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Hark: A RedMonk Podcast

Hark is a new podcast from RedMonk, the developer focused industry analyst company. We talk to some of the most interesting people we know about topics you might not expect.
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Mar 1, 2017

The times, as the Nobel Prize-winning Bob Dylan once wrote, are changing. One of the most noticeable changes is that one time political couch potatoes are up and motivated, flooding everything from cramped town hall venues to plain old telephone lines. But for those in the technology industry, one of the interesting questions being asked is: what can I do? How can I be most impactful? To explore questions of digital activism, we talk to one of its most interesting (and hilarious) practitioners, Clara Beyer. 

Host:
Stephen O'Grady, @sogrady, RedMonk

Guest:
Clara Beyer, @clarabellum, Feminist T Swift, Holyfuckthelection.com, and many other projects

Podcast Information:
Available on Google Play, iTunes, Pocketcasts and Stitcher. Visit on Soundcloud by going to hark.tech.

Feedback: hark@redmonk.com

Sponsorship: sales@redmonk.com

Feb 1, 2017

On January 20th, the political climate here in the United States changed dramatically. Besides the personal implications for American citizens, it raises a host of questions for American businesses generally, and technology companies specifically. What, if anything, do corporations say publicly? What are the potential costs, and how do they minimize them? To explore these questions, we speak with veteran messaging pro Mike Maney. 

Host:
Stephen O'Grady, @sogrady, RedMonk

Guest:
Mike Maney, @the_spinmd, Maney Digital

Podcast Information:
Available on Google Play, iTunes, Pocketcasts and Stitcher. Visit on Soundcloud by going to hark.tech.

Feedback: hark@redmonk.com

Sponsorship: sales@redmonk.com

Dec 1, 2016

From software as a service to cloud to open source, both the cost and accessibility of technology has been on a downward trajectory for over a decade. On paper, this should be great news for small businesses, and in many cases it has been. In the real world, however, SMBs have in many respects been left behind by technology because the advice they're getting hasn't kept up. To explore this, we talk to Matt Newman, a small business owner and attorney, whose recent experience with the technology industry has been less than impressive. 

Host:
Stephen O'Grady, @sogrady, RedMonk

Guest:
Matt Newman, Lynch & Newman

Podcast Information:
Available on Google Play, iTunes, Pocketcasts and Stitcher. Visit on Soundcloud by going to hark.tech.

Feedback: hark@redmonk.com

Sponsorship: sales@redmonk.com

Nov 1, 2016

If you ever wondered why RedMonk started blogging, how we didn't do numbers but now do numbers, the company's policy on family versus work, where our policies on disclosure came from, why RedMonk would have imploded if weren't a distributed team or were just curious what James' opinion of Wittgenstein was, this is the podcast for you. To commemorate our 14th birthday, which is 24 hours from when this podcast will be published, my RedMonk co-founder James Governor joins me to discuss what we've learned.

Host:
Stephen O'Grady, @sogrady, RedMonk

Guest:
James Governor, @monkchips, RedMonk

Podcast Information:
Available on Google Play, iTunes, Pocketcasts and Stitcher. Visit on Soundcloud by going to hark.tech.

Feedback: hark@redmonk.com

Sponsorship: sales@redmonk.com

Oct 1, 2016

In which we sit down with Kate O'Grady to discuss conferences and event planning. We talk about what your first two considerations should be, speaker diversity, strategies for optimizing ticket sales and what tools to use to help keep you organized. If you're organizing a show, want to understand what your organizers have to think about or are just curious about the behind the scenes details of conference planning, this podcast is for you.

Host:
Stephen O'Grady, @sogrady, RedMonk

Guest:
Kate O'Grady, @girltuesday, RedMonk/Bowdoin College

Podcast Information:
Available on Google Play, iTunes, Pocketcasts and Stitcher. Visit on Soundcloud by going to hark.tech.

Feedback:
hark@redmonk.com

Sponsorship:
sales@redmonk.com

Sep 1, 2016

In which we sit down with Laurel Ruma to deconstruct the underlying economics of the craft beer industry and related questions. We talk about its parallels to the tech industry, valuations of breweries and the industry, what the future holds and terroir. If you like craft beer or if you don't like craft beer, this podcast is for you. 

Host:
Stephen O'Grady, @sogrady, RedMonk

Guest:
Laurel Ruma, @laurelatoreilly, O'Reilly Media

Links:
Beer in Vermont, important to the economy
http://www.shelburnenews.com/2016/03/03/beer-vermont-important-economy/
According to a recent report by the Vermont Brewers Association, the state’s craft beer industry has an annual economic impact of approximately $199 million and generates over 1,500 jobs. When including money stemming from craft beer tourism, that number swells to over $270 million—more than the annual economic impact of maple syrup in Vermont ($226 million-UVM Proctor Maple Research Center).

