Beers with Engineers

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Beers with Engineers is a conversation around beers, technique, personal interests & work related topics between the Host & Nutanix Software Engineer Tony Allen and Nutanix employees while having a few beers. Brilliant, educational and really fun concept if you ask me so i hope you’ll enjoy these sessions and i bet you’ll learn something as well.

The creative team at Nutanix nu.school, led by Jacob Winders, is behind the concept and creation of the episodes. Meet Jacob here.

Episode 8 featuring Richard Arsenian – Systems Architect

On Tour Episode 2 featuring:

On Tour Episode 1 featuring:

  • Ray Hassan – Senior Solutions & Performance Engineer
  • Gary Little – Solutions & Performance Engineer Manager

Episode 7 featuring Oliver Lentsch – Senior Systems Engineer

Episode 6 featuring Laura Jordana – Global Technical Sales Enablement and Webscale Woman extraordinaire

Episode 5 featuring Magnus Andersson – Staff Solutions Architect

Episode 4 featuring Jason Burns – Staff Solutions Architect

Episode 3 featuring Steven Poitras – Principal Solutions Architect & author of the Nutanix Bible

Episode 2 featuring Michael Webster – Manager & Business Critical Application Engineer & NPX #007 (Nutanix Platform Expert)

Episode 1 featuring Stephan Mercatoris – (Brilliant) Systems Reliability Engineer

Meet Jacob Winders

Creator: Jacob Winders

Employer: Nutanix Inc.

Role: Senior Multimedia Designer

Why Beers with Engineers: The two just seem to go together. Plus, it rhymes!

How did you come up with the idea for Beers with Engineers: Our organization within Nutanix known as “nu.school” creates technical learning content about Nutanix products. We think it’s important to not only educate our learners, but also to engage and entertain them. While looking for ways to build our social media presence, we met with Gavin O’Hara, social media guru of Lenovo to discuss strategy. He stressed the importance of building a relationship with your audience. That sometimes means being conversational and not just trying to sell them something.
I was inspired by the success of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld. I really enjoy how that show reveals so much behind the scenes of the comedy world, and I thought, “I bet IT people would find our stories interesting in the same way.” There are so many brilliant people in this business and I wanted to highlight that.

Why this format: Craft brewing and foodie culture is very popular in the U.S. right now. By combining a beer tasting element with some shop talk, I feel like this format has the potential to educate and entertain a broader audience than would otherwise be possible with purely technical content. Let’s face it, datacenter technology isn’t always sexy. But, throw in some delicious beers, some laughs, and great stories, and it starts to feel a little more human.

Final word: Special thanks to Renee Haran, Kellen Smith, and Tony Allen. It’s safe to say the show wouldn’t exist without their help!

Disclaimer: This is not an official Nutanix nu.school web page. I just thought it would be a good idea to share these personal and technical session with you my readers. The content has been approved for publishing by Nutanix.