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I.T. Career Energizer

272 episodes - English - Latest episode: 24 days ago - ★★★★★ - 78 ratings

Want to learn what it takes to start, develop and build a successful career in tech? The IT Career Energizer podcast enables you to find out how. More than 250 IT professionals, consultants and experts have shared their career experiences and insights to help you to succeed. Previous guests have included Jeff Atwood (Stack Overflow), Troy Hunt (Have I Been Pwned), Laurence Bradford (Learn To Code With Me), April Wensel (Compassionate Coding), Kent Beck (Agile Manifesto) and many more industry recognised figures. Join Phil Burgess and his latest featured guest every Monday.

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Always Seek To Innovate And Be Clear About Your Career Destination with Sam Lightstone

October 05, 2020 00:00 - 39 minutes - 55 MB

Phil’s guest on today’s show is Sam Lightstone, IBM’s Chief Technology Officer for AI Strategy, an IBM Fellow and a Master Inventor in the IBM Data and AI group. He is also chair of the Data and AI Technical Team, the working group of IBM’s technical executives in the division. In this episode Sam joins Phil to discuss the power of innovation, and why we must always seek to first convince people that we have good ideas by allowing them to visualise, and innovate through creative thinking. ...

Discovering New Perspectives And Why Facilitation Is The Key To The Future with Douglas Ferguson

September 28, 2020 00:00 - 34 minutes - 47.8 MB

Phil’s guest on today’s show is Douglas Ferguson, an entrepreneur and technologist with over 20 years of experience.  He is a master facilitator and the author of three innovation books: Beyond the Prototype, How to Remix Anything, and Start Within.   He is also the founder and president of Voltage Control, a facilitation agency helping teams to work better together.   Douglas discusses the importance of finding new perspectives by looking outside of our own industry, and how this ca...

Build Your Personal Brand And Don’t Be Afraid To Change Your Life with Raj Subrameyer

September 21, 2020 00:00 - 26 minutes - 36.2 MB

Phil’s guest on today’s show is Raj Subrameyer, an international speaker, writer and tech coach who helps people step into the leadership role of their dreams through his services and speeches.  He is helping countless people to discover their ‘Zone of Genius’ and leverage it to live the life that they love. In this episode Phil and Raj discuss the importance of establishing your own brand, and how an effective network can help to energise our career path. Raj also talks about the importan...

Build Better Business Relationships And Welcome Feedback Gratefully with Doug Arcuri

September 14, 2020 00:00 - 21 minutes - 21.6 MB

Phil’s guest on the show this time is Doug Arcuri, a Software Engineering Manager for IBM who has worked in the IT industry for 15 years.  His interest in computers began when his parents purchased a Gateway PC in 1998 which led to him developing a few successful game modifications for Half Life. Subsequently, Doug went on to learn engineering concepts, C++, website design and game modification tooling setting the foundation for his IT career.   Doug and Phil talk about the importance of...

Listen To The Voice That Guides You And Don’t Be Afraid To Speak Out with Brad Finkeldei

September 07, 2020 00:00 - 21 minutes - 30.1 MB

Phil’s guest on today’s show is Brad Finkeldei, a former IT professional who is now on a mission to help 10,000 people-pleasers become confident, and to do what they love.  He teaches his clients how to find their purpose, and how to powerfully share their stories so that they stand out in the job search process. Brad discusses the importance of listening to the voice inside that guides us from time-to-time, and why we should endeavour to find the confidence to speak out on our own behalf ...

The Potential Of Technology To Unite People with Kris Howard

August 31, 2020 00:00 - 26 minutes - 36.6 MB

Phil’s guest on today’s show is Kris Howard, a Solutions Architect Manager at Amazon Web Services in Sydney, Australia.  Her achievements include creating a serverless application that creates an iCal feed for tech events, and the RoaldDahlFans website which has been running since 1996. In this episode Kris shares her thoughts on mentorship, IT as part of a modern society, the importance of engaging with your local tech community and much more. Full show notes and links to related resour...

The Power Of Having A Clear Plan with Ramona Shaw

August 24, 2020 00:00 - 29 minutes - 40.5 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Ramona Shaw, the former VP of a global equity firm, who now leverages her analytical, results-driven approach, personal leadership experiences and extensive research to help companies such as Google, Dropbox and Asana, to achieve success through building relationships and a strong executive presence. Ramona shares her thoughts on successful leadership, remote working and the importance of making those around you feel valued...

