Gunnar Hellekson is the Director of Product Management for Red Hat’s Linux, Virtualization, and Atomic container product lines. Before that, he was Chief Strategist for Red Hat’s US Public Sector group. He is a founder of Open Source for America, one of Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100 for 2010, and was voted one of the FedScoop 50 for industry leadership. He was a founder of the Military Open Source working group, a member of the SIIA Software Division Board, the Board of Directors for the Public Sector Innovation Group, the Open Technology Fund Advisory Council, New America’s California Civic Innovation Project Advisory Council, and the CivicCommons Board of Advisors. He perks up when people talk about commoditization and the industrial mobilization of World War II.
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 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
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.
June 7th, 2018 | 39 mins 31 secs
closer, foam pits, google assistant, google duplex, intelligence squared, kent state, net neutrality, neverssl, online dating, space suits, unicode
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about improving AI with improv, improving the internet with the air travel experience, improving fraud with spacesuits, and improving online dating with the gig economy
May 19th, 2018 | 41 mins 9 secs
This week Dave and Gunnar talk with Rachel Meyers about navigating the wild and wooly world of diversity and inclusion
April 19th, 2018 | 30 mins 10 secs
cyrptocurrency wallets, day one, earthworm jerky, ketchup singles, moby, tear gun
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about earthworm jerky and ketchup slice sandwiches, hacking tamper-proof cryptocurrency wallets, and D&G’s recommended hats for fooling face recognition systems into thinking that you’re Moby
April 12th, 2018 | 45 mins 44 secs
at&t, cambridge analytica, facebook, hal 9000, pinkerton, rocket man
This week Dave and Gunnar talk about the definition of "breach," the definition of "permission," and the definition of "rat-catching team"