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21 minutes | a year ago
Episode 36 - Five Tips When Starting To Work From Home
So, what are those tips? Have a dedicated workspace, or work area - one that is separate from the rest of your home Get the tools you need - and make sure you have a decent internet connection! Have a regular routine (both a start and end time and how you kick off your day) Talk to those who you live with so that you educate them about how working from home works Take breaks and move around! Stay active away from the computer and work. What's the sixth, bonus tip? You'll have to listen and find out. :-)Hosted By: Matthew Setter.Thanks for tuning in to Free the Geek. If you'd like to be a guest on the podcast or know someone who'd make a great guest, email me: email@example.com. This podcast is produced by Matthew Setter, a freelance PHP developer, Pluralsight author, technical writer, and podcaster.
47 minutes | a year ago
Episode 35 - Talking with Stefan Koopmanschap about Starting a Software Dev Company, Conference Speaking, Running User Groups and Loads More
Here are some key takeaways: To start a user group, you only need three things: 1) a location, 2) a speaker, and 3) food. That’s it! What's also helpful is a mailing list to stay in touch. In his talks he tells a story. But he's also a perfectionist; He wants to make as much of an effort as he can. In the early days, he enjoyed speaking and did it for the fun of the talks and being at the conferences. He often found work through being an international conference speaker. With that he built his name and loads of people came to know him (or know about him). When people searched “PHP Developer Netherlands” they found him, found that he was a speaker and a conference organiser. He didn’t have to convince them, as all of these things pre-qualified him. Links WeCamp Ingewikkeld Stephan on Twitter (@skoop) Guests: Stefan Koopmanschap Hosted By: Matthew Setter.Thanks for tuning in to Free the Geek. If you'd like to be a guest on the podcast or know someone who'd make a great guest, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. This podcast is produced by Matthew Setter.
42 minutes | a year ago
Episode 34 - Talking with Matthew Turland About Updating Technical Books and Programming in Multiple Languages + Loads More!
In this episode, I talk with Matthew Turland about the effort involved in updating one of his technical books and programming in multiple languages (PHP and Ruby) plus loads more! Matthew shared a load of excellent advice in this warm, fireside chat.Links Matthew on Twitter (@elazar) matthewturland.com Web Scraping with PHP, 2nd Edition | php[architect] Sunshine PHP Developer Conference Midwest PHP Guests: Matthew TurlandHosted By: Matthew Setter.Thanks for tuning in to Free the Geek. If you'd like to be a guest on the podcast or know someone who'd make a great guest, email me: email@example.com. This podcast is produced by Matthew Setter.
47 minutes | a year ago
Episode 33 - Talking with Matt Stauffer about Laravel, Hiring Developers + Loads More!
In this episode, I talk with Matt Stauffer about how he started Tighten, how he got into Laravel, why he's such an active member of the community, what he looks for when hiring developers and loads more! Matt shared a load of excellent advice that you can start using today in your career.Links Tighten onramp.dev Laravel Up and Running, by O’Reilly The Laravel Podcast Matt’s Blog Matt’s YouTube channel Matt’s Twitch channel Matt on Twitter Guests: Matt StaufferHosted By: Matthew Setter.Thanks for tuning in to Free the Geek. If you'd like to be a guest on the podcast or know someone who'd make a great guest, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. This podcast is produced by Matthew Setter.
52 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 32 - Do I Start a Software Consultancy, The Warts and All Account, with Najaf Ali
In this episode, I have an extremely interesting, inspiring, but most of all educational chat with my mate Najaf Ali, founder of Happy Bear Software, about what it's like to go from being an independent software consultant and freelancer to running a software consulting business.
56 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 31 - Talking Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Privacy and Anonymity with Bruno Skvorc
In this episode, I have a very educational, informative, and entertaining chat with all-things cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Mr Bruno Skvorc. I admit, I don't know a lot about the different technologies and terms. But that didn't stop Bruno sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience about them all with me - and so much more.
44 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 30 - Talking Freelancing, Running Your Own Business, and Public Speaking with Robert Basic
In this episode, I have a very informative chat with Robert Basic, a very thoughtful and insightful software engineer, consultant, open source contributor from Serbia.
62 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 29 - Talking Zend Framework, Career Progression, and Conference Nerves with Matthew Weier O'Phinney
In this episode, I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with one of my mentors, Zend Framework project lead, Matthew Weier O'Phinney. In addition to being a very experienced developer, Matthew's a very thoughtful and considerate person.
30 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 28 - Is it Time to Make a Career Change?
In this episode, I'm keen to talk with you about career changes. This is something that I'm currently going through and have been through in the past. It's not uncommon, especially in the tech field.
29 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 27 - Write the Docs Prague, PHP Developer Day 2017, Meeting People, and a Book Promo!
In this episode, I'm very excited to be back after so long away from the mic! I'm so excited that I'm overflowing, effervescing even with ideas, enthusiasm, and passion to be back behind the mic with you.
72 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 23 - Talking About Getting Developers to Communicate (and more) With Opelie Lechat
In this episode, I have a fireside chat with Ophelie Lechat, SitePoint's manager of operations
63 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 22 - Talking Online Training and Growing an Online Presence with Wes Bos
In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Wes Bos. If you're not familiar with Wes, he's a designer, developer, entrepreneur, speaker, and teacher.
81 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 21 - Talking With Dan Allen Asciidoc Project Lead
In this episode I sit down with Asciidoc project Lead, and all round good fella - Dan Allen. If you love technical writing, technical documentation, and documenting your code, then this is an episode you're not going to want to miss.
19 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 20 - Talking About Finding Balance As A Freelancer
In this episode we pick up where we left off in [episode 19](/episode/episode-0019), with a slight segway. But, instead of starting to look at how to use Twitter, and other social media tools, let's talk about something more important.
33 minutes | 4 years ago
Episode 19 - Talking Trump, Brexit, and Getting Started as a Freelancer
In this episode I decided to go a little off track and have a bit of a rant, a bit of an "letting go" session in light of the recent US election and Brexit. I'm no fan of either, and I share why in the first half of the episode.
51 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 18 - Talking Conferences and Mental Health with Matthew Turland
In this episode I wonderful chat with Matthew Turland about what it's like speaking at conferences and mental health - especially within the IT community.
62 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 17 - Talking Conferences and Security with Chris Cornutt
In this episode I chat with Chris Cornutt, founder of PHPDeveloper.org, websec.io, and Lone Star PHP about conferences and all things security.
65 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 16 - Talking Testing and Building YOUR Dream with Chris Hartjes
In this episode I chat with Chris Hartjes, the Grumpy Programmer himself, about the ins and outs of testing and what it's like to spend part of your working week building your dreams, instead of someone else's.
54 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 15 - Talking Sunshine PHP, Project Estimates, and Conferences with Adam Culp
In this episode I chat with Adam Culp, founder of the Sunshine PHP, in sunny south Florida, about starting and running conferences, project estimates, and being professional developers.
53 minutes | 5 years ago
Episode 14 - Talking Slim 3, PSR-7, Constraints & Decisions with Rob Allen
In this episode I have a fireside chat with sagely Rob Allen, about being one of the leads on the Slim 3 project, and about the constraints and decisions developers need to make.
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