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Talking Serverless

Talking Serverless

By Ryan Jones
In the Talking Serverless podcast, we dive into the world of serverless and talk to people in and around the space who are making contributions to the industry at large.

Our host is Ryan Jones the Founder of the Serverless Guru consultancy.

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#39 - Michael Liendo AWS Sr. Developer Advocate
On this episode of the Talking Serverless podcast host, Ryan Jones is joined by the incredible Michael Liendo. Michael is a self-driven developer with a passion for knowledge; he is an AWS Community Builder, Frontend & Serverless instructor, consultant, and recently became a Senior Developer Advocate at AWS! In this episode hear Michael's wild story of how he got into tech, his experience as an AWS Community Builder, and much more. If you like this podcast and want, visit our website where it is all there and always free: talkingserverless.io     And if you want to follow this guest on social media you can find him here on Twitter @mtliendo and visit his Github: https://github.com/mtliendo
36:18
July 1, 2021
#38 - Anthony Campolo Returns!
On this episode of the Talking Serverless podcast host, Josh Proto is delighted to be joined by Mr. Anthony Campolo for another exciting session! A Developer Advocate at StepZen, Anthony, has worked extensively on many Open-Source projects. He is the Lead Developer Advocate on the RedwoodJS Core team, where he contributes articles, podcasts, and presentations about the framework. Moreover, he is a well-experienced techie with experience in different frontend, backend, and deployment technologies. Hear Josh and Anthony discuss different value propositions around AWS CDK, AWS SAM, SLS framework and how those topics and accessibility are being considered on RedwoodJS! Also, hear how to pick a good coding bootcamp, and more in this JAMstacked episode! If you like this podcast and want, visit our website where it is all there and always free: talkingserverless.io   And if you want to follow this guest on social media you can find him here on Twitter @ajcwebdev
56:04
May 29, 2021
#37 - Bob Wall CEO of Commandeer
In this episode host, Ryan Jones is joined by Mr. Bob Wall, CEO of Commandeer, a cloud management product aimed at increasing developer productivity by centralizing the developer experience and tools into a single desktop application. A talented and creative developer, Bob breaks down the what's & the how's of Commandeer and gives his perspective on the state of serverless computing, Dynamo DB, and what the future has in store. If you like this podcast and want more content, visit our website where it's all there and always free: talkingserverless.io   You can find more from Bob Wall on his Twitter: @mrbobbywall And visit Commandeer's website for more information on their product here: https://getcommandeer.com/
43:32
May 13, 2021
#36 - Marcia Villalba AWS Developer Advocate
This week, host Ryan Jones sits down with AWS Developer Advocate, mentor, and full-stack developer Marcia Villalba. Hear Marcia's interesting perspective on content creation and online impact, and dive in with them as they discuss high growth versus slow sustainable growth, and not sacrificing your actual passion. For serverless content in Spanish, you can enjoy Marcia's podcast at https://aws-espanol.buzzsprout.com/ You can also find videos from Marcia Villalba at the FOOBAR Youtube channel, and be sure to check out her website and give a follow on Twitter: @mavi888uy If you like this podcast and want more content, visit our website where it's all there and always free: talkingserverless.io
53:43
April 2, 2021
#35 - Hiroko Nishimura Technical Instructor and AWS Hero
This week host Ryan Jones is joined by Hiroko Nishimura, an AWS Hero, Technical Instructor, and creator of AWS Newbies. In this episode, Hiroko discusses the differences between corporate IT atmosphere and freelancing, growing a brand, and the benefits of learning publicly. Starting AWS is a breeze with Hiroko's online courses and resources!  You can find more resources from Hiroko Nishimura and AWS Newbies on awsnewbies.com and introtoaws.com and be sure to give her a follow on Twitter @hirokonishimura If you like this podcast and want more content, visit our website where it's all there and always free: talkingserverless.io
53:19
March 12, 2021
#34 - Linda Nichols Technical Specialist on Global Blackbelt team at Microsoft
Did you know, Microsoft's 2020 cloud revenue was larger than AWS and Google Cloud combined? In this extended-length episode, Linda Nichols, Cloud Native Technical Specialist on the Global Black Belt Team at Microsoft sits down with Ryan Jones to discuss life at Microsoft, the landscape of serverless Azure, Norfolk.js her Javascript user group, and more you won't want to miss!   If you like this podcast and want more content, visit our website where it's all there and always free: talkingserverless.io   You can find more from Linda Nichols and her Javascript user group on https://norfolkjs.org/ and be sure to give her a follow on Twitter: @lynnaloo 
01:04:40
February 23, 2021
#33 - Yan Cui Returns!
