Podcast E109: How can the older generation find remote work in tech?

November 13, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: I’m going to Ireland.
  • Adam: I’m going to Ireland too! ?!? Back from WCUS 2019

WordPress News

  • Post Status is releasing a resource for everyone who wants to find work in this industry
  • Open.film  — The documentary

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

  • Adam:    WCUS 2019  / coffee / health insurance paperwork! 
  • Kyle:    WP Engine WCUS 2018 t-shirt, WC Chicago 2016 hoodie / orange juice / Traction

Questions

  1. Is it possible for someone older like myself who has no technical background to learn the necessary new skills and get a remote job in the WordPress space? —Michael Maurer
  2. Hi Adam and Kyle, this is Joey J from Singapore! I’d like your advice on caching plugins. Firstly, a caching plugin is an absolute must to use? Currently, I use W3 Total Cache (I know Kyle doesn’t like it!), but thinking about removing it to reduce the number of plugins (I don’t use any SEO plugin, either). Do you think it’s a good idea? Or, if you were to choose one caching plugin, which one would you recommend (preferably free, as my website is for a hobby and makes no money)?   By the way, I recently attended my first-ever WordCamp in Singapore and enjoyed very much! I’ll try meetups next time. I remember you encouraging me to attend a WordCamp in the previous episode. Thank you for that. :  —Joey J

Segment: Personal Question

Podcast E108: How do I connect to customers during the holidays?

October 30, 2019

Updates 

News:

  • Our WCUS coffee gathering. RSVP: getoptions.com/coffee

Changes:

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

  • Adam:  WCUS 2017 / Coffee  /  W magazine.
  • Kyle:    WCUS 2018 t-shirt / WCA2 2017 hoodie / orange juice / Traction

Question 1: With holidays around the corner, what are the options for connecting with customers for the black friday/cyber monday crazyness – JoJo Rosenhaus

Question 2: Fork WordPress right now… what do you name it for maximum visibility? -Alex G

Segment: Tag, you’re it.

Join Us For Coffee at WordCamp US 2019!

October 23, 2019

WP Podcast Coffee at WordCamp US 2019!

Bonus Event:

Podcast E107: When should I fire a client?

October 16, 2019

Life Updates:

  • Kyle:  Life good.
  • Adam:  Gotcha! surprised Kyle at WC Jackson. 

News:

  • Come to our WCUS get-together for coffee.
  • Shoutout to the Women in WP podcast. 

Changes:

Sal Ferrarello joins WebDev Studios

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

  • Adam:    WC Miami  / Coffee  /  Ask by Ryan Levesque 
  • Kyle:    Cloudways t-shirt, Sandhills Development hoodie / cranberry juice / Traction

Questions

  1. When is the right time to fire a client? And how?   – Michelle Ames
  2. Any favorite productivity tools to keep you on track with your to-dos? -Serena Dawn

Segment: 

  • Vague Rant Up

Podcast E106: Where can I find a mentor?

October 2, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Attended Digital Summit Detroit. Saw a weird apple tree.
  • Adam: Visited Avalon.  Really really good to see her!  

WordPress News

Changes

Justin Tadlock is saying goodbye to Theme Hybrid

Wearing/Drinking

Questions:

  1. How do you find a mentor?  –Michelle Ames
  2. What do you think about blog posts without published dates? Ok? Annoying?  – Sara Dunn

Segment: Unordered List

Podcast E105: Should I stay local or go national with my business?

September 11, 2019

Updates

  • Kyle: Hi. I’m Kyle. I work for Sandhills Development and co-host a podcast with Adam Silver. Nice to meet you.
  • Adam: Work, work work.  Oh.. we had a Hurricane.  Kids off school for 2 days.. Overly cautious. //  WordPress Essentials Course

News

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Questions

  1. For someone starting out in the WordPress space as a small website design and maintenance business, would it be better to focus on the smaller WordPress community, local WordCamps, than going to WordCamp US? -Darrell Jordan
  2. A local organization that you are presenting for sends you a long non-fillable PDF for your presentation information. Then they ask you to “fill it out and email it back ASAP” What do you do?  –Serena Dawn

Segment: do_enque() 

Kyle’s Que

Adam’s Que

  • Podcasts
    • Distributed – Matt’s show. 
    • Getting Paid Podcast – Claire Pells
  • Documentaries
    • Beyond the Curve – Netflix
    • American Factory – Netflix
  • Other Shows
    • The Boys – Amazon Prime
    • The Dodo – Youtube/Facebook videos

Podcast E104: How do I go from customer service to web development?

September 4, 2019

Life Updates

  • Dustin: Sabbatical is over, school is in session, the dad shuttle is in full swing, Automattic’s GM in is a few days
  • Adam: Been awhile.. Kyle off galavanting, painting, kids bday.. New role at sandhills, super busy!  //  Took kid to college!  Boys started HS!  //  Celebrated 3 years running CWP!

News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Questions

  1. If someone works in customer support for a WP oriented agency but aspires to dive in deeper as a developer, what training resources would you suggest? – Courtney Robertson 
    1. Wes Bos
    2. Lynda.com
    3. Zac Gordon
  2. Would you ever consider ending your respective podcasts?  -Kyle

Segment: Unordered Lists

Podcast E103: What do you think about web sites without a search?

August 7, 2019

Updates 

  • Kyle: Getting ready for a family campout.
  • Adam: 1st-semester college has been paid for.. // going on vaca again! Different lake but excited.  Today… stout festival?  

News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Questions

  1. Where in the WordPress space would I want to monitor and be a part of to see upcoming trends in the WordPress industry?  -Darrell Jordan
  2. What do you think about web sites without a search? – Patte

Segment: Tag(line) You’re It


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Podcast E102: Should WordPress be headless?

August 1, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Screw in the tire. 
  • Adam: Work. College Tuition.  Beers.

WordPress News

WordCamp Asia will be in Bangkok, Thailand

Changes

Wearing/Drinking /Reading

Questions

  • I see the WordPress ecosystem changing quite a bit in the coming years with a lot more headless. Could be a fun topic. -Jeff Matson
  • What people outside of the WordPress world do you wish were involved in it? I hear Jony Ive is available. – Alex G

Segment:  Vague Rant Up

  • Adam: Convenience fees to pay online
  • Kyle: Shopping experience in brick and mortar stores.

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Podcast E101: How should I outsource?

July 24, 2019

Updates 

  • Kyle: Transportation woes. 
  • Adam: Heat Wave w/NO AC downstairs. 🙁 

Song: After Party

Changes

  • Mike Hale – joined impress.org as PM

Song: Market consolidation

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Questions

  1. What do we do when a premium theme/plugin shop keeps selling their warez but has checked out? How do you tell clients that things likely will start breaking and get out of this dumpster fire ASAP? – Courtney Robertson
  2. How do I outsource? – Michelle Ames

Segment:  Personal Questions