For episode 19 I finally get to sit down with Corey Maass, following up from where we left off in part 1, but almost 2 months later.
In which Craig and I discuss my next steps towards single foundership.
It’s episode 16 of the WP hacker cast and today I’m talking with Corey Maass. Corey is an experience web developer, app maker, plugin builder and musician. Over the course of his career he has built a host of plugins and apps under his Gelform banner, but the most popular of those is the KanbanWP plugin for WordPress.
Corey and I were having such a great chat that we ended up having to cut our interview short, so this is going to be part 1 of a 2 part interview with Corey. In part 1 we talk about his music and web developer history, how he came up with the idea for KanbanWP and we discuss how he is in the process of rewriting the plugin and why he made this choice.
So here is part one of my interview with Corey Maas.
In the second Maker Cast chat, I own up to the fact that I need to move onto something new.
Craig and I discuss how to go about selling an existing business, some of the tools I can use to do so and how to plan the next steps of my new start up.
It’s episode 14 of the WP Hacker Cast and today I’m taking to Daniel Bachhuber. Daniel is an experienced WordPress developer, having worked for companies like Automattic and Human Made. He is also a very prolific contributor to WordPress projects, such as the Rest API and WP CLI, the command line interface for WordPress.
Daniel and I had a great chat about a wide variety of topics, from his experiences leading the WP CLI project, his thoughts on how open source philosophies apply to the world around him, what he has learned from Matt Mullenweg about the key to being successful in business, and the reasons you won’t find him on Twitter.
I hope you enjoy my chat with Daniel Bachhuber.
The WP Hacker Cast returns after a month’s break with a new show format.
In order to try and mix things up a bit, I’m trying out a new show format, to alternate with the original interview format.
What I’m calling ‘The Maker Cast’ will be a series of chats between myself and Craig Hewitt, the founder of Podcast Motor and Castos.
The idea behind The Maker Cast is to delve into the world of start ups and to try and learn the tips, tools and skills needed to successfully start your own business.
I hope you enjoy it.
This week I’m talking to not one but two WordPress professionals. Travis and Andrew Lima are employees of Paid Memberships Pro, the most complete membership solution for your WordPress site.
This is my second attempt to interview Travis and Andrew, the first went horribly wrong when I forgot to hit the record button. So we thought we’d try again.
While I have known Travis and Andrew personally for a few years now, what I didn’t know was that we all experienced WordCamp Cape Town together for the first time. As I messed up the original recording I thought it might be interesting for us all to delve into our WordCamp experience and how that first WordCamp paved the way for where we are today.
This week I’m talking to a very special guest, Alain Schlesser. Alain the first European guest on the podcast and I’ve been itching to chat to him since I started this.
Since becoming a WordPress Consultant, Alain has made his mark on the WordPress project. He has been involved in contributing to WordPress core and is currently the maintainer for WP-CLI, the command line interface for WordPress. He has spoken at a variety of WordCamps, including WordCamp Europe and WordCamp US.
Alain is a fascinating chap to talk to and we delved into all variety of topics from his first year as a freelance consultant, the advantages of being actively involved in a community and how he’s working to improve the core of WordPress. I especially enjoyed discussing the differences between US and European based developers.
This week’s podcast is a little late and a lot unedited. Unfortunately last week I was dealing with some things which affected my ability to properly review, edit and prepare the podcast. Rather than post it days late, I’ve posted it here in it’s more or less unedited format, so I hope you enjoy it.
This week I’m chatting to Hugh Lashbrooke, and Automattic employee and full time sponsored member of the WordPress Community team. While Hugh comes from a strong developer background, his love of the community and working with people made him choose a different career path, one which ultimately lead to us crossing paths and me switching to WordPress, for which I am eternally grateful. I always enjoy chatting to Hugh about community relevant topics and I hope you enjoy my interview with him.
There are currently no show notes, but I hope to update them soon.