Look For Opportunities To Get Better with Boris Paskhaver

August 17, 2020 00:00 - 20 minutes - 28.9 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Boris Paskhaver, author of 'Pandas in Action' and a full-stack web developer who builds apps in React and Ruby on Rails. He is also an Agile consultant and online educator, with six programming course credits on Udemy, encompassing 236,000 students. Boris discusses his insights into ways of dynamically increasing your own creativity, the importance of initiative, and why we must always strive to grow. Full show notes and ...

You Have To Understand The Tools At Your Fingertips with Ramzi Marjaba

August 10, 2020 00:00 - 23 minutes - 32.4 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Ramzi Marjaba, Senior Sales Engineer for Keysight Technologies, where he helps customers to diagnose problems and then build a vision of the required solution. He is also the creator of the website WeTheSalesEngineers and its corresponding podcast, which seeks to help other sales engineers develop and improve their careers.   KEY TAKEAWAYS:   (2:35) TOP CAREER TIP Although the world is headed to a more tech-driven...

Manage Your Manager and Learn to Interview and Network Well with David Bishop

August 03, 2020 00:00 - 32 minutes - 45 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is David Bishop. He is a technologist, consultant, researcher, entrepreneur, and instructor with experience across telecommunications, transportation, government and utilities.  He is an author of numerous books and articles as well as a frequent contributor to the IEEE’s Engineering Management Review.   David is also founding chair for the Atlanta chapter of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society.   In t...

Be Ready for the Next Big Tech and Stick to Your Plan with Broadus Palmer

July 27, 2020 00:00 - 32 minutes - 45.4 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Broadus Palmer. He is a Google Cloud Training Architect and Cloud Career Coach. Broadus is focused on helping individuals who are strongly committed to changing their lives by advancing or transitioning careers in the cloud industry.   He’s an in-demand coach, specialising in hands-on coaching with the industry’s hottest tools and skills along with motivation aimed at changing your mindset.   In this episode, Phil and...

What IT Professionals And Bridge Builders Should Have In Common with Tom Gilb

July 20, 2020 00:00 - 47 minutes - 65.6 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Tom Gilb, the author of ten books and hundreds of papers on requirements, design, project management and related subjects. His ideas on requirements are the acknowledged basis for CMMi Level 4, which were based upon his pioneering book, ‘Software Metrics’, where he also coined that term. Tom has lectured at universities across the globe, and has been a keynote speaker at multiple technical conferences. In 2012, he was named...

Refocus Regularly to Stay Relevant and Shoot for the Top with Joe Carson

July 13, 2020 00:00 - 34 minutes - 47.8 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Joe Carson. Joe is a cybersecurity professional with over 25 years’ experience in Enterprise Security & Infrastructure.  He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, an active member of the Cyber Security Community, and a frequent speaker at Cyber Security events around the world. He is currently the Chief Security Scientist at Thycotic. In this episode, Phil and Joe Carson discuss how to keep your skills ...

Consider Zigging Instead of Zagging and Set Clear Career Goals with Austin Belcak

July 06, 2020 00:00 - 56 minutes - 78.2 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Austin Belcak. He teaches people how to land jobs they love in today’s market without traditional ‘experience’ and without applying online. His strategies have been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Inc., Fast Company, and USA Today.  His clients have landed job offers at Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook to name but a few.  In this episode, Phil and Austin Belcak discuss how to land an IT job with a major compa...

How to Make the Best Career Decisions and Work on Impactful Projects with Nyari Samushonga

June 29, 2020 00:00 - 28 minutes - 39.9 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Nyari Samushonga. Nyari is the Chief Executive Officer of WeThinkCode_ where her primary responsibility is to gear the organization up for growth.  She also co-founded FoldLeft, a digital consultancy that uses hypothesis-driven models to design and deliver impactful software solutions. Her expertise lies in bridging the divide between business executives and tech innovators to maximize the value of software. In this episo...

