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Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Adam Harvey
Aug 23, 2016 @ 09:41:24

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted another interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode host Cal Evans talks with Adam Harvey, a core developer on the PHP project. This episode is a video recorded at the php[tek] 2016 conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cal and Adam talk about the pre-RFC "wild west" days of work on the PHP language, what he sees as better and what he sees as worse since the RFC process has been introduced. They talk about some of the "differences of opinion" that have happened on the php.internals mailing list, citing the strict type hinting conversations as an example. They also talk about the migration guides and Adam's contributions to them.

You can watch and listen to this latest episode either through the in-page video player or audio player. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/23/interview-adam-harvey/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Matthew Turland (#2)
Aug 17, 2016 @ 11:03:59

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest episode, another in their series of interviews with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Matthew Turland, a leader on the Phergie project.

Cal and Matt talk about Matt's role with the Phergie project and some of the history behind the project. Matt also shares some of his "lessons learned" about the project including bringing in other members of the community to help. They also talk about where Matt currently works - at When I Work - and what he does there.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the episode be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when the latest episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/16/interview-matthew-turland/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Woody Gilk
Aug 10, 2016 @ 09:53:33

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest episode with host Cal Evans interviewing a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Woody Gilk, a speaker at Midwest PHP 2016.

Cal and Woody talk about it talk about Midwest PHP covering domain-driven development and application architecture. They also talk about a package that he works heavily on - the OAuth2 server from League of Extraordinary Packages - and why he got involved. They also talk about some of the other packages in The League and their own personal experiences.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/09/interview-woody-gilk/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with John Kelly
Aug 04, 2016 @ 10:32:41

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans, has posted their latest in their series of interviews with members of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with John Kelly.

Cal and John talk about the talk John presented at the Midwest PHP Conference covering dependency injection. They also talk about the PHP package he helps to maintain, the php-amqplib library (AMQP handling for RabbitMQ) and the PHP User Group he's an organizer of: Portland PHP. The interview ends with Cal asking John about some tips for those wanting to start and maintain a user group in their area.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the []in-page audio player(https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/02/interview-john-kelly/) or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when the latest episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/08/02/interview-john-kelly/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Vesna Kovach
Aug 02, 2016 @ 13:19:15

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode Cal talks with Vesna Kovach, one of the speakers at the Sunshine PHP Conference 2016.

Cal and Vesna talk about her "passion project" centered around the focus of women in technology. They cover a bit of history of code, comuting and the roles that women played. They discuss three examples involving working at NASA, computer science in education and the application of computers to "crunching numbers".

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get the latest updates when new interviews are posted.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/29/interview-vesna-kovach/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Steve Grunwell
Jul 27, 2016 @ 09:47:48

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show Cal talks with Steve Grunwell, a senior web engineer at 10up.

Cal and Steve talk about his presentation at this year's Sunshine PHP conference (2016) about "taking the web offline". Steve talks about the reasoning behind his group originally making an offline application and how it works. Steve also talks some about his background with WordPress and trying to get it to do "non-Wordpress-y things" in the past. They also commiserate over some of the client work they've each done in the past when they say "I just need....". They also talk about the WPEnforcer plugin he's created to enforce coding standards in a more automated way.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the interview and want to hear more, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates as the latest shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/26/interview-steve-grunwell/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Robert McFrazier
Jul 22, 2016 @ 10:31:39

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted their latest in their series of interviews with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode Cal talks with Robert McFrazier.

In the show Cal and Robert talk about his presentation at the 2016 edition of the Sunshine PHP conference introducing Docker to PHP developers that may not have used it before. They also talk about some of the technical editing he's done on books covering Cassandra. Robert briefly summarizes what Cassandra is and how it can be used (and why it might be used over a relational database). Finally they talk about one of Robert's other passion - music.

You can listen to this latest interview either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when the latest shows are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/22/interview-robert-mcfrazier/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Phil Jackson
Jul 19, 2016 @ 11:05:51

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by Cal Evans has posted their latest episode, another interview with a member of the PHP community. In this latest episode Cal talks with Phil Jackson, a member of the South Florida Magento user group.

Cal and Phil start the episode briefly talking about "nicknames" and the podcast that Phil hosts: MageTalk (a Magento-related podcast). They talk some about how he got into creating and hosting the podcast and what their shows are like. Phil also shares some insight of what the Magento community is like and how it has built up around the Magento product. They wrap up the show by talking about communities and Phil's own passion for music.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3. If you enjoy the show, be sure to also subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter of updates when the latest episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/19/interview-phil-jackson/

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Michael Moussa
Jul 18, 2016 @ 09:49:04

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast, hosted by PHP community member Cal Evans, has posted the latest in their series of interviews with a member of the PHP community. In this new show Cal talks with Michael Moussa.

Cal and Michael talk about his session at this year's Sunshine PHP conference covering graph databases. He talks about the Neo4j database (the most popular graph database right now) and what kinds of functionality exists for integrating it with PHP. They also talk about a hobby that Michael has: brewing his own beer. He talks about how he got into it and how he's advanced in his methods (and that he's entered in competitions too).

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 directly. If you enjoy the interview be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter to get updates when new episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/15/interview-michael-moussa

Voices of the ElePHPant:
Interview with Matt Stauffer
Jul 12, 2016 @ 11:24:14

The Voices of the ElePHPant podcast has posted their latest interview featuring a conversation with a member of the PHP community. In this latest show host Cal Evans talks with Matt Stauffer in a recording from Sunshine PHP 2016.

Cal and Matt start off talking about his presentation covering going from "idea to application" quickly with the Laravel framework as the backend. They also talk about moving from Laravel if the need arises and some of the other tools in the Laravel ecosystem (like the Socialize package and Force/Envoyer for server management). They also talk some about the podcasting that Matt does (5 Minute Geek Show and Laravel Podcast) and they "geek out" over their gear. Matt also shares some about these shows and the motivation he had to create each.

You can listen to this latest episode either using the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 of the show directly. If you enjoy the show, be sure to subscribe to their feed and follow them on Twitter for updates when the latest episodes are released.

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Link: https://voicesoftheelephpant.com/2016/07/11/interview-matt-staufer/