This is one of the last three podcasts we recorded at FOSDEM that I am releasing and it's with Ross Lawley who is a driver bod / Python genius / architect / evangelist at 10gen, top notch technologist, passionate about 10gen and the cause and gets Cloud inside and out.
We recorded this, as with other podcasts in Belgium deep in the bowels of the worst recording environment at ULB University so the quality although entirely acceptable isn't up to our usual broadcast quality. Still entirely listenable.
Come back next week I have recordings with John Mark Walker, venerable community director for Gluster at Red Hat as well as one of my oldest friends in Open Source.
Monday next week I am also recording an interview with Jon Maddog Hall, Free Software royalty so don't miss that, it could be our biggest ever download figure I'm sure.
So this has been the "quiet" week post Christmas / New Year where the tech world mostly downs tools and scatters to the ends of the earth to celebrate and spend time with friends and family. Makes podcasting a tad tricky as you can't get hold of anyone to record with but that doesn't put us off - oh no we had a backup plan.
This is where fortune actually coincided with the fact I've been really ill since just before New Year and have only just found voice to record the intro and master this recording for release so as backup plans go this was on the money.
So this weeks podcast is a re-release (and re-master) of two of the most popular podasts I recorded in 2012 with our very own RHEV God Rhys Oxenham and former Red Hatter Tim Marston talking NoSQL and 10gen. Both got a lot of downloads (about 9000 between them on the old static downloads section).
So why go back to the well and re-release ?
Since I re-launched the podcasts on LibSyn and syndicated on iTunes, Stitcher and Podfeed over 80%+ of listeners are new entirely to the podcast channel. Not existing listeners and there is a complete lack of click throughs to the older content which surprised me as I really expected it to be picked up and listened to. So it seems a real shame to not have this great older content from the autumn re-released after a clean up and re-master for a new generation of listeners. Content is still current - still authoritative so for those of you who've heard it remember that the podcast audience now is global and more people are finding my content from directories and RSS feeds than from this blog now. So if I'm selling out - apologies - it's called evangelising and getting thought leadership and it's hard work.
Come back later in the week for new podcast content and some AMAZING guests over the next five weeks that will reinforce just why CloudEvangelist is now one of the fastest growing media downloads anywhere.
So once more an irritatingly early morning drive the 100+ miles to our office in Farnborough in the UK to record some podcasts. Weighed down by studio gear to get the mix I wanted the result is a series of three podcasts I'll be releasing. The first of these is here for you to grab today with Tim Marston.
Tim is a former Red Hatter, a very good friend and someone who is passionate about Cloud and Open Source. He's a director at 10gen the parent company behind MongoDB. I am giving a talk at their open evening on 30th August near Reading which I will blog about later.
In return for me talking at MongoDB Users he volunteered to be subjected to sitting across a desk with me to record this podcast about everything 10gen, OpenShift, NoSQL etc.