The first time I found out about IT Conversations and listened to Tim O’Reilly in The Software Paradigm Shift in 2003, I thought: how brilliant, mp3s for my ipod, great listening material for plane trips and excellent learning materials but then IT Conversations just continued to get better.
From IT’s website: "IT Conversations is a network of high-end tech talk-radio interviews, discussions and presentations from major conferences delivered live and on-demand via the Internet. It’s a one-person labor of love. Doug Kaye is ITC’s host, producer, developer, writer, interviewer and engineer. He launched IT Conversations in June 2003 and produces three to five programs each week." Some of the great interviews include:
– The Software Paradigm Shift by Tim O’Reilly, old but still relevant
– Open Source Code: Managing the Opportunity Is open source ready for prime time? Can you bet your business on it? Would you invest in a business that has done so? In this panel discussion, an investment banker, a Red Hat executive, two lawyers, and a software developer address the issues.
– Perspective with Doc Searls, senior editor, Linux Journal. Doc Searls presents a number of case studies in open source. Great stories about what customers can do for themselves. Includes his slides.
– Open Source: Capturing the Upside While Avoiding the Downside by Clayton Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School. This keynote presentation was recorded at the Open Source Business Conference 2004 held in San Francisco.
The interviews are organized by topics. The Software Development and Open Source sections include some great nuggets. One last great thing: most of the interviews include supporting materials such as slides, references etc.