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Exploiting with Teja Kummarikuntla

Exploiting with Teja Kummarikuntla

By Teja Kummarikuntla
The Exploiting Podcast is a weekly show with Conversations and Unicasts, Hosted by Teja Kummarikuntla. We resonate by diving deep into the exploiting actions by the incredible Technical, and Business leaders. With Unicasts we amplify the wisdom in the world that could help us to transform. Sounds exciting? Come exploit with us at:
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Heath Slawner: On How To Find Your WHY?
Heath works alongside some of the world's leading thinkers and researchers (including Simon Sinek's team) to uncover how leaders can bring teams together to achieve extraordinary results. His insights on business communication and leadership with organizations impacted across the globe, companies including Boeing, DuPont, and Microsoft. Etc. Teja and Heath spoke about his journey with Simon Sinek and various factors on improving leadership in organizations. What do Leaders have in common How to resolve conflicts in a team How to keep the team energized and encouraged Common mistakes Leaders do How could someone find their purpose and WHY How do you measure the performance of a team and many more, Heath's candid flow made this conversation much more impactful Mentions from the conversation:  The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni (The Table Group) Radical Candor by Kim Scott Companies making Performance Management Software to promote organizational health 15Five OfficeVibe by GSoft Peakon Culture Amp And last but not least, Live Classes on InspireU by Simon Sinek Inc.
February 13, 2022
Boris Paskhaver: On Business Economics to Software Engineering
Ep.33:  Boris’s transformational and rigorous determination towards what he wants in life and what he wants to create in others' lives are what made this episode a cordial conversation. Uncovering his life experiences across multiple career transitions and the journey of becoming the best-selling instructor is an adventurous adjective to his work with perseverance. Guest: LinkedIn: Website: Twitter: Sponsors: Sundog Education:
November 14, 2021
Jalem Raj Rohit: On How to Clutch Data Science From Academia to Industry
Clutching Data Science in a potential approach can be tricky. Taking forward right from academia to industry is where the bend of the learning curve comes into the picture, putting all together about learning, executing, and delivering. Raj and Teja spoke all about potential career paths for building or for shifting to one another. Sharing Raj's experience as a senior Data Scientist and the world's #4 Diamond moderator of Stackoverflow made his conversation much impactful. Guest: LinkedIn: Sponsors: Sundog Education:
May 23, 2021
Paul Azunre: On Balancing Passion and Profession | Music and Machine Learning
There can not be a day lived to the fullest, if you couldn't work on things you love and what makes you the most excited, it begins to become much harder when we move on with professional work not realizing we might be losing up something that we also love doing. And balancing both is where the challenge comes in. Paul Azunre, Founder of Ghana NLP and a Producer shared his journey behind the passion and his deep and clear intentions made the conversation much impactful. Guest: Linkedin: Twitter: Book: Sponsor: Talk Python Training:
May 09, 2021
Nidhi Thakkar: On How to Build Career In Data Science From Academia to Industry
Ep.30: Introducing the first-ever women guest in the podcast, Nidhi Thakkar, sharing all her experiences from being a student to becoming a Data Science Consultant, exploring across various domains of Artificial intelligence, Nidhi and Teja spoke all about the challenges on starting, shifting or building a career in data science. Guest: LinkedIn: Twitter: Instagram: Sponsors: TalkPython Training:
March 28, 2021
Marco Faella: On Building a Seriously Good Software
Ep.29: Building high-quality software which is never simple, and it is always a good idea to reexamine the principles of good design and craftsmanship, and it's a never-ending process of designing and developing, seriously a good software, to talk about that, we have a senior educator, researcher, who has been teaching advanced programming for the past 15 years, Marco Faella. Guest: Twitter: LinkedIn: Home page: Book: Sponsors: Sundog Education:
March 15, 2021
Craig Dennis: On Becoming a Developer Educator
Ep.28: Uncovering Craig’s journey in technology and sharing his thoughts behind finding the purpose, potential, and passion of the generation made this conversation much impactful. Craig and Teja spoke about the learning barriers and how could someone be much more effective in online learning and content creation. Twitter status: Guest: LinkedIn: Twitter: Sponsors: Sun-dog Education:
