Mark and I have recorded a podcast before in Belgium four months ago today in fact, and on the back of all the interest at Red Hat Summit talking OpenStack and the buzz around OpenStack itself just being so hot I thought it was time to do another cast with Mark.
With Havana on the radar, with HeatAPI, TripleO, SDN and so many other projects and initiatives going ballistic I wanted to take his temperature and see what his take was on OpenStack Developer Summit that we both attended and also the road ahead.
So today we have a very special podcast for you with Brian Stevens our CTO at Red Hat. Brian kindly recorded this with me, I'd meant to record this twice before, at GigaOM last November and then at ODS in Portland but Brian is always so damn busy I didn't get a chance to get a microphone in front of him. I'm doing some more recording with the exec team in June in Boston for the official Red Hat Summit podcasting channel I'm setting up which I'll blog more about in the coming weeks prior to Summit.
Brian is what I'd call a tech prophet, a thought leader in every way. He's watched Red Hat evolve and he's watched the market embrace Open Source and against that tsunami of demand he's crafted and shaped supported technology offerings that have seen the company grow to fit customer ambition. That is no easy task to marshall.
He's been a trailblazer for OpenStack, hugely supportive and very humble in how he's ensured our contributory and community approach is transparent and very real. Hear more on the podcast. We talk OpenStack, the Red Hat RDO community release, the amazing HeatAPI project and we take you behind the scenes.
Not often you get to listen to the CTO of a $1bn+ company talk openly and honestly about tech, so take time out to listen to it, remember to subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher internet Radio or the RSS feed directly to the shows, for those that haven't ever listened there is some thirty three hours of broadcasting there to catch up on.
Enjoy the show and come back soon for more unique content from the Cloud Evangelist podcast channel.
So last night I released a podcast that got a terrific number of downloads with Robyn Bergeron of Fedora and tonight I bring you one of the other podcasts I recorded recently at FOSDEM with Mark McLoughlin of Red Hat, who apart from being a seriously talented software engineer was also recently elected onto the Foundation Board of OpenStack. Terrific guy, passionate about Cloud, passionate about his team at Red Hat and very clued up.
Now we'd been trying to record this recently but diaries hadn't synced and if you get a chance to record with Mark you take it. However, the Gods were against us everytime I hit record on my rig at FOSDEM. We were given what I can only describe as a bunker to record in, a room with no windows, with broken furniture, geriatric Red Cross volunteers positioned there to deal with dehydrated and broken geeks who had over done the Belgian beer intake the night before.
They didn't respect we were recording and we had to cope with foil wrapped geeks, in fact the last podcast I managed to record was interupted by a very sick and ill Python developer being vocal into a bucket six feet from where I was recording. Not ideal. Next year I hope they can cater for us a LOT better. Seriously less than impressed.
The recording we did with Mark I knew from the minute I pressed record was going to be testing. I've tried to clean it up digitally to get rid of first aid traffic noise and echo and am still not happy with the quality by any degree. However Mark and I wanted to get it out to you and the consensus is that it's good to go.
Come back soon for some far better sounding audio !