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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Beau Simensen
May 24, 2016 @ 09:18:27

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with another member of the PHP community: Beau Simensen, a developer on the Sculpin static site generator project. This is another in their series of video interviews done live at the [php]world conference.

Cal and Beau talk some about Sculpin and some of the responsibility that comes with working on a large, popular open source project. They also talk about burnout and some of the things that Beau has done in his own life to help avoid it. There's also some discussion about Beau's new role at Monii.com and the experience of moving to the UK from the US (along with his family).

You can catch this latest episode in a few different ways - either by downloading the mp3 of the show directly or using the in-page audio or video players. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/05/24/beau-simenson/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Amanda Folson
May 18, 2016 @ 09:47:30

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode today, another in their series of (audio) interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Amanda Folson, a developer evangelist at PagerDuty.

Cal and Amanda start off talking about some of her own experiences being a developer evangelist. They also talk about the travel involved, what kinds of events she normally attends. They also discuss the company she works for, PagerDuty, and what they provide as a service. Cal asks Amanda about some of her own advice for those out there looking to either get started speaking at conferences (or improve if you already do).

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/05/17/interview-amanda-folson/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Helen Hou-Sandí
May 17, 2016 @ 10:05:20

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode recorded live from the 2015 edition of the php[world] conference with host Cal Evans. In this latest show Cal talks with *Helen Hou-Sandí, a core developer on the WordPress project.

Cal and Helen talk about WordPress, her role in the 4.0 release and some of the duties involved. They also talk about how she first got involved in the WordPress project and when she made the move into being on the core development group.

You can catch this latest episode a few different ways: either by downloading the mp3 or using the in-page audio or video player. If you enjoy the episode be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates as the latest shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/05/10/interview-helen-housandi/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 73: Old Guys Last Longer
Mar 14, 2016 @ 11:17:47

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted their latest episode - Episode #73: Old Guys Last Longer.

This time out we had PHP community icon Cal “Doesn’t Follow Chris On Twitter” Evans on to discuss the traveling minstrel show known as NomadPHP, the awesomeness of Day Camp 4 Developers, his thoughts on how Mailchimp handled The Mandrill Issue, and helped trigger Chris in to an epic rant. Chris also hopes that Cal has not noticed he hadn’t finished that thing he was supposed to do for him yet. It will be done really soon!

Other topics mentioned include Day Camp 4 Developers, the Slim framework, Icicle and other PHP community members like Josh Lockhart, Rob Allen and Sara Golemon. You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show directly. If you enjoy the episode, consider subscribing to their feed to get the latest updates as future episodes are released.

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Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-03-12/old-guys-last-longer/

Thijs Feryn:
Cal Evans – Personal branding, developer advocacy & community
Feb 15, 2016 @ 12:19:18

Thjis Feryn has posted another in his series of video interviews with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode Thijs caught up with Cal Evans at this year's PHPBenelux conference.

The interview was recorded at PHPBenelux Conference 2016. Cal Evans was invited as the keynote speaker which he was very excited about. He had keynoted our very first edition back in 2010 and now he was back. Over the years there was quite some talk about inviting him back, but up until recently it never really worked out.

He obviously did a really good job.

They talk some about branding, being a "developer advocate" and being a member of the global PHP community (or just your local one). You can watch the video of the episode either in the in-page video player or directly on YouTube. If you're more audio-inclined you can also listen over on SoundCloud. If you'd like the show, you can check out other interviews on his site through the "interview" tag on his site.

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Link: https://blog.feryn.eu/cal-evans-personal-branding-developer-advocacy-community/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Joshua Warren
Nov 17, 2015 @ 09:46:34

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted the latest episode in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this new show host Cal Evans talks with Joshua Warren.

Cal and Joshua talk about his presentation on Magento 2 and what's different with this current major release. His talk tries to get PHP developers excited about the new version and show them how far the project has come. They also talk about Joshua's experience with Magento 1 and how the Magento community has grown in recent years. They also talk about the book that Joshua is working on covering the customization of Magento 2 (published by php[architect]).

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter for updates when the latest episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/11/17/interview-with-joshua-warren/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Davey Shafik
Oct 21, 2015 @ 11:34:34

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted it's latest in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Davey Shafik, a well-known speaker at PHP conferences,

They talk about Davey's recent change of roles joining the Akamai team and what he does there as a developer evangelist. Davey talks about their open APIs they're currently working on to provide transparency to their customers and how he help users interact with it. They also mention a side project he's worked on to help promote secure passwords in applications, SecurePasswords.info. They also get into a discussion about the developer evangelist role and how they see it evolving and maturing over time.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly for listening at your leisure. Be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter to get the latest on when new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/10/20/interview-with-davey-shafik-2/

7PHP.com:
The #ZendCon Interview | The Unique 2015 Edition of ZendCon
Oct 02, 2015 @ 09:45:36

The 7PHP.com site has posted another interview in its series talking with members of the PHP community about what they're doing and things happening around the PHP ecosystem. In this new interview Khayratte Wasseem talks with Cal Evans and Adam Culp about this year's ZendCon conference.

ZendCon is said to be The Global PHP Conference and every year is an amazement in itself. But this year, 2015, will be one of those “once in a blue moon” type of event with the arrival of PHP 7. So Zend Inc., The PHP Company, promises to deliver one of the most unique and exciting ZendCon till date. Most of the PHP Rockstars and leaders will be there. I’m really sad I can’t be there. But if you are nearby, you should not miss it!

This 7PHP interview focuses entirely on ZendCon. I was honored to have this interview through The Community Father, Mr Cal Evans who is one of the key person behind the event and also the amazing Adam Culp being the main organizer.

In the interview they cover a bit of history about the conference, how it compares to other conferences and things they've learned from previous versions of the event. They also talk about some of their own experiences at the past events, things they'd like to share with other conferences and about Zend itself, the company that puts on ZendCon each year.

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Link: http://7php.com/zendcon-interview/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Adam Culp
Sep 22, 2015 @ 10:49:50

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode, another interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode host Cal Evans talks with Adam Culp, an organizer of the South Florida PHP Users Group and the Sunshine PHP Conference.

They start off talking about user groups and the two Adam organizes and why he organizes them. Adam talk about the origins of the groups and how they ended up in Miami. They also mention other user groups doing something similar, spawning off secondary groups. They also talk about Sunshine PHP, his motivation behind starting it and how he got it going. He talks about some of his goals for the conference and the themes he has for each event.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 and listening at your leisure. Also be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/09/22/interview-with-adam-culp-2/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Jordi Boggiano
Sep 21, 2015 @ 18:13:43

In the latest episode of Voices of the ElePHPant podcast host Cal Evans interviews another member of the PHP community: Jordi Boggiano, a speaker at this year's Lone Star PHP and one of the primary developers on the Composer project.

They talk about why Jordi initially decided to work on the project. He talks about how it originated from the need for a plugin/bundle installer on projects they were working on. They talk about how it has changed the way PHP developers code on a pretty fundamental level. They also talk about the new features that were coming to Composer (when the episode was recorded).

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly and listen at your leisure. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter to get information on the latest episodes as they're released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/09/18/interview-with-jordi-boggiano/