PHP Town Hall

by Ben Edmunds · · · · 16 subscribers

A podcast for developers who want to keep up to date with the latest random happenings in the PHP community but it's really more about general software development topics.

80 Episode 80: Belles Of The Ball March 21, 2021

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 this whole covid thing is over. Show Notes: LarabellesPHP Zuzana on Twitter

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Tags: tech news, technology, php

Older Episodes

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 …
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. …
77 Episode 77: Lets be Frank Sept. 2, 2020
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 …
76 Episode 76: Mad Max DevRel July 22, 2020
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 …
[Matt](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) and [Ben](https://twitter.com/benedmunds) are joined by [Marcus Battle](https://twitter.com/themarcusbattle) 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 …
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) and [Ben Edmunds](https://twitter.com/benedmunds) are joined by [Jordi Bggiano](https://twitter.com/seldaek) and [Nils Adermann](https://twitter.com/naderman) 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 …
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) and [Ben Edmunds](https://twitter.com/benedmunds) are joined by [Woody Gilk](https://twitter.com/shadowhand). We talk about what its like to birth a framework, and then mercilessly kill it. We also talk about how Woody got involved with the [League of Extraordinary Packages](https://twitter.com/thephpleague) and how someone can get involved with the [PHP FIG](https://twitter.com/phpfig).
72 Episode 72: 200 OK Boomer Feb. 2, 2020
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) and [Ben Edmunds](https://twitter.com/benedmunds) sit down for a general catch up episode discussing what’s new with them in the past year or so. Jobs, moves, relationships, and Matt’s developing delusion that he actually enjoys impossible burgers.
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) and [Ben Edmunds](https://twitter.com/benedmunds) are joined by [James Brooks](https://twitter.com/jbrooksuk) to discuss what it’s like working for Laravel, his new podcast [HappyDev](https://www.happydev.fm/), and mental health for software developers. ### Links * [Laravel](https://laravel.com/) * [Forge](https://forge.laravel.com/) * [HappyDev](https://www.happydev.fm/)
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) is joined by [Dries Vints](https://twitter.com/driesvints) to talk about being employed by Laravel, organizing a conference, why the Last Jedi is absolute garbage, and how Dries manages to do so much (spoiler: don’t have a significant other). ### Links * [Laravel](https://laravel.com/) * [Laravel.io](https://laravel.io/) * [FullStackEu](https://fullstackeurope.com/) * [Eventy](https://eventy.io/) * [Dries’ …
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) and [Ben Edmunds](https://twitter.com/benedmunds) are joined by [Taylor Otwell](https://twitter.com/taylorotwell) to discuss what’s new with Laravel, the business side of things, and what it’s like organizing a huge conference. ### Links * [Laravel](https://laravel.com/) * [Forge](https://forge.laravel.com/) * [Vapor](https://vapor.laravel.com/) * [Ignition](https://freek.dev/1441-ignition-a-new-error-page-for-laravel)
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) and [Ben Edmunds](https://twitter.com/benedmunds) are joined by [Adam Culp](https://twitter.com/adamculp) to discuss the recent changes with Zend (the company), Zend (the framework), and the transition from Zend Framework to Laminas Framework. ### Links * [Laminas](https://getlaminas.org) * [Nexmo Releated Stuff](https://developer.nexmo.com/extend) * [Beachcasts](https://www.youtube.com/c/beachcasts?sub_confirmation=1) * [Video on Hypermedia](https://youtu.be/aV6ro_JXL_A) * [Video on automating Hypermedia](https://youtu.be/dX6S-pJVUXI)
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) and [Ben Edmunds](https://twitter.com/benedmunds) are joined by [Joe Watkins](https://twitter.com/krakjoe) to discuss what’s new with PHP 7.4 and PHP 8.0.
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) and [Ben Edmunds](https://twitter.com/benedmunds) are joined by a panel of speakers from Longhorn PHP to discuss the conference, PHP internals, and questions from the attendees. Our amazing panel guests this episode are: [Alena Holligan](https://twitter.com/alenaholligan) [Sammy K Powers](http://twitter.com/SammyK) [Taylor Barnett](http://twitter.com/taylor_atx) [Margaret Staples](http://twitter.com/dead_lugosi) [Chris Holland](http://twitter.com/chrisholland) [Kat Zień](http://twitter.com/kasiazien)
64 Episode 64: Symfony Round Up April 8, 2019
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) and [Amanda Folson](https://twitter.com/AmbassadorAwsum/) are joined by [Ryan Weaver](https://twitter.com/weaverryan) to take a look at the landscape of the Symfony Ecosystem. They discuss a few new packages from the Symfony team such as Mailer, HTTP Interface, API Platform as well as discussing the EU’s funding of a 48 hour hackathon …
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) and [Ben Edmunds](https://twitter.com/benedmunds) are joined by [Jason McCreary](https://twitter.com/gonedark) 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 …
62 Episode 62: All the Hosts Feb. 18, 2019
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask), [Ben Edmunds](https://twitter.com/benedmunds), and [Amanda Folson](https://twitter.com/AmbassadorAwsum) are joined by our deported former co-host [Phil Sturgeon](https://twitter.com/PhilSturgeon). There’s not much of an agenda to this episode. We all catch up on what’s new with Phil and we fill him in on what’s new with PHP.
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) and [Ben Edmunds](https://twitter.com/benedmunds) are joined by [Jason McCreary](https://twitter.com/gonedark) and [Anthony Fox](https://twitter.com/__wtfox__) to discuss budgeting and personal finance for developers. This episode takes a high level view and focuses on how new developers can make good decisions and avoid common pitfalls that come along with that first “developer money” …
[Matt Trask](https://twitter.com/matthewtrask) and [Ben Edmunds](https://twitter.com/benedmunds) are joined by [Peggy Fisher](https://twitter.com/pegfisher145) and [Ryan Tablada](https://twitter.com/RyanTablada) to discuss the general state of computer science education, developer bootcamps, landing that first job, and why PHP isn’t ususally taught to new developers.