The Geek Whisperers Posts

8 April, 2017 / Podcast

What’s Latin for without a bucket? The three Geek Whisperers catch up with you, fair listener, on conversations with those who fall into Evangelist type positions but don’t see how it fits. Our TL;DR is this: You need a bucket. We hit on how: Evangelist is still a bad title in…

22 February, 2017 / Podcast

When people are paid quite well in the Enterprise Tech industry, why do so many people have “other” jobs? Is it a job for a paycheck or a passion project? We talk to Mike Colson about his past experiences and how it brought him to a place where multiple jobs…

24 January, 2017 / Podcast

So you have lots of skills. That’s great, most of the time. But when is that diversity of skills a liability? Our guest, Dave Henry, wrote a blog post about his recent free agent status that inspires this conversation today and its one the Geek Whisperers are sure other listens have wondered…

17 January, 2017 / Podcast

Being an engineer at an event is one thing, but how do you engineer an event? How can you make sure to meet those people you really want to?If you’re getting frustrated by the randomness of meeting people at conferences, this episode is for you. This episode is all about getting the most…

3 January, 2017 / Podcast

How does a geek move into the business, and how many steps does it take to get there? This week we talk with Ed Saipetch, Office of the CTO for IBM’s Bluemix private cloud. Co-host of the Speaking in Tech podcast What does Ed do? Office of the CTO’s role in…

8 December, 2016 / Podcast

Too much social media kills the golden goose? That’s our topic this week as we discuss a recent article in the New York Times. Our intrepid Geek Whisperers discussed this article from Cal Newport, Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend On It. A couple of points that we make: Yes,…

22 November, 2016 / Podcast

So you feel stuck. What is a change that will make a difference versus one that makes you feel the same in a new place? How do you take a step back and review your situation? In a topic brought up by Matt and as a continuation of the Pioneers, Settlers…

2 November, 2016 / Podcast

How do you start a podcast? We get asked about that a lot. This week our guest is Cecelia Taylor, social media manager for 8×8, who asked us just that. We start with follow-up from Episode 117 — talking about Prescribed Tweets. “Brands cannot scale,” says Cecelia. She thinks even marketers…