Share What You Know and Be Willing to Have Your Views Challenged with Bret Fisher

June 22, 2020 00:00 - 33 minutes - 46.5 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Bret Fisher. Bret is a freelance DevOps and Docker consultant, Udemy Instructor, trainer, speaker, and Open Source volunteer.  He teaches courses on Docker and Container technology and often does live training workshops. He’s also a volunteer Docker Captain and has been blogging about tech for more than 15 years. In this episode, Phil and Bret Fisher discuss the importance of holding strong opinions on things that are fac...

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Learn Soft Skills with Chani Simms

June 15, 2020 00:00 - 32 minutes - 44.8 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Chani Simms. She is an award-winning cybersecurity leader and keynote speaker with more than 17 years’ experience in the IT industry.  Chani is an advisor and a specialist in helping organizations to understand, implement, and manage information security and privacy requirements. She is also the founder of the SHe CISO Exec. Global platform.  In this episode, Phil and Chani Simms discuss how to ensure that you are always ...

Take Responsibility for Your Career and Work on Things You Enjoy with Dan Shappir

June 08, 2020 00:00 - 27 minutes - 38.5 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Dan Shappir. He has been involved in software development for more than 25 years, having worked in a variety of different roles including engineer, team lead, architect, and chief technical officer.  Dan is currently the performance tech lead at Wix.com where he focuses on making their 100 million hosted websites load and execute faster. He is also an international speaker as well as a panelist on the JavaScript Jabber podc...

Use Informal Mentors and Be as Hands-on as Possible with Krista Seiden

June 01, 2020 00:00 - 22 minutes - 31.4 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Krista Seiden. She is an experienced leader in the digital analytics industry.  She has led analytics and optimization at companies such as Adobe, The Apollo Group, and Google. She is also a frequent conference speaker as well as a winner of ‘Digital Analytics Rising Star’ in 2014 and ‘Practitioner of the Year’ in 2015. In this episode, Phil and Krista Seiden discuss how she got into digital analytics and how she used inf...

Understand the Fundamentals Stay Curious and Never Give Up with Tobias Macey

May 25, 2020 00:00 - 24 minutes - 33.8 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Tobias Macey. He currently manages and leads the Technical Operations Team at MIT Open Learning where he designs and builds cloud infrastructure to power online access to education for the global MIT community. He also owns and operates Boundless Notions where he offers design, review, and implementation advice on data infrastructure and cloud automation.  And he’s the host of the weekly Python Podcast and the Data Engineer...

Focus on the Core Principles and Keep Reinventing Yourself with Sanjeev Sharma

May 18, 2020 00:00 - 26 minutes - 36.3 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Sanjeev Sharma. He was an early practitioner and coach of the Scrum methodology and has become a world-renowned expert and thought leader in DevOps as well as a pioneer of DevOps at IBM. He has authored two bestselling books, “DevOps for Dummies” and “The DevOps Adoption Playbook” and he is now a thought leader in the emerging area of DataOps. In this episode, Phil and Sanjeev Sharma discuss the importance of not getting ...

Network with As Many People as Possible and Teach What you Know with Chris Ferdinandi

May 11, 2020 00:00 - 24 minutes - 33.6 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Chris Ferdinandi. He is the author of the Vanilla JS Pocket Guide series, creator of the Vanilla JS Academy training program and host of the Vanilla JS Podcast.  Chris has created JavaScript plugins that have been used by organizations such as Apple and the Harvard Business School. He also publishes a developer tips newsletter which is read by more than 8,000 developers every weekday. In this episode, Phil and Chris Ferdi...

Own Your Career Use a Mentor Set Goals and Make a Plan with Bob Belderbos

May 04, 2020 00:00 - 23 minutes - 31.9 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Bob Belderbos. He is a software developer at Oracle, co-author of the 100 Days of Code in Python course and co-founder of PyBites, a community for those wanting to improve their Python skills. To date, Pybites has hosted 50 code challenges, published more than 100 articles and built a Python exercise platform. In this episode, Phil and Bob Belderbos discuss owning your career and how to choose the right skills to acquire....

Improve Your Interpersonal Skills and Don´t Be Afraid to Take Any Opportunity with Roberta Matuson

April 27, 2020 00:00 - 19 minutes - 26.6 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Roberta Matuson. She has helped leaders in Fortune 500 companies, as well as small to medium-sized businesses, achieve dramatic growth and market leadership through the maximization of talent. Roberta is a leading authority on leadership and the skills and strategies required to earn employee commitment and client loyalty. She is also the author of several books including the recently released “Evergreen Talent”. In thi...

