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The Reconfigured Podcast

The Reconfigured Podcast is a show that explores the intersection of technology, culture, and society which is hosted by Mohamad Kalaaji (technolaaji). We bring professionals to talk about their extended experience or discuss about a topic that might be interesting. All of our episodes are available for free to the general public at no additional cost

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#27 - Yan Cui: Serverless on AWS
Today's episode is with Yan Cui, Principle consultant at TheBurningMonk Limited. We have covered several topics related to serverless in terms of adoption, architecture, security, tooling and frameworks, testing and monitoring, and much more Chapters: 00:00 Introduction and Background 02:54 Running a Consultancy Company 07:59 Self-Publishing vs. Working with a Publishing Company 11:25 The Value of Workshops and Courses 22:02 Working in different settings 25:43 Adopting serverless 39:13 Typical Serverless Architecture 44:37 Serverless Frameworks 57:28 Security Considerations in Serverless Architectures 01:00:28 Challenges and Limitations of Serverless Computing 01:03:52 Serverless as the right choice for a project 01:10:06 Ditching Serverless for monolithic applications 01:16:00 Ditching the cloud towards hosting on dedicated servers 01:21:22 Testing Serverless applications 01:31:33 Monitoring Serverless applications 01:36:41 Yan's podcast: Real World Serverless 01:37:37 Most rewarding aspect of Yan's work 01:38:31 Mental Health question Links about topics mentioned in the episode: Prime video shift towards monolithic: https://www.primevideotech.com/video-streaming/scaling-up-the-prime-video-audio-video-monitoring-service-and-reducing-costs-by-90 Spotify Test Honeycomb https://engineering.atspotify.com/2018/01/testing-of-microservices/ Yan doesn't just share insights; he also offer transformative courses and workshops designed to elevate your skills and knowledge in serverless. Whether you're looking to gain a competitive edge or deepen your understanding, Yan's unique blend of practical wisdom and innovative strategies is something you won't want to miss Yan's course offering: https://theburningmonk.com/courses/ Yan's consultancy offering: https://theburningmonk.com/hire-me/ Production Ready Serverless workshop: https://productionreadyserverless.com/ AppSync Masterclass course: https://appsyncmasterclass.com/ Testing Serverless course: https://testserverlessapps.com/ AWS Step Functions course: https://school.theburningmonk.com/courses/complete-guide-to-aws-step-functions AWS Lambda Best Practices course: https://school.theburningmonk.com/courses/learn-you-some-lambda Serverless Architecture book: https://www.manning.com/books/serverless-architectures-on-aws-second-edition?a_aid=aws-lambda-in-motion&a_bid=9318fc6f Yan's podcast: https://realworldserverless.com/ (P.S. The links shared here do not contain any affiliate codes, and Reconfigured is not affiliated with Yan to promote his offerings. I have personally invested in his courses and have benefited tremendously in my professional life) If you are interested to stay up to date with upcoming podcast episodes then consider subscribing to our newsletter! We release every Wednesday interesting articles and podcast episodes releases, available at https://www.reconfigured.co/newsletter Follow us on: Website: https://www.reconfigured.co Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@reconfiguredco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/
99:32 12/04/2024
#26 - Christophe Zoghbi: AI Education in MENA
Today's episode is with Christophe Zoghbi, founder at Zaka AI and Beirut AI. We have covered several topics related to AI from its impact on daily activities, trends, challenges and bias regarding AI, and much more 00:00 Intro 00:23 Christophe's intro 00:57 Christophe's journey into the world of AI 06:32 Challenges educating in the AI space 12:00 Significant ways AI is impacting society and culture 14:53 Using AI as a buzzword in business proposals 18:20 Decision between in-house AI or externally hosted AI 24:52 Data privacy around AI 28:05 Bias in AI 32:38 Social challenges in AI 34:43 Emerging trends in AI 39:15 Is academia preparing students for the market or is there a gap? 42:21 What is the most rewarding aspect in Christophe's perspective 44:51 Christophe's perspective on certain things did work out but not as expected 52:48 When people think AI is getting dumber by time 56:02 What people take for granted 01:00:00 Mental Health question 01:03:28 Outro If you are interested to stay up to date with upcoming podcast episodes then consider subscribing to our newsletter! We release every Wednesday interesting articles and podcast episodes releases, available at https://www.reconfigured.co/newsletter Follow us on: Website: https://www.reconfigured.co Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@reconfiguredco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/
