For more than four decades, podcasts (first known as ‘audioblogs’) have helped people consume new information and learn about a wide array of topics. When broadband slowly replaced dial-up connections in the early 2000’s, and the availability of wireless and portable devices went on the up, podcasts became one of the most ingestible and widely accepted formats for a range of topics such as: lifestyle, money making, conversations between celebrities, technology changes and more.
If you search on Google for a podcast about, oh, let’s say, ‘are cloud recruiters a friend or foe?’. Chances are you’ll find at least one. And the same can be said for any number of topics and areas of interest.
As cloud technology, it’s providers and trends in the world of general ‘tech talks’ are constantly evolving, we’ve picked out 5 of the podcasts that we think you should be listening to as a technology and/or cloud focused specialist.
No 1 – The Official AWS Podcast
As a Select AWS Training Partner, we’re a little biased with this one. But, it does provide some of the most useful and up-to-date information on the leading challenges, technical resource updates and shifts in cloud technology available in the world today. It’s also one of the most relevant to a number of our own job seekers and specialised professionals, as it often includes vital information on tools and services which play a huge part in their day to day work life.
Visit this link to browse the many platforms where you can listen to the latest episodes. Available on the most popular platforms such as Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and via RSS feeds.
No 2 – Software Engineering Daily
Coming in second is one of our favourites, Software Engineering Daily. These podcasts cover everything from web3, cloud engineering, business and philosophy to machine learning, developments in open source and security within the cloud. Some of their speakers include Lee Atchison and Martin Mao, as they cover topics on cloud architecture for scale, as well as cloud native observations to help maintain availability. These talks are a literal gold mine for useful facts, tips and tricks which can be applied to many of your own cloud projects.
Visit this link to browse the many platforms where you can listen to the latest episodes.
No 3 – Day Two Cloud
Next stop, the Day Two Cloud series by Packet Pushers. In their own words:
‘Day Two is what happens after you make the decision to adopt the public cloud and operational reality sinks in. You’ve whiteboarded a vision, forecasted the benefits, and made promises to the business. Now the real world (and work) begins’.
Hosts, Ned Bellavance and Ethan Banks, interview cloud builders and experts about day two and beyond. We love these expansive episodes and the wide variety of topics that the hosts cover (especially this episode on why Google Cloud is not just for Devs).
Visit this link to browse the many platforms where you can listen to the latest episodes. Including iTunes and RSS feeds.
No 4 – The Microsoft Cloud Show
Whether you’re new to the cloud, an old hat or just starting to consider what the cloud can do for you, these podcasts are the place to find all the latest and greatest information on what’s going on in the cloud universe. Whilst hosted by long time Microsoft aficionados and SharePoint experts, they dissect all the noise and distil it down to read between the lines and offer experts opinions across multiple cloud providers and areas of services (not just Microsoft Azure).
Visit this link to browse the many platforms where you can listen to the latest episodes. Available on the most popular platforms such as Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and via RSS feeds.
No 5 – Screaming in the Cloud
Last, but in no ways least, is the Screaming in the Cloud series, starring a huge guest list including Rachel Dines, Rick Houlihan and Nipun Agarwal. These episodes cover everything and anything in the cloud, with a light hearted and cohesive way of covering topics such as data processing, machine learning, product marketing and much, much more. One of our favourites is the ‘Multi-colored brick road to the cloud‘, hosted by Rachel Dines. Certainly worth 38 minutes of your time next time you’re commuting or getting those miles in on the treadmill.
Visit this link to listen to the episodes on Stitcher.
We sure have! There are hundreds of high quality, informative, and fun podcasts out there. Our list above are just the top 5 favourites with credible guests and great topics for any cloud specialist to listen too. We hope you get the chance to check a few out, and be sure to get in touch, if all these podcasts have made you think about a possible career change. We’re here to help.