Join a Startup to Progress Fast and Build a Strong Skillset with Steve Kahan

April 20, 2020 00:00 - 40 minutes - 56.5 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Steve Kahan. He has a distinguished career. Steve has helped to grow seven startup companies from early-stage development to going public or being sold, resulting in a total value of more than $3 billion. He is currently Chief Marketing Officer for Thycotic, a cybersecurity company, which he has helped take from $10 million to over $60 million in its first three years. And late last year his book “Be A Startup Superstar: ...

Invest in Yourself Continuously and Become Passionate About What You Do with Siddick Elaheebocus

April 13, 2020 00:00 - 28 minutes - 39.4 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Siddick Elaheebocus. Siddick has worked in the IT industry for 18 years.  He is currently a Director and Technology Strategist for an IT services company based in the French Pacific providing vendor-agnostic digital advisory, professional services and training. Siddick is also a Chartered IT Professional, a long-standing Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), a technology conference speaker and a mentor. He is also a former Mic...

Overcome Your Introversion and Realise That Asking for Help is a Strength with Derick Rethans

April 06, 2020 00:00 - 20 minutes - 28 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Derick Rethans. Derick is a PHP internals expert and author of Xdebug.  He works as an independent contractor and consultant on PHP extensions and related projects. Derick has contributed to the PHP project in numerous forms and is the host of the PHP Internals News podcast as well as being a frequent speaker at conferences. In this episode, Phil and Derick Rethans discuss why asking for help is a strength rather than a w...

Develop Adaptability and Direction Recognition Skills and Have Confidence in Your Abilities with Stephen Woolston

March 30, 2020 00:00 - 21 minutes - 30 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Stephen Woolston.  Stephen is a program and service delivery consultant with an extensive background in IT infrastructure.  He holds a first-class computer science degree from Nottingham University and started his career working on mainframe systems at Norwich Union. He is also a professional coach, helping people to become happier and more successful in what they do. In this episode, Phil and Stephen Woolston discuss how...

Choose Jobs That Help You Learn and Welcome the Chance to Lead with Aslam Khan

March 23, 2020 00:00 - 23 minutes - 32.3 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Aslam Khan. He has more than 20 years of experience in software design and architecture, leveraging his background in Electronic Engineering. He is a regular speaker at local and international conferences on software development and agile methodologies as well as the author of Grokking Functional Programming. He says that he is convinced that software development is hard, very hard. In this episode, Phil and Aslam Khan ...

Every Day Actively Practice Your Skills and Recognize Your Strengths and Weaknesses with Kevin Kline

March 16, 2020 00:00 - 37 minutes - 52.1 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Kevin Kline. He is the Principal Program Manager at Sentry One, a leading provider of award-winning tools for database management and monitoring.  Kevin is a founding board member and former president of the international Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). He frequently contributes to database technology magazines, websites, and discussion forums.  Kevin is also an author or co-author of several books includi...

Create a Learning Roadmap but Also Let Curiosity Take You in New Directions with Madison Kanna

March 09, 2020 00:00 - 15 minutes - 21.1 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Madison Kanna. She is a software developer working at Keeper Security.  Madison is also the host of the CodeBookClub, an online community with live online meetups for beginners and intermediate developers.  She blogs about JavaScript and teaching yourself how to code without attending a Bootcamp.    In this episode, Phil and Madison Kanna discuss how someone who is new to the industry can map out what they will learn and ...

Create a Career To-do List and Seek Work That is Personally Fulfilling with Anna Murray

March 02, 2020 00:00 - 24 minutes - 34.6 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Anna Murray. She is a nationally recognized technology consultant, speaker, and blogger as well as the owner of a successful software development company.  She founded one of the earliest web-development firms, emedia, in 1996 and is a double recipient of the Stevie Award for Women in Business.   She also serves as the President of the Board of the International Women’s Writing Guild.   In this episode, Phil and Anna ...

Become More Organized and Spend Time with Others to Learn Fast with Mandy Michael

February 24, 2020 00:00 - 24 minutes - 34.3 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Mandy Michael. She is a community organizer, speaker, writer, and developer.  Mandy is currently working as a Development Manager at Seven West Media in Western Australia.  Her passion is front end technology and she’s a strong advocate for women in technology, volunteering at events such as She Codes and Muse JS.   She is also Founder and Organiser of Fenders, a local meetup for Front End Developers, co-organizer and dir...

