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Episode #16: Liz Mays and Pressbooks
Sometimes I invite people on the podcast because we've been friends for years. Other times, I invite people because we love their products. Pressbooks falls squarely into the second category. At the beginning of 2017, I'd never heard of Pressbooks. We now use them to write, edit and publish ALL our books. Pressbooks is a WordPress-based platform that actually makes book publishing fun. Find out more at http://pressbooks.com.
Episode #15: Rod Martin, How to Create Online Video Tutorials
Rod is responsible for many of the most popular videos in OSTraining history, including the Drupal 8 class that has around 2 million views. In this episode, I grill Rod for the techniques, tools and tips he uses to create great video tutorials. Follow Rod on Twitter at @imrodmartin and on his site at http://imrodmartin.com.
Episode #14: Mike Anello: Everything You Need to Know About Drupal 8
Consider this episode to be the busy person's guide to Drupal 8. If you haven't had time to keep up with what's new in the Drupal world, Mike is here to help you catch up. No-one in the Drupal world is better connected than Mike, who has been in the community for over a decads. Mike is a trainer, developer, volunteer, camp organizer, podcaster. He's seen and done it all in Drupal. Follow Mike on Twitter at @ultimike and via his site at http://drupaleasy.com.
Episode 13: Ray Bogman, Everything You Need to Know About Magento
Magento is one of the 2 most popular e-commerce platforms in the world. In this episode, we talk with Ray Bogman, who's been working with Magento for 10 years. If you're new to Magento, this episode is a perfect introduction. We talk about the history, current state, and future of Magento. Ray also explains why 2017 is such a great time to be in e-commerce. Follow Ray on Twitter at https://twitter.com/raybogman. In case you missed it, we have now have Magento video training and a Magento...
Episode #12: Brian Hogg, How to Build a New WordPress Plugin
Brian Hogg is a WordPress developer who writes plugins, but also creates super-helpful content for other developers. He launches new WordPress plugins and writes about his efforts to build a business around those plugins. Follow Brian on Twitter at https://twitter.com/brianhogg. You can also find his plugins, blog posts and training classes at https://brianhogg.com.
Episode #11: Aleksander Kuczek and Mike Demo, the Threat from Wix
Wix, Weebly, Squarespace and other hosted services are an increasingly big threat to open source platforms. We discuss whether open source projects should be with nervous. This episode's guests are Mike Demo from http://BoldGrid.com, and Aleksander Kuczek from http://PerfectDashboard.com. Follow Mike on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mpmike/ and Aleksander at https://twitter.com/A_Kuczek.
Mendel Kurland: GoDaddy and Camp Press
If you've been to a WordCamp over the last few years, there's a good chance you've met Mendel Kurland. Mendel works for GoDaddy where he's played a central role in improving that company's reputation over the last few years. In this episode, Mendel tells his story: a journey from early start-up success in Iowa to a key role inside GoDaddy. Mendel is also starting a new project called Camp Press which encourages tech workers to get switch off and get outdoors. Follow Mendel on Twitter:...
Andy Miller: Rockettheme and Grav
Andy Miller has a long and storied history as web developer and businessman. Andy started as the first webmaster at ExxonMobile, before starting Rockettheme, the company that created the commercial theme industry. One of the founders of Joomla, he's now also the founder of Grav, a new and exciting flat-file CMS. In this episode, Andy talks about his background, and also explains his philosophy for the right way to grown an open source software project. Find out more at...
Alan Hartless: Nurse to Lead Engineer at Mautic
Alan is the lead engineer at Mautic, a marketing automation platform that's 100% open source: https://www.mautic.org. Alan started his career as a nurse and led a fascinating life in the medical world before becoming a developer. Follow Alan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/alanhartless
Tessa Mero and Constant Improvement
Tessa is a developer advocate for Cisco. She also organizes some of the largest open source conferences on the US West Coast. She also runs local meetup groups. She helps to get open source taught in local school and colleges. And those are just the first couple of lines on her resume. Tessa's an inspiring person. She has a relentless energy that she uses to help herself and others get better. Find out more at https://tessamero.com.
Chris Wiegman: Airline Pilot to WordPress Developer
Chris Wiegman was an airline pilot in Hawaii, before developing iThemes Security - one of the most popular WordPress plugins of all time. Chris is one of world's leading WordPress security experts. Find Chris on Twitter @ChrisWiegman and visit him at https://chriswiegman.com.
Justin Sternberg and the CMB2 Framework
Justin started painting houses and is now the lead developer behind CMB2, the framework with powers hundreds of successful WordPress plugins. We chat with Justin about his career and why you should use CMB2 for your WordPress development.
David Bisset and WordCamp Miami
In this first episode, we talk with David Bisset who runs one of the most popular WordCamps in the world. WordCamp Miami is going into it's 10th year and attracts over 800 attendees.