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Away From The Keyboard is where technologists tell their stories of how they started, how they grew, how they learned, and how they unwind. Hosted by software developers Cecil Phillip and Richie Rump, Away From The Keyboard looks at the human side of technology in a fun and informative way. New episodes are released every Tuesday.

Latest Episodes

Episode 76: Cecil and Richie Strike Back

Cecil and Richie both share what they've been up to during the Away From The Keyboard hiatus and what they have planned for the future of the show. Bio Cecil Phillip is a Software Developer from South Florida with many years of experience building applications on the .NET Framework. Throughout his career, his primary focus has been providing web and service based solutions for various markets. Cecil’s current tool-set of choice comprises of C#, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, jQuery, KnockoutJS, Entity Framework, XUnit and FakeItEasy. He has a passion for software architecture, interoperability, and testing. Cecil also enjoys experimenting with ...

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Episode 76: Cecil and Richie Strike Back

Episode 75: Lara Hogan Demystifies Public Speaking

The conversation starts with Lara discussing her start in technology which believe it or not started with Lord of the Rings, international studies, a semester in Prague, and photography. Lara then goes in and discusses how she started speaking publicly, how she prepares to for a presentation, and why she wrote the book "Demystifying Public Speaking". The panel then talks travel and their tips for traveling. Lara then shares about her trip to New Zealand and what she does when she's away from the keyboard. Links Lara's book:Demystifying Public Speaking Lara's website Lara on Twitter Adam Savage at Weta Workshop Bio Lara ...

43 MIN2018 FEB 28
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Episode 75: Lara Hogan Demystifies Public Speaking

Episode 74: The Samurai’s Journey With Ian Felton

In this episode, we have the pleasure of chatting with developer, author, and dedicated learner, Ian Felton. We start off the conversation talking about Ian’s background and learning how he got into technology. He tells us about his experience in college, playing in a band, and recording music. We also get some insight into how he got into NASA with some help from a college professor. Then we spent some time understanding how Ian dealt with the pressures of his figure job. We also get to learn more about Ian’s book, The Code of the Samurai. Ian tell us where ...

46 MIN2018 JAN 19
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Episode 74: The Samurai’s Journey With Ian Felton

Episode 73: Aurelia Moser: Renaissance Woman

The conversation starts with Aurelia sharing what she's currently watching on Netflix. Which leads to a discussion about 13 Reasons Why and the controversies around the show. Aurelia then shares what she does at the Mozilla Science Lab and the projects she's worked on. She then talks about her time studying Art in grad school. Cecil then inquires about Aurelia's love for maps which leads to a discussion on open source mapping tools. The conversation then wraps up with Aurelia talking about what she does when she's away from the keyboard including her radio show Stereo Semantics. Links Aurelia's Website ...

50 MIN2017 DEC 7
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Episode 73: Aurelia Moser: Renaissance Woman

Episode 72: Chris Coyier Puts Pen To Code

The conversation starts with Chris talking about how he got started in web development and his experience as a web designer. The conversation then turns to his site, CodePen. Chris describes how CodePen got started, how they determine features, and some of the interesting things that people are building with CodePen. Chris then talks about some of the things he likes to do when he's away from the keyboard and then describes what it was like living in Miami for six months. Links CodePen CSS-Tricks Shop Talk Podcast The dark side of .io: How the U.K. is making web domain ...

52 MIN2017 SEP 16
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Episode 72: Chris Coyier Puts Pen To Code

Episode 71: Kevin Kline on Writing and Professionalism

The conversation begins with Kevin talking about his early childhood and how he ended up in the technology field. The conversation then turns to what he's learned by authoring books and the difficulties in writing them. Kevin then talks about speaking and how it has made him a better professional. The conversation wraps up with Kevin sharing the problems he encountered while leading the community organization PASS. Links Kevin on Twitter SQL in a Nutshell Cecil on Channel 9 about Away From The Keyboard Cecil on Channel 9 about languages Bio Kevin Kline is a renowned database expert and software industry veteran. ...

49 MIN2017 SEP 1
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Episode 71: Kevin Kline on Writing and Professionalism

Episode 70: Balancing Education with Victor Moreno

In this episode, we get to chat with freelance Software Developer and educator, Victor Moreno. We start off the show with Victor telling us how influential his father was in encouraging his interest in computing. Victor also gives us the background story that lead to him becoming involved in education. We then get into an interesting discussion about his initial experiences being a teacher. Victor shares with us how he tries to maintain a balance of academic and engaging material with his students. We talk about the importance of having a support community, and also discuss what can the ...

