Software Defined Talk

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

197 episodes of Software Defined Talk since the first episode, which aired on April 29th, 2016.

  • Episode 250: Jana Werner, a Head of Transformation

    August 7th, 2020  |  46 mins 40 secs

    This week, Coté talks with Jana Werner about a recent paper she co-authored about changing how a large financial institution does software.

  • Episode 249: Was Tom Landry cool?

    July 31st, 2020  |  57 mins 35 secs

    The week we discuss New Relic’s open source plans, why monitoring is so complicated and try to unravel the mystery of enterprise pricing. Plus, Coté finds out that you can indeed use too much soap.

  • Episode 248: They want cloud grade

    July 24th, 2020  |  46 mins 48 secs

    We recap the recent announcements from Google Next and discuss Rackspace's upcoming IPO. Plus, Coté reviews the ambient noise videos on YouTube.

  • Episode 247: Richard Seroter on App Modernization

    July 16th, 2020  |  55 mins 6 secs

    On this episode Brandon interviews Richard Seroter from Google. They discuss Richard's career, Product Management & Marketing, Google Anthos and what App Modernization really means. Plus, Richard tells us how a doctor removes a wedding ring when you have a fractured finger.

  • Episode 246: Istio-washing, 20 domain names, .docx

    July 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins

    We discuss: the trademark moves of Google; open source skullduggery; why Slack has the upper-hand on Teams…or not?; and Coté’s growing love of .docx files.

  • Episode 245: Michael Coté’s Discount Webinar Barn, aka, The Webinar Episode

    July 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Come with us as we solve life’s greatest mystery: lead-genless webinars. Coté also gives his 10 day in review of Hey email. Also, theories on grilling hamburgers.

  • Episode 244: Kylie Grenier on Digital Transformation

    June 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Brandon interviews Kylie Grenier from DXC Technology. They discuss Kylie's experience in leading digital transformation in the public sector, her time as a Cloud Futurist at Cisco and how she helps clients build digital transformation strategies today. Plus, Kylie offers some tips on how to get a new job.

  • Episode 243: This one goes out to all the cross-country truckers

    June 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Extracting configs with awk, Apple announces stuff, and salad dressing. That’s the topics. Mostly.

  • Episode 242: Brian Gracely on OpenShift

    June 22nd, 2020  |  53 mins 3 secs

    On this episode Brandon interviews Brian Gracely from Red Hat. They discuss Brian's early career at Cisco, his experience with OpenStack, why he joined Red Hat and what's happening with OpenShift. Plus, Brian tells us what it's like to be a VP of Product at a startup and recommends some College Football Podcasts to get us through the off season.

  • Episode 241: Ask more questions, send more one line emails

    June 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Can email ever be fixed, or is GMail good enough? We discuss. Plus, Coté complains about how he should probably start asking more questions instead of answering them at length. Also, we don’t know what a “digestive” is and do not recommend the Mexican bakery pastries.

  • Episode 240: Todd Gardner on building Web Apps with JavaScript

    June 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Brandon interviews Todd Gardner from TrackJS. They discuss Todd's career and how his consulting projects led him to start TrackJS. Plus, Todd offers advice on how to build web apps using JavaScript and how to decide which JS Framework is right for your next project. His answer may surprise you...

  • Episode 239: Coté got up at 2am

    June 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins

    We dream of video conferencing in Zoom, ask whatever happened to Big Data, discuss how little agile practices are followed despite their proven success, and contemplate the meaninglessness of Apple moving to ARM. Also, how to prioritize those early morning calls with Singapore.

  • Episode 238: Shannon Williams on Kubernetes-as-a-Service

    June 9th, 2020  |  50 mins 28 secs

    Brandon interviews Shannon Williams from Rancher Labs. They discuss Shannon's journey from journalism to startup founder and how Rancher delivers Kubernetes-as-a-Service. Plus, Shannon recommends his top ski resort in North America and reveals who really decided to buy the domain.

  • Episode 237: Cisco’s string of pearls, also, “daddy, are pirates real?”

    June 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins

    What is a ThousandEyes, Cisco’s acquired businesses and oddly named BUs, nailing your bi-annual performance review. Plus, a review of ChefCon online.

  • Episode 236: Margaret Staples from Twilio on Building Games, Dev Evangelism and Owls.

    June 2nd, 2020  |  59 mins 46 secs

    Brandon interviews Margaret Staples from Twilio and they discuss building games, dev evangelism, working at Twilio and her latest project TwilioQuest.

  • Episode 235: The Real Kube MoMs of Cloud Candy Land

    May 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 27 secs

    Microsoft nails the Linux desktop and it’s cloud MoM’s for everyone. Plus, Coté goes over the thrilling world of Outlook email rules.