is terrible. If you work there, you're not going to be able to say the same thing. So, even if you're not being effusive with praise, there are certain guardrails and constraints that keep you from saying what you might otherwise, just based upon the sheer self-interest that comes from the company whose product or service you're talking about is also signing your paycheck and choosing to continue to do so.Matty: And I think even less about it because that's where your paycheck is coming. It's also just a—there's a gravitational pull towards those solutions because that's just what you're spending your day with, right? You know—Corey: Yeah. And you also don't want to start and admit even to yourself, in some cases, that okay, this aspect of what our company does is terrible, so companies—people shouldn't use it. You want to sort of ignore that, on some level, psychologically because that dissonance becomes harmful.Matty: Yeah. And I think there's—so again, this is where things get nuanced and get to levels. Because if you have the right amount of psychological safety in your organization, the organization understands what it's about to that. Because even people whose job is to be a community person should be able to say, “Hey, this is my actual opinion on this. And it might be contrary to the go-to-market where that comes in.”But it's hard, especially when it gets filtered through multiple layers and now you've got a CEO who doesn't understand that nuance who goes, “Wait, why was Corey on some podcast saying that the Twitter for Pets API is not everything it could possibly be?” So, I do think—I will say this—I do think that organizations and leadership are understanding this more than they might have in the past, so we are maybe putting on ourselves this belief that we can't be as fully honest, but even if it's not about hiding the warts, even if it's just a matter of also, you're just like, hey, chances are—plus also to be quite frank, if I work at the company, I probably have access to way more shit than I would have to pay for or do whatever and I know the right way. But here's the trick, and I won't even say it's a dogfooding thing, but if you are not learning and thinking about things the way that your users do—and I will even say that that's where—it is the users, which are the community, that community or the people that use your product or are connected to it, they don't use it; they may be anecdotal—or not anecdotally, maybe tangentially connected. I will give an example. And there was a place I was working where it was very clear, like, we had a way to you know, do open-source contributions back of a type of a provider plug-in, whatever you want to call it and I worked at the company and I could barely figure out how to follow the instructions.Because it made a lot of sense to someone who built that software all day long and knew the build patterns, knew all that stuff. So, if you were an engineer at this company, “Well, yeah, of course. You just do this.” And anybody who puts the—connects the dots, this has gotten better—and this was understood relatively quickly as, “Oh, this is the problem. Let's fix it.” So, the thing is, the reason why I bring this up is because it's not something anybody does intentionally because you don't know what you don't know. And—Corey: Oh, I'm not accusing anyone of being a nefarious actor in any of this. I also wonder if part of this is comes from your background as being heavily involved in the Chef community as a Chef employee and as part of the community around that, which is inherently focused on an open-source product that a company has been built around, whereas my primary interaction with community these days is the AWS community, where it doesn't matter whether you're large or small, you are not getting much, if anything, for free from AWS; you're all their customers and you don't really have input into how something gets built, beyond begging nicely.Matty: That's definitely true. And I think we saw that and there was things, when we look at, like, how community, kind of, evolved or just sort of happened at Chef and why we can't recreate it the same way is there was a certain inflection point of the industry and the burgeoning DevOps movement, and there wasn't—you know, so a lot of that was there. But one of the big problems, too, is, as Corey said, everybody—I shouldn't say every, but I've from the A—all the way up to AWS to your smaller startups will have this problem of where you end up hiring in—whether you want to or not—all of your champions and advocates and your really strong community members, and then that ends up happening. So, number one, that's going to happen. So frankly, if you don't push towards this idea, you're actually going to have people not want to come work because you should be able to be still the member that you were before.And the other thing is that at certain size, like, at the size of a hyperscaler, or, you know, a Microsoft—well, anybody—well Microsofts not a hyperscaler, but you know what I'm saying. Like, very, very large organization, your community folks are not necessarily the ones doing that hiring away. And as much as they might—you know, and again, I may be the running the community champion program at Microsoft and see that you want—you know, but that Joe Schmo is getting hired over into engineering. Like, I'm not going to hire Joe because it hurts me, but I can't say you can't, you know? It's so this is a problem at the large size.And at the smaller size, when you're growing that community, it happens, too, because it's really exciting. When there's a place that you're part of that community, especially when there's a strong feel, like going to work for the mothership, so to speak is, like, awesome. So again, to give an example, I was a member of the Chef community, I was a user, a community person well, before, you know, I went and, you know, had a paycheck coming out of that Seattle office. And it was, like, the coolest thing in the world to get a job offer from Ch—like, I was like, “Oh, my God. I get to actually go work there now.” Right?And when I was at Pulumi, there quite a few people I could think of who I knew through the community who then get jobs at Pulumi and we're so excited, and I imagine still excited, you know? I mean, that was awesome to do. So, it's hard because when you get really excited about a technology, then being able to say, “Wait, I can work on this all the time?” That sounds awesome, right? So like, you're going to have that happen.So, I think what you have to do is rather than prevent it from happening because number one, like, you don't want to actually prevent that from happening because those people will actually be really great additions to your organization in lots of ways. Also, you're not going to stop it from happening, right? I mean, it's also just a silly way to do it. All you're going to do is piss people off, and say, like, “Hey, you're not allowed to work here because we need you in the community.” Then they're going to be like, “Great. Well, guess what I'm not a part of anymore now, jerk?” Right? You know [laugh] I mean so—Corey: Exactly.Matty: Your [unintelligible 00:18:50] stops me. So, that doesn't work. But I think to your point, you talked about, like, okay, if you have a, ostensibly this a community project, but all the maintainers are from one—are from your company, you know? Or so I'm going to point to an example of, we had—you know, this was at Pulumi, we had a Champions program called Puluminaries, and then there's something similar to like Vox Populi, but it was kind of the community that was not run by Pulumi Inc. In that case.Now, we helped fund it and helped get it started, but there was there were rules about the, you know, the membership of the leadership, steering committee or board or whatever it was called, there was a hard limit on the number of people that could be Pulumi employees who were on that board. And it actually, as I recall when I was leaving—I imagine this is not—[unintelligible 00:19:41] does sometimes have to adjust a couple of things because maybe those board members become employees and now you have to say, you can't do that anymore or we have to take someone down. But the goal was to actually, you know, basically have—you know, Pulumi Corp wanted to have a voice on that board because if for no other reason, they were funding it, but it was just one voice. It wasn't even a majority voice. And that's a hard sell in a lot of places too because you lose control over that.There's things I know with, uh—when I think about, like, running meetup communities, like, we might be—well I mean, this is not a big secret, I mean because it's been announced, but we're—you know, Aiven is helping bootstrap a bunch of data infrastructure meetups around the world. But they're not Aiven meetups. Now, we're starting them because they have to start, but pretty much our approach is, as soon as this is running and there's people, whether they work here, work with us or not, they can take it, right? Like, if that's go—you know? And being able to do that can be really hard because you have to relinquish the control of your community.And I think you don't have to relinquish a hundred percent of that control because you're helping facilitate it because if it doesn't already have its own thing—to make sure that things like code of conduct and funding of it, and there's things that come along with the okay, we as an organization, as a company that has dollars and euros is going to do stuff for this, but it's not ours. And that's the thing to remember is that your community does not belong to you, the company. You are there to facilitate it, you are there to empower it, you're there to force-multiply it, to help protect it. And yeah, you will probably slurp a whole bunch of value out of it, so this is not magnanimous, but if you want it to actually be a place it's going to work, it kind of has to be what it wants to be. But by the same token, you can't just sort of sit there and be like, “I'm going to wait for this community grow up around me without anything”—you know.So, that's why you do have to start one if there is quote-unquote—maybe if there's no shape to one. But yeah, I think that's… it is different when it's something that feels a little—I don't even want to say that it's about being open-source. It's a little bit about it less of it being a SaaS or a service, or if it's something that you—I don't know.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by Honeycomb. I'm not going to dance around the problem. Your. Engineers. Are. Burned. Out. They're tired from pagers waking them up at 2 am for something that could have waited until after their morning coffee. Ring Ring, Who's There? 