48 MIN2017 AUG 8
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Episode 70: Balancing Education with Victor Moreno

Episode 69: Bradley Ball on TV, Film, the World Series, and Data

Bradley Ball is back for his second stint on the show. The convo starts with Brad sharing what he's excited about in the comic movie world. Then we talk about the television shows that he's currently watching. The conversation then focuses on the excellent DC animated movies and how Batman is the centerpiece of it all. The convo then shifts to baseball and how the Cubs winning the World Series affected Bradley. Links Bradley's Blog Bradley On Twitter Bio Bradley Ball is a former Microsoft SQL Server and Data platform MVP with over 15 years of IT experience. He spent 8 years ...

52 MIN2017 JUL 15
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Episode 69: Bradley Ball on TV, Film, the World Series, and Data

Episode 68: Going for the Goal with Carlos Chacon

This episode starts off in typical AFTK fashion with us finding out how our guest, Carlos, got into technology. Carlos let’s us know how influential his father was in the early days.Cecil asks Carlos how he went from being a SQL Server professional to starting his own company. Carlos talks us through some of the decisions he had to make and also things he had to consider,when starting his business. He also gave us some interesting advice if you’re interested in bringing on a partner into your company.In addition to this business, Carlos hosts a successful podcast, coaches soccer, ...

54 MIN2017 JUN 22
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Episode 68: Going for the Goal with Carlos Chacon

Episode 67: Kasey Champion Educates the Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

Part two of our conversation with Kasey Champion begins with Kasey describing how she joined Microsoft and how she was tasked with teaching the Word team how to write unit tests. The conversation then shifts to her involvement with the TEALS program and her experiences teaching at the collegiate and high school levels. Cecil asks Kasey what makes a good teacher and how does one create a course. The conversation wraps up with Kasey discussing her involvement with the edX program and a discussion on the rewarding aspects of teaching. Links Kasey on Twitter Kasey on Medium Kasey's edX courses ...

61 MIN2017 MAY 22
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Episode 67: Kasey Champion Educates the Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

Latest Episodes

Episode 76: Cecil and Richie Strike Back

Cecil and Richie both share what they've been up to during the Away From The Keyboard hiatus and what they have planned for the future of the show. Bio Cecil Phillip is a Software Developer from South Florida with many years of experience building applications on the .NET Framework. Throughout his career, his primary focus has been providing web and service based solutions for various markets. Cecil’s current tool-set of choice comprises of C#, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, jQuery, KnockoutJS, Entity Framework, XUnit and FakeItEasy. He has a passion for software architecture, interoperability, and testing. Cecil also enjoys experimenting with ...

--1 w ago
Comments
Episode 76: Cecil and Richie Strike Back

Episode 75: Lara Hogan Demystifies Public Speaking

The conversation starts with Lara discussing her start in technology which believe it or not started with Lord of the Rings, international studies, a semester in Prague, and photography. Lara then goes in and discusses how she started speaking publicly, how she prepares to for a presentation, and why she wrote the book "Demystifying Public Speaking". The panel then talks travel and their tips for traveling. Lara then shares about her trip to New Zealand and what she does when she's away from the keyboard. Links Lara's book:Demystifying Public Speaking Lara's website Lara on Twitter Adam Savage at Weta Workshop Bio Lara ...

43 MIN2018 FEB 28
Comments
Episode 75: Lara Hogan Demystifies Public Speaking

Episode 74: The Samurai’s Journey With Ian Felton

In this episode, we have the pleasure of chatting with developer, author, and dedicated learner, Ian Felton. We start off the conversation talking about Ian’s background and learning how he got into technology. He tells us about his experience in college, playing in a band, and recording music. We also get some insight into how he got into NASA with some help from a college professor. Then we spent some time understanding how Ian dealt with the pressures of his figure job. We also get to learn more about Ian’s book, The Code of the Samurai. Ian tell us where ...

