Podcast E058: Causing The Kerfuffle?

June 27, 2018

Life Updates

Kyle: WC Kent recap

Adam: Saw Oceans 8, IronMan Training, Son has 1st interview!

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1. What's today's W3TC? – Rigo
  2. Best book you’ve ever read – Dustin

Segment: Vague Rant Up

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Podcast E057: Being different is a good thing!

June 20, 2018

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Hosted brother’s bachelor party. Gave a keynote speech. Saw a wild bunny.
  • Adam: Still looking for new devs.  Getting closer to The Academy
  • Dustin: Went to Montreal. Moved all my belongs across town.

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking/Reading

Changes

  • Eric Malcolm to Regions Bank

Questions

  • Difference between wp.org vs. wp.com -Elizabeth
  • Good Marketing Podcasts -Nate

Segment: Deletable History

Podcast E056: It's okay to say no!

June 13, 2018

Life Updates:

  • Kyle: OMG! I am so busy plz send help!
  • Adam: Non profit finally approved proposal. Interviewing a few new devs. One (two)  you sent my way.  Finally.. So proud of my youngest — Spanish class grade 58% to 73% in 10 days!  And all my kids are doing well in school. 

News:

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

Questions:

  1. Audio question – Austin Fowler   Blog post referenced re: EDD.
  2. Audio question – Elizabeth Pampalone

Segment: Tag Line: You’re it

Podcast E055: Using the right tools

June 6, 2018

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Time to double down on next two big speeches. Started keynote speech but still have a ways to go. Haven’t started best man speech yet.
  • Adam: Working on all the things.

News

Changes:

  • None! Everyone still has the same jobs.

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

  • Adam: Host Duplex T-shirt, Coffee WC Maui Mug, Reading Thinking Fast & Slow
  • Kyle:  RCP Shirt, not drinking any.  Reading nothing.

Questions

  1.  Audio question from Alex Gustafson
  2. Audio question by Elizabeth Pampalone

Segment: Personal Question

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Podcast E054: Helping others help themselves

May 30, 2018

Life Updates

  • Kyle – Spoke at WordCamp Dayton twice this year
  • Adam- Just doing what I do.
  • Dustin- attending a team meetup in Montreal.

WordPress News

Changes:

Wearing/Drinking

Questions:

  1. Would you loan someone money or help them find work?
  2. Why is Kyle a better presenter?

Segment:  Unordered List

Podcast E053: Don't Let Others Define You

May 23, 2018

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Gave a speech at Toastmasters on Wednesday
  • Adam: short week.. But productive.  Travel – to WC Dayton
  • Dustin: WordCamp Dayton — ALL THE THINGS

WordPress News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1.  How would you gents define the roles of a web designer? And the roles of a web developer? And if someone wore both hats, what would they call it?  Is one preferable over the other, or would it be something completely different? -Guy Cicinelli
  2. I saw your tweets and thought I will check your website. Have to say it looks very good! I’m also interested in this topic and have recently started my journey as a young entrepreneur.  I’m also looking for the ways on how to promote my website. I have tried AdSense and Facebok Ads, however it is getting very expensive. Was thinking about starting using analytics. Do you recommend it? Can you recommend something what works best for you?  Would appreciate, if you can have a quick look at my website and give me an advice what I should improve: http://janzac.com/ (Recently I have added a new page about FutureNet and the way how users can make money on this social networking portal.)  I have subscribed to your newsletter. 🙂  Hope to hear from you soon.  P.S. Maybe I will add link to your website on my website and you will add link to my website on your website? It will improve SEO of our websites, right? What do you think?  Regards Jan Zac

Segment: Tag (Line) You’re It!

Podcast E052: Work for free? Nahh!

May 16, 2018

Life Updates

  • Kyle: House projects and traveling to WordCamp Dayton
  • Adam: Teaching class. Landed a new client. Losing a developer 🙁  WC Dayton!

