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Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 15 Mental Health in the Tech Industry
December 08, 2014 @ 12:12:30

In the latest episode of the Loosely Coupled podcast, Episode #15: Mental Health in the Tech Industry, hosts Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost talk about mental health issues, their own personal experiences with it and some of the work that's being done to help and address it in the industry.

In this episode, Jeff and Matt discuss mental health, a very important and very personal topic. There is a lot of great work being done right now in our industry to bring awareness to issues of mental health including > prompt by EngineYard, Open Sourcing Mental Illness by Ed Finkler, and #HackTheStigma, among others. This discussion talks about our thoughts on the topic in general as well as gets into personal experiences.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed to get the latest shows as they're released.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2014/12/05/episode-15-mental-health-in-the-tech-industry/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 14 The Not-So-Secret Life of Remote Developers
December 01, 2014 @ 09:14:55

The Loosely Coupled Podcast, hosted by PHP community members Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost, has posted their latest episode: Episode 14: The Not-So-Secret Life of Remote Developers.

In this episode, Jeff and Matt talk about some things they have learned about being remote developers. While both are currently employed as remote developers they have also worked in on-site jobs. This episode is a collection of things that might be different, things to expect, things that might be hard, and, of course, whether you need to wear pants.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the topics and the show be sure you subscribe to their feed to get the latest as they're released.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2014/11/30/episode-14-the-not-so-secret-life-of-remote-developers/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 13 Job Descriptions and Interviews
November 17, 2014 @ 09:19:36

The Loosely Coupled podcast has released their latest episode, Episode 13: Job Descriptions and Interviews. Join hosts Matt Frost and Jeff Carouth as they talk about issues around the hiring process (from their experience) and deciphering the language of the job posting.

In this episode Jeff and Matt will talk about how to look at job descriptions and what to expect during interviews for the jobs you really want to have. They will combine their experiences on both sides of the interview room and reminisce about good and bad interview experiences. Interviewing may be stressful, but it's how you advance your career.

You can listen to their latest episode either through the in-page player or by downloading the mp3 of the live recording for listening offline. If you enjoy the episode, be sure to subscribe to their feed and get the latest shows as they're released.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2014/11/14/episode-13-job-descriptions-and-interviews/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 12 Elephpantitus
October 16, 2014 @ 09:28:15

The Loosely Coupled podcast, with hosts and PHP community members Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost, has released their latest episode: Episode 12: Elephpantitus.

In this episode Jeff and Matt finally discover the mystery of the Trello card "Elephpantitus" and attempt to cover how important or how unimportant it is to diversify your programming background within a given language community. Perhaps it's a good idea to focus on being a PHP developer rather than a WordPress developer or a Magento developer, or maybe it isn't. This episode could be titled Maybe since they weren't really sure which way to lean starting out.

You can catch this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 for listening when it's best for you. Be sure to subscribe to their feed if you enjoy the show and want more great listening from these two.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2014/10/14/episode-12-elephpantitus/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 11 I Learnded Goodly
September 25, 2014 @ 11:48:26

The Loosely Coupled podcast has posted their latest episode today - Episode #11, I Learnded Goodly. Hosts Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost talk from some of their own experience when it comes to learning (and teaching) as developers.

In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about how we teach and how we learn as developers. Often subjects such as testing or object-oriented programming are taught in ways that could be considered the most difficult way possible. This episode covers some advice about how teach these types of subjects in an accessible way and, even better, how to go about learning difficult subjects.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by grabbing the mp3 download for listening at your leisure. Be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter if you enjoy it!

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2014/09/23/episode-11-i-learnded-goodly/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 10 Episode 10 Titles and Classifications
August 27, 2014 @ 09:31:39

The Loosely Coupled podcast has released their latest episode: #10, Titles and Classifications. In this episode hosts Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost discuss these two topics and how they effect one's career.

In this episode Jeff and Matt continue their conversation about careers by discussing their thoughts on titles and classifications of developers. If you've ever asked "what is a senior developer?" or even "am I a senior developer?" this episode is for you.

You can listen to this latest post either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the episode directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed to get this and other great episodes as they're released.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2014/08/26/episode-10-titles-and-classifications/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 9 Career Development
August 07, 2014 @ 13:45:44

The Loosely Coupled podcast has release their latest episode (#9) discussion some suggestions around career development. Join hosts Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost as they talk about the management and development of your life as a developer (and maybe even beyond).

This was the first ever live recording of an episode, broadcast over Google Hangouts on Air. With the help of the kind folks in the IRC channel (#looselycoupled on Freenode) this episode covers topics such as salary negotiation, when to ask for a raise or promotion, how to plan a career plan, how to deal with co-workers in difficult situations, and a few other pieces of advice about successfully navigating a career as a developer.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 for listening offline. If you like the show and want more, be sure to subscribe to their feed and get the latest as they're released.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2014/08/05/episode-9-career-development/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 8 Do You Even Polyglot?
August 04, 2014 @ 09:05:30

The Loosely Coupled podcast has posted the eighth episode of their podcast (hosted by PHP community members Jeff Carouth and Matt Frost) asking "Do you even polyglot?"

In this episode Jeff and Matt talk about the idea of polyglotism, the benefits, practical advice about choosing which languages to learn and how to be successful while learning new languages. You should go out and find a new language and prepare to give it the time it deserves. It's best to find a mentor or someone to help you and step out of your language or paradigm comfort zone.

They mention several other topics including Clojure, the splat operator and fellow community members Joel Clermont and Igor Wiedler. You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2014/07/22/episode-8-do-you-even-polyglot/

PHP Town Hall:
Episode 28 Loosley Coupled Mashup
July 11, 2014 @ 09:39:19

The PHP Town Hall podcast has posted their latest episode, the mashup with the Loosely Coupled podcast they did (it's here on their side) talking about their favorite open source projects.

In this episode, Ben and Phil join forces with Loosely Coupled to talk about Open Source, burn out and briefly discuss their favorite open source projects. Jeff was out of action for a lot of it due to unexpected wifi troubles (in San Francisco of all places) so he sadly did not get to take part as much as he would have liked.

There were also a few questions taken from the listening audience about dealing with overly reliant people, explaining OSS to non-tech people and the OSS "clauses" some employer put into their contracts. You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player, by downloading the mp3 or you can watch the live video recording posted on YouTube.

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Link: http://phptownhall.com/blog/2014/07/10/episode-28-loosley-coupled-mashup/

Loosely Coupled Podcast:
Episode 7 Building a Testing Culture
July 02, 2014 @ 11:30:19

The Loosely Coupled podcast has released episode #7 of their show: Building a Testing Culture. In this latest episode hosts Matt Frost and Jeff Carouth talk about their own experience with unit testing and make some recommendations on how to make it a priority in your group.

In this is episode Matt and Jeff discuss how to build a testing culture in your company. They discuss organization resistance, the importance of testing and how to move forward when the rest of your company is less than excited.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page player or by downloading the mp3 directly. Be sure to subscribe to their feed if you like the show and want more.

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Link: http://looselycoupled.info/blog/2014/06/30/episode-7-building-a-testing-culture/


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