Be Flexible About Your Career Plans and Explore All of The Possibilities with Mahdi Kafi

February 17, 2020 00:00 - 14 minutes - 20.3 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Mahdi Kafi. He started his career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Canada where he learned the basics of IT consulting.  He now works for DXC Technology where he is an IT consultant helping HR departments to better understand how to make employees' lives easier through the use of technology.   In this episode, Phil and Mahdi Kafi discuss the need to keep an open mind when it comes to your career. They talk about how the indu...

Why Altruism Really Pays as Does the Right Work-Life Balance with Simo Ahava

February 10, 2020 00:00 - 23 minutes - 32.7 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Simo Ahava. He is a recognised expert on customizing web analytics and tag management solutions to improve the entire “life cycle” of data collection, processing and reporting.   His main areas of expertise lie with Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, and Google has appointed him as a Google Developer Expert in these fields.   He is also a partner and co-founder at 8-bit-sheep, a prolific blogger and an experienc...

Take a Proactive Approach to Your Career with Stephen Kuenzli

February 03, 2020 00:00 - 25 minutes - 34.8 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Stephen Kuenzli. He has designed, built, deployed and operated highly available and scalable software systems in high tech manufacturing, banking, and e-commerce sectors, for nearly 20 years.   He has a B.S. in Systems Engineering and he loves working through challenging design problems and building solutions that are safe and enjoyable to use.    In this episode, Phil and Stephen Kuenzli discuss the need to develop n...

Why Effective Onboarding and Having Exciting Work to do Matter so Much with James Turnbull

January 27, 2020 00:00 - 19 minutes - 26.6 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer is James Turnbull. He is VP of Engineering at Glitch.  James was previously a founder and CTO at Empatico, CTO at Kickstarter, VP of Services at Docker and a CTO in residence at Microsoft to name but a few.  He is also the author of several books, including “Monitoring with Prometheus” and “The Docker Book”.   He is originally from Melbourne, Australia, but now resides in Brooklyn, New York.   In this episode, Phil and James Tur...

Keep Your Work Life in Perspective and Pair Curiosity with Generosity with Josh Clark

January 20, 2020 00:00 - 33 minutes - 46.2 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Josh Clark. He is a UX designer and design leader who helps organisations build products for what’s next.  Josh is the founder of Big Medium, a New York design studio specialising in future-friendly interfaces for artificial intelligence, connected devices and responsive websites.   He is the author of several books and he speaks around the world about what’s next for digital interfaces.   In this episode, Phil and Jo...

Raise Issues Constructively and Be Prepared to Tackle Tough Problems with Michel Weststrate

January 13, 2020 00:00 - 18 minutes - 25.6 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Michel Weststrate. He is a trainer, speaker, micro-consultant and independent open source developer.  As well as the author of MobX, MobX-State-Tree, Immer and a plethora of smaller packages.   Michel is on a quest to make programming as natural as possible   In this episode, Phil and Michel Weststrate discuss how to raise issues in a constructive way that greatly improves the chances of them being solved. They talk a...

Persevere, Network and Continue to Explore New Tech with Erik St. Martin

January 06, 2020 00:00 - 19 minutes - 26.7 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Erik St. Martin. Over the past 15 years, Erik has been a Web Developer, a Software Engineer and a System Architect.  He is passionate about all things Go, Kubernetes, Containers, Distributed Systems and Information Security.   Erik is currently a Principal Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft Azure, who is actively involved in the OSS community.   In this episode, Phil and Erik St. Martin discuss the need for those ...

Choose Something You Are Passionate About to Drive Your Career Forwards Faster with Denny Cherry

December 30, 2019 00:00 - 25 minutes - 34.9 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Denny Cherry. He is recognised as one of the deftest and most knowledgeable cross-platform IT consultants in the world.  He has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional since 2008 and has held the highest level certification available for each version of SQL Server since 2000.   He has also published dozens of articles and is an author of multiple books as well as a popular speaker.      In this episode Phil and De...

