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 210: “What choice do we have?”

    December 18th, 2019  |  52 mins 10 secs

    At the end of the year, we answer listener questions. From middle-names, to athletes, to advice to startups. Also, we talk open source in 2020 predictions, that NYTimes story on Amazon, and Twinkies.

  • Episode 209: The Carl Weathers Cluster

    December 12th, 2019  |  47 mins 26 secs

    This week: that best gadgets from the past ten years article, dreams of kubernetes on old hardware, and 451 Research’s acquisition.

  • Episode 208: re:Invent, Oracle's stickyness, and medieval stick candy-bread

    December 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins

    It’s the re:Invent episode! We also have digressions/delights on why Oracle is so sticky despite (rival vendors tell us) how much people want to leave it. And, since it’s that time of year, Sinterklaas. Sometime in December we’ll do a listener questions (and our answers) episode. Send us your questions in Slack or in Twitter or whatever with by tagging them with hashbrowns #asksdt.

  • Episode 207: All the good stuff is proprietary

    November 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Why does SDN even exist? (No, not SDT, but Software Defined Networking). Also, we discuss a recent Google Anthos interview as well, some kubernetes stuff, and the Mongolian Grill restaurant concept. Sorry for all the plosives. Coté needs to get mic cover for his portable podcasting studio and that Tesla truck thing.

  • Episode 206: The Sanka of hot sauces

    November 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 20 mins

    We discuss Kubecon and Slack vs. Microsoft Teams. Pretty frothy stuff!

  • Episode 205: No Change in our journey

    November 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Coté is eating and drinking in this episode, so deal with it. Also, we discuss some odd slides, Mirantis buying Docker Enterprise, and saving code with vikings.

  • Episode 204: Foiled by Physical Access Again

    November 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins

    We dig into the Microsoft Azure Arc announcement and discuss when or if a multi-cloud strategy makes sense. Plus, Matt explains how daylight savings time works with calendar invites and offers tips on how to upgrade you old MacBook.

  • Episode 203: Military clouds, stock IDEs, and team meetings

    November 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins

    The annual team meetings are rolling around - what should you be doing and expecting from them? Also, we discuss what a big contract like JEDI can mean for a vendor, and also what those whacky developers are up according to a survey.

  • 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.