1 Year Anniversary of the 5 Bytes Podcast

By Rory Monaghan


It’s hard to believe I have been hosting the 5 Bytes Podcast for a whole year! Before I started I decided consistency is important, if I started, I needed to ensure I didn’t miss a week.










To do that, I ended up recording episodes in Phang Nga and Udon Thani, Thailand. Galway, Ireland. Anaheim, California. Seattle, Washington. Prescott, Arizona and of course Phoenix, Arizona.

In the last 12 months, I have estimated (because Podcast stats are difficult to figure out) over 31k downloads and plays with the podcast proving most popular in the United States, followed by the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

My goal for the podcast was to do short weekly episodes featuring some of the week’s IT related news.

When I started my first tech job, my colleague Yusef who mentored me advised that I should try my best to follow tech news and trends, that things change quickly and it’s important to stay on top of it all. I took that to heart but as I got older, got married, had kids and got into more senior tech positions, I found I had less and less time to research.

That’s where the podcast comes in. I figured if it was difficult for me to keep up on the news, it must be difficult for many others. Wouldn’t it be great to just listen to the tech news!?!

It was important for me to keep the podcast episodes as short as possible.

In a given day, the only time I have free to listen and more important focus on what I’m listening to is when I drive to or from work or when I’m at work but waiting on large files to copy, VMs to build, multiple jobs to complete etc. It’s the same for everybody in tech. It’s a busy lifestyle!

I wanted to have some other helpful community based content. That’s how I cam up with the Hot Jobs segment and Scripts, Tricks and Tips to highlight great IT job opportunities and community tools, articles and tricks.

Above, I compiled some evergreen tech job resources including tips on building the best tech resume/CV, tech career guidance and more! Check it out!

I also compiled just a few of my highlights of free community tools and standout technical articles!

Feel free to follow the podcast on Twitter or Facebook. Mostly Twitter because who really cares about Facebook!

You can check out all of the episodes of the podcast right HERE. The special extended 1 year anniversary episode audio only version is available below:

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