Be a Giver Not a Taker and Build Your Communication Skills with Nils Hofmeister

December 23, 2019 00:00 - 20 minutes - 27.9 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Nils Hofmeister. He is an Engineering Director working at Xing.  He started his career as a software engineer, working on virtual reality projects and computer games.  And after spending some time on DevOps projects, he now focuses on helping cross-functional development teams to succeed.   In this episode, Phil and Nils Hofmeister discuss the challenges of managing remote working and how his team overcomes them. They spe...

Learn Fast Adapt and Get a Blog to Share What You Know with Jamie Maguire

December 16, 2019 00:00 - 27 minutes - 38.6 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Jamie Maguire. He has a keen interest in web development, code, machine learning, psychology, business, and start-ups. Jamie has been writing code since he was a kid, often typing out magazine code listings and then changing the code to see how they behaved.   He’s currently a Microsoft .NET Senior Developer, a Microsoft AI Most Valuable Professional and a STEM ambassador.   In this episode, Phil and Jamie Maguire dis...

Choose Work That Interests You and Attend User Groups to Kick-start Your Career with Damian Brady

December 09, 2019 00:00 - 21 minutes - 29.5 MB

EPISODE DESCRIPTION:  Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Damian Brady. He is a Microsoft Cloud Advocate who specialises in DevOps and MLOps.  He has been a programmer and consultant for more than 20 years across a broad range of industries and he regularly speaks at conferences and other events around the world.        In this episode, Phil and Damian Brady discuss the way MLOps is developing. They talk about how to choose the career path that is right f...

Create Your Own Website Write about What You Discover and Be Dependable with Jeremy Keith

December 02, 2019 00:00 - 23 minutes - 32.8 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Jeremy Keith. He is a web developer at Clearleft, a design agency that he co-founded, in 2005.  He is the author of several books about web design and is a regular speaker at conferences across the world.   He is also an organiser of events, including the recent Patterns Day 2 in Brighton.    In this episode, Phil and Jeremy Keith discuss how writing improves your spoken communication skills and builds your career. Th...

Focus on Career Security Not Job Security with Laura Klein

October 04, 2019 00:00 - 22 minutes - 31.5 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Laura Klein. Laura has been an engineer, designer and product manager helping companies of all sizes learn about their users so that they can build products people enjoy using. She’s author of the books “Build Better Products” and “UX for Lean Startups” as well as co-host of the podcast “What Is Wrong With UX”. In this episode, Phil and Laura talk about the differences between job security and career security. And they di...

Stop Fearing Failure and Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable with Aimee Knight

October 02, 2019 00:00 - 26 minutes - 36 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Aimee Knight. She is a software architect at Tuft and Needle, specialising in JS, React and CSS. She is also a Google Developer Advocate for Web Technologies, a panellist on the JavaScript Jabber podcast and n international keynote speaker. In this episode, Phil and Aimee Knight discuss how not being afraid to fail and becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable improves your career prospects. Aimee shares how she learned...

Take Every Opportunity To Learn Something New with Michael Hunger

September 30, 2019 00:00 - 29 minutes - 40.4 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Michael Hunger. Michael is the Caretaker General of the Neo4j Developer Community. For the past few years he has been working with Neo Technology on the open source Neo4j graph database. He likes to help Neo4j users to be successful with their use cases & projects and he is the project lead of Spring Data Neo4j. He is also an author of several books as well as a regular conference speaker. In this episode, Phil and Michae...

Allow Your Curiosity To Be Insatiable with Dave Malouf

September 27, 2019 17:11 - 29 minutes - 45.1 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Dave Malouf. Dave a Consultant, Coach and Educator. His mission is to help designers and design teams reach their value potential for the organisations they work with. He has been a designer, a design leader, and a former professor of design. And brings this to bear with frameworks and methods to help professionals level up. He is a co-founder of the Interaction Design Association, the co-founder of several conferences as w...

Network Face-to-Face Learn Teach and Mentor with Jen Looper

September 25, 2019 00:00 - 17 minutes - 23.8 MB

Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Jen Looper, a Google Developer Expert and a Cloud Developer Advocate Lead at Microsoft with over 18 years’ experience as a web and mobile developer, specialising in creating cross-platform mobile apps.  She is also the founder and CEO of Vue Vixens, which is an initiative promoting diversity in the Vue.js community. In this episode, Phil and Jen Looper discuss why making connections by physically meeting people is still t...

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