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Free the Geek Podcast:
Episode 21 - Talking With Dan Allen Asciidoc Project Lead
Jan 05, 2017 @ 09:20:25

The Free the Geek podcast, hosted by PHP community member Matthew Setter, has posted their latest episode today - Episode #21: Talking With Dan Allen Asciidoc Project Lead.

In this episode I sit down with Asciidoc project Lead, and all round good fella - Dan Allen. If you love technical writing, technical documentation, and documenting your code, then this is an episode you’re not going to want to miss.

Dan share’s so much valuable insight into why Asciidoc is the premiere format for writing, regardless of the type of work you do, how the format came to life, some of the tooling available, plus so much more.

If you’re just getting in to technical writing, love documenting your code, but want to spend less time doing it, or just want to find a toolchain that demands less of you, but gives you so much more, then grab your favourite beverage, put your feet up, and tune in!

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

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Link: http://freethegeek.fm/episode/episode-0021

Free the Geek Podcast:
Episode 20 - Talking About Finding Balance As A Freelancer
Dec 09, 2016 @ 09:26:46

The Free the Geek podcast, hosted by Matthew Setter, has posted their twentieth episode - Talking About Finding Balance As A Freelancer :

In this episode we pick up where we left off in episode 19, with a slight segway. But, instead of starting to look at how to use Twitter, and other social media tools, let’s talk about something more important.

In this episode let’s talk about finding perspective and balance. There’s quite a bit to cover, but I tried to condense it to the essentials. Today, let’s talk about finding a balance between the amount of work you have, the quality of said work, and the amount you get paid for it.

He includes a series of questions you can ask yourself to determine if freelancing is right for you and what you need to expect going in (as far as needs and wants). 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 to get the latest updates on new shows as they're released.

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Link: http://freethegeek.fm/episode/episode-0020

Free the Geek Podcast:
Episode 19 - Talking Trump, Brexit, and Getting Started as a Freelancer
Nov 21, 2016 @ 09:11:19

The Free the Geek podcast is back with its latest episode from host Matthew Setter. In episode #19 Matt talks about several topics including Donald Trump, Brexit and some advice on getting started as a freelancer.

n this episode I decided to go a little off track and have a bit of a rant, a bit of an “letting go” session in light of the recent US election and Brexit. I’m no fan of either, and I share why in the first half of the episode.

In part two, the more serious part of the episode, I share my key learnings on how to get started as a freelancer, the essential things that you need to know. Everything from how to find the right path, to the key apps you need, to some of the core steps you need to take.

Grab your favourite beverage and your comfy chair, and get ready for a rousing fireside chat.

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 and want to hear more episodes as they're released, be sure to subscribe to their feed and get new show info as its posted.

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Link: http://freethegeek.fm/episode/episode-0019

Free the Geek:
Episode 18 - Talking Conferences and Mental Health with Matthew Turland
May 25, 2016 @ 09:25:26

The Free the Geek podcast hosted by PHP community member Matthew Setter has posted its latest episode. In this new show Matthew talks with Matt Turland about conferences and mental health.

In this episode I wonderful chat with Matthew Turland about what it’s like speaking at conferences and mental health - especially within the IT community.

It’s a chat which I feel privileged to have had, primarily because it can be such a sensitive topic for so many people around the world. Matthew was very kind to open up to me and share with me some of his struggles, and how he’s dealt with them over the years.

He also shared a host of links to some excellent resources, should you or someone you know, be in the same position; links which you can find in the related links section.

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 and want to hear more chats with members of the PHP community, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow the show on Twitter to get the latest updates when new episodes are released.

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Link: http://freethegeek.fm/episode/episode-0018

Free the Geek Podcast:
Episode 17 - Talking Conferences and Security with Chris Cornutt
May 03, 2016 @ 09:45:26

The Free the Geek podcast, hosted by PHP community member Matthew Setter, has posted their latest episode - an interview with Chris Cornutt about conferences and security topics.

In this episode I chat with Chris Cornutt, founder of PHPDeveloper.org, websec.io, and Lone Star PHP about conferences and all things security.

It’s a rousing chat about the state of security within the PHP and wider development community. He also gives me an inside look at what it’s like to run the long-running Lone Star PHP conference in Texas. Grab your favourite beverage and your comfy chair, and get ready for a rousing fireside chat with Chris and I.

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

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Link: http://freethegeek.fm/episode/episode-0017

Free the Geek Podcast:
Episode 15 - Talking Sunshine PHP, Project Estimates, and Conferences with Ad
Apr 04, 2016 @ 09:48:54

The Free the Geek podcast, with host Matthew Setter, has posted their latest episode featuring another interview with a member of the PHP community - Episode #15: Talking Sunshine PHP, Project Estimates, and Conferences with Adam Culp.