Yan Cui is back for a second round! Ryan Jones sits down with the AWS Serverless Hero, author, and podcast host to discuss his AppSync Masterclass course, no-code vs. low-code, the abstraction of CloudFormation, and much more. Dive into the rabbit hole of serverless with us on this loaded episode that you won't want to miss.   If you like this podcast and want more content, visit our website where it's all there and always free: talkingserverless.io   You can find more from Yan Cui on his website and be sure to give him a follow on his Twitter: @theburningmonk
51:28
February 11, 2021
#32 - Dariusz Parzygnat Serverless Enthusiast
This week host Joshua Proto is joined by Dariusz Parzygnat, one of our favorite Serverless Enthusiasts from across the globe! Dariusz is the author of Serverless Using Azure and the organizer of the Serverless Workflow meetup. In this episode, Dariusz covers AWS vs Azure, logic apps with durable functions, knowledge transfer applications, and much more.   If you like this podcast and want more content, visit our website where it is all there and always free: talkingserverless.io   And if you want to follow this guest on social media you can find him here on Twitter with the handle @dariusparzygnat And his website: dariuszparzygnat.com 
41:19
January 28, 2021
#31 - Chris Gong of Flopperam
On our first episode of 2021, host Joshua Proto is joined by Chris Gong, co-founder of Flopperam. Flopperam is the name of Chris's YouTube which focuses on multiplayer game development tutorials, primarily focusing on serverless, using Unreal Engine and AWS GameLift. GameLift is an AWS dedicated server hosting platform that can handle things like matchmaking and scaling-- and with it, Chris was able to form a community of people who were trying to understand it as well, along with other aspects of multiplayer game development, whether it was Unreal Engine specifically or just with other cloud serverless platforms. In this podcast hear not only about Chris's journey, but also his experiences with game development, and if he thinks serverless has a place in its future.   If you like this podcast and want more content, visit our website where it is all there and always free: talkingserverless.io   And if you want to follow this guest on social media you can find him here on Twitter with the handle @Flopperam And his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO77KLKwplncMHLo6gLpIHw
43:29
January 9, 2021
#30 - Anthony Campolo RedwoodJS Contributor
In this episode, host Joshua Proto is joined by Anthony Campolo a RedwoodJS contributor and full-stack developer. This is our 30th episode and if that wasn't exciting enough, it features a listener of this podcast who reached out to share his thoughts on Serverless!  He wasn't always a developer though; his background in music education helps answer the question this episode of "how does music theory relate to programming?" Hear his thoughts on this, plus tips on how to get started with your serverless journey and insight into his personal journey with RedwoodJS.   If you like this podcast and want more content, visit our website where it is all there and always free: talkingserverless.io   And if you want to follow this guest on social media you can find him here on Twitter with the handle @ajcwebdev
46:04
December 6, 2020
#29 - Paul Chin Jr. Developer Relations at Begin
In this episode host, Joshua Proto is joined by the incredibly fun and knowledgable guest, Paul Chin Jr. Paul is the Head of Developer Relations at Begin.com and is passionate about making tech more accessible (with the help of Nicholas Cage). Find out in this podcast how Paul got started in his Serverless journey, how he's used his skills as a storyteller to leave an impact, and how he's able to communicate challenging concepts by using movies like National Treasure. This is one you don't want to miss! If you like this podcast and want more content, visit our website where it is all there and always free: talkingserverless.io  And if you want to follow this guest on social media you can find him here on twitter with the handle @paulchinjr
44:20
November 7, 2020
#28 - Taavi Rehemägi CEO of Dashbird
In this episode, host Ryan Jones is joined by Taavi Rehemägi, CEO and Co-founder of Dashbird a next-generation monitoring platform for modern cloud environments. Hear about how Taavi got started in the serverless world and his journey in tech starting at the ripe age of 13, how he views operational excellence, and where he sees serverless heading next. If you like this episode and want to check out more, visit our website where they are all there and always free: talkingserverless.io And follow Taavi on twitter @rehemagi to follow what he's up to and to reach out if you have any questions! 
30:59
October 3, 2020
#27 - Gojko Adzic Partner at Neuri Consulting
Here is our 27th episode with host Joshua Proto and guest Gojko Adzic. Gojko is a Partner at Neuri Consulting and a premier serverless author! In this episode here about: -How Serverless can be a liberating structure -The usefulness of multi-versioning toolkits and their enterprise use cases -Exciting new projects like Video Puppet -And much more! With over an hour of content, it’s our biggest podcast yet! And if you like this episode please go to our website to hear the full catalogue where it is always free: talkingserverless.io 
01:06:42
September 19, 2020
#26 - Eric Johnson AWS Senior Developer Advocate
In this episode, Ryan Jones is joined by Eric Johnson, a Senior Developer Advocate at Amazon Web Services based out of Northern Colorado. Eric is a fanatic about serverless and helping developers understand the intricacies of Cloud Computing. Eric believes that serverless technologies introduce a major paradigm shift in building and running applications at a massive scale and the move to serverless results in less code and infrastructure overhead. If you like this episode and want more, check out our website where it is all there and always free: talkingserverless.io
30:39
September 12, 2020
#25 - James Beswick AWS Senior Developer Advocate
Welcome to our 25th episode! In it, we have a conversation with one of the most well known serverless developer advocates, James Beswick. James is a Serverless Builder, Product manager, and a 4-time AWS certified Serverless Evangelist. He is well known for his blogs, workshops, proof-of-concept applications, and whitepapers surrounding serverless, and more broadly AWS. In this episode learn about James's journey to Amazon Web Services, his thoughts on the trajectory of Cloud Computing, and hear about Event Bridge from the expert himself! And if you liked this episode and want more, join us at our website where it's all there and always free: talkingserverless.io
30:18
September 5, 2020
#24 - Gareth McCumskey Solutions Architect at Serverless Inc.
This episode host Ryan Jones is joined by Gareth McCumskey, a Solutions Architect at Serverless Inc. Gareth is based out of Cape Town Area, South Africa, and has spent the last 4 years building serverless applications. Before serverless, Gareth came from a more traditional PHP and Symfony web development background and has been a web developer in some form for nearly 20 years. Hear about his experiences with migrating to the cloud, the challenges he sees for serverless in the future, and the advice he'd give people jumping in themselves. For a full list of our episodes check out talkingserverless.io it's all there and always free~* 
36:03
August 28, 2020
#23 - Ken Collins Principal Engineer at CustomInk
Host Ryan Jones is joined by Ken Collins; an AWS Serverless Hero and Principal Engineer at Custom Ink. Ken has been working in the software industry for more than twelve years and is a long time blogger, Open-source software advocate, and organizer for the ruby user group in Norfolk, VA. In this episode learn more about CustomInk's devotion to the Open-source community, Ken's keys to development success, and the evolution of serverless as a whole! For more episodes check out our full catalogue at talkingserverless.io ~ always free! 
37:05
August 22, 2020
#22 - Ran Ribenzaft CTO at Epsagon
This week we are joined by Ran Ribenzaft, Co-founder and CTO of Epsagon one of the most popular serverless observability companies on the market. Ran is also an AWS Serverless Hero and has been working in the software industry for more than a decade. Come listen to why he's so passionate about Applied Observability, and why you should be too! And for the full catalog of FREE episodes go to: talkingserverless.io 
25:41
August 13, 2020
#21 - Prashanth HN CTO of AntStack
This week we are joined by Prashanth HN, AWS Serverless Hero, and co-founder of AntStack a serverless development consultancy. A big proponent for serverless development in India, Prashanth focuses on bringing these new technologies to people through talks and workshops. Hear in this episode how he got started with serverless, how he views being an AWS Serverless Hero, and how he approaches Cloud Computing. For more from Prashanth-- follow him here on twitter: https://twitter.com/prashanth Join the discord channel talked about in this episode by following the link to the Serverless Starters discord: antstack.io/joinss And for more Talking Serverless go to https://www.talkingserverless.io/ for our whole list of episodes
39:50
August 6, 2020
#20 - Chase Douglas CTO of Stackery
This episode is with Chase Douglas, the CTO of Stackery a serverless platform to design, develop and deliver modern applications. Chase leads the engineering team at Stackery and was made an AWS Serverless Hero for his efforts in Cloud Computing. Check out what makes him so optimistic about the future of serverless and why he likes the direction he sees it heading! If you like this episode and want to hear more, visit us at: talkingserverless.io
32:18
July 31, 2020
#19 - Jeremy Daly CTO at AlertMe
Jeremy is the CTO at AlertMe, an AWS Hero, podcast host, and an active voice in the cloud computing community. In this episode learn about Jeremy’s cloud-computing journey, his techniques to tackle multiple projects, where he sees the future of serverless heading, and how to remain focused through it all!
54:17
July 24, 2020
#18 - Michael Hart VP of Research Engineering at Bustle
Catch our talk with Michael Hart, VP of Research Engineering at Bustle, an AWS Hero, and the creator of Lamb Ci, as he discusses the future of Serverless, his own contributions to Cloud Computing, and much more!
43:05
July 16, 2020
#17 - Forrest Brazeal Cloud Bard
What is a "Cloud Bard"? Why it's someone who shares with the community tales of the Cloud, and who better to do it than Forrest Brazeal? Forrest is not only an enterprise cloud architect, speaker, and community advocate-- he is also the Sr. Manager at A Cloud Guru and spent years designing applications for the cloud at Infor and Trek10. One of the original AWS Serverless Heroes, Forrest was also named one of Jefferson Frank's Top 7 Global AWS Experts in 2019. In this episode we pick Forrest's brain about the opportunities of Cloud Computing, how to get started, and something he calls "Astroid Farming". 
34:32
July 9, 2020
#16 - Emrah Samdan VP of Products at Thundra.io
This week we chat with Emrah Samdan, VP of Products at Thundra.io, where he discusses the benefits of implementing Chaos Engineering in your development process.
37:43
June 24, 2020
#15 - Simon Crosby CTO SWIM.AI
Simon Crosby, CTO of SWIM.AI shares his take on the importance and opportunity around handling streaming data and stateful serverless. 
32:57
June 8, 2020
#14 - Will Beattie CTO Kaddra
Co-host Josh Proto returns to interview, Co-founder and CTO of Kaddra, Will Beattie, who talks about the benefit of serverless apps for gathering customer data, modernizing eCommerce, and food delivery.
48:30
May 28, 2020
#13 - Ben Ellerby Serverless Hero
Ben Ellerby's podcast is now live at http://talkingserverless.io  Enjoy our chat about what it means to give back as an AWS Serverless Hero and his exceptional work at Theodo.
