I'm issuing an open solicitation for recommendations and introductions to appear on podcasts. They're a lot of fun to record and I'd happy to be a guest.
The whole thing that sparked this idea, was that someone reached out to me last week, inviting me to speak to a bunch of high schoolers about engineering. The internet never forgets, and the event organizer found an engineering podcast I was a guest on in 2018, and thought I'd be good at talking to kids. (For the record, I'm totally game.)
This isn't the first time that someone has found the trail of breadcrumbs I've left across the internet and followed it to my door, and here are some of my favorites:
- A textbook company that made a Blueprint Reading book needed a new author to take on and update the next edition, after the original author died. They figured because I had a blog with "engineer" in the name, I could write it. I'm not sure I was qualified, but fortunately, I was able to connect them to one of my friends, who literally teaches classes on the topic.
- I wrote a medium article about version control for hardware in 2014, that six years later, was apparently repeatedly read by a startup working on building exactly that. We ended up meeting and chatting about it.
- I get the occasional student or entrepreneur who's looking for help. I'm usually happy to set up some time and at least provide what advice I can.
Anyway... for those who are curious, here's the list of podcasts I've been on.
- https://theengineeringcommons.com/episode-70-awkward-engineer/ - early work and the start of the Awkward Engineer blog, (Engineering Commons podcast)
- https://theengineeringcommons.com/episode-138-still-awkward/ - WrightGrid (startup) and prototyping in hardware, (Engineering Commons podcast)
- https://open.spotify.com/episode/1p6mHYGi8vZJ9TDDVnF27i - Story Writing, Product Management, (Designing in the Wild: The Industrial Design Podcast)
- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-9-meet-the-awkward-engineer-with-sam-feller/id1589252613?i=1000560776361 - Connecting the Edge to Tulip, Popsicle sticks, Amazon Dash Cart, Book Recommendations
happy to make some more bread crumbs on the internet!
aka THE Awkward Engineer