Rustyrazorblade Radio, a Distributed System Podcast
I haven’t blogged in a while, which is a bummer because I was determined to write an article a week for the entire year. I haven’t even come remotely close to that goal.
I’ve recently switched jobs from DataStax to Consulting with The Last Pickle, which has been pretty hectic. Add to that 3 presentations at the Cassandra Summit and the end result is very little time for personal projects.
One of the things I enjoyed immensely during my time at DataStax was This Week in Cassandra, our weekly show on Planet Cassandra. It was a good opportunity to talk about what’s happening it the community and speak with interesting guests.
I’ve thought a lot about what we tried to do in that 30 minute segment. At the time, I didn’t think anyone really watched it. Looking at the YouTube views though, it looks like at least somebody was watching it, sometimes a few hundred somebodies. Confirming this is the number of people that have come up to me out of the blue telling me they miss the show. I guess we were doing something right.
For at least a few months, I’ve been considering creating a Podcast named Rustyrazorblade Radio. Alliteration aside, this sounds pretty cool to me. Now that I’ve gotten a taste for delivering information in a (hopefully) entertaining format, I really don’t want to stop. I believe now is the right time to give it a shot.
In Rustyrazorblade Radio, A Distributed Systems Podcast, I plan on covering more than just Cassandra, and I’ll be doing it under my own name. This is good in that I can do whatever I want (mostly swearing) but will obviously take up my personal time and resources (cash). I think the tradeoff will be worth it. I’ll also be bringing back the guest format. I had a ton of fun speaking with members of the community as well as my co-hosts. I strongly suspect you’ll see the return of my former friends on occasion. Lastly, the show will be produced with a conversational tone, similar to my previous endeavor.
I’m still working out the details for topics, guests, etc. If you’re interested in being on the show, ping me on Twitter - I’m @rustyrazorblade.If you found this post helpful, please consider sharing to your network. I'm also available to help you be successful with your distributed systems! Please reach out if you're interested in working with me, and I'll be happy to schedule a free one-hour consultation.