February 14, 2021
Dr. Justin Chan: On Making Data Driven Decisions | DDI
Ep.27: On Connecting People via Connecting Minds, Dr. Justin Chan shared his deep purpose behind building the Data-Driven Community, The DDI(Data-Driven Investor). Being so vulnerable with all of his entrepreneurship experience made this conversation much more impactful, with his passion for creating an impact on the people around him, Dr.Chan launched The DDI Chat, Marketplace for Expertise. DDI Chat: DDI Blog: Guest: LinkedIn: Twitter: Sponsors: Talk Python Training: Discover the power of graphs! Tune-in to the live@Manning Graph Data Science conference, this Feb 16 to hear talks from data scientists explaining how, where, and how to use graph data to your advantage. Register for free here: #datascience
February 07, 2021
Reuven M. Lerner: On Understanding the Crux of Consulting and Training
Ep.26: If you're a trainer, teacher, learner, or any individual looking for taking an initiative to start a business with your scope of technology and also want to build your career into training, freelancing, and creating newsletters, books, and writing in journals, this episode is for you. Teja and Ruven spoke all about building an individual personal brand and becoming self-employed with the area of expertise, sharing Ruven's personal journey which began in 1995 made this conversation much impactful. Guest: LinkedIn: Twitter: Teaching and Training: Book: Sponsors: Sundog Education: Manning:
January 31, 2021
Christian Clausen: On Grounding The Five Lines of Code with Consistency
Ep.25: Refactoring is a fact of life. All code is imperfect, and refactoring is a systematic process you can use to improve the quality of your codebase. Whatever your architecture, choice of OO language. Christian Clausen, author of The Five Lines of Code by Manning Publications shared his personal and professional journey behind learning and applying with consistency. Guest: LinkedIn: Book: Blog: Sponsors: Sundog Education: Manning Publications:
January 17, 2021
Bhavesh Bhatt: On How to Propel and to Prepare for Data Science Interviews
I think there was a lot of lessons we could learn from the past year 2020, I know its been really the toughest year straight from the beginning, and we always have that opportunity to learn from them, In this episode, Bhavesh revealed his personal learnings and professional approaches of becoming the better of him, sharing all about acing data science interviews with his experience made this conversation much impactful. Guest: LinkedIn: YouTube: Webpage: Sponsors: Sundog Education:
January 10, 2021
Roy Osherove: On Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone | Elastic Leadership
Ep.23: Uncovering the significant importance of being visible and growing by producing valuable content made this conversation much connected. Roy shared his leveraging pivot points in his personal and professional life that possibly opened up multiple opportunities and an initiative of being a technical leader. His impactful journey of getting out of his comfort zone and letting the team become much effective with various viable approaches made this talk much potential. You can find a lot of his work at,, and Book: Guest: LinkedIn:` Twitter: Sponsors: TalkPython Training: Manning Publications:
December 28, 2020
Yan Cui: On Becoming an AWS Servlerless Hero
What does it take to be consistent on a certain technology and build a career with valiant efforts?  Yan Cui, AWS Servels Hero, Developer Advocate at and helping companies around the world adopt serverless as an independent consultant and the host of the Real-world serverless podcast shared his journey behind becoming a burning monk in the cloud ecosystem Book: Serverless Architectures on AWS, Second Edition | Manning Publications Guest: Blog: Podcast: Masterclass: LinkedIn: Sponsors: Sundog-Education: Manning Publications:
November 30, 2020
Gianluca Mauro: On Making AI Democratic | Founding AI Academy
Applying AI for business could be empowering, but knowing the purpose and understand the actual results could be tough, Gianluca Mauro, founder of AI Academy shared his deep purpose of the company AI Academy and how he pivoted from an Energy engineer to an AI Educator and a consultant, and how entering silicon valley made him realize his superpowers. Zero to AI: AI Academy: Guest: Webpage: LinkedIn: Instagram: Sponsors: Talk Python Training:
November 23, 2020
Prateek Narang: On How to Build an Effective Path in Engineering
