CTO and Co-Founder Talk with Dave Albert


Guest John Doran
John is the Director Of Engineering at Phorest Salon Software, speaker, and co-organiser of Ship-It-Con 2019 in Dublin Ireland
Wed, 08 May 2019 04:20:54 GMT
John and I discuss his work, challenges, and improvments at Phorest Salon Software as well as Ship It Con 2019 "A community driven non profit conference about Software Delivery." https://twitter.com/johnwildoran | https://shipitcon.com/ | https://nothingventured.rocks/ | https://www.phorest.com/careers/
Guest Allen Wixted
Allen is the founder of an Augmented Reality company
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Allen the founder of 'No Place Like' and I discuss Augmented Reality, and starting up. We also touch on some (pre)accelerator programmes. https://www.linkedin.com/in/allen-wixted-6638a7b6/ | https://www.instagram.com/allenwixted/
Guest James Wynne
James and I talk about Ops Fire drills and exercises
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 04:20:54 GMT
After hearing a presentation about ops fire drills given by James, which was something already on my mind, I wanted to talk with James more about the topic. [email protected] | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jawynne/detail/contact-info/ | The Dungeons and Dragons talk is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmizLzszopw
Guest Frances Smyth
I am joined by Frances Smyth, Agile Coach, ClaimVantage
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Fran and I have a great discuss on helping a team work in a more agile fashion, and how this has worked in her experiance. https://www.linkedin.com/in/francessmyth/ | https://twitter.com/Fran_Frankly
Guest Adam Coulon
I am joined by Adam Coulon the CTO and Co-founder of WiGo Trips
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 04:20:54 GMT
In this episode I get to talk to Adam about travel, working in a bootstrapped startup, and hear a few amazing perls of wisdom about life in general. | [email protected] | https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-coulon-a38963135/ | https://twitter.com/FooBarKing
Guest Andrew Mullaney
I am joined by Andrew Mullaney the former CTO and Co-founder of NewsWhip
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Andrew and I discuss starting NewsWhip, life as a CTO, and his new venture. https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-mullaney-669724a/ | https://twitter.com/andrewmull
Guest Angela Duffy
I am joind by Angela Duffy a Venture Investment Leader (VIL) of the NDRC
Mon, 22 Mar 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Angela and I discuss the what's involved in mentoring a startup, some things to do and some things to avoid as a startup to make the journey better. [email protected] | https://www.linkedin.com/in/angeladuffy1/ | https://twitter.com/_angela_duffy
Guest Lewis Denham-Parry
Lewis Denham-Parry Co-founder of Cloud Native Wales joins me to talk about mental health in technology
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Find out the parallels of mental health to monoliths versus microservices! You can find Lewis here: https://twitter.com/denhamparry | https://denhamparry.co.uk/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/denhamparry/
Guest Joe Morgan
I am joined by Joe Morgan a UI Developer, Speaker, Author, JavaScript enthusiast
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Joe Morgan is Founder and CoOrganizer of the Kansas City React Meetup, a UI developer, and the author of 'Simplifying JavaScript' https://pragprog.com/book/es6tips/simplifying-javascript | https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/12/against-teaching-kids-to-code-creativity-problem-solving.html | https://ponyfoo.com/ | https://twitter.com/joesmorgan | https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-morgan-42458a15/
QT: Jira, and kick-off meetings
Better tracking and reducing cycle time
Thu, 6 Mar 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Well Jira has won the battle ... as of now. And we have found a way to reduce cycle time by having a couple of kick-off meetings.
