We’ll never tell…

10 12 2010
Brooklyn

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Ok, we will tell.  2010 brought some great guests to TechTalk.  So many, we have some great conference coverage from the last couple of months bring the year to a close.

This week, we are excited to bring you a new Week In Review followed by our coverage of this year’s INTEROP NYC. Check out the SHOW PAGE for more info.

As for the rest of the year, we will air coverage from Contingency Planning and Management 2010 East, Federal Alliance of Safe Homes (or FLASH) and start 2011 the same way we started 2010 – with our NY Government Technology Forum coverage from the Brooklyn Marriott.

That’s all we can tell you for now.  We don’t want to spoil the surprise.

We’ll be on Sunday at 5pm EST and 3pm MST on 1100 KFNX.  Click the logo on the right of the page to visit KFNX and try out the live stream so you are ready to go.

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Brand Buzz, Holiday Head’s Up & Outlook Foundation

12 11 2010
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Ever feel like your floating in brand purgatory?  Not sure what your customers want or how they really feel about your products and services?

One good way to get a brand buzz? Surveys.  Find out more about using surveys on this week’s show with Chelsea Bucoy from Zoomerang on the SHOW PAGE to generate buzz for your brand.

Head’s up – Next week is our annual show with Keith Shaw from NetworkWorld.  Just in time for the holiday shopping season to start on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’ll have Keith on to help you satisfy all those technophiles on your list …or make your own list of what you have to have this year.

And finally, we also wanted to let you know about:

Computer Outlook Talk Show Announces Foundation to Repurpose Computers to Under-Resourced Children and Families of Deployed Service Personnel

Non-Profit Outlook Foundation’s mission to repurpose cast away technology into the hands of those who need them most

Computer Outlook Talk Show announced the launch of the Outlook Foundation, a non-profit organization created to refurbish and repurpose computers; providing them to children whose economic background prevents them from having equal educational opportunities, as well as to deployed US service personnel and their stateside families in an effort to help maintain communication with loved ones. Beyond helping children and our service families, Outlook Foundation will also use its resources to reduce the amount of hazardous technology waste in landfills by recycling remaining technology through certified organizations.






Back to the Cloud

4 11 2010
NYC Clouds

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The show will air Sunday at 1pm EST.  Due to sports coverage on KFNX, you can catch us even earlier on Sunday.

Here at TechTalk, we not only talk about the cloud – we rely on it.  We use WordPress.com for our website, Google for our imitechtalk.com mail and a plethora of other services that rely on the cloud – Twitter, bit.ly and Flickr come to mind at first thought.  While the majority of this data is data we want you to see, we want to be sure it will be there and safe from other people trying to pass along information as us.  What does all of that rely on? Security.

This week, Tom is joined by Craig Balding who was our very first Cloud Computing guest.  Craig will let us know what is going on with service providers, how security models are evolving and a new project he is developing. Find out more on the SHOW PAGE.  Don’t forget that the show will be on at 1pm EST …also don’t forget that time goes back an hour everywhere except Arizona.

Don’t forget that Friday, November 5 is GrowSmart Biz conference at the Renaissance Washington DC with friends at the Washington Business Journal.  Be sure to tell Shashi Bellamkonda hello if you see him…or just tweet him.

Speaking of conferences, we have two shows coming soon – one from the FLASH conference and one from our time at Interop.  Tom also had the chance to attend CPM 2010 EAST this week AND GovTech in Brooklyn.  We’ll get those on for you soon.





A Capital View

28 10 2010
Washington, D.C. Field trips for the "fly...

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How does your geography affect your outlook?  While the term Washington insider is not usually a compliment, Tom is joined by a capital tech insider with unique vantage point. Rob Pegoraro is right in the middle of the D.C. tech scene and will stop by to talk tech policy and more.  Find out what Rob and Tom will be covering about seeing tech from a D.C perspective on the SHOW PAGE.

We’ll also let you in on how you can purchase NASA patents for automated software code generation, how gummi bears can outsmart finger print scanners, how $105 can save you from being sued by Copyright-Trolls and a great advance in portable medical technology.





Play it again, Sam.

22 07 2010

Get along lil' kitties

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How to Manage Development Teams with Cal Evans originally aired on June 27, 2010.

After a new Week In Review that takes you inside AT&T’s earnings and to the Twins new ballpark in Minnesota, we will air an encore presentation of our interview with Cal.  Find out how small companies deal with managing developers, telecommuting, Open Teams and other direction to help you get your developers happy and productive.

Be sure to tune in to 1100 KFNX at Sunday 6pm EDT | 3pm MST (click on the logo at the top right of the page).

We’ll post links from the Week in Review and the entire edited show early next week.  Until then, have a great weekend and sign up to spend a ‘Month at the Museum’ if you have the time…30 days time.





The Future of App Creation & Green Initiatives in NYC

15 07 2010
Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois

Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois from kevindooley via Flickr

This week, we dive into The Future of Application Creation with David Milliron [MORE ABOUT THE SHOW] from Caspio.

We have details about a new charging station for electric vehicles planned for NYC along with a wireless way to weigh water.  We’ll you don’t weigh water …but that sounded better than wireless monitoring.  The City is installing units to help consumers understand how much water they are using.  The idea is if you use N gallons of water in your shower today, you should try to use N-1 the next time you shower.  It is also easier to conserve when you have metrics to follow (See also 20th Century manufacturing).  Tune in this Sunday at 6pm EDT | 3pm MST to 1100 KFNX’s live stream link at their site or head over to the show page to listen and download the show and get the links early next week.

We are lining up guest bloggers, guests for interviews and guests to submit 2-3 minute ‘drops’ on a technology, product or pain.  If that is you or you know someone who fits the bill, email producer AT imitechtalk dot com or web AT imitechtalk dot com.





June 27 – How to Manage Development Teams

28 06 2010

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Cal Evans has built a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of “management by wandering around”.

These days, when not working with PHP, Cal can be found working on a variety of projects, most of which require a higher security clearance than you have so they can’t be listed here.

This week Tom and Cal discuss the ins and outs of managing a development team. Headaches everyone experiences, telecommuting and find out more about Open Teams.

Stories from the Week In Review:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 goes on sale worldwide – BBC News [JUMP]
  • 22 Percent of Internet Time Is Social, Nielsen Says – NY Times [JUMP]
  • Orders for the iPhone 4 Top 600,000, Apple Says – NY Times [JUMP]
  • Nintendo, Sony Push 3D, Motion Technology at E3 Convention – EWeek [JUMP]
  • New York City launches its own Media Lab – Google News [JUMP]
  • Producer’s Note: Nashville’s Geek Social – [FIND OUT MORE]