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Want to learn what it takes to start, develop and build a successful career in tech? The IT Career Energizer podcast enables you to find out how. More than 250 IT professionals, consultants and experts have shared their career experiences and insights to help you to succeed. Previous guests have included Jeff Atwood (Stack Overflow), Troy Hunt (Have I Been Pwned), Laurence Bradford (Learn To Code With Me), April Wensel (Compassionate Coding), Kent Beck (Agile Manifesto) and many more industry recognised figures. Join Phil Burgess and his latest featured guest every Monday.

Want to learn what it takes to start, develop and build a successful career in tech? The IT Career Energizer podcast enables you to find out how. More than 250 IT professionals, consultants and experts have shared their career experiences and insights to help you to succeed. Previous guests have included Jeff Atwood (Stack Overflow), Troy Hunt (Have I Been Pwned), Laurence Bradford (Learn To Code With Me), April Wensel (Compassionate Coding), Kent Beck (Agile Manifesto) and many more industry recognised figures. Join Phil Burgess and his latest featured guest every Monday.

Location:

United Kingdom

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Want to learn what it takes to start, develop and build a successful career in tech? The IT Career Energizer podcast enables you to find out how. More than 250 IT professionals, consultants and experts have shared their career experiences and insights to help you to succeed. Previous guests have included Jeff Atwood (Stack Overflow), Troy Hunt (Have I Been Pwned), Laurence Bradford (Learn To Code With Me), April Wensel (Compassionate Coding), Kent Beck (Agile Manifesto) and many more industry recognised figures. Join Phil Burgess and his latest featured guest every Monday.

Language:

English


Episodes

Gain Mastery By Specialising and Build Strong Relationships with Will Johnson

11/29/2020
Phil’s guest on today’s show is Will Johnson, a developer, speaker, blogger and marketer who enjoys helping people reach their goals by using the power of social media. He is currently a Learner Advocate for Egghead.io and Presentation Director for Kansas City Women in Technology. Will discusses the importance of specialising in one specific area rather than diluting our skills by spreading them too thin. Will also talks about why it’s vital to build and nurture good working relationships,...

Duration:00:21:00

Be Aware Of Your Own Unique Value and Learn About The World As Well As Technology with Jennifer Byrne

11/22/2020
Phil’s guest on today’s show is Jennifer Byrne, a former Chief Technical Officer for Microsoft US where she worked with companies and organisations across industries and market segments to re-frame their business opportunities in digital terms. She now advises start-ups and mentors young women and leaders on topics related to making the most of today’s fast-changing, tech-infused world. Jennifer joins the show to talk about why we should always recognize the unique value we bring to any...

Duration:00:33:12

Always Enjoy The Work You Do and Build Teams Rather Than Hoard Credit with Jason Lengstorf

11/15/2020
Phil’s guest on today’s show is Jason Lengstorf, a principal developer experience engineer at Netlify and host of Learn With Jason, a live-streamed video show where he pair programs to learn something new in 90 minutes. He spends a lot of time telling people that the formula for success and happiness is to lift each other up and share what we learn. Jason joins Phil to talk about the importance of enjoying the work we do, and how this can breed creativity. He also discusses the importance...

Duration:00:35:32

Don’t Let A Degree Come Between You And Your Ambitions with Nicole Archambault

11/8/2020
Phil’s guest on today’s show is Nicole Archambault, a web developer and educational technology entrepreneur. She creates online courses and coaches people who are teaching themselves how to code. She taught herself to program in 2015 using Treehouse, making a career change to an industry that she loves. Nicole talks about the importance of striking out on your own in brave ways and creating communities in IT. Nicole also discusses why it’s so important not to let your lack of educational...