63:39 22/03/2024
#25 - Patrick Samy: Reaching your peak performance
Today's episode is with Patrick Samy. Patrick is currently working on Peak (https://www.joinpeak.co/), co-founder and CEO of Span (acquired by Eight Sleep). We have talked about several topics from working in big corps, starting your own company, providing market fit, and much more 00:00 Intro 00:23 Patrick Intro 01:08 Peak 09:57 Span (from start till Eight Sleep acquisition) 23:16 Providing market fit 24:48 Perspective on entrepreneurship and product development after acquisition 26:53 Intersection of modern technology on fitness and wellness industry (Artificial Intelligence) 35:45 The influence of Patrick's technical expertise on his approach towards product development 42:02 Working in a big corp (Microsoft) 45:09 The 30 year old rule 47:20 Advice to aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to build a successful product 56:10 Privacy and security in the fitness/wellness industry 01:04:39 Misconceptions and myths surrounding sleep/fitness products 01:07:32 Intuitive and user friendly design's effects on people's psychology 01:20:02 Most rewarding aspect of Patrick's work and what he is proud of 01:21:59 Does Patrick attribute himself lucky with all of his endeavours and achievements 01:23:53 Doing something that worked out but not for the reason he thought it would work 01:25:59 Patrick's take on what people take for granted 01:29:46 How has Patrick changed in the last 3 years 01:32:31 Mental health question 01:36:23 Outro If you are interested to stay up to date with upcoming podcast episodes then consider subscribing to our newsletter! We release every Wednesday interesting articles and podcast episodes releases, available at https://www.reconfigured.co/newsletter Follow us on: Website: https://www.reconfigured.co Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@reconfiguredco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/
96:55 01/03/2024
#24 - Shane Afsar: how to be an effective engineering manager
Today's episode is with Shane Afsar, Senior Engineering Manager at Algolia. We have talked about several topics including engineering management, remote team management, dealing with legacy systems, getting involved in the business of things, how to know if someone fits your team, and much more 00:00 Intro 00:41 Shane's intro 01:05 Shane's role at Algolia 02:55 Developer experience, how does it work? 04:42 Algolia's crawler and how it functions 05:44 Shane's experience working at LinkedIn for 8 years 20:15 Dealing with legacy systems 21:47 Shifting from writing code to getting involved into the business aspect 23:26 Shane's experience at Twitter before and after Elon's acquisition 30:30 Twitter's Community Notes feature 31:55 The work environment difference between a big corp and a small corp 35:31 Switching teams in large corps and small corps 36: 53 The journey from software developer to engineering manager 41:07 Pitfalls during transition and what to take into consideration when starting out as an engineering manager 57:57 How to grow a team of 5 developers to a team of 12 cross functioning developers 01:05:34 How to manage remote teams efficiently 01:13:29 Fostering a culture of growth and skills within a team 01:16:32 How to know if someone is fit for your team 01:18:43 Evaluating employees who use AI extensively for work 01:27:01 Does academia prepare you to enter the market 01:37:09 Mental Health question 01:45:49 Outro If you are interested to stay up to date with upcoming podcast episodes then consider subscribing to our newsletter! We release every Wednesday interesting articles and podcast episodes releases, available at https://www.reconfigured.co/newsletter Follow us on: Website: https://www.reconfigured.co Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@reconfiguredco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/
106:00 15/12/2023
#23 - Fadi Boulos: Hiring right and supporting local in companies
Today's episode is with Fadi Boulous, founder and CEO of Supportful. We have discussed several topics from supporting local talent, decreasing the brain drain, supporting companies efficiently, dealing with remote teams, hiring the right talent, and much more 00:00 Intro 00:44 Fadi's intro 01:13 Fadi's journey switching from academia to entrepreneurship 03:15 Lebanon's 2019 crisis 04:11 Key takeaway from entrepreneurship 04:38 Formal education is no longer critical 06:38 How Supportful started as a side hustle 09: 11 Creating connections with people 11:38 Supportful's mission 13:47 Maintaining strong remote teams 15:46 Criteria to prioritize when hiring new talent + company culture 17:15 Community influence on direction and growth 20:20 Key strategies for visibility, sales, and customer base 22:16 Personal accounts vs company accounts for authenticity 26:05 Balancing technical skills with sales 28:51 Strategies