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I think that it starts as, well these are people who are super-passionate about this, and they have great ideas and they were great to work with. Could we hire them?And the answer is, “Oh, wait. You can give me money for this thing I've been doing basically for free? Yeah, sure, why not?” And that's great in the individual cases. The problem is, at some point, you start to see scenarios where it feels like, if not everyone, then a significant vocal majority of the community starts to work there.Matty: I think less often than you might think is it done strategically or on purpose. There have been exceptions to that. There's one really clear one where it feels like a certain company a few years ago, hired up all the usual suspects of the DevOps community. All of a sudden, you're like, oh, a dozen people all went to go work at this place all at once. And the fun thing is, I remember feeling a little bit—got my nose a little out of joint because I was not the hiring mana—like, I knew the people.I was like, “Well, why didn't you ask me?” And they said, “Actually, you are more important to us not working here.” Now, that might have just been a way to sell my dude-in-tech ego or not, but whether or not that was actually true for me or not, that is a thing where you say you know, your folks—but I do think that particular example of, like, okay, I'm this, that company, and I'm going to go hire up all the usual suspects, I think that's less. I think a lot of times when you see communities hire up those people, it's not done on purpose and in fact, it's probably not something they actually wanted to do in mass that way. But it happens because people who are passionate about your product, it's like I said before, it actually seems pretty cool to go work on it as your main thing.But I can think of places I've been where we had, you know—again, same thing, we had a Pulumi—we had someone who was probably our strongest, loudest, most vocal community member, and you know, I really wanted to get this person to come join us and that was sort of one of the conversations. Nobody ever said, “We won't offer this person a job if they're great.” Like, that's the thing. I think that's actually kind of would be shitty to be like, “You're a very qualified individual, but you're more important to me out in the community so I'm not going to make your job offer.” But it was like, Ooh, that's the, you know—it'd be super cool to have this person but also, not that that should be part of our calculus of decision, but then you just say, what do you do to mitigate that?Because what I'm concerned about is people hearing this the wrong way and saying, “There's this very qualified individual who wants to come work on my team at my company, but they're also really important to our community and it will hurt our community if they come work here, so sorry, person, we're not going to give you an opportunity to have an awesome job.” Like, that's also thinking about the people involved, too. But I know having talked to folks that lots of these different large organizations that have this problem, generally, those community folks, especially at those places, they don't want this [laugh] happening. They get frustrated by it. So, I mean, I'll tell you, it's you know, the—AWS is one of them, right?They're very excited about a lot of the programs and cool people coming from community builders and stuff and Heroes, you know. On one hand, it's incredibly awesome to have a Hero come work at AWS, but it hurts, right, because now they're not external anymore.Corey: And you stop being a Hero in that case, as well.Matty: Yeah. You do, yeah.Corey: Of course, they also lose the status if they go to one of their major competitors. So like, let me get this straight. You can't be a Hero if you work for AWS or one of its competitors. And okay, how are there any Heroes left at all at some point? And the answer is, they bound it via size and a relatively small list of companies. But okay.Matty: So, thinking back to your point about saying, okay, so if you work at the company, you lose some authenticity, some impartiality, some, you know… I think, rather than just saying, “Well, you're not part”—because that also, honestly, my concern is that your blog post is now going to be ammunition for all the people who don't want to act as members of the community for the company they work for now. They're going to say, well, Corey told me I don't have to. So, like I said, I've been spending the last few years tilting at the opposite windmill, which is getting people that are not on the community team to take part in community summits and discourse and things like that, like, you know, for that's—so I think the thing is, rather than saying, “Well, you can't,” or, “You aren't,” it's like, “Well, what do you do to mitigate those things?”Corey: Yeah, it's a weird thing because taking AWS as the example that I've been beating up on a lot, the vast majority of their employees don't know the community exists in any meaningful sense. Which, no fault to them. The company has so many different things, no one keeps up with at all. But it's kind of nuts to realize that there are huge communities of people out there using a thing you have built and you do not know that those users exist and talk to each other in a particular watering hole. And you of course, as a result, have no presence there. I think that's the wrong direction, too. But—Matty: Mm-hm.Corey: Observing the community and being part of the community, I think there's a difference. Are you a biologist or are you a gorilla?Matty: Okay, but [sigh] I guess that's sort of the difference, too which—and it's hard, it's very hard to not just observe. Because I think that actually even taking the mentality of, “I am here to be Jane Goodall, Dr. Jane Goodall, and observe you while I live amongst you, but I'm not going to actually”—although maybe I'm probably doing disservice—I'm remembering my Goodall is… she was actually more involved. May be a bad example.Corey: Yeah. So, that analogy does fall apart a little bit.Matty: It does fall apart a