Software Defined Talk

Kubernetes, serverless, cloud, DevOps, & coding. Get the lazy WTF each week, mostly.

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Kubernetes, serverless, cloud, DevOps, & coding. Get the lazy WTF each week, mostly.

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  • Episode 202: Does Nike make pleated khakis?

    October 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins

    How important is domain knowledge for a new CEO? What is the key to building a successful Open Source Business? What is Kelsey Hightower really asking? We answer all these questions and more. Plus, Matt explains why a bus pass is better than a driver’s license in Australia.

  • Episode 201: The 10 pillar strategy

    October 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins

    "This week there has been a lot of confusion on social media” around MeetUp charging more, along with the launch of a rival service at LinkedIn. Yeah, we get deep into LinkedIn talk! Then we discuss into what exactly a GitLab is.

  • Episode 200: The mystery of the 2,000

    October 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 mins

    Two thrilling topics this week: moderating panels and the mystery of Oracle cloud. Also, some Austin talk.

  • Episode 199: 15 meters of cereal

    October 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Smokin’ hot webinar tips in this one, tips on things to put on your mouth in Austin, and then scandal in the open source world is getting fun again!

    Hey, Coté got off his ass and finally revved back up his newsletter. People love it! Subscribe and tell all your friends to subscribe! Go to or and do it!

  • Episode 198: Don’t get a Private Jet

    September 27th, 2019  |  41 mins 32 secs

    Matt explains the GitLab vs. CloudBees kerfuffle, Coté offers advice when attending a DevOps Day, we also recommend never buying a corporate jet. Plus, there is some discussion of AXE Body Spray.

  • Episode 197: WAR_BIRDS

    September 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins

    The season of IPOs, bullshit HR tells you about salary, and feeding ravenous 9 year olds.

  • Episode 196: The janitor strategy

    September 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Developers don’t buy anything, but they make other people buy things. We try to, once again, build a theory of how developers drive IT spend. Also: hotel shampoo bottles, Scottish vikings, and Kiwi slang.

  • Episode 195: Elite isn’t Elite enough

    September 6th, 2019  |  57 mins 3 secs

    Searched Guard stole some code, lots of “elites” in the State of DevOps Report and should we really cry for Docker? Plus, we talk Australia Punters invading American Football and why Yahoo! will always be a necessity for football fans.

  • Episode 194: Datadog's S1, Ping, vKubernates

    August 29th, 2019  |  51 mins 15 secs

    This week, the title says it all.

  • Episode 193: “WE” need a forensic accountant for the show.

    August 22nd, 2019  |  56 mins 46 secs

    SignalFX gets bought for a billion, Microsoft buys jClarity and VMWare is buying Pivotal…again? We discuss all this and “WE” try to make sense of all this fancy “trademark accounting.”

  • Episode 192: Coté still doesn’t understand how startup valuations work

    August 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins

    We discuss WeWork vs. Regus, Cloudera, and tumblr. Plus, some clarifications on trans-dimensional bomb defusing.

  • Episode 191: Who put kubernetes in my Mesosphere?

    August 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Renaming to align with kunernetes and JEDI master Trump.

  • Episode 189: The 6 clouds you’ll meet in the MQ

    July 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins

    It’s cloud magic time! We go over the evolution of the IaaS Gartner Magic Quadrant, or whatever it’s called now. Plus, is it so hard to do do enterprise sales? (Yes.) And too much commentary on umlauts, ASCII, and Munich bike bells.

  • Episode 188: The transit private/public partnership, and, yeah, still, of course, kubernetes shit of the week

    July 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins

    There’s a couple kubernetes announcements this week: we mostly talk about Pivotal’s, and a tad on IBM. Plus, maybe scooters are actually good for cities and compiling source code for your infrastructure software is probably a bad idea.

  • Episode 187: Beyond the Fitzgeraldian Theory of Cloud Barriers to Entry

    July 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins

    With IBM closing its acquisition of Red Hat, we discuss the changing mechanics of an enterprise software business. Why do we think the big clouds will have such an indefinite hold on market leadership when every past tech leader has been disrupted and fallen? Speaking of, Broadcom is tryin’ hard to become a portfolio company. Also, security sucks, Coté finds video chats annoying, and he can’t keep all the camera lingo in his head.