CTO and Co-Founder Talk with Dave Albert


Failure! Can it be good for you? Guest Laurence Knell
Laurence Knell joins us to talk about failure and how to use it as a tool for growth and improvement.
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Guest Laurence Knell, Director at Strategic Innovation Partners and Co-Founder Brain for Business talking to us about his work studying failure.

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Vue.js, Azure Serverless Functions, Shaping up
In this solo episode I talk about our web app and changes to our workflow
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 04:20:54 GMT
In this solo episode I talk about our web app built using views, Azure Serverless Functions, and S3. I also talk about changes to our workflow based on the Shape Up book by Ryan Singer of Basecamp, you should definitely read the book.

War stories from Victory CTO's founder John Cunningham
They help you do what ever you need to do to get to the next level!
Tue, 24 Sep 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Guest John Cunningham co-founder of 'Victory CTO' tells use some amazing war stories from his time helping clients with surprising challenges. He also shares parts of his journey starting companies. Victory is the world's leading Hypernetic Solutions consultancy, delivering business evolution through technology, data-driven process, and cross-disciplinary experience to create transformative business solutions.

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Lean about life lessons, hack, experience through the University of Life
Guest Jamie White an entrepreneur and founder sharing some of his experiences
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Jamie White an entrepreneur who founded Leading Social and The University of Life. The University of life: 'We believe that there's no greater wealth acquired than all that you learn in life through the likes of good & bad experiences, challenges, dedicated study and life long pursuit. The University of Life is centred around the sharing of these life lessons, experiences, strategies for success, hacks and wisdom. We want to share these with you.' Also hear the story of how Jamie and his team brought Gary Vee over to Dublin for an event.

Chris Hardie a Senior Software Engineer at Automattic (wordpress.com)
From entrepreneur to engineer at Automattic
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Guest Chris Hardie tells us about his very interesting journey he was an entrepreneur for over 16 years, is now working on Special Projects at Automattic makers of wordpress.com. Hear about what it was like starting his company, many of the things he learned along the way and his transition to working for a great company.

Interested in shifting into a career as a Web Developer/freelancer? Raddevon is a resource for you.
Devon Campbell created Raddevon and is a Web Developer
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Guest Devon Campbell talks to us about switching career to be a freelance Web Developer, and creating a resource for others to do the same. He also gives free mentoring sessions to help people with the preperation and transition.

JSDayIE: Irelands first single day JavaScript conference
Remo H Jansen the organiser of JSDayIE
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Guest: Remo H Jansen organiser of JSDayIe joins us to discuss open-source contribution, writing a technical book, starting a meetup, and ultimately starting a conference.

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How can you make a video go viral ... maybe redefine viral
Co-founders of Viral Ideas and Flixation: David Feinman and Zach Medina
Tue, 27 Aug 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Guests David Feinman and Zach Medina co-founders of Viral Ideas and Flixation join me to talk about starting two companies in the Video marketing space. David and Zach have been on their entrepreneurial journey from an early age, and they were good friends before starting the two businesses the currently operate.

After starting a company sometimes you must re-evaluate your positioning/offerings!
Guest Ryan Hopkins tells us about starting Trigger Media and his first foray into entrepreneurship
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Guest Ryan Hopkins tells us about starting Trigger Media and his first foray into entrepreneurship. Trigger Media is a full-service digital agency based in Dublin that specialises in technology, marketing and creative.

Making Ireland better for startups
Guest Andy O'Connor Programme Manager for Startup Ireland and CEO and Founder of Zappaz
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Andy talks to us about his work with Startup Ireland as well as the journey to product market fit with Zappaz.

What's up Felipe? Social media reduction
New episode asking Felipe Coelho Kussik What's up?
Tue, 06 Aug 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Felipe joins us to talk about what's on his mind. This week it's social media and reducing the one's addiction to the dopamine hits.

Can you tell the story of your product value? Simon Wardley’s Value Chain Mapping can help.
Aidan Molloy Sr Product Manager joins us to discuss Wardley mapping.
Tue, 30 Jul 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Find out more about Simon Wardley’s Value Chain Mapping and the journey to creating a map with Aidan Molloy. #WardleyMapping for #ProductManagement
Checkout this post for images to help understand what we are discussing.

What's it like starting a digital agency and managing multiple software products?
Dermot O'Shea (Founder) and Peter Delaney (Director pf Product) join me to talk about Wondr.io
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Dermot talks with us about starting WONDR - A Digital product Practice, and Peter talks with us about managing multiple software projects
WONDR - A Digital Product Practice bringing Clarity + Bravery to digital businesses
Dermot: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dkos/
Peter: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-delaney-ba28a89/
Tackle Diversity and Inclusion challenges together, as a community with Vessy Tasheva
Guest Vessy Tasheva - helping D and I leaders though an online community
Wed, 16 Jul 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Vessy has created an online community for those leading Diversity and Inclusion initiatives - vessy.com

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Diversity and Inclusion Manifesto - It's like the Agile Manifesto, but for humans.
Guest Tom Shaw discussing the Diversity and Inclusion Manifesto
Tue, 15 Jul 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Tom is helping move the video game industry towards more diversity with the Diversity and Inclusion Manifesto

What do you know about design sprints?
Guest Rohan Perera talks with me about design sprints, and lean thinking
Tue, 09 Jul 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Rohan Facilitator/Consultant/Design Sprint Master at Lean Disruptor talks with me about design sprints, and lean thinking.

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How can a business coach help you succeed with Mary Carroll
Guest Mary Carroll
Tue, 02 Jul 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Mary and I talk about business coaching and Emotional Intelligence (EQI)
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Guest Davy Engone
Davy is the founder and Head of Engineering at Hackages
Wed, 29 May 2019 04:20:54 GMT
Davy and I discuss a number of important elements of a startups including what happens if co-founders break up. Hackages 'Where Hack Means Education', software development training, guidance, and consultancy.
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."

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.
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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:

Guest Joe Morgan
I am joined by Joe Morgan a UI Developer, Speaker, Author, JavaScript enthusiast
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 04:20:54 GMT
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
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:

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.

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

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

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

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.

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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

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.