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Thijs Feryn:
Michael Heap – Talking about PHPBenelux, Datasift, miles & points
Feb 03, 2016 @ 11:12:44

Thijs Feryn has posted his latest video interview with a member of the PHP community. In this new episode he talks with Michael Heap, a developer at Datasift, about the work he does there and traveling (as they make their way back to the airport...)

Michael Heap is a developer who works at [Datasift](http://datasift.com/). On Thursday January 28th 2016 Michael flew from London Heathrow to Brussels to attend the [PHPBenelux Conference 2016](http://conference.phpbenelux.eu/2016). Unfortunately he forgot his laptop on the plane.

While driving Michael to the airport, I decided to ask him a couple of questions and that resulted in a nice conversation.

You can watch the video using either the in-page player or over on YouTube directly. If you're more of the audio-only sort, you can catch the recording over on Soundcloud.

tagged: thijsferyn interview michaelheap datasift travel phpbenelux16 travel video podcast

Link: https://blog.feryn.eu/michael-heap-talking-about-phpbenelux-datasift-miles-points/

Thijs Feryn:
Fabrizio Branca – Talking about Magento & living in the Bay Area
Nov 30, 2015 @ 12:27:07

Thijs Feryn has posted his latest in his series of video interviews during his travels to various conferences around the world. In his latest he talks with Fabrizio Branca about Magento and what it's like living in the (San Francisco) Bay Area.

I had the pleasure of having a great conversation with Fabrizio Branca. Fabrizio was born in Italy, raised in Germany and currently lives in the Bay Area, near San Francisco. He is a well-respected member of the Magento community and has a bunch of Magento modules to his name.

It comes as no surprise that the main subject of our conversation was about Magento. [...] Fabrizio works for AOE, a German-based company that focuses on open source software. It was actually thanks to AOE that Fabrizio and his family were able to move to San Francisco. He started a team out there and has been living in the Bay Area for a number of years now. We talk about that as well.

You can watch this latest episode either through his in-page video player, directly over on YouTube or for the more audio-minded, just the recording on Soundcloud

tagged: thijsferyn interview fabriziobranca magento sanfrancisco bayarea community

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/11/30/fabrizio-branca-talking-about-magento-living-in-the-bay-area/

Thijs Feryn:
In interview in the Nevada desert with ContinuousPHP: tech & community in Luxembourg
Nov 25, 2015 @ 10:47:16

In his latest video interview Thijs Feryn talks caught up with the ContinuousPHP team out in the Nevada desert while at this year's ZendCon.

I did a fair number of interviews while I was at Zendcon in Las Vegas. The entertainment capital of the world is located in the desert. So it seemed fun to do this interview in the desert.

ContinuousPHPThis week’s episode features Frédéric Dewinne and Oswald De Riemaecker from ContinuousPHP. We talk about how they met and how they almost instantly founded the company. ContinuousPHP is a Platform As A Service that focuses on continuous delivery and continuous deployment in the PHP space.

They talk about ContinuousPHP, how it started out and where some of the funding came from initially. They also talk about life as a startup and growing a community around the service and the PHP community there in Luxembourg. You can check out this latest episode either through the in-page video player, directly on YouTube or, for the audio-only version, over on Soundcloud.

tagged: thijsferyn interview video continuousphp luxembourg zendcon15

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/11/23/in-interview-in-the-nevada-desert-with-continuousphp-tech-community-in-luxembourg/

Thijs Feryn:
The Drupal 8 origin story with Larry Garfield
Nov 23, 2015 @ 12:28:57

Thijs Feryn has posted the latest episode in his series of video interviews with members of the PHP community he's caught up with at conferences. In his latest show he talks with Larry Garfield, one of the more well-known members in the Drupal community about the latest milestone in Drupal, the release of Drupal 8.

Today, November 19th 2015, marks the release date of Drupal 8. To celebrate this release, I decided to publish my interview with Larry Garfield today.

Larry is a key member of the Drupal community and a core contributor to the project. Throughout the conversation, Larry tells us the origin story of Drupal 8 and how the technical challenges lead to the adoption of technology from the broader PHP community such as Composer, Twig and a set of Symfony Components.

I hope you like the interview, it gives a nice behind the scenes look at the history of Drupal 8 and how Drupal reached out to the PHP community to create a more modern code base.

You can watch the video either through the in-page video player or directly on YouTube. You can also check out his previous interviews in this archive section on his site.

tagged: thijsferyn interview larrygarfield drupal drupal8 community

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/11/19/the-drupal-8-origin-story-with-larry-garfield/

Thijs Feryn:
Interviewing Adam Culp from Zend (ZendCon, SunshinePHP, SoFloPHP & Ultra Running)
Nov 09, 2015 @ 10:44:34

Thijs Feryn has posted his latest video interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode he talks with Adam Culp, organizer of the ZendCon and Sunshine PHP conferences as well as the SoFloPHP user group, while they were both at this year's ZendCon conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I’ve started a good habit of releasing new episodes of my podcast and video blog on a weekly basis. Let’s continue to do that! This week’s episode features Adam Culp from Zend. Adam is a community animal.

They talk about the conferences Adam organizes, his involvement in the PHP-FIG and contributions to the Zend Framework project. You can watch this latest video either through the in-page video player or directly on YouTube. If you're more audio-inclined, you can listen over on Soundcloud too.

tagged: thijsferyn interview adamculp zendcon sunshinephp soflophp organizer conference video

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/11/09/interviewing-adam-culp-from-zend-talking-about-zendcon-sunshinephp-soflophp-ultra-running/

Thijs Feryn:
Interviewing Gary Hockin from JetBrains (Dev Evangelism, travel, PHPStorm & PHP cons)
Nov 06, 2015 @ 13:13:33

Thijs Feryn has posted his latest in his series of video interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest episode he talks with Gary Hockin of JetBrains about developer evangelism, the PHPStorm IDE and community conferences.

