Category: Podcast

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

26 August, 2016 / Podcast

This week Sarah Vela tells us about bringing skills to the table at work, and knowing when to make a change. Sarah’s day job is in social media at Dell, and her recent non-day gig was as a co-host of Speaking in Tech, a role which she recently relinquished. Sarah…

11 August, 2016 / Podcast

In a throwback episode to our social media origins, your Geek Whisperers take on one of our origin stories: the prescribed tweet. Prescribed tweets are a method of sharing prewritten content that a colleague (most often marketing) requests you send (most often verbatim). Cons: Duplicate tweets on the same hashtag looks inauthentic Harms your…

28 July, 2016 / Podcast

In a particularly special episode, John and Amy record a surprise episode of the Geek Whisperers from my wedding reception! The guests are an amazing collection of people met through the community. In particular we cover: Task of being an online community manager  How that transitions to offline naturally Origin…