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Ardan Labs Podcast

English, Technology, 1 season, 96 episodes, 5 days, 12 hours, 49 minutes
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This podcast features intimate conversations with engineers who are in the forefront of building or teaching technology. Join us as we learn how our guests got started in tech, the type and level of education they've obtained, their work history, and personal stories about their journey. We publish the show on Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and the Web biweekly on Wednesdays at 12pm US Eastern Time. Subscribe and STAY TUNED!
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Fleet, Open Source, and Osquery with Zach Wasserman

Join us in this episode as we delve into the world of open-source device management with Zach Wasserman. Zach is the cofounder and Tech Evangelist of Fleet, where he works to unlock the full potential of osquery for both enterprise and open-source customers. With a deep history with osquery, dating back to its inception at Facebook in 2014, Zach brings unparalleled expertise and passion. He has been a member of osquery's Technical Steering Committee since 2019 and continues to contribute to the community's growth. Tune in to learn more about his journey and challenges along the way.00:00 Introduction00:40 What is Zach Doing Today?12:07 Compliance Frameworks29:00 First Memory of a Computer36:51 Highschool Interests 43:31 Traveling to India54:51 Entering University1:07:30 Tech is Versatile1:10:50 Working at Facebook1:19:50 Moving to Open Source 1:29:30 Starting Fleet1:43:40 Contact InfoConnect with Zach: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@thezachwGithub: https://github.com/zwassLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zacharywasserman/Mentioned in today’s episode:Fleet Device Management: https://fleetdm.com/Osquery: https://github.com/osquery/osqueryWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
7/17/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 51 seconds
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Reddit, Computer Science, and Living Abroad with Konrad Reiche

Join us in this episode as we dive into the world of scalable and resilient backend infrastructure with Konrad Reiche. A Berlin-transplant living in San Francisco, Konrad is a seasoned software engineer who brings a wealth of experience and insight into designing abstractions that add immense value. Currently a Staff Engineer at Reddit, Konrad's initial background is in audio and video streaming, where he made significant contributions to backend systems. His work, largely inspired by the Go programming language, reflects his dedication to innovation and excellence. Konrad is also a regular speaker at conferences and meetups, sharing his knowledge and passion with the broader tech community. Tune in to learn more about his journey and challenges along the way.00:00 Introduction01:04 What is Konrad Doing Today?12:07 First Memory of a Computer24:30 Going to University43:50 Joining the Workforce 53:40 Working with Go1:07:40 Getting Hired Through the Gopher Slack1:23:50 Working at Reddit1:30:43 Contact Info  Connect with Konrad: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@konradreicheKonrad’s Website: https://konradreiche.com/Mentioned in today’s episode:Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/Gopher Slack: https://gophers.slack.com/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
7/3/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 28 seconds
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A.I., Code, and Hardware with Ron Evans Pt. 2

Join us as we dive into the world of tech with award-winning software developer and robotics expert, Ron Evans. With a rich background in IoT, computer vision, and open source contributions, Ron has helped giants like AT&T, Intel, and Northvolt tackle their toughest challenges. As the maintainer of TinyGo and the creator of Gobot and GoCV, Ron shares his journey, insights, and captivating stories in this episode. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a true pioneer in the field!00:00 Introduction00:24 First Paid Hardware Project08:50 Working at Apple 22:40 Leaving Apple27:23 Finance and Tech  46:13 Ron and TinyGo 53:20 Compilers and WASM1:03:42 Mechanoid Project  1:10:28 GoCV Project1:17:25 Contact InformationConnect with Ron: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@deadprogramLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deadprogram/Mentioned in today’s episode:TinyGo: https://tinygo.org/RISC-V: https://riscv.org/WASI: https://pkg.go.dev/github.com/stealthrocket/wasi-goRust: https://www.rust-lang.org/learnZig: https://ziglang.org/GoCV: https://gocv.io/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
6/19/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 49 seconds
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A.I., Code, and Hardware with Ron Evans Pt. 1

Join us as we dive into the world of tech with award-winning software developer and robotics expert, Ron Evans. With a rich background in IoT, computer vision, and open source contributions, Ron has helped giants like AT&T, Intel, and Northvolt tackle their toughest challenges. As the maintainer of TinyGo and the creator of Gobot and GoCV, Ron shares his journey, insights, and captivating stories in this episode. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a true pioneer in the field!00:00 Introduction01:06 Ron’s Drone Flying06:34 Effects of A.I on Code / Tech Talk19:50 Reading and Writing Code vs A.I33:35 Regulation in Tech / Responsibility38:33 Open Source Software52:02 Ron and Hardware 1:01:42 Entering the Hardware SpaceConnect with Ron: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@deadprogramLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deadprogram/Mentioned in today’s episode: Jessie Frazelle :https://x.com/jessfrazForth Programming Language: https://www.forth.com/forth/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
6/5/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 48 seconds
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Blockchain, Security, and Engineering with Manfred Touron

Manfred Touron, currently VP of Engineering at Gno.land and Founder of Berty Technologies, takes us on his journey through tech. Manfred has led the development of the secure peer-to-peer messaging app, Berty Messenger, and helped pioneer the Wesh Network, an asynchronous mesh networking protocol. Now, he's spearheading Gno.land, the next generation of smart contract platforms. Using Gno, a variation of Go, Gno.land offers transparent and auditable code, making censorship-resistant platforms accessible to all.  In this episode, Manfred takes us on his journey while sharing valuable insights and entertaining stories along the way.00:00 Introduction01:20 What is Manfred Doing Today?  15:00 First Memory of a Computer21:35 Joining the Workforce29:30 Starting a Business39:10 Becoming an Employee44:30 Management Strategies1:03:30 Finding Funding1:06:40  Berty Technologies1:20:30 Blockchain And Crypto1:41:00 Contact Info Connect with Manfred: Twitter: https://twitter.com/@moulLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manfredtouronGitHub: https://github.com/moulGno.land GitHub : https://github.com/gnolangGno.land Discord:  https://discord.gg/aXBuv68YkvMentioned in today’s episode:Gno.land : https://gno.land/Berty Technologies: https://berty.tech/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
5/22/20241 hour, 42 minutes, 15 seconds
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Positivity, Persistence, and Leadership with Maria Kellis

Armed with a prestigious education in engineering and management from MIT, Maria's journey has seen her co-found multiple technology ventures in the United States and hold influential positions within the Greek government. Maria dedicates herself to empowering leaders, intrapreneurs, and entrepreneurs alike. Her mission revolves around nurturing authentic leadership skills and guiding individuals towards the creation of impactful products and services reflective of their inner essence.   In this episode, Maria takes us on her journey while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.00:00 Introduction01:00 What is Maria Doing Today?  09:40 High School Journey 15:30 Entering University 21:20 Battling Adversity and MIT25:20 Working for Startups 34:30 Complete Shut Down55:20 Turning Point1:07:00 Getting a PhD 1:14:00 Mechanics and Semantics1:24:00  Leadership Coaching1:49:30 Contact Info Connect with Maria: Email: [email protected]: https://twitter.com/@mariakellisLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariakellis/Mentioned in today’s episode:Marias Site: https://mariakellis.com/leading-businesses-into-the-new-paradigm/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
5/8/20241 hour, 40 minutes, 19 seconds
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IBM, VMware, and Dedication with Alexandra McCoy

 Alexandra McCoy is currently a Site Reliability Engineer at VMware.  With four years of experience in the field and six years within open-source and cloud environments, Alexandra shares insightful anecdotes and valuable expertise. From leading large-scale software projects to mastering Kubernetes and Docker for container orchestration, her story is filled with innovation and dedication. In this episode, Alexandra takes us on a journey through her time in the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.00:00 Introduction03:00 What is Alexandra Doing Today?  07:44 First Memories of a Computer13:30 High School Journey 30:30 Entering University 35:20 Juggling Sports and University40:50 Working for Nike46:40 Working in Criminal Justice 1:00:45 IBM Enters the Radar1:22:00 Getting a Masters in I.T 1:28:00 Moving to VMware1:49:30 Contact Info Connect with Alexandra: Twitter: https://twitter.com/AddisMama17Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandramccoy17/Mentioned in today’s episode:VMware: https://www.vmware.com/IBM: https://www.ibm.com/us-enWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
4/24/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mentorship, SRE, and Google with Tobias Weingartner

Tobias Weingartner plays a pivotal role in Google's Traffic Control Team, where he specializes in optimizing the global system load balancer (GSLB). As an integral member of this team, he collaborates closely with the development team responsible for crafting the intricate code that powers Google's internal load balancing infrastructure. Specifically, Tobias focuses his expertise on the SRE aspect, ensuring the seamless operation of Google's vast network traffic.  In this episode, Tobias takes us on a journey through his time in the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.00:00 Introduction01:25 What is Toby Doing Today?  07:00 First Memories of a Computer21:30 Direction after High School  29:10 Entering University 43:20 Breaking the Shell48:35 Finishing the Degree / First Jobs in Tech1:05:40 Moving to Silicon Valley 1:10:00 Working at Twitter1:16:55 Google Entering the Radar1:22:00 Joining DoorDash 1:28:00 Staying Relevant in Tech 1:34:15 Creating Courses1:43:10 Contact Info Connect with Toby: Twitter: https://twitter.com/NuttySwissTobias’s Site: https://tepid.org/toby/Mentioned in today’s episode:Gophercon: https://www.gophercon.com/X: https://twitter.com/NuttySwissWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
4/10/20241 hour, 45 minutes, 9 seconds
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Acting, Front End Dev, and Golang with Rita Iglesias

Rita Iglesias is a Software Engineer currently employed at a startup called Topi. Lately, Rita has been creating projects using React for the frontend and Go for the backend. She also creates some awesome content relating to the tech world! In this episode, Rita takes us on a journey through her time entering the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.00:00 Introduction01:55 What is Rita Doing Today?  09:22 First Memories of a Computer21:10 Direction after High School  32:30 Pursuing a Degree in the Performing Arts38:30 Employment Outside of School   44:40  Learning to Code 54:00 Applying to the First Job in Tech1:07:15 Moving on From Front End Development1:17:30 Goals For The Future1:30:00 Contact Info Connect with Rita: Twitter: https://twitter.com/rita_codesRita's Website: https://rita.codes/Mentioned in today’s episode:Topi: https://www.topi.eu/enWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
3/27/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 4 seconds
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DevOps, Business, and System Initiative with Brit Myers