A couple of weeks ago I was in Las Vegas for Zendcon where I had to opportunity to chat with a lot of friends from the PHP community. This week’s episode features Gary Hockin, developer evangelist at JetBrains. Gary advocates the PHPStorm project and is a proud Welshman.

Because Gary and I are both evangelists, one of the central themes of the interview is developer evangelism. We talk about the life, the travel, the public speaking, but also about the not so glamorous parts of the job. Throughout the conversation we also talk about PHPStorm and PHP community conferences.

You can watch the video either through his in-page video player or over on YouTube. If you prefer the audio-only route, you can also listen on SoundCloud. You can also check out previous interviews Thijs has done in this category on his site.

tagged: community travel evangelism phpstorm ide jetbrains garyhockin thijsferyn video interview conference zendcon

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/11/06/interviewing-gary-hockin-from-jetbrains-talking-about-developer-evangelism-travel-phpstorm-php-community-conferences/

Thijs Feryn:
Interviewing Christian Wenz, talking about PHP, .NET & Las Vegas
Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:14:40

Thijs Feryn has posted his latest interview video he recoded while at the Zendcon conference in Las Vegas recently. In this new episode he talks with Christian Wenz about PHP, .NET and Las Vegas in general.

Last week I was in Las Vegas for Zendcon. I had the pleasure of catching up with my buddy Christian Wenz.

Christian lives in Munich and he co-owns Arrabiata Solutions. He’s also a consultant and focuses mainly on the web in general. The thing with Christian is that he is both a Microsoft MVP and an established PHP community member.In the interview we talk about the difference between PHP & .NET for web projects and also about both communities.

The second part of the interview is about Las Vegas. Sin City is a place you can love and hate at the same time. We talk about hotels, shows and more.

You can catch this latest episode either through the in-page video player or just the audio over on Soundcloud. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to check out the others he's done so far with other members of the PHP (and other) community.

tagged: thijsferyn interview christianwenz dotnet drupal drupalcon video

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/10/26/interviewing-christian-wenz-talking-about-php-net-las-vegas/

Thijs Feryn:
Interviewing Jeremy Coates, the organizer of the PHP North West Conference
Oct 20, 2015 @ 12:21:15

Thijs Feryn has posted another in his series of video interviews with various people in the PHP community. In this latest episode he talks with Jeremy Coates, an organizer for the North West PHP conference that happens each year in Manchester in the UK.

My special guest is the organizer of this very conference. His name is Jeremy Coates and we’ve known each other for quite a while. It was Jeremy who inspired us to organize the PHPBenelux Conference, which we did back in 2010. Safe to say that this man is a source of inspiration. This year marks the 8th edition of the conference. I’ve been to 5 of them and I’ve been a speaker at 4 of the ones I attended.

Most of the discussion is about organizing conferences (as they're both organizers) with a look at how each respective conference started out and how it's grown over time. You can catch this episode either through the video player in the post or the audio-only version over on SoundCloud. You can also find previous interviews he's done with other PHP community members in this section of his site.

tagged: video interview thijsferyn jeremycoates organizer northwestphp conference

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/10/19/interviewing-jeremy-coates-the-organizer-of-the-php-north-west-conference/

Thijs Feryn:
Interviewing Michelle Sanver and discussing Drupal 8, Drupalcon & Michelle’s move to Z&
Oct 08, 2015 @ 12:49:04

Thijs Feryn has posted another of his video interviews with people from around the PHP community. In his latest episode he talks with Michelle Sanver about Drupal 8, DrupalCon and her recent move to Zürich.

I was at [Drupalcon in Barcelona](https://events.drupal.org/barcelona2015) last week and talked to a lot of cool people. [Michelle Sanver](http://twitter.com/michellesanver) is one of them. The interview I had with her was actually the very first one I did, [although I released some stuff earlier](http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/09/28/interviewing-kristof-de-jaeger-and-discussing-drupal-8-and-drupalcon/).

Besides the Drupal (and moving) related topics they also cover Michelle's role at Liip and with the PHPWomen organization. You can catch the episode either through the in-page video player or just the audio over on Soundcloud.

tagged: thijsferyn interview michellesanver drupal, drupalcon, video

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/10/03/interviewing-michelle-sanver-and-discussing-drupal-8-drupalcon-michelles-move-to-zurich/

Thijs Feryn:
Interviewing Kristof De Jaeger and discussing Drupal 8 & Drupalcon
Sep 28, 2015 @ 11:16:20

Thijs Feryn has a post to his site sharing a video interview with Kristof De Jaeger talking about Drupalcon and Drupal 8 in general. Kristof is a well-known member of the Drupal community and has spoken at several events, including this year's Drupalcon Barcelona 2015.

Last week I had the privilege to chat with Kristof De Jaeger (AKA @swentel on Twitter) at Drupalcon in Barcelona. I did an interview with him and we talked about a bunch of things, all of which are somewhat Drupal related.

They talk about Drupal 8, Drupalcon and the community, "Headless Drupal" and Kristof’s role in the community. You can walk the video of the interview through the in-page video player or you can just get the audio over on Soundcloud.

tagged: interview video thijsferyn kristofdejaeger drupal8 drupalcon community

Link: http://blog.feryn.eu/2015/09/28/interviewing-kristof-de-jaeger-and-discussing-drupal-8-and-drupalcon/