WordPress News

  • Great article about Modern Tribe actually doing things to improve diversity within their team.
  • Wearing/Drinking
  • Adam: Coffee  WooCommerce short.  WordPress Trucker hat
  • Kyle: Coffee, Easy Digital Downloads t-shirt, Fatal Alliance

Changes:

 

Questions:

  1. Apparently its common practice these days within the WP job market to have multiple steps in the hiring process. that part is fine, but why do companies always want something for free.. i.e. “the project” dev's do a dev task, designers do a design task, PM's reply to scenarios, etc. What should i do when asked to do a “project” for a company i am interviewing with. My main issue is spending time “on spec”. -Thomas Saltzman
  2. Hi all, I have a question – do you charge your clients for the time spent familiarising yourself with a new plugin or functionality they requested, like a particular front-end builder? The way I usually approach it is, if it's something I'm likely to use again on another client's site, I won't charge for the time it takes me to learn the basics. But if it's something really obscure that I probably won't use again, I will charge both for the time I spend reading the docs and actually implementing the feature on the site. I was just wondering how everyone else deals with it?  Natalie Smith via Slack

Segment:  do_enqueue 

Kyle

Adam

Podcast E051: Making WordPress Sing!

May 9, 2018

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Attended WC Detroit which was awesome. Gave a talk about WordPress life hacks which went really well. Also attended MicroConf and loved it.
  • Adam: WC Raleigh, went well.

WordPress News

  • 15 year Tshirt on swag store.  15% off using “CELEBRATEWP15’ code.

Changes

Rob Walling left Drip  (wife shelly)  zen founder podcast

Wearing/Drinking

  • Adam: running attire/water / fearless flyer from Trader Joes
  • Kyle: WC A2 shirt/ hoodie/coffee Ambr Detroit mug / Fatal Alliance

Questions:

  1. What is the best (but still affordable) way to manage a staging environment for building a new client's website?  -Guy Cicinello
  2. When you know another platform delivers better results in a clients' specific industry, do you refer them out, learn the platform or tell them you'll make WordPress sing for them?   -Jen Miller

Segment:

  • Unordered Lists

Podcast E050: Age is just a number!

April 25, 2018

Life Updates

  • Adam:  Prepping for WC Raleigh and to buy Kyle’s house.
  • Kyle: Prepping to potentially move. Writing WordCamp talks.

Wearing/Drinking/Reading

  • Kyle – GiveWP t-shirt, Coffee, Fatal Alliance
  • Adam- SiteLock Red / iThemes hoodie, 49ers + coffee(SDSU) – no reading this week!

Question 1: Tracking time question by Stephen Harvey

Segments!

Podcast E049: Branding Yourself

April 18, 2018

Life Updates

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle: Yith Plugins WCUS 2017 t-shirt
  • Adam: coffee / WP trucker hat (from WCA2)

Questions:

  1. I realised a little while ago that while my business (Gamajo) is aimed at end clients (custom development for marketing departments), my personal brand is aimed at developers, and peers within the community. I've created a new site for my personal brand (domain, WP install, but no content yet). I want it to be somewhere where I could:- blog about Genesis, how to organise a WP meetup, web accessibility, differences in the English variants, OOP, my business progress and freelancer problems etc. i.e. document my knowledge so that it may benefit others.
    – potentially have a free email course, and premium course for how to build an accessible theme, or how to use code standards tools etc. i.e. monetize my knowledge.
    – list my speaking and contributions credits in the WP/PHP world.

    Question for the podcast: How do I go about working out what my mission is for all of that? It's trying to build my personal brand, but why? Why should anyone care about this new site? What's the value for them? I do believe that the content I could write would be useful for someone, but trying to consolidate the rationale for having the site in the first place, has me stuck.

    Thanks

     Gary Jones

  2. I’d love to know what goes into choosing a location for a remote team’s retreat. Sara Dunn

Segment: Deletable History

Kyle: Played clip from his second ever WordCamp talk. It was a workshop about shortcodes at WordCamp Chicago 2014. He learned lots of important lessons including not getting derailed by Q&A, preparing more thoroughly, not relying on humor in the slides, and rehearsing every part of the session.

Adam: Described his experience giving the same workshop a second time and discovering that the talk going well the first time did not mean it would work perfectly the second time.