Brit Myers is currently the VP of Engineering at System Initiative. Prior to System Initiative, she was a member of the executive team at Hyland Software where she led global engineering teams responsible for building multiple cloud product lines. In this episode, Brit takes us on a journey through her time in the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.00:00 Introduction02:24 What is Brit Doing Today?  07:42 First Memories of a Computer12:20 Direction after High School  17:30 Deciding on a Career Path25:00 Joining the Workforce / Learning Code32:10 Criteria for a Job Search 39:20 Getting Hired at Hyland Software45:20  Entering a Management Position    54:00 Hiring Philosophies1:07:10 Current Tech Stack / Business Talk  1:23:15 Contact InfoConnect with Brit: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/britpmyers/ System Initiative: https://www.systeminit.com Join the discussion in Discord: https://discord.gg/system-init Mentioned in today’s episode:System Initiative: https://www.systeminit.com/about-usWoven Teams: https://www.woventeams.com/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
3/13/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 5 seconds
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SRE, Tech Talk, and Siemens with Dr. Vladyslav Ukis

 Dr. Vladyslav Ukis is the Head of R&D at Siemens Healthineers. Vlad has 18 years of experience in large-scale software platforms, leadership, digital transformation, continuous delivery, SRE, Devops, and more. In this episode, Vlad takes us on a journey through his time in the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.00:00 Introduction00:56 What is Vlad Doing Today?  09:13 First Memories of a Computer19:55 Entering University for CS26:40 Working in Tech During University38:15 Deciding to get a PhD47:34 Working on Prim 58:00 Current Role at Siemens1:09:37 Contact infoConnect with Vlad:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/UkisVladyslavLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-vladyslav-ukis-5172ba32/Mentioned in today’s episode:Siemens Healthineers: https://www.siemens-healthineers.com/Vlad’s Book: https://a.co/d/7tVHuU2Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
2/28/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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Google, EngFlow, and Mentality with Jay Conrod

Jay Conrod is currently a Software Engineer at EngFlow. EngFlow is a startup providing remote build and execution for Bazel, Cmake, Reclient and more, dramatically speeding up builds and tests for large software projects. Jay was previously part of the Go Team at Google and has had a large impact in the Software Industry.  In this episode, Jay takes us on a journey through his time in the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.00:00 Introduction00:56 What is Jay Doing Today?  07:25 First Memories of a Computer18:30 Mentality and Ability27:20 Direction after High School  37:30 Internships During University43:00 Diversity in Programming55:30 Getting Hired at Google1:03:10 Joining the Go Team1:10:00 Go - Tech Talk  1:20:00 Moving to EngFlow1:38:00 What Would You Remove From Go?1:45:30 Contact InfoConnect with Jay:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/JayConrodLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayconrod/Jay’s Website: https://jayconrod.comMentioned in today’s episode:EngFlow: https://www.engflow.com/Zig: https://ziglang.org/The Art of Learning: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Learning-Journey-Optimal-Performance-ebook/dp/B000QCQ970Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
2/14/20241 hour, 46 minutes, 54 seconds
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Mattermost, Go, and Tech Talk with Jesús Espino

Jesús Espino is a Senior Staff Engineer at Mattermost specializing in Full Stack Development on the API side of the platform. Mattermost is an open source platform for secure collaboration across the entire software development lifecycle. Mattermost’s platform powers over 800,000 workspaces worldwide with the support of over 4,000 contributors from across the developer community.  In this episode, Jesús takes us on a journey through his time in the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.00:00 Introduction05:29 What is Jesús Doing Today? 10:50 First Memory of a Computer17:32 Thoughts on University25:21 Joining the Workforce33:03 First Job after University47:08 Moving Companies51:30 Transitioning to Go58:40 Deciding to Focus on Go1:03:40 Solving Problems with Internals of Go1:11:50 Thoughts on Mattermost1:13:16 Contact InfoConnect with Jesús: Twitter: https://twitter.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesus-espinoMentioned in today’s episode:Mattermost: https://mattermost.com/Gophercon EU: https://gophercon.eu/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
1/24/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds
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Go, A.I, and Python with Miki Tebeka

Miki Tebeka is the CEO of 353solutions and an Instructor at Ardan Labs where he specializes in teaching effective hands-on workshops all over the world and solving tough problems as a Consultant. He is also the organizer of Gophercon Israel and Pydata Israel Meetup and a published author. In this episode Miki takes us on his journey through the tech industry and shares his experiences along the way. 00:00 Introduction07:17 What is Miki Doing Today?13:19 First Memory of a Computer16:30 Joining the Army27:43 Starting University34:18  First Jobs in Tech49:46 Moving to the U.S1:00:47 Moving back to Israel / Starting 353solutions1:08:38 Post-Covid Education1:14:40 Future of Go and Python1:25:40 Contact InfoConnect with Miki: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tebekaLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikitebekaEmail: [email protected] Mentioned in today’s episode:Zig: https://ziglang.org/353solutions: [email protected] more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
1/10/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 20 seconds
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Startups, Tech Talk, and Go with Brad Peabody

Brad Peabody is a Senior Software Engineer who has been coding for over 20 years. He is involved in the Go community and has been coding in Go for many years. Brad is currently working on multiple startups and also works as a contractor developing Go code for clients. In this episode, Brad tells us his story leading up to where he is today. 00:00 Introduction00:43 What is Brad Doing Today?06:57 First Memory of a Computer14:25 High School Hacking17:00 Thoughts after High School22:40 First Jobs in Tech28:20 Going Solo37:15 Juggling Businesses43:45 Combining  Front and Backend52:50 Go as a First Language / Tech Talk1:10:00 Marketing YourselfConnect with Brad: Twitter: https://twitter.com/bradliusgpLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-peabodyMentioned in today’s episode:Fyne: https://fyne.io/Wails: https://wails.io/ Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
12/27/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 59 seconds
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Google, Tech , and Go with Teiva Harsanyi

Teiva Harsanyi is  a software engineer at Google, specializing in backend development and distributed systems. He has extensive experience in designing and implementing resilient, responsive, scalable, and maintainable systems. He is also the author of the book “100 Go Mistakes and How to Avoid Them”. In this episode, Teiva discusses his journey to becoming a published author and Software Engineer at Google. 00:00 Introduction00:53 What is Teiva Doing Today? 04:05 First Memory of a Computer17:20 Thoughts for University25:00 Engineering School Curriculum 32:20 Interests Going Through University 35:40 First Jobs in Tech42:00 Working for a Helicopter Company52:40 The Next Opportunity and Moving Countries58:37 Discovering Go1:03:40  Finding Utility Warehouse1:11:00 Joining Docker1:16:50 The Experience Working at Google1:19:00 Writing “100 Go Mistakes” 1:25:30 Contact InfoConnect with Teiva: Twitter: https://twitter.com/teivahLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teiva-harsanyi/?originalSubdomain=frTeivas Book: https://www.manning.com/books/100-go-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-themMentioned in today’s episode:Docker: https://www.docker.com/Utility Warehouse: https://uw.co.uk/about-us/careers Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
12/13/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 2 seconds
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groundcover, observability, eBPF, Machine Learning, and R&D with Shahar Azulay

 Shahar Azulay is the CEO and co-founder of groundcover and a multi-time R&D leader, bringing in a lot of experience in the world of machine learning having worked as a leader in companies such as Apple, DayTwo, and Cymotive Technologies. In this episode, Shahar takes us on his journey through the tech industry leading up to the creation of groundcover. 00:00 Introduction01:37 What is Shahar Doing Today? / Tech Talk16:30 First Memory of a Computer20:15 Thoughts of University and the Army35:00 Moving on from the Army43:27 Hacking on Connected Cars47:40 Moving to DayTwo51:48 Entering a Management Position57:28 Going Back to School1:09:15 Starting groundcover1:20:00 Using groundcover1:27:20 Price Model of groundcover1:34:18 Contact Info Connect with Shahar: Twitter: https://twitter.com/shahar__azulayLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shahar-azulay-54156bb4/groundcover site: https://www.groundcover.com/contactMentioned in today’s episode:Docker: https://www.docker.com/groundcover: https://www.groundcover.com/ Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
11/29/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 6 seconds
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MongoDB, Go-Team, and Hugo with Steve Francia

Steve Francia is a highly accomplished technology executive and entrepreneur. Steve is a Managing Director at Two Sigma, serving as the Product Lead for the Investment Management Platform. Two Sigma is a technology-driven investment firm based in New York City. Steve is widely known for his involvement in MongoDB, Hugo, and the Go community. In this episode, Steve takes us through his journey in the tech industry discussing various projects and companies he participated in so far in his career. 00:00 Introduction01:07 What is Steve Doing Today?05:00 First Memories of a Computer15:00 Interests Leading to College24:00 Entering College 33:50 First Tech Jobs in/after College58:45 Discovering MongoDB1:17:00 Creation of Hugo1:22:48 Working at Docker1:28:15 Joining the Go Team1:42:00 Expectations of the Job1:54:20 Contact InfoConnect with Steve: Twitter:  https://twitter.com/spf13?lang=enLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevefranciaMentioned in today’s episode:Docker: https://www.docker.com/MongoDB: https://www.mongodb.com/Two Sigma: https://www.twosigma.com/Hugo: https://gohugo.io/ Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
11/15/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 1 second
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DIY, TinyGo, and Software with Tobias Theel

Tobias Theel is a Software Engineer for Denic and author of the book “ Creative DIY Microcontroller Projects with TinyGo and WebAssembly “. Denic manages more than 17 million domains, and is considered one of the largest Internet endings or "Top Level Domains" in the world. In his off time, Tobias also works with microprocessors and TinyGo to power low-memory devices for various tasks.00:00 Introduction05:57 First Memories of a Computer12:45 Interests as a Teen17:30 Studying Computer Science in University22:00  First Jobs in Tech 37:00 Working in a Startup41:00 First Time Working with Go48:10 Finding Denic 57: 30 Working with TinyGo1:12:00 Tobias’s Radar1:17:00 Contact Info Connect with Tobias: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nooby_GamesLinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/tobias-theel-3353a9181Mentioned in today’s episode:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/TinyGo: https://tinygo.org/Denic: https://www.denic.de/en/about-denicTobias’s Book: https://www.packtpub.com/product/creative-diy-microcontroller-projects-with-tinygo-and-webassembly/9781800560208Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
10/30/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 49 seconds
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Robotics, Logistics, and Agriculture with Robert Ramos

