GC On-Demand Podcast: Now on Google Play, iTunes, and Stitcher!

GC-On-DemandLogoSince the launch of the GC On-Demand, we have seen some excellent community conversations, some product announcements, and much more!

Now you can find the GC On-Demand podcast in the Google Play store as well as where you have us available already on iTunes, Stitcher, and through the RSS link which you can use for any podcast listening app you would like.

Happy 20th Episode GC On-Demand!

I’m very happy to have been able to have Ken Hui on as my guest for the 20th episode. We have covered the bases on content, from automation to company culture, from containers to communities, and more.

We just finished up the OpenStack Summit recently, so it was perfect to be able to keep the topical content as I spoke with Rob Hirschfeld (Episode 19) and Ken Hui (Episode 20) as we wound down the summit in Austin.

For the pre-Summit chat, make sure to listen to my conversation with Stephen Gordon about what is new with OpenStack Mitaka (Episode 15).

Thank you to everyone for listening and the great feedback and support. It continues to be a fun way to bring content and community together for the podcast.



DiscoPosse is Podcasting now with @gcOnDemand

In order to bring some of the real rock stars in the community into a new venue to share information, I’ve started up a new podcast.  In conjunction with the Green Circle Community that I contribute to with Turbonomic, I’m very proud to bring an exiting new open community podcast with GC On-Demand.

Community Focus – All things tech!

GC-On-DemandLogoWe will be covering everything in technology and community, across every layer of the stack.  At the point of publishing this, I have already had some community rock stars on automation and more, a leading CEO of an open source company sharing a wealth of great knowledge and some launch news, a fellow technology evangelist, and have some very exciting sessions recorded and ready to go in the coming weeks.

The goal is to bring out the people side of technology ecosystems, and give you more access to learning resources.  I have been very lucky because of the level of access that has been afforded to me in the open community that we have in technology.  This is my chance to share these friendships, stories, and the best of some amazing technologists to the broader community.

For the full show listing and all the details of guests so far, you can visit the home page at http://gcondemand.io which has the individual show notes posted there as each episode becomes available.

You can hear for yourself, and I absolutely encourage and welcome feedback and comments.  You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes as well as in Stitcher using these easy links.



Podcasting for Cancer – Community Collaboration at it’s Finest!

If you’ve been following my Twitter stream (@DiscoPosse) in the last few days, you will hopefully have been a witness to the true power of community. In IT, many people feel that we are simply hammering down the road with our particular set of tasks and that collaboration is something that doesn’t really feature in what we do necessarily.

Collaboration is Key

I use Twitter for my single source of news and information for the most part. A side effect of watching this information flow, is that I am lucky to be involved in conversations (albeit 140 characters at a time) with a wide array of people who are important to me and to the IT industry. The same comes from the cyclists and musicians that I follow in their respective communities.

With Twitter and blogging and conferences, we have developed this incredible camaraderie and built some strong relationships despite distances and time zones that separate us every day. The day to day collaboration that takes place has provided invaluable information to me which has absolutely helped me personally and professionally.

And then something even more incredible happened…

Podcasting for Cancer

Last week, Gabriel Chapman (known to many as @Bacon_is_King) shared with us about a tragic situation that is happening with his family:

The results were immediate from our community with heartfelt responses and words of support. Then something amazing happened which was that Trevor Pott (@cakeis_not_alie) kicked off a community effort along with Jon Harris (@ThevCACGuy) to start up a Podcast series to raise money for Cancer research. That started here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/podcasting-for-cancer/ and I am proud to see that in only a few days that the original goal has already been exceeded, and it is still going!

Please read up on the story, and donate if you can. Every little bit helps, and you get to share in something incredible which is the selfless sharing of knowledge for the benefit of others. Both for learning and for giving, this cause is significant.

I had written this on my Ride to Conquer Cancer bio, and I know that it hits home with many:

Simply stated, cancer touches us all. I don’t need to tell you the statistics because the people who’ve faced cancer, survived cancer and tragically those who lost their battle are real and closer to us than we would ever think.

Only a few years ago I lost my mother to a difficult and long battle with cancer. Every day I hope that nobody has to experience what that feeling is like. I am one of the lucky ones to be able to turn the pedals every day and do anything I can to raise awareness.

I ride for those who cannot. And for those who fight this fight, I ride harder. Please join me in my cause and thank you for being a part of my journey to raise awareness and help to fight what needs to be a winnable fight.

I am proud to be a part of this community in IT, and in my cycling community and musicians community. Each has its own area of concentration but ultimately we all stand together when something needs attention. This is one of those things. I can’t do much for it, but I can share this story and I will do all that I can to lend my knowledge and time to help this noble and wonderful cause.

Thank you to all who have donated so far, and to all who give their effort and time. We are given a gift to be a part of this.


Tech Talk Two – the DiscoPosse quick summary PodCast

As part of my effort to stretch my knowledge and add more value to those who come to DiscoPosse.com for information, I’ve added a new feature.

It’s called Tech Talk Two. A two minute brief summary of the news that I’m tracking in technology. I know that folks are busy, so I hope that the quick format will work well to peak the interest of listeners, and if you have any ideas for things to talk about just Tweet me @DiscoPosse with your thoughts.

The Tech Talk Two can be found by subscribing to my iTunes PodCast: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/discoposse-the-podcast/id498795229 

Thanks for listening!