Are you an engineering fresher? Or a sophomore. Figuring out an optimal approach to learning various technologies and balancing programming skills is challenging for most. In this conversation, Prateek and Teja spoke about How to build an effective path for all the college mates. Prateek also answered questions  like: - What is your plan of attack for an engineering student? - How could someone balance competitive coding and product development - How could someone know if they're ready to apply for jobs? - How effective Linkedin can get you opportunities. Guest: Prateek Narang: Interactive Resume: Email: Sponsors: Talk Python Training: Manning Math Conference:
November 16, 2020
Mat Leonard: On How to Start, Shift, or Build Career in Data Science
Ep.19: No matter where you’re at with technologies, you may want to start or shift or build a career in data science, with Mat Leanord, Senior AI Engineer and the one who launched the school of AI at Udacity shared his life journey from Physics to Neuro Science and to Data Science. From shifting, starting, and building a career in Data Science, Mat answered questions like: How could someone know if they are ready to apply for a job as an ML engineer? How students can actually get into AI roles? So, there are various paths to get into data science, like doing a Masters or starting a startup and a bunch of others right like what’s your suggestion to kick start a career in Data Science. AI in Production And many others Guest: LInkedIn: Twitter: Sponsors: Sundog Education: Serrano Academy:
November 02, 2020
Unicast: On Bursting The Brain Biases and BRules
The most significant types of thinking we adopt from friends, family, and society are typically biased by the rules that have been created by people and the culture scape; putting those rules into execution may end up in a lack of fulfillment, figuring out and knowing what rules to follow and what rules to break can make you empowered with a Purpose. In this episode of Unicast, Teja spoke about his idea of Breaking the Bruels, The Bull S*!t Rules from the book “The Code of The Extraordinary Mind” for clearing the biased thinking in our lifestyle.
October 26, 2020
Todd McLeod: On How to Become Healthier, Wealthier and Happier
What's a true fulfillment mean to a human?, is that Knowledge, Money, or fame, or something beyond that? or something which is always with us? Identifying the true potential and purpose of an individual and letting that purpose become the passion with a lot of wisdom can be a life-changing fulfillment. Todd and Teja spoke about the incredible journey of becoming Healthier, Wealthier, and Happier. Guest: Twitter: LinkedIn:
October 19, 2020
Paul Orland: On Applying Machine Learning in Oil and Gas Industry | Founding Tachyus
Ep.16: Taking time to introspect and reflect back on our thoughts and emphasizing our inner passion and true purpose’s voice could lead your path in a way that could have a massive impact on you and others, Paul Orland on The Exploiting Podcast, revealed his pivoting and exploiting moment from Microsoft to his initiative Tachyus, a company eases the optimization of Oil and Gas Production, Sharing his initial days and 7 biggest lessons from past 7 years made this conversation with Teja Kummarikuntla more powerful, His thought process behind taking actions on rising venture capitals or customer acquisition and even about being pragmatics about Pandemic in business made the conversation loaded with value and fun. Email: LinkedIn: Sponsors: Sundog Education:
October 11, 2020
Bob Belderbos: On How To Build and Grow Communities In Technology | Founding PyBites
Ep.15: Discovering the potential and applying the values for mutual growth is not just a key-value for sustainable community development, Into the core, Bob, shared his personal, professional exploits with all the hustles on building a learning community in technology. Revealing the early days of PyBites made this conversation more powerful for everyone wishing to build and grow a community in Technology and for everyone wishing to kickstart their career in programming. Visit: Sponsors: Talk Python Training Register for “Women In Tech” Live conference by Manning at
October 05, 2020
Unicast | ELI5 ON: Explaining Machine Learning To A Five Year Old
ELI5: Explain Like I’m Five Year Old, More than anything we learn, the actual intuition frames up stronger when we could deliver to a 5-year-old. In this Unicast of ELI5, amplifying the content from the Book Grokking Machine Learning, Beautifully Unfolded the intuition behind Predictions and Machine learning with a cute story of a kid. Grab Grokking Machine Learning by Luis Serrano | Manning Publications. Start your free trial at to kickstart your career in Data Science.