Robert Ramos is the CEO of AGRITECH, a company that is developing proprietary technology to bring traceability, transparency, sustainability, and scalability to the global food market. In this episode, he takes us through his experiences from military logistics and robotics to cracking the code to the global food markets' traceability and accountability issues.00:00 Introduction01:12 What is Robert Doing Today?11:50 Interests in High School18:00 Deciding to Join the Army23:00 Working in Army Logistics32:00  Entering The Robotics Industry52:00 International Robotics Engineering59:31 Entering the Agriculture Industry1:11:00 Building a Blockchain1:25:15 Contact Info Connect with Robert: AGRITECH: [email protected]: [email protected] in today’s episode:AGRITECH: https://agri-tech.io/Canna-Well: https://canna-well.com/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
10/18/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mobile Apps, Tech Talk, and “Down” with Colin Hodge

Colin Hodge is the creator of the popular dating app “Down” on IOS. He comes from a Computer Science background and has spent time with major companies like Amazon and Microsoft. In this episode, he takes us through his experiences leading up to building a successful company. 00:00 Introduction 00:49 What is Colin Doing Today? 11:55 First Memory of a Computer16:20 Interests in High School / Early Programming23:50 College Experience32:30 Applying for Internships / Starting a Business41:15 Starting Mobile App Development49:50 Creating a Dating App1:03:10 The Tech Stack1:16:30 The Future of Down1:26:45 Plans for Improving the Company1:35:45 Contact InfoConnect with Colin: Colin’s Site: https://colinhodge.com/Mentioned in today’s episode:Down App: https://www.downapp.com/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
10/4/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Journey to Working at NASA with Capt’n Amy

Capt’n Amy is a Systems Engineer Supervisor for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center. Her mission is to make sure that the facilities are always mission ready. Her team also provides support for launch operations. In this episode, Amy takes us through her journey from studying electrical engineering in college and designing sprinkler systems to becoming a supervisor at NASA.  00:00 Introduction 01:23 What is Amy Doing Today? 09:55 First Memory of a Computer13:55 Interests in High School18:00 Starting University21:10 Designing Sprinkler Systems32:26 Applying to NASA38:30 First Experiences at NASA42:30 Telemetry in the Control Room48:00 Newfound Excitement at NASA54:50 Anyone can Work at NASA59:00 Thoughts on A.I1:02:40 Going Back to College1:08:30 Contact InfoConnect with Amy: Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaptnAmyLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-lendian/Mentioned in today’s episode:NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
9/13/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 51 seconds
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Software, Amazon, and Industry with Ian Molee

Ian Molee is a Software Developer at a cryptocurrency firm called Falcon X. His day to day languages include Python and Go with various other languages mixed in. In this episode, Ian takes us through his extensive journey through various companies in the tech industry and his experiences along the way.  00:00 Introduction 03:23 What is Ian Doing Today? 14:46 Interests in High School22:37 Going to University / Value of a Degree35:45 Joining the Workforce / First Tech Jobs48:00 Moving to New Mexico57:00 Joining Amazon 59:45 Moving to Seattle1:10:00 Leaving Amazon / Other Jobs1:20:00 Learning Go 1:24:00 Highlights of the Industry1:31:20 Thoughts on A.I1:39:10 Contact InfoConnect with Ian: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ianfooMentioned in today’s episode:Falcon X : https://falconx.io/Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
8/30/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 55 seconds
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Gitlab, Go, and Opportunity with Philippe Charrière

 Philippe Charrière is a Customer Success Engineer at Gitlab who helps customers with the technical aspects of Gitlab adoption and usage. GitLab is an open source code repository and collaborative software development platform for large DevOps and DevSecOps projects. In this episode, Philippe takes us through his journey from windsurfing to programming in Go and Java and finally landing at Gitlab.00:00 Introduction 02:30 What is Philippe Doing Today10:00 First Memory of a Computer15:30 Interests around High School24:50 Pursuing a Career in Tech28:40 “Bouncing” Jobs41:00 From Managing Tech to Customer Success44:30 Gaining a Technical Team’s Trust54:40 Starting at Gitlab1:00:35 Sales in Tech1:11:00 Thoughts on A.I in Gitlab1:16:34 Contact InfoConnect with Philippe: Twitter: https://twitter.com/k33g_orgMentioned in today’s episode:Github: https://github.com/Gitlab: https://about.gitlab.com/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
8/16/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 12 seconds
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Boot.dev, Education, and Go with Lane Wagner

 Lane Wagner is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history in engineering software systems. He is the Founder of Boot.dev and has a deep passion for teaching Computer Science and Software Engineering to others. Boot.dev is an educational platform which offers hands-on coding courses and multiple projects to teach their students back-end development. In this episode, Lane takes us on his journey through the tech industry and how his interest in tech has evolved.00:00 Introduction 03:08 What is Lane Doing Today?07:30 Designing Educational Material13:40 Marketing Your Website20:00 First memory of a Computer25:20 Interests in High School 26:40 Living Abroad 34:00 Returning to the U.S39:40 Joining the Workforce47:47 Moving to Salt Lake City49:00 Initial Job in Go52:45 Moving Companies57:20 Deciding to Write a Course1:00:00 Beginning of Boot.dev1:05:45 Keeping Content Updated1:11:50 Top 5 Course Ideas for the Future1:14:50 State of A.I in Tech - Pros/Cons1:20:35 Contact InfoConnect with Lane: Boot.Dev: https://boot.dev/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wagslane?lang=enBackendBanter.fm : https://www.backendbanter.fm/Mentioned in today’s episode:Boot.dev: https://boot.dev/play-with-go.dev: https://play-with-go.dev/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
8/2/20231 hour, 22 minutes
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Cloudflare, Platform Engineering, and Opportunities with Matt Boyle

Matt Boyle is an Engineering Manager for Cloudflare based out of London. His team's goal is to create tools that increase the productivity and efficiency of other engineers. He is the author of “Domain-Driven Design with Golang” and speaks about his experience and motivation for writing the book. In this episode Matt takes us through his journey through the tech industry. 00:00 Introduction 03:30 What is Matt Doing Today?12:20 First Memory of a Computer17:20 Education in the United Kingdom23:30 First Programming Class  27:20 First Tech Jobs32:30 Moving to Platform Engineering42:30 Moving to a Startup45:40 Becoming a Full Stack Engineer51:20 Gaining Interest in Go58:50 Applying to Cloudflare  1:03:20 Taking Opportunities and AI1:13:00 Matt’s Book1:22:45 Contact InfoConnect with Matt: Matt’s Site:  https://mattjamesboyle.com/Mentioned in today’s episode:Cloudflare: https://www.cloudflare.com/Matt’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/Domain-Driven-Design-Golang-maintainable-business-ebook/dp/B0BNJ8KHYN/ref=sr_1_1?crid=NBJWXOCW6RGQ&keywords=domain+driven+design+golang&qid=1671189939&sprefix=domain+driven+design+golang%2Caps%2C294&sr=8-1%E2%80%A6Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
7/19/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 25 seconds
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Encore, Spotify, and Automation with André Eriksson

André Eriksson is the CEO and Founder of Encore. Encore is a startup building the next generation platform for rapid backend development in Go. In this episode, André takes us through his journey from creating interface mods for World of Warcraft to becoming a Senior Software Engineer at Spotify and finally running his own company.00:00 Introduction 03:15 What is André Doing Today? 12:50 First Memory with a Computer24:27 Interests / Projects in Highschool26:40 Studying Computer Science in University37:26 Deciding to Join The Workforce47:00 Discovering Go at Spotify58:45 First Go Project with Utility1:01:50 Leaving Spotify for Encore1:05:40  The Next Steps for Encore1:13:20 Revenue Model with Open Source1:16:05 Thoughts on Languge Models and A.I1:24:14 Contact Info  Connect with André: Twitter:  André Eriksson (@_eandre) / TwitterTwitterhttps://twitter.com › _eandreEncore : https://encore.dev/Mentioned in today’s episode:Encore : https://encore.dev/Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/André’s Talk : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pjz9WrXeOW0Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
7/5/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 14 seconds
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Freelancing, Meetups, and Entrepreneurship with Raechel Lambert

 Raechel Lambert is the Co-Founder of a product marketing agency called Olivine which focuses on positioning, messaging and product launches to SAS companies. She has built many different projects and applications and has started focusing her time on an application called All In Meetup. This stems from a podcast “All In Podcast '' which started during the pandemic. In this episode Raechel takes us on her journey through the tech industry. 00:00 Introduction 02:45 What is Raechel Doing Today04:30 All In Meetup07:30 Managing Meetups15:10 First Memory of a Compute24:00 Interests in High School26:00 Avid Dancer29:30 Going Through College40:00 Applying for First Internship43:00 Entering the Tech Industry49:10 First Tech Job52:50 Discovering Product Marketing58:00 Expanding Skill Sets1:03:00 Deciding to Freelance  1:09:30 Starting a Startup1:15:10 Self Proclaimed Recession1:19:00 Salary Inflation1:22:13 Contact InfoConnect with Raechel: Twitter:  https://twitter.com/raechellambert?lang=enRaechel’s Website: https://www.raelambert.com/Mentioned in today’s episode:Olivine: https://www.olivinemarketing.comAll In Podcast: https://www.allinpodcast.coParticle: https://www.particle.ioWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
6/21/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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Adafruit, Engineering, and Foreign Service with Anne Barela

Anne is an Engineer for Adafruit Industries in Manhattan which is a small company that engineers electronics for hobbyists and open source software. In this episode, Anne takes us through her amazing journey from working in the State Department and traveling the world to utilizing her electrical engineering skills at Adafruit Industries.00:00 Introduction 4:38 What is Anne Doing Today16:10 Engineering Courses at Caltech 20:30 Most Interesting Projects at Caltech27:23 Dream Job after Graduating32:50 Working for the State Department36:40 Meeting the President 47:20 Managing Technical Security Logistics Globally58:30 Deciding to Retire1:01:35 Engineering at Adafruit 1:09:40 Plans for the FutureConnect with Anne: Twitter:  https://twitter.com/anne_engineerMentioned in today’s episode:Adafruit: https://www.adafruit.comWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
6/7/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 16 seconds
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Hashicorp, Bootcamps, and the Army with Dom Hallan