Duration:00:26:54

Involve Yourself In As Many Things As Possible and Don’t Be Intimidated By Job Titles with Julian Sequeira

11/1/2020
Phil’s guest on today’s show is Julian Sequeira, a Python coach and co-founder of PyBites, a platform that he and friend Bob Belderbos created to help others to learn Python. Julian currently works for Amazon Web Services where his responsibilities include running the AWS Data Centre Operations Trainee Program Julian joins Phil to discuss the importance of leaving your comfort zone and building your communication skills by involving yourself in as many things as possible without becoming...

Duration:00:21:54

Read Your Way To Success and Don’t Compare Yourself To Others with Ian Reynolds

10/25/2020
Phil’s guest on today’s show is Ian Reynolds, a Partner and the Chief Solutions Architect at Zibtek, a software development company focused on helping businesses build custom software. He has spent the better part of his career in consulting covering a diverse range of industries, including Finance, Oil & Gas and Healthcare. He now helps companies to solve their core business objectives with agile software development. Ian talks about the importance of reading, and of constantly...

Duration:00:19:58

The Importance of Mastering Foundational Skills and Using Technology To Further Your Passion with Jeff Ton

10/18/2020
Phil’s guest on today's show is Jeff Ton, a sought-after speaker, author and thought leader, having led powerful teams and built successful Information Technology departments for over 30 years. His mission is to change the face of IT. And he says that, “Businesses today are demanding more from their technology and their technology leaders.” As well as being the author of Amplify Your Value (2018) and Amplify Your Job Search (2020), Jeff serves on numerous boards and advisory councils...

Duration:00:28:56

It’s Okay To Admit You Don’t Have All The Answers with Danny Thompson

10/11/2020
Phil’s guest on today's show is Danny Thompson, a Software Developer who has a passion for tech and programming. He is also Chapter Founder & Leader of GDG Memphis, providing resources for aspiring developers. In this episode Danny joins Phil to talk about why it’s okay to admit when you don’t have the answer, and how it can lead to personal growth. Danny also discusses the importance of self-motivation, and why your career goals can only truly be achieved by never giving up. Full show...

Duration:00:36:19

Always Seek To Innovate And Be Clear About Your Career Destination with Sam Lightstone

10/4/2020
Phil’s guest on today’s show is Sam Lightstone, IBM’s Chief Technology Officer for AI Strategy, an IBM Fellow and a Master Inventor in the IBM Data and AI group. He is also chair of the Data and AI Technical Team, the working group of IBM’s technical executives in the division. In this episode Sam joins Phil to discuss the power of innovation, and why we must always seek to first convince people that we have good ideas by allowing them to visualise, and innovate through creative...

Duration:00:39:47

Discovering New Perspectives And Why Facilitation Is The Key To The Future with Douglas Ferguson

9/27/2020
Phil’s guest on today’s show is Douglas Ferguson, an entrepreneur and technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is a master facilitator and the author of three innovation books: Beyond the Prototype, How to Remix Anything, and Start Within. He is also the founder and president of Voltage Control, a facilitation agency helping teams to work better together. Douglas discusses the importance of finding new perspectives by looking outside of our own industry, and how this can lead...

Duration:00:34:34

Build Your Personal Brand And Don’t Be Afraid To Change Your Life with Raj Subrameyer

9/20/2020
Phil’s guest on today’s show is Raj Subrameyer, an international speaker, writer and tech coach who helps people step into the leadership role of their dreams through his services and speeches. He is helping countless people to discover their ‘Zone of Genius’ and leverage it to live the life that they love. In this episode Phil and Raj discuss the importance of establishing your own brand, and how an effective network can help to energise our career path. Raj also talks about the importance...

Duration:00:26:05

Build Better Business Relationships And Welcome Feedback Gratefully with Doug Arcuri

9/13/2020
Phil’s guest on the show this time is Doug Arcuri, a Software Engineering Manager for IBM who has worked in the IT industry for 15 years. His interest in computers began when his parents purchased a Gateway PC in 1998 which led to him developing a few successful game modifications for Half Life. Subsequently, Doug went on to learn engineering concepts, C++, website design and game modification tooling setting the foundation for his IT career. Doug and Phil talk about the importance of...

Duration:00:23:11

Listen To The Voice That Guides You And Don’t Be Afraid To Speak Out with Brad Finkeldei

9/6/2020
Phil’s guest on today’s show is Brad Finkeldei, a former IT professional who is now on a mission to help 10,000 people-pleasers become confident, and to do what they love. He teaches his clients how to find their purpose, and how to powerfully share their stories so that they stand out in the job search process. Brad discusses the importance of listening to the voice inside that guides us from time-to-time, and why we should endeavour to find the confidence to speak out on our own behalf...

Duration:00:21:40

The Potential Of Technology To Unite People with Kris Howard

8/30/2020
Phil’s guest on today’s show is Kris Howard, a Solutions Architect Manager at Amazon Web Services in Sydney, Australia. Her achievements include creating a serverless application that creates an iCal feed for tech events, and the RoaldDahlFans website which has been running since 1996. In this episode Kris shares her thoughts on mentorship, IT as part of a modern society, the importance of engaging with your local tech community and much more. Full show notes and links to related resources...

Duration:00:26:24

The Power Of Having A Clear Plan with Ramona Shaw

8/23/2020
Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Ramona Shaw, the former VP of a global equity firm, who now leverages her analytical, results-driven approach, personal leadership experiences and extensive research to help companies such as Google, Dropbox and Asana, to achieve success through building relationships and a strong executive presence. Ramona shares her thoughts on successful leadership, remote working and the importance of making those around you feel...

Duration:00:29:12

Look For Opportunities To Get Better with Boris Paskhaver

8/16/2020
Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Boris Paskhaver, author of 'Pandas in Action' and a full-stack web developer who builds apps in React and Ruby on Rails. He is also an Agile consultant and online educator, with six programming course credits on Udemy, encompassing 236,000 students. Boris discusses his insights into ways of dynamically increasing your own creativity, the importance of initiative, and why we must always strive to grow. Full show notes and...

Duration:00:20:45

You Have To Understand The Tools At Your Fingertips with Ramzi Marjaba

8/9/2020
Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Ramzi Marjaba, Senior Sales Engineer for Keysight Technologies, where he helps customers to diagnose problems and then build a vision of the required solution. He is also the creator of the website WeTheSalesEngineers and its corresponding podcast, which seeks to help other sales engineers develop and improve their careers. KEY TAKEAWAYS: (2:35) TOP CAREER TIP Although the world is headed to a more tech-driven...

Duration:00:23:18

Manage Your Manager and Learn to Interview and Network Well with David Bishop

8/2/2020
Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is David Bishop. He is a technologist, consultant, researcher, entrepreneur, and instructor with experience across telecommunications, transportation, government and utilities. He is an author of numerous books and articles as well as a frequent contributor to the IEEE’s Engineering Management Review. David is also founding chair for the Atlanta chapter of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society. In this...

Duration:00:32:29

Be Ready for the Next Big Tech and Stick to Your Plan with Broadus Palmer

7/26/2020
Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Broadus Palmer. He is a Google Cloud Training Architect and Cloud Career Coach. Broadus is focused on helping individuals who are strongly committed to changing their lives by advancing or transitioning careers in the cloud industry. He’s an in-demand coach, specialising in hands-on coaching with the industry’s hottest tools and skills along with motivation aimed at changing your mindset. In this episode, Phil and...

Duration:00:32:48

What IT Professionals And Bridge Builders Should Have In Common with Tom Gilb

7/19/2020
Phil’s guest on this episode of the IT Career Energizer podcast is Tom Gilb, the author of ten books and hundreds of papers on requirements, design, project management and related subjects. His ideas on requirements are the acknowledged basis for CMMi Level 4, which were based upon his pioneering book, ‘Software Metrics’, where he also coined that term. Tom has lectured at universities across the globe, and has been a keynote speaker at multiple technical conferences. In 2012, he was named...

Duration:00:47:30