The Geek Whisperers Posts

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,…

Read All Show NotesSocial media: the career killer? Episode 126

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…

Read All Show NotesModels of Contribution Throughout Your Career – Episode 125

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…

Read All Show NotesStrategies for starting a podcast with Cecelia Taylor – Episode 124

18 October, 2016 / Podcast

We’re joined by Kurt Collins, Director of Developer Evangelist and Partnerships at Built.io, to discuss his role and his participation in The Hidden Genius Project, mentoring young black men and teaching them to code. The audio is a little rough, but it’s probably because Kurt is enjoying a baguette in a Parisian coffeeshop. We chat before…

Read All Show NotesBizDev Developer Evangelism and the Hidden Genius Project with Kurt Collins – Episode 123

13 October, 2016 / Podcast

What is the value of a technical certification? How do you make the time to get one? We talk with Gregg Robertson, who recently earned the prestigious VCDX certification. This podcast was recorded live at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. VCDX stands for VMware Certified Design Expert, and is VMware’s highest-level certification. There…

Read All Show NotesGetting Certified with Gregg Robertson, VCDX: Episode 122

28 September, 2016 / Podcast

Dom Delfino is not shy about sharing his opinions. Now the VP of Worldwide Sales and Systems Engineering for VMware, Dom joined us live at VMworld 2016 to talk about leadership. We touched on assertiveness, building trust, picking your battles, and delegation. We had a good time. Previously on the Geek…

Read All Show NotesThe Domolosophy of Leadership with Dom Delfino – Ep 121

20 September, 2016 / Podcast

In a banterful welcome back to the vBrownBag stage, we have another round of Geek Whisperers Live. VMworld 2016 brought us to past guest, Frank Denneman. His current title is Sr Staff Architect for VMware R&D. He can’t tell you what he does, but he does Geek Whisper about it.…

Read All Show NotesChoosing Titles You Want to Have w/Frank Denneman at VMworld 2016 – Episode 120

13 September, 2016 / Podcast

Engineering to Sales to Marketing. It’s a path few take and everyone questions. We bring Erin Banks (aka Banksy and banksek) onto the show to discuss her move back to EMC as a Portfolio Marketing Director of Big Data & Analytics. What brought her back to the company? And how did a job…

Read All Show NotesKeep Learning and Keeping Connections After Changing Jobs w/Erin Banks – Episode 119