and practices in building a talent pool + keeping the team up to date 35:54 Culture difference between France and Lebanon 37:54 Customer feedback's influence on service development 39:13 Fadi's leadership philosophy 40:59 Where the tech industry heading towards in the next 5 years 47: 42 Advice for people to become founders 49:48 Work life balance for founders and CEOs 53:36 Mental health question 01:02:14 Outro If you wish to learn more about Supportful then feel free to check out their official website https://www.supportful.world If you are interested to stay up to date with upcoming podcast episodes then consider subscribing to our newsletter! We release every Wednesday interesting articles and podcast episodes releases, available at https://www.reconfigured.co/newsletter Follow us on: Website: https://www.reconfigured.co Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@reconfiguredco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/
62:25 08/12/2023
#22- Jonathan Gottfried: empowering hackers, launching impactful hackathons
Today's episode is with Jonathan Gottfried, co-founder of Major League Hacking (MLH). We have discussed several topics from organizing hackathons to fostering diverse events and building the next generation 00:00 Intro 00:41 Jon's intro 00:51 Rewarding aspect of building and growing MLH over the years 02:19 MLH's role of documenting stories of student hackers 05:34 MLH's impact on participants career 08:58 MLH's contribution to foster a sense of inclusivity and diversity 12:32 Organizing events of people from different skill levels 14:50 First time hackathon experience 16:26 Challenges that aspiring software developers face when transitioning to a technical founder 19:01 Developers preferring to create B2B services than B2C 21:55 MLH collaborating with Fortune 500, FANG, Big Four companies and the impact it has on people's careers 23:58 Key attributes essential for individuals to become successful technical founders 26:11 Finding a good co-founder 27:28 MLH shifting from LLC to C-corp then B-corp 30:02 Transitioning to B-corp inspiration for other companies who might want to consider 32:06 Translating hackathon collaboration skills to the software industry 34:49 MLH initiatives reaching global reach, how MLH addresses cultural and societal nuance 37: 38 MLH activities affects on becoming a developer evangelist 40:21 Difference between evangelist and developer relations 41:05 MLH mentorship from alumni/experienced hackers 43:18 MLH challenges and obstacles when starting and running it for the past 10 years 45:41 What sparked Jon's interest into the world of hacking and technology 52:08 What developer evangelism means to Jon 53:53 Jon's experience as a developer evangelist at Twilio 55:24 The State of Developer Education podcast 57:12 Consideration of the idea of pursuing something new in the future 59:30 Going outside the comfort zone to starting something new like a startup 01:02:31 Mental health question 01:07:03 Outro If you are interested to stay up to date with upcoming podcast episodes then consider subscribing to our newsletter! We release every Wednesday interesting articles and podcast episodes releases, available at https://www.reconfigured.co/newsletter Follow us on: Website: https://www.reconfigured.co Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@reconfiguredco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/
67:14 21/07/2023
#21 - Karl Swanepoel: empowering freelancers, building impactful startups
Today's episode is with Karl Swanepoel, CEO of Revolancer. We have discussed multiple topics ranging from how freelancer websites are doing things wrong, how Revolancer empowers freelancers, starting your own business, connecting with the right people, and much more! 00:00 Intro 00:42 Karl's introduction 01:00 What is Revolancer and what they offer? 01:43 What is the role of a CEO? 02:47 Cultural difference between a startup and a company 03:46 Finding the right people to work at your startup 07:10 Advice on starting your own startup for someone entering the field of entrepreneurship 15:14 Advice on finding the right people to ask for advice/mentoring 18:04 Revolancer's seed round + procedure of getting a seed round and investment advice 27:32 Why would someone aim to secure funds from an investor? 30:49 Karl's adventures starting BuySellJobs at age 15 33:07 Karl's adventures being the youngest-ever brand ambassador for Britain’s largest business conference, The Business Show 34:40 Founding RocketBlast Digital and how agencies should be fair with their clients 38:51 The role of a CMO (chief marketing officer) and steps to help a startup get noticed in the public 42:42 Karl co-founding Leapinto (non profit organization) with Kevin Mansell-Abell where they helped students with their career concerns by connecting them to industry professionals and opening their eyes to the real work world. 47:34 Karl's adventure managing The Watch Face, a watch oriented magazine which he managed from age 16 till 18 49:51 Karl's advice on how can someone market themselves online 52:47 Did growing up in different countries affects Karl's view on doing business? 55:23 Studying artificial intelligence + consideration of leaping into AI 56:59 Mental health question 01:01:38 Outro I really enjoyed recording this episode with Karl! If you are interested to connect with Karl then please consider following him on LinkedIn! LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/karlswa/   Karl's Website - https://karlswanepoel.com/about/ Video: https://youtu.be/FJ_aiSMxWPg Audio: https://podcast.reconfigured.co If you are interested to stay up to date with upcoming podcast episodes then consider subscribing to our newsletter! We release every Wednesday interesting articles and podcast episodes releases, available at https://www.reconfigured.co/newsletter Follow us on: Website: https://www.reconfigured.co Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@reconfiguredco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/
62:10 09/06/2023
#20 - Jillian Funes: from software development to product management
Today's episode is with Jillian Funes, Technical product manager at Canopy Servicings. We have discussed several topics from how to get into product management, transitioning from software development to product management, difference between project management and product management, and much more! 00:00 Intro 00:42 Jillian Intro 00:55 What is Canopy and what they offer 02:13 What is the role of a technical product manager 03:13 What is the flow to take a product from planning to development 10:27 Utilizing developer advocates for product ideas + Jillian's experience working with the development team 12:18 Difference between project management and product management 16:16 Estimating technical task issues with non technical product managers 19:06 Consulting the tech lead or CTO for task management for non technical product managers 21:43 Does it make sense to shift from software development to product after working in the industry for 7 years? 29:08 After 9 years of software develop then to product, did it change Jillian's perspective of the software industry? 31:38 Jillian's experience at ArcelorMittal (a Fortune500 company)34:15 Consideration of entering a corporate job 39:21 Jillian's experience at Payroc, a fintech company 44:00 Should companies hire people who are generalists or specialists? 49:42 Jillian's love for product showed at Payroc, what would happen if she didn't join Payroc? would she transition to product management? 51:39 Bootcamp graduates effect on a product in the perspective of a technical product manager 57:03 Consideration of starting your own startup or playing it safe in the future 01:10:12 Mental health question 01:21:29 Outro If you are interested to stay up to date with upcoming podcast episodes then consider subscribing to our newsletter! We release every Wednesday interesting articles and podcast episodes releases, available at https://www.reconfigured.co/newsletter Video: https://youtu.be/QoKPuA71tFI Audio: https://podcast.reconfigured.co Follow us on: Website: https://www.reconfigured.co Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@reconfiguredco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/
81:40 29/04/2023
#19 - Liz Acosta: Skyflow, Twilio, From coding bootcamp to Dev Advocacy
Today's episode is with Liz Acosta, Developer Advocate at Skyflow. We have discussed several topics from how to get into developer advocacy, getting into a bootcamp from a non-tech background, and much more. 00:00 Intro 00:42 Liz's introduction 01:49 Liz's current position at Skyflow 03:50 What Skyflow offers 05:44 Use case of handling something on your own versus using a managed service 10:54 Role of a developer advocate 16:07 Advocating a product based on needs 21:28 Authenticity when advocating for a product and knowing your audience 28:01 Liz tells Mohamad that he would be a great developer advocate 29:11 How to get into developer advocacy when not being comfortable around people 34:07 Using developer advocacy as a way to get a job while writing code as a hobby 39:52 Her experience at Twilio working as a software developer after joining a coding bootcamp + Twilio's apprenticeship program called "Hatch" 44:44 Current employment conditions for people starting out 48:25 Coding bootcamps taking advantage of non technical people who are trying to get a tech job 57:18 Companies hiring bootcamp grades but on lower conditions to fit their needs 01:03:27 Personal Experience with coding bootcamps 01:08:57 Shifting from Software development towards Developer Advocacy 01:15:48 Neo-divergence and ADHD affects on learning 01:22:14 Possibility of a career change in the future where Liz considered the idea of becoming a snowboard instructor 01:25:25 Sean's introduction of Liz from her being a dog-walker towards becoming a developer advocate + not working in the film industry 01:31:39 Liz's experience being a cancer survivor 01:40:09 General mental health question 01:44:15 Outro Follow us on: Website: https://www.reconfigured.co Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@reconfiguredco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/