Dom Hallan works at HashiCorp on the Terraform Enterprise Team and works on all aspects of Terraform. He is also an avid musician and plays the euphonium. In this episode, Dom takes us on his journey from pursuing a career in music, to joining a band in the Army, and finally continuing his career as a Software Engineer at Hashicorp. 00:00 Introduction 00:55 What is Dom Doing today? 4:10 First Memory of a Computer11:01 Interest in Music During High school16:03 Pursuing Music in College34:40 Joining a Military Band43:20 Life in an Army Band52:56 Deciding to Where to Land57:37 Starting a Web Development Bootcamp 1:00:00 Entering the Tech Industry1:10:50 Leaving The Startup1:17:00 Moving onto HashiCorp1:21:00 Important Interview Characteristics1:28:43 Contact InfoConnect with Dom: Twitter:  https://twitter.com/dom_hallanEmail: [email protected] in today’s episode: Terraform: https://www.terraform.io/HashiCorp: https://www.hashicorp.com/'Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
5/24/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 21 seconds
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Real Estate, Passive Income, and Investments with Steven Wasylkiw

Steven Wasylkiw is the CEO of Magna Vita Investments based in San Diego, California. They specialize in the acquisition, development, and management of multifamily and commercial properties. In this episode, Steven takes us on his journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur in real estate investments.00:00 Introduction 00:50 What is Steven Doing today? 06:04 Interests Growing Up / Background14:20 Graduating University in 200821:10 People and Sales28:00 Deciding to Buy Real Estate39:05 Buying Rental Property in Chicago51:52 Taxes and Deductibles 58:46 Scaling Up the Business1:08:25 Showing Credibility to Investors1:14:10 Managing Rent Pricing1:22:10 Contact InfoConnect with Steven: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realizingyourpotential/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@RealizingYourPotential/featuredMentioned in today’s episode:Magna Vita Investments: https://magnavitainvestments.comSteven’s Book: https://books.google.com/books/about/How_Artificial_Intelligence_Can_Make_You.html?id=aZ6vEAAAQBAJ&source=kp_book_descriptionWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
5/10/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 33 seconds
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Cyber Security, ShiftLeft, and Finance with Chetan Conikee

Chetan Conikee is the CTO and Founder of ShiftLeft. ShiftLeft specializes in using machine learning, cyber - defenders, and A.I to discover and prevent vulnerabilities in the applications of their clients in various languages. In this episode, Chetan takes us on his journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur in the tech industry. 00:00 Introduction 02:20 What is Chetan doing Today?06:04 Integration of Cyber Security21:31 Growing up in India29:30 Entering University37:00 Experiencing Y2K43:40 ChatGPT1:02:00 Working Under an H1B1:15:00 Effects of 2008 on the Workplace1:23:00 Starting ShiftLeft1:35:50 Contact InfoConnect with Chetan: Twitter: https://twitter.com/conikeec?lang=enMentioned in today’s episode:ShiftLeft: https://qwiet.aiWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
4/26/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 54 seconds
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Live Streaming, Mathematics, and Mentorship with Vanessa Nicole Naff

Vanessa Nicole Naff is a Software Engineer for Warner Bros. Discovery. She works with the behind the scenes aspects of transcoding and live streaming video. In this episode, Vanessa takes us through her journey from growing up in a rural town to studying abroad in Japan and finally working with complex and advanced Go powered technology. 00:00 Introduction 02:50 First Memory of a Computer08:24 Main Interests Before High School12:57 Entering High School20:20 Studying in Japan24:40 Adjusting Back to Home Life27:04 Applying to University in Arizona31:40 Goodwill Hunting and Reality37:54 Deciding on a Career Path43:54 Working at Digipen50:55 Working in Technology57:50 Becoming a Software Developer1:00:00 The Importance of Feedback1:07:00 What is Vanessa Doing Today?1:20:30 Creating Opportunities1:29:00 Contact Info1:29:50 Persistence is KeyConnect with Vanessa: Email: [email protected]: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessanaff/overlay/contact-info/Twitter: https://twitter.com/axiomista/Mentioned in today’s episode:Warnerbros: https://www.warnerbros.com/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
4/12/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 13 seconds
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Google, Startups, and Gophercises with Jon Calhoun

Jon Calhoun creates interactive Go courses for developers looking to learn the language through curated projects specially made to construct a sound foundation of understanding.  In this episode Jon takes us through his exciting journey from programming on floppy disks to working at Google and finally ending up running his own business. 00:00 Introduction 01:40 What is Jon Doing Today? 10:55 Live Training and Public Speaking 18:16 First Memory of a Computer 28:25 Building Tech in High School33:00 Transitioning to College45:45 Changing Habits and its Importance1:02:20 Working for Google1:12:15 Finding the Next Path1:24:30 Discovering Go 1:28:30 Impact of Cost of Living 1:34:10 Planning for the Future1:39:40 Contact InfoConnect with Jon: Email: [email protected]: https://twitter.com/joncalhounMentioned in today’s episode:Gophercises: https://gophercises.comEasyPost: https://www.easypost.comWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
3/29/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 30 seconds
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Go, Genetics, and Graduate School with Christiana Fauci

Christiana Fauci is a PhD Candidate at Duke University who studies Genetics and Genomics. Currently, she works on studying vertebrate evolution with the goal to understand how they are different from each other and how the genome shapes them to have the traits we see today. In this episode, Christiana takes us on a journey from being a dual sport athlete in highschool to leveraging Go to compare complex genetic sequences.  00:00 Introduction 01:50 What is Christiana Doing Today? 08:51 First Memory of a Computer15:12 Background on Christiana’s Parents22:14 Interests in High School33:00 What is “Imposter Syndrome”?37:55 Having a Plan for College49:37 Cart and Horse Issues54:35 Problems in the Lab59:33 Choosing Duke University1:08:20 The PhD Process1:12:35 Leveraging Go in the Lab1:19:48 Choosing Go Over Python1:24:55 The Plan After Graduation1:29:37 Contact InfoConnect with Christiana: Email: [email protected]: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christiana-fauci-32b40619b/Twitter: https://twitter.com/vertgenlabMentioned in today’s episode:Duke University: https://duke.eduGonomics: https://github.com/vertgenlab/gonomicsWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
3/15/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 8 seconds
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Sourcegraph, RuneScape, and Conc with Camden Cheek

Camden Cheek is a Software Developer at Sourcegraph. He mostly works on the search backend on a mainly Go stack in his day to day tasks. In this episode, Camden takes us on his journey from experimenting with macros in video games to a degree in Bioengineering and finally landing at Sourcegraph.00:00 Introduction 09:00 First Memory of a Computer13:35 Interests in High School21:50 Interest in College Major 36:31 Using CAD for Implants40:42 Job Hunting After Graduation50:50 Working Through the Pandemic 57:35 Discovering Hackernews 1:06:30 Moving to Colorado1:13:22 Talking about Conc 1:24:50 Contact InfoConnect with Camden: Email:  [email protected] in today’s episode:Sourcegraph: https://sourcegraph.com/searchConc: https://github.com/sourcegraph/concKittycad: https://kittycad.io/Thehackernews: https://thehackernews.com/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
3/1/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 9 seconds
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Startups, Networking, and SRE with Piyush Verma

Piyush Verma is the Founder CTO of the company Last9. Last9 is a site reliability Engineering platform (SRE)  which constructs tools to promote the reliability of products and services deployed by platform engineering teams. In this episode, Piyush takes us through his journey from discovering computers through his interest in art to becoming an entrepreneur in technology. 00:00 Introduction 15:44  First Memory of a Computer23:22 Choosing a Major 27:40 Entering College 34:04 Discovering Networking43:28 Thoughts Graduating College53:39 Achieving Life Balance59:18 Solving Problems 1:05:15 Education Technology 1:13:53 After the First Business1:19:00 Starting Last91:27:32 The Moment of Maybe1:31:04 Contact InfoConnect with Piyush: Email:  [email protected] Mentioned in today’s episode:Last9: https://last9.io/Hashicorp: https://www.hashicorp.com/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
2/16/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 32 seconds
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Terraform, Linux, and College with Matthew Sanabria

Matthew Sanabria is a Software Engineer at Hashicorp who works on the Terraform Enterprise product. He also mentors others and writes Golang on a daily basis. In this episode, Matthew gives valuable information on “doing the work” to achieve success through his journey from being interested in being a mechanic to becoming an established Software Engineer.  00:00 Introduction 03:36 What is Matthew Doing Today?12:05 Have you tried Cuelang?15:45 First Memory of a computer23:17 Graduating High school32:55 Skillset Graduating College46:30 Working in New York1:00:00 Moving to Software Engineering1:07:40 Current Endeavors1:25:35 Contact InfoConnect with Matthew: Website: https://twitter.com/sudomateoMentioned in today’s episode:Terraform: https://www.terraform.ioCuelang: https://cuelang.orgHashicorp: https://www.hashicorp.com/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
2/1/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 37 seconds
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Compilers, Sourcegraph, and Golang with Thorsten Ball

Thorsten Ball is a Staff Engineer at Sourcegraph and also the author of two self-published books. He currently focuses on assisting development teams within the company and correcting scaling issues for large clients. In this episode, he takes us through his journey from growing up in small town Germany to starting a band in Berlin and finally ending up as a Staff Engineer. 00:00 Introduction 05:30 Journey Begins 07:30 First memory of a computer13:00 Technology in the family 19:00 Interests growing up 21:30 Thoughts after high school 25:40 Living in Australia36:50 Getting into programming as a career43:20 Leaving UPS59:00 Moving closer to home 1:07:25 Finding Sourcegraph1:09:30 Discovering Golang1:20:10 Current tasks at Sourcegraph1:30:45 Contact Information Connect with Thorsten: Website: https://thorstenball.comMentioned in today’s episode:Sourcegraph: https://sourcegraph.com/searchGolang: https://go.dev Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
1/18/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 23 seconds
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Web Assembly, Golang, and Perl With Damian Gryski

Damian Gryski is a Principal Software Developer at Fastly who was highly advanced throughout his academic career and always had an interest in math. He works on TinyGo support for Fastly’s computed edge product and has been working with Golang for 10+ years. In this episode he takes us on a journey through his path to becoming an accomplished Software Engineer. 00:00 Introduction 09:30 Creating the timeline14:25 What type of programs were you writing?19:20 Did you struggle with math? 23:00 Being advanced in high school24:40 What were your parents like? 26:15 Interest in juggling30:40 Thoughts heading into university34:00 Was university difficult?37:44 Graduating university and internships42:00 Post Graduate Jobs48:50 What was exciting about writing Perl? 55:30 Getting into Golang1:02:50 Moving on from Booking.com1:09:50 Discussing Wasm1:20:20 Contact infoConnect with Damian: Twitter: https://twitter.com/dgryskiMentioned in today’s episode:Fastly: https://www.fastly.comBooking: https://www.booking.com/Perl: https://www.perl.org/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
1/4/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 14 seconds
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From Improv to Staff Developer Advocate with Rich Burroughs

