TC Currie is a journalist, writer, data geek, poet, body positive activist and occasional lingerie model. After spending 25 years in software development working with data movement and accessibility, she wrote her first novel during National Novel Writing Month and fell in love with writing. Several of her tech articles have appeared on the front page of SlashDot. Her essays have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude, and won the silver medal at the Solas Travel Awards. TC now splits her time between writing journalist articles, personal essays, reviews, poetry, and finishing her mystery novel “Runaway Rembrandt.” Her collection of Transformational Poetry, “The Empty Promises of Plastic Wrap” is being turned into a one-woman show. She’s glad to be back in the Bay Area after a 6-month digital nomad trip of the US. This is a huge and amazing country, but there really is no place like home.
October 3rd, 2019 | 26 mins 54 secs
Automating security is now more of an issue as at…
August 21st, 2019 | 29 mins 6 secs
For this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Dr. Eric Brewer, Google Fellow and VP of Infrastructure at Google where he’s the architect of Cloud Native systems at massive scale. He’s also been a Computer Science Professor at UC Berkeley since 1994. TC caught up with Dr. Brewer at the recent Service Mesh Days in San Francisco.
“Istio at its core decouples developers from operations,” Brewer said. That decoupling lets both sides go faster and with more confidence.
August 12th, 2019 | 36 mins 29 secs
Splice Machine brings SQL Back, said Monte Zweben, CEO at Splice Machine, but with a spectacular twist.
It’s common for data infrastructure to reside on three separate platforms: transactional databases, data warehouses, and the recently-added machine learning (ML) environment.
Most artificial intelligence (AI) applications are built on historical data that has been loaded in to ML environments for data mining. So you’re looking in the rearview mirror to figure out what has already happened, he said. And that requires computational engines.
July 31st, 2019 | 26 mins 13 secs
“There’s so much passion for using AI in ways that are beneficial,” Anna Bethke, Head of AI4 Social Good at Intel’s AI Products Group. And she wanted to make it easier for others to get involved.
Bethke’s team partners with companies and social justice organizations to give them access to Intel’s knowledge of deep learning skills and techniques, making it easier for them to mine social media and other data to filter out the noise.
July 25th, 2019 | 37 mins 37 secs
Inequality is growing. The climate crisis and glo…
July 24th, 2019 | 22 mins 34 secs
Kubernetes continues to spread across the cloud a…
July 23rd, 2019 | 29 mins 2 secs
This episode of The New Stack Makers podcast talk…
Episode 486: Want Career Stability? Look to Infrastructure, says Tameika Reed, founder of Women in Linux
July 15th, 2019 | 29 mins 54 secs
In today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Tameika Reed, whose day gig is as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at EXPANSIA, a company providing full spectrum services for IT migration and integration. After 16 years in infrastructure, she got tired of not seeing anyone like her. So three years ago she decided to be the change she wanted to see in the world, and founded Women In Linux. This group provides free on-line training in the wide variety of ways in which Linux is used, along with job boards and career advice.
June 26th, 2019 | 21 mins 6 secs
In this episode of The New Stake Makers, TC Currie is joined by Neha Narkhede, CTO and Co-founder of Confluent and one of the co-creators of Apache Kafka.
Narkhede has a passion for streaming data, and for the pasNeha Narkhede, CTO of Confluent and one of the developers of Apache Kafkat couple of years has been working on modernizing Apache Kafka to make it cloud native.With over 60% of the the Fortune 100 relying on Apache Kafka, the service has become both popular and entrenched. But as cloud technology is expanding, some fundamental changes were necessary to make Apache Kafka truly cloud native. Kafka sits above the operation layer and below the application layer in the stack.
June 21st, 2019 | 26 mins 22 secs
The creation of Git by the principal developer be…
June 19th, 2019 | 28 mins 29 secs
Why is it every time I'm yelling at self-checkout…
June 10th, 2019 | 27 mins 57 secs
On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Zack Butcher, who has long been involved in and advocating for cloud engineering. He’s a founding engineer at Tetrate, and was an engineer on the Istio team at Google.
She caught up with Butcher at the recent Service Mesh Days, where he led a four-hour training on installing & using Envoy, Istio and service meshes.
Episode 459: Larry Peterson Identifies How Service Mesh can Help Telcos as They Move into Microservices
May 14th, 2019 | 28 mins 28 secs
In this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined with industry veteran Larry Peterson, now CTO of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. Listeners might recognize his name as co-author of the seminal book Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, which is now open sourced, or as the Director of the PlanetLab Consortium.
April 24th, 2019 | 27 mins 16 secs
On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Ramin Keene, CEO & Founder, Fuzzbox a brand new company that makes it safe to experiment in production. She caught up with him at the LaunchDarkly Trajectory convention in Oakland, California where he ended his talk with the question “If it were completely safe to experiment in production, why wouldn’t you?”
April 23rd, 2019 | 30 mins 11 secs
On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Lee Byron, the developer of GraphQL at Facebook and now manager of the web engineering team at the investment app Robinhood. He also is a founder of the GraphQL Foundation, a neutral place for the GraphQL community to support the expansion of GraphQL and surrounding ecosystems, whose launch last November was covered by The New Stack.
April 9th, 2019 | 28 mins 43 secs
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Sean Armstrong, VP of Products at AppNeta, a SaaS company providing actionable, end-to-end network performance monitoring for their customers.
“The performance of your application,” Armstrong said, “is subject to how well the customer runs their own network & how well the internet between you and your customer is actually working. So you could get blamed for poor performance that’s completely outside of your control, and they use AppNeta to diagnose and troubleshoot those problems.