The Geek Whisperers Posts

26 April, 2016 / Podcast

This week we recap our VMware User Group experience, where we talked with VMUG attendees about their careers and how to take the next step. This podcast was recorded directly after the Silicon Valley VMUG on April 12, 2016. We had a line throughout the day of people who were interested…

Read All Show NotesInvesting in Career Insurance: VMware User Group recap – Episode 110

11 April, 2016 / Podcast

The Geek Whisperers will be appearing at the Silicon Valley VMUG tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Santa Clara. In this episode, we talk about what’s going to happen, how we got started talking about geek stories, and as always, Things We’d Never Do Again. Silicon Valley VMUG site and…

Read All Show NotesGeek Whispering at the Silicon Valley VMUG Tues Apr 12

30 March, 2016 / Podcast

Christina Murillo started this show as a stranger to us. Within less than an hour, we were in awe of her work within the security community. Christina works in the IT Security scene in NYC – born and raised – and began by asking what a Tech Evangelist is. Before long, we had…

Read All Show NotesIs Tech Evangelism Dead Yet Or Can I Be One Too? with Christina Morillo – Ep 108

22 March, 2016 / Podcast

We’re pleased to bring you a conversation with William Lam, Staff Engineer II working within the VMware R&D organization and creator of the ever-popular VirtuallyGhetto.com. The Whisperers spoke with William back at VMworld, and due to a number of lost files and a miraculous backup copy, we now deliver it to…

Read All Show NotesAdvocating for Engineers and Customers Alike with William Lam – Ep 107

14 March, 2016 / Podcast

What career moves can we glean from the big company consolidations of late? How do you stay above the downsize? We spend time with frequent podcaster Mark Twomey, better known as Storagezilla. He digs into industry trends, staying relevant with the times and his own development in 19 years at EMC.…

Read All Show NotesSurviving Enterprise Consolidation with Mark Twomey – Ep 106

2 March, 2016 / Podcast

Kenneth Hui wrote a powerful blog post on leaving his job that caused this podcast. He made the tough call to quit his job without another one lined up. Here’s some of the story you can’t find online and some important questions to ask yourself as you consider your next move.  Part of…

Read All Show NotesHow to Publicly Resign as a Tech Evangelist – Kenneth Hui Ep 105

22 February, 2016 / Podcast

What’s happening with the Geek Whisperers? Where have my weekly episodes been? Well, we have to admit we’ve failed you, fair listeners. And we’re going to admit it in the open. This episode covers: Falling behind on podcasting Life getting away from us Trying to be This American Life for…

Read All Show NotesFailure & Failing In Public – Ep 104

2 February, 2016 / Podcast

In this episode, we welcome back Brian Gracely to discuss identifying yourself within the Pioneer, Settler, Town Planner continuum (based on Simon Wardley’s blog) and what impact that might have on your career. Things we reference: Matt’s Blog: On Pioneers, Settlers, and Town Planners – Or Understanding My Personal Brand…

Read All Show NotesThe Pioneer, Settler, Town Planner Continuum with Brian Gracely – Ep 103