Guest: Tiffney McElroy, Serial Entrepreneur and Owner of Connect4 Quick note: This was reorded in a coffee shop and definitely has some background noise. Maybe you dig it as a one-off experience or maybe you don’t. Either way, let me know how it lands with you, please! When I think of someone who has a lot going on, I always think of Tiffney. She is oved by engineers for her focus on cultural fit when looking to matchmake a candidate with a local company. She is working on a clothing...
Guest: Britney Earwood for Agile Games To celebrate the 1 year “birthday” of Agile Games in Indianapolis, the crew with Agile Games put on a series of games styled after the “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” improv show. So, this episode is a recording of that Agile Games session and Britney Earwood, one of Agile Games’ meetup coordinators, providing some context both before and after the live recording. If you have heard of Agile methodology for project management or just enjoying hearing...
Guest: Jeff Reklau, Business Relationship Manager at Community Health Network Longtime friend and one-time coworker Jeff Reklau comes on the podcast and provides valuable insight into his career progression from the days when we didn’t know what we didn’t know to being a highly competent connector of ideas, resourcing, and prioritization on top of the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare. Yeah, and he didn’t even pay me to say that! Jeff is fun, engaging, and provides a great glimpse...
Dr. Allison Barber
Guest: Dr. Allison Barber, Chancellor of Western Governors University Indiana Dr. Allison Barber pops by to provide some historical insights into the why and how WGU was formed. Matt is pleasantly surprised he isn’t in trouble while in front of an academic administrative figure. The online university is no longer an awful punishment for those that can’t attend traditionally. Allison explains competency-based cirriculum vs. warming a seat with your bottom for a few hours. Intro Bump: “Our...
Larry D. Sweazy
Guest: Larry D. Sweazy, author of Where I Can See You and many more Larry is an awesome AND local author (Noblesville) and caters to many genres. His latest book, “Where I Can See You”, came highly recommended from the staff at Barnes & Noble and I personally back them up on that. Weaving in notes from younger days (for both of us), the story does a great job of capturing the intersection between childhood perceptions of events and places and the adult context and analysis of those years...
Patrick and Savannah O’Connor
Guests: Patrick and Savannah O’Connor of The Shake Ups Patrick and Savannah, two fifths of The Shake Ups, join me just in time for the release of their umpteenth (totally a number) album. This time The Shake Ups are headed to Beach City to celebrate their love of Steven Universe, an awesome cartoon from Cartoon Network that has blown past 3 seasons already. Patrick and Savannah hit us with their origin story, influences both real an imagined (by Matt), and Matt thinks people assume local...
Ed Cho and Lee Cherolis
Guests: Ed Cho and Lee Cherolis, creators of Little Guardians Ed and Lee traversed the dangerous u-turns of doom on their Google Map quest to partake in our chat. Thankfully, they made it and were able to educate me on the enormous amount of talent they have along with many other web comic and print comic creators in the area. Little Guardians is a great all-ages comic that is seeing a rebirth through Scout Comics print and distribution. Definitely one to check out and look for this pair...
Guests: Brea Dantin of ProCourse Fiduciary Advisors Brea (that’s a long “e” sound) pops in to talk over various facets of technology in both personal and professional life, gaze into the crystal ball of technology, and talk about the intersection of her world view with preparing client’s for retirement. Intro Bump: “Legend Of Zelda ReMix II” by nokbient [SoundCloud]
Guest: Justin Kittle, IT Operations Manager at OurHealth Weaving in free plugs for Amazon Pantry, Prime, and Now, Justin Kittle talks about the impact of cloud computing via Amazon Web Services, the future of drone-based deliveries, and more. He also does a great job of talking through how OurHealth differentiates itself and is impacting local businesses ability to offer wellness-focused engagement for their staff. Intro Bump: “Sonic Theme Song Trap Remix” by Eem Triplin [SoundCloud]
Guest: Andy Keller, Owner of Keller Interactive Designer, developer, and owner of Keller Interactive Andy Keller joins me to talk about his curvy path to design mastery (my words, not his). Andy has worked for many companies in many different industries around Central Indiana and provides some valuable insights into his strong career. Intro Bump: “Pacman Dubstep Remix” by Vex D&B [YouTube]
Guest: Joel Nowacki, Owner and DJ for Track Seven DJ Musician and DJ Joel Nowacki pops by to chat about his start in the industry, how powerful word of mouth advertising has been for his business, and the importance of being and having a mentor. We also take some time to catch up about his passion for being a musician (will we hear more from him soon?) and getting on the open road with his motorcycle. Intro Bump: “Halo Theme Remix” by Cole Mikel [SoundCloud]
Guest: Jonathan Reed, Senior Application Developer II for DWA Healthcare Communications Group Longtime friend Jonathan Reed pops by and walks us through the regulatory challenges of the healthcare marketing and logistics industry, chats up the latest version of their nControl product, and finally explains the difference a roman numeral can make… sort of. Intro Bump: “Super Mario Bros. Theme (IncredFx Remix)” by IncredFx [Soundcloud]
Guest: Dan Plumlee, Director of Digital Platforms for the Indianapolis Colts In the first episode of the podcast, Matt learns the value of not trusting a crappy cable he bought on the cheap while talking with guest Dan Plumlee about his career growth and what a day in his life is like at the Indianapolis Colts. We also get the chance to wax poetic on the potential intersection of virtual reality and the football fan experience. Intro Bump: “The Legend of Zelda (Dubstep Remix)” by Fenzy...