David Egts is the Chief Technologist of Red Hat's North America Public Sector organization. As the intersection between between public sector customers and Red Hat engineering and product management, his customer interactions and domain expertise blend customer needs with industry trends to help Red Hat define open source computing in the enterprise. He has achieved Red Hat's highest level of certification as a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), and has received Red Hat's highest employee honor as a Red Hat Chairman's Award recipient.
David has a BS and MS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and an Executive MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
Prior to joining Red Hat in 2007, he specialized in visual simulation, virtual reality, human computer interfaces, and scientific visualization at Silicon Graphics, Inc.
April 30th, 2019 | 32 mins 24 secs
bigclapper, game of thrones, guts game, party questions, robots
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about robots that want to clap, robots that want to live, and robots that want to deliver coffee
April 16th, 2019 | 41 mins 36 secs
ai-generated people, android, argument dilution effect, google, hipster effect, human blinders, interpretive dance, jabbrrbox, reading, the weeds podcast, todoist, vendor abandonment
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about the risks of improperly testing malware, the risks of reading the wrong things, the risks of using Google services that haven’t been killed yet, and the risks of downplaying risk
February 26th, 2019 | 35 mins 34 secs
ad experience optimization, adam sandler, amazon, gmail priority inbox, happy quit, inbox infinity, inbox zero, propaganda, umbrella academy
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about old school propaganda optimization, new school propaganda optimization, new school ad experience optimization, and new school, new school email optimization
February 12th, 2019 | 25 mins 46 secs
ai, amazon, animal bands, cleveland, fibonacci, lyft, monopsony, pufferfish, spanish, walmart
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: Walmart, Amazon, Spanish phrases we should be using, and AI-generated phrases we should be using?
January 29th, 2019 | 39 mins 25 secs
cancún, digital nomad, freya, independent george, knoxville, playa del carmen
This week Dave talks with Camille Tuutti about her metamorphosis from DC resident to digital nomad!
January 8th, 2019 | 39 mins 25 secs
1password, chromebook, dark sky, duolingo, firefox, google fit, google voice, just press record, lastpass, mi band, runkeeper, runtastic, sleep cycle, ublock origin, video speed controller
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about our favorite (technology) things that make us happy and productive! (Part 3)
December 18th, 2018 | 22 mins 1 sec
boomerang for gmail, eisenhower decision matrix, gmail priority inbox, google calendar, google inbox, grammarly, headspace, todoist
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about our favorite (technology) things that make us happy and productive! (Part 2)
December 11th, 2018 | 23 mins 24 secs
beyondpod, blogtrottr, day one, feedly, google home, ifttt, kornshell, libby, nest doorbell, overdrive, pocketcasts, remember the milk, the economist, todoist
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about our favorite (technology) things that make us happy and productive! (Part 1)
November 19th, 2018 | 39 mins 12 secs
american airlines, china, fips, forbes, lawfare, malware, rhel, rhel 8, ups
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: Chinese industry helping the Chinese government, the Chinese helping US state governments, some dude helping himself to UPS’s mail, and some other dude being no help to American Airlines
October 31st, 2018 | 34 mins 54 secs
amazon, aws, bezos, browns, needles, rhel 7.6, signal, trashcasket, uber, whatsapp, worms
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: Needles in stomachs, worms in faces, drunks in Ubers, and meetings in Amazon
October 23rd, 2018 | 19 mins 45 secs
aws lambda, cloudy chat, faas, functions as a service, knative, lambda, red hat summit, serverless
This week Dave talks with Gordon Haff about the importance of serverless computing, Functions-as-a-Service, and what Red Hat’s doing about them.
September 20th, 2018 | 50 mins 31 secs
arnold bennett, cal newport, deep work, eudaimonia, eudaimonia machines, herbert a. simon, how to live on 24 hours a day, open office plans, the shape of automation
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about what works and doesn’t work when trying to do Deep Work
August 23rd, 2018 | 42 mins 56 secs
billboards, broken windows theory, china, defragmentation, e-zpass, facial recognition, google my activity, ios, jaywalking, johnny got his gun, metallica, pig brains, sea slugs, social credit score, twitch
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about China. That’s all. Just China.
August 14th, 2018 | 48 mins 12 secs
day one, google home, remember the milk, todoist
This week Dave and Gunnar talk with Bob St. Clair about managing his time, managing his people’s time, and managing his managers who manage their people’s time
July 19th, 2018 | 38 mins 31 secs
alexa, alexa for hospitality, d&i, diversity, email hygiene, facebook, giraffes, hippos, ibm, marriott, safaris, stow, surveillance, tracksmith, watson
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: discrimination paranoia, microphone paranoia, more microphone paranoia, and rhetorical paranoia. Finally: vacation message protocol.
June 20th, 2018 | 38 mins 31 secs
ai, bob ross, comma.ai, facebook, gdpr, golden gate taproom, home delivery, hpc, insomnia, metallica, mit, phone booths, psychopaths, rhel, salad cream, smart locks, tesla, thunder in the valley, usb fans
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about making things worse with technology: Metallica, AI, locks, and Salad Cream.