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WP HackerCast – Episode 19 – Corey Maass – App Development for Fun and Profit (Part 2).

WP HackerCast – Episode 19 – Corey Maass – App Development for Fun and Profit (Part 2).

 
 
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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. 

Show Notes:

TechZing Live Podcast
Jim Carrey 10 million 
Remembering Why
SlimFramework
RedBeanPHP
Derek Sivers
KanbanWP
Gelform
Corey on Twitter

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WP HackerCast – Episode 18 – Tomaz Zaman – Codeable

WP HackerCast – Episode 18 – Tomaz Zaman – Codeable

 
 
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Today I am chatting with a man who has had a profound influence on my life, Tomaz Zaman, the founder and CTO of Codeable, the #1 outsourcing platform for WordPress.

Show notes:Typ

Typo3
Codeable
You are too cheap!
All things Codeable.
Codeable AMA
Tomaz on Facebook
Tomaz on Twitter

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WP HackerCast – Episode 16 – Corey Maass – App Development for Fun and Profit.

WP HackerCast – Episode 16 – Corey Maass – App Development for Fun and Profit.

 
 
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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.

Show notes:

KanbanWP
Gelform
Virgil Wong
Corey on Twitter

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WP HackerCast – Episode 14 – Daniel Bachuber – Humanist Software Development

WP HackerCast – Episode 14 – Daniel Bachuber – Humanist Software Development

 
 
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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.

Show Notes:

Daniel’s Website
Hand Built
rtCamp
WP-CLI
Gutenberg Plugin Compatibility Checker
Nadia Eghbal
Open Source is Debt 
Humanist Software Development
Harvest
Iterm2
Things
Indie Hackers
Social Media Suicide

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WP HackerCast – Episode 12 – Travis & Andrew Lima – Experiencing WordCamp

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.

Show notes:

Paid Memberships Pro

Travis Lima

Andrew Lima

Travis on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

WP HackerCast – Episode 12 – Travis & Andrew Lima – Experiencing WordCamp

 
 
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WP HackerCast – Episode 11 – Alain Schlesser – Improving WordPress

WP HackerCast – Episode 11 – Alain Schlesser – Improving WordPress

 
 
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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.

Show notes:

Genesis framework

WP Developers Club

WP CLI

Serve Happy

Alain’s blog

Alain on Twitter

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WP HackerCast – Episode 10 – Hugh Lashbrooke – The WordPress Community

WP HackerCast – Episode 10 – Hugh Lashbrooke – The WordPress Community

 
 
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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.

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WP HackerCast – Episode 9 – Simon Dowdles – Managing Multiple Things

WP HackerCast – Episode 9 – Simon Dowdles – Managing Multiple Things

 
 
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Hi there and welcome to episode 9 of the WP Hacker Cast. Today I’m joined by Simon Dowdles, a fellow WordPress developer who I have known for about a year now as we work together on Seriously Simple Podcasting and Castos. Simon has a wealth of work, development, WordPress, Joomla, all kinds of experience, having worked for various agencies in and around Cape Town as well as his own freelance and side projects. I had a great chat with Simon and we spoke about everything, from development to how to manage your time better, to just little tips and tricks that freelancers can use and learn to make their businesses run smoother. I hope you enjoy my chat today with Simon Dowdles.

Show Notes:

Deluxe Coffeeworks

Wings Coffee Roasters

Freelance Cape Town

Digging into WordPress

Team Treehouse

Udemy

Xdebug

PsySH

Simon on Twitter

Simon’s website

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WP HackerCast – Episode 8 – Deborah Butler – Code Saloon

WP HackerCast – Episode 8 – Deborah Butler – Code Saloon

 
 
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Happy New year and welcome to the first WP Hacker Cast of 2018. Hopefully you enjoyed Episode 7, even though it was just my rambling voice. Fear not though, as we are back to the regular format.

Before I introduce my next guest I’d like to take this opportunity to perform the obligatory request for feedback. If you like this, or any of the other WP Hacker Casts, please take a minute to either leave a rating or review on iTunes, comment on this podcast itself, or use the feedback form on the website to send my your comments.

Without any further ado, let’s get onto this week’s episode. For the last recording of 2017 I was joined by Deborah Butler, a front end developer who specializes in WordPress. We dig deep into various topics, ranging from how Deborah went from sales to development to teaching, up to and including her thoughts on being a gay woman in the tech space.

I hope you enjoy this episode.

Show Notes:

Friends of Design

Cape Town Front-end Developers

Freelance Cape Town

The Startum Project

CodeSaloon

Franz

Deb on Twitter

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WP Hacker Cast – Episode 7 – 2017 Review & 2018 Goals

WP Hacker Cast – Episode 7 – 2017 Review & 2018 Goals

 
 
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This week is a much shorter podcast, as I review my resolutions for 2017 and look ahead for the new year.

I also talk about a subject quite close to my heart, that of customer service.

Sorry for the podcast length, but things will be back to normal in 2018.

Happy Holidays.

Show notes:

My 2017 Resolutions

WP Hacker Cast Feedback form

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