September 27, 2020
Rathinamurthy R: On Disrupting The Way Developers Learn | Founding Crio.Do
Learning can be real and transformative, only we do also apply in real-time, “Learning by Doing” into the core, Rathinamurthy, Co-Founder of Crio.Do, revealed his experience in the initial days of Crio, and how engineering graduates and software aspirants can make an impact on the way they learn. Find free Micro-Experiences at Grab free parks from Crio.Do:
September 14, 2020
Unicast: On Chasing Grit With Transformation
Angela Duckworth defines, Grit is a passion and sustained persistence applied towards long-term achievement, the secret to that outstanding achievement is not talent but grit, it’s a special blend of passion and persistence, On this episode, I’ve shared how grit has a major intersection with transformation. Find Rust Conference by Manning Publications on Sept-14, at
September 06, 2020
Miguel Morales: On How Reinforcement Learning Aligned With Human Learnings
Uncovering Reinforcement learning and deconstruction how it’s aligned to Human learning styles, In this episode, Miguel Morales, author of Grokking Deep Reinforcement Learning, revealed his potential journey behind RL. As an Instructional Associate at Georgia Tech, with a deep intersection with academia and industry, this episode is blended with technology, education, and lifestyle learnings. Get a chance to grab Miguel’s Book “Grokking Deep Reinforcement Learning” from Manning Publications by joining in the Giveaway. Join the giveaway at Check-out Talk Python Training
August 30, 2020
Unicast: On Killing ANTs, Automatic Negative Thoughts
Moving forward in life, the one thing that always stays with us is Negative thoughts, Research shows that 85% of our whole thoughts of a day are negative and having them every day and having them every day and expecting a positive life is paradoxical. In this Unicast, I’ve shared a practical todo that could transform and help you with Killing Automatic Negative Thoughts or How to stop Negative thinking using Spot, Stop, and Swap. Webpage: Instagram: Twitter: @tejakkuntla
August 24, 2020
Michael Kennedy: On Building a Successful Podcast in Technology | Self-employment
What makes a few specific Podcasts impactful in technology?, Michael Kenndy, Founder of Talk Python Training and Host of the number one podcast in Python, Talk Python me. Shared his personal and professional exploits in life and technology that made “Talk Python To Me“ reach millions. Michael spoke about how someone could kickstart a Podcasting in technology and what it takes, sharing his initial situations from quitting his job and getting sponsorships made this conversion transformative. Get 10% off on TalkPython Courses at: Check out his course giveaway from Manning Publications on “Building Data-Driven Web Apps with Flask and SQLAlchemy”, join the challenge at, you can be lucky.
