Ardan Labs Podcast

Bill Kennedy

This podcast features intimate conversations with engineers who are in the forefront of building or teaching technology. Join us as we learn how our guests got started in tech, the type and level of education they've obtained, their work history, and personal stories about their journey. We publish the show on Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and the Web biweekly on Wednesdays at 12pm US Eastern Time. Subscribe and STAY TUNED! read less
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Episodes

Google, EngFlow, and Mentality with Jay Conrod
Feb 14 2024
Google, EngFlow, and Mentality with Jay Conrod
Jay Conrod is currently a Software Engineer at EngFlow. EngFlow is a startup providing remote build and execution for Bazel, Cmake, Reclient and more, dramatically speeding up builds and tests for large software projects. Jay was previously part of the Go Team at Google and has had a large impact in the Software Industry.  In this episode, Jay takes us on a journey through his time in the tech industry while sharing valuable insight and entertaining stories along the way.00:00 Introduction00:56 What is Jay Doing Today?  07:25 First Memories of a Computer18:30 Mentality and Ability27:20 Direction after High School  37:30 Internships During University43:00 Diversity in Programming55:30 Getting Hired at Google1:03:10 Joining the Go Team1:10:00 Go - Tech Talk  1:20:00 Moving to EngFlow1:38:00 What Would You Remove From Go?1:45:30 Contact InfoConnect with Jay:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/JayConrodLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayconrod/Jay’s Website: https://jayconrod.comMentioned in today’s episode:EngFlow: https://www.engflow.com/Zig: https://ziglang.org/The Art of Learning: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Learning-Journey-Optimal-Performance-ebook/dp/B000QCQ970Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
Google, Tech , and Go with Teiva Harsanyi
Dec 13 2023
Google, Tech , and Go with Teiva Harsanyi
Teiva Harsanyi is  a software engineer at Google, specializing in backend development and distributed systems. He has extensive experience in designing and implementing resilient, responsive, scalable, and maintainable systems. He is also the author of the book “100 Go Mistakes and How to Avoid Them”. In this episode, Teiva discusses his journey to becoming a published author and Software Engineer at Google. 00:00 Introduction00:53 What is Teiva Doing Today? 04:05 First Memory of a Computer17:20 Thoughts for University25:00 Engineering School Curriculum 32:20 Interests Going Through University 35:40 First Jobs in Tech42:00 Working for a Helicopter Company52:40 The Next Opportunity and Moving Countries58:37 Discovering Go1:03:40  Finding Utility Warehouse1:11:00 Joining Docker1:16:50 The Experience Working at Google1:19:00 Writing “100 Go Mistakes” 1:25:30 Contact InfoConnect with Teiva: Twitter: https://twitter.com/teivahLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teiva-harsanyi/?originalSubdomain=frTeivas Book: https://www.manning.com/books/100-go-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-themMentioned in today’s episode:Docker: https://www.docker.com/Utility Warehouse: https://uw.co.uk/about-us/careers Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
Boot.dev, Education, and Go with Lane Wagner
Aug 2 2023
Boot.dev, Education, and Go with Lane Wagner
Lane Wagner is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history in engineering software systems. He is the Founder of Boot.dev and has a deep passion for teaching Computer Science and Software Engineering to others. Boot.dev is an educational platform which offers hands-on coding courses and multiple projects to teach their students back-end development. In this episode, Lane takes us on his journey through the tech industry and how his interest in tech has evolved.00:00 Introduction 03:08 What is Lane Doing Today?07:30 Designing Educational Material13:40 Marketing Your Website20:00 First memory of a Computer25:20 Interests in High School 26:40 Living Abroad 34:00 Returning to the U.S39:40 Joining the Workforce47:47 Moving to Salt Lake City49:00 Initial Job in Go52:45 Moving Companies57:20 Deciding to Write a Course1:00:00 Beginning of Boot.dev1:05:45 Keeping Content Updated1:11:50 Top 5 Course Ideas for the Future1:14:50 State of A.I in Tech - Pros/Cons1:20:35 Contact InfoConnect with Lane: Boot.Dev: https://boot.dev/Twitter: https://twitter.com/wagslane?lang=enBackendBanter.fm : https://www.backendbanter.fm/Mentioned in today’s episode:Boot.dev: https://boot.dev/play-with-go.dev: https://play-with-go.dev/Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
Cloudflare, Platform Engineering, and Opportunities with Matt Boyle
Jul 19 2023
Cloudflare, Platform Engineering, and Opportunities with Matt Boyle
Matt Boyle is an Engineering Manager for Cloudflare based out of London. His team's goal is to create tools that increase the productivity and efficiency of other engineers. He is the author of “Domain-Driven Design with Golang” and speaks about his experience and motivation for writing the book. In this episode Matt takes us through his journey through the tech industry. 00:00 Introduction 03:30 What is Matt Doing Today?12:20 First Memory of a Computer17:20 Education in the United Kingdom23:30 First Programming Class  27:20 First Tech Jobs32:30 Moving to Platform Engineering42:30 Moving to a Startup45:40 Becoming a Full Stack Engineer51:20 Gaining Interest in Go58:50 Applying to Cloudflare  1:03:20 Taking Opportunities and AI1:13:00 Matt’s Book1:22:45 Contact InfoConnect with Matt: Matt’s Site:  https://mattjamesboyle.com/Mentioned in today’s episode:Cloudflare: https://www.cloudflare.com/Matt’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/Domain-Driven-Design-Golang-maintainable-business-ebook/dp/B0BNJ8KHYN/ref=sr_1_1?crid=NBJWXOCW6RGQ&keywords=domain+driven+design+golang&qid=1671189939&sprefix=domain+driven+design+golang%2Caps%2C294&sr=8-1%E2%80%A6Want more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs
Freelancing, Meetups, and Entrepreneurship with Raechel Lambert
Jun 21 2023
Freelancing, Meetups, and Entrepreneurship with Raechel Lambert
Raechel Lambert is the Co-Founder of a product marketing agency called Olivine which focuses on positioning, messaging and product launches to SAS companies. She has built many different projects and applications and has started focusing her time on an application called All In Meetup. This stems from a podcast “All In Podcast '' which started during the pandemic. In this episode Raechel takes us on her journey through the tech industry. 00:00 Introduction 02:45 What is Raechel Doing Today04:30 All In Meetup07:30 Managing Meetups15:10 First Memory of a Compute24:00 Interests in High School26:00 Avid Dancer29:30 Going Through College40:00 Applying for First Internship43:00 Entering the Tech Industry49:10 First Tech Job52:50 Discovering Product Marketing58:00 Expanding Skill Sets1:03:00 Deciding to Freelance  1:09:30 Starting a Startup1:15:10 Self Proclaimed Recession1:19:00 Salary Inflation1:22:13 Contact InfoConnect with Raechel: Twitter:  https://twitter.com/raechellambert?lang=enRaechel’s Website: https://www.raelambert.com/Mentioned in today’s episode:Olivine: https://www.olivinemarketing.comAll In Podcast: https://www.allinpodcast.coParticle: https://www.particle.ioWant more from Ardan Labs? You can learn Go, Kubernetes, Docker & more through our video training, live events, or through our blog!Online Courses : https://ardanlabs.com/education/ Live Events : https://www.ardanlabs.com/live-training-events/ Blog : https://www.ardanlabs.com/blog Github : https://github.com/ardanlabs