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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Taylor Otwell & Joe Ferguson
Jan 03, 2017 @ 10:19:49

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Joe Fergeuson and Taylor Otwell to chat about all things Laravel.

Cal and Taylor talk about some of the origins of Laravel and why he created it. He goes through some of the early days of the framework and why he included the features that he did. They also talk about the ecosystem around the framework itself both on the free and paid sides including Laravel Cashier, Homestead, Valet and Forge. Joe also talks about his approach to the framework back in the Laravel 3 days and how he came into the community and, eventually, started helping out with the Homestead project.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio or video player you can also download the mp3 directly for listening offline. 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 taylorotwell joeferguson podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/01/03/interview-taylor-otwell-joe-ferguson/

Laravel News:
24 Pull Requests
Dec 01, 2016 @ 10:31:21

On the Laravel News site there's a post talking about a holiday-themed project, 24 Pull Requests, and a bit of personal perspective about it from a participant, Joe Ferguson (of LaraTraining.com).

24 Pull Requests is a project to promote open source collaboration during the month of December. The idea is to “Send 24 pull requests between December 1st and December 24th,” and it encourages developers to give back to open source with little gifts of code.

This is the fourth year and there are currently 11,093 developers and 10,201 organizations participating. If you are new to open source or are a seasoned pro it’s a great way of supporting the community.

The remainder of the post is the interview with Joe sharing answers to questions about:

  • why he decided to start participating
  • how it has improved his skills
  • what his biggest take away from participation is

There's plenty of links and suggestions in the post too helping you get started on your own road to 24PullRequests this month.

tagged: 24pullrequests project interview joeferguson opensource pullrequest

Link: https://laravel-news.com/2016/11/24-pull-requests/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Joe "Little Joe" Ferguson
Jun 02, 2016 @ 09:26:07

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans, has posted their latest episode today, another in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with one of his "partners in crime" for the Nomad PHP virtual user group: Joe Ferguson.

In the episode Cal and Joe talk some about the role that Joe plays in the Nomad PHP user group (setting up and running the lightning talks). Joe shares some of the issues he's had with finding speakers between the US and Europe editions of the group. They also talk about Joe's involvement in the Laravel community and what he likes about the framework and the training he presents about it. They also talk about his involvement in the Memphis PHP user group and some of the things he's learned as an organizer.

You can catch this latest episode either through the in-page audio or video players or you can download the mp3 of the show for listening offline. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to keep up with the latest shows as they're released.

tagged: voicesoftheelephpant community interview joeferguson podcast

Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/05/31/interview-joe-little-joe-ferguson/