 Rich Burroughs is a Staff Developer Advocate at Loft Labs who interacts with the community and works with Kubernetes. In this episode he takes us through his journey from growing up with ADHD and being involved in improv comedy, to having a successful career in technology. 00:00 Introduction08:00  What is Rich doing today17:25 First memory of a computer22:10 Interests in high school 29:40 Thoughts for after high school33:20 First semester of college37:32 Graduating college41:28 Being involved in improv and theater48:00 After improv51:48 Getting into Tech 55:25 Finding a job in Tech Support Networking1:04:55 How technology evolved1:18:00 Measuring success and daily roles1:27:00 Planning daily tasks 1:33:30 Contact infoConnect with Rich: Twitter: richburroughsLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richburroughs/Mentioned in today’s episode:Devspace: https://www.devspace.sh/Loft Labs: https://loft.sh/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
12/21/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 23 seconds
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From 3D Design to Full Stack Engineer with Lee Trout

 Lee Trout is a Full Stack Engineer who works with start-ups, small businesses, and large companies specializing in DevOps / front and backend development. In this episode he takes us through his journey from being obsessed with firefighting and 3d design in highschool, to finally finding his place in his present day job. 00:00 Introduction05:50 What are you doing today? 08:22 What is your favorite tooling for routine and structure?10:01 What is your first memory of a computer? 18:40 Growing up with tech and mining21:30 Interests going into high school26:03 Being interested in Computer Animation/Graphics30:49 Finding 3D Studio 36:00 Obsession with the fire department41:50 The plan after high school46:20 Jobs after University1:00:25 The first start-up 1:07:20 Working at Mailchimp1:12:38 Moving to North Carolina1:19:00 Applying at HashiCorp1:23:45 Getting to the present day1:31:28 Contact InfoConnect with Lee: Email: [email protected]: https://twitter.com/thecodewritesmeLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leetrout/Mentioned in today’s episode:GitHub: https://github.com/features/issuesLinear.app:https://linear.appHookdeck: https://hookdeck.comWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
12/7/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 44 seconds
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From Music to Open Source with Jeremy Saenz

Jeremy Saenz is a Senior Software Engineer at Synadia who works with maintaining an open source messaging platform called NATS. In this episode he takes us on his journey from music production and product management to becoming an accomplished engineer.00:00  Introduction 06:15  What is your first memory of a computer? 08:50  High school interests19:30  After High school decisions23:00  Entering the workforce27:10  Getting into game engine design38:15  What was your first task at Kajabi?42:00  How does Go end up on your radar?47:00  Writing Martini52:35  What is Product Management?55:10  The velocity of change1:03:58 Moving away from product1:09:35 Deciding to work on NATS1:17:30 Jeremy’s workshop topics1:20:40 Contact InfoConnect with Jeremy: Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/thecodegangstaMentioned in today’s episode:NATS: https://nats.ioKajabi: https://kajabi.comSynadia: https://synadia.comWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
11/23/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 48 seconds
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Movies, Macs, and Microsoft with John Doak

 John Doak is a Principal Engineer at Microsoft and also the author of the book “Go for DevOps”. In this episode he takes us through his journey from martial arts and cinematography in high school and college to becoming a published author and master at networking.00:00 Introduction 03:08 What is John Doing today 05:37 Writing “Go for DevOps”14:00 Graduating high school16:15 First memory of a computer 23:00 High school interests 28:40 Post high school thoughts32:50 Triple majoring in college 36:00 Battling migraines through university / odd jobs 46:13 Moving to San Francisco51:08 What happens after 5 years57:52 Looking into Google 1:04:10 How long were you at Google?1:06:40 Networking Skills 1:13:04 What do you think about Tailscale?1:14:21 Leaving Google1:20:10 Would you write another book? 1:23:29 Current interests in Tech? 1:28:40 Contact InfoConnect with John: Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnsiilver?lang=enEmail: [email protected]: https://github.com/johnsiilverMentioned in today’s episode:Tailscale: https://github.com/tailscale/tailscaleFind Johns Book Here: https://www.amazon.com/Go-DevOps-language-Kubernetes-Terraform/dp/1801818894Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
11/9/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 21 seconds
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From Music to Coding with Tracy Holmes

 Tracy Holmes is a Technical Community Advocate at Isovalent who takes us through her path to reaching her present position. In this episode we can watch her story develop from being involved in music and theater in high school to working for a prestigious technology company. 00:00 Introduction 05:40 What is Tracy doing today?08:55 First memory of a computer 14:00 Interests in high school22:22 Growing up / raising kids30:00 Struggles in college / anxiety36:25 Switching Majors in college42:25 Social responsibility with jobs46:39 After college jobs58:38 Working as a system admin1:02:00 Anxiety and fixing things1:16:00 Participating in meetups1:22:20 Finding Isovalent1:29:00 Future projects with technology1:33:20 Thing happen for a reason1:38:20 Contact infoConnect with Tracy: Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracypholmesLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracypholmes/Github: https://github.com/tracypholmesMentioned in today’s episode:Isovalent : https://isovalent.comHashiCorp: https://www.hashicorp.comWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
10/28/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 34 seconds
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Web Development and Cloud Computing with Colby Fayock

Colby Fayock is currently a Senior Developer Experience Engineer at Cloudinary who teaches the tools of the web and Cloudinary implementation. Colby takes us on a journey through creating websites in highschool to using cloud technologies and landing a job at Cloudinary.Connect with Colby:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/colbyfayockTwitter: https://twitter.com/colbyfayockGithub: https://github.com/colbyfayockInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/colbyfayock/Mentioned in today’s episode:Cloudinary : gr-sea-gg-brand-home-baseReact: https://reactjs.orgElement84: https://www.element84.comInktober : https://inktober.com00:00 Introduction01:20 What are you currently doing today?05:35 What were you focused on in high school? 10:01 Building websites and hobbies in high school14:52 Finding a major at Penn-State 19:31 Thoughts on graduate school 21:37 Finding jobs after university28:40 Technology for web development / Moving jobs37:17 Realizing you’re underpaid and moving forward40:30 Working at ThinkGeek47:24 Getting ”the boot” / Front-end and back-end relationships58:10 Exploring for new opportunities1:02:38 Working at Element841:07:45 Using serverless technology1:15:38 Landing at Cloudinary1:19:50 What is your current role at Cloudinary?1:21:36 How is your company measuring success?1:27:56 Contact infoWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
10/12/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Journey to a PhD with Anna-Katharina Wickert

Anna-Katharina Wickert is currently pursuing her PhD in computer science with a focus on security and organizer for the Golang User meetup in Frankfurt, Germany. From programming at the age of 13 to deciding to pursue a PhD, she provides valuable insight into her journey through years of education.   00:00 Introduction04:53 First Memory Using a Computer09:53 Interests and College Decisions25:09 Takeaways from the degree27:06 Why Decide to Stay In School32:31 Mastering in Security37:33 After The Masters degree39:23 How Did You Discover Go?40:53 Deciding to do a PhD43:55 What's Involved with getting a PhD50:34 What's your Dream Job?54:41 Native Fuzzing in Go1:00:49 GopherCon EU 20221:02:57  Contact infoConnect with Anna: LinkedIn: https://de.linkedin.com/in/anna-katharina-wickert-60597a142/enTwitter: https://twitter.com/akwickertMentioned in today’s episode:GopherCon EU: https://gophercon.euGopherCon Talk 2022: https://youtu.be/yTvK8lzhENoFrankfurt Rhein-Main Gophers Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/gophers-frm/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs
9/28/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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From Motorsports to AWS Cloud Formation Team with Brian Terry

Episode Description:Brian Terry is a senior solutions architect on the ISV Integrations team at AWS (formerly with the Cloud Formation team). We hear about his unique journey from being a star athlete, to racing motorcycles, and eventually completing 2 master’s degrees and landing his dream job.   Connect with Brian:Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ineedhelpbrian LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-t-b3276250/ GitHub: https://github.com/brianterry Mentioned in today’s episode:AWS Cloudformation: https://aws.amazon.com/cloudformation/ AWS On Air: https://aws.amazon.com/developer/community/live-video/aws-on-air/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
9/14/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 22 seconds
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Advancing Your Career with Sonja Price

Sonja Price is a career strategist, salary advisor, leadership coach, and the founder of Dynamo Careers. We learn all about Sonja’s journey from being employee #2 at a startup in the early 2000’s to finding her passion for helping others to advance their career. You’ll hear tips on negotiating, how to ask for a raise, and how to get to where you want to go in your career.Connect with Sonja:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonjaprice/Dynamo Careers: https://dynamocareers.com/ Mentioned in today’s episode:Pivot Point System (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Pivot-Point-System-Unlock-Career/dp/1092945598The Infinite Leader (Book): https://dynamocareers.com/the-infinite-leader-book Why Should You Change Jobs Every 2-3 Years? (Blog): https://dynamocareers.com/change-jobs-every-2-3-years Free Assessment: https://dynamocareers.com/assessment Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
8/31/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 39 seconds
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Cluster Infrastructure, Coreboot, & Plan 9 with Ron Minnich

Ron Minnich is the President of the Plan 9 Foundation and a Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google. Ron has been on the forefront of many technologies, starting his journey with computers as a kid in the 1960’s. We hear stories of building relay computers, cluster infrastructure research, supercomputing, LinuxBIOS (coreboot), Plan 9, & his present day work at Google. Connect with Ron:Email: [email protected]: https://twitter.com/corebootLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronminnich/ Plan 9 Foundation: https://plan9foundation.org/Coreboot (LinuxBIOS): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coreboot  Mentioned in today’s episode:Gemini 2 Launch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_2 Geniac: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geniac (Book) The Elements of Networking Style: https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Networking-Style-Animadversions-Intercomputer/dp/0595088791 (Book) Software Tools: https://www.amazon.com/Software-Tools-Brian-W-Kernighan/dp/020103669X (Book) Computer Lib/Dream Machines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Lib/Dream_Machines OpenSUSE Talk (June 2022): https://events.opensuse.org/conferences/oSC22/program/proposals/3767 IBM Blue Gene: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Blue_Gene Emulytics: https://www.sandia.gov/emulytics/ Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
8/17/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 51 seconds
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Trust Engineering with Florent Biville

