It can be hard to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology. Time is often (if not always) at a premium. I have found that listening to Podcasts is a great way to stay up-to-date without being a time suck. It lets me learn what others are doing with virtualization and gain perspective from other individuals in the field.
I typically travel one or two days a week and can listen in the car. The nice thing is that you can listen anywhere – mowing the yard, working out or at work!
Here is a list of the podcasts that help me stay current (in no particular order):
The VMware Communities podcast features VMware experts that discuss virtualization live every Wednesday at noon (pacific). Virtualization news and tech mixed with a “Late Night at VMworld” informality. You can join in live at TalkShoe, or catch them in your favorite app.
The Virtually Speaking podcast is dedicated to discussing VMware topics that center around Storage and Availability. They usually have a subject matter expert on the show and quite often go pretty deep.
vBrownBag is mostly video. This is a nice contrast to the rest which are audio. This does force me to find screen time; but it is so worth it. The thing I like most about this podcast is it’s community of presenters. It isn’t the same two or 3 people all the time. Many episodes are part of a series. A lot of these focus on preparing for a tech certification (VCAP,VCDX, CCNA, and Amazon). The individual episodes cover a large variety of topics. You can even watch live as they are recorded!
The Unexplored Territory podcast is run by Duncan Epping, Frank Denneman, and Johan van Amersfoort. This bi-weekly show focuses on VMware related technologies. The episodes feature an expoert guest to take you on a deep dive into their area of expertise.
The Nerd Journey podcast focuses more on what is is like to work in tech. Their show has guests from all across the technology industry and each of them talks about their path as they found a career in technology. I have learned from them and gained a lot of perspective