Month: January 2013

Episode 020 – Matt Griffin

MattThis week in episode 020 I’m joined by Matt Griffin who is officially the youngest person to join us on the show to date.  He’s fresh out of college having graduates only a few months ago but he has been able to get a job as a Technology Analyst at Apparatus in Indianapolis, Indiana .  During this episode of People Talking Tech we talk about the experience that Matt had while moving from college student into IT professional.  Matt also has some great advice for those who are moving through college and into the working world.  This includes when to look at IT certifications, what to say during a job interview and most importantly what not to say during the job interview.

Episode 019 – Jared Shockley

JaredThis week in episode 019 I’m joined by Jared Shockley who is the Director of IT at a Radiology Practice in Washington State and a former Microsoft employee where he worked as one of the Operations Manager for MSIT/Finance.  We had a great conversation where we talked about the wonderful world of data compliance.  While compliance isn’t the most fun thing in the world to deal with, we IT folks do have to deal with data compliance on a regular basis.  While there isn’t much that can be done with older systems, systems which are still under development can have compliance required auditing built directly into the application for just a couple hundred dollars of development time instead of spending tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars after the fact.

Episode 018 – Troy Hunt

Today in Episode 018 I’m joined by Troy Hunt who is a Microsoft MVP for Developer Security out of Sydney, Australia.  As both Troy and I share an interest in Data and Application security that is the focus of our conversation.  As you can’t have a security conversation without talking about SQL Injection that did come up once or twice, including the fact that SQL Injection (or injection attacks in general) is the #1 Application Security Risk according to the OWASP Top 10 list for 2010 (the most recent year that the list is available for).

While security might not seem like an exciting topic, I had to cut the conversation short as we could have talked for hours.

Episode 017 – Edwin Sarmiento

Welcome to the first episode of 2013.  This week in episode which is episode 017 I’m joined by Edwin Sarmiento who is a SQL Server MVP from Ottawa, Canada.  In this weeks episode we give into PowerShell and why as a DBA you’ll want to learn PowerShell especially with the release of Windows Server 2012 and PowerShell 3.0.