104:47 21/03/2023
#18 - Wesley Faulkner: AWS, Community Management, DevRel
Today's episode is with Wesley Faulkner, Senior Community Manager at AWS. We have discussed several topics ranging from community management, community ops, becoming a devrel, and much more!   (0:00) Podcast intro  (0:41) Wesley's intro  (1:19) Being a 1st generation American  (3:33) Role of a Community Manager at AWS  (7:36) Being a board member at The Experience Firm  (11:01) Head of Community at SingleStore  (13:06) Fostering internal communities within a company  (19:44) Developer advocacy in a startup and corporate (IBM and Dailyco)  (23:47) MongoDB Community Management  (26:12) CommunityOps: operations for maintaining a community  (30:32) Instructions to adopt CommunityOps in your company  (37:29) Does having marketing and social media skills help in devrel?  (40:26) The rise of Slack over Atlassian HipChat while Wesley was working at Atlassian   (46:07) Managing different roles at AMD  (49:51) Discovering what you love and finding your outlet of joy  (51:53) Interesting references and ChatGPT  (57:07) Using ChatGPT for DevRel  (1:02:54) Running for 2016 City Council in Austin Texas  (1:08:35) What to recommend for DevRel based on Wesley's 20 years experience in tech  (1:13:38) Shifting careers  (1:17:53) Certifications for DevRel  (1:15:39) Mental health question   (1:23:35) Outro    Follow us on:   Website: https://www.reconfigured.co   Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@reconfiguredco      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/
83:46 28/01/2023
#17 - Tiffany Jachja: Engineering Management, Career Coaching
Today's episode is with Tiffany Jachja, Engineering Manager at Vox News and Career Success Coach at Correlation One. We have discussed the following:  - What is the role of a Career Success Coach  - What is the role of an Engineering Manager  - Difference between Engineering Manager and other roles like Tech Lead  - The role and responsibilities of being hired as a consultant  - Hierarchies within companies and how roles are structured  - and much more   Follow us on:   Website: https://www.reconfigured.co   Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@reconfiguredco      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/
104:04 03/01/2023
#16 - Karl Hughes: Draft.dev, Writing, CTO, Content Marketing
Today's episode is with Karl Hughes, Founder and CEO of Draft.dev. We have discussed the following:  - What Draft provide  - Marketing content with a content marketing engine  - His adventures of being a CTO  - Difference between Tech Lead and Head of Engineering  - The feeling of being the first employee twice in two different startups  - and much more Follow us on:   Website: https://www.reconfigured.co Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/reconfiguredco  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reconfiguredco  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ @reconfiguredco    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reconfiguredco  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reconfiguredco/
61:51 20/12/2022
Podcast rebranding + announcement of two projects
This episode is not a guest episode, it is just an announcement about the rebranding of the podcast (nothing major, it became part of a project) plus the announcement of two projects that I am working on which is the "Reconfigured" branding and my own startup that I am going to launch in the future
22:05 13/12/2022
#15 - Alexandra-Irina Nicolae: Product Management, Ideas, Axel Springer
Today's episode is with Alexandra-Irina Nicolae, Senior Product Owner at Axel Springer. We have discussed the following:   - What Axel Springer is   - What Axel Springer offers   - What is Product Ownership   - Her shift from English and History and Academia towards Product Management as Product Owner   - The Ideas Engineering Division at Axel Springer   - The Ideas Council Initiative at Axel Springer    - and much more     Video version: https://youtu.be/aBuWOsBG9lU  Audio version: https://www.reconfigured.stream
48:06 25/10/2022
#14 - Virginia Zuloaga: Digital Marketing, B2B, Mentoring
Today's episode is with Virginia Zuloaga, Founder of Brieffin Consulting and Co-Founder of CreaGeen. We have discussed the following topics: - Being a Career Mentor at Westminster University - What Brieffin offer when it comes to digital marketing - How Virginia cooperate with her co-founder digitally while she never met her co-founder in person - Setbacks of digital marketing  - and much more Video version: https://youtu.be/C67vuYupXXc Audio version: https://www.reconfigured.stream 
