Posts about Code

November 2, 2018

AGL 076: Bobby Allen, CTO for CloudGenera

Bobby Allen serves as Chief technology officer (CTO) for CloudGenera and as Stewardship Pastor for Wellspring Church. He brings the unique perspective of being a thought-leader in Cloud Computing while helping lead a Gospel-centered, multi-ethnic church in Charlotte, NC. Bobby is a veteran of Intel, Bank of America and multiple startups.  He went into corporate America after being an Intel fellow at the University of Michigan. He is available to speak to your organization or at your next event about how to move from information to clarity to insight. Today we talked about: Time management as a start-up New Leadership for a New […]
September 4, 2018

AGL 058: Celebrating Our Expertise – Jay Harris from Arana Software

Today on the podcast we’ve go Jay Harris.  I met jay a few years back at a conference.  I’ve heard Jay speak several times and thought he would be a good guest for the show and he did not disappoint.  He came with good topics and the ideas of celebrating our own expertise as a well to improve overall mental health and confidence in our own abilities.  This is a must listen to show for sure. Jay is a code wrangler, software consultant, and owner of Arana Software. He has been developing on the web since 1995, when the Blink tag […]
August 24, 2018
Andrew May

AGL 055: Andrew May and Brad Miller – CodeTank Labs and CodeStock

Today on the show have Andrew May with a cameo from the one and only Brad Miller.  Andrew May, originally from Phoenix, AZ, started in computing when he was twelve years old, writing windows applications to assist in quick email responses. Throughout his scholastic endeavors, he continued to focus on computing; moving from desktop applications to web applications. Andrew attended Arizona State University where he studied Computer Science and Engineering. In 2007, Andrew’s entrepreneurship grew and he patented his first major idea. He grew the project and sold it to the airline industry in 2008. Not stoping he partnered with […]
July 30, 2018
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AGL 048: Leadership Chat with Richard Taylor

Today I had the opportunity to talk to Microsoft MVP, Richard Taylor. He’s a super cool guy, with great leadership stories and an epic beard. We talked about his journey into leadership and the values from working on building your team for the longterm instead of writing code to fix short-term problems.  Richard brought lots of energy and great stories of his journey into leadership. Richard L. Taylor Jr. is a 25 year software development and technology professional living in Huntersville, NC. His experience includes the design and development of small to enterprise class applications. He currently serves as Vice […]
June 20, 2018

AGL 035: The Reluctant Leader with David Neal

This is a special treat for all the listeners to A Geek Leader Podcast.  My guest today is David Neal. Like me, he’s from the south and I’m sure you couldn’t tell that by either of our accents.  He’s a well known keynote speaker, software developer, Microsoft MVP, and technical leader. He’s a father of 5 sons (that’s right FIVE!!!) and an amazing artist who sketches all of his keynote presentation slides. I’ve met David several times at conferences in the Southeast and most recently at CodeStock 2018.  After hearing David’s Leadership Guide for the Reluctant Leader talk (see the […]
April 7, 2016
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AGL 026: Communication for Geeks

Most people in Technology struggle with communication… better yet, most people in business struggle with communication.  I’m no exception to that, but I’m working on it.  Here are some of the things that I’ve learned and implemented to help me with communication. One of the reasons some of us are bad at communication is due to fear.  We’re afraid to let people that we don’t know, what we don’t know.  We’re afraid that they will think less of us or something… But really, if we only new how little they already think of us, then we wouldn’t care what they […]