Perspectives in Tech

Perspectives in Tech

Periodic discussions on the topics you suggest: careers in tech, forward-looking technologies, and lots more.

Episodes

February 16, 2021 36 min
In this episode, Josh and I get a little introspective, and talk about our podcasting rigs. Whether you’re interested in starting a podcast, live streaming…

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Here’s a tough topic: we’re all aware of the ageism in tech, but what if you are an older person who needs to change jobs…

Continue reading → LISTEN: Switching Careers as an Older Person

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Let’s take a slight diversion for the holiday season and do a mashup of career and hobby! I’m joined by Thomas Henson (@henson_tm), and we’re…

Continue reading → LISTEN: Making the Switch from tech Writing to Fiction

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Josh (@joshduffney) and I are joined by Taylor Journey, who wonders what technology should be next on his “focus list” to help move his career…

Continue reading → LISTEN: How Do i Decide What Tech to Focus on Next?

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Changing tech stacks can be expensive, painful, and frustrating—especially when a re-architecture isn’t in the cards. So what do you do? How do you think…

Continue reading → LISTEN: When it’s Time to Change Technology Stacks…

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Is there really a difference between “coding,” “scripting,” and “programming?” My new co-host, @joshduffney, joins me to figure it out.
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Christopher and I speak with @MrThomasRayner about career switches. Not a wholesale switch to lumber or something, but rather a tweak: maybe becoming a software…

Continue reading → LISTEN: Contemplating a Career Switch? Here’s What to Consider

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I’m joined by Michael Bender (@MichaelBender) as we take a question from the audience: Is it better to be an IT generalist or a specialist?…

Continue reading → LISTEN: Which is Better, Being a Specialist or a Generalist? And How do you Point Your Career in One Direction or the Other?

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This episode, I’m joined by Doug Finke (@dfinke) to discuss book publishing options. We get pretty deep into the finances, the logistics, and the pros…

Continue reading → Listen: Ready to Publish Your Own Book? Do You Self-Publish or go the Traditional Route?

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Join me and @joshduffney as Josh tells me how he used “Be the Master” to slide into the driver’s seat of life, point his career…

Continue reading → LISTEN: How This Guy Applied “Be the Master” to His Life

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I’m joined by SCCM instructor Greg Shields (@concentratdgreg) so I can eat a little crow and understand why and how SCCM is still a thing…

Continue reading → Listen: Is SCCM Still a Thing? Why? How?

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August 4, 2020 47 min
My crew and I are joined by Jon Junell (@jonhikes) as we talk about the characteristics of toxic workplaces and healthy workplaces. It’s more than…

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July 21, 2020 25 min
Join Josh Duffney (@joshduffney) and my crew for a talk on… digital minimalism? This from the guy with every iDevice there is? Yeah – a…

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I’m joined by Greg Shields (@concentratdgreg) to discuss Active Directory migrations – which are still a thing, even in 2020!
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June 23, 2020 33 min
I’m joined by Ryan Yates (@ryanyates1990) to talk about mental health. It’s a discussion based on a recent Microsoft Ignite session he did on this…

Continue reading → Listen: Your Mental Health

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And now for something completely different: this time, I get interviewed. Michael Levan (@TheNJDevOpsGuy) joins me and @PSHDonsBoss to ask questions about the current state…

Continue reading → Listen: This Time, I’m Being Asked the Career Questions

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May 26, 2020 28 min
This turned out to be a kind of freewheeling discussion between myself, our question-asker Patrick, and three guests. It circles around the idea of leading…

Continue reading → Listen: Leading & Learning

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Are you wondering if “Infrastructure from Code” is a good approach for your company? Surprisingly – yes! The benefits go far beyond mere automation. With that…

Continue reading → Listen: Is Infrastructure from Code Right for Me? Which Toolset is Best?

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Have you hit some great milestones in your career? Are you basically happy with your job – but wonder how to answer everyone who keeps…

Continue reading → Listen: What is "Success?" How do you decide "what's next" in your career?

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If you’re a woman in technology – specifically, in this case, a database administrator – how do you steer your career? How do you overcome…

Continue reading → Listen: Steering a Career as a Woman in Tech

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