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Toadcast 033

For Toadcast 33, I talk with Metal Toad's Director of People about diversity in Tech, Portland, and Metal Toad

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By Steve Winters, Cloud Services Manager
November 5, 2015

Toadcast 032

OB Full

For Toadcast 32, we have our good fiends from Ordnance Brewing! Listen as we discuss brewing, judge a Toad's own home brew, tech and music!

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By Steve Winters, Cloud Services Manager
March 2, 2015

Toadcast 031

Sometimes a project launches late....

Back in November of 2014, I was joined by Developer Kelly Cunningham. We did a short interview on his most recent project Tunespring.com, his start in Drupal, and tech he is excited about. 

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If there are any questions you'd like to hear answered in our developer profile todcasts, comment below and we will add it to the show.

 

By Steve Winters, Cloud Services Manager
February 10, 2015

Toadcast 030

Metal Toad is proud to announce two of our Junior Developers have graduated to the big leagues! Jenny Olsen and Ben Teegarden join me for too many drinks and a discussion about their journey through the junior program.

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If there are any questions we missed, please comment below for an extended Q&A with Jenny and Ben.

By Steve Winters, Cloud Services Manager
February 2, 2015

2015 Q1 Challenge

As mentioned in the Projects At Work podcast with Dave Prior, we talked about my challenge with Matt Payton to dedicate each month of 2015 to a specific goal. Below, I will briefly explain the challenge each month in Q1 and why we chose it. 

New Me

January - Meditation

By Steve Winters, Cloud Services Manager
December 23, 2014

ToadCast 029

For ToadCast 29 I interview Dave Prior, Project Manager extraordinaire!

Dave Prior works for SolutionsIQ where he provides training and consulting for individuals, teams and organizations who are transitioning to Agile. Dave has been managing IT and Technology projects, programs and portfolios since 1995 and has been working with Agile methodologies since 1999.

By Steve Winters, Cloud Services Manager
December 17, 2014

ToadCast 028

Bloom

For ToadCast 28 we have special guest Chris Bloom!

Linn

Chris teaches our Director of Development Dan Linn, about new Front-End technologies.

By Steve Winters, Cloud Services Manager
November 6, 2014

ToadCast 027 - DPM Summit Day 1 Live Recap

Toad project managers in Austin! For Toadcast 27, we're coming to you directly from our hotel room during the interlude between day one and two of the 2014 Digital PM Summit. Here's a quick recap of our day one highlights, with more to come once we return to Portland!

By Steve Winters, Cloud Services Manager
October 6, 2014

ToadCast 026

Meet the people behind the tool. For Toadcast 26 we are joined by members of the New Relic team to talk about Insights, domestic chore inventions, and the heirarchy of desserts/bands.

Our guests include:

By Steve Winters, Cloud Services Manager
September 24, 2014

DC Comics & Hip Hop

Many years ago I got into skateboarding, soon after, that lead to hip hop. Something about the two seemed to be synonymous around that time, or perhaps it was just my area (Metro Detroit). While skateboarding and hip hop were like PB & Jelly, I found comic books and hip hop seemed to also have a complimentary relationship that permeated throughout the art form. 

Flash forward many years--to current time, I have the honor of being the Project Manager for the DC websites (dccomics.com, madmagazine.com, vertigocomics.com).

By Steve Winters, Cloud Services Manager
September 8, 2014

Ready for transformation?