The Geek Whisperers Posts

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…

21 July, 2016 / Podcast

In which we ask the existential question: which would you rather have: an annual performance evaluation, a root canal, or a colonoscopy. Only The Geek Whisperers are brave enough to tackle this kind of cutting-edge question! Our guest is Srinivas Krishnamurti, and on this podcast we try to figure out why…

1 July, 2016 / Podcast

Jill Jubinski is technical recruiting done right. We talk with Jill, Technical Community Evangelist for IBM’s Blue Box. We discuss how she talks to people as people and turns that into value for companies and recruits alike. We get into: Recruiter-ish — she lives outside of the HR org chart Reports…

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…

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…

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…