Behind the Scenes: Episode 200 – Cloud, Mentorship, Comics!

Welcome to the Episode 200, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

This week on the podcast,we celebrate our 200th episode by inviting some old friends back to talk about cloud, mentoring and comics!

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Join us as we welcome:

  • Glenn Sizemore (@glnsize) – Technical Marketing for VMware’s Storage and Availability
  • Jonathan Rippy (@jkrippy) – Trident Developer, NetApp

Finding the Podcast

You can find this week’s episode here:

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

Our YouTube channel (episodes uploaded sporadically) is here:

Behind the Scenes: Tech ONTAP Podcast Live!

During NetApp Insight 2016 in Las Vegas, Andrew and I had the opportunity to do a podcast live, onstage, during the Tech Team Forum. We invited one of the NetApp A-Team members, Glenn Dekhayser (@gdekhayser) of Red8, to talk DevOps.

We had a short list of questions prior, but didn’t rehearse anything until the day before. And even then, it was kind of a partial rehearsal – they ran out of time to complete it. So, we pretty much ad libbed the whole thing, which is the Tech ONTAP podcast way!

We knew Glenn was going to be great, as was Andrew. I was the wild card. The guest beard made its triumphant public appearance.

The story of the guest beard

Each one of us on the podcast has a beard.

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Well, I have one during the fall and winter. Screw summer beards. However, many of our guests do not. So, we decided we needed a beard for one and all. I went to Amazon and found the rattiest beard I could find. Mission accomplished. Now, it’s the unofficial mascot of the podcast.

The decision to wear it onstage, in front of co-workers and partners, as well as execs, was kind of a last minute audible. I’m pretty sure it went over like a lead balloon. No one expects a guest beard.

If you’re interested, here’s the podcast on stage, in its entirety. Let us know what you think!

Also, be sure to check out techontappodcast.com for more of our episodes!

Behind the Scenes: Episode 53 –Developer Advocacy and Kubernetes

Welcome to the Episode 53, part of the continuing series called “Behind the Scenes of the NetApp Tech ONTAP Podcast.”

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This week, we welcome a very special guest – developer advocate rockstar Kelsey Hightower (@kelseyhightower) from Google/Kubernetes! Kelsey gives us the run down on his views on advocacy vs. evangelism and where Kubernetes fits in with a changing IT landscape. I was able to convince Kelsey to join us by simply asking. Super accessible!

If that’s not enough, we also bring in NetApp SolidFire’s developer advocate, Josh Atwell (@josh_atwell). Josh echoes some of the same feelings as Kelsey, and gives us his Monty Python pitch for Puppet.

Finding the Podcast

The podcast is all finished and up for listening. You can find it on iTunes or SoundCloud or by going to techontappodcast.com.

Also, if you don’t like using iTunes or SoundCloud, we just added the podcast to Stitcher.

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/tech-ontap-podcast?refid=stpr

I also recently got asked how to leverage RSS for the podcast. You can do that here:

http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:164421460/sounds.rss

You can listen here: