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The Just a Couple of Jerks podcast with me, Paul Winstanley, and another regular person from the IT community. Each episode I chat to my guest about their life, success stories, failures, anxieties and mental health. We talk about how we can get things right or get things wrong and ultimately we're just a couple of jerks doing the best we can.

The Just a Couple of Jerks podcast with me, Paul Winstanley, and another regular person from the IT community. Each episode I chat to my guest about their life, success stories, failures, anxieties and mental health. We talk about how we can get things right or get things wrong and ultimately we're just a couple of jerks doing the best we can.

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The Just a Couple of Jerks podcast with me, Paul Winstanley, and another regular person from the IT community. Each episode I chat to my guest about their life, success stories, failures, anxieties and mental health. We talk about how we can get things right or get things wrong and ultimately we're just a couple of jerks doing the best we can.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 26 - Niall Brady

9/15/2020
We finish up the Just a Couple of Jerks podcast, for the time being, with the megastar of ConfigMgr, Niall Brady. Niall is a 10 times Enterprise Mobility MVP, an Irishman in Sweden. We chat about his new patio construction, his move to Sweden and his love of retro computers - in particular his fondness for the Amstrad CPC464 . Enjoy this final episode.

Duration:01:11:35

Episode 25 - Gary Blok

9/8/2020
Join Just Jerks Podcast this week with special guest, Gary Blok. Gary tells us about the juggle or work/life balance as he and his wife take care of their 6 children. We learn how we got into blogging and wher Garytown came from. We also learn how presenting takes him out of his comfort zone and more.

Duration:01:09:46

Episode 24 - Peter Egerton

9/1/2020
Can you hear us now? The infamous Peter from Bolton, not Kay but Egerton, joins the Just Jerks poscast for this episode where we totally alienate the international audience by talking about classic UK comedy faves. We chat about Peter's 600 mile round trip to France to purchase a kids bicycle and about his years in the biz.

Duration:01:32:24

Episode 23 - Rory Monaghan

8/25/2020
MVP Rory Monaghan joins the podcast as this weeks' guest to chat about his life in IT. How he started off locally working for Hewlett Packard in Galway, Ireland, before moving over to the blistering heat of Phoenix, Arizona. We find out why Rory has never had an American accent and how his wife adjusted to the move back to Ireland from the States.

Duration:01:19:00

Episode 22 - Jason Sandys

8/18/2020
Former EM MVP, and now Microsoft employee, Jason Sandys joins the podcast. Jason is a legend in the MEMCM community for his knowledge of the product. Just look at this TechNet points! We talk about his stint in the wilderness of Australia and how he got in watching football after the 2014 World Cup.

Duration:01:15:48

Episode 21 - Ricardo Sueiras

8/11/2020
Ricardo Sueiras is an AWS Technical Evangelist who has a passion for introducing diversity into the tech community. We chat about his video series on YouTube and dig up some embarrasing records from his past. Music, beach life and Seattle all feature in this week's episode.

Duration:01:15:10

Episode 20 - Cathy Moya

8/4/2020
Microsoft's Cathy Moya joins the podcast this week. Cathy is passionate about getting more women into tech and this is evident in the conversation. Take a look at #WomenITPros on Twitter for more info. It was a real honour to talk to her on MVP renewal day.

Duration:01:21:08

Episode 19 - Garth Jones

7/28/2020
In this episode, Garth Jones, EM MVP, joins to chat about all things Canada. We talk about how to strike gold when doing presentations and how Ice Hockey matches are scored and the difference between NFL and CFL Football.

Duration:01:14:42

Episode 18 - Tim Richardson & Mike Horne

7/21/2020
Pi Wars founders, Mike Horne and Tim Richardson, join this week's special episode of Just a Couple of Jerks. This is a first, two guests for the price of one. Learn about the huge undertaking of organising an event where competitors come from around the world to take part and how they had to adapt this year due to COVID-19

Duration:01:19:04

Episode 17 - Mike Terrill

7/14/2020
Episode 17 features EM MVP Mike Terrill. We discuss the Arizona summer tempertures and how as you get older you prefer the shade. Mike's a big car fan and we chat about his passion and how he's bought a Tesla which has some impressive automation features built in.

Duration:01:18:24

Episode 15 - Bill Bernat

7/8/2020
Bill Bernat joins the podcast this week and we chat about his past life struggling with depression and drug addication and how he coped with this and turned things around for the better. We also chat about his career at NASA, unfortunately he was not an astronaut.

Duration:01:13:58

Episode 16 - Julie Andreacola

7/7/2020
Julie Andreacola joins the podcast this week. We learn some interesting things about her family history and how her dad was a leading figure in her gaining knowledge in computers. We also find out about her passion of making gingerbread houses, her husband, and how they came to win a competition on the Food Network.

Duration:01:15:30

Episode 15 - Bill Bernat

6/30/2020
Bill Bernat joins the podcast this week and we chat about his past life struggling with depression and drug addication and how he coped with this and turned things around for the better. We also chat about his career at NASA, unfortunately he was not an astronaut.

Duration:00:01:29

Episode 14 - Holly Lehman

6/23/2020
Join Holly Lehman on this weeks' episode of Just a Couple of Jerks. Holly tells us about how she is coping with looking after a family during lockdown and managing a full time job with Micosoft. We also chat about the considerations for hosting you own podcast or Teams call and how a puppy can bring joy in these crazy times.

Duration:01:15:45

Episode 13 - Jan Ketil Skanke

6/16/2020
Jan Ketil joins the show this week. We talk that dream computer Jan wanted whilst pumping gas at the petrol station. Just like when Wayne saw Excalibur in Wayne's World. We talk about Teams headsets and get interrupted for ice cream.

Duration:01:13:39

Episode 12 - Panu Saukko

6/9/2020
MVP legend, Panu Saukko, drops by this week. We chat about the harsh winters in Finland, snow from November to May, and about his experiences about revisiting old code and how we are effected by arthristis.

Duration:01:17:31

Episode 11 - Aaron Czechowski

6/2/2020
Aaron Czechowski, lord of documentation, joins the podcast direct from the MEM product group. Aaron talks about his move to Redmond and how he's settled there with his familty and, more importantly, we talk about Milli Vanilli and Danni Minogue

Duration:01:32:44

Episode 10 - Chris Roberts

5/26/2020
Joining the podcast this week is Chris Roberts. Chris manages over 100k endpoints and I wanted to chat to him about he copes with this. We discuss his hopes for a better way of how we shop, post COVID, and discuss his music passions and, briefly, his love of Liverpool FC.

Duration:01:40:58

Episode 9 - Les Pounder

5/19/2020
Les Pounder, champion of the Raspberry Pi and makerspace, joins this weeks show. Les tells us all about how he worked his way into the community by writing some voluntary articles for Linux Format, which led to some paid gigs. He tells us the influence the Raspberry Pi has had on his life, and others, and we chat about our love of the Commodore Amiga computer.

Duration:01:20:34

Episode 8 - Kim Oppalfens

5/12/2020
EM MVP extraordinar Kim Oppalfens is onboard for this weeks episode. Kim tells us about his idea to introduce curling to an IT event, namely MMS, and how he worked his way into the MVP program all those years go.

Duration:01:16:40