little bit—Corey: Yeah.Matty: But it's you kind of am I sitting there taking field notes or am I actually engaging with you? Because there is a difference. Even if your main reason for being there is just purely to—I mean, this is not the Prime Directive. It's not Star Trek, right? You're not going to like, hold—you don't need to hold—I mean, do you have to hold yourself aloof and say, “I don't participate in this conversation; I'm just here to take notes?”I think that's very non-genuine at that point. That's over-rotating the other way. But I think it's a matter of in those spaces—I think there's two things. I think you have to have a way to be identified as you are an employee because that's just disclosure.Corey: Oh, I'm not suggesting by any stretch of the imagination, people work somewhere but not admit that they work somewhere when talking about the company. That's called fraud.Matty: Right. No, no, and I don't think it's even—but I'm saying beyond just, if it's not, if you're a cop, you have to tell me, right?Corey: [laugh].Matty: It's like, it's not—if asked, I will tell you I work at AWS. It's like in that place, it should say, “I am an AWS em—” like, I should be badged that way, just so it's clear. I think that's actually helpful in two ways. It's also helpful because it says like, okay, maybe you have a connection you can get for me somehow. Like, you might actually have some different insight or a way to chase something that, you know, it's not necessarily just about disclosure; it's also helpful to know.But I think within those spaces, that disclosure—or not disclosure, but being an employee does not offer you any more authority. And part of that is just having to be very clear about how you're constructing that community, right? And that's sort of the way that I think about it is, like, when we did the Pulumi Community Summit about a year ago, right? It was an online, you know, thing we did, and the timing was such that we didn't have a whole lot of Pulumi engineers were able to join, but when we—and it's hard to say we're going to sit in an open space together and everybody is the same here because people also—here's the difference. You say you want this authority? People will want that authority from the people that work at the company and they will always go to them and say, like, “Well, you should have this answer. Can you tell me about this? Can you do this?”So, it's actually hard on both cases to have that two-way conversation unless you set the rules of that space such as, “Okay, I work at Aiven, but when I'm in this space, short of code of conduct or whatever, if I have to be doing that thing, I have no more authority on this than anyone else.” I'm in this space as the same way everyone else's. You can't let that be assumed.Corey: Oh, and big companies do. It's always someone else's… there's someone else's department. Like, at some level, it feels like when you work in one of those enormous orgs, it's your remit is six inches wide.Matty: Well, right. Right. So, I think it's like your authority exists only so far as it's helpful to somebody. If I'm in a space as an Aivener, I'm there just as Matty the person. But I will say I work at Aiven, so if you're like, “God, I wish that I knew who was the person to ask about this replication issue,” and then I can be like, “Aha, I actually have backchannel. Let me help you with that.” But if I can say, “You know what? This is what I think about Kafka and I think why this is whatever,” like, you can—my opinion carries just as much weight as anybody else's, so to speak. Or—Corey: Yeah. You know, it's also weird. Again, community is such a broad and diverse term, I find myself in scenarios where I will observe and talk to people inside AWS about things, but I never want to come across as gloating somehow, that oh, I know, internal people that talk to you about this and you don't. Like, that's never how I want to come across. And I also, I never see the full picture; it's impossible for me to, so I never make commitments on behalf of other people. That's a good way to get in trouble.Matty: It is. And I think in the case of, like, someone like you who's, you know, got the connections you have or whatever, it's less likely for that to be something that you would advertise for a couple of reasons. Like, nobody should be advertising to gloat, but also, part of my remit as a member of a community team is to actually help people. Like, you're doing it because you want to or because it serves you in a different way. Like, that is literally my job.So like, it shouldn't be, like—like, because same thing, if you offer up your connections, now you are taking on some work to do that. Someone who works at the company, like, yes, you should be taking on that work because this is what we do. We're already getting paid for it, you know, so to speak, so I think that's the—Corey: Yeah.Matty: —maybe a nuance, but—Corey: Every once in a while, I'll check my Twitter spam graveyard, [unintelligible 00:32:01] people asking me technical questions months ago about various things regarding AWS and whatnot. And that's all well and good; the problem I have with it is that I'm not a support vector. I don't represent for the company or work for them. Now, if I worked there, I'd feel obligated to make sure this gets handed to the right person. And that's important.The other part of it, though, is okay, now that that's been done and handed off, like do I shepherd it through the process? Eh. I don't want people to get used to asking people in DMs because again, I consider myself to be a nice guy, but if I'm some nefarious jerk, then I could l