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Yes, You Can Take Over the OTN ArchBeat Podcast!

Bob Rhubart-Oracle
Bob Rhubart-Oracle Member Posts: 692 Silver Badge
edited Dec 22, 2014 11:05AM in OTN ArchBeat Podcast

Since its launch in 2008 the OTN ArchBeat Podcast has regularly featured members of the OTN architect community and others in real, unscripted conversations about the trends, technologies, and tools that shape the world of application, solution, and enterprise architects. Thanks to listeners OTN ArchBeat Podcast has remained a Top-3 Oracle podcast over the last couple of years.

On a couple of occasions I have invited community members to take over the podcast as guest producers, picking the topic and selecting the panelists for the discussion. I have created this discussion thread as a means of expanding that practice.

So what does it mean to be a guest podcast producer? It's easy!  I do all of the technical heavy lifting. All you do is pick the topic, select the guests, and come up with the questions. I'll make all the arrangements, record the conversation, and do all of the post production. That leaves you free to bask in the glory of your new-found fame as an OTN podcast producer.

How do you make that happen? It's easier than a real easy thing:

  1. Reply to this post with a suggested discussion topic and a list of up to 4 additional panelists (that means you and four of your colleagues).
  2. Notify everyone you know to visit this thread and post comments in support of your podcast proposal. Proposals will be prioritized based on community support.
  3. If your proposal is selected I will get in touch to make arrangements to record the podcast.

Easy enough, right?

Any questions?

Bob Rhubart-OracleJohan Louwersmoniquevdb-OracleGlenG
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  • Bob Rhubart-Oracle
    Bob Rhubart-Oracle Member Posts: 692 Silver Badge

    Perhaps a bit more information is in order...

    As an OTN ArchBeat Podcast Guest Producer your responsibilities include:

    • Talking
    • Very little else.

    As a guest producer you do nothing more than pick the topic for discussion during the podcast, pick the people who will do the talking, and maybe write up a few questions in advance. I will set the date, contact all of the panelists, and take all other steps that are necessary to make everybody look brilliant.

    The discussion itself is nothing more than you, me, and your selected panelists sitting around talking, just as you and your colleagues would over coffee or drinks. As I often tell my own podcast guests, this is a conversation, not a presentation. You have conversations like this all the time. The only difference is that this one will be recorded and "broadcast" to the OTN ArchBeat audience, the very same audience that made the OTN ArchBeat Podcast the #2 Oracle podcast in July, and consistently keeps the podcast in the top 3.

    The podcast recording is done over Skype, so all of the participants can stay in their pajamas, or whatever. (I don't want to contemplate the "whatever.") The actual conversation lasts no more than 30 minutes. The recording is very lightly edited, and only then to remove sneezing fits or the seemingly inevitable sounds of one of the panelists chewing on potato chips.

    Bottom line: Even though you get to be the Guest Producer, I still do all of the heavy lifting. You're the star, while I do the grunt work. Where else are you going to find a deal like that?

    --

    Bob Rhubart

    Johan Louwers
  • Christian Berg-0racle
    Christian Berg-0racle Everything Analytics And Data Member Posts: 9,649 Gold Crown

    OBIEE RPD modelling nitty-gritty together with Stewart would be cool. At KScope we had a good fight about some of the finer points and it could be an interesting "why X, why not Y and what about Z?" style!

    Bob Rhubart-Oracle
  • Bob Rhubart-Oracle
    Bob Rhubart-Oracle Member Posts: 692 Silver Badge

    Cool! So would you and Stewart be the only panelists? ArchBeat podcasts typically have 3-5. I'm ok either way. How much time would you need? Typically each discussion is about 30 minutes, and then cut into 10 minute segments. You could do a single 10 minute segment, or you could do the full 30 minutes. It's your call.

  • Christian Berg-0racle
    Christian Berg-0racle Everything Analytics And Data Member Posts: 9,649 Gold Crown

    Well Stewart came to mind because of our philosophical / quasi-religious discussion. Other than that Jeff McQuigg would be an excellent match and Kurt Wolff if he's still into this kind of thing :-)

    As for timing I guess if we have 4 guys talking about modelling we could pre-pick some questions and discuss them during one 30min block. 10min would be a bit short.

  • Bob Rhubart-Oracle
    Bob Rhubart-Oracle Member Posts: 692 Silver Badge

    Assuming normal interaction between panelists, you would need only 4-5 questions to fill the 30 minutes. Bear in mind also that you don't necessarily have to fill 30 minutes. If the discussion goes 20 minutes, we get two sessions. It's all very flexible.

    As a next step, I suggest you email your panelists to let them know what's happening. CC me on that email ([email protected]). I'll then handle scheduling, instructions, and so on.

  • Bob Rhubart-Oracle
    Bob Rhubart-Oracle Member Posts: 692 Silver Badge

    @Debra Lilley, want to get in on this? I think you'd make a great guest host.

  • Bob Rhubart-Oracle
    Bob Rhubart-Oracle Member Posts: 692 Silver Badge

    Have you had a chance to contact your panelists?

  • Christian Berg-0racle
    Christian Berg-0racle Everything Analytics And Data Member Posts: 9,649 Gold Crown

    ATM still waiting

  • Bob Rhubart-Oracle
    Bob Rhubart-Oracle Member Posts: 692 Silver Badge

    OK. Keep me in the loop.

  • Bob Rhubart-Oracle
    Bob Rhubart-Oracle Member Posts: 692 Silver Badge
    edited Aug 15, 2014 1:32PM

    Last year I extended the same invitation to the community, and two people took me up on the offer.Take a listen...

    I'm sure if you asked Ron and Guran about the experience they would tell you that it's painless -- since I do all of the actual work.