Florent Biville maintains the official Go driver at graph database company, neo4j. We talk about the challenges and benefits of constantly learning new languages, interviewing at large companies, consulting life, and the importance of building trust through consistency. Connect with Florent:Twitter: https://twitter.com/fbivilleWebsite: https://florent.biville.net GitHub: https://github.com/fbiville Mentioned in today’s episode:neo4j: https://neo4j.comGo Driver Documentation: https://neo4j.com/developer/go/ Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
8/3/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 41 seconds
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Never Say No to Opportunities with Steve Wade

Steve Wade is a founding engineer at KSOC Labs, a cloud-native SaaS platform built to remediate Kubernetes security risks in real time. We talk about the struggles around playing professional soccer, the importance of saying yes to opportunities, finding fulfillment in your career, and LOTS of Kubernetes chat.Connect with Steve:Twitter: https://twitter.com/swade1987Website: https://www.stevenwade.co.uk/GitHub: https://github.com/swade1987Mentioned in today’s episode:KSOC Labs: https://www.ksoc.com/Cuelang: https://cuelang.org/Kelsey Hightower on healthz: https://vimeo.com/173610242Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blogGithub: https://github.com/ardanlabs
7/20/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ethical AI, Endangered Languages, & NLP with Daniel Whitenack

Daniel Whitenack is a co-host of the Practical AI podcast and a data scientist with SIL International. In one of our more technical episodes, we hear about Daniel’s journey from computational physics in college to using artificial intelligence for language processing. Tune in for a conversation on ethical AI, endangered languages, real-time translation, and more!Connect with Daniel:Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwhitenaWebsite: https://datadan.io/ Email: [email protected] AI podcast: https://changelog.com/practicalai Gopher Slack Channel: https://invite.slack.golangbridge.org/ Mentioned in today’s episode:SIL International: https://sil.orgMultilingual AI: https://ai.sil.org Federated Learning: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_learning Microsoft Flight Simulator: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Flight_Simulator Babel Fish: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babel_Fish_(website) Data Science with Go (GopherCon 2016): https://youtu.be/D5tDubyXLrQ Pachyderm: https://www.pachyderm.com/ Nvidia Grace Hopper: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/data-center/grace-cpu/ Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
7/6/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 16 seconds
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LinkedIn Learning, Interviewing, & Adding Skills with Adelina Simion

Adelina Simion is a technology evangelist at Form3 and teaches courses on Go with LinkedIn Learning. We learn about Adelina’s passion for learning new things and now sharing that knowledge with others. Tune in to learn how someone becomes a LinkedIn Learning instructor, tips on interviewing, thoughts on changing jobs to add skills, and more.Connect with Adelina:Twitter: https://twitter.com/classic_addetzLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adelina-simion/Linktree: https://linktr.ee/adelinasimion  Mentioned in today’s episode:LinkedIn Learning courses: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/instructors/adelina-simionGoLab Conference: https://golab.io/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blogGithub: https://github.com/ardanlabs
6/22/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tokyo, Python, & Google with Ian Lewis

Ian Lewis is a developer advocate at Google Cloud. In this podcast episode, Ian shares some of his insights on how to be a productive engineer when the codebase is in another language, how to build a successful conference, navigating the job market, containers, security and more. Connect with Ian:Twitter: https://twitter.com/IanMLewisLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianmlewis/Website: https://www.ianlewis.orgMentioned in today’s episode:Google Cloud: https://cloud.google.com/Commodore 128: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_128Unibasic: https://www.unibasic.com/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blogGithub: https://github.com/ardanlabs
6/8/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 43 seconds
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Teaching & Sharing Knowledge with Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson is a senior developer relations engineer at Google. Mark has a passion for teaching and sharing knowledge with younger engineers. We hear about his experience growing up in Chicago, overcoming adversity & peer pressure, navigating the job market, interviewing at Google, and much more!Connect with Mark:Twitter: https://twitter.com/marktechsonWebsite: https://marktechson.comEmail List: http://marktechson.dev/welcomeWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blogGithub: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
5/25/20222 hours, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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Leaving a Legacy of Love with Ken Wimberly

Ken Wimberly is the founder of the Legacy of Love app, a parent-to-child journaling app designed to capture the moments that matter. Ken speaks about the challenges of building and growing an app as a non-technical founder, his entrepreneurial endeavors as the owner of a pizza place, in commercial real estate, and opening a chain of laundromats.Connect with Ken:Email: [email protected]: https://www.facebook.com/lordwimberly Mentioned in today’s episode:Legacy of Love: https://legacyjournal.app/LaundryLuv: https://www.laundryluv.com/ Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
5/11/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 48 seconds
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Environmental Consulting to Tech with Cathleen Turner

Cathleen Turner is a senior software engineer at Perch and founder of Czero Grocery & CZero Foods (formerly listful.ai). We hear about how she first was introduced to programming through her studies of environmental science & oceanography. After realizing environmental consulting was not for her, Cathleen dove in head first to programming. We talk about coding bootcamps, working with startups, being a woman minority in tech, and more!Connect with Cathleen:Email: [email protected]: https://twitter.com/_cat_turnerLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathleenturner/CZero Foods: https://twitter.com/czerofoodsMentioned in today’s episode:MatLab: https://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab.htmlLaunchCode: https://www.launchcode.org/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blogGithub: https://github.com/ardanlabs
4/27/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 14 seconds
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Knative & Kubernetes with Ville Aikas

Ville Aikas is the founder of the supply chain security startup, Chainguard. We learn about foreign exchange student programs, early internet operating systems, working at Google, and working on projects like Kubernetes / Knative.  Connect with Ville:Twitter: https://twitter.com/AikasVilleLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/villeaikas/Email: [email protected]: https://chainguard.dev/Mentioned in today’s episode:Google Cloud: https://cloud.google.com/History of Google Voice: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Voice#HistoryHistory of Kubernetes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kubernetes#HistoryKnative: https://knative.dev/VMware: https://www.vmware.com/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/Live Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/Blog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blogGithub: https://github.com/ardanlabs
4/13/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 18 seconds
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Technical Legacy with Joonas Bergius

Joonas Bergius is currently a co-founder at Statype and an early employee of Digital Ocean. We talk about the experience of attending multiple schools in different countries, military service, technology consulting, containers, Kubernetes, and advice for technical entrepreneurs.  Connect with Joonas:Twitter: https://twitter.com/joonasGitHub: https://github.com/joonasMentioned in today’s episode:Digital Ocean: https://www.digitalocean.com/VMware: https://www.vmware.com/Heptio: https://github.com/heptioWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/?utm_source=YTpodcast&utm_medium=desc&utm_campaign=alpLive Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/?utm_source=YTpodcast&utm_medium=desc&utm_campaign=alpBlog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blogGithub: https://github.com/ardanlabs
3/30/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 59 seconds
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Searching For New Challenges with Ishuah Kariuki

Ishuah Kariuki is a software engineer at Microsoft. We talk about what it was like growing up in Kenya, the struggle of learning about computers with limited access to them, changing jobs as a means for career advancement, and more. Connect with Ishuah:Website: https://ishuah.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ishuah_LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ishuah/Mentioned in today’s episode:Microsoft Expanding in Africa: https://news.microsoft.com/en-xm/features/furthering-our-investment-in-africa-microsoft-opens-first-africa-development-centre-in-kenya-and-nigeria/Windows 3.0: https://microsoft.fandom.com/wiki/Windows_3.0Radio Africa Group: https://radioafricagroup.co.ke/BRCK: https://brck.com/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/?utm_source=YTpodcast&utm_medium=desc&utm_campaign=alpLive Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/?utm_source=YTpodcast&utm_medium=desc&utm_campaign=alpBlog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blogGithub: https://github.com/ardanlabs 
3/16/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 48 seconds
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Orchestration in Go with Tim Boring

Tim Boring is a senior software engineer at Voltus and author of the book “Build an Orchestrator in Go.” Tim’s story shows us that many programming careers are far from linear. We learn about his struggles with Fortran in college, getting a masters in literature, a career pivot to programming, working at Google, and how things came full circle with his new book on orchestration in Go. Manning is offering our listeners 35% off any of their products! Use the code: podardan22Get Tim’s book: https://www.manning.com/books/build-an-orchestrator-in-goConnect with Tim:Website: https://timboring.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timboring/GitHub: https://github.com/timboringEmail: [email protected] in today’s episode:Fortran: http://fortran-lang.orgWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses: https://ardanlabs.com/education/?utm_source=YTpodcast&utm_medium=desc&utm_campaign=alpLive Events: https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/?utm_source=YTpodcast&utm_medium=desc&utm_campaign=alpBlog: https://www.ardanlabs.com/blogGithub: https://github.com/ardanlabs
3/2/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 49 seconds
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Calculated Risk Taking with Blain Smith

Blain Smith is a senior software engineer at Subspace. From a young age, Blain knew he wanted to pursue a career in tech. We hear about his tough decision to leave university, working for Harvard, using Go for IoT wearables, entrepreneurship, and much more.Connect with Blain:Twitter: https://twitter.com/blainsmith LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blainsmith/Website: https://blainsmith.com Mentioned in today’s episode:Subspace: https://subspace.com Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: https://rpi.edu Want more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
2/16/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Value of Mentorship with Melissa Trebell

Melissa Trebell is a full stack engineer for Punchcard Systems (Previously at TrustBix).  Although she had an affinity for computers in high school, Melissa wasn’t sure if this was something she wanted to pursue in university. By a stroke of luck, she was introduced to a woman that worked for HP and encouraged her to get into the field. We learn about Melissa’s journey from C++ to Go, the agrifood industry, and the importance of mentorship.Connect with Melissa:https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-trebell-46a0a746/Mentioned in today’s episode:TrustBix: https://www.trustbix.comGirl Guides: https://www.girlguides.caProlog: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PrologLisp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisp_%28programming_language%29Golang Resources:Computing History: https://github.com/ardanlabs/gotraining/blob/master/reading/README.md#historyGoBridge: https://golangbridge.orgGoTime Podcast: https://changelog.com/gotimeGophercises: https://gophercises.comGolang Playground: https://play.golang.comExercism: https://exercism.org/tracks/goWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
2/2/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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Programming on Paper with Henry Erabor

