Something Ventured -- Silicon Valley Podcast
#23 Jim Egbert 2 of 2 Globalization of Engineering Talent

In the second part, Jim Egbert continues the discussion of hwo firms can source talent, beyond a certain set of people in Silicon Valley.  Also included are some sound and not-so-obvious ways to manage an engineering career.

Direct download: 23_Jim_Egbert_--_2_of_2_Globalization_of_Engineering.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:52pm EDT

#22 Jim Egbert -- 1 of 2:  Tech Talent Abroad

Jim Egbert has been an executive at small and large companies, established ones and startups.  He currently is the Silicon Valley executive for one of hte world's largest payment companies. In this episode he darws on his experience running a software firm from Budapest.  In particular -- the employer's point of view is discussed.  What to do  in a world where new college graduates can command $100,000 salaries and free meals?  The sustainability of the situation, as well as emerging sources of engineering talent are discussed.  Part 1 of 2.

Direct download: 22_Jim_Egbert_1_of_2_Tech_Talent_Abroad.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:57pm EDT

#21 Michael White -- Silicon Valley goes to Burning Man

Every summer, Silicon Valley heads to Burning Man.  In a lighthearted look at Burning Man, Kent and Michael White discuss burning man.  The history of burning man is covered (including the 'anarchy' year).  Also discussed is just how rich the attendees are, and the irony of even richer people showing up.  

Also covered is Burning Man's "K Street".  Or "Billionaires Row" -- the new Burning Man camp for rich people, that is rich with irony.  

The documentary "Spark --  A Burning Man Story" provides source material for the podcast.



In Something Ventured, Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 21_Michael_White_Talks_Burning_Man.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT