WP HackerCast – Episode 2 – Justin Sainton & Gutenberg

WP HackerCast – Episode 2 – Justin Sainton & Gutenberg

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Let’s get it from better to awesome!

This month’s episode is dedicated to one of the hottest topics in the WordPress space right now, the new Gutenberg editing experience, and I couldn’t think of a better person to talk about this with than Justin Sainton.

Justin is one of my favourite people in the WordPress space. He’s one of the four international people I met at WordCamp Cape Town who helped shape my decision to get more involved with WordPress. Justin has been running his own agency Zao since leaving High School and has a wealth of development and WordPress knowledge. He is also one of the most positive people I know.

Justin and I chatted about his WordPress story, but a large chunk of the conversation was centred around Gutenberg. It was really great to talk to someone who is so positive about the future of Gutenberg and WordPress.

Show Notes:


Justin on Twitter

WP eCommerce


The Gutenberg that could have been

Justin’s thoughts on Gutenberg

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WP HackerCast – Episode 1 – Seagyn Davis

For episode 1 of the WP HackerCast I chatted with Seagyn Davis from FlickerLeap. Seagyn and I met at WordCamp Cape Town in 2016 and have had regular conversations regarding WordPress development in the WPSA slack ever since.

I sat with Seagyn to discuss his WordPress history (since 1.5!), how he became co owner of his own company and the current React vs Vue debate and his opinions on the decision.

WP HackerCast – Episode 1 – Seagyn Davis

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Show notes:

Purist Coffee

Andrew Nacin – Challenging your WordPress Assumptions

Flicker Leap

WordCamp Johannesburg 2017

@seagyn on Twitter

WPHackerCast – how is it different?

There are a lot of amazing WordPress and WordPress development podcasts out there. I should know, I listen to a lot of them. One area however that I think isn’t covered (or maybe isn’t covered well) and one that I personally would love to listen to, is one dedicated to the nuts and bolts of WordPress. Hacking, coding, programming, call it what you will, I want to talk to and learn from the people who build WordPress, build products for WordPress or use WordPress for their company or client projects.

The only requirement is that you consider yourself a programmer or coder. So, if on a daily basis, you spend the majority of your time wrangling PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML or CSS, I want to hear your story.

To give you an idea of the kinds of things I want to talk about, I’ve listed a few sample questions I’ll be asking:

If you could change one aspect of WordPress today, what would it be?

If you had to start your development career over, what would you change and why?

What is the biggest negative about using WordPress?

React vs Vue?

If this is the kind of conversation you would like to have on this podcast, then head on over to the Call for Interviews post and fill in the form.