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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Matthew Weier O'Phinney (#4)
Apr 14, 2017 @ 11:07:04

On the Voices of the ElePHPant podcast host Cal Evans once again talks with Matthew Weier O'Phinney, the lead developer on the Zend Framework (and Zend Expressive) project.

Cal and Matthew talk about Matthew's work on the Zend Framework project and when he moved into the role as lead developer. They also talk about what the difference between Zend Framework 2 and Zend Framework 3 (hint: not too much, mostly project-related changes not functional). They then move on to one of the other recent projects from Zend, Apigility. Finally, they discuss the most recent framework-related effort from the Zend Framework team: Zend Expressive.

You can listen to this latest episode you can either use the in-page audio player or you can download the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to follow them on Twitter and subscribe to their feed to get updates when the latest shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/04/04/interview-with-matthew-weier-ophinney-4/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
What Conference Organizers Wish Speakers Knew
Mar 07, 2017 @ 12:47:36

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted a roundtable, hosted by Cal Evans, session it recent recorded with several conference organizers sharing what conference organizers wish speakers knew about speaking, the events themselves and how they can improve as a speaker.

Cal is joined by organizers from five different conferences all around the world:

  • Adam Culp (Sunshine PHP)
  • Chris Cornutt (Lone Star PHP)
  • Anna Filina (ConFoo)
  • James Titcumb (PHP Southcoast)
  • Michelangelo van Dam (PHP Benelux)

You can catch this latest episode in a few different ways either using the in-page audio or video player or by downloading just the audio. 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/2017/03/07/conference-organizers-wish-speakers-knew/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Shawn Mayzes
Jan 20, 2017 @ 12:52:47

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

Cal and Sean talk about how Sean got into programming, starting from some original tinkering around to his education through to his work as a professional developer. They also talk about Sean being hard of hearing and how it has had an effect on his career. There's also a mention of the project Sean is a part of, the Larachat.co community. They finish up talking about Sean's participation in the Canadian Deaf Ice Hockey Federation as a player.

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

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2017/01/18/interview-shawn-mayzes/