37:49
May 26, 2020
#12 - Brian LeRoux Founder Begin.com
Now you can hear what, Brian Leroux , CTO, and co-founder of Begin.com, had to say about increasing developer velocity and how businesses can focus more on the value they bring to their customers with #serverless  Also live at http://talkingserverless.io
45:15
May 13, 2020
11- Sheen Brisals Serverless Engineer
Sheen Brisals shares his experience with migrating Lego to serverless in today's podcast, available for download at http://talkingserverless.io. 
31:27
May 7, 2020
#8-Danilo Poccia Serverless Evangelist
In this episode, our host Ryan Jones sits down with Danilo Poccia Principal Evangelist for AWS Cloud. The episode is live on http://talkingserverless.io
34:09
May 1, 2020
#10 - Nader Dabit Developer Advocate
In this episode, our host Ryan Jones sits down with Nader Dabit where they talk about how serverless technologies are positioned to be the go-to choice for backend development. The episode is also live on talkingserverless.io
43:29
April 29, 2020
#9 - Vasileios Fasoulas Technology Leader
In this episode, our host Ryan Jones sits down with Vasileios Fasoulas  where the talk about the importance of creating a positive company culture,  successfully working from home, and some thoughts on serverless.  The episode is also live on talkingserverless.io
36:01
April 21, 2020
#7 - Mark Nunnikhoven VP of Cloud Research
In this episode, our host Ryan Jones sits down with Mark Nunnikhoven  the VP of Cloud Research at Trend Micro The episode is also live on https://buff.ly/2UeeNL1
38:50
April 15, 2020
#6 - Rowell Belen Senior Platform Engineer
In episode #6 of the Talking Serverless podcast Ryan Jones talks to Rowell Belen a Senior Platform Engineer at Serverless Inc whose been working as a dynamic software engineer for more than a decade. Twitter - https://twitter.com/talkingsls
32:46
March 24, 2020
#5 - Ezhilarasi Chezhiyan VP Product
Ezhilarasi Chezhiyan has experience of more than a decade in the IT field with the knowledge spectrum spread across various domains. She is passionate about Microsoft Azure offerings like Logic Apps, Azure Functions, and Azure Service Bus. Ezhilarasi is also certified on MSCA: Web Applications and MSCD: App Builder. She is an active speaker for Techmeet360 and also likes to share her ideas with the community by writing technical articles focused on Azure Serverless technologies. LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ezhilarasi-kesavan-a0902a109/ Twitter Profile: https://twitter.com/ezhilarasikesav Serverless360 is a portal focused on Operations and Support for your Microsoft Azure Serverless Resources. Serverless360 helps to Lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), do better DevOps, and manage and monitor siloed Azure Resources as Composite Applications. Serverless360 Blogs: https://www.serverless360.com/blog Serverless Notes: https://www.serverlessnotes.com/ Integration Monday: http://www.integrationusergroup.com/upcoming-events/ Middleware Friday: http://www.integrationusergroup.com/middleware-friday/
39:36
March 17, 2020
#4 - Yan Cui Serverless Hero
In episode #4 of the Talking Serverless podcast Ryan Jones talks to Yan Cui an AWS Serverless Hero and the author of Production-Ready Serverless about ReInvent:2019 and other trends developing in the serverless ecosystem. You can find more from Yan Cui on his website. Twitter
29:57
January 1, 2020
#3 - Fernando Medina Corey Solutions Architect
In episode #3 of the Talking Serverless podcast we talk to Fernando Medina Corey a solutions architect at Serverless Inc. Twitter
27:52
November 25, 2019
#2 - Serkan Özal Founder Thundra.io
In episode #2 of the Talking Serverless podcast we talk to Serkan Özal the Founder and CTO of Thundra. Twitter
36:60
November 17, 2019
#1 - Anna Spysz Fullstack Serverless Dev
In episode #1 of the Talking Serverless podcast, we talk to Anna Spysz a software engineer at Stackery. Twitter
32:45
November 11, 2019