2021 Year End Wrap Up
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We’re finishing out 2021 with a celebration of our favorite episodes and topics from the year! From new tools for Cost Optimization in GKE and advances in AI to tips for improving feelings of imposter syndrome, Carter Morgan, Stephanie Wong, and Mark Mirchandani share memorable moments from 2021 and look forward to future episodes.

Carter Morgan

Carter Morgan is Developer Advocate for Google Cloud, where he creates and hosts content on Google’s Youtube channel, co-hosts several Google Cloud podcasts, and designs courses like the Udacity course “Scalable Microservices with Kubernetes” he co-created with Kelsey Hightower. Carter Morgan is an international standup comedian, who’s approach of creating unique moments with the audience in front of him has seen him perform all over the world, including in Paris, London, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with Joe White. And in 2019, and the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Previously, he was a programmer for the USAF and Microsoft.

Stephanie Wong

Stephanie Wong is a Developer Advocate focusing on online content across all Google Cloud products. She’s a host of the GCP Podcast and the Where the Internet Lives podcast, along with many GCP Youtube video series. She is the winner of a 2021 Webby Award for her content about data centers. Previously she was a Customer Engineer at Google and at Oracle. Outside of her tech life she is a former pageant queen and hip hop dancer and has an unhealthy obsession with dogs.

Mark Mirchandani

Mark Mirchandani is a developer advocate for Google Cloud, occasional host of the Google Cloud Platform podcast, and helps create content for users.

Cool things of the week
  • Anthos Multi-Cloud v2 is generally available docs
  • Machine learning, Google Kubernetes Engine, and more: 10 free training offers to take advantage of before 2022 blog
  • The past, present, and future of Kubernetes with Eric Brewer blog
    • GCP Podcast Episode 124: VP of Infrastructure Eric Brewer podcast
Our Favorite Episodes of 2021
  • Mark’s Favorites
    • GCP Podcast Episode 252: GKE Cost Optimization with Kaslin Fields and Anthony Bushong podcast
    • GCP Podcast Episode 267: Cloud Firestore for Users who are new to Firestore podcast
  • GKE Essentials videos
  • Beyond Your Bill vidoes
  • Stephanie’s Favorites
    • GCP Podcast Episode 270: Traditional vs. Service Networking with Ryan Przybyl podcast
    • GCP Podcast Episode 271: The Future of Service Networking with Ryan Przybyl podcast
    • GCP Podcast Episode 279: MLB with Perry Pierce and JoAnn Brereton podcast
  • Carter’s Favorites
    • GCP Podcast Episode 284: State of DevOps Report 2021 with Nathen Harvey and Dustin Smith podcast
    • GCP Podcast Episode 287: Imposter Syndrome with Carter Morgan podcast
  • Most Popular Episodes of 2021
    • GCP Podcast Episode Episode 264: SRE III with Steve McGhee and Yuri Grinshtey podcast
    • GCP Podcast Episode 258: The Power of Serverless with Aparna Sinha and Philip Beevers podcast
    • GCP Podcast Episode 253: Data Governance with Jessi Ashdown and Uri Gilad podcast
    • GCP Podcast Episode 263: SAP + Apigee: The Power of APIs with Benjamin Schuler and Dave Feuer podcast
    • GCP Podcast Episode 271: The Future of Service Networking with Ryan Przybyl podcast
Sound Effects Attribution
  • “Dun Dun Duuun” by Divenorth of Freesound.org
  • “Cash Register” by Kiddpark of Freesound.org
  • “Jingles and Pings” by BristolStories of HDInteractive.com
  • “Time – Inception Theme” Composed by Hanz Zimmer (super-low-budget midi version)
Hosts

Stephanie Wong, Carter Morgan and Mark Mirchandani

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