Guest Felipe Coelho Kussik
Medit's UX/UI Designer and User Advocate
Fri, 1 Feb 2019 04:42:54 GMT
I sat down with Felipe to discuss UX/UI and doing the best for our users. Felipe on Twitter https://twitter.com/seufelipe and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/seufelipe/
QT: The Bullet Journal
The Analog Method for the Digital Age
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 04:42:54 GMT
You need this in your life: https://bulletjournal.com/ this is a life philosophy as much as a note taking technique. I've tried the #BuJo #BulletJournal before, and it didn't take. This is how it integrated in my life after listenting to the new audio book by Ryder Carroll https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Bullet-Journal-Method-Audiobook/0008261393
Thoughts from a meetup on Agile Leadership
This Quick Take turned into a full episode
Fri, 25 Jan 2019 04:07:54 GMT
I went to a meetup on Leadership and Agile and there were a few slides I found interesting, the more I talked about them the deeper I went. Some really interesting point on making sure you and your agile team are doing the right things. The event was at: https://www.meetup.com/Dublin-Tech-Talks/events/255963191/ | Max: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxcottica/ | Helen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-duffy-a49b97a/
Guests: Jennifer Griffin and Brian Holohan of Turn2me E-Mental Health
Anonymous support for your mental health from your own computer
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 04:07:54 GMT
I sat down with Jennifer Griffin and Brian Holohan of Turn2me E-Mental Health to discuss their services and mental health. turn2me.org was founded in 2009 stemming from the very personal experiences of brothers Oisin and Diarmuid Scollard, who lost their brother to suicide in 2003. They had a vision to create a web space for people to share, discuss and offload personal problems, find support and get useful information. Turn2Me provides a 3 tiered approach to supporting mental well-being - Self Help, support groups and Professional Support. Remain anonymous, express yourself and share your experiences without fear of recognition or judgement. | https://turn2me.org/ | https://www.facebook.com/turn2me | https://twitter.com/turn2me
Kubernetes prevents downtime ... until it doesn't
ACS, AKS, and our first significant downtime
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:30:54 GMT
Differences between Azure Container Service (ACS), and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and the first significant downtime we've had at medit with Kubernetes
Back from the Holiday break
Some learnings from our company meetup, scaling down social media, CosmosDB
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:30:54 GMT
Some learnings from our company meetup, scaling down social media, CosmosDB. What if...? What to remove? Better us of my time, and some learnings of using CosmosDB in a new project.
Guest Alan Costell | NDRC Venture Investment Leader (VIL) of Medit and many more startups
Alan and I discuss being prepared to apply for an accelerator programme, and many other elements for a startup's success
Mon, 3 Dec 2018 04:30:54 GMT
Alan Costello an NDRC Venture Investment Leader (VIL) of Medit and many more startups and I discuss being prepared to apply for an accelerator programme, and many other elements for a startup's success | https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanjcostello/ | https://twitter.com/alanjcostello | https://www.ndrc.ie/ |https://twitter.com/ndrc_hq
QT: Starting with purpose
Getting started is the most important thing, also focus on the purpose
Sun, 2 Dec 2018 04:37:54 GMT
QT: How I went from not posting a new episode in a year to several per week
QT: Slack and Trello
Great tools, if you use them as they should be used.
Sun, 2 Dec 2018 04:27:54 GMT
QT: We use both Slack and Trello, not always as they should be used. I talk about how this causes unneeded stress and distraction within the team.
Guest Will Youmans | No CTO, no problem ... sort of
Starting a tech product before you have a CTO and the transition using an interm CTOs
Mon, 30 Nov 2018 04:30:54 GMT
Will Youmans founder of Forefront Software and CTO Sumo and I discuss how he helps founders without a CTO transition to having one with his new private Beta service CTO Sumo | https://twitter.com/wyoumansdev | https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamyoumans/ | https://www.forefrontsoftware.com/ | https://www.ctosumo.com/
Guest Dave Denham | Agile, Lean, Scrum, Kanban
What is a conference MVP?
Mon, 24 Nov 2018 04:30:54 GMT
Dave Denham and I discuss building software using Agile, Lean, Scrum, and the Agile Lean Ireland conference | https://twitter.com/cobrakaiagile | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ddenham/ | https://www.agileleanireland.org/ | https://twitter.com/AgileLeanIrl
Guest Ed Burke | Starting up without a CTO
Starting without a CTO and using Facebook groups to validate a startup idea
Sun, 24 Nov 2018 04:30:54 GMT
Ed Burke of CEO and founder of RooMigo and I discuss starting up without a CTO, and using Facebook groups to validate a startup idea. |
[email protected] | https://roomigo.io/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/ed-burke/ | https://www.linkedin.com/company/roomigo/ | https://twitter.com/BurkeyEd | https://twitter.com/roomigohq
Guest Jake Cahill | Web Scrapping Automation Bots and AI
Is web scrapping ethical, how can it go wrong?
Thu, 23 Nov 2018 04:30:54 GMT
Jake and I discuss technology using in web scrapping and scrapping prevention using AI/ML | https://twitter.com/tech_ccs | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-cahill-maine/ | https://www.ccstechme.com/ | https://dev.to/kaelscion
CosmosDB in Azure, Yes, No, Maybe
We wanted to use CosmosDB, It won't work ... Maybe it will
Thu, 22 Nov 2018 04:30:54 GMT
After attending an Azure meetup, I have new information that may make using CosmosDB possible and attractive.
Guest Dermot Casey | NDRC, Startups, Accelerator Programmes
Dermot Casey and I discussing the NDRC, startups and accelerator programmes
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 04:30:54 GMT
Dermot sources startup investment opportunities and with cash and acceleration mentor them through to securing early customers and follow-on investment. You can find Dermot on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dermotcasey/
Guest Rob Healy | Agile/Lean Startups
Rob Healy and I discussing agile and lean in startups.
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 04:30:54 GMT
I sat down with Rob Healy of Ammeon who is a co-organizer of the Agile-Lean Ireland group. We discussed how startups and other orginisations can use Agile and Lean to do more faster. A bit about Rob Rob is a principal consultant with Ammeon where he provides agile and lean training, coaching and consulting services to startups, SMEs and enterprise clients. A qualified mechanical engineer and MBA, he has worked to develop and improve products and services for the nuclear industry, formula one teams, telcos and antivirus companies.In his spare time, he organises the Agile-Lean Ireland Meetup group that hosts technology meetups for Scrum Masters and Agile and Lean Coaches once a month. About Ammeon Ammeon is an Irish owned Training, Consulting and IT Professional Services company. From Understanding the Fundamentals of Agile-Lean, to Operating IT Software in Production, our training services are designed to improve and fast-track your organisation's journey. We can custom-designed our courses to meet our client's specific needs and provide coaching assistance to help them integrate new processes and technologies into their working environment. Ammeon is listed on Enterprise Ireland's Lean Service Providers list and also on their Lean Education Directory.
Our CI/CD pipeline and why it's awesome
The CI/CD pipeline at Medit and why it makes us better
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:30:54 GMT
What is CI/CD, how we use it at Medit and how it makes us better
QT: Jupyter notebooks and IJavascript
Jupyter notebooks aren't just for Machine Learning (ML)/Artificial Intelligence (AI), and using javascript with them
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 04:30:54 GMT
QT: How I use Jupyter notebooks, and how to use javascript with them -- more about Jupyter here: https://jupyter.org/ and more about IJavascript here: http://n-riesco.github.io/ijavascript/
QT: Speed Kills
A quick take on why moving too fast can be a problem.
Tue, 14 Nov 2018 04:46:54 GMT
A startup needs to move quickly, but sometimes we sometimes try to move so vast that we cost ourselves more time fixing what we broke.
QT: Changing to a delivery mindset
Quick take on changing your mindset from development to delivery.
Tue, 14 Nov 2018 04:45:54 GMT
We changed our mindset to be more deliver focused and had good results. We've come a long way, and still have a long way to go.
QT: Why Medit chose Native Mobile Applications over a hybrid like React Native
We chose native mobile applications at Medit, what would you choose?
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 04:45:54 GMT
QT: What would you chose native mobile applications or a hybrid app like React Native? We chose native this episode explains my reasoning.
QT: Why Medit chose MongoDB
We chose MongoDB at Medit, what would you choose?
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 11:11:13 GMT
QT: https://medit.online chose MongoDB as our main datastore?
QT: Why is Medit planning on using Vue.js over Reactjs
Vue.js is the right one for us, what would you choose?
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 11:11:12 GMT
QT: https://medit.online is planning to use vue.js over Reactjs, what would you choose?
QT: What is a Quick Take?
Introduction to my quick takes
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 11:11:11 GMT
QT: Quick takes are short bitsized segments of content based around a single topic. Find out about my reasoning here.
Dublin Indie Hackers no. 3 - with Courtland Allen and John Collison @ Stripe
Takeaways from a Fireside Chat with Indie Hackers founder Courtland Allen and Stripe co-founder John Collison
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 05:14:00 GMT
The biggest takeaways I hade from Indie Hackers meetup with Courtland Allen and Stripe co-founder John Collison.
National Analytics Conference Ireland, and AWS User group.
Talking about the search for a new data person, story telling and Terraform.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:10:00 GMT
This episode I talk about attending the National Analytics Conference Ireland where I'm looking for a new data science/ML/AI type, and an AWS user group meetup where I fell in love with Terraform.
I am back, NDRC Accelerator, Startups are hard
I am finally back and some of the struggles we have been through.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:00:00 GMT
This episode I talk about the challenges we have had, and the NDRC accelerator program that we have been through. I also talk a bit about the agile challenges and quirks of AWS credits and how Azure credits are very compelling.
User Productivity Tools We Use
User Productivity Tools We Use
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:05:00 GMT
This episode I explain our decisions to choose different user productivity tools.
Choosing Digital Ocean over AWS
Choosing Digital Ocean over AWS
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 07:10:00 GMT
This episode I explain the decision to choose Digital Ocean over Amazon AWS.
Hello World, being a CTO and Co-Founder
An introduciton to me, One15, and this podcast.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 07:01:00 GMT
This episode I introduce myself, One15 and the podcast.