Ehioje Henry Erabor is a senior software engineer at BFREE. Growing up in Nigeria in the 1990’s, programming was not common in schools. Henry recalls a memory of his class being brought to the computer lab but they were instructed NOT to touch, only look. From that moment he wanted to know how these "TV’s with keyboards" operated. We learn about the school system in Nigeria, programming on paper, the National Youth Service Corps, and Henry’s path to becoming a software engineer.Connect with Henry:https://twitter.com/eRaBxEshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/erabxes/[email protected] in today’s episode:Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board: https://jamb.gov.ngUniversity of Lagos: https://unilag.edu.ngFortran (programming language): https://fortran-lang.orgPDP-11: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDP-11National Youth Service Corps: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Youth_Service_CorpsWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
1/19/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 28 seconds
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Connecting Developers in Alaska with Jeff Levin

Jeff Levin is a software engineer, entrepreneur, and the former director of the Alaska Developer’s Alliance. Growing up in Alaska, Jeff was constantly drawn to computers. Going so far as to memorize the DOS commands to boot windows by the age of 4. We learn about life in Alaska, his unique high school experience, finding dev work from remote areas, and how the Alaska Developers Alliance is building a community for software professionals.Connect with Jeff:https://twitter.com/JeffLevin3https://www.linkedin.com/in/levinology/https://levinology.comMentioned in today’s episode:Alaska Developers Alliance: https://www.akdevalliance.comMS-DOS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS-DOSMicrosoft Frontpage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_FrontPageWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
1/5/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 25 seconds
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Finding a Model for Open-Source with Alex Ellis

Alex Ellis is the Founder of OpenFaaS, an open-source project focused on making it simple to deploy serverless functions with containers. Alex tells stories of breaking the family computer with Linux, hacking his school and the challenges he faced as a teenage programmer. We learn all about what led him to create OpenFaaS and the barriers you encounter when trying to grow an open-source project.Connect with Alex:https://www.openfaas.comhttps://www.alexellis.iohttps://twitter.com/alexellisuk/Mentioned in today’s episode:Camino De Santiago: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions/destinations/europe/land/spain-walking-el-camino/Everyday Go (Book by Alex Ellis): https://openfaas.gumroad.com/l/everyday-golangServerless for Everyone Else (Book by Alex Ellis): https://openfaas.gumroad.com/l/serverless-for-everyone-elseZero to OpenFaas in 60 months (GopherCon Talk): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzwBmHkP-rQWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
12/22/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 12 seconds
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Music, Dot-com Websites, and Helping Others with Martin Gallagher

Martin Gallagher is a specialist Go recruiter, matching developers with interesting companies across Europe. Many people out there may have a negative impression of recruiters, but every so-often you find one like Martin. Someone who genuinely cares about you, your family, and your livelihood. We hear about Martin’s experience growing up in Northern Ireland during social unrest, moving to the big city, his love for music, and how he found himself working with Go developers!Connect with Martin:[email protected]://www.vistasrecruitment.comhttps://twitter.com/MGallagher2010https://www.linkedin.com/in/martingallaghervistas/Gopher Slack: @martin_gallagherMentioned in today’s episode:Input Magazine: https://archive.org/details/computerinputmagazineConflict in Northern Ireland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_TroublesBlack-Sholes - Book: https://www.amazon.com/Basic-Black-Scholes-Pricing-Trading-Revised/dp/0994138687Want more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
12/8/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 33 seconds
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Open Source, Internet Security, and Nature with Matt Holt

Matt Holt is the creator of popular open source projects like Caddy Web Server, CertMagic, PapaParse, & others. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to maintain open source projects full-time, Matt is the man to speak with. We learn how he came up with the idea for Caddy, how it works, and the pro’s and con’s of building a sustainable an open source project. Want to show your support for Caddy? Become a sponsor on GitHub!Connect with Matt:https://twitter.com/mholt6https://github.com/mholtMentioned in today’s episode:https://github.com/caddyserver/caddyhttps://caddy.community https://www.amazon.com/PHP-MySQL-Development-Luke-Welling/dp/0672317842https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_Certificate_Management_Environment https://github.com/mholt/timelinerWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
11/24/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 37 seconds
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Work Ethic, Entrepreneurship, and Engineering with Kelsey Hightower

Kelsey Hightower is a Principal Engineer at Google Cloud, open-source advocate, and one of our favorite speakers in tech. We hear about his early experiences with computers, thoughts on CS degree vs self-taught, running a tech support business, managing comedians, open-source, and his journey through tech. Regardless of where you are in your career, Kelsey drops knowledge on how to get yourself to where you want to go.Connect with Kelsey:https://twitter.com/kelseyhightowerhttps://github.com/kelseyhightowerMentioned in today’s episode:Open Policy AgentKings of Comedy Search - Ronnie JordanTotal SystemsCoreOSPuppet LabsGo for Sysadmins - GopherCon 2014Want more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
11/10/20212 hours, 7 minutes, 8 seconds
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Music, Mentorship, and Programming with Mark Bates

Mark Bates is the co-founder at Gopher Guides, papercall.io, and gobuffalo.io. Many of us know Mark for his programming expertise but much of this episode is focused around his passion for music. Music has always been an integral part of his life and even was a catalyst for his journey into programming. Tune in for advice on following your passions, stories of early internet, and the value of sharing knowledge with others.Connect with Mark:https://twitter.com/markbateshttps://github.com/markbatesMentioned in today’s episode:Gopher GuidesDistributed Programming with Ruby (Book by Mark Bates) Ruby Conf 2008 - Building Distributed Applications Berklee College of MusicThe Liverpool Institute for Performing ArtsWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
10/28/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 18 seconds
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Facing Fears, Growth Mindset, and Kubernetes with Gergely Brautigam

Gergely Brautigam is a software developer at Weaveworks working with Go & Kubernetes. As he describes it, Gergely knew he wanted to work with computers from the first time his mother brought home a ZX Spectrum. We learn some valuable lessons on facing fears, interview tactics, and learning new skills.Connect with Gergely:https://twitter.com/Skarlso Mentioned in today’s episode:WeaveworksZX SpectrumKubernetes Up and RunningAdvent of Code Want more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
10/14/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 10 seconds
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Telnet Games, Baghdad, and Silicon Valley with Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy is a Senior Site Reliability Engineer at WePay. Sarah’s curiosity and willingness to take leaps took her all over the world, from being a journalist in Baghdad to working with top Silicon Valley companies. Tune in to hear stories of early internet gaming, self-funding trips to Iraq, and sword training.Connect with Sarah:https://twitter.com/sarahmaeve1Want more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
9/29/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 10 seconds
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Don’t Walk, Sprint! with Miriah Peterson

Miriah Peterson is a data engineer at Weave, a founder of the Forge Foundation, and the founder for the Women Who Go Utah. If you think she’s busy now, just tune in to hear about her childhood. Miriah always kept herself busy with projects and learning new things. We discuss topics like video creation, quantum physics, quantum optics, getting your first software job, learning Go, GraphQL, and much more!Connect with Miriah:https://twitter.com/captainnobody1https://twitch.tv/soypete01https://miriahpeterson.comMentioned in today’s episode:https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Go-Utah/ https://www.gowestconf.comhttps://www.getweave.comhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_opticshttps://graphql.org Want more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
9/15/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 29 seconds
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Part 2: Persistence, Goals, and a Growth Mindset with Steve Hoffman

In this episode, we pick up where we left off with Steve Hoffman. Last we heard, he had just launched a few successful video games in the mid-90’s. Steve then started a new company focused on interactive TV games. It is during this time where he got a crash course in entrepreneurship. Tune in to hear tips on starting companies, raising venture funds, navigating crises, and more!Connect with Steve:https://www.linkedin.com/in/foundersspace/https://twitter.com/FoundersSpaceMentioned in today’s episode:https://www.foundersspace.com/https://www.lavamind.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zapitalismhttps://www.amazon.com/Make-Elephants-Fly-Process-Innovation/dp/1478992948https://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Startup-Practical-Strategies-Overcoming/dp/1400223199Want more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
9/1/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 48 seconds
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Part 1: Persistence, Goals, and a Growth Mindset with Steve Hoffman

Steve Hoffman is a CEO, author, angel investor, and above all a creator. Steve currently runs a global startup incubator called Founders Space but his life has taken many turns to reach this place. So many turns that we couldn’t fit it all in one episode!Tune in to hear about a kid who followed his passions and wouldn’t take no for an answer. We hear about programming video games in high school, electrical engineering in college, film school, Hollywood, working for SEGA, and leaving it all behind to start his own game company!Connect with Steve:https://www.linkedin.com/in/foundersspace/Mentioned in today’s episode:https://www.foundersspace.com/https://www.amazon.com/Make-Elephants-Fly-Process-Innovation/dp/1478992948Want more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
8/18/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 57 seconds
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Computer Science by Accident with Ronna Steinberg

Ronna Steinberg is currently the Chapter Lead for Women Who Go Berlin and Senior Software Engineer for Delivery Hero. In this episode, we hear how many unexpected events led Ronna into tech and even Go. Now she’s helping other women get into the industry and equipping them with the knowledge she wished she had at their age.Connect with Ronna:https://twitter.com/ronnaxhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ronnas/Mentioned in today’s episode:https://www.womenwhogo.orghttps://www.deliveryhero.com Want more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
8/5/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 43 seconds
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Foreign Languages, Pharmaceuticals, and Pascal with Renee Richards

Renee Richards is a Programmer Analyst for Carepoint, Inc. Renee has been a software developer for two years after spending most of her life as a pharmacy technician. We hear about how she made the tough decision to make a career change and the tricks she used to pull it off successfully. It just goes to show it’s never too late to get into tech if you really want to. Connect with Renee:https://twitter.com/Renee7076Mentioned in today’s episode:Pascal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal_%28programming_language%29Delphi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delphi_%28software%29Want more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
7/21/202154 minutes, 36 seconds
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Building Confidence in Your Skills with Ukiah Smith

Ukiah Smith is a Software Engineer at Apple, using Go to write API’s for internal teams. After graduating with an art degree, Ukiah’s path into tech was anything but traditional. Being a self-taught programmer, he didn’t always have the confidence in his skills. However, he was able to shift his career from design to front-end development to technical support. Eventually turning that into his current job at Apple.Connect with Ukiah:ukiahsmith.comtwitter.com/ukiahsmithMentioned in today’s episode:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbo_buttonhttps://www.louisvillehardcore.comWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
7/8/20211 hour, 7 minutes
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Sharing Knowledge to Level Up Society with Nic Jackson

