- Kyle: I’m going to Ireland.
- Adam: I’m going to Ireland too! ?!? Back from WCUS 2019
- Post Status is releasing a resource for everyone who wants to find work in this industry
- Open.film — The documentary
- Mendel Kurland is joining Liquid Web
- Adam Pickering sold Astoundify and has joined Gravity Forms
- Leland Fiegel works for LearnDash now
- Adam: WCUS 2019 / coffee / health insurance paperwork!
- Kyle: WP Engine WCUS 2018 t-shirt, WC Chicago 2016 hoodie / orange juice / Traction
- 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
- 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
- Our WCUS coffee gathering. RSVP: getoptions.com/coffee
- 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.
WP Podcast Coffee at WordCamp US 2019!
- St Louis. Nov 2 @ 7:30am
- Coffee with me, Kyle, Joe, and Christie from WPMRR Podcast.
- RSVP —> https://getoptionspodcast.com/coffee
- Friend of the show and past guest, Tara Clays is leading a Saturday AM run! 6:45am
- RSVP —> https://getoptionspodcast.com/run
- Kyle: Life good.
- Adam: Gotcha! surprised Kyle at WC Jackson.
- Come to our WCUS get-together for coffee.
- Shoutout to the Women in WP podcast.
- Adam: WC Miami / Coffee / Ask by Ryan Levesque
- Kyle: Cloudways t-shirt, Sandhills Development hoodie / cranberry juice / Traction
- When is the right time to fire a client? And how? – Michelle Ames
- Any favorite productivity tools to keep you on track with your to-dos? -Serena Dawn
- Vague Rant Up
- Kyle: Attended Digital Summit Detroit. Saw a weird apple tree.
- Adam: Visited Avalon. Really really good to see her!
- Duda nabs $25M to take on WordPress with a web development platform aimed at agencies
- Acquia gets acquired for $1B
- WordCamp Jackson!!
- Coffee at WCUS
- Adam: GOP / Coffee & Water / Architecture Explained & Python
- Kyle: Jetpack t-shirt (WCUS 2018) / Apple Cider / Traction
- How do you find a mentor? –Michelle Ames
- What do you think about blog posts without published dates? Ok? Annoying? – Sara Dunn
Segment: Unordered List
- 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
- Anders Norén to Design Twenty Twenty Default Theme, Shipping in WordPress 5.3
- WordPress Governance Project Looks for New Leadership
- Mention WCUS – Coffee event? Maybe not until we have actual specifics?
- Adam: WC Kent 2017 shirt /coffee / Company of One
- Kyle: Easy Digital Downloads shirt / coffee / Traction
- 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
- 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
- Aziz Ansari Netflix special
- Packers defense
- JJJ’s WCEU talk
- John Butler Trio on Spotify
- Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
- Smarter Every Day video about oscilloscope
- Distributed podcast
- The Memory Palace podcast
- The Product Business podcast (Justin and Justin and Brad)
- Business Wars: Blockbuster vs. Netflix podcast
- Crime Town Season 2 podcast
- Distributed – Matt’s show.
- Getting Paid Podcast – Claire Pells
- Beyond the Curve – Netflix
- American Factory – Netflix
- Other Shows
- The Boys – Amazon Prime
- The Dodo – Youtube/Facebook videos
- 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!
- WP Notify proposal
- David Bisset is starting an email newsletter with tips for event organizers and speakers
- Alex Juchniewicz joins the partnership team at WP&Up
- Kathy Zant is now head of marketing at WordFence
- Automattic acquires Tumblr
- Jeff Chandler has left WP Tavern
- Adam: WC Birminham Y’all / Coffee & Water / GRIT & Never Split the Difference
- Dustin: WCUS Jetpack 2018 / Water Per Usual / Smart Things I learned by doing dumb stuff – Chip Gaines
- 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
- Would you ever consider ending your respective podcasts? -Kyle
Segment: Unordered Lists
- 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?
- Tim Nolte is becoming a full-time WordPress Developer with Forum One out of Virginia
- Caldera Forms has been acquired by Saturday Drive
- Dragon Army has acquired two incredible agencies, Sideways8 and Watchword Brand!
- Adam: WCOC 2017 / Coffee / Grit, Angela Duckworth
- Kyle: WC Dayton 2015 t-shirt / Dunkin Donuts Coffee / It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work
- 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
- What do you think about web sites without a search? – Patte
Segment: Tag(line) You’re It
This week's podcast is sponsored by
- Kyle: Screw in the tire.
- Adam: Work. College Tuition. Beers.
- Katie Richards is the community manager at Pantheon
- Dwayne McDaniel has started his own business
- Zack Skaggs has moved to ProctorU to be the Product Owner
- Afyia Smith is now an experience designer at EA
- Kyle is now the Director of Operations at Sandhills Development
- Adam: Gravity Forms t-shirt / Coffee / Bitcoin Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
- Kyle: A2 Hosting / Dunkin Donuts Coffee / Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- 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.
This weeks podcast is sponsored by
- Kyle: Transportation woes.
- Adam: Heat Wave w/NO AC downstairs. 🙁
Song: After Party
- Mike Hale – joined impress.org as PM
Song: Market consolidation
- Adam: Get Options Fitness t-shirt / Coffee / Health insurance docs?!
- Kyle: BlogVault WCEU Berlin t-shirt / French Press Coffee / Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- 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
- How do I outsource? – Michelle Ames
Segment: Personal Questions