37:58 19/10/2022
#13 - Eddie Hinkle: Management, Glassdoor, Empathy | The Reconfigured Podcast
Today's episode is with Eddie Hinkle, Engineering Manager of the Design Systems & Front-End Foundations Team at Glassdoor and host of the WebJoy Podcast. We have discussed the following: - What Glassdoor provides  - Role of an Engineering Manager - Frontend Foundations and management - User Experience  - People management in small and big teams  - His core values  - and much more Video version: https://youtu.be/Y26XMpviXDQ  Audio version: https://www.reconfigured.stream
93:38 27/09/2022
#12 - Jason St-Cyr: Developer Relations, Advocacy, Sitecore | The Reconfigured Podcast
Today’s episode is with Jason St-Cyr, Director of Developer Relations at Sitecore. In this episode we have discussed the following: What is Sitecore and what it offers Role of a Director of Developer Relations What is Developer Relations all about Similarities and differences between Developer Relations, Advocacy, Technical Evangelism Being a Solution Architect And much more Video: https://youtu.be/ctSpFvkR_0w Audio: https://www.reconfigured.stream
107:05 20/09/2022
#11 - Dan Moore: Developer Relation, CTO, Founder | The Reconfigured Podcast
Today’s episode is with Dan Moore, Head of Developer Relations at FusionAuth and author of the book “Letters to a New Developer” which is published by Apress . In this episode we have discussed the following: What is FusionAuth and what it offers Difference between implementing your own auth and using an existing service Role of a Solutions Architect His experience working in the consultancy world And much more Video: https://youtu.be/anOYzU3On4A Audio: https://www.reconfigured.stream
67:56 30/08/2022
#10 - Luciano Mammino: Senior Architect, CTO, Writer, Speaker
Today’s episode is with Luciano Mammino, Senior Architect at fourTheorem and co-author of the well known book “Nodejs Design Patterns” that is published by Packt. In this episode we have discussed the following: What fourTheorem offers (and why they chose AWS as cloud provider of choice) Transitioning from just writing code to adopting the cloud Challenges being a CTO The challenges of co-writing a book Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program And much more Video version of the episode: https://youtu.be/23bKVdY0gp8 Audio version of the episode: https://www.reconfigured.stream Show transcript and notes: https://www.technolaaji.com
73:13 05/07/2022
#9 - Jackson Gabbard: CTO, Facebook, Refactorer, and Mentor
Today’s episode is with Jackson Gabbard, CTO at Cord and ex-Facebook employee who started the engineering team for Facebook in the UK. In this episode we have discussed the follow: What Cord offers Requirements for someone to be qualified as a CTO Challenges coordinating a team of developers Refactoring code and real life examples of refactoring in production Hiring process of developers from high profile companies Facebook’s timeline implementation Facebook’s data capturing implementation + patent registry Facebook UK engineering team story Facebook’s Integrity and Safety measures And much more Video version of the episode: https://youtu.be/hJqQvl6QK3A Audio version of the episode: https://www.reconfigured.stream
206:24 24/06/2022
#8 - Rawad Assaf: Founder, CTO, Mentor, and Clojure | The Reconfigured Podcast
Today’s episode is with Rawad Assaf, Founding Partner at RAMS services and CTO of UK Tech Hub Lebanon. In this episode we have discussed the following topics: What RAMS offers When it is time to start your own business Picking the right partners for your startup Why RAMS chose Clojure as programming language of choice Common issues startups faced when starting out when he was a CTO at UK Tech Hub Finding suitable candidates to hire for your company/startup Requirements for becoming a mentor/coach Interview processes and should companies adopt the typical interview process His adventures at Murex and why he stayed there for more than 10 years And much more Video version of the episode: https://youtu.be/K_tLt-oHkP8 Audio version of the episode: https://www.reconfigured.stream Show notes: https://www.technolaaji.com
48:32 13/06/2022
#7 - William Collins: Cloud Architect, Multi Cloud, and Automation | The Reconfigured Podcast
Today’s episode is with William Collins, Principal Cloud Architect at Alkira. In this episode we have discussed the following: His role at Alkira Multi Cloud connections and how Alkira provides a reliable solution Multi Cloud in companies that adopt a one cloud provider When to use a monolith and when to use micro services Hybrid Cloud and how it operates (through his experience in Humana) Automating cloud resources with Terraform Certifications And much more Video version: https://youtu.be/zhpIoPtRaQE
92:53 07/06/2022
#6 - Sean Falconer: Developer Relation, CTO, Founder, ex-Google, and more | The Reconfigured Podcast
