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More than a refresh: A podcast about data and the people who wrangle it

More than a refresh: A podcast about data and the people who wrangle it

By Joshua Drake
More than a Refresh is a new podcast dedicated to learning about data and the people behind it through lively conversation, diverse topics, and engaging guest speakers. We explore professional trends within the ecosystem including trouble spots, privacy, equity, democratization, and future directions. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.
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Episode Ten: Jim Mlodgenski, Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services

More than a refresh: A podcast about data and the people who wrangle it

Episode Ten: Jim Mlodgenski, Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services

More than a refresh: A podcast about data and the people who wrangle it

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Episode 11: Robert Hodges, CEO at Altinity
Welcome to episode 11 of More Than a Refresh, where JD sits down with Altinity CEO, Robert Hodges. Listen in as they discuss user friendliness vs. engineering correctness, high speed compression, and why any organization's greatest asset is its people.
01:14:17
October 27, 2021
Episode Ten: Jim Mlodgenski, Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services
Welcome to episode ten of More Than a Refresh, where JD sits down with Jim Mlodgenski, Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services. Listen in as these two old friends discuss the ins and outs of VC funding, why databases must evolve to meet the needs of more complex data, and why community is vital to the Open Source ecosystem.
01:17:44
October 11, 2021
Bonus Episode: Mark Porter, CTO at MongoDB
Welcome to our second bonus episode of More Than a Refresh, where we revisit the topic of engineering culture with Mark Porter, CTO at MongoDB. Listen in as he and JD discuss the foundations of building a strong organization, management vs. leadership, and the value of leaving your ego at the door.
59:12
August 23, 2021
Episode Nine: Mark Porter, CTO at MongoDB
Welcome to episode nine of More than a Refresh, with Joshua "JD" Drake. Listen in as he and Mark Porter discuss the importance of persistence software, the beauty of the ah ha moment, and why organizations need to be built according to Dunbar's Number and Conway's Law.
59:58
August 5, 2021
Episode Eight: Jordan Lewis, Director of Engineering, SQL at Cockroach Labs
Welcome to episode eight of More than a Refresh, with Joshua "JD" Drake. Listen in as he and Jordan Lewis, Director of Engineering, SQL at Cockroach Labs, discuss what drives a successful OSS project, writing a database in Go, and what to eat when you're in New York City.
01:14:30
July 12, 2021
Episode Seven: Hicham Oudghiri, Co-Founder & CEO at Enigma
Welcome to episode seven of More than a Refresh, with Joshua "JD" Drake. Listen in as he and Hicham Oudghiri, Co-Founder & CEO at Enigma, chat about soundscapes, breakdown why small business is vital to the economy, and discuss the necessity of democratizing access to credit.
58:48
June 15, 2021
Bonus Episode: Karinn Chambers, Breast Cancer Oncologist and Surgeon
Welcome to the first bonus episode of More than a Refresh, with Joshua "JD" Drake. Listen in as we check back in with Karinn Chambers, Breast Cancer Oncologist and Surgeon. In addition to a segue to cattle ranching, where happy cows come from, and calving season, we discuss nonsensical EMR systems and bridging the communication divide between Doctors and Software Developers. If you're interest in assisting in solving the healthcare EMR problem, get in touch with podcast Producer, Lindsay Hooper, at lindsay@commandprompt.com
01:01:23
May 19, 2021
Episode Six: Stephanie Kirmer, Senior Data Scientist at Saturn Cloud
Welcome to episode six of More than a Refresh, with Joshua "JD" Drake. Listen in as he and Stephanie Kirmer, Senior Data Scientist at Saturn Cloud, discuss why human beings are always at the center of data, questioning "could" vs. "should," and why requiring a data scientist to have a PhD is "bananas."
01:25:09
May 5, 2021
Episode Five: Erik Brandsberg, Founder and Chief Architect of Heimdall Data
Welcome to episode five of More than a Refresh, with Joshua "JD" Drake. Listen in as he and Heimdall Data Founder, Erik Brandsberg, discuss demonstrating value to potential clients, visiting 40 countries in 40 years, and how automated caching and read/write split are really one in the same.
01:07:27
April 21, 2021
Episode Four: Daniele Varrazzo, Creator of Python Driver Psycopg3
Welcome to episode four of More than a Refresh, with Joshua "JD" Drake. Listen in as he discusses Open Source licensing, "humble" drivers, photography, and the nature of adapt or die with Daniele Varrazzo, Creator of Python Driver Psycopg3.
01:16:32
March 16, 2021
Episode Three: Karinn Chambers, Breast Cancer Oncologist and Surgeon
Welcome to episode three of More than a Refresh, with Joshua "JD" Drake. Listen in as he chats with Karinn Chambers, Breast Cancer Oncologist and Surgeon, about how data complexities affect patient care in our healthcare system.
49:05
March 4, 2021
Episode Two: Ben Rogojan, The Seattle Data Guy
Welcome to episode two of More than a Refresh, with Joshua "JD" Drake. Listen in as he chats with Ben Rogojan, better known as the Seattle Data Guy, about being a digital nomad, how small businesses can manage their data, Wall Street Bets, and his path from chef to data consultant.
49:09
February 17, 2021
Episode One: Karthik Ranganathan, Founder & CTO at YugaByte
Welcome to episode one of More than a Refresh, with Joshua "JD" Drake. Listen in as he has an honest discussion with Karthik Ranganathan about Yugabyte, PostgreSQL, Open Source, and the best surf movie ever made.
55:13
February 2, 2021
Introduction
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More than a Refresh, a podcast about data and the people who wrangle it. Take a short listen and get a light take on the data, the world, and the why we need another podcast.
06:44
January 28, 2021