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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Heather White (2)
Jun 22, 2017 @ 11:42:03

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest episode interviewing a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal welcomes back Heather White of All For One events. Unfortunately, due to recording conditions the audio on this episode is muffled at some points but the content is as great as always.

They talk about her presentation at CakeFest 2017 in New York City about stepping outside of your "comfort zone" and get up and present what you've learned (teaching). They also discuss mentorship and what can be done to become a mentor to those in your company, group or community. They also discuss how the overall community can help to train up the next "generation" of developers. They also mention the Coder Cruise conference, the speakers that'll be presenting and the other activities that will be happening on the cruise for families of attendees.

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 and follow them on Twitter to get the latest updates on new shows as they're released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview heatherwhite podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/06/21/interview-with-heather-white-2/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Oscar Merida
Jun 16, 2017 @ 10:46:30

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest episode interviewing a member of the PHP community. In the latest show Cal talks with Oscar Merida of php[architect].

In the episode Cal and Oscar talk about when Oscar got into PHP development and the community in general. They also talk about his work on the php[architect] magazine, working with Cal in the past and recommendations for speakers who want to get started presenting. Oscar also talks about some of the surprises he found when moving into editing and the tech involved with creating the magazine.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or you can download the mp3 for listening at your leisure. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updated when the latest shows are released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview oscarmerida podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/06/14/interview-with-oscar-merida/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Maurice Kherlakian
Jun 12, 2017 @ 11:22:25

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans, has released their latest episode featuring an interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Maurice Kherlakian, a co-worker of Cal's at Zend (Professional Services)

In the show Cal and Maurice talk about how Maurice got into programming and when he decided to make it a career. They also talk about "enterprise" use of PHP, why PHP enjoys a large adoption in bigger companies and how the "modern era" of PHP evolved into what it is now. They also cover the ease of evolution from simple PHP to more complex, architected products and some of the services Zend offers to help.

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 be updated when new shows are released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview mauricekherlakian podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/06/07/interview-with-maurice-kherlakian/

CloudWays Blog:
James Titcumb Talks About Last PHP South Coast And Zend Framework
Jun 07, 2017 @ 13:27:21

The CloudWays blog has posted another in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In their latest interview they talk with James Titcumb, an organizer of the PHP South Coast conference, Zend Framework developer and well-known community speaker.

Today we are honored to have James Titcumb for this interview. He is a PHP Consultant at Roave and an Organizer of the PHP South Coast Conference. He runs PHP Hampshire PHP user group. Additionally, He is the project lead for the Browser Capabilities and Better Reflection project.

In the interview James answers questions about:

  • His career as a PHP developer
  • About Roave and what they do
  • the "Better Reflection" project's goals
  • his thoughts on the Zend Framework
  • his expectations for this year's PHP South Coast conference

You can read his answers to these and other questions in the full interview.

tagged: cloudways community interview jamestitcumb phpsouthcoast

Link: https://www.cloudways.com/blog/james-titcumb-interview/

CloudWays Blog:
Taylor Otwell Wants You To Build Your PHP Apps On Laravel
Jun 02, 2017 @ 09:47:26

On the Cloudways blog they've posted another in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest article they talk with Taylor Otwell, the creator and lead developer of the Laravel framework.

Even today, PHP developers face the tough question of which framework to choose for their next project. The choice has largely been restricted to a handful of frameworks, out of which Laravel and Symfony stand out of the competition.

To clarify the situation, I reached out to Taylor Otwell, the creator of the Laravel framework to clarify some of the important points of the debate. This interview covers Otwell’s opinions on Laravel vs. Symfony debate and the competition between PHP and JavaScript.

In the interview Taylor answers questions about:

  • selecting a framework (Symfony vs Laravel)
  • the differences between the two frameworks and their usual audiences
  • workflow automation with Laravel
  • framework release cycles
  • the communities around each framework

You can read Taylor's answers to these and other questions in the full interview.

tagged: cloudways community interview taylorotwell laravel symfony

Link: https://www.cloudways.com/blog/taylor-otwell-interview/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Larry E. Masters
May 24, 2017 @ 11:17:07

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Larry Masters

In this episode Cal and Larry talk about Cake PHP and some of the backstory on how it was started and where it is now. They also talk about some of the features of the framework (including built-in internationalization support). Larry also talks about the interchangeable pieces of the framework and how the Cake PHP Development Corporation fits into the overall picture. He also shares about some of the training resources the group provides and the conference they host.

You can listen to this latest show either using the in-page audio player or you can download the mp3 for listening at your leisure. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when new shows are released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview podcast larrymasters calevans cakephp

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/05/23/interview-with-larry-e-masters/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Michelangelo van Dam (#3)
May 22, 2017 @ 12:24:15

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans has posted their latest episode with an interview of a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Michelangelo van Dam, a well-known PHP conference speaker and organizer of PHP Benelux.

They talk about why Michelangelo speaks at conferences and what he gets out of both presenting and being at the events. They also talk about conferences in general and, more specifically, the Lone Star PHP Conference (having had their last one this year, 2017). They also talk about the PHP Benelux conference, what they try to provide to their attendees and sponsors and how cultural differences play a part.

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 the latest shows are released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview podcast michelangelovandam calevans

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/05/16/interview-with-michelangelo-van-dam-3/

CloudWays Blog:
Anna Filina On PHP Trainings And Future Of PHP Frameworks
May 16, 2017 @ 12:09:55

On the Cloudways blog they've posted another interview with a member of the PHP community. This time they talk with Anna Filina, a well-known speaker and one of the organizers of the Confoo conference that happens in both Montreal and Vancouver.

Today we are honored to have Anna Filina for this interview. She was a vice president at FooLab and an organizer for ConFoo, a world-renowned conference for developers in Montreal and Vancouver area. Additionally, Anna speaks regularly at international PHP conferences, provides training and consultancy to the developers around the world.

In the interview Anna answers questions about:

  • How she got started in development
  • What topics she usually covers in her training sessions
  • Her favorite framework
  • Her opinions on conferences

The interview finishes with Anna talking about some of the things she does to unwind and relax when she's not training or running Confoo.

tagged: cloudways interview community annafilina training framework

Link: https://www.cloudways.com/blog/anna-filina-interview/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Eric Poe & John Kary
May 04, 2017 @ 11:11:49

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans, has posted a new interview with two members of the PHP community: Eric Poe and John Kary

In the episode Cal, Eric and John talk about setting up and managing a user group (they're both co-organizers of the Kansas City PHP user group). They discuss why they help organize the user group and how they go about finding speakers and encourage them in the group. They also share things that they do to help foster speakers and get them to get up and take the leap into being a speaker. John also shares a story about how he mentored Eric and helped him get into programming and make a transition into a new career. The show wraps up with each of them talking about their own experience speaking at conferences.

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

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview ericpoe johnkary podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/05/02/interview-eric-poe-john-kary/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Adam Englander
Apr 26, 2017 @ 12:52:14

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted its latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Adam Englander, Senior Engineer at Iovation.

Cal and Adam talk about the work Adam does in cryptography circles and some of the main issues he sees developers using over and over. They also talk about some of the current PHP functionality around hashing, multi-factor authentication, the use of JWT/JOSE for authentication. They also talk about the Lets Encrypt service and how it's helping to make the web a safer place.

You can listen to this latest episode either using 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 for updates when new shows are released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview adamenglander podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/04/25/interview-adam-englander/