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Chris Hartjes:
True North PHP Is Done
Nov 08, 2016 @ 09:45:24

Chris Hartjes has a new (sad) post on his site today sharing news about the True North PHP conference, the "first PHP-centric event in the Greater Toronto Area since 2006" - the organizers have made the decision to end the conference's run after five years.

Why are you stopping the conference?!?"

This is the most common question I've been asked since earlier in the year when my conference partner Pete and I decided that we would run our small PHP-centric conference TrueNorthPHP one more time and then shut it down.

[...] But why did I go along with shutting down such an awesome event. Sure, I could keep doing this another 5 times. But I'm just not wired this way.

He gets into the details about why the conference was started, the work that he and Peter Meth put into the project and why they made the decision to no longer run the event. Chris talks about how his "restlessness" played into the decision and how, despite the conference being a success for several years, it was time for him to move on to another challenge.

tagged: truenorthphp conference ending community canada chrishartjes

Link: https://www.littlehart.net/atthekeyboard/2016/11/07/true-north-php-is-done/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 84: Whiny Feedback Loops
Oct 24, 2016 @ 12:33:23

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted their latest episode - Episode 84: Whiny Feedback Loops.

Chris and Ed record a very quick show to talk about Ed’s latest conference adventure, the launch of some new stuff from OSMI, and Chris talks about feedback loops, hoodies that don’t fit, and the end of TrueNorthPHP.

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

tagged: devhell podcast 84 feedback loop chrishartjes edfinkler

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-10-22/whiny-feedback-loops/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 83: Sasquatch Uses PHP
Oct 14, 2016 @ 11:21:46

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted their latest episode - Episode #83: Sasquatch Uses PHP.

Pacific Northwest PHP co-organizer Tess Mero joins Ed and Chris to discuss her work organizing one of the newer regional conferences, Joomla, and what the hell does Cisco have to offer PHP developers.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. Links to the things discussed in the show are also linked from the episode's description. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new shows are released.

tagged: devhell podcast ep83 sasquatch chrishartjes edfinkler

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-10-11/sasquatch-uses-php/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 82: Open 24 Hours, Just Not All in One Day
Sep 12, 2016 @ 09:28:05

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted their latest show - Episode #82: Open 24 Hours, Just Not All in One Day

In this scintillating episode Chris and Ed shift gears and talk about their own experiences working “in the open”. Chris is very fortunate that everything he does at Mozilla gets open-sourced while Ed talks about his experiences back when he was running Spaz.

Other topics mentioned in this episode include Mozilla's TestPilot, the last True North PHP conference and the Opera security breach. 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 and follow them on Twitter for updates when new shows are released.

tagged: devhell podcast ep82 24hours chrishartjes edfinkler

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-09-09/open-24-hours-just-not-all-in-one-day/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 81: It Feels Good to Be a D-List Internet Superstar
Aug 29, 2016 @ 09:53:19

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Ed Finkler and Chris Hartjes, has posted their latest episode - Episode #81: It Feels Good to Be a D-List Internet Superstar.

This time around Chris and Ed attempt to shame you with their D-lister activities and ability to purchase things they want but don’t need.

We cover PyOhio, the long-anticipated php|cruise, and some useful gadgets they’ve incorporated into their work flows.

You can listen to their latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to follow their feed for more information about when future episodes are released.

tagged: devhell podcast ep81 chrishartjes edfinkler internet superstar dlist pyohio phpcruise

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-08-28/it-feels-good-to-be-a-d-list-internet-superstar/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 80: Lifestyles of the Moderately Privileged and Internet Famous
Aug 03, 2016 @ 09:55:01

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted their latest episode - Episode #80: Lifestyles of the Moderately Privileged and Internet Famous

This episode, Chris remembers his feline companion and Office Manager who passed away recently. Then we get into an insanely long discussion of travel tips and horror stories.

