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 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

  • Episode 446: The Business B.S. Dictionary

    December 22nd, 2023  |  1 hr 9 mins

    This week, we “define” and decode business jargon and take a look at what it really means. Subscribe to Coté’s “Business B.S. Dictionary” YouTube Playlist for even more definitions.

  • Episode 445: It’s my sacred time

    December 15th, 2023  |  47 mins

    This week, we discuss the distribution of cloud revenue, explore who is investing in A.I., and take a look back at Mesosphere DC/OS. Plus, we share some thoughts on the peacefulness of flying.

  • Episode 444: Spicy Autocomplete

    December 8th, 2023  |  1 hr 4 mins

    This week, we look back at the drama at OpenAI and look forward to the growing A.I. Arms Race. Plus, we talk about calendaring — again!

  • Episode 443: Everything is maintenance

    December 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min

    This week, we review the major announcements from AWS re:Invent and discuss how the hyperscalers are embracing A.I. Plus, a few thoughts on children’s chores.

  • Episode 442: Dustin Kirkland on Securing Open Source Software

    November 24th, 2023  |  52 mins 59 secs

    Brandon interviews Dustin Kirkland, VP of Engineering at Chainguard. They delve into Dustin’s experience as a part-time analyst, explore how Chainguard secures open-source software, and Dustin shares his hiking experience on the Camino de Santiago. Plus, some thoughts on men’s fashion and the timeless three-piece suit.

  • Episode 441: The whole point of AI is laziness

    November 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins

    This week, we recap the key announcements from Microsoft Ignite, ponder the broader implications of A.I., provide an update on OpenCost, and share some thoughts on migrating child accounts to teen accounts.