Hey guys! Welcome to our 13th episode of RVA Tech Talks! This month I sat down with one of Richmond’s most interesting and thought-provoking entrepreneurs, Andrea Goulet. Aside from co-founding Corgibytes, a tech consultancy focused on teaching “old code new tricks”, and bringing new life into the “Mender Movement”, Andrea is vocal in the Richmond tech scene from debugging the gender gap to spreading the gospel that, yes, anyone can learn to code. She’s a super fun person to be around, wicked smart, and exudes an inspiring blend of action and empathy. Find her on LinkedIn or at the 804RVA co-working space. Enjoy!
RVA technobrats! Fasten up: this episode is a 1-on-1 with local tech guru Robert Fehrmann, who is currently the Field CTO at Snowflake Computing. Robert is one of most inspiring tech leaders I’ve ever met, owing to his great personality and his ability to simultaneously hold business value and gritty tech specs in his brain. During this episode, he retraces his tech career from automating (literal) cold storage warehouses to implementing MongoDB at Snagajob to his most recent transition to Field CTO at Snowflake Computing. Enjoy!
P.S. Robert on LinkedIn
Enjoy this conversation with Brandon Linton, Solutions Architect at CarMax. Brandon is at once a product whisperer, veteran developer, and operations geek and has been at the center of CarMax’s transformation towards high-speed, high-quality product teams.
- Clements Vasters on Microservices (talk): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXi5CLjIQ9k
- CarMax’s ARM template demo (repo): https://github.com/CarMax/build-2017-demo
- The Pragmatic Programmer (book): https://www.amazon.com/Pragmatic-Programmer-Journeyman-Master/dp/020161622X
Next up: Chris McCord breaks down Quality Engineering (QE) into some easy-to-understand components and digs into the tricky question of how QE fits into modern engineering organizations.
Today I present Clay Westbay, an expert in cloud transformation and building excellent teams from the ground up. Clay is a fascinating guy with a ton of experience, so it back and enjoy!
This week, I was lucky enough to hear a Snagajob Tech Talk featuring one of Snagajob’s foremost software architects, John Gonyo. John’s talk, called the “Performance Primer”, is sort of part of the Snagajob engineering canon, as it were. Enjoy!
P.S. If you want the deck to go with it, just message me and I can ask John for it.
This episode I present to you Marty Bland, one of Richmond’s leading agile experts, who shares with me the secrets of his success, how he leads teams in the agile world, and how you can bring agile into your org’s waterfall culture.