Women to get their own beer; will they want it? USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/05/21/women-get-but-they-want-their-own-beer/83857942/

"And many women seem to be finding flavorful beers on their own. Females are big fans of sour ales and wild ales, preferring them 75% more than men do, Nielsen found in a recent survey. Women are also 55% more likely to prefer herb/spice brews and 20% more likely to preferred blonde or golden ales, Nielsen found."

Anheuser-Busch InBev Divesting Its Stake in World's Largest Beer Brewer
general/2016/03/07/anheuser-busch-inbev-divesting-its-stake-in-worlds.aspx

"While Anheuser-Busch and Miller dominate more than 70% of the U.S. beer market..."

 
Is Constellation Brands Inc. the New King of Craft Beer?
http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/08/04/will-ballast-point-topple-samuel-adams-as-face-of.aspx
According to Sands, Ballast Point is the fastest-growing craft beer in the U.S., with depletion rates of more than 60% in the quarter. Depletions are sales from distributors to retailers and are considered a reliable proxy for consumer demand.

Why the Definition of Craft Beer is Important
https://mathofcraft.com/2014/03/30/definition-of-craft/
It is dangerous, of course, to read too much into share price, but the tight correlation of craft beer as a search term and the market valuation of the Boston Beer Company certainly suggests a relationship between the two.

Podcast Information:
Available on Google Play, iTunes, Pocketcasts and Stitcher. Visit on Soundcloud by going to hark.tech.

Feedback: hark@redmonk.com

Sponsorship: sales@redmonk.com

Aug 1, 2016

In which we sit down with Jon Prial to discuss work, like and how to balance the two in a tech industry. We talk about silly mistakes we've made, what goes into work/life balance and why it is - or is not - important. Also, how technology makes balance both easier and harder, why I live in Maine and a never before told anecdote about the best boss I ever had.

Host:
Stephen O'Grady, @sogrady, RedMonk

Guest:
Jon Prial, @jonprial, Georgian Partners and Northeastern University

Podcast Information:
Available on Google Play, iTunes, Pocketcasts and Stitcher. Visit on Soundcloud by going to hark.tech.

Feedback: hark@redmonk.com

Sponsorship: sales@redmonk.com

Jul 1, 2016

In which we sit down with KellyAnn Fitzpatrick to discuss dungeons, towers and the role of Medievalism in today's arts and society. Almost certainly the first podcast to link the Arts and Crafts movement to the History of Rome to Stephenson's Diamond Age to JRR Tolkien.

Links:
KellyAnn's Monktoberfest talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsMjwxQo21o

Host:
Stephen O'Grady, @sogrady, RedMonk

Guest:
KellyAnn Fitzpatrick, @drkellyannfitz, Apprenda

Podcast Information:
Available on Google Play, iTunes, Pocketcasts and Stitcher. Visit on Soundcloud by going to hark.tech.

Feedback: hark@redmonk.com

Sponsorship: sales@redmonk.com

Jun 1, 2016

In which we sit down with Kent Beck to discuss the Software Paradox, and Kent's experiences in the software industry, his returns from same and what we would tell young developers about the outlook for the commercial software business.

Links:
The data-oriented vision behind JUnit: 
https://www.facebook.com/notes/kent-beck/the-junitmax-vision-data-network-effect-for-tests/1129186843780845

Host:
Stephen O'Grady, @sogrady, RedMonk

Guest:
Kent Beck, @kentbeck, Facebook

Podcast Information
Available on iTunes, Pocketcasts and Stitcher. Visit on Soundcloud by going to hark.tech.

Feedback:
hark@redmonk.com

Sponsorship:
sales@redmonk.com

May 2, 2016

In which we sit down with Jeremy Bowers of the New York Times to discuss programming as journalism, what it's like to work an election night, and the tools the technical staff that the Times uses to handle the election night traffic surge.

Links:
Jeremy Bowers, jeremybowers.com/

Host:
Stephen O'Grady, @sogrady, RedMonk

Guest:
Jeremy Bowers, @jeremybowers, The New York Times

Podcast Information
Available on iTunes, Pocketcasts and Stitcher. Visit on Soundcloud by going to hark.tech.

Feedback:
hark@redmonk.com

Sponsorship:
sales@redmonk.com

Apr 16, 2016

In which Hark is introduced via a series of winding anecdotes. Of course. The question of what Hark is and why you should listen is, hopefully, satisfactorily addressed.

Links:
John Updike, "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu": www.newyorker.com/magazine/1960/10…ns-bid-kid-adieu

Host:
Stephen O'Grady, @sogrady, RedMonk

Podcast Information
Available on iTunes, Pocketcasts and Stitcher. Visit on Soundcloud by going to hark.tech.

Feedback:
hark@redmonk.com

Sponsorship:
sales@redmonk.com

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