Seeking Truth in Networking

Brandon Heller & Derick Winkworth

Authentic conversations from the world of computer networking, brought to you by Forward Networks.

Seeking Truth in Networking, Introduction
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Recorded live at Black Hat 2021 in Las Vegas! Our vaxxed and masked podcast co-hosts, Brandon and Derick, take the show on the road to talk to real network and security folks about Zero Trust. Is it more than just a marketing buzzword? Is it even achievable? Listen to this one-of-a-kind episode to get the straight scoop.Show notesBlack Hat 2021: Zero Trust Definition: Truth in Networking: From Testing to Verification (blog): Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox: 

Aug 26

37 min 36 sec

Hosts Brandon and Derick have the honor of interviewing Bill Krause and hearing some fascinating stories about the early days of Silicon Valley, including the origins of HP's first computer division, and how Bill (along with previous podcast guest Bob Metcalfe) took Ethernet from zero to one million ports ahead of their already-ambitious timeline.Bill is a tech luminary, having served as the CEO and President, and then Board Chairman, of 3Com, growing the business from a VC-backed startup to a publicly traded $1B company with global operations. Prior to 3Com, Bill was the GM of HP's first personal computer division, and grew that business exponentially as well.  He's currently a board partner with Andreessen Horowitz as well as Chairman of the Board at Veritas, and he also serves on the boards of CommScope, SmartCar, and Forward Networks.  Bill is a noted philanthropist; he and his wife Gay Krause have funded many national and local programs focusing on education, leadership, and ethics. Tune in and join us to hear Bill's amazing stories, his lessons learned, and his profound advice to young entrepreneurs. 


Feb 3

1 hr 3 min

Join co-hosts Derick and Brandon as they sit down with Ben Pfaff, one of the original and core contributors of Open vSwitch, the virtual network switch for Linux.

Jan 16

53 min 53 sec

Co-hosts Derick and Brandon are joined by the rest of the podcast production team, including Lisa Garvey, Charlie Elliott, and Aditya Chakraborty, to discuss the pitfalls, highlights, and lessons learned from creating a podcast in the disastrous year of 2020.

Jan 1

42 min 32 sec

Derick and Brandon chat with Olivier Bonaventure, Professor at Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) and co-founder at Tessares, about the evolution of Multipath TCP, a protocol that is changing the way we experience the Internet. 

Dec 2020

52 min

John Capobianco, Senior IT Planner and Integrator at House of Commons, joins co-hosts Derick and Brandon to dive into his journey to network automation for the Canadian Parliament. If you're curious about network automation or have already begun to implement, this is the episode for you!

Dec 2020

51 min 41 sec

Brandon and Derick explore communities of IT folks, the wisdom of backup plans, and shifty vendors with Tech Field Day Organizer Tom Hollingsworth, also known as "The Networking Nerd." 

Dec 2020

1 hr 3 min

A deeper dive with Bob Metcalfe on the lasting impact of Ethernet and the World Wide Web. What’s in store for the world next? 

Nov 2020

31 min 58 sec

Brandon and Derick explore the connection between computer networking technology and people in this interview with venture capitalist and entrepreneur Heidi Roizen. 

Nov 2020

1 hr 8 min

Podcast co-hosts Derick and Brandon explore the early days of Silicon Valley with Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet technology. 

Nov 2020

42 min 3 sec

Join our hosts as they unravel today’s challenging culture with Marc Andreessen, creator of the first web browser and co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

Nov 2020

38 min 49 sec

Meet co-hosts Brandon Heller and Derick Winkworth and learn about why we created this podcast: to bring you authentic conversations from the broader computer networking community. We’re on a journey to understand what an increasingly connected world means for all of us.

Nov 2020

3 min 1 sec