Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Hot Aisle – Open Source Community Done Right with Steve Francia – Episode 16

The Hot Aisle is hosted by Brent Piatti (@brentpiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC).  Joining us this Episode is Steve Francia (@spf13) of SPF13.Com and recently of @docker fame (as their Chief of Operations, Open Source).  Steve joins us as a well known mentor, and highly respected member of the Open Source community as a whole, to give insight into the dramatic shifts we are seeing towards OSS.  We discuss what’s involved with getting started in open source, what stimulates community involvement, how corporate involvement can vary, and more.  Join us in our journey to learning more about Open Source community involvement, as well as how to take a philosophy major and turn fundamental logic expertise into a great technology career!

The Hot Aisle – Culture is Eating Software’s World with Andrew Clay Shafer – Episode 15

This week on The Hot Aisle, your hosts Brent Piatti (@BrentPiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC) converse yet again with someone that dwarfs their collective intellect.  With the mind of a mathematician, the spirit on an entrepreneur, the goal to automate everything, and the the ability to make infrastructure interact like code – our guest Andrew Clay Shafer (@littleidea) talks to us about his current role at Pivotal (@Pivotal), how software is eating the world, his passion for sushi, and what it was like co-founding @PuppetLabs…oh yeah, did we forget to mention he is credited with coining the phrase “DevOps”?  As always, we have way too much content and way too little time, consider this round 1.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! 

The Hot Aisle – Storage Paparazzi with El Reg’s Chris Mellor – Episode 14

Storage Paparazzi, or their proper name – Storage Industry Journalists / Analysts have the unique role of watching the marketplace from the outside in (and sometimes inside out!). The Hot Aisle is hosted by Brent Piatti (@brentpiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC). Together with us this week, Chris Mellor (@chris_mellor) of The Register (@TheRegister) joins us to discuss his prominent role in the Storage Journalism landscape.  We cover a variety of subjects around how he found his place in his current job, what he feels his obligation to the industry / manufacturers / customers are, and even how he gets his ‘state secrets’ for his articles.  We also ask Chris to give us his insights on where the industry has been, where it’s going – what excites him AND what bores him.  Don’t worry, we also cover The Federation <insert march song here> and his feelings about leadership, where things are going, and his outlook on what’s to come – as well as where we’ve come from.  Did we mention his awesome accent?  Join Us!

The Hot Aisle – Platform 3, Are you doing it wrong? with Randy Bias – Episode 13

The Hot Aisle is hosted by Brent Piatti (@brentpiatti) and Brian Carpenter (@intheDC).  Joining us this Episode is Randy Bias (@randybias), VP of Technology for EMC in their Emerging Technology Division and Director in the OpenStack Foundation.  Randy helps us navigate through our questions on how customers are either starting out in Platform 3 or Mode 2 architectures, as well as how those who still have Platform 2 / Mode 1 are either trying to straddle both worlds.  There are certainly right and wrong ways to accomplish these objectives as an Enterprise, which asks the question: “Platform 3, are you doing it wrong?”.  We discuss Randy’s participation in multiple different boards and advisory roles, his start into OpenStack (as well as how he got Mirantis started!), and what he’s been tasked to do at EMC after his company CloudScaling was acquired last year.