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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with James Titcumb
Sep 20, 2016 @ 12:50:23

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with James Titcumb as recorded at php[tek] 2016.

Cal and James talk about his history as the first Nomad PHP lightning talk and his role as an organizer of the PHP Southcoast Conference. They also talk about why he and the other organizers put the conference on and how they involve other local user groups. They also talk about the topic James presented about not only at the php[tek] conference but previously in a lightning talk: RabbitMQ. They talk about some of the requirements for its use and some things to consider if you're thinking about adding it to your own stack.

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.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/09/20/interview-james-titcumb/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Ian Litman
Sep 16, 2016 @ 09:43:39

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode host Cal Evans talks with Ian Litman, a speaker there at the php[tek] 2016 conference.

They talk about the sessions he presented at the conference. This relates back to some of his work with PHP and Docker and some of the things he's learned in the process. Ian talks some about running Docker on OSX, a few things to watch out for and the general state of the tool on this popular platform. They also talk about Ian's other session covering "high performance PHP" and running your PHP application as a process, fully bootstrapped and waiting for web requests.

You can listen to (and watch) this latest interview either through the in-page audio or video players 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 for updates when new shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/09/16/interview-ian-littman/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Gary Hockin (#2)
Sep 13, 2016 @ 10:44:19

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans, has posted their latest in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest episode Cal talks with Gary Hockin, a developer advocate at JetBrains.

Cal and Gary talk about the conferences and speaking that Gary has done recently and some of his favorite/not so favorite things about them. They talk about how it helps develop your career and how it can help make you a (perceived) expert in an area. They also discuss the difficulties around speaking and travel and being away from family. Gary also talks about his work at JetBrains, his coordination with the community and being "approachable".

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 to get updates when the latest shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/09/13/interview-gary-hockin/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with David Laietta
Sep 06, 2016 @ 09:32:16

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode, another video interview as recorded at the php[tek] 2016 conference. In this latest episode host Cal Evans talks with David Laietta, a WordPress developer.

In the interview Cal and David talk about 'lifetracking" and some of the data he's trying to join together and visualize. They also talk about David's work as a freelance WordPress developer and some of his previous client work. David also shares his story about how he got into freelancing, the team he works with and some of the things to consider if you're debating making the leap. They also cover David's involvement in WordCamp (conference) participation as an organizer. They end with a discussion of how being an organizer has had an effect on his own work/business.

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

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/09/06/interview-david-laietta/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Colin O'Dell
Aug 30, 2016 @ 09:22:11

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted another episode in its series of video interviews with members of the PHP community from this year's php[tek] conference. In this latest show how Cal Evans talks with Colin O'Dell.

They talk about speaking at conferences, how *Colin* got started in his own speaking. They also cover the presentation *Colin* gave at php[tek] this year covering security related to security, learning about it from the perspective of a hacker rather than a developer. *Colin* also shares what he sees as one of the largest issues developers forget about: trusting data too much.

You can catch this latest episode either through the in-page audio/video player or you can download the mp3 to listen at your leisure. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/30/interview-colin-odell/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Brian Retterer
Aug 26, 2016 @ 09:25:09

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, host by Cal Evans, has posted their latest episode in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Brian Retterer of Stormpath.

Cal and Brian talk about user authentication in general and how it can be difficult to get right if you're not familiar with it. They also talk about Brian's work at Stormpath as a PHP developer advocate, what Stormpath does and how they protect your authentication information.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio or video player (recorded live at php[tek]) or you can download the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the interview, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/26/interview-brian-retterer/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Adam Harvey
Aug 23, 2016 @ 09:41:24

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted another interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode host Cal Evans talks with Adam Harvey, a core developer on the PHP project. This episode is a video recorded at the php[tek] 2016 conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cal and Adam talk about the pre-RFC "wild west" days of work on the PHP language, what he sees as better and what he sees as worse since the RFC process has been introduced. They talk about some of the "differences of opinion" that have happened on the php.internals mailing list, citing the strict type hinting conversations as an example. They also talk about the migration guides and Adam's contributions to them.

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

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/23/interview-adam-harvey/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Matthew Turland (#2)
Aug 17, 2016 @ 11:03:59

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest episode, another in their series of interviews with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Matthew Turland, a leader on the Phergie project.

Cal and Matt talk about Matt's role with the Phergie project and some of the history behind the project. Matt also shares some of his "lessons learned" about the project including bringing in other members of the community to help. They also talk about where Matt currently works - at When I Work - and what he does there.

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 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: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/16/interview-matthew-turland/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Woody Gilk
Aug 10, 2016 @ 09:53:33

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode with host Cal Evans interviewing a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Woody Gilk, a speaker at Midwest PHP 2016.

Cal and Woody talk about it talk about Midwest PHP covering domain-driven development and application architecture. They also talk about a package that he works heavily on - the OAuth2 server from League of Extraordinary Packages - and why he got involved. They also talk about some of the other packages in The League and their own personal experiences.

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 episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/09/interview-woody-gilk/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with John Kelly
Aug 04, 2016 @ 10:32:41

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans, has posted their latest in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with John Kelly.

Cal and John talk about the talk John presented at the Midwest PHP Conference covering dependency injection. They also talk about the PHP package he helps to maintain, the php-amqplib library (AMQP handling for RabbitMQ) and the PHP User Group he's an organizer of: Portland PHP. The interview ends with Cal asking John about some tips for those wanting to start and maintain a user group in their area.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the []in-page audio player(https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/02/interview-john-kelly/) 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 updates when the latest episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/02/interview-john-kelly/