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Matt and Ben are joined by Colin O'Dell, staff engineer at Wayfair and supporter of the twitter dividing Dynamic Properties RFC to discuss what this RFC really means for PHP going forward and if its really a good idea. They also talk to Colin about what its like to change jobs after a long tenure (13 years) at his previous job, what he likes and do…
 
Ben and Matt are joined by Ben Ramsey to talk about what it like being in charge of PHP 8.1, his new gig at Skillshare and we ponder the question: do all good uuids go to heaven? Links: Ben Ramsey on Twitter Ben’s UUID Library PHP Release Process Ben’s PHP Library starter kit Rand’s Leadership SlackBy Ben Edmunds, Amanda Folson, & Matt Trask
 
Matt and Ben are joined by the founder of Larabelles community Zuzana Kunckova to talk about why communities are so crucial to developer growth, what it takes to start a comnmunity and why Zuzana started Larabelles. We then dive into how she got her start as a developer, where her career has taken her and what is gonna happen with conferences after…
 
Ben and Matt sit down to talk to Phil Sturgeon… yes that Phil Sturgeon for their once every 2 year check in with the former host of this very podcast. They talk about what it’s like to bikepack across Europe during working hours, how Phil knew what issues needed to be addressed immediately and which he could push off to later and then they talk abo…
 
Ben is joined by Matt Trask to discuss his path in to tech, why community matters more than code, personal finance, cycling, and Star Wars. Matt is a Senior Software Architect, Podcaster, API aficionado, and Cycling addict. Links - Civ5 RollerCoaster Tycoon Listen Money Matters podcast Mad Fientist The Soul of America by Jon Meacham How to Win Frie…
 
Ben is joined by Gergely Orosz to discuss competitive sports, engineering career paths at big tech, his path to self employment, and the writing process. Gergely is an ex-engineering manager and current author. He's a prolific tweeter, blogger, and writer. Links - The Pragmatic Engineer The Tech Resume The Philosophy of Software Design Transcript -…
 
Matt and Ben are joined by Chris Fidao (who watched with horror as Matt butchered his last name). The conversation takes a deep dive into how Chris and Dave Hemphill built ChipperCI include the why, the how and what were some of the fun challenges to building a CI service. We talked briefly about how Chris found good use cases for Golang, but Chris…
 
Ben is joined by Zach Inglis to discuss his sleep schedule, nomadic life, and how he approaches making the world a better place. Zach is a designer and developer, perhaps best known for organizing HybridConf. He runs a studio with his best friend. He also enjoys losing at poker. Links - AmongUs Factorio The Diary of a Bookseller Transcript - Ben: A…
 
Ben is joined by Randall Kanna to discuss her personal life and career. We discuss why she chose not to pursue a CS degree, the fortitude it took to get started in tech as a woman, and how she's paving the path for engineers without CS degrees. Randall is a senior engineer and author. Links - https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Hurt-Me-Master-Your/dp/15445…
 
Matt and Ben are joined by the League of Extraordinary Packages chief benevolent dictator for life Frank De Jonge (@frankdejonge. Its pronounced “de-yong”, not like how Matt pronounced it. He is sorry). We talk about Frank’s contributions to the League, and how it makes him feel to have a package download count in the 8 digits. Frank also talks abo…
 
Ben is joined by Maia Bittner to discuss her personal life and career. Delving in to how her anxiety has driven her so far and how she's working to recalibrate for what's next. Maia is an entrepreneur and investor. She founded Pinch (which was acquired by Chime) and Rocksbox. She is on the board of trustees for Olin College. Transcript - Ben Edmund…
 
Ben sits down with Taylor Otwell to discuss his personal life, what drives him, how he got started with Laravel, and what's next. Taylor is the creator of the Laravel PHP framework, conference organizer, and successful entrepreneur. Transcript - Ben Edmunds: I hear you're leaving Laravel to work on Symphony full-time now? Taylor Otwell: Heck yeah, …
 
The Twilio crew, bored because they can’t go to conferences to show people the cool shit you can build with their APIs, take over the podcast to talk about life as a grounded devrel. Matt is joined by Margaret Staples (@dead_lugosi), Gary Hockin (@geeh) and back to back guest Marcus Battle (@themarcusbattle). We discuss the Twilio Quest project and…
 
Matt and Ben are joined by Marcus Battle to talk about his career path from being a data nerd at WebDev Studios to being a content creator and curator at Twilio. We talk about how much work is involved being a total grammar junky, and does Marcus get early access to things like the supposed Twilio Pigeon API. We also talk about the coveted Twilio s…
 
Matt Trask and Ben Edmunds are joined by Jordi Bggiano and Nils Adermann to celebrate Composer finally figuring out how to self invoke its own composer self-upgrade command. We discuss the origins of the project, how they deal with the fame they have found, how they run their business and OSS project and how people who like the project can help giv…
 
Matt Trask and Ben Edmunds are joined by Jason McCreary to discuss further discuss investing and trading. This episode gets a bit more in the weeds on investing and trading for those interested, discussing everything from 401k to index funds to speculation. We also briefly cover Financial Independence / Retire Early (FIRE) and how developers are we…
 
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