46 MIN2018 JAN 19
Comments
Episode 74: The Samurai’s Journey With Ian Felton

Episode 73: Aurelia Moser: Renaissance Woman

The conversation starts with Aurelia sharing what she's currently watching on Netflix. Which leads to a discussion about 13 Reasons Why and the controversies around the show. Aurelia then shares what she does at the Mozilla Science Lab and the projects she's worked on. She then talks about her time studying Art in grad school. Cecil then inquires about Aurelia's love for maps which leads to a discussion on open source mapping tools. The conversation then wraps up with Aurelia talking about what she does when she's away from the keyboard including her radio show Stereo Semantics. Links Aurelia's Website ...

50 MIN2017 DEC 7
Comments
Episode 73: Aurelia Moser: Renaissance Woman

Episode 72: Chris Coyier Puts Pen To Code

The conversation starts with Chris talking about how he got started in web development and his experience as a web designer. The conversation then turns to his site, CodePen. Chris describes how CodePen got started, how they determine features, and some of the interesting things that people are building with CodePen. Chris then talks about some of the things he likes to do when he's away from the keyboard and then describes what it was like living in Miami for six months. Links CodePen CSS-Tricks Shop Talk Podcast The dark side of .io: How the U.K. is making web domain ...

52 MIN2017 SEP 16
Comments
Episode 72: Chris Coyier Puts Pen To Code

Episode 71: Kevin Kline on Writing and Professionalism

The conversation begins with Kevin talking about his early childhood and how he ended up in the technology field. The conversation then turns to what he's learned by authoring books and the difficulties in writing them. Kevin then talks about speaking and how it has made him a better professional. The conversation wraps up with Kevin sharing the problems he encountered while leading the community organization PASS. Links Kevin on Twitter SQL in a Nutshell Cecil on Channel 9 about Away From The Keyboard Cecil on Channel 9 about languages Bio Kevin Kline is a renowned database expert and software industry veteran. ...

49 MIN2017 SEP 1
Comments
Episode 71: Kevin Kline on Writing and Professionalism

Episode 70: Balancing Education with Victor Moreno

In this episode, we get to chat with freelance Software Developer and educator, Victor Moreno. We start off the show with Victor telling us how influential his father was in encouraging his interest in computing. Victor also gives us the background story that lead to him becoming involved in education. We then get into an interesting discussion about his initial experiences being a teacher. Victor shares with us how he tries to maintain a balance of academic and engaging material with his students. We talk about the importance of having a support community, and also discuss what can the ...

48 MIN2017 AUG 8
Comments
Episode 70: Balancing Education with Victor Moreno

Episode 69: Bradley Ball on TV, Film, the World Series, and Data

Bradley Ball is back for his second stint on the show. The convo starts with Brad sharing what he's excited about in the comic movie world. Then we talk about the television shows that he's currently watching. The conversation then focuses on the excellent DC animated movies and how Batman is the centerpiece of it all. The convo then shifts to baseball and how the Cubs winning the World Series affected Bradley. Links Bradley's Blog Bradley On Twitter Bio Bradley Ball is a former Microsoft SQL Server and Data platform MVP with over 15 years of IT experience. He spent 8 years ...

52 MIN2017 JUL 15
Comments
Episode 69: Bradley Ball on TV, Film, the World Series, and Data

Episode 68: Going for the Goal with Carlos Chacon

This episode starts off in typical AFTK fashion with us finding out how our guest, Carlos, got into technology. Carlos let’s us know how influential his father was in the early days.Cecil asks Carlos how he went from being a SQL Server professional to starting his own company. Carlos talks us through some of the decisions he had to make and also things he had to consider,when starting his business. He also gave us some interesting advice if you’re interested in bringing on a partner into your company.In addition to this business, Carlos hosts a successful podcast, coaches soccer, ...

54 MIN2017 JUN 22
Comments
Episode 68: Going for the Goal with Carlos Chacon

Episode 67: Kasey Champion Educates the Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

Part two of our conversation with Kasey Champion begins with Kasey describing how she joined Microsoft and how she was tasked with teaching the Word team how to write unit tests. The conversation then shifts to her involvement with the TEALS program and her experiences teaching at the collegiate and high school levels. Cecil asks Kasey what makes a good teacher and how does one create a course. The conversation wraps up with Kasey discussing her involvement with the edX program and a discussion on the rewarding aspects of teaching. Links Kasey on Twitter Kasey on Medium Kasey's edX courses ...

61 MIN2017 MAY 22
Comments
Episode 67: Kasey Champion Educates the Young, Scrappy, and Hungry
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