25 – Going to Mars with Technical Project Manager James Burk

In this episode we talk to Technical Project Manager, James Burk. We explore his role as a Technical Project Manager and dive into his day-to-day at Exsilio Solutions. The TPM is the glue that holds the other disciplines together: organizing projects, mobilizing teams, building BI reports, front-end development, UX design and much more.

We also talk about his career as an independent consultant working for various companies that provided contractors to Microsoft. We then “energize” the conversation to the http://www.marssociety.org. The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of Mars. James was the President of the Seattle chapter back in 99-2000. Currently he is the webmaster & IT director for the International (HQ) Mars Society, which is run out of Colorado.

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24 – Is the tech game just for kids with Community Architect, Kyle Bowerman

In this episode we talk to Community Architect, Kyle Bowerman. We discuss his day-to-day at Appirio – Cloudspokes/Topcoder and what it means to be a Community Architect. We explore his love for the IoT, and reveal how he is building microcontrollers out of wood. We also analyze the question “Is the tech game just for kids“, and probe the advantages and massive value of experience.

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23 – Master your freelance career with Web designer and Developer Jonathan Snook

In this episode we talk to Web designer and developer, Jonathan Snook. We discuss his career journey from Yahoo and Shopify to his current freelance venture. Over the last two decades in the web industry, he has done back-end development, front-end development, UX design, and product management. Jonathan has written a couple books including the self-published book, Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS (SMACSS). He writes about tips, tricks, and bookmarks on his blog, Snook.ca, and shares his knowledge via talks and workshops at conferences around the world.

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22 – Put Your Face On a Tervis Tumbler this Mother’s Day with Digital Marketing Manager, Amanda Eyer

In this episode we talk to Tervis Tumbler Digital Marketing Manager, Amanda Eyer. We discuss her day-to-day marketing challenges at Tervis, and their great gift idea for this Mother’s Day… buy mom a “Mom, Me and Tea Gift Set” http://www.tervis.com/mom-me-and-tea-gift-set-wrap-16oz-tumbler-1218962.html

We also go into detail of Amanda’s involvement at ShelterBox, which provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crises.

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