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A podcast Series With SAM RAMji

E15 Audra Montenegro Carter, Events & Experiences at DataStax

Wrapping up Season 1, Open||Source||Data producer Audra Montenegro Carter joins Sam Ramji in a conversation about the inspiration and behind-the-scenes production of the podcast, touching upon the top takeaways and lessons learned with Season 1 guests from AWS, Microsoft, Deloitte, Observable, and much more.

What can we learn from cloud-native development and how can we share that with developers, engineers, product owners, and product managers of the new world?

Sam Ramji interviews open source innovators who are shaping the future of open source data, open source software, data on Kubernetes, data in DevOps, data in AI, and much more.

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Data Analytics: Hard Skills vs Soft Skills and the Gift of Thinking Different with Karen Jean-Francois

With Guest: Karen JEAN-FRANCOIS, Senior Data Analyst at Cardlytics, Host & Producer of Women in Data Podcast

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Margot Gerritsen

Global Connectivity: Share and Democratize Through Open Data with Margot Gerritsen

With Guest: Margot Gerritsen, Stanford Professor and Co-Founder / Director of WiDS

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Patrick McFadin

From DBA to SRE: 2021 Predictions for Data on Kubernetes with Patrick McFadin

With Guest: Patrick McFadin, VP, Developer Relations, DataStax

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Stephen Jacobs

Open Source’s Impact in Academia with Open@RIT's Stephen Jacobs

With Guest: Stephen Jacobs, Director at Open@RT

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Sam Ramji is Chief Strategy Officer at DataStax. Sam led Kubernetes and DevOps product management for Google Cloud, founded the Cloud Foundry foundation, has helped build two multi-billion dollar markets (API Management at Apigee and Enterprise Service Bus at BEA Systems) and redefined Microsoft’s open source and Linux strategy from “extinguish” to “embrace”. He is nerdy about open source, platform economics, middleware, and cloud computing with an emphasis on developer experience and enterprise software.