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

24 January, 2016 / Podcast

Glenn Pitchford is an IT director at a small nonprofit. We talked to Glenn at the SpiceWorld 2015 conference in Austin. Glenn talks about mentoring, being a trusted advisor to the business, and living the dream with a career in IT. Some of Glenn’s advice: Don’t get stuck in technology and…

Read All Show NotesLooking beyond the server rack for a career in IT with Glenn Pitchford – Ep 102

17 December, 2015 / Podcast

It’s the end of the year, and as things slow down and the holiday season ramps up, your Geek Whisperers gather an open fire to roast some chestnuts and talk about the year past and what we’re grateful for. Some links: Matt has a new gig with Intel and a new…

Read All Show NotesA Very Special Holiday Geek Whisperers – Ep 101

6 November, 2015 / Podcast

We talk about making the rest of your life work well when the work part of your life is busy as we interview Nigel and Heather Hickey. This is another live interview from SpiceWorld 2015 in Austin, TX. Heather’s current job takes her on the road, and Nigel’s IT job…

Read All Show NotesTreating home life as seriously as work with Nigel and Heather Hickey – Ep 100

28 October, 2015 / Podcast

This week’s episode is a special edition of our time with Scott Lowe at VMworld 2015. A special thanks to our friends at TheCube for recording us live! You can see the original video here. Scott works in the NSX team at VMware, focusing on open source and the surrounding ecosystem.…

Read All Show NotesThrive by Learning New Skills with Scott Lowe – Ep 99

22 October, 2015 / Podcast

We talk to Cody Bunch back at VMworld 2015 about mentorship and how he finds the time to help others. Cody’s day job is as Principle Architect at Rackspace as part of the OpenStack Product group, but we dig into a passionate project of his that means a lot to all…

Read All Show NotesThe Importance of Being a Mentor with Cody Bunch – Ep 98

15 October, 2015 / Podcast

The Geek Whisperers have the pleasure of discussing careers with the very special guest of Chad Sakac, President of Presales at EMC. He’s grown into leadership, starting as an individual contributor and is now up to 4,000 “nerds in the field,” and that’s just part of his day job. We discuss the unbelievable…

Read All Show NotesLife as an EMC Leader with Chad Sakac Ep 97

8 October, 2015 / Podcast

Audio on this one is pretty terrible, but it’s worth turning up the volume. What is the next job move when you co-found a company that’s grown to be a huge success? You have the option to stay and the option to transition out. This happened to Scott Abel, CSO of…

Read All Show NotesNext Steps for the Founding CEO of Spiceworks with Scott Abel – Ep 96