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14 June, 2016 / Podcast

When is being an evangelist not the right thing to get the job done? This week we talk with Vaughn Stewart about the implications of a title like Chief Evangelist, and why he changed roles (and titles) to VP, Enterprise Architect at Pure Storage instead. Vaughn was a de facto and de jure…

Read All Show NotesWhen Not To Be An Evangelist with Vaughn Stewart – Episode 113

12 May, 2016 / Podcast

The Geek Whisperers are coming back to your from our wonderful time at the Silicon Valley VMUG. Armed with beautiful new microphones, we sit down with Frances Wong, SVVMUG Leader and IT Professional. We discuss:  Building rapport quickly The charisma myth The unspoken parts of charisma Hiring in the valley Hiring…

Read All Show NotesIT Pipeline and Hiring for Rapport with Frances Wong – Episode 112

4 May, 2016 / Podcast

Do Tech Recruiters have souls? We’ve often wondered. The Geek Whisperers have more faith after hanging out with Andy Tullo. He’s a entrepreneur focused on recruiting in our fast-growing Enterprise Tech scene.  We discuss: Vetting company culture before you sign the paperwork Positive psychology in the workforce Finding great places to…

Read All Show NotesTech Recruiters are Matchmakers with Andy Tullo – Episode 111

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