Today’s episode is with Sean Falconer, head of developer relations at Skyflow. In this episode we have discussed the following: His role as Head of Developer at Skyflow What Skyflow offers and how it can impact businesses on a large scale His adventures at Google The benefits Google provides to its employees His position being a CTO and founder to a startup His experience being a Postdoc at Stanford And much more Video version of the episode: https://youtu.be/58TnzeeHgW8
69:20 14/05/2022
#5 - Startups in Lebanon with Maysaa Ajjan
Today’s episode is with Maysaa Ajjan, a journalist at Arab News. We have discussed the following topics: Her contributions to Al Annahar on the “Startup City” segment How Arabnet had the ability to track some startups in details Funding mechanism for startups from BDL (circular 331), bootcamps, competitions, and angel investing Lebanese startups conditions before the 2019 economic crisis (failed, operating, exited, migrated) Lebanese startups conditions after the 2019 economic crisis Fundings Migration of talents and startups The rising new economy of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin being used in current Lebanese startups Audio version of the episode is available on: https://www.reconfigured.stream Video version of the episode is available on: https://youtu.be/RNDs4ki0YtY
70:51 04/05/2022
#4 - Advocating on AWS with Faz
Today's podcast episode is with Faz, a Senior Developer Advocate at AWS. We have discussed some interesting topics ranging from: - how AWS supports developers to adopt the cloud - his experience being a Senior Solution Architect at AWS - the challenges he faced when iterating and optimizing software at Randstad (a 24.5 billion dollar scale company that has multiple high scaled clients and offices all over the world) - his shift from corporate to independent consulting on his own then back to the corporate world - his experience acquiring the Scrum Master and PMP certifications  - his shift in his career working in India, China, Malaysia, and UAE - and much more I really enjoyed recording this episode with Faz and I hope it benefits you in your career! video version of the episode is available at: https://youtu.be/uhImsA8mQTE
123:01 19/04/2022
#3 - Startups on AWS with Nicolas David
This is my interview with Nicolas David, Senior Startup Solutions Architect Middle East at Amazon Web Services. We have discussed some interesting topics ranging from: How startups receive guidance and support from AWS His role on the Cloud Innovation Centers (CIC) program: a program provides opportunities for non profits, education institutions, and government agencies to collaborate with other public sectors utilizing AWS His adventures on being a Technical Trainer for AWS His shift from software develop and IT towards business management and consulting and much more I really enjoyed recording this episode with Nicolas and hope it brings value for you in the future. video version of this episode is available at: https://youtu.be/jZWGr1BNZ5Q
83:22 12/04/2022
#2 - Fear
We fear from a lot of things in our lives and that is something we will constantly face in our lives, in this episode Mohamad tries to deconstruct fear and recommend using a method called "Fear Setting" which is created by Tim Ferris that utilizes the Stoic's premeditatio malorum—the premeditation of the evils and troubles that might lie ahead
19:47 07/04/2022
#1 - Web3: The Good, The Scams, and The Hype
This episode we will dive deep into web3 in various aspects. We are going to talk about the advantages, the disadvantages, as well as the scams and hype around certain aspects of web3 even though the technology behind of it is pretty interesting. We will also talk about why do people buy some of those scams and how it is related to the metaverse in a certain way. I have decided to talk about web3 because it is the most hyped topic on the internet and I have received multiple messages and offers to work on web3 based projects so I wanted to highlight on some points about web3. At the end we will highlight why Bitcoin is still better for doing transactions on the web and that you don't need certain projects and smart contracts to do basic actions like sending money safely from one place to another.
66:23 21/03/2022
Introduction to the podcast
Hello there! I'm Mohamad Kalaaji and I am an AWS Community Builder and Software Engineer. I've decided to launch my podcast "The Reconfigured Podcast" as a way to spread zero cost information to the general public through sharing my experience as a software engineer ever since I entered the field at the age of 17 years old. The podcast will also host guests where they will share their knowledge and wisdom as well! I would be grateful if you subscribed to the podcast to stay up-to-date for upcoming episodes in the near future. You can subscribe to the newsletter at https://newsletter.reconfigured.stream Background music: Blue Dot Sessions - Speaker Joy
03:29 03/03/2022