Nic Jackson is a Principal Developer Advocate for HashiCorp. He’s also the author of the book Building Microservices with Go and an avid speaker on all things microservices. We learn about his first job in tech performing data collection for an environmental agency and how that sparked his interest in computer science. Nic would go on to work with many cutting-edge technologies but what he realized he enjoys most is helping others. Connect with Nic:TwitterYouTube [email protected] in today’s episode:HashiCorpRazorFishjQueryWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
6/24/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 1 second
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Using Your Powers for Good with John Reese

John Reese is a Senior Software Engineer at Yubico. He is also an active contributor to the open source projects Konstraint and Conftest. John’s foray into programming started a bit earlier than most, publishing websites in PHP by 6th grade. We hear stories of cyber mischief, John’s thoughts on the value of a computer science degree, and the importance of culture in a job.Connect with John:https://reese.devTwitterLinkedInGitHubMentioned in today's episode:YubicoOpen Policy AgentKonstraintConftestEnabling Autonomous Teams With Policy EnforcementUnit Testing Your Kubernetes ConfigurationsAdventures of Power (Movie)Parkinson’s LawWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
6/9/20211 hour, 56 seconds
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Coffee, Code, and Career Transitions with Jessica Greene

Jessica Greene is a Backend Developer with Ecosia, the search engine that plants trees. We talk about film, the science of coffee, and what caused her to pivot her career into tech. Jessica shares insightful feedback on how she approached her career transition, and the importance of having support throughout the process.Connect with Jessica:GitHubTwitterLinkedInMentioned in today’s episode:Ecosia.org - The search engine that plants treesWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
5/26/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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Finding Your Superpower with Kris Nóva

Kris Nóva is a Senior Principal Software Engineer at Twilio Inc. We hear about her incredible journey from a nerdy teen installing Linux on the family computer to becoming an outspoken voice in the tech community. Growing up in Texas with conservative parents, Kris faced many challenges that helped mold her into the person who she is today. Kris leaves us with a few big lessons today:Advocate for yourself, it’s OK to speak upObscurity is everyone’s secret superpowerBe proud of yourselfConnect with Kris:[email protected]@krisnovaMentioned in today’s episode:LinuxMongoDBGopherCon 2017: Kris NovaWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Ardan Labs was recognized as a top technology podcast! Learn more: https://blog.feedspot.com/technology_podcasts/
5/12/202156 minutes, 30 seconds
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Finding the Balance Between Art and Technology with Anthony Starks

Anthony Starks is an engineer, designer and consultant with a focus on data visualization. But we might also call him an artist. Growing up with a love for photography and computers, Anthony has long been enamored with the idea of melding art and technology. We hear his experience with low-level punch card programming, UNIX, writing the beginning of firewalls, & his more recent passion for data visualization using Go! Anthony prides himself on being a lifelong learner and credits his success to curiosity and a little boldness. Connect with Anthony:TwitterSpeaker DeckGitHubMentioned in today’s episode:Recreation of W.E.B Du Bois Data PortraitsJ Everett Light Career CenterFirewalls and Internet SecurityProcessing.orgDecksh on GitHubWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
4/28/20211 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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Identifying Trends and Adapting to Change with Michael Gasch

Michael Gasch is a Staff Engineer in the Office of the CTO at VMware. Growing up around his father’s business, the seeds were planted for his love of technology. Michael spent many years pursuing a career in music but technology always found a way back into his life. We explore how Michael made the leap from hardware to software and wrap up by getting his thoughts on the future of cloud and Kubernetes. Connect with Michael:TwitterLinkedInMichael's websiteMentioned in today’s episode:KubernetesVMwareMax Planck SocietyIBM OS2Want more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
4/14/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tenacity, Independence and Problem Solving with Vanesa Ortiz

Vanesa Ortiz is a community advocate at Sourcegraph and the founder of the Women Who Go - Berlin chapter. We learn about Vanesa’s incredible journey from freelancing at age 13 to interviewing for a Golang position with zero knowledge of the language (oh yeah, and she got the job). One thing remained constant, Vanesa’s problem solving ability is off the charts. Her natural curiosity and desire to learn has truly helped her excel at every challenge presented to her.Connect with Vanesa:@vanesacodesMentioned in today’s episode:SourcegraphWakaTimeWomen Who GoHackbright AcademyWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
3/31/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds
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From Idea to Execution with Mat Ryer

Mat Ryer is a serial entrepreneur and a panelist on the Go Time podcast! He is currently the co-founder at Pace.dev & Firesearch.dev. In this episode, we hear about Mat’s very early experiences with programming at the age of six and how teachers influenced his opinions of higher education. Then Bill digs in to find out how Mat is able to continually identify product opportunities and execute at lightning speed. Connect with Mat:Pace.devFiresearch.devXbar (formerly Bitbar)GithubTwitterLinkedinMentioned in today’s episode:Xbar on GitHubMachine box Mat’s GitHub sponsor pageBill Kennedy on Mechanical SympathyWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
3/17/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 23 seconds
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Do What You Love and Figure the Rest Out Later with Kris Brandow

Kris Brandow is a Senior Software Engineer at Wunderkind and a panelist on the GoTime podcast! We learn about Kris’s experience growing up in a technical household and how he had no desire to follow in his parents footsteps. Although he went to college for writing and audio engineering, we uncover that Kris may have accidentally received the ultimate computer science degree.Connect with Kris:Skriptble.meTwitterGithubLinkedInMentioned in today’s episode:GoTime PodcastWunderkindDrupalMongoDBWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
3/3/202154 minutes, 34 seconds
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Piano Mastery to Cloud Computing with Guinevere Saenger

Guinevere Saenger is a Software Engineer on the Development Lifecycle Team at Github. We hear about the challenges of pursuing a career in music and how, through an unbelievable turn of events, she has since transitioned to a successful career in tech! Although its clear Guinevere put in the work to get where she is today, she is outspoken regarding the lucky breaks she received in tech versus music. Connect with Guinevere:LinkedInGithubTwitterMentioned in today’s episode:kube-service-exporterAda Developers AcademySamsung SDS Cloud Native Computing TeamGithubWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Work with us: https://www.ardanlabs.com/my/careers/
2/17/202157 minutes, 40 seconds
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Always Be Working Towards Your Goals with Bryan Liles

Bryan Liles is a Principal Engineer at VMware where he is working on the Telco & Edge Cloud BU team building telecom software that runs on Kubernetes.  We examine Bryan’s unique path to success, which he credits to being goal focused and knowing his worth, among other things. He talks candidly about how his encounters with racism and poor leadership led to his frequent job hopping. This leads Bill to re-evaluate some of the criteria he uses when looking at a resume. Connect with Bryan:LinkedInTwitterMentioned in today’s episode:VMwareHeptioWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
2/3/20211 hour, 16 seconds
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A Champion of Chaos and Inclusion with Ana Margarita Medina

Ana Margarita Medina is a Senior Chaos Engineer at Gremlin. You may know her from one of her many conference talks or maybe just from Twitter! In this episode, Ana shares her journey into tech and why it is OK to take a nonlinear path to the job of your dreams. From running a freelance company at the age of 15 to dropping out of college to enter the workforce, Ana’s experiences have contributed to her vast knowledge and passion for her industry. Connect with Ana:www.anammedina.comTwitterLinkedInInstagramMentioned in today’s episode:NAFTechqueriaCode2040GremlinWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
1/20/202159 minutes, 13 seconds
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Assembly Code, Semiconductors, & the Blockchain with Dave Appleton

Dave Appleton is a man of many talents (Seriously, he has too many to mention!). We kick off our conversation hearing about Dave’s first experiences with programming in the late '60s using hand punch cards. We discuss his early years as a low-level hardware programmer, working with semiconductors, and how he ended up working with blockchain technologies!Connect with Dave:Dave Appleton on TwitterHelloGoldGolang MalaysiaWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
1/6/202143 minutes, 37 seconds
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If You Know the Spell You Can Have Whatever You Want with John Arundel

John Arundel is software consultant, mentor, and author of the book “For the Love of Go”. We talk about his early fascination with computers, the role his mother played in planting these seeds, and the steps he took in his younger years to follow his passion. We then explore John’s indirect job path, having to settle for work as a technical writer out of college and stumbling into IT and system administration. But the major lesson that comes out of this is that these 'detours' actually served John's later work, developing parts of his expertise that would aid him in his writing and mentoring.Connect with John:LinkedInTwitterBook: For the Love of GoWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
12/23/202047 minutes, 45 seconds
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From Automating Solitaire to Automated Machine Images with Wilken Rivera

Wilken Rivera is a senior software engineer with the Packer team at HashiCorp. In this interview, listeners will get a sense of Wilken’s journey from a dance background to software engineering, his career timeline, and how he earned the privilege to choose where he wanted to work instead of having to take any job he was offered. As the conversation comes to a close, Wilken shares how he learned the Go programming language and what it meant for him to become a part of the community.Connect with Wilken:LinkedInTwitterWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
12/9/202049 minutes, 44 seconds
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Code Projects as Work Experience, Traditional Education, and Community with Carlisia Thompson

Carlisia Thompson is a senior OSS engineer at VMware and host of The Podlets podcast. We cover the unique path Carlisia took from her childhood in Brazil to becoming an influential member of the Go community. She shares the story of her path to a graduate CS degree, her thoughts on the value of traditional education, and offers valuable advice for anyone who is looking to get into software engineering. Connect with Carlisia:TwitterLinkedInWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
11/25/202054 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fighting Viruses and Caring for Others with Andy Walker

In this episode, we talk to Andy Walker about his childhood and how he got into programming, his journey in cybersecurity, and some of the soft skills that are so valuable to have in this industry. We kick things off by hearing Andy talk about his early love of computers, his early hacks, and how he fell into more serious programming at college after switching from Biology to a CS major. We talk about the value of meetups for making friends and how these events can be more welcoming! We then wrap up hearing Andy talk about where he would like to see himself in the future.About The Guest:Andy Walker is a Gopher, Go GDE, security nerd, and eternal student. He enjoys camping, home fabrication and long walks on the beach with serialized data formats. He lives in Columbia, Maryland, which is just a lovely little town.Connect with Andy:LinkedInTwitterGitHubMentioned in Today’s Episode:AmeriCorpsSourcefireCISCOWarGamesBaltimore Go MeetupOrlanGoWant more from Ardan Labs?You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!
11/9/202050 minutes, 31 seconds