In this episode I chat with Adam Culp, founder of the Sunshine PHP, in sunny south Florida, about starting and running conferences, project estimates, and being professional developers.

In our fireside chat we start off by having a lively discussion about how Sunshine PHP got started. Adam shares what inspired him to kick off a conference in sunny Florida, as well as how you can do it too. He provides a number of tips, suggestions, and insights as to what it takes.

We then chat, at length, about one of his personal bugbears, thumb-suck time estimates for software projects. This is some seriously quality advice for any developer, regardless of where you are in your career. If you're not good at estimates, or have been burned by working with people who aren't, you won't want to miss this.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 for listening at your leisure. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed (either RSS or iTunes) to get the latest shows as they're released.

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Link: http://freethegeek.fm/episode/episode-0015

Free the Geek Podcast:
Episode 14 - Talking Slim 3, PSR-7, Constraints & Decisions with Rob Allen
Mar 22, 2016 @ 09:58:48

The Free the Geek podcast, hosted by Matthew Setter has posted their latest episode - Episode #14. This time Matthew is joined by Rob Allen to talk about "Slim 3, PSR-7, Constraints and Decisions"

In this episode I have a fireside chat with sagely Rob Allen, about being one of the leads on the Slim 3 project, and about the constraints and decisions developers need to make.

This was one of the best fireside chats I’ve had, because the advice resonated so deeply with me. Besides getting an inside glimpse into the Slim project, and what it’s like to be a maintainer on such a wildly popular and successful open source project; Rob shared with me the importance of other areas, besides the code, which we often are all so precious about.

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 and want to catch more, be sure to subscribe to their feed or follow the show on Twitter to get updates as new episodes are released.

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Link: http://freethegeek.fm/episode/episode-0014

Free the Geek Podcast:
Episode 13 - Talking Nomad PHP, Laravel, and Conferences with Joe P. Ferguson
Mar 17, 2016 @ 11:06:27

The Free the Geek podcast, hosted by Matthew Setter, has posted their latest episode - Episode #13: Talking Nomad PHP, Laravel, and Conferences with Joe P. Ferguson.

In this episode I have a fireside chat with the voice of Nomad PHP, Joe P. Ferguson. Joe shares how he got started as the voice of Nomad PHP.

He gives a rousing tale of what it was like to effectively build the community from scratch, with nothing but the backing of Cal Evans to open doors for him. Ok, Cal's name is legendary in the PHP community. He also shares what it's been like for him personally, growing over that time, and how he keeps sounding so passionate and enthusiastic on the show. You won't believe his secret. As well as this, we talk about being a conference speaker, whether that's starting out, or being a professional, along with some of the ups, downs, dos and don'ts.

And what would a chat with Joe be without a bit of Laravel. So grab your favourite beverage, your comfy chair, and get ready for a rousing fireside chat with Joe and I.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 itself for listening offline. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed to get information on the latest shows as they're released.

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Link: http://freethegeek.fm/episode/episode-0013

Free the Geek Podcast:
Episode 11 - The Life of a Developer Evangelist, with Developer Jack
Jan 04, 2016 @ 12:13:35

The Free the Geek podcast has posted an episode where host Matthew Setter talks with Jack Skinner about the life of a developer evangelist.

In this episode I have a fireside chat about what it’s like to live the life of a developer evangelist with Jack Skinner, otherwise known as @developerjack, whilst he was at the first BuzzConf. He talked with me about the crazy hours, random locations, shared some stories from the road, such as having a conference call whilst walking down the boarding gate to catch a flight.

If you don’t, yet, know Jack, he’s a developer evangelist at MYOB, which is an Australian Software Accounting firm, the market leader I believe. He shared so much gold in this chat that I’m itching to share it with you.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3. If you enjoy the show and want to keep up with more episodes, be sure to subscribe to their feed and check out some of the archives linked from the main page.

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Link: http://freethegeek.fm/episode/episode-0011

Free the Geek Podcast:
Episode 9: Removing False Perceptions [...], Roland R-05, and Zend Expressive
Nov 10, 2015 @ 12:49:12

In the latest episode of the Free the Geek podcast host Matthew Setter covers a few different topics including ones that's "quite dear to him", false perceptions (and how to get rid of them).

There’s no guests in this episode. Instead I explore a range of topics, including one quite dear to me - how we can build up preconceptions of what other people think of us.

I explore this and consider how false preconceptions can hinder us both personally and in our careers. With the exploration done, I throw down a challenge to get over them and see life, and see other people as they really are - not how we think they might be.

He also talks about his newest "toy" for recording while on the road and briefly about the Zend Expressive framework. You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly for listening offline. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to browse the archives, subscribe to their feed or follow them on Twitter for updates when the latest episodes are released.

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Link: http://freethegeek.fm/episode/episode-0009