August 17, 2020
Unicast: On Hiking Your Own Hike
On this Unicast, I’ve shared one of the most powerful sayings on the “Pacific Crest Trail” it’s called “Hike your own Hike”, this is a phenomenon and a basic concept among hikers, explorers, and travelers, which means to work and focus on yourself, intersecting the phenomenon, a few segments form the past conversations are included to express how impactful they can be in real life.  join us in Instagram Find me in Instagram @tejakummarikuntla
August 10, 2020
Josh Starmer: On Founding StatQuest, and Pivoting Career into YouTube | Self-employment
Deep down, Josh Starmer -Founder of StatQuest, revealing his exploiting situations that made Statquest a goto source for Statistics and Machine Learning. Josh, shared his passion for music and computer science and about the cliff moment that changed his career as a Genetic researcher to a full-time Youtuber and becoming self-employed. Find StatQuest at StatQuest in YouTube: 
August 02, 2020
Unicast: How to Transform your Actions with One Percent Rule
On this Unicast, I’ve shared one of the most powerful ideas that I ever learned, an Idea called one percent rule. By the time you are in mid of any of your work by hardworking, there’s a high possibility that we lose our intention, it’s maybe you couldn’t find any results or maybe you were overspending your time. Applying one percent rule on your work and making an insightful progress every single day could make a lot of difference. Join us in Instagram Find me in Instagram @tejakummarikuntla
July 27, 2020
Frank Kane: On How to Become a Successful Online Instructor in Technology | Self Employment
Sometimes a person’s transformative life experience could happen in very hard situations and things can surely go unexpected. I’m so grateful to sit with Frank Kane, Founder of Sundog Education. Who’s deeply connected in the conversation and vulnerably revealed his life exploits and experience on making more than 1 million dollars with self-employment. You can literally feel his energy transfer to your mind into various thoughts that could possibly lead to initiate your business in parallel with your work. Frank also answered: • Why self-employed can never be unemployed? • How fallback plans can support you in becoming self-employed? • What Unexpected expenses you could face and how business plans can help you in the journey? • How can someone become a successful online instructor? • Is it really good to release courses on Udemy, this time? Machine Learning, Data Science and Deep Learning with Python, Course by Frank Kane, published by Manning Publicatiosn is giving away 3 free coupons with 100% off. Grab them up by joining the Give Away challange in Linkedin. Join the Give Away Challenge at: On top of that, apply “podexploit20” to avail 40% off on any books published by Manning at:
July 19, 2020
Luis Serrano: On Unlocking The Intuition Behind Math and Machine Learning
What does it take to start communicating with numbers and deconstructing any math theories/formulae? I always feel what does that sin and cos convey? On this episode, I got a chance to speak with Luis about how unlocking the intuition behind mathematics and machine learning could impact your thinking and thought process of approaching any problem. Intense passion towards teaching resulted in authoring “Grokking Machine Learning”  where someone can understand and teach Machine Learning with only stories. Luis also answered questions like: • How to not start learning Machine Learning? • How did he Join Google, Udacity, and Apple in Data Science? • How Machine learning distorts from academics to the industry? •  How to understand the research papers better? • What is his brain tattoo before learning anything? And many others. “Grokking Machine Learning” published by Manning publications is offering a complete 40% off on applying “podexploit20” coupon code during the purchase. On top of that Luis is Giving Away 5 Ebooks for completely free. Join the Giveaway challenge and get a chance to win a free copy of “Grokking Machine Learning”. • Join at:
July 06, 2020
Balamurugan SP: On Transforming Vernacular Learning for 6 Years
How does vernacular learning can transform the learning styles that could be more powerful and transparent? On Guvi’s 6th anniversary, Balamurugan and I spoke about the tremendous impact of Guvi that was created in the past 6 years. Bala answered questions like: • 6 big lessons from 6 years of Edu-tech startup Guvi. • How Guvi raised 6 crores in pre-series A round • How choosing a venture capitalist can affect your purpose. • How Guvi approached companies for getting partnered. • What’s your personal advise or suggestion for someone getting into Edu-tech startups And many other. Rech out to Bala at: • Linkedin: • Email: I’m super thrilled when Bala shared his personal intention to support our work. Avail 10% off on Guvi’s Aniversary learning Packs by using “GUVI-TKK” Author code. Apply the Author Code here:
June 29, 2020
Saikiran Sondarkar: On Disrupting the Education with LetsUpgrade
How do a few communities reach the most in a very short time? On this episode, Sai shared his personal journey from a student at ITM to one of the directors. Revealing his purpose behind community based learning and its potential outcomes with multiple viewpoints. Sai answered the questions that could help any learner, any leader who is trying to create an impact on their own approaches. On top of sharing his experience as the Founder and Director of LetsUpgrade,  He answered: How did letsUpgrade reach 40000 members in 6 months? What is the count of the audience that you wanna reach and how do you gonna reach that mark? Which platform gave you the best reach for a new learner joining the community? How do you keep your audience active and engaging? How pandemic affected communities and how LetsUpgrade exploited pandemic? Jump over: Free Coding School: LetsUpgrade AIML:
June 15, 2020
Introduction: Exploiting with Teja Kummarikuntla
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June 03, 2020