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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Jacques Woodcock
Jul 21, 2015 @ 13:45:49

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode in their series of community interviews. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Jacques Woodcock,

Jacques and Cal talk some about his work in the leadership of the Nashville PHP user group. They also talk about how he's grown and what he's learned while he was organizing the group. There's also a mention of the "all user group leadership" meetup they have in the Nashville area, bringing together a cross-functional representative group of the local tech groups. Cal also asks Jacques about the work he's doing at a startup as CTO and how he actively works on the developer happiness of the team.

You can listen to the episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 to listen at your leisure. Be sure to subscribe to their feed too and get the latest episodes as they're released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2015/07/21/interview-with-jacques-woodcock-2/

Jacques Woodcock - The PHP Community Is Much More Than PHP Codes or Frameworks
Apr 18, 2014 @ 15:14:49

In the latest in their series of PHP community interviews, the 7PHP.com talks with Jacques Woodcock one of the leaders in the Nashville PHP community and of the Nashville PHP User Group (see his previous interview for more on that). In this interview they focus on some quotes from Jacques posted on the SouthernAlpha startup Twitter account about giving back to the community.

The ‘level of wisdom’ in them was too strong to be left there, I had to bring it out and I’m thankful to Jacques ‘TheKit’ Guy for sharing with me (and hence you) his precious experience he gained down the years and elaborating more on those quotes.

They go through each of the quotes and let Jacques expand on them a bit - why he got started with the community, some ways that people can get involved in their local group and remembering that a community is made up of more than just single actors.

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Link: http://7php.com/jacques-woodcock-wisdom/

PHP Interview with Jacques Woodcock - Engage in Conversation with Smarter People
Jul 09, 2012 @ 13:21:10

On 7php.com today they've picked back up with their "community interview" series, talking to members of the PHP community and finding out all about them. In this new interview, they talk to Jacques Woodcock, a member of the Nashville PHP User Group.

In this edition I talked with [Jacques Woodcock @jacques_thekit], who is a leader in the [Nashville PHP User Group @NashvillePHP]. Jacques is also the Founder and President of theKit Portal which is a fully hosted CMS platform built around affordability, usability and customer service. He is someone who is really is motivated by finding solutions for people.

His answers talk about things like:

  • How he got started with PHP
  • His involvement in the community
  • Resources he recommends
  • What ecommerce/CMS systems he recommends
  • What in his "way of doing" he sees as an advantage

You can read the full interview here.

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Community News:
NashvillePHP Podcast 101 (Interview with Jon Wage)
May 08, 2012 @ 20:10:59

The Nashville PHP User Group has started up an interesting new series - the first in a (hopefully continuing) video series, the NashvillePHP Podcast 101. In this video, they interview Jon Wage, Director of Technology at OpenSky.

Cal Evans and Jacques Woodcock sit down with Jon Wage, Director of Technology at OpenSky, and chat about classic first person shooters that got him started in PHP, as well as, a bit about the OpenSky stack.

You can watch the interview over on Vimeo. Be sure to give them some feedback about the video in the comments!

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