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 too and get the info on the latest shows as they're released.

tagged: devhell podcast ep80 internet famous chrishartjes edfinkler

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-08-02/lifestyles-of-the-moderately-privileged-and-internet-famous/

7PHP.com:
What Secret Tools Does The Grumpy Programmer ‘Chris Hartjes’ Harness, To Be So grumpy?! It
Jul 20, 2016 @ 10:05:21

On the 7PHP.com site there's a new interview posted in their "It's the Tools Talking" series , this time with Chris Hartjes a.k.a. the "Grumpy Programmer". In the interview Khayrattee Wasseem asks Chris about some of his "tools of the trade" he uses in his everyday work.

In this #2nd edition, I’m overwhelmed but also quite ‘on my guard‘ as I talk with The Grumpy PHP Programmer aka Chris Hartjes – the #unitTesting rockstar of our beloved PHP Community. If you don’t know Chris, I’ll tell you in one line: “He’s The Eric Cantona of Manchester United” (full stop). Never heard of Cantona as well? Tough luck you’ve been too much focused on Go Pokémon GO (huh?), have a read about The Rockstar Unit Testing Evangelist Chris in this interview which I did with him back on the 19th Jan 2012 – yup that long time ago, but equally evergreen in everything! ????

In the interview Chris answers questions about:

  • himself and his involvement in the PHP community
  • what his workstation is like
  • what OS/VM software he uses
  • tools he uses for documentation, code beautification and time management

He ends the interview talking about two "community tools" he sees as the most important in the PHP ecosystem right now: Composer and Twitter (well, the community of PHP developers there).

tagged: itsthetoolstalking 7php interview chrishartjes grumpyprogrammer tools development

Link: http://7php.com/itsthetoolstalkingwith-grumpy/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 79: Unlikely Hero Fails to Press Mute
Jul 12, 2016 @ 09:56:24

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted their latest episode: Episode #79: Unlikely Hero Fails to Press Mute.

This time out we spoke with Noelle Daley who shared her experiences at New Relic moving developer relations to being a developer via a programming bootcamp. We also discussed Ed’s latest round of work promoting OSMI and Noelle’s talk she gave at OSBridge in Portland.

There's also a few other topics mentioned including the "super-chill" Perl 5 release manager and the PHP Southcoast conference. You can listen to this latest show either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. Be sure to subscribe to their feed if you like what you hear too!

tagged: devhell podcast ep79 mute hero chrishartjes edfinkler noelledaley

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-07-11/unlikely-hero-fails-to-press-mute/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 78: Who Leaves Velveeta and No Beer in a Fridge?
Jun 15, 2016 @ 09:28:49

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted their latest episode: Episode 78: Who Leaves Velveeta and No Beer in a Fridge?.

It’s rare that we have some folks who work for the same employer back-to-back on the show, but this time out we spoke with Jessica Rose. Jessica is Tracy Osborne’s boss (Tracy was on the show in Episode 77) and talked about her own experiences creating a different kind of developer relations team at Dream Factory.

Along the way we found out how much better Chris handled jet lag at the same Australian conference Jessica was at and how thankful she is her husband pays zero attention to Twitter.

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 too and get the latest updates as new shows are released.

tagged: devhell podcast ep78 jessicarose chrishartjes edfinkler

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-06-08/who-leaves-velveeta-and-no-beer-in-a-fridge/

/Dev/Hell Podcast:
Episode 77: Escaping to the Canadian Hellscape
May 26, 2016 @ 09:41:30

The /Dev/Hell podcast, hosted by PHP community members Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler, has posted their latest show - Episode #77: Escaping to the Canadian Hellscape.

On the 77th episode of you favourite comedy podcast about technology and aging programmers, Chris and Ed spoke with Tracy Osborn about her new job in developer relations, living the sweet rent-free life in the Bay Area and how she is making the smart move of relocating with her Kanuckistanian husband to Toronto.

You can listen to this latest show either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to also subscribe to their feed to get the latest news on new episodes as they're released.

tagged: devhell podcast ep77 canadian hellscape chrishartjes edfinkler tracyosborn

Link: http://devhell.info/post/2016-05-24/escaping-to-the-canadian-hellscape/