Software Defined Talk

A podcast about Enterprise Software and Cloud Computing that doesn't take itself too seriously.

About the show

Get ready for a weekly dose of all things Enterprise Software and Cloud Computing! Join us as we dive into topics including Kubernetes, DevOps, Serverless, Security and Coding. Plus, we’ll keep you entertained with plenty of off-topic banter and nonsense. Don’t worry if you miss the latest industry conference - we’ve got you covered with recaps of all the latest news from AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

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  • Episode 462: Lifting Code

    April 12th, 2024  |  1 hr 2 mins

    This week, we discuss Matt Asay accusing OpenTufu of "lifting code" and recap the Google Next '24. announcements. Plus, we share some thoughts on camera placement and offer listeners a chance to get free coffee beans.

  • Episode 461: Not illegal, works as designed

    April 5th, 2024  |  1 hr 11 secs

    This week, we discuss Redis Relicensing, Progress acquiring MariaDB and Microsoft unbundling Teams. Plus, Coté shares his Top 10 Tech and Productivity Wish List for regulators.

  • Episode 460: Tom Wilkie on Observability

    March 29th, 2024  |  30 mins 25 secs

    Matt Ray interviews Tom Wilkie, Grafana Labs CTO. They discuss the latest trends in Observability, Grafana’s recent announcements and the state of OSS businesses . Plus, some ideas for your next 3D printing project.

  • Episode 459: Is Hello A Proper Slack Message?

    March 22nd, 2024  |  1 hr 7 mins

    This week, we discuss Kubecon EU, Nvidia’s hyper growth, having 55 direct reports and the Worldwide Container Infrastructure Forecast. Plus, is “hello” a proper slack message?

  • Episode 458: How to survive and thrive at work

    March 15th, 2024  |  1 hr 5 mins

    This week, we discuss Coté's O'Reilly video series where he offers up some tips on how to survive and thrive in the workplace. Plus, some ideas on how to reinvent the virtual town hall.

  • Episode 457: Nobody owns YAML

    March 8th, 2024  |  52 mins 49 secs

    This week, we discuss whether or not Kubernetes is boring, Winglang’s attempt to simply cloud deployments and Linkerd status as a graduated CNCF project. Plus, a few thoughts on frogs…

  • Episode 456: Second Guessing

    March 1st, 2024  |  49 mins 47 secs

    This week, we second guess recent decisions made by Google and Apple. Plus, what social media sites is everyone actually using these days?

  • Episode 455: LTS: Let Thou Support it

    February 23rd, 2024  |  52 mins 48 secs

    This week, we discuss open source forks, what’s going on at OpenAI and checkin on the IRS Direct File initiative. Plus, plenty of thoughts on taking your annual Code of Conduct Training.

  • Episode 454: The Galactic Tent

    February 16th, 2024  |  1 hr 6 mins

    This week, we discuss the ever expanding CNCF Landscape, bundling and unbundling, and the latest cloud earnings. Plus, some thoughts on soap dispensers in Europe vs. U.S.

  • Episode 453: John Willis on how Kubernetes won, digital transformation and Deming

    February 9th, 2024  |  1 hr 30 mins

    This week, Coté interviews John Willis and they discuss how Kubernetes ultimately won, why large companies struggle with Digital Transformation, and Systems Thinking. Plus, John shares his opinions about Human Resources and Venture Capital.

  • Episode 452: Write the letters

    February 2nd, 2024  |  1 hr 15 mins

    This week, we examine the balancing act CEOs face between maintaining operations and pursuing growth, the IRS's attempt to automate tax filing, and defining success in thought leadership.

  • Episode 451: How does anyone use the Internet?

    January 26th, 2024  |  52 mins 24 secs

    This week, we discuss what “enshittification” is, what causes it, and whether it can be prevented. Plus, stay tuned until the end to hear the Software Defined Talk origin story.

  • Episode 450: Workers of the world, don’t let HR hide in darkness

    January 19th, 2024  |  1 hr 24 mins

    This week, we discuss the role of DevRel, Remote Work and Layoffs. Plus, Matt reveals his latest keyboard recommendation.

  • Episode 449: Magic of Cloud

    January 12th, 2024  |  57 mins 59 secs

    This week, we delve into the Stack Overflow Survey, compare AWS and Azure, and discuss why everyone loves "Coding at Google." Plus, thoughts on the new Mobile Passport Control App and Global Entry.

  • Episode 448: Jorge Castro on Late Stage Linux on the Desktop and Working for the CNCF

    January 5th, 2024  |  43 mins 2 secs

    Matt Ray interviews Jorge Castro, veteran Community Manager from the CNCF. They discuss Project Bluefin, behind the scenes at the CNCF, and mentoring the next generation of open source contributors. Plus, “you can have anything you want, but the defaults are the best”.

  • Episode 447: 2023 Year in Review

    December 29th, 2023  |  54 mins 58 secs

    This week, we grade our 2023 predictions, revisit the key trends that shaped the year, and gaze into the crystal ball to anticipate what 2024 might hold. Plus, we answer listener questions